AA4LR ARRL 10m SO LP CW
Bill Coleman AA4LR
aa4lr at radio.org
Mon Dec 15 13:57:42 EST 1997
ARRL 10-Meter Contest
Call: AA4LR ARRL Section: GA
Category: Single Operator, Low Power, CW only
Mode Qsos Points Mults
10 CW 46 184 11
total: 46 184 11 Score: 2,024
Hours of Operation: 4
Club Affiliation: South East Contest Club
Kenwood TS-430S running 85 watts
Cushcraft R7000 at 8 feet
Murch UT2000 tuner feeding 125 foot doublet at 15 feet
Three holiday dinner engagements, a birthday party and VE exams pretty
much eliminated most of the available operating time. First session was
after 0505z friday night! That's after midnight local. Also tried from
0152z to 0300z the second day, called and called but couldn't work
anyone. Ran CW only to avoid RFI problems with neighbors telephones.
Worked some SECC members: W4AN (who was everywhere), K4BAI, and K4OGG.
Found that the dipole worked much better on the local (backscatter)
signals, probably due to the higher angles of incidence. Meteor scatter
was also much in evidence at night. You could hear signals peak up for a
code character or two then settle back down into the noise.
Probably could have worked a lot more stations with a beam. At least mine
wasn't the lowest SECC score.... <grin>.
Bill Coleman, AA4LR, PP-ASEL Mail: aa4lr at radio.org
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