Sprint Results

WR3O at music-city.tdec.state.tn.us WR3O at music-city.tdec.state.tn.us
Fri Feb 17 15:48:44 EST 1995

Sorry if you've seen this already.  I sent it several days ago but never
saw it come back to me from the reflector.  (I'll probably get a dozen
copies of it now...)   In all seriousness, thanks to Trey and Lyndon for
keeping these reflectors up and running for the contest and DX communities.

                         1995 NCJ NORTH AMERICAN SPRINT
     Call used: WR3O                                           Location: TN
     Category: Single Op All Band         Mode: CW              Power: 500W
     Callsign of Operator: WR3O  
     Exchanged Information: WR3O nr KIRK TN  
     Hours of Operation: 03:57
     band      QSOs     points
      80         40         40
      40         50         50
      20         46         46
     TOTAL      136        136   X   35 multipliers  =  4,760
     Club or Team Name: Tennessee Contest Group     
     This was my first Sprint.  I thought this was a difficult and
     demanding contest.  I was pretty frustrated the first hour or
     so just trying to get the hang of it.  Things became easier
     as the contest went on.  The first thing which was immediately
     apparent is that my CW ability needs vast improvement if I am to
     continue CW contesting.  I felt like I was driving people crazy
     asking for repeats, especially the guys running 40+ WPM who
     would not QRS, even when asked, even on the 4th repeat request!

     Still, it was good training, and I guess this is how I will get
     better at CW contesting.  Thanks for all the repeats!
     I, by virtue of my statement below, have taken part in the 
           1995 NCJ NORTH AMERICAN SPRINT on 02/12/1995
     conscientiously applying my most ethical interpretation of the
     published rules for this contest.
     Date: 02/13/95   Signature: <signed> Kirk R. Pickering    Call: WR3O

73, Kirk  WR3O   ( WR3O at music-city.tdec.state.tn.us )

>From scott at 6.microbbs.us.com (Scott Lieberman)  Fri Feb 17 22:44:40 1995
From: scott at 6.microbbs.us.com (Scott Lieberman) (Scott Lieberman)
Date: 17 Feb 95 14:44:40 -0800
Subject: Sprint woes
Message-ID: <c15_9502171451 at microbbs.us.com>

Feb 1995 CW Sprint


QSO  Mult  Score
180   40    7200

After participating in this contest for about 16 years, you would think I would
have it all figured out!


TS-930, 1000 watt amp, KT-34, 2el 40, and an 80 dipole; all about 8 feet above
a 30 foot tall building.
Band   QSO's  Time   rate/hr
20      76     131    35
40      68      73    56
80      36      36    60

I know all of you over 250 QSO people have SOME drop-off in rate during your
last 10 minutes on a band vs. your first ten minutes, but here is my rate for
the first 25 minutes on 40

first ten minutes- 13 QSO's, or 78/hr
next five    "   -  3 QSO's, or 36/hr
next  ten    "   - 13 QSO's, or 78/hr

In other words, I had an effective rate of 78/hr for 20 of my first 25 minutes
on 40.  Assuming I could have had a NORMAL drop off to 70/hr for my time on 40,
and add that to my actual 60/hr on 80, and I would have had a rate of 67/hr for
the second half of the contest.  Compare that to my rate of 35/hour for the
first half of the contest, which I spent on 20.


1. I need a two hole Alpha, but only for 20 meters

2. I'm schizophrenic

3. I should only operate the second half of the Sprint

    Scott   N1EE/6
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