Joel & Granddaughter Emily
Station W5ZN
Copyright 2008 - 2016 Joel Harrison, W5ZN
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W5ZN Contest Operation

2011 ARRL June VHF Contest
1404 QSO's 438 Mults = 686,784
First Place
Limited Multi-op Category
Results & Article Here

2010 North American
High Speed Meteor Scatter Contest
95 QSO Points, 12 Bonus Points, 63 Grids = 6741
First Place
High Power - Multiband

2010 ARRL June VHF Contest
1482 QSO's  388 Mults = 606,832
2nd Place - United States
Limited Multi-Op Category
New 6 Meter Grids Worked Record
(with NN1N, KX9X & W9WI)
Photos Here

2009 ARRL June VHF Contest
926 QSO's  277 Mults = 271,183
6th Place - United States
Limited Multi-Op Category
(with NN1N & KX9X)
Photos Here

2004 ARRL June VHF Contest
297 QSO's  203 Mults = 245,690
Single Operator-High Power
First June Competition Since 1998

2001 ARRL UHF Contest
166 QSO's  142 Mults = 160,602
First Place
Single Operator High Power
All Time Delta Division Record

2000 ARRL UHF Contest
178 QSO's  86 Mults = 113,004
2nd Place - United States
Rover Category

1999 ARRL UHF Contest
105 QSO's  24 Mults = 21,204
All Time Delta Division Record
Rover Category

1998 ARRL June VHF Contest
999 QSO's  420 Mults = 626,220
New All Time World Record
Single Operator-High Power

1997 ARRL June VHF Contest
627 QSL's  272 Mults = 288,320
3rd Place - United States
Single Operator-High Power

1996 ARRL June VHF Contest
999 QSO's  406 Mults = 563,528
All Time World Record
Single Operator-High Power

1995 ARRL June VHF Contest
637 QSO's  245 Mults = 240,835
2nd Place- United States
Single Operator-High Power

1994 ARRL June VHF Contest
448 QSO's  187 Mults = 116,875
6th Place - United States
Single Operator-High Power

1993 ARRL June VHF Contest
645 QSO's  311 Mults = 245,690
4th Place - United States
Single Operator-High Power
Kay N3KN and Joel W5ZN with the "Head Rat"
Mt. Airy VHF Radio Club-The Pack Rats
50th Anniversary Celebration
W5ZN Portable on Mt. Magazine, Arkansas EM35
Attempting 24 GHz distance record with W5LUA
W5ZN 5.7 GHz EME
The VHF/UHF Century Club Award

W5ZN Standings
MHz
Grids
States
Countries
FFMA
464
N/A
N/A
50
755
50
100
144
537
50
44
222
104
26
2
432
153
36
15
902
43
16
1
1296
51
16
1
2304
31
12
1
3456
25
10
1
5760
30
10
3
10368
20
10
1
24192
5
1
1
Collierville Millimeter Wave Society
Paul W4HHK, Dave N4MW, Tom WA8WZG, Al W5LUA, Joel W5ZN
Paul Wilson, W4HHK (SK)
First 2.3 GHz EME Contact
Paul W4HHK (SK) Operating in his Shack
The 50 MHz station is an Elecraft K3 & 8877 amplifier with four M2 6M7JHV 7 element antennas arranged in a 7x7x7x7 configuration at 27', 52', 77' and 102'. The lower three antennas are rotatable with ring rotors.

The 144 MHz station is an Elecraft K3 with a DEMI xvtr and 8877 amplifier to a 2x18 array at 125' for terrrestrial work and a 4x17 array for EME.

The 222 MHz station is a Flex 1500 with a DEMI xvtr and 8877 amplifier to four Directive Systems FO-16 at 100'.

The 432 MHz station is a Flex 5000 with a DEMI xvtr and a Lunar Link 2x3CX800 amplifier to four FO-25 Antennas at 110'

Owner, Chief Engineer & Chief Operator
Joel W5ZN

Special Thanks to:

RF Consultant
Al, W5LUA

Tower Support
Roger, N5QS

Transverters & Equipment
Steve N2CEI & Sandra K4SME
Downeast Microwave

Antennas by Jacques
Dave "Jacques" Olean K1WHS


K9HMB (K9NS SuperStation) and W5ZN discuss VHF contest strategy & competition, past, present & future, while K9KM looks on!
W5ZN/Rover
1999 ARRL UHF Contest
EM33 - I-30 Exit 7
Grid #5 for 24 GHz VUCC
EM46 Thanks to Al W5LUA

Joel & Granddaughter Emily
W5ZN enjoys the "relaxed" operating style at K1WHS
Some of the K1WHS SuperStation Ops at Team Jacques 2010 September ARRL VHF Contest
From the back: N2CEI, K4SME, W5ZN, WA1T
Our Rovers use computer logging!
Zilla Contest Group - Team W5ZN

6 Meter BBQ at K5AND/W6JKV
Austin, TX - October 5, 2013
l to r: Al W5LUA; Pat W5VY; Joel W5ZN; Tony WA8RJF; Bob W4ZST; Colin VE3
W5ZN