Georgia QSO Party
Class: Rover Single OpCW LP
Operating Time (hrs): 20
Band CW-Dig Qs Ph Qs
Total: 1106 0 CW-Dig Mults = 44 Ph Mults = 0 Total Score = 97,328
Club: North Fulton Amateur Radio League
Always a lot of fun as a Rover. Fortunate to have a driver for Sunday also this
year and best ever Sunday totals. Saturday was slow, but signals seemed good.
Put second antenna on the truck to get to 15m (and 10 if it opened) easier.
Decided to use NO5W's CQ/X logging program this year to utilize GPS route and
crossing info. Decision made just 4 days prior to the event - fire hose
drinking time. Got it working and learned enough to drive it pretty well. Still
need work on map planning (actually more time) as could not get the file to load
into the driver's Garmin and no time left to troubleshoot. Didn't get the GPS to
pass through to S&T, either. All in all, should be a great program to keep
from missing county changes in the log/messages and keep the driver informed.
Could use a second screen on the laptop, though, for the S&T map. The main
mobile antenna continues to work well. Route planning helped stay on better
roads and realistic time tables. Ended each day at the appointed locations -
not 4 hours from home, hi hi.
Obviously the only way to up the score from here is to visit more counties - an
almost exponential increase in miles driven. Hats off to those that do it.
Looks like Norm / W3DYA may have gotten me by 6 Q's. Ugh.
IC-7000, Hi-Q 580RT, Baby Tarheel, NO5W CQ/X logger, Diet Cherry Dr Pepper,
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