N4UK SS SSB SOHP
Ramirez, Kenneth EXCH
KRAMIREZ at intermedia.com
Mon Nov 17 10:20:26 EST 1997
Achieved all three of my primary goals for this one!
1- Beat last year's score
2- Broke the Roanoke Division record of 272K
3- Broke past 1800 qsos and made a sweep. Never called a mult! Last
sec. was VY1JA who graciously called me on 40m!
I was within inches of quitting after only a few hours. I just
wasn't in a very contesty mood and was fed up with the qrm on 40m. It
was nearly impossible to find a run frequency on any of the low bands.
It was CONTEST overload! The activity levels were extremely high and
it seemed that everyone was in it for the long run. The worst part of
this contest was that my MFJ voice keyer would not work on 40 meters.
It worked well on all the other bands but it emitted a loud squeal on
40 meters so I had to keep unplugging cables and go directly to the
rig whenever I got on 40. Man am I hoarse this morning. 73 Ken
Here is my summary:
ARRL SWEEPSTAKES -- 1997
Call: N4UK Section: SC/ Roanoke Division
Mode: SSB Category: Single Operator HP
BAND QSO QSO PTS SECTIONS
160 0 0 -
80 578 1156 -
40 850 1700 -
20 327 654 -
15 179 358 -
10 0 0 -
Totals 1934 3868 79
Power Output: _B___ watts Hours of operation: __23.9__
Equipment Description: Kenwood TS850, Ameritron AL1200
15m - 3 el @ 47,
20m- 3 el @ 74 '
40m- NUKer @ 43'
75m- 1/4wl gp
Club Affiliation: South Eastern 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.
Ken Ramirez N4UK
221 Beaverdam Creek Rd.
Gray Court, SC 29645
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