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K8CNSingle Op QRPWandered into the shack in the midst of chores, saw all the activity on the panadapter, and decided to jump in for just a half-hour or so! Wish I'd had time earlier in the day - nice sporadic E into the southeast U.S
K9FASingle Op 6MSTATION K5NA
K9GYSingle Op 6MNice to see magic band open on a contest weekend!
K9JK/RRoverRe-submit to fix a transcription typo
K9ZFSingle Op AllSome nice conditions on 6!
KA4NDYSingle Op 6MVERY SHORT TIME EFFORT. DIPOLE IN ATTIC. RESPONSE RATE 60%
KB8USingle Op AllGreat E-skip conditions. Even worked a little on 2m. Tropo was poor due to thunderstorms and hot weather. Wasn't on for most of Saturday
KC3BVLSingle Op AllFIRST LOG SUBMITTED FOR THIS CONTEST
KC4PXSingle Op 6MFT4 and FT8 has made a significant improvement to contesting. Many thanks to Joe Taylor and Staff
KG6BXW/RRoverFirst time as a rover station Photos https://imgur.com/gallery/dl9NJXU
KI5FJSingle Op All50 MHz FT-8 50 Watts to 1.5 Wave-Length Inverted-L Antenna up 20 Ft. 2 Meter FM Phone 15 Watts to X-50A Vertical Antenna
KK4BZ/RRoverequipment=TS570S and UV-5R, 6m stressed moxon, 2m 5/8 whip. It was incredibly hot during the day. Thanks for the fun!
KK7COSingle Op AllKK7CO CLUB STATION
KM6PHBSingle Op AllAZ opened up from Norcal at the end. Good multipliers to pick up
KO0ZSingle Op AllSaturday was awesome! The 6m band opening had CW, SSB as well as FT8. It's great to hear the rovers. The runs were fun to operate. Sunday started off slow on 6 meters and was, for the most part, a digital day until late that afternoon. 2 meters was so, so but still exiciting at times
KX7LSingle Op AllActivity in the Pacific Northwest seemed a bit light. Maybe it was the nice weather.. I only heard/worked one rover (and that was on FT8). Between the two bands, I only had 7 QSOs on SSB, the rest were all FT8. A couple times when the openings to AZ and SoCal got reasonably strong (reports > 0dB), I would switch to 50.125. By and large though nothing was heard. I worked one station on SSB that way. Draw your own conclusions
LY5WSingle Op 6M3A2MW was new one DXCC on 6m
N0JKHilltopperA short effort due to heat index of 115 deg F ! I roasted in the sun ! Used my old MFJ-9406, which I set up to do FT8. Also some SSB Qs. No 2 meter radio, so missed out on the 2 meter Sporadic-E Saturday afternoon. :-(
N0LDSingle Op 6MJust operated 6m digital for this contest
N1ADXSingle Op 6MThank you for the contest!
N2KWSingle Op 6MThanks to Dave, K1TTT, for hosting this operation
N2MH/RRoverAll contacts made with 18 inch cut down CB whip
N2SLN/RRoveractivated PA grid FN11 and NY grids FN02 FN12 FN22 FN23 with 150 watts on each band
N2SLOSingle Op AllThis was my highest CQ contest score ever. The band was open both Saturday and Sunday, the last time that happened was back at the previous solar cycle minimum I believe around 2008 or 2009. I was surprised at all the activity on SSB. The best part of contest, was on Saturday around 2250 I was chatting with K2DRH, Bob in EN41 about a special event coming up on Long Island next week on 50.185 and after we finished, Bob gave me the frequency. I started to call CQ, and worked a long pile up for almost two hours. (thanks Bob). The band was on fire, I was averaging about 1-3 QSO's a minute, which is plenty for me as I still don't use a logging program. Paper and pencil, so this was rough but fun. I missed a few DM's Sunday, they were calling and popping up on FT8, but I was not able to log them for the contact. My split was 154 SSB QSO's and 83 FT-8
N4BPSingle Op 6M2019 CQWW VHF Contest
N4NIVSingle Op All50 MHz - MFJ 9406 to TE Sys. 0510G amp to PAR Elec. OA-50 omni antenna up 21 ft 144 MHz - Kenwood TR751A to PAR Electronics OA-144 omni antenna up 24 feet
N4NSSSingle Op AllGave it a try since I could hear stations with a wire antenna
N4PNSingle Op 6MNICE OPENING FOR A FEW HOURS EACH DAY. THANKS TO ALL WHO SHOWED UP ON CW AND SSB. BEST 'DX' WAS N7IR (2538kM). NICE TO SEE SO MANY OLE FREINDS AND SOME NEW ONES
N4TZSingle Op 6MI saw lots of people making JA and EU QSOs on my FT8 screen Heard nothing like that here, but thrilled to work 4M6R and EA8DBM plus a bunch of new states with my makeshift antenna. Sure makes me want to put up a 6 meter antenna!
N6LBSingle Op AllThe logging road to 4200 feet is overgrown
N6ZESingle Op 6MI decided to run the contest, 6 meters only, from my DM04ne home QTH. First 24 hours hum-drum: little openings on FT-8 from Tijuana, Mexico (DM12) along coastal CA, OR, WA locations to Campbell River, Vancouver Island (CO70) with no openings to the East. Summary of the last 3 hours: WOW!! A 40 minute Sporadic E opening to the East had lots of SSB activity. For last 45 minutes of the contest there was also a great Sporadic E opening to the home territory (SEA&PDX) of the Pacific Northwest VHF Society so I got to communicate with lots of my PNW VHF friends also, but only one VE7 heard all weekend. 1 fm qso; 11 ssb qso; 61 ft8. 76QSO/40Grids ft756 pro2 + 5 element M2 @ 4 meters above ground
N7EPDSingle Op AllRan with a barefoot FT857D (100w 6/ 50W 2), 6M Moxon and 2M 6el WA5VJB cheap yagi from an empty parking lot at a resort near Long Beach, WA. Used a new Harbor Freight 2KW inverter generator and it performed marvelously-NO RFI to the rig! Worked as much SSB/ CW as possible but FT8 was the place to be. Most QSO would not have been possible from this location without FT8 but even when signals were pegging the S meter no one found on SSB. Hope I gave a few a new one from CN76
N7MZWSingle Op AllIcom IC-7300 with 100 watts. Heil Pro Micro Headset on VOX. 2 element home brewed Cubical Quad pointing N/W at 25 feet height on roof eve mount. Just a couple of hours Op time on Six Meters only. I'm located just two blocks from the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo stadium,and park cars in my driveway during the Rodeos and Night Concerts for twenty buck each.Great to work Mexico,as well as a few members of my Grand Mesa Contesters of Colorado club! I worked my only rover,AB0YM in my own Grid Square of DN71 with just 8 minutes left in the event.I used the audio voice recorder on the IC-7300,and was always surprised when a loud signal came back to my call.I'm still new enough on the Six Meter 'Magic Band',to get excited about DX and any new grid square.Thanks to all that worked me. November Seven Many Zebras Walking-Chuck-DN-71-Laramie County.from the capital of Cheyenne,Wyoming
N7VDSingle Op AllI did a very minor effort as I had lost my 2M amp 45 min into the contest and had other things come up Saturday. I did work a few on Sunday during the brief 6M openings. I'll be adding 33cm (and possibly 23cm if I get an antenna in time) to the station for the September VHF/UHF contest
N8GAMulti-OpBest score ever thanks to FT8 and a little bit of a 6m opening
N8VWSingle Op AllFinally got 2meters going. Looks like I missed most of the good prop. Please create a low power category for this contest
N9OUSingle Op 6MSummer lightning storms stopped both afternoons short, but not before some great propagation before I had to QRT! On Sunday, the lightning got close enough and created enough havoc that I had to QRT before I could get AF1T's grid even after several tries--sorry about that, OM! Operated as a 6m-only station. Started on USB and went to FT8 when it seemed dead FT8 was where most ops were! 23 Qs on USB vs 68 on FT8! 18 grids on USB and 44 on FT8! One nice part about FT8 was I could see the grid before and the color told me it was a missing grid, so chasing new grids were definitely easier. Heard Italy several times coming into Florida on Sunday, but Italy couldn't hear me
NN5TSingle Op 6MNo body shows up on SSB/CW on any VHF contest. The band condix was incredible. I was hoping to compare FT8 and FT4, but no FT4 activity at this time
ON6ATSingle Op 6MYaesu FT-950 100w ANT: EPS ANTENNA 3Elb 50Mhz It was the first time I participated in this contest. Did not hear many stations in SSB and also not in FT4. Saw a lot of spots in NA but it was quiet in the EU. The LOW power category was not accepted via the online website service
PA2REHSingle Op 6MWas fun, with some Es. All 73
PC3TChecklogI could not have fun as I expected but one QSO
R2FISingle Op 2MTNX 73!
RA0LQ/RRoverBlack Sea, from Novorossiysk to Istanbul onboard Tanker
RJ7MSingle Op 2MMy first WW VHF Contest
RW3VASingle Op 2M73!
RX6APYHilltopperic-290
SP9EMISingle Op 6MTRX FT857D 85 w Ant X-2000
TC3HMulti-Optnx best 73
UR3QTNSingle Op QRPALINCO DR-130, 6 el yagi
US8ARSingle Op 2MThanks to the organizers for the wonderful contest, which every year is a great pleasure. Good luck! See you next year

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