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Portland road trip results



I sent out about 45 cards or envelopes this week, mostly for the Portland
road trip in March which represented over 100 QSOs and a total of about
150 grid squares given out.  A large proportion of contacts were made
from grid square boundaries (as located by GPS readings), and like last
summer's road trip, one grid square corner was activated.  These, alas, 
were not entered into Logbook of the World, as LoTW expects grid square 
designators to be either 4 or 6 letters (as opposed to CN70wx/CN71wa).

19 grid squares were activated (CM89, CN70, CN71, CN72, CN73, CN74, CN75, 
CN80, CN81, CN85, CN86, CN90, CN91, CN92, CN93, CN94, CN95, DN02, DN03) 
on this trip.  The top operators (with grid square counts) were 

   W6ASL(14), N6PAA(13), K6YK(10), W6HF(9),  W6ZQ(9), KG7EZ(8), N7JK(8), 
   W7JPI(8),  VE7JRX(7), KK5DO(5), N4QWZ(5), AI7W(5) and K7WIN(5).  

If i worked you, then you should be getting your cards in the next week
(or maybe two in Mexico or Canada), assuming your address hasn't changed
recently.

If you don't receive any soon, or i seem to have missed a QSL, then feel
free to send me a card and i'll check my recordings.  You can also e-mail
me.  On a few occasions, i could not hear my own downlink well and given
your card, i may be able to confirm contacts that were not clear enough 
to send out unsolicited cards.

Next trip is likely to be to Seattle towards the end of the month, albeit
most contact are likely to be made on the return trip during the first week
of June.  Details when i know more.

		        -- KD6PAG  (Networking Old-Timer, Satellite QRPer)
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