2006 ARRL CW Sweepstakes

 

Call: W3YY
Operator(s): W3YY
Station: W3YY

Class: Single Op HP
QTH: VA
Operating Time (hrs): 16

Summary:
 Band  QSOs
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  160:     
   80:  336
   40:  174
   20:  174
   15:   22
   10:     
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Total:  706  Sections = 79  Total Score = 111,548

Club: Potomac Valley Radio Club

Comments:

I worked hard on Saturday, but basically took Sunday off.  Really enjoyed using
my new FT-2000 for the first time in a cw contest and N1MM Logger for the first
time ever.  

N1MM was really a joy to use.  Lot's of very useful tools and easy to learn.  I
only had a few days to familiarize myself with the program, but had no problems
on "game day".  I was forced to switch to N1MM because my usual logging program
did not yet have FT-2000 support.  After seeing how well N1MM performed, it will
probably become my regular contest logging software.

The FT-2000 worked great in the contest environment.  No problems.  By next
year, I hope to give SO2R a try (still have my trusty FT-1000MP).

The contest started slow for me, with line noise and what seemed like poor
conditions on 15, 20, and 40.  Could never get any decent runs going until I
moved to 80.  After that, conditions seemed much better on all bands and the
rest of the contest was fun.

Worked 79 sections - missed NL.  

73, Bob - W3YY




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