[SECC] GQP Changes

gregpotter at charter.net gregpotter at charter.net
Fri Dec 7 14:25:55 EST 2007

As a newcomer and rover in the last GA QSO party in recent years, I thought everything went pretty well.  My biggest followers were the county hunters and they made up most of the pile up as I started a new county.  

I was a little disappointed that there was no credit for DX countries really, but I got over it.  It might become a distraction for a mobile if you count them too heaviily so I can live without them.  

This is one of the very best QSO parties around and my only comment is that I sure hope it doesn't get broken.

Just my 2 cents.  I wish I knew how to increase in-state participation, but the only thing I can think of is some club meeting presentations and hamfest activity as was already mentioned.  I would be glad to help with some of this.

Greg NM2L

---- John Laney <k4bai at worldnet.att.net> wrote: 
> With regard to Rick's comments, making additional mutlipliers does not 
> add the ability to move a station from CW to SSB or from one band to 
> another.  You already have that.  They count for QSO points and for 
> mults per mode.  Also, every mobile station is a separate station in 
> each county.  So, the home stations get to work them in every county 
> just as they work every other different station once on each band and 
> mode for QSO points.  I don't know why the ops at NQ4I don't move 
> stations to other modes and other bands, but allowing for more mults 
> wouldn't change that. It would increase the scores of each station as a 
> result of the QSYs.
> It is my experience with my station that allows instant QSY to other 
> modes and bands (other than 6 or 160) that I will immediately QSY to 
> another band or mode upon request in any contest that I am entering 
> multi band or both modes.  That is if I am the S&P caller and am not 
> running and giving up a run frequency.  I do this whether or not I get 
> additional multiplier credit as long as I get QSO points.
> I know we are missing home station participation that many other states 
> have.  I don't know what it takes to generate that interest (which we 
> had many years ago, maybe as a result of my promotion by hamfest flyers, 
> personal letters, and announcements on area nets), but I don't think it 
> should be necessary to inflate multipliers to a level recognized by no 
> other state or area QSO party.
> 73,
> John, K4BAI.
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