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ARRL 10-Meter Contest (2021)

Glad that is behind me.
Meteor pings were a bit disconcerting, but are part of the sport. It's amazing
the +/- 50 db, or more, in just an instant!
Was encouraged by the short EU opening on Saturday, only to see it almost non
existent on Sunday.

CQ WW DX CW Contest (2021)

It was so nice to have everyone back together again for a Goat Farm M/M. Things were not 100% due to a few surprises, but most things worked very well. The blower in the 160 amp sounded like it had been working in a quarry crushing gravel during the Covid lull. Working on getting another blower installed by the weekend.

ARRL DX Contest, CW (2020)

Glad this one is behind us. Just too much last minute stuff to deal with. Just about dusk on Friday, we discovered that part of the pair of 160 meter phased antennas had come down. One of the top loading wires had broken and was hanging down against the vertical radiator. I wasn't involved with the attempted 'fix-in-the-dark', but I can attest that it wound up a mess. The 160 antenna was mostly un-usable Friday night. More like a remote dummy load than an antenna.

CQ 160-Meter Contest, CW (2020)

Super conditions Saturday evening. Was fun just listening to Ken, K4ZW, run EU
Saturday evening (local.)
Thanks for all the Q's

Hungarian DX CW contest (2020)

Actually, a really nice contest. Everyone works everyone. And, plenty of activity.
Did work a very loud VU2 on 20 this morning and a long path VK2 on 40 in the afternoon.

Jan NAQP CW de NR4M (2020)

Moved from 40 before I planned, due to an intermittent high SWR on the Moxon.
Other antennas on 40 seemed to be a bit too high, so moved to 80 rather early.
Nice to see plenty of stations on 15.

Stew Perry Topband Challenge (2019)

Got on very late. One of my friends texted me wondering where I was. Got busy and had forgotten about the contest.
Lots of loud EU stations, which is good, as I had noise to the NW and an intermittent EU Beverage.
Thanks for the Q's.

ARRL 160 CONTEST S/O HP (2019)

ARRL 160-Meter Contest - 2019

Call: NR4M
Operator(s): NR4M
Station: NR4M

Class: Single Op HP
Operating Time (hrs): 16:15

Total: QSOs = 1174 Sections = 78 Countries = 36 Total Score = 319,920

Club: Potomac Valley Radio Club

CQWW CW NR4M M/M (2019)

Got 2/3 of my 15 meter stack rebuilt and in the air. Very pleased with its' performance. Big thanks to K7SV, N3AC, KA4RRU, K4QS and KS4Q for helping over several days, with this project. 80 meter 4 square developed a 2:1 SWR along with lost performance, sometime after Fri night. Still trying to determine the issue.

WAE DX Contest, CW (2019)

WAE DX Contest, CW - 2019

Call: NR4M
Operator(s): N2YO K7SV K4GM W0IMD NR4M KN4DEB KE3X
Station: NR4M

Class: M/S HP
QTH: FM18 - VA -
Operating Time (hrs): 42:49

  Band  QSOs  QTCs  Mults
    80:  189    55   144
    40:  542   656   132
    20:  828   873   102
    15:   26     0    50
    10:    3     0     6
Total: 1588  1584   434  Total Score = 1,376,648

Club: Potomac Valley Radio Club


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