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ARRL January VHF Contest   2018   Jan 20   Claimed Score

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Call: WA7JTM
Operator(s): WA7JTM
Station: WA7JTM

Class: Single Op Port QRP
Operating Time (hrs): 5

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:12417Total Score2,924


Club: [none]

Comments:     [email]     2018-01-24 06:23:11
Thirteen different SOTA peaks were activated Sunday morning by SOTA operators in support of the January VHF Contest and SOTA. I estimate that the SOTA Activators made around 600 contacts on the VHF/UHF frequencies. The bands were alive with signals from all of the SOTA peaks, the locals, and the Rovers, and it was pretty hectic for the five hours I operated. I operated QRP Portable from Scarlet Mountain, Summits On The Air(SOTA)Ref # W7A/MN-143. I hiked up to the summit before dawn on Sunday morning and set up small beams on all four bands on a short mast. The main radio was an FT817 barefoot (5 Watts)and a pair of HT's for locals. No band opening on Six meters this year, and my best DX was working Tucson and Prescott. I never heard any stations out of state. Activity for this contest was the best ever for a January VHF Contest that I have experienced. Other operators said they also thought it might be the BEST EVER for Arizona due to the SOTA activity and the multiple Rover stations that participated. It appears that all Activators had way to much fun on Sunday. The future plan is to top the Thirteen Summits we put on this year in the January 2019 contest. Twenty summits sounds like a reasonable number to me! Thanks to all the ROVERS, SOTA ops, and home stations for making this a really great January VHF contest...who woulda thunk it!!!! 73 Pete WA7JTM/QRP SOTA Portable