K7ULS @ POWDER MOUNTAIN 9000' DN41



2014 CQWW RTTY September 27-28
Class: SOSB/10 LP
Operating Time (hrs): 2 DAYS
Summary: Band QSOs State/Prov DX Zones
10: 441 36 48 27
Total Score = 86,247
Powder Mountain 9000' HY-GAIN LJ-105CA FT-897D
Had to set up two days before due to weather coming in and it rained for the whole
contest plus winds of 50+. Right out of the gate I worked MW0ZZK which seemed a bit
odd because EU had since gone away so maybe it was long path but none the
confusing. The contest got off to a good start with only 35 qso's the first night into
ZL,VK,JA,KH7 and 3D2KM for a treat ending at 01:45z. Saturday started at 13:21z to
the usual Zone 33 bunch and very few EU stations due to the hoards of stateside
contesters taking up every inch of the band so just a handful of EU's. Mainly S&P
but a highlight working C37NL in tiny Andorra for a new DXCC. I tried to run and
got mostly the East coast needing UT and as the day ended a few more from down
under some JA's 5W1SA,YB2ECG and 9W6IVY for another treat. Sunday was
game day starting at 13:38z with a few Zone 14 guys then I broke a pretty hefty pileup to
get ZD8RH which was nice to know the elevation here helps then a few more EU
stations till 16:00z then it was on to the stateside grind until the JA's arrived at
21:00z with a strange call from OH3SR in Finland and another from LA7JO from
Norway almost an hour later. I thought that someone was pulling my leg but stranger
things have happened here at 9000' with the propagation. Nice little JA run with
DU3LA as an added treat and ending with a few frantic stations needing 03 UT and final
DX from VP9I to make for a nice but ear ringing contest.
de K7ULS



2014 CQWW VHF
Summary:
Band QSOs Mults
-------------------
6: 192 97
2: 4 4
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Total: 196 101 Total Score = 20,200
Comments:
Powder Mountain (9000')
M2-6M7
M2-2M12
FT-897d
TE-0552G
TE-1452G
I was planning on using two 2m12's for EME as 6 has been
dead as of recent so before the contest I worked a couple
of new 2 meter EME stations but 2 hours before the contest
something happened up on the tower with the phasing harness
and the SWR went sky high so down they came to remove one of the
antennas. I put it all back up in the nick of time only to work 6
stations the first day via meteor scatter so I really could have
taken my time to fix the problem but oh well. Woke up Sunday to work
a few more on MS then six opened around 15:00z for E's and didn't
stop till contest end which really brought up my morale from the previous day.
Nice runs for a contest this late in the season with double hop to MD and FL
also DX to VE7,VA7,VA3,VE4 and XE2. Thanks to the radio Gods for the wonderful
opening on Sunday Amen.
de K7ULS


2014 IARU
JA's worked for the first time on 6 meters and boy was it exciting


2014 FIELD DAY
M2-2M12 M2-6M7 DIPOLE
FT-897D LDG TUNER
Class: 1D LP
Summary:
Band CW Qs Ph Qs Dig Qs
----------------------------
80: 1
40: 54
15: 48
10: 6 16
6: 1 5
----------------------------
Total: 110 21 0 Total Score = 482

Sections Worked (In Color)


2014 JUNE VHF CONEST

M2-2M12 M2-6M7 M2-432-9WL AR-6 VERT
Summary:
Band QSOs Mults
-------------------
6: 226 82
2: 16 9
432: 8 5
-------------------
Total: 250 96 Total Score = 24,864
Comments:
Powder Mountain 9000' DN41
M2-2M12,M2-6M7,M2-432-9WL,AR-6 VERT
FT-897D,ICOM-910H,TE-0552G,TE-1452G
SignaLink USB, RIGblaster plus, MFJ Voice Keyer
That was interesting! Farthest 2 meter contact to W6OAL DM79
345 miles. Worked a gaggle of XE2's and one VE7 were the only
DX. It can only get better.
de K7ULS



Powder Mountain DN41ci 9000'
6-6-14 to 6-8-14
M2-6M7 M2-2M12

Getting the bugs out for the June Contest
Qso totals for weekend
53 total of which 2 were 6 meter FSK441 meteor scatter
one 2 meter MS out to W0KT in NE 3 six meter JT65A to SC
and MO and the rest SSB to mid states and one DX contact with XE2JS.
No records broke just dialing in the station for the June Contest.
Grids for Saturday


5-30-14 to 6-1-14 E's
Worked KL7KY on 6 CW
Total Q's on 6 meters 61 with 2 FSK441 meteor scatter Qso's on 2 meters
Not too much activity this weekend but at least I got this cool picture


2014 EME MEMORIAL WEEKEND
20 qso's 13 new initials 3 new DXCC
170 091600 2 -24 2.5 51 3 # K7ULS 6W/PE1L
171 100800 4 -22 1.2 -100 3 * K7ULS YL2AJ KO16
172 175400 4 -20 1.8 43 3 * K7ULS VK5APN PF95
173 180200 2 -23 1.3 178 3 * K7ULS VK5FA PF95
174 182200 3 -24 1.8 -40 3 * K7ULS JH5FOQ PM63
175 104000 4 -18 1.6 113 24 * K7ULS DK9ZY JO40
176 104600 4 -15 2.2 100 3 * K7ULS RX3A KO95
177 105800 4 -22 1.0 347 4 * K7ULS DJ3VI JO43
178 111600 0 -23 1.2 -86 7 * K7ULS YT1AR KN03
179 120000 2 -26 2.3 81 3 * K7ULS G4FUF JO01
180 103600 3 -24 2.0 167 3 # K7ULS CX2SC GF15
181 120000 4 -25 1.4 116 3 * K7ULS G4YTL IO92
182 121600 3 -25 1.2 164 3 * K7ULS NC2V EL98
6 MTRS
Worked PY2XB and LU5FF for 2 New DXCC. 170 qso's total
Grids worked stateside


2014 Cinco de Mayo Weekend



2013 ARRL 10-Meter Contest: 0000Z, Dec 14 to 2400Z, Dec 15
Class: SO SSB LP
Operating Time (hrs): 28
Summary:
Band QSOs Mults
-------------------
SSB: 843 76
-------------------
Total: 843 76 Total Score = 128,136
Comments:
Powder Mountain 9000'
Antron99,FT-897D,MFJ voice keyer,HEIL Proset4
50 qso's in the first three hours Friday night into TX,CA,VK,R0 and JA. Woke up
to some EU but didn't last long then 600 q's Saturday from all over the US.
Right before it got dark I worked the East coast and Japan at the same time so
glad I had the vertical or I would have missed a few. Sunday EU in morning
then a slug to get 200 more. All in all not bad for a vertical. So ends another
contest season at the mountain.
de K7ULS




Ten-Meter RTTY Contest 2013
Class: Single Op LP
Summary:
Total: QSOs = 223 State/Prov = 34 Countries = 12 Total Score = 10,258
Comments:
Powder Mountain 9000'
FT-897D (100w) ANTRON 99 VERT
SignaLink USB
Good contest -7 below with snow.
de K7ULS


2013 CQWW CW
Class: SOSB(A)/15 LP
Summary:
Band QSOs Zones Countries
------------------------------
15: 204 26 69
------------------------------
Total: 204 26 69 Total Score = 54,625
Comments:
FT-897D ANTRON 99 VERT
65 MPH WINDS 18 DEGREES
LARGE PILEUPS
NEW DXCC
Burkina Faso XT2FCJ
Tanzania 5H3EE
Rwanda 9X0NH



2013 ARRL Sweepstakes Contest, SSB
Class: Single Op LP
QTH: UT
Operating Time (hrs): 12
Summary:
Band QSOs
------------
10: 239
------------
Total: 239 Sections = 50 Total Score = 23,900
Comments:
Powder Mtn. 10 meters
FT-897D ANTRON-99
Good contest snowed 13" 50 mph winds
nice and cozy in the ski patrol shack.
de K7ULS





2013 CQWW SSB
Class: SOSB/10 LP
Summary:
Band QSOs Zones Countries
------------------------------
10: 444 31 79
------------------------------
Total: 444 31 79 Total Score = 132,880
Comments:
Powder Mtn. with good weather and
no visits from Murphy just too
many people on.
It was hard to get a run going except Sunday morning.
LJ-105ca Monobander
FT-897d,MFJ Voice keyer and Heil Proset 4
New DXCC
EU1A BELARUS
Didn't beat last years score but had fun none the less
de K7ULS




Class: Single Op LP
Summary:
Band QSOs Mults
-------------------
6: 259 91
2: 21 12
432: 11 7
-------------------
Total: 291 110 Total Score = 33,220
Comments:
Powder Mountain 9000' DN41
M2-2M12,M2-6M7,M2-432-9WL
FT-897D,ICOM-910H,MIRAGE B-320-G
SignaLink USB, RIGblaster plus, MFJ Voice Keyer
Well it was better than the September contest
usually is but still like pulling
a full set of teeth compared to what
the June contest has been in the past but
still a few highlights working W0KVA on 432 SSB out to 440 miles and no visits from Murphy.
Maybe CQWW VHF will make up the difference.
de K7ULS




GRID SQUARES WORKED






6-1-13 thru 6-2-13 EME MOONBOUNCE
081400 2 -28 1.7 -48 2 * K7ULS IZ1GZA JN34
083800 4 -24 2.0 121 3 * K7ULS SM4GGC JO69
090000 3 -23 1.6 11 2 * K7ULS R3BM KO85
094200 2 -21 2.5 32 4 * K7ULS PE1DAB JO23
104000 2 -25 0.3 213 3 * K7ULS AD4TJ FM08
111000 6 -20 1.7 -170 3 * K7ULS DL4KUG JO64
090000 2 -22 1.6 38 3 * K7ULS F5GHP IN96
090400 2 -24 1.8 -145 3 * K7ULS 9A9T JN76
091800 1 -29 2.0 -285 3 * K7ULS UX0FF KN45
092600 0 -28 2.5 -11 3 * K7ULS SK5AA JO89
094800 2 -19 1.5 3 3 * K7ULS G4SWX JO02
100800 3 -22 1.8 256 3 * K7ULS K3RWR FM18
102200 0 -28 2.0 110 11 * K7ULS G6PHH IO91






2013 CQWW WPX CW
Powder Mountain 9000'
LJ-105CA with Tuner
FT-897D (100w)
Conditions poor compared to last year with little or no EU
till Sunday then only a few over the North Pole into ES9,OF3
and Italy
. 73 de K7ULS




5-10-13 NEW DXCC Norfolk I. VK9NT


2013 Cinco de Mayo weekend 129 qso's 6 meters


2012 CQWW SSB Contest

LJ-105CA 9000' Powder Mtn.



2012 JARTS WW RTTY Contest

Class: Single Op LP
Summary:
Band QSOs Pts Mults
------------------------
10: 363
------------------------
Total: 363 918 73 Total Score = 67,014
Comments:
Good contest from Powder Mtn. 9000'
Hy-gain LJ-105CA
FT-897D(100w)
Nice opening to EU Sat morning with
Asia on all three nights.
New DXCC Macedonia
47 Countries





2012 CQ World Wide RTTY Contest (score 142,974)
SB10 LP
September 29-30, 2012
LJ-105CA @ 9000' Powder Mtn.




2012 SEPT QSO PARTY
Normal score for Sept test had some
brief E's on Sun with the majority of
qso's generated from meteor scatter.
The highlight was before the contest
even started working RK3FG off the
moon with just 250w from a Mirage B-320-G
with a single M2-2M12 at moonrise.
He had me at -28.
The only difference from this contest
and the one in January is the temperature.
73 de K7ULS




2012 CQWW VHF
Class: SOAB HP
QTH: UT
Operating Time (hrs): Long time
Summary:
Band QSOs Mults
-------------------
6: 299 110
2: 21 21
-------------------
Total: 320 131 Total Score = 44,671
Comments:
Powder Mtn. 9000' DN41
2X2M12,6M7
FT-897D
TE-1452GS
Superb contest with double hop to East Coast Saturday night and 13 EME
qso's on Sunday makes up for last year's 25 qso's
73 de K7ULS


Second 6 Meter EME qso
6M7 400w to K6MYC 4X6M9KHW 1.5K had me at -28


First 6 Meter EME qso
6M7 400w Preamp in shack 20' 1/2" SUPERFLEX 50' 7/8" HELIAX


2012 June VHF Contest Powder Mtn. DN41

M2-6M7 M2-2M12 M2-432-9WL
FT-897D 6/2 SignaLink USB
MFJ Voice Keyer
Icom 910H 432
TE-0552GS
TE-1452GS
The MFJ voice keyer made the contest, unlike last year with no voice by Sunday.
Highlight was working PA3HP via JT65A terrestrial for my first qso with EU on 6 meters
Score:70,950


6-1-12 thru 6-3-12
252 q's 122 grids for three day total
Worked KL7NO BP54 for state #49


CQWW WPX Contest, CW 2012 May 26
Antron 99,FT-897D,LDG AT-100Pro
Lot's of fun from Powder Mtn. 9000' except for the 6" of snow that fell
Saturday night and Sunday with lot's of snow static noise. Europe was in most
of the time with 6 new DXCC. Really surprised how well the vertical did but
from 9000' almost anything is possible I guess.
73 de K7ULS




APRIL 29, 2012
144 mhz
1383 mile FSK441 Meteor Scatter qso


APRIL 28,29 2012
144 mhz EME from Powder Mtn. 9000'
23 qso's with 18 new initials


2012 CQWW WPX Contest, SSB
Call: K7ULS
Class: SOSB10 LP
Operating Time (hrs): 14
Summary:
Band QSOs
------------
10: 234
------------
Total: 234 Prefixes = 160 Total Score = 85,440




Class: SO SSB LP
Operating Time (hrs): 28
Summary:
Band QSOs Mults
-------------------
SSB: 1530 108
-------------------
Total: 1530 108 Total Score = 330,480
Comments:
Powder Mtn. 9000' FT-897D (100w) 5 ele Monobander (LJ105CA)
Great contest with good weather other than 20 degrees most of the time.
Band was wide open every day some EU in morning but quickly covered by
stateside contesters. Asia in the evening with good JA openings also
China,Indonesia,Phillipines,Guam,Australia.


2011 CQ Worldwide DX Contest, SSB
Class: SOSB/10 LP
Summary:
Band QSOs Zones Countries
------------------------------
10: 602 32 88
------------------------------
Total: 602/ 32/ 88 Total Score = 179,880
Comments:

Great contest from Powder Mtn. 9000' with a LJ-105CA (100w) FT-897D
Murphy only struck once with breaking a rotor clamshell when setting up.


EME from Powder Mtn. DN41 10-22-11 thru 10-23-11
2XM2-2M12 375 (watts) FT-897D, 50' 7/8" Heliax, M2 Power Divider and Phasing Harness
35 qso's with 28 new initials and 2 new states


IS0/OK5EME -19 2X12 375 -1.5
DF2ZC 4X18QRO -16 2X12 375 -1.5
DL4WO 4X11HV/KW -24 2X12 375 -1.5
VE2JWH -19 2X12 375 -1.2
RU3GX 4X17/QRO -21 2X12 375 -1.2
IW4ARD -27 2X12 375 -1.1
OE3FVU 4XXP28KW -19 2X12 375 -1.1
IK7EZN -18 2X12 375 -1.1
AA4SC 4H/KW -26 2X12 375 -1.0
W8WN -22 2X12 375 -1.0
LA8KV -22 2X12 375 -1.0
SM5DIC -24 2X12 375 -1.0
DL7FF 4X11HKW -22 2X12 375 -0.9
EI4DQ 4X11/QRO -23 2X12 375 -0.9
W2DBL -26 2X12 375 -0.9
F9HS -17 2X12 375 -1.4
DG0OPK 4X2WLH -28 2X12 375 -1.4
OK1IL 4X9HV/1KW -19 2X12 375 -1.4
DK4TG -20 2X12 375 -1.4
EA3BB 4X13/KW -17 2X12 375 -1.4
DC2MW 4X9 -17 2X12 375 -1.3
DP5G -18 2X12 375 -1.3
SP4K 2X5WL/GS35 -27 2X12 375 -1.3
DG9YIH -19 2X12 375 -1.3
YU7AA 8X13/K -22 2X12 375 -1.3
PA5MS 4X11H -21 2X12 375 -1.3
PA3CMC 4XLLY/KW -23 2X12 375 -1.3
SP2NJI 4X? -25 2X12 375 -1.2


EME 8-27-11 Two day total 20 new 144 mhz intials 2X2M12 FT-897D TE-1452GS (350w)
UA4AQL 4X13 1.2K -21 2X12 350 -1.4
DD0VF 2X9RP/350 -26 2X12 350 -1.4
PA3FPQ 4X9 1K -24 2X12 350 -1.4
RW3WR 4X15/500 -21 2X12 350 -1.2
LZ2FO 4WL/QRO -25 2X12 350 -1.2
PA1BMV 4x10 -23 2X12 350 -1.2
AA7A 6X13/KW -18 2X12 350 -0.9
DK4RC ? -20 2X12 350 -0.9
N9XG 4X18 1.5k -23 2X12 350 -0.7
VK3AXH 4X18H -23 2X12 350 -0.8
OH6ZZ ? -23 2X12 350 -0.9
RK9AT 4X16HV -17 2X12 350 -0.9
DJ9MG 4X8/500 -22 2X12 350 -0.9
US8ZAL ? -19 2X12 350 -0.9
OH6UW ? -22 2X12 350 -0.9
PA3EXV 4X13/750 -22 2X12 350 -0.9
N9HF 4X12/400 -27 2X12 350 -0.9
SP4MPB 4XZB/KW -19 2X12 350 -0.9
AE3T 2X12H 500 -25 2X12 350 -0.8
ON4KHG 4WL/300W -24 2X12 350 -0.7


July 21-22 2011 Powder Mtn. This was the last big opening here for the 2011 E's season with 201 q's
with most being worked the 22nd. This made up for CQ WW VHF but too bad it wasn't a week earlier.


2011 CQ WW VHF Summary: Band QSOs Mults 6: 17 14 2: 8 8 Total: 25 22 Total Score = 726
Comments: Powder Mtn. (9000') DN41
This contest was like pulling teeth for every qso with no E's to speak of.
I had to resort to Meteor Scatter and a couple of EME q's to get a grand total of 25.
I packed up 3 hours early and wouldn't you know it 6 meters opened but I'd had enough.


2011 IARU HF World Championships

Antron 99 DX-EE Dipole




2011 June Vhf Contest Total: 650 203 Total Claimed Score = 133,574
What a contest with good weather for the most part with a little rain.
Worked DX into Cuba, Bahamas and Turks & Caicos Is.
Worked a bunch of guys on meteor scatter Sunday morning before 6 opened for E's
I had to leave about 3.5 hrs early to tear down everything so missed some q's.
I also blew up the 6 meter TE amp about an hour before quiting.
Great site here at Powder Mtn. looking forward to CQ VHF




6-4-11 Getting bugs out for June 2011 Vhf Contest



2011 CQ WW WPX CW






5-5-11 Cinco De Mayo

110 q's 63 grids (FT-897D, AR6)


2011 CQWW WPX SSB


2010 CQ WW SSB
FT-897D (100w) Antron99
Nice place to spend Halloween and it even snowed 8"



 


2010 Sept Vhf Qso Party


2010 CQ WW VHF (34,348) Quite a difference from last years (3358) even broke the 7 land record. (Records by call area)

2010 CQ WW VHF inside the ski patrol room

Grids worked during 2010 CQ WW VHF


2010 June Vhf Contest M2-2M12,50-5S,432-9WL I had to deal with snow and 60 mph winds
but had a blast and a fierce battle with N5LZ in the lower valley.
I think for 2011 I will invest in a contest voice keyer to save my voice I could hardly talk by Sunday.
I didn't take first place in Utah which was left to N5LZ (87,552 512/171) setting a new Utah record
but a close second was my (79,947 413/189) with a win on 144 with a 2 meter E's opening to OK, KS, WI, MI and IN.
Now I know how exciting a 2 meter E's opening can be.


(Results Article from ARRL)

Grid's worked during contest.

2010 June Vhf Contest Shack (FT-897D,TE-1452GS,TE-0552GS,IC-910H backup rig)


May 28 2010 Getting the bug's out for the June contest. Had 60 mph winds that I thought were going to break the top off the rotor.


2010 January Vhf Qso Party M2-2M12,50-5S,M2-432SS and Ford rotor 1st place Utah 144 mhz


2009 Sept Vhf Qso Party 1st place Utah 50,144,432 with only 10 qso's

2009 Sept Vhf Qso Party (cool thrust bearing)


2009 CQ WW VHF 1st place Utah


2009 June Vhf Contest M2-2M7,50-5S and M2-432SS.
This was my first major contest and I really learned alot having had the antenna hit by lightning the first day shook things up a bit but luckily I knew it was coming and had everything unhooked.
There was one other guy on a mountain (Monte Cristo) to my East Chris (KB7EEG) that was operating from a tent and had a time with the lightning.
I had PolyPhazers on all the incoming coax to a ground rod but didn't want to try them out with my brand new FT-897D. Final Score (38,642) for 1st place Utah 50,144 mhz.

Grid's worked June 2009 contest.