Soapbox comments from your fellow participants.

CallsignSoapbox
4Z4KX
Terrible condition and low activity from THE FOC members
5Z4VJ
Plagued by local noise from solar panels, plasma TV and other junk in my downtown Nairobi location so apologies for being deaf at times.

Great openings to West Coast on 40m and 20m. Nice opening to W5 on 15m. Great fun as always. 73, Andy 5Z4VJ
AC2K
Limited time for the event as I was having trouble with my antenna tuner. But as always, the BW QP was a fun event.
AC5XK
Everyone was very patient with my 4 watts on 20 meters from a dipole in Orleans, Massachusetts. Thanks, and 73, Don AC5XK
AD5XI
Everything but CQ calls was hand sent. QUality over quantity is what makes this event so enjoyable.
AF4T
Saw some familiar people, met some new ones. Had fun. Thanks all for the QSOs and 73.
AI4WW
Very poor band conditions.
AJ1DM
Thanks - it was fun! 73 de John AJ1DM
AK5X
Conditions were much better for DX from my corner of NA. I was able to log the following :

SM@EKM

F5IN

DK9PY

G3TXF

HA9RT

F5VHY

GM3YTS

G4FOC

F4VSM

G3WGV

DL2CC

5Z4VJ

9A1AA

VK2BJ

The last BWQP was all North America for me..a nice turn of events and great fun.
CT1BQH
A great fun having met and worked so many fine Ops. I' ll be back for the next FOCQP. Until then, stay well.

GL and best 73... de Carlos CT1BQH
CT7AGZ
Thanks to all who contacted me, met a few members for the first time. Conditions weren't brilliant, kept checking/calling on the higher bands, but 10m was totally dead and only made 3 qso's on 15m. Local noise here caused significant problems for me on 40/80m.
DF2IC
Saturday was my mother-in-law 80th birthday and my LF bands antenna was down, so only a handful of contacts on 20m. CU next party!
DF4BV
Conditions on lower bands acceptable to ufb but 15/10m completely

dead. Anyhow nice to meet friends on air to found out that FOC friends are not infected by covit 19 . Lets hope the best for the future.
DF4XX
great fun, but poor condx..
DG4FON
Conditions were grim - I only heard a couple of US stations and even my hoped for greyline propagation came to nothing.



Still it was a fun day, roll on the next one.
DJ1YFK
Limited time but unlimited fun.
DK2GZ
Managed a few hours in the morning and evening.
DL3AZ
Great fun as always. Unfortunately limited operating time due working commitments. Thanks to all participants!
DL4CF
Good fun as usual. But Condx were rather poor.
DL5DBY
I had a lot of fun. I met a lot of nice QSO partners.

73 de DL5DBY
DL7LPH
could only work on 20m during lack of time (work)

condsnot too bad, even some qrp qso with 5w with tony 2007 K2NV and

lee 1741 K7YM in WY/US

73s and 161 peter+
E74X
It was a pleasure to hang out!
EA2AJB
It was my first time participating in this event, as I became FOC member on July the first this year. Hope next time will be better.



best regards to all and 161. Andrés FOC 2153
EA4BB
Active in the QSO party for the first time in a long time. It was a lot of fun to contact so many good friends after being QRT for many months. Really enjoyed myself, and looking forward to the next one!



161



Nando EA4BB
F3OA
Sri vy modest score : my El-bug failed after a few QSO, I cud repair but too late...aniway, still a

nice experience !
F5IYJ
very limited time at the station due to professional activities this weekend but always nice to say hello to friends.
FG8NY
A lot of fun to participate in this new edition and meet friends.
G0BQV
Very limited time spent, but enjoyed myself.
G0EFO
Great to meet new members and to catch up with old friends. Very poor conditions. Nothing but noise heard on 10 or 15m. 80m was the most productive. 40m noise level very high.
G0ORH
Only bit part at the weekend, have grand children here so being kept busy and sneaking off for a few qsos here and their.

but beam is stuck at North as the Pro SisTel Big Boy rotator is broke......grrrrrr

Used my new Rig Yaesu FTdx101MP....its great.



Ken..G0ORH 1684
G3IZD
I found very little activity during the event with my limited time available. Good to exchange with old friends though. My one QSO on 15 with Andy G3AB on his travels ( travails ?) in HZ.
G3JUL
Am in total Lockdown for C19 due to health and age but arranged for nil visitors with Food so could be QRV all daylight hours. I am sorry but it dud not work out that way and I gave up trying.! I am not happy about it.

Alost Operating day with FOC's and prospective FOC'ers.



161 Geoff. FOC 623.
G3LDI
Being a "QSO" party I did try to encourage conversation, and several people did have a brief chat. However there are those that totally ignored my attempts and just ditched me as quick as possible. Each to his own I guess!

Propagation was dire, busy in the garden most of the day, but enjoyed the event. Thanks to all for the contacts.
G3LHJ
Very enjoyable as ever, nice to say hi to all the regulars and in some cases a little chat' in particular to the guys that I don't hear to often, condx's could have been better, nil on 10 or 15M, although did hear about Andy 5Z4VJ was on 15M, 40M was very noisy during the day, but the stateside guys OK after dark & up to the end, much the same as 80M, nil Qrv on 160.

Looking forward to the next Qsp Party.

73 de Derrick G3LHJ.
G3LIK
I had other family things to attend
G3RWF
Condx quite reasonable but nothing on 10m and only 3 on 15m - 2 UK and 5Z4VJ (thanks Andy)!

In the interests of neatness I went to bed when I had 300 QSOs in the log! Good fun - thanks everyone. Nick
G3SJJ
An excellent opportunity to meet and greet old & new friends. 10m 15m were not open but good propagation to USA on 20m. LF bands performed well also.
G3SWH
I enjoyed the limited time I had available to participate.
G3WGV
With the SFI at just 69 my expectations were not high and sure enough there were no QSOs to be made from my QTH in 15m or 10m. 20m on the other have seemed to have a pipeline open to W5/W6/W7 for hours on end. LF Was pretty good too, with east coast USA coming through on 80m an hour or more before their sunset. This sunspot minimum has hung around for long enough now - the Palos Verde Sun Dancers need to up their game!
G3YJQ
What a great event, sorry I was only able to operate only a short time.
G3YLA
Very enjoyable again and thanks for all the first time QSOs. Great to see many non-members calling in too. Conditions reasonable, but activity a bit thin at times. 161 Jim
G3YXX
80M was unexpectedly busy, as mentioned on the reflector.

Technical issues. Since rearranging my shack, I have RF into the PC on 20/15 so used only 50W making life a little more challenging.

Nice to gbe called by so many non-FOC stations.
G3ZGC
20m poor, 15m dreadful, 10m propagation non existant. No Ws heard on 160m. 80m and 40m ok. 80m LW, 40m-10m choice of half size G5RV or SteppIR vertical. Some stations better on the vertical some better on the half size G5RV.
G3ZRJ
Hard going but glad to give out some contacts, 80W to homebrew Windom at 35 feet.
G4BSW
Good fun in spite of poor conditions on the higher bands.

Good to work old friends and many new ones.
G4BUE
Little time due to other commitments but nice to bump into many old friends.
G4BWP
One Windle for my own log
G4BYG
Just a short couple of sessions but enjoyed the time spent.

All but a few were from Run CQ's

Hence the number of Non Member Q's

Nice to work so many who were interested in the BWQP.

Awful noise level here these days so apologies to those who I struggled with at times with repeat requests.

Need a remote rx or move to a quieter QTH.
G4DDL
I was hoping to find some QSOs on 15m but no luck, nice to work some familiar callsigns on 20,40 and 80. Not a serious effort but just hooking up with friends mainly.
G4FOC
Opr G4BWP
G4HZV
Pity about the conditions, but still good fun.
G4RMV
Great to be able to work so many old friends and also some new ones.



No Beams, No Towers, just a G5RV at 10m, 30' (99'ASL) 100w barefoot but I do have more when I need it but not on BWQP.



161 all
G8VG
Local QRM S9 at times but meeting old and new friends made the day.
GM3WUX
Not a serious effort as I had commitments through the day, including the COVID apology for the Last Night of the Proms.
GM4EVS
Better band conditions compared to the March 2020 BWQP.
GM4SID
I have not put any effort into CQBW lately but found a little more time for it this time and enjoyed good band conditions which made it even more enjoyable.
GW4OKT
Great to catch up with members, but terrible propagation.
HB0/DL5YM
Shared time with Tina (hb0/dl5yL9 here
HB9BFQ
Great result with an magnetic antenna 90 cm diameter and 1.5 m above ground.
IK0IXI/0
First FOC QP operating from camping lodge with 100W and a Doublet antenna tied up on trees. Good conditions on 80m and to my great surprise several NA members replied to my CQs. I would have done a lot more but it was my last day there. See you next.
IK0YGJ
Started this morning at 6 UTC until 9 UTC, then took over again from 17 UTC up to now: 67 QSO with 55 members (2 non members).

Unfortunately I am limited to 40 m and 20 m, since at least for my vertical antenna, upper bands were completely mute, and no 80m on this side due to a failure on my SGC tuner.

But the fun was great!

161 de Carlo IK0YGJ
IK0YVV
Hi Guys, due to family duties i spent just 7 hours on the chair.Cndx were quite poor in almost all bands ... probably the best bands has been 80m here.

Activity level seems not very high ... catch u sn on the air.

161 Marco IK0YVV
IK1WNO
for me this is one of the events in particular to which I want to participate always polite and kind and patient its participants thanks for the magnificent event organized by the prestigious club FOC,

73s de Enrico IK1WNO!

Stay safe and take care!!



P.S. unfortunately for family reasons this time I was able to devote little time to the cq BW I hope to have more time in the next !!!
IK2AIT
I had the feeling it was a meeting of friends.

73 Gio ik2ait
IK5VLL
The FOCQP is always a great opportunity of having qso with a lot of incredible operatore. Unfortunately, because of my job shift I couldn't stay on the bands ad long as I desidered, but I had an astonishing fun anyway. The bands condx Warren'to so good, especially 20/15/10 meters, at least during my activity. Thank you very much indeed for the opportunity,see you Nextel FOCQP, Andy IK5VLL.
IU0HMB
Hello, friends! The FOCQP was a great experience for me. I have worked 144 stations of which 125 FOC members on the bands of 80, 40 and 20 meters. I used a 31 meters Doublet fed by 25 meters 300 ohm ribbon twin line, 100 Watts. Thanks to everyone for the beautiful party!

73 de IU0HMB Vlado
IU0LJD
Very nice event and I was very happy to do it. I worked all time with my bug key and i listened lot of station on air from different places. 73 to all de IU0LJD Ernesto
IU1CYF
thank you for making this event. I enjoy it a lot... 73 de Iu!CYF
JS2AHG
CONDX was toooo poooor.

I have made hundreds/thausands CQ BW on 80/40 & 20m band with 500W to KW power during the FQP. It was boring and I've been just wasting time and consuming electric power. No fun at all. :-(

Atsu JE1TRV/JS2AHG
K0VBU
Sorry for the limited participation. XYL's birthday....

See you all next time.
K0XX
Only had a few hours for this one. Good to work Shin.

73 John K0Xx
K1AJ
Conditions were really strange at times. Pretty good score for me with 100 watts to a OCF dipole up in the trees here by the lake in Maine.



Good to work so many non-members.
K1SA
Oh, my....not a single QSO on 15M. Could we change the rules to allow us to work ourselves next year?.....
K2KRG
I was not able to operate for very long and made a few more from my truck while driving. A great event and always fun.
K2NV
Always a fun event. Decided to stay home and work BW instead of going sailing. It was a tough choice since the WX was beautiful! I spent just over 6 hours of operation. Conditions were OK on 40 and 20 but not one QSO on 15 or 10. Thanks for the QSO's. 161 Tony K2NV
K2QMF
Always Great to work so many of our Members.

Already looking forward to the next BWQP!!

161,

Ted K2QMF
K2RSK
I like the FOC QSO Party for the fact it is a bit more casual and lay back activity so as to say an extra Hello plus Greetings to our newer/newest members ...
K2YWE
I spent about three hours during the day in the BWQP using my K3AU club call sign. As always, it was pleasant to see old friends and meet new ones. My apologies to those I did not hear or could not pull through my high noise level.
K3LU
I wish I could of spent more time but the few hours I did I had fun. Too bad some stations I only hear during contests and FOC events. I am looking forward to the BW QP or Marathon. 161 Ulis, K3LU
K3MD
Limited involvement due to operating ARRL Sept. VHF QSO Party and chores.
K3PA
It was great to say hello to everyone!
K3WJV
I usually always try to work a few in these QP's but this year was the largest effort yet. I will always remember all the chats with G3FXB back in my earlier radio years and even met Al at Dayton one year. I have one photo of him from then. I thoroughly enjoyed this annual BW party.
K3WW
Nice to work lots of members and others.
K3ZO
I quit early in order to rest a bit before entering the ARRL September VHF Contest which started at 1800 GMT Saturday.



I would urge even those who believe that their signals are too weak to make it practical, to try calling CQ now and then anyway. On 80 metres I observed a few European members who were putting fine signals into North America but who were heard only calling other members. Most notably Pablo IK1IXI/0 who was beautiful copy over here from his portable location.



I was using a new Orion rotor on my 40 metre Yagi, replacing the venerable Telrex rotor which lasted for 45 years. The Orion swings around much faster so I kept over-passing those I was trying to aim at.
K4NMR
Rig: ICOM-756ProIII, ACOM 700s Amp & Ant OCF Dipole up 35'
K4QS
Amp failed, so I was limited to 100W for the event. Changed tactics and had a different kind of fun. Thanks for the Qs.



161, Chuck K4QS
K5DU
I shared the station with K5NA. We could operate simultaneously but not on the same band at the same time. We still get along OK.



Mostly I was s & p except on 15 meters where I called CQ into the ether for several 15 minute slots.



Thanks to N3BB for the 6-bander; my first 160 contact in several years. He was not too loud but I forgot I had no receive antenna attached to my radio.
K5KG
A very pleasant event, as always. I really enjoy exchanges names, and having some occasional chit-chats.



161, George K5KG
K5KV
SM2CEW AND I HAD A BUG TO BUG RAGCHEW WHEN WE HOOKED UP IN THE BWQP. IT WAS A BLAST LASTING 20 MINUTES AND THANKS TO ALL THE BW OPS WHO LET US CARRY ON IN THE MIDDLE OF BWQP. FOC HAS SOME COURTEOUS OPERATORS.
K5LY
Noted several non members participating. Enjoyed first time QSO's with some members, and managed to work several on 3 or more bands.
K5NT
FOC Events are always a pleasure! Everything is done correctly, and it's great to be a part of it. It raises my game.
K5QR
Fun activity and always great to work FOC ops ... tnx for sponsoring!
K5RC
Great participation. Lots of old friends in the fray
K5TF
As always, a lot of fun.
K5WK
It was nice to bump into calls I do not hear often.
K6KII
Nil heard on either 10 or 15 meters. Looking toward the 2021 FOC Marathon I'm working on a temporary array pointed toward Europe which should make a difference!
K7HP
Think I worked more non NA stations than I ever have in a BWQP- thanks to all who dug me out .
K7UOT
Dismal band conditions in Utah.
KA1ULN
KA1ULN.BLOGSPOT.COM





I LOVE CW
KB3LIX
First time participating. Seems like a great bunch.

73 from a NOOBIE



bill

KB3LIX in PA.
KC7V
Scraped out a bit of time to get some operating in. Was fun for the time I had available.
KF7E
Between rotten prop and other commitments (birthday) I could just not catch the wave and run a good opening. Still, worked a couple of the new members, and several friends of long standing. So quality instead of quantity.

KF7E
KM4FO
It was fun!

73

Dwight, KM4FO
KR3E
Re-sending because I don't remember receiving an email confirmation.
KW7Q
Thanks for letting me be part of the fun! Last contact was with Andy, 5Z4VJ. Thanks for pulling me through. Steve, KW7Q
KZ5D
Only had a bit of 6 hours to operate what with work and family duties, but thoroughly enjoyed the chance to catch up with so many friends.
LB6GG
I'm very pleased with my result in the September BWQP; 373/262, running low power. Conditions on 20 meters and higher was not the very best overall, but 20 opened up nicely to Stateside on saturday afternoon and early evening. 40 and 80 meters was very good, and I was very pleased with nailing both Andy 5Z4VJ and Kam TI5/N3KS on 40 meters. Big thanks to both for hearing my tiny low power "chirps", as I know both Andy and Kam was pretty busy with pileups from EU and North America respectively. My main focus was trying to work as many "new ones" as possible, and I ended up with 29 FOC members that I hadn't worked before, and I felt very humble after working Ellen W1YL/7 on 40 meters, early saturday morning local time. Seems like my 2 x 27 meter doublet up 15 meters, still works very nicely on 40 and 80. Nice to see great activity from non-members as well! Now I just can't wait until Marathon!



161,



Hans / LB6GG

#2149
M3X
Poor conditions and very laborious to get a decent score.
N2ATB
The BWQP is always a fun event. It seemed that we had more non-member participation this time which is great.
N3BB
Very good activity, but this weekend the BWQP was concurrent with the Texas QSO Party and my favorite contest, the NA Sprint. So with a "surfeit of riches," the TQP fell off the map and I didn't get as much activity in the BWQP as I would normally like.



Had only four six-banders: K5OT, K5DU, N5AW, and K6ZB. All within 80 miles so ten and fifteen meter moves were possible.



I really like the BW format, and one can go lickety-split or chat for a bit. Really enjoyed some of both. Thanks to my very good pal KZ5D for the concept and for great participation by boty club members and prospective members.



161, Jim N3BB #1688
N3JT
Always nice to meet with "old" friends!
N3RS
This weekend was a busy one for us, with family finally coming for a visit and several other commitments that prevented a greater effort from here. I did squeeze in 4 hours +/- a few minutes. I wish I had more time, as it was nice to work many old friends as well as a few new ones. Stay well and be safe.
N4AF
Fun as always.
N4AR
LOTS OF OLD FRIENDS AND WE TOOK ADVANTAGE TO CATCH UP A BIT

TERRIFIC ACTIVITY, KEEP THEM COMING
N4FP
Great QSO Party but didn't seem to be quite as much activity as the Spring Party. Nothing on 15 or 10 meters. Had a bad wind storm Saturday afternoon and entire neighborhood lost power for over 3 hours. I figure that cost me 100 contacts. Operated a total of 9 hours. Looking forward to the next party.
N5AW
117 different members. Nice to work 5Z4VJ on 15, 20 and 40. 3 bands also with DK9PY and G3RWF. 3 1/2 hours operation.
N5CW
Fun as always to make qsos and some ragchewing along the way. Antenna was a low 80 horizontal loop all the way with 300W. All contacts on 80,40 and 20.



161,



Curt

N5CW
N5RR
Conditions not the best, but I had a great time working the FOC members.
N5RZ
Thanks to all for the QSO's this weekend. Great activity under less then optimal condx. 161, Gator, N5RZ #2138
N6HCN
Very pleasant operation, it's nice to hear hellos and 73. TU to all.
N6XI
Operated from Silicon Valley station
N7US
I enjoy being a casual participant, saying hello to members, many of whom I work often in the weekly CWTs. Thanks for allowing nonmembers to participate.
N8DE
Only on 40m due to antenna problem and very limited time.

Glad to work 5Z4VJ with 80 watts and a vertical!
N9RV
Was a bit challenging this year, but 20 meters at least opened to EU a bit. Tried to CQ to Asia and OC, but not a lot of responses in that direction. Nice to work many familiar folks.
NA2U
Thanks for allowing non-members to participate! 73
ND9M
Good fun!
NF8M
I was only able to get on during the last hour of the event but was able to enjoy 15 QSOs. The FOC events are fun, and I work many of my friends from CWops and elsewhere.
NM5M
I operated low power. The BW is one of my favorite events of the year, always nice to connect with friends. de NM5M
NN5O
What a wonderful, rewarding experience this was...to get to interact with the absolute top-shelf CW operators in the world! So many of them are my friends from CW Ops and I have great admiration for their professionalism. In this contest, I felt the true warmth of the FOC community. With your permission, I plan to return to the FOC QSO Party in the future, because it is TOTALLY worth it!

Thanks for bringing such a high-class event to us. "First Class" all the way!

73,

Dr. Larry S. Anderson, NN5O

Tupelo, MS (birthplace of Elvis)

President, Deep Dixie Contest Club
NY2PO
It was fun as usual working friends old and new. Conditions were open from the east coast USA to EU with some openings to OC and Af. 160 and 80m seemed to be in great shape too. Will be looking forward to the next one in the spring!
OE2BZL
Now everything is ok in my new/old permanent QTH in Austria. Therefore I could again enjoy the FOC QSO Party Conditions were not the best but managed to have over 250 QSOS. See you on the bands. If you don´t know DK5AD is QRT.

161,

Knut OE2BZL
OH2EA
Rough going in these condx with 100w and a low end-fed wire. But always fun; meeting friends, new and old, is always a pleasure.
OH3BCX
Spent a little more time in FOCQP than in previous years. Planned to quit at 2245Z, but then 5Z4VJ's signal pulled me back to 7 MHz... Overall the strongest signals were from S/P-participants. It was hard to find them CQ'ing. Discovered FOC RBN at 2355Z!... Cheers/73, Zaba OH3BCX/OH1ZAA
OK1RR
Bad propagation on 20, absolutely dead 15 & 10 - as usual.
OK5MM
Hello to all CW friends, thank you, regards from Vit, OK5MM.
ON4IZ
Squeezed in a few hours operating between hospital duty in Corona-team and unexpected family duties.

Used only my war surplus German key bought when I was 15.
OX3XR
A K-Index of 5 (red bar) measured at College/Alaska (K-Indexes from that station fits best to OX) on Saturday morning made it difficult and condx were well below average as observed here in Southwest Greenland (Nuuk). All signals were weak. Few contacts on 40 and 80 m. 20 m best.
OY1CT
Poor conditions here, few QSOs thanks to them who made it.
OZ2A
Had limited time due to celebration of xyl and my own birthday and with our house full of guests. Found however a little time to spend in the shack. Always very enjoyable.
OZ5DX
I had limited time.

And conditions poor.

Thanks to all.

161

Hans OZ5DX
PA0DIN
no
PA0VDV
Age up means result down.

PA0VDV
PA1BX
Until now unknown to me. It was fun to take part in this party. And a good training in CW. Meeting friendly people. Next time I will spend more time at this party!
PA5TT
saturday morning real bad condx
PE2K
Great to work you all as nomember. 73, Adi PE2K
PF5X
Fun to work the gang. 20 and 40m only. Unfortunately did not had my 80m antenna up yet, so missed out on the closer stations. Never heard an FOC signal on 15m ...
R7KZ
Three hours before the end of Party my K-3 went "caput".

Over all, it was a lot of FUN.

161, Stan, R7KZ
RA3VGS
PWR 100W, ANT GP, 73!
RM2D
Reached 350 different members in 2020 during BW QP. Three and half months left. Hope the remaining 50 will also be more active than the first three quarters ;)
SD1A
Very nice event as usual, tnks everyone!
SQ9S
Many tnx to all FOC members for great fun.

Best 73 from Poland es cu agn Adam SQ9S
SV1AOW
Limited participation hrs and bad condx
TM0SOC
A very short show this season. Conditions were not terrific when I was on air. Hoping for better conditions for the next Party!

Vy 73, Claude
UA9BA
This BWQP gives a great chance to say hello to lotsa good friends! Enjoyed every QSO! CU all again soon

161 Willy UA9BA
UW3HM
Gentlemen !



I had the honor to participate in the FOC QP.

Unfortunately, I could not attend the full time, but despite this I am happy that I had 11QSO with FOC members.

I hope that next time will be able better.



With respect, Viacheslav

(UW3HM)

CWops # 1810
VA3FOC
I was pleased to see the relatively high number of non-members taking part of QSO Party. Also, no DQRM that has happened in the past. No surprise about the band conditions on 15 and 10 meters.



Sending a true report is helpful. A couple of 339-s and 449-s confirmed that there was a problem with my antennae. As it turned out, with the radio as well, so I had to cut short my participation this time... Thank you all for the QSO-s!

73,

Pista - VA3FOC
VE2AEJ
My rural VE2AEJ location is electrically quiet - unlike my urban VE3HX location so it was a treat for me to operate field day style using generator power on a beautiful September day. Part of the time was spent helping my son and grandson to cut down a couple of trees which were snagging the elements of my 20M beam. Some operators using computer logging may have been wondering why my FOC number didn't match my call sign!I don't announce my intention to go to Quebec because I am never certain whether the weather, etc. will cooperate.
VE3GFN
My first FOC QP ... lots of fun, and a horde of wellwishers with welcomes for this "new kid on the block".



I was battling intermittent high static all through the contest, which would simply remove all but the loudest sigs from my receiver ... very frustrating.



Amazing how many familiar callsigns, from my years of contesting, turned up as FOC members!



Used an Icom IC7610, a 3-element triband Yagi, an inverted-vee fed with open line, and a Butternut vertical.



A typical "Little Pistol"
VK2BJ
I only managed 30 minutes on 40m for 22 QSOs and 40 minutes on 20m for 29 QSOs. Activity seemed fairly high during the short time I was on.
VK2GR
Mostly signals from EU to VK were weak but workable. Conditions to NA were good on the long path for both 20m and 40m, with some surprisingly strong signal strength for some stations. Nothing heard on 15m. The highlight of the FOCQP form me was working Andy, 5Z4VJ on 20m and 40m. Thanks to all who worked me. 73 Allan
VK5GG
Despite the poor conditions the DX was good at times. Good fun.
VK6GX
Very limited time available, but great fun. 40m LP USA working well. 161, Phil VK6GX.
W0CCA
Shucks, only 26 miles from Utah border, counts me out of the West Coast gang I guess. Can tell you EU no stronger here than in those places :)
W0JX
Worked more non-members than in previous BWQP's which shows a high interest in FOC. Only 3 QSO's on 15 and none on 10. Good opportunity to check out my new 40M half-square antenna. Overall, conditions were marginal on all bands but it was still a very enjoyable operating event.
W0UA
Couldn't do a full effort this time. Great fun, though, for the time I had available. Do wish 20M would get a bit better to EU out here...
W0ZR
Conditions were not all that great but I had fun renewing some old relationships and starting some new ones. Only worked 20 and 40 meters. Also I only had limited time but still fun.
W1GF
First FOC event for me - very enjoyable.
W1RM
Conditions were not wonderful.
W1SOC
Operator: N4BP

Radio: K3, KPA1500

Antennas: A4S, 40/80 Trap Dipole, 160 Inv-L
W1UU
I was very pleased to meet my personal goals of more than 200 FOC members, but fell short reaching 300 Qs. I was running 75 watts to my 43' vertical. I even took a 3-mile virtual walk to celebrate the Boston Marathon! It cleared my brain so I could work on my QSO goals!
W3WHK
Although I am not a member, I enjoyed QSOs with many folks whom I have contacted frequently in the past!
W4FLL
New Op, tnx fer the opportunity. ES tnx Bud.
W4TJE
20 and 40 were in great shape, but 15 was dead. My guess is we'll see better days on the higher bands next time.
W4WF
After setting up for NA Sprint contest, heard some loud signals from friends and club members, so I thought I'd tune around and work a few. Always impressed with the caliber of operators in FOC events.



73,

Chris W4WF
W4WJ
93 non member Q's! Amazing. Some really good sounding ops whom I will be looking for down the log! BW is always a lot of fun despite the flat conditions. Always a thrill to have Barry, VK2BJ call me on my CQ 20m LP! TNX to all who called me and to those who dug me out of their noise floor! 161, Don, W4WJ
W4YE
Thanks for the QSO's. one contact on 15! nil on 10!

161 all Buddy, W4YE 1217
W4ZYT
Relaxed, S&P operation for a few hours. Nice to see old friends, and increased interest in the event from non-members.

Conditions were sketchy - nothing at all for me on 160, 15 and 10. Pleasantly surprised to work ZL and VK early Saturday morning here.

Take good care all and stay well.
W5FB
The event was a lot of fun and I was particularly impressed by the operating discipline and precision CW I observed. Thank you for hosting this fun event and for allowing non-members to participate. 73's Asa W5FB
W5SJ
This was my first BW event. I really enjoyed meeting new friends and saying hello to old ones, as well. Bill, W5SJ
W5ZO
Great to see old friends.
W6RGG
Limited time, and power line noise, but had fun greeting old friends and meeting new ones.
W7OM
Nice to work a lot of old friends again.
W9SN
didn't know so many of my friends on CW were FOC guys.
WA9AQN
Great fun, part time, good to connect with all, whether a quickie or a brief chat. It is a delight to have some events when so many members can connect, like working the room without a beer, sadly. Cheers all. 161
WB0SND
I always enjoy this event and meeting up with fellow ham members and non-members. I really like that it's ok to say hello and comment to the other station rather than just high speed contest QSO's. Unfortunately, due to my second job, I was only able to put in 3.3 hours this time. Hopefully next time I will be able to spend more time. 161 y'all! Mike WB0SND 2146
WB2YQH
This was my first esxtended use of my new IC-7610 and it played like a fine tune violin. Conditions not very good as 20 metres would go in and out like a yo-yo.
WB8SCT
First time working the FOC QP, it was lots of fun!
WG4FOC (K3TW, OPR.)
COMMENTS: "Band conditions and activity were excellent from here in Florida."
WR5U
I really enjoy this event, and look forward to spring BWQP 2021! On
YO3FLR
It was a pleasure to take part in this event, and meet friends, despite the noise and band conditions. I am happy to see that BWQP is growing in number of non-FOC participants.
ZL1MH
All on 20m.

Highlight fb qso with Bob W6RGG (Bob & I go back a long way to 1963 or '64 when I was VS1LU & 9M4LU). Thanks to all who had patience to copy me in poor condx here.
ZL2AGY
A pleasant relaxed activity - just a pity the high bands were absolutely useless!
ZM4G (=ZL2IFB)
Most QSOs made me smile but Nigel G3TXF made me laugh: he was having trouble copying my call on 40m, requiring several repeats and QRS but, in the end, his legendary hearing did the business. He then apologised for being deaf! Tnx all.