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Re: Grid El84, Dry Tortugas

Jerry N9AVY
 

EL84 is not on my list of needed grids; so I must have worked someone there... or a typo.  Subject line looks like EI84, but don't ned that one either.


Jerry  n9avy

On Saturday, January 9, 2021, 01:55:40 PM CST, Richard Rohrer <kc3ef@...> wrote:


Do any 070 members know of an activation of this grid, EL84.  The xyl is looking a trips and is thinking of taking the ferry from Key West to the fort.  I was thinking of taking my FT817nd, fishing pole antenna, and tablet and trying to work some stations from that grid.  
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Dick - KC3EF
070 - 747


Re: Tri-Warc Award

 

Good idea John . Agn tnx for trying 73. Theres always tommorrow
73
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Dave NU4N #1657


Re: Tri-Warc Award

 

I was there and also gave it a shot on 18.097 the regular freq.  You'll probably have better luck if you post a time an hour or two before you go there.  Don't give up.
John
KC3FL


Re: Tri-Warc Award

 

i BEEN CALLING CQ BUT LOOKS LIKE A NO GO. Thanks for trying John

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Dave NU4N #1657


Re: Tri-Warc Award

 

I WILL BE ON 18.092
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Dave NU4N #1657


Re: Tri-Warc Award

 

OK JOHN I WILL BE RIGHT THERE
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Re: Grid El84, Dry Tortugas

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

 Depending on what you call high power, and what your planned operating time would be, you might be surprised at what your power needs are (I’ll bet you won’t need anything like the 50AH that a 105 AH deep cycle LA battery would give you) and how heavy a battery sized to meet those needs would be.

In particular LiFePO3 batteries are far lighter and can be drawn down further than SLA batteries.  So some careful measurement of how many watt hours you would need and some perusing of the websites of the various LiFePO3 battery purveyors might be useful.

That’s the good news.  The bad news is that those LiFePO3 batteries are sort of expensive.  But companies have been known to contribute/loan gear to DX expeditions, so maybe an email to Bioenno would get you a battery to use to activate EI84 at a power level higher than 5w.

-p W7PFB
73, Don’t forget to smile and have fun!

On Jan 10, 2021, at 7:59 AM, Richard Rohrer <kc3ef@...> wrote:

Hi Karl,

I am aware of POTA and have already done a couple of activations.  I will find out who did the activation and ask them what they took with them and how they managed it. 

Milt, 
I would like to run higher power, but I can seem to get the xyl interested in carrying the 105AH deep cycle battery, hi hi.  We will have to carry everything for the day, so I am looking at keeping it as light as possible. 

I will let the group know when and if this is going to happen.

73
Dick - KC3EF


Re: Grid El84, Dry Tortugas

Bill Williams
 

When we visited the island a group of divers were spending the night so they had a lot of gear.  They had it piled in the front of the cabin but when we got to the dock they had three folding luggage carriers and loaded most of the stuff on them.  There was at least one non-diver in the group, maybe more.  One guy ended up carrying his tanks but the carriers they had sure reduced the load on the rest, mostly small personal type bag and a sleeping bag each.  I did wonder where they were going to camp and how the small wheels on the carriers would cope with sand if they had much to go through.  They were still loading and mulling around when we went inside and I never saw them again.

I just checked the WARC channels and see no PSK activity on any of them here in West Central Florida.  20M has a few traces but I did not pause there.

73,
Bill
AG4QX
#398




On Sun, Jan 10, 2021 at 10:59 AM Richard Rohrer <kc3ef@...> wrote:
Hi Karl,

I am aware of POTA and have already done a couple of activations.  I will find out who did the activation and ask them what they took with them and how they managed it. 

Milt, 
I would like to run higher power, but I can seem to get the xyl interested in carrying the 105AH deep cycle battery, hi hi.  We will have to carry everything for the day, so I am looking at keeping it as light as possible. 

I will let the group know when and if this is going to happen.

73
Dick - KC3EF


Re: Grid El84, Dry Tortugas

malcolm heard
 

Wondering if there are grids in Nebraska people are looking for?  For 6 meters I recall en01 and en02 being tough to get.  

Malcolm 
Ke0jbt

On Sat, Jan 9, 2021 at 1:55 PM Richard Rohrer <kc3ef@...> wrote:
Do any 070 members know of an activation of this grid, EL84.  The xyl is looking a trips and is thinking of taking the ferry from Key West to the fort.  I was thinking of taking my FT817nd, fishing pole antenna, and tablet and trying to work some stations from that grid.  
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Dick - KC3EF
070 - 747

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Re: Tri-Warc Award

 

Dave,
I'll try 17 mtrs for 15 mins at 17:30 utc.  You are usually strong on my waterfall on 20.  If we hook up we can try 12

John
KC3FL


Re: 365/366 Contacts needed

Richard Rohrer
 

I am usually checking 14.070 around 2000 GMT mostly every day, so if you need a contact send me an email. 

73
Dick - KC3EF


Re: Grid El84, Dry Tortugas

Richard Rohrer
 

Hi Karl,

I am aware of POTA and have already done a couple of activations.  I will find out who did the activation and ask them what they took with them and how they managed it. 

Milt, 
I would like to run higher power, but I can seem to get the xyl interested in carrying the 105AH deep cycle battery, hi hi.  We will have to carry everything for the day, so I am looking at keeping it as light as possible. 

I will let the group know when and if this is going to happen.

73
Dick - KC3EF


Re: Tri-Warc Award

 

Switching to 18.097 now 16:00
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Dave NU4N #1657


Re: Tri-Warc Award

 

On Sun, Jan 10, 2021 at 03:11 AM, Dave Tucker Nu4N wrote:
NU4N #1657

caLLING NOW ON 12 METERS ANYONE ARD ??



 
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Dave NU4N #1657


Tri-Warc Award

 

I would be interested on the new award. Checked my logs and I have 3 on 30m, 2 on 17m,0 on 12 m.
I will be monitoring 17 and 12 today if anyone is ard.
Thanks

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Dave NU4N #1657


Re: 365/366 Contacts needed

Alan - KA5VZG
 

I'm also working on finishing my 365 award.

I usually check 7.070  each day at 0000Z for a few minutes.

If I make a contact, I'm good for that day.
If I don't make a contact then, I still have the rest of the day to find one.

I'll keep an eye out for you other "hunters".

73, Alan, KA5VZG


Re: 7300

Martin Tuip
 

My 7300 arrived. First ever brand new radio and its so shiny.
 

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From: "Bob Motyl KK6KMU" <bobmotyl@...>
Sent: 1/8/2021 3:37:01 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] 7300
 
Mike N6STA,
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Bob KK6KMU


Re: Grid El84, Dry Tortugas

 

Agreed. I did a look-see and came up empty also.
Q?...anyway you could bring more than 5 watts with you?
I've been there, and it's a nice place.
Milt.
N6MG



-----Original Message-----
From: Stephen Melachrinos via groups.io <melachri@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io>
Sent: Sat, Jan 9, 2021 12:16 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] Grid El84, Dry Tortugas

As far as I know, that grid has never been activated on PSK31. I know it's been activated on 6m (for the ARRL Fred Fish Memorial Award), and numerous other times for IOTA purposes.

https://www.iota-world.org/islands-on-the-air/iota-groups-islands/group/594.html

But PSK31 I think would be new.

Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Rohrer <kc3ef@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Sat, Jan 9, 2021 2:55 pm
Subject: [070Club] Grid El84, Dry Tortugas

Do any 070 members know of an activation of this grid, EL84.  The xyl is looking a trips and is thinking of taking the ferry from Key West to the fort.  I was thinking of taking my FT817nd, fishing pole antenna, and tablet and trying to work some stations from that grid.  
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Dick - KC3EF
070 - 747


Re: Grid El84, Dry Tortugas

Karl Heinz Kremer - K5KHK - PODXS 070 # 2645
 

That would also be a valid POTA reference: K-0023 - https://pota.us/#/parks/K-0023

Based on the POTA park stats page, it has been activated on SSB once, but never in any digital mode. So, if you are a POTA member, I would encourage you to submit your log. Advertising on the POTA spotter page would probably also give you a lot more traffic. 

73, Karl Heinz - K5KHK


Re: Grid El84, Dry Tortugas

Stephen Melachrinos
 

As far as I know, that grid has never been activated on PSK31. I know it's been activated on 6m (for the ARRL Fred Fish Memorial Award), and numerous other times for IOTA purposes.

https://www.iota-world.org/islands-on-the-air/iota-groups-islands/group/594.html

But PSK31 I think would be new.

Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Rohrer <kc3ef@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Sat, Jan 9, 2021 2:55 pm
Subject: [070Club] Grid El84, Dry Tortugas

Do any 070 members know of an activation of this grid, EL84.  The xyl is looking a trips and is thinking of taking the ferry from Key West to the fort.  I was thinking of taking my FT817nd, fishing pole antenna, and tablet and trying to work some stations from that grid.  
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Dick - KC3EF
070 - 747

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