(Compiled by KIØRB)
CW - Multiband
|CALL||QSO-PTS||NAMES||SPC||WØCQC BONUS (1000pts)||FINAL SCORE|
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|Thanks for the FB contest! Hope to opterate more
CQC events. Didn't have my club number with
me on /p, sorry..
Ken Newman - N2CQ
|I had a lot of fun working the Colorado QRP Club Summer QSO party today.
used my Elecraft K2 at 5 watts into my new 2 element Cubex Cubical Quad
mounted on my new 50 foot tower. I put the quad up about an month ago and it
performed very well today.
The biggest surprise was working JA6PA in Japan. Nao who was using his
I worked a total of 29 stations as family time would allow.
Glenn Maclean WA7SPY
|TNX FER CONTEST
|If God intended you to be on single sideband, he would have given you
only one nostril.
- Steve, K2PTS (SK)
| SEEMED LIKE FAIRLY GOOD ACTIVITY CONSDERING CONDX. I LISTENED
AND CALLED ON 15 FOR A WHILE BUT DIDN'T HEAR A THING. I HAD FUN EXPERIMENTING WITH MY NEW CONTEST LOGGER ON THE PALM PDA BUT NOT REAL CONFIDENT IN MY DATA!
Gary Slagel - NØSXX
|Most Consistent signals heard were K4BAI and N4BP. They were
always on and deserve all contacts made.
Ronnie Zoerb - KIØII
|In the entire period I only heard two stations into Alaska. I
worked them both. High latitude propagation continues to be bad which
has been the case now for about a year. Oldtimers here say they have
never seen this happen like this before. We can only hope for a change.
73, Jim - AL7FS
|Power 5 watts with Ten Tec Argonaut V, 80 meter dipole and tuner. Band
conditions not good here, except for short time on 20 meters; no activity
herad on 40 meters.
Enjoyed the contest, in spite of my short time...
John Farler - K4AVX
|Wish there would have been more activity. Had to really scrape
the barrel for these 17 contacts. Still had fun though.
James LeMonds - KG7Q
|I set up as portable station in an open field, along the bank of the
South Branch of the Potomac River. The field is located in Moorefield,
The antenna center support was a 22ft extendable painters pole from Home Depot. I used an additional one foot wooded extender at the top section, also from Home Depot. The wood extender was used in an effort to isolate the center section of the antenna from the aluminum top sections of the 22 foot. "Home Depot you can do it we can help", I wonder if they were talking about QRP Hi Hi..
I started the contest a bit late 19:00 UTC and had QRM and QRN. 40 was, a bit tougher then 20. At one point I could not hear a thing as a very large flock of Geese flew overhead. Their Honks were louder then the audio from the radio.
All in all had a great time working the contest from the field.
|I operate from a small bridge in the middle of a salt marsh in Wells,
Maine. This area is private property near the
mouth of the Mousam River and Parson's Beach. The area adjoins the Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge and the NOAA Oceanographic Laboratory at Laudholm Farm, a beautiful wildlife study reserve including salt marsh, shore front, tangles, and much wildlife.
Setting up right next to the small bridge allows me to operate from inside my AstroVan out of the elements and with a ready supply of food, drink, battery power, some comfort, and mobility. I set up a 30 foot vertical on the ground a few feet from salt water and throw a wire into the small channel under the bridge. Eight feet of coax goes into the van where the manual tuner is located near the operating position. I have a home brew welded steel shelving unit that doubles at these times as an operating table. It is quite convenient when used with a folding camp chair. The K2, Keying paddle and any other gear fits nicely. There are distractions galore: Kayaks drifting by under the small bridge, fishermen talking on the bridge, and many beautiful women walking by in skimpy bikinis. But, I keep my ears tuned in to twenty metres and weather the storms of distraction.
I have found that a vertical set up over salt water performs so well that I prefer to operate that antenna and am sometimes awarded with fantastic DX. Nothing this time, but in the past I have worked Bombay, India from the same location and set up. Conditions in this contest were only good on twenty metres. The only signal heard on 15 was N4BP and I did not work him. 40 was rough and nothing heard on 80 or 10. So, I spent most time on 20 and quite a bit of time talking to pedestrians explaining that I was not a Commie Spy sending secret messages
to Ivan and Boris back home in Kiev. Some people thought I was using a new fishing rig, with the 30 foot mast alongside the bridge. Others thaught I was tracking whales or tuna with a radio direction finder. I would show them my log book and try to explain how QRP contests work.
Now, I am getting ready to operate from my brother's sail boat and will be cruising Long Island Sound next week with, you guessed it, a vertical 33 foot wire hanging in the rigging and my K2 on deck or down below squashed into a cozy little corner.
Bon Voyage es 72,
Here's how we announced the 'test:
Join the fun!
Sponsored by the Colorado QRP Club
Sunday, August 24, 2003
1800 UTC to 2359 UTC (Sunday afternoon North America local time)
RS(T), State/Province/Country, First Name, and
Member # if CQC
member, power output if not ie: 579 CO Jim NR 04
CW: 1825, 3560, 3710, 7040, 7110,
21110, 28060, 28110; SSB: 1910, 3985, 7285, 14285, 21385, 28385;
No contacts on 30, 18 and 12 meters allowed!
Single Band; Multi-band (all single operator
(away from home QTH, portable power, portable antenna)
CW-CQC member 6 pts, non-member 4 pts; SSB-CQC
member 3 pts,
non-member 2 pts
States/Provinces/Countries worked -- The same
station may be
worked on different bands for additional QSO points and multipliers.
Contacts on the same band using a different mode counts for QSO points,
but not as an additional multiplier
Total of first names from Name sheet. One first name per letter of
the alphabet. Name must be your commonly used first name.
Score: Total Score = QSO Points x Multipliers x Names
for working Club Station WØCQC - Add 1000
points to your
FINAL score for working WØCQC
Stations must use 5 watts or less output, CW or SSB.
There are no power multipliers.
Awards: To Be Determined, Highest Score in each class
Submit log postmarked within 30 days of contest end (09/24/02)
showing: Band, Mode, Time UTC, Station Called, RST Rc'd, SPC Rc'd, Name
Rc'd, Memb# Rc'd (or pwr out if not CQC member), SPC Mult., Name mult.
On a cover sheet include your name, call, SPC, CQC# (if member), power
used. A description of your rig, antenna, and comments would be
appreciated. Also include a score recap, the calculation of your total
To Email contest logs:
Logs via Surface Mail:
Colorado QRP Club
Golden, CO 80402-6019
For sample Log, and Name sheets, send SASE and one unit first class postage to:
Jim Pope KGØPP
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