[3830] M7A (op G4ZFE) IOTA SO CW

Richard Everitt richard at babbage.demon.co.uk
Wed Jul 30 22:42:50 EDT 1997

IOTA -  Contest Summary Sheet - Year: 1997      IOTA Ref: EU-011   

Callsign:  M7A                        Total Claimed Score    405729

Single Op. CW only. 24 Hours

     BAND             80m     40m     20m     15m     10m     Total

     Valid QSOs SSB     0       0       0       0       0         0
     Valid QSOs CW     79     250     399      84      20       832

     QSO Points       492    1523    2274     540     180      5009

     Multipliers SSB    0       0       0       0       0         0
     Multipliers CW    15      26      25       9       6        81

Equipment: IC706, 100W and Butternut HF6V
Operator:  G4ZFE
QTH: Longstone, St. Marys, Isles of Scilly

My first IOTA contest and first visit to the Isles of Scilly (EU-011).
My location was in the middle of St. Marys and was not ideal as the
island was a lot hillier than I was expecting!

I did not operate the full 24 hours and regret (not really :-) going to
the Island disco on Friday night/Saturday morning as I had to sleep
during the contest!

I found that 100W and a vertical is not competitive enough for the
contest and I lost my run frequency _many_ times (anonyingly several
times to G stations who I could hear)

Still the Isles of Scilly are a super place for a holiday and I have
booked my visit for IOTA next year with a more competive antenna system
planned (beam and dipoles).

M7A is the contest callsign of De Montfort University. The IOTA logs are
now searchable on-line at

Special IOTA QSLs can be requested on-line at

73 de Rich, G4ZFE
Richard Everitt
e-mail: richard at babbage.demon.co.uk
Windows 95 CW Pile Up! program <http://www.babbage.demon.co.uk/pileup95.html>

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