[SECC] K4BAI Claimed Score January 2009 NAQP CW

John T. Laney III k4bai at worldnet.att.net
Sun Jan 11 08:05:37 EST 2009

                    North American QSO Party, CW

Call: K4BAI
Operator(s): K4BAI
Station: K4BAI

Class: Single Op LP
Operating Time (hrs): 10

 Band  QSOs  Mults
  160:  115    38
   80:  209    41
   40:  272    50
   20:  119    35
   15:   43    15
   10:    2     2
Total:  751   180  Total Score = 135,180

Club: South East Contest Club

Team: SECC #1


FT1000MP, 100W, 88' CF zepp up 45' for 10, 15, 20, 40, and 80.  1/2 wave dipole
up 40' for 40.  "t" vertical for 160.  This was a very interesting experience. 
I have had at least a triband yagi to use for every prior NAQP.  My TH6DXX
"died" last Sunday.  My score from last January is only one more QSO, but 13
more multipliers than this year.  20M seemed terrible here.  I know I missed a
lot of backscatter QSOs and mults that I could hear, but could not work that I
could have worked with the beam.  15M was dead except for NP4Z at the start,
but later had a very good opening to the west coast and a marginal opening to
the NE USA and Canada.  On 10 worked only the two local states, GA and AL.  40M
seemed very good. Some long skip, but not bad.  80M was better than I had
expected using my short zepp.  The usual 80M inverted vee was dedicated to the
160M "t" vertical so that QSYs from 80 to 160 and vice versa wouldn't take so
long.  Probably my best showing on 160, which seemed very good here.  Was able
to work ME to OR and NM to SC.  Miscalculated my off time and went over by 10
minutes.  There are 9 QSOs and one mult at the end that are in the log, but are
not included in the claimed score.  Thanks for all the QSOs.  Hope to see you
all next weekend.  I'll be the one much weaker than usual on the high bands. 
Nice to work the DX station OH2XX, who called me on 40.  73, John, K4BAI.

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