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Ohio QSO Party   2017   Aug 26   Comment Summary

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K3SEN   Single Op LP   2,1282017-08-26 16:21:54
Had Fun. The bands were not with me! Thanks for the Qs. 73 Dale K3SEN Yaesu
FTdx-1200 / Diamond stealth BB7V.
WB8JUI   Single Op LP   1542017-08-26 18:29:45
73 - Rick WB8JUI
N4JRP   Single Op LP   2,0902017-08-26 19:51:55
[log removed from comments]

CREATED-BY: N3FJP's OHQP Contest Log (Out of State) 3.8
NAME: John Phillips
ADDRESS: 886 Cherokee National Hwy.
N8USK   Single Op LP   1,9602017-08-26 20:28:18
Ran part-time on a low G5RV. Had some fun for a few hours, couldn't op the whole
W5TM   Single Op LP   1,5962017-08-26 20:28:37
K2ZR   Single Op LP   10,7302017-08-26 20:46:17
RIG: K2 @95W
VA2CZ   Single Op LP   15,0382017-08-26 21:00:03
KB8O   Multi-Op HP   235,3382017-08-26 21:09:12
Finally, the contest where almost everything went right for us. Some early
problems with the PC on radio 2, but grabbed the field day laptop and it was
the air within 20 minutes of the contest start. Added high power band-pass
filters from low band systems via DX Engineering. Coupled with the low-power
filters from Array Solutions at the radio, had no issues with any interference
between the two stations - not bad for having them on 20/40 and 40/80 for
nearly the entire day. WX condx were great, band condx were ok. Thanks for
all the Q's that we got in the log book

Jay KB8O
Doug AB8M

Station 1: CW
K3S/P3 Filtermax 4 / Low band system filters.
OM 2000+ HF Auto
160m open wire dipole @ 70' / SteppIR DB-11 @ 50'
N1MM Plus.

Station 2: SSB
Icom 7600 Filtermax 4 / Low band system filters.
OM 2000+ Palstar AT5K
1100' Loop antenna @ 80' open wire fed
N1MM Plus.
AA8TA   Single Op LP   35,7702017-08-26 21:15:23
Thought that I would do not as well as last year, but ended up doing quite a bit
better. Daylight was kind of slow but got a nice run on 40 meters around dusk.

Not much action on 15 meters and found some on 20. Returned to 20 meters
periodically to see if I could pick up some west coast, but got more western
states on 40 later on.

Weather here was great and noise was not too much of a problem. Found a lot of
ops down in the noise and had to do a lot of digging at times.

Had a hard time finding other Ohio mults by S&P; missed almost all of the

Thanks to everybody who stopped by. Hope we see you, and many others, next

Kenwood TS-590SG, barefoot
GAP Titan, 16 feet AGL
KU8E   Single Op HP   47,4952017-08-26 21:16:03
K3-100, KPA500 and wires.

Not many mobiles to chase this year but it was still fun. Propagation to OH
from GA was pretty good most of the time on some band.

Jeff KU8E
KW8N   Single Op HP   351,4862017-08-26 21:16:04
Lots of fun. Just wish I did better with Ohio nults. Hard to find those
N8BJQ   Single Op HP   158,5852017-08-26 21:33:42
Had planned to do my usual CW only operation but after the 1st 6 hours I dug out
the headset with the microphone and chased some mults (and even ran for a few
minutes). First couple of hours were good and then 40 went long or away and
things really slowed down until it started getting dark. Thanks to K8MR and K8O
for all the mults. Worked quite a few KS stations as well as KH6's. Thanks for
the Q's.
K8GT   Single Op LP   4,2162017-08-26 21:47:17
Not much time available, other commitments, but conditions were fairly good. I
could follow some of the mobiles with no fading and good signals. Nice late
summer fun.
K9NW   Single Op LP   18,0842017-08-26 23:12:49
K3 @ 100w
40m dipole @ 25'

Most of the day was spent in airplanes and airports traveling from Aruba. Got
back home in time for the last three hours.

Tnx QSOs!

73, Mike K9NW
KD2BGM   Single Op HP   1802017-08-27 02:54:52
Nice contest despite the issues with tje remote (high latency) that made me
sound like a LID. Only workable band when I was active was 80m.
Thanks to all those that managed to hear me. Hope to receive your QSLs and
eQSLs for the USCA.

RTX: K3 + KPA 500 (500w out)
Ant: G5RV
K8AJS   Single Op LP   52,5002017-08-27 03:49:49
I had a good time in this contest, conditions seemed good (until I got my
nightly noise blast on 80 meters starting at 0000Z) and contacts were coming.
As I looked at my results I was thinking I don’t know why I even try to go
mixed, my phone results are always pretty poor. HOWEVER, in this contest the
few SSB contacts gave me an additional 29 mults, so it isn’t anything to be
sneezed at.

I hit all bands, there wasn’t much on 15 and 10 meters (except three mults)
but it was worth the look. CW was productive, and even 80 meter SSB helped out,
so the effort was worth it, overall. I happy to provide a WAYN contact to the

Thanks to all for the contacts!

Band Mode QSOs Pts Mul Pt/Q
3.5 CW 74 148 19 2.0
3.5 LSB 25 25 18 1.0
7 CW 88 176 34 2.0
7 LSB 6 6 6 1.0
14 CW 64 128 21 2.0
14 USB 5 5 4 1.0
21 CW 4 8 1 2.0
21 USB 1 1 0 1.0
28 CW 1 2 1 2.0
28 USB 1 1 1 1.0
Total Both 269 500 105 1.9

Rig: Elecraft K3 w/P3
Antennas: 204-foot G5RV, 3 el 20/15 4 el 10m quad
Software:N1MM Logger+ v1.0.6711.0
NA4K   Single Op LP   4,5582017-08-27 04:19:19
Steve NA4K

K8BKM   Single Op LP   11,1302017-08-27 05:13:38
I could almost re-post my comments from last year. Nearly the same conditions
minus the thunderstorms from last year. Activity seemed up this year despite it
being a beautiful late summer day. 80 was far more productive this year than
last. 40 was the same - notta. Tough to work OH from MI any time of the day. I
could hear the HP stations but they really had to dig me out of the noise so it
wasn't worth the effort. As always, I enjoyed following the progress of the
mobiles - late in the contest that is, once they migrated to 80. There was no
way I was going to work them on 20 or 40. Nice break from my window painting

Heard a few instances of a running station on CW asking a caller to repeat a
county or call and then the calling station replying (repeatedly) with the
wrong information. This tells me that some CW operators can't really copy CW
outside of what they are expecting to hear or their logging software tells
them. To be fair, in one case the running station was sending at a very high
speed and wouldn't QRS to the callers speed when it was obvious that the caller
was struggling. Maybe the calling station just kept pushing the wrong button.

Also heard some phone ops with very poor audio, and inappropriately wide
"studo quality" audio.

State QSO parties bring out all kinds - thankfully, I guess. They're a good
entry point into radiosport.

73, Tom
K9GDF   Single Op LP   4,5442017-08-27 05:14:37
Antenna is rain gutter and downspouts.
K7ULS   Single Op LP   6082017-08-27 06:59:54
Loaded up the flashing on the A-frame again with marginal results
W3HKK   Single Op HP   83,0762017-08-27 08:41:21
80m=134 Q's
40m=187 Q's
20m=25 Q's
Operating Time: 8.25 hrs.

Worked 55 OH counties, 38 states, 12 DX stations, and 3 VE provinces.

Friday wx was so nice I put up the old 80/40 single coax feed inv V on a 24 ft
mast, with ends 12 ft high. So avg ant ht= 18 ft.

Not bad results for my 18 ft high NVIS antenna.


IC-7600 + TenTec Centurion amp at 800w.

N1MM+ logging software.

Propagation: overall Fair on 40m. Mni strong sigs on 80 beginning around 4 pm
through midnight. Just a couple of excursions to 20 with a nice run as fresh
meat on 14045 around 6 pm.

Would love to put together a 4-6 man team to operate the entire contest.

WN4AFP   Single Op QRP   16,2062017-08-27 08:56:20
WOW! Thi,s was another awesome OHQP! Thanks to all the mobiles for keeping me
near the shack for most of the contest - K8MR, K8O, K8RYU, K8RC and WJ8Y.
Almost nothing on 20m, but 40m was good during the day and great at night to
OH. 80m finally woke up for me late in the contest. This is my 5th OHQP and my
3rd QRP entry. Can't wait to do it again next year! Thanks to the MRRC for
their work to make it happen. 73s Dave WN4AFP
N8FLW(@KE8M)   Multi-Op HP   176,0002017-08-27 09:20:08
OH QSOPARTY Summary Sheet

Start Date : 2017-08-26

CallSign Used : N8FLW
Operator(s) : KE8M N8FLW

Operator Category : MULTI-OP
Band : ALL
Power : HIGH
Mode : MIXED
Default Exchange : HURO
Gridsquare : EN81
ARRL Section : OH
Club/Team : None
Software : N1MM Logger+ 1.0.6666.0

Band Mode QSOs Pts Mul Pt/Q
3.5 CW 89 178 11 2.0
3.5 LSB 167 167 50 1.0
7 CW 175 350 55 2.0
7 LSB 173 173 29 1.0
14 CW 49 98 13 2.0
14 USB 34 34 18 1.0
Total Both 687 1000 176 1.5

Score : 176,000

cw station elecraft k3s / ameritron als 1300 @ 500-800 watts
ssb station yaesu ft 950 / ameritron als 600 @ 400-500 watts

Antennas 10M - Hy Gain LJ 105CA @ 45 ft
15M - Hy Gain LJ 155CA @ 42 ft
20M - Hy Gain LJ 204CA @ 50 ft
40M - inverted vee dipole @ 40 ft
40M - full size ground plane @ 25 ft
40M - full size ground mounted vertical 120 radials
80M - dipole @ 40 ft
80M - full size ground mounted vertical 175 radials

low band systems band pass filters - perfobox 1500 watts
TI8/AA8HH   Single Op LP   6,6242017-08-27 09:23:20
As always, it was a tough go from Costa Rica. Only a couple of minor glitches
with the WinKey and the power stayed on the entire contest for a change.
Propagation and operator participation on 20 meters was not up to par, but 40
meters after dark was quite decent.
K7SV   Single Op LP   31,2082017-08-27 09:23:52
That was quite fun. Helped to know a handful of the more active OH participants.
Working OHQP from here is similar to working FQP except the southern part of FL
is fairly good on 20. I was surprised with how loud K8MR and K8O were mobile on
80. I'll try to do in again next year! Thanks for the Qs.
K8MR   Mobile LP   140,0082017-08-27 09:40:46
A beautiful day to be out on the road. The contest started off great, with 92
QSOs in the first hour, including short in-state stuff on 40 and as close as NJ
on 20. But the bands then returned to more normal low sunspot conditions, with
less than exciting rates until 80 opened up after dark. 20 gave up the ghost
before dark, sooner than I expected.

My partner this year was Bill, W8BG, a NODXA member and relatively new
contester. His contest experience to date had been largely S&P in the CWOPs
tests using N3FJP, and no computer generated CW. So running with N1MM+ was a
completely new experience for him. He eventually started getting the hang of
it, but it was still a major learning experience. He did admit to not being too
good if more than one person was calling.

SSB was pretty unproductive, nearly all QSOs were moving for guys asking. I
wasn't in total run up the score mode, and when rates were slow enough to take
time to move, signals were often not strong enough to likely complete a SSB
contact. When conditions were good enough, the rates were too good to move.

The 10 and 15 meter QSOs were with K1LT. When he hit S9+60, ( <2 miles from
his QTH) I figured we could run the bands, and then did the same again soon
after I left Fairfield county into Franklin. VA2CZ (CW) and N8PR (SSB) were the
other 15 meter QSOs.

In the last hour, driving up I-71 with new counties coming pretty quickly, I
had N1MM+ run statistic rates as high as 199/hr for 27 Qs, and 188/hr for 54
Qs. That was fun!

Thanks to all to took part in the 2017 OhQP!

73 - Jim K8MR
AJ8B   Single Op LP   85,2602017-08-27 09:55:25
Had an absolute blast without T-Storms
N4PN   Single Op HP   57,6582017-08-27 10:08:31
Great OHQP once again...lots of activity and great to see so many friends.
K8O (K8NZ & others) led the Q way with 24, followed by K8MR, 19; K8RYU
5, and K8CR with 3. Lots with 1 or 2 contacts.
Missed 11 counties on both modes...amazing how many people with great calls
don't work CW...thanks to the many that moved for a new mult.
See ya next year!
73, Paul, N4PN
AD8J   Single Op LP   35,8022017-08-27 10:34:44
I'm too close to OH for 20 meters so it was all 40 and 75/80

Remote Operation
SteppIR DB-36. 80/160 Inverted L with 6 tuned elevated radials
K1LT   Single Op HP   120,1562017-08-27 12:10:59
That was fun!

I put up an NVIS 40 meter dipole but I could not tell any difference
in performance between that dipole and the full sized ground mounted
vertical. The dipole put more RF into the tribander making SO2R
less effective. After a while, I stopped using it.

In previous years I was unaware that spotting was allowed. This year
I used it to great advantage to track the mobiles which boosted the
multiplier count, perhaps at the expense of the number of QSOs.

Worked K8MR 31 times in 20 different counties with 1 dupe; K8O 19
times in 18 counties; K8RYU 8 times in 8 counties; and K8CR 2 times in
2 counties. Several K8MR contacts on 40 during the daylight hours
required ESP. NVIS dipoles, verticals, and Beverages all produced
equivalent signals.

When K8MR was in Fairfield county near me, I was watching the S meter
on the 40 meter rig to see if I could see his signal peak. He got to
about 30 over 9 on 40 and then left the band. A bit later he called
on 80 and we ran the bands 20 to 10. 20 and 15 had S9 plus many db
signals while 10 meters has a mere S5. I don't have a good theory for
that observation. When Jim reached Franklin county, we repeated the
process with similar results.

I walked Fairfield county neighbor KI8R through the bands and worked a
couple of Hawaiian stations on 15 meters.

I operated SO2R to the best of my ability although I never got around
to using dueling CQs as I have done before. I ran about 800 watts on
the primary rig to reduce blower noise and about 75 watts on the
secondary rig because I'm too lazy to dig out the other amplifier
until November.

I worked quite a number of Kansas QSO party stations. Too bad there
is no way to easily log their counties so that I could work each one
multiple times without causing dupes in either contest. I am
surprised that the contest logging gurus haven't solved this problem.
I would write my own software to solve this problem if I had more time
(and less laziness). Also we might consider amending the Ohio QSO
Party rules to allow multiple Kansas and Hawaii QSOs in the spirit of
promoting more QSO party operation. There is probably a chicken
versus egg problem of rules versus logging ability.

I missed 21 Ohio counties and 6 US states.

Equipment: Elecraft K3/100 & P3, Alpha 8410 800w; Elecraft K3/10,
Hardrock 50 75w; homebrew SO2R stuff; verticals (80 and 40), dipole
(only one), and tribanders (one for each ear).
K8O   Mobile LP   147,0562017-08-27 13:38:13
Beautiful day to be mobiling in Ohio. Lots of fun and only two minor antennas
problems fixed in a few minutes. Tnx all the Qs!

Ron K8NZ
K1SE   Single Op HP   7,0522017-08-27 14:12:38
Thanks for all the Qs.
W4ER   Single Op QRP   202017-08-27 14:33:08
On my way home from visiting Mom & family in WV. Stopped at the NC Welcome
Center on I-77 South and setup at a picnic table for a few minutes until my
battery ran out on the KX2. Only heard a couple OH stations there. Later in
the evening, I setup at my hotel in Gastonia for a few more OH Qs. Thanks for
the Qs!

NC is my last stste East of the Mississippi River to operate from. I've been in
the state several times but somehow missed operating and making some contacts
while there before.

KX2 @ 5 watts to BuddiStick.

73, John
W8DGN   Multi-Op LP   101,9102017-08-27 15:04:11
W8DGN's Contest Summary Report for MRCC-OHQP
Created by N3FJP's Ohio QSO Party Contest Log
Version 3.9

Total Contacts = 498
Total Points = 101,910

Operating Period: 2017/08/26 16:13 - 2017/08/27 03:59

Total Contacts by Band and Mode:

Band CW Phone Dig Total %
---- -- ----- --- ----- ---
80 93 94 0 187 38
40 39 183 0 222 45
20 11 74 0 85 17
15 4 0 0 4 1
-- ----- --- ----- ---
Total 147 351 0 498 100

Total Contacts by State \ Prov:

State Total %
----- ----- ---
OH 155 31
MI 27 5
PA 21 4
FL 20 4
GA 20 4
VA 20 4
NC 19 4
NY 19 4
IL 17 3
KS 13 3
AZ 11 2
AL 9 2
MO 9 2
AR 8 2
CO 8 2
SC 8 2
TX 8 2
UT 8 2
MN 7 1
WI 7 1
CA 6 1
NJ 6 1
TN 6 1
IN 5 1
NH 5 1
RI 5 1
4 1
HI 4 1
OK 4 1
IA 3 1
ID 3 1
MA 3 1
MS 3 1
ON 3 1
QC 3 1
WV 3 1
BC 2 0
CT 2 0
MD 2 0
MT 2 0
NM 2 0
OR 2 0
DE 1 0
KY 1 0
LA 1 0
NE 1 0
NV 1 0
WA 1 0

Total = 47

Total Contacts by Country:

Country Total %
------- ----- ---
USA 482 97
Canada 8 2
Hawaii 4 1
Costa Rica 2 0
Puerto Rico 1 0
Slovak Republic 1 0

Total = 6

Total Contacts by Continent:

Continent Total %
--------- ----- ---
NA 493 99
OC 4 1
EU 1 0

Total = 3

Total Contacts by CQ Zone:

CQ Zone Total %
------- ----- ---
04 280 56
05 169 34
03 41 8
31 4 1
07 2 0
08 1 0
15 1 0

Total = 7

Total Contacts by County:

County Total %
--------- ----- ---
OH Cuyahoga 11 2
OH Butler 10 2
OH Greene 8 2
OH Montgomery 8 2
OH Athens 7 1
OH Franklin 6 1
OH Hamilton 5 1
OH Geauga 4 1
OH Jefferson 4 1
OH Warren 4 1
OH Ashtabula 3 1
OH Delaware 3 1
OH Fairfield 3 1
OH Holmes 3 1
OH Licking 3 1
OH Lorain 3 1
OH Lucas 3 1
OH Portage 3 1
OH Preble 3 1
OH Putnam 3 1
OH Trumbull 3 1
OH Champaign 2 0
OH Clark 2 0
OH Clermont 2 0
OH Crawford 2 0
OH Erie 2 0
OH Harrison 2 0
OH Knox 2 0
OH Medina 2 0
OH Miami 2 0
OH Ottawa 2 0
OH Ross 2 0
OH Van Wert 2 0
OH Vinton 2 0
OH Washington 2 0
OH Ashland 1 0
OH Belmont 1 0
OH Clinton 1 0
OH Columbiana 1 0
OH Coshocton 1 0
OH Fayette 1 0
OH Highland 1 0
OH Hocking 1 0
OH Huron 1 0
OH Jackson 1 0
OH Lawrence 1 0
OH Madison 1 0
OH Mahoning 1 0
OH Marion 1 0
OH Meigs 1 0
OH Morrow 1 0
OH Muskingum 1 0
OH Pike 1 0
OH Sandusky 1 0
OH Seneca 1 0
OH Summit 1 0
OH Tuscarawas 1 0
OH Wayne 1 0
OH Williams 1 0

Total = 59

Total Contacts by Initials:

Initials Total %
-------- ----- ---
KG 182 37
KM 87 17
MTG 55 11
RF 55 11
GG 46 9
AB 44 9
DLM 16 3
BC 13 3

Total = 8

Total Contacts by Operator:

Operator Total %
-------- ----- ---
W8ASA 181 36
KM8AM 116 23
N3MTG 55 11
N8DRG 46 9
KD8WEY 44 9
KE8HFL 27 5
KD8YNG 16 3
W8AHT 13 3

Total = 8

Total Contacts by Station:

Station Total %
------- ----- ---
BARC03 217 44
BARC04 207 42
BARC02 74 15

Total = 3

Total Contacts by Computer:

Computer Total %
------- ----- ---
BARC03 217 44
BARC04 207 42
BARC02 74 15

Total = 3
KG4IGC   Single Op LP   8172017-08-27 15:51:35
Rig: Yaesu FT-DX3000
ANT: 272\' Horizontal Loop & Hex Beam
K3WJV   Single Op HP   8,1122017-08-27 15:53:36
Lots of switching between this and the KS QP. Guess I should have gotten on ssb
too. Sri you Ohio guys, next time I will slide up to phone.

Rural location 1255' 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 manually re-arranged between stns when necessary
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
W1WBB   Single Op LP   27,1412017-08-27 15:55:06
First time participation in OhQP for me -- hopefully I made the RI mult not so
rare this year! Stayed focused on working Ohio stations, but in-state KS sigs
during simultaneous KsQP (Day 1) were much stronger than OH sigs on 20m. Ohio
just never seemed especially strong into W1 throughout the event as I expected,
but K8MR/m did have consistent FB sigs and copy (22 QSOs). Had 16 QSOs with
K8O/m (got stronger fm W. OH as day went on), 4 QSOs - K8RYU and 3 QSOs - K8CR.
Worked 60 (of the 88) unique counties. Not a huge fan of the required 'mixed
mode only' category but it kept me in chair to chase new SSB mults so as to
remain competitive. Missed CLARk with K8GIB on 40m CW getting only
"W1?" on multiple attempts on both my wire ants. Lots of OH
activity... but a couple more mobiles would be welcome. Kudos to K8MR and K8O
mobile teams for their great efforts!

Icom IC-706mkIIG into 88' doublet up 40+ ft. -or- 132' low OCF dipole on
40/80m; K4KIO Hexbeam up 32' on 20m; N1MM+ Logger/WinKeyer USB CW interface.
LoTW & ClubLog user.
NC6K   Single Op HP   7382017-08-27 17:29:32
Lots of OH stations with good signals on 40 and 20 M. I wish this contest ran a
bit longer - it's got to be tough for rovers to hit all the counties in the
relatively short duration of the contest.
K4BAI   Single Op HP   11,0412017-08-27 19:18:27
FT1000MP, Alpha 78, 1 KW, TH6DXX, zepp, inverted vee. 80 had QRN. 40 went long
before the end. 20M was long all day and only a few QSOs made there. Didn't
listen to 160 and no signals on 15 and 10M. Thanks for all QSOs. 73, John,
WQ6X(@NX6T)   Single Op HP   2342017-08-27 22:55:54
This was another WQ6X remote operation from NX6T in Fallbrook.
Equipment problems kept me off the air most of the day.
I got on the air just in time to work the last half hour.
You can read my write up about this weekend at:

C U Next Year
N2SO   Single Op LP   1,1202017-08-28 04:26:33
K3/P3 100W to OCF Dipole up 35\'; N1MM to keep score.
KN4Y   Single Op LP   3,5342017-08-28 08:19:29
Many, many years ago I started life as a baby in the State of Ohio. Every year I
return via RF through the QSO party. I am never disappointed. How the State
survived without me will never be known. See you 'all next year.
NC8C(W1NN)   Single Op LP   15,3122017-08-28 11:34:19
I used the North Coast Contesters club call sign. Family matters kept me away
from the radio except for a few minutes here and there.
WA9LEY   Single Op LP   5,1202017-08-28 13:15:15
Attic dipoles and occasional use of a Wolf River Coils portable vertical outside
for 80 meters.
WO4O   Single Op HP   10,1062017-08-28 14:48:06
Will bring my portable FD radio station to guest operate from Allen, Clark or
Marion county in 2018 OhQP, subject to securing a host. 73, de ric, wo4o
VA3PCJ   Single Op QRP   9242017-08-28 15:46:45
QRP/P from Aylmer Is. (ON295)
K7HKR   Single Op LP   992017-08-28 19:42:25
100 watts, homebrew magnetic loop from AZ

Was mostly working the KS and HI QSO parties, but also had trouble begin heard
at times in OH. 20 was doing fine early, which makes sense because KS wasn't
very strong at that time, so OH was probably just the right distance. Was nice
to work a Phone Fray regular on two bands. I gave 80 the old college try late
in the contest, but my loop just doesn't put out enough juice at that low of
frequency to get through to the handful of stations I heard.
W8WTS   Single Op LP   196,3282017-08-28 20:55:28
Congratulations to the top scorers for a great job, and thanks to every station
for the QSOs. It was a very enjoyable QSO party.

CU next year,

Jim, W8WTS
OM2VL(@OM8A)   Single Op HP   22,2302017-08-29 04:07:20
It was my 3rd OHQP, but first real effort. In previous QPs I focused to KS QP
and made some OHQP QSOs, now I focused to OHIO :)
Many times I tried CQ on SSB, but unfortunatelly very few OH stations come
I heard 10+ more multipliers, but no lucky...

I worked with 7 new counties, now need only 5 from OHIO.

Thanks a lot for quick QSY's to SSB to K8O/M and K8MR/M.
Most QSOs:
K8MR/M 35/18 (QSO/Cty)
K8O/M 32/16
N8BJQ 3/2

Resident stations:

K8T (4),KW8N (4),AF8A (3),K1LT/8 (3),K8V (3),KI8R (3),W8TM (3),W8WTS (3).

Please paper QSLs for my County Challenge Award Toplist - need every county on
every band and every mode!

regards, Laci OM2VL
KEØTT   Single Op QRP   2,0162017-08-29 10:05:56
K3/10 at 5 watts to a pair of selectable dipoles at right angles, up about 45 to
50' fed with ladder lines and tuners. Condx were odd from here this year, and
high levels of QRN cut into op time and Q's. Hope to catch you all again down
the log. Thanks for your copy of my QRP thru the din also. C U next time, 73,
Dan ke0tt
KM8Q   Single Op HP   67,6282017-09-14 19:52:24
Thanks again to MRCC for another great Ohio QSO Party in 2017.

Lots of great folks on the air.

Bands were best at the end around here.

Hope to do better next year.