2021 ARRL September VHF Contest
31 Logs Received
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|KC7OOY/R *||7,296||OR||RL||ABCD||125||152||48||8||see notes below||6|
|KE7MSU/R||3,381||OR||RL||ABCD||122||147||21||2||see notes below||10|
|AL1VE/R||2,304||WWA||RL||ABCD||84||90||20||4||see notes below||9|
|K7MDL/R||2,159||WWA||RL||ABD||106||128||13||4||see notes below||5|
|K1JFM/R||42||WWA||RL||B||7||7||4||2||see notes below||4|
* = 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
Rover: KE7MSU/R-OR, AL1VE/R-WA
Single-Op High Power: KE7SW-WA
Single-Op Low Power: VE7DAY-BC, KX7L-WA, K7YO-OR
Single-Op Three Band: N7QOZ-WA
Single-Op Single Band KB7ME-OR, W7FI-WA
Single-Op FM: N7DB-OR
Single-Op Portable: AF7GL-WA VA7OTC -BC
K5QE Multi-Op TX: Operators K5QE, N5YA, KI5OKK, N5KDA, KV5W, K2EZ
K1FJM/R Limited Rover WWA:
Activated: CN87 CN88
Worked PNW Grids: CN87, CN96, CN97, CN98
Had to make quick trip to grocery store and the CN87/88 line is half way through the 6 mile drive. I also worked as N6ZE/7 for primary operation for this contest.
K7MDL/R Limited Rover WWA:
Activated CN87, CN88, CN97, CN98
Worked PNW Grids: CN85, CN86, CN87, CN88, CN89, CN96
Editor's note: Mike has also worked from his home in CN88 as SOHP.
KE7MSU/R Limited Rover OR:
Activated CN84, CN85
Worked PNW Grids: CN73, CN74, CN83, CN84, CN85, CN86, CN87, CN88, DN04
KC7OOY/R Limited Rover OR/CA:
Activated: CN80, CN81, CN82, CM99, CM98, CM97, CM89 CM88
Worked PNW Grids: CN73, CN74, CN82, CN84, CN85, CN87
Editor's note: Matt had a fine rover score, but a majority of his contacts occurred outside the PNW defined area.
AF7GL SOP WWA CN96:
Planned to operate both days, but ended up staying for 5 hours only. Morning was windy but turned out to be very pleasant weather by the start of the contest. Was able to stay in the 10 W limit, although may have missed stations because of this. Especially on 50. Used the IC-705 with 9 el. on 144, 18 el. on 432 and a dipole on 50 MHz. Elevation was just shy of 7000 feet. I regret not to call towards the E and SE although generally no stations in that direction.
Operating portable on Crystal Mountain in CN96
AL1VE/R Limited Rover WWA:
Activated CN78, CN77 CN88, CN87
Worked PNW Grids: CN73, CN84, CN85, CN86, CN87, CN88, CN89, CN95, CO70, DN17
Due to prior family commitments I wasn't sure I would be out roving for the September contest. Friday I cobbled together a new operating position and lithium battery power supply without pre-testing, leaving the antenna mounting and feedline routing for the following morning. That turned out to be a BAD idea, and by early Saturday afternoon, in CN88, I was struggling to get all the bands working. Wondering if I should I head home or push on? I decided "what the heck", and headed off for CN77 and CN78.
I only managed to get 50MHz OTA from either grid, but luckily some local and few sporadic E stations were worked before heading home for the evening. Sunday morning I reworked the antenna system and headed off again for CN88. This time things were working normally. Later that afternoon I returned to CN87 for the remainder of the contest and I think I put more rf energy into the surrounding conifers than I did in anyone's antenna! Maybe when the January contest comes around I'll be better prepared!
I think I need a smaller main rig! Also instead of vertically stacking the 144 and 220 yagis I tried a support system made out of wooden closet poles cross-members. That idea still needs some additional work.
KG7P SOHP WWA CN87:
Sweet mini-opening on six Sat evening.
K7YO SOLP OR CN85:
This was a fun contest.
KB7IOG SOLP WWA CN87:
Another fun time. Ty
W7FI SOSB WA CN87:
Thanks, got a late start and 6m only with a small beam on a short mast. Should have 6 and 2 meter beams (Innova LFAs) up on the tower by mid-September. All beams got trashed in the January 6 windstorm, which came through here like a freight train.
N7DB SOFM OR CN85:
September VHF is usually a slow Contest here in the PNW. Thanks to the Rover and SOTA stations who add to this event.
KX7L SOLP WWA CN87:
Fun to work everyone. We even had a nice little opening to CA and AZ on Saturday evening. High point was working VE7REM/R in CO80 for a new grid.
VA7OTC SOP BC CN88:
Limited to one day, I went out portable to an in-town, drive up - Mt. Tolmie. First time I had a stack of three antennas on the drive-on mast. Was impressive with three runs of RG-8x and all antennas aligned for once. 222 was still a mag mount and I had to plonk it on the car side to help with horiz. pol for one contact. Good fun. Thanks to the Puget Sound folks for pointing my way and then running the lower bands.