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Author Topic: Washington Salmon Run ( WA QSO party)  (Read 21698 times)
KC7YE
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« on: September 16, 2013, 06:55:31 AM »

Wa Salmon Run is next weekend, 9/21 -9/22 - 2013. This is our state QSO party. Looks like all counties will be activated. Check www.wwdxc.org for planned activity/ rules. The 4 counties with no one listed as QRV have resident hams that are usually on. All the rare counties will be on at some point. I will be on from Pacific, CW only 80 -10. AD7BF will be on SSB 20 miles from me. CU in SR KC7YE
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KA7RRA
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« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2013, 09:11:58 PM »

I was in the  the Salmon Run this year,and had a lot of fun, and made 177 contacts for just over 20,000 points. I Was going to be a rover,but I was not really set up for it,so I just stayed home and operated from Snohomish County.

My big problem that I had,was trying to get my 80 meters antenna to work I could not bring the match down,and RF kept getting into the  radio and shutting the radio down.

SO next year,my plan is to be a rover,and go from county to county, I'm hoping to have a pickup truck by then   MAYBE 
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« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2013, 11:54:37 PM »

Had the joy of participating in the Washington Salmon Run Amateur Radio Contest this weekend. It is my favorite mobile contest. I operated from my truck (so I don't have my tower with its large antenna or 1000 watt amp) but I have a pretty large antenna (Scorpion) on the truck. Worked from 8 eastern WA counties (Adams, Lincoln, Franklin, Columbia, Garfield, Asotin, Whitman, Pend Oreille and Spokane). Worked 36 WA counties, 30 States/Provinces and 2 other countries (Scotland and Japan) 348 QSO's for a total of 47,828 points.

It is a great contest. I encourage everyone to work it.
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W7HBP
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« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2013, 02:36:54 PM »

I had a good time also. I wont post up my points, its not even close, but had a blast. I had to work that Sat and Sunday, I had to help a buddy, so I just has Sat evening to do that contest. I got 19 counties. Next year, I'm devoting the entire time to it. It was a fun time.
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« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2014, 03:26:34 PM »

That time of the year again for Washington States Salmon Run (WA QSO Party)

2014 Salmon Run Information:
Dates and Times:
Saturday, September 20th:  9:00 a.m. to midnight PDT  (1600Z to 0700Z)
Sunday, September 21st:  9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PDT (1600Z to 2400Z)

More info at: http://www.wwdxc.org/853/

Mark your calendar.
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KC7YE
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« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2014, 07:00:22 AM »

I'll be QRV from Pacific county (PAC) again this year. 80 -10 CW. We rented a summer cabin for the weekend, I operate FD style using what ever will fit the property, most likely some form of vertical random wire. This year will be a family outing, XYL & sister in law will do their thing, brother in law will ride all over Long Beach peninsula on his bike and I'll do SR. Life is good. I think AD7BF will be in PAC on SSB too.
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« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2014, 10:00:22 PM »

I'll be there- Anne N7ANN and I will be in a cabin in Stevenson, Skamania County - right on
the columbia.  I'll be running CW & SSB on the usual bands, Anne will be filling in a few on
146.58 beamed to Vancouver, Portland, Gresham, etc.

Really looking forward to it!!

Dave
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« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2014, 07:02:25 AM »

Dave;
You should be very busy ! SKAM is hard to come by.
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« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2014, 10:09:19 AM »

Dave;
You should be very busy ! SKAM is hard to come by.

Yeah I was pretty busy early Saturday.  It was fun being the target of multiple pileups.
But there were several other big signals in SKAM as well.  Ferry and Douglass were the
tough ones this year - neither were on much.  About 11:00 local time Sunday they
both came alive on 7.250 and I got them both for a "clean sweep".  The best part was
simply the cabin - I posted pix at QRZ.com (too hard to post photos here).  PERFECT
weather, awesome view, antenna worked great - I had a LOT of fun!

Score:  300 QSOs, 34,900 points, W7DX 500 points per band bonus x 2 (80/40), 15 states
and a clean sweep of 39 counties.  I stopped at 300 Q's to enjoy the rest of Sunday
with my wife and dog on the river.

Best QSO:  heard a guy chatting in Spokane about how in 42 years as a ham he'd never
so much as heard Skamania County on the air, much less worked anyone there.  So imagine
his surprise when I broke in and said "well here I am!  59++ Skamania County"!!  He was
pretty happy and we chatted for some time.  One other QSO was giving a guy in New
Jersey a clean sweep with SKAM.

Next year I'll set up in Jefferson county probably.

Dave
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