2.0 Contest Date and Time:
- 144 MHz Monday April 10, 2023 0700 – 1100 PM Local Exchange 4 digit grid
- 222 MHz Tuesday April 18, 2023 0700 – 1100 PM Local Exchange 4 digit grid
- 432 MHz Wednesday April 26, 2023 0700 – 1100 PM Local Exchange 4 digit grid
- Microwave Saturday May 6, 2023 0800 AM – 0200 PM Local Exchange 6 digit grid
- 50 MHz Saturday May 13, 2023 2300z through Sunday May 14, 2022 0300z Exchange 4 digit grid
Classes: Stations will be classified as either Single Op or Rover. A portable or mobile station that operates from only one grid is considered a Single Op station. A Rover must operate from at least 2 grid squares. All legal modes are welcome!
More information and rules are posted at:
8:30 PM Sunday Nights on 144.155 MHz
Open to all amateurs.
W8IO (Grand Haven) and KF8QL (Grand Rapids) are net controls.
On May 10, 2019 the FCC granted the MIVUS Lloyd’s call, NE8I.
We could not request the call earlier, as Lloyd was an only child, and never married or had children, so we had to wait for the 2 years to go by, and then we were in competition with others for the call. But the memorial call is now ours.
Saturday, April 8, 2017 the VHF-UHF world lost a true friend of the hobby, Lloyd Ellsworth, NE8I. If you ever met Lloyd, he was a friend for life. And if you ever talked to Lloyd, he would impart his decades of knowledge to you with a smile. He was amazingly tireless in his push to get people on the upper frequencies. Below are some of the pictures of Lloyd, including earlier QSL cards.
Thank you to Dave, KF8QL and Dan, K9EA (formally K9UVJ) for the pictures.
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