Andrew and I thought we were going to operate from the K5QE contest station. We arrived at Marshalls and sat there for about an hour and heard nothing on the bands. We decided to adapt and overcome. I already had the antennas on the van. So off we went to the grid corner near Jasper, TX (EM20/EM30/EM21/EM31) we picked up a few contacts and decided to head north on TX96 which meanders between EM21/31 for a while. Once we made it to San Augustine, TX we headed on to Nacogdoches (this is our home) then decided we still wanted to operate some more and headed on to Carthage, TX (EM22) and then on towards Shreveport, LA (EM32).
Would you believe this little 6 grid route allowed us to add up 3,060 points, 37 QSOs, 20 Mulitpliers?
This just in! On June 28, 2007 I went to the mailbox and pulled out a large envelope from the ARRL. I opened the evelope to find that we received an award for First Place, Rover West Gulf Division. This is exciting! Our first award!