On Saturday the CQ WW VHF contest came to town. Brandon Clark, KL7BSC, operated from a peak above Eagle River. Even though this contest hasn’t traditionally been big up here there were still plenty of contacts to be had, and a fun time was had by all.
With the help of other operators putting the word out the contest went well, and there was even some Summits on the Air action to be had. Peak KLA/AN-189 was activated on-air for the very first time.
Don’t worry if you missed this one. August 4th is the ARRL 220 HMZ andup contest, where there will be another hilltop station trying for long distance contacts.
September 4th is the next ARRL VHF contest. There will be a repeat of the June VHF rover route – possibly with a small caravan of rovers this time.