**Best DX 448 miles to K0TPP EM48
5-6-2018**7 QSOs**977 miles**Best DX 448 miles to K0TPP EM48
5-6-2018**6 QSOs**1341 miles**Best DX 512miles to KA1ZE/3 FN01
5-6-2018**1280 miles**Best DX 510 miles to KA1ZE/3 FN01
Great to hear you are 2 meter “radio active.” I have been on vacation in FN31 the past several weeks and have been only to make CW and Digital QSOs from the hotel. Please get on the chat page so I can be sure to look your way….
I selfishly would like to work your grid in 2018, hihi. The TROPO GRIDS are adding up and are now at 87.
As far as activity is concerned, we have some similarities in location. Your spot is off of the beaten trail and my FN01 location was also a spot rarely looked at from the coast until I became more active the same time daily. Now, stations are pointing their flashlights my way. Please try and make it known when you are on and I/m pretty sure the activity will find your big signal from FN55..
It’s been a long time since a written report. I’ve just been plodding along making a dozen plus or minus a few every day mostly the same people. Today was somewhat better than usual so it gives me a chance to glote a bit and catch up on things. I was worried a bit this weekend with some of the poorest totals in a long long time. I don’t know if it was just a lot of people at the conference or the wx being good enough that people were just dying to get into it. Today was a good day no matter how you slice it.
222 mhz KB1JEY KA3FQS
432 mhz WB2RVX
1296 mhz WZ1V W2BVH N2SLO WB2SIH
KO4YC N1NOL KA2BPP KD4AA KD8UD N4ASF KC1BBU WB2SIH N2DXT KC2KAE N2SLO W1COT N1TKS W1VD K2LEG KD2TT W3BFC NG4C W2QEG K1BXC K1VDF AA2UK WV2C W8ANS KC3BVL
I have decided to put little or no effort into the regular vhf contests unless the band conditions are really really good. Just too much effort in band hopping and too much beating my head against a hard thing trying for contests when nothing much is happening. Plus, there are those chores I have to do. I get much of my jollies on .205 in the morning and I just don’t need contests to keep me going. Besides, contests just arn’t fun any more. I do plan to continue working the sprints. They are still fun for me. Two meters was a lot of fun and 222 was ok with poor conditions and I will be on for the 432 and microwave sprints. In fact, I am really looking forward to excersize my new 1296 mhz Beko 350 watt amp. I even hoped to be on the chat page for the microwave sprint but that won’t happen since my computer is down and won’t be running again for a while. So look for me on 2 meters on .205 and .260 for skeds. Of course I’ll also take email skeds. That’s a different computer.
That’s it for now.
73, Pete K1PXE fn31ke85mx