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W6ph at aol.com
Wed Mar 8 11:11:00 EST 2006
Bottom line: 3 Meg
VP9/W6PH Bermuda SOABLP
160M 265 47
80M 577 53
40M 865 57
20M 1794 60
15M 461 42
Total 3962 259 TOTAL SCORE: 3,078,474 (39.4 hours)
Rig: IC-7000 CT 9.57
Antennas: 20-15M A4S at 20 feet
40M Dipole at 30 feet
80M G5RV at 30 feet
160M Inverted L (great antenna)
1. Never heard a single peep on 10M.
2. RF blackout on 15M east of the Mississippi River except for a few ESP
3. Being spotted as VP9/W6PM in the last hour on 40M. You sure can tell who
on the spotting network. There must have been at least 20 stations call
duplicates. It also shows the cretin behavior of those who don't listen
signs. I signed my call sign a lot. I can only remember one "What's
call?" I don't log duplicate contacts unless there is a certainty that
no previous contact. This is a holdover from the days when you were
for duplicate contacts and I can't change that mindset. ("Stubborn
4. Bermuda is not the Caribbean. The propagation is similar to the
I don't have the openings that Caribbean stations have.
1. With respect to #5 above, I have fantastic propagation on 160M and 75M.
Great runs on those bands. But it doesn't make up for the loss of mults
on 15M and 10M. Each mult was worth about 11 QSOs.
2. No Murphy's. Everything worked well.
3. I really like the IC-7000 with its built-in voice keyer. It is a perfect
4. The great hospitality of Ed Kelly, VP9GE. Anyone who has been there
will agree with this.
I enjoyed the calls from the SCCC crowd. I think Dick, W6TK, takes honors
for being in my log for 4 bands. N6AA made 3 bands, down from 6 bands last
year. I'm trying to figure a way to get to Arnie's next weekend.
73, Kurt, W6PH/1
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