Glenn Rattmann k6na at cts.com
Sun Jun 10 15:24:22 PDT 2012

CQWW WPX Contest, CW

Call: K6NA

Class: SOSB20 HP
QTH: SoCal-DM13
Operating Time (hrs): 35:47

  Band  QSOs
    20: 1435
Total: 1435  Prefixes = 813  Total Score = 2,645,502

Club: Southern California Contest Club

Really amazing conditions... many hours of openings to Europe and the 
Far East, often at the same time.  Other SCCCers reported this 
already.  Conditions were good enough that even a plain-vanilla K6 
could make QSOs!

  Watching conditions during the period prior to the contest, I was 
expecting all-night band openings on 20m and wasn't 
disappointed.  The antenna is a stacked pair of old KLM five-element 
Yagis (up since 1980 and '81).  The half-wave balun on the high 
antenna appears to be ready to fall off the boom, as the old black 
tape is gone, but apparently the lugs are holding it for now.  Thirty 
years of wear-and-tear due to redtail hawks!  The lower Yagi rotates, 
but the indicator is suspect because there is a defective control 
cable in the underground conduit-- so I could rotate the side-mounted 
lower one only occasionally, during daylight when I could see it 
through the shack window.

Congrats to all the SCCCers who put in the effort to be active.


Glenn K6NA

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