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ARRL June VHF Contest   2017   Jun 10   Claimed Score

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Call: K5TR
Operator(s): K5TR
Station: K5TR

Class: Single Op HP
QTH: EM00uf
Operating Time (hrs):
Radios: SO2R  

Summary:   Compare Scores
BandQSOsMults
6:1058242
2:7025
222:2516
432:4220
903:64
1.2:54
2.3:
3.4:
5.7:
10G:32
24G:
Total:1208313Total Score408,456

 

Club: Roadrunners Microwave Group

Comments:     [email]     2017-06-12 11:11:21
Another fine VHF contest in the books. After being Multiop the last few years I decided to try another single op effort. I spent a fair amount of time fixing some things - mostly inside this year. I ripped apart the rack that holds most of the VHF equipment and rewired and cleaned up the mess that had accumulated over the years. I also moved things around and made it easier to work on things. I reworked the transverter switch box in an effort to make it better. Overall most of this worked. I did find one or two issues before and during the contest but most were resolved if not fully at least enough to allow me to operate. Last year I acquired a Larcan 1KW+ amp for use on 222 Mhz. With the help of N2NC (who has done a few of these now) and the information on the web by W8ZN I was able to package it up into something that works and even looks good. I seem to be getting at least 1KW out of it on 222 with about 20-25 watts of drive. It made this fun band even more fun this year. I have an old tube amp for 432 that I have been using - and the week before the contest the blower in it started making a lot of noise. I asked K5AND if he had a spare that might work - and he said he did but when I got to his house he suggested that I just take this W6PQL 432 KW - since he was not able to use it this year due to lighting damage to his station that took him off of all the bands above 144. I took him up on this offer and I am glad I did. Now I am spoiled. It was great having real power o 432 for a change. The last few years the tube amp has only been putting out about 300 watts. The solid state amp is quiet and just works. I may have to expolore building up one of these. I used the same power supply that I am using to power the new 222 amp. It was great to have a KW+ on 144, 222 and 432. Working guys on 432 and 222 was much easier than it has been in the past. The week before the contest - I got a lot of help (once again) from N5AC to get my 902 transverter to work better. He put one of his LO boards in it and that seems to have finally solved the issues I was having with the crystal osc. It still seems to be only putting out about 2 watts (I think. My ability to measure power is in question) as a result I am not getting as much power out of the amp as I would like but I did not have any issues working folks so I am not sure how much I am going to worry about this until some of the more distant stations get on the band. As always this contest gets me to thinking about how to make the station work better on various bands. Usually more ideas than I can implement - and many that are just crazy and not feasible. If I had a big budget I could build one fine VHF/UHF contest station. But I think I will pick a few and work on getting them done if I can fit them into my many HF projects I would like to get done. This year six meters was fairly good - still hard to get used to the idea that making 'only' 1000+ contacts is just an OK weekend in this contest on six meters. The activity seems to keep going up and up. Huge amounts of CW on the band these days. Just amazing. KA5D/R and KD5IKG/R were out both days providing all of us with new contacts on the bands. It is great to have them out putting on the grids. K5OT/R tried his hand at some roving and I worked him on a few bands. Now to just get him some better antennas and a few more bands. Thanks for all the contacts! N2NC put a cool list of their best DX in the N2NT score posting. Here is my list: 50 EA8CQS IL18 - 4786 mi 144 WQ0P EM19 - 645 mi 222 WQ0P EM19 - 645 mi 432 WQ0P EM19 - 645 mi 902 NN5DX DM80 - 276 mi 1296 NN5DX DM80 - 276 mi 10g K5LLL EM10 - 69 mi The station: http://www.kkn.net/~k5tr/blanco/k5tr_station.html 50Mhz - Elecraft K3 - 2x 3-500z (1200 watts) 7 element yagi at 75' 7 element yagi at 30' 7 element yagi at 25' fixed Northeast 7 element yagi at 30' fixed Northwest 144Mhz - Elecraft K3 - Elecraft XV144 - W6PO 8877 (1500 watts) 17B2 17 element yagi at 35' FO12 12 element yagi at 60' Fixed NW (stuck) DB224 for FM contacts 222Mhz - Elecraft K3 - Elecraft XV222 - Larcan 1KW amp FO16 16 element yagi at 38' 432Mhz - Elecraft K3 - Elecraft XV432 - W6PQL 1KW amp 2 high stack M2 432-9WL 28 element yagis at about 40' 902Mhz - Elecraft K3 - DEMI transverter - 50 watt amp - 16 element loop yagi at 30' 1296Mhz - Elecraft K3 - DEMI transverter - 30 watt amp 24 element loop yagi at 30' 10GHZ - Elecraft K3 - DEMI transverter - 3 watts 2 ft dish 30' ( 144, 222, 432, 902, 1296 and 10GHz are all using the same K3) ARRL VHF QSO SUMMARY SHEET Contest Dates : 10-Jun-17, 11-Jun-17, 12-Jun-17 Callsign Used : K5TR Operator : K5TR BAND Raw QSOs Valid QSOs Points Mults __________________________________________________ 6CW 36 34 34 14 6SSB 1048 1024 1024 228 2CW 4 3 3 2 2SSB 67 67 67 23 222CW 2 2 4 2 222SSB 23 23 46 14 432CW 5 5 10 5 432SSB 37 36 72 15 902CW 2 2 6 2 902SSB 4 4 12 2 1GHCW 1 1 3 1 1GHSSB 4 4 12 3 10GCW 1 1 4 1 10GSSB 2 2 8 1 __________________________________________________ Totals 1236 1208 1305 313 Final Score = 408465 points. Hour 50 144 222 432 902 1296 10g 18 15 12 1 5 0 0 0 19 93 4 0 0 0 0 0 20 126 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 109 2 0 0 0 0 0 22 20 5 3 3 1 0 0 23 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 2 3 5 0 0 0 1 13 4 1 6 1 1 1 2 31 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 15 5 1 1 1 0 0 4 4 2 2 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 2 6 1 3 0 0 0 12 0 0 4 1 2 2 1 13 3 6 2 3 0 0 0 14 12 2 1 1 0 0 0 15 67 3 1 4 0 0 0 16 38 3 0 1 0 0 0 17 16 2 0 1 0 0 0 18 13 1 1 1 0 0 0 19 4 2 1 1 0 0 0 20 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 21 62 1 0 1 0 0 0 22 67 1 0 0 0 0 0 23 107 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 113 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 93 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 19 3 1 1 0 0 0 1053 70 25 41 6 4 3