N.A.R.C. Spring VHF QSO Party

The Nixa ARC is sponsoring a short contest on Saturday, April 24, 2010 from 1600 to 1800 local time. This event is open for all licensed amateurs. Invite everyone you know to participate.

The event will be held on 2-meters FM only. The reason for this is to allow everyone to be involved, after all, who doesn't have 2-meters? Even if you have a portable, you can get involved!

There are 4 classes of operations:

  • High-power base station (25w orgreater)

  • Low-power base station (less than 25w)

  • Rover (any station with a mobile setup)

  • Portable (Limited to the antenna mounted on the HT and the HT's power output level)

So, if you've never operated simplex, now's the time to do it. You can see just how far you can talk from your base station. For those of you interested in being a rover, or maybe you're a skywarn spotter, this is the chance to see just how good your mobile setup works. Since contacts are allowed via the 145.270 repeater only (they are worth less than simplex contacts), portables can get involved and have fun as well.

Get on the air, test your equipment, try your skills at contesting. You may develop an interest in HF contesting, which may encourage you to upgrade your license to work HF, or you may just be interested in seeing just how good your 2m FM station is.

Contest Documents:

PS: If you have SSB equipment you want to try out, watch for more details for our Fall QSO Party in the works, which will allow you to contest on all bands 6-meters and up, all mode!