[VHFcontesting] FN51 & contesting

Sean Waite waisean at gmail.com
Mon Jul 11 21:38:59 EDT 2016

Hey Rick,

Thanks for the tip. I was looking at it more as a clear shot over the water
to NY with a reasonable path to New England as well. I guess it makes sense
that no one is aiming that way. Is it a decent place to end up on Sunday? I
don't think it would work in the middle of a loop as it o a little out of
the way (or a lot out of the way)


Mon, Jul 11, 2016, 20:44 Rick R <rick1ds at hotmail.com> wrote:

> I have warned others about roving starting in FN51. They didn't listen and
> were upset that they hardly worked anyone.
> I took my 11 band rover up to FN51 for a June VHF contest with my ham son.
> We had great power, great antennas and great experience. BUT in the first
> few hours of the contest, everyone is working 6 & 2 meters with hardly a
> thought of pointing to FN51 and almost never considering stopping their
> runs on 6 & 2 to run the microwave bands. Yes, "rare" grids are great for
> Sunday afternoon, but if you go to FN51 to start the contest, you are
> likely to be significantly disappointed. Rick, K1DS

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