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Stew Perry Topband Challenge   2017   Dec 30   Claimed Score

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Call: VA7ST
Operator(s): VA7ST
Station: VA7ST

Class: Single Op HP
Operating Time (hrs): 6
Location: Canada

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:QSOs127Total Score522


Club: Orca DX and Contest Club

Comments:     [email]     2017-12-31 17:20:35
Just a shade over 6 hours. Not as much activity as expected. Things were slow but pretty steady during the evening hours. Wee hours were empty expanses of space. First time with an amp for the Stew, and I still ended up with only my 6th best score. As the band sounded in pretty good shape all the way across North America I have to assume past iterations of the antenna (more horizontal top wire, more wire in the radial systems) have been better, even with 100W. Have plenty of inverted-L work ahead this spring. Running high power showed me that watts in the coax don't mean much if they don't get out. The wire configuration here needs reworking, and after five years in its current rather lazy setup the time has come -- as soon as warm wether returns in April. Santa brought a drone with him, so shold be able to get lines where I need them over the 100-foot Ponderosa pines on a calm day. Thanks to all I worked and those who tried to make it work. All the best in 2018. -- Bud VA7ST Year Pwr Qs Pts PB rank ==== ==== ==== ==== ======= 2017 SOHP 127 522 6 2016 SOLP 65 323 2016 SOLP 24 113 2015 SOLP 50 175 2014 SOLP 43 142 2013 SOLP 123 775 3 2012 SOLP 92 628 4 2011 SOLP 67 273 2010 SOLP 52 238 2009 SOLP 108 615 5 2008 SOLP 93 420 2007 SOLP 155 1032 1 2006 SOLP 51 133 2005 SOLP 124 858 2 2004 SOLP 43 238