AE0M NAQP Jan 97 SSB score and story
Tony and Celia Becker
becker at sprintmail.com
Sun Jan 26 11:59:32 EST 1997
NA QSO SSB SUMMARY SHEET
Contest Dates : 18-Jan-97, 19-Jan-97
Callsign Used : AE0M
Operator : AE0M
Category : SOAB
Time : 5:40 hrs
Default Exchange : TONY CA
RIG : FT-990, and 486DX2-66 MHz running TRLog v 5.95
BAND Raw QSOs Valid QSOs Points Mults Antenna
40SSB 36 36 36 23 40m Inv. Vee @ 20'
20SSB 99 98 98 35 20m Inv. Vee @ 24'
15SSB 65 65 65 17 15m Vert Loop @ 16'
10SSB 2 2 2 1 10m Vert Dipole @ 16'
Totals 202 201 201 76
Final Score = 15276 points.
QXQ: I missed the CW due to business in Chicago so I was anxious to get a
contest fix and to try out the new antennas for 15 and 10m. Morning
errands took longer than expected and I got a late start at 1845Z.
I started on 20 S&P and got the 10 min. rate up to 84 at 1858Z. I switched
to 15m at 1918Z and my best hour was 46 Qs ending at 1948Z. This would be
better if I could CQ. Two EMI complaints from neighbors caused an
unscheduled 48 min. offtime at 2000Z. One of these is a BoD member, and has
taken the position that "we should not have to do anything to our equipment"
despite repeated offers of my help and free ferrite and filters.
<Verbose notes on EMI complaints snipped>
Regular readers will recall my HOA BoD has threatened me with a lawsuit for
"rendering my neighbors televisions and telephones non-functional". Neither
my attorney (a ham and former staff attorney at the SF FCC office) nor I can
imagine the rest of the HOA BoD agreeing to spend thousands of homeowners
dollars on a lawsuit when three of my immediate neighbors have solved the
problem and the other three are just too stubborn to accept their
responsibility to fix their equipment. I just keep saying I'll give them
the $50.00 worth of ferrite and help install it if they will allow it.
I went back to 40m, but the distraction of the complaints and the fact that
it was only an SSB contest caused me to lose interest after only 6 hours.
See you all in the NA Sprint, a CW contest I can really get my teeth into.
AE0M, Tony Becker - becker at sprintmail.com - Silicon Valley, U.S.A.
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