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North Carolina QSO Party   2018   Feb 25   Claimed Score

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Call: N4CW
Operator(s): N4CW
Station: N4CW

Class: Mobile SO Mixed LP
QTH: NC (Mobile)
Operating Time (hrs): 10
Location: In State/Province

Summary:   Compare Scores
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Total:887200Mults68Total Score186,018


Club: Potomac Valley Radio Club

Comments:     [email]     2018-02-26 17:29:20
Phew! After a really busy Saturday in the SCQP (26 counties activated), Jim (W4TMO)and I started off on a rainy morning, and all day it was on and off rain. Jim drove and I operated. Great DX on 20 early Sunday; worked as far east as Russia and west to BC with lots in-between. We worked OM2VL on CW and SSB as often as conditions permitted; Laci always had a fine signal. It was an amazing and fun adventure, always wondering if K1GQ would be the first Q after crossing a county line or changing bands...several others, including K1RO and WA1Z would be there also. Needless to say, I loved the following and a great appreciation to all the patient stations who only gave their calls once! Whittling down the pileups eventually got everybody interested in a Q from us. If I was slow to respond, that may have been due to the "snaking" through the mountain roads in Western was not only an adventure, it was a challenge not to hit extra keys and keeping the paddle from sliding off the plywood board I was using as a "desk". Other hazards that slowed us down were bumpy roads, especially one gravel road that had a narrow wooden bridge (one lane!)near Boone. Jim was navigating with his cell phone, and it had a habit of choosing the shortest distance between points; that's not always advisable because you go on some interesting excursions! Murphy only showed his face a couple times and we weren't delayed much...mostly with not being familiar with the logger, "CQX". Jim really did a great job mapping out our route, plugging the county line coordinates into his cell phone, then following orders from the GPS app. We want to thank Marty and the NCQP coordinators for their excellent work. We were able to provide "CAROLINA" using both SC and NC counties and hope many avail themselves to the raffle for doing so (see the rules). This year our mobile station consisted of a K3 and two Outback antennas (an "Outreach" on the trailer hitch mount and a mag-mounted "Perth" on top of the RAV-4). Power was by two 45 AH AGM batteries in parallel with a battery charger helping to keep them "alive"); I have yet to hook to the SUV's internal battery...some day... Thanks, all y'all, for a real fun time. Well done! Bert (N4CW) and Jim (W4TMO)