2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - 40m and 80m


JEFF WALSH
 

I just worked Bob on 30m ...strong signal into MS at 14:12 zulu
 
JEFF WALSH
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On Sunday, August 27, 2017 8:58 AM, "John Bower poppajohnbower@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:


 
are you guys playing today?
John KE4JB

On Sat, Aug 26, 2017 at 9:07 PM, stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 
Stan gives up on 17m. Not one PSK-31 trace seen. Even the FT8's have disappeared.

Stan headed to 80m, 3,580  +2,200Hz.

Bob worked 2 on 30m in 45 minutes. Bob moving to 40m, 7,070 +1,800 Hz
GL.,
Stan





From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Saturday, August 26, 2017 8:12 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - 30m and 17m
 


We have finished a relaxing banana dinner and plan to resume our APE. For approximately the next hour, look for us as follows:

Bob will do 30m, 10,140 +1,500Hz

Stan will do 17m, 18,100 +2,000 Hz

Cert Chasers...go for it!

73,
Stan





From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Saturday, August 26, 2017 12:13 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - 20m and 15m
 



We will try 15m and 20m. Bob worked Vic, K1CGI on 15m.

73,
Stan


From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Saturday, August 26, 2017 8:50 AM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - Back On the Air
 



Good Morning!!

A good day yesterday in spite of questionable propagation. We had 86 QSOs on 20m, 30m, 40m, and 80m. mostly 20m. We already have several 3 Band APE Hunter Certificate winners. Even Matt, "APE in the Boonies", W5MMW/VE3 earned his Cert. Another APE to APE first for the Pontoon Portable boys.

Starting this morning on 40m and 20m. Look for "KC9UR Pontoon Portable".

73,Stan
W9SMR




From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Friday, August 25, 2017 5:25 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - On the Air
 


Bob to 30m  10,140 +2,000Hz

Stan back on 40m  7,070 +2,000Hz



From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Friday, August 25, 2017 4:13 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - On the Air
 




Finally figured out the problem with the Half-square. Muskrats must have chewed thru switch control cable. Now working OK.

Operation switching to Bob on 20m. Stan will call on 17m 18,100 +2,000 HZ and check-call on 6m on the half hours. 40m looks promising as we hear SSB but see no traces. Will check back again.


Look for us. Got 18 in the log on 20m so far.

73,
Stan


From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Friday, August 25, 2017 2:29 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - On the Air
 




WE finally got the antennas up and tuned.

Saw PropNet from EL99 on 6m. Will call on the half-hours around 50,290 +2,000 Hz.

Otherwise, look for KC9UR on 20m 14,070 +2,000 Hz
 
Bob tuning up for 17m. If we can find a hole around the FT8 signals..

Worked first ever APE to APE using Pontoon Portable to Pontoon Portable stations. Tnx Matt, W5MMW/VE3

Off we go, 73,
Stan
W9SMR
Bob
KC9UR



From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of v32hoosier@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 6:38 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE
 


Yahoo decided to bury the announcement I posted yesterday into an old thread from years past, so I'm re-posting it:

The KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE has been spotted thrashing about northeast Indiana preparing to get on the air this Friday afternoon, Aug 25th, and continuing through Sunday morning, Aug 27th.  Stan (W9SMR) and I are looking forward to our 5th consecutive APE from beautiful Round Lake, and to reconnecting with hunters of years past as well as working as many new PSKers as possible (last year's contact total exceeded 200).  As in previous years, we're offering a custom QSL card and also a nice certificate to the persistent hunters who work us on three or more bands.  We will be operating two stations on 80 thru 6 meters, propagation permitting.  We'll post updates to this forum when we get on the air.

Happy hunting!
Stan (W9SMR) and Bob (KC9UR)




















John Bower <poppajohnbower@...>
 

are you guys playing today?
John KE4JB

On Sat, Aug 26, 2017 at 9:07 PM, stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

Stan gives up on 17m. Not one PSK-31 trace seen. Even the FT8's have disappeared.


Stan headed to 80m, 3,580  +2,200Hz.


Bob worked 2 on 30m in 45 minutes. Bob moving to 40m, 7,070 +1,800 Hz

GL.,

Stan






From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Saturday, August 26, 2017 8:12 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - 30m and 17m
 


We have finished a relaxing banana dinner and plan to resume our APE. For approximately the next hour, look for us as follows:


Bob will do 30m, 10,140 +1,500Hz


Stan will do 17m, 18,100 +2,000 Hz


Cert Chasers...go for it!


73,

Stan






From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Saturday, August 26, 2017 12:13 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - 20m and 15m
 



We will try 15m and 20m. Bob worked Vic, K1CGI on 15m.

73,
Stan


From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Saturday, August 26, 2017 8:50 AM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - Back On the Air
 



Good Morning!!

A good day yesterday in spite of questionable propagation. We had 86 QSOs on 20m, 30m, 40m, and 80m. mostly 20m. We already have several 3 Band APE Hunter Certificate winners. Even Matt, "APE in the Boonies", W5MMW/VE3 earned his Cert. Another APE to APE first for the Pontoon Portable boys.

Starting this morning on 40m and 20m. Look for "KC9UR Pontoon Portable".

73,Stan
W9SMR




From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Friday, August 25, 2017 5:25 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - On the Air
 


Bob to 30m  10,140 +2,000Hz


Stan back on 40m  7,070 +2,000Hz




From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Friday, August 25, 2017 4:13 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - On the Air
 




Finally figured out the problem with the Half-square. Muskrats must have chewed thru switch control cable. Now working OK.

Operation switching to Bob on 20m. Stan will call on 17m 18,100 +2,000 HZ and check-call on 6m on the half hours. 40m looks promising as we hear SSB but see no traces. Will check back again.


Look for us. Got 18 in the log on 20m so far.

73,
Stan


From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Friday, August 25, 2017 2:29 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - On the Air
 




WE finally got the antennas up and tuned.

Saw PropNet from EL99 on 6m. Will call on the half-hours around 50,290 +2,000 Hz.

Otherwise, look for KC9UR on 20m 14,070 +2,000 Hz
 
Bob tuning up for 17m. If we can find a hole around the FT8 signals..

Worked first ever APE to APE using Pontoon Portable to Pontoon Portable stations. Tnx Matt, W5MMW/VE3

Off we go, 73,
Stan
W9SMR
Bob
KC9UR



From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of v32hoosier@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 6:38 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE
 


Yahoo decided to bury the announcement I posted yesterday into an old thread from years past, so I'm re-posting it:


The KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE has been spotted thrashing about northeast Indiana preparing to get on the air this Friday afternoon, Aug 25th, and continuing through Sunday morning, Aug 27th.  Stan (W9SMR) and I are looking forward to our 5th consecutive APE from beautiful Round Lake, and to reconnecting with hunters of years past as well as working as many new PSKers as possible (last year's contact total exceeded 200).  As in previous years, we're offering a custom QSL card and also a nice certificate to the persistent hunters who work us on three or more bands.  We will be operating two stations on 80 thru 6 meters, propagation permitting.  We'll post updates to this forum when we get on the air.

Happy hunting!
Stan (W9SMR) and Bob (KC9UR)


















boat.anchor@...
 

Paul es Stan
Nice work
I have been CQing on 80M for 30Min es nothing seen.
Hoping for 17 or 30 tomorrow. 40M tonight was pure luck es lots of skill TU to the boat crew.
Barry



---In 070@..., <nu4c@...> wrote :

Stan,
TU for digging me out on 80m. That is 4 bands. Woo Hoo.
73 % GL de
Paul nu4c


Paul Milward <nu4c@...>
 

Stan,
TU for digging me out on 80m. That is 4 bands. Woo Hoo.
73 % GL de
Paul nu4c

On Aug 26, 2017 21:07, "stan robinson robinstan@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:
 

Stan gives up on 17m. Not one PSK-31 trace seen. Even the FT8's have disappeared.


Stan headed to 80m, 3,580  +2,200Hz.


Bob worked 2 on 30m in 45 minutes. Bob moving to 40m, 7,070 +1,800 Hz

GL.,

Stan






From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Saturday, August 26, 2017 8:12 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - 30m and 17m
 


We have finished a relaxing banana dinner and plan to resume our APE. For approximately the next hour, look for us as follows:


Bob will do 30m, 10,140 +1,500Hz


Stan will do 17m, 18,100 +2,000 Hz


Cert Chasers...go for it!


73,

Stan






From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Saturday, August 26, 2017 12:13 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - 20m and 15m
 



We will try 15m and 20m. Bob worked Vic, K1CGI on 15m.

73,
Stan


From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Saturday, August 26, 2017 8:50 AM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - Back On the Air
 



Good Morning!!

A good day yesterday in spite of questionable propagation. We had 86 QSOs on 20m, 30m, 40m, and 80m. mostly 20m. We already have several 3 Band APE Hunter Certificate winners. Even Matt, "APE in the Boonies", W5MMW/VE3 earned his Cert. Another APE to APE first for the Pontoon Portable boys.

Starting this morning on 40m and 20m. Look for "KC9UR Pontoon Portable".

73,Stan
W9SMR




From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Friday, August 25, 2017 5:25 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - On the Air
 


Bob to 30m  10,140 +2,000Hz


Stan back on 40m  7,070 +2,000Hz




From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Friday, August 25, 2017 4:13 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - On the Air
 




Finally figured out the problem with the Half-square. Muskrats must have chewed thru switch control cable. Now working OK.

Operation switching to Bob on 20m. Stan will call on 17m 18,100 +2,000 HZ and check-call on 6m on the half hours. 40m looks promising as we hear SSB but see no traces. Will check back again.


Look for us. Got 18 in the log on 20m so far.

73,
Stan


From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Friday, August 25, 2017 2:29 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - On the Air
 




WE finally got the antennas up and tuned.

Saw PropNet from EL99 on 6m. Will call on the half-hours around 50,290 +2,000 Hz.

Otherwise, look for KC9UR on 20m 14,070 +2,000 Hz
 
Bob tuning up for 17m. If we can find a hole around the FT8 signals..

Worked first ever APE to APE using Pontoon Portable to Pontoon Portable stations. Tnx Matt, W5MMW/VE3

Off we go, 73,
Stan
W9SMR
Bob
KC9UR



From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of v32hoosier@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 6:38 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE
 


Yahoo decided to bury the announcement I posted yesterday into an old thread from years past, so I'm re-posting it:


The KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE has been spotted thrashing about northeast Indiana preparing to get on the air this Friday afternoon, Aug 25th, and continuing through Sunday morning, Aug 27th.  Stan (W9SMR) and I are looking forward to our 5th consecutive APE from beautiful Round Lake, and to reconnecting with hunters of years past as well as working as many new PSKers as possible (last year's contact total exceeded 200).  As in previous years, we're offering a custom QSL card and also a nice certificate to the persistent hunters who work us on three or more bands.  We will be operating two stations on 80 thru 6 meters, propagation permitting.  We'll post updates to this forum when we get on the air.

Happy hunting!
Stan (W9SMR) and Bob (KC9UR)


















K8TOM
 

RR, Paula.  I just managed to get him in the log for 40M.  You are a tad bit west of me so the band should be coming in there soon, too.

Tom
K8TOM

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On Sat, Aug 26, 2017 at 6:22 PM, 'Hamette' hamette@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

Just saw a faint trace of Bob on 40 meters – will hang out there for a while and see if I can catch him. The band is just now starting to come up here in Washington

 

Paula K7PAX

 

From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Saturday, August 26, 2017 18:08
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - 40m and 80m

 

 

Stan gives up on 17m. Not one PSK-31 trace seen. Even the FT8's have disappeared.

 

Stan headed to 80m, 3,580  +2,200Hz.

 

Bob worked 2 on 30m in 45 minutes. Bob moving to 40m, 7,070 +1,800 Hz

GL.,

Stan

 

 

 


From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Saturday, August 26, 2017 8:12 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - 30m and 17m

 

 

We have finished a relaxing banana dinner and plan to resume our APE. For approximately the next hour, look for us as follows:

 

Bob will do 30m, 10,140 +1,500Hz

 

Stan will do 17m, 18,100 +2,000 Hz

 

Cert Chasers...go for it!

 

73,

Stan

 

 

 


From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Saturday, August 26, 2017 12:13 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - 20m and 15m

 

 

 

We will try 15m and 20m. Bob worked Vic, K1CGI on 15m.

 

73,

Stan


From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Saturday, August 26, 2017 8:50 AM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - Back On the Air

 

 

 

Good Morning!!

 

A good day yesterday in spite of questionable propagation. We had 86 QSOs on 20m, 30m, 40m, and 80m. mostly 20m. We already have several 3 Band APE Hunter Certificate winners. Even Matt, "APE in the Boonies", W5MMW/VE3 earned his Cert. Another APE to APE first for the Pontoon Portable boys.

 

Starting this morning on 40m and 20m. Look for "KC9UR Pontoon Portable".

 

73,Stan

W9SMR

 

 

 


From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Friday, August 25, 2017 5:25 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - On the Air

 

 

Bob to 30m  10,140 +2,000Hz

 

Stan back on 40m  7,070 +2,000Hz

 


From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Friday, August 25, 2017 4:13 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - On the Air

 

 

 


Finally figured out the problem with the Half-square. Muskrats must have chewed thru switch control cable. Now working OK.

 

Operation switching to Bob on 20m. Stan will call on 17m 18,100 +2,000 HZ and check-call on 6m on the half hours. 40m looks promising as we hear SSB but see no traces. Will check back again.

 


Look for us. Got 18 in the log on 20m so far.

 

73,

Stan

 


From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Friday, August 25, 2017 2:29 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - On the Air

 

 

 


WE finally got the antennas up and tuned.

 

Saw PropNet from EL99 on 6m. Will call on the half-hours around 50,290 +2,000 Hz.

 

Otherwise, look for KC9UR on 20m 14,070 +2,000 Hz

 

Bob tuning up for 17m. If we can find a hole around the FT8 signals..

 

Worked first ever APE to APE using Pontoon Portable to Pontoon Portable stations. Tnx Matt, W5MMW/VE3

 

Off we go, 73,

Stan

W9SMR

Bob

KC9UR

 


From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of v32hoosier@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 6:38 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE

 

 

Yahoo decided to bury the announcement I posted yesterday into an old thread from years past, so I'm re-posting it:

 

The KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE has been spotted thrashing about northeast Indiana preparing to get on the air this Friday afternoon, Aug 25th, and continuing through Sunday morning, Aug 27th.  Stan (W9SMR) and I are looking forward to our 5th consecutive APE from beautiful Round Lake, and to reconnecting with hunters of years past as well as working as many new PSKers as possible (last year's contact total exceeded 200).  As in previous years, we're offering a custom QSL card and also a nice certificate to the persistent hunters who work us on three or more bands.  We will be operating two stations on 80 thru 6 meters, propagation permitting.  We'll post updates to this forum when we get on the air.

 

Happy hunting!

Stan (W9SMR) and Bob (KC9UR)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Paula K7PAX #1739
 

Just saw a faint trace of Bob on 40 meters – will hang out there for a while and see if I can catch him. The band is just now starting to come up here in Washington

 

Paula K7PAX

 

From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Saturday, August 26, 2017 18:08
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - 40m and 80m

 

 

Stan gives up on 17m. Not one PSK-31 trace seen. Even the FT8's have disappeared.

 

Stan headed to 80m, 3,580  +2,200Hz.

 

Bob worked 2 on 30m in 45 minutes. Bob moving to 40m, 7,070 +1,800 Hz

GL.,

Stan

 

 

 


From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Saturday, August 26, 2017 8:12 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - 30m and 17m

 

 

We have finished a relaxing banana dinner and plan to resume our APE. For approximately the next hour, look for us as follows:

 

Bob will do 30m, 10,140 +1,500Hz

 

Stan will do 17m, 18,100 +2,000 Hz

 

Cert Chasers...go for it!

 

73,

Stan

 

 

 


From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Saturday, August 26, 2017 12:13 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - 20m and 15m

 

 

 

We will try 15m and 20m. Bob worked Vic, K1CGI on 15m.

 

73,

Stan


From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Saturday, August 26, 2017 8:50 AM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - Back On the Air

 

 

 

Good Morning!!

 

A good day yesterday in spite of questionable propagation. We had 86 QSOs on 20m, 30m, 40m, and 80m. mostly 20m. We already have several 3 Band APE Hunter Certificate winners. Even Matt, "APE in the Boonies", W5MMW/VE3 earned his Cert. Another APE to APE first for the Pontoon Portable boys.

 

Starting this morning on 40m and 20m. Look for "KC9UR Pontoon Portable".

 

73,Stan

W9SMR

 

 

 


From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Friday, August 25, 2017 5:25 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - On the Air

 

 

Bob to 30m  10,140 +2,000Hz

 

Stan back on 40m  7,070 +2,000Hz

 


From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Friday, August 25, 2017 4:13 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - On the Air

 

 

 


Finally figured out the problem with the Half-square. Muskrats must have chewed thru switch control cable. Now working OK.

 

Operation switching to Bob on 20m. Stan will call on 17m 18,100 +2,000 HZ and check-call on 6m on the half hours. 40m looks promising as we hear SSB but see no traces. Will check back again.

 


Look for us. Got 18 in the log on 20m so far.

 

73,

Stan

 


From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Friday, August 25, 2017 2:29 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - On the Air

 

 

 


WE finally got the antennas up and tuned.

 

Saw PropNet from EL99 on 6m. Will call on the half-hours around 50,290 +2,000 Hz.

 

Otherwise, look for KC9UR on 20m 14,070 +2,000 Hz

 

Bob tuning up for 17m. If we can find a hole around the FT8 signals..

 

Worked first ever APE to APE using Pontoon Portable to Pontoon Portable stations. Tnx Matt, W5MMW/VE3

 

Off we go, 73,

Stan

W9SMR

Bob

KC9UR

 


From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of v32hoosier@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 6:38 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE

 

 

Yahoo decided to bury the announcement I posted yesterday into an old thread from years past, so I'm re-posting it:

 

The KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE has been spotted thrashing about northeast Indiana preparing to get on the air this Friday afternoon, Aug 25th, and continuing through Sunday morning, Aug 27th.  Stan (W9SMR) and I are looking forward to our 5th consecutive APE from beautiful Round Lake, and to reconnecting with hunters of years past as well as working as many new PSKers as possible (last year's contact total exceeded 200).  As in previous years, we're offering a custom QSL card and also a nice certificate to the persistent hunters who work us on three or more bands.  We will be operating two stations on 80 thru 6 meters, propagation permitting.  We'll post updates to this forum when we get on the air.

 

Happy hunting!

Stan (W9SMR) and Bob (KC9UR)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


stan W9SMR
 

Stan gives up on 17m. Not one PSK-31 trace seen. Even the FT8's have disappeared.


Stan headed to 80m, 3,580  +2,200Hz.


Bob worked 2 on 30m in 45 minutes. Bob moving to 40m, 7,070 +1,800 Hz

GL.,

Stan






From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Saturday, August 26, 2017 8:12 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE - 30m and 17m
 


We have finished a relaxing banana dinner and plan to resume our APE. For approximately the next hour, look for us as follows:


Bob will do 30m, 10,140 +1,500Hz


Stan will do 17m, 18,100 +2,000 Hz


Cert Chasers...go for it!


73,

Stan






From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of stan robinson robinstan@... [070] <070@...>
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We will try 15m and 20m. Bob worked Vic, K1CGI on 15m.

73,
Stan


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Good Morning!!

A good day yesterday in spite of questionable propagation. We had 86 QSOs on 20m, 30m, 40m, and 80m. mostly 20m. We already have several 3 Band APE Hunter Certificate winners. Even Matt, "APE in the Boonies", W5MMW/VE3 earned his Cert. Another APE to APE first for the Pontoon Portable boys.

Starting this morning on 40m and 20m. Look for "KC9UR Pontoon Portable".

73,Stan
W9SMR




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Sent: Friday, August 25, 2017 5:25 PM
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Bob to 30m  10,140 +2,000Hz


Stan back on 40m  7,070 +2,000Hz




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Finally figured out the problem with the Half-square. Muskrats must have chewed thru switch control cable. Now working OK.

Operation switching to Bob on 20m. Stan will call on 17m 18,100 +2,000 HZ and check-call on 6m on the half hours. 40m looks promising as we hear SSB but see no traces. Will check back again.


Look for us. Got 18 in the log on 20m so far.

73,
Stan


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Sent: Friday, August 25, 2017 2:29 PM
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WE finally got the antennas up and tuned.

Saw PropNet from EL99 on 6m. Will call on the half-hours around 50,290 +2,000 Hz.

Otherwise, look for KC9UR on 20m 14,070 +2,000 Hz
 
Bob tuning up for 17m. If we can find a hole around the FT8 signals..

Worked first ever APE to APE using Pontoon Portable to Pontoon Portable stations. Tnx Matt, W5MMW/VE3

Off we go, 73,
Stan
W9SMR
Bob
KC9UR



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Sent: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 6:38 PM
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Subject: [070] 2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE
 


Yahoo decided to bury the announcement I posted yesterday into an old thread from years past, so I'm re-posting it:


The KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE has been spotted thrashing about northeast Indiana preparing to get on the air this Friday afternoon, Aug 25th, and continuing through Sunday morning, Aug 27th.  Stan (W9SMR) and I are looking forward to our 5th consecutive APE from beautiful Round Lake, and to reconnecting with hunters of years past as well as working as many new PSKers as possible (last year's contact total exceeded 200).  As in previous years, we're offering a custom QSL card and also a nice certificate to the persistent hunters who work us on three or more bands.  We will be operating two stations on 80 thru 6 meters, propagation permitting.  We'll post updates to this forum when we get on the air.

Happy hunting!
Stan (W9SMR) and Bob (KC9UR)