2019 ARRL 222 MHz and Up Distance Contest

19 Logs Received

Revised 2019-09-15
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Callsign Score Region Category Bands QSOs Rover
VE7FYC 9273 1-BC SO CDEF 29 CN89 5
KE7SW 6378 1-WA SO CDEFGH 38 CN87 7
K7YDL 6029 1-OR SO CDEF 36 CN85 6
K7ND 5358 1-WA SO CDFGH 31 CN87 6
KE7MSU/R 4869 1-OR Rover CDEF 23 2 see below 5
N7KSI 4617 1-WA SO CDF 22 CN86 6
N7EPD 3950 1-WA SO CD 18 CN87 6
N6ZE /R* 3066 3-CA Rover CDEF 33 2 see below
K7YO 2620 1-OR SO C 14 CN85 4
N7QOZ 2211 1-WA SO CD 23 CN87 5
AF7MD /R 1747 1-OR Rover CDEF 21 1 CN85 3
WE7X 1467 1-WA SO CD 8 CN97 2
K7CVU 1384 1-OR MO DF 11 CN85 3
K7ATN 1136 1-OR SO CD 9 CN82 2
W7TZ 1119 1-OR SO CD 7 CN83 2
K3RW 1005 1-WA MO CD 6 CN86 3
N7DB 969 1-OR SO CD 11 CN85 2
K7JSG /R 950 1-WA Rover CD 13 3 see below 4
N6KW 567 1-WA SO D 9 CN87 3

* = PNWVHFS Member operating outside the Society region. Not eligible for PNWVHFS Awards.
Band Codes: 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 October 2019
Multi-Op: K7CVU-OR, K3RW-WA

Additional Information

KE7MSU/R Rover Oregon: Activated CN84 CN85, Worked CN82 CN83 CN84 CN85 CN94

N7EPD SO WA CN87: Since distance scoring is not fair I spent most of my time in the NAQP CW and chasing CY9C. Just checked in to work friends on UHF.

N6ZE/R Rover California: Activated DM04ne DM04qb. I made 1 223 qso from near DM04ne home QTH, which is surrounded by higher hills & mountains, on Saturday night. On Sunday, from approx. 2400 ft in the Santa Monica Mts (DM04qb), we made 29 qsos on 135, 70, 33, & 23 cm bands using a combo of SSB & FM. Best DX was K6MYC (DM07)(LOUD!) on 135 cm; least DX was 1 km. WA6OSX (CM98) was heard on 135 cm on both CW & SSB (up to S-6); K6LDQ(DM04TU), located on Catalina Island, was worked on 223&446. We had QSOs with Grids: DM03, 04, 07, 12, & 13. We actually made 33 QSO, but 4 QSOs were deleted from log due to increased distance for a second contact. 2 SOTA hikers, KN6DFX & KN6DGS, who passed their Technician license tests just a week ago, came by while hiking to the top of Saddle Peak: I lent them ALINCO handhelds for 135, 33, 23 cm: they worked me and even some others in LAX area for their first ever ham radio QSOs! We also had lots of other visitors who asked about ham radio & RACES/ACS/ARES. 'slightly-see-em' bugs were bad & temperature rose to 90F, occasional motorcycle exhaust was 100dB above noise level!!, BUT as usual, Woodie, WA6WDY, & I had lots of fun in the mountains. Woodie did a great job as chief logistics man and PR/PIO for visitors.

AF7MD/R Rover Oregon: Activated CN85, Worked CN85 CN86 CN87

K7CVU Multi-Op Oregon: Operators K7CVU K7VGQ

K3RW Multi-Op WA: Activated CN86, worked AN85 CN86 CN93. Operators K3RW WB7PEK. WB7PEK and K3RW operated fixed multiop category, no team category, at WB7PEK QTH in Kalama/Kelso WA area CN86ob. Operated 1.25m and 70cm FM and SSB due to equipment issues on other bands. Beams fixed south for entire operating period. Longest DX was to Bend, OR. Heard some 446 area early in contest but all gone by early afternoon. Due to very light activity compared to other VHF contests, only operated 3 hours. Observed possible on 222 at some points. Ambient temperature at QTH hovered around upper 80s. Only operated FM and SSB on 1.25m and 70cm. Heard CW activity on 432 once; did not operate digital for this contest.

K7JSG/R Rover Washington: Activated CN85 CN87 CN97, worked CN85 CN87 CN88 CN89

N6KW Single Operator Washington: I thought I would have 222, 432 and 1296 with the FT-736 that I bought, but found that it wouldn't transmit, so I ended up only having 432 for this contest with my IC-7100. Managed a few QSOs. I think I'll get transverters for 222 and 1296 so I can use digital modes on all the bands that I have. Put up antennas for 222 and 1296 but haven't used them yet.