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ARRL June VHF Contest   2017   Jun 10   Claimed Score

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Call: KA1ZE/3
Operator(s): KA1ZE
Station: W3XTT

Class: Single Op HP
Operating Time (hrs):

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:27783Total Score22,991


Club: [none]

Comments:     [email]     2017-06-11 20:04:38
What a great way to spend a hot weekend! Moving permanently to Florida and operating the station remotely in north central PA certainly has challenges. Thank goodness Chris, NG3W has volunteered (an occasional pastrami sandwich) to be the manager of the station. A text to Chris and he capeably gets the station up and running... The weeks leading up to the test I operated on MSK144 meteor scatter and JT65B EME. My antennas are stacked vertically and having a small beam width only allow me to see the moon for 35 mins. This contest the rising moon was at its apogee position and would make QSOs pretty difficult. The time was also not good. European stations were also enjoying sleep time so no QSOs made my log this contest. MSK144 added 6 Grids to my count so was worth the effort. I found tropo conditions to my West spectacular beginning 0403Z getting KG5MD EM36 in my log. Ronnie was my longest tropo contact at 850+ miles and had a weaker but easy to copy signal. The band likely was open through the night and my Sunday morning session had distant stations until 1340Z. Sunday evening the band was also enhanced to my west. EN50 station Bob, AA9MY 600+ miles got in my log with a very big signal. This condition persisted all the way to the end of the contest. Many of the stations already worked were calling to let me know they were still hearing me right up to the contest end. It was only fitting that Ronnie, KG5MD was rag chewing with me running 10 watts as the contest ended. My best non blob (?? hihi) CW qso was with Greg, KX4R EM73 666 miles. Conditions were enhanced to the south as well but nothing in comparison to the southwest. I would like to thank the 205 morning regulars who found me and got in my log. Several were new grids and the only station from their Grid. I also would like to thank all the rovers for finding me. VE3SMA/R contacted me from 7 grids and VE3OIL/R from 6. This was my highest Grid total...... I had a blast!! 73, Stan