[VHFcontesting] The World Above 50 MHz

Les Rayburn les at highnoonfilm.com
Mon Jan 12 00:08:37 EST 2015

John raises a good point. I'm not suggesting that the World Above 50 MHz 
abandon reports of band openings and distant contacts, but with 12 bites 
of the apple each year, I'd love to see the content expanded. Also, I'd 
love to see more coverage of bands other than 6 Meters. All VHF 
operators have a sweet spot for the Magic Band, self-included, and I 
know it's the most popular among HF operators looking to move up, but 
it's one band out of dozens that we have available.

Nearly every issue seems filled with more "news" of an exotic TP opening 
on, you guessed it, 6 Meters.

I'd love to see stories on grid expeditions, getting started on 222, 
backyard EME, satellite operation, etc. Regardless, I'm grateful for the 
space that QST devotes to VHF operating, and hope that the column 
continues for a century to come.


Les Rayburn, N1LF
121 Mayfair Park
Maylene, AL 35114

6M VUCC #1712
AMSAT #38965
Grid Bandits #222
Southeastern VHF Society
Central States VHF Society Life Member
Six Club #2484

Active on 6 Meters thru 1296, 10GHz & Light

On 1/11/2015 8:25 PM, John Geiger wrote:
> One positive think about QST carrying reports of band openings is that 
> it might catch the attention on the non-weak signal VHF operator, and 
> show them what is possible.  If they don't subscribe to the VHF email 
> lists (and I assume most don't) they might never get beyond the belief 
> that VHF and above is line of sight, FM, and repeaters. Most local 
> clubs will promote that idea amongst new hams, so any way we can get 
> the message out as to what VHF is really about is definitely beneficial.
> 73 John AF5CC
> 6 meter addict with no plans for rehab!

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