[VHFcontesting] 2M Sprint
k1whs at metrocast.net
Mon Sep 23 11:15:29 EDT 2013
Hi 2M Sprinters,
I will be banging away up around 144.210 or maybe a tad higher. I am always
noting that there is a dearth of signals early on from many outlying areas,
as everybody aims at the large population centers at the expense of place
like Maine or Western NY. I always have trouble working the VE2s and VE3s
as pointing their beams towards Maine is not very productive. When I work
some of them, they peak due west from bouncing off the Adirondacks. They are
aiming at NYC I guess. Ditto for stations way out to my West. I can
understand the situation. Most of the signals come from populated areas.
The normal routine is to point there and work out the band before you go
looking elsewhere. My normal range for well equipped stations is about 500
miles. My LVA antenna covers the East Coast, while I park my 20 dBd
rotating array out West and NW for Toronto and Montreal. I also have a four
stack of fixed yagis aimed at Eastern Maine, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.
I am checking all the directions right at the start of the Sprint with all
24 of my 2M beams, so please aim at FN43Mumbo Jumbo and get a contact!
I think condx will be poor, but that is no excuse. Get on and stay on! Turn
From: BEAMAR at aol.com
Sent: Monday, September 23, 2013 9:54 AM
To: vhfcontesting at contesting.com
Subject: Re: [VHFcontesting] 2M Sprint
I get off work @5. I am going to the gym. Should be home by 7 or shortly
thereafter. I am going to get on and start calling CQ contest.
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