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Results from QRP Afield 2010

The results are in and Arn, K0ZK, is atop the listing for the 2010 QRP Afield. Conditions may not have been great, but they were a lot better than 2009! Congratulations to all who participated.

    Call QSOs SPCs Class Total
K0ZK 39 26 10 10,140
N4BP 44 28 5 6160
K4AHO 33 18 10 5940
K4UPG 20 13 10 2600
VE2JCW 18 14 10 2520
KB1PBA 27 17 5 2295
NB1N 23 15 5 1725
W1PNS 13 11 10 1430
WQ1RP 13 10 10 1300
W0UFO 13 9 10 1170
KD2JC 15 13 5 975
K1LGQ 8 8 10 640
NF0R 10 5 10 500
W1PID 8 6 10 480
WB3AAL 7 6 10 420
W1FMR 6 5 10 300
K1CL 5 5 10 250
K7DD 6 6 5 180
KB8FE 4 3 5 60
N1AIA 3 3 5 45
WQ8RP 2 2 10 40
WB1HGA 2 2 10 40
KD5WQD 9 ? 10 ?

Feel free to add your Soapbox comments below. We've seen some posts in the QRP-L archives, but they can be recorded here, too. Thanks for joining us and we'll be listening for you again next year!

Comments

While I was afield during the day, the focus was not on radio. Back home, I went to the shack a couple of times during the afternoon/evening to check on 20 and 40. I was pleased to work one op with a NEQRP number: W1PNS operating portable in NH. My other QSOs were in the South. All on 20m. Heard one station who didn't hear me. Never heard anyone "AF" on 40 or 15, but spent less than an hour operating.

K1 to roof-mounted 4BTV

 

QRP AFIELD -- I was a little late getting started but I did manage to snag about 10 QSOs.  Forty meters was DEAD and all my activity was on 20 meters.  I was battery powered with a 7amp gel-cell plus a 15 watt solar panel.  The rig I used was an ICOM IC-703 at 5 watts.  My Cushcraft R7 was eight feet off the ground and pretty stable.  The weather was great, the temps were in the 70s (little overcast), and the beer (rootbeer) flowed like water.  Looking forward to next year's contest and hopefully all bands will be booming!

 

73/72 - from Brookline, NH

Dennis--K1LGQ

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Hello QRPers,

I was operating from the bridle path just North of Parsons Beach in Kennebunk, Maine.  I used a converted golf bag carrier, a kind of fold-up cargo dolly to schlepp battery, K3, keyer paddles, headphones, table, chair, and Hustler 6BTV vertical to a spot surrounded by a salt marsh, away from power lines, traffic and houses. 43.346122 N    -70.518880 W

It was a beautiful day and my girlfriend came by at 1 PM to bring me some sandwiches, a drink, and some company.  She brought a folding chair and a book to read.  It was a perfect day spent in the sun.  I worked the boys in Portsmouth, NH for a SPC on 40, 20, 15, and 10.  I could not get them to try 80 or 160 even though I was game.  They were maybe 15 miles away.  DX included VA6RF and YO6KNY.

72.5 de Arn in Maine

K0ZK