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Wed Nov 2 08:53:55 EST 1994
My worst DXpedition score ever. I had so much equipment and antennas to set
up, I got very little sleep. No problem, plenty of time to sleep during the
If it weren't for my beverage with the K2ZJ amp, you all would have been
noise. Had a great pipeline to SA, but you can run out of SA stations real
How bad were conditions? For IARU from Greenland last July:
- I was further north
- had less power
- had half the time
- antennas weren't as good
and made 100 more Q's!
160 56 3 2 <- all Friday nite, not a single Q
80 169 4 2 below 40m Sat nite!
40 327 9 17
20 573 20 66
15 138 13 26
10 2 1 2 <- both zone 8
1265 50 115 for 430,485
Multipliers? What are those? It wasn't 'til late Sunday that I got zone 3
on 15 meters! Of course, then I got 12 in a row.
Laugh of the contest: "WJ2O, can you switch to 10 meters?"
The more I operate phone contests, the more I like CW. Oh well, on to the
next one. CQ SS, CQ SS!
73, Dave, WJ2O alias WJ2O/VE2, VE2NRK
>From Steve Fraasch <sfraasch at ATK.COM> Tue Nov 8 16:21:00 1994
From: Steve Fraasch <sfraasch at ATK.COM> (Steve Fraasch)
Date: Tue, 08 Nov 94 08:21:00 PST
Subject: Part-Time SS
Message-ID: <2EBFA5BC at msm.ATK.COM>
I whole heartedly endorse Trey's part-time SS proposal, not from a
propagation viewpoint, but from a practical consideration: my family.
As it is now, I get only one weekend, and that's ARRL 160 (it's tough
If the time were shorter, I could convince the XYL to let me participate in
Otherwise, I hate participating in part-time efforts. I want to try to win
Don't give me the "real men" do what they want. Plenty of the
damned-the-torpedoe types were just commenting a month or so ago that it
requires divorce, separation, bachelorhood to be an effective contestor.
Sorry, I'm not that zealous. Almost all the so-called "good" contestors I
know of are single, or have gotten into family trouble because of it.
So, I say let the spoils go to the diehards, but create the shortened period
entry in all contests for us family "wimps". Then, I can compete with
others with my limitation.
Steve Fraasch, K0SF
sfraasch at atk.com
>From Kurszewski Chad" <kurszewski_chad at macmail1.csg.mot.com Tue Nov 8 08:22:22 1994
From: Kurszewski Chad" <kurszewski_chad at macmail1.csg.mot.com (Kurszewski Chad)
Date: 8 Nov 1994 08:22:22 U
Subject: Using Filters
Message-ID: <199411081423.AA17025 at pobox.mot.com>
Well...I don't want to beat a dead horse....but...
When CQing, I used a 500 Hz filter.
When S&Ping I used a 250 Hz filter, which gave me a MUCH better chance of being
closer to zero beat (as long as my RIT was OFF).
>From Trey Garlough <GARLOUGH at TGV.COM> Tue Nov 8 14:38:08 1994
From: Trey Garlough <GARLOUGH at TGV.COM> (Trey Garlough)
Date: Tue, 8 Nov 1994 06:38:08 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Part-Time SS
Message-ID: <784305488.111623.GARLOUGH at TGV.COM>
> Don't give me the "real men" do what they want. Plenty of the
> damned-the-torpedoe types were just commenting a month or so ago that it
> requires divorce, separation, bachelorhood to be an effective contestor.
> Sorry, I'm not that zealous. Almost all the so-called "good" contestors I
> know of are single, or have gotten into family trouble because of it.
When I read Steve's comment I thought "who are the best contesters I can
think of" and the first five that came to mind are married, three have kids.
They are: K1AR, KR0Y, N5RZ, N6KT, OH2MM. Hmm. Maybe being married is the
Nonetheless, I agree that time management is very hard. I would like to
see the ARRL include "hours operated" in the line scores for all contests
as done with Sweepstakes. The would give part time guys a chance to see
how well they did compared to people who operated similar amounts of time.
I used to enjoy this in the CD Party results.
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