aa6lb mobile - Glenn cty results

Mon Oct 4 13:16:56 EDT 1993

                       California QSO Party  1993

      Call: AA6LB/M                  County: GLENN
                                     Category: MOBILE TEAM

      MODE      QSO    QSO PTS  MULTS

      CW       372     1116
      SSB      613     1226

      Totals   985     2342       56  =   131,152

All reports sent were GLENN, unless otherwise noted.

Operator List: AA6LB, N6UXB, KJ6TC, NV6O                                           _______________________________________________

Equipment Description:765 (12V), TEN-TEC HERCULES II AMP MDL 420,
                      TEXAS BUG CATCHER(14')

Yes, we really were mobile, parked next to the Sacramento River in a
combination boat -launching facility and park.  No rf noise, but lots
of mosquitoes and flies.  Had some really strange looks from the fishermen
when they saw Carl's Texas Bug-Catcher mobile antenna with the 7" dia coil.

Had a great time, wished we would have cracked the 1K Q barrier.

Circulating currents on control leads on 80 CW made us back off to 100W.

Operating KW mobile in contest really makes one use all the rfi mitigation
skill one has available.  Great Fun.

Eric, NV6O

>From Bruce Sawyer" <sawyer at twg.com  Mon Oct  4 23:02:25 1993
From: Bruce Sawyer" <sawyer at twg.com (Bruce Sawyer)
Date: Mon, 4 Oct 93 15:02:25 PDT
Subject: CQP from Colusa/Lake Counties
Message-ID: <9310042206.AA03603 at eco.twg.com>

Here's a quick summary AA6KX results in CQP...

Category was Low Power (though not by choice), single operator county 
expedition.  I got to the site by 1:00 p.m. Friday and spent the rest of the 
day getting my beam up in the air.  Then I put up wires by Coleman lantern, in 
the dark.  Just like field day, to say the least.  At 8 Saturday morning the 
rope I had holding up my dipole broke, so I was left with nothing for 80/160.  
Then I fired up my 4500 watt generator and discovered that the Alpha would 
fault down as soon as I tried transmitting, even on the lowest power setting 
from my transceiver.  So as of 9:00 a.m., I was left with 100 watts into an A3 
at 30', a 40m vertical, and a hunk of wire lying on the ground.  The final 

             CW       SSB
     160      0        17
      80     31        40
      40    118        22
      20    173       268
      15    119       329
      10      0         0
     VHF      0         3
 Total      441       679   =  1120; Multiplier 57 (missing Idaho)
 Final Score:  152,817.

The low band contacts came from loading the wire lying on the ground--not much 
of an antenna!  I was surprised I got out at all.  The location was a 
ridgeline, about 9 miles down a dirt road, up almost 6000'.  I was sitting 
right on the county line between Lake and Colusa county, so the whole contest I 
was passing out both counties.  Never again!  People complained that they 
didn't know how to enter two counties with CT, questioned how it was possible 
for me to be in two counties at once, etc.  I had to do a lot of explaining, 
and that slowed things down a lot.  If I ever go on a county expedition again, 
it will be for one county only.  Other than that, it was a blast.  I was 
sitting on top of the world the whole contest, out in the open, in the sun, 
staring down on the Central Valley of California and across to the Sierras.   
The horseflies were murder, but I soaked down with repellant and survived the 
attacks.  The hard part was the drive back--almost 4 hours of driving after an 
exhausting weekend.  I hope everybody in the contest had as good a time as I 
                                     de Bruce, AA6KX

>From Jim Hollenback <jholly at hposl42.cup.hp.com>  Mon Oct  4 23:41:43 1993
From: Jim Hollenback <jholly at hposl42.cup.hp.com> (Jim Hollenback)
Date: Mon, 4 Oct 93 15:41:43 PDT
Subject: PA QSO Part .CTY file
Message-ID: <9310042241.AA02550 at hposl42.cup.hp.com>

Any one fix up a .CTY file for the PA QSO party like KI3V did for the 
Cal QSO Party?....CT won't score it right, but at least you can track
the mult's and dupes

73, Jim, WA6SDM
jholly at cup.hp.com

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