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

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Operator(s): AEØEE
Station: AEØEE/R

Class: Rover LP
Operating Time (hrs): 10
Location: MN, WI, IA

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:54Total Score1,259


Club: Minnesota Wireless Assn

Comments:     [email]     2017-08-06 22:09:47
222: 5 W FM, 3-element hand-held yagi 432: 20 W, 7-element yagi at 12' 446: 5 W, ground plane at 5' 1296: 5 W, 3rd harmonic on 7-element 432 yagi Grids activated: EN24xx, EN25xa, EN34ax, EN34ix, EN35aa Roved with UHF Da! teammate Dave, W0ZF/R to the Winsted corner. Admittedly our grid-circling strategy would have worked better under the old rules, but should be good for a total of ~350 km after all the bands and QSOs are accounted for. We probably spent too much time working on those low-value contacts rather than moving a little further from the corner. The weather was mostly cooperative, with reasonable temperatures, low winds, and only one short rain shower. One 1.2G contact was lost to the rain shower, while another was lost with a high noise floor in one direction at one of the operating sites. Although my strategy was far better suited to the old rules than the new one, I like the new format of the contest. I think it really helps reinforce the idea of pushing boundaries, and the team competition makes it easy for local clubs to encourage FM contest operations (e.g. challenging a neighboring club). Time to get the 1296 rover antenna in shape before the September VHF contest!