[Mich VHF UHF Society] September Rove Question

David Pruett k8cc at comcast.net
Wed Jul 6 12:30:43 CDT 2016


Don, NL7CO,

Sounds like a fun trip!

The last time I roved in the Sept contest (2010), my 222 setup was 25W 
FM with a 4L yagi.  It worked fine within the grid or perhaps out to a 
grid away, but I really wished that I had SSB (and CW!) to work the 
grids further out.

I really like 222.  My experience has been that with similar power and 
antenna size, the working range on 222 SSB/CW is about the same as 144 
SSB/CW.

So I agree with Rus, 222 SSB/CW is definitely worth bringing along.  But 
FM is better than nothing...

I plan to be on for the September contest, and I have 222 SSB/CW/FM so 
I'll be looking for you.

73, Dave/K8CC


On 7/6/2016 10:54 AM, Russell Dwarshuis wrote:
> Hi, Don.  I'm trying to get my 222 SSB back up so I'm not currently on the band but when I was QRV I found during contests there's roughly as many QSOs on 222 as 432 SSB/CW so it's definitely worth bringing along.
>
> Russell Dwarshuis  KB8U
>
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> Sent: Tuesday, July 5, 2016 5:14:50 PM
> Subject: [Mich VHF UHF Society] September Rove Question
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> I’m thinking about coming back to Michigan in September to begin a 20-grid trek as a limited rover. It looks like a good place to start is the grid intersection west of Flint (EN72 / EN73 / EN82 / EN83) and then heading down I-65 to Indianapolis before picking up I-70 to St Louis and then I-44 home.
> I currently have:
> 6 FM / SSB (100w – ¼ wave vertical x 2)
> 2m FM / SSB (100w to 5/8 vertical (FM) and 100w to dual KB6KQ loops)
> 220 FM (50w to ½ wave vertical)
> 70cm FM / SSB (50w to stacked 5/8 wave verticals and 50w to dual KB6KQ loops)
> Is there enough 220 SSB activity to warrant adding 50w of 220 SSB to a single M2 loop?
> Figure to be in Michigan by 8 September so that I can restock the Diet Vernor’s, eat some pasties, and visit the Franklin Cider Mill.
> Don, NL7CO
>
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