grid rarity


Bruce Draper
 

In your experience, which is more rare, FM28 or FM29?
Gotta be 28, right? Half of it is water, and the other half is very sparsely populated.


Alan Shapiro
 

Per my experience, you have it right.  Worked FM29 a couple of time, zip for FM28.

On 4/30/2018 3:44 PM, Bruce Draper wrote:
In your experience, which is more rare, FM28 or FM29?
Gotta be 28, right? Half of it is water, and the other half is very sparsely populated.


Mike WB2FKO
 

I would agree...usually get into FM29 multiple times each summer and FM28 less often.  It's south of there that is much harder: FM13, FM14, FM15, and FM25.  It could be my proximity to the Sandia mts, or lack of activity there, but those grids are rare DX for me.  N7KA and N5JEH are probably the best local authorities on this question.  And I assume we are talking about 6m?  WB2FKO

On 04/30/2018 03:47 PM, Alan Shapiro via Groups.Io wrote:
Per my experience, you have it right.  Worked FM29 a couple of time, zip for FM28.

On 4/30/2018 3:44 PM, Bruce Draper wrote:
In your experience, which is more rare, FM28 or FM29?
Gotta be 28, right? Half of it is water, and the other half is very sparsely populated.



Keith Morehouse
 

Really, neither are THAT rare if you live within single hop distance.
FM25 is much more difficult to work (and the only one of the FM's I need for FFMA from DM58

-W9RM

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

On Mon, Apr 30, 2018 at 3:44 PM, Bruce Draper <bruceaa5b@...> wrote:
In your experience, which is more rare, FM28 or FM29?
Gotta be 28, right? Half of it is water, and the other half is very sparsely populated.



Keith Morehouse
 

Oh - yeah.
Forgot about FM13 - another tough one due to lack of land mass :)
I need that one too from DM58.

-W9RM

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

On Mon, Apr 30, 2018 at 3:57 PM, WB2FKO <mph@...> wrote:
I would agree...usually get into FM29 multiple times each summer and FM28 less often.  It's south of there that is much harder: FM13, FM14, FM15, and FM25.  It could be my proximity to the Sandia mts, or lack of activity there, but those grids are rare DX for me.  N7KA and N5JEH are probably the best local authorities on this question.  And I assume we are talking about 6m?  WB2FKO

On 04/30/2018 03:47 PM, Alan Shapiro via Groups.Io wrote:
Per my experience, you have it right.  Worked FM29 a couple of time, zip for FM28.

On 4/30/2018 3:44 PM, Bruce Draper wrote:
In your experience, which is more rare, FM28 or FM29?
Gotta be 28, right? Half of it is water, and the other half is very sparsely populated.




KC7QY
 

Bruce,

I'll second (third or whatever)  FM28. I have FM29 confirmed from Socorro with just my 100wts and 3el.
 
Jim KC7QY



From: Bruce Draper <bruceaa5b@...>
To: nmvhf@groups.io
Sent: Monday, April 30, 2018 3:44 PM
Subject: [nmvhf] grid rarity

In your experience, which is more rare, FM28 or FM29?
Gotta be 28, right? Half of it is water, and the other half is very sparsely populated.



Keith Morehouse
 

I went back into the log since 2012, which is when I started operating from DM58.  Here's what I've worked on 6M, all double-hop of course.

FM29 - 21 QSO's
FM28 - 8 QSO's
FM27 - 5 QSO's, all with one station, N3MK
FM26 - 3 QSO's
FM25 - no QSO's

Next row west:

FM18, FM19 - > 20 QSO's per grid
FM17 - 14 QSO's
FM16 - 13 QSO's
FM15 - 1 QSO
FM14 - 3 QSO's
FM13 - none

-W9RM


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

On Mon, Apr 30, 2018 at 3:44 PM, Bruce Draper <bruceaa5b@...> wrote:
In your experience, which is more rare, FM28 or FM29?
Gotta be 28, right? Half of it is water, and the other half is very sparsely populated.



Arne N7KA
 

# of QSOs    FM28=1, FM29=24   That is out of 5696 6M QSOs.    Need FM14, FM25  and some decent propagation.

Arne N7KA

On April 30, 2018 at 3:44 PM Bruce Draper <bruceaa5b@...> wrote:

In your experience, which is more rare, FM28 or FM29?
Gotta be 28, right? Half of it is water, and the other half is very sparsely populated.


Bruce Draper
 

Thanks for the input, folks!

On Mon, Apr 30, 2018 at 5:59 PM, Arne N7KA <n7ka@...> wrote:

# of QSOs    FM28=1, FM29=24   That is out of 5696 6M QSOs.    Need FM14, FM25  and some decent propagation.

Arne N7KA
On April 30, 2018 at 3:44 PM Bruce Draper <bruceaa5b@...> wrote:

In your experience, which is more rare, FM28 or FM29?
Gotta be 28, right? Half of it is water, and the other half is very sparsely populated.