Re: VHF contest experiences?


KC7QY
 

Hi Bruce,

Sorry for the late reply. I had about the same experience that the others have reported. Saturday was fairly steady. Sunday not so much. Mostly 6M FT8 but did pick up 4 CW and 4 SSB in about 20 minutes on Saturday evening. Heard nothing the several other times I did check 6 SSB/CW. Only two Qs on each of 144 and 432; Duffey and Mark K5AM. I did get distracted a bit chasing the Cashews through WY for new grids though.

One comment if you are writing this up. I came across a few 6M FT8 stations calling CQ REST and then replying with funny little numbers (signal reports). Apparently there some that need training in using WSJT contest mode.

 Band   Mode  QSOs     Pts  Grd  Pt/Q
          50  CW       4       4    0   1.0
          50  FT8    107     107   63   1.0
          50  MSK1     7       7    5   1.0
          50  USB      4       4    1   1.0
         144  CW       1       1    1   1.0
         144  USB      1       1    1   1.0
         420  CW       1       2    1   2.0
         420  USB      1       2    1   2.0
       Total  Both   126     128   73   1.0


            Score : 9,344


Jim KC7QY


On Friday, June 18, 2021, 06:24:29 AM MDT, Bruce Draper <bruceaa5b@...> wrote:


Several of you went out roving or expeditioning for the contest last weekend (WØAMT, N7GP, AA5PR, KK6MC, ...), and probably others operated from home. How'd it go?

    -Bruce AA5B/3

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