Several CVARC members participated in the ARRL 10m contest held Dec 10-11, 2022. Band conditions were favorable with lots of activity on both CW and voice portions of the band.
- Nick Blackwell-KC0MQE made 6 QSOs into the upper Midwest. He noted a great window into MN, IL and WI and could easily be heard running 100 watts.
- Craig Grimm-KD6NFD made 115 QSOs with 41 states and countries. He noted a brief opening to the upper east coast including NY, MD, RI, and ME that lasted less than 30 minutes.
- James Smith-KK6YAM used the contest as an opportunity to test out his setup and made a QSO with another station in California.
- Pete Heins-N6ZE made 28 QSOs with 15 states and countries including CA, IL, KY, MN, LA, WI, TN, FL, GA, SC, NC, Japan, Australia, and Brazil. He ran an Icom IC-756 running 90 watts into a Cushcraft R5 vertical antenna.
Mark your calendars for the CVARC Winter Field Day on January 28. There will be lots of activity on all the bands and a great chance to make contacts, practice your skills and learn from others. See you at the park!