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Re: FN65 Maine - Finally !

1470 <boat.anchor@...>
 

On Fri, May 8, 2020 at 02:55 PM, Eric wrote:
Congrats Jerry! Well done.

Am I right that only Barry VA7GEM is the only person to work all the grids in California? That’s pretty hard to do, but he always has a big sig here.

73 de Eric, KG6MZS
Eric
It is only due to Rick N7WE going to Klamath, CA that helped me close it off.
cheers
Barry


Re: Calling CQ

N9JCA Chris Matthews <chris.n9jca@...>
 

Barry

I think we "LOST" 18.100 to FT8

I think the new freq we use is 18.097

Someone can correct me if I'm wrong

Chris N9JCA

73

PODXS 797

On 5/9/20 4:43 PM, 1470 via groups.io wrote:
VA7GEM is at 18.100 +2500 calling CQ
Barry


Calling CQ

1470 <boat.anchor@...>
 

VA7GEM is at 18.100 +2500 calling CQ
Barry


Re: FN65 Maine - Finally !

1470 <boat.anchor@...>
 

On Sat, May 9, 2020 at 09:18 AM, Jerry N9AVY wrote:
John:

The only FN45 I worked was KC1BOS when he was there in 2016. You might search QRZ for Grids and see if you can find a familiar call which isn't a Tech. Good luck !

Jerry n9avy


On Saturday, May 9, 2020, 10:35:27 AM CDT, John - KC3FL via groups.io <kc3fl@...> wrote:
 
 

I got the station in Alexander also a few weeks ago.  Only need FN45 to finish Me and NH

I have 2 contacts in FN45 but they were both in Quebec. Does close count?
Baarry


Re: WX (was Copying the mail tonight on 40m)

1470 <boat.anchor@...>
 

On Sat, May 9, 2020 at 08:22 AM, Eric wrote:
Eric
The reason for the reading was a rain cell like I have never seen in my life.
It was the epitome of bucketing down.
always good to get you
Barry
Barry,
 
That is a drowning rain, for sure.
 
We saw something like that here in Topanga in 1980.  It was like solid water falling out of the sky.  All the roads in and out of the canyon were washed out.  Scoured right down to the bedrock.
 
73 de Eric, KG6MZS

 Eric
At one point I glanced at the display and it was showing rain rate @ 32mm/Hr
The event lasted from 06:00 to 18:00 UTC
cheers
Barry


Re: FN65 Maine - Finally !

Jerry N9AVY
 

John:

The only FN45 I worked was KC1BOS when he was there in 2016. You might search QRZ for Grids and see if you can find a familiar call which isn't a Tech. Good luck !

Jerry n9avy


On Saturday, May 9, 2020, 10:35:27 AM CDT, John - KC3FL via groups.io <kc3fl@...> wrote:


I got the station in Alexander also a few weeks ago.  Only need FN45 to finish Me and NH


Re: FN65 Maine - Finally !

 

I got the station in Alexander also a few weeks ago.  Only need FN45 to finish Me and NH


Re: WX (was Copying the mail tonight on 40m)

Eric <radio@...>
 

Eric
The reason for the reading was a rain cell like I have never seen in my life.
It was the epitome of bucketing down.
always good to get you
Barry

Barry,

That is a drowning rain, for sure.

We saw something like that here in Topanga in 1980.  It was like solid water falling out of the sky.  All the roads in and out of the canyon were washed out.  Scoured right down to the bedrock.

73 de Eric, KG6MZS


Re: WX (was Copying the mail tonight on 40m)

1470 <boat.anchor@...>
 

On Fri, May 8, 2020 at 08:02 AM, Eric wrote:
Barry,
 
 
I have no idea why you got such high reading at 30 feet.
 
Cheers,
73 de Eric, KG6MZS
 
PS; good to catch you on 30m last night.
Eric
The reason for the reading was a rain cell like I have never seen in my life.
It was the epitome of bucketing down.
always good to get you
Barry


Re: WX (was Copying the mail tonight on 40m)

1470 <boat.anchor@...>
 

On Fri, May 8, 2020 at 08:02 AM, Eric wrote:
I have no idea why you got such high reading at 30 feet.
 
Cheers,
73 de Eric, KG6MZS
 
PS; good to catch you on 30m last night.

On May 8, 2020, at 7:39 AM, 1470 via groups.io <boat.anchor@...> wrote:
On Fri, May 8, 2020 at 07:37 AM, 1470 wrote:
va7gemEric
It is 30". I used 3 lengths of chainlink top rail as a pole. It does sway a bit in the wind.
cheers
Barry
Make that 30 feet pls
Barry


Re: FN65 Maine - Finally !

Jerry N9AVY
 

Lobstah off the boat in Maine is awful tasty ! Used to run down the road to a place in Dover Point NH (on Great Bay) where restaurant had it's own fishing fleet - lobstah and scallops were awful tasty ! Spent a bunch of 2 - week vacations there and loved Maine.

When/if you go there check propagation before you drive to FN65 because it would be pointless unless conditions are good.

Have fun !

73, Jerry n9avy

On Saturday, May 9, 2020, 08:20:34 AM CDT, Chuck M via groups.io <cam51mail@...> wrote:


Well, If I can quit eating lobster long enough when we're up there and the weather cooperates, will see about heading up to that grid and finding a place to set up for a few hours. Eating lobster purchased fresh off the boat is tough to give up.  See how it goes.

Happy Mother's Day to the special women in your life.

73s
Chuck
KD9DVB
PODXS #2746


On Saturday, May 9, 2020, 12:45:29 AM EDT, Scotty W7PSK <w7psk@...> wrote:


I handed out FN44 for 7 years.


Was KB1AQ back then


On 5/8/2020 15:43, Jerry N9AVY wrote:
Chuck:

Okay on FN54, but FN65 is rarer.

Hope to work you one of these days .

73, Jerry n9avy
On Friday, May 8, 2020, 04:54:56 PM CDT, Chuck M via groups.io <cam51mail@...> wrote:


If we're allowed to travel this fall, will be in grid FN54 for several weeks.  Hopefully will work many of the group then.

Chuck
KD9DVB



On Fri, May 8, 2020 at 5:36 PM, Rick - N7WE
Congrats Jerry!  That is quite an accomplishment.  I still need FN45, FN55, FN56, and FN65 to finish ME.  I'm jealous - hi hi! 
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602

--
Scotty W7PSK
Everett, Washington
070 #138


Re: FN65 Maine - Finally !

Rick - N7WE
 

Roger the Lobster Fresh Off the Boat!  Back in my racing days we did a race close to Halifax, NS.  After the race the local CASC chapter put on a feed for drivers and crews.  It consisted of a fresh boiled lobster (that flopped over the edge of your tray) and a quart of Moosehead beer.  Seconds were free too, but I couldn't do it.  That was about 1972 and is still one of the best feeds I ever had!

Sure hope you make it up there and can find time to light up some grids...but only after you've had your fill of lobster!

And add my the Mother's Day wishes to all!

--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: FN65 Maine - Finally !

Chuck M
 

Well, If I can quit eating lobster long enough when we're up there and the weather cooperates, will see about heading up to that grid and finding a place to set up for a few hours. Eating lobster purchased fresh off the boat is tough to give up.  See how it goes.

Happy Mother's Day to the special women in your life.

73s
Chuck
KD9DVB
PODXS #2746


On Saturday, May 9, 2020, 12:45:29 AM EDT, Scotty W7PSK <w7psk@...> wrote:


I handed out FN44 for 7 years.


Was KB1AQ back then


On 5/8/2020 15:43, Jerry N9AVY wrote:
Chuck:

Okay on FN54, but FN65 is rarer.

Hope to work you one of these days .

73, Jerry n9avy
On Friday, May 8, 2020, 04:54:56 PM CDT, Chuck M via groups.io <cam51mail@...> wrote:


If we're allowed to travel this fall, will be in grid FN54 for several weeks.  Hopefully will work many of the group then.

Chuck
KD9DVB



On Fri, May 8, 2020 at 5:36 PM, Rick - N7WE
Congrats Jerry!  That is quite an accomplishment.  I still need FN45, FN55, FN56, and FN65 to finish ME.  I'm jealous - hi hi! 
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602

--
Scotty W7PSK
Everett, Washington
070 #138


Re: 17m?

Rick - N7WE
 

Test



--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: 17m?

N9JCA Chris Matthews <chris.n9jca@...>
 

I think the "unofficial " freq on 17M is 18.097
as we "LOST" 18.100 to FT8
Someone can correct me if I'm wrong

Chris N9JCA
73

PODXS 797


Re: FN65 Maine - Finally !

Scotty W7PSK
 

I handed out FN44 for 7 years.


Was KB1AQ back then


On 5/8/2020 15:43, Jerry N9AVY wrote:
Chuck:

Okay on FN54, but FN65 is rarer.

Hope to work you one of these days .

73, Jerry n9avy
On Friday, May 8, 2020, 04:54:56 PM CDT, Chuck M via groups.io <cam51mail@...> wrote:


If we're allowed to travel this fall, will be in grid FN54 for several weeks.  Hopefully will work many of the group then.

Chuck
KD9DVB



On Fri, May 8, 2020 at 5:36 PM, Rick - N7WE
Congrats Jerry!  That is quite an accomplishment.  I still need FN45, FN55, FN56, and FN65 to finish ME.  I'm jealous - hi hi! 
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602

--
Scotty W7PSK
Everett, Washington
070 #138


Thank You to Bryon, W7RIV #1481

stan W9SMR
 

The PODXS 070 Club thanks you, Bryon for your dedicated efforts as the Coordinator - August PSK-31 Expeditions to support and encourage participation in the APE Program. We know that you were unfortunately faced with serious website failures and in spite of that, communicated with members to encourage their adventures. Many successful APE adventures resulted, and for that we thank you.

We wish you well on your plans going forward and hope to see your continued PSK-31 activity. Maybe you will consider doing another APE?

We hope so, Thank You!!

73,

Stan
W9SMR – 070 #1611
PODXS 070 PR Director


Re: FN65 Maine - Finally !

Jerry N9AVY
 


Dave:

FN65 is one grid needed by most. Your last trip to Maine knocked out another grid , but FN65 remains the nothern most and rarest of Maine grids.

Congrats on you new job and welcome aboard to staff.

Jerry n9avy

On Friday, May 8, 2020, 07:41:45 PM CDT, KB3RAN 1692/381 via groups.io <davehardy0101@...> wrote:


I didn't realize that was a needed grid.  I worked from FN64 last summer and could have shifted up there.  I'll put it on my list of grids to activate, also.
--
Dave H
KB3RAN
1692/381


Welcome new PODXS-070 Coordinator - August PSK-31 Expeditions

stan W9SMR
 

We are excited to welcome Dave Hardy, KB3RAN, 070 #1692 of Lusby, MD as our new APE Coordinator. Dave said he was looking for a way to help with the Club restructuring and he brings a great history of participation and experience in portable operating.

 

He enjoys Roadtrek motorhome operation from parks, lighthouses and remote areas using a Solar Panel to run the rig. His APE last year was from Maine, operating from a picnic table outside. He set up a 20 and 40 meter dipole from trees or Buddipole mast.

 

Dave’s 2018 APE adventure set up on the deck of the Schooner Angelique off the Maine coast with his small solar panel and 857 and the captain assisted him with rigging a dipole along the main mast. He made a few contacts but the propagation was lousy. He did not make enough contacts to make it official.  Dave said: “It was fun and a great learning experience”. Isn’t that what it’s all about? 

 

Prior to the virus situation, his plan for this year was to travel for the summer starting around Memorial Day to Newfoundland and Labrador, going up through Nova Scotia. It looks like those plans are on hold for now.

 

One of Dave’s priorities in his new role is to bring back the APE Tall Tales which have been swept from the Club Website. He will also emphasize and encourage participation in the APE adventures. We hope the current COVID-19 does not impact the 2020 APEs.

 

We look forward to the leadership Dave intends to bring to make APE participation a priority for our wide opportunity club. We are very fortunate to have Dave leading this great activity for PODXS 070.

 

Welcome, Dave!

Jim, K5SP #483
PODXS 070 - Executive Director


Re: FN65 Maine - Finally !

DAVE KB3RAN 1692/381
 

I didn't realize that was a needed grid.  I worked from FN64 last summer and could have shifted up there.  I'll put it on my list of grids to activate, also.
--
Dave H
KB3RAN
1692/381

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