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K7XC 2004 January VHF Sweepstakes

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Originally I was going to start this contest at the DM04/05/14/15 grid corner near Edwards AFB but after learning N6TEB/R and N6DN/R were starting at the DM13/14/23/24 grid corner in Joshua Tree National Monument I decided to join them there to facilitate my first ever contacts on 902 and 10368.
 
I originally planned to have Tim - NS9E join me for this trip but some last minute things popped up keeping him from joining me. That didnt keep him from loaning me his IF switch and xvtrs for 902, 1296, and 10368 Mhz.
 
 

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K7XC/R - 1997 Ford F150XL 4x4

                2004 Jan VHF Sweepstakes
   Call Used:    K7XC/R
   Grid Suares:  DM23, DM13, DM14, DM24, DM15, DM04, DM05, 
                 CM95, DM06, CM96, CM97, CM98, CM99, DM09
   ARRL SECTION: NV
   ARRL Division;Pacific
   Entry Class:  ROVER
                                                                             
    MHz   | VALID QSOs | QSO POINTS |  MULTS  |    SCORE   
     50   |    120     |    120     |     17  |     2040   
    144   |    211     |    211     |     20  |     4220   
    222   |    118     |    236     |     16  |     3776   
    432   |    130     |    260     |     18  |     4680   
    902   |      2     |      8     |      2  |       16   
   1296   |      1     |      4     |      1  |        4   
   10 GHz |      1     |      8     |      1  |        8
   -----------------------------------------------------  
     ALL  |    583     |    847     |     75  |
                     ROVER BONUS MULTS=   14
                                    FINAL SCORE =  75383
 
   AFFILIATED CLUB PARTICIPATION = Yes     
   ARRL AFFILIATED CLUB NAME: WSWSS
 
   A slight departure from my usual route to get close enough to work some fellow rovers on 3 microwave bands I borrowed from Tim - NS9E. Imagine my dismay when the IF rig died after just a handful OF QSO's at the very beginning of the contest. The loss of these 3 bands easily cut in half what my final score could have been. I did manage to make my very first contacts on 902 MHz and 10 Ghz though!
 
"I have observed all competition rules as well as regulations established for amateur radio in my country. My report is correct and true to the best of my knowledge. I agree to be bound by the decisions of the Awards Committee."
 
DATE: 1/25/04  NAME: Timothy C. Marek   CALL: K7XC/R      
                                                        
   ADDRESS: 3310 Alcorn Rd, Fallon NV 89406-7207     
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That which does not kill us only makes us stranger. (from Aeon Flux)

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