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Solar Eclipse QSO Party   2017   Aug 21   Claimed Score

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Call: AA4LR
Operator(s): AA4LR
Station: AA4LR

Class: SOAB LP
Operating Time (hrs): 4
Location: USA

Summary:   Compare Scores
BandCW QsPh QsDig QsGrids
Total:529055Total Score6,215


Club: [none]

Comments:     [email]     2017-08-22 08:29:19
Antennas: Cushcraft A3S/A743 at 15m high (40-10m) Equipment: Elecraft K3/100 w/KANT3 running 100 watts Comments: Took the day off for the Solar Eclipse. I've experienced three others, but never the 98% totality that we had at the home QTH. My plans went a little awry when my daughter Kate called me up at 11 PM and was stranded on the side of the road on her way home. She was about an hour and 15 minutes away, and by the time I drove out there, determined nothing could be done about the car, called a tow truck and drive home, it was 3:15 AM. So much for getting up early... I made a pinhole projector to monitor the eclipse and alternated between operating a little and checking the conditions outside. Eclipse viewing was pretty good, with only a few clouds. Conditions were generally pretty bad. Not a lot of DX in any case. 20m seemed to be where the action was. My one 10m Phone QSO was a guy who wasn't in the contest. The 20 minutes before the peak, I was outside with my family. Weird to see it get dark with the sun still out. Sun would shine on your arm, but it didn't feel warm. Wind died and it was very still. Mosquitos came about about 10 minutes before the peak, which sent my youngest daughter inside looking for bug spray. Conditions on the radio didn't seem to change much as the day progressed. I hope they collected a lot of good data. A fun way to spend a day off.