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Offline Freedom Forged

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13 Colonies Clean Sweep
« on: July 07, 2017, 10:10:46 AM »
First time I have participated in a contest in a very long time but I was able to get all 13 Colonies and 1 bonus station.  The new OCFD worked very well.  Feels pretty good.  ;)

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Re: 13 Colonies Clean Sweep
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2017, 10:18:40 AM »
First time I have participated in a contest in a very long time but I was able to get all 13 Colonies and 1 bonus station.  The new OCFD worked very well.  Feels pretty good.  ;)

That's great.  I probably should have tried, but being on the west coast I've only ever reached a few of those states ever.

Did you generally get good signal reports, or did you have to repeat your call many times to get a QSL?

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Re: 13 Colonies Clean Sweep
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2017, 10:49:41 AM »
I had difficulty with two, the rest picked me up within the first or second attempt.  1 of the ones I had trouble with was VA I could not hear her at all, only the stations responding to the CQ.  I waited until the next morning to find a different K2B station and he picked me up right away.  That was the last one I needed.  I later learned just from listening around that one of the stations I had trouble with was on beam and I most likely was on the reflector end. (maybe) 

I am really pleased with this OCFD.  I am making contacts much more readily know even ones that are down in the muck.   

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Re: 13 Colonies Clean Sweep
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2017, 05:10:07 AM »
congrats!

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Re: 13 Colonies Clean Sweep
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2017, 05:23:51 AM »
  Good going.   :clap:

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Re: 13 Colonies Clean Sweep
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2017, 07:35:51 AM »
Heard some, but was heading out of town so I didn't jump in.  Next year?

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Re: 13 Colonies Clean Sweep
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2017, 07:46:04 AM »
Heard some, but was heading out of town so I didn't jump in.  Next year?

There are contests almost every weekend...pick one and enjoy yourself.

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Re: 13 Colonies Clean Sweep
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2017, 08:20:24 AM »
There are contests almost every weekend...pick one and enjoy yourself.
That is true.  I'm picky about spending weekends in front of a radio though.  Has to be something that grabs my attention, such as Winter Field Day.  Been hitting some of the special event stations like the historic ships weekend last month.  But you are right, there's always something on the air to enjoy.