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Re: [VHFcontesting] 2M SPRINT from DM58

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Subject: Re: [VHFcontesting] 2M SPRINT from DM58
From: Mark Spencer <mark@alignedsolutions.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Apr 2017 11:03:12 -0700
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17Q's and 8 Mults using the home station.  I don't contest much with the home 
station but am pleased with this.   Spent about half the contest on meteor 
scatter and completed one QSO with Tom WA6OSX via msk144, plus I heard a nice 
ping in my speaker when trying to work Jay.  Also worked a local on 146.52 FM 
who was unaware of the contest and later heard him on 144.200 SSB.

Had bad qrm to the east which typically made it hard to hear Jay and I think my 
roving laptop needs an upgrade for MSK144 use on 144 MHz and up.   (I wanted to 
use this contest as an opportunity to practice a bit for my future roving 

Also see a new receive converter / transverter with an external frequency 
reference input in my upgrade plans for the home 2M station.   

All in all a fun evening.   Thanks to all who participated.

Hope to be roving or portable for the rest of the spring sprints.   Maybe 
roving in CN99 and CN89 for 222 and 432, portable from CN89 for the microwave 
Sprint and portable from CO80 for the 6M sprint if enough snow has melted by 
then (:   


Mark S

604 762 4099

> On Apr 18, 2017, at 7:27 AM, Keith Morehouse <w9rm@calmesapartners.com> wrote:
> 8 Q's and 8 mults....
> This is a RECORD score for me in Sprint from DM58 !  I couldn't beleive all
> the activity - had a hard time with the pile-up's.
> Sarcasm aside, I worked a few to the east I hardly ever hear, even in June
> VHF, but other directions were pretty much absent.  What's with you guys in
> New Mexico when it comes to Sprint ?  You're hosting a Central States
> conference - you should be more supportive of the events.
> Had some luck running digi meteor scatter (3 Q's) but I understand those in
> areas with real 2M activity can't afford to waste the time it takes for
> these contacts.  For mid-evening random meteors, there were some MASSIVE
> pings - including a +17 dB hit from VE7AFZ that darn near knocked my
> 'phones off :)
> Jay W9RM
> DM58 CO
> Keith J Morehouse
> Managing Partner
> Calmesa Partners G.P.
> Olathe, CO
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