Ken Harker WM5R
2010 North American QSO Party, August, SOAB Phone - K5TR (WM5R, op. )


The station at K5TR:
 160 meters:
   - sloping vertical from 120', fixed E
   - sloping vertical from 120', fixed W
 80 meters:
   - Sloping dipole from 120', fixed NE
   - Sloping dipole from 120', fixed NW
 40 meters:
   - two element Force 12 240N yagi at 120', rotatable
   - two element Cushcraft 40-2CD yagi at 90', rotatable
 20 meters:
   - six element 44' boom yagi at 80', rotatable
   - six element 44' boom yagi at 80', fixed NE
   - six element 44' boom yagi at 40', fixed NW
   - four element Cushcraft 32' boom yagi at 60', fixed SE
 15 meters:
   - six element 36' boom yagi at 70', rotatable
   - six element 36' boom yagi at 35', fixed NE
   - four element Cushcraft yagi at 50', fixed SE
 10 meters:
   - six element 24' boom yagi at 60', rotatable
   - six element 24' boom yagi at 30', fixed NE
   - four element Cushcraft yagi at 40', fixed SE
   - three element yagi at 20', fixed W
 Receiving antennas:
   - Four 500' long Beverages fixed NE, NW, SE, SW

 Radio 1:  Elecraft K3
 Radio 2:  Elecraft K3
 Headset:  Heil Proset Plus HC-4
 DVK:      W9XT Contest Card
 Software: TR Log 6.78
 Other:    Ameritron RCS-8V antenna switches, ICE bandpass
           filters, Top Ten Devices Band Decoders, homebrew
           audio switchbox

This was my first effort at this contest as a single operator, and the first time I've operated the August contest in several years. I did the January contest earlier this year, for the first time in several years. I must be a slow learner, because I still feel very light on multipliers. I was surprised at how many DX stations from Europe and Africa called in (all on 20 meters). I worked 5N, DL, EA, F, G, GM, GW, HB9, I, OM, PA, SP, and UA3.


Score

Category : Single Operator All Band Low Power

Band QSOs Mults
160SSB
7
6
80SSB
41
18
40SSB
238
51
20SSB
792
58
15SSB
6
4
10SSB
2
1
Totals 1086 138

Claimed score149,868


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
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