RE: [VHF] Spring 2004 North American Meteor Scatter Rally
- Hi All. Just wanted to repeat my schedule for the HSMS Rally in case anyone
missed it. The rally starts tomorrow morning. One thing I would like to
If you are working me on 144.105, due to answering my CQ, do not hesitate to
use the ST messages of FSK441A. I will be using them myself. The reason
they are not generally recommended for the contest is because of the
possibility of QRM on the HSMS calling frequency, but there should be no QRM
on 105 - or not much anyway :)
Hope to work you all in the Rally.
73, Russ K2TXB
> -----Original Message-----
> Subject: [VHF] Spring 2004 North American Meteor Scatter Rally
> Hello all. The Spring 2004 North American Meteor Scatter Rally
> starts this
> Saturday, May 1. For rules see:
> I will be operating the rally as an unassisted entry so I am now
> my operating schedule. I will be operating 2 meters only, using an M2 8
> wavelength (24 element) antenna at 100', and 1500 watts transmitter power.
> With this setup I can work stations out to 1450 or so miles via MS, so
> please listen for my CQ's.
> For the 10 days of the contest, I will devote a significant time to callig
> CQ. Each morning from 1000z to 1200z, and from 0000z to 0200z, I
> will call
> CQ using FSK441A, transmitting in the second period. My CQ's will be on
> 144.105 Mhz and I will be listening for replies on the same frequency.
> Unless I am hearing signals, I will move the antenna to a new
> heading every
> 15 minutes. At the top of each hour I will start with the antenna south
> towards Florida. From 15-30 minutes I will point SW, from 30-45 minutes
> West, and from 45-60 minutes beaming to the NW. This schedule will be
> modified if I am hearing callers or am in QSO.
> If I can get up before 1000z (6 am) then I will monitor 144.140
> for CQ's and
> I will also monitor 144.140 all day long each day. I will NOT be on the
> ping jockey internet page! Periodically I will also call CQ on 144.140,
> second period, using D35 (so I will be listening for, and responding to,
> replies on 144.105). I will also have a second receiver and computer
> operational during the contest and I will monitor 144.140 during all my
> receive periods.
> There is one exception to the above schedule. Saturday morning,
> May 1, from
> 6:00 AM to 1:00 PM local time, I will be operating the Spring Microwave
> Sprint, so look for me on the microwave bands then.
> I hope to work a lot of you, please look for me.
> Very 73, Russ K2TXB (FM29pt)