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LOTW and QSL cards Jun 12th 2015, 20:12 2 1,814 on 14/6/15
HF Interference on 15/17m Jun 12th 2015, 20:01 1 802 on 12/6/15
FM operation for ARRL VHF June Contest Jun 12th 2015, 19:49 6 2,090 on 13/8/15

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FM operation for ARRL VHF June Contest KX1W on 6/8/15
Gerald (WD3D), my license class has nothing to do with my contesting question (as AI4BJ points out). I have not operated a VHF contest, and the only 6m FM operation I was familiar with was through repeaters. Obviously it's for simplex operation.
LOTW and QSL cards KX1W on 12/6/15
I have 79 entities confirmed on LOTW. I have worked 117 but the others are not using LOTW. Since DXCC does not accept ecards from, do I need postmarked QSLs from the other entities if I don't want to wait until I can confirm 100 via LOTW?

Ron Fish, KX1W
HF Interference on 15/17m KX1W on 12/6/15
I'm using an older Ten-Tec Delta II rig which was checked at the factory before use. For some time now, I have been receiving noticeable interference only on the 15 and 17 meter bands. The interference is a blanking one where SSB signals are so distorted I am unable to understand them or complete a QSO. It isn't power line noise as I'm not near any lines and it's not a popping sound. Sometimes the interference is gone and I can use the bands, so I can't pinpoint any times. It's usually present. I have no wall warts or anything generating RFI near the rig. Any help here? I did not have this problem last year when I set up the rig but I don't know what has changed.

Ron Fish, KX1W
FM operation for ARRL VHF June Contest KX1W on 12/6/15
There is an FM only category for tomorrow's VHF contest. Does that mean contacts on 6 meters should be through repeaters only? Are repeater contacts allowed? (I know they're not for VUCC).

Tnx, Ron Fish, KX1W

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