Two contests at once

This weekend I was able to run two large QSO parties at the same time — the New England QSO party which covers the New England states, and the 7th Area QSO party, with all the 7th call district — Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming.

I had tried doing it in the past, but found logging a probem. You really need two separate log programs open. With the new setup with the K3 and LPBridge, I’m able to run two logging programs at once. Saturday night I was running the 7QSO party on WinEQF and the NEQSO party on N1MM logger. Both were up on the screen, so switching between the two was simple.

I don’t have exact numbers, but I did around 70 contacts in the 7QP and 40 in NEQP. I just didn’t hear enough New England stations.

On another note, I got my 80-meter dipole back up in the top of a tree where it belongs. It’s now at 40 feet, rather than sloping from 40 to 10 feet.