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RAC Canada Day Contest   2017   Jul 1   Claimed Score

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Call: VE7RAC
Station: VE7IO

Class: M/M HP
Operating Time (hrs): 18
Location: Canada

Summary:   Compare Scores
BandCW QsPh QsCW MultsPh Mults
Total:6487703430Total Score484,224


Club: Orca DX and Contest Club

Comments:     [email]     2017-07-02 11:55:23
Good contest, we ran three stations and had a lot of fun. The weather was great not too hot but an AC in the shack will be a serious consideration for next year as three amps can generate a lot of heat. We were fortunate that we had the use of the Surrey ARC's 100' mobile tower with a TH7 this, along with the two towers at my QTH, was a big help. We had two minor issues, a 90 degree connector failed and a N connector loosened up, we replaced the 90 degree connector and tightened the N connector to solve the problems. Radios were an Icom IC7300, an Icom 756pro and a Flex 6700 all radios did a great job with no interference issues that caused us to cease operating. We used BPF,s on all radios. A helpful factor for us is that all three beams are in a north/south line and pointing east with good spacing. We did have a bit of confusion at the start with the TH7 being pointed in the wrong direction for the first couple of hours. We were getting good signals on the TH7 but on Friday evening we were working JA's more than eastern stations this raised a red flag and on investigation discovered our error, from then on it worked great. The operators have been together for this contest for some four years and all work well together. They have participated in other contests from VE7IO and really enjoy operating together. Two of the YL ops had been to Paris for the Vimy event so there were many stories to tell. Two wrap up the day we had a very nice cake complete with a large Canadian flag on top and while enjoying the cake we had a chance to go over the contest events. A big thanks to all the stations that were there for us to work. 73 Fred VE7IO