2021 ARRL June VHF Contest
51 Logs Received
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|AL1VE/R *||32,200||NE||RL||A||280||280||118||6||see notes below||2|
|KC7OOY/R||10,803||OR||RL||ABCDF||209||292||47||9||See notes below||10|
|K7MDL/R||6,208||WWA||ROVER||ABCDEF||124||194||32||4||See notes below||9|
|N6ZE/R *||5,292||SB||R||ABCDEFGHI||119||189||28||2||see notes below||1|
|KB7RAA/R||4,444||WWA||RL||ABCD||162||201||22||5||see notes below||4|
|VE7AFZ/R||1,840||BC||RU||ABCDEF||63||78||24||2||see notes 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, 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 next PNWVHFS Conference TBD
Unlimited Rover: VE7AFZ/R-BC,
Limited Rover: KC7OOY/R-OR, VE7AFZ/R-BC, KB7RAA/R-WA
Single-Op High Power: KE7SW-WWA, VE7DAY-BC
Single-Op High Power 50 MHz: K7CW-WWA, K6UM-OR, N7PHY-EWA
Single-Op Low Power 50 MHz: WB7BRL-WWA,  : W6ABM-OR, K7SYS-ID
Single-Op Low Power: KI0E-ID, KX7L-WWA, K7YO-OR, VE7HR-BC
Single-Op 3-Band: W7MEM-ID, N7QOZ-WWA
Single-Op QRP: K7ATN-OR,
VE7AFZ/R Unlimited Rover BC:
Activated 2 ROVER GRIDS: CN89 CN99
Worked PNW 7 GRIDS: CN73 CN85 CN86 CN87 CN88 CN89 CN95 CN97 DN05 DN14
Operators: VE7FYC and VE7AFZ
KC7OOY/R Rover-Limited OR:
Activated 8 ROVER GRIDS: CN82 CN83 CN84 CN85 CN86 CN87 CN96 CN97
Worked 10 PNW GRIDS: CN73 CN74 CN82 CN83 CN84 CN85 CN86 CN87 CN94 CN97
KB7RAA/R Rover-Limited WWA:
Activated 5 ROVER GRIDS: CN86 CN87 CN88 CN97 CN98
Worked 4 PNW GRIDS: CN85 CN86 CN87 CN97
K7MDL/R ROVER WWA:
Activated 2 ROVER GRIDS: CN87 CN88
Worked 9 PNW GRIDS: CN79 CN84 CN86 CN87 CN88 CN89 CN97 CN98 CO70
Operators: Paul WA9BTV and Mike K7MDL
Mike also worked from home on Saturday using the call K7MDL
N6ZE/R ROVER SB:
Activated 2 ROVER GRIDS DM03 DM04:
On Saturday, N6ZE/R spent several hours at the home QTH of Steve, WA6EJO, to gain experience with the three band HackRF Microwave Transceivers which he constructed as well as to visit with Roger, K6LMN/R.K6LMN's primary reason to visit WA6EJO was so that they would be able to complete a QSO on Light.
Steve, WA6EJO, recently constructed a pair of HackRF One Portapack microwave transceivers. These units operate on 13cm, 9cm, and 5cm and are equipped with panel antennas. It takes two antennas to cover the three bands. One panel is 13 dBi at 13cm and 5cm. It takes a second panel for 3 GHz. A pair of SMA relays handle the TR switching between a Lotus LNA700M6P0G 1 dB NF preamp and a JCA JCA48-4111B1 power amp. The power amp delivers 175mW to 550mW depending on the band yielding 3.5W to 11W ERP. The rigs are made to plug into a car cigarette lighter outlet and include microphones and audio speakers.
The HackRF One barefoot puts out about 0.1mW to 5mW and can transmit and receive from 1 MHz to 6 GHz. FM is utilized for transmit. The HackRF One can receive SSB but not transmit in that mode. They are fussy to set up to transceive as a lot of menu selecting and button pushing is required.
On Sunday, N6ZE & WA6WDY, operated N6ZE/R from 4 locations in DM03 & DM04. N6ZE/R & Steve made QSOs on a total of 9 bands. Initial operating spot was by the Pepperdine University Beach Park in DM04. That was followed by two spots in Palos Verdes (DM03). The 4th location was a favorite spot in the Santa Monica Mts. (DM04qb). From DM03, we briefly heard a DM24 station on 2 meters. From DM04qb, we made lots of contacts in a short operating period, BUT this was the only location from which we had any contacts with DM12 stations. We worked DM12 on 2/135cm/70cm. Of note, when we were at our other locations, we never did hear anyone working South to DM12, even when we were on a Palos Verdes hilltop! Verticals were used on the lower bands, while small yagis were used with two ALINCO handhelds for 33 & 23 cm. N6ZE also worked from home in DM04 using the call K1FMJ
AL1VE/R Rover-Unlimited OR:
Activated 6 Rover grids: DN91 DN90 DN80 DM99 DM98 DM89
Worked 5 PNW grids: DN17 DO00
Another contest, more modifications to my existing rover set-up. Besides a new DIY mast mounting support, made out of an old steel shelving unit, I replaced my three heavy 12v Lead Acid Deep Cells for a commercial 100AH and a DIY 200AH Lithium Batteries. I also changed up my route starting Saturday in familiar western KS grids and for Sunday finding brand new rover locations in southwest NE. My first stop was at the DM99 98, 89 88 grid corner and band conditions were not like previous years. After roving around the corner once I headed north for the DN91 90 81 80 grid corner. It was fairly easy to find operating sites on the wide dirt roads all within 2 miles of the grid corner. Unfortunately, poor conditions that existed on Saturday followed me here. This was the first time many years of roving the Midwest that I didn't work anyone in OR or WA.
K7ATN/P QRP OR CN86:
Worked 7 PNW GRIDS: CN84 CN85 CN86 CN87 CN95 CN96 CN97
Saturday K7ATN operated QRP Portable (@10W max) on Nicolai Mountain, 3028 feet in CN86 (near Astoria).
N7DB SOLP OR-CN85: Similar conditions as last June except there was a brief N-S opening this year on 6. Heard some scatter on 6, Not set up for digital, but looks like FT8 is becoming dominate mode.
K7YO SOLP OR-CN85: This was a fun contest.
KB7IOG SO3B WWA-CN87: Truly enjoyed the contacts. Thanks for all the effort.
N7QOZ SO3B WWA-CN87: Also submitted a check-log for 432 MHz.
VE7DAY SOHP BC-CO70: I was very surprised at such a low score in a June VHF contest, but enjoyed it.
KX7L SOLP WWA-CN87: Only one decent Es opening, on Saturday late in the afternoon into SoCal, but still have lots of fun, and still had a pretty decent score for me, all considering. Lots of new local calls heard! Thanks for all the Q's!
K5QE Limited Multi-Operator STX EM31: Operators: K5QE, K5MQ, N5KDA, W5KDA, N5YA, AF8Z, WB2FKO, KN5O, W5XU