Interested in getting out there on the airwaves somewhere in the Hudson Valley to create awareness of maker wireless and amateur radio? Making our hobby visible is a huge part of defending our wireless spectrum. HVDN:GO Blue attempts to do that.
The Hudson Valley covers 8 different grid square locators. Your mission is to attempt to make radio contact with all of them over one week (168 hour continuous period). You can use any frequency, any mode and any location to do it, including at home, but it needs to happen somewhere in FN23, FN33, FN22, FN32, FN21, FN32, FN31 and FN30. Here is a link for the best online tool in grid square boundaries and exploration.
Lets keep this simple, head over to our Facebook page or send us note and share the following details. For contacts to qualify, you must include:
Lets put a little contest spin on this to see who can get the highest score possible in one week. Here are the rules:
Of course, HVDN:GO Blue favors the use of the highest frequency possible for maximum points. We are also NOT discouraging the use of repeaters, hotspots or internet linked communication. But, you MUST ensure that the same frequency is used for both sides of the contact.
Qualified entries to HVDN:GO Blue activity is awarded monthly, with monthly top scorers announced no later than the 10th of the following month.
Awards and prizes vary, but generally include:
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