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This Week in Amateur Radio: 2017.25   Leave a comment

I have been on the road for the last two weeks, and I had some time to play on the radio.  I am still catching up on logging my contacts.

Two weekends ago, I ran some counties on the 20 meter SSB county hunters net, which has mostly disappeared.  I ran three in PA, two in WV, and two in OH.  On that Sunday, I drove to VA, and played in the VHF contest as a rover, and I made six meter and two meter contacts along the way.

I also drove to the Delmarva Peninsula, and operated from several new counties in MD and VA.

Last weekend, we drove from WV to AR, and I made contacts in KY, TN, MO, and AR.  I haven’t even aeverdded up how many new counties I operated from.

I will post new graphics on this website, soon.

Thank you for reading my post.


VHF Contest   Leave a comment

I have been listening on 6 meters off and on today, and haven’t heard a peep. I’m not sure what to make of it, or if I should move to 2 meters. I recognize the winter VHF contest is more challenging due to the lack of sporatic-e openings, but it is dead, dead, dead where I am.

I’ll keep trying.

Thank you for reading my post. And get on 6 meters.

ARRL VHF Contest   Leave a comment

I had never played in VHF/UHF, let alone in a VHF/UHF contest before this weekend. I threw the 6M hamstick on the car and thought, why not give it a try. It was pretty neat, I made a few qsos in different grid squares.

The first thing I had to look up was what grid square I lived in- DM65. The next thing I had to find out was whether the exchange was the 4 digit grid square or the 6 digit grid square. It was the 4 digit one.

I will eventually add a grid square graphic to this blog, but for now, just know that I worked:


Posted June 11, 2012 by n3mra in Contesting, Mobile Operating

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