K4RO CW Sprint Sep 99 SOHP
K4RO Kirk Pickering
k4ro at k4ro.net
Sun Sep 5 12:46:53 EDT 1999
CW SPRINT SUMMARY SHEET
Contest Date : 05-Sep-99
Station Used : K4RO
Operator : K4RO
Team/Club : TCG
Category : SOHP Default Exchange : # KIRK TN
BAND Raw QSOs Valid QSOs Points Mults Countries
80CW 83 83 83 1 0
40CW 127 127 127 18 0
20CW 80 80 80 29 1
Totals 290 290 290 48 1
Final Score = 14,210 points.
Station description: http://www.k4ro.net/tcg/stations/k4ro_stn.html
Also used Ten-Tec Centurion amplifier (1kW) in addition to the AL-811
(500W.) One amp on each radio. All 40 meter QSO's made with AL-811
and a simple vertical antenna (plus various RX antennas.)
Starting on 40 meters was kind of disorienting, because I am used
to starting on 20. I think it may have helped the multiplier count
a bit though. The SMC & MRRR & Sultan types were out in force - FB!
First attempt at running two radios in the Sprint was pretty much
a bust. My brain just can't handle it yet. It was good for quick
band changes though, and for the first time I made more than two band
changes. It pays to look at 20 meters well after the first hour to
pick up a few extra multipliers. Likewise with 40 later on.
was K7BG? Missed you this time Matt, and heard no one else from Montana.
DX included Roger G3SXW and Andy LY2BTA. Didn't hear CT1BOH this time,
though other TCGers reported working Jose.
This remains the most humbling contest of all for me, and demands the
highest level of performance every second. Still need to eliminate those
"deer in headlight" moments, or learn to recover from them even more
quickly. There's no time to waste in a Sprint. I'm still pretty much
in awe of the top scorers in this contest. You Sprint Top Ten types
are the best ops out there, IMHO.
Already psyched for the next one. I am going to break 300 QSOs in this
contest eventually. Maybe even before someone like N5TJ breaks 400...
See you in the next one, and thanks for the QSOs.
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