I would like to propose a compromise on the L/V mode day. I understand that
the week days have fewer stations for L Band folks to work. The reality is
that many folks have to work during the week and that means they will
probably not have the ability to get on.
The problem with making it from Saturday evening to Sunday evening local
time is that it cuts off a whole segment of people who might only get to use
U/V but on these weekend passes. Yes I know, there are plenty of U/V passes
for the average Joe to use I am concerned that newer ops, might not
understand and think that the hobby was only for the privileged few.
My compromise suggestion would be a Sunday evening to Monday schedule. Turn
it on first pass on Sunday Evening (Monday UTC) and letting the 24 hour
timer go from there. It is still a weekend for many and I bet the activity
level on those two local Sunday evening passes would go up from the week day
version of L/V but still offer more opportunities for the U/V only
operators/rovers to get their fun in.
Just a thought.
Tom Schuessler, N5HYP