Ken Harker WM5R
1999 ARRL January VHF Sweepstakes - N5XU M/L

N5XU participated in the ARRL September VHF QSO Party conducted from 1800UTC 23 January 1998 to 0300UTC 25 January 1999. We operated in the limited multioperator class, with KA5WSS and KM5FA operating. We were active on 50MHz, 144MHz, 222MHz, and 432MHz.

The only notable thing about this weekend was that over 5% of our QSOs were on CW, which is a first, I think. Unfortunately, at least two QSOs we could have worked on CW were impossible because the rover in question didn't do code. Otherwise, conditions were very flat. I felt like I was in an RF pit all weekend. Five of the closest grids to us accounted for 82% of all QSOs. On Sunday, I was only able to find one new contact over a seven hour period. We also lost use of our 2M preamp, as the relay for it kept chattering and I was afraid I'd blow it out. It's a contest like this that makes me wonder why I'm not out doing a bicycle rover effort or something! (DE KM5FA)


The score below is claimed.

Frequency QSOs Points Grids
50 MHz 37 35 15
144 MHz 42 41 9
222 MHz 10 20 6
432 MHz 15 30 6
Total 103 126 36

Claimed score4,536

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