IOTA NA-065 Expedition
Vashon Island * Operator: Rick, K6VVA
QSL ***ONLY*** via N6AWD (Direct or Bureau)
TNX to all for the 2,012 QSOs during my NA-065 Expedition. Here are a few photos...
Main Antennas: C31-XR & Delta 240 (also a 3el SteppIR on another tower)
Rig: One of my TS-480's plugged into the NN7SS AL-1200 Amplifier :^)
(Left): My host Mark, K6UFO * (Right): K6VVA in the NN7SS Contest Station Shack
I'm sorry the openings to EU during this time of year were limited,
and that 30m, 15m, 12m & 10m turned out to be pretty useless.
That being said, over 800 EU QSOs made it into the log during
this brief single-op IOTA activation & Winter expedition.
I decided ending each QSO with the usual bland "TU" by itself
was too impersonal, so added "73" and "HNY" (which seemed
appropriate since it in was the start of the 2012 New Year :^)
Some K6VVA/7 NA-065 Expedition Audio & Statistical Data...
(Best to do a Right-Click, "Save Target As..." and then open/play after downloading)
AUDIO CLIP (.mp3)
QSOs BY COUNTRY (.pdf)
DISTRIBUTION OF QSOs (.pdf)
Overall, pileup behavior was better than during my previous 5 IOTA Expeditions,
however there are still too many "out-of-turn-caller LIDS" who need to BE QUIET
it is NOT their turn to call. I do NOT respond to "out-of-turn-caller LIDS" ;-(
DX CODE OF CONDUCT