[3830] SS CW W3YY Single Op HP

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Mon Nov 3 15:38:40 EST 2003

                    ARRL Sweepstakes Contest, CW

Call: W3YY
Operator(s): W3YY
Station: W3YY

Class: Single Op HP
Operating Time (hrs): 19

 Band  QSOs
   80:  255
   40:  209
   20:  191
   15:   94
   10:   71
Total:  820  Sections = 78  Total Score = 127,920

Club: Potomac Valley Radio Club


For the past few years I've lived with a damaged KT-34XA that had a severely
distorted pattern (worked most people off the back of the beam), so it was nice
to have a new replacement to work with, a new 4-el SteppIR at 100ft. OK, perhaps
a bit high for SS, but more lower stuff is hopefully coming next year. 

I missed KL7 and VE8.  Heard a KL7 faintly late Sunday on 20, but couldn't copy
him well enough to get a report.  Usually KL7 is very workable from here, but
not for me this weekend.

I put in a serious effort through Saturday night, but Sunday was pretty casual. 
I took frequent breaks to enjoy some football and the incredibly beautiful
weather outside.  A lot of these breaks were slightly less than 30 minutes, so
they don't officially count as off time.  Consequently, the actual op time is
less than that indicated above. 

I really like reading the comments in these 3830 reports.  It's great to hear
everyone's experiences and amazing to see what some guys are accomplishing with
modest setups, e.g., KU8E 500+ 20m Q's with a dipole at 30ft!

CU next year.

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