[OhQP-mail] N8V has submitted OhQP Plans

Jim Stahl jimk8mr at aol.com
Sun Aug 21 18:34:56 CDT 2016


You still are showing some brains, not wanting to operate from a QTH that is 200+ feet lower than the surrounding hills. But there are lots of other flatter places here in Ohio. Hope you can still make it down to operate from somewhere.

(N8Vanwert?  Not to be confused with N8 Van Wert :-)  )

73  -  Jim  K8MR

On Aug 21, 2016, at 6:53 PM, Hank Greeb <n8xx at arrl.org> wrote:

> Sorry to report that N8V will be a no show in VINTon county this year.  The operator, N8XX, must be getting to be a real olde fogey because he feels that being in a very isolated place like the Pretty Run Nature Preserve along the Buckeye/North Country National Scenic Trail could be hazardous to one's health.  The camp site is at creek level, about 200 feet or more lower than the tops of the hills. There is no cell phone service, no water, no electicity, no "indoor plumbing" not even an outhouse at the site.  A person from the Buckeye Trails Association described a site on top of the hills where cell phone service is available, but it at least a mile along the trail in a zig-zag route to get there.
> So valor is the better part of discretion (or the converse), so I'll forego operating from VINTon county during the Ohio QSO party this year.  It would have been easy to set a new record for QRP operation in that county, since there is no record for such operation. :)
> I trust that next year thingss will be a bit better, and I can visit VINTon county to set a new record.

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