TopBand: 160M Contest Results Jan. 29-30
Tue, 2 Feb 1999 00:14:36 EST
QSOs Points Mults Score
68 136 20 2720????
Conditions were pretty good, and I got on the air at 9:30 PM Friday night,
after a date with a really cute girl, and operated all night. The second
night- no date. I started at 1650 local time and operated until 1:40 AM
Stations, in the order worked-
W4YCQ/1 MA, WA2BAH NY, VE2NI QU, K2DGT NY, W0VEH/4 VA, W2HTH NY, VE3ODV ON,
W4BVV VA, W2EQS NJ, WA2KWB NJ, K1QZW RI, K1YVN NH, W8FGX OH, W1UOT ME, K1OOV
MA, W1BB/1 MA, W2WHX NY, W1BSO CT, W3BUR PA, W1WY CT, VE3BWY ON, K8RRH OH,
W3EIS MD, VE2ATU, QU, WB2MFX NY, W8EMJ MI, W3GQF MD, W0AIH MN, W3EJU DE,
WA8BHX MI, W3AJS PA, VE2UQ QU, W3AZR PA, W2UWD NY, W2KHT NJ, VE3ABG ON, VE1ZZ
NS, W9YYG ILO, WA4DUS VA, W8DGP MI, K0VES/4 VA, K2GNC NY, W2IU NJ, W1PPN RI,
W2GP NY, W2PSQ NY, K1NBN RI, W2FYT NJ, WA2HNI NJ, W4KFC VA, WA2UOO NJ, W3MGU
PA, W4PTR VA, W1DYE NH, W1FZ NH, K8HBR/8 OH, W3HHT MD, K2BWR NJ, W9VZP WI,
W9HFK IL, W1RWP VT, K4PQL VA, K4MXF VA, W1DBY MA, K9IRF/4 VA, K3IQA PA, WB2FPG
That was in 1965 using a Viking Ranger at 65 watts input and a NC-105 receiver
to a low dipole strung around the yard, with the permission of my landlord. I
was a senior at Union College in Schenectady, NY. Don't know what the scoring
formula was back then. The report was RST and serial number.
Do you see many calls you recognize? How many also operated the contest this
past weekend. I was using my second (NY) call (yes, we were allowed two back
then)- WB2LNA . This was not my first 160M contest, as I had been active on
160M since 1957. W0AIH gave me a report of 559146 at 3:42 AM EST, the first
night of the contest. No one else I worked, even the second night, had worked
more than 130 contacts, and half the stations I worked sent a serial #
indicating they had worked fewer stations than me.
Oh yes, she wouldn't go out with me again for a couple of weeks after I
brought her home so early that Friday night.
Doug W0AH ex-KN8BAJ, W3IFA, K1UGQ, WB2LNA
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