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Offline ThaDood

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ARRL VHF Sweepsteaks this weekend June 13 - 14, 2020!
« on: June 09, 2020, 1902 UTC »
Good practice for the following weekend's Field Day,   https://contests.arrl.org/junvhf/   Now, can we hope for decent "E" and Tropo propagation for this? Rarely... Usually the Monday afterwards are when the VHF / UHF bands open up.
I was asked, yet another weird question, of how I would like to be buried, when I finally bite the big one. The answer was actually pretty easy. Face-down, like a certain historical figure in the late 1980's, (I will not mention who, but some of you will get it, and that's enough.) Why??? It would be a burial that will satisfy everyone: (1) My enemies will say that it will show me where to go. (2) On the same point, I can have my enemies kiss my butt. (3) It will temporarily give someone a place to park a bicycle. See??? A WIN / WIN for everyone.

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Re: ARRL VHF Sweepsteaks this weekend June 13 - 14, 2020!
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2020, 2012 UTC »
Got my ticket the same day as the ct. Worked coast to coast 6m ssb with 3 watts, neat stuff. Otherwise the band was dead save for the few locals.
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Re: ARRL VHF Sweepsteaks this weekend June 13 - 14, 2020!
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2020, 2051 UTC »
10 and 6 have been doing pretty good for the last month or so.   Hopefully that keeps up!
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Re: ARRL VHF Sweepsteaks this weekend June 13 - 14, 2020!
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2020, 1909 UTC »
VHF High and UHF were wide open to my south this morning towards the VA and SE KY borders. The country bumpkin on 96.5FM Williamson, WV boomed in right over a local 96.5FM translator. And south is my geographically very worst direction. Will we have that this weekend? Murphy's Law says, NO!
I was asked, yet another weird question, of how I would like to be buried, when I finally bite the big one. The answer was actually pretty easy. Face-down, like a certain historical figure in the late 1980's, (I will not mention who, but some of you will get it, and that's enough.) Why??? It would be a burial that will satisfy everyone: (1) My enemies will say that it will show me where to go. (2) On the same point, I can have my enemies kiss my butt. (3) It will temporarily give someone a place to park a bicycle. See??? A WIN / WIN for everyone.

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Re: ARRL VHF Sweepsteaks this weekend June 13 - 14, 2020!
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2020, 2147 UTC »
At 2246 UTC 6m is dead here.


2m and 70cm as well.


It will likely be a bust unless something happens overnight or in the morning. Current DXMaps though shows a lot of DX between the East coast and Europe. Fingers crossed.
« Last Edit: June 13, 2020, 2149 UTC by chanito »
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Re: ARRL VHF Sweepsteaks this weekend June 13 - 14, 2020!
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2020, 0254 UTC »
chanito,
Hope you hung in there because 6 is just now closing out for me (EM66)
(on SSB, FT8 is still busy) after a very good opening to New England
FN3x & FN4x grid squares. Nodzing on 144 or 432 :(

"Maybe tomorrow"!
« Last Edit: June 14, 2020, 0257 UTC by WA4FHY »
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Re: ARRL VHF Sweepsteaks this weekend June 13 - 14, 2020!
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2020, 0032 UTC »
6 has been open hr (EN82) Maritimes to Gulf of Mexico past 2 hrs.
Das Radiobunker somewhere in Michigan