2M tropo & FT8
The tropo conditions over the south central part of the country are still with us Saturday morning. The weather pattern that has formed it looks to be holding for another day, at least. If you are east of the divide, be aware that 2M propagation could exist to the SE, particularly in the AM. If the wind starts blowing, it will degrade the tropo quickly.
Good luck in the contest - don't be fixated on FT8 - be prepared to QSY to a high rate mode (SSB or CW) if signal levels begin to rise on 6M.
Keith J Morehouse
Calmesa Partners G.P.