In reply to 2E0HJD:
In reply to GW0DSP:
I thought the idea was to use 2m ssb to promote usage of this band and
mode, rather than using HF, the results could be amazing for those who
take the time to try and enjoy the challenge rather that using the
easy option. or have i got it wrong ?
That’s more or less correct Mick.
It was suggested that the first 20-30 minutes be 2-fm, then the rest of the first hour on 2-ssb.
That would be the fairest way to all classes of licencee, most of us have the facility for 2-fm portable, if only a handie and rubber duck.
The main aim would be to have fun and increase evening sota activity rather than sit and watch Coronation Strasse and suchlike.
There seems to be enough interest to give it a whirl, maybe it could be a weekly event through the summer months when wx allows?
I’m not the best organiser, but I’ll try and put a list together of all who wish to take part and their local summit.
Anyone interested, please email me email@example.com with your callsign and your chosen summit reference, I’ll email a list to all concerned or post the list on the reflector, then we just need to pick an evening and go for it.
Each station can alert as normal, dependant on local wx etc, that way a quick look at the alerts will tell everyone which station is on which summit, just print out the alerts page and take it with you to your summit as a reference for beam headings, callsigns etc.
Just as an example, we could operate as such…18:00utc–18:30utc 2-fm, 18:30utc–19:00utc 2-ssb, after that anything goes, maybe our many friends in other associations could join in.
The most important thing is to keep it enjoyable for all.