AF8A Mobile Score
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W8AV at aol.com
Mon Apr 23 16:15:38 EDT 2001
Well here is it folks, the results of the AF8A/M sojurn into the northern
reaches of MRRC Land for the MQP. We made it into all seventeen counties
(with a second trip through portions of Sanilac and Monroe) that we had
planned to visit.
Co. CW Q's SSB Q's Total County Mults County Score
MONR 21 9 29 1885
WAYN 22 4 21 1003
OAKL 13 1 12 324
MACO 20 9 21 1029
STCL 21 16 28 1624
SANI 25 20 33 2310
HURO 23 14 24 1440
TUSC 21 6 19 912
LAPE 30 1 24 1464
GENE 26 5 24 1368
SAGI 42 2 28 2408
GRAT 43 8 33 3102
CLIN 30 0 21 1260
SHIA 37 2 20 1520
INGH 26 1 14 742
LIVI 18 6 16 672
WASH 21 0 13 546
Total CW QSO's 439
Total SSB QSO's 104
Total Mults 90
Total aggregate score 23,614
We had a blast. We were a bit disappointed at the beginning of the contest
since there were not too may stations to work while we were still in the
metro area. Once we got out into the coutnry though the rates picked up.
Both Gary and I noticed that there was quite a bit of activity since there
were a lot og guys that were giving us low numbers and we didn't seem to
the same ten people in every county. We thought that we should have had
Q's in Huron and Tuscola than we had but Gratiot made up for this by being
the biggest rate county.
Gary made a comment that busted me up. He said that because of the
of some of the state routes in Michigan, the name of the contest should be
changed to the "Bosnia QSO Party." Some of the state routes are pretty bad
(you were right about MI beating OH in bad road conditions Dave). Also
thanks for the heads up from K8GL about M-46 in Saginaw. We stayed on the
route since the traffic was pretty light, but were prepared to make a detour
We worked all of the mobile stations except for K8XXX during the contest.
did get a Q with XXX about 15 minutes before the contest started though!
Stations heard everywhere KU8E, K8MFO, AD1C, and a few others that slip the
memory banks at the present time. KU8E and MFO were the loudest on the band
until we heard N8BU who was booming in (even though we called him for what
seems an eternity on 80 when we were in Ingham County). We also worked Tom,
K5IID in a lot of counties.
40 and 20 were the bands to be on during the day. Tried 15 a couple times
but no Q's. When the sun went down 80 was fun. We got about 20 minutes
behind schedule when we decided to be a good sport and put the 75m Hamstick
on to make a few Q's in the realm of the pig farmers. What a bust! Besides
we lost some of the time retuning both the 75m and 80m whips due to
interaction by being only about 4 feet apart. Both antennas played well
though. Other than this delay, we stayed either on schedule or 10-15
ahead of schedule for the whole time.
The only bad part was the drive back to Cleveland after the test and the
drive for W8AV back to Wooster. Got home at 3:15 AM and was bushed!!!!!
you can probably twist our collective arm to do it again next year. It was
780 miles of fun!
73....................de Goose W8AV
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