Bruce Horn bhorn@hornucopia.com
Sun, 15 Sep 2002 10:58:49 -0700

NA Sprint SSB Contest

Call: WA7BNM
Operator(s): WA7BNM
Station: WA7BNM

Class: Single Op LP
QTH: S Cal
Operating Time (hrs): 4

Band   QSOs Op Time
80:     12
40:     89
20:     17
Total: 118 Mults = 30 Total Score = 3,540

Club: Southern California Contest Club

Team: SCCC #1

You know it's not going well when you're hoping everyone will move to 40m in a
domestic phone contest. I knew it was going to be a struggle on 20m with no 
antenna and low power, but 13 Qs in the first hour was disheartening. By the 2
hour mark, my voice was starting to go from attempting to make up for lack of
antenna with vocal power.

40m results were about what I expected, but when I moved to 80m in the last 30
minutes I found the locals CQing "in my face." Ahhh, nothing like Sprinting 
40m as your only effective band. Obviously, I need to make some antenna
decisions before the next Sprints.

73 de Bruce, WA7BNM (bhorn@hornucopia.com)