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ARRL June VHF Contest   2017   Jun 10   Claimed Score

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Call: AA4LR
Operator(s): AA4LR
Station: AA4LR

Class: Single Op LP
QTH: EM83
Operating Time (hrs): 7

Summary:   Compare Scores
BandQSOsMults
6:11746
2:
222:
432:
903:
1.2:
2.3:
3.4:
5.7:
10G:
24G:
Total:11746Total Score5,382

 

Club: South East Contest Club

Comments:     [email]     2017-06-11 19:43:07
Antennas: Cushcraft A3S/A743 at 15m (6m) Equipment: Elecraft K3/100 W/KAT3 running 100 watts Comments: I certainly have never worked so many contacts in a VHF contest, ever. I more than doubled the number of 6m contacts at the Gwinnett county location. This was a casual effort. Ended up at the QTH Saturday afternoon intent to see what was happening. I had time during the contest to patch a hole in the shack wall with joint compound. Used the A3S through a tuner. This works, although heaven knows what the pattern looks like. It does have SOME kind of pattern, because signals change when the antenna rotates. Propagation Saturday was spotty. I worked a few locals at the start. Just before 2100z, had a small opening to the west, which eventually evaporated. My youngest daughter fixed me dinner, which was delicious, and I left for the day around 0000z. Sunday I arrived about 2030z, and found things started to open around 2100z. Propagation was much stronger, with a strong opening to the northeast. The opening would come and go. There would be 10-20 minutes with several strong signals, then 10-20 minutes of nothing but locals. Propagation target areas also appeared to shift around. Alternated between S & P and calling CQ. Was pleased to have a pretty nice runs on CW, as well as a few short ones on Phone. Managed to work C6ATA, but missed ZF2EJ. Glad to work so much. Next time, I hope to have an actual VHF beam antenna. I love it when 6m is open!