Bill Coleman AA4LR aa4lr at radio.org
Tue Jul 15 12:13:43 EDT 1997

Call: AA4LR   Contest: IARU   Category: SOLP Phone Only

Hours of operation: 2.2

Band     SSB QSOS  SSB pts   mults

20          29       63        9
 15          06       14        4

total:       35       77       13  =      1,001

Kenwood TS430S
Cushcraft R7000

Comments (read excuses):

Family obligations curtailed most operating time. Only got to operate in 
the early afternoon Saturday. The 2.2 hours is quite generous, as my 3.5 
year old daughter kept coming down into the shack when she was supposed 
to be taking a nap. Worked some contacts with her on my lap. 

Propagation seemed weird. 15m was open, but few strong signals. 20m was 
more crowded, but sounded the same. 40m had a number of signals, but no 
contesters. Had no trouble working everyone I heard. (For you QRO guys 
with stacked beams - this is a rare occurance) 

Best moment was working VP5JM. Timed my call just right, and snagged the 
Q through a moderate pileup. (QRO guys, see the above note) 

Bill Coleman, AA4LR, PP-ASEL        Mail: aa4lr at radio.org
Quote: "Not in a thousand years will man ever fly!"
            -- Wilbur Wright, 1901

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