[VHFcontesting] Dayton 2014

Zack Widup w9sz.zack at gmail.com
Sun May 18 16:52:05 EDT 2014

I hope I didn't screw up my talk too much! I was ill and having some
trouble. :-(

All the other presentations were great. Gave me some ideas.

73, Zack W9SZ

On Sun, May 18, 2014 at 12:27 PM, Dan Evans via VHFcontesting <
vhfcontesting at contesting.com> wrote:

> Got a chance to go up to Dayton Saturday:-)
> I used to go about every year, but this is my first trip up in the last 7
> or 8 years.
> The morning weather was nasty.  Cold rain, and hail(!) several times in
> the morning put a "damper" on the flea market, but the weather improved as
> the day went on.  Sunday will likely be nice.  Unfortunately, there were a
> lot of empty flea market spaces, likely due to the weather.
> My main goal for the trip was to pick up some parts for the Rover in June,
> and to take in the VHF & Microwave Forums.
> The forums were great!  I'm not ready to get on 10, 24, or 47 ghz, but I
> may get there eventually.  And the 6, 2, & 432 amps Ed Krome, K9EK,
> described sound simple enough I may give them a try.
> As far as goodies for the Rover goes, I picked up 4 new runs for LMR400,
> and  a new rebuilt Alliance HD73 rotator.  I actually have 6 or 7 rotators
> in various states of disrepair, but decided I will not find the time to
> repair one before the next contest, so I found a good buy on another one.
>  I was also hoping to find a transverter for 222, but came up empty.  They
> seem to be as scarce as hen's teeth, so I will likely have to wait and pick
> up a new one sometime down the road.
> 73
> Dan
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