I’d like to remind everyone of the informal UHF fun weekend this coming Saturday and Sunday, September 8th/9th 2012.
The aim is to try to get more activators and chasers using UHF and up. There are no awards, certificates for this, only the delight in have contacts on 70cms and above. It’s surprising what can be worked with no more than a handheld and rubber duck but best results will be obtained with better antennas of course.
Don’t forget that there are a lot of people out there with 23cms handys nowadays along with a few SOTA stations equipped for 23cms SSB.
I hope to be out (WX dependent) and be QRV on 70cms and 23cms. On 70cms I’ll have FM/SSB with a small 6ele Yagi and 20W PA. On 23cms I’ll have a FM only with a 3 ele WA5VJB Yagi and a double-quad and just 1 W.