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[3830] FlQP N4FP SO MobileCW LP

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Subject: [3830] FlQP N4FP SO MobileCW LP
From: webform@b4h.net
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Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2014 17:52:28 +0000
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                    Florida QSO Party

Call: N4FP
Operator(s): N4FP
Station: N4FP

Class: SO MobileCW LP
QTH: Florida roving
Operating Time (hrs): 17

 Band  CW Qs  Ph Qs
   40:    45     
   20:  1146     
   15:     5     
Total:  1196    0  CW Mults = 66  Ph Mults = 0  Total Score = 315,744

Club: Florida Contest Group


What a trip!!  Marty (xyl, WB2VYK)and I headed out, single op with driver, Sat
noon with the goal of 1000 Q's, or a 25% improvement over last year.  Started
off a bit slow but picked up.  Ran 14 counties on Saturday.  20 was our best
band, but 40 was decent Sat evening. Marty did a great job driving, but I did
spell her about 3 hours over the 2 days.   Spent Sat night in our own bed and
started from our driveway Sunday morning, covered 11 counties including repeats
of Marion and Sumter. I drove for an hour starting at 1420Z after a good run in
Seminole County.  Stopped in Volusia at a wild bird viewing spot that was the
only stopping place on 46 between Seminole and Brevard.  20 seemed almost dead,
40 and 15 were dead, and I feared we might be done for the weekend.  Worked 25
q's, then on to Brevard and things started picking up.  Followed that with a
good run of 43 more in Volusia and headed up I95 through Flagler and St Johns
with good runs and rest stops. While in St Johns a station told me my cw signal
was very bad, which was confirmed by another station.  Swapped out the loaner
Yaesu FT-100D with my trusty old Kenwood TS-440SAT I brought along 'just in
case', and Murphy made sure I needed it. I was continually amazed at how well I
was getting out on 20 with 100 watts to horizontally mounted Hustler atop a 40
inch mast mag mounted to the roof of our Kia Rondo.  Best run rate was 5
q/minute.  Entered every contact manually with left hand (I'm right handed) on
keyboard to N1MM, and all keying was done with paddle, no macros.  Spent the
last 20 minutes sitting in our driveway in The Villages, Sumter County, after
630 miles and 1196 preliminary contacts, 60% improvement over last year.  I
can't compete score wise with the automated logging and keying stations, but I
had just as much, or even more, fun. FT-100D seems okay after a reset.

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