[VHFcontesting] Tuesday Activity Night Reminder

Lloyd - N9LB lloydberg at tds.net
Tue Aug 17 21:44:08 EDT 2021

Hello Alex,

I have a FLEX feeding a DEMI 25 watt transverter into a M2 22-10EZ antenna.
I had the same issues that you describe. 

I then obtained a 250 watt amp and that made a huge difference, if I could hear them, I could work them.
( for DX, frequently with difficulty, but with a few repeats the Q was made. )

Having "some power" on any of the VHF or UHF bands makes quite a difference on your success rate.


Lloyd - N9LB  ( EN52hv )

-----Original Message-----
From: VHFcontesting [mailto:vhfcontesting-bounces+lloydberg=tds.net at contesting.com] On Behalf Of alex at kr1st.com
Sent: Tuesday, August 17, 2021 7:54 PM
To: David Olean <k1whs at metrocast.net>
Cc: NEWSVHF at mailman.qth.net; Vhfcontesting at contesting.com
Subject: Re: [VHFcontesting] Tuesday Activity Night Reminder

I worked K1PXE and WB2SIH on SSB. Many thanks! Unfortunately, I have 
this problem that I can hear folks better than they can hear me. I did 
hear K1DS, WZ1V, K3GNC, and one other station on SSB. I tried CW to get 
someone's attention to no avail. My CQ's went unanswered as well, even 
on FT8. I guess my signal is just too weak and either have to get a kW 
for this band also, or go on the HTML 1.0 KST chat page to scare up Q's, 
which I was hoping not to be needed on a activity night. I'll try again 
next week.

--Alex KR1ST


On 2021-08-17 10:05, David Olean wrote:
> It is Tuesday and you know what that means!  Besides fighting off the
> Murder Hornets, it is also the day set aside for making real contacts
> on the 222 MHz band.
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