WPX CW AD5Q SO(TS)SB20 HP
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Wed Jun 29 02:16:21 EDT 2005
CQWW WPX Contest, CW
Class: SO(TS)SB20 HP
Operating Time (hrs): 18
Total: 948 Prefixes = 526 Total Score = 1,038,850
I did this one at home with my tri-banders, but threw in the towel just before
the midpoint of the contest due to an apparent equipment malfuntion.
Daytime rates were slow. The peak propagation hours of the first evening were
plagued by what seemed to be a sticky TR-Relay in the amp. The problem went away
as the band died, but became untenable as the band began to open for DX late
Suturday afternoon. Since it was obvious I would miss at least the last good
band peak of the contest through the 2nd evening, I thought of other things to
do with the weekend.
Postscript: The problem turned out NOT to be in the amp, but in a 2-way coax
switch manufactured by one of the following low quality vendors: Van Gordon,
MFJ, Radio Shack. Avoid. Avoid, Avoid.
Roy -- AD5Q
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