Fall 2 Meter Sprint is on Mon., Sept. 19th BIG MIDWEST PUSH?? Read on…

3:45pm Wed.

Been meaning to make this post for a few days.

The Fall VHF Sprints need your participation.   Start making plans to get on 2 meters on the evening of Mon, Sept. 19th, from 7-11pm in your local time zone.  The info page for the Fall Sprints is here  http://svhfs.org/2016_Fall_Sprint_Rules.pdf

Back on Sunday, I received an enthusiastic email about the 2 meter Fall Sprint from N0HJZ Rich.  I will share it here, in hopes that it will reach a wider audience.

“Hi All –

I’ve been enjoying getting back on the VHF/UHF bands after a long break. I saw that the Fall VHF/UHF sprints are coming up.

I wanted to look at one event, the 2-Meter Fall Sprint, and see if we could activate the entire Upper Midwest. To do so, we’re going to need everyones help, a bunch of rovers and some propagation!

The 2-Meter Fall Sprint is Monday, September 19th from 7-11pm (local time).

Can we activate the entire Upper Midwest?! Can we activate 50-100 grids for four hours?! Could we activate the entire EN grid field?

I’ll be sending out a bunch of private emails, sending out updates on the reflector and collecting rover schedules. Who will commit to being on the air for one night for four hours?!

I’m looking at a six-grid trip to EN25, 26, 16, 15, 14 & 24.

Let me know if you’ll be on the air!

Write it on the calendar – Monday, September 19th from 7 – 11 pm. I’m working with the Sun on a huge aurora that night!

Rich N0HJZ”

OK, you read it here.  There’s going to be a big push for the 2016 Fall 2 meter Sprint.  Get busy spreading the word and make plans to get on the air.
You can share your plans to operate at this interactive Google spreadsheet created by W0UC Paul in EN44.  http://tinyurl.com/FallSprint2016  As well as view plans from other VHF’ers, both fixed stations and rovers (see the tabs at the bottom of the spreadsheet)

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