K4MA - NAQP CW
k4ma at mindspring.com
Wed Aug 5 00:44:04 EDT 1998
Callsign Used : K4MA
Operator : K4MA
Category : Single Op
Time On : about 8 hours
Default Exchange : Jim NC
BAND Raw QSOs Valid QSOs Points Mults
160CW 26 26 26 15 160M V at 95
80CW 9 9 9 7 160M V at 95
40CW 100 100 100 37 40-2CD at 115
20CW 110 110 110 36 TH-6 at 105
15CW 58 58 58 24 TH-6 at 105
10CW 7 7 7 4 TH-6 at 105
Totals 310 310 310 123
Final Score = 38130 points.
A casual, distracted operation due to the birth of our
second child, Kelly, on late Thursday night.
Didn't get back home from the hospital with Mom
and Daughter until about the time the contest started.
If a few times I seemed even more confused on CW than
normal, it was because I was operating one handed while
holding a sleeping Kelly. Guess I was getting her
started with CW at a very early age :-).
It was also my first contest from my newly built, not
completed home station (and a good thing since AA4NC's
station is currently DOA due to a lightening strike).
Didn't even have time to get up an 80M antenna. Used
the 160M V with the tuner for a few contacts. The TH-6,
40-2CD, & 160M V seemed to work well considering the
somewhat crappy conditions. Looking forward to giving
the station a full test drive during NAQP SSB.
Noticed that 10M was open at night again. Moved W0DB (NE)
there at 0339, and he was S9+. Also noticed that it is
easier to maintain concetration at AA4NC's station where
I don't have my 4 year old son asking me questions during
73, Jim Stevens, K4MA & 8P9JA
email -- k4ma at mindspring.com
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