The 205 Morning group started in October 2010. Ken W2UAD FN13gc and I were discussing the poor activity level on 2 meters. The only time the band was busy was near a contest period. We also had a few weekly nets that we could check into. I was about to retire and wanted more! Ken thought if we got on the air the same time every morning eventually others would find us He was spot on! The quest began to help all other stations make contact with others by lining up antennas and helping with timing sequences. We did this on 144.200. It didn't take long before those monitoring 200 told us we should not use 200 for that purpose. We moved to 144205. 205 is a calling and working frequency. It is perfectly fine to allow many to call and use the same frequency. Hey after all, the band had been silent for to long. We were all "making noise." This was much better than the silence of white noise!
The pictures are taken at my contest location in FN01, It is a hilltop in the Allegheny Mountain range 2400 ft ASL. The tower is 155 ft of Rohn 55. It is located in the extreme NE corner of the grid, a stones throw from FN02,FN12, anf FN11
QSL information: I am in EL87 until 5/1/2012.
10345 98th St. North
Largo, Fl. 33773
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