[3830] NAQP CW W4EF Single Op LP

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Sat Aug 1 23:15:51 PDT 2009

                    North American QSO Party, CW

Call: W4EF
Operator(s): W4EF
Station: W4EF

Class: Single Op LP
Operating Time (hrs): 00:43

 Band  QSOs  Mults
   40:  36     18
Total:  36     18  Total Score = 648

Club: Southern California Contest Club

Team: SCCC #3


Rig: Omni 6+
Antenna: R7000 Vertical at 10'

Reached my desert QTH with a truckload of junk just after 0500 UTC, so I
decided to play on 40 a little bit. The R7000 seems to work okay for long haul
stuff, but I could really use a 40 meter dipole here for the closer in stuff
(felt weak trying to work other W6s). 

I've got a dirty connection somewhere in my system. It think its in the R7000.
My receive cuts out intermittently, but comes back when I transmit. Adds about
20dB attenuation which was somewhat annoying, but not a complete show stopper.
Not much luck CQing, so I mostly did S&P. 

Earlier in the day I got Rebecca KB0VVT setup at the W6UE station over at
Caltech. Rebecca was going great guns on 20 CW. She is working at JPL as a
summer intern, so it was great to give her an opportunity to do a little
contesting from the CIT club station. Rebecca was using the name "TIM" for her
name in the contst. See if you can guess what school she is going to?

73, Mike W4EF/6 Littlerock, Ca

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