|George & Ed||KC1V||MultiOP – Mixed||145||41||18352|
|Jim||KK1W||SOLP – Mixed||135||33||15114|
|John||K1VOI||SOLP – Phone||9||2||36|
|John||Kx1x||SOLP – Phone||24||10||480|
|Jim||K1JAW||QRP – CW||11||4||176|
|Steve||AB1HG||SOLP – CW||13||4||104|
|Dave||KB1MU||SOLP – Mixed||34||10||640|
|Ed||KB1NWH||SOLP – Phone||1||1||2|
|Rick||WW3DE||SOLP – Mixed||41||19||2774|
|Larry||KB1CWO||SOLP – Phone||23||8||352|
|Pat||KB1OAP||SOLP – Phone||42||4||168|
|Total Club Score:||478||136||38378|
KK1W: For the second year in a row I think propagation was worse than the prior year. No sunspots and my propagation program actually showed a -5 as an effective sunspot number. More like an ineffective number if you ask me. Although the band was poor I heard a boatload of HCRA members on the air. Fantastic!! We are close to doubling our last year’s score. Not bad gang.
I’ll have to say the highlight of the contest was working Pat, KB1OAP on CW. See, CW is not dead, even to the new guys. Nice job Pat!
When all was said and done it was fun again – who needs sunspots? See you next year and I promise, propagation has to better.
KC1V: This contest is more fun every year! Ed and I went pretty much all out this year with a new antenna and high power, not to mention lots of hours and lots of CQing. We rebuilt Ed’s 10-meter Yagi, using a design I worked out using YW, an antenna program that comes with the ARRL Antenna book. That gave us 5 elements on a 28-foot boom at 42 feet. We also had an R8 vertical, but didn’t use it very much. The SB-1000 linear ran at about 900 watts out on cw and around 1200 watt PEP on phone. And, like every year, just getting together and spending some time “playing radio” was the best part of the weekend. It was great to work so many other HCRA members this year.