[OhQP-mail] K8RYU's Comments
Ralph Matheny K8RYU
mathenyr at marietta.edu
Mon Aug 27 11:15:59 CDT 2012
Well, it was a long trip, but we made it. About the same as
last year score-wise I suspect. First half-hour poor, but
things really picked up and we had good afternoon rates. THEN
the evening hours were just awful.
Next year...maybee we otta have a plaque for the guy who makes
the most Q's in the last 5 hours of the event.....I was in some of
Ohio's most difficult counties (Vinton and Morgan) and it seemed
there wasn't anybody to work after about 35 contacts.
Did find a long standing technical problem....wire strands in
my long overused portable flat-top were broken inside the insulation
which caused erratic length of the wire, electrically speaking,
which really confuses an autotuner.
I'm getting too old for this stuff. Maybee MY strands are broken
inside MY insulation.........
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