We had some good inversion this morning which of course helped us, but being a new contest there was not as many stations on the air, as had been hoped, to take part. Hopefully that will change for next year.
After our club breakfast I drove up to Fort Henry Hill and immediately started to set up. Richard-VA3VDP showed up a few minutes later and stopped by to say hello on his way to RMC. After Richard left I became, almost, the sole attraction for bus loads of Japanese tourists visiting Fort Henry.
I made only 14 contacts, a few of which are excellent, the rest local. Best DX of the day goes to KK1CW in Spofford, New Hampshire, for a distance of 370 Km. I also worked VE3DC in Hamilton, 294 Km’s away. Not to bad for 40w into a four element Yagi.
Time(L) Band Call Name Mode QTH
1005 2m VE3DZE Dave SSB Kingston
1006 2m VA3LX Paul SSB Wolfe Island
1009 2m VE3TEF Tom SSB Kingston
1010 2m VE3DC Club Stn SSB Hamilton
1022 2m KK1CW Walter SSB Spofford, NH
1037 2m VA3TIC Tim SSB Kingston
1055 2m VE3UR Peter SSB Quinte West
1108 2m VA3ORP Dave FM South Frontenac
1109 2m VE3DZE Dave FM Kingston
1110 2m VE3TEF Tom FM Kingston
1113 2m VA3ORP Dave SSB South Frontenac
1123 2m VA3AKY Martin SSB Kingston
1140 2m VA3KAI Al SSB Tay Valley (Perth)
1245 2m VE3KKL Gord SSB Ottawa
This was a good learning experience today, and I’m sure we will incorporate some changes for next year.
My big lesson of the day? I need a bigger battery for portable ops, the one I currently have doesn't last as long as it once did.
Thanks to all who participated, and to those of you who didn’t……hope we see you on the air for the next 2m Challenge, next September.