[OhQP-mail] [Fwd: OhQP K8CC SOAB HP]

David Pruett k8cc at comcast.net
Sun Aug 23 15:56:53 EDT 2009

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Subject: 	OhQP K8CC SOAB HP
Date: 	Sun, 23 Aug 2009 12:21:20 -0700
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Reply-To: 	k8cc at comcast.net
To: 	3830 at contesting.com, k8cc at comcast.net

                    Ohio QSO Party

Call: K8CC
Operator(s): K8CC
Station: K8CC

Class: SOAB HP
Operating Time (hrs): 06:20

 Band  CW Qs  Ph Qs
   80:   64    107
   40:   19      3
   20:    1      1
   15:    1      1
   10:    1      1
Total:   86    113  CW Mults = 42  Ph Mults = 51  Total Score = 26,505

Club: Mad River Radio Club


Once again, OhQP turned into essentially an 80M single-band contest for me after
my 40M CW QSO with N8BJQ at 1705Z.  I suppose this shouldn't be a surprise
considering my QTH is only 45 miles from Ohio, and reflects the realities of
domestic contesting during the sunspot minimum.  However, I don't remember it
being so bad during previous cycles.

Atmospheric noise on 80M was S7 or higher all weekend.  N8SS, who is located
probably less than 20 miles away from me reported the same thing.  This made 80M
during the day a challenge, with the last 10-20 dB between signals making a HUGE
difference.  Those people insisting on sending 40 WPM on CW missed out on a few QSOs
with me (you know who you are).

Activity seemed pretty good.  I could attract answers to CQs most of the time
on 75M phone and occasionally on 80M CW.  Another fine job by the mobiles,
particularly considering that almost all of my QSOs with them were on 80/75. 
Here are my QSO counts with the mobiles and portables (18% of my QSOs):

K8MR      (9)
N9AG      (6)
KJ9C      (4)
W8TK      (4)
K8RYU     (4)
W8CAR     (2)
W9MSE     (2)
W1NN      (2)
AE8M      (2)

Only operated a little more than half time.  This was my own fault for not
clearing my schedule better.  We'll make a better effort next year.



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