ARRL CWLP -SO - VO1MP
gussam at newcomm.net
Mon Feb 26 13:00:47 EST 2001
ARRL INTERNATIONAL DX CONTEST -- 2001
Category: SINGLE OPERATOR
Power: Low Power
Band: All Band
BAND QSO QSO PTS PTS/Q COUNTRIES
160 53 159 3.0 32
80 216 648 3.0 54
40 201 603 3.0 65
20 149 447 3.0 59
15 255 765 3.0 74
10 567 1701 3.0 77
Totals 1441 4323 3.0 361 = 1,560,603
Title : Why the score wasn't higher or
A score like THIS with no Antennas !!
Conditions must have been terrific , but I guess I missed an opportunity to
really enjoy them. I have often won the LP W/VE category with a score like
that one !
This has been the worst winter in VO since 1882 !!
Yep 119 year old records have gone down . So far we have had 450 + cms
of snow and not finished yet. For those who don't do metric that's
approximately 14.75 feet !! and it's all still on the ground.
So late fall antenna casualties are still unattended, Needless to say .
Can't remember when low band and High band conditions were both as good
on the same contest weekend.
The only resonant antennas were 10 meter beam and 80 meter dipole.
When you can work 32 countries/low power on 160, using your 80
meter dipole you gotta believe that band was cookin'.
My forty meter dipole blew down in early December at the start
of snow season, so in order to keep the wire from getting buried
by the winter, I hastily attached it at the 20 foot level on my
hilltop tower , just to more or less get it out of the way. It's still
there ! This was my 15/40/20 Antenna. My 15 meter beam and my 20 meter
were wind casualties and are in the reconstruct stage.While I couldn't run
much with it,
I was able to work just about everything I heard. Not sure if this was a
joke or no ! but was
called by P51BH on 15 meters mebbe he forgot to sign /OH hi! Let the log
checkers deal with it.
It was fun to scoot around from band to band with some of the guys who
the MX , The fact that some managed to hear me at all was a testimonial to
great ears and operating abilities.
Not sure if I can get on for the SSB portion , my 80 meter antenna
blew down this past weekend so now it only my low forty at 20 ft and my 10
meter yagi. Oh well
I guess I'll make do with what I have until spring comes and the snow
melts ( sometime in mid July hi ! )
73 C'yall Next one GLWCDR.
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