[SCCC] N6KI ARRL 160 CW Contest SO(A)

Dennis Vernacchia n6ki73 at gmail.com
Sun Dec 2 20:03:09 EST 2012

*Call: N6KI
Station: W6HCD

Class: Single Op HP
Operating Time (hrs): 13.5


Total:  QSOs = 582

Sections = 77

Countries = 7

Total Score = 101,556

Club: Southern California Contest Club


Did a bit more socializing with my host W6HCD so did not get the 20 or
so hours in
I originally planned to operate.
Friday night both Local and Atmospheric noise was down but some local QRN on
Saturday night so used 6 foot RX loop most all of Saturday eve. Signals from
East Coast were just whispers but the K3 and RX Loop pulled most of them out.
My goal was to do at least 500 QSOs and try for ALL 83 sections but 6 sections
were just not to be found. Since I really wanted to find all sections, I
decided to run ASSISTED with Skimmer and Packet but that plan went very wrong
as 160 full length Inverted V Dipole was too close to house where Internet
Router and Modem was situated and every time I transmitted, I killed the
internet connection and it would take over an hour or two for the system to
reset and could not reset the internet connection at all Saturday night when I
was looking for the 6 illusive sections. Missed PR, NL, MB, NNY, NLI, NT ! Did
Anyone who put in less than 15 hours get them ? ( Were you Assisted Mode ? )
Got 1 new country out of 7 countries I worked - France !
Going to get a USB Internet Cel Tower connection for future 160 contests if I
want to run assisted mode !
K3, ACOM 2000A, 160 mtr Inv V at 70 ft Apex, 6 Ft Dia. RX Loop - 73 Dennis N6KI*

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