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Re: VQ9HF update

Jerry N9AVY
 

Leaving early ?  Obviously, not a union job or you'd have another week or so. :-) 

Your email hit here at 4 AM  CST and 10m hasn't opened up here until about 7:30 AM CST because I've been on W1AW/9 time slot for 6-8 AM CST and it's real quiet.  Scheduled to start at 8 AM CST today, but it's raining so not too positive about anything happening today on 10m PSK.

Good luck and make lots of folks in Europe happy !

73   Jerry


From: "w3hf@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Monday, December 8, 2014 4:00 AM
Subject: [070] VQ9HF update

 
Just when you think you have everything worked out...

We found out today that our flight off the island is delayed 24 hours. But because of our progress on the tasks, our team lead has moved us to an earlier flight that leave on Wednesday night. As a result, I only have about 54 hours left here before I have to be at the airport.

I'm on the air now, on 10m, but I see only Europe and a ZS station. I'll be breaking for dinner in about an hour, and hopefully back on later for a while. 

Steve
VQ9HF



Re: VQ9HF update

Rick - N7WE
 

Steve-

Looking for you on 10m - but nothing.  Band is closed here - not a single trace.

Rick - N7WE
Central Florida


VQ9HF update

Steve W3HF
 

Just when you think you have everything worked out...


We found out today that our flight off the island is delayed 24 hours. But because of our progress on the tasks, our team lead has moved us to an earlier flight that leave on Wednesday night. As a result, I only have about 54 hours left here before I have to be at the airport.


I'm on the air now, on 10m, but I see only Europe and a ZS station. I'll be breaking for dinner in about an hour, and hopefully back on later for a while. 


Steve

VQ9HF


Re: VQ9HF thoughts

Dave Kjellquist, WB5NHL
 

Steve;

Worked Bob, VQ9XR on 40m at 02:00z with 500w and OCF dipole. strong signal into East Coast

Dave, WB5NHL


Re: VQ9HF thoughts

Jerry N9AVY
 

Steve:

Maybe you also had a bit of TZL  "Time Zone Lag"  and needed to catch up on sleep. 

Have fun in the sun on VQ9. 

Jerry  N9AVY


From: "w3hf@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Sunday, December 7, 2014 5:47 PM
Subject: [070] VQ9HF thoughts

 
Seven hours of sleep can do wonders, including giving one the ability to communicate a little better, and clearing the mind to identify problems. 

- I think my tiredness had more to do with a full day of work, at least half of which was outdoor physical labor during southern hemisphere summer, on a day which the cafeteria sign said was 102F.

- On at least some of the bands (15m comes to mind), there were lots of signals, but all Europeans running PSK63 in a contest. Almost no one seemed to be paying attention to my little PSK31 signal. I didn't see anything on 10m though--that really was dead.

- And speaking of little signal, I realized when I woke up this morning (that clarity of mind thing) that I might still have been at the 5 watts RF output level I was using last week during my final equipment test--and I was. So I wasn't taking advantage of the capability of the 857--I was no better than the 817 I had replaced in that regard.

The good news is that the work is going really well, so we won't have to pull really long shifts to get our job done. And that translates to more personal time. And there's only one more task that involves significant outdoor labor, so that should mean I don't crash quite as hard in the evening.

Thanks for listening for me. I'll try to do better tonight.

Steve
VQ9HF



VQ9HF thoughts

Steve W3HF
 

Seven hours of sleep can do wonders, including giving one the ability to communicate a little better, and clearing the mind to identify problems. 

- I think my tiredness had more to do with a full day of work, at least half of which was outdoor physical labor during southern hemisphere summer, on a day which the cafeteria sign said was 102F.

- On at least some of the bands (15m comes to mind), there were lots of signals, but all Europeans running PSK63 in a contest. Almost no one seemed to be paying attention to my little PSK31 signal. I didn't see anything on 10m though--that really was dead.

- And speaking of little signal, I realized when I woke up this morning (that clarity of mind thing) that I might still have been at the 5 watts RF output level I was using last week during my final equipment test--and I was. So I wasn't taking advantage of the capability of the 857--I was no better than the 817 I had replaced in that regard.

The good news is that the work is going really well, so we won't have to pull really long shifts to get our job done. And that translates to more personal time. And there's only one more task that involves significant outdoor labor, so that should mean I don't crash quite as hard in the evening.

Thanks for listening for me. I'll try to do better tonight.

Steve
VQ9HF


Re: Old Member

chuck.k5evr@...
 

Thanks to those that have replied there are some hard days ahead and I will do my best.  All prayers are needed....chuck


Re: VQ9HF QSY to 15

Dan Morris - KZ3T
 

Sorry guys but I am of little faith of any type of propagation model.  And the fact that Steve was falling asleep because of no signals proves my case.   The only propagation model I believe in is when they are actually working some stations and there is actually propagation.  Just MHO.

Dan Morris   KZ3T



On Dec 7, 2014, at 10:14 AM, Mike Flowers mike.flowers@... [070] <070@...> wrote:


Not a trace on 15M here on the West Coast, Steve.   Checking both short and long path to you.

 

Propagation model says East Coast should be able to see you now.

 

- 73 and good DX de Mike, K6MKF, President - NCDXC

 

From: 070@... [mailto:070@...] 
Sent: Sunday, December 07, 2014 7:05 AM
To: 070@...
Subject: [070] VQ9HF QSY to 15

 

  

Okay, enough on a dead band.

 

QSYing to 15m. I'm seeing a lot of Europeans on PSK63. Going higher in the band, around 21.072.5 or so.

 

Steve

VQ9HF




VQ9HF QRT for the night

Steve W3HF
 

Sorry guys. I had the best of intentions, but I'm finding myself dozing off at the keyboard.


Will try again tomorrow.


Steve

VQ9HF


Re: VQ9HF QSY to 15

Mike Flowers
 

Not a trace on 15M here on the West Coast, Steve.   Checking both short and long path to you.

 

Propagation model says East Coast should be able to see you now.

 

- 73 and good DX de Mike, K6MKF, President - NCDXC

 

From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Sunday, December 07, 2014 7:05 AM
To: 070@...
Subject: [070] VQ9HF QSY to 15

 

 

Okay, enough on a dead band.

 

QSYing to 15m. I'm seeing a lot of Europeans on PSK63. Going higher in the band, around 21.072.5 or so.

 

Steve

VQ9HF


Re: VQ9HF status

Jim K5SP
 

Milt, when were you there?  I was on the rock 1976-77 as RM1.  Worked in tech control, then became chief op of the Mars station along with being training po.

Jim, K5SP  (ex WB6EWH/VQ9)

On 12/7/2014 7:12 AM, n6mg@... [070] wrote:
 

Hi Steve,

It was many, many moons since I was on Chagos. Seems like a lifetime ago. I was a young Lt. in the service of the U.S. Navy.


The West Coast will be listening for you. If there's an opening of any kind it will probably be on long path. Look for 'fluttery' traces on your waterfall.


Good luck!


73 es DX,

Milt.

N6MG

070-650

LONP #76

dit dit




VQ9HF QSY to 15

Steve W3HF
 

Okay, enough on a dead band.

QSYing to 15m. I'm seeing a lot of Europeans on PSK63. Going higher in the band, around 21.072.5 or so.

Steve
VQ9HF


Re: VQ9HF status

Rick - N7WE
 

Steve -

Been monitoring 10m since 1400Z here in central Florida but haven't seen you.  Lots of Europe on the gray line right now, but nothing out of India, Africa, or SE Asia.
I'll keep watching.

Rick - N7WE


On 12/7/2014 09:19, Joseph Miller kj8o.ham@... [070] wrote:
 
Hi Steve,

Listening hard here... I can see a couple of IT9's and an OM8 on my waterfall​, but that about it.

I'll keep listening, hope to make contact.

73 de Joe KJ8O


On Sun, Dec 7, 2014 at 9:13 AM, w3hf@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

Back from dinner. 


10m looks dead at the moment, but I'm calling CQ at around 28120.

Steve
VQ9HF



--
It's important to think. It's what separates us from lentils.    Jack Lucas


Re: VQ9HF status

Joseph Miller <kj8o.ham@...>
 

Hi Steve,

Listening hard here... I can see a couple of IT9's and an OM8 on my waterfall​, but that about it.

I'll keep listening, hope to make contact.

73 de Joe KJ8O


On Sun, Dec 7, 2014 at 9:13 AM, w3hf@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

Back from dinner. 


10m looks dead at the moment, but I'm calling CQ at around 28120.

Steve
VQ9HF




--
It's important to think. It's what separates us from lentils.    Jack Lucas


Re: VQ9HF status

Steve W3HF
 

Back from dinner. 

10m looks dead at the moment, but I'm calling CQ at around 28120.

Steve
VQ9HF


Re: VQ9HF status

 

Hi Steve,

It was many, many moons since I was on Chagos. Seems like a lifetime ago. I was a young Lt. in the service of the U.S. Navy.


The West Coast will be listening for you. If there's an opening of any kind it will probably be on long path. Look for 'fluttery' traces on your waterfall.


Good luck!


73 es DX,

Milt.

N6MG

070-650

LONP #76

dit dit



Re: VQ9HF status

Steve W3HF
 

Work went really well today, so I expect to be on the air tonight after dinner. Expected time is ~1330z or so--I'll post when I'm actually set up. I'll plan to start on 10m, and then move around from there. I hope to stay on the air until about 1800z or so, if activity is present.

Steve
VQ9HF


Re: Old Member

John Bower <poppajohnbower@...>
 

Chuck
May the Lord bless you and give you strength and peace at this time.

Poppajohn KE4JB

On Sat, Dec 6, 2014 at 5:29 PM, Chuck n2eoc n2eoc@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

So sorry to hear about our wife chuck. Our thoughts are with you and your family. 
n2eoc chuck #563


On Saturday, December 6, 2014 4:29 PM, "Matthew King mrk.twg@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:


 
You have no reason to be sorry, Chuck! We are part of your extended friends and family and are here to help uplift YOU too!

I'm very sorry to hear of your loss. Being at this time of the year compounds the pain, I am sure. 

I encourage you not to be afraid to grieve and grieve well during this time...

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. 

Matt
KK4CPS




On Sat, Dec 6, 2014 at 3:30 PM, chuck.k5evr@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 
Thank you Les we can use the prayers.  Next will be the memorial service on the 13th. She was highly respected in the living history community.






Re: Old Member

Jerry N9AVY
 

Sorry for your loss.

Jerry  N9AVY


From: "chuck.k5evr@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Saturday, December 6, 2014 2:00 PM
Subject: [070] Old Member

 
I thought some might like to know where I have been.  I have not been digital partly because of radio issues and partly because of our love for living history.  We recently took a trip to see our daughters for Thanksgiving.  We traveled to Arkansas to spend time with our eldest daughter and family then traveled to spend a week with the youngest daughter in Tulsa, Ark.  The day that we arrived at the youngest daughter house my wife suffered a critical heart attack.  She died on November 30th.  It would have been 45 years on December 26th.  She was able to spend time with her two daughters and all of the grandchildren before her death.

I know this site is suppose to be of a uplifting informative site and I am sorry for this.





Re: Old Member

Chuck Kovacs
 

So sorry to hear about our wife chuck. Our thoughts are with you and your family. 
n2eoc chuck #563


On Saturday, December 6, 2014 4:29 PM, "Matthew King mrk.twg@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:


 
You have no reason to be sorry, Chuck! We are part of your extended friends and family and are here to help uplift YOU too!

I'm very sorry to hear of your loss. Being at this time of the year compounds the pain, I am sure. 

I encourage you not to be afraid to grieve and grieve well during this time...

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. 

Matt
KK4CPS




On Sat, Dec 6, 2014 at 3:30 PM, chuck.k5evr@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 
Thank you Les we can use the prayers.  Next will be the memorial service on the 13th. She was highly respected in the living history community.