ARRL 10M Contest Score

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Mon Dec 13 09:15:43 EST 1993

 Call: W1IHN                    Country:  United States
 Mode: CW Only                  Category: Single Operator/High Power

 Totals   212Q's   43 St/Pr   20C's  ==> 53,424 Points

Really interesting conditions: by the time the other station gave you
the exchange, the sig faded out, never to return!!! ZS as loud as W6!!!
Bert, W1IHN (Raleigh, NC)

>From Dick Powell, WK1J" <powell at  Mon Dec 13 15:06:58 1993
From: Dick Powell, WK1J" <powell at (Dick Powell, WK1J)
Date: Mon, 13 Dec 93 10:06:58 EST
Subject: WK1J - 10 Meter Contest Score
Message-ID: <9312131506.AA03093 at>

                  ARRL TEN METER CONTEST 1993

      Call: WK1J                     Country:  United States (NH)
      Mode: SSB                      Category: Single Operator High Power


      CW         0        0        0        0
      SSB      520     1040       46       33

      Totals   520     1040       46       33  =   82,160

      Equipment Description:
      IC765, Mosley TA33 Roof Mounted @31 ft., G5RV @45ft. AMP Supply
      LK550 @400Watts

      Operated 11 hours between getting the Xmas Tree and putting out the
      Xmas lights.  Run Rate was really slow compared to last year. Big
      surprise was having ZL1ANJ call me at 22:04z on Sunday followed by
      WH6CQH at 22:31z. Thanks to all who hung in there and worked me.

      Dick, WK1J    YCCC

>From alan at (Alan Brubaker)  Mon Dec 13 15:24:26 1993
From: alan at (Alan Brubaker) (Alan Brubaker)
Date: Mon, 13 Dec 93 08:24:26 MST
Subject: 10 M contest.
Message-ID: <9312131524.AA27262 at dsd.ES.COM>

It ain't dead yet!

K6XO/7  Utah  Mixed mode High Power

Mode     QSOs     W/VE    DX

CW       149       30      9
SSB      129       32     10

Total    278       62     19    69,498  (9 hours)

No beam this year for the first time in many years. Antenna was a half-wave
sloping dipole. Worked all states in the first through fourth districts.
Only worked 4 W5s (LA, TX and NM). Only missed NV in the 7s. Missed IL and
only worked 2 W9s. No W0s worked at all! No EU but got ZD8VJ in AF. No VK.
Heard 3 JAs on CW Sunday afternoon and only worked one of them. The meteor
scatter QSOs sure paid off in some extra multipliers. A bit of a struggle
but it is worth it when your rate is this low. Thanks to all of the folks
who dug down deep for my weak signal.

Alan, K6XO

"Life's too short for QRP."  -  N6TU

>From WB1HBB  13-Dec-1993 1048 <wrothberg at>  Mon Dec 13 15:49:59 1993
From: WB1HBB  13-Dec-1993 1048 <wrothberg at> (WB1HBB 13-Dec-1993 1048)
Date: Mon, 13 Dec 93 10:49:59 EST
Subject: 10 meter score (and more)
Message-ID: <9312131549.AA05351 at>

        In spite  of  conditions,  I  achieved my personal best this past
                Q's     States/Prov     Countries       Total
               800           55            46          161,600
        Single Op/Low Power Phone only
        Hours: 21
        Kenwood TS-940S
        Mosley TA33M @ 55'
        Memorable moments:
                1) Two consecutive hours on Sat afternoon of
                   100+ Q's/hr. (132 and 127). I've never done
                   better than 90.
                2) Almost "lost" it on Sunday. Worked N8ULK
                   and then N8ULM consecutively. I asked "Why
                   do you sound like the same person?" My radio
                   answered back with two voices simultaneously,
                   "We're twins!"  I must have been getting 
                   giddy, 'cuz I lost the next 5 minutes laughing.
                3) Working folks from the reflector who remembered
                   my call sign and took a second or two to say 
                   "hi". It's nice to be recognized.
                1) DX stations who think everybody is on the
                   Cluster and knows their call sign so they
                   don't ID. I wait for 20 minutes only to find
                   out I've already worked them.
                2) Line noise.
        I worked a  lot  of  stations  backscatter.    I  missed a lot of
        stations because they didn't  know  what backscatter was!  All in
        all, a great weekend!
        Warren, WB1HBB (New Hampshire)

>From gt5830b at (KUNKEE,DAVID BRYAN)  Mon Dec 13 17:23:52 1993
Date: Mon, 13 Dec 1993 12:23:52 -0500
Subject: 10 meter Contest Results
Message-ID: <199312131723.AA04970 at>

Here's our summary from W4AQL (GA):
                       ARRL TEN METER CONTEST  1993

      Call: W4AQL                    Country:  United States (047)
      Mode: CW                       Category: Multi Single


      CW       476     1908       49       27
      SSB     1063     2126       50       39

      Totals  1539     4034       99       66  =   665,610

All reports sent were 59(9), unless otherwise noted.

Operator List: N2CEI, AE6E, WA4ABY, K0DI

Equipment Description:  TS-940S   Alpha 77  TH-6DXX and TH5 Mark II

Club Affiliation: 


               GA Tech Amateur Radio Club  W4AQL
               Box 32705 Georgia Tech Station
               Atlanta, GA 30332


What a great Contest, where else can you see F, Es, and Scatter
demonstrated so plainly in one weekend?  

I agree with Gene, RY0F made my day and about that time I thought I
was hearing another "R" station as well, R6L?  I don't know but I 
do know we were short on the receive side, our biggest problem
at W4AQL.  Wanted to put up a five element monbander but near-gale
force winds Saturday morning removed that possibility.

Dave Kunkee,  K0DI

>From DKMC" <dkmc at  Mon Dec 13 17:37:56 1993
From: DKMC" <dkmc at (DKMC)
Date: 13 Dec 93 09:37:56 PST
Subject: Don't Change CQ WW MS Definition
Message-ID: <CPLAN065.DKMC.1155.1993 12 13 0936 0936>

 Microsoft Mail v3.0 IPM.Microsoft Mail.Note
 From: McCarty, DK 'David'
 Subject:  Don't Change CQ WW MS Definition
 Date: 1993-12-13 11:26
 Message ID: 7699001B
 Conversation ID: 7699001B


 The interpretation of the rule for multi-single in CQ WW under which I have
 operated is to allow multiple signals at one time with the ten minute rule
 applied as a 10-minute window to the time of the contacts made.  This
 follows from the verification problem, as Jim, K1ZX, noted.

 I must agree with Tim, KJ4VH, that the rule should NOT be modified.  As with
 Randy, K5ZD, I have been at MS efforts in which up to four transmitters were
 active at once on different bands, not to mention receivers; the rule was
 not broken, just the ten-minute window carefully defined by the operators in
 real time.  This maximization of score and the interplay between operators
 required to achieve it IS A MAJOR PART OF THE FUN IN CQ WW MS.  The goal is
 to do it without having to throw out Q's and mults in the post-contest log

 The ARRL definition of multi-single allows only one transmitted signal and a
 strict ten-minute rule (no multiplier allowance as in CQ WW).  In slow
 periods (like trips to 160M) the ten minute rule is applied as in CQ WW--as
 a ten minute window.

 As to station design, effective stations can be built simply, as long as you
 pay close attention to inter-band interference.  This is a requirement for
 any multi-single contest station, as listening on the other bands while
 transmitting is very useful; transmitting on two bands simultaneously only
 makes the interference problem more complex.

 Change the station to fit the rules, not the rules to fit the station.

 By the way, the ARRL definition of multi-two is more difficult to achieve,
 station-wise, than the CQ WW MS because the MS only has to search and
 pounce.  The M-2 has to be able to RUN them on two bands at once.

 Don't mess up a good thing, please.

 David K. McCarty
 dkmc at

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