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ARRL June VHF Contest   2017   Jun 10   Claimed Score

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Call: NC5AX
Operator(s): AF5WN KK5WA
Station: NC5AX

Class: Limited Rover LP
Operating Time (hrs): 24

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:13163Total Score9,954


Club: [none]

Comments:     [email]     2017-07-10 10:10:22
First "full-on" roving attempt. Did a lot of GIS pre-planning for optimal locations in each grid. Planned on 11 grids, made 9. IC-7100 was primary xcvr with an FT-857D as backup. Had a W5ZN loaner ICOM 220Mhz rig for 1.25. 2m and 6m halos for mobile. 6m halo, and 2m, 1.25m, and 70cm beams for operations when stopped. 7100 crapped out at our first stop (EM46). Put the 857 to use and managed to make our contacts from EM36 and EM35. Ticks, chiggers, and snakes were the order of the day Saturday. Originally were going to rove all night, but had to return back to the QTH to work on some issues. IC-7100 was fixed at about 0130 Sunday, and we rolled back out later Sunday morning to get EM33. From there to 43, 42, and back north to 34, 44, and 45. The 6m opening Sunday afternoon coming through 3 grids on highway 65 in SE Arkansas doubled our score. Thanks to W5ZN, W5RZ, W5VY, AG4V, and all the others for the help and encouragement. Thanks to our local clubs STARS and NCAARS for the simplex contacts. Plans are already being made for January. KK5WA and AF5WN