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N2IC VHF Contest

Steve London
 

Well, I thought this year would be different.

I am an emergency employee of the US forest service, doing comms work on big forest fires, as needed.

Up until last weekend, it has been a very quiet fire season. Guess what changed around 4 PM on Saturday ? I have been working in Catron county since early Sunday AM.

Don't have my very limited log with me. Made some 6 meter FT8. A few 2 meter SSB. Working W7QQ was a pretty good haul from DM52XT.

Maybe the CQ VHF contest will work.

73,
Steve, N2IC

James Duffey
 

Sunday morning, when I was in DM54 on Highway 117, I pointed the beams your way and called several times. Then, when I was returning from there, a convoy of Forest Service/Hot Shot vehicles passed me and I wondered if you had gotten called out. Hope Field Day and CQ WW VHF will be better. - Duffey

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM

On Jun 11, 2019, at 18:42, Steve London <n2ic@...> wrote:

Well, I thought this year would be different.

I am an emergency employee of the US forest service, doing comms work on big forest fires, as needed.

Up until last weekend, it has been a very quiet fire season. Guess what changed around 4 PM on Saturday ? I have been working in Catron county since early Sunday AM.

Don't have my very limited log with me. Made some 6 meter FT8. A few 2 meter SSB. Working W7QQ was a pretty good haul from DM52XT.

Maybe the CQ VHF contest will work.

73,
Steve, N2IC

Bill
 

Hi Steve,

That was a pretty neat Q on 2 meters early in the contest. Looks like we have a path.

Sorry you got called out but tu for ur service on that fire. We take it for granted but some body’s got to do that work.

73 Bill W7QQ 


On Jun 11, 2019, at 7:01 PM, James Duffey <JamesDuffey@...> wrote:

Sunday morning, when I was in DM54 on Highway 117, I pointed the beams your way and called several times. Then, when I was returning from there, a convoy of Forest Service/Hot Shot vehicles passed me and I wondered if you had gotten called out. Hope Field Day and CQ WW VHF will be better. - Duffey

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM

On Jun 11, 2019, at 18:42, Steve London <n2ic@...> wrote:

Well, I thought this year would be different.

I am an emergency employee of the US forest service, doing comms work on big forest fires, as needed.

Up until last weekend, it has been a very quiet fire season. Guess what changed around 4 PM on Saturday ? I have been working in Catron county since early Sunday AM.

Don't have my very limited log with me. Made some 6 meter FT8. A few 2 meter SSB. Working W7QQ was a pretty good haul from DM52XT.

Maybe the CQ VHF contest will work.

73,
Steve, N2IC