ARRL DX SSB 1999
The SSB Team:
XE2KB/Ricardo, WA5SAJ/Larry, W5SB/Bill, KG5U/Dale, N5RP/Bob,
BAND Raw QSOs Valid QSOs Points Mults
160SSB 213 211 633 47
80SSB 799 783 2343 56
40SSB 1396 1350 4044 58
20SSB 1466 1443 4323 58
15SSB 2382 2273 6807 58
10SSB 1941 1891 5661 48
Totals 8197 7951 23811 325
Final Score = 7738575 points.
Not the kind of score we had hoped for but man did we have some fun!
After starting the contest with 1000 Q's in the
first 3 hours we thought we were on the way to a competitive finish. NOT!
The electric is limited at this location so the second station is run on
a generator. The main station lost power for a couple of hours while we
made repairs. (see photos!)The second station rig died Sat. night and the
back up Icom did not have a mic or headset with it so we rigged a Heil on
it, but it didn't make enough audio to make the vox work so we rigged a
foot switch (see photos!) to give it a try. One of my first QSO's was with
N5KO and Trey told me with a laugh, he had been there too! Then the generator
died so we didn't have to deal with that problem any longer! OK now we can
MS it to the end.
Man was 15 and 10 a hoot! With both radios going
on Sat afternoon we had hour after hour of 450+ rate! Think we could have
been close to that Sunday as we still had 200+ with the single rig jumping
between 15 and 10 all afternoon.
I (K5NZ) want to thank those on 160 that worked
so hard on Friday night to make it. Our Bev switch box died and we had no
ears. If there is anything I hate, it's being a gator! No offense Ralph!
We made repairs for Sat night and had at least one Bev NE to use.
See ya next year.... maybe!
Enjoy the photos:
N5RP and Enrique at our usual Thursday night
Dinner at "The Old Mans Hideout"
Our chef at work in the kitchen, yes that is an
axe he is using to slice up our goat!
N5RP the picture of happiness
WA5SAJ said he made more QSO's on 80 than he
has total in his own log!
Here is what our best ops do the most of!
N5RP operating some more, he really has the rate
KG5U really digging em' out
W5SB Chow Time!
W5SB/WA5SAJ Serving breakfast on the veranda
RP/KG5U Sleeping for real now!
W5SB making it happen on 15
KG5U On fire on 15m
K5NZ Are we having fun yet?
The Boys have had it late Sunday!
XE2KB taking care of cleaning out 15/10 Sunday
Now the Fun Stuff!
You say it sez 70 volts?
OK Bob, get up that pole and take a look!
Marybeth, they made me do this! Am I insured?
Check out this repair job, glad I had jumper cables
in my truck!
OK guys I think we're back on the air! Nice Foot
Well not for long, the trusty Honda dies! (Don't
worry Randy, I have it repaired already!)
I think this might just sum up the effort!