[VHFcontesting] 10ghz and Laser VUCC Attempt (SE US)

Zack Widup w9sz.zack at gmail.com
Mon Mar 2 18:55:59 PST 2009

You might want to contact Bill Buchanan WB4WEN. Not sure if he's on this
reflector. The last e-mail address I have for him is wb4wen at yahoo.com.  He's
been on Roan Mountain and Mt. Mitchell.

73, Zack W9SZ

On 3/2/09, Les Rayburn <les at highnoonfilm.com> wrote:
> Appealing again to the considerable expertise of the members of these
> groups. I've been pouring over tropo maps, and looking at web sites for
> several weeks now, searching for the best site to attempt 10ghz and Laser
> VUCC over a weekend.
> My criteria for the attempt are that drive time from Birmingham must be
> within about six hours. Obviously the visual horizon to five grid squares is
> also a must. 10ghz should be considerably easier than the laser attempts, so
> visual paths should take precedence. Lack of haze and smog on a consistent
> basis are also key.
> So far, I've looked at sites on Lookout Mountain near Chattanooga, TN, and
> a couple of others in Alabama.
> I'd welcome the advice of rovers and/or microwave buffs who may have
> personally operated from such a site in the Southeastern US. In a perfect
> world, we'd be able to pull of the feat and repeat it for my partner over a
> single long weekend. But by keeping the driving distance manageable, we
> could do numerous attempts if necessary.
> Grateful for any advice. Please reply off list to reduce bandwidth on the
> group.
> 73,
> Les Rayburn, N1LF
> EM63nf
> 121 Mayfair Park
> Maylene, AL 35114
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