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ARRL June VHF Contest   2017   Jun 10   Claimed Score

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Call: K8GU
Operator(s): K8GU
Station: K8GU

Class: Single Op HP
Operating Time (hrs): 4

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:8243Total Score3,784


Club: Potomac Valley Radio Club

Comments:     [email]     2017-06-12 03:53:19
Several operating periods sprinkled throughout the contest, 40% CW and 60% SSB, no digital. My oldest child (age 5) roared out of bed at 0550 LT on Sunday, eliminating that usually fruitful window for tropo. When I worked WA4Q at 2351 UT Sunday night at a range of 1000 km, I thought we might be going to get some 2m Es, but I had to cut the grass! I daydreamed of that on the mower and finished the back yard with headlights! I'll be reading the other summaries for 2m Es reports but I'm sure I would have heard about it by now... I had the ON4KST R2 144/432 chat rolling but posted sparingly and with no use. It was handy to connect with a couple of stations, though. Equipment: 6: Elecraft K3/100 + KPA500 amplifier + Homebrew 2-el Yagi at 27 feet 2: Elecraft K3/100 + K144XV internal transverter + Mirage B3016 (~100 W) + vertical stack of M2 2M9SSB (each 9 el on 14.5-foot boom) at 35 over 24 feet 432: Elecraft K3/100 + Microwave Modules MM432 + Mirage D1010 (~50 W) + Directive Systems DSFO432-15RS (15 el on a 8-foot boom) This was the first contest with 432 actually working since I returned the loaner FT-736R to it's owner (thanks, Brian). There's some more tweaking to be done there. Thanks for the QSOs and 73, --Ethan, K8GU.