DL3DXXTHANKS TO ALL AZ STATIONS FOR CONTACTS, ESPACIALLY TO KS7S FOR COMPLETING LAST MISSING AZ COUNTIES.
DL4FN STATION: ICOM IC-7400, 100W, DIPOLE
K1OLDI'M A NEW HAM AND THIS WAS MY FIRST CONTEST ...DID NOT EXPECT TO DO MUCH MORE THEN LEARN THE ROPES A LITTLE....I JUST HAVE A MODEST STATION HERE....MY GOAL WAS TO SEE IF I COULD AT LEAST GET THE 15 COUNTIES AND THE 100 POINT MULTIPLIER...WELL I GOT 8 COUNTIES AND THE 100 POINTS....AND I LEARNED A FEW THINGS...LIKE AN ATHLETE...YOU HAVE TO BE IN SHAPE AND PREPARED FOR SUCH AN EVENT...OF WHICH I WAS NEITHER...THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME I HAD SPENT SUCH AN EXTENDED AMOUNT OF TIME ON THE RADIO....NOT AS EASY AS ONE WOULD THINK....SO MUCH MORE THEN JUST STAYING AWAKE HI,HI.....WE HAD RAINY CONDITIONS AND I THINK THE PA. QSO PARTY WAS A NEGATIVE FOR ME AS I THINK IT WAS STEPPING ON A LOT OF AZ QSO'S.....GOT TO HAVE A FEW EXCUESES FOR THIS PITIFUL LOG...THOSE ARE MINE AND I'M STICKING WITH THEM :-)....I'M ASHAMED TO SUBMIT IT....BUT WANT TO FINNISH THE ENTIRE PROCEDURE. REALLY! I HAD A LOT A FUN AND LEARNED A LOT....GOOD LORD WILLING I'LL BE BACK NEXT YEAR AND SEE IF WE CAN IMPROVE ON THIS HUMBLE EFFORT....THANKS FOR ALL YOU GUY'S DO. "73"
TS850 TO WINDOM AT 45 FEET
FUN PARTY. SURPRISED I WAS ABLE TO GET 14 OUT OF 15 COUNTIES IN CASUAL CW-ONLY OPERATION. CU NEXT YEAR.
I HAD A GOOD TIME & MADE FIRST AZ CONTACT
ONLY TWO STATIONS THIS YEAR.
I NEED A BETTER ANTENNA BUT THANKS FOR THE STATIONS WHO PULLED OUT MY WEAK SIGNAL.
FIRST CONTEST ACTIVITY IN 2 MONTHS (WITH PA PARTY AS WELL). COULD NOT ENTER ON SATURDAY BUT VY VY PLEASED WITH PROPAGATION ON SUNDAY. WORKED 2 OUT OF 5 AZ COUNTIES TO GO FER MI USA-CA ...... AMAZING TO HR KS7S/M AFTER PA STNS VANISHED....HOPED HE WUD DRIVE INTO GRAHAM (NEW CTY) FROM GREENLEE B4 DISSAPPEARING BUT HE LET ME WAIT TILL NEXT YR HI HI
TKS ALL FER ORGANIZING THIS 1ST AZQP. HPE TO BE ON NEXT YEAR AGN. 73 ES CU HARRY
TEN TEC ORION II 100W 2 X 10M DIPOLE NW > SE 10M UP FER 20M NA
THE CHALLENGE HR IS TO COMPETE WID LP ES WIRE ANTS ONLY; (ALSO FER USA-CA)
This is Joe SP6JOE.
I started in Arizona qso party first time. I heard 12 stations from Az on 20 m/cw and made contact with 11 in 8 counties. am very lucky to hear so many Arizona stations , including / mobile. My antenna is only G5RV 7 m up ! and 100 w from FT847.
THANKS FOR SPONSORING, ORGANIZING, AND ADMINISTERING THIS EVENT. It was a lot of fun.
I HAD A BALL. THANKS FOR SPONSORING THE AZ QSO PARTY!
THANKS TO EVERYONE, WORKED ONE NEW COUNTY AND ONE I HAVE NOT RECEIVED A QSL CARD FROM.
Thanks for a fun party.
Skunked by La Paz! Found every other county, but La Paz eluded me. I worked numerous operators in Mohave and Yuma counties - next year one of them should take a road trip to Parker, I'm sure they'd be a very popular station. Big thumbs up to KS7S for cruising mobile around eastern AZ activating rare counties (THANKS for Greenlee!). Pleasantly surprised how many stations were on the air from places other than Maricopa and Pima. I'm an AZ native so I had a blast this weekend working Arizona, looking forward to next year!
Thanks! It was fun!
The contest was great. I had a great time and I enjoyed the excitement.
The contest was a lot of fun, I am look forward to next years AZQP. The mode I really operated was PSK31.
Great contest. Would only suggest that AZ stations be more active on 40/80 so AZ stations have the opportunity to work other AZ stations. Again thanks for sponsoring the AZ QSO Party. Great to have it back on the air.
Special thknks to all who made the party a success. Look forward to next year. If propagation were better should be able to work more guys.
THANKS FOR THE PARTY...SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!!!
Great QSO party! I was pleased to hear all of the stations on the air.