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Stew Perry Topband Challenge   2017   Dec 30   Claimed Score

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Call: VE9AA
Operator(s): VE9AA
Station: VE9AA

Class: Single Op LP
QTH: NB
Operating Time (hrs): 00:12
Location: Canada

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:QSOs10Total Score30

 

Club: Maritime Contest Club

Comments:     [email]     2017-12-31 13:56:46
A sad sad story. One of my favorite contests and yet I had no (working) 160m antenna. A Cpl weeks or so ago one of my 2 Inverted L's in my 2-el 160m array bit the dust, so I hauled broken wires out of the and hooked up a single L and bypassed the switching network. Then, on day 2 (a couple weeks ago), the remaining L went open. GRRR I frigged with it and *THOUGHT* I had fixed a loose connection at a switchbox as it worked perfectly many times until (of course) Murphy visited. Finished up the RAC CWC and had supper, watched TV with family, and then at o-dark-thirty began the Stew. Hmmmm, everyone is S1 (or less).....how can that be? Go to call one guy who is 519 and SWR is a bazillion to one. WTFrig? So, I am stumped. It's dark as the inside of a cow here, a foot or so of crusty snow on the ground, the outside temp is probably close to -20*C, the windo is blowing and I have no motivation to go mess with frozen connections. I put the tuner in line, shut OFF the amp and tune up my 80m 4-Sq array. Many signals are now 529-559, but none of those guys hear me. I decide to NOT CQ (or I'll likely roast something like a relay or my dump resistor on the 80m array), so I S&P'd the loudest 10 stations on the band, bid the contest farewell and that was that. Sad but true ! Sigh... HNY all ! CU (all of sudden) in the next one! dit dit -Mike VE9AA in NB