Re: FM simplex during VHF contests


Robin Midgett
 

Yes, if an operator is willing to go to the effort. 
Publicizing your effort in advance via email is a good idea. Also involve other hams who are typically FM anchored so they can see the CW/SSB side of contesting; if they catch the contest bug they'll tell other FMers. A voice keyer on the FM stations is probably worthwhile as well.
One thing you'll run into is the FM station causing a bit of desense on the weak signal rig...unless you use one radio for both FM & CW/SSB.

Thanks,
Robin Midgett K4IDC


On Thu, Jun 18, 2020 at 7:13 PM John Klem <klemjf@...> wrote:
Are there points to be had on FM simplex during the contests?

If so, what's the etiquette for getting them?  I suspect that calling
"CQ contest" on 146.52 might not fly....

John AA5PR




Join main@nmvhf.groups.io to automatically receive all group messages.