KF9PL-ARRL DX CW Musings
Sean E. Kutzko
tigger at prairienet.org
Mon Feb 20 10:06:39 EST 1995
KF9PL Single op w/packet, totally unserious effort.
160 9 9
80 55 35
40 32 28
20 29 26
15 33 30
10 19 18
TOT 177 146 77,526 Points
I decided I wasn't going to go all-out for this one...I'm working
weekends now on a regular basis & only get so much time off, so I'm
saving it for the WPX contests.
Spent my time DX'ing instead, going for New Ones on the low bands. I was
inspired by my 40m dipole performance during the CQ 160 contest, so I
went to 160 and actually made some Q's there. This allowed me to work a
few stations on all 6 bands-something I'd never done before.
Special thanks to the Dan and the other ops at KL7Y for giving me my last
state for 160m WAS. (all worked with 100w & 40m dipole at 60'!)
6V6U was incredible...they were LOUD everywhere. Terrific job.
Question: Does anybody have the inside scoop on 9A1A & HG1S? They were
loud on the low bands, but had no ears whatsoever. Poor rcv antennas, or
just funky propagation?
Concerning the Packet "trap," I found another problem. Yes, there were
several errors, but another big problem for us was the lag time for the
spots. This Cluster network has about 50 nodes connected to it, and the
traffic was very heavy. There were times when the spots were coming in
almost two HOURS behind.
73 & See you in SSB,
Sean Kutzko Amateur Radio: KF9PL
Urbana, IL DXCC:304 worked/287 cfmd
Updated: 15 Feb 1995 Latest New One: ZL9GD
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>From Paul Pescitelli <pbp at crl.com> Mon Feb 20 16:13:45 1995
From: Paul Pescitelli <pbp at crl.com> (Paul Pescitelli)
Date: Mon, 20 Feb 1995 08:13:45 -0800 (PST)
Subject: SB200's do 160!
Message-ID: <Pine.SUN.3.91.950220081002.15154A at crl6.crl.com>
> Regarding modification of the venerable Heathkit SB-200 driver, interested
> parties can find relevant information in November, 1987 QST and the 1986
> ARRL Handbook. The two articles are not the same.
> Thanks to N4ZR and K1KP for this information. I believe this is K1KP's
> second "good guy" star of the season. Nice signal on the weekend up
> here, Tony.
I dont have access to the afore mentioned articles. Anyone got them
and care to fax or mail them to me. Would be most appreciated.
Paul Pescitelli - KR4UJ
>From DFREY" <HARRIS.DFREY at IC1D.HARRIS.COM Mon Feb 20 14:23:09 1995
From: DFREY" <HARRIS.DFREY at IC1D.HARRIS.COM (DFREY)
Date: 20 Feb 1995 09:23:09 EST
Subject: arrl CW de K4XU
Message-ID: <QCY2.DFREY.314319110095051FQCY2 at IC1D.HARRIS.COM>
ARRL INTERNATIONAL DX CONTEST -- 1995
Call: K4XU (IL) Country: United States
Mode: CW Category: Single Unlimited
BAND QSO QSO PTS PTS/Q COUNTRIES
160 25 75 3.0 18
80 77 231 3.0 46
40 130 390 3.0 60
20 310 927 3.0 80
15 409 1224 3.0 79
10 42 126 3.0 24
Totals 993 2973 3.0 307 = 912,711
Omni V, Alpha 86, TH6 at 75, 160 L, 80 V, 40 Sloper.
27 Hours. Our cluster was up for about 30% of the time: two 100+ mile
links in series.... First time as SOA, not sure if it was any benefit.
Enjoyed LF for a change. Took two hours off Sat afternoon to build an
EWE. Even without a preamp, it was a real improvement over previous
lf rx ants tried here on my city lot. A keeper.
73, Dick dfrey at harris.com
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