2017 EAA Special Event Station Results

I have compiled a summary of our operations for the W9ZL 2017 EAA Special Event
Station operations at EAA Airventure 2017. In spite of poor radio band conditions the Event had a successful operation for 2017, logging 937 total contacts. The majority of these contacts (693) where made on the 20-meter radio band (14.260 MHz) again due to band conditions causing poor propagation for the 40-meter band (7.250 MHz). A bonus this year was openings on the 6-meter band occurred daily starting on Thursday afternoon.

Here is a summary of the stations daily numbers:

Wednesday July 26, 2017 - 95 Contacts
Thursday July 27, 2017 - 136 Contacts
Friday July 28, 2017 - 242 Contacts
Saturday July 29, 2017 - 255 Contacts
Sunday July 30, 2017 - 208 Contacts
Overall Event total - 937 Contacts

This is a pretty good return for a operation during rather poor band conditions
and is quite successful in being comparable to past operations that operated in
under better (band) conditions. I give much credit to my station operators
diligence and determination in keeping the station operating continually during
the event looking for contacts.

Certificate request info is:

Send a certificate sized SASE (8/12x11) along with your QSL card to:

W9ZL EAA Special Event
PO Box 2346
Appleton WI 54912

Jon Oldenburg AB9AH
EAA Special Event Chairman