VHF Contest

Michael Daly


I’ll be QRV for the first few hours of the contest from Gallup, DM 55 and Mid-day Sunday on 2144 & 432.  I’ll also be on 6 but with a dipole..

Mike n5sj


From: nmvhf@groups.io [mailto:nmvhf@groups.io] On Behalf Of Bill
Sent: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 5:56 PM
To: nmvhf@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nmvhf] [Rmvhf] Worked all New Mexico Grids award


Thanks Bruce,

Shudda passed this thru a review comittee. Will put a minimum distance limit  and station seperation in rules to preclude this.

Thanks Bill W7QQ


On Tue, Oct 17, 2017, 8:41 AM Bruce Draper <bruceaa5b@...> wrote:

>>Maybe #1 will be taken by a pair of mobile stations with HTs.  Could be a great way to see the state.


True, but it contributes nothing to what I'd have to imagine as the original intent of the award. It's similar to the often-maligned pair of grid-circling rovers that rack up contest points by working each other hundreds of times and making little or no effort to work others. Impressive scores, an interesting achievement, but a hollow victory.




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On Oct 17, 2017, at 8:07 AM, Bill <bill4070@...> wrote:


Maybe #1 will be taken by a pair of mobile stations with HTs.  Could be a great way to see the state. There'll be a fight over who gets #1 and who gets #2.

This should be fun!

Bill W7QQ


On Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 7:32 AM, Keith Morehouse <w9rm@...> wrote:

...which is how it should be.  Difficult and everyone starts at the same place.


This may already be baked into the award, but I think something like this should have a special award for #1 - maybe a nice plaque, with certificates after.  Obviously numbered for the top 5 or <?> ?


#1 is certainly going to be won by someone 6M Es single-hop distance away from central NM or possibly someone living in central NM.



Keith J Morehouse
Managing Partner
Calmesa Partners G.P.
Olathe, CO


On Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 10:20 PM, James Duffey <JamesDuffey@...> wrote:

OK Phil, we wanted an award that was achievable, but not trivial.  The October 1, 2017 start date was decided on so that everyone would start from scratch.


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