[VHFcontesting] KA9RSL/R 432 spring sprint recap

Zack Widup w9sz.zack at gmail.com
Fri Apr 29 16:17:57 PDT 2011

Well, I've been rained out on both the 222 and 432 Sprints now.

I left home for the 432 Sprint during a drizzle, intending to set up
on a hilltop in EN50xf. As I drove, the rain got heavier and heavier.
It was a downpour when I got to the hill,

I sat for half an hour waiting for it to let up but it only got worse.
So I went home.

I hope the weather in the Chicago area is good for the microwave
Sprint. I hope to operate from at least EN52sa and EN62cc as a Rover.

73, Zack W9SZ

On 4/28/11, Keith A Miller <kamiller at maplenet.net> wrote:
> I had a very bad cold and hadn't felt well for several days before the
> sprint.
>   Did manage to get the antennas on the truck and somewhat tuned.  We
> had a 10
>   element beam on a painters pole along but never used it because of the
> heavy
>   rain.  WE noticed that the SWR on the omnis went up a little in the
> rain.  Made
> only 5 contacts this time although we heard a few more that we couldn't
> work.
> 136 miles driven,  5 contacts, 3 grids worked, 815 calculated dx score,
> 14mpg
>   gas mileage (had to keep the truck running when parked to run the
> amp)  9.72
>   gallons gas used.  1.944 gallons/contact  $7.95/contact @ $4.09/gallon
> gas,
>   $0.05/km worked.  Not too profitable but we had fun.
> Our furthest contact was 311km  to K8TQK  EN60xw to EM89je
> 2 contacts with K8TQK
> 2 contacts with WA9KRT
> 1 contact with K9EA
> Now need to decide if I will rove or work from home for the 6 meter sprint.
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