Ken Harker WM5R
2007 ARRL November Sweepstakes, Phone W5KFT (WM5R, op. )

Band QSOs Sections
Totals 1812 78

Claimed score282,516

Thanks to Bryan W5KFT for letting me operate from his station in the Sweepstakes again.

This is the first year I've gone to bed on Saturday night with over 1000 QSOs. I had a really slow first hour on 20 meters before things began to pick up. I think I just got lucky on 40 meters and managed to get good frequencies that held up through the broadcasters' schedules.

I had a fairly poor Sunday. Among other problems, something I ate disagreed with me and I had a couple of hours where I was on the verge of being suddenly sick. After about 1800 UTC, I was over it, but I never had good rate on Sunday anywhere on 20 meters.

This is a personal best QSO total for me, but I never heard a station from Nl or Nt sections all weekend.

Station W5KFT:

Beverages - none this weekend

 80 - Sloping dipoles - NE, NW from 150', SE from 135'

 40 - Cushcraft 40-2CD @ 150', rotatable
      Cushcraft 40-2CD @ 70', fixed NE

 20 - Hy-Gain 204BA @ 157', rotatable
      Hy-Gain 204BA @ 105', fixed NE
      Hy-Gain 204BA @ 53', fixed NE

 15 - Hy-Gain 155CA @ 135', rotatable
      Hy-Gain 155CA @ 90', fixed NE
      Hy-Gain 155CA @ 45', fixed NE

Radio 1:  Kenwood TS-850SAT, Ameritron AL-1500
Radio 2:  Kenwood TS-850SAT, Ameritron AL-1200
Headset:  Heil Proset
DVK:      W9XT Contest Card
Software: TR Log 6.78
Other:    Ameritron RCS-8V switches, ICE bandpass filters, 
          Top Ten Devices Band Decoders, Top Ten Devices 
          DXDoubler, CDE rotors

Contest Logging was done with TR LOG contest logging software. The following reports and log were created using TR LOG's post-contest processor.

Last Updated 14 April 2016