[SCCC] ARRL SSB DX Contest
n6qq at msn.com
Wed Mar 8 05:39:20 EST 2006
ARRL DX Contest, SSB
Class: SOAB(A) HP
QTH: Cerritos, Ca
Operating Time (hrs): 23
Band QSOs Mults
160: 1 1
80: 17 15
40: 53 31
20: 342 109
15: 249 69
10: 44 16
Total: 707 241 Total Score = 510,438
Club: Southern California Contest Club
Did some tests with the SteppIR 4 el. At 30 feet and 85 feet.
Results: At 30 feet Eu drop out after 10 am local, at 85 feet Eu to around 2 pm Sat. (local time)
JA's - Sat. 30 feet could hear weak signals from 3 to 4 pm (local). At 85 feet - JA's S8+ from 2:30 to 4:30 pm.
The 20 meter pileups - boy was that something. With 100 watts at 85 feet - could not break any large pileups on 20.
At 30 feet - high power, could break several - but only if the other stations was at least S9.
At 85 feet, could break almost all of the pileups- did have to wait until Sunday - to reach some of the weaker stations.
Heard ZD8I, Jim most of the day Sat. on 15 meters - but signal never came up to S2 - never could break that pileup.
As others, did work KH7X on 6 bands - only station I could reach on 160. Did you work YA1OJ on 20 meters.
Wiped out the Balun on the 40 meter 1 el hy-gain. Need suggestions for a higher power balun.
The180 degree reverse mode on the SteppIR works wonders. Was able to work ZL and Eu without turning the antenna.
On 15 meters, did use the bi-direct mode to work JA's and South America.
So far, no police - neighbors seem to happly. Lot less TVI -- RFI problems than 10 years ago. Do keep the antenna at 40 feet
during the week.
See you at the next meeting -- at N6HC.
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