Score: ARRL DX Contest CW

Mon Feb 20 00:18:35 EST 1995




    BAND      QSOs   MULTS
     160  -     4      3
      80  -    22      7
      40  -    64     15
      20  -   198     48
      15  -   135     24
      10  -    16      8
             -----   -----
     TOTALS   439    105

   VALID QSO PTS  - 1314
           MULTS  -  105
         SCORE - 138,285 

POWER : Less than 100 watts.
Station: TS440S; TS820S
   TH3jr on 10-15-20
   Inv Vees on 40-80
   Half of 80 vee on 160

I always enjoy this contest, and this year was no exception!
Thought the participation was down.  Could of been my Propagation or lack of.  

mmoulding at

>From Jirasak Visalsawat <syam at>  Mon Feb 20 06:58:52 1995
From: Jirasak Visalsawat <syam at> (Jirasak Visalsawat)
Date: Mon, 20 Feb 1995 01:58:52 -0500 (EST)
Message-ID: <Pine.SUN.3.91.950220012049.1367A-100000 at>

Here is the corrected total for  K3ZO in the ARRL CW DX Contest:

        BAND        QSO      MULT
         160         40        25
          80        256        64     
          40        609        81  
          20        925        89
          15        745        84
          10         42        22

                   2617(x3) x 365  =  2,865,615  FINAL SCORE

(HAD TO ELIMINATE ABOUT 15 W/VE's and UA0ZDA/MM from final log).

I do not log dupes but the dupe champ must have been EA3DKR who 
called me about five times on each band.

Conditions were about as good as could be expected for a low sunspot 
year, with only 10 meters really showing where the sunspots are.  
Only one minor equipment problem (the computer had been moved since 
the last contest and I forgot to re-attach the ground bus when I 
moved it back, so when my 160 meter transmissions began to scramble 
some log entries I had to call a brief halt in order to re-attach 
the ground to the computer).

This was my first contest since my new secret weapon was put into 
service -- my old R4C with all the mods added by KO7V, and 
realigned by my Chief Engineer N6CZG (whose name is the one that 
appears on this Internet account's address).  Those of you who 
know me know that I don't use any extra filters in  my TS-830-S 
beyond those that came with it originally.  I don't like filter 
ringing and believe it adds to mental fatigue during a contest.  
The R4C mods enable me to operate with quite a narrow bandwidth 
and still maintain the "natural" receiver sound.  I used it 
during almost all my runs on 80, 40 and 20 and was very pleased 
with how loud signals on nearby frequencies hardly bothered me 
at all while I was trying to pull through the weak ones.  
However, I did not use the R4C on 10 or 15 because the TS-830-S 
seemed quite a bit "hotter" on those two bands than the Drake.  
Maybe the added hardware in the Drake has added some insertion 
loss as well.

Anyhow, my score is up about 500 K over last year's so no 
complaints.  The power company seems to have cleared up the line 
noise around this neighborhood considerably so even though it 
was a dry weekend the bands were nice and quiet.  Ditto the lack 
of thunderstorm QRN on 80 and 160 - really a pleasure to operate 
those bands this year.  Things were interesting enough so that I 
only needed one hour's sleep the first night and two hours the 
second night.  The XYL served one cup of strong Colombian coffee 
each morning at about 10 AM, and that was all I needed to keep 
going.  Really stimulating conditions this time!

First hour rate = 122 (40 meters)
Best hour rate = 134 (1400 hour first day on 15 meters).

Those of your who worked A92Q, that is Admiral Scotty 
Redd, USN, K0DQ, who now commands our naval forces in 
the Persian Gulf/Arabian Gulf area.  He used to turn 
in top-ten performances regularly in the CW DX tests 
from the station of W3GRF.

Bring on the phone weekend, and tell the propagation 
gods not to change a thing!

                                73, Fred Laun, K3ZO                       

>From Mr. Brett Graham" <bagraham at HK.Super.Net  Mon Feb 20 13:20:38 1995
From: Mr. Brett Graham" <bagraham at HK.Super.Net (Mr. Brett Graham)
Date: Mon, 20 Feb 1995 21:20:38 +0800
Subject: VS6BG ARRL DX CW score
Message-ID: <199502201320.AA11620 at>

Single-op, all-band, high power
160 - 24/3
80 - 122/19
40 - 212/30
20 - 166/32
15 - 184/22
Total: 708/106 for 255,144 in 15 hrs
Low bands weren't bad.  Jet lag kept me in bed until 0130z Sunday morning -
really had to scramble to make up for it Monday.  Nice to have DE & VT call at
2359! Plenty of multi-band QSOs: KA6BIM on all 5, 13 on 4 (including K3LR in
zone 5, K5XI & N7ML in zone 4) & 31 on three bands.
73, VS6BrettGraham aka VR2BG bagraham at

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