[OhQP-mail] OHQP N8AUC 2020

Eric Jessen n8auc at hotmail.com
Mon Aug 24 16:37:52 CDT 2020

Had a blast doing the OHQP this year!
I originally intended to do QRP this year, but 5W just wasn't cutting it.
So I opted for the LP category. 100 watts seemed to be plenty though.

279 Qs, and about 37K points, all except 1 was CW. My best score in the event so far!
And everything was on 40 and 80 meters. 10 and 15 were dead, and I never heard any
activity on 20 on CW.

Was surprised to get called by 3 Europeans on 40. (Netherlands, Germany, and Slovakia).
And the same guy from Slovakia called me on 80 as well! Whoa! My antenna setup at
home is setup for NVIS, so snagging some DX was a big surprise! Managed to get 36
states spanning coast to coast on 40 and 80 though, so I was happy about that.

Only got to play radio for 8.5 hrs though. Turns out I forgot about an engagement my wife
had arranged (but she dutifully reminded me in the middle of the contest - go figure!).

Can't wait for next year!

73 de N8AUC

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