K4RO NAQP CW Score & Comments
K4RO - Kirk Pickering
k4ro at music-city.tdec.state.tn.us
Mon Jan 13 21:03:58 EST 1997
CW NAQP SUMMARY SHEET Contest Dates : 11-Jan-97, 12-Jan-97
Callsign Used : K4RO Operator : K4RO
Category : Single Operator Default Exchange : KIRK TN
Team/Club : Tennesse Contest Group Team #1 Station:
IC-761 , 75A-4
BAND Raw QSOs Valid QSOs Points Mults TR-Log 5.95
__________________________________________________ LTA RBC-1
160CW 94 92 92 35 Sloping 1/4 wave vertical
80CW 179 176 176 42 Half sloper @ 70'
40CW 234 234 234 48 Boom of PRO-57 omega match
20CW 133 133 132 41 PRO-57A @ 98'
15CW 60 60 60 20 " "
10CW 18 18 18 7 " "
__________________________________________________ Discone @ 80' for 75A-4
(to check for openings)
Totals 718 713 712 193
Final Score = 137,416 points.
I was really fired up for this contest. I think it has become my
favorite. Non-stop action from start to end. Great participation
from the Tennessee Contest Group pushed the motivation up another 6 dB.
10 and 15 sounded dead before the contest, but both opened up well.
I guess once folks started moving mults there, things really got going.
Looks like I should have spent more time there, based on other middle TN
scores. Enjoyed some of the best rates I've ever had. 80m produced back
to back 93 & 94 hours which was about as much fun as I've had in a contest.
Forty was cruisin' too. Had several 4-QSO minutes.
The new call feels like it's worth 6 dB. All the new Contester Calls
really helped to crank up the action as well, I think. It was fun to
try to figure out 'who was who' on the fly.
The station worked flawlessly. Automatic antenna selection and
fully-integrated TR-Log software make this contest a real blast!
Need to start moving people when the rate slows a bit.
Worked 42 stations on 15 meters before I realized I was listening on
the Beverage. Things were drying up quickly, then (click... boom!.)
Gotta make up some kind of blinking indicator for the Beverage switch.
Wasted 5 min in a battle over 7032.5 with N5DU. I'd been running there
for over an hour, and it was a hot freq. After I "won" the battle, I made
one more QSO and then took a break. What a waste of time & energy. Had to
fight a few other times to keep a good run frequency, but not too much.
Most interesting names were CYCLOPS & DOGBERT. Very surprised to NOT
hear DILBERT. :-)
Nice to hear some hard core DXer callsigns in a NA contest (N4KG, NN4T)
Hope to see you guys again in the NA contests.
It was a blast. Thanks for the QSOs. 73 -Kirk K4RO
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