Also this year wed
like to organise an Ysselmeercontest. This contest is basically ment to give microwave
amateurs in the Netherlands and its adjacent countries a perfect challenge to test their
microwave equipment. The contest is concentrated around the beautiful Ysselmeer, which is
located in the centre of the Netherlands. The Ysselmeer ensures good microwave sites with
excellent take off to many directions. The different locations are perfect for most
microwave contacts within reachable distance and will give good opportunities for 24 GHz
This year wed like to experiment with the rover phenomenon.
That means that wed like to extend the duration of the contest with one hour to give
stations the opportunity to move to a diferent location. For instance: you are situated at
location A. You work as many stations as you can, specifically at the higher microwave
bands. After three hours of operation you move to location B, possibly somewhat further
away or in a different QTH locator with respect to some mmwave hams you worked before. The
idea is that from this new location you may work any station again as if it were a newly
worked station. So all uniquely worked stations count, even if you work them twice (from a
different location, holds for both sides and for all stations participating, off course).
This way you can optimally test your station: first from a nearby location, then from a
more remote QTH.