[OhQP-mail] Lack of CW Activity - or was it QRP or QLF?
Mike Tindor AA8IA
aa8ia at aa8ia.org
Tue Aug 31 20:03:59 EDT 2010
80m CW was far from disappointing to me. I think it must have been more
unique to where you live or because you were running QRP. Here in EOH I
had no problem funding many many CW signals on 80m. Perhaps not as many as
I expected. I knew that with the massive PR blitz there would be increased
activity -- I guess I was thinking it was going to all show up on CW. I
doubt the contest has "gone" SSB, but rather I am guessing that a
significant number of first-time OhQP stations that were on the air this
year probably chose SSB. It's a lot easier for clubs and such to find SSB
ops for a QSO Party I would think.
So if the increase in SSB is directly related to the number of additional
stations on the air this year that weren't on last year/previous years, I
certainly don't mind the additional SSB. I'm just saddened that I didn't
count on that. Had I been prepared to operate on 80m SSB it certainly
would have increased the fun factor for me. Next year I won't make that
mistake, and I welcome all the additional SSB. I worked a few of them, and
it sure sounded like they were having a lot of fun, in a very relaxed sort
of way. I can dig that.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Hank Greeb" <n8xx at arrl.org>
To: <ohqp-mail at ohqp.org>
Cc: <mrrc at contesting.com>
Sent: Tuesday, August 31, 2010 7:01 PM
Subject: [OhQP-mail] Lack of CW Activity - or was it QRP or QLF?
> 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?
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