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[VHFcontesting] June VHF Contest

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Subject: [VHFcontesting] June VHF Contest
From: Zack Widup <w9sz@prairienet.org>
Date: Sun, 5 Jun 2005 19:45:37 -0500 (CDT)
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Bob N5RP and I are going to be operating from Bald Knob in southern 
Illinois, near Alto Pass, in the June VHF QSO Party. We may be joined by 
Sean KX9X.

Bald Knob is in grid square EM57hn.  For those of you who haven't seen it, 
the hill is the highest point in the area and has a large cross on the top 
of it. It is visible from Interstate 57.

We are going to try to set up the microwave station on the top of the 
cross.  This has been done before, but not by us (this is the first time 
either of us has operated from this site).  So it should be an adventure!  
We should have all bands from 50 through 10368 MHz.

I don't have high power for the higher bands but we'll see what we can do 
with 1 watt on 2304, 3456 and 5760 and 0.5 watt on 10368. Hopefully we 
will do some future contests from this site with better equipment but this 
is kind of an experiment.  I'm sure we will have fun and make quite a few 
QSO's. We will probably use 144.260 (+ or -) as a liaison frequency for 
the microwave bands.

73, Zack W9SZ

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