The contest is a QRP field contest placing an emphasis on, of course, field ops but not excluding those with home stations or high power. So I decided to partake in this test because of the publicity on the QRP-L email reflector. So I thought, "what the heck, I have nothing to loose."
I went out to the local park to operate and found that my ops were casual at best and there were many dry spells in QSOs but stuck with it and found myself having a great time as well.
My Park Portable Doublet was in order as I decided to try the Goober category as a 1-Watt maximum power output entry. This placed an extra challenge aspect as QRP is hard enough let alone the 1-Watt level.
My rig was the Elecraft KX-3 and the BLT I made from scratch.
All in all, I had a great time and didn't do too badly.