1996 GridLoc

Despite a “leisurely” effort this log was good enough for 1st place worldwide! Of course, GridLoc was a short lived contest created by George Fremin (WB5VZL, K5TR) and myself so mind share and participation was terribly high. By using Maidenhead grid squares as multipliers scores could climb rather high with lower QSO counts.

                             GRID LOC SUMMARY SHEET
    Contest Dates : 13-Apr-96, 14-Apr-96
    Callsign Used : W5EHM
        Operators : N1PVB, SQ9DDZ, KA5WSS
         Category : Multi-Two
 Default Exchange : DEREK EM10
   BAND   Raw QSOs   Valid QSOs   Points   Mults
 __________________________________________________
   20SSB     295         292        292     135
   15SSB       4           4          4       3
   10SSB       1           1          1       0
 __________________________________________________
 Totals      300         297        297     138
    Final Score = 40986 points.
Once again the conditions were not too great for this contest.
However things were easier than last year.
The club's new Force 12 C-4 antenna seemed to work well.
Thanks to Tom (SQ9DDZ) for loaning the club his laptop computer
to perform the logging functions.
Here's a breakdown of the QSO rate for this year's GridLoc Contest.
As you can see,  it was fairly leisurely.  We concentrated on having
fun and getting some experience for those new to HF contesting.
                             GridLoc '96 Rate Sheet
  HOUR   20SSB   15SSB   10SSB   TOTAL   ACCUM
  ----  ------  ------  ------   -----   -----
   14      46       0       0      46      46
   15      19       0       0      19      65
   16      54       0       0      54     119
   17      12       0       0      12     131
   18       1       4       1       6     137
   19       0       0       0       0     137
   20       2       0       0       2     139
   21      14       0       0      14     153
   22      25       0       0      25     178
   23       3       0       0       3     181
    0       0       0       0       0     181
    1      33       0       0      33     214
    2      56       0       0      56     270
    3      23       0       0      23     293
    4       4       0       0       4     297
  TOTAL   292       4       1
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