Spartan Sprint

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From: Ken Newman (N2CQ@comten.com)
Date: Tue Aug 05 1997 - 06:56:00 EDT


I was lucky to be on vacation when the August Sprint came along
so I had a chance to join the fun, instead of going to work
in the evenings. I tried to run the Explorer on 40 at 1 w
on a battery pack of 8 AA cells for a while. Mark
N2VPK was the only QSO for the first halfhour so I went to
20 with the big battery pack (7.7 lb). Had to do that since
the MFJ-9020 would drain the AA Pack in about 1 qso. More fun
on 20. Lots of guys in Ca, AZ, and TX. Good signals from CA too.
Back to 40 for the last halfhour with the Big Pack. Still nobody there
again until the last 5 minutes which I was lucky for a QSO on WI and MI.
It is a interesting 2 hours and I will try it again when I can.
Summary:
40 meter QSOs: 3
20 meter QSOs: 11

Equipment:
Explorer II: 2.0
MFJ 9020: ?.?
Keyer CMOS II: 0.8
Paddle Whitrook: 0.1
R/S Spkr (Amplified): 0.4
SB752 Powr Station: 7.7 est.

Looks like 11 lbs of equipment(outside of antenna).

Points per pound: 2.27 ?
73,
   Ken Newman, N2CQ
   Woodbury, NJ
   N2CQ@comten.com


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