Just a reminder that the January VHF contest is this weekend, starting at noon on Saturday Mountain time. I will be at our cabin up in the mountains (DM78av) with no real antennas up yet but I’ll have a decent Yagi set up temporarily for working 2 Meters. I’ll listen on the calling frequency 144.200 MHz for SSB contacts (if it gets busy, I’ll move up to 144.220 MHz). I’ll also have a radio listening on 147.42 MHz for anyone working FM. (Use of 146.52 MHz is prohibited for contest contacts. Dumb rule, long story.)
This is a great opportunity to try out weak-signal VHF since there will be stations on working the contest. See the contest rules on the ARRL web site. If you are new to VHF contests, see my page: How to Work A VHF Contest.
73, Bob K0NR