ARRL June VHF K8MR Single Op LP
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Mon Jun 13 12:44:11 EDT 2005
ARRL June VHF QSO Party
Class: Single Op LP
QTH: EN91 - OH
Operating Time (hrs): 16
Band QSOs Mults
6: 174 66
2: 116 47
222: 31 17
432: 37 17
903: 0 0
1.2: 3 1
Total: 361 148 Total Score = 64,380
Club: Mad River Radio Club
A basic observation of mine is that the contests that are the most fun are the
ones you go into having no idea of what to expect. In this case I was half way
through with no idea of what to expect, but I ended up having a lot of fun.
The first part was pretty bad - no significant tropo, and only 4 Es qsos to very
isolated parts (one each in EM50, EL17, DM80, and EM14). After a Sunday
afternoon break I was about to head outside to do some yard work, but checked
the radio first, and found the aurora!
At first it seemed there were mostly loud stations with whom I had already
struggled to eke out a tropo qso, but pretty soon I got past that barrier. I had
often listened on aurora sessions and wondered what it would be like with a good
aurora during a contest, and now I know!
I worked stuff as far south as EM/FMx5 on six. I heard but did not work W0SD on
two (he was calling somebody), but did work as far west as K0HA in EN10 on six.
I had a real nice run on 50117 CW.
It was neat working a lot of HF contester friends. I don't know if they are
really into VHF, or just checking out the six meter button on their 756PROs, but
I hope they'll be back. I'm also now looking forward to W3LPL becoming VHF M/M
We still lack local rovers here in Ohio. As a result I missed 4 mults in ajacent
grids, and a bunch more within 150 miles. I made a small effort to find a rover
partner for the weekend which would have got me back to the cool QTH at High
Hill, OH (EM99, which I missed completely), among other places, but no luck.
Maybe in September.
Interestingly my score is almost identical to my June 2004 score of
352/147/64,092. Maybe I have found my limit?
73 - Jim K8MR
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