Autumn through early spring is contest season, with cold weather driving people indoors, allowing for more time to play on the radio. January VHF is the most popular winter contest, with hams operating indoors, outdoors, and roving in vehicles! Contest by yourself, or with a group. Everyone is welcome!
With a typical NMO through-chassis antenna mount and NMO hole saw, you can cleanly install an antenna on your vehicle. As a bonus, the metal body of your vehicle will create a reasonably uniform radiation pattern for the antenna.
Experienced and accomplished members of the Florida Contest Group distilled their decades of experience into a list of do’s and don’ts that will help all contesters position themselves for success before, during, and after a contest. Even if you apply just one tip out of dozens to your next contest operation, we think it will help your score.