K4RO IARU CW Only Score
K4RO Kirk Pickering
k4ro at music-city.tdec.state.tn.us
Mon Jul 14 13:02:43 EDT 1997
IARU SUMMARY SHEET
Contest Dates : 12-Jul-97, 13-Jul-97 Operator : K4RO
Category : Single Op CW Only Callsign Used : K4RO
BAND Raw QSOs Valid QSOs Points Mults Zones IC-761
________________________________________________________ AL-811 (500w)
160CW 2 2 2 2 0 1/4 wl GP
80CW 71 69 149 3 8 half-sloper
40CW 454 441 1241 15 26 boom of PRO-57
20CW 675 646 2296 13 29 PRO-57A @ 98'
15CW 44 43 123 6 14 " "
10CW 2 2 2 1 1 " "
Totals 1248 1203 3813 40 78
Final Score = 449,934 points.
My first IARU contest (not counting working the WRTC folks last
year.) I had a blast. Most everything went wrong at K4RO in the
WPX, and most everything went right in this one. Should have paid
more attention to some of the easy zone mults on 10 & 160. I had
an attitude of pure fun for this one. All I did was read the rules.
Didn't look at any scores from previous years, no goals, no band
plan, just a desire to have fun and follow the rate wherever it took
me. I had no idea what a good or bad score was and didn't worry
about how the competition was doing. Wound up having a great time,
and operated the entire contest. Conditions were OK, and the QRN
level was surprisingly low. Surprised that most hostile frequency
takeover attempts I experienced were from the HQ stations. Still,
mostly courteous and efficient operating heard all around. Nice easy
quick exchange, DX & domestic rate fun; I'll be back again for IARU.
Thanks for the QSO's! 73, -Kirk K4RO
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