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Ohio QSO Party   2017   Aug 26   Claimed Score

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Call: K8MR
Operator(s): K8MR W8BG
Station: K8MR

Class: Mobile LP
QTH: 22 Counties
Operating Time (hrs): 12
Location: In State/Province

Summary:   Compare Scores
BandCW QsPh Qs
Total:77835CW Mults78Ph Mults10Total Score140,008


Club: Northern Ohio DX Association

Comments:     [email]     2017-08-27 09:40:46
A beautiful day to be out on the road. The contest started off great, with 92 QSOs in the first hour, including short in-state stuff on 40 and as close as NJ on 20. But the bands then returned to more normal low sunspot conditions, with less than exciting rates until 80 opened up after dark. 20 gave up the ghost before dark, sooner than I expected. My partner this year was Bill, W8BG, a NODXA member and relatively new contester. His contest experience to date had been largely S&P in the CWOPs tests using N3FJP, and no computer generated CW. So running with N1MM+ was a completely new experience for him. He eventually started getting the hang of it, but it was still a major learning experience. He did admit to not being too good if more than one person was calling. SSB was pretty unproductive, nearly all QSOs were moving for guys asking. I wasn't in total run up the score mode, and when rates were slow enough to take time to move, signals were often not strong enough to likely complete a SSB contact. When conditions were good enough, the rates were too good to move. The 10 and 15 meter QSOs were with K1LT. When he hit S9+60, ( <2 miles from his QTH) I figured we could run the bands, and then did the same again soon after I left Fairfield county into Franklin. VA2CZ (CW) and N8PR (SSB) were the other 15 meter QSOs. In the last hour, driving up I-71 with new counties coming pretty quickly, I had N1MM+ run statistic rates as high as 199/hr for 27 Qs, and 188/hr for 54 Qs. That was fun! Thanks to all to took part in the 2017 OhQP! 73 - Jim K8MR