Adventures in ham radio

WW7D’s 2017 Salmon Run plan

WW7D will be mobile for the 2017 Salmon Run, activating 22 counties. This post discusses my route, schedule, and frequencies.

Route: My route will be much like last year’s. On Saturday, I’ll start out on the King–Pierce county line, and make my way west and south, ending near 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

Even if you get bored on Sunday afternoon, try to get on for the last two hours (2 PM to 5 PM), as I will cover five relatively rare counties.

Frequencies I’ll try to land on frequencies ending on a 7, when possible, except on 2m and 6m SSB.

CW

  • 3.547 MHz
  • 7.037 MHz
  • 14.047 MHz
  • 21.037 MHz
  • 28.037 MHz

SSB

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

I’ll also monitor 146.52 MHz FM and 52.525 MHz FM.

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. When the band dies down, I may move back down to 14.287 MHz or so.

I’ll have a rotatable hex beam on 6m (50.125 MHz) and a 4 element yagi on 2m (144.200 MHz), so don’t hesitate to move me to these frequencies if you are nearby.

Best wishes to everyone participating in the contest.

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Comments on: "WW7D’s 2017 Salmon Run plan" (1)

  1. […] day before the contest, I published my route and schedule. I’ve used this route for five years now, with only a few tweaks each time. The two-day, 22 […]

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