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Florida QSO Party   2017   Apr 29   Claimed Score

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Call: K4KG
Operator(s): K5KG VE7ZO
Station: K4KG

Class: Multi-Op MobileMixed LP
Operating Time (hrs): 20
Location: In State/Province

Summary:   Compare Scores
BandCW QsPh Qs
Total:1997148CW Mults68Ph Mults42Total Score907,720


Club: Florida Contest Group

Comments:     [email]     2017-05-01 05:01:51
The FQP is one of my favorite events in the contest year due to the contest format, activity and a chance to catch up with friends George K5KG and Kay. Traveling from out of state, I used to budget a full day to assemble the mobile with Geo but as he has modified his Toyota Highlander for mobile operation outside of the contest, it now comes pre-assembled. Significant upgrades this year include an improved table in the back passenger seat, a 19" monitor on the front seat headrest, tinted back windows and the conversion of our operating to the N1MM+ program with the FQP mobile. There are positions for 4 hamsticks on the roof enabling instant switching to all available frequencies. Conditions were down this year, especially for DX but there were still periods, especially on 20M where we had excellent coverage from coast to coast in NA. It must have been a terrible struggle for the Europeans trying to work the mobiles and congratulations to I4VEQ for the strongest and most consistent signal. We were unable to move GA to SSB on 40M this year but was somewhat of a thrill to have I4VEQ and OK1CF call in on phone while trying. We give credit to W2RR for having the consistently strongest signal. Notable regulars were K0HC, K3WW, WA3HAE, N9RV, K0VXU, N9CK, and K9CT. Special commendation to all the VE3/VA3 regulars and support of their CCO. We generally followed our pre-contest posted route but in the heat of the battle, drove through OKA without noticing. As a result, we started from this county on Sunday morning and did not stop at LAF. We did finally reach our goal of now activating all of the counties in Florida during our 14 years of FQP. With all of the mobile activity this year, we expected to see some of our fellow mobilers on our travels but this did not happen this year. With the exception of I-4 going through Orlando, roads and traffic were OK. Future FQP's will not include this section. 73, Jim, VE7ZO