2018 ARRL September VHF Contest
52 Logs Received
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|WW7D/R||36124||WWA||Limited Rover||ABCD||606||821||44||10||see below||13|
|K7BDB/R||9636||OR||Limited Rover||ABCD||226||292||33||6||see below||9|
|AL1VE/R||1403||WWA||Limited Rover||ABCD||49||61||23||2||see below||9|
|K7MDL/R||1292||WWA||Limited Rover||AB||76||76||17||2||see below||10|
|K7ATN/R||1288||OR||Unlimited Rover||ABCDEF||66||92||14||2||see below||5|
|VE7AFZ/R||846||BC||Limited Rover||AB||47||47||18||2||see below||8|
* = 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, J - 10 GHz, K - 24 GHz, L - 300+ GHz
PNWVHFS Award Winners
Certificates at the PNWVHFS Conference in
Rover: KE7MSU/R - OR
Limited Rover: VE7AFZ/R-BC, WW7D/R-WWA
Single-Op High Power: VE7DAY - BC, K7YDL - OR, KE7SW - WWA
Single-Op High Power 50 MHz: K7CW-WWA
Single-Op Low Power: VE7HR-BC, K7KQA-EWA, AF7MD - OR, N7QOZ - WWA
Single-Op Low Power 50 MHz: KD7PY-WWA
Single-Op 3-Band: W7TZ - OR, KX7L - WWA
Single-Op FM: K7IMA-OR
Single-Op Portable: VE7FYC - BC, W4DVE - OR
K5QE Limited Multi-Op EM31:
Operators K5QE, N5YA, N1XS, AE5VB,
WA5CAM, AF8Z, N5KDA, W5KDA, K7RSM
Once again, terrible propagation. 6M was poor and FT8 took forever to work anyone. 6M meteors were fair to good. 2M EME was also fair to poor, but I did work a new CQ Zone on 2M...only two left. I also worked AK on 222 EME for a new state on that band. We had a lot of problems with equipment after a lightning storm Saturday night. We were able to fix everything, but we did lose some time on the bands.
WW7D/R Limited Rover:
Activated CN76 CN77 CN85 CN86 CN87 CN88 CN95 CN96 CN97 CN98
I roved to 10 grids around Western Washington for this contest. Everything worked very well, and the weather cooperated until rain kicked in for the final 30 minutes of the contest. There was a lot of activity in the Pacific Northwest this contest. The 606 QSOs were with 95 unique calls. The many other rovers (KE7MSU/R, K7BDB/R, K7JSG/R, K7AJG/R, AE7QT/R, K7MDL/R, K7ATN/R, AC7MD/R, VE7AFZ/R, AL1VE/R, W7TAO/R) and the portable operations providing rarer grids (N6LB, K7BWH, WE7X, WW7LW) were very much appreciated. Top QSO counts were with KE7SW (33), N7EPD (32), KE7MSU/R (29), W7GLF (27), K7BDB/R (26), N7QOZ (25), K7ND (24), KE0CO (23), K7JSG/R (20), WA2BFW (19), W7FI (17), N7KSI (17), K7YDL (16), WZ8T (15).
KE7MSU/R Rover:b> CN85 CN86 CN87
K7BDB/R Limited Rover: CN85 CN86 CN87 CN95 CN96 CN97
WA7TZY Single-Op High Power CN87: Operated from 9am to 8pm Sunday local time.
K7BWH Single-Op Low Power: CN98
I operated one day (7 hours) mountaintop portable on Mt Pilchuck from a high vantage point overlooking the city of Everett and all of Puget Sound. This is a premier VHF location in western Washington State. I had a modest station: 6 and 2 meters, barefoot 9100, 3-element yagi. Portland CN85 to the south was loud and I also worked CN84 further south. Mark VE7AFZ/R to the north in BC was easy copy in all three places he was on the air with his backpack portable station. Dave VE7HR also had a great signal here. I even worked VE7DAY in CO70 - great fun. I heard Mark W7MEM in DN17 to the east but I guess he never heard me; I was facing a big hill in that direction. Often I was the first to work a new player on the band, leaving the crowd to tail-end him in a big mess while I switched to my other band. I almost feel guilty, but I just love these outings where all the contacts are easy.Gosh there were a LOT of portable and SOTA and Rover stations in the PNW! Incredible. Heartwarming. I am amazed. Nice job guys, thanks for going out. More details and photos at https://coilgun.info/travel/2018-09.htm
ALIVE/R Limited Rover: CN87 CN88
K7MDL/R Limited Rover: CN88 CN98
Operated on Samish Overlook at 1300ft CN88, and Mt. Pilchuck CN98, and my diveway on Camano Island (CN88)
K7ATN/R Unlimited Rover: CN84 CN85
VE7DAY Single-Op High Power:
I enjoyed the contest although it was very slow here.
VE7AFZ/R Limited Rover: CN89 CN99
KX7L Single-Op 3-Band:
I had limited time on Saturday to operate, and not much more on Sunday, but was pleasantly surprised by all the activity. No openings, but managed to work over the mountains to CN94 and DN06. Lots of rover activity as well, which kept things lively. Thanks for all the QSO's!
K1FJM/6 (N6ZE) Single-Op Low Power: DM04
With only limited time available for this contest, I elected to be an FM only entry. According to the rules, I was restricted to the use of only the 50, 144, 223, & 446 MHz bands. I used an FT857 and TM231A with small whip antennae only. I operated from a very minor hilltop in the middle of the city of Thousand Oaks, CA (DM04ne). Because the Santa Monica Mountain range lies just to the South of Thousand Oaks, I was glad to be able to work the San Diego, CA (DM12) area on both 2 meters & 70 cm despite my marginal setup! I made 40 QSOs on 4 bands with a total of 9 grids worked and 16 unique calls worked. Best DX on 70 cm was about 130 miles.
K7KQA Single-Op Low Power: DN06
Slow start to the contest here, It seemed to pick up Sunday afternoon. I had fun casually operating throughout the weekend. I'm VERY happy to have had some great Q's into the CN85-87 corridor (and beyond). This was the first time at new QTH that I've had so many good Q's.. I was worried my new qth was shot for anything above 50mhz, boy was I wrong! K7YDL and a couple others about blew the brakes off my radio. 1296 was on all weekend and one contact made. (that's a win for me). Thanks all! .-James K7KQA DN06
N6KW Single-Op 3-Band: CN87
Went to the baseball game Sunday and saw the M's beat the Yankees, so didn't do much contest Sunday. The mighty antennas on the balcony and the view west at N6KW in West Seattle:
KI7LTT Single-Op FM Only: CN85
First September VHF! Woo!
K7VHF Single Op 3-Band (K7BWH): CN87
It was fun to use the club call sign K7VHF for a day. This solved my problem of operating on Mt Pilchuck one day (but not "rover") and from home the next day. It was not-so-fun on the air from my 'silent pit of despair' home QTH. I could barely hear the biggest stations like K7CW and only the closest hams couldn't hear me at all.
N6ZE/6 Single-Op Portable: DM04
N6ZE/6 (DM04ne)Thousand Oaks, CA, made 2 QSOs on 33 cm FM. N7WLC (DM04ne) and N6UTC (DM03wt), Signal Hill, CA at 50.46 miles Note: The Santa Monica Mountain Range lies directly between N6ZE/6 & N6UTC. Rig: ALINCO DJ-G29 FM handheld and 11 element M2 yagi.
QSO: 902 PH 2018-09-09 2141 N6ZE/6 DM04 N7WLC DM04
QSO: 902 PH 2018-09-09 2344 N6ZE/6 DM04 N6UTC DM03