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k6z 2011 California qso party m/m county expedition

Photos taken of our record setting 2011 California QSO Party M/M County Expedition contest entry. W6PH, W1MD, WA1Z, K6VR, K6ZZ, KI6VC, N6KZ, and N6WIN participated as a Multi-Multi County Expedition entry from Kurtís (W6PH) QTH in Lone Pine, California (Inyo County).

AB-577 Assembly

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W6PH raising one of three AB-577 towers.

Group BBQ

Sunset

Setting sun along the Rockies.

Station #1 and #3

K3ís & amplifiers at each station.

Sleeping Quarters

Sleeping was reserved for the 32í toy hauler.

The Valley

Looking down, east, on the valley QTH.

Antennas & Clouds

Looking up from the creek side.

Friday night pre-contest BBQ.

 

Station Description:

Four stations running N1MM Version 11.9.3 in a wireless network.

 

* 10 Meters: IC-7000, 30L-1, 4 element homebrew beam at 30 feet, Ops: KI6VC, N6KZ

* 15/80 Meters: K3, SB-220, 5 element homebrew beam at 48 feet, Quarter Wave Sloper

††† for 80M, Ops: N6WIN, K6ZZ

* 20/160 Meters: K3, LK-500ZB, 3 element homebrew beam at 48 feet, Inverted-L for

†† 160M, Ops: W1MD, WA1Z

* 40 Meters: IC-7000, AL-80A, 40-2CD at 48 feet, Ops: W6PH, K6VR

 

Antennas were installed on AB-577 military surplus portable masts and a 30 foot

homebrew tower trailer.

 

Final Results:

1,603 CW / 3,265 PH = 4,868 QSOs, 58 Mults for 657,749 Points

1st place M/M County Expedition and New Record.

 

3830 - CQP K6Z M/M CTY EXPEDITION 2011

 

73,

Tim / N6WIN.

Outdoor shower

Solar heated, creek fed outside shower.

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