Adventures in ham radio

WW7D’s 2015 Salmon Run Plans

WW7D will be mobile for the 2015 Salmon Run. This post discusses my route, schedule, and frequencies.

RouteMy route will be much like last year’s, 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 (same as last year):

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 — 11:15 AM
  4. Franklin: 11:15 AM — 11:55 AM
  5. Franklin–Adams: 11:55 AM — 12:05 AM
  6. Adams: 12:05 AM — 1:00 PM
  7. Lincoln: 1:00 PM — 2:20 PM
  8. Grant: 2:20 PM — 2:35 PM
  9. Grant—Douglas: 2:35 PM — 3:20 PM
  10. Douglas: 3:20 PM — 3:35 PM
  11. Okanogan: 3:35 PM — 4:00 PM
  12. Okanogan–Ferry: 4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

The route is modified from last year, primarily near the end of the contest:

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’s 2015 Salmon Run Plans" (1)

  1. […] WW7D/m submitted his plans to late to list below, but clicking on his call will take you to his web page showing times and counties that he will activate. […]

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