[SCCC] SEQP 2017

Bob Grubic bobgrubic at gmail.com
Mon Aug 21 20:00:52 EDT 2017

SEQP 2017
Call: NC6Q
Operator(s): NC6Q
Station: NC6Q (Townhouse)
Category: Single Op
Mode: all CW
Assisted (but it didn't help)
Low power
Overlay: historic
QTH: Signal Hill, CA
Grid Square: DM03wt
Operating Time (hrs): 7 (as requested)
Band    QSOs
20:        13
40        6
Total:     19
Club: Southern California Contest Club
N1MM+ logging software, rig Yaesu FT-1000, indoor dipoles with lots of
metal all around.
Spent 90% of my time calling CQ. With my attic dipoles, I just never
experienced a peak of anything, anytime. I did have time :) to study the
reverse beacon network (rbn) online as well as DX Monitor. And I saw myself
spotted many times, with an snr of 5 and then later 15 at the same place!
There were many other CW spots on 20m nationwide. Just didn't hear farther
than the Mississippi, or there abouts. Every single op was prepared and
sent me the full 6-digit grid square. I worked only one guy, W6SX, twice,
once on 40 then on 20. All others were unique. I took time off to walk
outside and remembered, at the last minute, to make a pin-hole camera to
see the 62% of the sun covered by the moon in Los Angeles. Snagged a
picture of it. And I stayed in the chair for 2 reasons: to read the manuals
of the rbn and DX Monitor, and also to help those who would use the rbn
data containing all of us calling CQ, whether answered or not. THAT I
believe is the more useful data for them--not our logs, which we'll all
faithfully send in.
Bob NC6Q

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