|1998 ARRL 10M Contest|
Contest Dates : 12-Dec-98, 13-Dec-98, 14-Dec-98
Callsign Used : WQ5W
Operator : WQ5W
Category : SINGLE OPERATOR, LOW POWER, CW ONLY
Default Exchange : 599 TX
Name : ALAN BENOIT
Equipment: Alinco DX-77T (50W), MFJ-1786 Loop Antenna (Indoors)
Team/Club : NORTH TEXAS CONTEST CLUB
BAND Raw QSOs Valid QSOs Points Mults Countries
10CW 489 489 1984 45 38
Totals 489 489 1984 45 38
Final Score = 164672 points.
What a blast! This is the most QSO's I've made in a contest with the indoor
loop antenna. I had no expectations going in, but I was so close to
breaking 500 Q's that this became my goal on Sunday. I got close, but just
couldn't squeeze enough out of the band Sunday afternoon-oh well that gives
me a goal for next year. My best hour was 1600Z Saturday when I worked 54
stations. For the first time in a contest with this antenna, I actually
called CQ-surprisingly enough I got answers! For 2 hours Saturday afternoon
I actually ran stations by CQ'ing. Europe seemed better Sunday and JA
seemed better Saturday. Increased my states worked total to 38 on 10m.
Biggest thrill: working N0NI in IA on backscatter Sunday afternoon-boy that
was tough! Thanks to N0NI for being patient and pulling me out.
Can't wait till next year and even more sunspots!!
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