AA8IA Amateur Radio

NAQP SSB 2010 – the summary

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At about T-2.5 hours til the end of the contest I got back on the air. 80m was all QRN. Very unpleasant. Of course, without an actual efficient antenna on 80m I just wasn’t being heard over the QRN. Every contact was a struggle. Between 11:30 PM and 12:05 AM I managed 4 Qs on 20m and 7 Qs on 80m. On 40m there were only two stations to be found that I hadn’t contacted previously.

At 12:06 AM I shut it down, with nearly two hours of contest left. I simply felt that I exhausted any possibility of useful contacts. I don’t know where the ops were – Was I just not hearing them? Or did everyone give up early?

My Results

North American QSO Party, SSB - August

Call: AA8IA
Operator(s): AA8IA
Station: AA8IA

Class: Single Op LP
QTH: Toronto, OH
Operating Time (hrs): 4.2

Band QSOs Mults
160: 0 0
80: 7 5
40: 37 23
20: 44 13
15: 0 0
10: 0 0
Total: 88 41 Total Score = 3,608

Club: Mad River Radio Club

Written by Mike

August 22nd, 2010 at 4:33 pm

Posted in Contesting,QSO Parties

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