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Ohio QSO Party   2008   Aug 23   Claimed Score

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Call: KL8DX
Operator(s): KL8DX
Station: KL8DX

Class: SOAB HP
QTH: Alaska
Operating Time (hrs): 5
Location: Out of State/Province

Summary:   Compare Scores
BandCW QsPh Qs
80:
40:
20:533
15:
10:
Total:533CW Mults3Ph Mults43Total Score5,014

 

Club: [none]

Comments:     [email]     2008-08-23 21:47:43
I was hoping for better bands but once again, it was not to happen. The only band I could hear any Ohio activity on was 20 meters. I worked several mobiles with W9MSE giving me 10 counties! W8TK was next with 5 counties followed by K8MR and W1NN for 3. I managed 2 counties with W8AV. Lots of QSB on the band and I watched many signals fade and come back throughout the day. Once the path to Ohio closed, I kept going to the low bands but nothing heard here. Highlights were working many familiar callsigns from my northern Ohio days. First contact right out of the bag was with my old neighbor across the bay, W8CAR. I was also excited to work my long time friend and CW Elmer Ed, K8QWY. Ed and I spent many a night up chasing DX and talking on 2 meters! I managed to work W8IDM for Ottawa County, my old county of residence when I lived in the Lakeside-Marblehead area. My operating was 99.8% S&P and the few calls I made, a few of the non Ohio stations heard the 8 in my callsign and called me. Probably did confuse a few if they did not catch the "KL" portion of my call. A BIG AK thanks to all the mobiles. At today's gas prices, that is sure dedication. One gas station north of me in the small town of Healy, is selling unleaded at $5.69 a gallon. It seems to be dropping everywhere but here. Wished I could have worked more bands but propagation decided otherwise. Hopefully next year. Thanks for the patience pulling my weak northern signal out of the mud. Many of the mobiles got my information on the first attempt! You guys are running some good set ups! Also a special thanks to the sponsors. Phil KL8DX Denali National Park, AK EX: KE8RO