2009 Fall Contest Season

11/28/09 — W5WZ operated SOAB-ASSISTED LOW in CQWWCW.  As I only had a few brief time periods to operatate, my main goal was learning more about N1MM and the bandmaps/multiplier point and shoot while also adding to my DXCC totals.

        Band    QSOs    Pts  Cty   ZN

         3.5       5      8    3    3

           7      76     206   47   19

          14      91     238   37   23

          21      20      57   16   11

          28       8      24    3    3

       Total     200     533  106   59

  

11/23/09 — A four-man team of Louisiana Contest Club members operated Nov SS SSB HP at W5WZ – W5WZ, K5ER, AA5LA and KC5WA.  We had lots of fun!  

              Band    QSOs    Pts  Sec

         3.5      95     190   14

           7     177     354   22

          14     652    1304   14

          21     231     462   30

       Total    1155    2310   80

  

10/24/09 — W5WZ operated SOAB-ASSISTED-HIGH in CQWWSSB

         Band    QSOs    Pts  Cty   ZN

         1.8       2      0    1    1

         3.5      18      39   12    8

           7      93     231   48   14

          14     153     361   31   23

          21      64     169   39   12

          28       5      12    4    4

       Total     335     812  135   62

August 2009

08/16/09 — Just finished a full 10 hours of NAQP, from the starting gun with no breaks.  Now I know why I need some receiving antenna for 40-80-160.  Also know that I need better transmitting antenna on at least 160 and 80.

Band  QSOs  Mults

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  160:    1     1

   80:   28    11

   40:  220    41

   20:  388    49

   15:   21    12

   10:    1     1

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Total:  659   115  Total Score = 76,444

08/13/09 — Installed the 160m dipole on the crossarm at 75′.  I should have put it up at 105′, but will wait until I get a 2nd crossarm up there, so that I can have more options. Completed the last jumpers from my SixPack to the row of Polyphasers.  Finally have 6 independent bands worth of monoband antenna fully available in the shack.  Finished recording the various *.wav files (including the letters.wav, both letter and phonetic style) for use with N1MM.

08/06/09 — Received, modified and installed the last StackMatch controller.  I’m inching closer to being fully operational.  John WE3C gave me the tip back at Dayton to make a goal to complete at least one task each day on the station.  That was good advice; I’ve tried to do so, and the progress is amazing!

08/02/09 — Made a minor repair to my homebrewed PC-soundcard interface (Icom ProData, from QST March 2002).  Verified operation with N1MM.  Trying to get ready for NAQP SSB on August 15th.  Made a few PSK contacts.

08/01/09 — Mounted a cross arm on the tower at 75′ from which I can suspend two dipoles, etc.  Installed my 80m dipole as inverted Vee at that point.  I had been off 80m since early April, when a limb fell and broke the old dipole which was up 30 feet.