[OhQP-mail] W1NN/M Rough Score

Hal Offutt hal at japancorporateresearch.com
Mon Aug 30 07:56:07 EDT 2010

Looks like the score will be close to the following:

CW QSOs  =   426
SSB QSOs =   116

Total QSOs  =  542

CW mults  =  60
SSB mults =  70

Total mults = 130

Score 125,840 points

I got off to a very slow start trying to get something going on SSB.  Then I discovered that the 80 meter antenna wouldn't tune and I spent over an hour solving this problem.  It was working fine in my driveway on Friday night but the first time I tried to use it in the contest I could tell right away that something was wrong.  Without 80 CW there is no contest, so I had to spend time to fix this.

On the positive side, I had my best ever run on 75 SSB - nearly 60 stations in the space of about 40 minutes and most of them from Ohio.  This helped me to build my SSB county total to 43, the best I have ever done.  Including both CW and SSB I worked 55 counties.  

Due to the 75 meter run, I stayed in Seneca a lot longer than planned, and this, combined with the time lost troubleshooting my antenna problem, meant that I was about two hours behind my route plan.  So instead of operating from 13 counties, I only made it to 8, and I ended up the contest nearly 1:15 from home.

Despite the problems, it was a fun day with more lessons learned and some nice memories.

More details later in my 3830 report.

Thanks for all the contacts!

73,  Hal W1NN


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