[SCCC] K6NA ARRL DX CW
k6na at cts.com
Sun Feb 26 13:45:48 PST 2012
ARRL DX Contest, CW
Class: SOAB HP
Operating Time (hrs): 30
Band QSOs Mults
160: 29 17
80: 109 45
40: 377 67
20: 545 89
15: 418 90
10: 328 61
Total: 1806 369 Total Score = 1,999,242
Club: Southern California Contest Club
I intended a full effort but the cards didn't fall right for me...
sometimes for an owner/operator in this game.
About ten days before the contest, I encountered a fairly minor maintenance
issue on one of the towers. As I worked to resolve it, I noticed another,
bigger issue-- namely, a broken steel rotator plate under the 40m Yagi system.
This plate has to safely hold a prop pitch motor and about 450-pounds
and mast. The antenna still turned, but I realized my only recourse was to
repair it fully ASAP, in light of possibly severe winter storms causing much
bigger damage. So, I found another plate and jumped into the repair process,
while dodging several days' rainshowers and other projects. After five hours
of final tower-time on Friday, I finished the work about an hour before the
Thanks go to Paul, WN6K, who cheerfully manned the bucketline for me for a
couple of days. He started the contest late, too!
Congratulations to all the participants; I know everyone experienced many
interesting moments in the contest.
73, Glenn K6NA
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