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Re: Chimp Chase - N7WE/P -Murphy!

Jerry N9AVY
 

Rick:

Think you may have won the Golden Banana Award for trying , hi , hi !    Emoji

On Friday, May 21, 2021, 07:17:34 PM CDT, Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:


Murphy found me!  Was testing the setup 20m and suddenly SWR went to 25:1.  Tried switching to the 40m Hamstick and no joy - 25:1.  Problem appears to be coax connection inside the magmount.  I'm not going to tear into that tonight.  Sorry not to be on.  Maybe I can fix it or get another portable antenna rigged tomorrow.  Dang Murphy!  But that's what I get for not using this config since 2016.  Oh well.  Good luck to all.  Chase those Chimps!
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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


CHIMP CHASE KB3RAN

DAVE KB3RAN 1692/381
 

I was on the air already from Fancy Gap Campground on the Blue Ridge Parkway.  Grid EM96pp  at 3000' elevation.  Ran a hamstick and made 8 contacts before the band went to sleep.   Thanks, Lee N5SLY for the special event station.  Contact s with Cuba, MA, IL  N9AVY,  OH, ON, TX, MN and QC.  Not a bad circle, I'd say.  

 I'll be back on the air tomorrow  Saturday for Endorsement Daze.  Look for me on 20 and 40 meters.  Plan to get some wire in the air tomorrow with tree hung dipoles.

See you in the morning.

Dave
KB3RAN
1692/381 
APE Event Manager

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Dave H KB3RAN 1692/381


Re: CHIMP CHASE and Endorsement Daze #4

Paula K7PAX #1739
 

I am calling CQ as a Chimp on 20 meters 14.070.55 at 01:12 UTC
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Paula K7PAX #1739


Re: Chimp Chase - N7WE/P -Murphy!

Rick - N7WE
 

Murphy found me!  Was testing the setup 20m and suddenly SWR went to 25:1.  Tried switching to the 40m Hamstick and no joy - 25:1.  Problem appears to be coax connection inside the magmount.  I'm not going to tear into that tonight.  Sorry not to be on.  Maybe I can fix it or get another portable antenna rigged tomorrow.  Dang Murphy!  But that's what I get for not using this config since 2016.  Oh well.  Good luck to all.  Chase those Chimps!
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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: CHIMP CHASE - WB3LGC

stephen shearer
 

CHANGE - tonight 0000z to 0200z I will NOT be portable...  BUT I will be on 80m from DE for anyone needing the state.  IF, 80m is a dud, I will move to 40m...  I will be running 70 watts.  I will also "chase".

I am trying to "iron" out the kinks with Winwabler.  I have used it before, its been a while.  Not using Raspberry Pi as I "think" Winwabler (and W10) may be better for "contests" aka FD. 

Tomorrow, morning (after 1200z) I plan on being portable.

73, steve WB3LGC #2814 FM19er Wilmington, DE

On 5/20/21 11:41 AM, stephen shearer wrote:

OK, since May 22 starts at 00z... 
Weather permitting (forecast - to be nice)  I will be on 80m (maybe 40m) from 00z to 02z. 
I "expect" to be running 70 watts. 

73, steve WB3LGC

On 5/18/21 10:33 AM, stephen shearer via groups.io wrote:

Weather permitting, I plan on being active May 22.  "portable" from the backyard deck. 
I will at least be running 10 watts.  Antenna 12m random wire vertical. 
Current forecast is cloudy and <25% chance of rain, but 86F may limit me to morning hours.
A nice "dry" run for Field Day...

Plan 20m and 40m
WB3LGC #2814 FM19er Wilmington, DE LoTW upload

changes will be announced via email.
OK, if the station is outside with portable antenna, can I operate remote?  (inside - not in shack - portable wifi)

73, steve WB3LGC #2814


On 5/17/21 8:39 PM, stan W9SMR wrote:
CHIMP CHASE and Endorsement Daze #4
Saturday, May 22
Sunday May 23

 

CHIMP CHASE  -  Let Us Know Your Plans

 

You’ve had a couple weeks to make your plans. Please let us know if you plan to go Chimp Chase portable and we will look for you!!

 

A Chimp qualified portable expedition site must be away from your home radio shack. You may use home power but you need to set up a temporary/portable antenna and station away from the home shack. Backyard ops and park picnic benches are encouraged for this category.

 



Chimp Chase - N7WE/P

Rick - N7WE
 

I'm planning to be on this evening as N7WE/P - portable from my driveway.  Antenna will be a HamStick on a magmount on the roof of my CRV.  Rig will be the K3 powered by Bioenno BLF-1212A battery.  Operator all folded up in the back seat!  Will start at about 0000 UTC on 20m and if it has closed will move to 40m.  Will post here if and when I move.  Probably only on for an hour or so tonight.  Hope to do more Saturday afternoon EDT.  I'm a Chimp... come chase me!
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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


CHIMP CHASE - W3HF

Steve W3HF
 

I am hoping to do a backyard Chimp effort, mainly as a test of the portable station. I haven't used it for a few years, and have a new laptop and SignaLink USB to wring out. This is in preparation for an opportunity to use my VQ9HF license during the summer. Station consists of a multi-band portable vertical and an FT-857.

My Chimp activities are subject to pre-emption by my duties to my wife during our neighborhood garage sale tomorrow.

Steve
W3HF


Re: CHIMP CHASE - WB3LGC

stephen shearer
 

OK, since May 22 starts at 00z... 
Weather permitting (forecast - to be nice)  I will be on 80m (maybe 40m) from 00z to 02z. 
I "expect" to be running 70 watts. 

73, steve WB3LGC

On 5/18/21 10:33 AM, stephen shearer via groups.io wrote:

Weather permitting, I plan on being active May 22.  "portable" from the backyard deck. 
I will at least be running 10 watts.  Antenna 12m random wire vertical. 
Current forecast is cloudy and <25% chance of rain, but 86F may limit me to morning hours.
A nice "dry" run for Field Day...

Plan 20m and 40m
WB3LGC #2814 FM19er Wilmington, DE LoTW upload

changes will be announced via email.
OK, if the station is outside with portable antenna, can I operate remote?  (inside - not in shack - portable wifi)

73, steve WB3LGC #2814


On 5/17/21 8:39 PM, stan W9SMR wrote:
CHIMP CHASE and Endorsement Daze #4
Saturday, May 22
Sunday May 23

 

CHIMP CHASE  -  Let Us Know Your Plans

 

You’ve had a couple weeks to make your plans. Please let us know if you plan to go Chimp Chase portable and we will look for you!!

 

A Chimp qualified portable expedition site must be away from your home radio shack. You may use home power but you need to set up a temporary/portable antenna and station away from the home shack. Backyard ops and park picnic benches are encouraged for this category.

 



TDW Bonus Stations

Jim K5SP
 

The selection of bonus stations has been completed, and we have a group that spans the entire US time zones.  Unfortunately, only one "DX" station volunteered.

Selected:

East Coast: KB3RAN and KC3FL.

Midwest: N5SLY, N9AVY, KE5PYF

Left Coast: N6MG, KD6TR (last year's Top Dawg)

DX: VA7GEM

Good luck to all in hunting down these volunteers for the Bonus Station Credits. 

73
Jim K5SP


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Jim,  K5SP #483
Executive Director/Member Services Director


Welcome 2833, 2834

Jim K5SP
 

Please join me in welcoming new members:

2833  Robert KE0STT 05-08-21
2834  Ted      KN4ZXG 05-16-21

Jim K5SP
Executive/Membership Director


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Jim,  K5SP #483
Executive Director/Member Services Director


Re: Psk Reporter and spotrting

Don - KM4UDX
 

John -- excellent guidance! Thank you.
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Don, km4udx, uBITX, and other obscure acronyms go here...


Re: CHIMP CHASE - N7WE/P

Rick - N7WE
 

Hoping to go Chimp Chase Portable, but it is dependent on the arrival of an "in-transit" laptop battery. It will probably be Car Portable with a HamStick on a magmount - 20 or 40m.  Times TBD.  Will post here if plans come together.  But if it doesn't come together, I will be on for LONP contacts and chasing Chimps from the shack.
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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Psk Reporter and spotrting

 

Stan's message on Endorsement Daze mentions spotting stations on Psk Reporter which is a great aid to see activity on a band.  I'm not sure if other software has to be setup to spot stations, but I do know Fldigi requires it to be configured to achieve spotting.  If you are using Fldigi and haven't set it up, it's very simple to do.
Under configuration, Misc. check all boxes except the one that says "Disable spotting when signal browser(s) are not visible"  On the main screen you have to check the "Spot" box at the upper right.  After doing that, every time you start up Fldigi or change band, you will show up on the map as being on the air as a spotting station on that band.  You will also be able to download from Psk Reporter a log of all the stations you spotted during the past week.
Very important, Psk Reporter looks for the DE then a call sign two times before it spots you so use your call two times in your macros to improve your spots.

John
KC3FL


Re: CHIMP CHASE - WB3LGC

stephen shearer
 

Weather permitting, I plan on being active May 22.  "portable" from the backyard deck. 
I will at least be running 10 watts.  Antenna 12m random wire vertical. 
Current forecast is cloudy and <25% chance of rain, but 86F may limit me to morning hours.
A nice "dry" run for Field Day...

Plan 20m and 40m
WB3LGC #2814 FM19er Wilmington, DE LoTW upload

changes will be announced via email.
OK, if the station is outside with portable antenna, can I operate remote?  (inside - not in shack - portable wifi)

73, steve WB3LGC #2814


On 5/17/21 8:39 PM, stan W9SMR wrote:
CHIMP CHASE and Endorsement Daze #4
Saturday, May 22
Sunday May 23

 

CHIMP CHASE  -  Let Us Know Your Plans

 

You’ve had a couple weeks to make your plans. Please let us know if you plan to go Chimp Chase portable and we will look for you!!

 

A Chimp qualified portable expedition site must be away from your home radio shack. You may use home power but you need to set up a temporary/portable antenna and station away from the home shack. Backyard ops and park picnic benches are encouraged for this category.

 



Re: CHIMP CHASE and Endorsement Daze #4

Darin - KO4EJD
 

Going with the Super Antenna on tripod anchored with sand bags.  If that doesn't work I'll try it on a ground spike.  My fall back is the Eagle One.  

Darin
KO4EJD 


On Tue, May 18, 2021, 4:58 AM Don - KM4UDX <dontay155@...> wrote:
Darin -- your setup looks great. And the sort of sand looks sort of comfortable.  What is the antenna plan?
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Don, km4udx


Re: CHIMP CHASE and Endorsement Daze #4

Don - KM4UDX
 

Darin -- your setup looks great. And the sort of sand looks sort of comfortable.  What is the antenna plan?
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Don, km4udx


Re: CHIMP CHASE and Endorsement Daze #4

Darin - KO4EJD
 

KO4EJD CHIMP ready to roll.
Activating POTA K-8298 Mittry Lake Wildlife Area.  This is my first POTA activation and would like to activate it with only PODXS070'ers.

I've been getting equipment ready for weeks.  We're heading out Friday morning for camp setup. 

Plan is to stay out until Monday.  I'll operate PSK primarily on 20M to hopefully get park activated.  If successful I'll be happy to QSY.  Internet is pretty good out there so I'll try and update via group page if we have one.

One piece of equipment failed to get here but I've got my fingers crossed the seller gets on the ball.  Confidence is low.  I've got a work around in my head so hopefully it'll all come together.
Wednesday is grocery day.  Hoping for a couple of steaks making their way into the cooler.

As I said in an earlier post, we went out a couple of weeks ago to get some of our other equipment tested again.
Here's the pics from that overnighter.  This site is about 10 minutes south of Mittry Lake.

Weather forecast is mid 80s to low 90s during the day and low 60s in the evening. 

Look forward to working everyone in DAZE 4.

Darin
KO4EJD








On Mon, May 17, 2021 at 5:39 PM stan W9SMR <robinstan@...> wrote:
CHIMP CHASE and Endorsement Daze #4
Saturday, May 22
Sunday May 23

 

CHIMP CHASE  -  Let Us Know Your Plans

 

You’ve had a couple weeks to make your plans. Please let us know if you plan to go Chimp Chase portable and we will look for you!!

 

A Chimp qualified portable expedition site must be away from your home radio shack. You may use home power but you need to set up a temporary/portable antenna and station away from the home shack. Backyard ops and park picnic benches are encouraged for this category.

 

If this operation is at an official POTA or SOTA so much the better! Let us know the details using the Reflector.

 

For this introductory attempt to be a valid CHIMP CHASE, the operation must take place during the Daze #4 event and make at least 5 two-way PSK31 contacts with different call signs / bands.

 

Post your intended CHIMP activation by responding to this notice.  Include planned  times and bands of operation to greatly increase your successes.

 

Note that no prior approval is required to enjoy a sunny afternoon on the patio!

 

Following successful completion of your CHIMP operation, post your story on the Reflector or just send me an email advising me of your successful operation and a “CHIMP CHASE Atta-Boy” PDF will be emailed to you.

 

Endorsement Daze Objective - LONP

 

If you are a new member, this is your Golden Opportunity!  You can start accumulating toward that 100 member contacts required for LONP Membership - Currently, only 451 of our 2,832 members have qualified.

 

Our Endorsement Daze #4 event is planned for 48 hours in hopes of finding everyone’s available operating times.

 

There is nothing critical about this timing. Get on when you can and the conditions are favorable and enjoy the event. Post your intentions on the Reflector.

 

Starting: 00:00 UTC on Saturday, May 22

Ending:  23:59 UTC on Sunday, May 23

 

Join the fun and enjoy…Call: CQ CQ 070 Daze de (Ur Call)

 

If you will be operating portable, include CHIMP (or Portable) in your CQ.

 

For Endorsement credit, upload your complete log promptly to the Online Endorsement Checker :  Endorsement Checker

 

If your 070 membership number is above #2786, you should apply for LONP credit by submitting your entire log of member contacts per the Instructions !  

 

As you see activity on the waterfall, be sure to “SPOT” those calls and your own to PSKReporter and on the Reflector. Be sure to Spot any CHIMPS you see.

 

It’s OK to QSO with non-members, too. Just show them how much fun the

PODXS 070 Club can be and welcome them to join us.

 

After you enjoy the Daze #4, please send me your comments and suggestions to improve this Event. I hope to have a repeat Endorsement Daze in August and if the Chimp Chase is popular, we’ll do another one.

 

Stan

W9SMR - 070  #1611

PODXS 070 - PR Director


CHIMP CHASE and Endorsement Daze #4

stan W9SMR
 

CHIMP CHASE and Endorsement Daze #4
Saturday, May 22
Sunday May 23

 

CHIMP CHASE  -  Let Us Know Your Plans

 

You’ve had a couple weeks to make your plans. Please let us know if you plan to go Chimp Chase portable and we will look for you!!

 

A Chimp qualified portable expedition site must be away from your home radio shack. You may use home power but you need to set up a temporary/portable antenna and station away from the home shack. Backyard ops and park picnic benches are encouraged for this category.

 

If this operation is at an official POTA or SOTA so much the better! Let us know the details using the Reflector.

 

For this introductory attempt to be a valid CHIMP CHASE, the operation must take place during the Daze #4 event and make at least 5 two-way PSK31 contacts with different call signs / bands.

 

Post your intended CHIMP activation by responding to this notice.  Include planned  times and bands of operation to greatly increase your successes.

 

Note that no prior approval is required to enjoy a sunny afternoon on the patio!

 

Following successful completion of your CHIMP operation, post your story on the Reflector or just send me an email advising me of your successful operation and a “CHIMP CHASE Atta-Boy” PDF will be emailed to you.

 

Endorsement Daze Objective - LONP

 

If you are a new member, this is your Golden Opportunity!  You can start accumulating toward that 100 member contacts required for LONP Membership - Currently, only 451 of our 2,832 members have qualified.

 

Our Endorsement Daze #4 event is planned for 48 hours in hopes of finding everyone’s available operating times.

 

There is nothing critical about this timing. Get on when you can and the conditions are favorable and enjoy the event. Post your intentions on the Reflector.

 

Starting: 00:00 UTC on Saturday, May 22

Ending:  23:59 UTC on Sunday, May 23

 

Join the fun and enjoy…Call: CQ CQ 070 Daze de (Ur Call)

 

If you will be operating portable, include CHIMP (or Portable) in your CQ.

 

For Endorsement credit, upload your complete log promptly to the Online Endorsement Checker :  Endorsement Checker

 

If your 070 membership number is above #2786, you should apply for LONP credit by submitting your entire log of member contacts per the Instructions !  

 

As you see activity on the waterfall, be sure to “SPOT” those calls and your own to PSKReporter and on the Reflector. Be sure to Spot any CHIMPS you see.

 

It’s OK to QSO with non-members, too. Just show them how much fun the

PODXS 070 Club can be and welcome them to join us.

 

After you enjoy the Daze #4, please send me your comments and suggestions to improve this Event. I hope to have a repeat Endorsement Daze in August and if the Chimp Chase is popular, we’ll do another one.

 

Stan

W9SMR - 070  #1611

PODXS 070 - PR Director


Re: W5P Perrin Field Special Event

Leland Sly
 

I think I had to go visit the small room down the hall about that time...lol

No worries as the event is going on for the next 9 days.

73

Lee N5SLY

On Fri, May 14, 2021 at 7:48 PM Darin - KO4EJD <darin.crowley@...> wrote:
I saw you work to stations and just like that you were gone.

Darin
KO4EJD 

On Fri, May 14, 2021, 5:15 PM Leland Sly <lee.n5sly@...> wrote:
I'm on 14.070 right now doing PSK31 using the W5P call sign if anyone wants a QSO.  I'll be going to 7.070 at 0100z,

73

Lee N5SLY


Re: W5P Perrin Field Special Event

Darin - KO4EJD
 

I saw you work to stations and just like that you were gone.

Darin
KO4EJD 

On Fri, May 14, 2021, 5:15 PM Leland Sly <lee.n5sly@...> wrote:
I'm on 14.070 right now doing PSK31 using the W5P call sign if anyone wants a QSO.  I'll be going to 7.070 at 0100z,

73

Lee N5SLY

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