2019 CQ WW VHF Contest
25 Logs Received
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|KE7MSU /R||5375||OR||Rover||AB||106||125||43||3||see below||9|
* = 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
Rover: KE7MSU/R - OR
Single-Op All Band: VE7DAY-BC, K7YDL - OR, W7FI-WA
Single-Op Single Band: K6UM-OR, K7CW-WA
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.