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Christmas Contests and SOTA


#1

Over Christmas the RSGB runs a series of very short (2 hour) VHF/UHF contests that could fit in quite well with SOTA activations. Details here:

http://www.rsgbcc.org/cgi-bin/contest_rules.pl?year=2009"&contest=xmasfun&seq=

73

Richard
G3CWI


#2

Looks interesting. Who are Macc playing on Boxing Day?

Quite fancy taking 6/2/70 and doing a bit on all three bands in each session. Each session from a different SOTA summit. Probably not including Detling Hill though.

Tom M1EYP


#3

In reply to G3CWI:

I think the trouble with these contests is that they spread out all the available activity over four VHF/UHF bands during the same operating periods. Given that activity is likely to be very low during the Xmas period anyway, I fear there may be a shortage of stations to work on each band! I’m not sure that I would be tempted out on a cold December day, just to work a couple of stations in a 2-hour period!

Perhaps I’ll be proved wrong …

73,
Walt (G3NYY)


#4

…maybe you already have been:

http://www.rsgbcc.org/vhf/results/08/xmasfun.html

Tom M1EYP


#5

In reply to M1EYP:

Hi Tom!

No, I hadn’t seen that. It seems better than I thought. I suspect most of the participants are operating from home stations, though.

73,
Walt (G3NYY)