[SCCC] Operating in 7QP as K7E in Mineral County, Nevada

Paul Gacek w6png at yahoo.com
Thu Apr 30 06:34:24 EDT 2020

Per a couple of email responses, here is additional information;

Operating Frequencies; The 7QP organizers suggest using the following frequencies and I will either use them or an open slot within the general vicinity.

1845, 3855, 7180, 14255, 21355 and 28455 on SSB;

Operating hours; I plan on operating the full duration of the 7QP from 6am PST through to midnight PST Saturday. 

Band plan; The contest starts at sunrise and finishes 4 hours after sunset. Times below are PST.

6am - 7am: 80m primary and 40m secondary
7am - 9am: 40m primary
9am-5pm: 20m primary and 15/10m secondary 
5pm - 8pm: 40m primary and 20m secondary
8pm-10pm: 40m primary and 80m/160 secondary 
10pm - midnight: 80m primary and 160 secondary 

Maybe early morning and late afternoon/evening/night areviable from Mineral County (I’m operating due east of Mono Lake) so roughly 350 miles to LA area.

I’m open to suggestions on bands and times into SoCal particularly as many of you have a deep understanding of propagation in and out of California.

Exchange; I send 59 NVMIN (Nevada Mineral) and typically receive from a Cal station something like 59 CA.

Here is a link to the 7QP web site rules section http://ws7n.net/7QP/new/MobPage.asp?content=rules

Here’s to lots of QSOs!!


> On Apr 29, 2020, at 5:51 AM, Paul Gacek via SCCC <sccc at contesting.com> wrote:
> I’m planning a expedition style participation in the 7QP this weekend using my Jeep from a remote highpoint in Mineral County, Nevada (NVMIN) high desert.
> I have a couple of wire antennas on 41’ masts that hopefully will enable SSB only operation on 160-10m and I will run 100w KX3/KXPA100 station entirely off of batteries for the planned 18 hour solo operation.
> I will use K7E in the contest.
> If you get a few moments spare on Saturday would love to get your call sign in my log!
> Paul Gacek
> www.nomadic.blog
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