[OhQP-mail] K8AAX tentative OQP Plans

Jimk8mr at aol.com Jimk8mr at aol.com
Thu Aug 13 21:02:30 EDT 2009

Hi Paul,
Great to hear that you're heading down to OH next Saturday!
If you are going to do all your operating parked (not a crazy idea), you  
might consider using a 40 meter dipole.  With some sort of heavy object (I  
like about a 1" nut) to heave over a tree limb, you could get a inverted vee 
up  20 or so feet at the center, and run the ends out as far as you can.  
I've  used a brick on each end to hold the ends.
You'll be about 2-3 S-units louder, and it should only take 5 minutes or so 
 to put up or take down.  You're rate will be a whole lot better than with 
a  HamStick. 
A HamStick is not much different from a low dipole on 20 meters, so maybe  
you can find someone to loan you one for 20 and you'd be very well set with  
those two antennas.
Lots of those northwest counties are usually scarce, so whatever you do  
you'll be much appreciated!
73  -  Jim   K8MR
In a message dated 8/13/2009 8:46:57 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,  
k8aax at sbcglobal.net writes:

 I have been secretly plotting a trip to NW Ohio for the QSO  Party.  I 
only have a 40 Meter hamstick so I will not be hitting a  lot of bands.  

It will  be the first ever K8AAX Mobile Operation.  So anything could go  
wrong and I am not sure how the set up will work in the old  Sable.  It will 
be a drive--stop--operate kind of  deal.

I will probably drive to  Adrian, MI and cross into OH south of there.  
After working the NW  counties head south and east and come back up I-75 from 
Findlay.   That would cover Wood I think.  But I will not be able to run into 
 the evening so I may not be able to cover a great distance.  I have  not 
thought this through yet.

I  will get more serious about it in the next few days and post a  county 
list.  I just wanted to mention it in case it effects  other people's plans.

Have  fun.  Paul     K8AAX

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