Contest: ARRL 10-METER CONTEST
Class: SO MIXED LP
Operating time: 13:45
Band QSOs Mults
CW: 226 63
SSB: 27 15
Total: 253 78
Total Score = 74,724
Decent propagation with few sunspots
made it interesting and pretty
fun...until Murphy struck multiple
times midway thru.
Rig VFO dial
locked up, N1MM logger glitches
occurred...preventing "running" on CW,
new MAJOR local QRN problem cropped up
wiping out all but strongest sigs for
hours, subsequent wireless mouse and
keyboard problems...2nd half of 'test
here was a fiasco. Listened to nice
late Sunday afternoon opening while I
troubleshooted, unable to
Nice Friday night
2 hr Sporadic E opening to Midwest and
South...band DEAD Saturday night.
Strong Northwest, then West Coast
during the day Sunday;
signals from all over nearly at
Nice mults for 10m
worked here: KH6, VE8, ZS, and a few
Eu (EA8, G and SV).
worked more SSB for the mults, but
activity was so strong on CW and phone
is a chore.
Good news -- the doublet
up @ 50 ft works very well...did
encounter swr issues Sunday; likely
the open wire line exposed to heavy
rains during the contest.
have a few things in-shack sorted out
by the time of Stew Perry TBDC.
Circa '92 Icom IC-737, 88' doublet up
@ 50', N1MM logger
73, Bill W1WBB