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Jay, too bad we didn't hear you on
222. That would have been a nice one. I'll see if I can fix the
chat logout problem. It's on my to-do list. Mike
On 6/10/19 3:14 PM, Jay wrote:
At some point when you and I are in the same place at the
same time, remind me to tell you the story from the 2019
June VHF contest where I was listening to you and Bill on
222.1 MHz chatting away.. S9 on my meter.
It was so loud I thought it was locals off the back of my
antenna "in the way" of me being able to hear you all..
until Bill signed with his call.
Only some 350 ish miles away over some serious mountains.
Nice to work many of you there in NM, and the a new goal
to pick up the rest in Sept going forward. The NMchat
page was helpful - minus the odd "logout" that was happening
- Jay N1AV
DM43ff 50MHz - 10GHz (minus 3 GHz)
On Mon, Jun 10, 2019 at 2:04
PM Mike WB2FKO <mph@...
did not get RHR during the contest. I heard you talking to
some point, but he was gone or inaudible by the time I had the
pointed north. Only a wire 250 mW on 1296; pretty incredible.
Nice to get K5LA in DM61 on both 2 and 222. We were both QRP
latter with big mountains in the way, but piece of cake with
Worked W7D/R in DN10/11 and DN20/21 using meteor scatter on 6
That's 2 new ones on 6m and another 4 grids for me on 2m;
quickly it went on 2m but really shouldn't be. Those guys
across the country to activate some rare grids and brought
horsepower to make sure it was worth the effort. See attached
their Twitter feed. They are even doing mobile MS on 6m and I
them that way in DN81 on Friday morning before going to work.
chasers should be aware that they will be setting up in many
semi-rare grids on their way back to Iowa this week.
On 6/10/19 2:29 PM, Bill wrote:
> Well done Mike,
> I finished with 229 Q points and 105 grids for 24,045
> I had a good time and didn't take it too seriously. It
was a good
> opportunity to learn MSK144 and FT8 as I had nobody else
around to do
> it. Reflecting what Keith W9RM had to say and my
experience with you,
> I may have some disconnects in my log: I set the logbook
> WSJT and logged a QSO anytime that popped up. Some
> happened before completing the loaded messages, so I am
confused as to
> what it takes to complete on FT8. No problems on
MSK144. I didn't
> use any spotting service on digi; Ping Jockey or other
and that gave
> me some periods when I saw you and others working when
> my CQ.
> I was not able to get WSJT-x and N1MM to quit fighting
over the radio
> interface so it was pretty uncomfortable to bail out of
a digi run to
> finish logging in N1MM. Also did not have the 6 and 144+
> networked and that became pretty cumbersome as well. My
> I put up a 432 yagi on a 20 foot pole because Keith
wanted a Q but it
> was far more useful than that. I worked 5 stations in
Phoenix as well
> as Keith on 432 and used it for contacts with Duffey as
> was K7KMR west of Phoenix at 400.3 miles, CW with 50
watts on both
> ends. I'll send a note for the web site posting for that
> all those guys on 222 and 144 as well.
> The new Elecraft amplifier was used on 6 meters and I ran
it at about
> half power on digi modes. That power setting was used to
> temperatures down and avoid the high fan setting. It's a
> limit phone amplifier but not up to the task on digi
modes for 6
> meters. It'll probably be OK on HF.
> I worked four rovers, the ones you mentioned as well as
> Good to see that many in NM. There was another briefly
in the NW
> corner but I wasn't able to hear him.
> Good to hear K5RHR on. Did you work him? He asked to
work on 1296 so
> I had a wire antenna and placed it just outside. We
worked on 1/4 watt.
> All in all, pretty fun.
> 73 Bill W7QQ