W1WBB 2011 CQ WPX CW + LoTW active!
W1WBB

Yes…now active on LoTW here!  Hooray!!  Have BEGUN to upload older contest logs as time permits.

As for this year’s CQ WPX CW contest I had VERY little op-time available…and only later on in evenings due to family visiting all weekend.  Checked the WPX website Searchable Score Database for my planned op category “All Years” W1-area high score, set a goal and used it for motivation…it worked!  Had fun just operating on 40m with my nighttime limitation as SOLP(A) 40m (Triband/Wires).

A post-Memorial Day “Thank You” to all our Veterans…I enjoyed spending Sunday with family at Battleship Cove, Fall River, MA.

            CQWW WPX Contest, CW

Call: W1WBB
Operator(s): W1WBB
Station: W1WBB

Class: SO(A)SB40(TS) LP
QTH: RI
Operating Time (hrs): 7.5

Summary:
Band  QSOs
————
  160:    
   80:    
   40:  280
   20:    
   15:    
   10:    
————
Total:  280  Prefixes = 234  Total Score = 224,406

Club: CT RI Contest Group

Comments:

Very little time to participate…operated a few hours Friday and Saturday
evenings on 40m when I was able but even partially missed prime hours into
Europe.  Only a handful of QSOs Sunday.  Pretty good condx observed on 40m.

All contest Q’s will be now be uploaded to LoTW!

Station: Icom 737 into 88′ doublet up at 45′ broadside to Eu; N1MM logger

73,  Bill  W1WBB

2011 CQWW WPX CW Results de K3IU
k3iu

WPX CW has come and gone and I guess I wasn’t as enthusiastic as I thought I would be. Friday nght conditions actually seemed pretty good and I was able go get about 150 Qs on 15, 20 and 40 before I crashed at about 10:30. I should have stayed up and cranked out more of those 6 pointers on 40. Saturday was not good here at all… so I  spend most of the day working outside and only occasionally dropping in to the shack to see what was happening. All in all, I put about 11 hours in the chair, virtually all S&P. My heart simply wasn’t in it.

A good thing happened though… Sunday afternoon I worked HI3TEJ on6 meter CW and heard several mid-Atlantic and southern states working southern Europe on 6m.

Here is the result of my efforts. I operated SOAB Assisted HP.

Band    QSOs    Pts  WPX
3.5      13      21    7
7     131     534  102
14     236     548  169
21      87     211   52
28      16      40    9
Total     483    1354  339

Score : 459,006

73 and please do celebrate Memorial Day,

Ken K3IU

CQ WW WPX CW 2011 Results
CQ WW WPX CW 2011 Results avatar

Well gang, that was fun.  I was involved with the Angel Ride Fund raising bicycle tour this weekend, so I didn’t have lots of time to throw at the contest.  My goal was to advance my DXCC entity list for 40 meters.  I spent some time operating on Friday evening, Saturday evening, and Sunday afternoon after I got home.  I managed to get in just under 11 hours in the chair (10.8 hour).   I used assisted category, and also was running about 500 watts using my refurbished SB-201 that I got from Ernie’s estate.  He would be proud.  I also have got my QSK working the way I want it.  So in my view it was a fun effort, and I think I am much closer to DXCC CW on 40 now.  I will find that out in the next few days.

Here’s how it come out:

To: 3830@contesting.com
cc: k1dm@arrl.net
From: k1dm@arrl.net
Subject: WPX CW K1DM SO(A)AB HP

                    CQWW WPX Contest, CW

Call: K1DM
Operator(s): K1DM
Station: K1DM

Class: SO(A)AB HP
QTH: Connecticut
Operating Time (hrs): 10.8

Summary:
 Band  QSOs
------------
  160:    0
   80:    0
   40:  259
   20:  111
   15:   59
   10:    0
------------
Total:  429  Prefixes = 303  Total Score = 411,777

Club: CT RI Contest Group

73, Mike, K1DM

Charlie’s Whistle, March, 2011
Charlie’s Whistle, March, 2011 avatar

In last month’s Charlie‘s Whistle, Mary and Charlie took the plunge and purchased a second home for themselves in sunny Florida. Having awinter home in a warmer climate had been something that they’ve thought about for a very long while. Most of the time, they would dismiss the idea fairly easily because they love their little home on DXHill and love their friends and neighbors, love the spring and fall and generally considered the weather in winter as little more than anannoyance. But last year, something changed. Mary and Charlie reached their respective limits. The snow, ice and cold simply became more unbearable than either could remember. Is it simply their age? They’re getting up there, well past mid 70s now and although quite spry for their age, they admit that they’ve lost a step or two and cannot do many of the things that were easy just a few years ago.

The deciding factor for each of them is the fear of falling on the ice. Last winter, Charlie nearly fell while walking Rufus because he didn’t see a patch of ice covered by a dusting of new snow. He was able to quickly grab a telephone pole to catch himself, otherwise he wouldhave gone down. Mary did take a fall walking into her craft shop. It was early morning and the new snow overnight had obscured the walkway from the car. The shop owner hadn’t yet gone out to clear the path and put sand and salt down. But Mary was philosophical about it and figured that was what she got for being the first customer of the morning after an overnight snowfall. She wanted to pick up some yarn for something she was making and went to the store very early so that she could get started. Other than an ugly bruise to show for it, Mary was left none the worse but she doesn’t care to fall again.

Nonetheless, they came to their conclusions independently that they simply cannot take that risk any longer. It harkens back to the old lesson that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. If they avoid the problems, they’ll not have to deal with recovering from them. So, now they need to care for two homes, separated by a long auto trip or a couple of hours in a plane.

Upon their return to DX Hill last month, they talked about the safety and security of having an empty house at one end or the other of their two home situation. They weren’t as concerned about their home onDX Hill because between Mary and Charlie, they have literally dozens of trusted friends who would probably be able to keep an eye on things. To give them some peace of mind, Charlie contacted a home security firm.

An expert came out and surveyed the house and the tower. He made some recommendations for local detection devices as well as notification to the police if anyone were to trip the alarms. Charlie’s tower was even included in the detection network and for added safety, it was powered by a fully automatic trickle charged battery system so that even if normal power was out for hours or even days, the security system would perform normally. Charlie was far more concerned about the new property near Ocala. Essentially, that place would likely be vacant from May through October every year and if Charlie installed a tower and left valuable radio equipment in the house, that would become a target for vandalism.

The security agent told our good mentor that since his company was a nationwide firm, he could arrange for an associate to survey the Florida property and could include it under his DX Hill contract. In fact, doing it as a single package would save over 50% compared to setting it up independently. It seemed clearly the way to go. After some simple questions were covered, they were given a quote. It was less expensive than Charlie expected and he asked several “what if…” questions. All were answered to Mary’s and Charlie’s satisfaction so they signed up for a three year period. The company would come to DX Hill within a week to install the necessary equipment and left the Florida installation date open until the property was transferred.

The Florida winter home immediately gave both of our friends an incentive to start planning for how they would want their hobby centers to be set up. The next day after returning from their trip to Florida, the spiral notebooks and a bunch of pencils came out. Quietly, Mary and Charlie began sketching out their ideal layouts and ideas for their southern home. Mary’s kitchen was huge! The pantry space alone was nearly equal to the size of her entire DX Hill kitchen. She had wide counters on either side of the sink and granite on either side of the cook top.

Charlie’s ham shack was a bit more modest but still larger than his present DX Hill shack. He had console and desk space filling one corner of the room. He only had a vague idea of the room in Florida that would be his ham shack, so everything was simply conceptual and likely would need to be changed greatly when he tried to fit everything into it.

Fortunately, Charlie had back-up equipment on DX Hill that has only been gathering dust since being obtained. He has a spare military Collins amplifier that he obtained several years ago along with Mike, his horse trader pal and Collins collector. Actually at the time, he picked up three of them as his part of the deal. Mike bought an entire pallet of these unmarked amplifiers for a song in a government auction. A condition of the sale was that upon settlement with the buyer, the units had to be picked up within 24 hours at a US Navy warehouse about 500 miles away from DX Hill. Failure to do that would forfeit the deal. Charlie had gone half with Mike on the bid for the units.They didn’t bid very much because the item was labeled merely, “HFAmplifiers, one skid, heavy”. It was a gamble and Mike pulled Charlie into the deal. When they won the bid, of course Mike gassed up his heavy box truck and called Charlie to get ready to travel.

The auction results were announced at 5:00 PM on a Monday andwinners had until 5:00 PM on Tuesday to claim their goods or the material and their certified checks of deposit would be forfeited. Mike and Charlie each submitted a $100 check to bid on the items and then won the amplifiers with a bid of $1,010.01. Their $200 retainer checks would be deducted and upon pick up, theywould have to pay $810.01 in cash. Sure, it was a gamble but they felt worth the chance. After all, they could end up with some very nice equipment for very short money. They could also own a collection of ancient arc welding equipment. Mike is registered as a dealer and can legitimately buy and resell for business purposes, so any profit seeking would be OK.

A 500 mile trip would be 10 hours, then an hour or so to load and 10 hours back. Mike picked up Charlie at 10:00 PM, figuring that they would arrive at about 8:00 AM, the time the warehouse opens for business. Mike and Charlie drove all night, only stopping once along the way for fuel, coffee, stretch their legs and change drivers. They made quite good time and arrived at the huge Navy warehouse about 7:00 AM. Finding the right gate was a problem and they had to drive to the opposite side of the gated complex to enter. But, showing the papers from the government sale, showing ID and signing the clipboard got them into the monstrous property. They were given a map with their warehouse circled. After a half dozen wrong turns, they pulled up to building N-12-207. The door was closed and the time was 7:30 AM. They were very tired after driving all night but were excited and anxious to dig into that pallet of HF amplifiers. From the description, all Mike and Charlie knew was that there was more than one on the pallet and all the amps together were heavy. Despite the skimpy knowledge, they took a chance in the hope of buying something very valuable.That’s also why Mike brought his big truck, just in case the more than one turns out to be fifty. Whatever it is, you MUST remove everything that you bought.

So they waited and a couple of other trucks pulled up to pick up their goods. Just before 8:00, the large overhead door started upward and two Navy personnel stood in the open doorway flanked by two armed Marines. My Goodness! What have we gotten into? Mike walked toward them with his papers. One of the Petty Officers greeted him with “Good Morning”. Well, that was civil. Mike replied with the same. As the officer checked his papers, Mike asked why the armed guards and he answered simply that there was some very valuable equipment here and we have to secure everything. He directed Mike to park his truck at the loading dock and use the portable lift trucks called pallet jacks to go into the warehouse to get his material. He was provided with row, shelf and bin.

So, Mike and Charlie headed into this monster of a warehouse. Only kidding, Charlie suggested that they leave bread crumbs behind themselves to find their way out. It really is a huge place, as long as two football fields and twice as wide. This is only one of at least 20 buildings in this compound. Talk about huge! This place redefines the word.

They followed the grid numbers and soon found their material. It was on two heavy duty wooden skids, each about five feet wide and long. Large wooden crates were neatly stacked on each skid, four to a row. They were stacked about five feet high. They counted and found there were twenty crates on each skid. The crates were stenciled in black, stating a NAV part number and “HF amplifier for radio set 2000-30-1”. Mike had a screw driver in his pocket and started to pry open the side of one of the crates but didn’t get very far before a Marine stopped him. He was told to remove the material from the building before doing that. OK, so he slid his pallet jack and lifted one pallet. Oh my Gosh!The pallet must weigh a ton! It took the two men, one pulling and one pushing to roll the pallet full of crates to the open door and to the truck. Thankfully, the floor and platform up to the loading dock was level. When they got the first pallet to the platform, Mike went to back the truck up to the dock. Luckily, the trucks floor was just about level with the platform, so they were able to roll the pallet right onto the truck and up to the front to put the weight forward. Before opening one of the crates, they went and got the second crate. Moving that one out became a little bit of a problem because the armed guards thought they had already removed their material. Mike had to point out to them that the paperwork that he received from the warehouse clerk stated that the material was on two skids.

With the second pallet safely aboard, Mike and Charlie took a well earned rest. But both were burning up with curiosity over what one of these amplifiers looked like. So, after only a minute, they removed the strapping over one side of the skid and removed one crate and put it down on the deck of the truck. Mike had a hammer and a crow bar in his truck and used them to carefully dismantle one crate. Inside was a Cosmoline “cocoon”, so typical of the packaging used to store and ship military material. The familiar smell of the Cosmoline is unmistakable. Mike carefully cut through the thick cloth like covering and uncovered a piece of equipment double wrapped in plastic. After removing all ofthat, they finally saw what these amps looked like. There was a thick envelope in its own wrapping to contain field operating manual and a service manual and another pouch with two Eimac final tubes some patch cables and assorted maintenance items.

Mike turned on the small light in the truck and they saw the amp. It was a Collins auto-tuned amp that is marked 1.5 to 40 Mhz on its input tuning. The switch on the panel offers CW, Digital and SSB. So, it’s a linear amp. Time to read the books to learn more about what they‘ve bought.

They pondered for a while whether they should rest for a while before heading home. After all, they’ve been up all night. Mike didn’t want to and offered to drive. So they saddled up and headed back to DX Hill. On the way home, Mike drove more slowly because of the weight aboard. Of course, they had strapped everything down but there is close to two tons back there. In reading the books, Charlie learned that the amplifier and its power supply are packed individually. He also learned that the amp is rated at1 kw on SSB and CW and uses roller inductor and vacuum variable capacitors. The final tube Is an Eimac 3CX1500. It sounds like a honey, made by Collins. Then, he thought about what they paid for these 20 brand new amplifiers. What a deal they got. They paid a total of a little more than $1,000. That means that they paid only $50 per amplifier.The tube alone for the final is worth over $1,200. Boy, Mike will make profit on this deal.

All this happened several years ago and Charlie saved two nice new amplifiers. He has used one ever since coming home with the crates. Mike wanted to split the profit with Charlie but he politely refused. He only took three of the units and wanted to pay Mike for them. Mike laughed and asked, “What do you want to pay? $50 a unit?” Then, he laughed. For helping him, Mike just gave him three of the units for his own use. He put most of the remaining units up for sale and made a very nice profit.

So, in planning for his Florida home, Charlie set one of those amps aside for Florida and then wondered what sort of power is in that house? My Golly, he doesn’t even know if the place has a 220 service or whether it has 200 amp service. There’s so much he doesn’t know. It will give him plenty to have fun with.

There are always deals flying around on HF radios, so he knew that picking up a radio for Florida wouldn’t be any challenge at all. In fact, it might be an opportunity to treat himself to a new radio. There are a lot of nice ones out there. Let’s see, How about a new IC-7800 or an FTDX-9000D? No, I doubt it. That’s not what Charlie would do. Before fall, he will find something and put it aside for the Florida shack. Between now and then, Mary and he must get back down there, find an honest carpenter and contractor and make changes and get everything repaired to code. They need to spend quality time writing everything down that they need to have done. Oh my Goodness! What have they done? More to follow…….

 

Morse’s papers at the Library of Congress
Morse’s papers at the Library of Congress avatar

While doing some research on the Library of Congress’ web site for a history paper I came across a Samuel F. B. Morse collection. It contains some very interesting information about Morse’s telegraph code, including a digital photo of the first telegraph message, in 1844. Another document, from 1837, shows one of his earliest versions. It’s interesting to see how his code has changed from this version, and I’m thankful it did.

If you click on the “Collection Highlights” link it will take you right to the “good stuff”

http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/sfbmhtml/sfbmhome.html

73,

Pat, NG1G

Amateur Radio Week in Rhode Island
Amateur Radio Week in Rhode Island avatar

I am very pleased to inform you that Field Day 2011 will be special.
The RI House of Representatives passed a resolution last week that proclaims
the week ending with Field Day in 2011 as Amateur Radio Week in Rhode Island.
The week starting on Monday June 20 and ending on Sunday June 26, 2011 is officially
proclaimed to be Amateur Radio Week in Rhode Island. I have been working with
Rep. Karen MacBeth, District 52 (Cumberland) since January and didn’t tell anyone
about it until now because I wasn’t at all certain that with all the issues occupying the time
of our legislators, that our proclamation would reach the floor to be read and voted upon
in time for 2011 Field Day. But, it was passed last week, without a single nay vote.
I have requested a copy of the official proclamation and will send you a scan of it.
Please publicize this special designation in your local media release and with your club members.
Rep MacBeth and Sen. Roger Picard have prepared a bill for consideration that will
designate the week ending with Field Day every year, as Amateur Radio Week.
Of course, passing a bill is more problematic and it may not be successful this year.
We will reintroduce it again next year if necessary.
Passage of this bill will make Field Day week in RI officially designated as Amateur Radio Week
every year in perpetuity, I believe to be a great goal. But, in the interim, we at least have it for this year.
Good luck to you on Field Day. I hope to see you when I tour RI FD sites. Hopefully, I will have
the official proclamation with me for you to see and read.

Table Test
Table Test avatar

Station Contest 1 Contest 2 Contest 3 Contest 4 Total
W1XX 275456 33198 41031 27605 377290 W1AN 192576 41398 28437 262411
CTRI CG 468032 74596 69468 27605 639701

Meeting Notice — May 14, 2011
Meeting Notice — May 14, 2011 avatar

The next meeting will be held May 14,  at the Crandall House in Ashaway, RI, from 1100 to about 1400.

No one seems interested in discussing Field Day assignments. If the club wants to proceed or not will have to be decided at the meeting.

It is hoped that John,  W1XX, will expand on his expected report about 1 Million Points or Bust by giving his thoughts on how we can maintain the momentum gained by involving practically the entire membership in the NEQP. Related to that we have the CQWW WPX CW contest coming up at the end of May and the IARU contest in July. Rick had suggested that we get a special call for this. A decision must be made at the meeting.

We are enjoying a resurgence in meeting attendance to levels not seen since early in KS1J’s administration. Each of us should prepare our thoughts on why attendance is up so we can discuss it at the meeting.

Since we now have internet at the meetings, W1PN will give a review of some functions on the new web site that members may be unaware of or have not tried to use. Q&A will follow on anything related to how to use the site.

John (W1AN) may talk off the cuff about his dreams for a club station location in Rhode Island. Several of us are interested in John’s vision for that station. If all of us hear what he has shared informally it would have the possible effect of turning up potential sites that would otherwise never be discussed.

The structure of the new website is different from the two sites it is replacing. This causes us to think of old ways of doing things in a new light. The two principal vehicles of communication are Posts and Forums. Pat, NG1G, explained the differences briefly in an email last month and is considering how he could expand on his thoughts about Forums versus Posts at the meeting. I thought his explanation was the best I’ve ever seen. Even if he isn’t prepared to present his thoughts formally we can discuss the subject informally at the meeting to our mutual benefit.

At the last meeting Pat said he could put together some pictures to show our members what NP3U looks like. This will be nostalgic for those who have operated from there and enlightening particularly for newer members.

The prospect of using Crandall Field during WRTC was raised during the April meeting. Jack, K2RS has inquired about locations in general and I hope will have some news for us on that front during the meeting.

Mike, K1DM, observes, “since the next big contest is the end of the month, I can give a few words about the other program (Morse-Runner) I use, and we can give it a try.  It could be lots of fun if we use speakers, and use group-think to decide what station was calling.  It’s pretty intense when you have five or more stations all calling at once, and it’s interesting to see who copies what in a pileup.  If you’ve never done that, it’s a VERY interesting experience.”

Jim Bowman, KS1J, will bring some “sangwich” makings for the meeting on Saturday; Pat, NG1G, will bring donuts; Mike K1DM will bring coffee and a pot to brew it, along with the  fixings for coffee.

W1WBB NEQP update
W1WBB

 

Outstanding to see the total club claimed scores now at well north of 1 Meg.  A few of us have already submitted our scores electronically.  There is a “logs received” area at the NEQP website (click on “results” tab; then click on “logs received”) to verify your log indeed arrived.

Congrats to Jeff K1NEF who I heard on CW numerous times running stations very impressively, as well as Chris KA1GEU doing the same on SSB…great job guys.

…and Jack K2RS (aka KR1CW) — your wires were singing too.

Sorry to John ‘XX — reversed my 75m phone freqs and missed you.  Thanks for the many Q’s and motivation to stay in the chair.

Worked W1AN in the last minute Saturday night on CW;  found K1DM and W1FH on CW in last minutes Sunday eve…good timing fellas.

INCREDIBLE to see Rick’s (KI1G) score around *100k pts more* than the previous NEQP all-time HP record…and Jim KS1J in the vicinity of the LP record.  Amazing ops/stns/efforts!

It was fun to be a part of a great team effort for NEQP 2011.  Now time to ensure your log is properly received.

Correction to my CW QSO count provided in my original 3838 claimed score post…final total points remain correct:

New England QSO Party

Call: W1WBB
Operator(s): W1WBB
Station: W1WBB

Class: Single Op LP
QTH: NEWport cty, RI
Operating Time (hrs): 18.5

Summary:
Band  CW-Dig Qs  Ph Qs
————————
80:     99        1
40:    230       88
20:    220       37
15:     48        2
10:      2        2
————————
Total:    599      130  Mults = 74  Total Score = 98,198

Club: CT RI Contest Group

Comments:

Propagation conditions for high bands seemed somewhat below average for recent
months during the solar cycle upswing for my modest LP/wires station…my SSB
totals particularly show the story.  40m and 80m were relatively QRN quiet for
this time of year, especially Sunday.

S&P’d more on Saturday to work the 7QP and INQP folks who would not be around
on Sunday.  Exchanged 45+ serial #’s with ARI participants during weekend.
Worked 43 US states, 6 VE provinces and 25 DX.

Put in alot of chair-time along with many fellow CT/RI CG members in hopes of
establishing new club record score.

Thanks to all the in-region , out-of-region and DX participation this year.

Bill  W1WBB

NEQP Results – K1DM
NEQP Results – K1DM avatar

Well, Gang, here’s my results. I ended up with one less Q than last year, but the multipliers were up substantially, so I bettered last years low-power winning score for New London County! That’s the good news.

The bad news was I didn’t get everything set up the way I had wanted, so I ran unassisted on low power. The refurbished SB-200 is now sitting on the operating table waiting for me to figure out the QSK box and the correct timing.  Additionally, the TS-930 is sitting in the other room waiting for some serious trouble shooting. Fortunately, the mobile rig, TS-480SAT was pressed into service, and did a great job. I put just over six hours in the chair, but only three of them were worth much of anything. I finally settled down on 40 CW with about 2 hours to go, and went to town.

The really bad news is that N1MM was definitely not my friend this weekend. At first it wouldn’t key the radio, and then, for a reason that I have not yet discovered, it would not key the radio on 80 or 20. I also had trouble with KS1J’s call and exchange. The program would not permit me to log Jim’s call until I finally discovered that you have to use the five-letter exchange for any county that has a duplicate in another New England state. I thought that had been fixed. At any rate, a paper and pencil helped solve that problem.

It was great to work so many CTRI stations. I never remember working so many.  The best part of that is that each QSO between club members counts twice for our club score!:)

Anyway, it was a blast to sit here at home at my station running stations on 40 meters CW. It should be ever better when I get the Amp running – and then the new antennas – and then a new set of ears.

Mike, K1DM

Call: K1DM
Operator(s): K1DM
Station: K1DM

Class: Single Op LP
QTH: CT
Operating Time (hrs): 7

Summary:
Band CW-Dig Qs Ph Qs
————————
80:     1        5
40: 139    28
20:      3       3
15:    51       1
10:     0       0
————————
Total: 194     37       Mults = 64         Total Score = 27,200

Club: CT RI Contest Group

NEQP: “It’s Not Over ‘Til It’s Over” — Yogi Berra
W1XX

NEQP:  “It’s Not Over ‘Til It’s Over” – Yogi Berra

 

After all the hoopla, cheers, and pouring of champagne for apparently reaching the club goal of 1 million points, we are not yet finished.  The goal will not be reached until:  [1] your log is submitted to the sponsor; and [2] you credit your score to CTRI Contest Group in the header. 

 

Logs must be submitted by June 7 as an e-mail attachment to:

logs@neqp.org

Subject line: Callsign used in the contest only. 

 

Cabillo is the standard submission format that all logging programs will produce.  Now I know most of us know all this, but this NEQP was to get as many members active as possible.  That includes several who are not necessarily that well versed in all this stuff.  Right after the contest, I got the nicest e-mail from John, K1JSM, of Bristol, who made what I presume to be an initial effort at contesting with very modest results.  He kept a paper log.  Kudos to John.  He made the effort!  I told him CTRI would help him in making an e-submission log. 

 

Anyone else that made the effort and wants some help in submitting the log (no matter how small a score), contact me and we’ll get you some help in submitting your log in Cabrillo.  Do not be afraid to ask.  E-mail:  w1xx [at] cox [dot] net.

 

I think having the highest total number of entries for the club is just as important as the final score.   

 

Congratulations to all on a job well done.  Please post your score results on this website, the Yahoo reflector, or if you prefer, e-mail the club Contest Manager at the above e-mail address. 

 

73!  de John, W1XX, Contest Mangler

 

 

 

 

 

W1CTN NEQP 2011
W1CTN NEQP 2011 avatar

To all:

Radio Ansonia’s contribution         

 

QSOPARTY Score Summary Sheet

       Start Date : 2011-05-06

    CallSign Used : W1CTN
      Operator(s) : W1CTN

Operator Category : SINGLE-OP-ASSISTED
             Band : ALL
            Power : HIGH
             Mode : MIXED
 Default Exchange : NHVCT
       Gridsquare : FN31ST

             Name : DAVE ARRUZZA
          Address : 32 BENZ STREET
   City/State/Zip : ANSONIA  CT  06401
          Country : USA

     ARRL Section : CT
        Club/Team : CONNECTICUT RHODE ISLAND CONTEST GROUP
         Software : N1MM Logger V10.10.2

        Band  Mode  QSOs    Pts  Sec
         3.5  CW      20      40    0
         3.5  LSB     36      36    0
           7  CW      35      70    0
           7  LSB    322     321   26
          14  CW       4      8    0
          14  RTTY     1      2    1
          14  USB    275     274   32
          21  CW       5      10    0
          21  USB      7      7    1
       Total  Both   705     768   60

            Score : 46,080
              Rig : EICO 753 …….NOT REALLY 🙂 FT2000/VL1000 1.25 KW. NEVER WANT TO USE THAT GEAR AGAIN !

         Antennas : GOTHAM ALL BAND VERTICAL….NOT REALLY JUST SAME OLE ALUMIMUM AND COPPER

          Soapbox : IT APPEARED TO ME THAT PARTICIPATION WAS DOWN A LITTLE. 20 M PROPAGATION WAS SQUIRRELY SUNDAY

  I have observed all competition rules as well as all regulations
  established for amateur radio in my country. My report is
  correct and true to the best of my knowledge. I agree to be
  bound by the decisions of the Contest Committee.

  Date : 2011-05-08        Signature :

NEQP: Member QSY Frequencies
W1XX

This is probably a case of overthinking, but working each CTRI member on the 10 bands/modes could add to the QSO count.  To possibly facilitate easy and quick QSY to other bands, here’s a suggestion on frequency using the “low end of SSB” and “high end of CW” format.  Print it and have it handy for quick reference.  Maybe it will help. X = Xtra Freq.  G = General/Advanced

Band                 SSB                        CW

10                    28,305                  28,295

15                    21,205  X               21,195

                        21,230 G

20                    14,155 X                 14,145

                        14,180 G

40                    7130  X                    7120

                        7180 G        

80                    3605 X                     3595

                        3805 G                     

 

 

The VOA on the air for CTRI
The VOA on the air for CTRI avatar

The domestic and international shortwave services of the VOA (Voice of Ansonia) Radio Club — KR1CW — will be on the air this weekend in the NEQP, collecting as many points as possible for the CTRI coffers. The station’s NE/SW sterba curtain is ready to fling 100 massive watts of RF power far and wide. (Warning: For health reasons, pregnant women, infants and those with pacemakers should not stand directly in line with or beneath the antenna while the station is transmitting.)

That’s my story and I’m sticking with it.

73 and go get ’em . . .

 

Jack  K2RS