Ken Harker WM5R
1996 North American QSO Party SOAB Phone - W5EHM M/2


The summer contest season for UTARC was closed by an effort in the North American QSO Party, Phone, during 17-18 August 1996. While conditions were not great, the club managed to work more QSOs than last year's November Sweepstakes contest effort in half the time.

Once again, the club's radio and antennas worked well, and everything that could be heard could be worked. Unlike the IARU HF World Championships in July, the Domino's pizza delivery person had trouble finding the shack this time, and it took over an hour for Ken to track him down. It seems the delivery person tried twice to reach a penthouse in the Biology building instead of WRW.

Towards the end of the contest, we checked out 160 meters just to see if we could hear anyone down there. We quickly switched down to pounce on all the stations to be found there, including two multipliers. The most exciting part was scrambling around the back of the desk looking for the longwire cable to hook up to the antenna tuner!


Score

Band QSOs Points Mults
160SSB
5
5
2
80SSB
27
27
16
40SSB
31
31
20
20SSB
230
230
47
15SSB
42
42
15
10SSB
68
68
18
Totals 403 403 117

Claimed score47,151


Contest Logging was done with CT contest logging software.


Last Updated 14 April 2016
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