• [ND9E] 2021 MOQP

    From ND9E via rec.radio.amateur.moderate@21:1/5 to All on Mon Aug 9 15:24:29 2021
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    ND9E Ham radio blog

    2021 MOQP

    Posted: 08 Aug 2021 06:05 PM PDT http://nd9e.blogspot.com/2021/08/2021-moqp.html

    This will be a summary of my rover activities during the Missouri QSO

    ND9E was the call used.
    211 contacts
    54 multipliers(28 states, 21 MO counties, 4 provinces, 1 DX)
    11394 claimed points
    515 miles driven

    Start of contest Saturday.
    Lincoln County- Set up a inside Cuivre River State Park. I was parked rest
    to a small creek and had a bunch of people swam in all at the same time. Everyone was standing on the edge of the creek and not really moving around much. I then realized that it was a local church holding a baptism. 3
    contacts made.
    Pike County- Operated from a state conservation area. Lots of bugs! 32
    Ralls County- Set up in a church parking lot. There was a lot of RF noise coming from the trucks on the highway and the power lines. 15 contacts
    Marion County- Found a road side park to operate from with a couple of
    local folks stopping by to see what I was up to. 24 contacts
    Lewis County- Wakonda State Park- Great location to operate from! 14
    Clark County-I set up again in a state conservation area. Had 2 visitors checking on me. 15 contacts
    Scotland County- My original location didn't work out by I did find an
    empty parking lot at an USDA office. More locals checking me out. 18
    Schuyler County- I set up in a parking area of a public river access ramp.
    This location was planned for just a 2 meter contact with W0W superstation operating at the Union Ridge Conservation area. 3 contacts
    Putnam County- Another 2 meter contact with W0W. 3 contacts
    It was starting to get dark and my night vision was giving me some troubles
    so I headed to Kirksville to the motel for the night.

    Start of contest Sunday.
    Left the hotel and got breakfast as I headed towards Sullivan County.
    Sullivan County- Made a 2 meter contact with W0W and 1 HF contact. 4
    Adair County- Only made 2 meter contacts while I drove. Only 2 contacts
    Macon County- Another state conservation area that I thought would work out
    but it was very noisy RF wise and horse flies the size of a Cessna. 24
    Randolph County- Set up in a parking lot of a movie theater. The theater
    was closed when I started but while I was operating the workers opened up
    the joint and something they turned on made it hard to operated due to high noise levels. 16 contacts
    At this point I was supposed to go to Boone and Callaway Counties but in talking with W0W and W0S they both needed Audrain County. I had just enough time to get there and operate before the contest ended.
    Audrain/Montgomery Counties- I had about 30 minutes to operate here and
    made 16 contacts to close out the contest.

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