For those of us that do not notice these things......
The VHF contest is this weekend.
I know, you don't operate contests. I recently got a new rig for the truck and
it includes all modes on 6m , 2m and 430 MHz. Summer is here so 6m is open occasionally
due to weather. And when VHF is 'open' it is open 'big time'.
I will actually
get on 6m for a while this weekend. I will try the screwdriver antenna in the truck.
On the other hand, it only takes a few minutes to make a 6m dipole.... and they are
so small, 9' 4" you can stick one up anywhere for a weekend. Yesterday was the first
time I was ever on 6 meters and there were signals from all over the east half of the
Anyway, I made this forum post in case you, like me, now have one of the
new HF rigs that also has 6m and just never got around to trying it out on VHF.
For all you RFcafe.com readers that work in radar, the contest also includes
902 ~ 928 MHz
1240 ~ 1300 MHz
All above 300 GHz