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Re: 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - Final Chance - 40m and 20m

Jerry N9AVY
 

KC9UR  is currently working W3SOC  at 14078-079, but I have no copy


Jerry  N9AVY


From: "Jody jodycarter@... [070]" <070@...>
To: "070@..." <070@...>
Sent: Sunday, August 27, 2017 11:11 AM
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - Final Chance - 40m and 20m

 
I'm on 20m now looking for you guys. Hope I've not missed you! That will be my 4th band if we're successful....
KJ0DY
Jody



From: "stan robinson robinstan@... [070]" <070@...>
To: "070@..." <070@...>
Sent: Sunday, August 27, 2017 10:46 AM
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - Final Chance - 40m and 20m

 
Not seeing anything on 17m or 30m. Will give you one more chance on 40m and 20m. We are about 6 QSOs short of our 200 QSO goal.

Bob 20m  14,070 +2,100 Hz

Stan 40m 7,070 +2,200 Hz

Will call on 6m at high noon and then we shut down for 2017. 

Thanks to all for your terrific support on our 5th APE.

73, 
Stan and Bob





From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Sunday, August 27, 2017 11:00 AM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - Calling on 6m
 



Calling on half hour on 6m..
Stan


From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Sunday, August 27, 2017 10:27 AM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - 30m and 17m
 


Pretty thin.

Six QSOs on 30m and 2 on 17m. 

Everybody must be in Church.

73,
Stan

From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Sunday, August 27, 2017 9:02 AM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - 30m and 17m
 


Good morning...

As we approach the end of APE here at Round Lake, we will try to fill in some holes from 30m and 17m. I see FT8 on 17m now, so there are some excited particles afloat.

Stan on 17m, 18,100 +2,500 (hopefully avoiding the FT8s)

Bob on 10,140  +2,000Hz

Send us a reply if you need a fill-in on 20m or 40m in order to qualify for your APE Hunter Certificate.

For 6m, I will check DXMaps for Es on the half hour. Nothing seen just now.

We plan to shut down at noon, 1600 UTC.

Thanks for following the Pontoon Portable APEs.

Stan



From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Saturday, August 26, 2017 9:07 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 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
GL.,
Stan





From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Saturday, August 26, 2017 8:12 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - 30m and 17m
 


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!

73,
Stan





From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Saturday, August 26, 2017 12:13 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - 20m and 15m
 



We will try 15m and 20m. Bob worked Vic, K1CGI on 15m.

73,
Stan


From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Saturday, August 26, 2017 8:50 AM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - Back On the Air
 



Good Morning!!

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".

73,Stan
W9SMR




From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Friday, August 25, 2017 5:25 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - On the Air
 


Bob to 30m  10,140 +2,000Hz

Stan back on 40m  7,070 +2,000Hz



From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Friday, August 25, 2017 4:13 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - On the Air
 




Finally figured out the problem with the Half-square. Muskrats must have chewed thru switch control cable. Now working OK.

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.


Look for us. Got 18 in the log on 20m so far.

73,
Stan


From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Friday, August 25, 2017 2:29 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - On the Air
 




WE finally got the antennas up and tuned.

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,
Stan
W9SMR
Bob
KC9UR



From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of v32hoosier@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 6:38 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE
 


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.

Happy hunting!
Stan (W9SMR) and Bob (KC9UR)





























Re: 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - Final Chance - 40m and 20m

Jody Carter
 

I'm on 20m now looking for you guys. Hope I've not missed you! That will be my 4th band if we're successful....
KJ0DY
Jody



From: "stan robinson robinstan@... [070]" <070@...>
To: "070@..." <070@...>
Sent: Sunday, August 27, 2017 10:46 AM
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - Final Chance - 40m and 20m

 
Not seeing anything on 17m or 30m. Will give you one more chance on 40m and 20m. We are about 6 QSOs short of our 200 QSO goal.

Bob 20m  14,070 +2,100 Hz

Stan 40m 7,070 +2,200 Hz

Will call on 6m at high noon and then we shut down for 2017. 

Thanks to all for your terrific support on our 5th APE.

73, 
Stan and Bob





From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Sunday, August 27, 2017 11:00 AM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - Calling on 6m
 



Calling on half hour on 6m..
Stan


From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Sunday, August 27, 2017 10:27 AM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - 30m and 17m
 


Pretty thin.

Six QSOs on 30m and 2 on 17m. 

Everybody must be in Church.

73,
Stan

From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Sunday, August 27, 2017 9:02 AM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - 30m and 17m
 


Good morning...

As we approach the end of APE here at Round Lake, we will try to fill in some holes from 30m and 17m. I see FT8 on 17m now, so there are some excited particles afloat.

Stan on 17m, 18,100 +2,500 (hopefully avoiding the FT8s)

Bob on 10,140  +2,000Hz

Send us a reply if you need a fill-in on 20m or 40m in order to qualify for your APE Hunter Certificate.

For 6m, I will check DXMaps for Es on the half hour. Nothing seen just now.

We plan to shut down at noon, 1600 UTC.

Thanks for following the Pontoon Portable APEs.

Stan



From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Saturday, August 26, 2017 9:07 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 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
GL.,
Stan





From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Saturday, August 26, 2017 8:12 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - 30m and 17m
 


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!

73,
Stan





From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Saturday, August 26, 2017 12:13 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - 20m and 15m
 



We will try 15m and 20m. Bob worked Vic, K1CGI on 15m.

73,
Stan


From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Saturday, August 26, 2017 8:50 AM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - Back On the Air
 



Good Morning!!

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".

73,Stan
W9SMR




From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Friday, August 25, 2017 5:25 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - On the Air
 


Bob to 30m  10,140 +2,000Hz

Stan back on 40m  7,070 +2,000Hz



From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Friday, August 25, 2017 4:13 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - On the Air
 




Finally figured out the problem with the Half-square. Muskrats must have chewed thru switch control cable. Now working OK.

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.


Look for us. Got 18 in the log on 20m so far.

73,
Stan


From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Friday, August 25, 2017 2:29 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - On the Air
 




WE finally got the antennas up and tuned.

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,
Stan
W9SMR
Bob
KC9UR



From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of v32hoosier@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 6:38 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE
 


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.

Happy hunting!
Stan (W9SMR) and Bob (KC9UR)



























17m

Jerry N9AVY
 


Every time I check 17m , all I see is FT-8 signals.   There needs to be a 17m contest on RTTY... ha-ha
 
 
Jerry  n9avy


Re: 30m success !

Jerry N9AVY
 

Nope, no dishwasher !  Too risky. Guess you guys in Canada take baths in dishwasher, huh ?  
 
All the cables are in baggie with radio .  Have used this technique before  and after 3 days in the bag all is like new.

Jerry  n9avy


From: "boat.anchor@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Sunday, August 27, 2017 10:48 AM
Subject: [070] Re: 30m success !

 
Jerry
You might want to see if it is feasible to dismantle partially es run some thru the dishwasher. 
Also remember to put all the cables in the baggie as well.
been there
Barry



---In 070@..., wrote :


Got Bob, KC9UR in the log in spite of rain here.  Also put Mike , WM4B (totally unexpected!) in the 30m log. 
 
First time I got  KC9UR  on 3  bands !!!
 
 
Jerry  N9AVY
 
P.S.   Just picked up a TS-570S from a Silent Key estate sale.  Unfortunately,  he was a heavy smoker and now that surface cleaned rig, it's been sealed in a big baggie along with bunches of dryer sheets to remove odor.  Will be about mid-week before I can put it on the air. 



Re: 30m success !

JEFF WALSH
 

Barry ...u must be careful what u put out there ..... there might be somebody out there who will try it ..... hi hi
 
JEFF WALSH
W3WMU
#1673
BUBBAWOOD
WORLDWIDE HEADQUARTERS
STURGIS, MS.


On Sunday, August 27, 2017 10:48 AM, "boat.anchor@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:


 
Jerry
You might want to see if it is feasible to dismantle partially es run some thru the dishwasher. 
Also remember to put all the cables in the baggie as well.
been there
Barry



---In 070@..., wrote :


Got Bob, KC9UR in the log in spite of rain here.  Also put Mike , WM4B (totally unexpected!) in the 30m log. 
 
First time I got  KC9UR  on 3  bands !!!
 
 
Jerry  N9AVY
 
P.S.   Just picked up a TS-570S from a Silent Key estate sale.  Unfortunately,  he was a heavy smoker and now that surface cleaned rig, it's been sealed in a big baggie along with bunches of dryer sheets to remove odor.  Will be about mid-week before I can put it on the air. 



Re: 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - Final Chance - 40m and 20m

Bill Garwood
 

N4GBK needs 40 meters..seeing west coast signals on 17.  Probably too close with condx as they are right now.

 

Bill N4GBK in NC

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: stan robinson robinstan@... [070]
Sent: Sunday, August 27, 2017 11:46 AM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - Final Chance - 40m and 20m

 

 

Not seeing anything on 17m or 30m. Will give you one more chance on 40m and 20m. We are about 6 QSOs short of our 200 QSO goal.

 

Bob 20m  14,070 +2,100 Hz

 

Stan 40m 7,070 +2,200 Hz

 

Will call on 6m at high noon and then we shut down for 2017. 

 

Thanks to all for your terrific support on our 5th APE.

 

73, 

Stan and Bob

 

 

 

From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Sunday, August 27, 2017 11:00 AM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - Calling on 6m

 

 

 

Calling on half hour on 6m..

Stan

From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Sunday, August 27, 2017 10:27 AM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - 30m and 17m

 

 

Pretty thin.

 

Six QSOs on 30m and 2 on 17m. 

 

Everybody must be in Church.


73,

Stan

From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Sunday, August 27, 2017 9:02 AM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - 30m and 17m

 

 

Good morning...

 

As we approach the end of APE here at Round Lake, we will try to fill in some holes from 30m and 17m. I see FT8 on 17m now, so there are some excited particles afloat.

 

Stan on 17m, 18,100 +2,500 (hopefully avoiding the FT8s)

 

Bob on 10,140  +2,000Hz

 

Send us a reply if you need a fill-in on 20m or 40m in order to qualify for your APE Hunter Certificate.

 

For 6m, I will check DXMaps for Es on the half hour. Nothing seen just now.

 

We plan to shut down at noon, 1600 UTC.

 

Thanks for following the Pontoon Portable APEs.

 

Stan

 

From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Saturday, August 26, 2017 9:07 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 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

GL.,

Stan

 

 

 

From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Saturday, August 26, 2017 8:12 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - 30m and 17m

 

 

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!

 

73,

Stan

 

 

 

From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Saturday, August 26, 2017 12:13 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - 20m and 15m

 

 

 

We will try 15m and 20m. Bob worked Vic, K1CGI on 15m.

 

73,

Stan

From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Saturday, August 26, 2017 8:50 AM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - Back On the Air

 

 

 

Good Morning!!

 

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".

 

73,Stan

W9SMR

 

 

 

From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Friday, August 25, 2017 5:25 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - On the Air

 

 

Bob to 30m  10,140 +2,000Hz

 

Stan back on 40m  7,070 +2,000Hz

 

From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Friday, August 25, 2017 4:13 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - On the Air

 

 

 


Finally figured out the problem with the Half-square. Muskrats must have chewed thru switch control cable. Now working OK.

 

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.

 


Look for us. Got 18 in the log on 20m so far.

 

73,

Stan

 

From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Friday, August 25, 2017 2:29 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - On the Air

 

 

 


WE finally got the antennas up and tuned.

 

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,

Stan

W9SMR

Bob

KC9UR

 

From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of v32hoosier@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 6:38 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE

 

 

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.

 

Happy hunting!

Stan (W9SMR) and Bob (KC9UR)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Re: 30m success !

boat.anchor@...
 

Jerry
You might want to see if it is feasible to dismantle partially es run some thru the dishwasher. 
Also remember to put all the cables in the baggie as well.
been there
Barry



---In 070@..., <n9avy@...> wrote :


Got Bob, KC9UR in the log in spite of rain here.  Also put Mike , WM4B (totally unexpected!) in the 30m log. 
 
First time I got  KC9UR  on 3  bands !!!
 
 
Jerry  N9AVY
 
P.S.   Just picked up a TS-570S from a Silent Key estate sale.  Unfortunately,  he was a heavy smoker and now that surface cleaned rig, it's been sealed in a big baggie along with bunches of dryer sheets to remove odor.  Will be about mid-week before I can put it on the air. 


Re: 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - Final Chance - 40m and 20m

stan W9SMR
 

Not seeing anything on 17m or 30m. Will give you one more chance on 40m and 20m. We are about 6 QSOs short of our 200 QSO goal.


Bob 20m  14,070 +2,100 Hz


Stan 40m 7,070 +2,200 Hz


Will call on 6m at high noon and then we shut down for 2017. 


Thanks to all for your terrific support on our 5th APE.


73, 

Stan and Bob






From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Sunday, August 27, 2017 11:00 AM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - Calling on 6m
 



Calling on half hour on 6m..
Stan


From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Sunday, August 27, 2017 10:27 AM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - 30m and 17m
 


Pretty thin.


Six QSOs on 30m and 2 on 17m. 


Everybody must be in Church.


73,
Stan

From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Sunday, August 27, 2017 9:02 AM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - 30m and 17m
 


Good morning...


As we approach the end of APE here at Round Lake, we will try to fill in some holes from 30m and 17m. I see FT8 on 17m now, so there are some excited particles afloat.


Stan on 17m, 18,100 +2,500 (hopefully avoiding the FT8s)


Bob on 10,140  +2,000Hz


Send us a reply if you need a fill-in on 20m or 40m in order to qualify for your APE Hunter Certificate.


For 6m, I will check DXMaps for Es on the half hour. Nothing seen just now.


We plan to shut down at noon, 1600 UTC.


Thanks for following the Pontoon Portable APEs.


Stan




From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Saturday, August 26, 2017 9:07 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 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

GL.,

Stan






From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Saturday, August 26, 2017 8:12 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - 30m and 17m
 


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!


73,

Stan






From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Saturday, August 26, 2017 12:13 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - 20m and 15m
 



We will try 15m and 20m. Bob worked Vic, K1CGI on 15m.

73,
Stan


From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Saturday, August 26, 2017 8:50 AM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - Back On the Air
 



Good Morning!!

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".

73,Stan
W9SMR




From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Friday, August 25, 2017 5:25 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - On the Air
 


Bob to 30m  10,140 +2,000Hz


Stan back on 40m  7,070 +2,000Hz




From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Friday, August 25, 2017 4:13 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - On the Air
 




Finally figured out the problem with the Half-square. Muskrats must have chewed thru switch control cable. Now working OK.

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.


Look for us. Got 18 in the log on 20m so far.

73,
Stan


From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Friday, August 25, 2017 2:29 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - On the Air
 




WE finally got the antennas up and tuned.

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,
Stan
W9SMR
Bob
KC9UR



From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of v32hoosier@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 6:38 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE
 


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.

Happy hunting!
Stan (W9SMR) and Bob (KC9UR)

























30m success !

Jerry N9AVY
 


Got Bob, KC9UR in the log in spite of rain here.  Also put Mike , WM4B (totally unexpected!) in the 30m log. 
 
First time I got  KC9UR  on 3  bands !!!
 
 
Jerry  N9AVY
 
P.S.   Just picked up a TS-570S from a Silent Key estate sale.  Unfortunately,  he was a heavy smoker and now that surface cleaned rig, it's been sealed in a big baggie along with bunches of dryer sheets to remove odor.  Will be about mid-week before I can put it on the air. 


Re: 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - Calling on 6m

JEFF WALSH
 

will ck 6m  on the half hour 

JEFF WALSH
W3WMU
#1673
BUBBAWOOD
WORLDWIDE HEADQUARTERS
STURGIS, MS.


On Sunday, August 27, 2017 10:00 AM, "stan robinson robinstan@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:


 

Calling on half hour on 6m..
Stan


From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Sunday, August 27, 2017 10:27 AM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - 30m and 17m
 


Pretty thin.

Six QSOs on 30m and 2 on 17m. 

Everybody must be in Church.

73,
Stan

From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Sunday, August 27, 2017 9:02 AM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - 30m and 17m
 


Good morning...

As we approach the end of APE here at Round Lake, we will try to fill in some holes from 30m and 17m. I see FT8 on 17m now, so there are some excited particles afloat.

Stan on 17m, 18,100 +2,500 (hopefully avoiding the FT8s)

Bob on 10,140  +2,000Hz

Send us a reply if you need a fill-in on 20m or 40m in order to qualify for your APE Hunter Certificate.

For 6m, I will check DXMaps for Es on the half hour. Nothing seen just now.

We plan to shut down at noon, 1600 UTC.

Thanks for following the Pontoon Portable APEs.

Stan



From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Saturday, August 26, 2017 9:07 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 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
GL.,
Stan





From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Saturday, August 26, 2017 8:12 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - 30m and 17m
 


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!

73,
Stan





From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Saturday, August 26, 2017 12:13 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - 20m and 15m
 



We will try 15m and 20m. Bob worked Vic, K1CGI on 15m.

73,
Stan


From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Saturday, August 26, 2017 8:50 AM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - Back On the Air
 



Good Morning!!

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".

73,Stan
W9SMR




From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Friday, August 25, 2017 5:25 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - On the Air
 


Bob to 30m  10,140 +2,000Hz

Stan back on 40m  7,070 +2,000Hz



From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Friday, August 25, 2017 4:13 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - On the Air
 




Finally figured out the problem with the Half-square. Muskrats must have chewed thru switch control cable. Now working OK.

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.


Look for us. Got 18 in the log on 20m so far.

73,
Stan


From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Friday, August 25, 2017 2:29 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - On the Air
 




WE finally got the antennas up and tuned.

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,
Stan
W9SMR
Bob
KC9UR



From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of v32hoosier@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 6:38 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE
 


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.

Happy hunting!
Stan (W9SMR) and Bob (KC9UR)

























Re: 30m Roller Coaster

boat.anchor@...
 

Jeff
I tried 17M FT8 for a bit es PSKReporter shows north america should be open for us.
You can see this by checking callsign CF7GEM
Barry



---In 070@..., <boat.anchor@...> wrote :

OK Jeff
will keep at it
Barry



---In 070@..., <jeffwalsh1644@...> wrote :

 Barry@ VB7150 ... I am seeing u cq'n on 17m ...1 minute ur 599 ...the next ur gone in the middle of ur transmission .... I will keep replying when I see u

JEFF WALSH
W3WMU
#1673
BUBBAWOOD
WORLDWIDE HEADQUARTERS
STURGIS, MS.


Re: 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - Calling on 6m

stan W9SMR
 


Calling on half hour on 6m..
Stan


From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Sunday, August 27, 2017 10:27 AM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - 30m and 17m
 


Pretty thin.


Six QSOs on 30m and 2 on 17m. 


Everybody must be in Church.


73,
Stan

From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Sunday, August 27, 2017 9:02 AM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - 30m and 17m
 


Good morning...


As we approach the end of APE here at Round Lake, we will try to fill in some holes from 30m and 17m. I see FT8 on 17m now, so there are some excited particles afloat.


Stan on 17m, 18,100 +2,500 (hopefully avoiding the FT8s)


Bob on 10,140  +2,000Hz


Send us a reply if you need a fill-in on 20m or 40m in order to qualify for your APE Hunter Certificate.


For 6m, I will check DXMaps for Es on the half hour. Nothing seen just now.


We plan to shut down at noon, 1600 UTC.


Thanks for following the Pontoon Portable APEs.


Stan




From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Saturday, August 26, 2017 9:07 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 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

GL.,

Stan






From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Saturday, August 26, 2017 8:12 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - 30m and 17m
 


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!


73,

Stan






From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Saturday, August 26, 2017 12:13 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - 20m and 15m
 



We will try 15m and 20m. Bob worked Vic, K1CGI on 15m.

73,
Stan


From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Saturday, August 26, 2017 8:50 AM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - Back On the Air
 



Good Morning!!

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".

73,Stan
W9SMR




From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Friday, August 25, 2017 5:25 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - On the Air
 


Bob to 30m  10,140 +2,000Hz


Stan back on 40m  7,070 +2,000Hz




From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Friday, August 25, 2017 4:13 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - On the Air
 




Finally figured out the problem with the Half-square. Muskrats must have chewed thru switch control cable. Now working OK.

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.


Look for us. Got 18 in the log on 20m so far.

73,
Stan


From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Friday, August 25, 2017 2:29 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - On the Air
 




WE finally got the antennas up and tuned.

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,
Stan
W9SMR
Bob
KC9UR



From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of v32hoosier@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 6:38 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE
 


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.

Happy hunting!
Stan (W9SMR) and Bob (KC9UR)























Re: 30m Roller Coaster

boat.anchor@...
 

OK Jeff
will keep at it
Barry



---In 070@..., <jeffwalsh1644@...> wrote :

 Barry@ VB7150 ... I am seeing u cq'n on 17m ...1 minute ur 599 ...the next ur gone in the middle of ur transmission .... I will keep replying when I see u

JEFF WALSH
W3WMU
#1673
BUBBAWOOD
WORLDWIDE HEADQUARTERS
STURGIS, MS.


30m Roller Coaster

JEFF WALSH
 

 Barry@ VB7150 ... I am seeing u cq'n on 17m ...1 minute ur 599 ...the next ur gone in the middle of ur transmission .... I will keep replying when I see u

JEFF WALSH
W3WMU
#1673
BUBBAWOOD
WORLDWIDE HEADQUARTERS
STURGIS, MS.


Re: 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - 30m and 17m

boat.anchor@...
 

Tom
Yes a bit rough for us.
After 3hrs of CQing this am I just chkd PSKReorter to see that only one CA station heard me in all that time.
Barry



---In 070@..., <tsingle@...> wrote :

RR, Barry.

It's been a tough go from the left coast.  Had limited radio time this round for the search, but was glad to make contact on 40M.  80M was too noisy when I was monitoring, even with my vertical.

Next year!

Tom
K8TOM


Re: 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - 30m and 17m

boat.anchor@...
 

30M beacons are loud from CA
Barry



---In 070@..., <boat.anchor@...> wrote :

Stan
Been calling on 30M for over an hour.
Not a hint of a trace seen.
TVM
CU next year
Barry



---In 070@..., <robinstan@...> wrote :

Pretty thin.


Six QSOs on 30m and 2 on 17m. 


Everybody must be in Church.


73,
Stan


Re: 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - 30m and 17m

boat.anchor@...
 

Jeff
Tnx but back on 30M now
Barry



---In 070@..., <jeffwalsh1644@...> wrote :

I just saw flickers of Barry VB7150 on 17m cq'n ...  I answered but couldn't connect
 
JEFF WALSH
W3WMU
#1673
BUBBAWOOD
WORLDWIDE HEADQUARTERS
STURGIS, MS.


Re: 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - 30m and 17m

boat.anchor@...
 

Stan
Been calling on 30M for over an hour.
Not a hint of a trace seen.
TVM
CU next year
Barry



---In 070@..., <robinstan@...> wrote :

Pretty thin.


Six QSOs on 30m and 2 on 17m. 


Everybody must be in Church.


73,
Stan


Re: 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - 30m and 17m

JEFF WALSH
 

I just saw flickers of Barry VB7150 on 17m cq'n ...  I answered but couldn't connect
 
JEFF WALSH
W3WMU
#1673
BUBBAWOOD
WORLDWIDE HEADQUARTERS
STURGIS, MS.


On Sunday, August 27, 2017 9:28 AM, "stan robinson robinstan@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:


 
Pretty thin.

Six QSOs on 30m and 2 on 17m. 

Everybody must be in Church.

73,
Stan

From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Sunday, August 27, 2017 9:02 AM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - 30m and 17m
 


Good morning...

As we approach the end of APE here at Round Lake, we will try to fill in some holes from 30m and 17m. I see FT8 on 17m now, so there are some excited particles afloat.

Stan on 17m, 18,100 +2,500 (hopefully avoiding the FT8s)

Bob on 10,140  +2,000Hz

Send us a reply if you need a fill-in on 20m or 40m in order to qualify for your APE Hunter Certificate.

For 6m, I will check DXMaps for Es on the half hour. Nothing seen just now.

We plan to shut down at noon, 1600 UTC.

Thanks for following the Pontoon Portable APEs.

Stan



From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Saturday, August 26, 2017 9:07 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 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
GL.,
Stan





From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Saturday, August 26, 2017 8:12 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - 30m and 17m
 


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!

73,
Stan





From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Saturday, August 26, 2017 12:13 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - 20m and 15m
 



We will try 15m and 20m. Bob worked Vic, K1CGI on 15m.

73,
Stan


From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Saturday, August 26, 2017 8:50 AM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - Back On the Air
 



Good Morning!!

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".

73,Stan
W9SMR




From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Friday, August 25, 2017 5:25 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - On the Air
 


Bob to 30m  10,140 +2,000Hz

Stan back on 40m  7,070 +2,000Hz



From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Friday, August 25, 2017 4:13 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - On the Air
 




Finally figured out the problem with the Half-square. Muskrats must have chewed thru switch control cable. Now working OK.

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.


Look for us. Got 18 in the log on 20m so far.

73,
Stan


From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Friday, August 25, 2017 2:29 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - On the Air
 




WE finally got the antennas up and tuned.

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,
Stan
W9SMR
Bob
KC9UR



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Sent: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 6:38 PM
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Subject: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE
 


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.

Happy hunting!
Stan (W9SMR) and Bob (KC9UR)























Re: 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - 30m and 17m

stan W9SMR
 

Pretty thin.


Six QSOs on 30m and 2 on 17m. 


Everybody must be in Church.


73,
Stan


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Sent: Sunday, August 27, 2017 9:02 AM
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Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - 30m and 17m
 


Good morning...


As we approach the end of APE here at Round Lake, we will try to fill in some holes from 30m and 17m. I see FT8 on 17m now, so there are some excited particles afloat.


Stan on 17m, 18,100 +2,500 (hopefully avoiding the FT8s)


Bob on 10,140  +2,000Hz


Send us a reply if you need a fill-in on 20m or 40m in order to qualify for your APE Hunter Certificate.


For 6m, I will check DXMaps for Es on the half hour. Nothing seen just now.


We plan to shut down at noon, 1600 UTC.


Thanks for following the Pontoon Portable APEs.


Stan




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Sent: Saturday, August 26, 2017 9:07 PM
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Subject: Re: [070] 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

GL.,

Stan






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Sent: Saturday, August 26, 2017 8:12 PM
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Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - 30m and 17m
 


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!


73,

Stan






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Sent: Saturday, August 26, 2017 12:13 PM
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Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - 20m and 15m
 



We will try 15m and 20m. Bob worked Vic, K1CGI on 15m.

73,
Stan


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Sent: Saturday, August 26, 2017 8:50 AM
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Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - Back On the Air
 



Good Morning!!

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".

73,Stan
W9SMR




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Sent: Friday, August 25, 2017 5:25 PM
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Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - On the Air
 


Bob to 30m  10,140 +2,000Hz


Stan back on 40m  7,070 +2,000Hz




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Sent: Friday, August 25, 2017 4:13 PM
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Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - On the Air
 




Finally figured out the problem with the Half-square. Muskrats must have chewed thru switch control cable. Now working OK.

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.


Look for us. Got 18 in the log on 20m so far.

73,
Stan


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Sent: Friday, August 25, 2017 2:29 PM
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Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - On the Air
 




WE finally got the antennas up and tuned.

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,
Stan
W9SMR
Bob
KC9UR



From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of v32hoosier@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 6:38 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE
 


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.

Happy hunting!
Stan (W9SMR) and Bob (KC9UR)




















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