IARU N1LN M/S HP
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Sun Jul 11 06:22:40 PDT 2010
IARU HF World Championship
Operator(s): W4KAZ, W0UCE, N1LN
Class: M/S HP
Operating Time (hrs): 24
Band CW Qs Ph Qs Zones HQ Mults
160: 5 0 1 1
80: 105 5 11 8
40: 405 87 30 31
20: 368 604 38 36
15: 260 91 19 25
10: 20 0 2 6
Total: 1163 787 101 107 Total Score = 1,117,792
Club: Potomac Valley Radio Club
Another fun time was had by all. I would like to thank Kaz (W4KAZ) and Jack
(W0UCE) for making this another great contest weekend. Oh yes - Chef Archie
also prepared another excellent dinner for Saturday evening.
Before the contest I was expecting to have thunder and lightening storms coming
through here all day and into the evening. Much to my surprise (and delight)
that was not to happen. We never had to shut down once. However, we did need to
deal with the high QRN on the low bands, making both 80 and 160 almost useless
as can be seen from our Q totals.
There were a couple of equipment issues that, fortunately did not get in our
way. One of my K3s decided to stop listening to SSB. RX on CW was fine - SSB
GONE! After a few minutes of analysis, I found out that if the WIDTH was
increased beyond 3.0KC, SSB came back. So, I figured I would try a CPU reset.
FIXED! After the reset I loaded my configuration settings from a stored file
and we were back with both K3s. Then the RF gain knob on the other K3 decided
to break. I have read about others having this occasional problem on the
reflector, but never had any local issues until early this morning. I simply
took it off and on we went. A new knob will be ordered on Monday. The last
issue was with my 20 meter stack. The SWR on the bottom 2 beams increased
enough to give the amp tuning an issue when switching antennas. Not sure about
the fix there - perhaps the stackmatch. That will require some tower time.
NOT TODAY - I am tired.
Moving on to conditions - all in all - pretty good. Twenty was the money band
for Qs, but 40 won in overall points / Q. It was also nice to have 20 stay open
late on Saturday night and open early on Sunday morning. We were back working
Europe by 0605 UTC. That gave us the opportunity to switch between 80, 40 and
20 for the rest of the contest to work on the mult count.
I assume we missed the 10 meter openings if there were any. Our mult count was
for sure impacted as we only had 10 CW Qs with 8 mults and ZERO SSB Qs.
Well, that's about all for now - time to catch a nap. Thanks to everyone for
the Qs and repeats. We are looking forward to seeing some big scores being
73 for now,
Bruce - N1LN
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