[3830] NAQP CW N2NL Single Op LP

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Sun Jan 15 12:14:04 EST 2006

                    North American QSO Party, CW

Call: N2NL
Operator(s): N2NL
Station: N2NL

Class: Single Op LP
Operating Time (hrs): 10
Radios: SO2R

 Band  QSOs  Mults
  160:  114    33
   80:  199    48
   40:  260    53
   20:  321    53
   15:  209    37
   10:    3     1
Total: 1106   225  Total Score = 248,850

Club: Northern California Contest Club

Team: NCCC Team #1


It was fun to operate this one from home, and to try keeping up with the Big
Dogs.  I felt relatively loud on all bands except 40 meters.  I couldn't get
anything going there early while I heard Chris @ NK7U and Dan @ W6YI running
away.  I could have done much better with multipliers, but it's tough making
moves work with only an R-5 for the second radio on 10-20M.  I picked and choose
who to ask to move and usually had to vacate my run frequency to work him.  My
attempts at putting something better up before the contest didn't work.  For
some reason, I missed a bunch of stuff on 80 and 160.  For examply, I heard KO7X
on 160, but as I was getting ready to call him, someone else worked and moved
him to 80.  I missed the frequency because someone called in on my run frequency
at that moment, and I never heard him (and WY) on either band again.  I also
spent the night chasing Loco up and down 80 meters without luck.  I ended up
with 376 2nd radio QSOs.

TH7 @ 15ft atop the shack roof, R-5 vertical (need better 2nd radio antenna)
40m Moxon (wire) fixed @ 70 degrees @ 30ft (needs to be higher)
half-wave slopers for 80 and 160M (worked well)

ThanKS for all the QSOs and QSYs!  CU in The Sprint next month.
Congrats to NK7U and N9RV (so far) for the great scores without 10M!
73, Dave N2NL

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