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Daze #6

Rick - N7WE
 

One hour to go and so far things look good.  MUF at Elgin AFB is currently reported at 29.00 MHz so I'm going to start CQing on 17m right at 0000 UTC.  Good luck to all and have fun!  As Stan says:  "Who has more fun than a ham?"
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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Warc Crawl

stan W9SMR
 

The log upload to the Endorsement checker has nothing to do with my sending out the WARC-CRAWL Atta-Boys. The upload is just to insure that our Endorsement Checker receives the logs and gives proper credit for the WARC Awards.

All I need is an email indicating the Daze participant made the WARC contacts needed.

Same goes for the Chimp Chase. All I need is the Chimp's email to me indicating that he/she did go portable or mobile and participate. I can also skim that info from the Reflector brag post indicating their success.

I am trying to keep it simple. I trust what I receive either way and will crank out the Atta-Boys to follow up.

Hope this helps.

73,
Stan
070 PR Guy
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From: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io> on behalf of John - KC3FL via groups.io <kc3fl@...>
Sent: Friday, May 13, 2022 1:34 PM
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Subject: [070Club] Warc Crawl

Stan,
The instructions for qualifying for WARC_CRAWL is
To qualify for the WARC-CRAWL, simply complete one (1) QSO on each of the 3 WARC bands. Then send an email to PR@...<mailto:PR@...> and

upload your log.

Do you mean upload to that link or attach a copy of your log?

John
KC3FL


Re: Cheerleading & Who’ll let the Chimps out?

Darin - NY7H
 

Thanks, look forward to getting you logged.    Let's go West Coast!

73
Darin
NY7H

On Fri, May 13, 2022, 12:34 PM N6MG - Milt. via groups.io <n6mg=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:
Darin...
You're a total model of preparation!
I'll see you this evening for sure, as well as a lot of other folks, I hope!
SFI is currently at: 133
A index is at: 8
K index is at: 1
All things considered, pretty good, and it's been kinda stable for the past few days.
This is everybody's chance to make contacts on the WARC '79 bands!
Laissez le bon temps rouler!
Milt.
N6MG
070-650
LONP #76


-----Original Message-----
From: Darin - NY7H <darin.crowley@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Fri, May 13, 2022 11:39 am
Subject: Re: [070Club] Who’ll let the Chimps out?

Sitrep #3: Daze #6 Chimp Operating Location Yuma AZ
Time: 1100L Temp 90 Clear skies

Equipment:
ICOM IC-7100
MFJ-929 Tuner
Super Antenna
Power Radio: 2 x 12v 23Ah Dakota Lithiums (Parallel)

Final preparations complete.
- Commercial power for computer/station backup .. Check
- Antenna installation complete .. Check
- Station setup complete .. Check
- Station battery power check .. Check
- 2000W inverter connected to batteries with jumper cables ..Check

It's getting a little warm up there on the roof.  It's going to be interesting operating so close to the solar farm.  The table is providing some good shade so I put the equipment under there.  I didn't want to haul it down and back up later this evening.  I'll check on it in a little while.  Just the short time to power on and take those pictures the sun heated up the equipment so it was hot to the touch.
I was typing this and thought, "why not try to power computer from the batteries too."  Just came down from upstairs testing inverter connected to batteries using jumper cables.  It powered on.  Hmmmm this might actually work.

That's all for now from Daze #6 Chimp Operating Location Yuma AZ.  Chimp out.

73
Darin
NY7h
Attachments:


Cheerleading & Who’ll let the Chimps out?

 

Darin...
You're a total model of preparation!
I'll see you this evening for sure, as well as a lot of other folks, I hope!
SFI is currently at: 133
A index is at: 8
K index is at: 1
All things considered, pretty good, and it's been kinda stable for the past few days.
This is everybody's chance to make contacts on the WARC '79 bands!
Laissez le bon temps rouler!
Milt.
N6MG
070-650
LONP #76


-----Original Message-----
From: Darin - NY7H <darin.crowley@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Fri, May 13, 2022 11:39 am
Subject: Re: [070Club] Who’ll let the Chimps out?

Sitrep #3: Daze #6 Chimp Operating Location Yuma AZ
Time: 1100L Temp 90 Clear skies

Equipment:
ICOM IC-7100
MFJ-929 Tuner
Super Antenna
Power Radio: 2 x 12v 23Ah Dakota Lithiums (Parallel)

Final preparations complete.
- Commercial power for computer/station backup .. Check
- Antenna installation complete .. Check
- Station setup complete .. Check
- Station battery power check .. Check
- 2000W inverter connected to batteries with jumper cables ..Check

It's getting a little warm up there on the roof.  It's going to be interesting operating so close to the solar farm.  The table is providing some good shade so I put the equipment under there.  I didn't want to haul it down and back up later this evening.  I'll check on it in a little while.  Just the short time to power on and take those pictures the sun heated up the equipment so it was hot to the touch.
I was typing this and thought, "why not try to power computer from the batteries too."  Just came down from upstairs testing inverter connected to batteries using jumper cables.  It powered on.  Hmmmm this might actually work.

That's all for now from Daze #6 Chimp Operating Location Yuma AZ.  Chimp out.

73
Darin
NY7h
Attachments:


Re: Who’ll let the Chimps out?

Darin - NY7H
 

Sitrep #3: Daze #6 Chimp Operating Location Yuma AZ
Time: 1100L Temp 90 Clear skies

Equipment:
ICOM IC-7100
MFJ-929 Tuner
Super Antenna
Power Radio: 2 x 12v 23Ah Dakota Lithiums (Parallel)

Final preparations complete.
- Commercial power for computer/station backup .. Check
- Antenna installation complete .. Check
- Station setup complete .. Check
- Station battery power check .. Check
- 2000W inverter connected to batteries with jumper cables ..Check

It's getting a little warm up there on the roof.  It's going to be interesting operating so close to the solar farm.  The table is providing some good shade so I put the equipment under there.  I didn't want to haul it down and back up later this evening.  I'll check on it in a little while.  Just the short time to power on and take those pictures the sun heated up the equipment so it was hot to the touch.
I was typing this and thought, "why not try to power computer from the batteries too."  Just came down from upstairs testing inverter connected to batteries using jumper cables.  It powered on.  Hmmmm this might actually work.

That's all for now from Daze #6 Chimp Operating Location Yuma AZ.  Chimp out.

73
Darin
NY7h


Re: Warc Crawl

Rick - N7WE
 

John-
Stan is temporarily unavailable on the group as they are in transit to their summer home in Indiana.  He hopes to get internet ASAP after arrival, but in the past it has taken a few days to get service reopened.  He should be back up mid-week at the latest.

If memory serves, last year it was send him an email to claim the Atta-boy and then upload your complete log to the Awards Progress Checker to get credit towards TRI-WARC and 12/21, 17/17, and 30/30.  But I may be wrong.  
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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Warc Crawl

 

Stan,
The instructions for qualifying for WARC_CRAWL is 
To qualify for the WARC-CRAWL, simply complete one (1) QSO on each of the 3 WARC bands. Then send an email to PR@... and

upload your log.

Do you mean upload to that link or attach a copy of your log?

John
KC3FL


Re: Who’ll let the Chimps out?

Buz Johnson
 

Well, after thinking about it, my only problem would be enough coax to put up an antenna.  I found 50’ in my shop an that is just enough to operate from my screened porch.  It only took about an hour to get the antenna up.  I had an unused lanyard and pulley already in a pine tree that made it easy.  The antenna is a 80 meter Windom that I took down and replaced with a Carolina 80 Windom.  The antenna is 30’ in the center and about 10’ on each end broad side East and West.  We’ll set my TS440AT, SignaLink, and MFJ 969 tuner up tomorrow and test it out.  So I’ll be in the chase!
de, WA5AMM 


Re: Who’ll let the Chimps out?

Darin - NY7H
 

Sitrep #2: Daze #6 Chimp Operating Location Yuma AZ

Preparation continues.  Washed off the terrace.  No doubt it'll be dirty by tomorrow but at least I can say I washed it all down.  And if it gets to hot there's always the pool.

Final test of batteries started off bad.  Power was not flowing across the parallel cables.  Had to get out voltmeter and start troubleshooting.  Fixed the connections and power was good.  Connected the radio and no joy.  Grabbed the switching power supply and connected it.  Still nothing.  Now I was hoping my radio wasn't dead.  Time to recheck connections.  It's the small things that get  you.  The head unit was connected to the wrong interface.  Put the cable in the correct one and the radio was operational. 
Batteries - Check
Radio - Check
Sunshine - Check
All systems a go.

WX Report:
13 May High 96
14 May High 103
15 May High 103

I hope I can get the table umbrella stable to provide some shade.  I tried this morning and the wind just kept grabbing it. 

Plan for tomorrow:
Antenna set up in the morning
Equipment staging early afternoon
Operation commence Daze #6 Operating Location Yuma apprx 0200UTC (family engagement first)

Things are looking good for Daze #6 Chimp Operating Location Yuma.

73
Darin
NY7H


Re: Who’ll let the Chimps out?

Rick - N7WE
 

I'll be looking for you Jonathan!  Added you to my possibles list.  We haven't worked yet and I'd like to add you to my LONP total!  73,
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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Who’ll let the Chimps out?

KI4WVW
 

I'm going to try to be a chimp. I've got a linked dipole that I usually run as an inverted-v with my FT-818nd. However depending on band conditions I might have to switch to my  FT-891. I'll bring my tuner along so I can probably do most bands as long as they'll tune up ok.

Thanks for the WARC frequencies, I've been a little confused about what they actually are.
 
Jonathan
KI4WVW


Re: Who’ll let the Chimps out?

Rick - N7WE
 

Right you are!  Never message before the morning coffee!  Thanks for catching that Eric.  73,

On 5/12/2022 8:48 AM, Eric Dallmann wrote:


I think there was a transposed number in the 12-meter frequency given earlier.  It should have been 24.920 MHz instead of 24.290 MHz.

Eric/K9VIC
On Thursday, May 12, 2022, 06:08:07 AM CDT, Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:




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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Who’ll let the Chimps out?

Eric Dallmann
 


I think there was a transposed number in the 12-meter frequency given earlier.  It should have been 24.920 MHz instead of 24.290 MHz.

Eric/K9VIC
On Thursday, May 12, 2022, 06:08:07 AM CDT, Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:


Yup.....Stan is right.  One of the beauties of Chimp is that you can just take off for the local park or your back deck on the spur of the moment!  Commercial power is permitted and the really only tough part is you have to use a temporary or portable antenna and be out of your normal ham shack.

The downside is that you are a "possible Chimp" until you are on air!  Those that have done portable or mobile ops know that things go wrong at the most inconvenient times.  Then too there is the weather.  So you are never a Chimp until you are!

That said, here are my notes about some who have indicated they are going to give it a try. 

              Possible Chimps for Daze #6
 
KG6MZS – Eric – Will also be SOTA
N9ANA – Club call – rare 070 # for LONP -  Op Eric –  K9VIC
NY7H – Darin – New call – formerly KO4EJD
AG7CC – Cliff – fairly new member - of recent DN25 Idaho activation fame!
KB3RAN – Dave – planning solar and lithium battery power
N7WE - Rick - nothing special - just working from the lanai
 
And don't forget the WARC-CRAWL.  The propagation forecast looks promising for the weekend.  It has been a long dry spell since we could reliably work on 12, 17, and 30.  As a reminder - 12m - 24.290 MHz, 17m - 18.097 MHz, and 30m - 10.140MHz.  If my temp antenna will tune them, I'll be a CRAWLING CHIMP!

Hope I make it.  I'll be calling CQ CQ de N7WE Chimp.  Even if you can't be a Chimp this time around, chase them!  And if you can - CRAWL!

Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Who’ll let the Chimps out?

Rick - N7WE
 

Yup.....Stan is right.  One of the beauties of Chimp is that you can just take off for the local park or your back deck on the spur of the moment!  Commercial power is permitted and the really only tough part is you have to use a temporary or portable antenna and be out of your normal ham shack.

The downside is that you are a "possible Chimp" until you are on air!  Those that have done portable or mobile ops know that things go wrong at the most inconvenient times.  Then too there is the weather.  So you are never a Chimp until you are!

That said, here are my notes about some who have indicated they are going to give it a try. 

              Possible Chimps for Daze #6
 
KG6MZS – Eric – Will also be SOTA
N9ANA – Club call – rare 070 # for LONP -  Op Eric –  K9VIC
NY7H – Darin – New call – formerly KO4EJD
AG7CC – Cliff – fairly new member - of recent DN25 Idaho activation fame!
KB3RAN – Dave – planning solar and lithium battery power
N7WE - Rick - nothing special - just working from the lanai
 
And don't forget the WARC-CRAWL.  The propagation forecast looks promising for the weekend.  It has been a long dry spell since we could reliably work on 12, 17, and 30.  As a reminder - 12m - 24.290 MHz, 17m - 18.097 MHz, and 30m - 10.140MHz.  If my temp antenna will tune them, I'll be a CRAWLING CHIMP!

Hope I make it.  I'll be calling CQ CQ de N7WE Chimp.  Even if you can't be a Chimp this time around, chase them!  And if you can - CRAWL!

Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Who’ll let the Chimps out?

Eric KG6MZS
 

I plan on being on Mount Pinos, Frazier Mountain and possible Cerro Noroeste this coming weekend as a shake down for my gridpedition the following weekend.

I'll let you all know how this progresses.

73 Eric KG6MZS

On 5/11/22 6:10 PM, stan W9SMR wrote:
Barry,

There is no official list of Chimps. Participation may be spur of the moment.

Best advice is to keep an eye on the reflectors and jot down some notes to get a bead on those Chimps!

Good luck chasing down the Chimps.

73,
Stan
W9SMR


Re: Who’ll let the Chimps out?

stan W9SMR
 

Barry,

There is no official list of Chimps. Participation may be spur of the moment.

Best advice is to keep an eye on the reflectors and jot down some notes to get a bead on those Chimps!

Good luck chasing down the Chimps.

73,
Stan
W9SMR



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From: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io> on behalf of Barry VA7GEM via groups.io <boat.anchor@...>
Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2022 4:18 PM
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Who’ll let the Chimps out?

Do we have a list of Chimps put together so we know who to watch for?


Re: Who’ll let the Chimps out?

Eric Dallmann
 

I'll be at a park at some point during the Endorsement Daze, provided the weather cooperates.  It's supposed to storm tomorrow afternoon through Sunday, but I'm sure I can slip something in.  I probably won't know until just before I go out, though.  I'll post here and on the POTA app before I start.  

I'll be using the club call N9ANA for the activation (PODXS #488/LONP #226).  That call hasn't seen a lot of PSK31 activity lately, so newer members can pick up a contact toward their own LONP totals.

Eric/K9VIC

On Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 03:18:48 PM CDT, Barry VA7GEM via groups.io <boat.anchor@...> wrote:


Do we have a list of Chimps put together so we know who to watch for?


Re: Who’ll let the Chimps out?

Barry VA7GEM
 

Do we have a list of Chimps put together so we know who to watch for?


Re: Who’ll let the Chimps out?

Darin - NY7H
 

Did someone say Chimps? 

No park this year but I will be operating on my terrace.  I'll be using the IC-7100 and Super Antenna.  I'm going to try and run 2 batteries in parallel to provide power.  I blew a fuse last year so hopefully the new configuration will provide better results.  I've got commercial power up there if needed.  Here's a couple of pics. 
More testing the setup tomorrow. 

I'll be on the air with a new callsign NY7H.

Darin
NY7H


EZNEC Pro+ v. 7.0 available FREE!

Rick - N7WE
 

I just found out this morning that Roy Lewallen - W7EL - the author of the EZNEC antenna modeling software has retired and made EZNEC Pro+ v. 7 available for download FREE!  Here is the link.  https://eznec.com/ 

If you do any antenna modeling, this is a much more powerful program than the old free EZNEC.  And there is a download of a printable manual available too!  Many, many thanks for to Roy for this very generous donation of his software to hams everywhere!

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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602

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