June VHF Contest 2013


NI6E, K6EPP and AF6RT operated from DM23
South of Joshua Tree National Park
6m antenna - M2 6M5XHP at 20 feet
2m antenna - 11 elements at 13 feet

Computer logging was difficult due to bright sunlight on the screen
An 8 watt string of LED Christmas tree lamps around the pop-up frame did not attract bugs at night
A 20 watt halogen desk-lamp attracted swarms.


Grids Worked, 6m
Our location marked with Red Dot
Stations in DM23 were so scarce,
we couldn't work our own Grid


Surprise !! We Won !!
This Certificate arrived in the mail 50 Weeks after the end of the contest