AE6Y SS PH SOHP Score
Andy L. Faber
ALF at berliner.com
Mon Nov 17 13:19:09 EST 1997
Totals: 1206 QSO's x 79 sections = 190,548 points for NCCC.
Rig: TS950SDX, Ten-Tec Titan. Force 12 2/3 el. on 40/20, 80m
rotatable dipole and 3/3 el. on 10/15, all at about 65'.
Soapbox: This was 24 hours of grinding for me. Enjoyed the
first two hours on 15m, and surprisingly had a nice hour on 40 at
about midnight local time when I could get a good run of East
Coast stations going without the usual cacaphony in the
headphones, but in between it seemed like just plain hard work.
I did a comparison of my log for 1992, when I had 1234 Q's,
with worse 40 and 80 antennas, and no dvk, but with sunspots
and 400 q's on 10 meters. In 1992, roughly speaking, I worked
500 q's the first day, including only about 80 q's that night for an
hour or two on 40/80, and 700 q's the second day (all in about 21
hours). In 1997, by comparison, I made 700 q's the first day and
night, including many hours of pain on 40/80, then only 500 Q's
the second day with none on 10. And, this took the full 24 hours.
I did have the benefit of saving my voice by using my homebrew
software dvk to send callsigns and exchanges on many of the
q's, but I'd trade all that for a return of 20m staying open till
contest end as it did in 1992 and to have10m back!
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