W1HIJ--IARU 97
w1hij at contesting.com
Sun Jul 13 11:58:09 EDT 1997
W1HIJ, Single Op, CW Only, 100 Watts, 9 Hours
Call PWR Score Q's Pts Zones Mults
W1HIJ 100W 42600 264 852 34 16
Station is a TS-940S feeding a dipole on 40 and 2 dipoles on 20. Interfaced
computer running TRLog V6.05. No difficulties except for serious RF getting
into computer when I tried to operate on 80. But nothing broke....
Essentially 2 band operation (20 and 40). Could only be on for 2 hours at
start of test and then beginning about 2300Z on (1600 local). Managed a
total of 9 hours before the body gave up. My plan was to stay up for as long
as possible through the night. It had been a long week and I only managed to
get to 0100 local. I decided to snatch a couple of hours sleep and then get
back on the for last two hours in the hopes of picking up significant Asians
on 20 and 40. However---I managed to sleep right through the alarm when it
went off at 0330---sigh!
(Gotta do something about this negative impact that work has on my
Anyway---met my goal of bettering 250 Q's and just made the goal of 50
mults. It was my first IARU test and was great to hear lots of activity....
The accomplishment I'm really satisfied with is the fact that I managed the
same number of Q's in half the time compared with CW SS in November, which
was my first contest in 25 years. So the learningcurve is going in the right
Thanks to everyone around the world for their good ears!!
73, Bill, W1HIJ
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