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1. Re: [VHFcontesting] Why don't you rove? (score: 1)
Author: "Zack Widup" <>
Date: Tue, 9 Dec 2008 12:27:36 -0600
My only vehicle now is a Toyota Corolla. Difficult to rove with it unless I do some major constructions to mount the antennas on the car (which I haven't). I enjoy the QRP Portable Single-Op category
/archives//html/VHFcontesting/2008-12/msg00106.html (11,025 bytes)

2. Re: [VHFcontesting] January VHF Sweeps (score: 1)
Author: "Zack Widup" <>
Date: Wed, 7 Jan 2009 11:37:15 -0600
I hope to make it out at least for most of Sunday from the hill in EN50rl. I don't mind the cold as long as it's not raining ice (and even that hasn't stopped me in past years!) 73, Zack W9SZ _______
/archives//html/VHFcontesting/2009-01/msg00016.html (9,192 bytes)

3. [VHFcontesting] Grid square beam headings (score: 1)
Author: "Zack Widup" <>
Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2009 10:11:31 -0600
Wingrid is great if you have the grid squares, preferably the 6-character grids for both ends of the QSO. I used it in the 10 GHz contest. If you have a massive 432 array I can see getting the exact
/archives//html/VHFcontesting/2009-01/msg00024.html (11,301 bytes)

4. [VHFcontesting] January VHF Sweepstakes (score: 1)
Author: Zack Widup <>
Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2009 15:35:26 -0600
I realized I never wrote up anything about my experiences in the January VHF Sweepstakes. In light of the recent Rover "lunchbox" debate, I thought it might be entertaining to see what one person exp
/archives//html/VHFcontesting/2009-02/msg00046.html (10,673 bytes)

5. Re: [VHFcontesting] Rover to Rover Zero Pts (score: 1)
Author: Zack Widup <>
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2009 08:20:03 -0600
The thing I see being complained about here is the methods used by one or two groups to achieve massive scores. The methods more than the massive scores are the complaints. Are these so-called "lunch
/archives//html/VHFcontesting/2009-02/msg00071.html (10,050 bytes)

6. Re: [VHFcontesting] Category alignment [was: one stop (pass) grids] (score: 1)
Author: Zack Widup <>
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2009 08:35:09 -0600
If a Rover operates from a rare grid square on Saturday and conditions are dismal and I can't hear him or get his attention, we miss out. If he passes through the same grid on Sunday and conditions h
/archives//html/VHFcontesting/2009-02/msg00260.html (9,208 bytes)

7. Re: [VHFcontesting] Explaining "the two simple rules" [was: Explaining "the three simple rules"] (score: 1)
Author: Zack Widup <>
Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2009 21:01:23 -0600
It's so much work for me to move once I've set up 10 bands on a hill that I don't want to take it down and reset up somewhere else. It takes over two hours for me to set up and again to tear down. I'
/archives//html/VHFcontesting/2009-02/msg00289.html (10,894 bytes)

8. Re: [VHFcontesting] rover rules (score: 1)
Author: Zack Widup <>
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2009 22:29:42 -0600
So just how many entrants have this "disease"? Zack W9SZ _______________________________________________ VHFcontesting mailing list
/archives//html/VHFcontesting/2009-02/msg00310.html (8,919 bytes)

9. Re: [VHFcontesting] Interpetation of VHF rule 2.3.3 (score: 1)
Author: Zack Widup <>
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2009 09:41:10 -0600
Now that's what I call forward thinking! For a couple years I've been toying with writing a short story for QST about the Intergalactic DX Contest. 73, Zack W9SZ _____________________________________
/archives//html/VHFcontesting/2009-02/msg00312.html (9,196 bytes)

10. [VHFcontesting] Contesting Philosophy (score: 1)
Author: Zack Widup <>
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2009 22:55:49 -0600
Sean and I go back a few years together as contesters. :-) I agree - the purpose of both HF and VHF contesting is to make as many QSO's as possible and to maximize your score. Strategies and techniqu
/archives//html/VHFcontesting/2009-02/msg00356.html (14,427 bytes)

11. Re: [VHFcontesting] 10ghz and Laser VUCC Attempt (SE US) (score: 1)
Author: Zack Widup <>
Date: Mon, 2 Mar 2009 20:55:59 -0600
You might want to contact Bill Buchanan WB4WEN. Not sure if he's on this reflector. The last e-mail address I have for him is He's been on Roan Mountain and Mt. Mitchell. 73, Zack W
/archives//html/VHFcontesting/2009-03/msg00006.html (8,866 bytes)

12. Re: [VHFcontesting] face book group (score: 1)
Author: Zack Widup <>
Date: Mon, 16 Mar 2009 21:42:54 -0600
Does the group have a name? For some reason, when I log onto Facebook and then click on that link, it just kicks me back to my home page. 73, Zack W9SZ _______________________________________________
/archives//html/VHFcontesting/2009-03/msg00056.html (7,862 bytes)

13. Re: [VHFcontesting] Hilltop or portable nets to stir up activity (score: 1)
Author: Zack Widup <>
Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2009 22:14:36 -0600
I don't know why that wouldn't work. I go to hilltops all the time to try for microwave QSO's on skeds. You have the advantage of height without much feedline losses if your feedlines are only 15 fee
/archives//html/VHFcontesting/2009-03/msg00161.html (10,202 bytes)

14. Re: [VHFcontesting] Fwiw: Cabrillo Band Designations (score: 1)
Author: Zack Widup <>
Date: Wed, 8 Apr 2009 09:58:06 -0500
I don't know much about the 70 MHz band, since it is available in EU but not in the USA. Is it a band used by contesters? Since Cabrillo is primarily used for contest logs, I'd have to ask that quest
/archives//html/VHFcontesting/2009-04/msg00016.html (9,904 bytes)

15. Re: [VHFcontesting] 432 Sprint (score: 1)
Author: Zack Widup <>
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2009 09:50:43 -0500
Interesting story. I tried to find your location on Google Earth but couldn't pick out a building that had a tower. Wish I had a place like that to operate from in the first place! I wasn't able to b
/archives//html/VHFcontesting/2009-04/msg00122.html (15,081 bytes)

16. Re: [VHFcontesting] 70cm Antenna & Amplifier (score: 1)
Author: Zack Widup <>
Date: Sat, 25 Apr 2009 18:45:34 -0500
I work a lot of people in the contests with 10 watts on 432 and a 15 element homebrew beam on a 10 foot boom. I have been able to work anyone I could hear and routinely work into Milwaukee, Chicago,
/archives//html/VHFcontesting/2009-04/msg00140.html (8,486 bytes)

17. Re: [VHFcontesting] trimmer caps (score: 1)
Author: Zack Widup <>
Date: Sun, 3 May 2009 09:58:51 -0500
Hi John, Yes, I've eoncountered that before and the caps still worked OK. The missing pieces may affect the mechanical stability but it might not be a big deal for your usage. 73, Zack W9SZ _________
/archives//html/VHFcontesting/2009-05/msg00005.html (7,883 bytes)

18. Re: [VHFcontesting] Log Periodic Antenna Performance? (score: 1)
Author: Zack Widup <>
Date: Fri, 8 May 2009 15:37:45 -0500
I'd suspect that the 45 foot height advantage plus having the antennas out in the open is going to make up for any gain losses due to it being an LPA. 73, Zack W9SZ __________________________________
/archives//html/VHFcontesting/2009-05/msg00083.html (9,449 bytes)

19. Re: [VHFcontesting] [VHF] Log Periodic Antenna Performance? (score: 1)
Author: Zack Widup <>
Date: Sun, 10 May 2009 09:04:39 -0500
Interesting stuff! I was licensed in 1967 so I'm just a youngster to you all. But I started subscribing to both QST and 73 shortly after I got my Novice license. I met Wayne a few years ago at a loca
/archives//html/VHFcontesting/2009-05/msg00109.html (27,675 bytes)

20. Re: [VHFcontesting] Roving for Grids (score: 1)
Author: Zack Widup <>
Date: Tue, 12 May 2009 10:39:20 -0500
There is nothing wrong with OPERATING portable with higher power; you would just be in a different class than Single Op Portable (which is QRP 10 watts or less, as Gene noted). I've been in the Singl
/archives//html/VHFcontesting/2009-05/msg00136.html (12,376 bytes)

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