222 FALL SPRINT 2005
SINGLE OPERATOR CATEGORY (stationary mobile)








ANTENNA SYSTEM

    8 element end-mount yagi horizontally polarized







RADIO EQUIPMENT

    Radio Shack HTX-100 10m mobile
    50 milliwatts

    Downeast Microwave 222 transverter
    25 watts

    Mirage C2512 amplifier
    125 watts









DESCRIPTION

The 222 MHz fall sprint 2005 was sponsored by SVHFS, the Southeastern VHF Society. This single band contest ran from 7pm until 11pm local time, Tuesday, September 27th, 2005.

Some thought was given to entering the contest as a rover, but due to the contest being on a weekday, the lack of time forced me into the single operator category. The location was a favorite nearby rover site in my home gridsquare FN22. The antenna was at 1940+ feet above sea level with a downward slope in all directions, plus there was no foliage in the immediate area. The weather was clear with a temperature of 40F.

At first there was heavy QSB which made some of the fringe signals disappear completely. But I was pleased to hear lots of activity anyway for my first serious attempt at a 222 sprint. I operated 69% of the sprint. Only one of my contacts ended up being the result of my calling "CQ contest". My best DX was K8TQK EM89vw at 458 miles (737 km) which means 222 outperformed 2m in terms of greatest path length this year. Just like the 2m sprint, FN22 was apparently not very active because several stations thanked me for a new grid.

Here is a list of stations I heard but was unable to work: AF1T, K3TUF FN10, W3KWH EN90, VA3DF FN03, N3NGE FN20, K1DS, W2GIO FN31, W2MMD FM29, W1LE FN41, WA8RJF EN91, and K2LNS FN21.







POINTS SUMMARY



BAND   QSOs   QSO    UNIQUE   STATES   CANADIAN
              PTS.   GRIDS             PROVINCES
------------------------------------------------
222     13    13      10        6          1


          --- Claimed score = 130 ---









LOG


EDT     CALLSIGN   GRID   OTHER
-------------------------------------------------------
1907    KA2LIM     FN12
1915    K1WHS      FN43
1919    K1TEO      FN31
1939    WZ1V       FN31
1939    N1FGY      FN32
1943    KW1AM      FN41
1953    K8TQK      EM89   cross mode contact (SSB & CW)
2019    VE3AX      FN02
2026    K8ZES      FN02
2027    VE3TFU     EN92
2033    W3SO       FN00
2153    K2AXX      FN12
2153    W2EV       FN03









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