Posted on 09/27/15, 9:46 AM

Fall Sprints
Posted by Jarred - KF2MR

I was happy to have my best 2m Fall Sprint results. Each year has gotten just a bit better.

This weekend I put together a 10 element 222 yagi in hopes of picking up a new grid on that band. Join me on Tuesday (9/29) for that sprint (7-11pm, I should be on at 8pm)

Posted on 09/28/15, 8:27 AM

Re: Fall Sprints
Posted by John N2DCH

Hello Jarred,
Please point that 10 element beam southeast at 8:30 and we should be able to make a contact. Same for the rest of the Rochester guys.
73, John N2DCH

Posted on 09/29/15, 10:42 PM

Re: Fall Sprints
Posted by Jarred - KF2MR

Sorry we did not work John. I was able to contact 7 stations in 6 grids. May not sound like much, but a "record" for me in a 222 sprint.

Posted on 10/06/15, 7:52 PM

Re: Fall Sprints
Posted by Jarred - KF2MR

432 Sprint Wednesday from 7-11pm. I should be on from 7:30 - 9pm.

Posted on 10/07/15, 9:29 AM

Re: Fall Sprints
Posted by John N2DCH

Hello Jarred, How about a sked for 8pm 432.110.
I will alternately call and listen, first ssb, then cw if no ssb contact. Point your beam southeast (135 degrees) FN22ac I have 100 watts and 5 elememts.

Posted on 10/07/15, 10:36 PM

Re: Fall Sprints
Posted by Jarred - KF2MR

Thanks for the try John

Posted on 11/21/15, 8:18 PM

Re: Fall Sprints
Posted by Bill Burgess - VE3CRU

Hello Jarred I hope to work you more from portable hilltopping in 2016. FN04na is a prime location and rare grid. All bands. All others welcome on any band.

Posted on 11/21/15, 8:24 PM

Re: Fall Sprints
Posted by Bill Burgess - VE3CRU

Hello John, I recommend that you look at the WA5VJB cheap yagi's and build an 11 elmt beam for 432 for starters to have more fun on the band. The K1FO 22 elmt beams on 432 are great performers too, building plans in most ARRL Handbooks.

Posted on 11/23/15, 10:51 AM

Re: Fall Sprints
Posted by John N2DCH

Hi Bill, thank you for the ideas. I don't do much antenna building. Cushcraft has an 11 element and a 19 element yagi for 430 MHz. My problem in getting antennas up above the trees. That's why I do roving, to get the elevation and clear shots. 73, John

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