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ARRL June VHF Contest   2017   Jun 10   Claimed Score

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Call: K1TEO
Operator(s): K1TEO
Station: K1TEO

Class: Single Op HP
Operating Time (hrs): 27

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:1224354Total Score620,916


Club: North East Weak Signal Group

Comments:     [email]     2017-06-13 06:41:21
Good contest with average tropo condx on 2M and up and 3 or 4 openings on 6 that I found, both Saturday and Sunday. I'm sure I missed a bunch running around the other bands and chasing rovers. One very nice thing about this contest was that I was always busy. In recent years the lower overall activity has led to some dead times but even in the last hour I was running around the bands working stations. No dull moments this time around. On 6M I worked some double hop on Saturday, mostly into AZ, NV, NM and XE. On Sunday not as much but did work 1 CA station toward the tail end of the opening Sunday evening, as well as some WTX and XE stations. There was some good tropo on 2M Sunday morning into my area but I never worked anyone. Not sure if I was too low to get into the duct or if I wasn't in the right place at the right time. I also suspect that many of the Midwest stations stay on 144.200 and that frequency was used by a local most of the day Sunday making it unusable out here. My score is the 6th highest I have ever submitted for a June contest, and best since 2012. In looking back I see a large difference in the make up of my scores compared to other top years. 2M QSO's are way down, a consistent trend in recent years. Also, not too long ago I would work 5 or more rovers who had most or all of the microwave bands with them, leading to much larger microwave QSO totals and grids in the past. There were quite a few rovers out this time around which is great, though all but a couple were bottom 4 bands only. Overall the station worked pretty well with the only real issue that 5G and 10G are not working right. For the first time in years my 2G and 3G stations played well which was nice. Thanks for the QSO's and special thanks to the rovers! Jeff K1TEO