AA5B 160 meter contest results
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Sun Dec 3 13:53:26 EST 1995
The kids groaned when I told 'em I was going to
do the third contest in the last 5 weekends, but
the thought of getting to play with the big red
helium balloon softened them up a little. Set-up
was almost field day style late on Saturday afternoon.
Transmit antenna: quarter-wave wire vertical, elevated feed (up
25 feet on army tripod), 4 radials, 6-ft He balloon.
Receive antennas: two 500-ft wires on the ground, NE and NW.
To call these 'Beverages' would be stretching the truth.
No matching transformer, no termination, no attempt to
keep them straight or level ... just draped them on top
of the tumbleweeds.
The antennas seemed to work pretty well. Highlights:
* Worked All States in a little over 4 hours.
* 122 Qs in first hour.
* 30 JAs on Sunday morning.
Altogether, operated 7.5 hrs (6 on Sat nite, 1.5 on Sunday morn).
585 Qs, 74 sections, only 4 countries. Score abt 97k.
*Hearing Q5 Europeans calling "CQ WEST ONLY" over and over, but
getting answered by EPA, OH, VA, MD, GA, etc every time. At least
the W1s and W2s had enough sense not to call, too.
*In the middle of a short S&P episode, getting told by a couple
of K8s that I was a dupe. There was nothing in my log even
remotely resembling their calls, but they absolutely refused to
work me, no matter how many times I asked. Interesting strategy.
>From jfeustle at UOFT02.UTOLEDO.EDU (Joseph A. Feustle, Jr.) Sun Dec 3 19:56:34 1995
From: jfeustle at UOFT02.UTOLEDO.EDU (Joseph A. Feustle, Jr.) (Joseph A. Feustle, Jr.)
Date: Sun, 03 Dec 1995 14:56:34 -0500
Subject: WD9INF 160 raw score
Message-ID: <01HYDG4GKMSW000YDZ at UOFT02.UTOLEDO.EDU>
Heres the unwashed stats from multi-op WD9INF, just outside of Toledo, Ohio.
QSOs Mults Score
1129 92 223,192
Ops: WD9INF, N8AAT, N8ABL, W8IQ, WA8SAE
Great Europe the first night; not much the second. Noticed an unusual amount
of purposeful trashing of the frequency. Ain't nothing like working 'em
through the trash to make the trash go away.
73 on behalf of the gang at INF
Joe Feustle, N8AAT
>From WF3T <steve.steltzer at paonline.com> Sun Dec 3 19:01:21 1995
From: WF3T <steve.steltzer at paonline.com> (WF3T)
Date: Sun, 03 Dec 1995 19:01:21 +0000
Subject: (no subject)
Message-ID: <30C1F401.652C at paonline.com>
ARRL 160 METER CONTEST -- 1995
Call: WF3T Country: United States
Mode: CW Category: Single Operator Low Power
Unassisted - No packet
QSO QSO PTS PTS/QSO SECTIONS COUNTRIES
Totals 462 966 2.09 59 13 = 69,552
All reports sent were 59(9), unless otherwise noted.
Equipment Description: IC 775DSP, Zig-Zagged Carolina Windom 160 -
feedpoint about 50 ft.
Soapbox: Had to take down my 3/8 wave inverted L that worked very well due
to stacking another yagi on tower, was amazed to work 13
with 150 watts and a 50 to 60 ft high CFR antenna.
Club Affiliation: FRANKFORD RADIO CLUB
This is to certify that in this contest I have operated
my transmitter within the limitations of my license and have
observed fully the rules and regulations of the contest.
Steve Steltzer WF3T
944 Cedars Road
Lewisberry, Pa. 17339
*\* steve.steltzer at paonline.com (WF3T) *\*
*\* "NO FEAR" = "NO BRAINS" *\*
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