[VHFcontesting] Disappointed about January contest

Chet S chetsubaccount at snet.net
Mon Jan 26 14:40:32 EST 2015


CW on 6M for us in the US is just below 50.100, since the "DX window" is
50100 to 50125 and we should stay off that piece. 
19 of my Q's and 4 of my grids on 6 were CW contacts. Every time I tuned
down I could hear some activity there, but I think there is a higher VHF
station population density here than where you are.

And 6 of my 2M grids were on CW; weak contacts that I would not have worked
if on phone.

Chet, N8RA

-----Original Message-----
From: VHFcontesting [mailto:vhfcontesting-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf
Of Tom Haavisto
Sent: Monday, January 26, 2015 2:12 PM
To: Jerry
Cc: vhfcontesting at contesting.com
Subject: Re: [VHFcontesting] Disappointed about January contest

I did hear K5ER on 6 - he was trying to work a W3.  Yelled at him a lot, but

In retrospect, I take it that monitoring 50.125 is a good idea to see if the
band is open?
Copied a few beacons from MN, but I am not sure what the CW calling
frequency is.  From the look of the cluster spots, everyone operates only

Tom - VE3CX

On Mon, Jan 26, 2015 at 12:20 PM, Jerry <jer.sieg at shaw.ca> wrote:

> Or.. having the Rig on 6M entire contest..and not hearing 'Anything' ! 
> Few short MS Pings.. that was it here !
> DN39or
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