September VHF Contest

Another successful contest weekend. We had 4 of us up on a hill working portable.

In the group:

  • K7ALO
  • K7KAD
  • KG7VLB
  • W4DVE

We went up to a 2200 ft ridge north or Portland with a clear view into town and a great view over to the coast range. This year I made about 135 contacts for 3154 points. I made the most contacts, but K7ALO had some great multipliers that put him ahead in points. June was mine, but he owned September. Next year….

Videos and Pictures below

Here’s a video flyover of the spot we picked done by K7ALO. Not all of us were set up yet, but you get a good view of where we were and the views we had.


This video was done by KG7VLB. Always makes me laugh when I watch this.


This video was done by WB7TIM who couldn’t be there with us this time. Shows that line of site is everything. I take the KX3 down to 0.1 watts.


If that didn’t show enough, here are some pics from the weekend.

My setup: KX3, Laptop, LiFePo4 Battery and some handhelds
My setup: KX3, Laptop, LiFePo4 Battery and some handhelds
Tent, Elk Log Periodic, 900MHz Yagi
Tent, Elk Log Periodic, 900MHz Yagi
K7ALO working his FT-817
K7ALO working his FT-817
KG7VLB and K7KAD
KG7VLB and K7KAD
KG7VLB and K7KAD
KG7VLB and K7KAD
kG7VLB working Tent Portable
kG7VLB working Tent Portable

It was a great weekend. Lots of contacts spread out over 6 bands…6m through 23cm.

I’ve got some big plans for next year, but we’ll leave that for another time.

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