W1XM
VHF Contesting

The MIT UHF Repeater Association regularly participates in ARRL sponsored VHF contests. We operate from a weak signal station on the top of MIT's Green Building (54). Our grid is FN42ki.

MIT's Building 54 is 295 feet tall, the tallest building in Cambridge. We have line of sight to most of Greater Boston and Cape Cod. You can see all of Boston Harbor, and well into Waltham on a good day. At night, the major highways are quite visible.

The station resides in room 54-2101, an old lab shack on the top of the building. This unique setup allows quick and easy access to all of the antennas. As such, the entire antenna setup is always in flux and can be changed with little effort even during a contest!

Recent Scores

Year MonthBands Active ClassScore
1999 January2m, 70cm Limited Multiop3,402
June6m, 2m, 70cm, 23cm Limited Multiop27,235
September6m, 2m, 1.25m, 70cm, 23cm Unlimited Multiop26,460
2000 January6m, 2m, 1.25m, 70cm did not submit9052 claimed
June6m, 2m, 1.25m, 70cm Limited Multiop36,344
September6m, 2m, 1.25m, 70cm Limited Multiop20,252
2001 January6m, 2m, 1.25m, 70cm Limited Multiop18,568
June6m, 2m, 1.25m, 70cm, 23cm Unlimited Multiop92,272
September6m, 2m, 1.25m, 70cm, 33cm, 23cm, 3cm Unlimited Multiop83,578 10th in W/VE!
2002 January6m, 2m, 1.25m, 70cm, 23cm Limited Multiop23,976
June6m, 2m, 1.25m, 70cm, 33cm, 23cm, 3cm Unlimited Multiop53,268
September6m, 2m, 1.25m, 70cm Limited Multiop18,100
2003 January6m, 2m, 1.25m, 70cm Limited Multiop24,684 10th in W/VE!
June6m, 2m, 1.25m, 70cm, 33cm, 23cm Unlimited Multiop55,143
Sept6m, 2m, 1.25m, 70cm, 33cm, 23cm Unlimited Multiop65,043
2004 Jan6m, 2m, 1.25m, 70cm, 33cm, 23cm, 13cm Unlimited Multiop30,580
June6m, 2m, 1.25m, 70cm Limited Multiop7,144
Sept6m, 2m, 1.25m, 70cm, 33cm, 23cm, 13cm Unlimited Multiop75,924
2005 Jan6m, 2m, 1.25m, 70cm, 33cm, 23cm, 13cm Unlimited Multiop16,224 claimed

QSL Cards

Unfortunately, we don't have a card designed or printed yet.

If you need a QSL from us immediately, please QSL via our callbook address. Provide a SASE and a note indicating that you need a QSL card urgently. We will provide you with something suitable in the interim.

We will send QSL cards once cards are produced. Please continue to send us cards. Our operators appreciate it a lot!


Our Present Setup

BandRig Power ERP (est.) Antenna
6mIcom IC-746 100W 10.4dB = 1kW M2 6M7JHV
2mYaesu FT-736 150W 14.6dB = 4.3kW Stacked Pair of M2 2M9SSB
1.25mKenwood TS-940 + DEM tvtr (222-28) 120W 11dB = 1.5kW M2 222 10EZ
70cm Icom IC-821H 100W 18.9dB = 7.8kW Stacked Pair of M2 432-9WL
33cm Yaesu FT-726 + DEM tvtr (903-144) 10W 20dB = 1kW 8ft Dish
23cm Yaesu FT-726 + DEM tvtr (1296-144) 35W 22.8dB = 6.7kW 8ft Dish
13cm Yaesu FT-726 + DEM tvtr (2304-144) 15W 30.2dB = 23.7kW 8ft Dish


How can I help?

MIT students, staff, and faculty are welcome join the club. Contact the officers at w1xm-officers@mit.edu.

Questions? Mail w1xm-officers@mit.edu

Last Updated: Friday, June 10, 2005 at 07:06:58 PM EDT