[3830] CQ160 CW AA4V Multi-Op HP

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Tue Jan 31 20:47:45 EST 2006

                    CQ 160-Meter Contest, CW

Call: AA4V
Operator(s): AA4V = PACKET
Station: AA4V

Class: Multi-Op HP
Operating Time (hrs): 20

Total:  QSOs = 1067  State/Prov = 58  Countries = 56  Total Score = 416,784

Club: Low Country Contest Club


What a terrific week-end!! It was unusually quiet here on the Isle of Palms for
the contest. We had some weather moving in from the west but the QRN held off
until late on Sunday night. 

The pennants were the 'go-to' receiving antennas for this test. I only used the
transmitting antenna for 5 QSOs (South America...no pennant in that direction
this year). This year was my best score ever in the 160, bettering my old best
by nearly 100,000 points. In addition, I had nearly 200 10 point contacts
including V51AS, 5B4AIA, ZC4LI, 7X0RY, ZL6QH and lots of europeans. The band was
very crowded with many loud stateside calling CQ on top of fairly strong
europeans. They were probably not doing much to help each other out in those
cases. There were many audible europeans between the CQers and the FT1000D's
roofing filter and 250hz filter got a real workout when S&Ping for new Qs.

It is truly hard to believe that in the late 70s, K4CNW and I came in first in
North America and second in the world in multi-single with only 79,000 points.
My, how the times have changed. Thanks to CQ and my fellow contesters for a most
enjoyable time. CU next year?

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