[3830] NAQP CW NA8V Single Op LP

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Sun Aug 3 20:40:59 EDT 2014

                    North American QSO Party, CW - August

Call: NA8V
Operator(s): NA8V
Station: NA8V

Class: Single Op LP
Operating Time (hrs): 10

 Band  QSOs  Mults
  160:   92    33
   80:  165    43
   40:  247    46
   20:  141    41
   15:  119    30
   10:   45    20
Total:  809   213  Total Score = 172,317

Club: Mad River Radio Club

Team: MRRC/NCC Team 1


Started out ok, then went flat the second hour so I took it off.  was still
kinda slow - couldn't really get anything going on any band, started picking up
a bit around 21z, then the thunderstorm hit.  Complete with hail and very local
lightning.  I unhooked the antennas but didn't shut anything down.  Power surge
tripped my UPS (of course, the batteries died years ago)which turned off the
computer.  Rebooted, looked shy a few contacts so used the backup file.  It
seemed a bit short too (had one more q than the log), dunno why that could be. 
At any rate, i lost an hour so that clarified my off-time strategy, i could get
my 10 with no more breaks.  I caught enough of the 10/15 conditions on either
side of the storm to get a good enough mult there.  Condx the rest of the way
were quite good, 20 got the short end of the time stick.

The low band were very good if a bit noisy and there was a LOT of activity to
go along with, all the way thru to the end.

The very slow start combined with storm/log problem put thoughts of quitting in
my head, but once the conditions improved it sure was a lot of fun.  Lots of
great ops out there!

6 banders with W0DLE, N4AF, N4OGW, KU8E, 1 stn on 5 bands.        

Thanks for the Qs!


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