[VHFcontesting] group roving

Trevor Raty traty at monkeywireless.net
Wed Feb 1 01:47:32 EST 2006

A lot of the scores have to do with a lot of the mountain tops having a lot
of intermod, and all the hilly terrain, If your in northern California, it's
hard to get to So Cal without a lot of elevation, and luck. I'd love to do
Mt. Diablo (3800') but it's useless on 6,2, and 432. (When you have
watt-meter measurable amounts of RF coming down your coax, it's a bad
sign.....) We where on Mt. Vaca and the upper end of 2m (for fm simplex
talking and contacts) was useless. We only got 214 contacts or so, and that
was with moderate antennas and feed line.

Trevor KG6MDW (Operating as W6SN during Jan Contest)

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:vhfcontesting-bounces at contesting.com]On Behalf Of frank
Sent: Tuesday, January 31, 2006 10:35 PM
To: VHFcontesting at contesting.com
Subject: [VHFcontesting] group roving

I checked out the group's page from California. I have been critical of
circling but I commend them for making 400 random qsos this year, I would
of thought their points would of been higher though. 400 seems low for
California, is there much activity down there?  I have considered running
from Mt Diablo north to the Northwest, but maybe not if the activity is
low.  Maybe its antenna restrictions in California?

Was turn out down nationwide because of football. It seemed so in the
pacific northwest

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