K5FO Report March 6, 1996

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From: chuck adams (adams@chuck.dallas.sgi.com)
Date: Wed Mar 06 1996 - 15:42:10 EST


  Gang,

  For March 6, 1996 K5FO QRP-L Fox

  OK, it was time approaching the 0200UTC time slot for
  my last time for the season to attempt to reel in the
  tough ones. Ran off the to fridge to get a Diet Coke
  to make sure that I didn't have to get up during the
  run of back to back contacts at a rapid pace. :-)

  Here are the stations worked and the a small comment
  section about some joys and some hardships. Enjoy.

   TIME STN HIS MINE Miles Name QTH

  0201Z N3KFL 559 559 1,183 Al Lemont,PA
  0205 WB8APR 559 559 1,558 John Ann Arbor,MI
  0213 AE4IC 229 449 993 Bob Greensboro,NC
  0217 WA3BHM 589 559 1,105 John Berlin,PA
  0223 AA7TQ 579 559 871 Dave Chandler,AZ
  0227 WW7Y 559 559 1,002 Steve Centerville,UT
  0228 W6ZH 559 449 1,231 Pete San Marino,CA
  0237 AA2WJ 449 449 1,197 Dick Buffalo,NY 900mW
  0240 N2GO 579 579 1,203 Jim Cheektowaga,NY 4W
  0244 K2SJB 559 359 1,290 Dave Ithaca,NY
  0250 K4CGY 339 339 1,184 Jim Mount Airy,MD
  0307 N6ULU 599 559 1,441 Stan Watsonville,CA
  0313 KC4EWT 549 319 1,164 Dan Herndon,VA
  0323 AC6PI 559 ---lost in qsb-see 0349Z----------
  0328 AB6DG 559 549 1,231 John San Marino,CA
  0330 KB5OB 559 479 Jim CA (Tulsa,OK?)
  0333 W6DVO 449 339 Mark El Dorado Hills,CA
  0341 N6WG 559 229 1,457 Bob Newark,CA
  0349 AC6PI 559 239 1,455 Dan Saratoga,CA
  0354 KV2X 569 559 1,267 Tom Fairport,NY
  0358 AD4ZE 319 599 1,047 Warren Cary,NC

  Total: 20 Qs

  Highlights:
    o Pipeline to NY
    o Signal at noise level and I did get it AD4ZE
       I owe it all to the sensitivity of the OHR receiver
    o Strongest signal N6ULU!! And this partly due to
       his antenna system and the fact that the band peaked
       in the westerly direction about the time he called.
       I heard a KH6 in QSO later and was hearing Japan.
       I thought he was in the back yard, he was so strong.
       :-) Next year he has to use the dummy load. :-)
    o Thunderboomers went east, so QRN wasn't noticable.

  Problems:
    o Holding onto a frequency. Was having to move some
       between 7.038MHz and 7.047MHz. I did a sweep from
       7.020 to 7.050 periodically and found lots of space
       below 7.035. 7.040 is a "watering hole" for a lot
       of people. Couldn't help notice that the CHC (County
       Hunters) have designated 7.0395MHz as a gathering
       place too. Modeled after 14.0555MHz.
    o Not a problem, but I thought KB5OB said CA, but it
       may have been QRM. Let me know Jim.

My personal thanks to all that I worked and my apologies to
those that may have listened and didn't hear me. Band seemed
long to me and you will note the number of stations over 1,000
miles away (over 1600 km for those on the metric system).

Let me know of any typos. WB8APR didn't show up in the
FCC database, so hope I got it right.

dit dit

--
Chuck Adams (K5FO CP-60)  adams@sgi.com
Box 181150, Dallas, TX  75218-8150


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