[OhQP-mail] Plans for OHQP 2011, N1L/CLIN

Hank Greeb n8xx at arrl.org
Sun Mar 13 17:36:55 EDT 2011


I figure that N1L/CLIN will be enough to Identify me as being in state.

I chose the call N1L because it IS a lot of fun using it.    :

On 3/13/2011 4:55 PM, David Bunte wrote:
> Hank & Kenny -
> First of all... Congrats on your respective wins last year.
> I think Kenny makes an excellent point.  I don't think many of us 
> enter ANY contest really EXPECTING to win... but I'll bet all of us 
> enter a given state QSO party expecting, assuming, or at least HOPING 
> that the stations operating IN that state would not DELIBERATELY do 
> something to confuse others, or make their participation less 
> efficient or less enjoyable.  When N9FN and I operate from OH or MI in 
> the OHQP or MIQP we recognize and accept that our rate may suffer 
> somewhat, because, although N9FN has now operated from those states 
> for many years, there are always folks who are new to QSO parties, 
> and/or don't subscribe to the respective reflectors, and are thus 
> caught off guard by the '9' land call in MI or OH.
> I won't argue the "cuteness" of N1L, but when you already have an '8' 
> land call I guess I just don't understand why you would make the 
> change.  It seems to me that ESPECIALLY if you choose to operate QRP 
> once again, you would not want to add an additional hurdle for your 
> fellow hams to jump over in order to make a QSO with what very well 
> may be a needed mult.
> Regardless... even if I don't understand your motivation, I do hope 
> you and many many others have a great time in the OHQP and all the 
> other excuses we come up with to enjoy this great and diverse hobby of 
> ours.
> -Dave-
> -K9FN-
> On Sun, Mar 13, 2011 at 9:56 AM, Kenneth Silverman 
> <kenny.k2kw at gmail.com <mailto:kenny.k2kw at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     Hank,
>     If I had to chose a call for the Oh/MiQP it would have an 8 in it,
>     but that's just me.  N1L is cute, but IMHO it would be better to
>     have a native #.  That's why I used N8M or K8O in the QSO parties
>     instead of signing K2KW or K2KW/8
>     Just go to QRZ.com and put in the zip code.  Not many hams in that
>     zip code, but WZ8D is there and is very active, mainly on 6m. 
>     AF8V seems pretty active.  Just click on each call (there are not
>     many) and see who's active.
>     Kenny K2KW
>     On Sat, Mar 12, 2011 at 10:12 PM, Hank Greeb <n8xx at arrl.org
>     <mailto:n8xx at arrl.org>> wrote:
>         I'm reserving the special call for N1L/CLINton county during
>         Ohio QSO Party 2011.
>         I'm looking at Blanchester, about 30 miles from where my son
>         and daughter in law live, as a site for the operation.
>         N1L is a takeoff on N)ot 1)n L)og, so that everyone who works
>         me will have at least one NIL contact.
>         It was fun with N8Q/HENRy duringn OQP 2010, where I set a new
>         (only, first) record for QRP in HENRy county, so why not
>         CLINton?  :)
>         73 de n8xx Hg
>         p.s.  Does anyone know an active ham in Blanchester, zip
>         45107, who could vouch for me and introduce me to the village
>         park board?
>         _______________________________________________
>         OhQP-mail mailing list
>         OhQP-mail at ohqp.org <mailto:OhQP-mail at ohqp.org>
>         http://mail.ohqp.org/mailman/listinfo/ohqp-mail_ohqp.org
>     _______________________________________________
>     OhQP-mail mailing list
>     OhQP-mail at ohqp.org <mailto:OhQP-mail at ohqp.org>
>     http://mail.ohqp.org/mailman/listinfo/ohqp-mail_ohqp.org

More information about the OhQP-mail mailing list