DM85 & DM74


Richard Rohrer
 

I plan on leaving Amarillo, TX around 10:30 MST.  DM85 starts about 10 miles from Amarillo, so I will start calling then.  
DM74 is about 2 1/4 hours from Amarillo, so should be in that grid around 12:30 give or take.  I40 runs along the top of the grid, so only a few miles in that grid, from past Cuervo, NM to Clings Corners, NM.  If there is demand will stop at the rest stop to make contacts.  

I will be on 20 mtrs, running about 80 watts using call sign of KC3EF/M for this effort.  

73
Dick
KC3EF


Jerry N9AVY
 

Bummer !  Have to work tomorrow and won't be home .  Need DM85.   Maybe another time...
Jerry  N9AVY


From: Richard Rohrer <kc3ef@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, December 27, 2017 9:21 PM
Subject: [070Club] DM85 & DM74

I plan on leaving Amarillo, TX around 10:30 MST.  DM85 starts about 10 miles from Amarillo, so I will start calling then.  
DM74 is about 2 1/4 hours from Amarillo, so should be in that grid around 12:30 give or take.  I40 runs along the top of the grid, so only a few miles in that grid, from past Cuervo, NM to Clings Corners, NM.  If there is demand will stop at the rest stop to make contacts.  

I will be on 20 mtrs, running about 80 watts using call sign of KC3EF/M for this effort.  

73
Dick
KC3EF



Bill-N7RI
 

I can use both so I'll be watching from WY.
Bill
KC8WSM 
070-1191



On Wed, Dec 27, 2017 at 8:21 PM, Richard Rohrer <kc3ef@...> wrote:
I plan on leaving Amarillo, TX around 10:30 MST.  DM85 starts about 10 miles from Amarillo, so I will start calling then.  
DM74 is about 2 1/4 hours from Amarillo, so should be in that grid around 12:30 give or take.  I40 runs along the top of the grid, so only a few miles in that grid, from past Cuervo, NM to Clings Corners, NM.  If there is demand will stop at the rest stop to make contacts.  

I will be on 20 mtrs, running about 80 watts using call sign of KC3EF/M for this effort.  

73
Dick
KC3EF



Stephen Melachrinos
 

And I'm on vacation without the radio (as I had expected). Thanks for the effort, Dick. I hope some others find you.

Steve
W3HF

On Dec 27, 2017 10:40 PM, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:
Bummer !  Have to work tomorrow and won't be home .  Need DM85.   Maybe another time...
Jerry  N9AVY


From: Richard Rohrer <kc3ef@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, December 27, 2017 9:21 PM
Subject: [070Club] DM85 & DM74

I plan on leaving Amarillo, TX around 10:30 MST.  DM85 starts about 10 miles from Amarillo, so I will start calling then.  
DM74 is about 2 1/4 hours from Amarillo, so should be in that grid around 12:30 give or take.  I40 runs along the top of the grid, so only a few miles in that grid, from past Cuervo, NM to Clings Corners, NM.  If there is demand will stop at the rest stop to make contacts.  

I will be on 20 mtrs, running about 80 watts using call sign of KC3EF/M for this effort.  

73
Dick
KC3EF



Richard Rohrer
 

Need to fix the times.  Should be in EST.  Should have used GMT, which will be 1500 for DM85 and 1730 for DM74.

 

Dick

 

From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Jerry N9AVY
Sent: Wednesday, December 27, 2017 10:40 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] DM85 & DM74

 

Bummer !  Have to work tomorrow and won't be home .  Need DM85.   Maybe another time...

Jerry  N9AVY


From: Richard Rohrer <kc3ef@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, December 27, 2017 9:21 PM
Subject: [070Club] DM85 & DM74

 

I plan on leaving Amarillo, TX around 10:30 MST.  DM85 starts about 10 miles from Amarillo, so I will start calling then.  
DM74 is about 2 1/4 hours from Amarillo, so should be in that grid around 12:30 give or take.  I40 runs along the top of the grid, so only a few miles in that grid, from past Cuervo, NM to Clings Corners, NM.  If there is demand will stop at the rest stop to make contacts.  

I will be on 20 mtrs, running about 80 watts using call sign of KC3EF/M for this effort.  

73
Dick
KC3EF

 


Richard Rohrer
 

Jerry and Steve,

 

We seem to be going thru this grid more than I would have thought.  Seem to be doing the I40 thru TX, NM, and AZ a lot this year.  So we  will see what 2018 brings.

 

73

Dick

KC3EF

 

From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Jerry N9AVY
Sent: Wednesday, December 27, 2017 10:40 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] DM85 & DM74

 

Bummer !  Have to work tomorrow and won't be home .  Need DM85.   Maybe another time...

Jerry  N9AVY


From: Richard Rohrer <kc3ef@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, December 27, 2017 9:21 PM
Subject: [070Club] DM85 & DM74

 

I plan on leaving Amarillo, TX around 10:30 MST.  DM85 starts about 10 miles from Amarillo, so I will start calling then.  
DM74 is about 2 1/4 hours from Amarillo, so should be in that grid around 12:30 give or take.  I40 runs along the top of the grid, so only a few miles in that grid, from past Cuervo, NM to Clings Corners, NM.  If there is demand will stop at the rest stop to make contacts.  

I will be on 20 mtrs, running about 80 watts using call sign of KC3EF/M for this effort.  

73
Dick
KC3EF

 


Rick - N7WE
 

Dick - 
Watched you work KI7GXV from 16:40 UTC to 16:54 UTC both sides 599 here.  Then you SK and I started calling but you, disappeared from the waterfall.  Maybe later.

Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Barry 1470 <boat.anchor@...>
 

Darn
Slept in too late for DM85
Next time Dick
HNY
Barry


On Thu, Dec 28, 2017 at 05:55 am, Richard Rohrer wrote:

Need to fix the times.  Should be in EST.  Should have used GMT, which will be 1500 for DM85 and 1730 for DM74.

 

Dick

 

From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Jerry N9AVY
Sent: Wednesday, December 27, 2017 10:40 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] DM85 & DM74

 

Bummer !  Have to work tomorrow and won't be home .  Need DM85.   Maybe another time...

Jerry  N9AVY


From: Richard Rohrer <kc3ef@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, December 27, 2017 9:21 PM
Subject: [070Club] DM85 & DM74

 

I plan on leaving Amarillo, TX around 10:30 MST.  DM85 starts about 10 miles from Amarillo, so I will start calling then.  
DM74 is about 2 1/4 hours from Amarillo, so should be in that grid around 12:30 give or take.  I40 runs along the top of the grid, so only a few miles in that grid, from past Cuervo, NM to Clings Corners, NM.  If there is demand will stop at the rest stop to make contacts.  

I will be on 20 mtrs, running about 80 watts using call sign of KC3EF/M for this effort.  

73
Dick
KC3EF

 

 


Rick - N7WE
 

Just worked Dick DM75 at about 14.071.500.   599 into central FL.  Go get him!

Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Barry 1470 <boat.anchor@...>
 

Dick is now in DM74 for a brief stop


Barry 1470 <boat.anchor@...>
 

Dick is in DM74 Rt66 Westbound at 1900Z


Rick - N7WE
 

Dick - 
Sorry I missed you in DM74...maybe next time.  Don't know if you copied me or not, BUT...your signal was fine here in FL.  Forget his "splatter" report.  He should turn down his RF gain - hi hi.

Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Richard Rohrer
 

Hi Rick,

 

Yes, you just missed me in DM74 had just gone back to DM75 when you called.  I did not think my signal was wide, since no one else reported it.

 

Look for you on the next grid.

 

73

Dick

KC3EF

 

From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Rick - N7WE
Sent: Thursday, December 28, 2017 2:33 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] DM85 & DM74

 

Dick - 
Sorry I missed you in DM74...maybe next time.  Don't know if you copied me or not, BUT...your signal was fine here in FL.  Forget his "splatter" report.  He should turn down his RF gain - hi hi.

Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Richard Rohrer
 

Today's summary of Grid activity.

Started in DM85 and worked a couple of stations, but no one looking for grids.  Did not see many traces on at all. BSeem to be having trouble will low power output.  Stopped at the NM welcome station and tightened all of the connectors in the feed line and that seemed to take care of the problem. 

Also propagation seemed to be more to the West from my location in TX/NM than to the East.  

Worked Barry, VB7150 when at DM75 and then at DM74.  Worked Rick, N7WE at DM75 and just missed him in DM74.  This was an interesting grid, as I40 just skims the top of it for about 20-30 miles.  Stopped for a few minutes at a rest stop to try and get some additional contacts, but not much action.  Several stations answered my CQ, but then did not come back for QSO.  Propagation seemed to be varying.  It did seem to start favoring East/West direction.
Worked stations in WV, FL, GA, AZ, BC, CA, OR, & WA so not to bad for 50 watts to a hamstick mounted on the side of the mini-van.  The xyl did the driving and suggested stopping at the rest area in DM74 to try to give more opportunity for contacts. 

Again the major problem was trying to type on bumpy roads, the keyboard on my Asus laptop seems to be somewhat sensitive.  Heading for a couple of days in Las Vegas (looking for real wildlife, not the kind on the strip) and then on to San Jose for a week.  Will be back on the road to Southren CA around Salton Sea and then on to TX coast. 

73
Dick
KC3EF


Mike Besemer <mwbesemer@...>
 

Saw you just as I was walking in to an appointment; just my luck!

73,

Mike
WM4B

From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Rohrer
Sent: Thursday, December 28, 2017 7:09 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] DM85 & DM74

Today's summary of Grid activity.

Started in DM85 and worked a couple of stations, but no one looking for grids. Did not see many traces on at all. BSeem to be having trouble will low power output. Stopped at the NM welcome station and tightened all of the connectors in the feed line and that seemed to take care of the problem.

Also propagation seemed to be more to the West from my location in TX/NM than to the East.

Worked Barry, VB7150 when at DM75 and then at DM74. Worked Rick, N7WE at DM75 and just missed him in DM74. This was an interesting grid, as I40 just skims the top of it for about 20-30 miles. Stopped for a few minutes at a rest stop to try and get some additional contacts, but not much action. Several stations answered my CQ, but then did not come back for QSO. Propagation seemed to be varying. It did seem to start favoring East/West direction.
Worked stations in WV, FL, GA, AZ, BC, CA, OR, & WA so not to bad for 50 watts to a hamstick mounted on the side of the mini-van. The xyl did the driving and suggested stopping at the rest area in DM74 to try to give more opportunity for contacts.

Again the major problem was trying to type on bumpy roads, the keyboard on my Asus laptop seems to be somewhat sensitive. Heading for a couple of days in Las Vegas (looking for real wildlife, not the kind on the strip) and then on to San Jose for a week. Will be back on the road to Southren CA around Salton Sea and then on to TX coast.

73
Dick
KC3EF


Bill-N7RI
 

Watched Dick work Barry & Rick in DM75 then the band went AWOL here in WY.  Please keep us posted on your other grids. 
73
Bill
KC8WSM 
070-1190

On Dec 28, 2017 5:16 PM, "Mike Besemer" <mwbesemer@...> wrote:
Saw you just as I was walking in to an appointment; just my luck!

73,

Mike
WM4B

From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Rohrer
Sent: Thursday, December 28, 2017 7:09 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] DM85 & DM74

Today's summary of Grid activity.

Started in DM85 and worked a couple of stations, but no one looking for grids.  Did not see many traces on at all. BSeem to be having trouble will low power output.  Stopped at the NM welcome station and tightened all of the connectors in the feed line and that seemed to take care of the problem.

Also propagation seemed to be more to the West from my location in TX/NM than to the East.

Worked Barry, VB7150 when at DM75 and then at DM74.  Worked Rick, N7WE at DM75 and just missed him in DM74.  This was an interesting grid, as I40 just skims the top of it for about 20-30 miles.  Stopped for a few minutes at a rest stop to try and get some additional contacts, but not much action.  Several stations answered my CQ, but then did not come back for QSO.  Propagation seemed to be varying.  It did seem to start favoring East/West direction.
Worked stations in WV, FL, GA, AZ, BC, CA, OR, & WA so not to bad for 50 watts to a hamstick mounted on the side of the mini-van.  The xyl did the driving and suggested stopping at the rest area in DM74 to try to give more opportunity for contacts.

Again the major problem was trying to type on bumpy roads, the keyboard on my Asus laptop seems to be somewhat sensitive.  Heading for a couple of days in Las Vegas (looking for real wildlife, not the kind on the strip) and then on to San Jose for a week.  Will be back on the road to Southren CA around Salton Sea and then on to TX coast.

73
Dick
KC3EF