[VHFcontesting] group roving

Trevor Raty traty at monkeywireless.net
Wed Feb 1 13:41:24 EST 2006

I use a ts-2000, admittliy alot of the probem is from the ATC site, and
being level with the transmit deck on the tower is what wipes it out. The
big problem with the lower parking lot that your blocked to the east and
southeast. I will be operating Field Day from the upper parking lot with
MDARC, and hope to have all of the vhf stuff with me... I am also looking
into some bandpass filters, as that would alrevate the problem.

Trevor KG6MDW

-----Original Message-----
From: Tom Carney [mailto:tomc7 at earthlink.net]
Sent: Wednesday, February 01, 2006 10:02 AM
To: Trevor Raty; VHFcontesting at contesting.com
Subject: Re: [VHFcontesting] group roving

Trevor Raty wrote:
> A lot of the scores have to do with a lot of the mountain tops having a
> of intermod, and all the hilly terrain, If your in northern California,
> 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
> was with moderate antennas and feed line.
> Trevor KG6MDW (Operating as W6SN during Jan Contest)

Boy, I'm really surprised to hear your comments regarding Mt. Diablo and
  problems on 6,2 and 432.  I've operated from there multiple times with
very few problems.  Did you try in the lower (overflow) parking lot?
It's a lot quieter than at the very top.  Also wonder what radio you
were using?  I have a FT-100.

73,  Tom  K6EU aka K6EU/r

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