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Band Watch => 6 & 2 Meters => Topic started by: WD8BIL on July 16, 2017, 08:24:52 PM



Title: CQ VHF Contest - 6 Meters a bust
Post by: WD8BIL on July 16, 2017, 08:24:52 PM
6 meters was a bust for the CQ VHF contest this weekend. Nothing spectacular and activity was low.

I did make 2 AM contacts; Texas and Floriduh!

Also worked our very own Jay W1VD!!


Title: Re: CQ VHF Contest - 6 Meters a bust
Post by: KB2WIG on July 16, 2017, 09:40:33 PM

B,

I spent some time yesterday begging on .400. No one around.

klc


Title: Re: CQ VHF Contest - 6 Meters a bust
Post by: WA1LBK on July 26, 2022, 08:16:01 PM
Iíll agree, activity was low compared to the ARRL VHF contests.  6 meters DID open up to some extent, but virtually ALL activity was on FT8; 2 meters, nothing to write home about in terms of conditions, but again VERY little SSB activity.  This was the first contest that I operated NOTHING BUT FT8!

;)

Tom WA1LBK


Title: Re: CQ VHF Contest - 6 Meters a bust
Post by: Pete, WA2CWA on July 26, 2022, 09:25:33 PM
Nothing like responding to a 5 year old thread  ;D
In all the years I've been on VHF, CQ VHF contests generally sucked for activity.  ARRL VHF contests generally bring out more participants. Today, FT8 and other digital modes are the name of the game on 6 and 2 meters other then for some occasional FM repeater activity.
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