I was most happy how my Drake L7 cracked that pileup on the Yorktown! Just wish my setup was that good toward DX stations like the A5A and 706T!
I had to sell at a ham fest , Twins Land & Mining clubs , on 3M parking lot , till 1pm , then had to go to free lunch at the water-hole and wash down with a few , OK a bunch of suds .
So didn't get home to operate till about 4pm , but had to take a nap from the ruff day , so got on the radio , dang 9:30 pm .
Then Sunday I had to hang a couple of screen doors for another ham and did not get home till about 2:30pm , of course BBQ & suds .
I squeezed in 7 ships , 2 of those on 2 bands and one of them on 3 bands , not sure if the extra bands count or not ?
Last weekend I was on the USS Midway , that should count .
I like to think I won , a good time for 2 weekends
Pat , did you find the snakes or the rigs buried in the desert ?
Ya have to ask Sue , I talked to her about delivering your NOS in box SX .
If U went to the Midway, U were within 35 miles of my house! Someday I gotta go there. Just hafta find where I can PARK FREE to get on it!
Pat , I moved a friend to San Diego , met Sue at a coffee shop , you were at Dayton .
She has the treasure map .
Good luck with that. I park for free at the Navy Building across the street, but I gave 20 years of my life for the privilege...
Originally Posted by WA6MHZ
You could park at the Old Town transit station and then take the trolley to the Santa Fe Depot which is within a short walk of the Midway. You'd probably pay less in trolley fare than you would to park somewhere nearby for the entire day.
All I heard was WW2LST, and could not bust the pileup. His chirps and drifts sounded like he was using the original gear, one hand on the key, the other on a VFO or VXO knob.
My antennas still need more wire on the ground. I think I'm going to douse the base of the tree for FD, since the antennas are happiest when the yard is wet.
If you have to worry about the cost of HF e-mail, you can't afford the boat.
CW: The mode that accomplishes the most with the least circuitry, the least spectrum, and the least power.
What hath God wrought?
He hath wrought that pounding brass still kicks .- ... ...
The pile ups were on all the ships I heard. I ended up with 19 ships for the log, since KK5W counted as two ships, the Cavalla and Stewart. I would listen for the tempo of what the guy was listening for, then try to fit the call in that tempo, without overly calling, as many did. It was a tough couple days of, but I did take many breaks to water the lawn, play with the dog, walk around the yard, etc. I did hear one guy say he was on his 41st ship. I dont think he took many breaks.
Originally Posted by N8CPA
About the wet ground, I was out in the middle of my leach field picking a spot for a vertical. That ground should be wet and full of... well you know what. I have room in three directions for 70ft radials, and hope to get as many 54, 26, and 13 footers as I can in between the three 70 footers.
For FD Im using 5w rig with solar charged battery power into a hamstick dipole on a temp pole. Should be fun!
I was the 'Tourist Guide' on board the USS Stewart KK5W keeping the tourists off the back of the actual radio guys. I also did logging, so they keep talking while I keep inputting the information.
Of course our goal is to get other ships!
At full tilt we have four radios going one on Stewart , one on the Cavilla and two besides the ships
At night only the Stewart is going
I was one of the operators on the battleship TEXAS. Had a good time, but the noise on 40m Saturday night was awful. Mike, I think I was the operator who got you in the log for the TEXAS...I know I worked two UFO calls.
MSWE was a blast, but conditions on the West Coast weren't the best. Our club had 20 ships (and about 200 contacts) by Saturday night; added about 2-3 ships on Sunday, and another 100 or so contacts.
What WAS troubling was starting a pile-up on 20 Meters early Sunday, and after about 45 minutes, two "old timers" started up a rag chew at the same exact frequency, because it was "theirs." Moved, and after about a half hour, some operators started operating 500 Hz away.
20 Meters was funny, it built up propagation from early morning and peaked around Noon to 2:00 PM (California time) and dropped out completely by about 3:15 PM. KH6BB was a solid 5x9 signal at about 3:00 PM, and was a 4x1 by about 3:15, and the band was basically dead until the MSWE end.