Ken Harker WM5R
1998 ARRL November Sweepstakes, CW N5XU SRC

Robert Brandon K5PI

N5XU participated in the ARRL Sweepstakes Collegiate Championships conducted during the weekend of 7-8 November 1998. We operated in the Multioperator Single Transmitter class, with K5PI and KM5FA operating.

Fun was had. This is the first clean sweep in CW Sweepstakes for the University of Texas station since 1989, and our second highest score ever! Ken KM5FA operated almost eight hours doing 15 - 20 wpm, and Robert K5PI operated the remainder at significantly higher speeds! :-) We ended up using an emergency backup keyer, which took me a while to rig together, as the PC interface I built earlier this week refused to cooperate at the start, but otherwise things went rather well.

We used an historic transceiver this weekend. The Kenwood TS-930S was donated to the club station by alumnus Trey N5KO (who put in a top-10, and possible top-1 effort this same weekend in the single-op high power category, operating at W5KFT.) It has been used to win the Sweepstakes SOHP twice, CQ World Wide a few times, and has made well over 100,000 QSOs in something like 6 or 7 different CQ Zones.


The score below is claimed.

Band QSOs Points Mults
80CW 21 42 0
40CW 376 752 18
20CW 356 710 59
15CW 29 58 2
Total 782 1562 79

Claimed score94,248

Contest Logging was done with TR LOG contest logging software. The following reports and log were created using TR Log's post-contest processor.

Last Updated 26 June 2020