Just to remind you guys + and gals…
CQ WW VHF Contest
- Saturday July 21, 2012, 1800 UTC to Sunday July 22, 2012, 2100 UTC
- 27 hours for all stations, all categories. Operate any portion of the contest period you wish.
- see http://www.cq-amateur-radio.com/ – look under VHF Contest
- 6m and 2m only
- CW and phone
- Hill Toppers, Rovers, Multis (see the rules)
Now on Saturday the Weather in Ottawa will be “hot and sunny” if we can trust the predictions of the Weather Network. So far they have been fairly accurate so I’ll trust them…
The plans so far are to take some basic gear… FT 817, 10ah battery pack, Camera Tripod with 2m beam, and 17 foot shakespere wonder pole along with the 6m delta loop and set up somewhere…. and operate from the start of the contest for the first 6 hours as VA3QV in the hilltopper catagory.
The beam will be horozontal for this contest
The “Electric Vespa will be providing the transportation so we will be staying in FN25 and to narrow it down even more… Ottawa South East.
With any luck I can find a picnic table in the shade…
I figure that if the temps stay at 29 dec C as they are saying then if I can manage 6 hours outside I think I’ll be doing fairly good. This is one portable trip where I think the water will weigh more than the radio gear but 6m has been fairly good recently so the hope is that someone will hear my QRP signal on 2m or 6m and I will have something to
brag blog about after…
There is a reason that they call 6m the “Magic Band”…