|N1MM Logger on 2,66GHz PC
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My best result in CQWW CW in spite of operating 43 hours
Again condx on the highbands were much better than expected and
especially 15m gave some nice westcoast runnings.
During the contest all was more or less running, but I had some
troubles to reach the QTH this time!
The plan was to have a pleasent lunch with my wife at home, then
drive to the station to be there around 3 pm and then having
enough time to set it all up and test the new software.
On friday it was snowing the whole day resulting in 20 to 30cm
on the ground around the QTH.
When driving up the hill I got stuck some 500m before the shack
and could not manage to go any further. Several attempts failed.
So I had to wait until Ulrich came home and cleaned it all up with
his snow plough.
At the end I had lost almost 2 hours of my planned sleep time and
had to hurry up to install all the wires I had planned before.
Normally it is fun to walk through the snow, but when it starts to
get dark and you have to RUN, it`s quite exhausting...
SO2R-switching worked fine this time, my first real SO2R contest!
ZS4TX Super Combo Keyer combined with an external switch for A,
B or A/B really helped making more QSOs (and mults of course).
N1MM Logger, which I used for the first time in a contest, also
did a fine job for me. The two entry windows for SO2R are a real
improvement over the CT-handling.
Again I had some problems with the IC781, which switched off abt 8
times during the contest. Then I had to plug the power cable in
and out a few times, punch onto its back and ... it worked
Also the IC4KL did not work any more on 80m, so all run QSOs
were made with the 2nd radio there.
Still there is some room for improvement. On top of my wish
list are a 2ele Yagi for 40m and a real good tribander... Let`s
see, what Santa Claus has in his sack this year...
A3S above the 5ele Mono for 15m
More photos of the station at: Station Tour