2021 August PSK Expedition



To encourage PSK31 operations in the field and to research and gain practical experience in the portable capabilities of the PSK31 mode, the PODXS 070 Club offers to the members the August PSK31 Expedition (APE) Award. The APE Award is offered to any 070 Club member who during the month of August, organizes, sets up, and operates a portable PSK31 expedition which meets all Award requirements.

In order to participate you will submit your planned operations to the APE Manager. The PODXS 070 members will then seek out and make contacts during the planned operations, SPOTS will be made, and then you can also submit a summary of your APE for others to read about.  

Is this the year for your APE?  Due to the corona virus shut down preventing many outdoor activities, are you ready to get out and play radio away from home?  This is your chance to explore a new park, forest, shore or campground.  Or just going to a county park and setting up on a picnic table for an afternoon.  You can also visit a new grid square and help activate it for others while getting credit for working it for yourself also.  See “Grid Credit While Operating Away From Home” in the files section at 070Clubgroups.io for the details on submitting your log.

Reports of past APE’s are now posted on the PODSX070 website under Tall Tales.  Read some of these stories and get ideas about doing your own expedition this year.  I’m looking forward to hearing your plans. And available to help with operating tips. 

Personally, I'll be doing an APE from West Quoddy Head Lighthouse, Lubec, Maine from Aug 20th through 22nd for International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend.  See  https://illw.net/ for details.  I'll be working from my camper van on the premises on 20 and 40 meters.  Maybe some 80 or other bands.  I'll be using a hamstick on 20 and hopefully can get some wire in the air for 40 meters.  I have a multiband 80-2 meter mobile antenna I'll be testing out also.  Then soon as the ILLW is over, I'll be staying on the air to complete my 366 endorsement on the 23rd. 



Dave Hardy




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