Got to www.qsl.net/w6elprop and download the free program from
W6EL. Then go to ARRL website and look for an article by Carl K9LA on how
to use the W6EL program to roll your own planning. That is at
www.arrl.org/tis/info/propagation.html and scroll toward the bottom for
the .pdf file "An Introductory Tutorial to W6ELProp." Carl also has some
articles on propagation and band planning for DX travel and contesting that
ran in NCJ. I am not sure where to point you to find those articles; maybe
a source on www.ncjweb.com for starters.
73, Mark N7MQ
At 08:35 PM 10/22/2006 -0400, Tim Holmes wrote:
>Im getting ready to start prepping for the contest this weekend.
>ALthough i dont have a lot of specialized antennas, or a monster
>station (706mkIIG and a rotatable dipole) i enjoy figuring out where
>the best times of propagation should be in preparation for a contest.
>I had a method worked out a few years ago, but after a 9 month layoff
>from radio (long story) and a rotor failure, ive kinda lost how i was
>doing it. I would be interested to hear how you guys prepare a work
>chart / any recomendations that you have for data / software etc. I
>know i used to use the prop charts in CQ mag, but im not sure if i
>have / can find this months issue, so if there are other / better ways
>of getting the data, id be interested in that too.
>Thanks a bunch, i'll look forward to your responses.
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