[VHFcontesting] Improving the odds of winning

Zack Widup w9sz at prairienet.org
Sat Jan 26 00:40:28 EST 2008

I have that band and have in the past been able to work at least two 
people in my area on 5.7 - K3SIW and W9ZIH.  I really wish more people 
were active on that band!

I don't know if I'm likely to work anyone on bands above 10 GHz from my 
favorite hilltop because I haven't tried it yet, but I have a feeling 24 
GHz is not going to make it to the nearest people who have that band. 
There are at least a couple people around who have 10 GHz but not 5.7 GHz.

So it probably doesn't make a lot of difference to me if the result is 
more people joining in on 5.7. I could live with that for one contest! :-)

73, Zack W9SZ

On Fri, 25 Jan 2008, Bill Burgess wrote:

> Stated earlier by me was a comment about dropping laser to increase the activity on bands below it. Continuing on a similar vein, I think it would be very beneficial to have one of the three VHF contests stop at 5.7 Ghz.  This may increase activity on 5.7 Ghz which many know needs more on it.  It also will give those with bands only below 10 Ghz a better chance of  getting in with the top scorers.
> Those stopping at 3.4 can either go for 5.7 gear, or beef up their 3.4 station for greater odx.  In VE3, presently we only have VE3SMA active on 5.7 Ghz primarily as a Rover, and no base station presently using that band.
> Comments please.
> 73,
> Bill   VE3CRU
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