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ARRL 10-Meter Contest   2011   Dec 10   Claimed Score

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Call: W1UJ
Operator(s): W1UJ
Station: W1UJ

Class: SO Mixed HP
Operating Time (hrs): 17
Location: USA

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:1080185Total Score708,920


Club: Yankee Clipper Contest Club

Comments:     [email]     2011-12-11 16:52:52
It all started when fellow Barnstormer, NR1X started building a 10m monobander for the event. Allan was the motivator for this one for sure! I had an old 105ba (The 'Leo')in the aluminum pile that was re-assembled during the week preceding the contest. That left Friday for the installation. Took the much needed day from work and installed the 5el at ~28' fixed South. At the top of the tower is a 4el Steppir at 75'. The 4el I had popped 2 of the driver chips in the controller so swapped in a spare 3el controller - BUT - the driver chips arrived from Mouser on Friday also, for the first time 4el Steppir is in action! With the freshly repaired controller. Now the contest starts.... Turning the top antenna to.. somewhere (45 mins in) and not looking at the TIC ring controller, it 'took off' and spun the antenna all the way to a stop, and yanking out the controls for 3 of the 4 motors on the Steppir! So now, was stuck high in the band (28500) and I dont know if 180/Dual direction was engaged, and I couldn't determine where it was pointing. Sunrise in W1 was a brisk, refreshing climb to the Steppir around 0700EST, better than coffee! Here is the problem, after I climbed and repaired the Steppir connections and re-flowed the wire, I found the TIC ring stuck at 120 degrees, no turning the rest of the contest... 120 degrees, not much that way... thank goodness motors were working FB with 180 and dual direction back-in-action. Sunday was a wash, having a great time with My Dad in the AM and then Brother-In-Law graduation party in the afternoon killed any productive action, but I returned home with <2 hours left and exceeded the goal of 1000 QSOs but fell short on 1mil point goal. Great to work many YCCCers, Thursday NSers, and CWOps Jay W1UJ