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UHF Contest

Jun 7th 2016, 13:21

NQ8A

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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It looks like the new contest committee is made up of HF operators that don't understand propagation at UHF through Microwave. I believe it has been a Gross mistake to cancel the fall uhf contest.
1. The BEST propagation for UHF/Microwave is in August and September !
2.Only in the Fall months E,F2, Ducting propagation is ENHANCED !

I have been operating on 222,432,902/903,1296 MHz and 447 thz (Laser) for several years. CW and SSB are my preferred modes although I often use FM for normal operating and contests...

I have WAS, WAC, VUCC on 50 MHz !
VUCC on 222. 432 and 1296 Mhz !!

Please Reinstate Fall UHF CONTEST !!

73

NQ8A
Jun 7th 2016, 15:44

WB1GCM

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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NQ8A,

Very impressive, good work!

The Contest Committee has not set anything in stone yet, as far as I could tell from what was published on our web site. Members have until June 15th to submit comments. This was posted April 15th:

http://www.arrl.org/news/arrl-vhf-contest-revitalization-committee-calls-for-comments-on-proposed-uhf-and-up-event

I strongly suggest for you to write to the committee the comments you have expressed here. The committee does not work on its own; they rely on input from Radio Amateurs, especially someone like you who have spent a lot of effort and time, pushing the envelope.

Bob Allison
WB1GCM
ARRL Lab

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