[VHFcontesting] Your rover at Dayton?

Tom k8tb at bosscher.org
Mon Feb 17 10:16:32 EST 2020

Rovers at Dayton.

Starting a few years ago, the Dayton ARA, hosts for the Hamvention, 
starting putting vhf/uhf/microwave rovers into the "EmCOM" parking area. 
They have asked me to arrange for the rovers this years.

Andrea Slack, K2EZ, is confirmed, along with the K8JH "Ham Van". I would 
like a total of five vehicles. I would like one to be a "Simple" rover, 
using a car or truck with the 50/144/430 omni's. The other two could be 
the 6-10 band microwave units like Andrea's, and KF8QL's last year. (He 
is not showing this year).

I have to point out the sad note that Mark Kerhlikar, WD9HDF, who did an 
outstanding job with his red pickup truck last year, will of course not 
be with us.

You would have to show up by Thursday around 4 pm at the latest so we 
can stage you. You will be able to leave the grounds, but it will have 
to be after 5 pm, and you will have to be back by 8:30 am at the latest. 
It does require you and/or your friends to staff the vehicle during the 
Hamvention for at least Friday and Saturday. But that is the fun part.

If you are interested, please contact me direct. Email is in QRZ.

This is a great time for us to educate the Hamvention population on 
roving and VHF/UHF/Microwave.

Does anyone know how to get hold of Al Ward, W5LUA? If he could show the 
10 GHZ EME trailer, that would be most impressive.

Tom Bosscher K8TB

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