K6AW CW SS
merchant at silcom.com
Mon Nov 3 09:05:13 EST 1997
ARRL Sweepstakes, CW
K6AW S/O HP
# B K6AW 56 SCV (from AG6D)
Northern Calif. Contest Club
Hours Operated: 23:59
BAND Raw QSOs Valid QSOs Points Mults
80CW 145 145 290 4 1/4w sloper from 120'
40CW 345 345 690 10 402CD @ 65', WRTC dipole
20CW 342 342 684 12 KT34XA @ 70'
15CW 383 383 766 53 " " "
10CW 9 9 18 0 " " "
Totals 1224 1224 2448 79 Final Score = 193392 points.
FT990, LK500ZC, TRLog v6.15
Conditions: Good. On Saturday 15m was the band. I never got anything
20 to speak of. 40 was just ok. On Sunday 15 again was the band, and I
40 fairly early and did well. 80 was never anything much except noisy.
Sweep: I had heard about VY1JA's work situation and was worried. Went to bed
a little after midnight fretting that I would be the only guy in the NCCC who
missed Jay because I had crashed instead of staying up to work him. Needed
and NWT when I sacked out. Up at 6, on 15 early. AG6D wanders by, I
may be on 15 too early and will s&p a bit. In two minutes I worked MAR and
as consecutive qso's on 15. Sweep at 1839Z. Whew!
Competition: This is the NCCC's big effort. We plan to recapture our title.
(Being at AG6D helps a little because he is some miles south of everyone else
in SCV. You only have to dodge W6NL, who is louder than God.) I was always
just a few qso's on the other side of K6KM (K2KW) all weekend. I don't know
how Kenny finished, but it was fun. Also lots of competition from N6TV, N6NT,
N6RO, et al. It was unreal to actually give N6TR and N5KO higher numbers than
they gave me (this only happens once a millennium or the first hour of SS.)
Thanks for the q's, and special thanks to Al, AG6D for his hospitality and use
of the antenna farm.
73, Steve K6AW
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