K1KY - ARRL 10 METER 97 M/S
k1ky at bellsouth.net
Tue Dec 16 23:35:40 EST 1997
ARRL 10 SUMMARY SHEET
Contest Dates : 13-Dec-97, 14-Dec-97
Callsign Used : K1KY
Operators : K1KY, W4KH, KD4YDD
Category : Multi/Single, High Power
Equipment : Ten-Tec Omni 6+, Titan Amp @ 1KW, TRLog 6.18
Antenna : Antron 99 1/2 wave vertical @ 75'
Default Exchange : 59(9) TN
Name : Thomas M. Delker
Address : 113 Richland Ave.
City/State/Zip : Smyrna, TN 37167
Country : United States
Team/Club : TENNESSEE CONTEST GROUP
BAND Raw QSOs Valid QSOs Points Mults Countries
10CW 595 580 2324 50 32
10SSB 243 242 484 36 22
Totals 838 822 2808 86 54
Final Score = 393120 points. Op Time: 30 Hours.
1st 10M Contest. 3 minutes before blast-off, line noise went
through the roof! I ran out to the offending power pole, kicked
the guy wire and all was quiet for the remainder of the contest.
Interesting experience with the vertical antenna, although I
believe it works great for general CQ'ing. I counted 8 different
contests during this period, although we found EUs both mornings
and VK/ZL both days late afternoon after sundown. Probably spent
too much time on CW and not enough on Phone, but was having too
much fun sharing the low end (28004) with the various pirate signals
present. Originally thought there was a persistent "tuner upper"
on my frequency, and then it dawned on me that I was hearing AM
carriers! My apologies to some of you that I asked for repeats as
when the band conditions came up, the pirate sigs rode in with them.
Will be back with some steerable aluminum high up in the air next
time and a little more experience under the belt.
Thomas M. Delker - K1KY CFO#395 - Smyrna / Gallatin / Short Mtn. TN
C.A.T.S. (W4CAT) - 147.30 (114.8) / 145.23 / 223.98 / 444.45 & 444.65
Stones River A.R.C. (K4FUN) - http://www.Voy.net/~rfi/stones.html
Tennessee Contest Group (K4TCG) - http://geo1.tdec.state.tn.us/tcg.html
Fistfighters United Nashville (NT4L) 146.955 (114.8)
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