VA3RAC thru December

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VA3RAC thru December

Post by VE3PCP » Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:46 pm

Hi folks:
I have offered to run VA3RAC for each weekend in December. Started off last night. I ran FT8 all evening, about 4 hours worth.
Lots of Canadian contacts as well as US and several other countries. Around 60 or so contacts between 80, 40 and 20 with most on 80 ans 40.

I wanted to share the PSK Report for each band so you can see that never to underestimate how far your signal is reaching.

I'm was running my Hustler 4BTV vertical on 40 and a dipole at 24 ft on 80 so an NVIS antenna. Ran my Double Delta Loop array on 20 and 17 but they were pretty dead being after dark when I started. Running 50W on all bands.

I'll be on again today at varying times but not sure about tomorrow. Busy day tomorrow and won't be home much.
73
Rob

40M
40M FT8 Dec 1_2.png
80M
80M FT8 Dec 1_2.png
20M
20M FT8 Dec 1_2.png
and 17M but had no QSOs band was pretty dead
17M FT8 Dec 1_2.png



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Re: VA3RAC thru December

Post by VE3PCP » Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:19 pm

I'll be running VA3RAC again all weekend.
Not sure what band and modes yet but probably a mix.
Talk soon!

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Re: VA3RAC thru December

Post by VE3PCP » Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:49 pm

Update on VA3RAC.
Looks like they have another couple of guys stepping up to run the call sign for the next week. Great to see!

VA3RAC – Denis Rule, VE3BF, will operate from Monday, December 18 to Thursday, December 21 and Jeremy Jones, VA3ZTF, will operate from Thursday, December 21 at 5 pm until Tuesday, December 26 at 5 pm. Neil Macklem, VE3SST, will activate VA3RAC from 5 pm on Tuesday, December 26 until 6 pm on Friday, December 29.

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