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ARRL January VHF Contest   2018   Jan 20   Claimed Score

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Call: K7XC
Operator(s): K7XC
Station: K7XC

Class: SO 3Band LP
QTH: DM09jh - N NV
Operating Time (hrs): 14

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Total:3320Total Score760


Club: Northern California Contest Club

Comments:     [email]     2018-01-22 03:16:25
Spent several days in the cold before the contest to Find, Fix, and Refurbish the 144 and 432 yagis back to their former glory. The 2M yagi is now 16 elements on a 30ft boom, the 432 yagi is now 22 elements on a 6WL boom. Finished installing the 432 feedline in 38 degree temperatures with 40+ MPH gusts. One last effort to truss the 2M yagi and then raise them to full height of the tower trailer in the stunning Nevada Sunset. Testing the SWR of all 3 antennas showed them to be perfect. Starting the contest 30 Minutes late wasn't too bad considering 144 and 432 had no antennas ready Wednesday evening. The restored full length yagis played like gangbusters making getting the attention of folks on the other side of the Sierras a whole lot easier. I also scrounged up a 30ft run of 1/2" Heliax for 432 which helped alot as I had no working preamp available. Not a hint of Es, The Rocks were very sparse all weekend making it very hard to Utilize MSK144 MS on 6M. Still was nice to bump into everyone again in between bouncing back and forth between NAQP SSB and this contest. Here's to a quick return to Spring time! The station consisted of an IC746 (6/2) and a IC706mkIIg (432) each running barefoot (80W 6/2 and 45W 432). 73s de Tim - K7XC - DM09jh... sk