Call: KA1ARB
Operator(s):  
Station: KA1ARB

Added: 30/Jan/2011
Contest: CQ 160-METER CONTEST, CW
Class: SINGLE OP ASSISTED HP
QTH: NC
Operating time: 3.75

Summary: 
Total:  QSOs = 188  State/Prov = 53  Countries = 25  
Total Score = 46,956 Club: Soapbox: I meant to get one for an hour, but
I had so much fun that I stayed up
late! I don't know what it is about
160, but it always feels like a thrill
to be on (that should make Jack W0UCE
proud). I puttered around for a while
and managed to work some EU, so I
stayed on longer. Then I started to
watch the states fill in on the mult
window, so I decided to try for WAS.
I couldn't hear any of the AK or HI
spots, but I ended up with 46 of the
contiguous states - cool! Since my
only working antennas right now are on
80 and 160, I wsa glad to be able to
get on. I also used this contest as
an excuse to set up my new (to
me) shack computer. It wsa a freebie
hand-me-down, but now I'll be able to
leave it connected rather than running
my mac laptop in Windows mode. I
didn't get the computer keying
working, though, so I got to further
practice my wonderfully staccato
fist. Thanks for your patience and
your Q's. 73, Rob KA1ARB