[CQ-Contest] Six Meter Contest

Bob Naumann - N5NJ n5nj at gte.net
Tue Dec 16 07:25:20 EST 2003

Uh, there are a few of them every year.  The next one is the January VHF co=
ntest.  The exchange is your grid square.

Good comparison - 6 meters is a lot like 10 meters was this past weekend.


> ------------Original Message------------
> From: "Kenneth E. Harker" <kharker at cs.utexas.edu>
> To: CQ Contest <cq-contest at contesting.com>, VHF Contesting <vhfcontesting=
> Date: Mon, Dec-15-2003 11:02 PM
> Subject: [CQ-Contest] Six Meter Contest
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>      Having just operated the ARRL 10 Meter Contest this weekend, I think
> one of the big contest sponsors (ARRL, CQ, or maybe NCJ) should sponsor a=

> similar Six Meter Contest.  Six Meters is a great band, and is the obviou=
s =

> gateway band to getting both non-HF ops exposed to contest and HF-style =

> operating, and getting HF ops exposed to VHF.  In North America, the only=
 six =

> meter single band contests are sponsored by fairly obscure groups and hav=
> predictably low participation.  I can understand the ARRL not wanting to =

> sponsor six or seven single band VHF+ contests like they used to do (the =

> former ARRL Spring Sprints) but surely a big Six Meter contest would be a=

> great thing.
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>      The 10 Meter could be a guide for format.  The entry categories woul=
> by Single-Op CW (H/L/Q), Single-Op Phone (H/L/Q), Single-Op Mixed (H/L/Q)=
, =

> and Multi-op.  Assuming the possibility of Eskip is important, maybe make=
> W/VE works everyone, DX works W/VE, and hold it on, let's say, the third =

> weekend of May, Saturday 1200 UTC through 0600 UTC Sunday.  Exchange is g=
> scoring is QSOs by grids.  Or something like that.
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>      Wouldn't that be fun?  =

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