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Re: 20m

 

First set of rain bands from Fred came thru abt an hour ago.  Lots of lightning.  Luckily we dodged a bullet this time.

John
KC3FL


Re: 20m & I'm QRT

Jerry N9AVY
 

Hi Rick !


Have a Force 12  C3  at 40 ft. with (obviously) a rotor turning it.  It does well 99% of time.   Also have a Butternut HF-6V which unfortunately is out of commission with some damage from winds.  There's also an Alpha-Delta DX-A twin sloper, but that's mostly for 40/80 ; used to work on 160m but hasn't for years.

There's also a Cushcraft W3 WARC band rotatable dipole above Force 12 on tower about 5-6 ft. higher.

That's the line up of antenna farm.

jerry  n9avy

On Saturday, August 14, 2021, 04:09:28 PM CDT, Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:


Jerry - Curious about what you are using for a 20m antenna.  Looked on your QRZ page but didn't see anything about your antennas.

We are having one of those Florida lightning storms - plus over 1.5" of rain in about 30 minutes.  Still going on, but at least now the strikes are not simultaneous flash and bang.  That gets scary!  So obviously, I'm QRT and the computer is on battery and WiFi.  Supposed to let up in a few hours.  I might get back on, but it has been a GREAT APE ESCAPE day already!  Thanks to Milt, Wayne, Ron, and Dave (even though he is just on this way to his APE hangout).

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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: 20m

Jim K5SP
 

I got it first JoAnn, rained here mostd of morning.  Now 77 degrees, unheard of for North Texas in August/Sept.

Jim K5SP

On 8/14/2021 3:32 PM, JoAnn Donaldson via groups.io wrote:
Had a Cool front come thru with T-Storms, so had to shutdown. Those are thru now and back on the air looking for APE's. on 20M PSK.

JoAnn
AB8YZ

On Saturday, August 14, 2021, 03:09:22 PM CDT, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:


Been researching past performance on 20m.  It seems as though I can draw a circle about 400-500 miles around my QTH and that is the zone of silence. In other words, that why I can't work APEs in IN , MN and in other states close by.  

Now Milt and other APEs seem to be heard almost all day long.  Just weird propagation...  Used to notice this a lot on 10m years ago, but the circle was more like 600 miles, but I would be able to work "backscatter" on     10m and had many contacts with close in stations back then.

Hope everyone got all of today's APEs ...

Jerry  N9AVY

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Jim,  K5SP #483
Executive Director/Member Services Director


Re: 20m & I'm QRT

Rick - N7WE
 

Jerry - Curious about what you are using for a 20m antenna.  Looked on your QRZ page but didn't see anything about your antennas.

We are having one of those Florida lightning storms - plus over 1.5" of rain in about 30 minutes.  Still going on, but at least now the strikes are not simultaneous flash and bang.  That gets scary!  So obviously, I'm QRT and the computer is on battery and WiFi.  Supposed to let up in a few hours.  I might get back on, but it has been a GREAT APE ESCAPE day already!  Thanks to Milt, Wayne, Ron, and Dave (even though he is just on this way to his APE hangout).

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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: 20m

JoAnn Donaldson
 

Had a Cool front come thru with T-Storms, so had to shutdown. Those are thru now and back on the air looking for APE's. on 20M PSK.

JoAnn
AB8YZ

On Saturday, August 14, 2021, 03:09:22 PM CDT, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:


Been researching past performance on 20m.  It seems as though I can draw a circle about 400-500 miles around my QTH and that is the zone of silence. In other words, that why I can't work APEs in IN , MN and in other states close by.  

Now Milt and other APEs seem to be heard almost all day long.  Just weird propagation...  Used to notice this a lot on 10m years ago, but the circle was more like 600 miles, but I would be able to work "backscatter" on     10m and had many contacts with close in stations back then.

Hope everyone got all of today's APEs ...

Jerry  N9AVY


20m

Jerry N9AVY
 

Been researching past performance on 20m.  It seems as though I can draw a circle about 400-500 miles around my QTH and that is the zone of silence. In other words, that why I can't work APEs in IN , MN and in other states close by.  

Now Milt and other APEs seem to be heard almost all day long.  Just weird propagation...  Used to notice this a lot on 10m years ago, but the circle was more like 600 miles, but I would be able to work "backscatter" on     10m and had many contacts with close in stations back then.

Hope everyone got all of today's APEs ...

Jerry  N9AVY


Re: Ron - KC0JQC - APE from MN

Bob Motyl KK6KMU
 

I just had a QSO with Ron.  Light signal but 100% copy

Bob
KK6KMU


Ron - KC0JQC - APE from MN

Rick - N7WE
 

Managed to get Ron KC0JCQ in the log at 1756.  He is APE from Ft. Ridgley SP, MN.  Had heavy QSB - 599 to 339, but we got enough for the QSO to be logged.  He was about 14.071.500.  Initially saw Steve VA3FLF work him, but I couldn't see Ron.  Later he was up enough to answer his CQ and us do an exchange.  Whew!  I see others working him no problem so give him a call.
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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


KC0JQO APE

Bob Motyl KK6KMU
 

I barely see Rons signal at 14.071.500
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Bob  KK6KMU  #2484


Re: N6MG APE

Bob Motyl KK6KMU
 

RR.  The band was noisy earlier and all of a sudden it is rather quite.  Go figure.
Bob


Re: N6MG APE

Barry VA7GEM
 

RR Bob
Been watching for Milt for 3hrs and he just came up like someone threw a switch
Barry


On Sat, Aug 14, 2021 at 11:21 AM, Bob Motyl KK6KMU wrote:
I see Milt in a QSO with Barry VA7GEM.  14.071


Re: N6MG APE

Bob Motyl KK6KMU
 

I see Milt in a QSO with Barry VA7GEM.  14.071


NI6IW USS MIDWAY Special Event Station

Ken Campbell <n6pcd1@...>
 

All,

Per N6MG, NI6IW is running a special event station from the USS Midway today. He worked them a few minutes ago.
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All the best,
Ken N6PCD
070# 801
LONP# 187


N6MG APE

Ken Campbell <n6pcd1@...>
 

Hi all,

Per Milt N6MG, he will be taking a break until 1800.
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All the best,
Ken N6PCD
070# 801
LONP# 187


Re: Dave - KB3RAN/1

Steve VA3FLF/KM4FLF
 

Calling on 40M now, 1735z. I see Ac9HP but he not hearing me. I’ll try here for a bit.

Steve
VA3FLF


On Aug 14, 2021, at 12:17, Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:

Worked Dave - KB3RAN/1 - our 070 APE Coordinator at 1554 UTC about 14.071.000.  He is not yet an APE, but is portable in Maine - FN64 - on his way to the West Quoddy Head Lighthouse (the most eastern point in the continental USA) for his APE next weekend Aug 20-22.  Good signal into central Florida and I'm sure he would appreciate a call and a "thank you" for all his work to make APE happen for us all.
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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Dave - KB3RAN/1

Rick - N7WE
 

Worked Dave - KB3RAN/1 - our 070 APE Coordinator at 1554 UTC about 14.071.000.  He is not yet an APE, but is portable in Maine - FN64 - on his way to the West Quoddy Head Lighthouse (the most eastern point in the continental USA) for his APE next weekend Aug 20-22.  Good signal into central Florida and I'm sure he would appreciate a call and a "thank you" for all his work to make APE happen for us all.
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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: AC9HP APE

Bob Motyl KK6KMU
 

Just had my QSO with AC0HP.  Moved to 14.071.860


AC9HP APE

Jerry N9AVY
 

See stations working him, but no copy on him.   Too close for 20m ,  need to move Indiana further East  Emoji   or try 40m.  Same problem with KC9UR/W9SMR APE every year. Guess some things just weren't meant to be .

Cryin' in my Dr. Pepper  ...

Jerry n9avy  


Wayne - AC9HP

Rick - N7WE
 

Just worked Wayne - AC9HP at 1532 UTC, who is both POTA K-4171 and an APE.  He was at about 14.071.350.  He calling CQ.  Go get him!

It is turning into a great APE day!
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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Excursions

Steve VA3FLF/KM4FLF
 

Our club is having a Winlink class today and I have been volunteered to pick up the pizza. It’s horrible how they
 treat the club president

Anyway it’s gonna be closer till one before I am on the air.

I will probably start on 40 m go from there .

Steve


On Aug 14, 2021, at 10:29, Steve VA3FLF/KM4FLF via groups.io <oldjavadrinker@...> wrote:

I will be activating POTA around noon eastern today. QRP digital 40 and 20. I’m at Ridgeway Battleground FN02. See how it goes.

Steve 
VA3FLF
2301



On Aug 14, 2021, at 10:13, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:


Same here in IL ...  although now seeing KC3FL and one light trace.  Where did all the APEs and POTAs go ???

Jerry  N9AVY 

On Saturday, August 14, 2021, 09:09:46 AM CDT, Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:


Likewise in central Florida Barry.  It's a desert out there. 
My waterfall at the moment. 

 
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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602
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