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

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Call: K9PW/R
Operator(s): K9PW
Station: K9PW/R

Class: Rover LP
Operating Time (hrs): 13
Location: AZ, NM, WTX

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:117Total Score29,899


Club: [none]

Comments:     [email]     2017-08-11 08:48:36
While getting ready to go to the Central States VHF conference in Albuquerque, I was asked if staying an extra week to do the new 222 contest would be possible. Sure! It is always good to try operating from a new area with new people. Brought 10 bands, 222M-47G. After a great conference (you really should try to attend Central States), spent time biking in the mountains & then checking out the equipment. Completed a 50km contact on 47G a few days before the contest. It really is too easy when there are mountains available to help you out. Special thanks to the members of New Mexico VHF society for their help. They provided info on operating sites, activity areas, band/power restrictions, etc. Could not have done this without their assistance. The level of activity was very good. When direct paths were blocked by mountains, got to try scatter paths of off other mountains. Not something we can do in Illinois! Stopped in 5 grids. Still takes me far too long to setup. My band changes are also still too slow. Lot's of contacts, not many were long distance. IF: K3/P3 222: Demi, 20W, 6 elements 432: Demi, 20W, 15 elements 902: Demi, 10W, 2' dish 1.2: Demi, 15W, 2' dish 2.3: Demi, 60W, 2' dish 3.4: Demi, 40W, 2' dish 5.7: Demi, 6W, 2' dish 10G: Kuhne, 10W, 20" dish 24G: Kuhne, 2W, 20" dish 47G: Kuhne, 1W, 12" dish