OhQP N8II SOAB HP
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Fri Sep 1 13:17:21 EDT 2006
Ohio QSO Party
Class: SOAB HP
Operating Time (hrs): 9.75
Band CW Qs Ph Qs
80: 59 66
40: 69 117
20: 3 3
15: 0 0
10: 0 0
Total: 131 186 CW Mults = 56 Ph Mults = 62 Total Score = 52,746
Club: Potomac Valley Radio Club
We need more solar activity to level the playing field a bit. I worked 2-3
stations on some 20M sporadic E and a few more on backscatter and that was
it for 20 into OH from the eastern tip of WV. 40 was intermittent to
eastern OH and by 21Z was lengthening out over OH and was gone by 2315Z.
K8MR wasn't much of a factor here. I never heard him til after 21Z on 75M
and we worked 3 times total. I had better luck with K8RYU, N8TFD, KJ9C,
W8MRG and W1NN who I worked quite a few times. Thanks for the counties.
I operated about as much as possible. We HAD a pretty bad drought til the
evening of the OQP.
My break for dinner was extended by about 25 minutes by a thunderstorm with
high winds and plenty of lightening; then about 0220Z I noticed an increase
in the already high QRN level on 80M; I QRT'ed about 0245 and by 0250 it
was raining again with mucho grande lightening again. This storm was the
mother of all drought busters; it rained hard for just about exactly one
hour! The AC was interrupted but remained on twice during the first wave,
but our local water system was knocked out by each storm! There were
several broken limbs from trees, but the antennas survived as well as me.
Needless to say, it was no picnic digging out signals thru the high QRN
from about 20Z til the end of the OQP. My goal was to work as many counties
as possible; I ended up with 74 total counties worked. I did spend
probably a bit too much time running when the rates were decent. Thanks
for the fun event and the counties.
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