Ken Harker WM5R
2003 K5TR ARRL June VHF QSO Party


This was the second year that K5TR operated in the ARRL June VHF QSO Party in the multi-limited class. We had an unbelievably great six meter opening on Saturday, and a really terribly day on six meters on Sunday.

These photos are copyright © 2003 Kenneth E. Harker. All rights reserved.


Dale Martin KG5U, operating on six meters. Dale had the good fortune of being on the air when six meters opened to the Caribbean and South America.
Dale, on Sunday morning, when six meters was really, really dead.
John Dvoracek KE5C came to operate with us on Sunday afternoon. He also brought over to George a rack-mount power supply. Here, he is just confirming that the supply survived the trip from Temple.
John KE5C, on six meters, and Ken WM5R on two meters and up, late Sunday afternoon. This was a really boring part of the contest until ND2X/R showed up and gave everyone around a flurry of new QSOs and grids on as many as four bands.
A view of the station set up for that weekend. On six meters, we were using a Kenwood TS-690. On 222 and 432, we used a Kenwood TS-850SAT with Downeast Microwave transverters and a custom IF switch (at the upper left-hand corner of the right computer monitor.) On two meters, we used another Kenwood TS-850SAT and a Downeast Microwave transverter.

Last Updated 14 April 2016
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