[CQ-Contest] Fw: W1CTN DISPATCH ARRL CW Score - AKA when contesting goes bad :)
daniel_severance at yahoo.com
Fri Feb 24 09:04:54 PST 2012
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From: dave arruzza <w1ctn at yahoo.com>
I am Dr. C.W. Morse, currently the Director of BM Addictions and Behavioral Modification at the Ditmore Clinic. I am making this “DISPATCH” on behalf of one of your members, Dave W1CTN.
Further reference to W1CTN will be made using his name.
Dave is currently a patient of ours here at Ditmore and he is a Band Map Junkie.
Ditmore treats a wide range of addictions, but we are the only one that treats people with chronic and acute “Band Map Addiction”, also known as BMA.
His XYL had him committed…or shall I say admitted, Sunday night after the recent ARRL CW contest. May I ask how hard is it to call a wife a wife and not XYL? These abbreviations torment many of our patients here at Ditmore.
While the attendants were removing Dave’s restraints, administrating a sedative and transferring him to one of our private rooms with plush upholstered walls, I had my initial patient discussion with Dave’s wife/XYL.
She reported about him babbling incoherently about needing another “cluster spot” to work and that it better not be “busted”. She was very concerned as Dave was becoming quite aggravated and was raving about “how hard is to post a correct call sign!”, “there is a 9A1A and a 9A1AA”, “who cares if the E21 is deaf”, “what nitwit sends 3NN for power in an exchange”, “stop calling on top of the exchange”, etc, etc.
She also told me that if she just appears to be mildly interested in his “radio ramblings” that Dave will calm down and go back to his radio station in the basement.
What prompted her to contact us was her observation of the following:
After the contest Dave became very upset of someone who accused his friend W1JQ of having “key clicks” and how he would “fix that bast@$d” if he ever again said W1JQ had a bad signal. He called the unknown accuser of being a “frequency thief” and a thief deserved what he got!
At this time Dave’s wife decided she had enough of his addiction and placed a call to the Ditmore. Our fine gentlemen, wearing their exquisite white coats, promptly picked him up for transportation and treatment at the Ditmore. Dave is presently in the BMA isolation wing of our facility.
Just between us, some the patients in the BMA wing, especially the ones from a contest club to your south are raving lunatics and in my professional opinion, beyond any possible help.
I will close my report to you and your members with the knowledge that Dave is currently undergoing RF shock treatments for BMA. Will it help…who knows, but it is fun to watch the patients jump around on the table.
Dave has recognized his dependence on the Band Map and after his treatment at Ditmore hopes to only use it as a tool and not a crutch. It is also Dave’s hope that someday he will become a “runner” and not an “S & P er”. There is always hope, no matter how small.
Due to the severity of his addiction there are no visiting hours. Hopefully he will be released by the ARRL SSB contest.
You may contact me, Dr. C.W. Morse, Director BM Addictions and Behavioral Modification with any concerns or others who need treatment. My telephone number is 1-800-DITMORE (1-800-348-6673). My door and wallet are always open.
Below is his score:
ARRLDXCW Score Summary Sheet
Operator(s) : W1CTN
Operator Category : SINGLE-OP, UNLIMITED
Band : ALL
Power : HIGH
Name : DAVE ARRUZZA
Club/Team : YANKEE CLIPPER CONTEST CLUB
Software : N1MM Logger V11.10.3
Band QSOs Pts Cty
1.8 54 162 31
3.5 153 459 61
7 262 786 83
14 269 807 88
21 282 846 95
28 82 246 43
Total 1102 3306 401
Score : 1,325,706
Rig : FT2000 VL1000 1 KW OUTPUT
Antennas : 160 INVERTED L - 80 INVERTED L
40 FULL SIZE ROTARY DIPOLE @ 60'
20-10 T 10 LOG PERIODIC @ 63'
Soapbox : 100% SP BAND MAP ONLY - N1MM SOFTWARE
For the 2nd year I can report that an operator with fair CW skills and an average station can product a 1 Meg score for the Club just using the N1MM band map.
Here is how I did it.
A. SEE IT ON THE BAND MAP
B. CONFIRM BY EAR WHAT YOU HEAR – LISTEN UNTIL YOU GET IT RIGHT
C. HIT THE F2 KEY OR USE ESM TO TRANSMIT REPORT
D. GET YOUR R OR TU AND MOVE ONTO THE NEXT SPOT
ONLY 23 HRS CHAIR TIME BEFORE MY WIFE HAD ME TAKEN AWAY!!
GREAT OPENING TO ASIA ON 40 METER SAT MORNING
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