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Wed May 28 00:11:51 EDT 2008

                    CQWW WPX Contest, CW

Call: VY2TT
Operator(s): K6LA
Station: VY2TT

Class: SOAB HP
Operating Time (hrs): 36
Radios: SO2R

 Band  QSOs
  160:    0
   80:  229
   40:  854
   20: 1561
   15:  390
   10:   19
Total: 3053  Prefixes = 924  Total Score = 9,610,524

Club: Southern California Contest Club


The ice storms broke virtually every antenna this past winter. Unfortunately,
the WX didn't cooperate the week before the contest when things were supposed
to be fixed. 

The 40m yagi was pointed due North without a rotator, and EU is at 60 degrees
from PEI. Only the lower 20m & 15m 4 element yagis were working, and the 20m
yagi is fixed at 30 degrees. And the afternoon of the contest, those antennas
seemed to stop working and then start working again. Never had a problem during
the contest though. But just before the contest the PRO III's RX broke. And
during the contest, both 87As acted up. I had to flip one out of fault mode
every 2 or 3 transmissions, and the other just powered off every few minutes.
During my first break I substituted in the backup 91b.

The rate was never particularly high, but they just kept coming. Sunday near
the end of the contest on 20m was great with a lot of low number new mults. 

Despite the lack of the big antennas, high in the sky, I had more fun than I

73, Ken, K6LA / VY2TT

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