NAQP CW N1SNB Single-OP QRP
jdemers at Wakefly.com
Sun Jan 11 10:58:15 EST 2009
Class: Single Op QRP
Operating Time (hrs): 10
Band QSOs Mults
160: 24 9
80: 171 37
40: 42 14
20: 136 35
15: 44 14
10: 6 4
Total: 423 113 Total Score = 47,779
Team: QRP ROCKS
Fun contest. Dale, WC7S invited me to join his team in the 11th hour.
I hadn't planned on running QRP, but what the heck?
I don't know how QRP'ers do it and I would be remiss without thanking
the many great ops that copied my small signal.
I really blew it with my off time - as I breaked for 2 hours right in
the middle of the contest and surely missed many easy mults on 40.
When I finally got to 40 everybody was weak and the band was long -
California was loud while PA was inaudible. Pretty strange.
Some highlights: working CA QRP on 80 meters. Having NS, NB, PEI call
in on 15. I was also able to do a little running on 20 and 80 with the
qrp setup - although when challenged, of course, I could not hold a
Low lights: No 15m? I could work everyone I could hear, but it seemed
most folks didn't try 15 at all. I don't think I had any 6 band or 5
band QSOs. K4TD and K1DG on four bands each.
I've been on and off active for the last 14 years and one observation I
have is that a significant proportion of the calls I worked I remember
working back when I first started, not to many new "big gun" stations on
73 jeff n1snb jdemers at wakefly.com
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