Watering Holes

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Rumor has it that there are several favored fishing spots where salmon can be found during the Run.  Among them are:

  • 10m.  Both on Saturday and Sunday, look for CW activity on 28.040 at high noon (1900Z).
  • 75m.  On Saturday night ~4-5pm (0000-0100Z), tune around 3.935 +/- QRM for activity centered in Grant County, with folks all over WA checking in on SSB before dinner.
  • 160m.  Saturday night, you’ll find SSB activity at 1.847 starting ~9:30pm (0430Z) and CW on ~1.830 at 10pm (0500Z).


Others have said:

I’ll be working as :SOAB / HP:
6m phone from CN88bd76 in Clallam county for 10 minutes (or until any queue is cleared) every other half hour during daylight hours 1730Z, 1930Z, 2130Z, 2330Z, and 0130Z Saturday.
80 & 160m phone during night and greyline hours.
Otherwise I will be operating on 20 during the day and 40 at night once I’ve cleared any queues in the above schedules.
I will keep an eye on 10 & 15 should they show signs of propagation. If so I may move there if I’m not busy on other bands.

Chris WY7W


Saturday 20 meters 14.278 from 10-1p, 40 meter 7.2435 from 2-5p, 80 meters from 6-9p 3.933 MHz.

All planned frequencies may vary slightly depending on conditions. This is a rare county contact.

Also on Sunday I’m running from 11-2p on 14.232 and 3-7p 80 on 3.933.  All on PH mode.

John Pierre N3FQ


Add one more mobile to the Smoked Salmon Run…
Only if smoke conditions improve over the weekend as predicted we will be traveling to central Oregon on Sunday with stops in 7 WA counties.
We will be on the 3930 SSB watering hole primarily with 20 minute stop in each of the following:
Pierce, Thurston, Lewis, Cowlitz, Wahkiakum, Clark, and Skamania wrapping up at 5pm Sunday.

Bill, W7VAS