[VHFcontesting] CQ WW VHF Contest - FN05 Activation

Steve Kavanagh sjkavanagh1 at yahoo.ca
Wed Jul 12 12:23:00 EDT 2017

A small group of operators is planning to be on again as a multi-op from fairly-rare grid FN05 (about 200 km north of Toronto in FN05ce) for the CQ Worldwide VHF Contest this coming weekend, using my call, VE3SMA.  We hope to have about 300 watts on 2m and at least 100 W on 6m.  For MSK144 meteor scatter on both bands we will post our frequency and sequence from time to time on Ping Jockey.  Look for us on the following frequencies for CW & SSB: 

6m CW: just below 50.100, 
6m SSB: 50.137 or 50.177
2m CW/SSB: 144.200 (when band is quiet), 144.177 or 144.237

A couple of years ago we were able to make a couple of JT65 EME QSOs on 2m shortly after moonrise.  We hope to attempt that again as EME conditions promise to be decent. There is a chance we will have some capability for EME with an elevated antenna as well.  

Sked requests are welcome.  We'll likely monitor ON4KST chat, etc. on and off during the contest but, in accordance with the CQ contest rules, we aren't allowed to say much (with some limited exceptions for digital meteor scatter and EME attempts) !

Steve VE3SMA

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