I wonder if there will be an AR QSO Party next year?
There was absolutely ZERO effort by the sponsor to promote the QSO party this year. The only reference to the QSO party on the website was a link to the "standing rules" and that link was taken down just a few days after this year's QSO party.
I'm originally from El Dorado in Union County and am interested in the AR QSO Party so it's disappointing to me that no one in AR is interested.
Well, I see they have their standing rules back up, but otherwise little information.
I hope they at least have the contest and if so I would probably go mobile for AR QSOP September 2010.
My hope is to get one or 2 QSOPs in and get more experience before the TXQP in late September.
Kansas and Colorado QPs are on weekends during August and September also. If they don't have ARQP I may do Kansas. It's a long
drive from Houston to anywhere in CO.
My OKQP 2009 was my first mobile, and was a lot of fun.
TXQP 2009 was a rush, and I placed low my category. Not bad for a beginner, hi. At least I got a score that was not so low as to be embarrassing. Part of my problem is I screwed up the score submittal and actually scored better than I had thought.
My OKQP in 2010 was beset by logging problems, but at least this year I had a dandy antenna that works very well (HiQ.)
One of these times I might even get a competitive score.
But for now I'm having fun.
When you go into a "rare" county and call CQ, you will find yourself under a pile up.
It's a lot more fun to be at the bottom of a pile up than outside trying to get in.
Hope AR does a QP this year. Let me know. I just drove thru AR back and forth to around Memphis a couple weeks ago.