RAC Day K1LT SOAB HP
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Sun Jul 1 21:39:34 EDT 2018
RAC Canada Day Contest
Class: SOAB HP
Operating Time (hrs): 9.5
Band CW Qs Ph Qs CW Mults Ph Mults
160: 5 0 1 0
80: 22 2 5 2
40: 111 19 10 5
20: 185 19 11 5
15: 54 4 9 3
10: 19 1 3 1
Total: 396 45 39 16 Total Score = 147,840
Club: Mad River Radio Club
I think this is the first time I've operated the RAC Canada Day
contest. Previously I might have made a few QSOs while logging VEs
into my regular log.
I am hoping that by working lots of my northern neighbors, I might
pick up a few more grids and points for the ARRL Grid Chase.
It was fun making contacts on all six bands and I looked for an
opportunity to make it seven. I wonder if there is a protocol for
excursions to the not highly populated bands such as 160 and 6 meters.
I checked 160 around 10pm and found no one while I found a few signals
just after midnight. I kept an eye on 6 meter spots to see if a band
opening might attract some activity, but if there was any, I missed
Seems like a few contacts with Ontario on both 6 and 160 might be
possible from here via short range propagation almost any time. Thus
the only requirement might be a prearranged time to check 160 or 6.
The K3 seems to be getting worse at maintaining stable power output.
I guess I need to pull the cover off and see if anything is obviously
fried on the bandpass board or the antenna tuner board or maybe in the
power amplifier module.
My K3 has a second problem which I haven't mentioned much here
and that is the primary receiver goes deaf from time to time when the
radio is not thoroughly warmed up. Signals just fade from the audio
on the first RX even though the P3 is unaffected. Signals in the
second RX are not affected. So far, I have not identified any
reliable way of making the problem go away other than just waiting.
Sometimes changing bands or filters or attenuators makes the problem
go away, as if there was some relay being flakey, but most of the
relays should be upstream from the IF output to the P3 and the signal
path to the P3 is always reliable.
Maybe I'll skip paying my property tax and buy another K3. I'm sure
the Fairfield County Auditor will be completely sympathetic.
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