The "Salmon Run" is the Washington State QSO Party radio contest held every year in September, sponsored by the Western Washington DX Club.

FUNDRAISER EVENT

The Club holds a fundraiser event every year in conjunction with the Salmon Run contest. Pledges by Club Members may be a dollar amount multiplied by the total number of Washington counties worked by the Club's station W7DK during the contest period.

Some hams venture out to make contacts from other Washington counties by operating temporary portable expedition stations or mobile rover stations. Others come by the Clubhouse to help with the fundraiser festivities or maybe grab the microphone or CW key to make some contacts on the air. The more experienced hams love to crank up the power, log contacts at an extremely rapid pace, and dazzle visitors with their operating skills.

2019 CONTEST RESULTS

We achieved a clean sweep again this year, and we even worked all states.  We missed two Canadian provinces, but all in all we turned in a pretty good effort with just under 900 QSOs (a big improvement over the last couple of years) despite continued low solar activity and poor propagation.  Activity was confined to 80/75M, 40M and 20M, and the bulk of our QSOs were on 20M SSB.  The bulk of our county multipliers were contacted on 75M SSB.  Here's the breakdown:

QSOs by mode:

211 CW
687 SSB


QSOs by band:

170 80M
70 40M
658 20M


15 operators

WB4SPB K7ANA W7MKE N7CPM N7OMS
NG7G KG7ZYB KR7W KF7SCB KI7YRC
W2NCC WG7X AF7YD AG7CX KF7GPO

In addition to those who operated, many club members showed up to observe and lend moral support.  A good time was had by all, and that's what really counts.

2020 CONTEST PERIOD

Watch this space, or monitor this WWDXC web page

 

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