Call: AA1K
Operator(s):  
Station: AA1K

Added: 31/Oct/2011
Contest: CQ WORLDWIDE DX CONTEST, SSB
Class: SOAB HP
QTH: Delaware
Operating time: 42:36

Summary: 
 Band  QSOs  Zones  Countries
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  160:   40    21       16
   80:  144    53       16
   40:  250    77       26
   20:  609   101       36
   15:  667    90       32
   10: 1715   117       33
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Total: 3425   459      156  
Total Score = 6,066,360 Club: Soapbox: Great fun with the high bands back
in full swing. Rainstorm gave us the
typical trouble with precipitation
static on the high antennas at times,
but at least we didn't get the snow
that knocked out power for several FRC
stations in southeastern Pennsylvania.
But we did hear that storm even on the
Beverages -- the ones toward Europe
(on a line with the snowstorm) all
sounded like the precip static on the
high yagis for a time Saturday night.
But the ones in other directions were
quiet. AA1K Max Rates: 2011-10-29
1248Z - 6.0 per minute (1 minute(s)),
360 per hour by AA1K 2011-10-29 1253Z
- 4.1 per minute (10 minute(s)), 246
per hour by AA1K 2011-10-30 1359Z -
3.3 per minute (60 minute(s)), 195
per hour by AA1K Single Elecraft K3
and Alpha 89 for this contest (no
SO2R). In the middle of a 20-meter
run on Saturday afternoon, the amp
kept tripping off for no reason. Took
20 minutes to remove cover and vacuum
the dust out and then it worked fine
the rest of the weekend. Antennas:
160, parasitic vertical array. 80,
single 75 ft vertical. 40,
3-el. Hy-Gain Explorer yagi. 20,
three-stack of 204BA's. 15, two-stack
of Wilson 415m 4-el. 10, single
Hy-Gain 105BA (modified W3XU design).
Top yagis on each band at 100 ft.
About 17 Beverage antennas for RX on
the low bands. Antenna details at
www.aa1k.us.