[VHFcontesting] Re: [WSVHF] RE: [Microwave] Microwave_Activity_Days
Paul Wade W1GHZ (N1BWT) & Beth Wade N1SAI
wade at bicnet.net
Fri Oct 19 23:27:13 EDT 2001
we (N.E.W.S.) have been running the Millenial Cumulative Microwave Contest
for a couple of years to try and get something going. it has a web
page for updating cumulative scores.
it wouldn't be real hard to add a page for these results -- I'd
be happy to if it increased activity.
At 02:42 PM 10/18/01 -0400, Owen Wormser wrote:
>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
>>> 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
>>> that this activity not be a contest, but rather an opportunity to
>>> your chances of finding someone on the bands randomly. Participants
>>> 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
>>> 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
>>> the above days receive the most support.
>>> This is a grass roots effort...nobody wants to supervise, count
>>> 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
>>> 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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