MM0BYC SOABLP 2000 CW/RJ RTTY
MM0BYC at aol.com
MM0BYC at aol.com
Mon Sep 25 14:35:47 EDT 2000
2000 CQ WW RTTY Contest
Call used: MM0BYC
Location: RAF Kinloss, Scotland IO86FP
Entry Class: Single Op, All Band, Very Low Power (See station description)
QSOs Points Zones DX: States Multipliers Score
80m: 70 142 6 30 1
40m: 81 172 9 33 3
20m: 265 585 19 56 20
15m: 188 446 19 45 27
10m: 106 272 16 35 21
Total: 710 1617 69 199 72 340
Station Description: OMNI-V (now broken), 20W workbench Broadband HF AMP
replacing finals stage of rig.
Writelog 10.19F (About the only thing that didn't break)
Antenna(s): R6000 L-shaped Vertical (Mast bent in gales during contest),
80/40 Trap dipole that didn't blow away.
Operator: One tired olde codger.
Remarks: The (old and usually trusty) TenTec Omni-V PA (transistors) failed
just about three hours before the contest.
To enable contesting, jury rigged a 20 watt HF broadband workbench test amp
fed from the external rear PA bypass, and
then ran that inline through an LP filter. During contest, gales bent R6000
vertical mast into an inverted L shape and
broke the cherry tree limb holding one end of the dipole.
Wouldn't have missed all this fun for anything!
Every 20 watts = half a million points. Tough on 80/40 with all the static.
Guess, I know what my winter repair projects are now.
CU in the next RTTY contest!
"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 ___/___/___ Signature ____________________________Call __________
Rich Stocking MM0BYC
45 Muirton Place
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