[3830] C6A/N4BP ARRL DXCW 15M LP

Bob Patten n4bp at bc.seflin.org
Mon Mar 2 16:08:21 EST 1998

                              1998 ARRL DX CONTEST
     Call used: C6A/N4BP                                      Location: C6A
     Category: Single Op Single Band 15M      Mode: CW        Power:  99W
     Callsign of Operator: N4BP
     Exchanged Information: C6A/N4BP 599 99  
     Hours of Operation: 24
     band      QSOs      points    mults
     160          0           0       0
      80          0           0       0
      40        277         831      47
      20        142         426      40
      15        800        2400      53      Single-Band 15M
      10        143         429      28      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
     TOTAL      800        2400      53      SCORE: 127,200
     Club or Team Name: Florida Contest Club 
     Comments:  IC-706 MKII, 40M dipole @ 10 ft above hotel roof, NA v10.25
Shared rig and antenna with K4PG who made a single-band effort on 40 Meters.
He operated 0000-1200Z each day while I took the 1200-2400Z shift.  I lost
ground Saturday while trying to decide whether to make my single-band 10 or 15
Meters.  Mornings were a washout with the Europeans dominating the band.  Very
few US stations were workable before about 11AM EST each day.  During the runs,
watched the rate meter go above 200 a few times, very satisfying!  The new 706
worked flawlessly, although the receiver leaves a lot to be desired.  Dynamic
range is poor and selectivity with the "500Hz" filter is quite broad.  Our 40M
dipole survived some heavy winds from El Nino driven storms.  All in all, a
successful trip for a couple of novice DXpeditioners...
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     Bob Patten, N4BP              ( 0 0 )               Plantation, FL 

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