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ARRL September VHF Contest   2017   Sep 9   Claimed Score

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Call: VE3SMA
Operator(s): VE3SMA
Station: VE3SMA

Class: Single Op LP
QTH: Burlington,ON
Operating Time (hrs):

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:5026Total Score1,560


Club: Contest Club Ontario

Comments:     [email]     2017-09-11 07:21:38
For various reasons I couldn't rove this time around. I operated from my new home QTH, with no permanent VHF antennas up yet. My gear is not optimized for home operation, so this and the need to raise temporary antennas limited me to two bands. Still, it was interesting to see what could be done from a low-altitude, very urban location. I was surprised to be able to work more than just locals on 222 with only 2 watts and the small beam at 12 ft., in between buildings (including high-rise apartment blocks within a few hundred feet to the southeast!). I had to run back and forth between the 2m rig in the basement and the 222 station set up on the patio. Conditions seemed mostly pretty flat, with a bit of enhancement Sunday evening. 144 MHz: K2 + DEMI Xvtr + B2518G - 120 Watts, 5 elements at 26 ft. (with a bit too much coax loss) 222 MHz: HTX-100 + homebrew transverter - 2 Watts, 7 elements at 12 ft. Hopefully, I'll be back to something more ambitious and organized by next year. 73, Steve VE3SMA