The summer contest season for UTARC was closed by an effort in the North American QSO Party, Phone, during 17-18 August 1996. While conditions were not great, the club managed to work more QSOs than last year's November Sweepstakes contest effort in half the time.
Once again, the club's radio and antennas worked well, and everything that could be heard could be worked. Unlike the IARU HF World Championships in July, the Domino's pizza delivery person had trouble finding the shack this time, and it took over an hour for Ken to track him down. It seems the delivery person tried twice to reach a penthouse in the Biology building instead of WRW.
Towards the end of the contest, we checked out 160 meters just to see if we could hear anyone down there. We quickly switched down to pounce on all the stations to be found there, including two multipliers. The most exciting part was scrambling around the back of the desk looking for the longwire cable to hook up to the antenna tuner!
Contest Logging was done with CT contest logging software.
Last Updated 26 June 2020