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Re: AA5PR/R Sept. contest rove

Jay
 

John, 
Thanks for the pair of grids during the contest during your rove.  One was a WBNC, so it will be nice to get that one confirmed towards FFMA.

- Jay N1AV
DM43

On Tue, Sep 15, 2020 at 6:37 PM John Klem <klemjf@...> wrote:
I'll have to say, this one was hard.  I heard absolutely no hint of any
opening on 6 m.  Despite my cell carrier claiming service in the area,
they had none, so I had no way of coordinating contacts.  That left a
lot band/mode/heading combinations for what should have been some
relatively easy contacts, so they didn't happen.

Over half my contacts were on 6 m meteor scatter, which is difficult
with 100 W and a Moxon.  I amused (?) myself with the observation that
in a typical QSO I probably had 10-20 decodes of my partner for each he
had of me.

My intended operating and camping spot in DM76 turned out to be
accessible only by a stretch of 2-track mud through grass, so I had to
settle for a site with an unfavorable southern horizon.

On the bright side:

I had a higher than usual proportion of contacts above 6 m. Jonesy,
W3DHJ/R, helped a lot, contributing more than a quarter of my score.  I
was able to give new FFMA grids to several people. No major equipment
failures.  The weather was great.  The night sky was dark.  And there
were little owls all over.

30 QSO points, 25 mults, 750 points

The picture shows the best available accommodations in the area.

John, AA5PR






Re: AA5PR/R Sept. contest rove

Jonathan Fox - W0AMT
 

Jonesy,

Sorry I missed you when I was in DM76 on Sunday. I was at the Truchas overlook. It is good for most directions except the northeast.

73, Jon
W0AMT


On Thu, Sep 17, 2020 at 7:40 AM Jonesy W3DHJ via groups.io <mailserver=jonz.net@groups.io> wrote:
On Wed, 16 Sep 2020, John Klem wrote:

> Hi Jim,
>
> Did you connect with Jon, W0AMT/R, in DM76?
>
> John
>
> On 9/15/2020 7:51 PM, KC7QY wrote:
>> John,
>>
>> Yes, this was a tough Sept Test. I ended up with just 16Qs in 16
>> grids (256 pts). All the Qs were in DM except for one in EM00 and
>> Rafa in XE. Only managed one 2M Q with a portable on Mag Ridge! Lot
>> of the regulars were MIA this time around. Sorry DM76 turned out to
>> be a bust.
>>
>> Jim KC7QY

I was given a Heads Up by someone on the Colorado Front Slope about
W0AMT/R (... maybe not until Sunday.)  I was 'alert' for his sig, but
I never caught even a suspect sig from DM76.  It's a shame, because
Rovers need little successes like that to remain encouraged about
going out The Next Time.  :-)

73
Jonesy
--
  Marvin L Jones     | W3DHJ      | W3DHJ  | https://W3DHJ.net/
   Pueblo, Colorado  |  @         | Jonesy |     __ linux FreeBSD
    38.238N 104.547W |   jonz.net | DM78rf | 73  SK






Re: AA5PR/R Sept. contest rove

Jonesy W3DHJ
 

On Wed, 16 Sep 2020, John Klem wrote:

Hi Jim,

Did you connect with Jon, W0AMT/R, in DM76?

John

On 9/15/2020 7:51 PM, KC7QY wrote:
John,

Yes, this was a tough Sept Test. I ended up with just 16Qs in 16
grids (256 pts). All the Qs were in DM except for one in EM00 and
Rafa in XE. Only managed one 2M Q with a portable on Mag Ridge! Lot
of the regulars were MIA this time around. Sorry DM76 turned out to
be a bust.

Jim KC7QY
I was given a Heads Up by someone on the Colorado Front Slope about
W0AMT/R (... maybe not until Sunday.) I was 'alert' for his sig, but
I never caught even a suspect sig from DM76. It's a shame, because
Rovers need little successes like that to remain encouraged about
going out The Next Time. :-)

73
Jonesy
--
Marvin L Jones | W3DHJ | W3DHJ | https://W3DHJ.net/
Pueblo, Colorado | @ | Jonesy | __ linux FreeBSD
38.238N 104.547W | jonz.net | DM78rf | 73 SK


Re: AA5PR/R Sept. contest rove

John Klem
 

Hi Jim,

Did you connect with Jon, W0AMT/R, in DM76?

John

On 9/15/2020 7:51 PM, KC7QY wrote:
John,

Yes, this was a tough Sept Test. I ended up with just 16Qs in 16 grids (256 pts). All the Qs were in DM except for one in EM00 and Rafa in XE. Only managed one 2M Q with a portable on Mag Ridge! Lot of the regulars were MIA this time around. Sorry DM76 turned out to be a bust.

Jim KC7QY


On Tuesday, September 15, 2020, 07:37:47 PM MDT, John Klem <klemjf@...> wrote:


I'll have to say, this one was hard.  I heard absolutely no hint of any
opening on 6 m.  Despite my cell carrier claiming service in the area,
they had none, so I had no way of coordinating contacts.  That left a
lot band/mode/heading combinations for what should have been some
relatively easy contacts, so they didn't happen.

Over half my contacts were on 6 m meteor scatter, which is difficult
with 100 W and a Moxon.  I amused (?) myself with the observation that
in a typical QSO I probably had 10-20 decodes of my partner for each he
had of me.

My intended operating and camping spot in DM76 turned out to be
accessible only by a stretch of 2-track mud through grass, so I had to
settle for a site with an unfavorable southern horizon.

On the bright side:

I had a higher than usual proportion of contacts above 6 m. Jonesy,
W3DHJ/R, helped a lot, contributing more than a quarter of my score.  I
was able to give new FFMA grids to several people. No major equipment
failures.  The weather was great.  The night sky was dark.  And there
were little owls all over.

30 QSO points, 25 mults, 750 points

The picture shows the best available accommodations in the area.

John, AA5PR






ARRL Sep VHF W3DHJ/R Limited Rover

Jonesy W3DHJ
 

ARRL September VHF Contest - 2020
Call: W3DHJ/R
Operator(s): W3DHJ
Station: W3DHJ/R

Class: Limited Rover LP
QTH: DM77-78-87-88
Operating Time (hrs): 19.75

RoverLog QSOs by Activated Grid:
Grid QSOs
DM77 17
DM78 9
DM87 11
DM88 12

RoverLog Score Summary:
Band QSOs Value QSOPts Mults
50 3 1 3 2
144 28 1 28 8
432 18 2 36 5

Grids activated: 4

Totals: 49 67 19

Claimed Score: 1273

Old Skool: SSB & CW

As with everything 2020, this contest was "different".
I had 17 QSOs on 432; which exceeds the count in any VHF contest
since I added 432 in 2016. Too, 20 of my QSOs were CW; which is
double the count of _any_ VHF contest going back to my Rover
beginnings in 2006.

The 6 QSOs with John, AA5PR/R - 4 on 2M (1 PH!), 2 on 432 (1 PH!) -
to DM76, DM85, & DM86 in New Mexico were a Real Treat, and added
mightily to my score. Then there was the 2M CW QSO with Arne, N7KA
(DM65) also in N.M. It's been quite some time since I managed any weak
sig work into N.M.

Never heard any Wyo. or Nebr. OPs. Never heard George, AB0YM/r when he
was in that territory on Saturday. George and I completed several times
on Sunday. As usual I heard N0YK in Kansas on 2M Cw Sunday eve - Strong -
and, just as usual, he did not hear my reply.

Yes, as everyone has reported, 6 Meters was pure crap all weekend.
I had just three (3!) QSOs on Six.
There was some "suggestive" 6M skip starting up around 2030Z on Sunday,
but it never amounted to anything.

I feel, as on Field Day, that my CW QSOs should count as 2 points,
and every poor OP that completed with me and my cringe-worthy CW
should get 4 points. HI!HI!

72,
Jonesy
--
Marvin L Jones | W3DHJ | W3DHJ | https://W3DHJ.net/
Pueblo, Colorado | @ | Jonesy | __ linux FreeBSD
38.238N 104.547W | jonz.net | DM78rf | 73 SK


Re: AA5PR/R Sept. contest rove

Bruce Draper
 

Nice photo, terrible conditions. But it sounds like you had fun and interesting times.

   -Bruce, the other AA5


On Tue, Sep 15, 2020 at 7:37 PM John Klem <klemjf@...> wrote:
I'll have to say, this one was hard.  I heard absolutely no hint of any
opening on 6 m.  Despite my cell carrier claiming service in the area,
they had none, so I had no way of coordinating contacts.  That left a
lot band/mode/heading combinations for what should have been some
relatively easy contacts, so they didn't happen.

Over half my contacts were on 6 m meteor scatter, which is difficult
with 100 W and a Moxon.  I amused (?) myself with the observation that
in a typical QSO I probably had 10-20 decodes of my partner for each he
had of me.

My intended operating and camping spot in DM76 turned out to be
accessible only by a stretch of 2-track mud through grass, so I had to
settle for a site with an unfavorable southern horizon.

On the bright side:

I had a higher than usual proportion of contacts above 6 m. Jonesy,
W3DHJ/R, helped a lot, contributing more than a quarter of my score.  I
was able to give new FFMA grids to several people. No major equipment
failures.  The weather was great.  The night sky was dark.  And there
were little owls all over.

30 QSO points, 25 mults, 750 points

The picture shows the best available accommodations in the area.

John, AA5PR






Re: AA5PR/R Sept. contest rove

KC7QY
 

John,

Yes, this was a tough Sept Test. I ended up with just 16Qs in 16 grids (256 pts). All the Qs were in DM except for one in EM00 and Rafa in XE. Only managed one 2M Q with a portable on Mag Ridge! Lot of the regulars were MIA this time around. Sorry DM76 turned out to be a bust.

Jim KC7QY


On Tuesday, September 15, 2020, 07:37:47 PM MDT, John Klem <klemjf@...> wrote:


I'll have to say, this one was hard.  I heard absolutely no hint of any
opening on 6 m.  Despite my cell carrier claiming service in the area,
they had none, so I had no way of coordinating contacts.  That left a
lot band/mode/heading combinations for what should have been some
relatively easy contacts, so they didn't happen.

Over half my contacts were on 6 m meteor scatter, which is difficult
with 100 W and a Moxon.  I amused (?) myself with the observation that
in a typical QSO I probably had 10-20 decodes of my partner for each he
had of me.

My intended operating and camping spot in DM76 turned out to be
accessible only by a stretch of 2-track mud through grass, so I had to
settle for a site with an unfavorable southern horizon.

On the bright side:

I had a higher than usual proportion of contacts above 6 m. Jonesy,
W3DHJ/R, helped a lot, contributing more than a quarter of my score.  I
was able to give new FFMA grids to several people. No major equipment
failures.  The weather was great.  The night sky was dark.  And there
were little owls all over.

30 QSO points, 25 mults, 750 points

The picture shows the best available accommodations in the area.

John, AA5PR






AA5PR/R Sept. contest rove

John Klem
 

I'll have to say, this one was hard.  I heard absolutely no hint of any opening on 6 m.  Despite my cell carrier claiming service in the area, they had none, so I had no way of coordinating contacts.  That left a lot band/mode/heading combinations for what should have been some relatively easy contacts, so they didn't happen.

Over half my contacts were on 6 m meteor scatter, which is difficult with 100 W and a Moxon.  I amused (?) myself with the observation that in a typical QSO I probably had 10-20 decodes of my partner for each he had of me.

My intended operating and camping spot in DM76 turned out to be accessible only by a stretch of 2-track mud through grass, so I had to settle for a site with an unfavorable southern horizon.

On the bright side:

I had a higher than usual proportion of contacts above 6 m. Jonesy, W3DHJ/R, helped a lot, contributing more than a quarter of my score.  I was able to give new FFMA grids to several people. No major equipment failures.  The weather was great.  The night sky was dark.  And there were little owls all over.

30 QSO points, 25 mults, 750 points

The picture shows the best available accommodations in the area.

John, AA5PR


Re: N7GP/R Rover plans for this weekend SEPT VHf CONTEST

Steve Hutcherson
 

GM Tom,

I will look for you Saturday from DM22QQ Yuma. May be tough getting over Telegraph Pass but, lets try it.
50,144,432,1296
Hutch
WB5CTS
DM22QQ
NMVHF # 42


N7GP/R Rover plans for this weekend SEPT VHf CONTEST

Tom
 

To ALL..
I will starting out 11 am local in DM32 then DM33, DM42, DM43,,will make 2 passes in this loop On Saturday all day into late evening ..
I will be spending the night in DM33 and DM32 running MSk 144 on 6 and 2 mtrs..
On Sunday I will be Starting at 7 am in DM32 then DM33 then DM42 , DM43, Rustlers Roost about 10 am Local 1700 UTC ,,,,then moving thru the afternoon in DM34, DM44 AND ending up DM45 at end of contest.
I will have digital modes on 6, 2, 222 and 432,, and I am looking for Schedules, anytime of day or night.
my Cell is 419-370-8802
call or email for ANY schedules any band!!
September is usually pretty slow,,so I am open to any attempts on any band...
I have all bands 6 meters thru 3456 this trip....SSB, FM , CW and Digital.
Looking forward to working many of you !!
Thanks
Tom
N7GP/R
ex WA8WZG


W3DHJ/R DM77, DM78, DM87, DM88

Jonesy W3DHJ
 

I will be active as Rover in the 2020 ARRL SEP VHF Contest
-- basically solo grid circling around 38 N and 104 W all weekend.

Sat in seq.: DM88, DM87, DM77, DM78

Sun in seq.: DM78, DM77, DM87, DM88

More at
https://w3dhj.net/vhfrover_plans.php

73
Jonesy
--
Marvin L Jones | W3DHJ | W3DHJ | https://W3DHJ.net/
Pueblo, Colorado | @ | Jonesy | __ linux FreeBSD
38.238N 104.547W | jonz.net | DM78rf | 73 SK


Re: 900 MHz antenna for sale

Brian Mileshosky
 

Hi Bill —

Sorry, it’s been spoken for, much quicker than expected. Thanks for your interest.

Brian

On Sep 8, 2020, at 05:19, Bill Schwantes <bill4070@...> wrote:

Hi Brian,

How much?

Bill W7QQ

Sent from my iPhone

On Sep 7, 2020, at 11:34 PM, Brian Mileshosky <n5zgt@...> wrote:
Hi Everyone —
I have for sale a Kathrein Scala MF-900B 900 MHz half-parabolic antenna. A heavy duty antenna that is perfect for amateur radio, broadcast, or experimental uses. Bandwidth: 890-960 MHz, Gain: 16 dBi. Price is firm and a steal...brand-new antenna costs upwards of $800. No longer needed and just collecting dust...
Datasheet and picture attached.
73,
Brian N5ZGT

<IMG_3980.jpeg>
<mf-900b.pdf>


Re: 900 MHz antenna for sale

Bill
 

Hi Brian,

How much?

Bill W7QQ

On Sep 7, 2020, at 11:34 PM, Brian Mileshosky <n5zgt@...> wrote:

Hi Everyone —

I have for sale a Kathrein Scala MF-900B 900 MHz half-parabolic antenna. A heavy duty antenna that is perfect for amateur radio, broadcast, or experimental uses. Bandwidth: 890-960 MHz, Gain: 16 dBi. Price is firm and a steal...brand-new antenna costs upwards of $800. No longer needed and just collecting dust...

Datasheet and picture attached.

73,
Brian N5ZGT




<IMG_3980.jpeg>
<mf-900b.pdf>


900 MHz antenna for sale

Brian Mileshosky
 

Hi Everyone —

I have for sale a Kathrein Scala MF-900B 900 MHz half-parabolic antenna. A heavy duty antenna that is perfect for amateur radio, broadcast, or experimental uses. Bandwidth: 890-960 MHz, Gain: 16 dBi. Price is firm and a steal...brand-new antenna costs upwards of $800. No longer needed and just collecting dust...

Datasheet and picture attached.

73,
Brian N5ZGT


AA5PR/R contest roving plans

John Klem
 

I'm heading northeast for the upcoming contest next weekend.  As usual, 6/2/432, 100/100/50 W, gain antennas.

Cell service at all sites looks marginal, so I plan to send updates via Slack NMVHF when I pass through an area between sites that is more likely to have service.

I'll point toward the ABQ/SF areas with FT8 on 50.313/144.174/432.174 and CW on 50.125/144.2/432.1 occasionally. When I was up in the same area in July, I left my severely terrain-challenged home station antenna looking in that direction and decoded myself at home on 6 m FT8 just fine, so no excuses!

Saturday 9/12
1800-2000Z DM86ab
2130-0000Z DM85av
0200-bedtimeZ DM76tb

Sunday 9/13
1200-1800Z DM85av
1930-0000Z DM86ab

John, AA5PR/R


Re: ARRL September VHF contest

John Klem
 

I'm thinking I might try DM76/85/86 (near the convergence) next month, if I can figure out stuff like where I would sleep and what I would eat.  If I do that, I too would love to work someone in DM74.  Or anywhere else....

John AA5PR

On 8/17/2020 1:44 PM, Keith Morehouse wrote:
We're about 3 1/2 weeks out from the September contest.  I'm hoping I can talk someone into visiting both DM74 & DM76 with 6M and WSJT capability (just in case..).  Of course, we can work on 2, 222 & 432 also !

I need a 6M confirmation for DM76 .  That's one of the last handful of grids I need for FFMA (that's all 488 domestic grids worked on 6).  I also need a 6M DM74 contact for another award.

Both these grids have easy access to known good locations and we shouldn't have any trouble at all working, as long as you have at least a Moxon (or better..) and 100W (or more - more is good !)  I have worked rovers from DM74 in the past on CW or SSB and DM76 is a far better site.  Having WSJT capabilities will cover us if things are "bad".

What say, anyone ?

-W9RM

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


Re: ARRL September VHF contest

James Duffey
 

At one time there was a rather large, ominous, and fairly lengthy and specific No Trespassing sign at the gate, which,  oddly enough, was left open every time when I was there. If I recall correctly, that land was a joint UNM/NMGFP field research facility, but I am not sure of that.  I have operated from the gate, never ventured beyond It.If it is BLM land, the public should have access to it though. 

The dump site isn’t bad and on weekends there is not much traffic. But, there are some kooks who live in the area who on one or two occasions consumed a large amount of my time when they stopped by, as well as the occasional irate person who stops by and demands to know why the dump isn’t open. But there are no smells or anything. 

There was a good site by the gravel pit south off Stagecoach and Martinez, which, when I first started going out I operated a lot from. It was fairly clearly marked on maps as a county road, but about 10 years ago the gravel pit put a gate across the road and it is no longer accessible. 

In DM76, the Truchas overlook/picnic area is pretty good and there is at least one nice high spot with a scenic overlook on the normal road to Taos. - Duffey

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM

On Aug 17, 2020, at 21:57, John Klem <klemjf@...> wrote:



Using k7fry.com/grid/

DM74CX59LK :  I have operated from this spot 2-3 times.  If you need more space to put up antennas you might be able to go slightly further east beyond the gate on Martinez Road.  I was told by a NM Game and Fish guy that the gate is not locked, but I've never tested that.  My impression is that land to the east is BLM or other public access, but the horizon to the east degrades slowly as you go east.  Watch out for rattlesnakes.  Good cell coverage and not much traffic.  Horizon looks slightly worse than the DM74bx dump site (I have never been there)...but no dump.

John AA5PR


On 8/17/2020 2:39 PM, Michael Daly wrote:

Does anyone know a good portable set up location for either of those two grids. We could possibly deploy 2 meter and 432 beams and a 6 meter dipole from one of these grids.

Mike, n5sj

 

From: main@nmvhf.groups.io [mailto:main@nmvhf.groups.io] On Behalf Of Keith Morehouse
Sent: Monday, August 17, 2020 1:44 PM
To: nmvhf@groups.io
Subject: [nmvhf] ARRL September VHF contest

 

We're about 3 1/2 weeks out from the September contest.  I'm hoping I can talk someone into visiting both DM74 & DM76 with 6M and WSJT capability (just in case..).  Of course, we can work on 2, 222 & 432 also !

 

I need a 6M confirmation for DM76 .  That's one of the last handful of grids I need for FFMA (that's all 488 domestic grids worked on 6).  I also need a 6M DM74 contact for another award.

 

Both these grids have easy access to known good locations and we shouldn't have any trouble at all working, as long as you have at least a Moxon (or better..) and 100W (or more - more is good !)  I have worked rovers from DM74 in the past on CW or SSB and DM76 is a far better site.  Having WSJT capabilities will cover us if things are "bad".

 

What say, anyone ?

 

-W9RM


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


Re: ARRL September VHF contest

John Klem
 

Using k7fry.com/grid/

DM74CX59LK :  I have operated from this spot 2-3 times.  If you need more space to put up antennas you might be able to go slightly further east beyond the gate on Martinez Road.  I was told by a NM Game and Fish guy that the gate is not locked, but I've never tested that.  My impression is that land to the east is BLM or other public access, but the horizon to the east degrades slowly as you go east.  Watch out for rattlesnakes.  Good cell coverage and not much traffic.  Horizon looks slightly worse than the DM74bx dump site (I have never been there)...but no dump.

John AA5PR


On 8/17/2020 2:39 PM, Michael Daly wrote:

Does anyone know a good portable set up location for either of those two grids. We could possibly deploy 2 meter and 432 beams and a 6 meter dipole from one of these grids.

Mike, n5sj

 

From: main@nmvhf.groups.io [mailto:main@nmvhf.groups.io] On Behalf Of Keith Morehouse
Sent: Monday, August 17, 2020 1:44 PM
To: nmvhf@groups.io
Subject: [nmvhf] ARRL September VHF contest

 

We're about 3 1/2 weeks out from the September contest.  I'm hoping I can talk someone into visiting both DM74 & DM76 with 6M and WSJT capability (just in case..).  Of course, we can work on 2, 222 & 432 also !

 

I need a 6M confirmation for DM76 .  That's one of the last handful of grids I need for FFMA (that's all 488 domestic grids worked on 6).  I also need a 6M DM74 contact for another award.

 

Both these grids have easy access to known good locations and we shouldn't have any trouble at all working, as long as you have at least a Moxon (or better..) and 100W (or more - more is good !)  I have worked rovers from DM74 in the past on CW or SSB and DM76 is a far better site.  Having WSJT capabilities will cover us if things are "bad".

 

What say, anyone ?

 

-W9RM


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


Re: ARRL September VHF contest

Jonathan Fox - W0AMT
 

The website has some great rover location suggestions.


The DM76 location sounds excellent.

73, Jon
W0AMT


On Mon, Aug 17, 2020 at 2:39 PM Michael Daly <arrowengineering1@...> wrote:

Does anyone know a good portable set up location for either of those two grids. We could possibly deploy 2 meter and 432 beams and a 6 meter dipole from one of these grids.

Mike, n5sj

 

From: main@nmvhf.groups.io [mailto:main@nmvhf.groups.io] On Behalf Of Keith Morehouse
Sent: Monday, August 17, 2020 1:44 PM
To: nmvhf@groups.io
Subject: [nmvhf] ARRL September VHF contest

 

We're about 3 1/2 weeks out from the September contest.  I'm hoping I can talk someone into visiting both DM74 & DM76 with 6M and WSJT capability (just in case..).  Of course, we can work on 2, 222 & 432 also !

 

I need a 6M confirmation for DM76 .  That's one of the last handful of grids I need for FFMA (that's all 488 domestic grids worked on 6).  I also need a 6M DM74 contact for another award.

 

Both these grids have easy access to known good locations and we shouldn't have any trouble at all working, as long as you have at least a Moxon (or better..) and 100W (or more - more is good !)  I have worked rovers from DM74 in the past on CW or SSB and DM76 is a far better site.  Having WSJT capabilities will cover us if things are "bad".

 

What say, anyone ?

 

-W9RM


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


Re: ARRL September VHF contest

Michael Daly
 

Does anyone know a good portable set up location for either of those two grids. We could possibly deploy 2 meter and 432 beams and a 6 meter dipole from one of these grids.

Mike, n5sj

 

From: main@nmvhf.groups.io [mailto:main@nmvhf.groups.io] On Behalf Of Keith Morehouse
Sent: Monday, August 17, 2020 1:44 PM
To: nmvhf@groups.io
Subject: [nmvhf] ARRL September VHF contest

 

We're about 3 1/2 weeks out from the September contest.  I'm hoping I can talk someone into visiting both DM74 & DM76 with 6M and WSJT capability (just in case..).  Of course, we can work on 2, 222 & 432 also !

 

I need a 6M confirmation for DM76 .  That's one of the last handful of grids I need for FFMA (that's all 488 domestic grids worked on 6).  I also need a 6M DM74 contact for another award.

 

Both these grids have easy access to known good locations and we shouldn't have any trouble at all working, as long as you have at least a Moxon (or better..) and 100W (or more - more is good !)  I have worked rovers from DM74 in the past on CW or SSB and DM76 is a far better site.  Having WSJT capabilities will cover us if things are "bad".

 

What say, anyone ?

 

-W9RM


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