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ARRL September VHF Contest   2017   Sep 9   Claimed Score

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Call: K9MU
Operator(s): K9MU
Station: K9MU

Class: Single Op LP
Operating Time (hrs):

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:15978Total Score17,862


Club: Chippewa Valley VHF Contesters

Comments:     [email]     2017-09-10 21:13:44
This was the second-best September contest for me from my own station. Conditions seems pretty decent throughout and resulted in my best 902 totals. I always enjoy this contest as it’s the one which started my VHF/UHF contesting obsession. Back in 2003, when operating from the famous W0UC/W0AIH antenna farm, we had a great tropo opening with 59+ signals to the eastcoast through 1296. I always dream to experience something like that again. This year brought me closer to that… The tropo opening started around 23:30z Sunday night with working K9MRI EN70 with 559 signals. The next couple of hours I worked K9EA EN71, KU8Y EN61, NF2RS/R FN02, and W3SO FN00. I heard K3TLP EN91, N8ZM EN80, K8TQK EM89, K3TUF FN10, and VE3ZV EN92. It’s disheartening to think of all the operators who weren’t on enjoying the opening. Thanks to the well-equipped family rover, W9FZ/KA9VVQ, who accounted for 29% of my QSO’s and the source of all my 902 grids. In EN44, we had W0UC, N0AKC, N9ISN, and N9CIQ running the bands with the dynamic rover which resulted in a high rate for them. It’s been years since I’ve heard this! Fun times! I kept thinking of all the operators who had been kept off the air from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. I wish them a speedy rebuild and can’t wait to work them on the bands next year. Equipment: Elecraft K3, IC-746, FT-736R, DEMI transverters. 50 foot tower with: 6: 7 el and stacked 4 el's - 200w 2: 17 el - 200w 222: 16 el - 25w 432: 38 el - 25w 902: 33 el looper - 7w 73, Justin, K9MU EN44