Monday, January 5, 2009

RAC Winter Contest

Call: VE8EV
Operator(s): VE8EV
Station: VE8EV
Class: SO Mixed HP
QTH: Inuvik, NT
Operating Time (hrs): 12

Band CW Qs Ph Qs CW Mults Ph Mults
160: 4 2 2 2
40: 1 8 1 3
20: 9 380 5 13
Total: 14 390 8 18 Total Score = 53,616

Didn't get started until after midnight as I spent several hours getting set up and then working on the low-band antennas. I made a few contacts on 160m and then called it a night. I had planned to alternate between RAC Winter and Stew Perry on Saturday but 20m was wide open and I even had many comment on how loud I was. Tried 40m and 80m in the last hour and the bands were ok but there didn't seem to be much activity left.

Highpoint: Putting my 12 year old son in the chair on Sunday and hunting for RAC stations. He was thrilled and so was I. I got so excited I forgot I had worked VE6RAC before and had him call them for the dupe (apparently he tried to tell me the computer was saying 'Possible duplicate'!) Too bad he'll be headed back to school before Kid's Day.

No low points, it was all good other than having to set up and tear down the station and antennas in the dark at -35C...

Happy Holidays
John - VE8EV

posted to 3830 Mon, 29 Dec 2008

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