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Offline ThaDood

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ARRL VHF Contest on, now!
« on: January 16, 2021, 1954 UTC »
This snuck up on me,  https://contests.arrl.org/janvhf/    I might try Sunday to work that. The contest that I'm waiting for is the AM Rally,   http://www.amrally.com/    I'm a lil' better prepared for that one, finally.
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Re: ARRL VHF Contest on, now!
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2021, 2158 UTC »
Thanks for the reminder. 
Unfortunately 6 meters is dead here. 
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Re: ARRL VHF Contest on, now!
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2021, 2058 UTC »
I was active as a Single-Op QRP Portable from EN50 in east central Illinois. (I must be a masochist!)  :)  I haven't been in this contest since 2017. I made three QSO's each on 144, 222 and 432, and one QSO each on 1296, 2304, 3456 and 10368 MHz. Temperature hovered around 28 degrees all day at the hill where I was, and it was snowing heavily during my last hour of operating and during tear-down of antennas. I'm just happy I got in on it again. And made it home. I thought I was going to turn into an icicle for a while.
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Re: ARRL VHF Contest on, now!
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2021, 1638 UTC »
Zackers, What was your best distance?
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Re: ARRL VHF Contest on, now! No, not now, but coming June.
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2021, 1836 UTC »
I'm still trying to find time to put something back up for 2M SSB. I have 1296MHz, but pretty much useless where I live today, bottom of a valley and foliage all around. Makes for 222MHz and 449MHz FM difficult. 432MHz??? I have a beam for that. Maybe for satellite.
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