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7QP 2011

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The 7QP is over. I only managed to put about 5.5 out of 20 hours. I really enjoy working this particular QSO Party. Many of the folks in this QP are ones I work all year in RTTY and other contests. I always look forward to working 7land.

I had planned on working all Saturday afternoon/evening, but some friends came over to help me evaluate installing a proper ground system and putting a tower up. Of course there was a lot of BSing as well. When all was said and done, my sciatic nerve was killing me. Way too much pain down the back of my legs and in my lower back. I had to take a Vicodin and sleep for a few hours.

In the end I worked a handful of stations on 4 bands and quite a few on 3 bands. Total Q count was only 150, with about 53 mults. Wish I would have been active more, maybe knocking out some more mults.

Some say that the 7QP would really benefit from more mobile activity. There’s no doubt that there are a lot of counties unaccounted for during the typical 7QP. On the other hand, it was a welcome change not having to follow the same mobiles all over the states just to get that mult. I’d rather work 100 stations once than work 5 stations 20 times, regardless of mult.

Aside from the short participation period, I had a great time. Thanks to all of the 7QP ops and the sponsors for a great QP!

7th Call Area QSO Party

Call: AA8IA
Operator(s): AA8IA
Station: AA8IA

Class: SOMixed LP
QTH: Ohio
Operating Time (hrs): 5:30

Band CW Qs Ph Qs Dig Qs
80: 15
40: 30 4
20: 36 17
15: 35 13
Total: 116 34 0 Mults = 53 Total Score = 22,048

Written by Mike

May 8th, 2011 at 3:23 pm

Posted in Contesting,QSO Parties

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