[VHFcontesting] FFMA on 2m? Try county hunting instead on V/UHF.
sprinkies at excel.net
Fri Jul 29 04:47:05 PDT 2011
I don't know about FFMA for 2m, but here's a *county*
hunting award program (for V/UHF only) that is already
up and running, and will have a winner very shortly.
There are 72 counties in Wisconsin. W9RPM in EN43 has
worked 71 of those 72 WI counties in the past year and a half
on a mix of V/UHF bands. In fact, just this past week, W9RPM
got to the 70 county level on 2 meters alone.
The program he's enjoying is called WIVUCH. (Pronounce it
Wee-Vooch). It stands for WI V/UHF County Hunters Award.
Work at least 20 WI counties on any mix of bands 50 MHz and
above -- no repeater contacts allowed -- and you get your initial
certificate. All contacts after Jan. 1, 2010 are eligible toward the
WIVUCH award. The full scoop is at www.wivuch.com. Go
there, take a few minutes and think about the possibilities.
Reasons I bring this up to a nationwide list
1) WIVUCH is up and running. Been up for a year plus now.
2) Program rules on the website clearly state WIVUCH is
open to both WI and out-of-state hams.
3) Want to increase awareness so V/UHF'ers in other states
will develop and promote similar programs.
As with everything I promote, it's all about getting more RF
on the 50 MHz and higher bands.
Todd KC9BQA EN63ao 40 N of Milwaukee
www.kc9bqa.com For Frequent VHF/UHF Updates
www.wivuch.com WI VHF/UHF County Hunters Award
----- Original Message -----
From: "John Geiger" <aa5jg at fidmail.com>
To: "Jon Pearl - W4ABC" <jonpearl at tampabay.rr.com>
Cc: "Kutzko, Sean, KX9X" <kx9x at arrl.org>;
<vhfcontesting at contesting.com>; <vhf at w6yx.stanford.edu>
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2011 10:51 AM
Subject: Re: [VHF] WD5K Earns FFMA #5
> We could make a really difficult one-have some work all 484 grids on
> 73s John AA5JG
> On Thu, Jul 28, 2011 at 10:46 AM, Jon Pearl - W4ABC <
> jonpearl at tampabay.rr.com> wrote:
>> Congratulations, Tom, on earning one of Amateur Radio's toughest
>> awards to
>> Jon Pearl - W4ABC
>> On 7/28/2011 10:29 AM, Kutzko, Sean, KX9X wrote:
>>> Please join me in congratulating Thomas Johnson, WD5K of Dallas, TX
>>> earning The ARRL Fred Fish Memorial Award (FFMA) #5. Tom submitted
>>> confirmation of his last-needed grid, CN77 and Tom's application was
>>> reviewed and approved by ARRL today, July 28, 2011.
>>> Congratulations, Tom!
>>> Sean Kutzko, KX9X
>>> Contest Branch Manager
>>> ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio(tm)
>>> 225 Main St.
>>> Newington, CT 06111
>>> skutzko at arrl.org
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