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ARRL 222 MHz and Up Distance Contest   2017   Aug 5   Claimed Score

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Call: K1RZ
Operator(s): K1RZ
Station: K1RZ

Class: Single Op HP
QTH: FM19JH
Operating Time (hrs): 18
Location: NC, VA, WV, MDC, DE

Summary:   Compare Scores
BandQSOs
222:51
432:63
903:30
1.2:35
2.3:21
3.4:7
5.7:3
10G:11
24G:
Total:221Total Score150,844

 

Club: Mt Airy VHF Radio Club

Comments:     [email]     2017-08-12 19:13:19
THE 222 AND UP DISTANCE CONTEST FORMAT WAS LONG AWAITED AND WORTH THE WAIT. I REALLY ENJOYED THE SCORE BY DISTANCE PROCESS. THE ONLY THING THAT COULD HAVE BEEN CHANGED WOULD HAVE BEEN THE CONTEST WEEKEND. IF IT HAD BEEN A WEEK EARLIER WE WOULD HAVE HAD SOME PHENOMENAL CONDITIONS WITH LOTS MORE OPERATORS ON FOR A MUCH LONGER DURATION, AND WE WOULD HAVE ALL HAD A LOT MORE CONTACTS. BUT, ALAS, THAT WAS NOT TO BE. NEEDLESS TO SAY CONDITIONS IN THE MID-ATLANTIC WERE ABYSMAL. A STORM FRONT MOVED THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING AND SWEPT AWAY A WEEKS WORTH OF REALLY GOOD, "AUGUST HEAT" TYPE UHF-MICROWAVE CONDITIONS. LESSONS LEARNED. IN MY SELF, AND BY THE ADMISSION OF MANY OTHER CLOSE ASSOCIATES, I KNOW I FOR ONE HAVE TO GO BACK TO CALLING LOTS OF CQ'S. THE NEW ASSISTED RULES ARE GOOD TO ASSURE THAT TWO RANDOMLY POINTED ANTENNAS ARE POINTED AT EACH OTHER. BUT THE DOWNSIDE NOTED BY SEVERAL IS THAT THERE ARE NOT ENOUGH RF SIGNALS ON THE BANDS ANYMORE TO FIND CONTACTS UNLESS YOU HAVE CELL COVERAGE OR INTERNET / ON4KST, AND ON SOME OF THE BEST MOUNTAINTOPS WHERE THE ROVERS GO, OFTEN THERE IS NO CELL COVERAGE. ROVERS HAVE FOUND IN SOME CASES WHERE THEY COULD NOT CALL OR TEXT, AND THEREFORE HAD NO INTERNET. AND WERE THEN OUT OF BUSINESS WITH NO QSO'S TO SHOW FOR THERE TIME, ENERGY AND GAS MONEY. I FOR ONE VOW TO GO BACK TO MAKING AN EVEN SPLIT OF CQ'ING AND TEXT-ING/ON4KST-ING. THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO GOT ON, AND PARTICULARLY THANKS TO THE ROVERS - W2RMA/R, KD3PD/R, VE3CRU/R, N9ZL/R, KF2MR/R, NN3Q/R and WB2SIH/R. SO FUN TO HAVE ROVERS SHOW UP IN THE NEXT GRID TO SEE IF YOU CAN WORK THEM AGAIN. SEE YOU ALL NEXT YEAR ON FIRST WEEKEND IN AUGUST FOR THE 222 AND UP DISTANCE CONTEST. 73, DAVE K1RZ FM19JH