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ARRL 222 MHz and Up Distance Contest   2017   Aug 5   Comment Summary

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N6JET/R   Rover LP   15,5322017-08-06 11:03:43
Operated from grid squares CM87vh, CM88wc, CM97bv and CM98aa. Best distances as
follows:

Band Points Distance Miles/km

222 304 95.1/152.3

432 223 139.5/223.2

903 740 115.7/185.1

1.2 446 139.5/223.2
 
K5ND   Single Op LP   1,9432017-08-06 11:16:50
Only 13 QSOs in the log, all on 432. Tried a couple of 1296 MHz contacts and
could hear K5AND and W5LUA but with my 10 watts, they could not hear me. Hope
to hear more people on next year. Thanks to everyone who worked me.
 
KX4R   Single Op LP   28,8002017-08-06 11:32:41
Tnx to all for the qso's.....lot's of fun !
 
VA3ELE/R   Rover LP   1,0662017-08-06 12:23:11
A change in plans due to night time storms changed my plans. I was only able to
get on for about an hour. I was able to only work VE3ZV from two different
locators on 432 with my HALO and 100watts at a height of 9ft and once on 222
with 25watts to a 7el yagi at 10ft.

Better luck next time.
73 de Peter
VA3ELE/R EN94/95
 
KO9A   Single Op LP   7,8302017-08-06 12:30:44
Glad to be QRV for the initial running of this contest!

Had been fighting an SWR problem in the week or two prior to the contest that I
was able to debug down to a recessed N-female jack contact...patched it up the
day before the contest and got through Saturday with no problem. On Sunday I
had high SWR every time I tried to point northeast...likely missed some QSOs
with K2YAZ as a result and perhaps others.

Best DX by band:

222 - N8ZM (~403km)
432 - W0UC (~397km)
903 - KU8Y (~147km)
1296 - KU8Y (~147km)

Pretty happy with the results given low power and a multi-band antenna.

Local activity was down...didn't seem to be much local buzz for this contest.
Hopefully the abrupt cutover from the old UHF contest to this format didn't
kill whatever mojo the old August contest had.

73

Jim KO9A
 
VE7AFZ   Single Op LP   7,6472017-08-06 13:18:19
Much fun. Thanks to all who were involved. Special thanks to VE7HR for my two
contacts above 432 Mhz and the rovers and portable stations including WW7D/R
(who gave me 11 contacts) KD7UO, KD7TS and others.

I worked from the home QTH this time and was generally pleased with the
results.
 
N2NT   Multi-Op HP   37,5162017-08-06 13:22:52
Best dx:

222: N8ZM 483 mi
432: VE3ZV 347 mi
 
K9JK/R(@CØROVEROLLA)   Rover LP   1802017-08-06 13:29:15
Unfortunately, it turned to be a very minimal effort by me, 432 only and just
before the end of the contest period. I made a few Qs AWAY from the sub-grids
right AT the Grid Corner that netted slightly higher QSO/Distance points but it
did take some additional drive time to do that.

Thanks to the three stations that pulled my weak signal out of the noise and to
all that participated.

73, JK
 
K7YDL   Single Op HP   8,5412017-08-06 14:34:46
Really enjoyed the new 222 transverter in my shack - that, and the 1296
participation made for an improved score this year.
 
K1KG   Single Op LP   32,4192017-08-06 19:23:40
Missed Saturday night due to severed IF line at the top of the tower. It is
always a pleasure to work UHF and SHF. Thanks everybody.
 
W9SZ   Single Op LP   11,4612017-08-06 20:38:53
My whole weekend was fraught with disaster. Wanted to operate on Saturday but
didn't make it due to an emergency. Wanted to get an early start on Sunday but
rain and storms kept me from getting an early start. Finally got on for the
last 2 hours of the contest. I only worked three stations but two of them had a
lot of bands.
 
W2SJ   Single Op HP   46,6452017-08-06 21:17:30
The ARRL UHF Contest has always been one of my favorite contests. The new 222
& Up Contest adds a whole new dimension. The distance scoring vs the
traditional scoring along with incentive band factors made it difficult to
compare if your results were better or worse than previous years. Guess we'll
have to wait 'til next year to start comparing again :-))Thanks to all who
persevered during less than optimal conditions!
 
AEØEE/R   Rover LP   1,2592017-08-06 22:09:47
222: 5 W FM, 3-element hand-held yagi
432: 20 W, 7-element yagi at 12'
446: 5 W, ground plane at 5'
1296: 5 W, 3rd harmonic on 7-element 432 yagi

Grids activated: EN24xx, EN25xa, EN34ax, EN34ix, EN35aa

Roved with UHF Da! teammate Dave, W0ZF/R to the Winsted corner. Admittedly our
grid-circling strategy would have worked better under the old rules, but should
be good for a total of ~350 km after all the bands and QSOs are accounted for.
We probably spent too much time working on those low-value contacts rather than
moving a little further from the corner.

The weather was mostly cooperative, with reasonable temperatures, low winds,
and only one short rain shower. One 1.2G contact was lost to the rain shower,
while another was lost with a high noise floor in one direction at one of the
operating sites.

Although my strategy was far better suited to the old rules than the new one, I
like the new format of the contest. I think it really helps reinforce the idea
of pushing boundaries, and the team competition makes it easy for local clubs
to encourage FM contest operations (e.g. challenging a neighboring club).

Time to get the 1296 rover antenna in shape before the September VHF contest!
 
WZ1V   Single Op HP   20,8022017-08-07 06:14:48
Very limited operating time but had fun and made some good contacts.
Good practice getting used to new logging software.
-73 Ron WZ1V, FN31RH
 
K1TR   Single Op LP   3,3752017-08-07 06:48:21
A few QSOs Sunday morning before heading out to Hampton beach to enjoy the
beautiful day!
 
N1PRW   Single Op QRP   2142017-08-07 07:21:30
Portable QRP operation on Sunday from Holt Hill in Andover, Mass. Elevation
420'.

Weather was warm 77F and mostly sunny with a breeze.

Station Equipment:
- Yaesu FT-817ND @ 5 Watts
- Elk 2M/440L5 portable log periodic antenna

Very casual single band 432 MHz effort to put a few points on the board in the
last hour of the contest. Perfect weather for a short hike up the hill and
making a few local contacts.

73 Alexander N1PRW
 
WA6EJO   Single Op LP   1,7972017-08-07 08:53:13
TS2000X, Alinco DJ-G29, TYT TH-9000D. DM04jg. Was gone most of Saturday so
missed a lot.
 
K3TUF   Single Op HP   48,3442017-08-07 13:22:57
I LOVE this contest. It was always my favorite, but now with the distance
scoring, I think it's the best. I know my score doesn't reflect this based on
my past scores, but there were some events that kept me from operating on
Saturday until late at night.
One benefit of that was that I got to experience the 'fresh meat' effect and
was very busy until very late (or should I say early in the morning).
Conditions were nothing special, but I did enjoy a couple of 400 and 500 mile
contacts on the lower two bands, and a couple of 300 mile contacts on the 902
bonus band.
I just think this concept is going to sink in and get better and better. I will
make sure my calendar is clear next year, and work this one to the bone.
Lets get more 222, 902 and 5760 gear on the air.
73, Phil K3TUF
 
WØVOA/R   Rover LP   37,3852017-08-07 14:39:51
Roved central and western New Mexico with several other groups that came down
for Central States VHF conference the weekend before. Put in 1000+ miles of
driving in less then 3 days and exercised some new 902 and 1296 gear.

Grids activated: DM65, DM75, DM76, DM64, DM55

EQUIPMENT:

222 - DEMI transverter @ 50W and 9 el Yagi on 9' boom
432 - DEMI transverter @ 30W and 14 el yagi on 8' boom
902 - DEMI transverter & HP PA @ 50W (New Mexico legal limit) and 16 el
yagi
1296 - LZ5HP transverter & DEMI HP PA @ 75W and 3' boom loop yagi

OPS: K2DRH & W9RM
 
KF2MR/R   Rover LP   61,5792017-08-07 15:42:14
Leading up to this contest I had worked long and hard on upgrades for 2.3, 3.4,
and 5G stations. The most rewarding part of the contest was finding out the
gear worked like it should and extending my personal best DX on each of these
bands. I was happy to have made multiple contacts on all bands from 222-10G and
enjoyed some wonderful weather from locations with beautiful views. There were a
few stations that made this effort particularly worthwhile. WB2BYP, VE3CRU/R,
K1TEO, and K1RZ were all in my log many times on several bands from different
grids. I really like the format change to a distance contest, but I certainly
see the downsides. I feel this contest is well suited to big stations, well
equipped rovers, and those who like to experiment or study propagation. I
enjoyed the contest and will try my best to participate again next year.
 
W9SNR/R   Rover LP   26,1922017-08-07 16:22:59
This was an interesting contest. The weather was very nice. Band conditions were
about average for August, with some enhancement to the north. My biggest
surprise was working K2YAZ from EN62ad, which does not have anything like a
clear view in his direction. My most frequent DX contact was with W0UC, at 429
km from EN51rl, and nearly 400 km from the other locations. Overall activity
was down from previous contests, with many of the usual stations missing.

Due to the new scoring system, I switched to a new logging program, RoverLog.
After a few initial stumbles, I was able to finish entering the paper log in a
couple of hours. As some of you may have heard, the initial scoring
calculations were way too high, but that has now been fixed. I found the
various sorting features in RoverLog to be very helpful in checking the log for
typos.
 
KK6MC/R   Rover LP   21,2102017-08-07 16:25:27
There was a lot of activity in NM for this contest, which is a big change from
years past when it was difficult to get anyone on. One year I roved and didn't
work anyone! Thanks to W0VOA/r who came down from Colorado to rove with K2DRH
and K9PW, who came for the Central States VHF Society Conference and stayed
for the inaugural 222MHz and Up Distance Contest. There were a lot of fixed
stations on as well. There was also a lot of microwave activity, thanks to W7QQ
and K9PW, which has been a rarity in past contests. I had 222.1 to 3456 and
10gHz, but the 2304 rig did not work and between the low power and high
mountains, I did network anyone on 3456. I managed 4 QSOes on 10GHz, which was
really quite nice.

I liked the new distance scoring format. Exchanging 6-gridsquares was a bit
challenging at times, but the challenge was worth it. The team aspect was nice
as well and it will be nice to see how that works out.

Rig TS-2000X, Elecfraft XV222 transverter, DEMI 902 Transverter, DEMI 2304 and
3456 transverters with Kenwood 751 IFs, Kuhne 10GHz (0.2W) transverter,
Elecraft KX3 IF. 8ft Yagis on 222 and 432, 4 ft Yagi on 902, 4ft Loop Yagi on
1296, 3 ft loop Yagis on 2304 and 3456, 20dB horn on 10GHz.
 
W4GA   Single Op LP   2,8712017-08-07 18:16:12
Rough band conditions, and light turn out.
But got one new band grid and state on 432!
 
K5AND   Single Op HP   29,4362017-08-07 20:08:44
No enhancement but still fun. Glad to have almost everything repaired from
earlier lightning event. The new distance scoring seems like good idea.
 
W7QQ   Single Op HP   23,5982017-08-07 20:09:44
I would like to thank the rover "infestation" for some great fun:
W0VOA/r, KK6MC/r and K9PW/r. Best DX was 265 miles on 222 to a pair of stations
in El Paso. Most fun was bounce paths on 5.7 and 10 GHz. Not great conditions
but not bad either.

73 Bill W7QQ
 
W8ZZ/R(W8RU)   Rover LP   6,9712017-08-07 20:41:54
This is the first year in the reworked UHF/Microwave Rover. Unfortunately, I was
unable to get 903, 2304, and 10G up-and-running in time. To paraphrase Donald
Rumsfeld, "You contest with the rover you have, not the rover you might
want or wish to have at a later time." The weather was fabulous -- sunny,
cool, and low humidity. Band conditions were decent. Thanks to all for the QSOs
and the great fun! 73, Ron (W8RU).
 
KJ6VZC/R   Rover QRP   8582017-08-07 20:55:22
Operated from Santa Monica Mts, CA in DM04qb, very close to N6ZE/R!
ALINCO DJ-G29 & Yaesu VX5R with whip antennas only.
Nice weather! Lots of visitors to the site by bike, motorcycle, and every type
of sports car known to mankind!
 
W8RU   Single Op HP   1002017-08-07 20:59:09
I operated from the home station for a few hours on Sunday after being a rover
on Saturday. No big DX but enough activity to keep things moving along. The
total score is wrong because I logged by hand. I have to get more power on 902
and 1296. I hope to add 10G as well. This was lots of fun and I like the
distance scoring. Thanks to all for the multi-band QSOs and 73! Ron (W8RU).
 
N6ZE/R   Rover LP   3,7062017-08-07 22:17:14
Stats: 135 Cm = 14 QSO; 70 Cm = 15 QSO; 33 Cm = 4 QSO; 23 Cm = 6 QSO; TOTAL QSO
= 39…. 71 QSO Points; 1977.09 Km Total Distance; TOTAL Score 3705.77
Classical Grids worked: DM02, DM03, DM04, DM13, DM14
Barefoot FT736 + modest yagis, ALINCO DJ-G-29 + modest yagi.
QTHes: DM04ne in city limits of Thousand Oaks, CA & DM04qb at 2400 ft in
the Santa Monica Mts.
Hours Operated ~ 4.5; spent time with XYL on Saturday and concentrated
operating during Sunday morning’s enhanced tropo conditions.
 
VE3CRU/R   Rover LP   52,4562017-08-08 07:10:52
Arriving 30 minutes early to FN03vx, I had an unexpected encounter with strong
wind driven rain from the west,which blew the protective plastic enough to
allow water to wet the ends of the 3456 tvtr/amp and 5760 tvtr/amp mounted on
the roof.
Fortunately it dried off with no ill effects. Got first 222 qso with K1RZ @
530 km, not strong so conditions obviously were poor. Ditto next qso's with
K1TEO who is usually strong and good to 1296 @ 509 km. Elevation 500 fasl.

Moved to FN13ba at water's edge of Lake Ontario north shore, elev perhaps 280
fasl. Did well and had my first run with KF2MR/R to 5760 with good signals.
Got K1RZ and K1TEO as high as 1296. plus N2PA on bottom 2 bands. Then up to
FN14ba at 600 fasl,same results with those in past grid. On to last grid
posted for the day, FN04xa which at 720 fasl has a great horizon from south
through east to n-e. Another good run with those worked in past grids plus
more. Some missed me in FN03vx and as I would pass it on the way home, went
there next and ran with KF2MR to 3456.

Sunday saw a drive to EN93wv @ 1750 fasl with a great horizon in most
directions. Got 5 qso's with VE3ZV plus a run with KF2MR to 5760 and many
more.
I could see the tower of my closest qso to the south, VE3EU 8 km away, on
432.
Got the most qso's here too, 18. Then north to EN94wf, a more challenging site
as there is a hill 200 to 300 feet high a few km to the south. This site is
good to W2SZ and K1TEO but K1TEO not heard and W2SZ does not do UHF contests
now. Had an unexpectedly great run with KF2MR to 3456, amazed we got over the
hill. Must have been ducting. 902.1 FM was picket fencing for the first time
but we got the qso from persevering.

This new contesting format is a breath of fresh air for many who will endorse
the change, much needed. Thanks ARRL for your wisdom in implementing it.
Issues associated with the previous format are now gone, especially in the
category of Rovers. Looking forward to more getting on the least used bands
with enough erp to work the contest, and be effective communicators.

Thanks to the ARRL and its contest team, and to all who participated to give
me and others points. I used Roverlog Calc for distance in miles, times 1.62
for km. Looking forward eagerly to next year.

73,

Bill VE3CRU/R
 
KE7SW   Single Op HP   4,7642017-08-08 08:37:03
my tower is rolled over on the ground; working on antennas etc. mickey moused
some antennas so I could get on for the contest, mobile mag mount for 446.000
up 8ft on house gutter... 1.2 and 222/223 antennas up at 12ft.....my 927.5
antenna is hooked up on my tower rolled over so its now 4ft off the ground
horizontal polarized;what a nice set up;. hope to be ready for the September
contest,Thanks to Darryl ww7d/r for all his hard work roving,worked him in 6
grids with my mickey mouse set up!!! cool!!
..also thanks to Mike kd7ts/r for the 1296 contact from cn76.and k7ydl.for my
only cn85 contact...remember it's supposed to be fun.....hope everybody had a
good time 73..Tom ke7sw
 
K1TEO   Single Op HP   148,1032017-08-09 06:51:10
My intention was to do a full time effort, but Murphy intervened Sunday morning
with a broken rotor largely shutting me down. In the end mine was a largely
Saturday effort with about 85% of my QSO's then. Condx were poor on Saturday
and seemed better (closer to normal) during my limited Sunday operations.

I am glad this contest continues as I enjoy the lower key operating vs a
regular VHF contest and the chance to spend more time trying to work difficult
microwave QSO's. Activity was not as good as I would like and condx below
normal (the beacons were way down on all bands) but it was still great to get
on and operate 222 and up!

Tnx to the rovers for making things fun. I worked VE3CRU, KF2MR, KJ1K, WA2AAU,
W2RMA, WB2SIH, NN3Q and N2XRE that I can remember. Good job guys! What was also
nice is that most of these guys had microwave bands, which is different than the
full fledged VHF contests where more and more rovers do not.

A few observations:

-My score is likely not accurate. I was using the N1MM logging program for the
first time. As often happens, I log a station on the wrong band and go back to
change it. I did this a number of times and manually made the correction and
thought I did it right. Unfortunately - though I set up the eligible bands as
only 222 and up - these QSO's ended up being on 80 and 160 meters! Hopefully I
changed it correctly in the Cabrillo file but it's likely the distance scoring
was not accurate. I did not go back to recalculate all of my QSO's to see what
multiples it used for these QSO's figuring the ARRL will score it anyway.

- After a couple of years now of the use of chat pages, texts etc, I can say
that this was the first contest where it seemed a large percentage of the QSO's
were arranged vs found randomly on the air. I did work a fair number of my QSO's
on CQ's or S&Ping but many stations I easily worked were never heard on the
air randomly. I have really enjoyed the excitement over the years of calling CQ
and hearing a rare station come back etc. This isn't a knock on the new rules or
approach to successfully operating a VHF/UHF contest currently, but it is a
major change from former operating methods.

- Distance scoring was interesting. In the past if I worked a local they
counted as a QSO point just like any other contact and helped the scoring even
if not a new grid. In this contest locals are heavily devalued as they added
little to the score. On the other hand working a 3.4 QSO over a significant
distance has a very large impact. I think it will be interesting to see how
this would eventually impact rover plans. If I am a rover I would now be less
interested in roving in high activity areas and rare grids than in the past.
Now a possible strategy is to find the furthest good location where you can
work back to the higher activity areas.

-I congratulate and appreciate all the work that went into rethinking and
implementing the new rules. I believe we all had a chance to provide input and
I don't think I took the time to do so. Thinking about it and experiencing it
now I think the band factors might be a bit off. Admittedly my observations are
biased to what happens here in the Northeast but I would think something like:

222 - 1.5
432 - 1
903 -4
1.2 - 3
2.3 - 6
3.4 - 8
5.7 - 10
10 g - 9

might make more sense from what I observe about activity levels and difficulty
to make a contact. 22 for example is the easiest of the included bands but has
less activity than 432. But I consistently make about +/- 70 - 75% (even a
little more this time)as many contacts on 222 as 432. And it is a lot harder to
work a 1.2G QSO than a 222 QSO so having them equal makes less sense to me. And
finally I find it easier to make a 5G QSO than a 10G QSO though there is more
activity on 10G than 5G. Just my 2 cents and not criticism (especially since I
didn't take the opportunity to provide input ahead of time).

Tnx for the Q's and for the work done to keep this contest going. Now to take
my arrays apart and go fix that pesky rotor.

73,
Jeff K1TEO
 
WB8WUA   Single Op LP   92017-08-10 20:11:26
QSO'd with N8DOD - a fun FM local contact.
I did hear W3SO on cw on the 432 band (yes they were participating), but
unfortunately he was not able to hear me.
 
K9PW/R   Rover LP   29,8992017-08-11 08:48:36
While getting ready to go to the Central States VHF conference in Albuquerque, I
was asked if staying an extra week to do the new 222 contest would be possible.
Sure! It is always good to try operating from a new area with new people.
Brought 10 bands, 222M-47G. After a great conference (you really should try to
attend Central States), spent time biking in the mountains & then checking
out the equipment. Completed a 50km contact on 47G a few days before the
contest. It really is too easy when there are mountains available to help you
out.

Special thanks to the members of New Mexico VHF society for their help. They
provided info on operating sites, activity areas, band/power restrictions, etc.
Could not have done this without their assistance. The level of activity was
very good. When direct paths were blocked by mountains, got to try scatter
paths of off other mountains. Not something we can do in Illinois!

Stopped in 5 grids. Still takes me far too long to setup. My band changes are
also still too slow. Lot's of contacts, not many were long distance.

IF: K3/P3
222: Demi, 20W, 6 elements
432: Demi, 20W, 15 elements
902: Demi, 10W, 2' dish
1.2: Demi, 15W, 2' dish
2.3: Demi, 60W, 2' dish
3.4: Demi, 40W, 2' dish
5.7: Demi, 6W, 2' dish
10G: Kuhne, 10W, 20" dish
24G: Kuhne, 2W, 20" dish
47G: Kuhne, 1W, 12" dish
 
K1RZ   Single Op HP   150,8442017-08-12 19:13:19
THE 222 AND UP DISTANCE CONTEST FORMAT WAS LONG AWAITED AND WORTH THE WAIT. I
REALLY ENJOYED THE SCORE BY DISTANCE PROCESS. THE ONLY THING THAT COULD HAVE
BEEN CHANGED WOULD HAVE BEEN THE CONTEST WEEKEND. IF IT HAD BEEN A WEEK
EARLIER WE WOULD HAVE HAD SOME PHENOMENAL CONDITIONS WITH LOTS MORE
OPERATORS ON FOR A MUCH LONGER DURATION, AND WE WOULD HAVE ALL HAD A LOT
MORE CONTACTS. BUT, ALAS, THAT WAS NOT TO BE. NEEDLESS TO SAY CONDITIONS IN
THE MID-ATLANTIC WERE ABYSMAL. A STORM FRONT MOVED THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING
AND SWEPT AWAY A WEEKS WORTH OF REALLY GOOD, "AUGUST HEAT" TYPE
UHF-MICROWAVE
CONDITIONS.
LESSONS LEARNED. IN MY SELF, AND BY THE ADMISSION OF MANY OTHER CLOSE
ASSOCIATES, I KNOW I FOR ONE HAVE TO GO BACK TO CALLING LOTS OF CQ'S. THE NEW
ASSISTED RULES ARE GOOD TO ASSURE THAT TWO RANDOMLY POINTED ANTENNAS ARE
POINTED AT EACH OTHER. BUT THE DOWNSIDE NOTED BY SEVERAL IS THAT THERE ARE
NOT ENOUGH RF SIGNALS ON THE BANDS ANYMORE TO FIND CONTACTS UNLESS YOU HAVE
CELL COVERAGE OR INTERNET / ON4KST, AND ON SOME OF THE BEST MOUNTAINTOPS WHERE
THE ROVERS GO, OFTEN THERE IS NO CELL COVERAGE. ROVERS HAVE FOUND IN SOME
CASES WHERE THEY COULD NOT CALL OR TEXT, AND THEREFORE HAD NO INTERNET. AND
WERE THEN OUT OF BUSINESS WITH NO QSO'S TO SHOW FOR THERE TIME, ENERGY AND GAS
MONEY. I FOR ONE VOW TO GO BACK TO MAKING AN EVEN SPLIT OF CQ'ING AND
TEXT-ING/ON4KST-ING.
THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO GOT ON, AND PARTICULARLY THANKS TO THE ROVERS -
W2RMA/R,
KD3PD/R, VE3CRU/R, N9ZL/R, KF2MR/R, NN3Q/R and WB2SIH/R. SO FUN TO HAVE
ROVERS SHOW UP IN THE NEXT GRID TO SEE IF YOU CAN WORK THEM AGAIN. SEE
YOU ALL NEXT YEAR ON FIRST WEEKEND IN AUGUST FOR THE 222 AND UP DISTANCE
CONTEST. 73, DAVE K1RZ FM19JH
 
AF1T   Single Op LP   52,9062017-08-13 15:16:28
Conditions were awful. Activity seemed low. I had equipment problems
especially on 432 MHz. I am glad to have a little more power on 3456 MHz -
(went from 2 watts to 30).
I like the old rules better. I think that the distance scoring format is too
complicated to attract newcomers and casual operators. I certainly wish there
still Low and High power categories.
 
WW7D/R   Rover LP   22,9942017-08-19 23:30:32
Photos and story written up here: http://tinyurl.com/ARRL222WW7D2017