|2000 ARRL 10-Meter Contest
Class: SO CW LP
Operating Time (hrs):
Mode QSOs Mults
CW: 1342 134
Total: 1342 134 = 720,920
Club: North Texas Contest Club
Rig: TS-850S (100W)
Ant: TH-7 @ 55'
Didn't have time this week to prepare for this one. Just sat down
after I got home from work Friday (missed first 20 minutes) and
went. I think my country multiplier (75) probably suffered as a
result of the lack of preparation. Also, my mast is still binding in
my tower and the antenna will only turn from west-north-east, so I
struggled with Caribbean/Central America and SA mults. I was going
to put up a dipole this week to cover those directions, but work and
family commitments precluded that.
Band stayed open for South America and backscatter until about 0500Z
Friday, but shut down abrubtly at 0230Z Saturday night (although I
did have an opening to N5YA until after 0400Z : ) ). Also, the
European opening shut down Saturday and Sunday very suddenly and a
little early based on previous experience. Must have been the high K
and A indexes.
Biggest thrill was being called by E20RRW Saturday night for an all-
time new band country (HS). It was also neat to see the rate meter
go over 100 several times Saturday.
Missed WY for W.A.S. in the contest (never heard one), but did work
several OK and LA stations to complete my 10M W.A.S. overall.
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