[VHFcontesting] 222 Sprint - K1TEO

WA2TEO at aol.com WA2TEO at aol.com
Wed Oct 1 10:59:55 EDT 2003

Enjoyed the chance to get on for about 1 hour 45 minutes last night in the sprint. Activity was so-so and condx seemed to be a little below average based on signal strengths and regularly checking the beacons. Nice to work 8 stations in WNY, AL1VE in FN54, and 3 stations in Va.. Total was 42 q's in 21 grids. Also operated a little under an hour last week in the 144 sprint. Tough to get on for more time after the Sept contest and the 10 ghz contest just prior. Limited myself to 200w output to keep the neighbors happy and give (the ARRL)low power category a tryout. The one thing I can say is that stations seemed to get very close (0.5 - 1.5 khz)  and call cq as if I wasn't there. I think I had more qrm in my short time on in the sprint than I do in a regular contest, hi! Anyway, worked 55 q's in 27 grids on 2. Cu on 432 and tnx to the ETDXA for sponsorship. CU, Jeff K1TEO

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