[3830] KsQP N8II Single Op HP

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Mon Aug 27 16:35:55 EDT 2018

                    Kansas QSO Party

Call: N8II
Operator(s): N8II
Station: N8II

Class: Single Op HP
Operating Time (hrs): 16.3

 Band  CW Qs  Ph Qs  Dig Qs
   80:    6      2       
   40:  128     52       
   20:  207    135       
Total:  341    189      0  Mults = 102  Total Score = 143,102

Club: Potomac Valley Radio Club


It was quite a change from last year for several reasons. Last year I made 70
Q's on 15M and 11 on 10M thanks to Saturday sporadic E. There seemed to be none
at least during the daytime this year and despite several checks, nothing was
heard on 15. The other big difference was huge QSO support from W0BH with three
1x1 calls available for each band slot; he also made a lot of moves to 15 which
provided 6 Q's every time (3 CW/3 SSB). I was quite surprised to break 500 Q's
without a big Bob Harder helping hand. The other mobiles were almost all there
for long hours and I paid attention to the spots which helped the QSO and mult
totals quite a bit.

A special thank you to Butch, WY0A operating K0O/M who spotted himself nearly
every time he hit a new county (covered 35 or 36, the most). This made a lot of
otherwise hopeless searches for him on 40 and even some on 20. To boot, he
covered SW KS which was the most sparsely covered by other mobiles. I missed
Butch in Finney on a dinner break (never heard anyone else there), but he
provided at least 4-6 counties that would have been very tough otherwise. Even
when the CW mobiles were in the noise on 40, Butch was readable/barely audible
but always workable from way out in western KS!
K0I/M operated by Mark, KI0I and K0T/P operated by Tanner, KD0IRW also self
spotted which really helped boost my score, thanks! Other mobiles worked many
times included K0A,Con and Pam, W0B/N0Q, Bob and Aaron, Charles N0K, Bill N0U,
Jon N0O, Bill N0W, Fred N0E, Alan N0R, Rob K0P, and Don N0T; many thanks to you
all for all of those many miles traveled before and during the KQP!

Conditions from 20M down were good on Saturday; Sunday was another story with a
disturbance which weakened signals on 20 considerably with the band closed until
around 1445Z and signals noticeably weaker. The 20M mobiles were only weak after
23Z Saturday (skipping over eastern KS), first hour Sunday, and 1800-1930Z. On
40 some mobiles were unreadable or almost so from 17-20Z.

Many thanks to all for the QSO's; it was almost all S&P for me, maybe added
12-15 20M SSB run QSO's. I think I worked almost all of the 1x1's who were
reasonably active. Thanks to W0BH and whoever else help organize the KQP and
thanks for the generous awards. Hopefully, I will see a sweatshirt.

73, Jeff

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