2016 September VHF Contest

I worked this contest, my first one in a year, from home in my stripped down shack. My gear is mostly packed away so I entered the FM-only category using a dual-band “mobile” radio on my desktop.

My goal was to hand out points to FM nearby FM stations, especially to Darryl WW7D /R. My secondary goal was to be able to submit a log and pump up the PNWVHFS participation figures.

I made about a dozen contacts in two grids, CN87 and (because I live a mile from the grid line) CN97.

I did not make any contacts with VA7FC, in spite of his enthusiastic text messaging to arrange something. There’s just no chance of CN79mq – CN87xn on my puny station using FM simplex.

All told, it’s simply nice to be on the air again.