[OhQP-mail] OhQP - K8CC Single-Op Low Power (out-of-state)
k8cc at comcast.net
Sun Aug 26 19:16:18 CDT 2012
2012 OHIO QSO PARTY
Call used: K8CC Location: MI
Category: Single-Op Mode: MIXED Power: Low
Callsign of Operator(s):
Exchanged Information: K8CC nr MI
Hours of Operation: 05:39
band CW QSOs CW pts Ph QSOs Ph pts
80 44 88 32 32
40 54 108 47 47
20 0 0 0 0
15 0 0 0 0
10 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 98 196 79 79
( 275 ) QSO points X ( 96 ) Multipliers = 26,400 points
Club or Team Name: Mad River Radio Club
This is a hard contest to run low power from Michigan and stay in
Being so close to Ohio, the majority of the time I would have only
band so I simply would run out of stations to work. Not that
activity was bad -
actually, I thought activity was pretty good. The 80 and 40 CW
hopping when the bands were open (until the RTTY bums trashed 40
CW) and SSB
was pretty good too. I answered OhQP CQs even above 7275 and 3875,
participants spread out pretty well.
In years past, I would operate this contest with high power and
call "CQ Ohio"
a lot to keep the rate up from out-of-state (channeling my
"inner-W8MJ" as it
were). But the logistics of 80M are so much simpler with low
power. My 80M
antenna is an inv-V cut for 3625 and run thru an MN-2000 tuner to
acceptable match to the amp. But the tuner has to be adjusted
every 25 KHz
or so, particularly in the phone band. With low power, the MN-2000
out of line and the auto-tuner in the FT-1000D keeps the match 1:1
with each QSY.
Makes life a whole lot easier.
Once again, a fine job by the mobiles. Being 100% S&P, these guys
lot of QSOs and multipliers.
K9TM/m 14 QSOs
K8MR/m 7 QSOs
W8O/m 4 QSOs
K8RYU/p 5 QSOs
All but two of these QSOs were on CW. I moved K9TM to phone once,
K8MR randomly once - both of them easily copiable on 40 SSB. Both
K6JSS had good signals with QRP.
Now if I could just figure out why KW8N is so darn loud...
signal with QRP
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