[VHFcontesting] CQWW VHF W9SZ Hilltopper QRP

Zack Widup w9sz.zack at gmail.com
Mon Jul 17 11:32:47 EDT 2017

CQ Worldwide VHF Contest

Call: W9SZ
Operator(s): W9SZ
Station: W9SZ

Class: Hilltopper QRP
QTH: Illinois
Operating Time (hrs): 5.0

 Band  QSOs  Mults
    6:  18     13
    2:  12      7
Total:  30     20  Total Score = 840

Club: Society of Midwest Contesters


The thing about operating in the Hilltopper category in this contest is that you
have six hours of operating time and hope the six hours you pick has a 6m
opening. I didn't do so well this year. I heard that 6m was pretty good on
Saturday. I operated on Sunday. 6m tried to open to the southwest during some
of my time on the air and briefly to New England, but they were not great
openings. I worked XE2X (who makes his own propagation) and a handful of W5's.
I also worked K1TOL (who also makes his own propagation). Other than that it
was mostly the usual "locals" (out to ~150 miles) on both bands.
After about 5 hours I wasn't hearing anyone new to work, so I wrapped it up.

The weather was just about perfect with no big wind on my favorite hilltop. A
little breeze once in a while helped to cool things off a bit. All the
equipment worked. I had fun!

73, Zack W9SZ<div id="DAB4FAD8-2DD7-40BB-A1B8-4E2AA1F9FDF2"><br />
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