Discussion in 'Contests, DXpeditions and Special Events' started by N6QIC, Jun 22, 2017.
My wife Anne N7ANN got the honor of being the very last contact of K1T on 2m FM
She has you trained well.
Well, at least in this case she "got the last word"
Final breakdown by mode:
SSB > 540
CW > 92
FM > 13
AM > 3 (two on a Twoer! Third on the DX-60b, with SB-301 receiver - didn't spend much time on AM needless to say)
I really wanted a lot more on CW, but the double whammy of losing AGC control on the SB-101, and losing LMO stability on the SB-401 really put a damper on my CW aspirations in this event.
Really fun to at least have had two really fun contacts on the Twoer!! That thing works REALLY well!
Great job Dave it was lots of fun even if band conditions were bad.
Glad you enjoyed the K1T marathon. Thanks for all your hard work and dedication. Conditions were so poor I only barely heard you twice, and of course you did not copy me . I tried both SSB and CW, I heard you on 20 meters CW and SSB, but no joy. Perhaps I will have a contact with W7UUU in the future.
Sorry it didn't work out Roger But it was just rough sailing almost the entire event due to horrible "fast action QSB" - I've seldom seen such weird QSB, where single syllables would drop out. At times I'd hear just one letter "Juliet" at S9 and never make out the rest of the call! But the kicker was it ran that way almost every day, with the exception of this past Thursday and Friday, where I actually had some pileups and could copy everyone well.
But that's the way it goes. Thanks for trying anyway
Consider yourself lucky, Dave. I finally got my HW-100 to put out its full 100 watts--on 20 LSB.
No output on USB or CW. But we did have CW contacts on 40 and 20. Then, on August 3 (CDT) a voice QSO on 20, for which you will receive an original QSL card, commemorating the one and only QSO with W9JEF on the the 63rd anniversary of the license.
Thanks so much Jim - it truly was a pleasure working your station including VOICE!!! I'm honored, actually. I know you very seldom get on SSB.
And there's the 63rd anniversary aspect - 63 years ago July 23 Howard E. Anthony died in a plane crash of a Dehaviland Dove - that's the date I chose for the start of the K1T event, in the same month that 70 years ago saw the first ad for a Heath Co. kit (By September that year first called a Heathkit). The new antenna, as noted in my log (below) was AMAZING!!! Really nice signal here despite the conditions.
Anyway, I'm very pleased to have you in the log yet again my friend.
Thanks, Dave. I also noticed the rapid QSB you mentioned--did miss a few dits and dahs.
If you're like me (following a Stew Perry event), after nearly 650 contacts, you may be experiencing “ham radio burnout”--but maybe not.
BTW, for the SSB contact, I was barefoot--appreciate the signal report.