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Author Topic: WW8OH (defending CQWW160CW multi-op Ohio Champion) puts it on the line  (Read 4091 times)
W3HKK
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« on: January 24, 2013, 03:44:44 PM »

Last year three CW ops and 2 loggers used a 40 ft vertical, quarter wave  inverted L with 22x65' radials and 100w from a barn in rural Licking County Ohio.  This year it will be a 70 ft high horizontal 160m loop excited by an IC-7600 @  100w, with 3 CW ops and 2 loggers from Fairfield County, OH.  N3FJP software.

Last year 67% of our QSOs were made on Day 1.  Our 60 mults included  5 DX plus 6 VE sections and 49 US states+ DC. Hoping for better cndx on Day 2.

So if you hear WW8OH, please give us a  contact.  Thanks in advance!

Bob, Fred, Jack, Kevin, Brad. (COOKEN A.R.C.)


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« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2013, 04:03:19 PM »

Unofficial early Results:

29 hrs on the air
2 CW ops
5 loggers
a barefoot rig: 100w to a 600 ft horizontal loop at 70 ft.
814 QSOs
74 multipliers
120k+ points ( up 50% from a year ago.)

Conclusions:  If you ever doubted what a  horizontal loop can do,  try  one, as high as you can go.   A couple of tall trees, or more,  vertical or  sloping or horizontal, these babies work!

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« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2013, 05:04:37 PM »

CQWW 160M SSB CONTEST:

WW8OH is stepping the power up from 100 w. to 600 w. , and added a 400 ft Beverage pointing at Europe, for the SSB Contest this weekend.  Hoping to hit 1000 Q's. conditions permitting.  QRN is  pretty strong tonight.  Let's hope it   drops off, or else we may use te Beverage more than for DX!

Please watch for us and give us a contact.  Somewhere between 1.850-1.870.
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PD2R
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« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2013, 05:18:23 AM »

So how did you guys do?
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W3HKK
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« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2013, 09:03:26 AM »

Oh!  Thanks for the inquiry! 

We set a club record, despite limited (4) ops and modest station.

841 qsos
136,036 points
72 mults

But very poor conditions to northern lattitudes like EU...only five Euros ( DL, CT3, CT2, EI and  1 Netherlands stn) despite our new  Beverage looking at Amsterdam.   

And not so many 100w. stations  this time.....again, due to slightly disturbed ionosphere and increased D layer absorption.

But,  not too shabby!  With better conditions I could see 1000 qsos and 100 mults as entirely possible.  In fact, one night, near ur sunrise, about a month ago,  I  worked  19   EUROs with several 599 reports ( 100w. to a 13m  tall  qtr wave inverted L and 22x 20m radials.)  All over Europe.  It was the best night I ever saw.

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« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2013, 11:16:20 AM »

Congreatulations! Sounds like you guys did good.

I wonder who the Dutch station was?
One of the best QSO's I ever had was on top band @ PI4DX. It was at the end of the CQWW Phone contest and I saw an Argentinian station spotted on the cluster. I only had a couple of minutes to work him before the end of the contest. I called him a couple of times and with just one minute left on the clock I was able to put him in the log.
I kept listening to him and the pile-up calling him. The pile-up didn't stop after the contest was over. Must have been a new one for a lot of stations calling him.


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« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2013, 07:27:35 PM »

Ooops.  My mistake.   No PA this contest. 

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