Dave Schmarder's 2005 Active Device Contest Entry

2004 crystal set contest setup

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Tube radio schematic, 6k7 tube

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Description

Single 6SK7 tube (was a 6K7 tube but was changed to reduce grid hum)
6.3vac filament, 250 vdc B+ power supply
Two tuned circuits. Coils: Antenna 660/46, detector 165/46 litz wire
Sound powered headphones
Antenna 40 meter wire up 3 - 4 meters running east to west.

Entry
#   Time(UTC) Call  Freq  Location  Distance(km)  Power(kW)  Points 
Mar 19
01   0058    WWKB   1520  Buffalo, NY        165     50        352 
02   0101    WQEW   1560  New York, NY       305     50        649
03   0105    WJRO   1590  Glen Burnie, MD    343      1       1143
04   0107    WTTM   1680  Princeton, NJ      279      1        930   
05   0109    WRLL   1690  Berwyn, IL         889      1       2963
06   0111    WPTX   1690  Lexington Pk,MD    442      1       1473   
07   0114    WHKT   1650  Portsmouth, VA     608      1       2026      
08   0116    KCNZ   1650  Cedar Falls, IA   1271      1       4236  
09   0121    WDHP   1620  Ferderiksted, VI  2957      1       9857    
10   0124    ?      1610                                       200
11   0126    WWRL   1600  New York, NY       290      5        784  
12   0138    CHIN   1540  Toronto, ON        249     30        556 
13   0140     CBE   1550  Windsor, ON        541     10       1352
14   0142    WCKY   1530  Cincinnati, OH     736     50       1566  
15   0143    WTOP   1500  Washington, DC     357     50        759   
16   0144    WTYX   1490  Watkins Glen, NY    13       .4      200  
17   0146    WELM   1410  Elmira, NY          19      1        200
18   0152    WNNJ   1360  Newton, NJ         228       .32     910 
19   0155    WOYK   1350  York, PA           258      1        860 
20   0157    WJAS   1320  Pittsburgh, PA     320      5        865     
21   0201    WJFK   1300  Baltimore, MD      325      5        878
22   0204    WADO   1280  New York, NY       287      7.2      744  
23   0208    WNSS   1260  Syracuse, NY       113      5        305
24   0300     WHK   1220  Cleveland, OH      651     50       1385  
25   0304    WPHT   1210  Philadelphia, PA   301     50        641
26   0306    WLIB   1190  New York, NY       289     30        641   
27   0307    WWVA   1170  Wheeling, WV       302     50        643  
28   0308    WPIE   1160  Ithaca, NY          38      5        200 
29   0309    WRVA   1140  Richmond, VA       540     50       1148 
30   0310    WBBR   1130  New York, NY       290     50        626
31   0312    KMOX   1120  St. Louis, MO     1174     50       2498
32   0312     WBT   1110  Charlotte, NC      862     50       1834
33   0313    WTAM   1100  Cleveland, OH      402     50        856
34   0314    WBAL   1090  Baltimore, MD      320     50        681 
35   0335     KYW   1060  Philadelphia, PA   278     50        592
36   0343     WHO   1040  Des Moines, IA    1355     50       2884
37   0344     WBZ   1030  Boston, MA         500     50       1064
38   0344    KDKA   1020  Pittsburgh, PA     313     50        666
39   0345    WINS   1010  New York, NY       286     50        609 
40   0347    WMVP   1000  Chicago, IL        912     50       1941    
41   0357    CINW    940  Montreal, QU       436     50        928
42   0403    CHML    900  Hamilton, ON       285     50        607   
43   0404     WLS    890  Chicago, IL        904     50       1925  
44   0404    WCBS    880  New York, NY       305     50        650    
45   0405    WHAS    840  Louisville, KY     844     50       1796   
46   0406    WWLZ    820  Horseheads, NY      14       .85     200
47   0408     WGY    810  Schenectady, NY    248     50        528 
48   0415       ?    810                                       200  C+W
49   0421    CKLW    800  Windsor, ON        499     50       1062    
50   0422    WBBM    780  Chicago, IL        913     50       1943
51   0423    WABC    770  New York, NY       284     50        604
52   0424     WJR    760  Detroit, MI        516     50       1098
53   0425     WSB    750  Atlanta, GA       1131     50       2406
54   0426    CHWO    740  Toronto, ON        276     50        587 
55   0426    CKAC    730  Montreal, QU       434     50        923       
56   0427     WGN    720  Chicago, IL        914     50       1944 
57   0428    CMLC    710  Victoria Tun CU   2372     10       5930   
58   0430     WOR    710  New York, NY       288     50        613 
59   0442     WLW    700  Cincinnai, OH      736     50       1487
60   0443    CINF    690  Montreal, QU       436     50        928 
61   0444    WSCR    670  Chicago, IL        918     50       1953 
62   0445    WFAN    660  New York, NY       305     50        646
63   0446     WSM    650  Nashville, TN     1096     50       2333 
64   0446    WMAL    630  Washington, DC     224      5        605  
65   0448     ?      630                                       200  C+W 
66   0450     ?      630                                       200  talk
67   0451     WIP    610  Philadelphia, PA   307      5        830  
68   0458     RVC    530  Grand Turk Is.    2306    100       4612  
69   1334    WSYR    570  Syracuse, NY       105      5        284
70   1336    WARM    590  Scranton, PA       123      5        353  
71   1337    WHEN    620  Syracuse, NY       112      5        303
72   1339    WEJL    630  Scranton, PA       142       .5      526   
73   1340    WINR    680  Binghamton, NY      92      5        341 
74   1344    WYLF    850  Dundee, NY          48      1        200 
75   1345    WHCU    870  Ithaca, NY          31      5        200  
76   1347    WKRT    920  Cortland, NY        74      1        247 
77   1348    WATS    960  Sayre, PA           47      5        200    
78   1350    WLNL   1000  Horseheads, NY      14      5        200  
79   1355    WSEN   1050  Baldwinsville,NY   115      2.5      547 
80   1403    WKOK   1070  Sunbury, PA        153     10        382
81   1405    WSFW   1110  Seneca Falls, NY    75      1        251 
82   1407    WUST   1120  Washington, DC     372     20        865  
83   1409    WHAM   1180  Rochester, NY      112     50        238   
84   1410    WENY   1230  Elmira, NY          24      1        200 
85   1416    WLBR   1270  Lebanon, PA        214      5        578
86   1417    WNBF   1290  Binghamton, NY      90      9.3      200   
87   1419    WHHO   1320  Hornell, NY         60      5        200  
88   1422    WEBO   1330  Owego, NY           58      5        200
89   1424    WFNN   1330  Erie, PA           255      5        689   
90   1426    WWLF   1340  Auburn, NY          83      1        276  
91   1427    WCBA   1350  Corning, NY         17      1        200    
92   1429    WABH   1380  Bath, NY            27      2.5      200 
93   1431    WCLI   1450  Corning, NY         17      1        200 
94   1432    WTKO   1470  Ithaca, NY          42      5        200 
95   1439    WNWR   1540  Philadelphia, PA   284     50        604    
96   1442    WFLR   1570  Dundee, NY          33      5        200 
97   1443    WEHH   1600  Horseheads, NY      18      5        200  
98   2031    WFBL   1390  Syracuse, NY       118      5        319 
99   2034    WLEA   1480  Hornell, NY         57      2.5      200   
100  2039    WTTC   1550  Towanda, PA         66       .5      244   
101  2336    WWRU   1660  Jersey City, NJ    288     10        720
102  2354    WLAC   1510  Nashville, TN     1073     50       2283  
Mar 20
103  0122    WEAE   1250  Pittsburgh, PA     325      5        878  
104  0125    WTPG   1230  Columbus, OH       570      1       1890   
105  0134    WTIC   1080  Harford, CT        365     50        737
106  0137    WEPN   1050  New York, NY       289     50        615
107  0151    WTEM    980  Washington, DC     366      5        989
108  0153    CKNX    920  Wingham, ON        399      1       1330
109  0200    CFLO    610  Mont-Laurier,QU    492      1       1640  
110  0203    WICC    600  Bridgeport, CT     337       .5     1248         
111  0204    WFRM    600  Coudersport, PA    103       .046    619
112  1959    WXXI   1370  Rochester, NY      107      5        289 
113  1502    WTZN   1310  Troy, PA            53      1        200
114  1504    WHTK   1280  Rochester, NY      108      5        292
115  1507    WGVA   1240  Geneva, NY          68      1        227 
Mar 21
116  0244     WGR    550  Buffalo, NY        165      5        446     
117  0257    WMBS    590  Uniontow, PA       354      1       1180
118  0309    WWJZ    640  Mt. Holley, NJ     313     50        666
119  0311    CFMJ    640  Richmond Hill, oN  227     50        483 
120  0318       ?    670  Spanish                              200
121  0323    CFTR    680  Toronto, ON        242     50        515 
122  0326    CJRN    710  Niagara Falls ON   179      3.5      505
123  0329       ?    720                                       200 
124  0345    WEEU    830  Reading, PA        205     6         543
125  0351       ?    840  Spanish                              200
126  0358    CJBC    860  Toronto, ON        276     50        587  
Mar 26  
127  0146    WKSH   1640  Sussex, WI         923      1       3076   
128  0207    KXEL   1540  Waterloo, IA      1262     50       2686
129  0212    WWNZ   1510  Boston, MA         473     50       1006
130  0245    WKAP   1470  Allentown, PA      217      5        587 
131  0250    WHKW   1440  Warren, OH         345      5        933
132  0312    CJBK   1290  London, ON         357     10        892
133  0314    CFGT   1270  Alma, QC           813      5       2198 
134  0515    CHOK   1070  Sardinia, ON       445     10       1112 
135  0532    WINA   1070  Charlottesville,VA 481      5       1300 
136  0645    CKGM    990  Montreal, QU       426     50        907 
137  0658    WZAN    970  Portland, ME       560      5       1514
138  0733    WELI    960  New Haven, CT      347      5        938
139  0734    WFIR    960  Roanoke, VA        612      5       1655    
140  0805     WWL    870  New Orleans, LA   1814     50       3860
141  1354    WLSV    790  Wellsville, NY      83      1        277 
142  1400    WROC    950  Rochester, NY      109      1        363  
143  1405    WCHN    970  Norwich, NY        123      1        410
144  1406    WILK    980  Wilkes-Berre, PA   141      1        470
145  1420    WYSL   1040  Avon, NY            91      2.5      268
146  1427    WCHR   1040  Flemington, NJ     255      1        850
147  1433    WKOK   1070  Sunbury, PA        153     10        382
148  1443    WCJW   1140  Warsaw, NY         109      2.5      321
149  1448    WRKK   1200  Hughesville, PA    117     10        292
150  1454    WTLA   1200  Syracuse, NY       120      1        400
151  1500    WPEL   1250  Montrose, PA       100      1        333
152  1505    WDLA   1270  Walton, NY         154      5        416
153  2356    WNJC   1360  Vineland, NJ       314       .8     1082 
Mar 27   
154  0006    WCOJ   1420  Coatesville, PA    265      5        716
155  0025    WNSW   1430  Newark, NK         283      5        765         
156  1900    WHIC   1460  Rochester, NY      108      5        292
Mar 28
157  0200    CKYC   1430  Toronto, ON        249     50        530
158  0221    CKLC   1380  Kingston, ON       222     10        555
159  0240    WAGE   1200  Leesburg, VA       352      1       1173
160  0249    WMRD   1150  Middletown, CT     367       .046   2207
161  0300    CKOC   1150  Hamilton, ON       250     50        532
162  0320    CMCW   1120  Artemisa, CU      2218      5       5993
163  0408    CMBE    860  Arroyo Arenas,CU  2195      5       5934
164  0403    CFBC    930  Saint John, NB     931     50       1981
165  0408    CMMB    860  Baracoa, CU       2448     10       6120
166  0419    WTAR    850  Norfolk, VA        578     25       1314
167  0424    CMKA    600  St.German, CU     2410    150       4656
   
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