Ken Harker WM5R
2005 CQ World Wide WPX Phone - WM5R SOAB LP (Tribander and Single Wire)


The antenna system I have at home leaves something to be desired. In theory, it is a 40 meter dipole and a 20 meter dipole sharing a common feedpoint just a little above my roof (maybe 25' - 30' above ground) but in practice the antenna is only vaguely resonant (5:1 SWR) on 40 meters, not resonant at all on 20 meters, and requires the rig's autotuner on all the bands I use it on. I keep thinking I should work on it, but I never do.

It's very eye-opening to me which S9 stations work me on one call and which CQ as if I wasn't even there. I also had one operator (a KH7 station) blatantly steal a CQ frequency from me, acknowledging my presence as he did so, an unpleasantness to which I am not accustomed when I operate high power from stations with better-known callsigns.


Score

Band QSOs Points Prefixes
160SSB
0
0
0
80SSB
0
0
0
40SSB
9
20
7
20SSB
31
42
24
15SSB
43
85
38
10SSB
9
27
7
Totals 92 174 76

Claimed score13,224


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Last Updated 14 April 2016
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