2011 Michigan QSO Party

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39 QSOs, 26 counties, QRP - ACCD  I enjoyed working my former home State QSO Party - DL2HBX  Thanks to K8IR for activating Keweenaw county while 20m was open to EU.  This was the last MI county I had never worked. It was a lot of fun again - DL3GA  Had another great year despite the 2" of snow this morning; see you in 2012 - KRJW  It was a lot of fun working my home state QSO party, thanks everyone for the contacts - KRU  Trying new Hextenna - K4GOP  The QRN made it rough here in VA at times. 73, Riley - K4ORD  I worked these few stations in between contacts in the All American CW contest - K6CSL  GREAT SHOW! Congrats to the MIQP Committee and MRRC for putting on a great event. Next year, though, tell the weather people that snow and freezing rain isn't really a good show during the MIQP period. But it was fun, fun, fun, except for the freezing cold wind ice, and snow during takedown. Thanks to The Lowell Amateur Radio club for use of the location high on a hill outside Morley, Michigan - K6JSS/meco (N8XX op.)  First time with the Michigan QSO party. Had a great time. Only had 4-5 hours to work but had a ball. Thanks to all of my contacts for working me. Just getting started with some contesting and enjoying it. I will be back next year. Thanks again - K8DRT  Good conditions on 40. Lots of good ops and a share of lids again. Not many rovers heard in Ingham county. All but 20 counties worked. Tired the day after  - K8GVK  I decided not to go QRP for this one since I would only be on part
time. I was CW only as I couldn't find my mic adapter - K8MM  Great to finally have good propagation after all those years in the sunspot minimum! But we could have done without the snow. But as always, a great time and a fine start to spring - K8MR/m  Portable Iosco County.  FT100D running 100 W Carolina Windom 80 up 55 Feet - K8SIA  The contest started very rough for us with a shortage of ops and interference in the CW shack. The weather was crummy but the bands were good. Fifteen was a real pleasure this year with over 300 Qs.  Now if we can just get 10m to come alive! We had plenty of food, lots of laughs and good time was had by all. We did miss the challenge from the K8MQP gang and hope they're back next year. Thanks to all who gave us a call and QSY'd for us - K8XXX  Lots of activity and really strong signals. 40 stayed short well into the evening. Good time - K9BTQ  I had a disagreement with the logging program; I did send number 28 to two stations - KA3EEO  Oh Shucks, only worked two thirds of the counties, but had a good time doing it. There is always next year for the other third. Thanks to all the mobiles for the counties they put out - KA9JAC  Best contest of the year - always a good time - KB9NK  TU FB MiQP agn this yr es 73 - KB9YGD  Just about a half-bore effort between golf tournaments, orchestra competition and a leaking fuel line on the vehicle. Thanks to all for the contacts and supporting the Michigan QSO Party - KD8GOX  Great contest. Look forward to next year - KD8JRH  Thanks for the opportunity for Michigan contacts - KE6IUE  Wish I could have operated more than just an hour - KG8JK  How do I attribute my score to the Monroe County Radio Club? - KG8P  Had a good time operating CW with the fixed stations and elusive mobiles. Good band conditions. Enjoyed the activity - KN4Y  Another Great Year - KN8N  Poor Condx here and THEN the thunder storms came! See ya next year - N1ABY  Thanks to the sponsors and all who participated in the party. Thanks to the mobiles in the face of high gas prices, led by Jim/K8MR and crew with the most Qs - N4PN  One last hurrah for my old Tempo One before I sell it off to make room for my new toy. I figured it'd sell better if I could say it won Ottawa in the MiQP, hi. CW is a pain with a barn-door IF but I did make a few QSOs with the key nonetheless - N8FQ  Extremely tough weather made 80m a QRN nightmare - N8HKU  Tough contest; wind blew down portable set-up and ice storm knocked out power at cabin an hour before contest.  Spent all afternoon getting generator running just as power was restored - N8OC  N9FN and K9FN did our multi-op, single transmitter operation from WB9WYR's QTH in Berrien, County just south of Niles, MI - N9FN  Fun contest...wish I would have had more time to participate. Hopefully, next year I'll get more seat time - NQ2W  Tnx for a fun contest - NW5Q  Thanks for this great contest.  TS-570D(G) + Palstar AT2K + AL-911H + Winkeyer USB, Ant 40m delta-loop on 40m and 20m - VE2EZD  Great activity this year. Conditions seemed good.  Rig was FTdx5000 (100w) and Butternut HF6V vertical - W1END  Great fun - see you next year - W1KDA  I was working the contest part-time in the afternoon between errands - W2UDT  Thanks for sponsoring, organizing, and administering this event - W4JHU  Thanks to all for putting on a great party - W4UCZ  Poor conditions this year and some QRM from Manchester Miniera - W5ESE  First time as a club, Great time - W8AB  Was my first MiQP. And tried it mobile no less AND Loved it. Can't wait for next year - W8FSM  It was fun using W8M...can't wait 'til next year - W8M (N8MRC op.)  Another wonderful MiQP, and this year we started on time. However, Murphy came to visit via the logging program midway thru the test resulting in almost 1 hour of downtime. But, we ran 3 stations all under 100W, 2 PH and 1 CW, and think we've set a good high-water mark for the EOC category. 73 and thanks for the Qs - W8OAK  EOC for Shiawassee County, MI. Lots of signals with good operators. Very Good Time - W8QQQ  First time with the MiQP and had a lot of fun. Murphy hit me right out of the gate. PC didn't recognize my plug and play keyboard. When I got that resolved, I had a loose connection from my amp to the xcvr. By the time I got these 2 issues fixed, it was 20 minutes after start time! Then I spent the last 15 minutes of the contest trying to work K8MR in Newaygo county to no avail! I saw that I was nip and tuck most of the last few hours with N6MU from the So. Cal. Contest Club. I think he beat me unless I had more mults - WA6KHK  Another great time after my rookie year in 2010.  Improved my score and learned a lot about contesting in the process. See you in 2012 - WB2REI/8  First time in MIQP, enjoyed it.  Used SD. Found the advice to check a log program before the contest to be very good advice. Went through some of my learning curve during the contest. - WB8TQZ  Great Contest. 80/75 were noisy. Shocked when OM2VL called me on 80, thought for sure he was a W or a K. Nice signal. - WB8WKQ  Condx seemed decent - I wish I was better using the contest logging software - WI8A
 


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