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West Virginia QSO Party   2017   Jun 17   Claimed Score

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Call: N8II
Operator(s): N8II
Station: N8II

Class: Single OpMixed HP
Operating Time (hrs): 8.3
Location: In State/Province

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Total:1077850Mults74Total Score74,000


Club: Potomac Valley Radio Club

Comments:     [email]     2017-06-18 11:47:28
Exactly 1000 QSO points! No, I didn't stop early. The XYL still needs help; almost all time off was for fixing and eating meals with her. I think I got the mult right, N1MM counts VE provinces as mults which is not correct per rules, so I deducted 5 mults. The sporadic E clouds were pretty kind to me. There was some direct ionospheric propagation on 20 to every state except WV, DE and MD. I think I may have worked PA on 20, not sure. From the start until around 20Z, there was nearly constant Es into NY, all of New England, and ON (never heard a Quebec surprisingly). And for most of that time and into the evening most of the 4th call area was covered well by Es (worked many NC all over the state and as close as Roanoke, VA about 160 miles SW of me). To the west many MI and IN were worked with a few western OH. Beyond those areas, prop was decent almost all of the time, but few 6's and 7's were worked before 20Z and best west coast conditions were from 2300-0130Z. KH6RC called in with a good signal at 1906Z, and I added about 5 more HI stations on at least 3 islands. I had a big surprise being called by a VK2 SHORT PATH on 20 SSB in the 23Z hour, a first on that path around that time in 46 years on the air! The Es finally faded except to AL/FL around 24Z, but the western USA kept 20 phone run going until around 0045Z with small runs after that. Needless to say, 20 phone activity was fantastic for a low activity QSO party; I was surprised/amazed that so many called in to get a WV QSO or help me out, MANY THANKS! 15 and 10 were open to many areas on Es and I worked PR on 10 with a strong signal (double hop Es), but activity was very poor on 15 and most of the 10M Q's were 4th call area with a few 5's, 9's and 0's. I worked VT as well on 15. So, if you needed WV on 10/15 and were not on, you missed an opportunity. 40 and 80 were fine with relatively low noise for this time of year, but 40 and 80 CW yielded few Q's/runs after one at the start on 40 CW. I heard two WV stations calling CQ on 40 and 80 CW in the evening and getting very few answers. Phone is definitely the mode for today's casual QSO party op. Quite a few WV counties called me on 40 phone, thanks! Many thanks for all of the casual op help. I think this was my 2nd highest QSO total (maybe 3rd) in the WVQP and my highest mult total ever. Please stop by next year. 73, Jeff