GO APE – Plan it - Do it!


stan W9SMR
 


Go APE!

  Activate a County, State or National Park.

Put a rare Grid on the air!

Throw an antenna into a Roadside Rest-Area tree!

Join Justin, KC2GIK under the Cape May Lighthouse
Take over a Pontoon Boat

Now it is time to start planning to GO APE!

For our newer members, APE stands for August PSK-31 Expedition - sort of a 070 version of Field Day.  But much more relaxed.  The rules are pretty simple – basically, go at least 20 miles from home and go portable.  You can find the complete details by clicking here-APE Rules.  Check it out! 

And no, you don't need a battery or generator.  You can use commercial power if it is available.  You just cannot use preexisting amateur radio equipment or antennas at the site.   But, you don't have to "rough it."  You can operate from an air conditioned cabin at the lake if you want. 

Talk it up to your friends from Field Day and your local Radio Club.  Convince them to join you in going APE!  You can go alone or you can have as many operators as you want.  Each operator may use their own call sign.  You can go APE for one day or the entire month of August.

To qualify for the 070 APE Award, you need only 20 two-way QSO’s.

Be sure to post your plans here on the Reflector at least 2 weeks prior to your operation.  Or you can send your plans to the APE Award Manager, Bryon, W7RIV.  APE Manager 


Start planning!  August is just over 2 weeks away !

 

Stan

W9SMR - 070  #1611

PODXS 070 - PR Director






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