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2020 ARRL September VHF Contest

47 Logs Received

Updated 2020-10-03
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K5QE * 54,108 STX LM ABCD 265 327 162 0 EM31 1
KE7SW 14,612 WWA SOHP ABCDEFGH 193 281 52 0 CN87 20
N7KSI 8,858 WWA SOHP ABCDF 152 206 43 0 CN86 20
W7FI 5,832 WWA SOHP ABCD 139 162 36 0 CN87 19
KA7RRA/R 5,562 WWA RL ABCD 147 206 27 6 see details below 8
KD7UO 5,440 WWA SOHP ABCDEF 132 170 32 0 CN87 13
K7ND 5,254 WWA SOLP ABCDFGH 103 142 37 0 CN87 17
KB7ME 5,214 WWA SOHP ABCDF 96 111 32 0 CN85 16
N7NW 5,184 WWA SOHP ABC 103 108 48 0 CN87 20
N0LL * 5,040 KS SOLP ABCD 70 84 60 0 EM09 0
K6NGN 4,935 OR SOHP ABD 94 100 45 0 CN92 17
W7GLF 4,756 WWA SOHP ABCDEF 115 164 29 0 CN87 9
N6ZE/R * 4,577 SB R ABCDEF 138 199 23 2 see details below 0
KG7P 3,596 WWA SOHP ABCDEF 89 116 31 0 CN87 11
KE0CO 3,450 WWA SOLP ABCDEF 93 138 25 0 CN87 12
N7QOZ 3,014 WWA SO3B ABD 105 137 22 0 CN87 8
K7YDL 2,889 OR SO3B ABD 95 107 27 0 CN85 17
VE7FYC 2,760 BC SOLP ABCDEF 82 120 23 0 CN89 8
AF7MD 2,560 OR SOLP ABCDF 102 128 20 0 CN85 12
K7MDL 2,530 WWA SOHP ABCDF 81 115 22 0 CN88 7
WA9BTV 2,520 WWA SOLP ABCDF 71 111 20 0 CN88 6
NC7S 2,508 WWA SOLP ABCDEF 93 114 22 0 CN88 8
K7YO 2,400 OR SOLP ABCDF 85 120 20 0 CN85 8
N7MWV 2,132 WWA SOLP ABCDF 63 82 26 0 CN86 14
KX7L 1,974 WWA SOLP AB 94 94 21 0 CN87 15
K7ATN 1,540 OR SOLP ABCDF 96 140 11 0 CN85 4
AL1VE 1,440 OR SO3B ABD 59 59 24 0 DN04 18
VE7AFZ/R 1,292 BC RU ABCDE 64 68 19 3 see details below 7
KT7E 1,224 OR SOLP ABCDF 61 74 17 0 CN85 10
VE7DAY 1,159 BC SOHP ABCDF 57 61 19 0 CO70 12
K7CW 1,026 WWA SOHP A 55 55 19 0 CN87 16
K7SMA 749 ID SOLP ABCD 84 107 7 0 DN13 4
K6UM 630 OR SOHP A 45 45 14 0 CN85 13
KB7IOG 522 WWA SOLP ABCDF 37 58 9 0 CN87 3
WV7S 495 WWA SOLP A 46 46 11 0 CN87 11
KE7MSU 484 OR SOLP ABF 42 44 11 0 CN85 8
VA7RKM 310 BC SOLP ABD 26 31 10 0 CN88 5
KM7O 301 WWA SOLP AB 43 43 7 0 CN87 5
NJ7A 299 UT SOLP ABCDF 13 23 13 0 DN30 0
AG6AG * 276 SB SOLP ABCD 32 46 6 0 DM04 0
WA7BRL 246 WWA SOLP A 41 41 6 0 CN87 6
N7DB 208 OR SOLP ABCD 18 26 8 0 CN85 3
K7JSG 135 WWA SO3B ABD 26 27 5 0 CN87 2
W7TZ 126 OR SOLP A 14 14 9 0 CN83 8
W6ABM 104 OR SOLP A 26 26 4 0 CN85 4
K7IMA 64 OR SOFM ABCD 11 16 4 0 CN85 1
WE7X 6 WWA SOLP A 6 6 1 0 CN97 1

* = PNWVHFS Member operating outside the Society region. 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 next PNWVHFS Conference TBD

Unlimited Rover:  VE7AFZ/R-BC
Limited Rover:  KA7RRA/R-WWA
Single-Op High Power:  KE7SW-WWA,  K6NGN-OR,  VE7DAY-BC
Single-Op High Power 50 MHz:  K7CW-WWA,  K6UM-OR
Single-Op Low Power:  K7ND-WWA,  AF7MD-OR,  VE7FYC-BC,  K7SMA-ID
Single-Op Low Power 50 MHz:  WV7S-WWA,  W7TZ-OR
Single-Op 3-Band:  K7YDL-OR,  N0QOZ-WWA
Single-Op FM:  K7IMA-OR

Additional Information

K7TEMPLATE/R Class Section: Activated 3 Rover grids: CN84 CN85 CN86;  Worked 5 PNW grids: CN84 CN85 CN86 CN94 CN95
Soapbox.

KA7RRA/R Limited Rover WWA: Activated 6 rover grids: CN86, CN87, CN88, CN96, CN97, CN98:  Worked 8 PNW grids: CN86 CN87 CN88 CN89 CN88 CN96 CN97 DN04

VE7AFZ/R Unlimited Rover BC: Activated 3 rover grids: CN89, CN99,CO80  Worked 7 PNW grids: CN86 CN87 CN88 CN89 CN92 DN14 CO70

N6ZE/R Rover SB: Activated 2 ROVER GRIDS: DM03 DM04
Only activated two grids due to smoke. Quite a bit of local activity in Ventura Co. (DM04) area. Interesting Tropo Ducting, Holes and Enhancement from Malibu to San Diego. FT8 not utilized. All QSO were SSB or FM. Worked WA6EJO on 6 bands. FT857 Kenwood FM rigs used along with mag mount whips for 6m - 70cm; ALINCO handhelds with rubber duckie or 10 element yagi used for 33cm, 23cm Nice to have activity from CM94 and DM02.

K5QE Limited Multi-Operator STX-EM31: Operators: K5QE, N5YA, N1XS, N5KDA, W5KDA, N5NU, AF8Z.

K7YO SOLP OR-CN85: This was a fun contest.

WE7X SOLP WWA-CN97: I only had a few minutes to operate.

KB7IOG SOLP WWA-CN87: I always enjoy working everyone. Thank you for the contacts.

KX7L SOLP WWA-CN87: With all the smoke in the air throughout the Northwest, I wasn't sure quite what to expect from this contest. Would we see signals greatly attenuated? Certainly there seemed to be fewer Rovers than usual, that's understandable. But if anything, I think conditions were much better than usual, even if there was very little E's. Stations I usually struggle to work (like VE7DAY), were worked on first call. I was able to easily complete a QSO with KA6BIM down in CN73, who I've never quite managed to complete with in the past. Likewise I worked AL1VE in DN04 for a new grid, and heard K6NGN several times way down in CN92, a grid I've never heard before on 6. I'd be interested in hearing if others experienced the same thing. Thanks for all the Q'S!

AL1VE SO3B OR-DN04: My original contest plan was to start roving northward from Snow Mtn in DN03, to Spanish Peak in DN04cj and finish at the DN05/CN95 grid corner near Fossil, OR. On my way south Friday, I stopped to check out Spanish Peak. At 6400' and an unobstructed 360 summit I had high hopes for this site. While inspecting the summit the partially smoky skies soon became enveloped in hazardous smoke conditions. With most of Oregon and Washington experiencing similar I decided to give up on the rove plans and spent the next three days sitting parked on Spanish Peak with my mask on. For some strange reason the summit was also home to LOTS of yellowjackets. While the smoke didn't appear to affect their activity, they were also strangely curious. During the daylight hours, whenever I stepped outside my vehicle, they flew around or would land on me. Although I never got stung, it made setting up, take-down and nature-calls quite interesting!

Like others stations in the PNW I never had any sporadic E conditions, but 50 MHz conditions out to 300 miles seemed better than past September contests. Maybe it was the Spanish Peak site? I thought it was the best site I've worked from in DN04. I could receive FT8 stations, throughout the contest period, westward from San Francisco to Seattle and across the north over to southern Idaho. Road access was fairly easy, but portions were a bit bumpy and I certainly wouldn't advise trying the last five miles in wet conditions.

DN04cj Spanish Peak summit operating location
Although there were campers and hunters everywhere in the national forest, I had the summit all to myself. Maybe the smoke and yellowjackets had something to do with that?