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Re: #APE W0JH from White Rock SD August 28 #APE

DAVE KB3RAN 1692/381
 

Thanks Jim
Dave KB3RAN 

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Dave H KB3RAN 1692/381


Planned APE Activations - This Week

stan W9SMR
 

Update 3 - Planned August PSK31 Expedition (APE) Activations - This Week

Be on the lookout for APEs this week, starting:

Aug. 13-15    AC9HP    1100-1400, 0000-0400 UTC    10-40 M       Monroe Lake SP, Bloomington, IN           

Aug. 14         KC0JQO  1800-2200 UTC                     20M            Fort Ridgely SP,  Fairfax, MN

Aug. 14         N6MG      1200-2400 UTC                     20M +          Palomar Observatory  Cleveland Nat’l Forest

Check the table below for additional details for all OFFICIAL APE activations know to date. See also Planned APE page on the website Planned APEs - Official


This is the most APE activations we have had since 2012 when 10 APEs took to the field. Join in the fun!


See the PODXS 070 Webpage for requirements to launch your very own, August PSK Expeditions (APE) APE Requirements


Activators, please prepare and submit your APE Tall Tales to APE Coordinator: Dave, KB3RAN at davehardy0101@...


OFFICIAL 2021 APE Activations (as of 8/10/21)

August

CALL SIGN

070#

QTH

TIME

UTC

BAND(s)

NOTES

OFFICIAL?

4

KK6KMU

2484

San Clemente Beach State Park, CA

1900-2400

 

20 M

POTA K-3554

OFFICIAL

5

N5SLY

2241

Eisenhower Birthplace State
Historical Site in Denison, TX.

1600-

1800

20M

POTA K-6553

Other dates TBD,

Will post to Reflector

OFFICIAL

7

N6MG

650

Elsinore Peak, CA

Grid DM13

1230-

2400

20M

3,575 ft asl

OFFICIAL

1-31

VQ9HF

(aka W3HF)

25

Diego Garcia, BIOT
IOTA AF-006
Grid MI62

TBA

Will notify via reflector

Beautiful Tropical Island, Indian Ocean

TBA

13–15

AC9HP

2831

Monroe Lake SP

Bloomington, IN

1100-

1400,

0000-

0400

10-40 M

POTA K-4171

WWFF KFF-4171

Friday 00-04 only,

Sunday 11–14 only

OFFICIAL

14

KC0JQO

1771

Fort Ridgely SP

Fairfax, MN

1800-

2200

20 M

POTA and

CCC on the Air

OFFICIAL

14

N6MG

650

Palomar Observatory

Cleveland Nat’l Forest - DM13

1200- 2400

20M +

5,617 asl

OFFICIAL

20-22

KB3RAN

1692

West Quoddy Head Lighthouse
Lubec, Me

Day & Eve

20/40 M

Working ILLHS

OFFICIAL

 

20-22

KC9UR
(w / W9SMR)

1620
(1611)

 

Trine State Rec. Area, NE Indiana
POTA K-4182


Day & Eve

6-80 M

 

QSL card & Certificate.
9th Annual APE

 

 

OFFICIAL

21

KC0JQO

1771

Forest City

Threshers Show,

Forest City, MN

1600-

2300

20 M

Annual portable

Setup show event

OFFICIAL

24/25

W8VYM/P

2851

Dames Ferry Campground

TBD

20/40 M

K-7858
Lake Juliette

OFFICIAL

28/29

W0JH

Stillwater ARC

 

1905

White Rock SD

1400-????Z

15/20/40 M

Ghost Town

EN15rw

(KC0OIO-Op #1601)

OFFICIAL


Note also that you may earn a CHIMP CHASE Atta-Boy by operating portable during the Endorsement Daze #5 Event on August 21-22. See PODXS 070 Webpage notice.


73,

Stan
W9SMR - 070  #1611
PODXS 070 - PR Director




Re: #APE W0JH from White Rock SD August 28 #APE

Jim K5SP
 

Added to Planned Ape web page, please verify the entry.

73

Jim K5SP

On 8/10/2021 11:15 AM, Joe KC0OIO wrote:
The Stillwater Amateur Radio Assn (SARA) WØJH {#1905] will be returning for the seventh time to operate from the ghost town of White Rock, SD. We first ran this event 22 years ago in 1999 using a special WØA callsign. The town of White Rock was established in 1884 and was once a thriving farming community with a peak population of 600 people; with 7 grain elevators, 3 hotels, 4 saloons, 2 banks, a large department store, 2 drug stores, 2 churches, a 12 grade school, railroad depot, post office as well as other mercantile establishments. White Rock is the most northeastern community in SD and the tri-state point where SD, ND & MN meet is 1 mile north. The current population is 2! Very few structures remain in the old town.

We're adding PSK to the mix this year, given that it is August, and it's an expedition as we have to bring everything along including food, water, power, and well - you get the idea, Therefore, we have an excellent opportunity for an August PSK Expedition! 

While our primary stations will be in the town of White Rock, we expect conditions will allow us to have a secondary SSB station at times at the SD/ND/MN tri-state marker. SSB will be our primary mode, but PSK31 and FT8 digital modes may also be used. While we will have a few people camping in White Rock that may operate some during the evening, this is primarily going to be a daytime operation with intention to be up and running by 1400 UTC on Saturday 8/28 and Sunday 8/29. The PSK station in White Rock will be established on 20m and will likely be kept busy enough to stay there most of the day. We encourage anyone who works us, to spot us on the cluster, as we won’t be self spotting and the more folks we work, the happier we will be.

Given the limited access and space at the Tri State Marker - it's at the end of a minimally maintained farm road surrounded by farm fields (no trees) and a drainage ditch, it will not be practical to establish a PSK operation at the intersection of the 3 states alongside the Phone station. White Rock is in grid square EN15rw. There is a possibility of activating EN15 on 6M on Saturday.

Suggested Frequencies: standard PSK frequencies on 40 - 20 - 15. Phone will be at or around 3.860, 7.260, 14.260, 21.360 MHz (Tune +/– 10 kHz if QRM)

An electronic QSL certificate will be available a few weeks following the Special Event. For info on requesting the e-mailed PDF certificate, see the W0JH listing at qrz.com. QSOs will also be confirmed via LoTW.  

I will be there, roughing it in a tent, and running PSK on Saturday the 28th.

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Joe KC0OIO
#1601

--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Executive Director/Member Services Director


Re: #APE W0JH from White Rock SD August 28 #APE

Rick - N7WE
 

Fantastic Joe!  An APE and EN15 which is a grid I need but had given up hope of ever working it.  Thanks so much and I will definitely be on looking for you guys.  Have fun!
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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


#APE W0JH from White Rock SD August 28 #APE

Joe KC0OIO
 

The Stillwater Amateur Radio Assn (SARA) WØJH {#1905] will be returning for the seventh time to operate from the ghost town of White Rock, SD. We first ran this event 22 years ago in 1999 using a special WØA callsign. The town of White Rock was established in 1884 and was once a thriving farming community with a peak population of 600 people; with 7 grain elevators, 3 hotels, 4 saloons, 2 banks, a large department store, 2 drug stores, 2 churches, a 12 grade school, railroad depot, post office as well as other mercantile establishments. White Rock is the most northeastern community in SD and the tri-state point where SD, ND & MN meet is 1 mile north. The current population is 2! Very few structures remain in the old town.

We're adding PSK to the mix this year, given that it is August, and it's an expedition as we have to bring everything along including food, water, power, and well - you get the idea, Therefore, we have an excellent opportunity for an August PSK Expedition! 

While our primary stations will be in the town of White Rock, we expect conditions will allow us to have a secondary SSB station at times at the SD/ND/MN tri-state marker. SSB will be our primary mode, but PSK31 and FT8 digital modes may also be used. While we will have a few people camping in White Rock that may operate some during the evening, this is primarily going to be a daytime operation with intention to be up and running by 1400 UTC on Saturday 8/28 and Sunday 8/29. The PSK station in White Rock will be established on 20m and will likely be kept busy enough to stay there most of the day. We encourage anyone who works us, to spot us on the cluster, as we won’t be self spotting and the more folks we work, the happier we will be.

Given the limited access and space at the Tri State Marker - it's at the end of a minimally maintained farm road surrounded by farm fields (no trees) and a drainage ditch, it will not be practical to establish a PSK operation at the intersection of the 3 states alongside the Phone station. White Rock is in grid square EN15rw. There is a possibility of activating EN15 on 6M on Saturday.

Suggested Frequencies: standard PSK frequencies on 40 - 20 - 15. Phone will be at or around 3.860, 7.260, 14.260, 21.360 MHz (Tune +/– 10 kHz if QRM)

An electronic QSL certificate will be available a few weeks following the Special Event. For info on requesting the e-mailed PDF certificate, see the W0JH listing at qrz.com. QSOs will also be confirmed via LoTW.  

I will be there, roughing it in a tent, and running PSK on Saturday the 28th.

--


Joe KC0OIO
#1601


Re: Welcome 2862

Ken N6PCD
 

Ken, a hearty good morning and welcome to the club! 👍🏻😁
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All the best,
Ken N6PCD
070# 801
LONP# 187


Welcome 2862

Jim K5SP
 

Please join me in welcoming new member:

2862 Ken N9KJU  08-07-21

Jim K5SP

Executive Director

--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Executive Director/Member Services Director


Re: 6M anyone?

gillette789@...
 

Still out there ?    David KE5PYF


Re: 6M anyone?

Jerry N9AVY
 

Stereo ???  Emoji

Jerry  n9avy

On Monday, August 9, 2021, 03:03:21 PM CDT, John - KC3FL via groups.io <kc3fl@...> wrote:


Well it was definitely my vertical that was creating the situation because when I was receiving you I saw the two overlapping traces on your signal.   As you go up in frequency polarization does come into the equation.  Hey, maybe we had a short path and a long path signal.  hihi

John
KC3FL


Re: 6M anyone?

 

Well it was definitely my vertical that was creating the situation because when I was receiving you I saw the two overlapping traces on your signal.   As you go up in frequency polarization does come into the equation.  Hey, maybe we had a short path and a long path signal.  hihi

John
KC3FL


Re: 6M anyone?

Rick - N7WE
 

John -  You are most welcome!  Not sure what was going on, but until you switched to the beam I was getting two overlapping traces on this end.  Not a double wide trace of an overdriven signal, but two clean traces overlapping.  I was on a PAR Stressed Moxon that is horiz. polarized, and I assume your vert was vert. polarity.  Don't know if that impacts anything but sig strength.  My other thought is that given how close we are and it being vhf we had two sigs... a ground wave and a reflected ground wave.  I've seen that on 2m FM.  But when you went to the beam, its directivity nulled out the reflected ground wave on receive and the beam width of your TX was narrowed enough to miss whatever was reflecting and thus my receive became a single signal.  Maybe someone who knows more than us will jump in here and give us the answers.  It was fun and there is always something new to learn in radio!  Keeps me keeping on!  TNX & 73
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: 6M anyone?

 

Rick,

When I tried to copy you on my R-8 vertical it looked like your signal was going up and down in freq about 4 or 5 Hz and I couldn't lock onto it however when I switched to the beam it was a nice steady signal and almost 100% cpy.  Anyway thanks for my first 6 mtr PSK contact

John
KC3FL


Re: 6M anyone?

Rick - N7WE
 

Made contact with John KC3FL and got things sorted.  Many thanks John.  Now I hope for good 6m prop on the 20th - 22nd so I can catch the KC9UR and W9SMR/9 Ape on 6m this year.  
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


6M anyone?

Rick - N7WE
 

Just got my 6m antenna up again.  Will start calling CQ at 1600 UTC on or about 50.290 +1500.  Anyone out there game?
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: VQ9HF APE operation tomorrow

Jerry N9AVY
 

Internal battery maybe ???


Jerry  n9avy

On Sunday, August 8, 2021, 05:43:49 AM CDT, Stephen Melachrinos via groups.io <melachri@...> wrote:


I think I may be waving off for today. The FT-857 won't stay in transmit mode--it clicks in and then immediately clicks out. I've checked the SWR and it's good.

Unless I can figure it out quickly, today is likely to be a bust. Sorry.

73,
Steve
VQ9HF


-----Original Message-----
From: Stephen Melachrinos via groups.io <melachri@...>
To: 070club@groups.io <070club@groups.io>
Sent: Sat, Aug 7, 2021 11:59 am
Subject: [070Club] VQ9HF APE operation tomorrow

I'm currently on a business trip to Diego Garcia, the seventh time I've been here in the past 9 years. Unfortunately, this trip is much more intensive than the previous ones--working six days a week, 10+ hours per day, up at 0500 every day--so finding time to play radio (when I should really be sleeping) is difficult. But I'm going to try and get on the air tomorrow. 

I'll plan on trying between 0800z and 1800z. I will focus mostly on 20m, though I could try others if propagation is better. I probably won't be on for all ten hours straight, but I'll try to call CQ every 15 minutes or so (starting at the top of the hour). I'll also try and post when I'm on the air, and when I take a break for meals.

Station is an FT-857 with the ground-mounted center-loaded vertical that I've used on all my previous APEs and other portable operations. (This is the original AD5X antenna from July 2002 QST.) I'll be operating from my quarters, as I had done on previous trips. In fact, the pictures on the groups.io site under "VQ9HF Trip" are pretty much accurate for this trip also. 

Steve
VQ9HF


Re: VQ9HF APE operation tomorrow

Stephen Melachrinos
 

I think I may be waving off for today. The FT-857 won't stay in transmit mode--it clicks in and then immediately clicks out. I've checked the SWR and it's good.

Unless I can figure it out quickly, today is likely to be a bust. Sorry.

73,
Steve
VQ9HF


-----Original Message-----
From: Stephen Melachrinos via groups.io <melachri@...>
To: 070club@groups.io <070club@groups.io>
Sent: Sat, Aug 7, 2021 11:59 am
Subject: [070Club] VQ9HF APE operation tomorrow

I'm currently on a business trip to Diego Garcia, the seventh time I've been here in the past 9 years. Unfortunately, this trip is much more intensive than the previous ones--working six days a week, 10+ hours per day, up at 0500 every day--so finding time to play radio (when I should really be sleeping) is difficult. But I'm going to try and get on the air tomorrow. 

I'll plan on trying between 0800z and 1800z. I will focus mostly on 20m, though I could try others if propagation is better. I probably won't be on for all ten hours straight, but I'll try to call CQ every 15 minutes or so (starting at the top of the hour). I'll also try and post when I'm on the air, and when I take a break for meals.

Station is an FT-857 with the ground-mounted center-loaded vertical that I've used on all my previous APEs and other portable operations. (This is the original AD5X antenna from July 2002 QST.) I'll be operating from my quarters, as I had done on previous trips. In fact, the pictures on the groups.io site under "VQ9HF Trip" are pretty much accurate for this trip also. 

Steve
VQ9HF


Re: contact with W4KRN

JoAnn Donaldson
 


I used to belong to the Roanoke Ham Club. I was on the committee for a couple of the Ham Fest. Did you have to run into Ray AB4YZ. he and I did a HF contact when I got AB8YZ after I moved to West Virginia.

JoAnn
AB8YZ

On Saturday, August 7, 2021, 2:07:55 PM CDT, Fr Richard R via groups.io <rickocr2005@...> wrote:


I was at the Roanoke hamfest for a few this morning. 

Fr Richard 
WB8YXF 

Glory to God

On Sat, Aug 7, 2021 at 15:00, Steve Prior
<prior.stephen@...> wrote:
Just had a brief chat with Karen. This goes back a long way in the "early days" of psk and 070 club,

The magic of radio talking to old friends after some many years ago. One of few EyeBall QSO's - met up at a HamFest in Va.


Great time -

73,
Steve
N3UYI
070 # 92
LONP # 13


Re: contact with W4KRN

Fr Richard R
 

I was at the Roanoke hamfest for a few this morning. 

Fr Richard 
WB8YXF 

Glory to God

On Sat, Aug 7, 2021 at 15:00, Steve Prior
<prior.stephen@...> wrote:
Just had a brief chat with Karen. This goes back a long way in the "early days" of psk and 070 club,

The magic of radio talking to old friends after some many years ago. One of few EyeBall QSO's - met up at a HamFest in Va.


Great time -

73,
Steve
N3UYI
070 # 92
LONP # 13


contact with W4KRN

Steve Prior
 

Just had a brief chat with Karen. This goes back a long way in the "early days" of psk and 070 club,

The magic of radio talking to old friends after some many years ago. One of few EyeBall QSO's - met up at a HamFest in Va.


Great time -

73,
Steve
N3UYI
070 # 92
LONP # 13


Re: VQ9HF APE operation tomorrow

Rick - N7WE
 

Steve-
I will definitely be looking for you!  Diego Garcia would be an ATNO for me.  There maybe some hope as I saw Reunion Is. strong this morning - about 1400 UTC.  But he couldn't hear me.  If I see your trace, I will put more "fire in the wire!"  Hope to work you!
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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602

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