16 October 2001
Activity weekend - 06 & 07 October
Activity was very low on Saturday and only slightly higher on Sunday. I made an initial with N7AM improving my standings to - 157 Initials, 30 DXCC Countries, 6 Continents, 23 US States, 25 Large Grid Squares & 120 Small Grid Squares.
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2252 GW3XYW 559/549, 2332 OZ6OL 569/569
0443 OZ4MM 579/569 & 55/55 on ssb, 0615 N7AM O/449 for initial #157 - Jack was using 50W to a 30ft dish, 0700 called CQ for K7XQ - nil result, 0730 OE9XXI 57/55 on ssb.
0509 A pile up! 3 stations called at the same time - K5JL 589/589 pk, 0513 DJ5MN 559/569, 0517 K9BCT 569/569, 0525 VE6TA 569/559, 0530 ZS6AXT 569/579, 0700 N7AM 329/439, 0800 called K7XQ on sked - nil result, 0827 IK2MMB 559/559.
ARRL EME Contest 2001 - First Leg
Iím pleased to say that there was a good turn out for the 1st leg of the contest. Conditions were good for most of the weekend and I was kept busy all day on Saturday although things slowed down a lot on Sunday.
Contacts with F/G8MBI, DL4MUP, DO6ME and NL7F improved my standings to 161 Initials, 31 DXCC Countries, 6 Continents, 23 US States, 25 Large Grid Squares & 122 Small Grid Squares.
The highlight of the weekend was working NL7F right at the end of my window on Sunday... I would have closed down well before we worked normally, but this time I hung around and it paid off. Elevation was 7 deg an the Moon was setting fast, a few minutes later and it would have been a different story.
Hereís a list of the stations worked:
0410 F1ANH, JH5LUZ, OE5EYM, JA6AHB, DJ5MN, HB9BHU, JA8IAD, ZS6AXT, F5PAU, JA6CZD, OZ4MM,
F/G8MBI for initial #158, SM3AKW, F6ETI, F6CGJ, OE9XXI, CT1DMK,
OK1CA, SM6CKU, GW3XYW,
for initial #159, F5HRY, IK2MMB, WA1JOF, K0YW, VE9DW, WA4OFS, G3LTF,
OE9ERC, W2DRZ, K5JL, WD5AGO, K1RQG, W2UHI, K4QI, W7QX, K2UYH, W7SZ, F2TU, OZ6OL, VE6NA.
0521 IK3COJ, HA5SHF, HB9BCD, OH2DG, HB9Q, KA0Y, OE5JFL, VE6TA,
LU8EDR, DO6ME for
initial #160, EA3UM, K2AH, NL7F for initial #161.
JA8ERE, DJ9YW, DJ3MY, DL6YDH/DL0OAH, HB9SV, W4AD, W5LUA, W7GBI and K9BCT.
My score so far in the contest is - 54 x 27
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