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W7A S2S Madness VHF from San Diego!

Had a great time trying to work you all in AZ on VHF this morning. I managed four VHF 2m S2S contacts from W6/SD-026 in the mountains East of San Diego:
WX7MB on W7A/CS-020 via 2m FM, 323.4 mi away
K7TAB on W7A/AE-044 via 2m FM, 315 mi away
NJ7V on W7A/AW-011 via 2m FM, then CW, 328 mi away
WA7JTM on W7A/CS-013 via 2m CW, 315.4 mi away

I also worked chasers in AZ and could hear some other stations trying. Sorry for not being able to pull you out.

I was running a Yaesu FT-857 at 50w into a home-brew portable 6-element beam.

Many thanks to WA7JTM and everyone that made this event happen. What a blast.

Adam
K6ARK

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Adam,

Just got home. I am amazed how well you heard my 5 watts at that distance. I had 4 elements 9 feet of the ground, in the trees. It was not a clear path from my summit, but good enough apparently

I heard you again later and u were quite a bit stronger than when we worked.

The log shows 121 contacts in this event and 50 s2s contacts…some are dupes (same station different band) so it will be interesting to c how many unique summits I actually worked.

From the smile on your face it appears you may have had some fun today. Hi Hi

73 and thanks for being there!

73

Pete
WA7JTM

Adam
Wow! Impressive 2 meter contacts. My longest 2 meter FM contact was about 120 miles. Didn’t know 300 plus miles on 2 meter FM was possible, but you did it. I could not here you here a lot closer. I need to get my beam back up. Had a lot of fun here chasing everybody on HF.
Jeff K6QCB

That’s awesome! :clap: