Operator(s): N2WN N2WN N2WN
Contest: ARRL 160-METER CONTEST
Class: SINGLE OP LP
QTH: Grainger County
Operating time: 32
Total: QSOs = 1152 Sections = 75 Countries = 21
Total Score = 228,096
Tickled to work RW0CWA Sunday
morning, quick and easy, particularly
after trying for an hour Saturday!
That was the last multiplier, couldn't
raise XE2S... Was also very happy to
catch FO5RH (well he caught me).
Always great to work all the DX
stations. Missed a handful of
countries, mostly as they were in S&P
Remember when SD was "rare"??
Boy that is old news, worked 6! Wow!
Great turn out from a number of
states, missed NNY in the lower 48 and
no KL7 this time around. Didn't work
as many of the BC folks as normal, and
the signals seemed down.
It was nice
to work a bunch of the regulars and
even nicer to work all the new folks.
Thought I might not even get to
play, power issues in the house, seems
when the heat cycled the line voltage
dropped. Had to cut back the power on
the rig, ahhh the joys of country
Found and resolved the
problem with the K9AY from CQWW and it
worked pretty darn well. A bit of a
trick to switch directions on weak
signals, try to copy them AND not lose
your run frequency ;o)
is at a real premium in this contest!
Glad to see I wasn't the only one with
"fumble fingers" in the wee hours.
Thanks for the QSOs and fun
Antennas: ~70' Marconi (tubing
and wire), 64' Marconi (wire),
Inverted Vee 48'
strung off the mast
(think I made three contacts with
this). These are all crammed together
on one side of the property. The K9AY
is very close to the 64'
and it was a
very negative influence when switched
Rig: Elecraft K2/100 (the K3 may
be here by Stew Perry) bare bones CW
rig, but it plays well!
Holidays to all!
...and it was a good