W9FZ/R To Activate N WI Counties, Probably Friday. REMEMBER — CQ WW VHF Contest This Weekend

  Received good news tonight from W9FZ Bruce, who plans on activating WIVUCH counties in far North-Central WI on probably Friday night.   Bruce will put out a more formal announcement tomorrow, and I’ll pass it along here. 

   For now, wanted readers to know they should get ready to work W9FZ in WI counties such as:  Iron, Vilas, Oneida, Forest, Florence and Lincoln.   Bruce plans on having his full rover, which for him means 6m, 2m and all the bands right up to 2304 MHz. 

   All VHF’ers are welcome to play along and help W9FZ create activity.   You won’t meet a nicer ham on the air than W9FZ, so spread the word with confidence. 

   If you don’t know what WIVUCH is, visit www.wivuch.com.   WIVUCH stands for Wisconsin V/UHF County Hunters Award.  Work at least 20 different WI counties on any/all V/UHF bands, and get your initial certificate.  (Rovers only need to activate 10 counties to get their award).   Again, you can find full info about WIVUCH at the website — www.wivuch.com.  
   If you want more info about W9FZ’s WIVUCH roves in June, visit these posts:  http://kc9bqa.com/?p=4876 (June 15) and http://kc9bqa.com/?p=4921  (June 19)

   It also sounds like W9FZ will be out roving in this weekend’s CQ WW VHF Contest.   Grids, counties and times to be determined later. 
   I gotta tell you VHF’ers, it’s beginning to look like we could get into some nice tropo conditions either late Saturday or into Sunday.  Lots of heat and humidity is going to build into the Midwest, so stay tuned to the forecasts.   This contest may end up having great band enhancement.

    If you don’t already know about the contest this weekend, here’s the link:  http://www.cqww-vhf.com/    6m and 2m only, so not a lot of bandswitching and 6m is often wide open with sporadic Es to all parts of the US, VE, XE and sometimes the Caribbean or the world.    Please visit the June 28th post at the bottom of this front page, if you want more info.   Also visit a July 6th post, which has a link to a Google spreadsheet where you are encouraged to post your contest plans.

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