WB0TEV 2008 TQP Route

Coming off our surprise 2nd place finish last year in the Texas Mobile Multi-Op category (and believe me, no one was a surprised as we were!) we have decided to make a spirited defense of that #2 showing in 2008.

Last year we covered 21 counties in North East Texas. The plan for 2008 is even more ambitious can be summed up as follows: 33 counties in just 11 hours on Saturday traversing 500 miles. Included in the list is Leon county, one of the ones that never got activated last year.

If we manage to do it, we will add a 34th county (Van Zandt) on Sunday after church, otherwise we will try to do Delta, Fannin and Lamar the last hour Sunday if we don't get to them in time Saturday.

Look for us on 40/20 SSB. If we meet out timeline we may operate some on 75m on the way home to Greenville 8-9 pm Saturday night and/or some CW from my driveway. We'll also check 10m and will fish for QSOs on 146.52 and 446.00 Mhz when near the larger cities. We plan to be equipped with APRS (WB0TEV-10) so folks can track us on the internet (http://aprs.fi). We would also very much appreciate being spotted the county hunting website at http://ch.w6rk.com by any fixed stations that hear us. UTC times listed below are estimates of our arrival time in each county.

On Sunday we'll be adding another member to the "Hunt County Gang". Jay, WB5PUN will be operating WB0TEV/m on CW from my car in the parking lot of my church Sunday AM*. After I get out of church around noon he and I will hit the road for either Van Zandt county or else Delta/Fannin/Lamar if we miss those Saturday night.

73, Victor (WB0TEV/m), Mark (KK5MR, ex-N4CMB), and Jay WB5PUN

*Hope his morse doesn't get into the church PA system[NO5W]


Collin-1400* Rockwall-1410* Hunt-1420 Kaufman-1435 Henderson-1520*
Navarro-1532* Ellis-1537* Navarro-1549 Hill-1635 Mclennan-1651
Falls-1707 Limestone-1726 Robertson-1747* Leon-1800 Freestone-1843*
Anderson-1855 Cherokee-1930 Smith-2005 Rusk-2022* Gregg-2035
Upshur-2100 Harrison-2130* Upshur-2142* Marion-2149* Cass-2201*
Morris-2213 Titus-2230* Camp-2242 Franklin-2303* Wood-2315
Rains-2345 Hopkins-2357 Hunt-0019 Delta-0029 Fannin-0041*
*Travel distance across these counties <10 miles. Will not extend time in county past 6 QSOs if QSO rate is low.


Hunt-1400 (CW) Van Zandt-1800(CW/SSB)
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Last Updated: 17-September-2008