[OhQP-mail] Why chØØse NØH for the ØHQP?

Hank Greeb n8xx at arrl.org
Mon Aug 26 07:40:50 CDT 2013

Actually, the KS QSO Party didn't "register" with me when I chose NØH, 
but when theKS folks started publicizing their effort, I thought it 
would be a double challenge. :)

It was particularly fun educating the KS 1x1's that I was NOT one of 
them, and that I needed a s/n for the OHQP.  One guy gave me "Number 1, 
I have been giving every OHio station number 1 because I'm not keeping a 
list of numbers."   I trust the OHQP scoring team will realize that this 
can and did happen.

72/73 de n8xx Hg
QRP >99.44% of the time
Operated NØH during OHQP 2013

On 8/26/2013 8:01 AM, Fuse Net wrote:
> Any chance ya just didn’t think it through Hank???
> *From:* Hank Greeb <mailto:n8xx at arrl.org>
> *Sent:* Monday, August 26, 2013 2:08 AM
> *To:* Ohio QSO <mailto:ohqp-mail at ohqp.org>
> *Subject:* [OhQP-mail] Why chØØse NØH for the ØHQP?
> In 2011 I was asked, "Why in the %$#^&@ would one choose to operate as 
> N1L , a 'foreign' prefix number - not 8."   It seemed that some 
> "uptight" members of the sponsoring organization thought such a call 
> was inappropriate.  In 2012 there was some concern when I operated 
> K6JSS - until I explained that this was the QRP ARCI club call, and 
> they were trying to get stations on from all 50 states during state 
> QP's (or regional QP's like NEQP, 7QP, etc)
> I replied with a question, "Is there something illegal, immoral, or 
> against some OHQP rule to use ANY call which is OK with the Friendly 
> Candy Company?"  The answer I received was, "No, of course not."
> But, this year's choice brought even more questions - particularly 
> amongst friends and close colleagues, about my choice NØH. Below is a 
> reply I sent to one fellow:
> "WhØ wØuld be  stupid/idiØtic/liddish enØugh tØ chØØse NØH in the ØhiØ 
> QSØ party when KS was encØuraging multiple (20 Ør mØre, by my cØunt) 
> 1X1 zerØs fØr bØnus pØints/added wallpaper during their KS QSØ Party?
> "He must either be an idiØt, Ør have a GRRRRRR8 sense Øf twisted humØr 
> (Ør bØth :)"
> It WAS "interesting" to say the least, on 20 and 40 meters where the 
> skip seemed much better for Kansas than for Ohio - so I visited the 
> KSQP probably too often and I'd call one of the 1x1's who were calling 
> "CQ KSQP" and have an exchange. It usually would start out with them 
> sending "5NN WYA" (or whatever county they were in), to which I 
> replied "NR 123 WARR 5NN OH - pse i need a number for the OHQP."   
> It's too bad that Kansas Counties don't count for multipliers for the 
> OHQP, because I  have 7 in the log.  Kansas was the most prolific out 
> of state entity which was on the bands.  I even worked 5 of these KS 
> ops on 20 meters!  Otherwise 20 meters was a real drag.  I didn't try 
> very hard on 40, but I did work 2 KS stations on 40 - and probably 
> could have worked many more.
> I'll probably look at whether KS is running their KSQP on the same 
> date as OHQP next year, and, if so, I'll probably choose a different 
> call area, or use a club call or somesuch.  But, if you ain't figured 
> out that I like to have fun, rather than competing with blood and 
> guts, well, that's YOUR problem.
> 72/73 de n8xx Hg
> QRP >99.44% of the time
> Operated N8Q/HENR in OHQP 2010
> Operated N1L/BROW in OHQP 2011
> Operated K6JSS/UNIO in OHQP 2012
> Operated NØH/WARR in OHQP 2013
> p.s. And, each time I had LOTS of fun, even with 20+ hour days setting 
> up, testing, operating, and tearing down.

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