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[VHFcontesting] 432 MHz Sprints

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Subject: [VHFcontesting] 432 MHz Sprints
From: Jim Hunt <k9gtj@sbcglobal.net>
Reply-to: Jim Hunt <k9gtj@sbcglobal.net>
Date: Mon, 7 Oct 2013 05:51:59 -0700 (PDT)
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I am going to participate in the 432 MHz sprints as a portable on Wednesday.  
My set up with be a modest 14'/22 element boom I received many years ago from 
the estate of a SK and my Icom 706MKII G.  I doubt I will have an amp to use 
and will only be on SSB so unless a miracle happens with propagation, I'll 
doubt I get far with my signal from EN60vm (Kokomo, Indiana).  
The good news is I will be able to get the antenna about 50' in the air by 
using the press box of the local and rural HS football field where I work.  The 
weather looks great so I can work on the roof near the antenna keeping the coax 
run low.
If anyone in the surrounding states would like to schedule a contact in advance 
of the contest, please feel free to email me.  Otherwise, I suspect I'll spend 
the first hour looking towards Columbus or Detroit and the second hour towards 
Chicago/Milwaukee.  I'll point south to Indy some too.  
Jim - K9GTJ
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