CQ WW VHF Contest - July 17 & 18

Bob Witte K0NR <k0nr-list@...>

I encourage all of the 14er group to think about participating in the
CQ WW VHF Contest (probably in the "Hilltopper" category).

Compared with the 14er Event, the CQ WW VHF Contest:

- is a contest with points and multipliers (number of grids)
- has a contest exchange which is the grid you are located in (you
tell the other station your grid to complete the contact) See
- is on the 6 meter and 2 meter band only
- primarily uses SSB (with some CW and some FM activity), so get out
your FT-817 (take your FM HT along, too)
- can be worked from any location but a high eleveation helps
- has a 6 hour "hilltopper" competition (any six hours during the
- is a good warm up for the 14er event

Complete rules at

Any questions, just ask me or the group.


Bob K0NR

--- In ham14er@..., "Bob Witte K0NR" <k0nr-list@r...>
ham14er list:

Wow, here it is June already, so summer must have started!

Now is a good time to figure out your plans for the 14er Event
(August 15th). Post your plans on the web site (in
the "14er Forum" section under "2004 14er Operating Plans"). It is
also a good idea to send a note to the ham14er list indicating your
plans. Remember, the idea is to coordinate with other folks, so we
all don't end up on the same mountain.

Other mountaintopping radio opportunities are the summertime VHF
contests. The ARRL June VHF QSO Party is only a week away (June 12-
13th). You might think about taking your FT-817 (or other SSB rig)
out to your local hilltop (14er or not) and see who you can work.
big gun SSB stations will be on the air, so it is chance to work
VHF DX. For more information on working a VHF contest, see

Later in the summer, the CQ Worldwide VHF Contest is held on July
& 18. This contest is 6 Meters and 2 Meters only and has
a "hilltopper" category in it. The Hilltopper category is defined
running 10 Watts PEP or less and operating for up to 6 hours
continuously. This category is aimed directly at folks that want to
operate from a high spot for a reasonable short period of time (not
the entire contest), especially folks that might be "backpack
portable". Does this sound like anyone you know??!!????!!!

Complete contest rules are at: