[3830] SS SSB N8IE Single Op QRP

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Mon Nov 17 18:26:00 EST 2003

                    ARRL Sweepstakes Contest, SSB

Call: N8IE
Operator(s): N8IE
Station: N8IE

Class: Single Op QRP
Operating Time (hrs): 

 Band  QSOs
   80:  133
   40:  227
   20:   69
   15:   59
   10:    0
Total:  488  Sections = 72  Total Score = 70,272

Club: Mad River Radio Club


This was a very fun and strange event.

First off, I put up a loop (about 500' total) up about 40' or so to give me
something to use on 40 and 80 meters, in hindsight this was a very smart thing
to do! :-)

I was asked by just about everyone what my antenna was and how come I was so
loud, I know loops have a certain MoJo to them, but it was just the band
conditions. I was running my Kenwood TS-570 at 5W to the loop, and a Inverted-L
@ 30' that is broadside E/W. This gave me a great signal into the local
tri-state area and accounts for my good run on 40.

10 was totaly dead, nill, nadda, zilch!
15 was slightly better.
20 was good to W6/W7.
40 was my bread-n-butter band!
80 was a major surprise!
See above. hihi!

I missed the usual suspects, AK, NWT, ND, but I also missed OK, WY, ID, QC, and
MB. Never heard most of these, did hear an AK and OK but I was to weak for them
to hear me.

73 and see you all next year!
Dan, N8IE

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