KM0L ARRL 10M cw
km0l at tfs.net
Sun Dec 14 01:14:24 EST 1997
ARRL 10 Meter Contest 1997
cata: SO high power CW only unassisted
KM0L MO 401 cw Q's 17 cty 38 sec => 88,220 6 hrs
rig: TS-940s, MLA2500B (550 watts) -> A4 at 65'
pentium 90 w/ CT9
soap: Band didn't open like it did during cqww. Openings were very
selective- worked 135 in the first hour all on east coast from VA to NH,
with a couple of W8's thrown in. Then Sun AM worked couple ON's, then
couple of G's then nothing. Never heard anything to the west of me. Worked
two CO stations but NO CA, WA, OR. Have never worked a contest that I could
not work CA!
There were sparks however- the 135 Q's in first hour Friday evening was the
best hour ever from my home station. And that was all after sundown.
See you all in Jan contests,
73 de KM0L Steve in KC
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