[3830] KK7GW WPX semi-effort

David Jones kk7gw at hotmail.com
Sun Mar 29 18:13:23 EST 1998

                              CQ WPX SUMMARY SHEET

    Contest Dates : 28-Mar-98, 29-Mar-98

    Callsign Used : KK7GW
         Operator : KK7GW

         Category : Single Operator/Rookie

 Default Exchange : 59 #

             Name : David Jones
          Address : 11427 110th AVE NE
   City/State/Zip : Kirkland, Washington 98033
          Country : United States

        Team/Club : Western Washington DX Club (First contest as a 

   BAND   Raw QSOs   Valid QSOs   Points   Prefixes   

   40SSB       7           7         28        3 
   20SSB      38          38         39       35 
   15SSB      44          44         29       39 

 Totals       89          89         96       77 

Something like 57 or 58 0-pointers...about all I could work.
    Final Score = 7392 points.
    Hours of operation: 7.5 (using the 60 minute break rule...probably 
about 10)
    Power=100 watts
    Eqipment: TS-530, Heil headset w/HC4, dipole cut for 40m @30-35 feet 
(V config, and up from the previous 22 feet)

Comments: Well, where to begin.  I thought the weekend was gone after 
seeing the antenna on the ground.  Saturday morning I found a nail on 
the house that I could hook the downed end of the dipole on and got the 
thing up.  It's in a weird "V" shape, not Inverted-Vee, but V. 
Either my antenna's worse than before (probably) or conditions were 
really bad/weird.  15 didn't open at all to EU, and barely to Asia, 
while 20 had an interesting opening at 9pm local (0500z) to Asia/Pacific 
that I've never heard before.

It sounded like conditions were disturbed...much more flutter than 
usual.  Once I get my 20 dipole up I might actually have a decent signal 
there.  Thanks to the few people that could hear me and stuck with my 1 
VFO 40 split operation.

Glad I could get on and hand out the KK7 prefix...sounded like it was me 
and one other KK7 on.  I got lots of "Thanks for the mult" responses.  
My last year of Rookie status (was licensed as a Tech+ in Feb '95), and 
I can't make an all out effort.  Oh well.

CU for CW, unless my baseball team does really well in the city's annual 
Memorial weekend Tournament.


David Jones, KK7GW   
kk7gw at hotmail.com

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