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Texas QSO Party   2017   Sep 23   Claimed Score

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Call: N4CD/M
Operator(s): N4CD
Station: N4CD/M

Class: SO Mobile LP
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Operating Time (hrs): 8.5
Location: In State/Province

Summary:   Compare Scores
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Total:516330Mults83Total Score144,462

 

Club: [none]

Comments:     [email]     2017-10-04 09:54:53
Score includes 10,500 bonus points for working N5NA mobile in five counties and running 10 counties in the TX panhandle. Was headed from OK to NM and spent the day putting out the top two rows of counties in the panhandle. Stopped to run the county or county line - 20 and 40m, mostly cw with a few SSB QSOs for the county hunters. Weather was good and the roads were good. In places the speed limit is 75 mph which is good because most of the roads have S9 plus 20sb over noise with the power lines. You need to know WHERE to stop to find a quiet spot and I've done this run a dozen or two or more times before as a county hunter over the past 25 years. Do not plan to run this route 'on the run'. You won't hear anything but noise. <p> The bands were in terrible shape on Saturday - the only day I ran - - missed many common states - worked 3 EU countries (DL, HA, SM) and KP4. Did work HI twice. 35 states , 2 Canadian provinces, 4 dx. think it was 42 tx counties which is sad seeing that there are 254 to grab. Only caught W3DYA/m once and K5OT/m a few times. Got N5NA/m in more than five but we were 'too close' most of the time. W5CT was hard to work. S9 plus signal and he couldn't hear me or many others calling. Easier to work on Sunday - for some reason - when I was in NM and CO. Could have used a lot more mobile activity in south TX and elsewhere. <p> Had fun. Usually am elsewhere this weekend but it worked out OK this year. <p> Rig is ICOM 706 and antenna is six foot mast on trunk deck with 20/30/40m horizontal resonators. <p> You can see how various mobile antennas work at the County Hunter Convention Mobile Antenna "Bake Off" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcVpBBgmQCs which compares different configurations of set-ups. Screwdrivers, hustlers and various mast lengths, etc. <p> Just headed across the panhandle east to west and next day was back to running Parks on the Air in NM and Catching a few more TX counties from NM and CO. Probably confused a bunch of people no longer being mobile in TX. 73 de N4CD mobile