Ken Harker WM5R
2009 ARRL November Sweepstakes, Phone W5KFT (WM5R, op. )

Band QSOs Sections
Totals 1939 80

Claimed score310,240

Thanks to Bryan W5KFT for letting me operate from his station in the Sweepstakes again. The last couple of years I've really struggled in this contest, and came away feeling like I really wasn't living up to the station potential. I made my share of mistakes this year, too, but it looks like I will come away with a personal best score. This is my first time in the 300K club. Well, before the log checkers get their say, anyway :-)

I read the sad news about the passing of Ken K5KA right after finishing the contest. I used his software for my post-contest analysis. RIP OM.

Station W5KFT:

 80 - Sloping dipoles - NE, NW from 150'

 40 - Cushcraft 40-2CD @ 150', rotatable
      Cushcraft 40-2CD @ 70', fixed NE
      Cushcraft 40-2CD @ 70', fixed NW

 20 - Hy-Gain 204BA @ 157', rotatable
      Hy-Gain 204BA @ 105', fixed NE
      Hy-Gain 204BA @ 53', fixed NE
      Hy-Gain TH7DXX @ 75', rotatable
      Hy-Gain TH7DXX @ 45', fixed NW

 15 - Hy-Gain 155CA @ 135', rotatable
      Hy-Gain 155CA @ 90', fixed NE
      Hy-Gain 155CA @ 45', fixed NE

Radio 1:  Kenwood TS-850SAT, Ameritron AL-1500
Radio 2:  Kenwood TS-850SAT, Ameritron AL-1200
Headset:  Heil Proset
DVK:      W9XT Contest Card
Software: TR Log 6.78
Other:    Ameritron RCS-8V switches, ICE bandpass filters,
          Top Ten Devices DXDoubler, CDE rotors

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