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Class: M/2 HP
QTH: Newberg, OR
Operating Time (hrs): 40
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Club: Willamette Valley DX Club
|Comments: [email] 2017-03-26 21:30:26|
|Fun time - first Multi-2 effort at the station. We had a KPA-500 amplifier for the K3, and occasionally ran a barefoot TS-850 barefoot as a second rig. All antennas were on a common tower. (Friday was spent installing stubs...) Most hours we were single-transmitter. Jerry K7VIT and Jennifer K7NAA were first-time visitors to the station, and joined alums Jon K7RF and Joe KF7FME to cover most of the contest hours. (Jennifer drove out both Saturday and Sunday.) Joe put in the most hours of the visiting ops - including the tedious second night, after all the usual suspects have already been worked. (He'll recover quickly - 16 is such a better age to contest than 60...) Ten meters was a no-show at this northern latitude, and no European appeared in our 15m log. After the US (with 868 QSOs), our next-most common country was . . . . wait for it . . . . Japan (230 Qs), followed by VE (54), VK (40), and PY (30). Then followed the top two Europeans: Italy and Germany (both with 24). Then KH6 and KL7 (both with 22) before another European (S5 with 15). Then ZL and YV. 'Doubtless a far cry from our brethren to the east. 68% of our contacts were by running; 32% by S&P. There's always suspense in anticipating what you'll hear after calling CQ. Will it be another W7? Or an interloper infringing on the run frequency? Or a 6W, 7Z, 9K, H4, or T7? The latter were particular treats this year. Thanks to all for the QSOs (and to the real AD7JP for use of the callsign)! 73, Bill, K2PO, for the AD7JP team|