[OhQP-mail] K8RYU Rover report
mathenyr at marietta.edu
Thu Aug 29 11:12:21 CDT 2019
well, another in the books. It was a good trip in general.
Some comments in order:
Lack of 40 meter short prop really killed the score. We did
great on 80, even during the day and while mobile.
Ohio activity simply great. Out-of-state not so much as back in
the good ole days of 20 QSO's with a single station....and lots
more states on-air. Didn't get a NJ contact until after dark. many
of those guys from a few years back now silent.
Was good to work K8MR mobile to mobile several times. That is
a bit rough going but very possible...but on 80M!!
Had several ask me to change modes....sometimes could and
other times could not. Our mobile route send us thru JACK 3
times, so we normally stay on CW while in motion and then park
for a while and work just SSB. In one case was asked to move to
SSB ( think it was KW8N) and could not because county line was
within sight, and the screwdriver antenna takes about 2 minutes
to move 80 to 75.....Sorry Bob.
Ended up with about 505 real contacts, no idea how many mults
but a score of about 128K. Usually do better than that.
Have had email troubles again...now back to the old address
and hope it stays fixed. Hackers should be killed...slowly.
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