Tennessee QSO Party Call: WF7T/4 Operator(s): WF7T Station: WF7T Class: SO Fixed LP QTH: Davidson Operating Time (hrs): 8 Summary: Band CW Qs Ph Qs Dig Qs Mults ----------------------------------- 160: 5 5 80: 90 52 59 40: 115 30 46 20: 15 3 12 15: 1 1 10: 1 1 6: 2: 222: 432: ----------------------------------- Total: 227 85 0 124 Total Score = 106,124 Club: Tennessee Contest Group Comments: Thanks to everyone who participated in TNQP this year. What a blast! My gratitude to the organizers who always do a fantastic job and did so again this year. Excellent work by the mobile operators--wished I had another radio to chase more! To those of you in my log, thank you for your patience and perseverance. Not many of problems this year: logging hung up a couple of times (I don't understand the failure mode at this point: operator, interface or program...probably the first thing.) Dog huddling by my feet during thunderstorm signaled I better QRT until the lightning passed. Besides, he was sitting on my foot-switch and wouldn't move. By the way, the foot-switch is a J-38. My microphone-of-shame is an old HC-4 element blue-taped onto a cheap old computer headset (Pics forthcoming.) My mike-of-shame seemed to work well with my G5RV-of-shame, except on 20M where I really want it to work but does not. Cheap and old, that's me! So, 20M is the bane of my existence! I am hatching a plan for a perfectly haphazard wire-beam pointed "out there, and that-a-way" for domestic contests. I tried both RTTY and PSK31 but had no takers. It was an experiment. 40 and 80 were quite good to me albeit noisy on 75. Got a thrill when several DX stations called me on 40CW! Rates were unexpectedly good considering the state of my station and mental capacity. I even managed to load up my G5RV-o'shame for a few QSOs on 160. Anything under 3:1 is OK, right? Like last year I had a blast. This is one of my favorites, and thanks again to all for playing. Brad WF7T/4 Nashville, TN Davidson County "out there, and that-a-way" === Station (of shame) FT-857D 100W G5RV at 33 feet N1MM, Winkeyer USB Blue masking tape and J-38 foot switch. At least I solder things that need to be quite nicely...Mad soldering skills.