W4AU CW SS M/S LP score
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Mon Nov 3 13:21:10 EST 1997
W4AU CW SWEEPSTAKES SUMMARY SHEET
Callsign Used : W4AU
Operators : JOHN UNGER
Category : MS/LP (W4AU & packet)
Default Exchange : A W4AU 56 VA
Name : John Unger
Address : P.O. Box 95
City/State/Zip : Hamilton, VA 20159
Country : United States
BAND Raw QSOs Valid QSOs Points Mults
80CW 285 285 570 13
40CW 108 108 216 8
20CW 138 138 276 43
15CW 94 94 188 14
10CW 10 10 20 1
Totals 635 635 1270 79
Final Score = 100330 points.
Omni-VI, KT-34A @ 40', and Windom @ 50'
I started the contest as single op, unassisted, but when it became apparent
that I had a chance for my first, ever, sweep if I could find VY1 and VO1
(as well as Nebraska, but that's another story...), I turned on the packet
computer and became a multi-op :-(
As others have attested, I found VY1JA under severe assult, but finally got
through late in the game when he came back on for the second (or third?)
time. Thanks, for putting up with the unruly pileups, J!
Murphy also had his day; my main computer simply died (like no power...)
about 20 minutes before the contest started. I jury-rigged an laptop with
some spare cables and made a quick logcfg.dat file for TRLog and just made
the start of the contest. Later I found that I had some RF getting into my
signal thru the keying lines and had to run the Omni at ~20 watts output,
so I turned on the amp, turned down the drive and got about my power back
up to legal LP limits that way. Just to keep things interesting!
Thanks for all the Q's!!
73 - John, W4AU
p.s. Finally got Ne for the sweep at 2350; thanks N0IL!! And, of course
worked a couple more Ne's before the end of things.
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