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7th Call Area QSO Party   2017   May 6   Claimed Score

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Call: AE7EU
Operator(s): AE7EU KU7F W7JHR W7SCY WN7K
Station: AE7EU

Class: Cnty Exped M/S HP
Operating Time (hrs): 16
Location: In State/Province

Summary:   Compare Scores
BandCW QsPh QsDig Qs
Total:05200Mults65Total Score67,600



Comments:     [email]     2017-05-08 21:49:11
For the 4th year, AE7EU (ex AE7IK) activated the county line at Lake/Kalamath at my special little spot. Up on a ridge, this place boasts easy driving access and 100ft ponderosas. This years activation was a bit of a comedy of errors and Murphy. Driving down, my van decided to throw a check engine light. For the entire weekend, I was afraid the transmission had gone out (Code check later said O2 sensor) and I was going to have to worry about how to get back home. Arriving Friday, we got started setting up antennas, and my first attempt at launching a length of mason line snagged around my arm, giving me a nice little bit of rope burn. We got the haul lines up and over the trees though, and our 80/40 dipole hit 75-80ft, the TA33jr was up and securely pointed east, despite the winds that were picking up trying to blow the line off the trees. Which later turned to snow. Antennas up, we went to set up the radio, and I'd forgotten a power cable for my power supply. No matter, Jim had brought his. But we were getting RF in the audio, which wasn't diagnosed until Saturday morning after the first few contacts. So we switched from my kx3 + Jim's KXPA100 + My SB200 to Brain's TS440 + My SB200. Things worked well after that, though we didn't really get cooking on the bands until 20m really opened up later on in the morning. Lunchtime found I'd forgotten the avocados and cucumbers.... How are you supposed to have a good salad with just spinach, carrots and onions? Ohwell, worse things to have forgotten. Once we got a pile started though, they just kept on rolling. None of us are iron-butt operators. There were times where I could keep 150Q/hr rolling no problem though, and it's really hard to give up the reigns at that point. Our score wasn't as good as last year, and we missed South Dakota and Nebraska, but all things considered I'm quite happy with how things turned out. A big shout to all those who were patient in the pile, and we look forward to doing it again next year! (Minus, of course, Car issues, wind, snow, rope burns, food issues, RFI and forgotten cables :)