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If there was one,would you participate in a 160m & 10m (Top and Bottom)Contest?
  Posted: Feb 29, 2008   (301 votes, 14 comments) by w2ix

  Don't know
  Don't care
    (301 votes, 14 comments)
Survey Results
Yes 56% (169)
No 15% (45)
Maybe 26% (78)
Don't know 1% (4)
Don't care 2% (5)

Survey Comments
All these guys complaining that they don't have space for
a 160m antenna. Guys, NO ONE has the space for a good
160m antenna. We make do with what we have.

You'd be amazed at how much you can work with a really
crummy antenna on 160m. I got into 160m to improve my
NAQP scores. Now I love the band.

I'm sure most guys can shunt-feed a tower, or throw up
an inverted L, or perhaps load an 80M dipole. All of those
things work.

Posted by AA4LR on March 31, 2008

Two of my Favorite Bands!
I've had a soft spot for both bands, ever since I was a General in college in the 80s. What a fun idea! - sort of a potpourri of required operating techniques, due to the differences in propgation between the two bands,

A little factoid - many 10 & 160m enthusiasts are also into VHF & UHF weak signal stuff. 10 acts a lot like 6, when it's happening. On 160, I've occasionally had to use techniques to dig out weak signals out on 160, that are similar to what I've used on 2m SSB & CW.

Ellen - AF9J

Posted by AF9J on March 29, 2008

160 / 10 Contest ...
Yup ,
I hafta agree : I don't have the space
( acreage ) for a 160 antenna ......
Nor do I have a rig that cover's it ; (
.... But BOY - HOWDY ! IF I DID !! - )
Maybe I could Take a turn @ the controls ?
.. .... like share in the duties ?
You bettcha !
73 for now ,
Tim - KG7TNT

Posted by kg7tnt on March 16, 2008

Well, a 48hr contest would give SO's the opportunity to use the full opening length of both bands (looking down the road, to the top of the cycle, anyway).

Now we just wait for a magazine sponsor to gobble up the idea...

Posted by K1KAA on March 15, 2008

We have 160 and do we get the Ionosphere to cooperate in one weekend on both bands from Alaska? Might work for one year..the others would be all 10m or all 160m. Let's do it!
73 Frank KL7FH

Posted by kl7fh on March 14, 2008

It would be a challenge to get on both bands, 10 obviously easier antenna wise. But propagation education would be interesting. I think it would be fun. How much time, 24 hrs? 48? Start at 5PM est on Fri?,etc.

Posted by NS8O on March 14, 2008

I think its an interesting idea.

Except I can't go 160 since I don't have the area for an antenna. Have fun without me. 8)

Posted by W5JNP on March 11, 2008

Sure, why not? Another contest to get spanked in! I was not aware that there was still a contest free weekend to fit one in! (The previous was all tongue in cheek...except for me getting beat everytime...that still stands)

Posted by VE3RCN on March 6, 2008

top and bottem
Those of us that can't spend all the hours we can pick day or night.
As for 10 it seems on contest week ends we make our own propagation.

Posted by K8OT on March 6, 2008

Day / Night
Good combo... one band for day, the other for night (until 2010).. scoring rules need to be equitable

Posted by vk2cz on March 5, 2008

Might be very interesting at this end of the cycle. Only the guys with acreage (for 160) or big aluminum on 10 would score anything. Would be fun, though.

Posted by K1KAA on March 5, 2008

Top & Bottom
I think it would be fun! One weekend for phone and one weekend for CW.

Posted by n5vu on March 5, 2008

Not enough real estate for an antenna for 160 :-(

Posted by K5DHY on March 3, 2008

Not set up for 160

Posted by W6ABE on March 2, 2008

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