Submittal Forms
Current Contests
Recent Contests

CQ Worldwide VHF Contest   2017   Jul 15   Claimed Score

Click on a call below for a list of all the contests for which that call sign is listed as an operator. Click on the [email] link to send an e-mail to the contester who posted the claimed score.

Call: W9RM
Operator(s): W9RM
Station: W9RM

Class: SOAB HP
Operating Time (hrs): 24
Location: USA
Radios: SO2R  

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:636212Total Score139,920



Comments:     [email]     2017-07-17 07:56:13
Much better then last year, but not quite enough to overcome the eastern urban 2M advantage so prevalent in this contest. I figure I need to make approx 200 more 6M QSO's and 25 more 6M multipliers then the biggest all-band eastern station to overcome the dismal lack of 2M activity in the local area. Looks like I came up just a little short. Still, not too shabby for the little pipsqueak portable station if you compare hardware with the other top stations :) I made -ZERO- QSO's on JT65 or FT8. I can run 3-4 QSO's per minute on SSB when the band is open well - I don't need to be slowed down by modes that take a minimum of 45-60 seconds per QSO, at their best. When the band is dead, it's dead regardless of your mode. It's unfortunate, but there were MANY calls that have been rocks of participation that did not show up in my log - they were all on digital modes during E openings. No, I do not hate digital modes - I think they are wonderful. . .for certain purposes. Contesting isn't one of them. Meteor scatter activity was dismal. Too many stations have been lured to the dark side of JT65/FT8 and CQWW rules regarding assistance and spotting make 2M M/S QSO's VERY difficult. PingJockey and MSK144 netted me maybe 3-4 multipliers on 2M where, in the past (and during ARRL June VHF) it's easy to score 10-15 2M mults. And yes, once again, I did not work my own grid on either band... EQUIPMENT: 6M - 7 el @ 45' & 5 el @ 25' 2M - 5WL antenna at 55' SO2R - FT920 / FT1000MP MKV + transverter 6M PA - converted Dentron MLA2500 @ 800W out 2M PA - BEKO SSPA @ 600W out -W9RM