[VHFcontesting] Searching for 222 stations....
k5qe at k5qe.com
Sat Dec 26 13:45:47 EST 2015
Hello to all 222 ops....First, you are REQUIRED to have a Great New Year.
After that, I am trying to collect a list of 222 EME stations AND a list
of 222 stations that have large enough stations to do EME on rising or
I have a list of current 222 EME stations, but the list is short and I
feel certain that it is not anywhere near complete. SO, if you have
something on 222 EME, I would like to get you on the list. This will
help with setting up schedules to work new states and to work stations
in the contests.
I would really like to get a list of those with medium to large tropo
stations. Those ops can be worked on EME by utilizing your rising or
setting moon times. Recently, I worked a guy in NH who had a single
17el beam and 400W. This shows that rising or setting moon type
contacts can be made by a lot of stations...just about any decent
contest station has enough power+antenna for this type of EME contacts.
Like Dorothy, you just have to believe that you can do it AND you have
The current 222 EME station is 8 x 222XP40s with full AZ/EL and about
1200W from a Lunar-Link LA-12. Soon, I believe that I will have a
Communication Technologies amp that will be a full power amp. I want to
increase the number of stations that I work in the contests AND I want
to work on my 222 WAS. I have 25 states now, so I am half way done....HI.
If you have something on 222, I would love to hear from you. Just send
me an email and maybe we
can sched you in the future.
ASIDE: I am not picky about how I work new states on 222. The
Quadrantids meteor shower is coming up in January and I would love to
work some new states via MS. Some predictions have the peak of the
Quads to be 0800Z on January 4th....that is 2AM CST...so I guess we will
have to stay up late. Well, just about anything for a new state!!! If
you are available for an MS sched, just write me and we can set
something up. Thanks.
73 Marshall K5QE
Phone is 409-787-3830 if you want to talk...
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