Club Member Contest Scores
Rig : FTDX-9000D/OM Power 2000A+ amp
160m - Inverted L over 100ft tree
80m - dipole @ 90ft
40m - dipole @ 95ft
Low band RX antenna - HiZ4 4-square array.
10m,15m,20m - Force 12 C3S Tribander, @ 52ft on AB-577 military mast, rotatable.
Wow, what a blast! CW is my favorite mode. Incredible condx in general, except for 160 for my QTH. The new (to me) HiZ4 RX array install was finished on Thu and tested, it helped some on 160, but really did wonders on 80 and 40. Incredible f/b and excellent forward gain in the direction pointed, with excellent nulls. It's been many years since I had a yagi up, or an RX antenna. Both were realized this year with the AB-577 military mast and HiZ4. I could easily hold a frequency on 10,15,and 20 for CQing and had excellent runs on the high bands both mornings. Runs on 40/80 were equally good for the time I spent there. 160 was very poor Fri night, but improved enough on Sat I was able to work a few EU double mults.
This is an all-time high score for me from home. Also a new personal multiplier record, with combined zones/countries finishing at 620 in the log. A few more mults on 10m and 40m, and I would have made DXCC on 4 bands, and 80m was only 21 mults behind at 79. Every band was productive, and I'm very pleased with the results of my small antenna farm. 36 hours was spent in the chair out of 48. Only took a 2hr nap the first night, but had to sleep more the 2nd night.
Great to see so much activity on CW! Thanks to all for the QSOs, and great to work so many friends.
CU in ARRL 160m contest next weekend!
73 Darrell AB2E
Contest : CQWWCW
Band QSOs Pts ZN Cty Pt/Q
1.8 25 55 8 14 2.2
3.5 194 529 21 79 2.7
7 256 726 25 89 2.8
14 487 1414 28 102 2.9
21 266 759 29 104 2.9
28 346 996 26 95 2.9
Total 1574 4479 137 483 2.8
Score : 2,776,980
1 Mult = 2.5 Q's