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    Volcano Tamer n2ize's Avatar
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    My Unintended VHF Contest

    I just happened to be monitoring the 2 meter FM simplex calling frequency a couple weeks ago on my cheap Chinese HT during the VHF contest and low and behold I just happened to hear a contesting station calling in. So I gave him a call with my 4 - 5 watts into a rubber ducky and we established contact , exchanged information and wished each other good luck in the contest. Now it probably helped that the station was a repeater club across the Hudson river and probably had the luxury of a good antenna mounted a few hundred feet high up on the ol' Armstrong tower over on the Palisades overlooking my area. But then a contact is a contact is a contact...
    I keep my 2 feet on the ground, and my head in the twilight zone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by n2ize View Post
    I just happened to be monitoring the 2 meter FM simplex calling frequency a couple weeks ago on my cheap Chinese HT during the VHF contest and low and behold I just happened to hear a contesting station calling in. So I gave him a call with my 4 - 5 watts into a rubber ducky and we established contact , exchanged information and wished each other good luck in the contest. Now it probably helped that the station was a repeater club across the Hudson river and probably had the luxury of a good antenna mounted a few hundred feet high up on the ol' Armstrong tower over on the Palisades overlooking my area. But then a contact is a contact is a contact...
    Are you going to send in a log?

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    Quote Originally Posted by w2amr View Post
    Are you going to send in a log?
    Maybe they'll send me an award for the fewest stations worked over the longest amount of time.
    I keep my 2 feet on the ground, and my head in the twilight zone.

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    I would turn it in. Wallpaper is wallpaper. It cannot hurt.

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