[VHFcontesting] 222MHz Activity Night

David Olean k1whs at metrocast.net
Mon Oct 4 09:58:19 EDT 2021

Tomorrow, October 5, is 222 Activity Night. I am not able to participate 
so am asking for some help.  All we need are a few stations to be QRV 
with a large geographical footprint.  Without them, many small stations 
will not hear much at all at first, and will do something else after 15 
minutes of listening to noise. If they hear someone, they are inclined 
to stay longer and work a few more stations!   So I am asking for some 
activity from the big guys. You know who you are.

The following evening is the 432 Sprint and I am sad to miss that as 
well, because I finally got my 432 receiver to function well amidst the 
gaggle of high powered UHF TV stations. (There is that word again, Pete, 
K1PXE!) Yes we have a gaggle of UHF TV stations and they were ripping up 
my receiver. I got that all straightened out with a low loss cavity 
filter mounted up on the tower and was really hoping to try it all out.

Sorry to miss the festivities, and I will be back for the next activity 
time. I sure hope that KE8FD shows up so we can try some more 222 CW or 
FT8 skeds!


Dave K1WHS

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