[OhQP-mail] Lack of CW Activity - or was it QRP or QLF?

Robert Lunsford kb8uey at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 31 21:17:14 EDT 2010

I would say it had a lot to do with location and even more with timing.  I spent about 3 hours of the test on CW and only netted 16 QSO's.  5 of those were when others asked us to go to cw to meet them.

Rob KB8UEY (aka W8W)

--- On Tue, 8/31/10, Mike Tindor AA8IA <aa8ia at aa8ia.org> wrote:

> From: Mike Tindor AA8IA <aa8ia at aa8ia.org>
> Subject: Re: [OhQP-mail] Lack of CW Activity - or was it QRP or QLF?
> To: "Hank Greeb" <n8xx at arrl.org>, ohqp-mail at ohqp.org
> Cc: mrrc at contesting.com
> Date: Tuesday, August 31, 2010, 8:03 PM
> 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.
> Mike
> ----- 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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