[VHFcontesting] 222 MHz Activity Night for October 12th
k1whs at metrocast.net
Wed Oct 13 15:42:19 EDT 2021
It was fun getting back on for 222 night. the one difference though, was
that it was dark when I made my way up the hill at the start. Winter is
coming! Still, we did not have wintertime conditions here in the
northeast. While there was no increased mileage of contacts for me, a
few stations seemed a bit louder than usual. Here is my list of
KB8VAO EN90 nothing heard. We tried a CW sked at 530 miles.
VE2XX FN25 Stu was quite loud!
W1XR FM19 A good 5-10 dB stronger than typical!
W3CJK FN41 He has his xverter percolating very well again!
AF1R FN42 and portable just for 222 Night! She was about a mile from
KC2KAE FN20 Good sigs on SSB!
KO4YC FM17 Very bodacious signals tjhis evening, 5-10 dB stronger
K1PXE FN31 Had a great ragchew, Ask Pete about his QSO with W0DRL
on 432. It is a funny story.
WZ1V FN31 Good buddy Ron. Always bending the s-meter.
N1GJ FN41 VHF Stalwart George with a good signal from the Cape
W1JR FN42 Joe is really beating up the 160 band... and he hangs out
here on 222 Tuesdays!
WA1T FN43 My big DX at 2.5 miles
WA2LTM FN20 Lettuce, Tomato, and Mayonnaise with a nice signal on SSB.
W2BVH FN20 last QSO at about 0110 UT.
I was surprised that the VE3s were missing, and there seemed very little
activity down past KO4YC. AF6T was on and tried some skeds with (I
think) AA9MY. No activity from way down South! I was hoping to try a
sked or two later on, but pickings were slim. From around the country,
the Pacific Northwest was very active on Tuesday. There is a dedicated
group there as well as some good activity in S Cal too.
Many thanks to all who made it on the band. It increases the fun for
everyone! Now if I can just get KE8FD, W8ZN, and K1RZ to show up more
often. They can bring out activity from a lot farther away than us folks
in Northern New England can.
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