June VHF Contest Activity Hour(s)?
- Hello all, as a serious participant in the June and
September VHF contests; is there any activity hour(s)
for FSK441A on 6M, 2M, 222 and 432?
N2NK NORMANOCH VHF CONTEST CLUB
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- John asked: is there any activity hour(s)
> for FSK441A on 6M, 2M, 222 and 432?John the following was proposed however in the past it appears most stations
have attempted to make schedules for the ARRL contests. This proposed
procedure was recommended for January and September contests. These
procedures are buried in the group webpages and probably need to be updated
/ improved to fit current needs. (They have not been widely accepted)
Operating Hints For ARRL January & September Contests...
For the ARRL VHF Contests the WSJTGROUP recommends the following
as an alternative to schedules for meteor scatter contest qso's. Single band
stations can use both
even or odd hours but should expect more activity during the designated
Contest Even Hours:
First 30 minutes for calling / listening using FSK441 on 50.260 MHz.
Contest Odd Hours:
First 30 minutes for calling / listening using FSK441 144.140MHz.
Procedures: (Grids as Reports!)
1. The suggested methods of calling CQ's on the call frequency are: (A)
using the Up | Dn procedure where contacts
are completed off the call frequencies or (B) calling cq's and completing
qso's on the call frequency. (see note below)
2. All are encouraged to continue qso's in progress after the window
expires. (Take as long as is needed to make a completion!)
3. Tail-ending is encouraged during and after the random window has expired.
4. QSY to another band is encouraged. Send QSY information with 73 or RRR
messages. (RRR 266 RRR 266 or 73 QSY 266)
5. It is suggested that all stations use the "Random Hour Messages" to
reduce confussion of standard messages where multiple users
Taken from http://www.ykc.com/wa5ufh/WSJTGROUP/SpecialSessions.htm
If a group of contest station can come up with a better plan, I will be
happy to publish it on the webpages.
Oh, on 222 and 432 MHz, I don't even think a consensus has been reached on
the calling frequencies. This too should be decided on and published.
Thanks for bringing this up... I for one hate schedules during ARRL
contests, ties me down too much and many never show up for the sked.
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> Hello all, as a serious participant in the June and
> September VHF contests; is there any activity hour(s)
> for FSK441A on 6M, 2M, 222 and 432?
> N2NK NORMANOCH VHF CONTEST CLUB
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