TxQP N8II Single Op HP
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Mon Oct 15 11:43:03 EDT 2007
Texas QSO Party
Class: Single Op HP
Operating Time (hrs): ~15
Band CW Qs Ph Qs Dig Qs
160: 0 0
80: 7 0
40: 27 33
20: 157 243
15: 0 0
10: 0 0
Total: 191 276 0 Mults = 169 Total Score = 204,118
Club: Potomac Valley Radio Club
I started off full of enthusiasm, but it didn't take long to dwindle on
Saturday as I wasn't really able to work the mobiles on 40 and 20 was
barely open if at all to some parts of TX. Finally around 16Z, 20 opened
well enough to get a good SSB run going. But by 19Z things were going
down hill, and by 2115Z only a few signals were left. I stopped being
able to run on 20 SSB around 2030Z. To boot, only NO5W, K5NA, and KG5U
seemed to be active much on 20 CW from their mobiles, disappointing to
say the least. K5NA/M was workable long after almost everyone else had
faded out, wrong turn into XE? From 20Z onward 40 CW was a sea of RTTY
sigs working the CQWW, far from a marriage made in heaven with the TXQP!
I searched mainly in vain thru the crud every half hour or so. 40 phone
was better, but there was not much activity; 80 was noisy and empty
except for a few CW sigs and they were barely able to copy me.
Sunday was far better and my rate was actually better than Saturday. 20
was open decently right from the start at 14Z until the end. The number of
mobiles active on both modes increased and it was tough to decide whether
to break off a SSB run to look for CW mobiles a couple of times. No packet
used here; it ruins the challenge. At the start of one SSB run, about 5
out of my first 7 Q's were mobiles! N5RZ/M showed up for 8 QSO's of which
7 were new counties and K5P/M finally made it to 20. The mobile activity
Sunday was about twice that of Saturday on 20M; many thanks!
A breakdown of the mobiles worked with over 4 Q's is as fillows:
K5NA 26 Q's in 22 counties, NO5W 20 counties, W3DYA 15, KG5U 14, WW5X 12,
W0BH 11, K5P 9, N5RZ 8, KE5LQ 7 on SSB, W5WB 6 on SSB, KE5JL 6 on SSB,
WC5D 6, N5NA 6, KD6HWD 5 SSB, KK5LO 5 SSB, KE5MS 5, WB0TEV 5 SSB. Thanks
for the bonuses as well!
Thanks to NO5W and the club for sponsoring this event. There are enough
casual ops and mobiles active to keep things interesting if condx are decent.
Last year 20M was good 14-01Z; hopefully it will return to that next year.
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