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K5TA VHF test

Scott K5TA
 

After a few years “roving” from county to county in the NMQP, I decided it would be cool to try real VHF roving.  I almost made it, but time ran out before I was able to fashion a vehicle infrastructure suitable for the antennas I have.  So, for last weekend, I set up a “rover simulator” on my east yard, (in world’s worst VHF QTH, along the river bottom buried in the cottonwoods).  

 

Everything worked perfectly, and my new IC-9700 really performed well.  I was chicken, however, so whenever I transmitted, I disconnected all the antennas for the *other* bands.  Not that it really affected my score, since the activity on 144 and 432 was pretty thin.  Didn’t really need to rx on main and sub receivers simultaneously.  Never managed to find a single Q on 1296. 

 

Not a serious or full-time effort in any way – mainly a “teaching moment” – self-education.

 

Nice to work Duffey at all of his stops (but not exactly all band/stops).

 

Onward and upward for future events.

 

-Scott K5TA

 

 

 

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Jay
 

Start a grid behind KK6MC/R in January and I guarantee you will work several on 1296 from the AZ crew!
I need a bumper sticker:    "We 'heart' rovers"

- Jay N1AV



On Tue, Jun 11, 2019 at 8:53 PM Scott K5TA <k5ta@...> wrote:

After a few years “roving” from county to county in the NMQP, I decided it would be cool to try real VHF roving.  I almost made it, but time ran out before I was able to fashion a vehicle infrastructure suitable for the antennas I have.  So, for last weekend, I set up a “rover simulator” on my east yard, (in world’s worst VHF QTH, along the river bottom buried in the cottonwoods).  

 

Everything worked perfectly, and my new IC-9700 really performed well.  I was chicken, however, so whenever I transmitted, I disconnected all the antennas for the *other* bands.  Not that it really affected my score, since the activity on 144 and 432 was pretty thin.  Didn’t really need to rx on main and sub receivers simultaneously.  Never managed to find a single Q on 1296. 

 

Not a serious or full-time effort in any way – mainly a “teaching moment” – self-education.

 

Nice to work Duffey at all of his stops (but not exactly all band/stops).

 

Onward and upward for future events.

 

-Scott K5TA

 

 

 

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James Duffey
 

You did well for your first outing. Your efforts were much appreciated by me. Sorry I did not have time to get 1296 up and running. 

I didn’t realize that you were using two different rigs, but I should have. To get front end protection, key the PTT on both rigs simultaneously but only use the mic or key on one rig. 

Looking forward to you roving. Rover to rover QSOs are always a blast.
James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM

On Jun 11, 2019, at 22:05, Jay <whereisjay@...> wrote:

Start a grid behind KK6MC/R in January and I guarantee you will work several on 1296 from the AZ crew!
I need a bumper sticker:    "We 'heart' rovers"

- Jay N1AV



On Tue, Jun 11, 2019 at 8:53 PM Scott K5TA <k5ta@...> wrote:

After a few years “roving” from county to county in the NMQP, I decided it would be cool to try real VHF roving.  I almost made it, but time ran out before I was able to fashion a vehicle infrastructure suitable for the antennas I have.  So, for last weekend, I set up a “rover simulator” on my east yard, (in world’s worst VHF QTH, along the river bottom buried in the cottonwoods).  

 

Everything worked perfectly, and my new IC-9700 really performed well.  I was chicken, however, so whenever I transmitted, I disconnected all the antennas for the *other* bands.  Not that it really affected my score, since the activity on 144 and 432 was pretty thin.  Didn’t really need to rx on main and sub receivers simultaneously.  Never managed to find a single Q on 1296. 

 

Not a serious or full-time effort in any way – mainly a “teaching moment” – self-education.

 

Nice to work Duffey at all of his stops (but not exactly all band/stops).

 

Onward and upward for future events.

 

-Scott K5TA

 

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10