N4VI August CW NAQP SO
n4vi at diac.com
Sun Aug 2 23:47:29 EDT 1998
NA QSO SUMMARY SHEET
Contest Dates : 01-Aug-98, 02-Aug-98
Callsign Used : N4VI
Operator : N4VI
Category : Single Op
Default Exchange : Chris CO
Name : Chris Adams
Address : 8494 Stoneridge Terrace
City/State/Zip : Boulder, CO 80302-9355
Country : United States
BAND Raw QSOs Valid QSOs Points Mults Antennas
160CW 1 1 1 1 ha-ha!
80CW 45 45 45 26 inverted vee
40CW 141 140 140 42 w8jk @ 20-30'
20CW 126 126 126 38 Cushcraft D-3 dipole @
15CW 72 71 70 27 " "
10CW 1 1 1 1 " "
Totals 386 384 383 135
Final Score = 51705 points.
Rig: TS-870 w/mods
Logging: TR v6.29
Started off at better then 60/hr rate on 15m and had a run going when
I decided to QRT due to local thunderstorms 47 minutes into the contest.
Restarted over an hour later and alternated between 15 and 20m. Quickly
discovered RF in the computer keying circuit on 20m only. Spent about
15 minutes trying to fix that and decided to do it the old fashioned
Right after my weather imposed break K0RF moved me up to 10m. That was
my only 10m qso although I did check from time to time, just wasn't
anything (or very little) to be heard.
Went down to 40m around 0130z and never returned to upper bands. 40 was
hopping and I could S&P easly at rates > 60/hr. Got a few decent runs
40m but it was always work. Tried 80m around 0300z but quickly
it back to 40m after a few Q's. Switched between 80 and 40 the rest of
the contest with one trip to 160m for a line of sight QSO with K0RF,
loading up my 40m w8jk on 160m (that TS-870s tuner does micraculous
1. Best effort in August version of contest. Hopefully can say that
in two weeks.
2. Need something (antenna) for 160m and better "somethings" on the
other bands as well! ;-)
3. Just one heck of a fun contest! Names like Sluggo and Cajun... and
work a # of yl's. I remember a Beth and Lora and know there were more.
4. Speaking of names, I need to change mine for the phone contest.
Chris is definitely
a challenging phone name. ... besides trying to figure out if it's
Cliff or Chris, it's
how the heck do you spell chris to begin with (although I doubt NCJ is
it in this case). I get real tired of saying "Chris as in Christopher"
or "Charlie, Hotel
Roger, Ida, Sierra". Feel free to send suggestions.
Barring unforseen incidents, see everyone in 2 weeks.
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