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Pennsylvania QSO Party   2017   Oct 14   Claimed Score

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Call: W1NN
Operator(s): W1NN
Station: W1NN

Class: Single Op CW LP
Operating Time (hrs): 6
Location: Out of State/Province

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:103000Mults37Total Score14,022


Club: North Coast Contesters

Comments:     [email]     2017-10-15 19:33:20
This month marks the 60th anniversary of getting my ticket back in October of 1957. My call then was KN8HVT. To commemorate the event, I hauled out my old Viking Ranger and Hallicrafters HQ-110C and fired them up. Amazingly they still work after years of just sitting there. The RX is the original radio I purchased in 1958 while still a Novice and has been in its box for most of the last 50 years. I bought the Ranger about 10 years ago from another ham but it is identical to the one I bought in kit form right after I upgraded to a General in 1958. Yesterday was the first time I plugged it in and I am so happy that it works. Boy, does that radio get warm! It could almost provide enough heat for the whole second floor of my house. The PAQP was the perfect event for testing the old radios. It took a little getting used to hearing both sidebands in the RX - it makes the bands sound very crowded. It took a little getting used to zero beating each station but after I figured out the technique, most stations could hear me. I still have my original Vibroplex bug but I couldn't make the CW sound very good so I sent everything with a straight key at about 12 wpm. Low band conditions were very good and the FRC boys really did a great job. Thanks to everyone for a lot of fun over six decades! 73, Hal W1NN