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Today Is October 16, 2018.  Perhaps I will write about our participation in the Pennsylvania QSO Party.

We gathered at the home of Dave and Beth Hile early Saturday morning.  It had rained overnight and the forecast called for clearing skies, windy, and colder temperatures.  We setup and then operated the contest as K3IEC, a Portable Multi-Transmitter, Multi-Operator station located in York County.

Final Results are 92 QSOs, 97 QSO Points, 63 Multipliers for a base score of 6,111 points.  We worked the N3LI Bonus Station one time which adds 200 points to our store for a Grand Total of 6,311 points.  We improved our score over 2017 when we operated in much the same manner from Fulton County. 

Special Thanks to those who participated:  Dave Hile W3VRE, Beth Hile, Mike Wood, Steve Hancock N3FWE, Doug Stenger KC3CPT, Frank Mellott KB3PQT, and Andy Forsyth AF3I.

•Author:  Andrew Forsyth

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Or, maybe some DX-pedition news.   The VP6D expedition Ducie Island in the Pacific Ocean is underway.  The Team is on their way to the island with an expected on-the-air date of October 20.

• Author:  Andrew Forsyth

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I am thinking we need our own Restaurant Reviews.   Sweetie and I recently ate at the Ferrante’s Restaurant on the square in Rossville.  There is a similar Ferrante’s Pizza in nearby Dillsburg which may be the driver behind the Rossville location announcing its upcoming name change — Lo Vasco’s Restaurant.  The food was great.  I absolutely loved my calamari appetizer.  Sweetie enjoyed her calzone.   

Since then, the CARC PA QSO Party Team, consisting of Frank Mellott, Dave Hile, Beth Hile, Steve Hancock, Doug Stenger, Mike Wood, and Andy Forsyth went to the same restaurant and enjoyed our Post-Contest meal.  The sign on the front of the building has been updated to show the new Lo Vasco’s name.  Everything inside remains absolute top-notch.  Delicious food, prompt and attentive service.

• Author:  Andrew Forsyth

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