This year myself and a couple of other hams are heading up to my brother-in-laws cottage on Leggat Lake, about 60 Kms north of Kingston. It's beautifully RF quiet up there as it is quite far from civilization. So we are all hoping to be able to hear, and work, the weak ones for a change.
Our plan is to go in to the cottage on Thursday the 24th, and stay over until Monday the 28th. Five days of ham radio!!
There are no antennas up at the cottage so we will have to get them in the air as soon as we get there. The plan.....so far.....is to have a 31' vertical, a 80m OCF Dipole, a 66' longwire, and what we in Kingston are now calling a VA3QV (see here). This should do us just fine....and we will have a Buddipole, with enough pieces to build three of them!
This is the same cottage we use each year for Winter Field Day at the end of January, so we are looking forward to having running water, a BBQ, a working toilet, and hot showers this time we are there. Of course this will just spoil us for this coming January's Winter Field Day!!
The rules for the contest can be found HERE. This contest is always great for working DX, and lots of it. The propagation looks good for that time period as well, so hopefully it will be a successful contest.
|The cottage in mid-winter|