WP2Z Multi OP 10M
k4uj at mindspring.com
Mon Dec 15 19:18:32 EST 1997
ARRL 10 METER CONTEST -- 1997
Call: WP2Z Country: US Virgin Is.
Category: Multi Op
MODE QSO QSO PTS STATES COUNTRIES
CW 949 3796 54 43
SSB 1201 2402 55 47
Totals 2150 6198 109 90 = 1,233,402
All reports sent were 59(9), unless otherwise noted.
Operator List: K4UJ / K4WA
FT1000D, Force 12 C4, Ameritron AL-811 (500W).
The WP2Z Contest station is a wonderful location. It's perched high upon a
hill with a clear path to US and Europe. Saturday morning suprised us with
long path QSOs to VK8AV and KH8/N5OLS. Midday Sunday we experienced
a short but sweet opening to Europe, so we grabbed a few needed mults on SSB
in the middle of our US SSB run. We did our best to get a BALANCED
mix of CW and SSB Q's knowing that the CW points are higher, but the
SSB Q's would win the contest. We could not get the run of late evening US
QSO's that the LU's could work; we simply could not hear them. K4WA and
myself have never had the chance to be competitive in a major contest, and
this location definately assisted our contesting skills. Lots of
lessons were learned (albeit the hard way).
Many thanks go to the support crew behind the scenes. The ladies fixed the
meals and went shopping both days to let us contest.
73 - Paul K4UJ & Steve K4WA
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