[3830] K8DX SOHP SS PHONE (LONG)

K8DX, Scott Detloff ni8l at raex.com
Mon Nov 17 13:59:18 EST 1997


    K8DX SOHP SS PHONE 24hr
                            

    BAND    Valid QSOs   Points   Mults   
 __________________________________________________

   80SSB        1118       2236      34         Inverted Vee @ 100'
FT1000-MP 1.5KW
   40SSB          535       1068      39         Dipole @ 30' & 100'
   20SSB          247        494         6         5/5/5 50/100/150'
 __________________________________________________

 Totals           1900       3800      79 


    Final Score = 300,200 points.
.
My first full time effort in this contest.  Thought that this would be the
year to do well because
the stack was working on 20M (top 20 broken last year, so only 50 or 100
footer) and was
expecting to make a lot of Q's there.  That is until the ICE STORM hit
earlier in the week.  
Top two antennas were resonating at about 13.7Mhz, bottom at about 13.9,
usable up to 
about 14.2Mhz and 15/40/75 antennas also out of the band.   Thought things
would thaw
before the contest.  They did, but only partially.  The 40/75M antennas were
OK, but 15/20
still had ice.  Climbed a slippery tower two hours before the contest in
desperation to see
if I could shake any ice off, but didn't have any luck. 

Started the contest on 20M and made 3 Q's in 6 minutes.  Didn't feel loud,
and with only one
antenna partialy working, I headed to 40M.  Rate picked up, but was still
thinking the ice
covered 20M antennas, and the totally non-functioning 15M @ 120'.  If it
wasn't for the 
great conditions here on 75M, might have quit.  Thank God for all those
W8/W9's!  I guess
you find Q's anywhere you can.  Had N7TR's ratesheet from last year for
incentive, and
just kept pushing to stay on his tail.

Started Sunday morning needing VY1, KL7, and KH6.  I knew that I needed to
go to 20M
to pick them up.  Started calling CQ on the stack (4.1 SWR and reduced
power) and started 
to work some guys.  Had AI6V call in for PAC, and then two KL7's.  Rate
seemed to be going
downhill, so went to 40M and thought I missed the sweep.  Gave one last try
on 20M and
VY1JA called me!  About fell out of the chair!  After that, no more 20M!

Had a great time.  Looking forward to two radio's and ice-free conditions
next year!

73...Scott  K8DX



  HOUR   80SSB   40SSB   20SSB   TOTAL   ACCUM
  ----  ------  ------  ------   -----   -----
   21       0     102       3     105     105
   22       4      74       0      78     183
   23      80       0       0      80     263

    0     108       0       0     108     371
    1     131       0       0     131     502
    2     136       0       0     136     638
    3     133       0       0     133     771
    4     105       0       0     105     876
    5     112       0       0     112     988
    6      81       0       0      81    1069
    7      63       0       0      63    1132
    8       0      28       0      28    1160
    9       0       0       0       0    1160
   10       0       0       0       0    1160
   11       0       0       0       0    1160
   12      35      11       0      46    1206
   13       0       2      25      27    1233
   14       0      77       0      77    1310
   15       0      39      16      55    1365
   16       0       0      61      61    1426
   17       0      42      28      70    1496
   18       0       1      38      39    1535
   19       0      10      42      52    1587
   20       0      78       0      78    1665
   21       0      23      19      42    1707
   22       3       8      13      24    1731
   23      31       9       2      42    1773

    0      35       0       0      35    1808
    1       5      31       0      36    1844
    2      56       0       0      56    1900

  TOTAL  1118     535     247  


   1.           OH  113
   2.           IL  102
   3.           MI   87
   4.           VA   73
   5.          STX   64
   6.          MDC   62
   7.           EP   56
   8.          WNY   54
   9.          NTX   51
  10.           EM   48
  11.          NNJ   47
  12.           NC   47
  13.           MN   46
  14.           EN   46
  15.           CT   42
  16.           WI   40
  17.           TN   37
  18.           IN   34
  19.           GA   33
  20.           CO   33
  21.          WPA   32
  22.          SFL   30
  23.           KY   30
  24.           KS   28
  25.          SCV   27
  26.           ON   26
  27.           IA   25
  28.          WWA   25
  29.           NH   24
  30.           MO   24
  31.          NLI   23
  32.          SNJ   22
  33.           AR   22
  34.          NFL   22
  35.          ORG   22
  36.           ME   19
  37.          LAX   19
  38.           SV   18
  39.           WV   16
  40.           QC   15
  41.           RI   15
  42.           OR   15
  43.           EB   15
  44.          WMA   14
  45.           LA   14
  46.           OK   13
  47.          SDG   13
  48.           AL   12
  49.           AZ   12
  50.           SC   11
  51.           VT   11
  52.           MS   11
  53.           NE   11
  54.          SJV   11
  55.           AB   10
  56.           MT    9
  57.          NNY    8
  58.          MAR    8
  59.           ID    8
  60.           NV    8
  61.           SF    7
  62.           NM    7
  63.           DE    6
  64.          WTX    6
  65.           SD    6
  66.           BC    6
  67.           SK    6
  68.           EW    6
  69.           ND    5
  70.           SB    5
  71.           UT    4
  72.           MB    4
  73.          PAC    4
  74.           NL    3
  75.           VI    3
  76.           WY    3
  77.           AK    2
  78.           PR    1
  79.          NWT    1



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