[OhQP-mail] Lack of CW Activity - or was it QRP or QLF?
n8xx at arrl.org
Tue Aug 31 19:01:58 EDT 2010
I found a few "runs" on 75 SSB, but I was semi-disappointed with 80 CW.
Things seemed too run out quickly, and I went to S&P and found few
"new" stations each time.
Has the contest gone to a majority of SSB?
Doing QRP with SSB on 75 is a challenge, though sometimes a "run"
developed - perhaps when someone put N8Q on a DX cluster - or maybe just
coincidence. I didn't find a time when I exceeded 40 Q's/hour for a
complete hour, The "rate meter" did exceed 60/hour for 20 minutes on
both CW and SSB a few times, but the string just didn't continue.
Maybe it was because on CW I was stuck with my trusty J-38, and my left
foot wouldn't move faster than about 18 WPM, so many folks slowed down
when answering my CQ's, or maybe it was just because I was running <5 watts.
Anyway, I made more Q's than in NEWAygo county during the Michigan QSO
party, so I can't really complain.
Now, back to figuring out why my keying circuit for my computer didn't
73 de n8xx Hg
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