[VHFcontesting] Magic in the September VHF Contest
callbill at hotmail.com
Fri Sep 27 13:59:41 EDT 2013
whoa,.... I think knowledge of these kinds of openings on these bands would definitely attract casual ops, who, to my knowledge, don't have any idea these type of contacts are possible!
I'm not against expanding the use of assistance, but let's not forget what's really the fun part of all this!!!
bill, K1DY in Maine
> Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2013 12:52:40 -0500
> From: w9rm at calmesapartners.com
> To: vhfcontesting at contesting.com
> Subject: Re: [VHFcontesting] Magic in the September VHF Contest
> All you guys can write volumes, post incessantly and wax fond of the 'good
> old days' and the 'magic of radio' all you want.
> But, if you recall, this all started as a discussion on how to INCREASE VHF
> CONTEST PARTICIPATION. Regardless of what all the purists and hot shot
> contesters think, I believe allowing expanded use of assistance will do
> just that - bring more casual op's into the game. It certainly increased
> HF participation !
> Jay W9RM
> Keith J Morehouse
> via Nexus7
> On Sep 27, 2013 12:43 PM, "jon jones" <n0jk at hotmail.com> wrote:
> > Todd, KØKAN EM19 worked AA4ZZ EM96 in the VHF contest on 144, 222 and 432
> > MHz Saturday night Sept. 14 (15th UTC)
> > on a narrow tropo duct. He found AA4ZZ "the old fashioned way" - by
> > tuning his radio.
> > "Absolute high point of the weekend... Heard AA4ZZ *calling CQ* on 2 meter
> > SSB
> > Saturday evening. I called him, he called back but had trouble with my
> > call, so I called
> > back on CW. Made the QSO, moved to 432. Then moved to 222. Also worked on
> > CW.
> > EM19 to EM96 on 144, 432 and 222 MHz... " - KØKAN
> > To me these contacts Todd made are the magic of VHF/UHF and what make the
> > contest special.
> > - NØJK
> > > When you show someone ham radio - a lot of the magic is that you can
> > > tune around the radio and hear stations and call them and make
> > > contacts at random with people that you do not know.
> > >
> > > If you have to send an email or call someone on the phone to get them
> > > on the radio so you can show the radio off kind of takes the edge off
> > > the magic. It sends the message that you have to have the internet or
> > > the cell phone or something to even make a radio contact. That just
> > > seems wrong. We already have a lot of hams that think they have to
> > > use DX spotting systems to find and work DX. - K5TR
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