Re: 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - 40m and 80m
Paula K7PAX #1739
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Just saw a faint trace of Bob on 40 meters – will hang out there for a while and see if I can catch him. The band is just now starting to come up here in Washington
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Sent: Saturday, August 26, 2017 18:08
Subject: Re:  2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - 40m and 80m
Stan gives up on 17m. Not one PSK-31 trace seen. Even the FT8's have disappeared.
Stan headed to 80m, 3,580 +2,200Hz.
Bob worked 2 on 30m in 45 minutes. Bob moving to 40m, 7,070 +1,800 Hz
We have finished a relaxing banana dinner and plan to resume our APE. For approximately the next hour, look for us as follows:
Bob will do 30m, 10,140 +1,500Hz
Stan will do 17m, 18,100 +2,000 Hz
Cert Chasers...go for it!
We will try 15m and 20m. Bob worked Vic, K1CGI on 15m.
A good day yesterday in spite of questionable propagation. We had 86 QSOs on 20m, 30m, 40m, and 80m. mostly 20m. We already have several 3 Band APE Hunter Certificate winners. Even Matt, "APE in the Boonies", W5MMW/VE3 earned his Cert. Another APE to APE first for the Pontoon Portable boys.
Starting this morning on 40m and 20m. Look for "KC9UR Pontoon Portable".
Bob to 30m 10,140 +2,000Hz
Stan back on 40m 7,070 +2,000Hz
Operation switching to Bob on 20m. Stan will call on 17m 18,100 +2,000 HZ and check-call on 6m on the half hours. 40m looks promising as we hear SSB but see no traces. Will check back again.
Saw PropNet from EL99 on 6m. Will call on the half-hours around 50,290 +2,000 Hz.
Otherwise, look for KC9UR on 20m 14,070 +2,000 Hz
Bob tuning up for 17m. If we can find a hole around the FT8 signals..
Worked first ever APE to APE using Pontoon Portable to Pontoon Portable stations. Tnx Matt, W5MMW/VE3
Off we go, 73,
Yahoo decided to bury the announcement I posted yesterday into an old thread from years past, so I'm re-posting it:
The KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE has been spotted thrashing about northeast Indiana preparing to get on the air this Friday afternoon, Aug 25th, and continuing through Sunday morning, Aug 27th. Stan (W9SMR) and I are looking forward to our 5th consecutive APE from beautiful Round Lake, and to reconnecting with hunters of years past as well as working as many new PSKers as possible (last year's contact total exceeded 200). As in previous years, we're offering a custom QSL card and also a nice certificate to the persistent hunters who work us on three or more bands. We will be operating two stations on 80 thru 6 meters, propagation permitting. We'll post updates to this forum when we get on the air.
Stan (W9SMR) and Bob (KC9UR)