[3830] NN5ZZ Texas QSO Party SO/Fixed/TX

Don Butler ki3l at ix.netcom.com
Mon May 25 19:48:47 EDT 1998

                        TEXAS QSO PARTY SUMMARY SHEET

    Contest Dates : 23-May-98, 24-May-98

    Callsign Used : NN5ZZ
         Operator : N5LZ

         Category : SINGLE OP/FIXED, HP

 Default Exchange : 59(9) ARMADILLO

             Name : Don Butler
	(Brazoria County, Texas!)
        Team/Club : Texas DX Society

   BAND   Raw QSOs   Valid QSOs   Points   Mults   Countries   

   80CW        7           7         21       1         0 
   40CW       51          51        153       5         1 
   40SSB      28          28         56      10         0 
   20CW      141         141        423      11         2 
   20SSB     819         819       1638      56        18 
   15CW        4           4         12       0         0 
   15SSB      17          17         34       0         0 
   10CW        1           1          3       0         0 
   10SSB      86          86        172       4         1 

 Totals     1154        1154       2512      87        22 

    Final Score = 273808 points.

Comments:  My motive for working this contest was first to have fun, but
also to provide another Texas station for the non-Texans to work.
Conditions were mediocre at best, but, from my perspective, I think that
activity was up, up, up.   I heard several favorable comments from out of
staters about the mobile activity, the majority of which I was unable to
hear.  Staying primarily on 20 meters, I managed to log 30 Texas Counties
from my fixed station without S & P-ing, which is better than I've done before.

Henry, when you asked me to be "Armadillo County", I had a few concerns, but
reluctantly agreed.  I'm now convinced that we should scratch the Armadillo
thing in the future.  It is not fair to the serious county hunters out
there, especially DX.  I spent a considerable amount of time clarifying the
fact that Armadillo County was a special multiplier only, and that I am
physically in Brazoria County.  I still don't know what I'm going to do
about QSLing, but will definitely have to make up some special cards that
"fess up".  I sincerely apologize to the stations who thought they were
working a new county!

Many thanks to Henry, W5HNS, for a repeat performance of single-handedly
orgainizing and promoting the Texas QSO Party!  It's getting better every year.

 I have observed all competition rules as well as all regulations established
 for amateur radio in my country.  My report is correct and true to the best
 of my knowledge.  I agree to be bound by the decisions of the Awards Committee.

 Date __5/25/98_____   Signed ___Donald P. Butler__________  Call _N5LZ______

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