ID 50/40/30

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From: Randy Foltz (rfoltz@wsunix.wsu.edu)
Date: Wed Jun 25 1997 - 12:05:51 EDT


Here are the results of my and others efforts last night during the Idaho
version of 50/40/30.

***** IDAHO 50/40/30 REPORT FOR JUNE 25 UTC ***********

  BAND QSO S-P-C
   30 10 8
   40 8 5
         ===== =====
 TOTALS 18 13

                 30 METER LOG

    TIME CALL RST NAME STATE POWER RST
    UTC RCV SNT

01 0017 KA5T 329 LARRY TX 5W 449
02 0020 K5ID 449 KEN AR 5W 449
03 0025 N0UR 559 JIM MN 5W 449
04 0030 KF6CTA 359 TOM CA 559
05 0046 W9UQB 559 MIKE AZ 5W 559
06 0053 W7ILW 559 HOWARD AZ 1W 569
07 0138 K0EVZ 559 DOC MN 339
08 0146 WA0UIG 559 RUSS IA 3W 559
09 0149 K3WWP 549 JOHN PA 5W 559
10 0153 N4NEF 569 LEX TN 5W 559

                        TOTALS 8

                 40 METER LOG
   
    TIME CALL RST NAME STATE POWER RST
    UTC RCV SNT

01 0226 W9UQB 449 MIKE AZ 5W 449
       MOVED TO NEAR 7.112
02 0233 N3QOO 459 JOHN CO 5W 569
03 0236 KF6CTA 559 TOM CA 549
       BACK TO NEAR 7.043
04 0258 AB7MY 449 GARY AZ 5W 569 *
05 0320 WE6W 329 ED CA 2W 559
       MOVED TO NEAR 7.112
06 0338 K7OJU 569 DAVE UT 10W 559
07 0350 KM7M 439 MARTY TN 5W 549
       BACK TO NEAR 7.043
08 0358 WE6W 559 ED CA 559 *

* - I USED MY SST @ 2W
 

                         TOTALS 5
                     BOTH BANDS 13

A tough but fun evening. The listed signal reports are probably
peaks, because of the QSB. One second the signal would be strong
then the next gone, sometimes in the middle of sending ones call.
QRN was very strong, too. Not lightening, but a continuous back-
ground noise. Actually it was closer to foreground, than back-
ground!

There were a couple of other stations that tried to work me, but
I just couldn't get them in the log. Thanks to everyone who took
the time to give me a call. I tried to keep the QSOs somewhere
between a quick contest-like exchange and a more relaxed QSO.
Also a thanks to those who got me on both bands.

If your in the log and need ID send me a card. I'm at 49 worked,
48 confirmed for QRP.

The rig was a Sierra powered by a 4 AHr gell cell running 1.5
watts on 30 meters and 2.0 watts on 40 meters. I also used the
SST for two of the QSOs on 40. It was at 2 watts, also.

The 30 meter antenna was between to trees at 40 feet pointed
toward 120 degrees. Although I had planned to put both the 30
and the 40 meter antennas up before 0000 UTC, it didn't quite
work out that way. I had to lower the 30 one, hook on the 40,
and pull both ends up into place after I got finished with the
30 meter band. It took about 15 minutes to accomplish. The 40
antenna was at 50 feet and pointed toward 130 degrees.

It was a fun evening and thanks again to those who participated.

72,
Randy
AB7TK ARCI QRP-L NORCAL NWQRP ARS
Moscow, ID


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