Courtesy of the WA7BNM Contest Calendar, I knew a week in advance there would be a VHF Contest this past weekend. I’ve participated in a few VHF contests in the past with a minutia of success, so I thought I’d give this one a go.
The weekend called for rain, so given my past experience with rain, I wasn’t sure if I’d have an opportunity to hook up the antenna(s) or not. Saturday was mostly rain and when it wasn’t raining, I was busy with other activities that kept me out of the shack.
While overcast, the weather on Sunday was much better with a very low chance of rain and otherwise cool breeze blowing outside. I had some free time while the baby slept, so I thought I’d tune up the radio to see if there was any activity on the 6 meter band. I didn’t hear much so I left it to work on some other things.