KK7GW WPX semi-effort
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
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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