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ARRL Field Day (2019)

Hello all,

This was the first time we actually did a portable FD operation from the Goat Farm QTH.

We ran 2A with a K3 at one position and a Drake C-line, with lots of mods, at the other position.  The FD trailer is a modified 24 foot car hauler, that K7SV and I stripped down, insulated, installed A/C in the roof, built 2 bunks, 4 operating positions and a hot tub in the basement.

CQ WPX CW Contest (2019)

CQWW WPX Contest, CW - 2019

Call: NR4M
Operator(s): K4QS KG3V K7SV N3AC KN4DEB KC4D W0IMD N1RM WS6X NY3A WN4AFP NR4M N2YO K4GMH N3AIU N3UA K4GM KA4RRU
Station: NR4M

Class: M/M HP
QTH: Central VA
Operating Time (hrs): 48

Summary:
Band QSOs
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160: 154
80: 579
40: 1516
20: 2142
15: 635
10: 289
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Total: 5315 Prefixes = 1329 Total Score = 18,477,087

Club: Potomac Valley Radio Club

Comments:

NOTES FROM RAPPAHANNOCK CHAPTER PVRC MEETING 4/6/2019

The meeting was called to order by K4ZW 11AM Attendees - N4CF, N3ZV, KA4RRU, W4SEH (first meeting), WC4J, W0CN, K4GMH, K4QS, K3ZO, KS4Q, KN4DEB, NR4M, K4ZW, K0OO, K2WK, N4DXS, W6LWG New business - Presented the 2M endorsement for the 5M certificate to N4DXS. Old business - none Meeting was adjourned and we went around the room discussing what we had done recently in contesting and ham radio.

North American QSO Party, RTTY - February (2019)

Call: NR4M
Operator(s): NR4M
Station: NR4M
 
Class: M/2 LP
QTH: FM18
Operating Time (hrs): 4:49
 
Summary:
  Band  QSOs  Mults
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    80:   83    23
    40:  144    39
    20:   24     3
    15:
    10:
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Total:  251    84  Total Score = 21,084
 
Club: Potomac Valley Radio Club
 
Team:
 
Comments:

ARRL DX Contest, CW (2019)

Well, as they say, 'Another one in the books'. I found this to be an enjoyable contest, for a change. With the contest being the next weekend after the CQ WPX RTTY contest, most of the station work we could do was done prior to that contest. This made the week between contests much less stressful for me.

CQ WPX RTTY Contest (2019)

Ugh! Antenna issues left and right. 80 meter 4 square went to 2:1 and stayed there. 20 meter tower prop pitch froze over night Lower antenna in 40 meter stack kaput up on the tower somewhere. etc, etc, etc. Not as much fun as it could have been. Thanks for your patience and your Q's.

CQ 160-Meter Contest, CW (2019)

The 2 el 90 foot Tee transmit antenna was working well as were the NE, NW AND SE
beverages and the 8 circle rx antenna. Friday night the band wasn't working so
well. Eur was simply not hearing US stations well. Eur stations that are
normally loud and hear well were loud but not hearing well. Everyone to the west
as far as KH6 had decent signals and were hearing well. Lar felt bad in turning
it over to Ken around 06Z things were so bad.

North American QSO Party, CW - January (2019)

This was a last minute thing, that turned out to be as much about 'Elmering', as
operating. Arnie is a good listener and understands things well.

(I would call him 'smart' or 'intelligent', but then again, there is the story
of going INTO a small cave after a bear, while hunting. I think I will find it
hard to use those two words, and maybe other, when describing Arnie.)

Stew Perry Topband Challenge (2018)

                     Stew Perry Topband Challenge

Call: NR4M
Operator(s): NR4M
Station: NR4M

Class: Multi-Op HP
QTH: FM18
Operating Time (hrs): 8:42

Summary:
Total:  QSOs = 582  Total Score = 2,408

Club: Potomac Valley Radio Club

Comments:

After a while (about 50 Q's), I realized I had left packet connected, so I changed to 'Multi'.

Thanks for the Q's.

73 de Steve, NR4M
 

ARRL 10-Meter Contest (2018)

Call: NR4M
Operator(s): NR4M
Station: NR4M

Class: SO CW Unlimited HP
QTH: VA FM18
Operating Time (hrs): 5:13

Summary:
Band QSOs Mults
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CW: 328 57
SSB:
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Total: 328 57 Total Score = 74,784

Club: Potomac Valley Radio Club

Comments:

Thanks for the Q\'s

73 de Steve NR4M
 

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