Gimmick or Challenge?

Today I had my very first cw qso on 70cm. On summit dm/ns-160 over 40km with small antenna of my modified Quangsheng for 16Euro.
:upside_down_face:Andy, what’s about a 70cm CW Quangsheng Challenge.? :rofl:
73 Chris

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Hi Chris,
Perhaps it should run after June, to catch some of the new Class N operators? I suspect a LOT of UVK5 /6 radios will be sold this year at Friedrichshafen…

73 Ed.

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Yes.

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Hi Chris, from your topic title/question I don’t know if you are joking or being serious, especially if you meant only Quansheng radios and only 70cm.

I would welcome any SOTA challenge that gets folk doing CW on 2m and 70cm - on any rig. In my case it would involve dusting off my 21-year-old FT817.

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I’m not entirely sure about that myself. Here in my northern German area I know dozens of OMs, but none who would ever respond to a CW call specifically on 70cm. Even on 2m, I don’t know any chaser within hundreds of kilometers seriously listens on 2m/70cm. So a gimmerik for me.

It will be completely different in the Alpine area and also on your island.
There I could imagine that some would answer in cw on 70cm if you called on a summit with Quangsheng or 817. A challenge!

73 Chris

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I have one those but haven’t done anything with it yet. I must try CW!

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Why not test the water by organising a 70cm CW activity day, after June and well advertised?

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Brilliant! It’s a while since I’ve had a SOTA 70cm QSO. Must get it back into my operations. :grinning:

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Hmm, Perhaps wait until 4th August …
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Bayerisches Bergtag
432 MHz BBT 04.08 Sonntag 07:00-09:30 UTC

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