Wo4o WPX CW SO/AB/LP
Ric.Painter at 12.collage.net
Tue May 27 03:52:34 EDT 1997
CQ WORLD WIDE PREFIX CONTEST -- 1997
Call: WO4O QTH: NA/USA/04/TN
Mode: CW Category: Single Operator
On: 36 Hours Low Power - 100w
BAND QSO QSO PTS PTS/Q PREFIXES ANTENNAS
80 5 18 3.6 1 Dipole (NE/SW)
40 78 384 4.9 19 Dipole (N/S)
20 778 1573 2.0 405 Tribander (TA33)
15 142 316 2.2 78 Tribander "
10 32 49 1.5 17 Tribander "
Totals 1035 2340 2.3 520 = 1,216,800
Equipment Description: Barefoot Kenwood TS-450S/AT interfaced
with 386 PC using CT
Club Affiliation: TENNESSEE CONTEST GROUP
QRM: Other than the official meaning of Memorial Day weekend, I will
fondly remember this WPX CW event as my first contest ever to break
two previous personal barriers: 1000 Qs and a Million points!
Almost one third (27%) of my Qs were 0 pointers (287). Of these,
150 were worthwhile Ms. Nearly half (48%) of these were worthless
to my score (of course, they called me and I answered to help them;
so, remember to work me in the other contests!). Most, however, did
contribute to my FUN resulting in a higher, faster Rate (and larger
Serial # for psyche value). I'd prefer each to be worth at least a
point but, for now, I'll take what I can get. 24 ops duped me.
Check logs for busted calls such as W0VO, WO40, W0V0, W04O, WOV0,
W040, W0V0, and the list goes on. . . :-) The first night was by
far my best. I had an "arrogant" attitude: "Call CQ. Those who
call me get a M; those who don't, won't." This worked for me. DX
conditions were conducive to my running ("hopping" at 60 Qs/hr to you
Big Guns) for several hours early on. QRM caused me to roam within a
10Khz range with the beam roaming within 90 degrees (NE/NW). When I
passed my score from last year (as WA6KUI) during the second night, I
knew conditions were better (about 200% better!). This was my second
SO/AB/LP WPX CW event. Who was it that wisely said, "If you don't
transmit, no one will hear you?" :-) Thanks to all who worked me!
73 Wo4o < Ric.Painter at 12.collage.isdn.net > Ridgetop, TN
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