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Ontario QSO Party   2017   Apr 15   Comment Summary

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VE3GFN   Single Op LP   8,6352017-04-16 10:55:07
With 5 contests active this weekend, this was not an exciting event!
VE3MV   Single Op LP   5,7602017-04-16 11:11:27
Now that was fun!
N6ZFO   Single Op HP   2,0442017-04-16 11:19:06
Really not much to say. In 2014 my score at 200w was 21,000 points!

Uncertain of points total. . counted 10 pts for CF3ODX, although the rules say
VE3ODX. . probably same station? Ontario DX Club???

Moved VE3DZ from 80 to 160: sadly, he couldn't hear me even though he was a
solid S7. Need work on 160m antenna!

Conditions were good to very good on 20, 40 and 80, and at least marginal on

20m open to all continents on Sunday morning, with strong Eu signals
dominating. Made a few random contacts in the MM contest.
VE3TW   M/S HP   46,7642017-04-16 11:25:04
We brought the two grandsons over from Peterborough for the weekend to do the
contest. They had a blast!
They did all the phone while I did just a little cw. Thanks to all the
congenial, patient hams who handed out contacts. I think the ham radio bug has
N6WM   Single Op LP   1332017-04-16 11:28:07
A rare appearance from my little pistol Flex 6700 lab in Fremont testing some
rfi remediation and bpf installations. Conditions seem ok so where were all
those Ontarians this weekend? I really wanted to get hooked :-(

73 and seeya next time

Steppir Dipole @ 35ft
Flex 6700

VE3VN   SO CW LP   32,4482017-04-16 11:39:52
Part time, Saturday only. All running, no S & P, just for a change of pace.
Lots of confusion due to the many concurrent contests this weekend. Weather QRN
made copy on the low bands difficult. I used the northeast Beverage full time on
80 meters. I don't know if there were others on from my new QTH in
Leeds-Grenville county so hopefully the mult was welcome. I know that I didn't
work LGR.
W1AJT(VE3UTT)   Single Op HP   14,5922017-04-16 11:52:36
K3 / HexBeam @ 8m / 43' Vert / 80m inv "V" / 160m inv "L"

Glad to see all the familiar calls. Conditions were rough here.

Happy Easter!
MMØLID   SO CW QRP   22017-04-16 12:19:09
gave a point out just as i was passing down the band and taking part in the CQMM
Tried my luck as the amp was warming up.

Sorry i didnt do more.

Next time 73

73 Scott
W1RH   Single Op HP   2002017-04-16 12:34:19
116 Q's and 24,138 points in 2014. Where were the VE3's? The band was open on
15. Called CQ for 5 minutes. Nobody home.
K1RO   Single Op HP   1,5862017-04-16 14:46:50
A few minutes here and there. Nice to work some of my Ontario friends.
NA6O   SO CW HP   982017-04-16 14:52:57
TS-590S, KPA500, verticals, dipoles at 15ft, N1MM+

Where was everybody? There were more North Dakotas than VE3 stations!
VE9AA   SO CW HP   2862017-04-16 14:59:16
Just a few 10-15m stints Sunday afternoon to help out the guys in Ontario.

Antennas for Radio 1:
10m = A3S
15m = Wire 5el K1WA/K3LR SVDA (100% parasitic + homebrew)
20m = Wire + Aluminum 4-square (Comtek)
40m = Wire 4-square in the trees (Comtek)
80m = Wire 4-square in the trees (Comtek)
160m = Wire 2-el array of inverted L’s in the trees (Comtek w/ homebrew
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Antenna for Radio 2
ZS6BKW w/ 15m inv vee add-on (@avg height ~15ft due to ice storm)

No RX antennas

Rigs: 2 x IC-7410’s, YCCC SO2R+ box, N3ZN ZN-9 paddle, Yamaha CM500 headset,
N1MM+ logger
(Usually I\'m LP(100w) but have 2 small 600w amps when doing HP in select

CU (all of sudden) in the next one!

dit dit

-Mike VE9AA in NB
VA3EC   SO CW LP   7,2682017-04-16 15:49:04
S20 noise level on most bands intermittently was nasty. My neighbour is a
AirBNB now - Sarah's house producing the noise. I built a loop and found the
noise source in her house. Now to get them to do something about it. Oh joy!
Thanks for the Q's. Pretty quiet when I was on.
N8FYL   Single Op LP   402017-04-16 16:44:02
Just made some contacts while operating the Michigan QP. Turning in my log for
the benefit of the log checking process.
W4NBS   Single Op LP   2992017-04-16 16:46:29
FT-1000MP MK V; 150w; 80m dipole

QRN steadily at S9 +10-20bd made condx difficult.
But thanks for the Q's and hope to see you all in the AL QP in June.

73, Tom, W4NBS
VE3SMA   Single Op LP   2,5802017-04-16 18:46:33
Just poking around a bit on Saturday morning. Unable to hear many Ontario
stations on HF bands. I was happy to get more than one multiplier on 2m with
my little Omni antenna!

Steve VE3SMA
KA6BIM   Single Op HP   2,8172017-04-16 19:58:15
Very poor band conditions until the very last hour of the contest. Tnx for the
VE3KTB   Youth HP   1,1042017-04-16 19:58:19
Had both sons join me for a stint at the mike. Andre (age 15) had 21 contacts
from 18:44 to 20:04 on the 15th and Alex (age 17) had 8 contacts from 17:13 to
17:47. Both tell me they really enjoyed it. I wish that more time had been
available for them to operate, and that conditions had been a little easier to
deal with. Murphy also had a role to play, as Windows 10 disappeared the com
ports on N1MM so we couldn't log the correct frequencies for the first 10 or so
contacts. I was able to go find them while Andre started calling cq!
K9GDF   SO CW LP   7782017-04-17 04:56:42
Antenna is rain gutter and downspouts.
KN4Y   Single Op LP   4762017-04-17 06:07:02
Did not hear many Ontario stations, some Ontario stations could not hear me.
Easter did not operate.
VE3RCN   Single Op LP   1,0562017-04-17 06:56:55
2M/70CM Vertical at 25 feet. Nothing. 5 element 6m beat at 35 feet...nothing.
G5RV laying on the roof...only heard 8 Ontario stations. Heard a lot of MIQP
and MM CQing going on. Sat on a few different freqs (cw and ssb) calling CQ
will only a few contacts. The weather is getting nicer....soon the HF antennas
will be up.
K4BAI   Single Op HP   9242017-04-17 06:59:25
FT1000MP, Alpha 78, 1 KW, TH6DXX, dipole, inverted vee. Thanks for all QSOs.
73, John, K4BAI.
KI6OY   SO CW LP   182017-04-17 08:40:19
100 watts with a wire in a tree
WQ6X(@NX6T)   SO CW HP   1622017-04-17 13:52:25
This is another WQ6X remote operation from NX6T.
My main focus was the CQMM contest however I had a log ready for when I heard
ONQP stations.
You can read more about WQ6X operations at:
VE3LVW   Single Op LP   5252017-04-17 18:27:44
poor conditions, limited time.Didn't hear many VE3's
VA3KAI   Single Op LP   2,7842017-04-18 20:50:05
CallSign Used : VA3KAI
Operator(s) : VA3KAI

Operator Category : SINGLE-OP
Band : ALL
Power : LOW
Mode : Mixed
Default Exchange : LAN
Gridsquare : FN14US

Name : Al Niittymaa
Address : 390 Loonie Lane, RR-3
City/State/Zip : Perth ON K7H 3C5
Country : CANADA

ARRL Section : ONE
Club/Team : Contest Club Ontario
Software : N1MM Logger+ 1.0.6186.0

Band QSOs Pts Mul Pt/Q
1.8 2 4 2 2.0
3.5 27 54 19 2.0
3.5 2 2 2 1.0
7 13 26 8 2.0
7 1 1 1 1.0
Total 45 87 32 1.9

Score : 2,784

Rig : Knwd TS2000 & HamGadgets MasterKeyer MK-I

Antennas : 270' OCFD (N-S); 135' OCFD (E-W); 40M H-sloop (N)

Soapbox : Only worked on/off on Saturday - Easter family
Conditions terrible with very few PH stations - did mostly
S&P CW for a couple of hours. My poorest OQP in years!
CF3CCO/R   Mobile Solo Op LP   27,8372017-04-19 12:43:21
Miserable weather to start, raining and the road was muddy at DUR/KAW line.
Whips for 80 and 40 not wanting to load. Whip for 20 loaded well but an S9
noise level, heard and worked a North Dakota YL in the NDQP but nothing closer.
At the NOR/PET line the noise level on 20 was S8 and no power lines to be seen
anywhere, nor buildings. Evening was spent at the tri-county lines of
DUR/TOR/YRK, rain ended.
Worked bonus station CF3ODX for 6 qso's.

Sunday, started in PEL, then to HTN, WEL and HAM with good results in each.
The Brant/Brantford drive saw only 2 qso's with VE3SMA and the 12:00 arrival
may have found most off for lunch. This is the only location that I failed to
earn the 300 points bonus in, out of 14 counties worked from. Then on to the
OXF/WAT line which netted 6 qso's including 2 in ND. Bonus station CF3ODX was
not heard all of Sunday and I was within 50 km at all times. Easter weekend
did see fewer participants, as predicted but nice to have so many enthusiastic
participants. Only worked one Youth station, a YL at VE3IBU for 3 qso's and
she really has good operating skills. No FM contacts on 144, a first.

Thanks to Contest Club Ontario and the contest staff for great support, and to
all who participated. Much appreciated.


Bill CF3CCO/R .......VE3CRU
VE3CV   Single Op LP   3682017-04-20 06:00:23
Easter weekend + Sunny days + Maple Leaf Playoffs + BlueJays game = no time!
Sorry, only got on Sunday morning and struggled to make any Qs. A lucky few
got HUR.
Jeff VE3CV
WN4AFP   Single Op LP   12017-04-27 14:50:15
I didn't work this contest, although it is one of my favorite QPs...I devoted
Saturday to the MIQP because I knew that I was going to be tied up with Easter
events all day Sunday. Easter weekend is a difficult weekend for contesting.