CQWW SSB FS/K1XM(@FS5KA) SOAB HP
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Wed Oct 31 15:13:04 EST 2007
CQ Worldwide DX Contest, SSB
Class: SOAB HP
QTH: St Martin
Operating Time (hrs): 40
Band QSOs Zones Countries
160: 32 7 20
80: 436 17 47
40: 849 21 81
20: 1054 28 104
15: 1603 25 88
10: 378 16 28
Total: 4352 114 368 Total Score = 5,025,332
Club: Yankee Clipper Contest Club
Station: TS-2000, Alpha 78
Antennas: Tennadyne Log, 40 dipole, 80 and 160 inverted vees
Special thanks to Mort, W1UQ/PJ7UQ/FS5UQ and his family
for the use of the station, equipment, place to stay,
and their help overall.
This wasn't intended to be a very serious operation, which is
good because a few things went wrong. Among them:
3. The Alpha 78 had a fried bandswitch section. I jumpered
it and could use it in manual tune mode on 160-15. It
wouldn't tune on 10 (too much capacitance).
I had an Alpha 374 that would run on 10 meters but when I
turned it on it tripped the main breaker for the building.
Note that it did not blow the fuses or trip the breaker for
The problem is that this is a commercial installation and
the main breaker has ground fault protection. The 374 has
a 120 volt fan and the fan is wired between one leg of the
power and the neutral. This caused the amp to draw current
on the neutral wire and the breaker shut down the building.
2. I had to put up the 40 meter antenna Friday morning in
the rain. My original antenna plan proved too dangerous
due to the weather so I built and installed a dipole.
I started the contest wiped out.
1. The beam was facing the wrong way (West, I think) for
most of the weekend. Sunday morning I was missing such
rare mults as HA, SP, and UR on 20. After the rain
stopped I got it aimed at Europe and left it there.
0. It was a phone contest.
For the CQ WW CW I'll be on as 6V7D, probably SOAB QRP. See
you all then!
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