K6LA CQP SOHP LAX
Tue Oct 5 10:51:05 EDT 1999
CALIFORNIA QSO PARTY
Call used: K6LA Location: LAX
Category: Single Op All Band Mode: MIXED Power: 1500
Callsign of Operator: K6LA
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Exchanged Information: K6LA nr LAX
Hours of Operation: 23:56
band CW QSOs CW pts Ph QSOs Ph pts
160 0 0 1 2
80 84 252 109 218
40 148 444 127 254
20 196 588 495 990
15 250 750 434 868
10 94 282 457 914
144 0 0 0
TOTAL 772 2316 1623 3246
( 5562 ) QSO points X ( 58 ) Multipliers = 322,596 points
Murphy paid me a few visits (software and hardware) and it cost me.
Right from the start of the contest I had problems with NA. When doing the
two radio thing with one radio on CW and the other on phone, the CQ message
for phone would kick in as I was working a station on CW. It would freeze
the CW radio and I had to go through all kinds of machinations to get it to
stop. I rebooted the computer a few times, went back to NA10.39 and then
back to 10.40 but nothing helped. That put me in a negative state of mind
and I wound up down 50 QSOs from last year in the first two hours.
Then when it was time for 160, it was like my antenna wasn't there. It had
tuned perfectly Friday. Last year I made 50 QSOs on 160. This year I made
one with AD6DO and he could barely hear me.
So Dan, AD6DO, was able to beat me by a narrow margin for 2nd place.
On the positive side, I made 2400 QSOs before dupes and beat last year by
10k points. I was at 2370 with 15 minutes to go and set up low on 20 SSB. I
did some great begging and wound up with 2401 before dupes.
73, Ken, K6LA (Ken Six Los Angeles)
K6LA at GTEMAIL.NET
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