Dear Santa Fe Trail ARC,

Thank you for sponsoring the 2106 Kansas QSO Party SO Hi Power plaque. I was lucky enough to snag it this year. If AB0S ever uses W0NO's station full time instead of splitting time with Alan he will run away with the top score! K0VXU and K0WA are strong contenders too, when they operate in Hi Power category. And there's always the chance of a dark horse.....

It's fun to be the "pig with lipstick" in a contest and this QSO Party has lots of interest thanks to the work of Bob and Lorna, and many others including plaque sponsors like you and me {Hi score Sunday only}. The 1x1 call gimmick is a big hit and I'm lucky to be W0S - one of the three "best" calls to log since S shows up 4 times in KANSAS QSO PARTY SUNFLOWER In 2015 I logged 34 of the 45 1x1s. This year it was lots slimmer at 21/45. But needless to say "fun was had by all".

Tnx, 73,

Bruce K0BJ Colby