KB1H M/M CQWW SSB 1997
kb1h at chowda.com
Tue Nov 4 18:47:55 EST 1997
CQ WORLD WIDE DX CONTEST -- 1997
Call: KB1H Country: United States
Mode: SSB Category: Multi Multi
BAND QSO QSO PTS PTS/QSO ZONES COUNTRIES
160 0 0 0.00 0 0
80 103 257 2.50 16 59
40 165 443 2.68 21 84
20 453 1317 2.91 29 95
15 427 1211 2.84 33 129
10 30 69 2.30 9 21
Totals 1178 3297 2.80 108 388 => 1,635,312
All reports sent were 59(9), unless otherwise noted.
Operator List: KB1H, AA1CE, K1EBY, N1BU, NB1U
Club Affiliation: Yankee Clipper Contest Club
This is to certify that in this contest I have operated
my transmitter within the limitations of my license and have
observed fully the rules and regulations of the contest.
Signature Dick Pechie - KB1H
Dick Pechie KB1H
P.O. Box 246
East Killingly, CT 06243
We started the contest with only the 15M beam (5 element Telrex @ 120'),
a 40M dipole, and a South Sloper on 80M. Unfortunately the rebuilding is
way behind schedule. The goal was to play with the 15M beam as long as
the band held and then do the same with a 20M (5 element Telrex @ 90')
when we got it connected to a piece of hardline. That is why the M/M
entry. We really wanted to give both of these antennas a workout and
generate the most points we could for YCCC.
Saturday was raining quite heavy so most of the day a 40M 3-element KLM
beam was rebuilt in the barn. When the rain stopped around 2000Z we all
ran outside and laid out 360' of hardline to the 20M beam. No rotor
yet but the beam was fixed on Europe. By the time we had finished the
hardline run it was too late to give the antenna a good workout.
was anxious for Sunday.
Sunday came and a running frequency of 14.191 was chosen. Being able to
for a few hours, go away, and then come back and run on about same
was a luxury we have not had here at KB1H. Running at a frequency below
14.250 was also a treat. With 15M and 20M both going rates were
300/hr. I don't think we really ran both bands real hard at the same
though. YB0 answering our 20M CQ was nice at one point.
There was alot of non-operating time due to work trying to be done
around the rain and daylight. CT clock had us for only 31 hours of
operating with most of that at night plugging away on 80 and 40.
Really hurts the rate/hr that was built up during the 15M and 20M runs.
Conclusion was that we are quite satisfied with the new configuration
of antennas so far with 4 beams still on the ground and to go
up ASAP. No, we don't expect to run with the "Big Dogs" but we might
have to yell one or two fewer times in the pile-ups.
Dick - KB1H
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