[CQ-Contest] The High Bands Were Good !
w9sz.zack at gmail.com
Mon Jun 28 13:24:58 EDT 2021
I built a 6m Moxon antenna which I wanted to try out on Field Day. Then our
local club cancelled its Field Day plans because of the weather prediction
(probably a good idea because the heavy rains turned our FD site into a
swamp!). So on Sunday morning I went to a nearby hill and worked some
people on 50 MHz only as a 1B. The band was open to everywhere all at once.
The Moxon did well. I noticed that some of the Es was short skip. From my
experience, when the Es distances get short, it is likely that the Es is
extending to 144 MHz. Unfortunately, I didn't take a 2m antenna with me. I
found out later that the Es did indeed include 144 MHz.
73, Zack W9SZ
On Mon, Jun 28, 2021 at 11:41 AM K8MR via CQ-Contest <
cq-contest at contesting.com> wrote:
> Lots of people have noted that the high bands were good this weekend, but
> how many realize just how good?
> Not being at a serious FD effort, I played around doing things that one
> would not normally do in a competitive contest, like going to odd bands. At
> 1530Z Sunday I went to 2M SSB to see if I could add to my one QSO there the
> previous evening. While it took some effort with my mere 10 watts there
> (K3 with internal transverter) I worked two guys in North Texas, which made
> NTX my most worked section on that band, vs. one each in WPA and Ohio.
> A shame that could not have happened two weeks earlier for the June VHF
> 73 - Jim K8MR
> Back in Ohio for the summer
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