[SCCC] Fwd: W6PH SS CW Single Op HP

Kurt Pauer w6ph73 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 4 17:47:29 EST 2013

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From: <W6ph at aol.com>
Date: Mon, Nov 4, 2013 at 2:45 PM
Subject: W6PH SS CW Single Op HP

                     ARRL Sweepstakes Contest, CW

Call: W6PH
Operator(s): W6PH
Station: W6PH

Class: Single Op HP
QTH: Lone Pine CA
Operating Time (hrs): 24

Band  QSOs
   80:   96
   40:  240
   20:  278
   15:  445
   10:   24
Total: 1083  Sections = 83  Total Score = 179,778

Club: Southern California Contest Club


SO1R:      IC7000 AL1200  CT9.89 DOS
Antennas:  80m 1/4 wave sloper below 40-2CD
           40m 40-2CD at 55 feet
           20m 3el yagi homebrew 48 feet
           15m 5el yagi (N8SM design) at 55 feet
           10m A3S at 40 feet
All antennas are temporary on AB-577 masts.  They were raised on Thursday
Friday before the SS.  They will come down Tuesday (Monday too windy).

My IC-781 which is only used about 10 days a year wouldn't turn on.  I
the obvious things but no dice.  So I put my VP9 IC-7000 to use and it
very well.  If I could keep only one radio, it would be that one.

I had a good start with 90 contacts in the first hour on 15m with very few
unanswered CQs.  That changed a bunch on Sunday where I would go several
minutes without an answer forcing a change to S&P mode to keep a 30 Q/hr
rate going.

The Sweep was very easy this year.  The only section with one contact was
(thanks VE5SF).  The last section was LB and I had three answer my CQs.

A lot of OF's in the SS as evidenced by the many CKs in the 50's and 60's.
is better to be in the SS list instead of the SK list.

Low lights:  A lot of stations with clicks six KHz wide.  I thought it
might be
my radio but there were many strong stations with very clean signals.

SS CW and Cal QSO Party are still my favorite contests.

Next venture is VP9I with WA1Z for CQWW CW.

Kurt, W6PH

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