CQ160 CW M2D(G4BYG) Single Op HP
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Wed Feb 1 01:57:14 EST 2006
CQ 160-Meter Contest, CW
Class: Single Op HP
Operating Time (hrs): 23.5
Total: QSOs = 1347 State/Prov = 48 Countries = 74 Total Score = 1,042,368
Had my best ever score this year thanks to guesting at John G3LZQ,s qth. As M2D
I managed to top 1 million points. A real milestone for me. I have been entering
the CW event for nearly 25 years and over that time have gradualy increased my
score to the present level. (My own score being the yardstick as so many
variables make it difficult to compare with others.)
First night was a real good steady stream of multipliers backed up with the
seemingly endless supply of EU stations. Phew it was like being in a pressure
cooker all trapped below 1840 with our power limit. Never the less I managed to
keep several run frequencies over the night period.
Band conditions to the USA were quite good with quite a few 8,s and 9,s
Saturday night was much less productive due to rather flat band conditions to
the States plus a glitch in the what turned out to be a PC problem caused me to
loose all comms to the radio and keying. I had to resort to hand keying the
radio and eventualy retired to bed between 0130 and 0500. This turned out to be
bad an event as I gather that the band was poor all of the night with not much
dx being worked. Thus giving me a few extra hours on Sunday Pm and evening.
After a gee up from the station owner I got cracking again on Sun eve and had a
real ball working dx and piling up the points with a real fine run to the USA in
the last couple of hours .Finished with a mult of VP9I as last qso just for
I wont comment on poor signals and behaviour as its all been said before and
just work around it and have FUN. Its the one contest of the year which I realy
look forward to most
and rarely does a year go by without some glitch or problem. Which all adds to
the unique flavour of a super event. I will be back for more next time.
Thanks to all you guys for the points albeit quick blasts and then on my
Thanks John and Trixie you were great in keeping me fed and watered as usual.
See you all next time GW.
Must learn SO2V as am sure I could have worked a few more mults if I had
Radio : Ten Tec Orion.
External audio filter.(surprisingly helpful)
Apha 87A Amp.
Antenna,s : 85ft vertical (lots of radials/ground screen)
K9AY rx antenna. Plus odd wires etc.:-))
Software : N1MMLogger.
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