N2NC SS Phone report
Mon Nov 17 23:53:02 EST 1997
Call: N2NC Section: NNJ
Mode: SSB Category: Single Op/High
80 582 dipole @ 45'
40 560 dipole @ 45'
15 168 40m dipole @ 45'
Totals 1316 X 79
Hours of operation: about 18
Well I wasn't planning to operate that much, but the rates
were just too high the first night. Highlight was
consecutive 144 and 148 hours on 75 meters.
Didn't really have a good antenna for 20 meters. After I
worked VY1JA on 20 with my 80 meter dipole, I just needed
KL7 for a sweep. I thought I might be able to find one on
15, but it soon became apparent that such a northern path
was not gonna happen on 15 sunday afternoon. So back to 20
it was at around 2000Z to look for KL7. I heard one answer
a CQ so I knew 20 was open up that way. I went outside,
lowered my 40m dipole from the trees, folded each half of
the dipole in half and pulled it back up into the trees
(took about 5 minutes to do this). I now had some sort of
20 meter antenna with a 4:1 SWR. Found KL7FAP calling
someone as soon as I got back into the shack. I dumped my
call in and he came right back. I then took another 5
minutes to convert back to a 40 meter dipole.
And I thought I didn't like phone contests!
What other contest besides SS can you work so much stuff
with just some hanks of wires strung in the trees?
73, John N2NC
John R. Golomb <kz2s at exit109.com>
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