A little surprise arrived in the mailbox yesterday …
Considering this is the first contest entry submitted by this club in over a decade, this is a nice accomplishment. Congratulations to our operators who overpowered several configuration challenges and endured the opressive heat to show ourselves and the world that we seriously enjoy this radio sport .!.
[ WB5RMG, N5AYD, K4RGG, KO4FV, & (soon-to-be-licensed) Andy ! ]
Of course, it helped that we had really great propagation on 50 MHz….
Looking back to last year’s post, I have extracted this breakdown by band :
50 MHz : 93 contacts - 55 grids 144 MHz : 12 contacts - 3 grids 222 MHz : 1 contact - 1 grid 432 MHz : 3 contacts - 3 grids Total = 114 contacts - 62 multipliers # 7626 points
Just think of what we oughta be able to do this year. I hope 6m is good again !
Last year we were barely trying, and Andrew didn’t even have his license yet !
Don’t forget – this event is coming up June 18 & 19th. Even if you can’t come out and help us get things ready – drop in over that weekend to say howdy, and see what this VHF contesting thing is like. Here is the letter from ARRL …..
(you can click to get a larger one to read the detail)
Even if you stay home and work only a few stations for the event, please submit your log. The contest doesn’t include repeater contacts, but even 2m FM QSOs on simplex can be included (do not use the National Calling Frequency 146.52). Most of the VHF contacts are on 144.200 USB, and 432.100 USB. For FM contacts you might listen on other standard simplex frequencies like 146.55 or 146.58 … All of my 220 contacts during these contests have been on FM, as that is all I have on that band. In 2009 at home, I took the award for 1st place in Alabama on 220 MHz with only 3 contacts ..!..
Give it a try, you just might have some fun… /;^)