[3830] WA7BNM CW SS LP

Bruce Horn bhorn at netcom.com
Mon Nov 3 09:18:16 EST 1997

                    ARRL CW Sweepstakes

Call: WA7BNM
Section: LAX
Low Power
7.9 hours

Band     Qs
 160     0
  80    61
  40    69
  20    68
  15   101
  10     0
       299 x 70 = 41,860

 80: Rotatable dipole at 70 ft
 40: 3-el yagi at 60 ft
 20-10: Tribander at 75 ft

Originally planned to just get on enough to produce 100 QSOs of CW
practice, all S&P. Got "brave" enough to actually call CQ and found I was
actually able to handle what must be the world's longest contest exchange
at a rate of about 60/hr. Most of my copying problems were the result of
QRM or QSB swallowing someone's signal.

Generally, I found all bands to be quiet. Which helped, since there were a
lot of signals barely above the noise, regardless of power level.

All in all, a fun time. Didn't worry about the score. Didn't worry about mults.

73 de Bruce, WA7BNM   (bhorn at netcom.com)

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