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Archive for Aug, 2012

Tower Winch Project

Categories: Amateur Radio, General
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This weekend saw some great weather so I finally added a Goodwinch electric winch to my mobile tower. Oh for an easy life.

I got great service from David at Goodwinch and the delivery was very quick!

I had to manufacture a mount for it out of 6mm stainless steel plate and bolts as the existing winch mount was far too small. I have left the manual winch mounted just in case it is required in the future. Still need to make a weather cover out of sheet aluminium although I doubt strictly necessary.

M1DST CQWW SSB 2011 Report

Categories: Contesting
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Contest:  2011 CQ WW DX SSB CONTEST
Call:     M1DST
Category: Single Op 28 MHz Low Power

************************** Summary ***************************

     350 Claimed QSO before checking (does not include duplicates)
     341 Final   QSO after  checking reductions

     815 Claimed QSO points
     723 Final   QSO points

      66 Claimed countries
      66 Final   countries

      27 Claimed zones
      27 Final   zones

      93 Claimed mults
      93 Final   mults

   75795 Claimed score
   67239 Final   score
  -11.3% Score reduction

       0 (0.0%) duplicates
       8 (2.3%) calls copied incorrectly
       0 (0.0%) band change violations
       1 (0.3%) not in log
       0 (0.0%) calls unique to this log only (not removed)