[VHFcontesting] FN51 & contesting

Dave Pascoe davekm3t at gmail.com
Mon Jul 11 22:04:16 EDT 2016

I concur with Rick. I have been there (once) on Sunday afternoon and it was
pretty good. 6m was open for part of the time I was there which enhanced
the fun factor. It can be a little challenging to find a great spot there
but there are at least a couple of spots along Rt. 6 that work reasonably

Dave KM3T

On Mon, Jul 11, 2016 at 9:38 PM, Sean Waite <waisean at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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)
> Sean
> 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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