[OhQP-mail] K8RYU's Comments

Hank Greeb n8xx at arrl.org
Mon Aug 27 11:27:01 CDT 2012

Well, Ralph:

You gave me VINTton, and MORGan, unique counties in my log, plus WASH 
which I had worked before.  That should have brightened your evening. 
:)  It sure helped my multiplier count!

The last two hours of the contest were somewhat of a drag, worked only 
25 in the last two hours, but helped me get a higher claimed score than 
in previous (recent) efforts.

I missed K8MR/ASHT at the ending minutes of the contest - he had a 
pileup as of 0357Z, I wasn't able to break through, and I pulled the plug.

I gather you were a rover?  Nice job!

72/73 de n8xx Hg
Operated K6JSS/UNIO during OHQP 2012

On 8/27/2012 12:15 PM, Ralph Matheny K8RYU wrote:
> 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.........
> de K8RYU
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