[VHFcontesting] Drumming up FM activity for contests
n9rla at yahoo.com
Sun Feb 20 12:19:53 EST 2005
I generally make a dozen or so FM contacts each contest. I've found
that calling CQ on FM doesn't work very well. However, scanning popular
simplex frequencies and finding activity I can usually net a few Q's by
explaining what I'm doing and asking for a quick contact. Most folks
are pretty curious about Roving, and are happy to give me a point. A
few have even followed me from grid to grid.
But just parking on an FM frequency and calling CQ would likely *iss off
more folks than it would attract.
I like the idea of talking it up at club meetings. We have had a local
"surge" in activity in my local area. I'm currently trying to organize
a breakfast get together in hopes of putting together a local club.
Wish me luck.
K9ZF /R no budget Rover ***QRP-l #1269
Check out the Rover Resource Page at: http://www.qsl.net/n9rla
List Administrator for: InHam+grid-loc+ham-books
More information about the VHFcontesting