Adventures in ham radio

WW7D/M Salmon Run plans

Once again, WW7D/M will be running in the Salmon Run. This post covers my plans, both the schedule and frequencies. I may update this as necessary before the start of the contest. Route My route will be much like last year’s route but, with a few refinements. On Saturday, I’ll start out on the King–Pierce county line, and make my way west and south, ending on the Columbia River on the Clark–Skamania line. Here are the details for Saturday (time are PDT):

  1. King–Pierce: 9:00 AM — 10:30 AM
  2. Pierce: 10:30 AM — 11:05 AM
  3. Kitsap: 11:05 AM — 11:25 AM
  4. Kitsap–Mason: 11:25 AM — 12:10 PM
  5. Mason: 12:10 PM — 1:05 PM
  6. Grays Harbor: 1:05 PM — 2:10 PM
  7. Pacific–Grays Harbor: 2:10 PM — 3:40 PM
  8. Grays Harbor: 3:40 PM — 4:10 PM
  9. Thurston: 4:10 PM — 4:30 PM
  10. Thurston–Lewis: 4:30 PM — 6:00 PM
  11. Thurston: 6:00 PM — 6:10 PM
  12. Lewis: 6:10 PM — 6:40 PM
  13. Cowlitz: 6:40 PM — 7:25 PM
  14. Cowlitz–Wahkiakum: 7:25 PM — 8:55 PM
  15. Cowlitz: 8:55 PM — 9:40 PM
  16. Clark: 9:40 PM — 10:30 PM
  17. Clark–Skamania: 10:30 PM — 12:00 AM

Here is a picture of the route: Sunday, I’ll begin in the south part of central Washington, and make my way north:

  1. Yakima–Klickitat: 9:00 AM — 10:00 AM
  2. Klickitat: 10:00 AM — 10:10 AM
  3. Benton: 10:10 AM — 11:10 AM
  4. Franklin: 11:10 AM — 11:50 AM
  5. Adams: 11:50 AM — 12:45 PM
  6. Lincoln: 12:45 PM — 2:05 PM
  7. Grant: 02:05 PM — 2:45 PM
  8. Okanogan: 2:45 PM — 3:05 PM
  9. Okanogan–Ferry: 3:05 PM — 4:10 PM
  10. Okanogan: 4:10 PM — 4:30 PM
  11. Grant: 4:30 PM — 4:40 PM
  12. Grant-Douglas: 4:40 PM — 5:00 PM

Ignoring point L, here is the map: Frequencies Giving out fixed frequencies is almost silly for a single operator station. But here are the frequencies I will first try to grab. Notice the digit preference for ending on a 7. I’ll stick to that when possible, except on 2m and 6m SSB. CW

  • 3.547 MHz
  • 7.037 MHz
  • 14.047 MHz
  • 21.037 MHz
  • 28.037 MHz
  • 50.097 MHz
  • 144.097 MHz

SSB

  • 3.917 MHz
  • 7.247 MHz
  • 14.327 MHz
  • 21.367 MHz
  • 28.367 MHz
  • 50.125 MHz
  • 144.200 MHz

Notice that 20m phone is much higher than the recommended frequency. I usually have a very difficult time finding an open spot on 20 phone, so I am just going to start out in the less populated part of the band. Best wishes to everyone participating in the contest.

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Comments on: "WW7D/M Salmon Run plans" (4)

  1. DEAR Darryl!

    I can take part in WA QP also this year. I will be on all band CW/ssb/RTTY. Please looking for me from each counties also on high bands at the begenings. No condx on this time in Slovakia on 40m. If it is possible 15m – usually FB condx here and no problem with QSO’s. 20m is also hard (but not impossible) at he begenning . When I found you, I can try to move you on another mode for multiplier.

    regards, laci OM2VL

  2. […] is pretty much a tweaked version of the one I ran last year. I posted the details for this year here. Basically, I worked Western Washington counties (KING, PIE, KITS, MAS, GRAY, PAC, THU, LEW, COW, […]

  3. Laci,
    It was great working you during the Salmon run. We worked in 12 different counties. I hope some of them were counties you needed. Your signal was quite strong at times.

    Best wishes to you,
    Darryl

  4. Yes! Thank you very much for the nice QSO’s. KLI and ADA are new counties for me and 6 another is newone on CW. During Salmon Run I worked with all missed (10) counties … 🙂
    Totally I made 171 !!! QSO & 36 multiplier.

    regards, Laci OM2VL

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