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Solar Eclipse QSO Party   2017   Aug 21   Claimed Score

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Call: K7Y
Operator(s): KD6WKY
Station: K7Y

Class: SOAB LP
QTH: Madras, OR
Operating Time (hrs): 2
Location: USA

Summary:   Compare Scores
BandCW QsPh QsDig QsGrids
Total:3211036Total Score339


Club: Mother Lode DX/Contest Club

Comments:     [email]     2017-08-27 13:36:51
Arrived in Madras, OR 2330 local Saturday night and found a one star motel room for $100 per night. No traffic to speak of driving into town. I was prepared to sleep in my car for a few days, but got lucky with the motel room at the Relax Inn. It was the last available room for the weekend. Worked SEQP from the Madras City Hall parking lot with no problem. Parking lot only about 50% full; plenty of room for a portable HF station. Worked K7Y before, and after, but turned off the generator just before and for awhile after the total solar eclipse so I could absorb the experience. Madras, OR is a town of 6,000 but had 100,000 visitors for the eclipse. Traffic out of town after the event was complete grid lock going north the Seattle and south to California. I didn't leave Madras, OR until 5pm on the advice of Police Chief Tanner Stanfill. The trek home still took 23 hours to drive 480 miles from Madras, OR to Vacaville, CA. The total solar eclipse was breathtakingly wonderful. I'd do this again without hesitation. 73!