[OhQP-mail] OhQP AF8A Single Op LP
af8a at mangobay.com
Sun Aug 23 14:50:02 CDT 2020
It sounds like everyone had a good time this year. Always good to work MRRC members, OhQP’ers from prior years, and fellow CWops members.
> Ohio QSO Party - 2020
> Call: AF8A
> Operator(s): AF8A
> Station: AF8A
> Class: Single Op LP
> QTH: Oh, GEAU
> Operating Time (hrs): 11
> Band CW Qs Ph Qs
> 80: 345
> 40: 211
> 20: 50
> 15: 0
> 10: 0
> Total: 606 0 CW Mults = 100 Ph Mults = 0 Total Score = 121,200
> Club: Mad River Radio Club
> Wow, this year exceeded all expectations. It was one of those rare contests
> where I could CQ ad infinitum. Clicking on spots filled those times when CQs
> stopped producing. CW kept me fully occupied, though I had a mic with me if
> things got desperate.
> Great activity, brought on by who-knows-what. SF=70 (woo hoo!)? COVID 19
> lockdown? W8CAR whippage? The 2020 State QSO Party Challenge? Probably a
> combination of all. Example: I made a string of 17 Qs after my first CQ at
> 1600. The first hour was good for 91Qs.
> Better yet, I was in quasi-Field Day conditions, with a temporary 40/80 trapped
> dipole (40 feet high at the center), and a less than ideal rig (IC-706MKIIG,
> K8MFO’s old county expedition rig, which keeps going and going…). An LDG
> tuner tamed the SWR on 20m.
> K8MR should consider asking Everyready Battery to sponsor him…as the Energizer
> Mobile (though he would look rather odd in a pink furry costume, but perhaps
> that would qualify him for yet another NCJ cover photo). 16 Qs and 13 mults -
> tnx Jim! Next best were the ten stations who were good for 3 Qs, so K8MR was
> truly in a multiplier class by himself.
> K8RYU called in a for a few wobbly QSOs from his Omni V. Glad to get those mults
> as well. Having Uli, ZR2A/4, come back to my early evening 40 meter CQ from
> South Africa was a thrill.
> Mult stats: 45 states (missed ND, WY, UT, AK, HI), 4 provinces, 51 Ohio
> I didn’t realize it at the time, but bio breaks and meals added up to 62
> minutes, so actual on-time was 11 hours. Guess I better learn to eat (and do
> other important things) while operating CW, as others have demonstrated in the
> Tnx QSOs, everyone!
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