[VHFcontesting] VE3WCC June ARRL VHF QSO Party Operation FN04xa
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
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