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K8IJ/P

Bernie <kf4fhs@...>
 

Hey Everybody,

K8IJ/P is on 14070 +1700 at 22:20z

73, Bernie / KF4FHS


AA8QQ APE trip

AA8QQJMauch@...
 

Hi All,
Here's all the stations I was able to work while on APE. I couldn't even get
on the reflector to tell everyone I was on. The only access number was
worthless, if it wasn't busy, I would get disconnected within a few sec's of
being logged on. I was running 65 watts to a top fed, vertical full wave
loop on 20. I tried 6 thru 17 with no traces on any of them. Seems all the
props were N-S. I can't believe Ernie couldn't hear me. By the way, the
hang gliding was great. It didn't interfere with the hamming. I was on the
air every nite and a few mornings. It would've been lots better if I
could've got one or two 070 members. Guess I should've taken the rig up on
the hang glider with me, hi. They wouldn't even let me take my camera along.
Must've been afraid of hijackings.

73,
Jay AA8QQ

AB4AO 8/19/02 1857 14070 EARL Melbourne, FL
W5ZHI 8/19/02 2302 14070 Dick Albuquerque, NM
PJ2MI 8/19/02 2321 10140 José Curaça Neth.Antilles
VE2WP 8/20/02 2346 14070 Michel Quebec City
PP5TG 8/21/02 2224 14070 WALFREDO BLUMENAU


K8IJ/p

Steve W3HF
 

14,071.4, booming into SE PA


Re: Congrats.

DL2AYL@...
 

Hi Ernie,

For a working man it will be not so easy to catch them,
worked them around 20.00 UTC, but GM0KWW is a rare catch, just saw him once
after the Tartan endorsement was announced, worked him on 15 m around 15.00
UTC.
Good hunting !
Erika/DL2AYL


Re: AA8QQ on the air

AA8QQJMauch@...
 

Bernie,
Glad someone finally heard me.
73,
Jay - AA8QQ


APE QSL cards ETC

spdomingue@...
 

APE now has a space for Photos and information you send me about your operation, If you want to share anything I will put up a page for your operation so send photos anything else you think we all would like to know.

Thanks
OOPS !!!!
OK some one sent me a QSL card to put on the web page and I lost it think it was N3MK But I cant find the file??

Hope you all like the new web pages and Please let me know if there is somthing you would like to see on here.

SteveD
N6YIH/7


Congrats.

Ernest Mills <emills@...>
 

Hi Erika
Congrats on getting the Scottish Piper award. I still need GM0KWW and MM0CBL, never see em! on! what time and band did ya! work em? Ernie


Re: N3KM/0 APE

Ernest Mills <emills@...>
 

Ok Bernie, I was up on 15 fer a while, saw an A7 (Qatar) station working
everyone but me :( Ernie

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bernie" <kf4fhs@...>
To: <070@...>
Sent: Saturday, August 24, 2002 12:36 PM
Subject: Re: [070] N3KM/0 APE


Hey Ernie,

I worked him last night and he said he would be on abt all day today, but
I
haven't seen him yet.

Before he left, he was talkin about maybe tryin to work more than just 20
meters, so he may be on a different band. I don't think he was going to
try
anything lower than 20m though.

73 , Bernie / KF4FHS

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ernest Mills" <emills@...>
To: <070@...>
Sent: Saturday, August 24, 2002 9:27 AM
Subject: Re: [070] N3KM/0 APE


Excellent Bernie, now were the dickens is K8IJ? :) Ernie



THE FOLLOWING APE STATIONS ARE SCHEDULED TO BE ON THE AIR:
-- KF4FHS/KD7ORS, 2-4 AUGUST, VASHON IS, WA (USI WA060S), 30-10M
CONTACT INFO: KF4FHS CBA OR KF4FHS@....
-- W3HF/QRP, 10-17 AUGUST, BOGUE BANKS IS, NC (IOTA NA-112), 20-10M
CONTACT INFO: W3HF CBA OR W3HF@....
-- NN6DG, 16-18 AUGUST, ANACAPA IS, CA (CHANNEL ISLANDS GROUP, IOTA
NA-144, USI CA-002S, WLH LH-1300, VENTURA COUNTY), 20-10M
CONTACT INFO: NN6DG CBA OR NN6DG@....
-- W3HF, 19-21 AUGUST, LADY LAKE, FL (LAKE COUNTY, GRID EL98)
CONTACT INFO: W3HF CBA OR W3HF@....
-- AA8QQ, 17-23 AUGUST, OUTER BANKS, NC;
CONTACT INFO: AA8QQ CBA OR AA8QQ JMAUCH@....
-- K8IJ, 23-25 AUGUST, ESTERO IS, FL (NA-069, USI FL035S, LEE COUNTY),
20M; CONTACT INFO: K8IJ CBA OR CCTRICE@....
-- N3MK, 23-31 AUGUST, BWCA (BOUNDARY WATERS CANOE AREA IN N. MINNESOTA),
20M, OTHER BANDS POSSIBLE; FOR MORE INFO SEE WWW.N3MK.COM;
CONTACT INFO: N3MK CBA OR DSNIDER@....


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Re: N3KM/0 APE

Bernie <kf4fhs@...>
 

Hey Ernie,

I worked him last night and he said he would be on abt all day today, but I
haven't seen him yet.

Before he left, he was talkin about maybe tryin to work more than just 20
meters, so he may be on a different band. I don't think he was going to try
anything lower than 20m though.

73 , Bernie / KF4FHS

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ernest Mills" <emills@...>
To: <070@...>
Sent: Saturday, August 24, 2002 9:27 AM
Subject: Re: [070] N3KM/0 APE


Excellent Bernie, now were the dickens is K8IJ? :) Ernie


Re: N3KM/0 APE

DL2AYL@...
 

Nothing here, 20 m tight in Russian hands, hope he stays for a while that
will give us a chance.

Thanks for the congrats, will see what I can do about the bagpipes ...
73's Erika/DL2AYL


Re: N3KM/0 APE

Ernest Mills <emills@...>
 

Excellent Bernie, now were the dickens is K8IJ? :) Ernie

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bernie" <kf4fhs@...>
To: <070@...>
Sent: Saturday, August 24, 2002 12:16 PM
Subject: Re: [070] N3KM/0 APE


He has a good signal to the west coast too. I got him right after you did
Ernie.

73, Bernie / KF4FHS


----- Original Message -----
From: "Ernest Mills" <emills@...>
To: <070@...>
Sent: Saturday, August 24, 2002 9:10 AM
Subject: [070] N3KM/0 APE


.... is on 14.071.800 at 16:10z go get i'm. :) Ernie






THE FOLLOWING APE STATIONS ARE SCHEDULED TO BE ON THE AIR:
-- KF4FHS/KD7ORS, 2-4 AUGUST, VASHON IS, WA (USI WA060S), 30-10M
CONTACT INFO: KF4FHS CBA OR KF4FHS@....
-- W3HF/QRP, 10-17 AUGUST, BOGUE BANKS IS, NC (IOTA NA-112), 20-10M
CONTACT INFO: W3HF CBA OR W3HF@....
-- NN6DG, 16-18 AUGUST, ANACAPA IS, CA (CHANNEL ISLANDS GROUP, IOTA
NA-144, USI CA-002S, WLH LH-1300, VENTURA COUNTY), 20-10M
CONTACT INFO: NN6DG CBA OR NN6DG@....
-- W3HF, 19-21 AUGUST, LADY LAKE, FL (LAKE COUNTY, GRID EL98)
CONTACT INFO: W3HF CBA OR W3HF@....
-- AA8QQ, 17-23 AUGUST, OUTER BANKS, NC;
CONTACT INFO: AA8QQ CBA OR AA8QQ JMAUCH@....
-- K8IJ, 23-25 AUGUST, ESTERO IS, FL (NA-069, USI FL035S, LEE COUNTY),
20M; CONTACT INFO: K8IJ CBA OR CCTRICE@....
-- N3MK, 23-31 AUGUST, BWCA (BOUNDARY WATERS CANOE AREA IN N.
MINNESOTA),
20M, OTHER BANDS POSSIBLE; FOR MORE INFO SEE WWW.N3MK.COM;
CONTACT INFO: N3MK CBA OR DSNIDER@....


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THE FOLLOWING APE STATIONS ARE SCHEDULED TO BE ON THE AIR:
-- KF4FHS/KD7ORS, 2-4 AUGUST, VASHON IS, WA (USI WA060S), 30-10M
CONTACT INFO: KF4FHS CBA OR KF4FHS@....
-- W3HF/QRP, 10-17 AUGUST, BOGUE BANKS IS, NC (IOTA NA-112), 20-10M
CONTACT INFO: W3HF CBA OR W3HF@....
-- NN6DG, 16-18 AUGUST, ANACAPA IS, CA (CHANNEL ISLANDS GROUP, IOTA
NA-144, USI CA-002S, WLH LH-1300, VENTURA COUNTY), 20-10M
CONTACT INFO: NN6DG CBA OR NN6DG@....
-- W3HF, 19-21 AUGUST, LADY LAKE, FL (LAKE COUNTY, GRID EL98)
CONTACT INFO: W3HF CBA OR W3HF@....
-- AA8QQ, 17-23 AUGUST, OUTER BANKS, NC;
CONTACT INFO: AA8QQ CBA OR AA8QQ JMAUCH@....
-- K8IJ, 23-25 AUGUST, ESTERO IS, FL (NA-069, USI FL035S, LEE COUNTY),
20M; CONTACT INFO: K8IJ CBA OR CCTRICE@....
-- N3MK, 23-31 AUGUST, BWCA (BOUNDARY WATERS CANOE AREA IN N. MINNESOTA),
20M, OTHER BANDS POSSIBLE; FOR MORE INFO SEE WWW.N3MK.COM;
CONTACT INFO: N3MK CBA OR DSNIDER@....


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Re: Erika gets the Piper!

Bernie <kf4fhs@...>
 

Congratulations Erika !!!

Now you've gotta learn to play the bagpipes :-)

73, Bernie / KF4FHS

----- Original Message -----
From: <N3DQU@...>
To: <070@...>
Sent: Saturday, August 24, 2002 8:31 AM
Subject: [070] Erika gets the Piper!


Congratulations to Erika DL2AYL for being the first to earn the
Scottish
Piper endorsement! Fb job og! 73 de Jay N3DQU


THE FOLLOWING APE STATIONS ARE SCHEDULED TO BE ON THE AIR:
-- KF4FHS/KD7ORS, 2-4 AUGUST, VASHON IS, WA (USI WA060S), 30-10M
CONTACT INFO: KF4FHS CBA OR KF4FHS@....
-- W3HF/QRP, 10-17 AUGUST, BOGUE BANKS IS, NC (IOTA NA-112), 20-10M
CONTACT INFO: W3HF CBA OR W3HF@....
-- NN6DG, 16-18 AUGUST, ANACAPA IS, CA (CHANNEL ISLANDS GROUP, IOTA
NA-144, USI CA-002S, WLH LH-1300, VENTURA COUNTY), 20-10M
CONTACT INFO: NN6DG CBA OR NN6DG@....
-- W3HF, 19-21 AUGUST, LADY LAKE, FL (LAKE COUNTY, GRID EL98)
CONTACT INFO: W3HF CBA OR W3HF@....
-- AA8QQ, 17-23 AUGUST, OUTER BANKS, NC;
CONTACT INFO: AA8QQ CBA OR AA8QQ JMAUCH@....
-- K8IJ, 23-25 AUGUST, ESTERO IS, FL (NA-069, USI FL035S, LEE COUNTY),
20M; CONTACT INFO: K8IJ CBA OR CCTRICE@....
-- N3MK, 23-31 AUGUST, BWCA (BOUNDARY WATERS CANOE AREA IN N. MINNESOTA),
20M, OTHER BANDS POSSIBLE; FOR MORE INFO SEE WWW.N3MK.COM;
CONTACT INFO: N3MK CBA OR DSNIDER@....


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Re: N3KM/0 APE

Bernie <kf4fhs@...>
 

He has a good signal to the west coast too. I got him right after you did
Ernie.

73, Bernie / KF4FHS

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ernest Mills" <emills@...>
To: <070@...>
Sent: Saturday, August 24, 2002 9:10 AM
Subject: [070] N3KM/0 APE


.... is on 14.071.800 at 16:10z go get i'm. :) Ernie






THE FOLLOWING APE STATIONS ARE SCHEDULED TO BE ON THE AIR:
-- KF4FHS/KD7ORS, 2-4 AUGUST, VASHON IS, WA (USI WA060S), 30-10M
CONTACT INFO: KF4FHS CBA OR KF4FHS@....
-- W3HF/QRP, 10-17 AUGUST, BOGUE BANKS IS, NC (IOTA NA-112), 20-10M
CONTACT INFO: W3HF CBA OR W3HF@....
-- NN6DG, 16-18 AUGUST, ANACAPA IS, CA (CHANNEL ISLANDS GROUP, IOTA
NA-144, USI CA-002S, WLH LH-1300, VENTURA COUNTY), 20-10M
CONTACT INFO: NN6DG CBA OR NN6DG@....
-- W3HF, 19-21 AUGUST, LADY LAKE, FL (LAKE COUNTY, GRID EL98)
CONTACT INFO: W3HF CBA OR W3HF@....
-- AA8QQ, 17-23 AUGUST, OUTER BANKS, NC;
CONTACT INFO: AA8QQ CBA OR AA8QQ JMAUCH@....
-- K8IJ, 23-25 AUGUST, ESTERO IS, FL (NA-069, USI FL035S, LEE COUNTY),
20M; CONTACT INFO: K8IJ CBA OR CCTRICE@....
-- N3MK, 23-31 AUGUST, BWCA (BOUNDARY WATERS CANOE AREA IN N. MINNESOTA),
20M, OTHER BANDS POSSIBLE; FOR MORE INFO SEE WWW.N3MK.COM;
CONTACT INFO: N3MK CBA OR DSNIDER@....


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N3KM/0 APE

Ernest Mills <emills@...>
 

.... is on 14.071.800 at 16:10z go get i'm. :) Ernie


HH-Haiti

de2pkh@...
 

HH2SJR Op:Ronald on 21.070 +709hz 19:30UTC

Peter / DE2PKH


Erika gets the Piper!

N3DQU@...
 

Congratulations to Erika DL2AYL for being the first to earn the Scottish
Piper endorsement! Fb job og! 73 de Jay N3DQU


W3HF/4 Final Stats

Steve W3HF
 

Well, we made it home tonight after two days of driving from
Florida, only to find 657 incoming emails (and that after deleting
about 200 during two short periods of internet access while on the
trip). So it will be a while before the inbox is back to normal.

I was never able to get the station working while in Florida, so that
portion of APE never made it on the air. I've confirmed the radio is
working fine, so my suspicion is that there may be a cable broken
in the radio-computer interface. But I didn't have the equpment
there to work on it during my short stay at my mother-in-law's, so I
took down the station and gave up on Tuesday morning.

That didn't dampen the satisfaction of the succussful operation
from our first week on the road. Here are the final statistics on the
W3HF/4 portable operation from Bogue Banks Island (NA-112) in
North Carolina.

First of all, Bogue Banks is NOT a little island, for those of you who
havnen't looked it up on a map. It varies between about one-half
and one mile in width, and is about 20 or so miles long. It contains
many thousand houses, quite a few supermarkets, dozens of other
businesses, a national historic site (Fort Macon), and the
permanent QTHs of at least half a dozen hams. And we weren't
exactly roughing it, either. The beach house that we rented had full
utilities, real beds, and a full kitchen. The only real sacrifice was
the lack of internet access. Even AOL doesn't have a dial-up
number there, so I couldn't take advantage of their introductory
offers. I'm sure there are local ISPs, but we didn't find them.

W3HF/4 went operational from the island at about 2330z on 10
August and went QRT at 2335z on 16 August. (As Erika had
stated in an email I saw, most of both Saturdays were spent
driving.) My son Matthew helped me with the station set up, and
monitored progress during the week, but never participated in any
QSOs. (He was too busy with beach activities and playing with
cousins.) There were 107 QSOs made, 106 on PSK31. (The 107th
was on SSB, with FG/IK2JYT on NA-114.) There were 100 different
stations worked on PSK, including 20 070ers (based on still
preliminary counts). Four statons made multiband contacts:
KF4FHS on 20 and 30, VE9DX on 30 and 40, and both K8Ij and
KC8LJN on 20 and 40.

My apologies to all those who were looking for me and couldn't find
my signal. I tried to work any 070 member I heard, often trying to
break into QSOs when I could. As I had stated earlier, I didn't have
any internet access while on the island, so I couldn't announce
operating times myself, or make skeds with anyone once there.
My thanks to all of you who spotted me, posted where I was, and
relayed operating plans in one way or another.

For those interested in callsign details, stations were worked with
suffixes starting with every letter of the alphabet, so the W3HF/4
operation qualifies for the ARRL Friendship Award. There were 79
unique prefixes worked (using the PODXS DPX rules), including a
few that I hadn't worked before.

For those numerically inclined, the split was almost exactly 50-50
in terms of DX and US stations: 51 US, 49 non-US. (non-US
included one KP2.) Italy was the country with the most DX
contacts (7), followed by Germany (with 4).

24 US states, 3 VE provinces, and 24 DXCC entities (not including
W or VE) are in the log. There were no new DXCC entities for me,
but a few new band-entities. (Another disappointment was missing
both TY6FB and 9G1UW, both of which would have been new
ones.) Four of the six continents were worked--Africa and Oceania
were missed.

Band splits are as follows: 5 QSOs on 15m, 85 on 20m, 6 on 30m,
and 10 on 40m. No contacts were made on 12m or 10m.

Finally, here are the QSL details. I will be creating a special QSL
with a few pictures of the operation, so this may take a few extra
days, so please be patient. I think the following set of rules covers
all possibilities. Please read down the list to find the first rule that
applies to you.

1. Please do not feel obliged to send me a QSL unless I
specifically request it (e.g., for DPX reasons).

2. All 070 members (US and DX) will receive an unsolicited QSL
direct.

3. All other DX stations will receive an unsolicited QSL via bureau.

4. Any other US station that specifically requested a QSL during
the QSO (for IOTA or "first QSO" reasons) will receive a QSL direct.

5. Any other QSLs received direct will be responded to in the same
manner.

6. SWL requests may be submitted via email.

7. As a minimum, eQSLs received will be responded to in the
same manner. (Please note that I have not yet activated the
W3HF/4 account, but I will. So please do not send eQSLs to either
my W3HF or W3HF/6 accounts, as these will not count for North
Carolina.) I may yet submit the whole log to eQSL--I haven't
decided yet.

If I have missed anything, please ask.

I had a great time operating from the island, if that wasn't obvious
to all involved.

73,
Steve
W3HF


Re: CANADIAN SPECIAL PREFIX AGAIN

Steve W3HF
 

At 11:14 21/8/2002 -0400, you wrote:

Boy, I wish the U.S. was so lavish with the special prefixes! Jay
N3DQU
Hi Jay,

I don't think they are any US prefixes left as special - they
are all issued with regular callsigns.

73 Costas SV1XV
Right you are, Costas. Up until 1975, the only prefixes used for US
amatuers were W and K. That meant the entire AA-AL (and N)
series had never been used. So during the US Bicentennial, all US
hams were allowed to used special prefixes. WAs became AAs,
WBs became ABs, Ws became ACs, Ks became ADs, and so on.
(Actually, I forget the rest. I'm sure there were specials for WN, KH,
KL, KP, WH, WL, and WP, which should have been the only other
amateur prefixes then, but I don't remember them. If anyone cares,
I'm sure I could look it up in an old QST.)

Then, in 1978 or so, the FCC opened up the current callsign
assignment rules, so ALL available (one- and two-letter) prefixes can
be assigned routinely. Although some were never issued
sequentially, all are available under the vanity program.

The only NEW prefixes that could be given out now are ones that
have more than two letters. But these have been used for other
purposes, such as MARS, so I believe it will be a long time before
there is another general "special prefix" program in the United
States, such as the ones that our Canadian friends seem to enjoy so
frequently.

Steve
W3HF


Re: W3HF/4 Final Stats

N3DQU@...
 

In a message dated 8/24/2002 2:10:07 AM Eastern Daylight Time, w3hf@...
writes:

I had a great time operating from the island, if that wasn't obvious
to all involved.
Hey Steve, glad you had a great time out on ur APE. We had a great time
chasing ya down, if that wasn't obvious from all the posts to the reflector
hi! Fb job dood! 73 de Jay N3DQU.


N3MK/0 - APE

Karen Russo <w4gtm@...>
 

Hey yall,

Just worked N3MK/0 - Don on 20m at 0235z. He's lookin for more
070 members. His APE signal here in VA was 579.

73 - Karen W4GTM