ARRL June VHF KB8U Single Op LP
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Mon Jun 13 22:45:40 EDT 2005
ARRL June VHF QSO Party
Class: Single Op LP
Operating Time (hrs):
Band QSOs Mults
6: 212 87
2: 118 47
222: 46 29
432: 60 30
903: 12 10
1.2: 19 10
2.3: 8 5
10G: 3 3
Total: 478 221 Total Score = 150,059
Only one decent E's opening on 6m to Texas/OK. Lots of rain in the area limited
tropo openings and kept stations off the air due to lightning risks. I missed
most of the rovers in Michigan. On top of that, I had bad power line noise to
the south. I even took 40 minutes off to direction-find it so I can call the
power company (again).
Things were shaping up to be one of the worst June contests so I took a little
nap Sunday afternoon when things got slow. Apparently my slumber refreshed not
just the operator, but the VHF bands! I missed maybe the first 30 minutes of
the big aurora opening, but there was not a dull moment for the next 3 1/2 hours
as the aurora ebbed and flowed. I spent most of my time on 6m CW but moved to
2m and 222 MHz when signals were strong on 6m. I even made an Au QSO on 432.
There was even another short Au opening on 6m a few hours later when I picked up
two W0 grids.
After the contest ended, I was surprised to see that I set a personal best score
because of my high mult count on 144 and 222 (thanks to the Aurora).
Thanks to all who called, especially the weak ones on 6 CW. See you in the CQ
VHF test next month.
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