It's pretty fun to be a bonus station in a contest. We were like Santa Claus, handing out a perfectly wrapped package containing 200 bonus points to good boys and girls. There were at least two QSOs that ended with us hearing squeals of joy in our headphones. That made us happy.
40m and 20m were the best bands for us, with a few QSOs on 15m and 80m later in the day/evening. We worked SSB and CW, with two transmitters.
We stayed close to Twitter, posting frequency changes on @WR5P, which resulted in several QSOs from folks who were keeping up with us. High five!
Early in the evening, we received an email from Bob W0GXA letting us know that Laci OM2VL was looking for us in his portion of the 40m band. A quick turn of the dial got Laci a QSO below 7.200. Nice!
Then, a tweet from Mike VE7KPM asking for our frequency, got him in the log five minutes before the end of the party. Whew!
The ARKAN group does a great job coordinating the AR QSO Party, especially Don K5DB. We thank them for choosing us to be a bonus station this year. We ended with 421 QSOs on four bands.
See www.arkqsoparty.com for instructions on submitting your log (and getting those beautiful bonus points).
Gary WBØRUR (left) and Kevin K5KVN (right) were the ops for the Noise Blankers in the 2014 Arkansas (AR) QSO Party: