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N2MH/R Photo Scrapbook - N2MH/R Septmber 2000, VHF Contest
Once again, Karen and myself embarked on a rove for the September VHF
Contest. Continuing with the approach we took for the August UHF
contest, we employed fixed halo antennas so that we could operate
whilst in motion. Unlike previous roves with the Jeep, we didn't use
any beams or any other type of antenna that would require assembly and
setup at a fixed location.
For the September Contest, our route took us to 11 Grids:
More information on locations marked with an asterisk * can be found on
the N2MH RoveSite page.
- FN30bx - Rockefeller and
State Line Lookouts on the Palisades Parkway in New Jersey
- FN20 - in motion on I-80 in northern New Jersey
- FN21hb - Camelback
- FN22on - in motion on I-81
near Binghampton, New York. Also a hilltop near Worcester, New York
- FN12 - in motion west of Binhampton, New York, on Route 17
- FN11rx - on a hilltop near
Sayre, Pennslyvania *
- FN32 - in motion on the way to Mount Greylock
- FN31 - in motion near Hartford, Connecticut
- FN42 - in motion on the Massachusetts Turnpike
- FN41 - in motion on the Massachusetts Turnpike
- FN51av - Marconi Station
Site on Cape Cod, Massachusetts *
Photos (Click on photo for full size image. All photos have been
compressed from their original file size. If you would like the original
file, please drop me a line.)
|Karen at the wheel of the Lighthouse Rover II about to depart
Camelback Mountain, FN21hb, for
I-380, I-81 and FN22 in the region of Binghampton, NY.
In this photo, you can get a good look at the antennas. Looking
from front to rear, there is a quarter-wave mag mount for 2m APRS,
stacked KB6KQ halos for 432 MHz., 222 MHz., a home brew halo for 144
MHz. and an original KB6KQ halo for 50 MHz. In the back of the halos
is a dual-band vertical Diamond antenna for 146 MHz. and 446 MHz. FM.
||On top of Mount Greylock, MA, FN32jp,
Doug Sharp, K2AD, is shown at the 2m operating position of super
contest station W2SZ/1
|The antenna farm at W2SZ/1. Is it any wonder that they always
||Contrary to popular opinion, not everyone goes up to Greylock to
operate a radio! Hang Gliders are very poplular. Here you see
someone working on their glider. Notice the view in the background.
|Activating a (semi) rare grid. Here, N2MH is shown at the entrance
to the parking lot for the Marconi Station Site on Cape Cod, FN51av.
We actually ended the contest there on Sunday night, so this shot
was posed the next day. Sunday night worked out very well for us
(and a lot of other people) as we were able to catch some coastal
ducting and work people all the way down to FN18.
||Can anyone find the rover???
This shot was taken on a small observation deck perched on a
small hill halfway between the parking lot and the beach.
|True to it's namesake, the Lighthouse Rover II was indeed in the
vicinity of a lighthouse on this rove. This time it was the Nauset
Lighthouse on Cape Cod.
The Lighthouse Rover II placed first in the Hudson Divison,
fifth in the Northeast Region, and tenth overall. This
was our best effort to date!
This page last revised on April 15th, 2001.
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