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Ohio QSO Party   2017   Aug 26   Claimed Score

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

Class: Single Op LP
QTH: MI
Operating Time (hrs): 3.5
Location: Out of State/Province

Summary:   Compare Scores
BandCW QsPh Qs
80:4855
40:4
20:
15:
10:
Total:5255CW Mults34Ph Mults36Total Score11,130

 

Club: Mad River Radio Club

Comments:     [email]     2017-08-27 05:13:38
I could almost re-post my comments from last year. Nearly the same conditions minus the thunderstorms from last year. Activity seemed up this year despite it being a beautiful late summer day. 80 was far more productive this year than last. 40 was the same - notta. Tough to work OH from MI any time of the day. I could hear the HP stations but they really had to dig me out of the noise so it wasn't worth the effort. As always, I enjoyed following the progress of the mobiles - late in the contest that is, once they migrated to 80. There was no way I was going to work them on 20 or 40. Nice break from my window painting project. Heard a few instances of a running station on CW asking a caller to repeat a county or call and then the calling station replying (repeatedly) with the wrong information. This tells me that some CW operators can't really copy CW outside of what they are expecting to hear or their logging software tells them. To be fair, in one case the running station was sending at a very high speed and wouldn't QRS to the callers speed when it was obvious that the caller was struggling. Maybe the calling station just kept pushing the wrong button. Also heard some phone ops with very poor audio, and inappropriately wide "studo quality" audio. State QSO parties bring out all kinds - thankfully, I guess. They're a good entry point into radiosport. 73, Tom K8BKM