2017 ARRL January VHF Contest
33 Logs Received
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|VE7AFZ/R||1080||BC||Unlimited Rover||ABCDF||48||60||18||2||see below||7|
* = PNWVHFS Member operating outside the Society
region. Not eligible for PNWVHFS Awards.
** = Log received late, not eligible for PNWVHFS Awards.
Band Codes: A - 50 MHz, B - 144 MHz, C - 222 MHz, D - 432 MHz, E - 902 MHz, F - 1.2 GHz, G - 2.3 GHz, H - 3.4 GHz, I - 5.7 GHz
PNWVHFS Award Winners
Certificates at the PNWVHFS Conference in
Limited Multi-Op: KB7ME - WWA
Rover: KE7MSU/R - OR
Unlimited Rover: VE7AFZ/R - BC
Single-Op High Power: VE7DAY - BC, K7AWB - EWA, K7YDL - OR, KD7UO - WWA
Single-Op Low Power: VE7HR - BC, W6LLP - EWA, K7HSJ - OR, KE0CO - WWA
Single-Op 3-Band: K7VIZ - OR, KX7L - WWA
Single-Op Portable: K7ATN - OR, W4DVE - WWA
K5QE Limited Multi-Operator STX: Operators K5QE, N5YA, AE5VB, N5CMI, K5MQ, K5IH, W5RP, N5KDA, K7RSM, AA5PK, VE3WY. Propagation was terrible. If not for MSK meteor scatter and EME we would have been skunked. Worst January in years./p>
W7QQ/R Rover NM: activated 9 grids DM61 DM62 DM63 DM64 DM65 DM72 DM73 DM74 DM75/p>
KE7MSU/R Rover OR: activated 2 grids CN85 CN86, and worked 10 PNW grids CN83 CN84 CN85 CN86 CN87 CN88 CN89 CN93 CN95 CN97/p>
VE7AFZ/R Unlimited Rover BC: activated 2 grids CN89 CN99 and worked 7 PNW grids CN79 CN86 CN87 CN88 CN89 CN97 CO70/p>
VE7HR SOLP BC: Twas a fun event. Appreciate the many stations that had multiple bands available. Can't wait for the July event where there might be some propagation and everyone is healthy.
N6ZE/R Rover SB: Operators N6ZE AND KJ6VZC worked 6 hours
activating CM94 DM04.
TRIVIA: 110 Miles driven
Score: 860 points (QSOs 55) (QSO points = 86) (Grids worked 8 + 2 Grids Activated)
QSOs per Mile (QPM) = .500
Points per Mile (PPM): 7.818
Interesting highlights: We had sunny skies on Saturday, BUT some mountain roads were impassable due to debris which resulted from two rain storms. Because we had very limited time to operate, we never got South of the Santa Monica Mountain range to work stations in the LA Basin nor did we get down to Grid DM03 as we had planned. 2.6" of rain fell on Sunday in Ventura County, CA where "it never rains in Southern California"! Two 23 cm QSOs made during pelting rainstorm: I held a yagi on a small mast and transmitted with a very damp FT-736 was inside the vehicle; power was provided to rig by means of battery jumper cable routed to vehicle battery. To qualify as Rover, we needed to make at least 1 QSO from a second Grid. Sometimes, I use Grid CM94 as a second grid. When we travel to the SE corner of Grid (CM94xl) on US-101 to the Northwest of Santa Barbara, CA, few stations are normally heard from the beach line highway. (However, during the summer months, stations as far away as San Diego (Grid DM 12) are frequently heard on the enhanced over-water path.) This time, we worked only WA6EJO (DM04jg) on 70cm over a 51 mile very obstructed (mountain range!!) path. Nil was heard from him on 2 meters or any other bands, for that matter.
Equipment: FT897: 6m/2m/70cm; TM331A: 135cm; DJ-G29: 33cm. Antennas: whips on 6m-33cm & 15element yagi on 23.
KX7L SO3B WWA: Worked pretty much just the locals this year, no
Es that I was aware of. Only worked one rover. But the high
point was completing my first bona fide MS qso, thanks to MSK144!
I tried with FSK441 in the past, but just couldn't seem to complete.
Lots of activity on that mode too, considering this wasn't during a
meteor shower. Even managed to beat my score from last year(barely).
Thanks for the Q's!