[OhQP-mail] W8TEN OHQP Wrap Up

Hank Greeb n8xx at arrl.org
Mon Aug 27 13:26:24 CDT 2012

Nice writeup!

On 8/27/2012 1:57 PM, Matt Welch wrote:
> This was the first time ever the W8TEN station has been on the air for 
> the Ohio QSO Party. I felt, for only one station on the air, 369 
> logged contacts is a remarkable accomplishment. I am still working on 
> the official score but should have that by the end of the week. All 
> this could not be achieved had it not been been for some great friends.
> Several of us took pictures and video. We'll get that up on the ARES 
> District 10 website www.ohioares10.org <http://www.ohioares10.org> as 
> soon as we can.
> Thank you to Jim K8QOT for allowing us to use his property for the 
> Ohio QSO Party. At roughly 1300 feet elevation, there wasn't anything 
> we couldn't work. If we heard them, we could work them.
> Thank you's to the following for station setup, operation, and tear down.
> Scott N8SX
> Bill KD8QAE
> Marc KD8QJK
> Bill K8SGX
> Jackie KD8DNE
> Thank you to Robert KO8RS and Bob N8KBX for stopping by and visiting 
> with us.
> Many thanks to everyone for making the W8TEN station shine and placing 
> Geauga County on the map for the Ohio QSO Party!
> The last couple months I have been pushing all the ARES volunteers in 
> Ohio to participate in the Ohio QSO Party. This was an awesome 
> opportunity for us to practice emergency communications. It also gave 
> us the chance to play around with NVIS antennas, practice our skills, 
> and put our equipment on the air. I can honestly say, if you weren't 
> on the air, then you missed out on a rockin' good time.
> Matt
> 73 de Matt Welch W8DEC
> Ohio Section Emergency Coordinator
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