[CQ-Contest] Fw: W1CTN DISPATCH ARRL CW Score - AKA when contesting goes bad :)
alannottage at aol.com
alannottage at aol.com
Fri Feb 24 10:05:15 PST 2012
Reassuring to read that the Dr is IN.
I hope you explained to Dave that it is 'just a hobby' :>)
From: Daniel Severance <daniel_severance at yahoo.com>
To: cq-contest <cq-contest at contesting.com>
Sent: Fri, 24 Feb 2012 17:50
Subject: [CQ-Contest] Fw: W1CTN DISPATCH ARRL CW Score - AKA when contesting goes bad :)
----- Forwarded Message -----
From: dave arruzza <w1ctn at yahoo.com>
am Dr. C.W. Morse, currently the Director of BM Addictions and Behavioral
odification at the Ditmore Clinic. I am making this “DISPATCH” on behalf of one
f your members, Dave W1CTN.
urther reference to W1CTN will be made using his name.
ave is currently a patient of ours here at Ditmore and he is a Band Map Junkie.
itmore treats a wide range of addictions, but we are the only one that treats
eople with chronic and acute “Band Map Addiction”, also known as BMA.
is XYL had him committed…or shall I say admitted, Sunday night after the recent
RRL CW contest. May I ask how hard is it to call a wife a wife and not XYL?
hese abbreviations torment many of our patients here at Ditmore.
hile the attendants were removing Dave’s restraints, administrating a sedative
nd transferring him to one of our private rooms with plush upholstered walls, I
ad my initial patient discussion with Dave’s wife/XYL.
he reported about him babbling incoherently about needing another “cluster
pot” to work and that it better not be “busted”. She was very concerned as
ave was becoming quite aggravated and was raving about “how hard is to post a
orrect call sign!”, “there is a 9A1A and a 9A1AA”, “who cares if the E21 is
eaf”, “what nitwit sends 3NN for power in an exchange”, “stop calling on top of
he exchange”, etc, etc.
he also told me that if she just appears to be mildly interested in his “radio
amblings” that Dave will calm down and go back to his radio station in the
hat prompted her to contact us was her observation of the following:
fter the contest Dave became very upset of someone who accused his friend W1JQ
f having “key clicks” and how he would “fix that bast@$d” if he ever again said
1JQ had a bad signal. He called the unknown accuser of being a “frequency
hief” and a thief deserved what he got!
t this time Dave’s wife decided she had enough of his addiction and placed a
all to the Ditmore. Our fine gentlemen, wearing their exquisite white coats,
romptly picked him up for transportation and treatment at the Ditmore. Dave is
resently in the BMA isolation wing of our facility.
ust between us, some the patients in the BMA wing, especially the ones from a
ontest club to your south are raving lunatics and in my professional opinion,
eyond any possible help.
will close my report to you and your members with the knowledge that Dave is
urrently undergoing RF shock treatments for BMA. Will it help…who knows, but it
s fun to watch the patients jump around on the table.
ave has recognized his dependence on the Band Map and after his treatment at
itmore hopes to only use it as a tool and not a crutch. It is also Dave’s hope
hat someday he will become a “runner” and not an “S & P er”. There is always
ope, no matter how small.
ue to the severity of his addiction there are no visiting hours. Hopefully he
ill be released by the ARRL SSB contest.
ou may contact me, Dr. C.W. Morse, Director BM Addictions and Behavioral
odification with any concerns or others who need treatment. My telephone number
s 1-800-DITMORE (1-800-348-6673). My door and wallet are always open.
elow is his score:
RRLDXCW Score Summary Sheet
perator(s) : W1CTN
perator Category : SINGLE-OP, UNLIMITED
and : ALL
ower : 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
ig : FT2000 VL1000 1 KW OUTPUT
ntennas : 160 INVERTED L - 80 INVERTED L
40 FULL SIZE ROTARY DIPOLE @ 60'
20-10 T 10 LOG PERIODIC @ 63'
oapbox : 100% SP BAND MAP ONLY - N1MM SOFTWARE
or the 2nd year I can report that an operator with fair CW skills and an
verage station can product a 1 Meg score for the Club just using the N1MM band
ere is how I did it.
. SEE IT ON THE BAND MAP
. CONFIRM BY EAR WHAT YOU HEAR – LISTEN UNTIL YOU GET IT RIGHT
. HIT THE F2 KEY OR USE ESM TO TRANSMIT REPORT
. 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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