Re: 070 Club APE Award
Count me in! I'll be going on a 10 day Boundary Waters canoe expeditiontoggle quoted messageShow quoted text
at the end of August. The Boundary Waters are in Northern Minnesota.
Official announcement pending finalization of the details...
For details on last years expedition visit www.n3mk.com
From: N3DQU@aol.com [mailto:N3DQU@aol.com]
Sent: Sunday, June 09, 2002 12:27 PM
Subject:  070 Club APE Award
PODXS 070 CLUB AUGUST PSK31 EXPEDITION (APE) AWARD
09 June 2002
Purpose - To encourage PSK31 operations in the field and to research
gain practical experience in the portable capabilities of the PSK31
PODXS 070 Club offers to the members the August PSK31 Expedition (APE)
The APE Award is offered to any 070 Club member who during the month of
August, 2002 organizes, sets up and operates a portable PSK31 expedition
which meets the requirements listed below.
APE AWARD REQUIREMENTS
1. The applicant for the APE Award must be a member of the PODXS
Club and have a current license to operate on the HF amateur bands at
time the portable expedition takes place.
1. An APE Award portable expedition site must be at least 20
miles (32 km) from the home QTH of the primary applicant or any members
the expedition party.
2. The applicant is responsible for obtaining permission to
operate a portable expedition from the owner(s) of the site or legal
authorities holding jurisdiction over the site. The applicant shall also
responsible for any and all costs incurred in the operation of the
1. The applicant is required to personally take part in the
expedition. This includes the transport, set-up, operation, break-down
return of all equipment to its place of origin.
2. The applicant is free to include any other personnel he wishes
take part in the expedition, either licensed or unlicensed. The
may, for example, wish to combine a portable expedition with a family
vacation and include those family members who help as members of the
3. All communications-related equipment must be transported to the
portable site by the members of the expeditionary party, including
computers, cabling, antennas, antenna supports and power sources. The
any pre-existing AMATEUR radio equipment at the portable site is
4. Requirement number three (3) above does not preclude the use of
other man-made or natural structures already existing at the portable
including shelter, antenna supports and native power grids.
5. The use of rental equipment for use in the portable expedition
permitted, provided that said rental equipment is NOT procurred within
statute miles (32 km) of the portable site and is returned to its place
rental at the end of the operation. Items may also be purchased at the
portable site for use by the expeditioniary party, provided that major
such as radio equipment, power sources, etc. are taken away at the
of the operation and not left at the site.
070 Club requirements
1. The applicant must announce his/her intentions to operate a
PSK31 expedition to the 070 Club membership at least two weeks in
the operation. This announcement must contain the particulars of the
expedition, including location, IOTA, USI or other award-related
expected start of on-the-air activity, bands to be worked, names of
members of the expedition, contact information, QSL routes and any other
information deemed pertinent. This announcement may be made by the
via the 070 Club Reflector or by a direct communication (either written
electronic) to the manager of the APE Award program (see #4 below), who
then pass on the information to the rest of the 070 Club membership.
2. To be a valid portable expedition for the APE Award, the
a. Take place anytime during the month of August (UTC).
b. Make at least 20 two-way PSK31 contacts on the HF amateur
(160 thru 6m, WARC bands included) from the portable site. Contacts
inroute to or from the portable site can not be counted towards this
3. Upon completion of the expedition, the applicant must provide
timely manner a log of stations worked and a short, informal written
narrative of the expedition, to be submitted to the APE Award Manager.
narrative should include a site description, equipment used, number and
of personel participating in the expedition party and any unusual or
noteworthy incidents that occurred during the expedition. (Maybe some
pictures for the website too!).
4.. To apply for the APE Award, send a written request with the
information (see #3 above) either by regular mail or email (preferred)
APE Award Manager, < firstname.lastname@example.org >:
109 S. Northview Ave.
New Castle, PA 16102 USA
5. Upon review of the log and written narrative by the APE Award
Manager, the applicant and all members of the expedition party whether
licensed or not, shall receive an APE Award certificate for their
participation. In addition, all 070 Club members whose call appears in
expedition log shall receive an official 070 Club Attaboy.
6. All applications are subject to the approval of the APE Award
Manager. Applications determined to be inconsistant with the spirit of
award or the philosophy of the Penn-Ohio DX Society (PODXS) and the 070
may be rejected. The Penn-Ohio DX Society (PODXS) and the 070 Club
the right to modify and/or waive certain requirements for this award as
Check out the 070 Club website at
< http://hometown.aol.com/n3dqu/podxs070.htm > for
the latest information on 070 Club activities.
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