On Sunday we woke up to temperatures in the 30's and frost on the ground. Tom KC2SFU joined us and found 6m to be open with big signals coming out of Florida. The first contact of the day went into the log before 10 AM. Other operators for the weekend were Jon W2BDN, Jeff AA2YG, and Lu N2SLN. Then, just like the day before, the band simultaneously opened to the west. Around 11 AM local time the band took a quick dive so we grabbed 5 bands with KA2LIM/R who was easy copy from a 2000' hilltop in the clear in FN12. Early Sunday afternoon Tom thought to text Dave K1RZ FM19 and that move resulted in our only all-band run, plus our best DX on 222 and the microwaves (234 mi / 377 km to the state of Maryland). We had 130 watts into a 9.8 dBi Yagi on 222, 75 watts into a 19-el loop Yagi on 902, and 25 watts into a 25-el loop Yagi on 1296. In the 8:00 hour we ran into double hop to the west on 6m and picked up two new grids in rare South Dakota, giving us our first contact into the DN grid field. In the 10:00 hour 6m weakened a bit so we picked up some more local activity on the higher bands. Six meters was still hopping as we shut down Sunday night. We almost made it to 6m VUCC in one weekend (3 grids shy). Not bad for 100w and a 3-element Yagi. We lost a couple of 6m contacts due to logging them as 2m contacts, so perhaps next year's improvement will be to get the software to read band and mode data from the TS-2000. This year's improvements were a headset and footswitch; it was great to have both hands available for fast logging. Thanks to the following 9 rovers for all their help: KA2YRA/R, KF2MR/R, KV2X/R, K2QO/R, K9PW/R (only station worked in EN53), KA2LIM/R, NV4B/R (only station worked in EM61), NU4E/R (only station worked in EM85), and K9JK/R (EN51). With Mount Greylock, MA shut down due to COVID-19, there was no W2SZ/1 FN32, and same goes for Camelback Mountain, PA and the Packrats multi-op station W3CCX FN21. That means the smaller multi-unlimiteds like ourselves will be moved up a couple spots this year!
BAND QSOs GRIDS 50 199 97 144 27 11 222 9 7 432 11 6 902 1 1 1296 4 3 Total contacts: 251 Total QSO Points: 281 Total multipliers: 125 Score: 38,125