[CQ-Contest] The High Bands Were Good !
rt_clay at bellsouth.net
Mon Jun 28 13:52:00 EDT 2021
Yes, there was a big 2m Es opening during FD. I was at W5YD (EM53 West Point, MS), and we worked stations in MN and VE4 on 2m. All we had was about 50w and a 5 element yagi up about 20 feet- still s9 signals. Pretty neat to show to new hams whose only 2m usage is FM and repeaters.
On Monday, June 28, 2021, 11:41:30 AM CDT, 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 contest!
73 - Jim K8MR
Back in Ohio for the summer
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