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Class: M/S LP
Operating Time (hrs): 25
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Club: North Texas Contest Club
|Comments: [email] 2017-03-26 16:31:49|
|Station: Elecraft K3/100 @ 100W. F12 C-3 @64', 80/40 Fan Dipole NS @50'. 160M Inverted L 50' vertical 78' horizontal with 8 64' shortened elevated radials. No receive system in use. WriteLog V12.13B. Lost the early time on Friday to severe WX passing overhead. Later when on 80/40 first night storm static-crashes pretty well wiped the bands out. Propagation was the main challenge. Set new "this location" records for contacts made during this event on 160, 80, 40, and 20 that made up for the contact totals lacking on 15 and 10 Meters. Here the central south area we did not have the EU or AS openings last as long as they have in past years, so the log has a LOT of 1-Point contacts, nearly 80% that reduced the point total to less than the million points we have had in past years. BIC time was scattered as Jim N1CC had a back procedure on Friday that helped with the "pain" he has been having, but the recovery time did affect his timing and operation. Linda helped more with checking what Jim was logging - in case the "fat fingers of fate" got in the way! Sudden fading, and on Sunday a period of echoes on many signals to the west called for a lot of fills. Much of that period it looked like we had LP and SP at hand from the degree of echo, making calls hard to pick out. Overcrowding on 20M was at a peak and along with that there was a good bid of jamming done to many station, ours included. We are ready for Cycle 25 to come into play! Thanks for the many contacts!|