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Microwave Fall Sprint   2017   Oct 7   Claimed Score

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Call: WW7D/R
Operator(s): WW7D
Station: WW7D

Class: Rover LP
QTH: cn98
Operating Time (hrs): 6
Location: USA

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:QSOs46Total Score3,151

 

Club: Pacific Northwest VHF Society

Comments:     [email]     2017-10-12 23:57:45
It was a rainy Saturday in the Pacific Northwest. Started out on Mt. Pilchuck CN98 (3,000'), and intended to stay for 30 minutes. Thirty minutes turned into more than an hour trying to debug a number of issues. In the end, it happens that the front ends of my 903 MHz and 3456 transverters were dead. Oh well. I hooked up the Alinco 900 MHz FM radio to the 12' loop yagi and worked people on 903.2 MHz FM or worked people on 927.5 MHz nbFM feeding a 10 el. "cheap yagi". Fortunately, 1296 MHz and 2.4 GHz transverters work working okay. In the end, CN98, usually a spectacular location, only produced 6 QSOs for 467 km. Part of what was going on here is that a number of people didn't show up until after I left CN98. After that, I made a 45 minute stop in CN88 at only 400'. The stop was good for 8 QSOs and about 550 miles. By this time, I was pretty far behind schedule, and traffic was getting pretty bad heading down to the CN86/CN87/CN96/CN97 intersection in the foothills NW of Mt. Rainier. Most of the trip was through CN87, so I worked people in-motion using front mounted "cheap yagis" on a rotor. In total, I worked 6 QSOs for about 300 km this way. Arrived at CN86 with only an hour and fifteen minutes remaining. QSOs were fast and furious. After 25 minutes, 13 QSOs and about 855 km, I made a mad dash a mile up the gravel highway for CN96. I spent 15 minutes in CN96 for 9 QSOs and 655 km. This left me with 23 minutes to get to CN97 in a river valley some 10 miles away. I arrived and got antennas set up with 6 minutes remaining, which was good enough for 4 QSOs and about 320 km. I worked 9 unique stations. AC7MD made 18 QSOs. Barry was always about 100 miles away, mountain top portable, in the Olympic mountains, and had a great signal everywhere on 900 MHz, 1296 MHz and 2304 MHz. KE7SW made 10 QSOs and K7ND made 8. It seems like there was not a lot of activity for this sprint and some folks only showed up briefly. Even with radio problems, and my own difficulties staying on schedule, I still had a lot of fun.