2022 August PSK Expedition

(APE)

 

APE photo

 

GO APE THIS YEAR!!

 

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.
 

To participate, submit your planned operations to the APE Manager This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at least three days  prior to your planned APE. It is advised that you get your submission to the Ape Manager well in advance to ensure that your information is published prior to commencement of your APE. Last minute expeditions can be accommodated but may not be published as well as planned ones.  See details on the PODXS070.com website on the APE Requirements  link.  
 

The PODXS 070 members will seek out and make contacts during yourplanned operations, based upon the planned APE posting on the website. You can self=spot and members can provide SPOTS via the reflectors, which will increase your number of contacts being made. Once complete you can compile and submit a summary of your APE for the website, and to stimulate others to consider conducting an APE.  


Is this the year for your APE?  With corona virus getting somewhat under control, 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Files for the details on submitting your log.


There has been some interest in chasing rare grids recently.  Rick N7WE has posted current grids neededto the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Files section, check it out and see if there is a rare grid that you could activate this August.  Be careful as some of them are remote areas.


Reports of past APE’s are now posted on the PODSX070 website under Tall Tales.  There were 7 of them in 2021 from 6 states.  Read some of these stories and get ideas about doing your own expedition this year.  I’m looking forward to hearing your plans, and am available to help with operating tips. 


Personally, I'll be doing an APE from Cape Spear Lighthouse Latitude: 47.51994 / 47° 31' 11" N Longitude: -52.6235904 / 52° 37' 24" W   Grid: GN37qm near St John’s Newfoundland which is the easternmost lighthouse in North America for International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend 0000Z Aug 20- 2359Z  21 Aug.  See  https://illw.net/ for details.  Watch the reflector where I'll be posting when I am operating, and on which bands.


Also check out opportunities for a CHIMP CHASE from home or mobile during future Endorsement Daze Events.  This lets you go portable but not have to travel. Watch for future announcements.


Dave Hardy KB3RAN
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Questions or Comments? Please email the APE Manager at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.