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Michigan QSO Party   2017   Apr 15   Claimed Score

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Call: K8BKM
Operator(s): K8BKM
Station: K8BKM

Class: Single Op LP
QTH: MI
Operating Time (hrs): 3:32
Location: In State/Province

Summary:   Compare Scores
BandCW QsPh Qs
80:6260
40:2915
20:
15:
10:
Total:9175CW Mults45Ph Mults48Total Score23,808

 

Club: Mad River Radio Club

Comments:     [email]     2017-04-16 08:33:39
Part-time operation as I just returned from a 2+ week business trip overseas and I didn't think contesting was the best use of my time this weekend. However, I really enjoy the MiQP because I like to work folks from different counties in the upper and lower peninsula. Conditions were really tough. I got on for the first hour and 40 was long. The only stations I could work were locals in the counties surrounding mine, and the most distant in the upper peninsula. Lots of out-of-state folks at this time of day on 40. Took a very long break and came back in the evening to find 40 pretty much abandoned and worked another hour or two on 80 splitting time between phone and CW. I only worked one mobile, K8IR/M in MACK, who responded to one of my CQ's on CW. Never heard them again. K8MQP had the strongest signals on the bands but I was also really impressed with the signal from W8PSP in HOUG(Hancock according to QRZ.com). QRN on 80 was really bad from a line of storms that crossed the upper lower peninsula. Switching to my receiving antenna on 80 didn't help at all. Really had to pull out some weak signals calling from out of state but thanks for your patience. I was only on for 3.5 hours but activity really seemed down this year, probably because of band conditions and because of the Easter holiday weekend. Having the first 80-degree sunny day of spring doesn't bode well for sitting in the shack all day. Thanks for all the QSO's and the activity across the state. 73, Tom K8BKM