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November contest 21/22

Discussion in 'WDX Club Contest Information' started by binrat, Nov 14, 2015.

  1. binrat

    binrat WDX Club Coordinator
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    OK, let the DX gods be nice to us. Here is the goods.
    • Only contacts with other WDX members count in the contest. The roster may be found as a sticky thread locatedhttp://www.worldwidedx.com/threads/wdx-roster-11-30-2014.28909/
    • Channels: 20-29 AM, 30-39 LSB
    • Date/Time: 11/21/15, 0000 Zulu through 11/22/15 2359 Zulu. If you're not sure how UTC time works, check herehttp://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html?p1=3875
    • Logs must be posted in theWDX Club Contest Contactsforum by the end of contest. Create only one thread for your contacts. You can edit or reply to your own thread, using it as your log throughout the contest. The format is attached as an Excel file. It may be an excel attachment OR pasted into your thread.At the end of the contest, the contacts forum will be locked, so make sure you upload all of your contacts before the end date/time.
    • There is a 2x multiplier for mobile, portable, or maritime contacts. If you operate as mobile, maritime, or portable during the contest, you are credited with the multiplier for any contacts you make. If you operate as a base, you receive a multiplier for any contact you make with a mobile, portable, or maritime contact. 3x multiplier for any contacts outside of CONUS and Canada. Make sure you clearly designate these in your log
    • No amplifiers allowed, CB legal limit.
    • Contacts will be verified against each others' logs
    • This is an "on your honor" contest and intended to be fun. Please play by the rule.
    • BE A COURTEOUS OPERATOR, PROMOTE THE SITE, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY HAVE FUN!
    As per normal, if I have missed something please let me know.


     

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  2. Rick330man

    Rick330man Well-Known Member

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    So...if I take my Cherokee AH-100 SSB walkie talkie out on my boat and make contacts I'll be the king of multipliers.
     
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  3. wavrider

    wavrider W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    Rick I was going to put my rig in the bass boat on the trailer and be mobile maritime and collect multipliers that way:rolleyes::whistle:
     
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  4. Rick330man

    Rick330man Well-Known Member

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    The owner's manual tells me I'll be putting out 6 to 7 watts PEP. I've got a 27' Cobra walkie talkie antenna, a 2' Seung plastic antenna and 4' center-loaded, telescoping walkie-talkie antenna from Radio Shack. Each mounts onto this radio. The last one performs the best, but I need to use a BNC/TNC adapter for it. It works amazingly well just about anywhere down here whether I'm on a boat, riding a bike or hooked up mobile or base since I'm surrounded by water where ever I go.

    Ideal local conditions. Let's see if the atmosphere cooperates.
     
  5. space cowboy

    space cowboy Quack Quack

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    I thought we wanted to encourage polite operations?
    30-34 LSB isn't very polite.
     
  6. space cowboy

    space cowboy Quack Quack

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    you make one DX contact with that, you deserve to win.
     
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  7. 222DBFL

    222DBFL Sr. Member

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    Don't say that cause he will probably end up winning if he takes the boat out to sea a bit LOL!! Wouldn't surprise me at all. The ocean is a big ole ground plane!! Mother Nature helps him tons. Wish I was that close to the water that is for sure!! Good luck to all, hopefully I'll be on pending any disasters!!!
     
  8. wavrider

    wavrider W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    I have to work Sunday but will try be on Saturday if the honey do list is not to long.
     
  9. Rick330man

    Rick330man Well-Known Member

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    I've been standing on a sandbar island 10 miles from my house down here with the 4 foot, center loaded, Radio Shack telescoping walkie-talkie antenna on the Cherokee AH100 talking to my base. I couldn't talk much locally because I was being interrupted non-stop by folks from all over North America.

    Yes, I really was on an SSB walkie talkie. Yes, the water temperature really was at 82 degrees in mid-October.

     
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  10. 222DBFL

    222DBFL Sr. Member

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    I see it now. 330 wins with a handheld on a sandbar!! And that is no BS!! It wouldn't suprise me one bit. Wish I had all that ocean to play with!! At least I'm within a couple miles of it. But it's not like being "on the water" for sure!!!. I'll be on. Maybe if it's early Sat morning I might be able to reach you now wavrider. New antenna is up (NV4K), and working well!! Talked to 488 across at Crystal River last weekend or week or so, and have been regularly talking to Cocoa Bch. Which is 70 miles straight shot. I'll give a try if you are going to be on. Say 7-8am Sat. Morning on 27.385 or wherever it's quiet where we can talk. And good luck to all!!
     
  11. RatsoW8

    RatsoW8 Supporting Member, W9WDX ARC Member - WD8T

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    We're supposed to have 5-8 inches of snow on Saturday (been in the 60's this week o_O) so I have nothing but time on my hands for a change to play radio. New final in the Uniden 980 so I'll be in the mix.
     
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  12. 222DBFL

    222DBFL Sr. Member

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    Turn the power back a bit. I know it seems dumb but just 3-4 watts will help keep it cooler. It does mine anyway. 3yrs and stock final hasn't popped yet!
     
  13. RatsoW8

    RatsoW8 Supporting Member, W9WDX ARC Member - WD8T

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    AM is set at 3 watts and SSB pep is under 12 watts.
     
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  14. 222DBFL

    222DBFL Sr. Member

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    That is what mine is set at. 3 watts AM, and around 8 watts pep on SSB. Radio hasn't failed yet. In don't ragchew or use it to much so maybe that's why. But I've held the mic key for a minute and the radio didn't get too warm. SSB is great. Radio never gets past luke warm. They are good little radios for driving a 2 pill amp. Hard to over drive one with it anyway lol!
     
  15. Rick330man

    Rick330man Well-Known Member

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    We're supposed to have a cold front blow through tomorrow night or Saturday. When that happens, we get some interesting conditions down here in the Keys that allow us to pull in North and Central Florida. Could be interesting this week-end.
     
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