N6MU FQP SO/MIXED/LP
N6MU1 at aol.com
N6MU1 at aol.com
Mon Apr 26 20:14:40 EDT 1999
1999 FLORIDA QSO PARTY SUMMARY SHEET
Callsign Used : N6MU (@N6NB)
Operator : N6MU
Category : Single Operator, Mixed, Low Power
Default Exchange : 59(9) CA
BAND Raw QSOs Valid QSOs Points Mults
40CW 15 15 30 1
40SSB 2 2 2 0
20CW 97 97 194 46
20SSB 28 28 28 14
15CW 70 70 140 11
15SSB 29 29 29 8
10CW 13 13 26 0
10SSB 50 50 50 13
Totals 304 304 499 93
Final Score = 46407 x 2 = 92814 Points
I was originally thinking of running QRP for the extra mult but quickly
changed my mind after hearing the propagation forecast and opted for low
power instead. The 15, 20 and 40 meter monobanders are still on the ground
after last years ice storm so was left with an A4 tribander and inverted vee.
Conditions on 20 were very poor Saturday but did improve some on Sunday.
Conditions on 15 and 10 (when open) were excellent. Weak signals on 20 were
usually loud on 15. As Bob, N4BP, said, that's why I kept encouraging
everyone to QSY to 15! I was very disappointed in 15 ssb. The band was wide
open most of the time judging from the few loud FL stations I could hear but
there was no activity. I called CQ over and over with no responses. 10 opened
at 20Z Saturday and 21Z Sunday with very loud signals. I worked stations on
10 as late as 00Z Sunday. I was finally able to get through on 40 the last
half hour of the first session. I could hear stations long before that but
they couldn't hear me. Also worked a few on 40 at the beginning of the second
Kudos to mobiles AE4MH, K4LAW, K4OJ, KN4Y, N4BP and N4OO for keeping it
interesting, especially on Sunday. They are the backbone of any state party.
Ed, KN4Y, had the best signal and was most consistent. I wish I knew who put
up the rf shield between my QTH and Jim, K4OJ. He was barely above the noise
level on 20 both days and although I did manage to snag him a few times, more
often than not I called and called to no avail.
Overall I missed six counties - DIX, GIL, LEV, NAS, PUT and WAL. Don't know
if they were on but I never heard them.
Thanks to the FCG for sponsoring another good one. Keep it up! 73...
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