CQ160 CW K6GNX Multi-Op HP
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Mon Jan 30 23:35:42 EST 2006
CQ 160-Meter Contest, CW
Class: Multi-Op HP
QTH: Reno NV
Operating Time (hrs): 20
Total: QSOs = 775 State/Prov = 59 Countries = 14 Total Score = 184,690
Club: Northern California Contest Club
Excuse list: Put off fixing Beverages until just before the contest/Had a
cold/Slept thorugh Pacific DX Sat morning/ not enough time to hook up the keyer
interface to MILOG so everyone heard my keying errors in the wee hours/
Gold Star List: Personal best score/Stayed awake all night Saturday/ Worked 9
more stations between 2315Z and 2400Z at the end of the contest - copied tons
of East Coast stations (most of which were dupes at 2330Z at the end which was 2
hours before sunset!)/ Luckily it was a CW contest, my voice never would have
made it/ I cheerfully reworked every dupe/
Multi/OP because I used the packet. I'd guess it got me about 4 mults. I heard
K1IK twice but he was S&P so no VT. Did get MB near the end - that called for
"TU TU TU". I worked 91 JA's and WOW what a boost to the score. BTW, PJ2T's
score is almost exactly Q's x Mults x 10 = 1.3Megapoints. Yep, virtually every
QSO was a 10 pointer. If every one of my Q's had been 10 points my score would
have been 565,750. If you're feeling bad about your score try it, it brings a
Thanks to all for the Q's. Sorry for the three or four stations that I couldn't
pull out of the noise. I tried to work ON4UN after Bob W6RJ spotted him but
propagation to EU was the pits, OK another excuse, one of the phased Beverages
to EU got shredded by a deer. I did get CU2A. My personal thanks to all the
West Coast DXers who stood by for the nearly 5 minutes it took to work BA4RF.
When he sent "K6?X" EVERYONE stood by. Yes, it's still the gentleman's band.
If anyone could not get me I would love to hear from you. I need to figure out
the limits of the Beverages here.
What a blast, I love 160 contests and CQ 160 CW is the most fun, but CQ 160 SSB
is nice because you get to hear the voices of all your old friends and I tend to
kibitz more with friends.
It was crowded but still had enough clear frequencies to work the East Coast;
but, there was a signal every two or three hundred Hz. It will be a pinch on
SSB when there just won't be enough bandwidth. I'll bet we fill the band on up
to 1900 on that one. I noticed that stations come back about +-200 Hz so when
you are sandwiched too close together it gets confusing.
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