[3830] CaQP N6KI(@W6HCD) M/SCntyExp HP

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Fri Oct 7 14:59:24 PDT 2011

                    California QSO Party

Call: N6KI
Operator(s): W2PWS, K6GO, N6OHS, K5RQ, AF6WF, K6KAL, K4RB, N6CY, N6KI
Station: W6HCD

Class: M/SCntyExp HP
Operating Time (hrs): 30

 Band  CW Qs  Ph Qs
Total:  900    1102  Mults = 57  Total Score = 279,578

Club: San Diego Contest Club


This was part serious, part training exercise for some new and or rusty Ops.
We met our goal of 2,000 QSOs and got one very new contest Op in the Hot Seat
and a few rusty ones that hadn't contested for a while or had little contesting
experience in the past. 10 mtrs provided a wealth of QSOs on SSB but not as many
as expected on CW. 15 mtrs return was adequate but 20 and 40 mtr bands did not
yield as many SSB QSOs as we had hoped for. I know our 20 mtr antenna was a bit
too high on the 70 foot tower trailer but the 40 mtr 2 Element Yagi at almost 78
feet should have reeled in a lot more QSOs - Gonna have to look at the HFTA
software results again to see why the 40 mtr antenna on a 950 foot hill with
land sloping away from the North to the Southeast horizon didn't perform well
even with the best Ops of the crew in the Hot Seat.  80 mtrs had no QRN but
neighbors RFI generating TV did hurt us in copying weak sigs.
This has to be one of the best CQP experiences since the peak of last sun spot
cycle and hoping we will see even better propagation over the next few years as
we move in to teh peak of the cycle

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