2011 APE Tall Tales


W7PAQ, 1-12 August

 

Finally after 6 weeks in a tent 50’ from the lake I am home recovering from around 1500 Boy Scouts/Cub scouts, and leaders. This will be my final APE from MelitaIsland since I am retiring from the staff as nature director. Perhaps celebrating my 70th birthday and being worn out by the younger cubs tells it all?? My xyl sends me to camp for all 6 weeks and considers it her vacation. I’ll attach a few pictures later once I get them on my main computer.

Location was Melita Island Scout camp near PolsonMT
I used my usually FT897 and a carolina windom way up in the ponderosas.
I only made 72 psk31 contacts and of course the solar flare didn’t help.
Call sign used was W7PAQ/7

Frank
Kisselbach
6481 Larch Canyon Rd.
MissoulaMT59803
070 # 354

Number Callsign Date Time Band Mode Grid State
1 VE3UTN 8/1/2011 0:24 20m PSK31 EN93sj
2 NO8R 8/1/2011 0:31 20m PSK31 EN73hg MI
3 K7EMR 8/1/2011 0:48 20m PSK31 DN74fh WY
4 K4KTT 8/1/2011 13:11 20m PSK31 EM84 SC
5 KC8RL 8/1/2011 16:49 20m PSK31 EM60ik FL
6 KG6ASY 8/1/2011 16:49 20m PSK31 DM09cg NV
7 KI4TXA 8/1/2011 17:01 20m PSK31 EM56vi TN
8 WT6X 8/1/2011 17:29 20m PSK31 CM97cp CA
9 KU4AC 8/1/2011 20:55 20m PSK31 EM56 TN
10 W8TTY 8/1/2011 21:27 20m PSK31 EN91 OH
11 WQ9Z 8/1/2011 21:36 20m PSK31 EM58lc IL
12 KD4SH 8/1/2011 21:56 20m PSK31 EM76xb TN
13 KB0MAI 8/1/2011 22:14 20m PSK31 EM29ua MO
14 KB8OIU 8/1/2011 22:31 20m PSK31 EN91dj OH
15 KB8QLG 8/1/2011 23:18 20m PSK31 EM98el WV
16 W8LLY 8/2/2011 0:53 20m PSK31 EM79wp OH
17 K9ZJ 8/2/2011 13:45 20m PSK31 EN53ua WI
18 N8MNI 8/2/2011 14:32 20m PSK31 EM89gv OH
19 AC8IC 8/2/2011 16:32 20m PSK31 EN72dv MI
20 WK9X 8/2/2011 17:19 20m PSK31 EN60rg IN
21 KC9HIY 8/2/2011 18:49 20m PSK31 EN71ib IN
22 KC9KZQ 8/2/2011 18:59 20m PSK31 EN53ss WI
23 KD6SX 8/2/2011 19:49 20m PSK31 CM99gl CA
24 KD6RWF 8/2/2011 20:05 20m PSK31 DM09cc NV
25 W0NBP 8/3/2011 0:51 20m PSK31 EN31ta IA
26 VA3MJR 8/3/2011 19:17 20m PSK31 FN03bf
27 WD8NMV 8/3/2011 19:36 20m PSK31 EM78mk KY
28 GM0SDV 8/3/2011 23:06 20m PSK31 IO75ws
29 VA7DPF 8/3/2011 23:18 20m PSK31 CN89bd
30 AE7CW 8/4/2011 2:42 20m PSK31 DM43oi AZ
31 K5BUD 8/4/2011 13:51 20m PSK31 EM16wa OK
32 W6QE 8/6/2011 16:03 20m PSK31 DM13bx CA
33 KO4PU 8/6/2011 16:52 20m PSK31 EM67 KY
34 N6ERD 8/6/2011 18:37 20m PSK31 DM12kv CA
35 K0WIU 8/6/2011 18:49 20m PSK31 EN12hv SD
36 KE7NVR 8/6/2011 18:55 20m PSK31 DN40an UT
37 KF7F 8/6/2011 18:57 20m PSK31 DM37fb UT
38 K3JT 8/6/2011 21:31 20m PSK31 EM99 WV
39 W1WLH/7 8/6/2011 21:36 20m PSK31 DN40df UT
40 N2EOC 8/6/2011 22:34 20m PSK31 FN20 NJ
41 KA9MF 8/7/2011 13:56 20m PSK31 EN40
42 K5DDM 8/7/2011 14:07 20m PSK31 EM30bp TX
43 N7YT 8/7/2011 16:00 20m PSK31 CN87nn WA
44 N4MAW 8/7/2011 22:44 20m PSK31 EM66ue TN
45 K8EJU 8/7/2011 23:06 20m PSK31 EN81en OH
46 N7CSO 8/9/2011 0:30 20m PSK31 DN71od WY
47 K9AAN 8/9/2011 0:42 20m PSK31 EM78ee KY
48 KB0QC 8/9/2011 16:47 20m PSK31 DN70oc CO
49 K5GTX 8/9/2011 17:28 20m PSK31 EM13qb TX
50 VY1NM 8/10/2011 16:33 20m PSK31 CP20uh
51 KE9PH 8/10/2011 19:02 20m PSK31 EN61fr IL
52 VE7ZTW 8/10/2011 20:46 20m PSK31 CN79uh
53 K7DMB 8/10/2011 20:49 20m PSK31 DM26jd NV
54 W9MO 8/10/2011 20:59 20m PSK31 EM48vk IL
55 KF3AA 8/10/2011 21:10 20m PSK31 FM18 MD
56 KF5IAD 8/11/2011 13:39 20m PSK31 EM14ps OK
57 R9CQ 8/11/2011 13:56 20m PSK31 MO17ua
58 W3IWJ 8/12/2011 1:02 20m PSK31 FN20ft PA
59 N7AEE 8/12/2011 1:11 20m PSK31 DM22sp AZ
60 WA6OWM 8/12/2011 21:14 20m PSK31 DM03tu CA
61 W9CRB 8/13/2011 15:14 20m PSK31 DM26 NV
62 KE7EWI 8/13/2011 15:37 20m PSK31 CN87tf WA
63 W8FLC 8/13/2011 16:08 20m PSK31 EM79uu OH
64 N7QU 8/13/2011 16:37 20m PSK31 CN84 OR
65 KD7ZLF 8/13/2011 16:42 20m PSK31 CN85jk OR
66 VA7GEM 8/13/2011 16:49 20m PSK31 CN89li
67 KB1PSP 8/13/2011 16:54 20m PSK31 EM14am OK
68 K3MAW 8/13/2011 19:20 20m PSK31 FM18qq
69 K3VAT 8/13/2011 19:24 20m PSK31 FM09hp MD
70 NN9K 8/13/2011 20:03 20m PSK31 EN41tl IL
71 W3VPR 8/13/2011 20:52 20m PSK31 FM18qw MD
72 K2MGR 8/13/2011 23:16 20m PSK31 FN22gh NY

 


KD4QIT/LH, 4 August

On August 4th, with the trailer loaded with what was needed, I set off for New Point Comfort Lighthouse in Matthews County Va!! I had planned a radio activation of the lighthouse and with me were Dan W4DPL, Scott AE4TC and Charles KK4AIO. We got there by 8:30am got everything setup and were operating by 9:30am. We worked stations until 3pm. We had issues that arose - the tide came in so the water levels under vehicles got a little high which made things a little tricky. We had to move the generator a few times to keep it out of the water !!!. It was a muggy day, but the sun was not out in full force, so the fans in the trailer made it bearable. We operated 20 meter PSK31 ,20 meter SSB and 30 meter PSK31. We were not too successful on 15 and 40, but had a blast and we made over 50 contacts during the event !! All QSO's will be uploaded to eQSL and LOTW to cut back on the postage costs. We had a great time, but forgot to take pictures and to install the matching element on the 15 meter beam. So that antenna did not work well. Didn't even think about the element until i got home and was putting everything away. Can't wait until the next portable setup. The trailer worked perfectly for operating and holding the antennas!!

Log: VE3NQK, KD7ZLF, N4MAW, VA3TVW, CO5FB, N8MNI, W8FLC, VA3MJR, AF4GH, KI8E, KD8LLG, KE9PH, K9QY, N08R, WA8KAN, NN9K, KC9HIY, KD8HSV, NO8R, K5BUD, NU4C,W9KVR


WA3WSJ, 4-8 August

Hello all,

Every year I take a trip to Cape Henlopen State Park, Delaware.This is a great state park and it’s by the ocean.It’s actually sandwiched between Lewes, Delaware to the north and Rehoboth Beach to the south.I took the trip this year for two reasons. The first was to go APE!The second was to operate as pedestrian mobile or WA3WSJ/pm.

WA3WSJ-2011

The above picture is WA3WSJ Radio Camp 73 –hi!It’s not a tent, but a screen room with a few tarps over it to keep the rain and sun out.This works great in the summer as it allows air circulation through the room to keep it cool.Cape Henolpen State Park is a great place as it’s at the ocean.You can hear the ocean waves at night and they put you to sleep.I even heard the fog horn from the Harbor of Refuge Lighthouse.I didn’t even realize the connection of campsitenumber 73 and ham radio – duh!

I took my Kenwood TS-480 sat with me to use on the HF bands. I also just bought a new LDG Z11 Pro2 Antenna Tuner and installed eight AA battery cells so it has internal power. The tuner feeds my up and out UN-UN Antenna. This antenna is an inverted-L fed with a homebrew UN-UN or 1:1 balun.The antenna wire is just a piece of fifty-foot wire supported by a thirty one-foot collapsible pole.This antenna tuned 80m through 6m at camp!It worked great and I made almost fifty contacts on 20m PSK31. I worked many DX stations and some local stuff.

I usually only operated PSK31 in the mornings and in the evenings as I operated pedestrian mobile as WA3WSJ/pm most days.

Here’s my log for my APE:

1 - 9A9TT, 20m, 8/4/2011, psk31, 599, 21:21

2 – SQ7SJB, 20m, 8/4/2011, psk31, 599, 21:26

3 – OM8CD, 20m, 8/4/2011,psk31, 599, 21:28

4 – AG4QX, 20m, 8/4/2011, psk31, 599, 21:31

5 – OK1VP, 20m, 8/4/2011, psk31, 599, 21:35

6 – EW6FW, 20m, 8/4/2011, psk31, 599, 21:38

7 – ON5UN, 20m, 8/4/2011, psk31, 599, 21:40

8 – EA4GEL, 20m, 8/4/2011, psk31, 599, 21:44

9 – SQ3QVN, 20m, 8/4/2011, psk31, 599, 21:49

10- I1CCX, 20m, 8/4/2011, psk31, 599, 21:54

11- F4CZV, 20m, 8/4/2011, psk31, 599, 21:59

12- W9DTR, 20m, 8/4/2011, psk31, 599, 22:01

13- HI8MU, 20m, 8/4/2011, psk31, 599, 22:07

14- PD1K, 20m, 8/5/2011, psk31, 599, 00:44

15- KC2OUV, 20m, 8/5/2011, psk31, 599, 01:09

16- F8VOR, 20m, 8/5/2011, psk31, 599, 10:47

17- KD8JSP, 20m, 8/5/2011, psk31, 599, 13:35

18- WQ9Z, 20m, 8/5/2011, psk31, 599, 13:46

19- YU1SMS, 20m, 8/5/2011, psk31, 599, 20:52

20- PD0MDA, 20m, 8/5/2011, psk31, 599, 21:02

21- PD/DO1GMB, 20m, 8/5/2011, psk31, 599, 21:10

22- F4CZV, 20m, 8/5/2011, psk31, 599, 21:15

23- PH7Y, 20m, 8/5/2011, psk31, 599, 21:17

24- OK1VKK, 20m, 8/5/2011, psk31, 599, 21:26

25- EI1DG, 20m, 8/5/2011, psk31, 599, 21:29

26- DL7ASL, 20m, 8/5/2011, psk31, 599, 21:35

27- DG6MM, 20m, 8/5/2011, psk31, 599, 21:39

28- KA9CCH, 20m, 8/6/2011, psk31, 599, 01:47

29- K0WIU, 20m, 8/6/2011, psk31, 599, 01:57

30- W4DDK, 20m, 8/6/2011, psk31, 599, 02:09

31- KB3MIP, 20m, 8/6/2011, psk31, 599, 17:13

32- NP3IR, 20m, 8/6/2011, psk31, 599, 17:23

33- K9DJ, 20m, 8/6/2011, psk31, 599, 17:38

34- VE3NOO, 20m, 8/6/2011, psk31, 599, 21:01

35- DH2PA, 20m, 8/7/2011, psk31, 599, 01:29

36- KP4BZ, 20m, 8/7/2011, psk31, 599, 10:59

37- KB3FF/1, 20m, 8/7/2011, psk31, 599, 11:35

38- VE2KOT, 20m, 8/7/2011, psk31, 599, 16:01

39- W8PAW, 20m, 8/7/2011, psk31, 599, 16:08

40- W1LBC, 20m, 8/7/2011, psk31, 599, 16:14

41- KD2JA, 20m, 8/7/2011, psk31, 599, 16:22

42- K1KEN, 20m, 8/8/2011, psk31, 599, 00:17

43- WU0U, 20m, 8/8/2011, psk31, 599, 00:23

44- W4QO, 20m, 8/8/2011, psk31, 599, 00:32

45- K0ABC, 20m, 8/8/2011, psk31, 599, 00:50

46- KJ4NXD, 20m, 8/8/2011, psk31, 599, 10:19

47- AJ4RW, 20m, 8/8/2011, psk31, 599, 10:27

As you can see by my log, the first afternoon there I ran Europe! I had many more stations calling me so I missed a few –hi!The Up & Out UN-UN Antenna is definitely a keeper!This was the first time I used this antenna, but it won’t be the last.

WA3WSJ-1-2011

The above picture is WA3WSJ/pm operating CW on the beach near the Lewes Inner Breakwater Lighthouse. I had many people ask me what are you doing? Some thought I was fishing! I just told them – ham radio!

See my website at: http://www.wa3wsj.homestead.com/

73,

Ed, WA3WSJ

070 # 295

 


KØH - KØACP, 6 August

 

On August 6, 2011, K0ACP and several other local hams put together a one-day APE and Special Event. The idea for this was hatched last fall when the head ranger for the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library asked the Iowa City Amateur Radio Club, ICARC, to do a special event / remote operation at the library during Hooverfest, the annual event in August that commemorates the hometown of Iowa’s only U.S. President, Herbert Hoover. It is quite the shindig and culminates in the world championship for Hooverball – an Iowa-unique version of volleyball.

A 1x1 callsign, K0H was secured for the special event, and the ranger, a fellow ham, agreed to secure a place for us to operate at the celebration.Unfortunately, the ranger retired and as they say, the details of our site reservation got lost in the sands of time…Well not one to be deterred, K0ACP, worked with a local county park, F.W. Kent Park and secured site for the APE and Special Event station.

This was a multi-multi operation, and setup began at 09:30 local. The main operating station was an icom 7000 feeding a fan dipole (10m, 15m, and 20m) supported by a 40’ aluminum mast. The rig control was through a microHam USB III with a MacBook Pro running FLDigi. The antenna can be erected as a solo operation, but goes much quicker with some help, in this case, KI0JP and KD0JHX provided much welcomed assistance. Here are some pictures of the assembly:

2011APE_K0ACP-tripod 2011APE_K0ACP-final setup

 

The first picture shows the base tripod holding up 3 sections of mast with a Comet GP1 at the top to support VHF & UHF communications. The second picture shows the final setup. Operations were done under the shelter and power was provided by a rented Honda 2kw generator. After assembly, some hiking, and a lunch, operations commenced at 14:00 local. Around 15:00 local, N0PFT joined the fun and set up his icom 7000 connected to a 20m ¼ wave vertical with two raised radials for phone operations on 20m. The vertical was supported with a collapsible fiberglass mast that was mounted on a plate held in place with his car.

 

2011APE_K0ACP-antenna 2011APE_K0ACP-friend

 

While we were able to successfully work both stations simultaneously, there was a fair bit interference, future multi-op efforts will require greater separation and perhaps use of bandpass filters.

 

2011APE_K0ACP-Ape-operation

In any case, the special event and APE were a bunch of fun and a success. 34 PSK Q’s were logged K0ACP / K0H, they are:

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2011-08-06 18:50:00N8XMS20mPSK31599599

2011-08-06 18:57:00VA3MJR20mPSK31599599

2011-08-06 19:06:00W5FER20mPSK31599599

2011-08-06 19:12:00KJ8O20mPSK31599599

2011-08-06 19:31:00WB6UOL20mPSK31599599

2011-08-06 19:36:00K5TCJ20mPSK31599599

2011-08-06 19:39:00K5PAX20mPSK31599599

2011-08-06 19:44:00KE7NVX20mPSK31599539

2011-08-06 19:47:00KD7ZLF20mPSK31599569

2011-08-06 19:52:00W4/KL7GLL 20mPSK31599579

2011-08-06 19:55:00K5EVR20mPSK31599599

2011-08-06 19:59:00W8FDV20mPSK31599599

2011-08-06 20:03:00ND7W20mPSK31599599
2011-08-06 20:14:00KJ4USA20mPSK31599599

2011-08-06 20:26:00N0GWM20mPSK31599599

2011-08-06 20:40:00N3PPH20mPSK31599599

2011-08-06 20:44:00N2GXJ20mPSK31599599

2011-08-06 20:50:00W1CRO20mPSK31599599

2011-08-06 20:54:00KK5ID20mPSK31599599

2011-08-06 20:57:00K1DFS20mPSK31599599

2011-08-06 21:02:00KE5HTB20mPSK31599599

2011-08-06 21:24:00NU4C15mPSK31599599

2011-08-06 21:33:00NN8W15mPSK31599599

2011-08-06 21:41:00N8RGQ/QRP15mPSK31599599

2011-08-06 22:02:00K3JT15mPSK31599599

2011-08-06 22:11:00KD8HSV15mPSK31599599

2011-08-06 22:50:00WX7P20mPSK31599599

2011-08-06 22:56:00WO8USA20mPSK31599599

2011-08-06 23:08:00KG6UEF20mPSK31599599

2011-08-06 23:15:00W6QE20mPSK31599599

2011-08-07 00:47:00K8GNZ20mPSK31599579

2011-08-07 00:56:00W0GLB20mPSK31599599

2011-08-07 01:02:00AH6JA20mPSK31599599

2011-08-07 01:16:00PY3ED20mPSK31599599

 

A cookout was planned and KD0JHZ joined the intrepid crowd. Burgers, beans, potato salad, and chips were the fair.As thesun started to fade, operations were halted and by 21:00 local, all was packed and the APE was in the can.The only remaining activity was an ice cream stop at Jon’s in Tiffin.

Once home, all logs were processed and uploaded to LoTW.Paper QSL is available via contact information on QRZ.

My thanks to KD0JHX, KI0JP, N0PFT, and KD0JHZ for their assistance in making this APE Special Event a success.


KD8JSP, 7 August

KD8JSP2011 APE Tall Tale and a little bit more.
2011APE_KD8JSP_Sturgeon Pt QSL Card

The story begins with the annual family camping trip to Harrisville State Park in Alcona Co., MI.This has been going on for 35+ years.We spent 2 weeks there and operated portable from the campsite from August 1st to the 14th.

The Sturgeon Point Lighthouse is about 5 miles north of the campgrounds and has been a favorite place to visit.Our oldest son, Jeremiah, proposed to his wife there 2 years ago.

When I first heard about APE, I knew that activating the lighthouse would be the thing to do.But never having worked a lighthouse I was also clueless.Luckily we spent a week camping up there in June and made contact with the Alcona Historical Society. They operate the museum at the lighthouse.I found out that it was owned by the State of Michigan and they put me on track to get the necessary permits. We received final approval just before we left on July 31st.
The activation was a 2 day event with August 6th being SSB and the 7th PSK.My wife, Barb, dropped me and the gear off at the lighthouse about 6:45 a.m. on Saturday. I was able to get the 40 meter dipole up in the trees and the station setup to begin operation at 8:00.Right on schedule.The day had beautiful weather and we operated till 6:00 p.m. with 208 QSOs.We left the antenna up, but packed up all the rest for tomorrow.

2011APE_KD8JSP_stringing the antenna

The big day has arrived. APE!Dropped off at 7:30 today, got to sleep in.We had the station setup and ready to go again at 8…. NO POWER.I had left the battery system at home not expecting to need it. My fault.

The power was restored just before 10:30 and we went on-the-air.The 20m band was good and contacts started rolling in.I had many more people come over today and see what was going on. Probably because I was not on the mic and seemed to be just sitting there.Everyone showed quite a lot if interest and were surprised about the digital communications.

Then about 1 in the afternoon the rains began.And rain it did, the only thing missing was lightning which was fine by me.Luckily the awning I picked up for the event lowers to about 4 feet.So I operated in my ‘ham cave’ like that till 6:30 p.m.Yeah, it was still fun and I soon forgot about the rain.Overall there were 100 PSK contacts in 8 hours with 27 APE contacts with 26 members.I think that was an outstanding number and thanks to all of you for finding me on the band.The rain let up just enough to get it all packed in and head back to camp. I’m really looking forward to next August now.

2011APE_KD8JSP_rain operations 2011APE_KD8JSP_The rig
As for camp, during the other 10 days of operation (sorry not APE) we had over 300 more contacts. Running the logs thru the LONP checker found that there were 79 members contacted in total during the 2 weeks. Wow!

That’s all for now, vy73, John KD8JSP, 070# 1320

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IK1AMC, 14 August

I am very happy to have participated for the first time to the APE Expedition.

From my home in Vado Ligure i went in the Piemonte region near the city of Ceva.

The trip started at 7 AM (local time) and was very fast and quiet and i started the transmissions at 8 AM (local time).

I was the only member of the expedition and the site of the expedition operations was a hill over the Ceva town.

My rig:

Radio: Yaesu FT-857D set on 18 W output

Computer: netbook Packard Bell / Windows 7

DC-DC adapter for netbook

Software: Ham Radio Deluxe

Interface: home made

Antenna: home made Long Wire

Balun: home made

Antenna Tuner: Z-11Pro LDG

Power Supply: 1 Battery 12v/12Ah (radio), 1 Battery 12v/7Ah (PC)

73 to all de IK1AMC Gilio

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2011APE_IK1AMC-2 2011APE_IK1AMC-3
2011APE_IK1AMC-4

Stations in the log: US5QO, HA1ZM, R3FO, UR4QX, UT0IV, SQ9JKM, OK2BGA, DL6MGR, SP7SZW/P, YO3HFY, IZ7SIA, 9A2UB, SP2HXY, EU8RZ, PD2WDR, DL8AWK, OT4R, OK1DIB, G3YZZ, PA1MP, EW6FW, OK1FBT, DL6FAX


KJ4IZW, 12-14 August

I worked as KJ4IZW/4 this weekend (thursday evening -> sunday morning ET) from Charleston, SC (EM92xu) -- Just over 2 hour drive (120 miles) from home QTH (west side of state in Aiken, SC; EM93dm). Site was a townhouse -- I doubled this up with a little weekend mini-vacation. Brought the following equipment with me, and ran coax out the back door to the car.
* IC706MKII
* laptop
* edgeport 4-port serial-to-usb convert (for FSK/PTT line and CIV line)
* ISOkit soundcard interface
* Astron power supply
* Sierra Slim 20M mobile antenna
http://www.hamcq.com/hf-antennas/sierra-slim-20-meters/prod_133.html

The antenna was mounted to the hitch of the car (1999 subaru outback legacy) -- I just got this antenna from High Sierra to try out portable/mobile possibilities, and it's worked great so far. Was easy to adjust (whip slips up & down) for a great SWR (using MFJ-259B) -- had pretty close to 1:1 at 14.070, and it's under 2:1 all the way through 14.300 for SSB. Length is about 7.5 ft. On initial test of it on SSB, I had a clear conversation with a Louisiana lighthouse, heard a DL, and broke a minor pile-up to W1AW/5 in NM! The last one did take ~20 tries, but I was impressed the little antenna and 100W got through! And seemed to work just fine on PSK this weekend as well ...

So thursday I packed everything up in a newly purchased SPUD7-35 dry box. I found this great walkthrough: http://www.kr7rk.com/gobox.htm where he has the exact same goals I do .. Basically want to be able to pick up the station as a whole, drop in a box, and walk off. I'm not quite there
yet -- for now just used it as a container. But next project is to built the shelf and mount everything (radio, tuner, rigrunner, ISOkit, edgeport) to it, so it can be dropped in the box, taken out, and just add power & coax.

I had tested everything out thursday afternoon, plugging into laptop (normally have a ham desktop) and using home antennas, and made a psk contact. However, when trying it out thursday night portable, I was getting traces in the waterfall but almost no decodes (using DXLab suite/Winwarbler) ... only the very strongest sigs would decode, and then usually only briefly
(like 1 word). And had this problem friday night, too, so combined thurs/friday Q-count: 5

Thanks to replies on dxlab & 070 listservs, on saturday morning I re-triple-checked my laptop sound settings, and found a "voice recording" filter on the microphone that was on -- was hiding in a non-standard control panel location. Turned that off and instant decodes!!! So now in business!

Was able to put in a few small chunks of time, and ended up with 38 PSK QSO's (and 1 RTTY). Highlights/stats:
* 38 QSOs (all 20M)
* Countries: K, VE, CO, EA, OZ ==> Was excited to get the two EU contacts on the mobile antenna!
* 10 fellow 070 members, including KD8JSP/P working APE, N3PPH working K3CAL for MD-QSP, KF3AA & KC2WTG for new LONP contacts, and KA2HHB & KC2QFR for my 14th & 15th WABOL contacts.

So I definitely accomplished my goals of being able to work portable, and passing the 20-QSO mark. Next major goal is to try mobile -- need to build the go-box, and also work out a power source in the subaru (how to route power, or just get a dedicated battery)... Since the APE was a great motivation to go portable, I had a idea for a similar mobile event .. Will post in a separate email.

I know I was on sporadically, so special thanks to the 070 members that tried (successful or not) to search me out and give me a call. And thanks to Karen for processing the APE submissions, and the 6 months of BINGO/WOTMC I just dumped her way, too!!

Here is my log, all on 20M PSK31:

Call QSO_Begin_Date QSO_Begin_Time
NX2P 8/12/2011 0208Z
CO3GD 8/12/2011 0229Z
VE6EPK 8/13/2011 0125Z
K5GTX 8/13/2011 0145Z
KD8AQ 8/13/2011 0156Z
K1EPT 8/13/2011 1319Z
AB1OC 8/13/2011 1328Z
W4YFJ 8/13/2011 1334Z
WQ9Z 8/13/2011 1338Z
KD8JSP/P 8/13/2011 1348Z
K3MAW 8/13/2011 1639Z
K3CAL 8/13/2011 1650Z
WA4EQW 8/13/2011 1653Z
WA1HFF 8/13/2011 1704Z
KI4EME 8/13/2011 1707Z
KF3AA 8/13/2011 1713Z
CO3JA 8/13/2011 1721Z
N3ES 8/13/2011 1734Z
KC2WTG 8/13/2011 1743Z
KA2HHB 8/13/2011 1916Z
NO8R 8/13/2011 1923Z
EA5GXE 8/13/2011 1944Z
CO2VE 8/13/2011 2226Z
OZ1KBS 8/13/2011 2229Z
CO5FB 8/13/2011 2233Z
W5EPC 8/13/2011 2241Z
W3HF 8/13/2011 2247Z
KC2QFR 8/13/2011 2255Z
VE3PME 8/13/2011 2309Z
WB4PHC 8/14/2011 0100Z
WD8NMV 8/14/2011 0117Z
KC9QQO 8/14/2011 0125Z
KC2OUV 8/14/2011 0317Z
W8FLC 8/14/2011 0320Z
K5DDM 8/14/2011 1304Z
WB8MIW 8/14/2011 1315Z
W2NAF 8/14/2011 1335Z
K9ZJ 8/14/2011 1352Z

thanks!!
--david
KJ4IZW
070 #1041


N2GWK, 19-20 August

 

N2GWK went APE again this year visiting yet another Kentucky State Park.This year it was Rough River Dam State Resort Park in Falls of Rough Ky.Our APE QTH was Cabin 201 located in Grayson County, EM67ro.
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The rig used was my Yaesu FT-857.As for the antenna, I was once again disappointed in the performance of my Buddipole so I switched to the old faithful 31 ft. vertical antenna matched with my LDG Z100 autotuner.Software was HRD 4.0 and DM-780 on an ACER Notepad.

QSO count was 60, consisting of 14 PODXS 070 members, 8 of which were LONP Members.

All PODXS070 Members worked will receive a custom APQ QSL with my gorgeous face on it (hihi).
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I'm already planning for next year's APE,sure hope to see you on my waterfall.

73

 

George de N2GWK

PODXS 070 #619, LONP #077

Date Start End Station Band Mode Sent Recv Name 070 # LONP #
8/19/2011 20:22 20:28 KA2IAJ 20m PSK31 599 599 Dick
8/19/2011 20:44 20:51 KC8WSM 20m PSK31 599 497 Bill 1191 188
8/19/2011 21:45 21:50 EA4FAM 20m PSK31 599 599 Aurelio
8/19/2011 21:52 22:00 K3ML 20m PSK31 599 599 Mel
8/19/2011 23:24 23:31 W8IDW 20m PSK31 599 599 John 1425
8/20/2011 0:00 0:03 YV4GLF 40m PSK31 599 599 Fanco
8/20/2011 0:10 0:18 W7GET 20m PSK31 559 599 Garret
8/20/2011 0:28 0:32 US0MM 20m PSK31 599 599 Igor
8/20/2011 0:36 0:45 KA1VY 20m PSK31 599 599 Ernie
8/20/2011 1:03 1:09 KD9DP 40m PSK31 599 599 Daryl
8/20/2011 1:11 1:16 KA5PNX 40m PSK31 599 599 Mike
8/20/2011 1:17 1:23 W8RCW 40m PSK31 599 599 Rich 1257
8/20/2011 1:26 1:31 W9JMJ 40m PSK31 599 599 Jim 1330
8/20/2011 1:33 1:40 K9VIC 40m PSK31 599 599 Eric 312 42
8/20/2011 2:07 2:12 K0ABC 40m PSK31 599 599 Mark 897 121
8/20/2011 2:16 2:22 AB5Q 40m PSK31 599 599 John
8/20/2011 2:25 2:30 WG5T 40m PSK31 599 599 Bill 491 50
8/20/2011 2:31 2:38 KY5M 40m PSK31 599 599 Steven
8/20/2011 2:42 2:47 K2TOD 40m PSK31 599 599 Todd
8/20/2011 2:49 2:56 KB0VB 40m PSK31 599 599 Christian
8/20/2011 2:58 3:04 W1IPS 40m PSK31 599 599 Ral 646 113
8/20/2011 3:06 3:13 W0PE 40m PSK31 599 599 Fred 975 156
8/20/2011 3:22 3:30 VA3MJR 40m PSK31 599 599 David 1053
8/20/2011 12:38 12:43 N4SGB 20m PSK31 339 599 Don
8/20/2011 13:01 13:02 CO3GD 20m PSK31 599 599 Alberto
8/20/2011 13:24 13:28 N1AGE 20m PSK31 599 599 Dana
8/20/2011 14:03 14:08 W5IPA 20m PSK31 599 599 Jason
8/20/2011 14:28 14:38 W8TTY 20m PSK31 579 599 Al
8/20/2011 15:58 16:04 KDLZLF 20m PSK31 579 579 Howard 1256 174
8/20/2011 16:17 16:23 W2GSB 20m PSK31 599 599 Walter
8/20/2011 16:27 16:35 WA4KBD 20m PSK31 599 599 Bill
8/20/2011 17:13 17:20 K3BFQ 20m PSK31 599 599 Larry
8/20/2011 18:01 18:08 W4JUP 20m PSK31 599 599 Kevin - Lite house
8/20/2011 18:22 18:29 K4PIL 20m PSK31 599 599 Paul - Lite House
8/20/2011 18:36 18:39 KP3RE/LH 20m PSK31 599 599 Light House
8/20/2011 20:43 20:46 HP2TP 20m PSK31 599 599 Light House
8/20/2011 21:07 21:10 CO8FD 20m PSK31 599 599 Freddy
8/20/2011 21:13 21:17 ES5EVO 20m PSK31 599 599 Evo
8/20/2011 21:41 21:47 CO8ZV 20m PSK31 599 599 Yuniel
8/20/2011 21:48 21:54 W7GSH 20m PSK31 599 599 Gary
8/20/2011 22:05 22:08 XE2KVS 20m PSK31 599 599 Light House
8/20/2011 22:22 22:27 HK6DOS 20m PSK31 599 599 Oscar
8/20/2011 23:53 0:05 KE5ZRT 20m PSK31 599 599 Chris
8/21/2011 0:19 0:23 N7CSO 20m PSK31 599 599 Ralph
8/21/2011 0:32 0:38 PY3ED 20m PSK31 599 599 Edenir
8/21/2011 0:50 0:56 CO2VE 20m PSK31 599 599 Marcos
8/21/2011 1:37 1:40 TG9AHM 20m PSK31 599 599 Emmanuel
8/21/2011 1:56 2:14 Z36T 20m PSK31 599 599 Al
8/21/2011 2:21 2:28 K1ING 20m PSK31 599 599 Gerald
8/21/2011 2:31 2:39 W1NDY 20m PSK31 599 599 Alan 945
8/21/2011 2:59 3:07 KG6HUF 20m PSK31 599 599 Tyler
8/21/2011 12:13 12:16 CO2JD 20m PSK31 599 599 Juan
8/21/2011 12:17 12:22 CO3TJ 20m PSK31 599 599 Joel
8/21/2011 12:29 12:35 CO5FB 20m PSK31 599 599 Pablo
8/21/2011 13:45 13:54 W4A/LH 20m PSK31 599 599 Ron
8/21/2011 14:01 14:13 W5FER 20m PSK31 599 599 Jim 1217
8/21/2011 14:21 14:26 K8TOM 20m PSK31 599 599 Tom 815 116
8/21/2011 14:29 14:36 WA4ZKS 20m PSK31 599 599 Bill
8/21/2011 14:53 14:58 CO6YVC 20m PSK31 599 599 Jim
8/21/2011 15:00 15:04 N2MO 20m PSK31 599 599 Henry


K9H, 20-21 August


APE weekend 2011, through no fault of our own, slowly morphed into APE day 2011 and then APE afternoon and evening 2011 but we determined to make the best of it and we DID have fun. Events conspired to keep us from starting on Friday evening as we have done in the past, so we decided that Mitch (K9ZXO) would arrive first since he had the shorter distance to travel and see what he could do about setting up a temporary dipole at the new homestead. The new homestead being a much smaller place than the old one, he ended up with a dipole with one leg (the "hot" side) running north-south and the other leg (the "ground" side) running east-west. Not optimal, but the best he could do. Meanwhile, Chuck (K9PLX) was on his way from the Chicago suburbs (about a 4-hour drive) with a Hustler 4-band vertical in the back of his van.

Mitch got the rig set up: an old steam-powered IC-751, an Acer laptop, a homebrew interface, an MFJ 945E tuner, and a scope; and K9H was on the air. It was already late morning Saturday. The next two hours resulted in only six contacts, all on 20 meters and all in the continental US.

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The station Scoping things out

Chuck finally arrived shortly after lunchtime and the vertical antenna was assembled and connected. After that, things started to improve significantly. We found good activity on 15 meters through the afternoon, right up until time to break for dinner. After a long dinner to celebrate our mother's coming 92nd birthday we were back on the air and stayed on, working primarily 20 and 40 meters, until both bands seemed to dry up at about the same time around midnight CDT.

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The Hustler vertical (dipole also visible) K9PLX at the keyboard

Sunday was a day of other obligations for both of us, so K9H ended up being a "one day wonder" this year, but even with the short on-air time we were able to make 36 contacts with 14 countries and 14 states, so it wasn't a bad showing by any means. We also had a few interesting moments, such as:

  • Contacting Fred, KC2QFR in Wappingers Falls, NY and commenting to ourselves that we'd never heard of that town, then calling CQ and being answered by David, N2JBO—in Wappingers Falls NY!
  • Speaking of interesting place names, we worked Dave, WA6TWJ in Rough and Ready, CA.
  • We also discovered it was a lighthouse weekend and worked a few of them, including one on Fire Island NY.

All in all, a good 3rd annual showing for the Hopper brothers and K9H. See you next year!

K9H Logbook 2011

  CALL DATE UTC TIME UTC BAND MODE DXCC ST/PROV QTH NAME
1 KD7ZLF 8/20/2011 18:21 20 PSK31 USA OR Gaston OR Howard
2 W2GSB 8/20/2011 18:41 20 PSK31 USA NY Fire Island, NY Club Stn
3 KE5NTH 8/20/2011 19:25 20 PSK31 USA OK Mustang OK Randy
4 W3SK 8/20/2011 19:50 20 PSK31 USA PA Yardley PA Andy
5 KA1VY/5 8/20/2011 19:53 20 PSK31 USA NM Portable in NM Ernie
6 N6BO 8/20/2011 20:10 20 PSK31 USA CA Belmont CA Chuck
7 DM8JH 8/20/2011 20:51 15 PSK31 Germany   Schwendi, Germany Juergen
8 IZ5RVG 8/20/2011 21:03 15 PSK31 Italy   Arezzo, Italy Marco
9 SP6OUQ 8/20/2011 21:14 15 PSK31 Poland   Nysa, Poland Ryszard
10 IK8JKU 8/20/2011 21:31 15 PSK31 Italy   Pontecagnano, Italy Enzo
11 TG9AHM 8/20/2011 21:42 15 PSK31 Guatemala   Guatemala City, Guatemala Emmanuel
12 G0UZP 8/20/2011 21:47 15 PSK31 England   Stoke on Trent, England Paul
13 KA1PPV 8/21/2011 0:24 20 PSK31 USA CT Stamford, CT Joe
14 K1PHG 8/21/2011 0:35 20 PSK31 USA CT Brookfield CT Peter
15 KA2HHB 8/21/2011 0:45 20 PSK31 USA NJ Newark NJ Ruben
16 IS0TIP 8/21/2011 0:53 20 PSK31 Sardinia      
17 Z36T 8/21/2011 0:59 20 PSK31 Macedonia   Novo Seio Macedonia Al
18 KF5IHC 8/21/2011 1:18 20 PSK31 USA NM Rio Rancho NM Marc
19 W1LRS 8/21/2011 1:30 20 PSK31 USA VT Barre VT Russ
20 KC2QFR 8/21/2011 1:36 20 PSK31 USA NY Wappingers Falls NY Fred
21 N2JBO 8/21/2011 1:43 20 PSK31 USA NY Wappingers Falls NY David
22 XE2KVS 8/21/2011 1:56 20 PSK31 Mexico   Saltillo, Coahuila Mexico Club Stn
23 WA6TWJ 8/21/2011 2:06 20 PSK31 USA CA Rough and Ready CA Dave
24 K8TOM 8/21/2011 2:14 20 PSK31 USA WA Monroe WA Tom
25 W8FDV 8/21/2011 2:19 20 PSK31 USA AZ Apache Junction AZ Jim
26 KN7S 8/21/2011 2:33 20 PSK31 USA WA Snohomish WA Dave
27 CO3LM 8/21/2011 2:57 20 PSK31 Cuba   Havana Cuba Luz Marina
28 K7RXC 8/21/2011 3:05 20 PSK31 USA WY Casper WY Paul
29 PY2ROE 8/21/2011 3:15 20 PSK31 Brazil   Sao Paolo Brazil Carlos
30 W0PE 8/21/2011 3:48 20 PSK31 USA CA Yorba Linda CA Fred
31 K2IWR 8/21/2011 3:58 40 PSK31 USA NY Myers Point NY  
32 F5GPE 8/21/2011 4:08 40 PSK31 France   Meylan France Pierre
33 IT9QDS 8/21/2011 4:18 40 PSK31 Italy   Siracusa Italy Sebastiano
34 UN1L 8/21/2011 4:44 20 PSK31 Kazakhstan   Rudny Kazakhstan Gennadiy
35 VE6VLV 8/21/2011 4:51 20 PSK31 Canada AB Edmonton, AB Canada Vaclav
36 N4NUI 8/21/2011 12:45 20 PSK31 USA CA Santa Clara CA Jay

EB5DZC/P, 20-28 August

 

Hola a todos .

Miviaje empezó el sábado 20, llegando al Paraje las Casícassobre las 13:00. Después de comer con la familia me dispuse a montar equipamiento y antenas en mi Roller Aloha .

Normalmente el dipolo va en un mástil telescópico de 7m , pero le gane 4m mas de altura con un trozo de mástil de fibra de los usados para windsurf,la Diamond/m (para 6m) iva instalada en un trípode de 2.50m.

Tenía pensamiento estar en el aire el 21 (domingo), para las 17:00 estaba la G5RV y Diamond /m montadas.

Después de 30 min. de piscina fresquita decidí probar como pitaban las antenas , primera llamada cq test 17:28 y el amigo Vlad EV1P/2 respondiendo un 599, viendo que todo va perfecto deje la radio para el domingo 21.

Pero,,,,,,,,,,,con tiempo libre y el equipo preparado no pude esperar al domingo yel mismo sábado 20 ya estaba en el aire eb5dzc/p (hi).

La banda de 6m que esperaba trabajar, no se abría y la antena usaba no me convenció, entonces me centre en el resto de bandas, trabajando 10-15-17-20-30-40 m (según propagación).

No he podido estar en el aire el tiempo que hubiera querido, tenía que combinar familia-radio-visitas al hospital y el día solo tiene 24 h (hi).

Mi IC-706 (30w) junto con G5RV(junior) , no es una súper estación perola diversión está asegurada.

Gracias a todos los que mantuvieron un contacto con eb5dzc/p (miembros y no miembros).

Todos los contactos son confirmados por eQSL.cc, si necesitas la confirmación en papel solo vía directa (no soy miembro de buro), mis datos son correctos en qrz.com .

Un saludo a todos y nos vemos en la cascadachau………………….

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Start date UTC TX kHz Mode Call RST S RST R Name QTH IOTA Notes

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20-Aug-2011 17:28:57 14072.8 BPSK31 EV1P/2 599 599 Mostische Mostische

20-Aug-2011 18:06:50 14072.3 BPSK31 UT5FMA 599 599 Vladimir ODESSA

20-Aug-2011 18:11:45 14072.3 BPSK31 UT2GA 568 599 SERGEY KHERSON

20-Aug-2011 18:15:49 14072.3 BPSK31 DL4ARJ/P 599 599 Hartmut Gera

20-Aug-2011 18:23:27 14072.3 BPSK31 DK3LJ 599 599 Jan Camberg

20-Aug-2011 21:35:56 14072.2 BPSK31 G4TZX 599 599 GORDON Kent

20-Aug-2011 21:42:10 14072.2 BPSK31 OM8CD 599 599 STEFAN POPRAD

20-Aug-2011 21:52:27 14072.2 BPSK31 EW6FW 568 599 Sergej VITEBSK

20-Aug-2011 22:02:20 14072.2 BPSK31 DL0PBS/LH 599 599 Raphael ISL JUIST EU-047

20-Aug-2011 22:14:06 14072.2 BPSK31 N1AGE 599 599 DANA Somerset

21-Aug-2011 08:20:02 28121.2 BPSK31 F1ILA 599 599 Laurent Labatut

21-Aug-2011 08:34:43 28121.2 BPSK31 EC5BIT 599 599 FELIPE MULA

21-Aug-2011 08:48:33 28121.3 BPSK31 RA4HDT 599 599 Alexandr CHAPAEVSK

21-Aug-2011 09:08:34 28121.1 BPSK31 HA5KN/P 568 599 JANOS NAGYKATA

21-Aug-2011 09:24:24 28121.1 BPSK31 OE4HPC 599 599 HANS SIGLESS

21-Aug-2011 09:31:43 28121.1 BPSK31 9A9D 568 599 ZORAN BJELOVAR

21-Aug-2011 09:50:42 28121.2 BPSK31 SP6LUY 599 599 EDWARD NYSA

21-Aug-2011 10:02:09 28121.2 BPSK31 IZ2KLV 599 599 GENEROSO S. STEFANO OGGIONA

21-Aug-2011 10:10:21 28121.2 BPSK31 D2QR 568 599 Serg LUNDA NORTE

21-Aug-2011 18:02:23 28121.2 BPSK31 F4GOH 599 599 Anthony TELOCHE

21-Aug-2011 18:10:50 28121.2 BPSK31 DO4APB 599 599 ARTUR BORKEN

21-Aug-2011 18:21:00 28121.2 BPSK31 ON3MR 599 599 MARIO La Louviere

21-Aug-2011 18:36:09 21071.1 BPSK31 R7GK 599 599 Yakov ESSENTUKYlU

21-Aug-2011 18:42:23 21071.1 BPSK31 OH3MFQ 568 599

21-Aug-2011 18:45:05 21071.1 BPSK31 ES3RM 568 599 MAIT JARVAKANDI

21-Aug-2011 18:48:41 21071.1 BPSK31 DD7IW 434 599 Johann KAISERSLAUTERN

21-Aug-2011 18:51:25 21071.1 BPSK31 ES3BR 599 599 HEINO JARVAKANDI

21-Aug-2011 18:57:36 21071.1 BPSK31 SA0BMV 557 599 Martin MARSTA

21-Aug-2011 19:08:46 21071.1 BPSK31 DO5UQ 557 599 Rolf Friedrichshafen

21-Aug-2011 19:15:19 21071.1 BPSK31 UT5JCE 599 599 Mike Sevastopol

21-Aug-2011 20:13:25 21071.2 BPSK31 ES6JAN 568 599 JANNO VASTSE-ROOSA

21-Aug-2011 20:18:55 21071.2 BPSK31 IZ2QDC 599 599 GIANPAOLO Rodero

21-Aug-2011 20:32:54 7035.9 BPSK31 TM11NOR 599 599 KARAM SPECIAL CALL

21-Aug-2011 20:35:29 7035.8 BPSK31 YO3IFJ 557 599 BOGDAN BUCHAREST

21-Aug-2011 20:39:46 7036.1 BPSK31 SP3FCO 599 599 ANDRZEJ KONIN

21-Aug-2011 20:43:55 7036.7 BPSK31 SP9ONC 599 599 MIREK KOZY

21-Aug-2011 20:48:56 7036.4 BPSK31 OK1VKK 568 599 Franta Karlovy Vary

21-Aug-2011 20:54:12 7036.4 BPSK31 F6HIQ/P-QRP 434 599

21-Aug-2011 20:56:07 7036.4 BPSK31 OK2VCR 568 599 ZDENEK STRELICE

21-Aug-2011 21:02:37 7036.4 BPSK31 HB9RML 599 599 THOMAS Bennau

21-Aug-2011 21:07:07 7036.4 BPSK31 IZ1BZS/I1 599 599 Marco

21-Aug-2011 21:16:34 7036.2 BPSK31 DB7HH 568 599 Hansi Seesen

23-Aug-2011 20:42:54 10141.8 BPSK31 PA5W 568 599 Arno Emmeloord

23-Aug-2011 20:48:44 10141.8 BPSK31 RA1QX 599 599 Alex CHEREPOVETS

23-Aug-2011 20:52:56 10141.8 BPSK31 DF7NR 599 599 Markus Dippach

23-Aug-2011 20:59:07 10141.8 BPSK31 F6HSJ 599 599 Patrick WATTERLOS

23-Aug-2011 21:06:11 10141.8 BPSK31 UY2VK 557 599 Valentin SEVEROVODSK

23-Aug-2011 21:11:00 10141.8 BPSK31 ON4KEB 568 599 Pierre Fleron

23-Aug-2011 21:24:01 10141.8 BPSK31 SP9CV 599 599 Cezar Czestochowa

23-Aug-2011 21:27:41 10141.8 BPSK31 RZ3BQ 568 599 GENNADY MOSCOW

23-Aug-2011 21:33:50 10141.8 BPSK31 IW6CNM 599 599 DAVIDE PESARO

23-Aug-2011 21:39:19 10141.8 BPSK31 OZ2PJ 599 599 Poul Ballerup

23-Aug-2011 21:41:54 10141.8 BPSK31 IK2GXE/2 557 599 GUIUSEPPE Colere

24-Aug-2011 14:48:19 21071.1 BPSK31 RW6AON 599 599 ALEX Krasnodarskiy

24-Aug-2011 14:55:51 21071.4 BPSK31 UA6ASU 599 599 George Timashevsk

24-Aug-2011 15:06:05 14072.1 BPSK31 IW3ELM 599 599 AUGUSTO VICENZA

24-Aug-2011 18:01:12 14072.0 BPSK31 9A/OE3GKC 557 599 Gerhard Sevid

24-Aug-2011 18:06:42 14072.0 BPSK31 ON3RMD/QRP 568 599 RAYMOND RANSART

24-Aug-2011 18:11:50 14072.0 BPSK31 SP5ZBA 568 599 Seb Plock

24-Aug-2011 18:15:46 14072.0 BPSK31 US6IHO 568 599 YURI DONETSK

24-Aug-2011 18:22:02 14072.0 BPSK31 DL2MHR 599 599 Albert Muensterhausen

24-Aug-2011 18:27:03 14072.0 BPSK31 UY8VO 557 599 Valeryan ZNAMENKA

24-Aug-2011 18:32:20 14072.0 BPSK31 RX6BH 557 599 ALEX KRYMSK

24-Aug-2011 18:35:18 14072.0 BPSK31 UN9LU 568 599 Ivan Kostanay

24-Aug-2011 18:37:35 14072.0 BPSK31 OM7OM 568 599 MILAN KALINOVO

24-Aug-2011 18:42:11 14072.0 BPSK31 M5PLY 599 599 IVOR PLYMOUTH

24-Aug-2011 18:47:11 14072.0 BPSK31 IZ5FSO 568 599 PIETRO San Gimignano

24-Aug-2011 18:52:31 14072.0 BPSK31 DL2MHR 599 599 Albert Muensterhausen

24-Aug-2011 18:58:26 14072.0 BPSK31 IN3RYE 599 599 GIUSEPPE MERANO

24-Aug-2011 18:59:58 14072.0 BPSK31 IK2WAS 599 599 EMILIO VARESE

24-Aug-2011 19:04:09 14072.0 BPSK31 RU3EJ 568 599 Alex Orel

25-Aug-2011 17:06:18 14072.3 BPSK31 RN6LLV 599 599 Alexey BELAYA KALITVA

25-Aug-2011 17:11:08 14072.3 BPSK31 UA3GX 568 599 YURI DANKOV

25-Aug-2011 17:16:20 14072.3 BPSK31 YO2CNH 568 599 REMUS

25-Aug-2011 17:35:08 14072.3 BPSK31 UA9OA 557 599 Alex Novosibirsk

25-Aug-2011 17:39:57 14072.3 BPSK31 OE2LRO 568 599 Robert Salzburg

25-Aug-2011 17:46:35 14072.3 BPSK31 IK1AIL/IN3 599 599 Giovanni TRENTO

25-Aug-2011 17:54:17 14072.3 BPSK31 US7KC 568 599 Alex Kuznetsovsk

25-Aug-2011 18:03:51 14072.3 BPSK31 UX7MX 599 599 IVAN LISICHANSK

25-Aug-2011 18:06:20 14072.3 BPSK31 UR5EUY 599 599 Petro Dnipropetrovsk

25-Aug-2011 18:11:29 14072.3 BPSK31 RA1QLC 568 599 VICTOR Cherepovets

25-Aug-2011 18:15:12 14072.3 BPSK31 RV9JR 568 599 Aleksey Raduzhny

25-Aug-2011 18:20:31 14072.3 BPSK31 R9WE 434 599 MIRGALI ISHIMBAY

25-Aug-2011 18:25:57 10141.8 BPSK31 GM4XAW 599 599 Peter Wigtown

25-Aug-2011 18:37:12 10141.8 BPSK31 MI0GOZ 557 599 VLADAS Magherafelt

25-Aug-2011 18:48:05 10141.8 BPSK31 UT5FMA 557 599 Vladimir ODESSA

25-Aug-2011 18:54:34 10141.8 BPSK31 DL3XKK 599 599 Wolfgang Meiningen

25-Aug-2011 21:17:06 10141.8 BPSK31 EA4GA 599 599 GASPAR MADRID

25-Aug-2011 21:24:36 10141.7 BPSK31 SQ2BNM 599 599 MARIUSZ Torun

25-Aug-2011 21:29:58 10141.7 BPSK31 KB1RXA 568 599 CHRIS RIDGEFIELD

25-Aug-2011 21:35:19 10141.7 BPSK31 F4GOH 568 599 Anthony TELOCHE

25-Aug-2011 21:41:27 10141.5 BPSK31 UR5EPV 599 599 Vasily Dnipropetrovsk

25-Aug-2011 21:47:29 10141.5 BPSK31 SP3UIW 568 599 JUREK NOWA SOL

25-Aug-2011 22:00:18 14072.2 BPSK31 HA5OMM 599 599 LACI BUDAPEST

25-Aug-2011 22:03:48 14072.2 BPSK31 NO8R 599 599 DELOS SAND LAKE

25-Aug-2011 22:10:21 14072.2 BPSK31 LA6XAA 599 599 Eric NEDENES

25-Aug-2011 22:16:43 14072.2 BPSK31 SA5BUM 599 599 Christian Torshal

25-Aug-2011 22:22:23 14072.2 BPSK31 UA6XCW 568 599 LEONID NALCHIK

26-Aug-2011 10:49:41 14072.2 BPSK31 TA4AUL 568 599 ULUKAN MUSTAFA ANTALYA

26-Aug-2011 10:56:37 14072.2 BPSK31 PA3HIZ 599 599 ARIE HARDINXVELD GIESSENDAM

26-Aug-2011 11:02:19 14072.2 BPSK31 DF6EH 599 599 Gerhard MALLERSDORF-PFAFFENBERG

26-Aug-2011 16:16:13 14072.2 BPSK31 ON2OVW 599 599 Oscar Schuiferskapelle

26-Aug-2011 16:20:56 14072.2 BPSK31 EA8CYR 599 599 Rayco Tenerife

26-Aug-2011 16:25:20 14072.2 BPSK31 OM1ZL 599 599 LACO BRATISLAVA

26-Aug-2011 16:33:09 14072.2 BPSK31 G8DCJ 599 599 Pete Moreton

26-Aug-2011 21:59:26 14072.2 BPSK31 LZ1NJS 434 599 Nikolay

26-Aug-2011 22:05:21 14072.2 BPSK31 DF8DF 568 599 Robert LAGEN

26-Aug-2011 22:15:17 14072.2 BPSK31 PD0WH 568 599 Willem Bennekom

26-Aug-2011 22:21:15 14072.2 BPSK31 DK8CX 599 599 Arnim Calau

26-Aug-2011 22:28:42 14072.2 BPSK31 M1CMR 599 599 Bryan Halifax

26-Aug-2011 22:35:06 14072.2 BPSK31 SP5MXW 599 599 Wojtek Wies Stara

26-Aug-2011 22:38:10 14072.2 BPSK31 2E0DCS 568 599 Dave Manchester

26-Aug-2011 22:44:44 14072.2 BPSK31 K2HU 434 599 Paul Lancaster

26-Aug-2011 22:48:36 14072.2 BPSK31 9A1CCB 599 599 Ogi Garesnica

26-Aug-2011 22:52:22 14072.2 BPSK31 PA3YH 434 599 FRED HILVERSUM

27-Aug-2011 11:00:53 14072.2 BPSK31 HA3FTT 599 599 TONI SZEKSZÁRD

27-Aug-2011 11:07:43 14072.2 BPSK31 DL6FAX 599 599 Konrad Korbach

27-Aug-2011 11:15:05 14072.2 BPSK31 RV3WT 599 599 Vlad Kursk

27-Aug-2011 11:21:03 14072.2 BPSK31 PA2RF 599 599 RON ZOETERMEER

27-Aug-2011 11:29:47 14072.2 BPSK31 M0TMK 599 599 Colin Peterborough

27-Aug-2011 11:39:44 14072.2 BPSK31 F4EFZ 599 599 JEAN MICHEL ORMOY

27-Aug-2011 11:44:38 14072.2 BPSK31 DD1UN 599 599 Uwe Hoepfingen

27-Aug-2011 11:47:11 14072.2 BPSK31 M0WNF 568 599 Neil Colchesto

27-Aug-2011 12:04:43 14072.2 BPSK31 DL7ACA 599 599 CHRISTIAN Schmitten

27-Aug-2011 12:09:10 14072.2 BPSK31 PE1HHU 599 599 MARINUS MAASBOMMEL

27-Aug-2011 16:57:45 14072.2 BPSK31 IZ7TZG 568 599 ANGELO CELLINO

27-Aug-2011 17:00:47 14072.2 BPSK31 IZ7QFP 568 599 ANGELO MATERA

27-Aug-2011 17:09:38 14072.2 BPSK31 VU2UNE 599 599 Cochin N.Parur

27-Aug-2011 17:16:29 14072.2 BPSK31 S56IPS 599 599 Samo Mostec

27-Aug-2011 17:22:30 14072.2 BPSK31 UU2JT 599 599 Nickolay Simferopol

27-Aug-2011 17:27:37 14072.2 BPSK31 UT5UQA 599 599 Alex Kiev

27-Aug-2011 17:32:27 14072.2 BPSK31 DL1ZAX 599 599 Dietmar Lohfelden

27-Aug-2011 17:42:35 14072.2 BPSK31 PA1WDP 599 599 Piet Hoorn

27-Aug-2011 17:50:00 14072.2 BPSK31 M0CET 599 599 ANDY ASGESB

27-Aug-2011 17:54:06 14072.2 BPSK31 PE1RZU 599 599 John Kaupen

27-Aug-2011 18:05:01 18102.0 BPSK31 SQ3ODZ 599 599 Zibi Malomice

27-Aug-2011 18:09:30 18101.3 BPSK31 UA6CET 599 599 Gennadiy Sochi

27-Aug-2011 18:14:13 18101.3 BPSK31 HA5OKQ 599 599 JOZSEF Urom

27-Aug-2011 18:20:15 18101.3 BPSK31 OM8CD 599 599 STEFAN POPRAD

27-Aug-2011 18:29:42 18101.3 BPSK31 EO20K 599 599 RIVNE SPECIAL CALL

27-Aug-2011 18:32:00 18101.3 BPSK31 UR5ZBZ 599 599 VITALI Pervomaisk

27-Aug-2011 18:37:06 18101.3 BPSK31 DL6UCK 599 599 Hartmut COTTBUS

27-Aug-2011 18:43:16 18101.3 BPSK31 ON3GDS 599 599 Goan Prague

27-Aug-2011 18:51:40 18101.3 BPSK31 PA0LDZ 599 599 WIM RIJEN

27-Aug-2011 18:58:12 18101.3 BPSK31 IV3TNS 599 599

27-Aug-2011 19:00:59 18101.3 BPSK31 IK6IOQ 599 599 Marco Manoppello

27-Aug-2011 20:55:49 10141.6 BPSK31 2E0ZYF 557 599 Haz Carlisle

27-Aug-2011 20:59:09 10141.6 BPSK31 YL2BK 568 599 VLADIMIR RIGA

27-Aug-2011 21:11:48 10141.8 BPSK31 OM0AST 599 599 TOMAS BARDEJOV

27-Aug-2011 21:18:01 10141.8 BPSK31 UT9LI 599 599 SERGEY KHARKOV

27-Aug-2011 21:21:35 10141.8 BPSK31 RX9ST 599 599 Gennady Novotroitsk

27-Aug-2011 21:26:51 10141.8 BPSK31 UR5MSW 599 599 Sergej Sverdlovsk

27-Aug-2011 21:34:22 10141.8 BPSK31 PA0LDZ 599 599 WIM RIJEN

27-Aug-2011 21:42:12 10141.8 BPSK31 IW5AUD 599 599 GIANCARLO Firenze

27-Aug-2011 21:52:03 10141.8 BPSK31 RA1CK 568 599 Dima Lomonosow

28-Aug-2011 11:56:34 14072.3 BPSK31 F4PCM 599 599 Thierry Cavaillon

28-Aug-2011 11:59:33 14072.3 BPSK31 IK4XQT 599 599 Stefano PIANORO

28-Aug-2011 12:08:22 14072.0 BPSK31 IZ1BLE 599 599 GIANNI TRECATE

28-Aug-2011 12:19:53 14072.0 BPSK31 IZ1MEU 568 599 Roberto Cuneo

28-Aug-2011 14:57:05 14072.3 BPSK31 UD4FD 568 599 Alex Penery

28-Aug-2011 15:00:40 14072.3 BPSK31 RA1CK 557 599 Dima Lomonosow

28-Aug-2011 15:09:23 14072.3 BPSK31 F5DRD 599 599 David Amiens

28-Aug-2011 15:14:29 14072.3 BPSK31 F4DVJ 599 599 JEREMY ARMENTIERES

28-Aug-2011 15:20:37 14072.3 BPSK31 OK1TF 568 599 JOSEF SVRATOUCH

28-Aug-2011 15:27:13 14072.3 BPSK31 IZ5MMH 599 599 Stefano Suvereto

28-Aug-2011 15:30:58 14072.3 BPSK31 ON5KJK 599 599 JACQUES MONS

28-Aug-2011 15:39:43 14072.3 BPSK31 PA1WDP 599 599 Piet Hoorn


W6QE, 28 August

My HF radio in the car is an ICOM IC-7000, & an AH-4 Auto Tuner. I used a Signalink USB interface and a Dell laptop. The weather was quite warm and I had to move the car a few times to stay in the shade. Thanks to all the guys & gals that took the time to work me.

I'll do it again next year!

Milt, W6QE
070 # 650, LONP # 76

2011APE_W6QE_a

Old Man W6QE Himself in the operating position.

2011APE_W6QE_Antenna1

This is a 102" stainless steel whip, with 30' of wire alligator clipped to the end, and strung out to a convenient bush.

2011APE_W6QE_EastView

This was my view to the East. I had clean line of sight to the North, East and South.

2011APE_W6QE_SouthViewA

View from Elsinore Peak, looking South. This is the point where the local hang gliders jump off the cliff.

28-Aug-2011 1524 Z K8TOM TOM 070-815 599 499 20m 1
28-Aug-2011 1530 Z W4KRN KAREN 070-215 599 599 20m 2
28-Aug-2011 1535 Z KI3F DENNIS 070-1070 599 599 20m 3
28-Aug-2011 1548 Z KD7ZLF HOWARD 070-1256 599 599 20m 4
28-Aug-2011 1552 Z NO8R DELOS 070-777 599 599 20m 5
28-Aug-2011 1555 Z WQ9Z ROY 070-519 599 599 20m 6
28-Aug-2011 1559 Z N7QU GEORGE 070-379 599 599 20m 7
28-Aug-2011 1603 Z N8MNI MARK 070-525 599 479 20m 8
28-Aug-2011 1607 Z WA7HDZ LARRY 070-404 599 599 20m 9
28-Aug-2011 1611 Z AA8VG FRANK 070-1409 599 599 20m 10
28-Aug-2011 1617 Z KB1PSP BETTE 070-698 599 599 20m 11
28-Aug-2011 1620 Z WG5T BILL 070-491 599 599 20m 12
28-Aug-2011 1636 Z N3LI MIKE - 599 599 20m 13
28-Aug-2011 1644 Z KJ8O JOE 070-1224 599 599 20m 14
28-Aug-2011 1650 Z N9APD PETER - 599 599 20m 15
28-Aug-2011 1655 Z K9VIC ERIC 070-312 599 599 20m 16
28-Aug-2011 1725 Z KC0DEB JOHN 070-069 599 599 20m 17
28-Aug-2011 1730 Z AA5VF KEN - 599 599 20m 18
28-Aug-2011 1739 Z W7PM MARC - 599 599 20m 19
28-Aug-2011 1748 Z K0ABC MARK 070-897 599 599 20m 20
28-Aug-2011 1757 Z VE7AJI DWAYNE - 599 599 20m 21
28-Aug-2011 1846 Z KG6MVB TOM - 599 599 20m 22
28-Aug-2011 1851 Z K7TRK TED 070-1028 599 599 20m 23
28-Aug-2011 1906 Z N0A ROB - 599 599 20m 24
28-Aug-2011 1911 Z K5CKE DUANE - 599 599 20m 25
28-Aug-2011 1914 Z NOPNQ ALLEN - 599 599 20m 26
28-Aug-2011 1927 Z N0F BOB - 599 599 20m 27
28-Aug-2011 1937 Z K0A ROBERT - 599 599 20m 28
28-Aug-2011 1942 Z KD0FIP ROBERT 070-1396 599 599 20m 29
28-Aug-2011 1947 Z WA5MS MARTY 070-1401 599 599 20m 30
28-Aug-2011 1952 Z KH7S RUSS 070-1176 599 599 20m 31
28-Aug-2011 2030 Z KH7B KONA C. C. - 599 599 20m 32
28-Aug-2011 2039 Z JH9FNB CHIKA-SAN - 599 599 20m 33
28-Aug-2011 2052 Z W5FER JIM 070-1217 599 599 20m 34
28-Aug-2011 2105 Z VA7RMM ROB - 599 599 20m 35
28-Aug-2011 2113 Z K3JT TERRY 070-776 599 599 20m 36
28-Aug-2011 2130 Z CO8ZV YUNIEL - 599 599 20m 37