California QSO Party (CQP) Summary

This past weekend I didn’t think I’d be doing any contesting, but as things ended up, I had the afternoon and early evening free on Saturday and the California QSO Party was in full swing, so I started making contacts.  I ended up making about 120 contacts on Saturday. On Sunday before the football games began I made more contacts and ended up with 186 total contacts. There are 58 counties in California and I was able to make contact with 55 of them. This QSO Party was tremendous fun and the ops were fantastic. I’ll definitely try and catch this QSO Party next year.

I’d like to note a nice contact with Budd, W3FF, of Buddipole fame. Though I don’t have one, I do follow the Buddipole Yahoo group. Budd made a point of having a brief chat with anyone he made contact with during this contest. This was my 2nd contact with Budd with the earlier contact being in Feb 2009 where he was golf cart mobile near Orlando.

Here’s my score summary:

Band   Mode  QSOs    Pts  Sec
  7    LSB      4      8    0
 14    CW      46    138    6
 14    USB    121    242   49
 21    CW       1      3    0
 21    USB     14     28    0
 Total Both   186    419   55

 Score : 23,045


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