Excellent Info about ARRL UHF ‘test Tomorrow/Sunday

    This is going to be a long post but it’s a good one if you want to see how much is going to be happening around the Midwest starting at 1800Z (1pm central) tomorrow, until 1800Z on Sunday. 

    The short version is that a massive effort is about to get started on the 222 and higher bands.  Less than 23 hours away.  All hands on deck for this one.   The focal point for the effort will be a well-equipped multi-op from Buck Hill, just a bit SSW of Minneapolis.  Good antennas and power + all the UHF/UWave bands will be 500′ above surrounding terrain.  So look toward EN34 on 222.115 and 432.115 to hear a busy multi-op.

    I just got a great email from rover W9FZ Bruce.  He will be in WI for this rove, and many of you will be able to work him multiple times in his 8 WI grids.   I’m going to copy and paste Bruce’s email.  It has all the fixed and rover station info that has been posted to the NLRS reflector.  

     Here the full QST from W9FZ:

Personally, I hope you point your beams to Dodgeville, WI on
Saturday and Wausau, WI on Sunday looking for me on 222.140
or 432.140. See my schedule below. I hope to sweep with you
on all the bands you have running. But even if we don’t
work, I hope you’ll find many of the operators I mention
below–and more!  Please get on and have fun!  Send in your
logs and mark your club of affiliation!

First, the rules can be found at:
http://www.arrl.org/contests/rules/2009/uhf.html
paper entry (summary) form
http://www.arrl.org/contests/forms/08uhffrm.pdf
paper logsheet (ARRL) .pdf
http://www.arrl.org/contests/forms/vuelog.pdf
paper logsheet (FZ) .pdf
http://w9fz.com/ham/uhfpluslogsheet.pdf

Next, Rovermania 6 is a part of the UHF contest. It’s an
effort to increase activity nationwide by encouraging more
rovers than normal to get on the air for the UHF contest.
Benefits of roving in the UHF contest: only 24 hours,
shorter beams, two less bands, and lots of fun.  For
information on Rovermania 6 (which has a Northern Lights
Radio Society slant to it), see:
http://www.nlrs.org/RoverPlans/2009-08/RoverMania.htm
particularly check out the spreadsheets:
http://www.nlrs.org/RoverPlans/2009-08/SchedsByRover.pdf
http://www.nlrs.org/RoverPlans/2009-08/RoverGrids.pdf
http://www.nlrs.org/RoverPlans/2009-08/FixedStations.pdf

There will be a big multi-op (W0AUS) on top of a ski-hill on
the south side of Minneapolis for this contest. They will
have a FINE set-up and you should be able to work them. They
WANT to work you!!!  Look for them around 222.115 and
432.115

Known Activty (Fixed):
W0AUS  EN34  CD9EFGHI        KM0T   EN13  CD9EFGHIJ
W9GA EN53  CD9E(F?)        K2DRH  EN41  CD0EFG
KC9BQA EN63  CD9(E?)F        N0GZ   EN31  CD9E
WA9O EN53  D9E(FGH?)I      KA0PQW EN33  CD
K9NS EN52  CD(E?)          W0GHZ EN34  CD9EFGHI
W0UC   EN44  CD9E            K0SIX EN35  CD
N0AKC  EN44  CD9EFG          K0VG   EN35  DE
K2YAZ  EN74  CD9EFGHI        K0AWU  EN37  CD9EI
K8EB EN73  CD9EFGHI        W9HQ   EN43  CD
N4PZ EN52  DEI             W9RPM  EN43  CD
W9ZIH  EN51  DEI             KC0VFP EN35  CD
W9XA   EN51  CD9EFI          KC0RQH EN35  D
VE3KRP EN58  DEI             KC0LXB EN34  CD
W0LGQ  EN21  CD0EFI
W8PGW  EN82  CD9EG
KB9TLV EN45  CD9EF

Known Activty (Rovers):
Rovers without schedules first, scroll down for rovers WITH
schedules.

N0DQS/R  CD9EFGHIJ  EN-12/13/22/23/31/21
K0PG/R + K9ILT/R   CD9EF  EN61/51/52/42/41
K9JK/R  CD9E

W9FZ/R CD9EFI XXX.140
EN53bb   1800-2000Z (first 4 near
EN52ax   2030-2230Z  Dodgeville, WI)
EN42wx   2300-0100Z
EN43wb   0130-0330Z

EN54ax   1000-1200Z  (Sunday near
EN55aa   1200-1400Z   Wausau, WI)
EN45xa   1400-1600Z
EN44wu   1600-1800Z

N0EDV/R CD9I  XXX.123
EN45fa   1800-1900Z
EN35     2000-2100Z
EN46     2200-0000Z
EN36     0100-0300Z

EN37     1200-1330Z
EN47     1400-1600Z
Mobile other times

WB8BZK/R CDE  XXX.145
EN51xr  1800-2030Z  Woodridge, IL
EN61ax  2145-2245Z  Wood Dale, IL
EN62ad  0030-0300Z  Arlington Hts, Il Nichol Knoll

EN52Xc  1400-1800Z  Palatine,IL

W9SNR/R CD9EFGHI   XXX.135
EN61aa  1800-2000Z  First 4 near Chebanse, IL
EN60av  2030-2230Z  Times Approximate
EN50xv  2300-0100Z
EN51xx  0130-0300Z

EN62cc 1100-1400Z  Glenview, IL
EN52xc 1500-1800Z  Arlington Hts, IL

WA0VPJ/R  CDE   xxx.130
EN15mb    1800-1900Z
EN14xa    2100-2200Z
EN13xx    2230-2330Z
EN23ax    0000-0100Z
EN24xx    0130-0230Z

EN32hx    0600-0700Z
EN33qt    0830-0930Z
EN43iu    1030-1300Z
EN44ge    1430-1530Z
EN34xb    1700-1800Z

W0ZQ/R  CD9EFGHI  XXX.150
EN44bb  1800-2000Z  Near St Charles,MN Corner
EN43aw  2020-2220Z
EN33vw  2235-0035Z
EN34ua  0050-0130Z
EN34oi  0220-0330Z

EN35ad  1130-1250Z Near Winstead, MN corner
EN25xb  1320-1440Z
EN24wv  1500-1615Z
EN34fs  1700-1800Z

KC0P/R + N0HZO/R DEI  XXX.125
EN43aw  1800-2000Z
EN44bb  2020-2220Z
EN33xw  2240-0040Z

EN34nl  1500-1800Z

K0MHC/R CD9EFG  XXX.145
EN17xa  1800-1930Z
EN16xx  1930-2100Z
EN26ax  2100-2230Z
EN27aa  2230-0000Z
EN15xx  0130-0230Z
EN25ax  0300-0400Z

KC0IYT/R  CD9EFGHI  XXX.135
EN43ca  1800-1930Z  Near West Union, IA corner
EN42aw  2030-2200Z  For these four
EN32xw  2230-0000Z
EN33wb  0100-0230Z

EN34jt  1500-1600Z
EN35ja  1630-1800Z

Tune around! Please!  From .050 to .150 or more!  Keep those
beams swinging!  And send in your club score!

   73, Bruce W9FZ/R

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