2019 CQ WW VHF Contest

25 Logs Received

Revised 2019-09-04
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Callsign Score State
Category Bands QSOs Points Grids Rover
K5QE* 156403 TX Multi-Op AB 598 689 227 EM31
K7CW 12672 WA SOSB A 176 176 72 CN87 21
W7FI 9536 WA SOAB AB 132 149 64 CN87 18
VE7DAY 8591 BC SOAB AB 117 121 71 CO70 14
KE7MSU /R 5375 OR Rover AB 106 125 43 3 see below 9
KE7SW 3328 WA SOAB AB 82 104 32 CN87 13
N6ZE* 3000 CA SOSB A 75 75 40 DM04 10
K7YDL 2987 OR SOAB AB 80 103 29 CN85 14
W6OAT 2870 WA SOSB A 82 82 35 CN87 13
N7EPD 1890 WA SOAB AB 52 63 30 CN76 12
KD7UO 1474 WA SOAB AB 54 67 22 CN87 10
KX7L 1026 WA SOAB AB 49 54 19 CN87 8
N6LB 1008 WA SOAB AB 40 56 18 CN98 8
N7QOZ 832 WA SOAB AB 37 64 13 CN87 10
N7DB 555 OR SOAB AB 29 37 15 CN85 6
KG7P 407 WA SOAB AB 31 37 11 CN87 9
N6KW 407 WA SOAB AB 29 37 11 CN87 7
K6UM 360 OR SOSB A 24 24 15 CN85 7
NJ7A* 198 UT SOAB AB 15 18 11 DN30 2
K7SMA 180 OR SOSB A 20 20 9 DN13 3
W7TZ 99 OR SOSB A 11 11 9 CN83 3
K7BWH 88 ID SOSB A 11 11 8 DN27 4
AI9Q 65 WA SOSB A 13 13 5 CN85 3
K7ATN 20 OR Hilltopper B 5 10 2 CN95 2
K7IMA 20 OR Hilltopper B 5 10 2 CN95 2
W6ABM 9 OR Hilltopper A 3 3 3 CN82 2

* = 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

PNWVHFS Award Winners

Certificates at the PNWVHFS Conference in October 2019
Hilltopper: K7IMA/K7ATN-OR
Rover: KE7MSU/R - OR
Single-Op All Band: VE7DAY-BC, K7YDL - OR, W7FI-WA
Single-Op Single Band: K6UM-OR, K7CW-WA

Additional Information

K5QE Multi-Op EM31 Operators K5QE, K5MQ, N5YA, N1XS, AE5AE, KC4SW, AF8Z, KA5D

VE7DAY SOAB BC CO70: Pretty much a digital contest but lots of fun.

KE7MSU/R Rover OR: Activated CN85 CN86 CN87, Worked CN76 CN82 CN84 CN85 CN87 CN88 CN93 CN97 CN98

N6ZE SOSB 50 MHz DM04: I decided to run the contest, 6 meters only, from my DM04ne home QTH. First 24 hours hum-drum: little openings on FT-8 from Tijuana, Mexico (DM12) along coastal CA, OR, WA locations to Campbell River, Vancouver Island (CO70) with no openings to the East. Summary of the last 3 hours: WOW!! A 40 minute Sporadic E opening to the East had lots of SSB activity. For last 45 minutes of the contest there was also a great Sporadic E opening to the home territory (SEA&PDX) of the Pacific Northwest VHF Society so I got to communicate with lots of my PNW VHF friends also, but only one VE7 heard all weekend. 1 fm qso; 11 ssb qso; 61 ft8. 76QSO/40Grids IC756 pro2 + 5 element M2 @ 4 meters above ground.

N7EPD SOAB CN76: Ran with a barefoot FT857D (100w 6/ 50W 2), 6M Moxon and 2M 6el WA5VJB cheap yagi from an empty parking lot at a resort near Long Beach, WA.  Used a new Harbor Freight 2KW inverter generator and it performed marvelously-NO RFI to the rig!  Worked as much SSB/CW as possible but FT8 was the place to be.  Most QSO would not have been possible from this location without FT8 but even when signals were pegging the S meter no one found on SSB.  Hope I gave a few a new one from CN76.

KX7L SOAB CN87: Activity in the Pacific Northwest seemed a bit light.  Maybe it was the nice weather.. I only heard/worked one rover (and that was on FT8).  Between the two bands, I only had 7 QSOs on SSB, the rest were all FT8.  A couple times when the openings to AZ and SoCal got reasonably strong (reports > 0dB), I would switch to 50.125.  By and large though nothing was heard.  I worked one station on SSB that way.  Draw your own conclusions...

K7BWH SOSB 50 MHz DN27: I like to explore mountaintops in the Pacific NW. For this contest, I drove to Idaho and set up at 6,000' in DN27dk, high above the ski area at Lookout Pass on I-90. The ID-MT border follows this ridge line and I was just barely on the Idaho side. I operated only FT8 and only the last three hours of the contest. This place was interesting: further down the unpaved road was an FAA Air Traffic Control radar dome golf ball with huge words "Stay back at least 150 feet." So I went a half-mile west to a good clearing. It had the most high-tech weather station I've ever seen, labelled NOAA ASOS (Automated Surface Observing System), complete with camera stalks facing each other and flashing lights and a small blue merry-go-round.  I've been around the block a few times but didn't recognize most of the measurement devices. After the CQ WW contest, I went on to activate two more grid squares over the next two days, DN26qp and DN07dk. As long as I was driving by in Montana, I stopped in to see Lance W7GJ. Fun visit. Lance has assembled some great gear. Just for fun, here are some pictures of his antennas and of the man himself.