K1IU SS CW SCORE
k1iu at ids.net
Thu Nov 16 09:49:30 EST 1995
K1IU 1995 CW SWEEPSTAKES SUMMARY
Category : SINGLE OP
Team/Club : YANKEE CLIPPER CONTEST CLUB
BAND Raw QSOs Valid QSOs Points Mults
80CW 265 262 524
40CW 397 392 784
20CW 329 327 654
15CW 56 54 108
Totals 1047 1035 2070 76
Final Score = 157320 points.
All was going great until the hard drive passed away. Lost 4 1/2 hours
starting at 0330z. Bummer! Used TRlog and that worked great. Operated 20 hours.
Lots of activity and great fun!
73, Jeff Bouvier k1iu at ids.net
>From Gary Schwartz <garyk9gs at solaria.sol.net> Thu Nov 16 07:10:24 1995
From: Gary Schwartz <garyk9gs at solaria.sol.net> (Gary Schwartz)
Date: Thu, 16 Nov 1995 01:10:24 -0600 (CST)
Subject: 1996 CQWW SSB TO5M (short)
Message-ID: <Pine.3.02.9511160124.A24368-c100000 at solaria.sol.net>
Better late than never!
CQ WORLD WIDE DX CONTEST -- 1995
Call: TO5M Country: St. Pierre & Miquelon
Mode: SSB Category: Multi Single
BAND QSO QSO PTS PTS/QSO ZONES COUNTRIES
160 259 580 2.24 11 40
80 980 2395 2.44 21 72
40 556 1335 2.40 22 66
20 1070 2921 2.73 21 84
15 769 2174 2.83 20 85
10 4 10 2.50 2 4
Totals 3638 9415 2.59 97 351 => 4,217,920
All reports sent were 59(9), unless otherwise noted.
Operator List: K9GS, N9AU, ND9O, W9OP
Radios: OMNI VI, TS-850, AL-811A
Antennas: INV-L (160-40) 50 feet tall, on the beach with 100 radials
Tribander (20-10) at 25' Much too low.
K2ZJ Beverage, unterminated at a height of 1 foot!
Worked really well.
Computers: Two Networked Laptops running CT 9.26
Club Affiliation: SOCIETY OF MIDWEST CONTESTERS
Soapbox: Why did we go to FP at the end of October? We're hams, or so we
told the locals. Almost didn't make it off the island after the contest,
due to weather. The North Atlantic at her fury is something to behold.
On Saturday, sustained winds were running 60-65 Mph with gusts to 70 or
so. Nothing fell down, but we couldn't turn the beam off of Europe
without risking having it come crashing down.
The locals were super, but the lack of anyone in our group speaking French
was a BIG problem. When we arrived on Miquelon, there was a film crew
from the local TV station waiting. We were the first hams to ever come to
Miquelon to operate a contest.
The K2ZJ Beverage Box worked great!
Great fun, see you next year!
Gary K9GS (You have to STOP the Q-Tip when there's resistance !)
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>From SHAWN LIGHTFOOT <shawn.lightfoot at lun.lis.ab.ca> Thu Nov 16 05:56:00 1995
From: SHAWN LIGHTFOOT <shawn.lightfoot at lun.lis.ab.ca> (SHAWN LIGHTFOOT <shawn.lightfoot at lun.lis.ab.ca>)
Date: Wed, 15 Nov 95 22:56:00 -0700
Subject: Amplifier Heating
Message-ID: <8B50560.0065000808.uuout at lun.lis.ab.ca>
Hi all, sorry about reposting this message, but I did not get to
complete the last one, as I was dumped off the modem when I
inadvertantly transmitted on 80M (My modem *hates* that!!) Anyway I
Hi all. In the season of amplifier heating (and overheating), I just
thought I would pass along and interesting tidbit that you may or may
not already know.
I have recently changed microphones, to a microphone that emphasizes the
highs and cuts the lows. The first thing I noticed is that after
extended use, the amplifier does not get as hot as it used to. This is
due to the fact that the new microphone cuts the low audio freq's which
in turn seems to lower the inherent duty cycle of the modulated RF, in
other words the power that is contained in the low frequency components
of the modulated RF is greater in average power level, than it is during
the high frequency audio modulation.With regards to contesting, I know
that many people use the sharp frequency response mics, but for those
who just use the standard mic, it might be worth considering a
contesting type microphone to reduce heat build up on your precious
This may be something a lot of you know...but for those who don't...it
may be of help.
73 GL es Gud contesting. de
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