[VHFcontesting] [NEWSVHF] North-West FN41 VHF Rover Sites

Sean Waite waisean at gmail.com
Wed Jul 5 18:01:18 EDT 2017

Hi Rick,

That's what we keep hearing about FN51. It's very tempting since it's a
multiplier that most people are going to want, but the issue is getting the
word out that we're there. On a scouting mission disguised as a beach trip
my friend identified a nice spot to operate in Chatham, it's just a matter
of whether we get out there or not. We may be better served by hitting up
some of the RI beaches instead. Same shots over water into NY/PA/NJ but
more where beams may be aimed.

I'll take a gander at RT 146, that's about the area we'd like to be in,
along with Rt 6. We'll be coming from up North in CT if the current plan
holds so that area is great.

Sean WA1TE

On Wed, Jul 5, 2017 at 5:05 PM Rick R <rick1ds at hotmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Sean. I used to use some of the rest areas off of Rte 146 for roving in
> RI. There is also a fairly high spot off rate 6 on the west end of the
> state. Of course there are spots on the southern shore that can easily be
> worked by the density of hams in NY NJ and PA.
> As far as FN51 is concerned, we operated at Harding Beach near Chatham
> pointing southwest or Skaket Beach on the North shore near Nickerson State
> Park, pointing northwest. But all rovers have found that operation from FN
> 51 has not been greatly rewarding.
> 73 es GL. Rick K1DS
> Sent from my iPhone
> > On Jul 5, 2017, at 4:25 PM, Sean Waite <waisean at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > As the September VHF contest grows ever nearer, we're starting to plan
> our
> > rove. We'd love to find a spot near I-395 in CT or in the NW corner of RI
> > in FN41. Most of the places we find are pretty populated. We've got a few
> > FN41 spots further South, but we're intending on ending the 'test in FN41
> > and the closer we can stay North in the grid the better, the sites we
> know
> > of are pretty far South or out on the cape. Something in general along
> the
> > Eastern side of CT may not be terrible either.
> >
> > We're also debating just not stopping in 41 and running mobile straight
> > through to 51. Ending in 51 isn't great for us because of the amount of
> > travel time back home in FN42, but it might give us a nice end of contest
> > boost as people hunt for those last few mults.
> >
> > Thanks, and looking forward to seeing you on the bottom 4 bands in
> > September.
> >
> > Sean Waite, WA1TE (K1SIG/R)
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