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Texas QSO Party   2017   Sep 23   Claimed Score

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Call: K5GQ
Operator(s): K5GQ
Station: K5GQ

Class: SO CW Mobile LP
QTH: TX
Operating Time (hrs): 18
Location: In State/Province

Summary:   Compare Scores
BandCW QsPh QsDig Qs
160:
80:
40:199
20:212
15:
10:
6:
2:
UHF:
Total:41100Mults1Total Score83,844

 

Club: Northwest Amateur Radio Society

Comments:     [email]     2017-09-30 20:28:00
My thanks to NM5G, Keith who supplied his truck with hamsticks, Kenwood 480 and computer. And programmed the kenwood vhf/uhf for APRS via digipeater and a tablet to send APRS. I believe as a result more stations worked me multiple times: N6MU 12; WA2VYA 11; WB9CIF 10; NO5W 9; K4MM 8; KE0TT 8; VE3KZ 8; K4BAI,K5KS,N5RZ,N8UM,N8II,W2RR worked me 7 times. Also, thanks to Mark Winslet, K5IB, who drove and took pictures. (Keith also took picture.) One knows the band is bad when K4BAI’s signal is down in the noise rather that its normal strong signal. On both Saturday and Sunday the noise was seldom below S7, and would go up to 15 to 20 over. Then other noise would move in frequency. I would move either up or down in frequency where there was less noise and try again. Almost 2pm on Sunday the signals came out of the noise and my Q rate shot up to over 100. This lasted until 3pm. This is my first time using N3FJP logging software for TxQP. When I looked at the help screen and N3FJP would send the county one was in. WOW. This I tried it; switched the county to Jefferson. The description in the CW setup description says % will send the current county abbreviation. Well it sends the full name and not the abbreviation. I used the "F" keys no problem except remember which county was which F key. I did not understand the N3fjp software, I entered the county in the same box as I entered the state. (Just like Writlog or N1MM) N3fjp understood that to be DX. THANKS Keith for correcting all those errors in log. Mark K5GQ