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SCARC US Islands 2020 Annual Contest

On Saturday August 29th, the Annual US Island contest was held. The goal of this 15-hour long event is for hams on US and Canadian islands to work as many other stations as possible (both island and non-islands) and for non-island stations to work as many islands as possible.

This year the W7PIG effort was mounted at the QTH of Lee - K7IOC on Camano Island. The plan was to do the same in 2020 as we had done in 2018, only better. Operations were conducted on the non-WARC bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, and 6. Modes included SSB, CW, PSK31. It was very hectic at times but everyone had a lot of fun with the contest! It also was good training experience. Glad we had some newcomers participate.

Participants at the "PIG-pen" (W7PIG) included: Sue - KK6SUE, Jim - K7AMF and Lee - K7IOC.
Supporters included rovers: Jerry - W6RKE, Nairy - KG7KCD, Steve - AC7SG, Dan - KA7GPP, Jason - KV7DX.
Others who helped us this year were: Tom - KD6TR, Jake - K7OPP, Curt - WR5J and Dave - AL2I.

Conditions were very challenging this year: marginal propagation, high noise levels for some of the rovers, some islands not accessible this year due to construction. Rover operation was improved over last time: have made notes for better coordination next time.

The SCARC results for the 2020 Contest:

 Contacts: 284States worked: 20Provinces worked: 3
 Territories: 1Unique Islands: 25 Total island contacts: 56
 
 As in the past, Rovers were key to our Club's success.
 
 Final Score: 317,696 points. FIRST PLACE in Fixed Station & FIRST PLACE Over-all!
In addition, Dan - KG7GPP earned Second Place in the Rover Category.

For more information about the SCARC US Island Contest efforts, contact:
Lee - K7IOC Email: K7IOC (at) ARRL.net

For more information about the US Islands program, please see US Islands.


 
 
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W7PIG Repeater Freqs:
  70 CM441.050 MHz +5.0 MHz (446.050) PL 103.5  
  1.25 M223.880 MHz -1.6 MHz (222.280) PL 103.5  
  2 M 147.360 MHz +600 KHz (147.960) PL 127.3  

Local Simplex Frequency 147.57 MHz

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P.O. Box 941
Stanwood, WA 98292
Email: [email protected]
Website contact: Lee K7IOC Updated: October 11, 2020
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