2005 ARRL SEPTEMBER VHF QSO PARTY

 


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K9ZF SOLP EM78cq

Still looking for contest skeds. n9rla@yahoo.com WSJT, SSB, or CW. I'll start the contest around 23:00z, most slots are still open. I'm in EM78cq. I'll have 100 watts and small yagis on 6, 2, and 222 only. I'll be working mostly skeds this contest, and maybe some SSB as time allows. If you have already sent a sked request, I'll be replying shortly. 73 and good luck! Dan -- K9ZF /R no budget Rover ***QRP-l #1269 Check out the Rover Resource Page at: List Administrator for: InHam+grid-loc+ham-books

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Hello I hope to be active as a rover this weekend. The plan is to start in EM65 and travel through EM75, EM74, EM64, EM73, EM63, EM62 and EM72 the first day. I wont spend much time in any grid. Then Sunday, EM61 and EM71. If I still have any gasoline, I might try to go over to EM81, EM82, and EM83. I will have low power 50, 144, 222 and 432 ssb and cw. Let's Rock and Roll!! 73 bill capps af4od

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AC8E and I are planning to visit the Findlay (OH) hamfest Sunday morning, followed by a side trip a few miles west to the grid corner of EN70-71-80-81 for a low key rover operation in the VHF QSO Party. I understand that this part of Ohio is as flat as a pancake, though not as flat as Kansas (http://www.improbable.com/airchives/paperair/volume9/v9i3/kansas.html ), but does anybody have any recommended VHF locations, particularly in EN70 and EN71? We may also get on from EN90, and I plan some activity from home in EN91 on Saturday. I'll have 6-2-222-432, as well as a peanut whistle on 1296. 73 - Jim K8MR

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I will be portable QRP in EM65(ld or me) for the contest. When you're not busy look for the little signal ! Tnx,73, Tom W4RXR

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Hi Dan, N3IQ (ND3F op / solo) should have the new trailer rover up and running by contest time--getting close as of Thursday. Still need a tag from MVA, they are being silly. 6M: KW and omni at 55' on pneumatic mast 2M: KW+ and omni at 52' 2M: 5 el / 26' on flip up tower / 400 w 222: 7 el / 24' / 250w 432: 10 el / 28' / 200w 903: 33 el / 21' /150w 1296: 45 el /21'/ 60w 2304: 44 el/ 22'/ 40w 3456: 44 el /22' / 35w 5760: 2' dish / 23'/ 8w 10G: 2' dish / 23' / 3w 24G: 1' dish / 20' / .2w try 144.247 / 50.247 /222.35 FM horizontal for coordination emerg. cell phone 410.218.8008 current plan: (all times local EDST) FN00rg Blue Knob PA 2pm-6:30pm FN01xb Snow Shoe PA 7:30-10pm FN11hb New Site for me 11pm-0230 Sunday FN10bc Broad Mtn 0800-noon FM19aw "Big Mtn" 1230-530pm Fm09vv Sideling Hill near Breezewood 6:30 til I tire out. 73! Brian (the rover, maybe) ND3F/N3IQ

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Wow, it really looks from the increased chatter that there is going to be lots of activity this upcoming weekend. I'm thrilled to be a part of it (as a relative newcomer). This year I will have the lower 10 bands, 50 - 10368 and will be operating from home QTH in FN10we. I would be happy to sked with anyone who wants my grid. Sounds like rovers will be a big part of this contest and that's a great thing. Good luck to all! 73, Phil K3TUF FN10we

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I will be active from a hilltop in EN50rl as a Single-Op Portable (QRP) for most of Sunday if all goes as planned. I will have all bands from 144 MHz through 10 GHz. 50 MHz hasn't been very profitable for me in the last few contests so I'm still debating if I want to take it along, too. 73, Zack W9SZ

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Hello all, The N2PA group be operating ARRL contest this weekend Unlimited multi N2PA in FN12hn at 2200' ASL 6m - 1296.... 6m & 2m 1.5 kw @ 85' 222 - 500w @ 70' 432 - 800w @ 70' 903- 100w- @108' 1296- 200w- @108' 2g & up 10 - ASK if up and running Work anytime, station will be operating all hrs. Skeds welcome Email direct: n2jqr@arrl.net Good luck to you all 73's Jeff N2JQR for N2PA

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Hello, All, W3SZ will be operating from Fh20ag for the contest this weekend, covering 50 MHz thru 24 GHz inclusive. I will be single op as usual, and so will be shut down late Saturday night / early Sunday morning, but should otherwise be available. RoverLog now has automatic bandswitching capability using the W3KM/N3FTI protocol, and so I will be using RoverLog for the first time this weekend, thanks to Tom's getting this great feature added to an already great program. http://www.2ub.org/roverlog/ Hope to work many of you on many bands! Have a great weekend all, and 73, Roger Rehr W3SZ

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Hello all, The K2LDT rover team* schedule (in UTC time) is: Saturday, near Watertown, NY: FN23 - 1800 to 1930 FN24 - 2000 to 2200 Sunday, near Cobourne, Ontario: FN03 - 1000 to 1200 FN04 - 1230 to 1430 FN13 - 1600 to 1800 FN14 - 1830 to 2100 Driving back to Roch, NY: FN14-FN24-FN13-FN12 Bands: 6m through 78 GHz., but 47/78 might not make it. Greg - K2LDT *Father/son... ONE call.. two persons in vehicle. Surely some rule is being broken here.

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To All, After an absence of a year and half, The Lighthouse Rover is again taking to the roads for a VHF contest. However, we are going back to our 1995 Jeep Cherokee to do so. Our 2000 Subaru (the main rover vehicle) is on the verge of blowing its head gasket, so we've had to retrofit the installation back into the Jeep, where it all started some years ago. Karen and I plan to cover the following grids: Saturday FN20qp FN21qh FN31dn FN30?? Sunday FN20vt FN21hb FN10xx or xw FM19av FN00rg We will have bands ABCDE on the air. For up to the minute information on our plans, surf on over to http://www.n2mh.net/rover.htm and follow the link to the September, 2005 web page. 73, Mark, N2MH and Karen

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I plan to operate single op "QRP" portable from EM18 in the contest, on 50, 144, 432, and 1296 MHz. The operating site is in the Flint Hills about 15 miles southwest of Emporia, KS. X class solar flare today. Good luck to all. - Jon NJK

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N6ZE/Semi-TransCon Rover (QRP) plans to operate during the September 2005 ARRL VHF QSO Party: EL96: Upper floor of hotel about 5 mi NE of Ft. Lauderdale Airport; 1400 - 2000 EDT on Saturday DM26: Upper floor of hotel in downtown Las Vegas; 0030 - 1300 PDT on Sunday EM73: Concourse level of Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta Intl Airport; 2130 - 2200 EDT on Sunday ** ** Att Big Guns: please listen for my super weak signal! Rig will be FT817 using dipoles; will operate near 6m,2m,70cm calling freqs on ssb/cw/fm G/L to all in the Test. bt73 Pete, N6ZE/K1FJM

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The K3EOD CONTEST TEAM will be operating the September contest from Southern New Jersey FM29LL. 2 METERS Yaesu 726 315 Watts 15 elem @40 feet 6,METERS Yaesu 736 300 watts 7 elem @52 feet 222 Yaesu 736 350 watts 17 elem @54 feet 432 Yaesu 736 100 watts 19 elem @56 feet 903 Yaesu 221 L33 transv 15 watts 33 elem looper @60 feet 1296 Yaesu 736 60 watts 33 elem looper @60 feet 2304 Yaesu 736 10 watts 76 elem looper @62 feet 3456 Yaesu 736 32 watts 112 elem looper @62 feet. (LIGHT) We are looking for WSJT skeds on 2 meters 144.132 for the first time, will also try some 6 meter 50.255 WSJT contacts. please arrange all WSJT skeds with Bruce WA3WUL at crawford@UDel.edu Please let me know if you would like to arrange a schedule on any band. Wish everyone the best and will be looking for you on the bands 73 Al K3EOD FOR THE K3EOD CONTEST TEAM (856) 690-1787 ____

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I've been made an offer I can't refuse and my original plans to rove through southern Ontario have been tossed out the window! Instead, I will be operating portable from a location in EN95 for the entire contest, or at least up until the last few hours. VE3FIN, who recently moved to Parry Sound, Ontario has offered to let me use his property to set up and operate from. Good news, he's quite anxious to get on the air and do some weak signal work once he's finished building his new house. Hopefully, EN95 will be less rare in the future. The coords he gave me are 45 deg 20m N, 80 deg W. Apparently, the 80th west meridian runs through his property, which theoretically means I could shift the base of my portable mast over a few feet and operate from FN05 as well. I guess that would make me a rover instead of portable...fine. I'll be on: - 6m: 100w into a Moxon beam - 2m: 50w into stacked PAR Omniangles - 70cm: 100w into stacked 8-element quagis All antennas will be up on a 30 ft mast. E-mail me for skeds. Good luck and good propagation this weekend! 73, Ken Alexander, VE3HLS www.ve3hls.com

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Hello all, We will once again be operating from Flag Pole Knob, VA (west of Harrisonburg, VA on the VA/WVA border) at an elevation of 4300' ASL in grid square FM08jm. We will have high power (about 800 watts on 6 and 2 and about 400 watts on 222 and 432). On 6 meters we will have a stack of Force 12 7 element yagis, on 2 meters a stack of C3I FO15s, on 222 a 2 stack of C3I yagis and on 432 a 4 stack of CC 424B Boomers. We'll also have mast mounted peramps on 222 and 432. We look forward to working you all and hope for good weather and conditions over the weekned. 73, Jack W4NF, W4IY VHF Contest Group Thanks to Woodbridge Wireless, Inc. that supports this member's event with equipment, restroom facilities, and fuel.

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Last week there was some debate as to us going to the mountain for the Sept VHF QSO Party due to fuel cost/availability, however we have made the commitment to see it through. Hope to work everyone on 6, 2, 222, 432 and maybe experimentally on 1296. Don't forget to look our way. We will be at 3,692 ft elevation in SE TN in far eastern EM75 just Southeast of Tellico Plains. If you would like to come join us and operate with us, then shoot me an email and I can get you directions. The more the better. 73....Rusty NE4ME

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The Fourlanders VHF/UHF/Microwave Contesting Group W4NH will once again be on the air from Soco Bald, NC EM85jm for the contest this weekend. We will be operating limited multi this contest on 6 through 432. We will have 1 kw on 6 and 2 as well as 500 or 600 watts on 222 and 432. The antennas will be stacked HB 5 element beams on 6, a single 2M5WL on 2 and stacked K1FOs on 222 and 432. For something new this year we will be operating FSK441 on 6 meters. We are looking for scheds late Saturday night and early Sunday morning. Contact the main 6 meter operator Neal, K4EA at k4ea@contesting.com to arrange a sched.

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The W5LL rover team will once again be active in the September Contest. The route this time is a little shorer than what we usually cover due to high gas prices. Saturday we'll be in EM23, EM22, EM21, EM11, EM12, EM13 and Sunday we'll go North to the grid corner of EM15, EM25, EM14 and EM24. Will have 6m thru 432MHz available with high power on all bands. See you in the contest. 73 Matt W5LL

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I'll be operating as VP9/WA4PGM in Hamilton, Bermuda starting this Friday until Sept. 13th. Plans are to operate the WAE SSB, ARRL VHF, and NA Sprint CW. - Kyle

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WB8BZK/R will be roving the September VHF contest starting out at Hillcrest Park in EN53va Waukesha, WS just west of Milwaukee. I'll operate from there for about two hours then move a few miles east to Wick Field Park to operate from EN63ab for about an hour. At about 2230Z I'll operate mobile until I reach Nichol Knoll EN62ad in Arlington Hts, IL at about 0030Z where I will operate for the rest of the evening. Sunday morning I will set up at about 1300Z on hills near Plato Center, IL (EN52sa & EN51sx) which is just west of Elgin, IL. After that Ill rove around the Chicago area for the rest of the contest. Bands will include 100W 50 (Loop), 125W 144 (Loop), 25W 223.5 FM (4 el & vertical), and 75W 432 (10 el & loop), 8W 903 (6 el), & 1.2W 1296 (21 el) SSB or CW. Best of luck to everyone in the contest, Mike WB8BZK/R

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WD0T will be on the air 6/2/222/432 from DN94vj northeast of Pierre, SD for the Sept. VHF contest. I am looking for WSJT/ CW/SSB skeds for early Sunday morning starting 0600 through 1300 UTC. Will have 500w- 6m- 5ele @ 35ft 150w- 2m- 2wl@ 40ft 100w- 222- 3.5wl@ 20ft 100w- 432-7.0wl@ 25ft Will look foward to skeds, everyone have a fun contest! 73, God Bless! Todd WD0T

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K9TMS and K9PLS will be doing a husband/wife rove in Northern IL and eastern Wisconsin for next week ends contest (2 for the price of one). We will have the following bands: ABCD9E and possibly 10g however that system has not been proven to function YET!. Our plan now is to hit EN53/63 area first on Saturday afternoon. If we see significant interest in Badger land north of the Cheddar Curtain this may become EN54/64. Due to gas prices I don't want to waste the energy if there will not be enough contacts to be had from the northern grids. We will then work back south spending time in each of the 4 corners area we encounter. Sunday we will be hitting the EN51/61/52/62 corners during the afternoon in the CHicago area. I would like to entertain more grids but the old motor home only get 10 miles to the gallon and I would prefer not to wind up with a 2nd mortgage in gas as a result of the contest. We are also trying to get other members of the Stoned Monkeys to join in on a pack rove effort Hope to see you on the bands next week end. 73 de Tom K9TMS and Penny K9PLS k9tms@mindspring.com

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Hello, I will be SOLP for the September VHF Contest from the W0UC/W0AIH contest station (EN44). I'm looking for FSK441 (WSJT) or CW skeds for late Saturday night or early Sunday morning. I'll be taking skeds on 2m and 6m for 30 minute periods from 0800z through 1300z. If interested, pse respond direct. Thanks, Justin, K9MU EN44hw http://www.k9mu.com 6M: 100w 8 ele @ 45 feet 2M: 100w 2.5wl @ 40 feet

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The K3EOD CONTEST TEAM will be operating the September contest from Southern New Jersey FM29LL. 2 METERS Yaesu 726 150 Watts 15 element @40 feet 6,METERS Yaesu 736 300 watts 7 element @52 feet 222 Yaesu 736 350 watts 17 element @54 feet 432 Yaesu 736 100 watts 19 element @56 feet 903 very doubtful 1296 Yaesu 736 60 watts 33 element looper @60 feet 2304 Yaesu 736 10 watts 76 element looper @62 feet 3456 Yaesu 736 32 watts 112 element looper @62 feet. (LIGHT) We are looking for WSJT skeds on 2 meters for the first time. will also try some 6 meter WSJT contacts. Please let me know if you would like to arrange a schedule on any band. Wish everyone the best and will be looking for you on the bands 73 Al K3EOD FOR THE K3EOD CONTEST TEAM (856) 690-1787

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Hello, We're planning on roving in SoCal. We are going to drive out and activate the barren DM 22/23/24 area and then head to Keller peak. From there we'll drop into LA and swing back south into San Diego. We should have the first five bands. Take a look at the plans here: http://www.kg6one.org/2005.sep-vhf/ Please let us know if you'd like to setup a sked, or if you'll be active in the SoCal area. Thanks, Eric KG6KVI and John KG6ONE ____________________________________________

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Hi all, The VE3OIL/R rover team will be roving in southern Ontario during the upcoming June contest. We will be equipped for 50MHz through 3456MHz, plus 10GHz SSB, with good 100-watt systems on the bottom four bands, and more modest power on the rest. For any one running an FM effort we will activate 146.58 and 446.000 at 15 minutes after every hour. Our itinerary is as follows: Sat. September 10 EN93 1800 - 1900 UTC EN83 2000 - 2130 UTC EN83 2130 - 2300 UTC Sun. September 11 EN92 0000 - 0300 UTC FN02 1200 - 1400 UTC 1400 - 2030 UTC sites of opportunity FN03 2030 - 2130 UTC FN04 2200 - 2400 UTC Mon. September 12 FN13 0015 UTC Drive-by FN14 0030 - 0300 UTC Mon. June 13 EN82 0045 - 0300 UTC We invite skeds. If you'd like to arrange a sked by email, contact us at: ve3oil@rac.ca and we will return a list of sked times. All skeds will meet on 144.237 MHz and QSY to other bands from there. GL to everyone, hope to see you in the contest! Cheers, Murray VE3NPB & Russell VE3OIL

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