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Hawaii QSO Party   2017   Aug 26   Comment Summary

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K9GDF   SOAB LP   122017-08-27 05:06:26
Antenna is rain gutter and downspouts.
K7ULS   SOAB LP   362017-08-27 09:55:49
Only 4 hams worked in this on off the A-frame antenna
KG4IGC   SOAB LP   122017-08-27 16:22:11
Did not hear many HI stations during this contest, but the three that I did hear
were clearly s-9 signals. Was quite surprised to run into them as I heard them
in the middle of the afternoon. Wish that I could have worked more but band
conditions were just not there for long. Looking forward to next years event!

Rig: Yaesu FT-DX3000
ANT: 272\' Horizontal Loop & Hex Beam
WX4G   SOAB HP   1,9442017-08-27 17:01:42
Good contest but never much activity..not worth staying up to work 1-2 Q's in 6
hours. Thanks to KH6CC Jack for allowing me some RTTY QSO's!! Never heard you
on 40 though??

Bob WX4G
NC6K   SOAB HP   5002017-08-27 17:24:44
It would have been great if there were more HI stations participating. I wasn't
on the whole weekend, but spent a lot of time searching around for more than
the 10 or so stations I had already worked.
WA7NWL   SOAB LP   2042017-08-27 18:07:35
Limited time, unlimited fun. Thanks for the Q's and the contest.

Mahalo es 73,

John, WA7NWL
K4BAI   SOAB HP   1,5362017-08-27 19:47:21
FT1000MP, Alpha 78, 1 KW, TH6DXX, dipole. 40, 20, and 15 were pretty good to
HI. Worked everyone I could find in Hawaii except K9FD who was calling
stations in the other QSO parties and not sending CQ. Thanks for all QSOs.
73, John, K4BAI.
W5QLF   SOAB LP   4732017-08-27 20:32:57
As in past years the propagation between Hawaii and South Texas was thready.
The saving grace for me is to work many stations on three bands. W5QLF
WØRIC   SOAB HP   2,2952017-08-27 20:47:06
Fun QSO Party as always!

Mahalo for all the Q's!
N6RO   SOAB HP   3,4762017-08-27 21:17:37
Got on in short bursts in second 24 hours, mostly watching Little League WS.
Good activity, but few HI stations.
Short 10m opening Sunday near 23Z.
AH7U   SOAB QRP   32,3522017-08-27 21:33:05
Mahalo for all the Qs! I appreciate everyone who stuck in there. Hope to hear
you on down the log.

Elecraft KX3
Delta loop @ ~30'
N6WM   SOAB HP   3,2202017-08-27 21:33:24
So how many KH6 stations can you work with a Diplole, a 5btv and a KPA500?

well probably more than this if I was a bit more diligent.

At the NCCC picnic, there was lots of talk about HQP. And when our family was
in Hawaii 2 months ago, the KH6 Oahu folks treated us so well that I knew I
would throw a few out that direction. Also lots of NCCC ties out there.

So I fired up my flex lab here in fremont to see just what we could do from sea
level with a dipole and a 5btv, in between shuttling kids to soccer and washing

Thanks to all the friendly stations on all the islands out there, and a special
shout out to Alan, LLoyd, Eran, Rob, Kimo and everyone who was on the air..

Special gold star to KH6CJJ who actually answered a CQ directed to KH6.. spin
the dial and get a few more in the log! Maybe invite some more NCCC out there
to make an event of it and light those Islands up!

Always fun and Hawaii hospitality out in full force.

Mahalo and Aloha

AB9CA   SOAB LP   4602017-08-27 21:37:02
Score as calculated by GenLog. May well be wrong.
NA6O   SOAB HP   2102017-08-27 22:48:24
TS-590s, KPA500, verticals, dipoles at 15 ft, N1MM+
KH7XS(K4XS)   SOAB HP   1,553,5622017-08-27 22:58:27
Too long a format for a state QSO party. If you want to make it a full 48 hours
operating event, let there be a max of 30 or 36 hours operating.
WQ6X(@NX6T)   SOAB HP   1,3442017-08-27 23:07:42
This was another WQ6X remote operation from NX6T in Fallbrook.
Equipment problems kept me off the air most of Friday.
Throughout the weekend I found Hawaiian stations to fill the log
while I worked other QSO parties and did other chores.
You can read my write up about this weekend at:

C U Next Year
N6ZFO   SOAB LP   5942017-08-27 23:08:48
73 Bill n6zfo
KH6BE   SOAB QRP   12,3952017-08-28 04:45:06
QRP portable operation with my Elecraft KX3 and vertical dipole. I was able to
make time for 3 operating sessions - Friday evening, Saturday afternoon, and
Sunday afternoon, and worked from 3 different beach parks in the Honolulu

For my operating times, 20 meters was the only band that was workable beyond
Hawaii. Most of my contacts on 80/40/15 were with locals.

I think the HQP needs to balance the goal of outreach beyond Hawaii with the
equally important goal of promoting communication within the state. Many of the
biggest stations with their monster beams pointed to NA/EU never even heard me
calling them. There should be a much bigger incentive for HI stations to work
each other.

Although our biggest stations treat HQP as a hard-core contest, it really
should always be a QSO Party foremost - a chance for operators of all skill
levels and station sizes to get on the air and promote amateur radio in Hawaii.

73 and Aloha,
K1GQ   SOAB HP   2,1422017-08-28 04:53:27
SkookumLogger K3 2000A 2XA-3B-12L OB2-40 wires

34 CW QSOs (all pounce) in 17 hours = 2 QSOs per hour. Why would I do that over
a weekend with exceptional fall-like weather? I have no clue.

Surprising QSOs: AH7U on 80m, KH7XS on 10m.

Four bands with KH6LC, AH7U, AH6KO, KH7XS, 14 different calls worked, 7 of 14
multipliers worked.

35% of QSOs with HIL, 18% with LHN, 15% with WHN and with MAU.
KI4MZC   SOAB QRP   362017-08-28 08:18:35
Thank you KH6 ops who came back to me (several times!) to make the exchange.
K6GHA   SOAB LP   6,2642017-08-28 11:15:29
Time to shake the sand out of my hair, put away the Hilo Hattie’s Hawaiian
Shirt, and slip off the Flip Flops for another year. The HiQP is in the log.
The start was a lot of fun and kept me in the Ohana spirit for the contest. My
first contact was with Alan KH6TU on CW, and my last was with KH6CJJ’s guest
operator (KB7G) on SSB. In between there were a lot of great folks who would be
willing to do what it took to make additions to my log. Special thanks to Kimo
KH7V, Mark WH7W, Sonny AH7U (QRP) and especially Kent KH6CJJ and Brett KB7G for
their good ears and friendly recognition of our many band mode contacts.
Wouldn’t you know, I had one obligation on Sunday, it was for just an hour,
but required me to be away from the radio… right in the middle of the ONLY
10m opening. Sheesh! I had been looking for that all weekend.
The operators in Hawaii always sound like they are having a blast! I am very
tempted someday to make the effort to be on the other end of that pileup and
activate one of the rare counties (HII?). It would be a great vacation and a
fun time to say Aloha and Mahalo from the islands.
One last thank you goes out to Alan KH6TU for his efforts in coordinating this
year’s event. Missed you on 80 SSB and 10m, but really appreciate your
reminders and enthusiasm leading up to, and in, this year’s HiQP. Great job,
W9QL   SOAB LP   682017-08-28 11:31:58
Got on for a few minutes Friday and Saturday night. Always fun to see if you can
work a rare county (island). Used to have a lot of fun operating from a rented
condo on Maui with my QRP rig. Would love to get back there one of these days.

K4AFE   SOAB HP   2562017-08-28 11:32:24
Thanks for the QSOs to West Tennessee!!

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K3WJV   SOAB HP   202017-08-28 11:53:23
If I was better at configuring my rbn filter I might have worked more guys but
had it set for the KS & OH QP's. Came across these guys tuning the band a
few times. Other than that I was working the bandmap. Glad to help the few
that I stumbled upon.

Rural location 1255ft ASL
FT1000MP & Alpha 89
40mtr inv vee @55ft

K3/P3 & Acom 2000A
2el K4KIO 6 band Hexbeam @24ft G-450A rotor & Green Heron
Inv vees for 80m & 40m with trapped 160m @55ft

Palstar HF-AUTO WinKeyer USB & Vibroplex paddle
Rx ants - 200ft NE/SW kd9sv rbogs staggered & spaced @ 66ft - DXE ncc-2
SO2R >> TopTen DxDoubler-Band Aides-relays-W2VJN stubs

N1MM+ contest logger & DxLab master logger
AH6KO   SOAB LP   195,7082017-08-28 11:59:07
Thanks to Alan AD6E(KH6TU) for organizing HQP, and to Joe AH0A for the great job
in recent years. Mahalo to all the CW operators that joined in!
73 & Aloha~ Stan AH6KO
100 W + dipoles
W8RU   SOAB HP   442017-08-28 12:29:38
Always a fun contest. Thanks for the QSOs and 73, Ron (W8RU).
K2RD   SOAB HP   6822017-08-28 13:04:19
Thanks for the QSOs.
K7AZT   SOAB LP   1622017-08-28 13:23:06
Where'd everybody go??
VA3RKM   SOAB LP   802017-08-28 13:42:43
K3, 75w, verticals. Thanks for your patience!
N8FYL   SOAB LP   122017-08-28 14:32:16
Worked what I heard while also working OH and KS QSO parties. Hope all the HI
stations had a good contest.
KA6JLT   SOAB LP   752017-08-28 15:13:40
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CREATED-BY: N3FJP's HIQP Contest Log (Out of State) 1.0
NAME: Rob Walker
K7HKR   SOAB LP   1402017-08-28 17:16:50
100 watts, homebrew magnetic loops from AZ

Worked 5 stations in the first hour or so, then a few odds and ends during the
KS and OH parties, and a final one on Sunday afternoon. With my bi-directional
loops, I could leave them in one position for all three states. Not
surprisingly, 20 was the money band, but 15 was open at times both Saturday and
Sunday afternoons. 10 meters opened up to the SE US and Caribbean Sunday
afternoon, but not to HI. There were several stations I heard on 20/40 but
couldn't work, otherwise just not a lot of HI signals on any band.
NH6T/W4   SOAB HP   1,8192017-08-28 18:30:01
Still stuck in Alabama on the Mainland, but such fun reaching out back home to
the Islands!
KJ6MBW/QRP   SOAB QRP   3572017-08-28 19:41:13
Rig: FT-857D at 5w
Ant: 2 ele triband yagi

KH6 is easy to work from N California; running QRP with 5w of power was making
a lot of sense in HQP. Many strong signals from there on 15 and 20m. Nothing
heard on 10m. Most stations could hear my 5w just fine but 3 or 4 could not
pick it up.

73 Sergey
KH6TU   M/S HP   422,9712017-08-28 20:28:27
Joined by WH6FEM for a few hours. He has never operated HF before except for a
couple of contacts at Field Day. He did very well and looks forward to more fun
in the future.
KN4Y   SOAB LP   1962017-08-28 21:33:56
Listened a lot, conditions to here from there not favorable. Big surprise found
stations on 15 meters.
KEØTT   SOAB QRP   7412017-08-29 06:19:41
K3/10 at 5 watts to an 88' dipole up about 45' fed with ladder line and a
Matchbox tuner. How does QRP and a dipole get 19 Q's? The terrain slopes from
the antenna down some 200' over a distance of a mile to the west. I suppose
it's like having a 200' tower in that direction, but I don't have a 200' tower
to compare.... Thanks for the fun, and C U next time. 73, Dan ke0tt MN
KF6NCX   SOAB LP   602017-08-29 10:16:22
Enjoyed making HI contacts. Tnx for the contest!
NØJK   SOAB QRP   362017-08-29 10:20:46
I operated QRP portable to hand out a few Qs in the KS QP and HI QP. Skip was
long both times, so I focused on logging Hawaii, where we have a second home.
Sunday afternoon I saw Hawaii spotted on 10 meters to western North America. I
did not hear any of the Hawaiians on 10, but did log KP4 and LU. Nice to see 10
N6GEO   SOAB LP   1,7002017-08-30 22:46:40
Fun contest; it's special to get an "Aloha" with each contact. Got VOL
in the last 5 minutes. One of only three on the air.
KD2BGM   SOAB QRP   122017-09-03 08:54:00
Just a brief participation to this one.
Tried to listen on the bands but no workable HI stations till Sunday.

Only MAU and HIL counties worked.

Hope next time

KH6HGP(W7HJ)   SOAB LP   5,3102017-09-06 15:19:27
[log removed from comments]

CATEGORY-OPERATOR: S/O LP (Single Operator, Low Power)
CLUB: Red Hill ARC
CONTEST: Hawaii QSO Party
CREATED-BY: WriteLog V11.27H
NAME: Harley J. Huntemann
ADDRESS: 75-5772 Milena Pl
SOAPBOX: Nice opening on 15M; I caused some minor pileups on 20M, reminded me
of when I was on Kure Island !!! .