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"The Sierra Victor Team operators are: Max VE6RST, Jerry VE6TL, Heinz, VE6LDX, John VE6MRT, Cary VE4EA, Rob VE4GV"

We want to promote fun in HF contesting and we are always on the hunt to recruit new operators

TOWER & ANTENNA DETAILS

Tower 1

  • 40M 2el Yagi at 145 feet
  • 40M 3el Yagi at 120 feet
  • 20M 5el (3) stack (120ft-80ft-50ft)
  • Inverted Vees for 160M and 80M



TOWER – 2

  • 2M 12el Yagi (h) at 95 feet
  • 10M 5el Yagi at 90 feet
  • 15M 6el yagi at 85 feet
  • 15M 5el yagi fixed SE at 50 feet

TOWER – 3

  • 70CM 18 el Yagi (H) at 68 feet
  • 2M 4 x 12 el yagis array at 60 feet
  • 6M 9el Yagi at 65 feet

TOWER – 4

  • 10M 7el yagi 48 foot boom at 90 feet
  • 40M 3el Yagi at 85 feet
  • WARC dipole

80M 4-SQUARE ARRAY

 

  • 80M 4-SQ Array with a 120 radial per vertical ground screen
  • 160M vertical with a 60 radial ground screen
  • 4-SQ short vertical RX array
  • Beverages (4) approx. 800 plus feet
     

STATION 1

This operating position is usually assigned to the run position in M/S or M/2 operating event. It is a SO2R position (Single Operator 2 Radio) for advanced operating in run and multi activites.
Main rig is (2) Yaesu FT-1000MP MkV equipped with all filters and special rcvr roofing filters
Amplifier is a QRO HF-2500DX Mark III
Dunestar bandpass filter
Digital Voice Keyer MFJ-432
AEA CW keyer c/w bencher paddles
Heil Pro headset
Logging computer operating WriteLog software - connected to the station LAN and packet TNC
Antenna availability – Tower, 1 Tower 2, Tower 4, 80M 4SQ and beverages

STATION 2

This operating position is usually assigned as the multi position in M/S or the second run station in M/2.
Main rig is a Yaesu FT-1000MP Mark V equipped with all filters
Amplifier is a QRO HF-2500DX
Dunestar bandpass filter
Digital Voice Keyer MFJ-431
MFJ CW keyer c/w bencher paddles
Heil Pro headset
Logging computer operating WriteLog software – connected to the station LAN
Antenna availability – Tower 1, Tower 2, Tower 4, 80M 4SQ and beverages

STATION 3

All-purpose operating position, usually an advanced spotting position used to qualify packetcluster spots and watch for other possible band openings.
Main rig is a Yaesu FT-1000MP and FT-847
Amplifier is a Kenwood TL-922
MFJ CW keyer c/w paddles
Heil Pro headset
Logging computer operating Writelog software – connected to the station LAN
Antenna availability – Tower 3 only

MASTER COMPUTER POSITION
This is a contest management position to ensure that the packet cluster stays operating, edit log entries, create operating reports (QSO rates, multi totals, needed mults), check for ten minute rule violations and provide Internet telnet connection should the VHF cluster fail. Plus real time space weather reports and information.

OPERATING CREED & STRAGETY


Operated by Max VE6RST

Everyone on the operating team contributes to making the team effort a success. Each team operator is "charged" with a specific task to make it all happen. Our operating creed is very much tied to a winning attitude and effort.
• WriteLog the logging software, running in a CT compatible mode
• Operating stamina, the competitive edge of staying in the chair when the band conditions get rough or slow
Through the course of the contest (it is a 48 hour event) all the operators "cycle thru" the various team tasks. That being run station op, multi stn op, spot stn op and logging support. It is imperative that the run and multi stations be staffed and focused for the entire 48-hour event. I cannot over emphasis this number one operating strategy! Also keeping in mind that run, multi and spot positions must "work" together to maximize the score.
We use the packetcluster to its full extend, all spots are chased and re-confirmed. Yet, never losing sight of constantly searching the bands for multipliers for the full 48-hour period. We have a mild understanding of the propagation for our location that occurs during this 48-hour contest and have developed an operating plan to this end. We hope to "fine tune" the plan for the loss of 10M prop anticipated for this fall and ensure that 40M is mined for every Q and multi.
The first 24 hours of operating will set the stage of a winning effort. The second night will separate the “men from boys” and the last daytime operating hours will be a race to the finish.

 
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