Sharing Contest Plans...
- Stations who wish to share their plans for the NAHSMS Spring Contest should
feel free to post them here. (Especially if you're going to be operating as
a "Rover" or "Mobile" during the contest period)
Below is a stab at what I hope to be doing...
I will operate from my home QTH in EL19pa.
I have chosen not to make any schedules but am hoping to be heard by
stations over 1200 miles for "real time schedules" via. Email.
I will check email often while operating for "allowed" real time schedules.
Will start off using the "Primary" calling frequencies and change to the
alternates only if the band becomes too congested plus / minus the primary
calling frequencies. (this would be a nice problem hi)
I plan to operate both 50 & 144 MHz and will attempt to qsy contacts to the
opposite band after a contact.
I plan to call using FSK441 but will answer JT6M calls on six meters.
I will use standard East / West method for determining tx sequence.
I will not answer any calls on the calling frequencies per the rules except
to attempt to QSY you to another frequency.
I will use single tones for RRR's & 73 unless I know the frequency is being
shared with another qso. If that happen I will use standard RH messages.
I plan to operate the following hours:
May 5th 13:00 - 20:00 UTC
May 6th 10:00 - 13:00 UTC
May 7th 10:00 - 15:00 UTC
All other times we will be monitoring and randomly calling. I expect
mornings to be best time to operate but will be snooping about for activity
at other times.
We will be listening for Rovers.
We will be persistent; if we start a contact I will run 30 minutes or more
if necessary to complete. Don't give up too soon!
Tail-ending a contact is FB here, please call me any time during an attempt
and when I complete with that station we will call you.
Good luck to all in the contest, I look forward to hearing your pings.
Randy Tipton WA5UFH (Tip)