Re: June contest questions



Up at Lake Superior two years ago I watched a guy work 274 miles with a barefor transverter and a 20 dB horn on 10 GHz.  Always worth a try. Sorry to hear you're locked up this weekend, but you'll have some fun.  Good luck Bob.

Bill W7QQ

On Fri, Jun 12, 2020 at 4:49 PM redarlington <rdarlington@...> wrote:
Things changed and I can no longer leave home this weekend (on call, stuff at work not behaving, etc).   I will do what I can from DM65uv which is probably going to be limited to 2 and 6 meter bands.   

At some point in the near future I want to scout out Clara Peak in DM66va.   Descriptions online suggest it's an easy drive until the last 1/4 mile.  We'll see!

Catch you guys this weekend.


On Mon, Jun 8, 2020 at 3:06 PM Bob Darlington <rdarlington@...> wrote:
Hi guys,

I'd like to participate in the contest this weekend to do an equipment shakedown.  I hear there are some locations that I can drive to and setup and make a few Qs, but really have no idea about where the preferred locations are or what's even close to me (I'm in Los Alamos).    

The plan is to drag out the 6 meter hexbeam (folds up), small 2 meter beam (Arrow, handheld but probably will strap it down to a pole), 23cm (cheap yagi with 25W DEMI transverter), and 10GHz dish (DEMI transverter right into the feed, 10mW I think).   I'd appreciate any recommendations that are not crazy far from home on where to setup.   

-Bob N3XKB

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