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Kansas QSO Party   2017   Aug 26   Claimed Score

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Call: KØA
Operator(s): K5CM N5KW
Station: K5CM

Class: Mobile MOST LP
Operating Time (hrs): 17.5
Location: In State/Province

Summary:   Compare Scores
BandCW QsPh QsDig Qs
Total:15724600Mults54Total Score302,670


Club: [none]

Comments:     [email]     2017-08-28 20:37:46
I normally use a Tarheel Model 200A-HP on 80/40 and use Hamsticks for 20,15, and 10 meters. This makes for quick band switching. But Mr. Murphy had different plans for me this weekend. It was 10 minutes before the party started Saturday morning when I noticed the SWR was intermittent on the 20 meter Hamstick. Then I checked 15 meters and the SWR was way to high. Could not find any obvious problems so decided to go with the Tarheel on all bands. Murphy was after me again. When I hit the switch to move to 20 meters I could hear the motor trying to turn but was not moving the coil at all. I managed to resolve that problem in a few minutes and we were off to our first county line. Things were OK till I tried to go to 15 meters.I forgot the Tarheel would not tune to 15 meters with the 7 foot whip and the Capacitance Hat. I normally carry a shorter whip, but for got it for this trip. I could still get on 15 by using the antenna tuner in the K3, not the best work around but made a few Q's on 10 and 15 meters this way. Anyway we arrived at our first county line only a few minutes late. Conditions were so poor on Saturday, I thought I still must have something wrong with the Tarheel. All Q's are important, but here are a few stations we worked the most. >50 W5CW >30 N8II, N6MU =>19 W7TR, W7GF, WA8REI, KS4X, AD0RW, =>15 VE4EA, K7SV, K3TW, W0OO, W7OM, NW0M, K0CW, W2CVW, VE5SDH, K7TM, K0PV OM2VL (12), DL3DXX (11), Special Thanks to Bob, W0BH for all the hard work putting this party together. When we were at a county line on Sunday morning, John N6MU told me he only needed ELK AND CHT for a sweep. Those two counties were our last stop before the party ended. Fortunately we made it with time to give John his Sweep. Pam put a little movie of the trip together. Pam, N5KW did the SSB operating and the driving (975 miles) I did the CW. Was great fun as always. Thanks to Bob W0BH