2002 OQP Soapbox

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AE6Y
THANKS FOR THE FUN CONTEST. CU ALL IN CQP!

K3TW
THE BEST BAND CONDITIONS WERE ON 40M. THANKS TO THE MOBILE
STATIONS FOR PROVIDING MULTIPLE COUNTIES.

K5ZD
THANKS TO N9OH FOR MAKING A WRITELOG LOGGING MODULE!
K6GT
MY XYL BOUGHT ME A NEW IC756 PRO-II, SO I TRIED
TO LEARN HOW TO USE IT. MAYBE I'LL BE BETTER
ABLE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF ITS CAPABILITIES NEXT YEAR!
I MADE A COUPLE OF NICE DX QSO'S (NO SCORE CLAIMED)

K6UFO
I WAS ONLY ON FOR TWO HOURS, BUT IT WAS A FUN PARTY, WITH MANY
GOOD OPERATORS.

K7SV
BUSY GETTING ANTENNAS FUNCTIONAL AFTER "GUSTNADO" REARRANGED THE
CONFIGURATION! FOUND A LITTLE TIME TO OPERATE LATER IN THE DAY.
ALWAYS A LOT OF FUN TO CHASE THE MOBILES AROUND. THANKS TO ALL
THE BUCKEYE'S FOR A LOT OF FUN.

AD8J
MOBILE STATIONS WERE REALLY WEAK ON 40 METERS AND MOSTLY
UNWORKABLE ON 20. WE WERE OPERATING FROM THE NEW QTH OF KC3MR
WHICH IS LOCATED AT ONE OF THE HIGHEST POINTS IN JEFFERSON COUNTY

K4XU
NICE JOB BY THE ROVERS

K8AJS
CONDITIONS WERE ALMOST TOO GOOD; THE BANDS WERE LONG FOR
AND I HAD TROUBLE HEARING OHIO STATIONS. I NEED SOME KIND OF SKIP
ANTENNA FOR 20 METERS FOR THIS ONE. WHEN I SAW 6 METERS ON THE
CLUSTER, I THOUGHT THERE MIGHT BE POSSIBILITIES FOR SOME 10 METER
ACTIVITY BUT COULD NOT FIND ANYONE THERE.

K8CC
THANKS TO JIM, K8MR, FOR THE DEEP CYCLE BATTERIES.
SURE FIXED THE QRN FROM THE LAPTOP 12V POWER INVERTER.

K8GU
SINCE I KNEW I'D BE GETTING A LATE START, I FIGURED I'D HANDICAP
MYSELF A LITTLE MORE BY DROPPING TO 5W. EVEN THOUGH THE RATES GO
DOWN, IT WAS STILL A LOT OF FUN.

K8TII
LUCAS COUNTY ARES PORTABLE UNIT 400 (TRACTOR & TRAILER)ON
EMERGENCY POWER VISITING THE HENRY CO. ARC DURING THE TOWN
CELEBRATION IN DESHLER, OH

KW8W
ANOTHER GREAT EVENT WITH EVER INCREASING ACTIVITY!

KB8UUZ
ONLY HEARD A COUPLE OF THE MOBILES MAKING BIG TRIPS, WISH I COULD
HAVE CONTACTED MORE. BANDS SEEMED DOWN, BUT SOME OTHER STATIONS
DID GREAT.

N3RA/8
WISH I COULD HAVE SPENT MORE TIME, BUT WILL BE DOING SO AS THE
KIDS KEEP GETTING OLDER. WHAT TIME I DID SPEND WAS IN 15 MINUTE
OR SO PIECES. ALREADY LOOKING FORWARD TO THE NEXT ONE!

KJ9C
YARD AND ANTENNA WORK PREVAILED BUT MANAGED TO WORK IN A FEW QSOS
DURING THE BREAKS. DON'T FORGET THE INDIANA QSO PARTY IN MAY

KN4Y
A SERIAL NUMBER IS ROUGH FOR MOBILES, ENJOYED WORKING THE MOBILES
THAT RAN.

N1KSN
I RAN QRP PORTABLE IN MY BACK YARD. ENJOYED THE CONTEST
DESPITE THE BAND CONDITIONS - AND BUGS IN THE YARD

N2CU
ONLY TWO HOURS TO OPERATE. GOOD ACTIVITY.

N2ED
GREAT JOB BY THE MOBILE STATIONS!

N3FR
WISH I COULD HAVE OPERATED MORE BUT FAMILY OBLIGATIONS
TOOK PRECEDENCE. SEE YOU SOON IN THE PAQP!

NF4A
DECIDED TO GET IN THE CONTEST AT THE LAST MINUTE. NO Q'S ON 15
(OR 10)

N6DE
THIS WAS A CASUAL, PART TIME EFFORT BEFORE AND AFTER WORK ON
SATURDAY. I WISH I COULD HAVE PUT IN MORE TIME ON THE HIGH BANDS
(AND LESS ON THE LOW BANDS).

N6RO
FUN S&P EVENT, CHASING THE MOBILE GUYS THROUGH THE COUNTIES, IN
BETWEEN HOUSEHOLD CHORES. SORRY I MISSED THE FIRST FIVE HOURS.

W7LPF
GOOD TIME - NEED TO GET CHANGES MADE IN EQUIPMENT FOR NEXT YEAR'S
OQP, ALSO HAVE TO BITE THE BULLET AND SPEND MORE TIME ON SSB.
GREAT MOBILE ACTIVITY MADE IT A CONTEST IN ITSELF, JUST TO TRY
AND CATCH THEM WHEN/AS THEY CHANGED LOCATIONS. C U NEXT YEAR!

N8IE
YET ANOTHER GREAT YEAR, LOTS OF OHIO STATIONS ON THE AIR AND
PLENTY OF OTHER STATES AS WELL. THANKS TO ALL FOR SHOWING UP.

N8VW
ONLY TWO PROBLEMS, HEIL HEADSET BROKE AT START AND AMP BROKE
ABOUT 4 HOURS IN.

N8WS
COMPUTER DIED

W8AV (WX3M OPR)
IT SURE WAS FUN TO OPERATE AT W8AV - MANY THANKS TO GOOSE FOR
LAST MINUTE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR THE CONTEST!

W8CAR
HAD COMPANY FOR THE WEEKEND BUT THIS HAD BEEN ON THE CALENDAR FOR
MONTHS SO I ONLY HAD TO EAT DINER (30 MINUTE BREAK) WITH THEM...
SURPRISED TO HAVE SOME MINI RUNS ON 20SSB WITH THE "STEALTH"
CENTER FED WIRE (130 FT UP 60 FT) ALLOWING ME TO COVER THE
COUNTRY.

N9OH/4
WAS VACATIONING IN THE SMOKEY MOUNTAINS... AND ONLY HAD TIME FOR
A HANDFUL OF CONTACTS. GLAD TO HEAR PEOPLE USING MY OHQP MODULE
FOR WRITELOG. HOPE TO HEAR YOU ALL DURING THE ILQP IN OCTOBER!

N9RV
THIS CONTEST IS LIKE CANDY. DIFFICULT TO STOP.

NO5W
THANKS TO ALL THE MOBILE CW OPS FOR MAKING THIS
A FUN CONTEST. CONDTIONS NOT GREAT HERE IN
STX -- HEAVY QRN -- BUT STILL LOTS OF FUN.

NY1S
GREAT QSO PARTY. THANK YOU OHIO!

VE5BCS
WORKED 2 OTHER STATIONS BUT LOST THEIR CALL - MY APOLOGIES

W4NTI
NOT A LOT OF TIME. THIS YEAR GOOD ACTIVITY FROM OHIO WITH LOTS OF
QRN HERE IN DIXIE.

W4SAA
THANKS FOR TAKING YOUR RADIOS FOR A RIDE IN THE COUNTRY GUYS!
ALL THE MOBILE ACTIVITY MADE FOR A GREAT OHIO QSO PARTY. SEE YOU
AGAIN NEXT YEAR.

W8EX (AT N8NR)
QUIT EARLY TO WATCH THE BRISTOL NASCAR RACE. IT WAS FUN
RUNNING THE BANDS WITH N8VW AND K9NW.

W8IDM
WAS IT CONDX OR MY ANTENNA? K8CC WAS THE ONLY ROVER I WORKED WHEN
HE WAS IN SANDUSKY CO. NEVER HEARD THE OTHERS.

W9RE
ABSOLUTELY SUPER ACTIVITY! YOU KNOW THAT WHEN THE CONTEST STARTS
AND THERE ARE LOTS OF STATIONS ON 40 (MIDDLE OF DAY) YOU DID A
GREAT JOB PROMOTING ACTIVITY, CONGRATULATIONS.

WA4JA
NOT MUCH TIME FOR OPERATING DUE TO FAMILY ACTIVITIES.

WB6BWZ
FT-817 XCVR, 5 WATTS, TO OCF 28-GA INSULATED STEALTH DOUBLET UP
40 FEET BURIED IN TREES NEXT TO I-75 IN DOWNTOWN ATLANTA
INDUSTRIAL AREA.

WO8HIO
MURPHY VISITED AND WOULDN'T LEAVE.

K8MR
COOLEST THING: SHORTLY AFTER ENTERING LAWRENCE COUNTY, WE ZIPPED
PAST A PARKED MINIVAN WITH A 30 FOOT MAST AND A DIPOLE. WE
TURNED AROUND AND WENT BACK, AND MET RALPH, K8RYU, WHO WAS JUST
FINISHING UP FROM THERE. WE MANAGED QSOS ON CW, SSB, AND
EYEBALL.

W1NN
THIS YEAR THE OPERATION WAS FROM A RENTAL CAR, AS THE OLD '86
CHEVY WAGON JUST DIDN'T SEEM UP TO THE TRIP. THERE WAS A LOT OF
IGNITION NOISE AND THE ANTENNAS JUST DIDN'T SEEM LIKE THEY WERE
WORKING RIGHT, ESPECIALLY ON 40. THE ONLY OTHER MOBILE WE WORKED
WAS MY OLD FRIEND K4UK, WITH WHOM WE HAD A SHORT EYEBALL AT THE
BORDER OF TRUM AND PORT. REALLY ENJOYED THE BEAUTIFUL SCENERY IN
NE OHIO AND THE ROUTE THAT JOHN, AC8E, DREW UP... IT WAS GREAT
FUN AND THIS EVENT IS CLOSE TO THE TOP OF MY FAVORITE EVENTS
LIST. I'M ALREADY LOOKING FORWARD TO THE NEXT ONE.

W8RD
NOTHING SPECTACULAR, BUT SURE HAD A LOT OF FUN. GUESS I'LL HAVE
TO DUST OFF THE BENCHER ALSO...

K9NW
FUN AFTERNOON/EVENING OF RADIO! NICE ACTIVITY FROM OH AND
BEYOND... IT WOULD SEEM THE WORD IS GETTING OUT ABOUT THE
OQP...FB!!

N8XX
WE WERE VISITED BY THE CAMDEN POLICE, WHO HAD REPORTS THAT OSAMA
BIN LADEN HAD SET UP CLANESTINE COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE ROADSIDE
PARK!