Cumberland Amateur Radio Club put forth a winning Radio-Sport effort in the Multi-Operator, Multi-Transmitter, Portable category using the Club Callsign K3IEC — phonetically spoken as Kilowatt Three India Echo Charlie.
Club Members Dave Hile W3VRE, Doug Stenger KC3CPT, Steve Hancock N3FWE, Frank Mellott KB3PQT and Andy Forsyth AF3I spent Saturday October 12, 2019 at our favorite York County portable operation location.
By the time Saturday evening sunset was imminent we had amassed 88 two-way radio contacts with other participants. Those contacts involved 64 multipliers among the Pennsylvania counties and the American Radio Relay League Sections. Additionally, we were graced with one radio contact between our station and the PA QSO Party 2019 Bonus Station — K3SMT.
By the time I had completed all the cyphering (math calculations for the younger members of our audience) we had a Total Score of 6,152 points.
Here is a screen snapshot from the N3FJP Logging Software showing the calculations. This snapshot was taken before the K3SMT 200 Bonus Points were added.
I predict that ours will be the winning entry in the category we selected. When the Official Results are announced we plan to hold a ticker tape parade around the parking lot perimeter at our monthly meeting venue.
For more information about the Pennsylvania QSO Party visit their website: www.paqso.org
Here are some photos highlighting our weekend activity. The photos were taken and shared by Steve Hancock, N3FWE. Thank you, Steve.
Not everything we do involves operating our ham radios. We did set aside time to enjoy our mid-day meal consisting of hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, potato chips and pretzels. The entree portion of our meal was grilled to perfection by our chef — Doug Stenger. Thank you, Doug.
Posted by: Andrew Forsyth AF3I