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VK4KW CQ WW WPX SSB 2011

Well, we had some fun at VK4KW.

Thankfully, the weather was kind to us - some dark clouds gathered on Sunday but they scampered away without doing anything moist.

The station had been dragged kicking and screaming into the 20th century (not yet into the 21st century though!) with the addition of a rotator for 15m the week prior to the contest.
We had a bit of rope dangling off the yagi boom previously. It proved to be useful as our QSO
tally increased over the 2010 effort as a consequence - and it won't all be attributable to the band conditions I
think. 20m and 10m still don't have rotators, so two items stand-out as requiring some work prior to the next contest!
Various other improvements were implemented - and more are planned for later in the year.

80m was not well utilised by most, so 40m up to 10m bore the brunt of the contest traffic.
Propagation was considered to be "quite good" from VK4 - makes a change for it to align with a
contest!
The openings on 10m were impressive and hopefully a sign of good things to come in the future.

The weekend's contest efforts consumed:

Two cartons of beer (not sure what everyone else had though...)

Several cans of coke

Two band aids

One can of fly repellant (maybe I should take a shower??)

One packet of cigarettes - (give up smoking Dave!!) 8-)

Half a cow - minced and sliced varieties

One large tray of rissoles

One large bag of spuds

Six toilet rolls!! No reflection on my cooking I hope!!!

Six litres of milk

Half a large box of teabags

One jar of coffee

Money collected within the profanity jar: Almost enough $$$ to retire on.....
8-)

A watt or two of power


Thanks for all the QSOs....

73,

Phil
VK4BAA / VK4KW


Current summary for VK4KW:

CallSign Used : VK4KW
Operator(s) : VK4BAA VK7ZE VK4TI VK4SN VK4NDX VK4DX

Operator Category : MULTI-TWO
Band : ALL
Power : HIGH
Mode : SSB

Band QSOs Pts WPX
3.5 114 549 17
7 927 5275 178
14 1385 4027 488
21 2392 6986 506
28 1044 3050 199
Total 5862 19887 1388


Score : 27,603,156

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Fabiana
  • Callsign: c1sxgv1xbGdh
  • 2015-03-31 20:47:08
Fred Rollo n0ibd.I made a contact with 9n7md on nov11-19-11 at 2:25 Z, on 17 mertes . It was a ssb contact that was logged incorectly. It was logged as a contact with n0 (j) bd . An J rather than an I. n0jbdrather than n0ibd. There is no n0jbd listed in the qrz database. Please make this correction.I thank you for your help and for making the contact possable.Respectfully, Fred Rollo n0ibd

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