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Re: Chimp Chase - N7WE/P

Paula K7PAX #1739
 

Thanks Rick - I am going to take a break too, and try 40 meters tonight as well. Maybe we’ll see each other, and some others as well!

Paula K7PAX

On May 22, 2021, at 1:42 PM, Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:

QRT.  Sun is beating in on the lania so I'm out of here.  May be back this evening to try 40m.  Maybe not.  Good luck and fun to all.  (Congrats on making CHIMP Paula!)
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Rick - N7WE
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Paula K7PAX #1739


Chimp Chase

Jerry N9AVY
 

Got on for a bit last night, but only a couple stations. Same old call signs I always work, but where were all the "new guys" ? Was ailing so I went QRT early.

Was out in garage trying to locate all my goodies which got shuffled by my Daughters "cleaning" efforts.  Anything and everything was stuffed into boxes and I started to sort it all out.  Sheesh, what a mess ! So, far just one small shelf is done in a 2 car garage.  Maybe more tomorrow because I started to pass out. Now in A/C with a cold one and resting.

Might check 20/40m later but all I hear now is PSK63... UGH  the noise !

Saving myself for TDW ...


Jerry  n9avy


Re: Chimp Chase - N7WE/P

 

Rick, et al...
Wouldn't it be nice to understand everything you know about something? Or even to ask an intelligent question about it?
What is your EFHW? I know what an "End Fed Half Wave" is, but there's 100 different kinds.
What's your configuration?
I've got a Chameleon EMCOMM III, brand new, in the box that I want to deploy as one of our club's Field Day effort antenna's. I want to deploy the balun at the top of a flagpole, on a pully, with the long element going "Flat" to a nearby tree, (83' of wire), and the ground lug coming straight down to a ground rod. 
When you get a chance...
Milt.
N6MG

-----Original Message-----
From: Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Sat, May 22, 2021 1:05 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] Chimp Chase - N7WE/P

Not seeing you Paula.  But then my EFHW is might low - almost as deaf as I am - hi hi.
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Rick - N7WE
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Re: Chimp Chase - N7WE/P

Rick - N7WE
 

QRT.  Sun is beating in on the lania so I'm out of here.  May be back this evening to try 40m.  Maybe not.  Good luck and fun to all.  (Congrats on making CHIMP Paula!)
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Rick - N7WE
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N5SLY calling CQ Daze

Rick - N7WE
 

Lee, N5SLY on 20m at about 14.071.800 at 20:33 UTC calling CQ 070 Daze.  Good strong signal into central FL.
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Rick - N7WE
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Re: Chimp Chase - N7WE/P

Paula K7PAX #1739
 

Well I just got N5SLY for contact #4 in five and a half hours - hard won. But spread out - Florida, Alaska, California, Texas, and while I was writing this, Tennessee. So I finally got my minimum of 5!

Paula K7PAX

On May 22, 2021, at 1:05 PM, Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:

Not seeing you Paula.  But then my EFHW is might low - almost as deaf as I am - hi hi.
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Rick - N7WE
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Paula K7PAX #1739


Re: Chimp Chase - N7WE/P

Rick - N7WE
 

Not seeing you Paula.  But then my EFHW is might low - almost as deaf as I am - hi hi.
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Rick - N7WE
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Re: Chimp Chase - N7WE/P

Paula K7PAX #1739
 

Rick, I’ll turn the hexbeam your way a little . . .

Paula K7PAX

On May 22, 2021, at 12:49 PM, Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:

Back on 20m at 19:45 UTC.  Not seeing anything execept PSK63.  But I'll keep looking and calling.
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Rick - N7WE
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Paula K7PAX #1739


Re: Chimp Chase - N7WE/P

Rick - N7WE
 

Back on 20m at 19:45 UTC.  Not seeing anything execept PSK63.  But I'll keep looking and calling.
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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: #information CHIMP CHASE? #information

 

Paula, K7PAX is on 20m cq'n right now.
Milt
N6MG


-----Original Message-----
From: Dave Tucker Nu4N <dwtucker19@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Sat, May 22, 2021 11:30 am
Subject: Re: [070Club] #information CHIMP CHASE?

Thanks Paula for the info !! 88's
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Dave NU4N #1657 73's


Re: #information CHIMP CHASE? #information

 

Thanks Paula for the info !! 88's
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Dave NU4N #1657 73's


Re: #information CHIMP CHASE? #information

Paula K7PAX #1739
 

Similar to APE but less restrictive – you can operate at home if you wish, but must use a portable antenna and rig away from your base station. Use of shore power is OK. I am set up with my foldable hexbeam out on the patio, and a laptop and I-7000 on the dining room table. I have only contacted one station so far, KC3FL in Florida, the whole other corner of the country from here – I am in the PNW ad it is an RF black hole. I have seen Alan, WL7CG from Alaska, but haven’t been able to contact him. Hope to get Rick, N7WE pretty soon. He is taking a break.

 

Paula K7PAX 1739

 

From: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dave Tucker Nu4N
Sent: Saturday, May 22, 2021 10:56 AM
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Subject: [070Club] #information CHIMP CHASE?

 

I been away for awhile . What is the CHIMP Chase.
Tnx
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Dave NU4N #1657 73's


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Paula K7PAX #1739


Re: Chimp Chase - N7WE/P

Rick - N7WE
 

18:15 UTC and going QRT for a bite of lunch and a break.  Hope to be back later.  Thanks to those who've worked me!
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Rick - N7WE
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Re: Chimp Chase - N7WE/P

Rick - N7WE
 

Managed to get an EFHW up in the backyard - only 15 feet high.  But it is working somewhat.  Made 3 contacts so far.  I'm on 20m 14.070 - 14.071 to get away from the PSK63 on the EU DX contest.  Hope to work you!  Go Daze!  Go Chimp Chase!
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Rick - N7WE
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#information CHIMP CHASE? #information

 

I been away for awhile . What is the CHIMP Chase.
Tnx
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Dave NU4N #1657 73's


Re: CHIMP CHASE - WB3LGC

Steve WB3LGC
 

OK, I did get on and make a few QSO last night.  Later then I expected as company dropped by.

NOW, today (after 1200z)  I had problems getting the "working last night" W10 machine and Winwabler to work (correctly - as it was last night).  Is it the heat (87F going to 92F) ??  maybe?  

I switched to my Raspberry Pi + Fldigi.  It is working, but I am seeing only PSK63 and stations working EU PSK contest.

IT IS hot, I am going to try later this afternoon.  I was only running 5 Watts, but solar...  The 12m mast with 12m wire/9:1 balun tunes well.  I tested 80m to 15m with good SWR before using the ATU. 

steve

On 5/21/21 4:02 PM, stephen shearer wrote:

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.

 



Re: CHIMP CHASE and Endorsement Daze #4

Sherri Rapp
 

Due to heat and some homebrew antenna mis-measurements, I will only be chasing you Chimps instead of being a Chimp today on my usual antenna. With any luck, the antenna will be corrected by this evening when it's cooler, or tomorrow.

Sherri Rapp WB4OSU 


Re: CHIMP CHASE and Endorsement Daze #4

Sherri Rapp
 

I plan to "activate" my backyard on 22 and 23 May starting around 1500Z (11am EDT) as a CHIMP. Will likely break from 1700Z to 2100Z due to temperature. Look for me on 20m primarily. Will likely poke around 40m, too. 

Sherri Rapp,  WB4OSU, #2601


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
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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

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