[VHFcontesting] [WSVHF] RE: [Microwave] Microwave_Activity_Days

Owen Wormser owormser at c3iusa.com
Thu Oct 18 15:42:15 EDT 2001

How about posting to a web page that can archive the results for 
month to month comparisons, etc.

Owen, K6LEW, FM18lx

At 1:41 PM -0400 10/18/01, Russ Pillsbury wrote:
>Hi Bill. I like your suggestions and vote for Sunday afternoon and Monday
>However I do think it would be beneficial to post scores on one of the
>reflectors.  It would not be a contest, exactly, but posting the number of
>contacts and grids of each station would do a lot to publicize the activity
>and help get more stations to participate.  It would also provide a list
>that stations can use to know who to look for in the next event.  It would
>not require much effort, one or two people, or a club could be the
>recipients of the totals emailed by interested participants, and could
>simply collate them into one message and post once a month.  Stations who do
>not wish to be listed can simply not send in their totals.
>I might be willing to take on the job, but am somewhat hesitant as I am not
>the most reliable person to keep schedules.  I'm often out of town, or hard
>at work for weeks at a time and totally forget any kind of regular scheduled
>activity (I'm lucky if I remember to eat!).  Still I would do it if no
>better organized person(s) will volunteer.
>73, Russ K2TXB
>Bill Seabreeze wrote:
>>  Subject: [Microwave] Microwave_Activity_Days
>>  Hi Guys,
>>  Having read a fair number of responses to my "request-for-opinion" on
>>  several reflectors, it is obvious that alot of guys want to establish an
>>  activity time about once per month.  I am proposing that we try to narrow
>>  down to one weekday evening, and one weekend afternoon once per
>>  month.  This
>>  way we could generate activity for both rovers and for home
>>  stations.  Most
>>  rovers are less effective at nite, and it is safer to have them
>>  out-and-about-climbing mountains, erecting big antennas, slaying
>>  dragons and
>>  such- in daylight.  It is not possible to make everyone happy, but I think
>>  the choices we need to make are between the following:
>>  For weekend activity...either Saturday mornings from 0800 til noon - OR
>>  Sunday afternoon between 1300 and 1700
>>  For weeknight activity...either Monday nites from 1800 to 2200
>>  local time OR
>>  Thursday from 1800 to 2300 (all local times).
>>  Please voice your choice to me or to your favorite reflector (I probably
>>  left out many good ones...sri).
>>  I think it will be great to try and standardize on the first
>>  weekend of each
>>  month for this effort...beginning with the weekend and then using the
>>  following weekday nite that we chose.  I recommend that we
>>  include all bands
>>  432 es above, so we can twist the arms of guys on 432 and show
>>  them all the
>>  fun we are having on the microwaves.  I also recommend, as K4EFD
>>  suggested,
>>  that this activity not be a contest, but rather an opportunity to increase
>>  your chances of finding someone on the bands randomly.  Participants would
>>  be encouraged to post their results on their favorite reflector, to help
>>  generate interest, and show others that we really can work pretty good
>>  distance on these "line-of-sight" frequencies.  I believe that the use of
>>  144.260 would also be a great way for guys to connect and then try to make
>>  skeds for the microwaves (it seems to work well here on the east coast).
>>  Being an advocate of democracy, I would recommend that we go with which of
>>  the above days receive the most support.
>>  This is a grass roots effort...nobody wants to supervise, count scores, or
>>  give out prizes.  We will all be winners if we can light up a
>>  small grin on
>>  the face of our partners on the other end of all these wonderful microwave
>>  paths out there by giving them a signal that they can copy.
>>  So...what do you, the microwave amateurs, want to do?
>  > Speak up.  Strike a blow for ham radio microwave civilization!
>>  I will be happy to summarize any and all responses, and post the results.
>>  Lets get some activity going on the bands!
>>  Best 73,
>>  Bill W3IY
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