> Hi. I am still not 100 percent certain of my plans but I hope / expect to
> be operating in CN99 at the start of the contest.. (Probably from the same
> site I operated from near Agassiz last January.) Essentially the plan is to
> arrive early in the area on Saturday morning and try and find the best
> possible site I can. If I can't find a site near Agassiz I have always
> wanted to try operating from the Highway three rest stop near the Hope Slide
> (to the East of Hope along the Hope Princeton Highway.) I am doubtful I
> will be able to access my usual sites on Mount Woodside but I may get lucky.
> (The access road has recently been deactivated and cross ditched which may
> complicate driving on it if there is snow on the ground.)
> At some point I expect to show up in CN89 and I may take another run at
> operating from CO80 during a January contest (perhaps FT8 and or MSK144 might
> help make a few contacts from the sites I can access in CO80 during this time
> of year.)
> The main effort this year will be on 50 Mhz (I will be running my usual
> IC7300, 375 Watt amp and 3 element beam.) I will also have horizontal beam
> antennas and smaller amps for 144 and 432 Mhz.
> Sorry for the lack of details. I am really at the mercy of the weather and
> road conditions this time of year.
> 73 and good luck all in the contest.
> Mark S
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