W6UM at aol.com W6UM at aol.com
Wed Feb 22 08:57:22 PST 2012

My worst contest ever.
  160     12       6
   80      38     26
   40    144     70
   20    167     63
   15    161     58
   10      57     31
Sum    579    254
The beginning was encouraging, with 40 meters excellent on Friday night. 
But first thing Saturday morning Windows XP crashed irreparably, taking the 
log with it. I operate S&P only, so continuing without dupe checking wasn't 
feasible. The recovery version of W-XP took two hours to install, and then 
refused to host either WL or N1MM. I first decided just to quit completely and 
work in the yard, but every couple of hours I thought of something else to 
try, and by the end of the day I was able to retrieve the original log and 
get working a very minimal version of WL. Started operation again Sunday 
The computer OS crash was the only single-point failure for which I hadn't 
prepared a workaround, so maybe back to pencil and paper for a while...
Chas., W6UM

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