[VHFcontesting] VE3WCC June ARRL VHF QSO Party Operation FN04xa

Glenn MacDonell glennmacd at rogers.com
Sun May 30 11:46:01 PDT 2010

Members of the West Carleton Amateur Radio Club of Ottawa will  
operate VE3WCC "Field Day" style in a multi-op effort from FN04xa for  
the June ARRL VHF QSO Party.  Located at 730 feet ASL overlooking  
Lake Ontario, the location will have a clear shot to the major  
population centers of Ontario, Northern New York State and beyond.  
This will be out third year of operating from this site.

As for last year's contest the group will operate all bands from 6M  
through 1296 MHz. This year we will run higher power (700w on 6m and  
2m).  We will also use a 5.8GHz telephone system and Ramsey laser kit  
for relatively nearby communications as well as 10 GHz wideband FM  
using a Tellurometer but no narrowband 10GHz.  We scored the highest  
number of points of any Canadian operation last year and hope to do  
even better this year from the relatively rare grid square.

We will also be able to operate WSJT at 2 and 6m and hope for more  
contacts with our higher power.  Schedules are very welcome! Please  
send your sked request to <VE3XRA (at) rac.ca>.

Rovers who will be within range are asked to forward their rover  
schedules.  Please include the grids squares and approximate times  
you plan to be in each, a list of bands you are able to operate, and  
the co-ordination frequency you will use.  Those rovers who will  
actually pass through FN04 are very welcome to stop by for a snack  
and hot coffee - directions to our location can be sent by e-mail  
upon request.  As well, a limited number of 10 GHz Tellurometers will  
be available for loan to rovers.  We will be located near the  
intersection of 4 grids, so this could be quite profitable in terms  
of QSOs!

Glenn MacDonell


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