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W9FZ/Rover January 2014 VHF Contest Plans!
« on: January 15, 2014, 09:37:00 AM »
W9FZ/R Jan VHF Contest Plans
(Contest Begins 1300 CST Saturday, ends 2200 CST, January 18-19, 2014)

Bruce, W9FZ, along with ORC member Janice, KA9VVQ, will be roving as W9FZ/R
in the Jan 2014 VHF Contest. Basically, we'll be activating the 4 Milwaukee grids
and then proceed northward to activate EN64 near Manitowoc and
continue to EN55 and EN65 at Pound and Peshtigo. We appreciate
any and all contacts!

You can watch our progress on APRS on the Internet as
W9FZ-15 (puppy dog symbol) on aprs.fi:
http://aprs.fi/?call=w9fz-15

We will be CQ'ing on 144.240 (SSB/CW). We will also be
checking 146.55 (FM simplex) and 146.58 (FM simplex)
at the top and bottom of every hour that we are
operating (per the sked below).  Please, please, tune
your radios off of the (SSB) calling frequency of 144.200! 
You'll hear weaker stations better away from all that QRM!

Although the calling freq. for 6m is 50.125, we'll go to 50.190 to ensure a quiet place on 6m. 
And while the calling freq. is X.100 for the other bands, we will carry to X.140 for
a quieter place for QSOs.

We will have (and hope they all work!) 6m, 2m, 222, 432, 902, 1296, 2304 MHz, and 10GHz.

Rove plan and times:

Saturday:

EN62bx Milw Airport 1900Z - 2100Z (1300L - 1500L)
EN52ww New Berlin   2200Z - 2400Z (1600L - 1800L)
EN53va Hillcrest Park 0200Z - 0400Z (2000L - 2200L)

Sunday:

EN63ag MeeKwon Park   1530Z - 1730Z (0930L - 1130L)
EN64db Manitowoc    1900Z - 2100Z (1300L - 1500L)
EN55xc Pound        2300Z - 0100Z (1700L - 1900L)
EN65bb Peshtigo     0200Z - 0359Z (2000L - 2159L)

We'll be looking in many directions because we know there
are stations out there. If signals are weak, call
us on CW (not high speed!) to get a completion.

Yeah, we know there are some pretty good football games on
Sunday--please leave your radios on and give us some Q's
during the commercials--you know there are a lot of them!

See other regional planned activity at:
http://tinyurl.com/w0uc2014jan

CONTEST RULES HERE: http://www.arrl.org/january-vhf

Hope to see you this weekend!

73,
Bruce and Janice, W9FZ/R
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