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Florida QSO Party   2017   Apr 29   Claimed Score

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Call: WN4AFP
Operator(s): WN4AFP
Station: WN4AFP

Class: SOABMixed LP
Operating Time (hrs): 11
Location: Out of State/Province

Summary:   Compare Scores
BandCW QsPh Qs
Total:15735CW Mults56Ph Mults27Total Score57,934


Club: Swamp Fox Contest Group

Comments:     [email]     2017-04-30 17:25:34
Is there a single band category? This was a single band 40m effort for me from South Carolina. I never heard a FL station on 20M! I really missed those multiple band contacts. So I didn't have to worry about number of band changes etc. I just tuned 40m SSB and CW endlessly. I operated this contest using an IC-751 barefoot with about 75 watts to a 40m dipole at 10 feet. I also used a mic and keyer and logged contacts with my laptop. Needless to say, I operated completely "unassisted". I didn't even have a FL counties map on my desk this year. What fun it was to actually tune for stations and be surprised when a mobile hits a new county. I was probably the only guy on the contest that kept asking the mobiles about their next county. I started this contest with QRP in mind, but that quickly ended after my first attempt. I quickly reset to Low Power and started swinging. There was several mobile stations that kept me by the rig. Thank you mobiles for hearing this weak signal from SC. Contacts included K4OJ 31, AD4ES 26, K4FCG 9, K8MR 8 and K4ZGB 3. K8MR made me crank up the speed because if you're not fast he will speed right by ya. The contact of the day occurred at the end of the race. I worked K4OJ at 2132z in Orange county. I send "NEXT?" and he responded with SEM. I worked a few more stations but I kept an ear on K4OJ, listening for his last county change. At 2155z, I decided to leave the rig tuned to K4OJ. At 2159z he entered Seminole and I worked him within a few seconds on the first call. Thanks to the K4OJ team for that memorable moment. Special thanks to all the mobiles who consistently ran on 40m with kudos to AD4ES for being a 40m almost only mobile. The FQP was a ton of fun regardless of the band conditions. See y'all next year! 73s Dave WN4AFP