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Class: SOAB QRP
QTH: EN82cg SE Michigan
Operating Time (hrs): 5
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Club: Mad River Radio Club
|Comments: [email] 2017-04-04 15:27:08|
|Hard to stay in the chair when conditions are so bad. I averaged 6 or 7 QSO's per hour, and spent a lot more time screaming into the microphone and not being heard than N1MM+ apparently believed. I hoped conditions would improve but ... they did not, and Sunday actually seemed slightly worse. Throughout the contest I could hear the DX big guns but hardly anyone could hear me. Hopefully the CW version will see greatly improved propagation. 72 de kt8k - Tim station equipment: - Tentec Orion, MFJ Grandmaster Memory Keyer with Bencher BY-1 paddle - XP laptop running N1MM+ (and nothing else!) - homebrew RS-232 to keying interface (thanks Dan KB6NU - catch his blog!) Antennas: - 20/40/80m multi-wire dipole at 30 feet, fed with RG8x - 10/15/20m vertical trap dipole fed at 35 feet with RG8x - 40/80m wire vertical fed with TV twin lead and LDG Z-11 autotuner, feed point at 12 feet above ground, 2 radials per band Thanks for enjoying my ham radio (and other) songs: "I Want a Big Tower" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNWZjzrzgwA "If You Ain't Runnin', You Ain't Winnin'" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNWZjzrzgwA All this and more at www.youtube.com/themandolinmaniac "I LIVE for those hits!" (and QSO's)|