Sunday, April 29, 2012

Panama City ARC Open House and Florida QSO Party Report

Our Open House had a QRP radio and a key display by Jim K4LIX see photos.  Our main focus was on operating and we kicked off the Florida QSO Party at 11 AM. We operated under the call sign K6JSS Saturday and Sunday which is a special call of the QRP Amateur Radio International Club. We operated QRP only at only 5 watts CW and SSB. We broke in some new loggers Tom KK4TLC and  Don, KK4DKT. Dale AJ4TM kept us company. The operators were Greg N4KGL, Marv KK4DKT and Ron KK4DWE.  The FQP summary is

40 meters CW  13 QSOs 78 pts 2 SPCs
40 meters LSB  6 QSOs 18 pts 2 SPCs 
20 meters CW  40 QSOs 240 pts 20 SPCs 
20 meters USB  29 QSOs 87 pts 15 SPCs 
15 meters CW   9 QSOs 54 pts 5 SPCs
15 meters USB 3 QSOs 9 pts 1 SPC
Total CW and SSB 100 QSOs 486 pts 45 SPCs
Score : 21,870

It is notable that most of the QSOs on 15 meters were Italians and we worked one Italian on USB and then also on CW.  Marv had a nice string of ten contacts in a row. Ron did a good job as well. We ran into some other Bay county operators including K4MTI, N4JTC, KN4Y and NK4A. We exercised the N1MM logger. All in all this was a great warm up for Field Day. Come out and support us on Field day June 23/24 at the Bay County EOC.

See photos here.

Greg N4KGL