N5RZ SO HP SS CW
rbowen at iglobal.net
Thu Nov 11 03:25:02 EST 1999
ARRL SWEEPSTATKES CW - 1999
Callsign Used : N5RZ
Operator : N5RZ
Category : Single Operator High Power
Default Exchange : # B N5RZ 69 WTex
Name : RALPH BOWEN
Address : P O BOX 10465
City/State/Zip : MIDLAND, TX 79702
Country : United States
BAND Valid QSOs Points Mults
80CW 124 248 3
40CW 241 482 3
20CW 330 660 4
15CW 631 1262 68
10CW 3 6 0
Totals 1329 2658 78 missed MAR
Station #1: Yaesu FT1000D & Ameritron AL1200, KT34XA at 75' fixed NW &
TH6DXX @ 35' fixed NE with WX0B Stackmatch, 80M 1/4 sloper
Station #2: Yaesu FT920 & Drake L4B, Rotary TH6DXX @ 65', Cushcraft D4
dipoles (40M) @ 105' fixed NE/SW & @ 60' fixed NW/SE, power divided.
Made last minute decision to start on 15M because it "sounded" better.
First 4 hours were 96-101-101-99 all on 21027.8, so I think I made the
right decision. Went to 20M at 0130Z with 441 in the log, best start
Then the work started. Struggled on 20M until 0250Z, then on to the low
bands. Rather mediocre rate & took my first break at 0829Z with 826 in
the log, about 40 qso's behind last year.
The good news this weekend was that 20M opened at sunrise, and that 15M
was good all day Sunday. That bad news was that CQWW phone condx were
great the prior weekend, 6M & 10M were open to EU & DX land, and the WX
was beautiful across the country. This resulted in a lot of work to
maintain rate on Sunday.
Ended up about 20 QSO's behind last year's raw score.
Thanks to all for the QSO's, especially KP2N, who called me shortly
after he abandoned his crazed pileup on 15M.
73, Gator N5RZ
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