[3830] KK1L IARU SO HP Phone only

Ronald D Rossi rrossi at btv.ibm.com
Mon Jul 14 14:24:03 EDT 1997

                               IARU SUMMARY SHEET

    Contest Dates : 12-Jul-97, 13-Jul-97

    Callsign Used : KK1L
         Operator : KK1L

         Category : SO Phone only (HP)

 Default Exchange : 59 08

             Name : Ronald D. Rossi
          Address : RR1 Box 1543
   City/State/Zip : Swanton, VT  05488-9713
          Country : United States

   BAND   Raw QSOs   Valid QSOs   Points   Mults   Zones

   80SSB      82          82        158      10        14
   40SSB     122         121        315      12        20
   20SSB     722         700       2586      20        29
   15SSB      56          56        152       8        12

 Totals      982         959       3211      50        75

    Final Score = 401375 points.

Equipement:   Ten-Tec Omni-D
              Collins 30L-1
              A3S at 40' 
              Butternut HF6V vertical
              HC-4 in Telex headset

Well my first contest with a beam is over and the verdict is...WOW! My pts/Q 
ratio on 20m increased from 2.22 last year to 3.69. My best hour ended at 
0325Z with 101. 15m opened early Sunday morning for a few good HQ mults. I 
missed a free 3212 points by forgetting to go to 10m and make a local contact 
for a zone 08 multiplier. I called on 10m for a a few minutes a couple of 
times with no success.

Thank goodness at least the HQ stations were listening above 7.150 this year 
(except the VERON folks). Heard one US station oops with LY0P at around 7.069 
(been there done that...was on 75m called CQ and wondered what was up with my 
SWR. The reflected power was 200W...calling at 3.653 will do that with a short 
vertical tuned at 3.790!!)

The 30L-1 brought me out of the noise on 80m and 40m. My Q totals are way up 
from last year on those bands...from 13 to 82 on 80m and from 54 to 121 on 40m.

I worked DJ0MW who was calling CQ right at KC8DIGs calling freq. I don't know 
who was there first or if they even heard each other, but they both heard me! 
I was a dupe with kc8dig from hours ago...5 points is 5 points (thanks Joe).

MAJOR HIGHLIGHT: working ZL1ANJ on 80m!! (as well as 40m and 20m)

Lowlight: I was attacked by a QRM machine! Maybe that is spelled quarm. White 
noise trasmissions, buzzsaw noises, a belch or two, etc. I remember one of the 
other reflectorites complaining of something similar previously. This was 20m 
right at the begining of my best hour...I didn't let it get to me and pretty 
much pretended it was like working folks on 40m broadcast heaven. Believe it 
or not I never even got upset at this creton. It went away after about 30 

I would realy have liked a second radio to test 15m and 10m for openings with 
the vertical...always more improvement ideas to impliment. I can S&P with the 
external VFO on the same band just fine. I can even switch receive to another 
band to give it a cursory check well enough with out losing much. But it would 
really be nice to PUT A SIGNAL on the other band. At least most of the HQ 
stations were there as beacons of sorts.

73 de KK1L ex N1PBT...ron (rrossi at btv.ibm.com) <><
Ron Rossi H/P SRAM Engineering -- IBM Microelectronics

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