W8CAR SS LP and highlights
w8car at netohio.net
Mon Nov 3 17:26:52 EST 1997
W8CAR SS single op Low power
H score Q's Mult
W8CAR OH 23.5 128,388 823 78
Comments: I decided to be ready for this one. I had 4 antennas for 40 -mostly wire and
used NA to have two radios (1000mp and the trusty 830).
First and only mistake-starting on 10 and after 1 hour realizing I should be CQing on
Went to 15 then 20 and eventually to 40 thence to 80 . Looked at the second radio and
listened a bit but to intimidated to make a '2nd radio' Q. Eventually got the hang of
the neat NA interface and soon had the "xxxx waiting on 40" msg and -bam it's in the
log. I believe theop here needs more practice but the second radio accounted for at
least 35 q's and many a mult-just not NWT ! Second radio SS is fun !
I had my highest rate on Sunday morning on about 7008-go figure. My little DP is a
killer on Sunday morning. Lots of QRN on 80 but the MP really shines under those condx.
I also discovered that the 830 is STILL a nice radio and gosh-it's still kinda cute! It
Highlights: CY0DX giving me his # 1 on 40 during cqing --- working 2 KP4 and one VI in 4
QSOs in S and P mode --- hearing some guys who I respect as ops and I have a bigger
number than them!-- Having a blast and my highest score ever-- and last but not least
the interesting food my wife brings in -soup, sticky rolls ( I may not be able to run a
rate but boy -I eat well!)
Next year: The sweep! More antennas! A beam with TWO directors so I can work the West
coast and East coast on 20-10!
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