This Week’s VHF/UHF Activities — 432 Sprint This Wed.; N4PZ 432.100 Activity Every Monday; MI/OH 222.100 Activity Every TuesdaySunday, September 30th, 2012
11:15am Sunday —
Want to remind you of 3 things:
1) Fall VHF/UHF Sprints will conclude this Wed. evening with the 432 MHz sprint. Runs from 7-11pm local time. Full fall sprint info can be found here: http://www.svhfs.org/2012fallsprintrules.pdf The sponsors and I encourage you to submit your log, no matter how many contacts you made. Full log submission info is contained within the rules link above.
2) Don’t forget that we in the Midwest/Great Lakes are fortunate to have regular activity every week on both the 432 and 222 MHz bands. For several years now, N4PZ has been calling an activity net on 432.100 at 8pm central every Monday evening, from EN52gb, or a good hour west of Chicago. N4PZ has long yagis up high at a great QTH, plus a full legal limit amp. Very big signal on 432. Steve tends to start by looking east, and then move clockwise from there. Because yagis are so pointy on 432, using the ON4KST.com chat is a big help. All are welcome, and N4PZ and the group will help coordinate contacts between check-ins. You want more activity on 432 and you live within 300-500 miles of North-Central ILL? Check out the N4PZ 432.100 activity every Monday at 8pm central.
3) There’s 222.100 activity centered on the MI/OH region every Tuesday. Believe it starts at 8pm eastern; don’t quote me on that. Again, the activity can be tracked on the ON4KST.com chat, so you can double-check there. But I know K8MM and N8WNA make noise from MI, and they undoubtedly spin their beams, calling CQ and picking up stations from all directions. If you have 222, stop by any Tuesday night and help improve activity.