[3830] N4BP NAQP CW Mobile

Bob Patten n4bp at bc.seflin.org
Mon Aug 10 17:11:14 EDT 1998

                          NCJ NORTH AMERICAN QSO PARTY
     Call used: N4BP                                           Location: VA
     Category: Single Op All Band         Mode: CW                Power: 100W
     Callsign of Operator: N4BP
     Exchanged Information: N4BP BOB VA  
     Hours of Operation: 07:29
     band      QSOs      points    mults
     160          0           0       0
      80          0           0       0
      40         76          76      28
      20         99          99      27
      15         92          92      24
      10         22          22       8
     TOTAL      289         289      87      SCORE: 25,143
     Club or Team Name: FCG #1
     Comments: Operated mobile from Tanner's Ridge in Shenandoah National
     Park, VA using an IC-706MKII, Hustler whip, and 486 notebook computer
     with NA software.  It was easy to tell the insect bites from the RF burns.
     The former were inflicted below the knees while hiking the trails in the
     park.  The RF burns began just before sunset after QSY to 40M.  The metal
     screws on the bottom of the notebook were radiating a strong field into my
     legs above the knees, but could be avoided by carefully shifting the
     computer on my lap.  The view from Tanner's Ridge at 3465 feet elevation
     was spectacular, particularly at sunset!  The operating position proved to
     be quite uncomfortable in the passenger seat of my XYL's Camry, and about
     7 1/2 hours was all I could stand.  Worked several of my fellow members in
     both the Florida Contest Club and Florida Contest Group including a "sweep"
     with K1TO on four bands (only had resonators for 10-40M).
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     Bob Patten, N4BP              ( 0 0 )               Plantation, FL 

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