[3830] WD0T WPX SSB M/S

Todd Dravland wd0t at sd.cybernex.net
Mon Mar 30 22:32:50 EST 1998

                  CQ WORLD WIDE PREFIX CONTEST -- 1998

      Call: WD0T                     Country:  United States
      Mode: SSB                      Category: Multi Single, 34 hours


      160        0        0   0.0        0
       80      194      232   1.2       71
       40      107      340   3.2       41
       20      585      755   1.3      280
       15      214      514   2.4      109
       10      112      299   2.7       34

     Totals   1212     2140   1.8      535  =   1,144,900

All reports sent were 59(9), unless otherwise noted.

Operator List: WD0T, KF0FN

Equipment Description:    TS940S, TS850S, SB221
                          Inv L - 160m
                          Dipole @ 55 ft - 80m
                          2 ele yagi @ 45 ft - 40m
                          Wilson SY36 @ 40 ft 10/15/20m
                          TH3 @ 28 ft fixed west 10/15/20m

Friday nite started out with some real good rates, Jim did an excellent  
job running them, he is rapidly gaining contesting skills with each 
contest! 20m was especially good the whole contest.  40m was a real struggle   
except for late on Sunday afternoon.  The best surprise of the contest 
was the 15m opening on Sunday morning to europe, that one made the contest 
for us. 80m was good for stateside, but no DX to speak of except carribean/ S.A.
160m was non existant, not even a signal heard through the 20 over QRN
10m opened fairly well to carribean/ south America.

After oversleeping on Sat morning and only catching the tail end of the 20m
opening into europe, we thought Sunday we would hit it earlier and really 
work 'em. WRONG!  The band was flat and nothing doing until later in the day
and even then it didnt seem to recover. Must have been a minor disturbance.

Congrats to Jeff WC4E on the new station setup, nice job Jeff, and to George
K5TR who we seemed to hear everywhere!!

We met both of our goals of breaking 1 Meg points and 1000 Q's, not too bad
for first time serious effort for us both. 

Thanks for all the Q's and real fun, now to catch up on some sleep. 

73, todd

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