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Old 04-01-2012, 08:51 PM
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Default We have a Winner of the W9WDX April Fools 10/6 Meter Contest


OK folks, I tallied up the Contacts for the Ten/Six meter W9WDX Club Contest this Weekend, and with all the results in it looks Like......( drum roll)...



We have a TIE for First Place!!
Acid Rod, KJ6OMW, with Ten Confirmed Contacts
Moleculo, AE6LX with Ten Confirmed Contacts
Second Place Goes to Crash Ash, KJ6SBX with 7 Confirmed Contacts.
Congratulations Guys For a Job well done under some rough band conditions.


Thanks to everyone that worked the Contest this weekend, and We look forward to the Next Contest, and a chance to Work All of you that Are members of the W9WDX Radio Club.

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Wow, second place!
Beginners luck I guess. Thanks to everyone who took the time to respond to my CQ. Again thanks to Tim, Mark and Gary who helped me out.

It sure was fun.

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How about a run down on equipment and antennas of the winners?

I'd like to know what a winning combination is so I might consider emulating one.
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I was working a Yaesu FT 897d as a base unit with a simple wire inverted V dipole cut to 10 meters. This was my first contest and I did recieve help from Mark, Gary and Tim, but only from helping a beginner out. I was having alot of trouble with my antenna till Mark helped me put up a simple dipole ten meter unit and it has served me well. Again thanks to Mark and Tim who helped me with the antenna and thanks to Gary who helped me work my contacts. It was really a team effort.

Thanks again to everyone who chimed in. It sure was fun.

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How about a run down on equipment and antennas of the winners?

I'd like to know what a winning combination is so I might consider emulating one.
Fully state of the art here... (lol) I'm running a well used IC-706MKII that I picked up for under $500, then added a Heil IC Mic. Antenna is the most basic that a new ham could throw up in the air. Under $30 not counting the 20' mast (or ER visit). MFJ 1:1 current balun with a wire cut for 10M and another cut for 6M, fed with RG-213.

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Remember this? lol Yeah, it's THAT antenna...
We have a Winner of the W9WDX April Fools 10/6 Meter Contest-balun_thumbwrap_sm.jpg

What a great bunch of guys in the contest... The "Old Pros" sat back and fed contacts to us newbies. They'd make a contact and then say "hey, give OMW & SBX a shout... they're out there on the West Coast..."
Casual and fun for sure. Nothing like some of the contests I've heard in my short tenure.

Thanks to all for the contacts & help. WWDX is a great place for new Hams to start. Lots of friendly Elmers here just waiting to help.

Thanks again guys!
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How about a run down on equipment and antennas of the winners?

I'd like to know what a winning combination is so I might consider emulating one.
Yes I think that is a good idea.

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What a great bunch of guys in the contest... The "Old Pros" sat back and fed contacts to us newbies. They'd make a contact and then say "hey, give OMW & SBX a shout... they're out there on the West Coast..."
Casual and fun for sure. Nothing like some of the contests I've heard in my short tenure.

Thanks to all for the contacts & help. WWDX is a great place for new Hams to start. Lots of friendly Elmers here just waiting to help.

Thanks again guys!
I was kinda keeping track

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4 Amateur Extras
3 Generals
2 Technicians

... and fun was had by all

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