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CWops Mini-CWT Test   2017   1900Z Oct 11   Claimed Score

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Call: N8XX
Operator(s): N8XX
Station: N8XX

Class: Single Op QRP
QTH: Kalk Haven Trail SP
Operating Time (hrs): 0.5
Location: USA

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:18Mults18Total Score324


Club: Mad River Radio Club

Comments:     [email]     2017-10-11 20:23:20
Another activation of a state park for the Michigan State Parks On The Air (MSPOTA). Kal-Haven Trail State Park is a multi-use Trail, Foot, Bicycle, and Equestrian. Got set up by a few minutes after 1830Z, but the wind blew the antenna down, so I didn't get fully operational until a few minutes before 1900Z. But, conditions were ideal - low RF noise, S-1 to S-3, good propagation, and enough activity at the outset to net 18 contacts in the first 30 minutes. With this number in the bag I ceased operating, went to 30 meters to see if I could find a friend on another park, but found N4A operating as part of the NAQCC birthday celebration. I cut the effort short because a friend was selling a pristine Heathkit HW-9 transceiver and accessories, and wanted to culminate the deal at 2230Z back in Grand Rapids. I "lost" my HW-9 to a friend who promised to fix a receiver problem, so this is a suitable replacement. Again, I found that "running" was possible, probably at least 50% of the contacts resulted from "running." It's comforting to know that my QLF with my trusty J-38 @ 16 to 18 WPM and a marginal strenght setup can actually "run" with the big guns! Thanks to all who pulled my pipsqueak signal out of the mud.