Today was the NAQP, or North American QSO Party. The goal is to work as many North American stations as possible in a 12 hour period. The exchange is your first name and home state or province.
I was with my kids all day; and did not get a chance to get on the air until after they went to bed. That means my starting time was 9:00 PM about three quarters of the way into the contest.
In about 3 hours worth of casual operating (search and pounce method), I worked 47 stations. Not bad for a QRP effort! As an added bonus, it really brought my QSO total up for the year. I didn't make a "normal" amount of QSOs in July for various reasons. This brought me to over 1100 for the year.
73 de Larry W2LJ