NEQP Soapbox 2005
Non-New England W/VE stations
New England stations
AC4CS - With Mothers day falling on the contest period didn't get to participate to much.
CG7NI/VE7NI - Special prefix used; sorry I didn't have more time to operate!
K1GU/4 - Very nice to hook up with lots of old friends. Good Warm-up for Dayton.
K2EKM - QRP Single Operator category. Only able to get in for the last few minutes, but
glad I did.
K2RD - Lousy conditions from CA, but nice to hear some old friends and neighbors from N.E.
K3MD - Limited effort. No SSB heard on 40m.
K3TW - Thanks for a great QSO Party. I had a good time
K4AMC - Thanks for the contest and great looking certificate from last year. Maybe next year will have more time.
K4AQ - Working TDY for two
weeks in Wise County, Virginia. Operated QRP at the Holiday Inn in
Norton, VA, parked parallel 10 feet on the northside of a two-story
hotel brick building, surrounded by hills and mountains. Vehicle
pointed ENE. I was not planning to operate on Saturday; just wanted to
check out the noise level on the various bands. But, at 2350z, I made
my first 20cw QSO with W1DMD before closing stn at 0231z with 24 Q's
(20cw, 20ssb, 40cw) on a "scratch" paper log. FT-897D
transceiver operated at 5 watts into a Hustler mobile antenna
system (RM-20 & RM-40 resonators) mounted on a Diamond K-400
near the top of the left rear door of a 15-psgr club wagon. Rig
power provided by a stand-alone AGM battery. Heil Pro-Set Plus headset.
Tigertronics SignaLink SL-1 sound card radio interface. microHAM USB
rig interface. Dell Latitude laptop powered by a 300-watt inverter.
K4BEV - Sure hope I got the Syrup again this year... QRN was vy bad on 40! TNX for a GREAT Contest!! 73
K4DXU - My 1st NEQSP, I didn't have much time to op but still fun!
K4FXU/4 - Enjoyed very much!
K4GM - Computer crashed after 41 Q's and could not get it back up for four days! Had fun while it lasted.
K4IRS - Encountered lots of nice, patient people. A great contest.
K6EU - Thanks for running the contest. I enjoyed it and it was good cw
practice for me. Hope to see you in the CA QSP.
K6RB - Horrible conditions out here. Horizontal rain, and rain
static on a vertical! Worked all I could hear, but didn't hear much. No antenna
for 80 meters, and no signals on 10 meters. Oh, well, there's always next
K6OWL - A few contacts on Mother's Day Weekend. CU in California QSO Party in October.
K7QQ - Really great condx ????? some 15 Saturday nil Sunday
K8SCR - Just received my license a few weeks ago.
K0GSV - Great contest--looking forward to 2006
K0HW - I had a tough time on
this one although I increased my score over the last 2 years. The
conditions were really bad on Sunday and my rotator is bad, pointed NW
so I used my 160 meter dipole on 20 and there was so much QRN it
was really bad on 40 both days.
K0IO - Fun contest! Look forward to next year.
K0JPL - Enjoyed the contest. Still have the syrup from last years test.
K0UK - This was a test session for the SO2R set up. Still got a ways to go on this
project. Band conditiions were terrible..Small opening that I could take
advantage of on 15mtrs...20mtrs was the Bread and Butter band. Thanks to all..
KB8UUZ - Terrible band conditions! Was hoping to do much better, maybe next year ...
KE4CQE - Had a blast, only got 28 QSO's - will try again next year!
KG9LZ - Pretty hairy atmospheric conditions Sunday. I had a great time. Thanks to all.
KI7GV - Not a bad score for
running barefoot to a dipole at 10ft. I had hoped to have some new
antennas up but fell and broke my wrist two days before the contest.
I'll be back next year with new ant and better score. Had a great time
@ a lot of fun anyway. tnx & take care.
N2CU - As I said last year, no chance of getting a big score
when everyone is on 20m where I have no propagation. Saturday
night's fluttery signals on 80m made this sound like the
All-Asian contest. I can't remember conditions ever being as bad
as this in any other sunspot cycle. Still had fun, but I wish more
stations would make use of the low bands, especially mobiles
during daylight hours.
N4CW - Band conditions not as good as last year. Mothers Day
isn't a good day for a ham radio event...that being said,
good work from the mobiles that worked from several
under-represented counties. Kudos to K1KI and
N1RL -- both having outstanding mobile signals
throughout the event.
N4PN - The NEQP just keeps
getting better....Great job of activating all of the counties again.
Would have been happy to repeat last years score of 48,173 points but
passed that early on Sunday afternoon. This year had 24 more
CW q'S and 160 more SSB Q's...Thanks to Jim/W1NY and his driver
Steve, N1SR, who gave me the most Q's with 27. Followed by old
faithful, Tom, K1KI with 18. Thanks to the other mobiles who gave me
the following: Brian, NJ1F (16); WA1Z (15); Doug, K1DG (11); K1BX (10);
W1XX (8); W3SM (8), Joel, N1JEO (7); Ron, KB1LXV (7); K1RJM (6); W1GS
(5); W1WEF (4); N1RL & AA4AK (3). Several with two Q's
including WA1IIE. (K1RJM was on a family trip from Maine to New London
County, CT and kept coming back on frequency to give me a
new contact.) Thanks to Marty, K1PIG who took time on Sunday
afternoon to go mobiling to Franklin County, ME for one of my last
three. Once we made the contact, worked another FRAME within three
minutes! The next to last was Franklin County, MA and thanks to
NJ1F and W1NY got that one within a short period of time. Last one
was Knox County, ME and thanks to Ron, KB1LXV who did a lot of
traveling to give me the last one at 1730Z...6 1/2 hours before the end
of the contest....results in not much sweating out the SWEEP this
year. Think that whatever happened on Saturday night (Aurora)
probably made for tough conditions around the US but didn't seems
to have much negative effect from here in Georgia. Must have been
really "tuff" west of the Mississippi. After having won this
contest before, I always have extra incentive as the plaques are
as good as it gets...they make a great addition to any ham shack.
This entire affair is first-class even though it's only a few
years in the works - from the promoting, the write-up/results and
awards. Thanks to all of those that made it happen...again...and
thanks also to the fixed stations. 'Til the next one....73
N5II - Great QSO party.
N7VPN - Used SD contest software for the 2nd time. Makes contesting fun. The propagation was not as good as
last year. I wish I could hear some NE stations on 40 &
80 meters. Time runs out too soon in the evening. Hi Hi See you next year..
N9MSB - Had fun working the contest
N0IBT - Thanks for sponsoring this enjoyable contest.
N0WY - Conditions dropped off fast and were pretty much gone Sunday.
NB7F - Tnx fer neat contest - 20 really picked up last hour but nobody on!
NO2D - Multiple QSO Parties and
the County Hunter Contest added confusion and excitement to the
contest. Band open between New England and Colorado on
Saturday, but not as good on Sunday.
NT4XT - Managed to goto a Pow Wow (a YL wish it was cool), The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy (YL wish), make dinner/serve it/clean
kitchen, and the NEQP as well, on this Mother's Day weekend. Got more time in than I had imagined I would! Yea! Pegasus 4-5W out to G5RV (or an 80 ocf Inv Vee if by
error). No Interface, completely manual keying/logging. Worked hard had fun. I love this party. Thanks all for excavating my signal
from the ether.
VA1MM - Radio Ft1000mp M5 Field, antenna G5RV with 40 Meter reflector behind it at 1/4 wave. This is a fun contest.
VA3DF - Thanks for great time.
VA3IX - Good fun! Bad condx! Bad score!
VA7MJR - My first time entering this QSO party. Wish I could have spent more time
VE3XD - Could only put in a short effort on 40 cw.
W0PQ - Great fun! Elecraft K1, 5w, G5RV dipole, twin lead, MFJ-949e antenna tuner, home brew CW paddle.
W8KNO - Worked three counties I did not have confirmed. Before the band dropped out it was strange to hear NE on twenty.
W4CWA - I've been a ham for over 25 years and this is the first time I have participated
in the NEQP. I did enjoy the contest which netted a much needed RI - my last
state missing for WAS with my new call. Lots of QRN and with what sounded like aurora conditions. For me
40 meters went long early in the evening - over shooting New England from NC. I
made 26 CW QSOs and with 16 mults. Nice job everyone and I hope to see you next
year when I can put more effort into this contest.
W4TDB - Great time but not the best of conditions. Antennas on Tennessee for the September Tennessee QSO Party!
W4ZPR/m - While visiting friends in Atlanta my schedule only allowed for a few minutes of mobile operation.
W6GPM - 20m only useful band to CA.
W7DPW - Thanks for such a fine contest, The band conditions were fair
Saturday but Sunday was a disaster. Very few signals heard on any band.
WA1FCN - A real enjoyable contest.Thanks to all the mobilesyour travels made the contest
WA1JSD - Nice to hear the
activity die-down Sunday afternoon honoring "Mom" or Grandma!!
Enjoyed working into old "one-land"!! Tnx fiesta.
WA1PMA - Lots of fun but band condx on Sunday where poor out west. It was hard listening
to the Midwest and South work stations in NE I couldn't hear at all.
WA8SDA - Really enjoy this contest and had a good time.
WB3DOM - Very nice contest but condx didn't do NW Pa any favors. In any case had a
ball with the time that I had available.
WC7S - Used 5 watts with an
inverted vee at 40 feet, an open line fed 260 foot dipole, and a 3
element co-phase dipole on 20 at 20 feet. Nothing high enough.... but
then there aren't any trees here either. Had a lot of fun, and am
looking forward to next year too. Hope you all had fun, bcnu in the
WB4ZPF - I didn't hear as
many mobiles runnhing counties this year, so my score is down from last
year. Maybe Sunday being Mothers day had something to do with
that. But it still is a great party and I enjoyed partcipating
WD4LYV - Had fun with contest, bad was bad to Georgia
WN1GIV/N4BP - I was first
licensed as a Novice in 1955 as WN1GIV. My "Elmer" at the time
was a cropduster from Pinehurst, MA. My father knew Les Holmes,
W1VFY. through their mutual love of flying and got me together with
him. For my fiftieth year as a ham, late last year I applied for
and received my old call as the "Plantation Contest Club" and have been
using it exclusively in 2005. It was a blast using WN1GIV/4 in the
NEQP! The highlight was when W1UQ asked me if my father was John
Patten. It turned out that Mort had crashed his small plane at
the Wareham, MA airport and then sold it to my father for
salvage. My memory of the event when I was probably about ten
years old is non-existant, but I probably helped my father rebuild that
plane in the cellar of our house on Main Street in Wareham! It
was also a blast working W1NY as he mobiled through many
counties. W1NY is the club call of the Hamden County ARA of which
I was a member for about ten years ending in 1967 when I moved to
Florida. Unfortunately, propagation Sunday was very poor from FL to NE,
and I had to spend most of my time on SSB to work what home stations
could make the path. For the most part, I was unable to find any of the
mobiles on Sunday although W1NY searched me out several times and was
patient while I struggled to copy his county. My goal became to
beat my personal best in 2003, but I fell just short of it...
DL5AWI - First day
execellent condx- second was a disaster! Sunday was very poor
condx and a hard job to work the USA from here. Hope better next
HA2MN/5 - The radio blackout
made a bitter surprise for Sunday. SFI:100 frm 110 A:10 frm 3 K:6
frm 1 (128 nT) 1500 08 May 2005. After a fair star it was
aggravating to hear nothing but noise. Maybe next year.
Thanks to organizers and QSO partners. It is a great
contest with many participants from New England. Rig TS-530SP
100w into a vertical rod.
LY2FN - First time worked NEW ENGLAND QP 73!
PA3ARM - Tke agn fer
organsing es running the 2005 New England QSO party. Enjoyed it a
lot agn . Though I finished New England fer me. Big
signals with flutter at the start; had to get up early Sunday morning
so finished at 23.00Z. Back from other activities at 16.00Z on Sunday
but no sigs. Realised the strong sigs on Saturday with flutter were not
without reason. No contacts on Sunday ....... Cuagn in 2006 Tks all who
AF1T - Not much DX!
Conditions were not good most of Sunday, 15 and 10 meters were
dead, but participating was a good activity during this rainy weekend!
AK1W/K5ZD -Whew, conditions were stinko on Sunday. From
here, it seemed that 20m was the only band and it was a pipeline to W4
and W9. Not much else. Mother's Day also seemed to reduce some of
the activity levels on the bands.Happy to work all states except HI.
The ARI contest provided some easy DXCC multipliers. Worked 53 DX
QSOs in 24 countries. Amazed when ZL/NB1B called in the first
time on 20 long path. Worked him on 15 and 40m also. No big
rates. Could get spurts of action on 20 SSB or following being
spotted on the cluster. Best motivation to keep operating was the horrible weather outside! Rainy
and windy on Saturday. Cool and windy on Sunday. Really hurts to turn on the
golf tournament Sunday and see all the green grass, leaves, and people in
short sleeve shirts!
K1BI - T'aint much, but I'm
lucky I got the time I did for the contest.
K1BV - A very enjoyable contest, in spite of poor conditions. Nice to be sought for contacts vs being the "seeker".
K1DG/m - Managed to hit 12 counties from the mobile this year: Total
QSOs around 375, multiplier unknown.Great fun getting new pileups in each new county, and having ZL/NB1B call
me in 4 of them. Good ears, Dennis! Family illness prevented me from reaching two other counties on the planned
Sunday route, but with conditions as bad as they were, I probably wouldn't have
made many QSOs in them anyway.I did discover that in light traffic at moderate speeds and low QSO rates,
it IS possible to operate, log and drive single-op. But I don't recommend
it! Rig: IC706MK2G, manual-change mobile whips for 20 and 40. 2 QSOs on SSB,
the rest on CW.
K1FK - R1 propagation blackout conditions for more than 70% of contest period severely limited operating time and QSO count.
K1HTN - First NEQP for me. Fun time. N4PN a big
signal. FT1000mp Mk-V Field, 100w, 40/20m dipoles, 17m dela loop
K1JB - "What a difference a day makes." applied as usual. Conditions
Saturday afternoon and evening were great. Pointed the beam SW, worked lots of
US and even some EU off the back. Sunday was more like work. No EU,
billions of 4's and 9's and not much else. The hoped-for opening to EU on 40
Sunday evening was a mirage. I was bouncing all over the place on SSB and CW.
SSB is clearly the place to pick up the non-contesters who are glad to help
out, but you have to be patient. The bad wx and remnants of a cold prevented any chance of flying
around Maine this year, so it was all from home for a change. All in all,
it wasn't a bad way to spend a rainy weekend.
K1RX - Poor conditions most
times, amazing to switch from West to NE antennas on 40 M to hear USA
go from S9 to S3 and EU stations calling with S9 sigs. First
semi-serious effort despite software problems. Originally setup
station for M/S but no one showed up so entered the SOHP
category. With such poor conditions, hard to hear many of the NE
counties on the air. The advantage goes to our friends in W4
land. Only when my old friend, Tom, K3TW asked me to QSY to 40 M
SSB in the last 10 minutes, did things really pick up! Was doing
4 to 5 per minute in that last kick to the finish! And old friend N4PN called in
then too. Nice surprise was to work my mentor, W1RU in Maine in the last hour on
40 CW. Thanks!
K1PAR - I was only able to work
about 5 hours of the party but still had a good time. The 20 meter band
really opened during the last hour, would like to see it run until 9
p.m. eastern time.
K1RV - Had limited time, but enjoyed myself. My entry is QRP (5 wts) and all CW even though there is no QRP CW category!
K1ZK -Had a great time from Chittenden County, VT. Wish the
bands had been better on Sunday.
K1SEZ - Gentlemen, here is my very first log ever submitted. I hope it's right!
K1ZZ - Noisy bands, Mother's Day weekend...but still a lot of fun.
K2LE/1 - Handed out 771 CW QSOs
for Bennington County - but could not get it for myself. Good fun
despite the usual confusion and conflict with the ARI contest and some
W9 QSO parties all around the same frequencies. Tnx for all NE
KB1LAX - Worked a few hours the first day. Second day the bands went dead!
KB1LXV/m - The
NEQP was indeed fun, and although my contacts weren't numbering in the
hundreds, I had a blast and made some new friends. N1PN was especially
happy when I drove to the last two counties he needed to finish the
list. I was especially popular while parked on the Lincoln/Knox
county line with my "contact so nice you can count me twice" hails.
KC1V - This was my first time for the NEQP, really enjoyed it.
KM1P - XYL says "There really
shouldn't have a contest on Mother's Day" I explained that some
mothers LIKED to contest on Mother's Day. She was
N1DC - I
had another great time this year. I expected to far exceed last year's
totals and was way ahead in the first 2 hours. I had about 100 Q's in
the first 90 minutes on 20M. Family activities Saturday night forced me
to QRT for several hours. This would turn out to be a giant mistake
later. On Saturday the biggest thrill was having ZL/NB1B answer
my CQ on 20M. Thanks Dennis! I worked many EU stations off the back of
my beam before switching to 40 and later 80M. I ended Saturday with
about 175 Q's in the log. Conditions were good here in eastern
MA. On Sunday I planned to "run" on 15M and bump up the
multiplier and QSO counts. I checked for WWV on 20 MHz. Where was WWV
? There was nothing but a hiss across the entire 15M band. In
fact there was nothing audible above 19 MHz on my receiver. I checked
for WWV at 15MHz...it was only S2. Very weak and unusual which was a
sure sign of big propagation trouble. A quick check on 40 and 80 proved
they were not in good shape either with a lot of QRN.
I decided to go back on 20M and start calling CQ. All day it was an up
hill fight to get anything going. I bounced around between 15, 20, 40
and 80. I really tried hard to get some local contacts on 15M ground
wave but never heard anyone and got no response to 15-20 minutes of
Conditions in general were lousy all day for anything beyond 1,000
miles. Some stations from the southwest were barely audible. The day
before the same areas were S9 +20dB. Late in the afternoon things
started to very slowly improve. I couldn't get much going on 20M
looking mostly for multipliers and hoping for more DX and some missing
states including AK and HI. I switched to 40M for the last 90 minutes
and had a good run up to the end. The noise level dropped dramatically
and the band filled up with signals just in time for the end of the
It was a lot of fun and always a challenge regardless. I worked many of
the same stations on 20, 40 and 80M. Thanks to all that answered my CQ,
especially the many mobiles and DX stations. I'll be back again next
year for sure !
N1DD - Only able to operate a few minutes Sat evening and 2 short periods on
Sun. Guess I missed the best times to operate as activity was low and
conditions were not good the short time I was on. Experimented with QRP. Was able to adjust power down on radio but
setting was "touchy". With decent antennas and low activity, was able to make
almost all Q's running.
N1NK - New 40m delta loop works
just fine. Heavy wind over the weekend sure kept the Steppir bouncing
around. On the other hand it reduced the desire to work outside.
Worked very few EU stations during daytime Sunday. Worked 5 stations on
15m sunday afternoon and never heard a peep the whole time. Did
dramatically improve score over last year, by 10x. Can't complain
N1DM - To those I worked who I sounded confused to, you are correct, was getting used
to a new logging program, Band conditions led toa lot of NE QSO's on 20 M
N1HOQ - Heavy windstorm, rotors stalling, masts slipping, but had fun.
N1SV - With Sunday being
Mothers Day my operating time was limited to only six hours on
Saturday. Whose idea was it anyway to plan a contest on mothers
day! Even with the limited operating time it was a lot of fun and
I enjoyed working so many mobiles on 20 and 40m. I enjoyed
getting a call from ZL/NB1B on 20m who had a very nice signal even
though I was point away from him. I found 40m quite active Satuday
afternoon and evening and even managed to work a couple of DX stations
W1JQ -Condx seemed great on
Saturday, poor on Sunday. According to NOAA, we had some sort of
an RF blackout Saturday; didn't notice it. And the numbers for
Sunday looked good, but the stations weren't there.In the end: I beat
last year's score, probably by about 10%. (Haven't
- Great fun as always.
- See you next year. Lots of fun.
Wow what a
weekend!!!!!!! As usual I participated in the NEQP with the Fall
River AMC from the Gay Head Circle at the far west end of
Martha’s Vineyard. Set-up went fine with decent signals on the
40M inverted V covering the eastern half of the US easily. My
32’ foot fiberglass mast didn’t make the first night,
FridaySaturday. It came down in four pieces with all the guys
still attached.At this point the wind was peaking around 40 MPH and
raining hard. A semi successful attempt was made to erect a
shortened version with the help of Matt KB1FUP. We managed
12’ off the ground with 7 guy ropes to hold it in place. At
the time I thought it was over kill but didn’t realize things
would get worse. We clocked the winds on Saturday afternoon at 66 MPH
and ¼ mile away they registered 74 MPH. These are not
normal NEQP conditions. The only casualties of the weekend were
my fiberglass mast, the band conditions on Sunday and our
waistlines (we eat very well). In retrospect, it was fairly
exhilarating. If you worked us, thanks. To all the rest, we tried
in the worst WX conditions I’ve ever tried to contest in.
There will be next year with stronger mast, hopefully better WX, and
more MEAT!!!! What a wacky hobby we have.
W1AIR - This was my first NEQP,
it was a lot of fun. Especially enjoyed demonstrating ham radio
for Margie the mother-in-law of KC4JMH Mike in TN on Mother's
Day. Now she knows what he does in that shack all night hi hi!
- Had four brief periods of operation each little more than an hour.
Prop took a nosedive sometime Saturday. Almost no DX called in on Sunday, but it's always fun being the prey.
W1ECH - Happy to provide Rutland County to a few people! Sorry not to have more time
available that weekend.
W1END - Had a fun time but conditions sure dropped on Sunday. Thanks to all.
W1FJ - poor conditions but lots of fun
W1HIS - My first NEQP. Good fun. Thanks to all who participated.
WA1VKO - Band conditions and
Mothers Day conspired to lower my totals this year to less than half of
last year. Oh well... as the Red Sox fans used to say, "Wait
'till next year."
looked up last year's claimed score.) Let's see if I'm in 7th place 3 years in a row...
Mad Maxx (N1SR) did the driving and I (KK1W)
did the operating. The bands were poor so Steve did all the work! 1202
miles, 140 contacts, 39 counties and 6 states. Ending up in Lisbon
Falls, ME at 8:00 Sunday evening was not really in the plan - it just
worked out that way. Much thanks to N4PN, WN1GIV/4 & K1GU/4 for
being there most of Sunday afternoon. With conditions so poor it would
have been impossible without your help guys - thanks! Great fun, thanks
to Tom & all for organinzing the contest.
Unfortunately, a couple of unexpected family things
came up and clobbered my available operating time. And what
happened to propagation on Sunday? Bit of a flare Sunday early
AM, apparently. Ouch.
I was only able to spend
7 hours this time. Conditions were just wonderful! I was
pleasantly surprised to get a call from ZL/NB1B on 15 Saturday
afternoon. We tried 10 but no luck -- then a ZL3 called me so
there was an opening of sorts. Later got him on 20 LP. Hats off
to the mobiles who put up with the lousy conditions and weather --
double handicap for sure.
W1VIV - Great contest as always! The sunspot cycle is not our friend -- we get about four good years out of eleven.
- operated mobile from Kent and Newport counties (RI) on Sunday only. Some foul weather limited our activity.
WA1ZYX - I had fun as
usual. Just wish there were more from NH on and wish I had
more time to operate! Also sure would be nice for the
Counties to count as mults for us NE stations!!
WA1Z/m - I think I've found my
favorite category for this contest! Stayed too long in the first
three counties, but I was having so much fun I
didn't want to waste time driving. Got to Belknap NH too
late for 40. Ran out of time on Saturday night and only had 20
minutes to work
with in Merrimac NH. Lessons learned along the way....
Thanks for all the contacts, including N4PN, KA0GGI,
K4LTA, K0JPL, WN1GIV, and many more who kept things interesting
from county to county.
WC1M - Had a lot of fun in this
one, despite punk conditions on Sunday. Didn't plan to do anything more
than dabble for a couple of hours, as usual, but decided at the last
minute to spend as much time as I could during the busy weekend. That
proved to be difficult, what with family time on Saturday and Mother's
Day on Sunday. I was able to work less than half the permitted hours.
Still, got in enough operating to satisfy my itch. This year's 8-hour
effort certainly blew away my previous efforts of 49 minutes in 2003
and 1:49 in 2004! (Sadly, those were both enough to win Grafton
County.) One thing that makes NEQP fun is being one of the "rare" ones.
As one of the few who use HP, I was evidently loud enough for
everyone to hear and, while my station is modest from a DX-contest
point of view, it's pretty good for domestic events. All that made
for plenty of activity. The contest started out with such a bang, with
the 10-minute rate meter hitting 174 in the first hour, I thought
I was in a major contest! Had a 98-hour at the start and a 94-hour
during the 2300z slot. Unusual to get rates so high in a
domestic QSO party. My only complaint is that there's a rules
anomaly when rovers are participating in multiple county-based
contests. I worked about 30 dupes, mostly rovers moving from one county
to another in states outside of New England. It took me a while to
figure out why so many dupes were calling -- I had been ignoring
the county sent by non-New England stations. As popularity of this
contest grows, this could be a real problem for New England
stations. As the FAQ indicates, New England stations get QSO
credit for working multiple New England counties in the same
state, so perhaps we need to extend that rule to be valid for
multiple county contacts in any state.Anyhow, this contest is lots
of fun and this year's experience convinced me that I should try to
make more time for it in the future. See you next year!
WB1EDI/N1OZF - I would have done more cw but Mary kept wanting more phone.Ii even got her
to call cq for a while and she got a few qs that way. We ran SOLP with 100 watts into a tribander @35 Ft and inv Vs @ 40
ft. We did not get the biggest scores but we had fun when we could play.
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