13 Colonies Totals

Discussion in 'Contests, DXpeditions and Special Events' started by N4USS, Jul 8, 2018.

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  1. N4USS

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    So far .... sorted by country and state. 38 entries so far with 495 contacts so we are missing a bunch. Still fun.
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  2. KG5THG

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    The contest is always great fun. This was my second year. One thing abot gb13col is they are going to get me to learn about dstar for next year.
  3. G4FUT

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    Hi, reference FT8, I understand that the program could not accept our long callsign. ! Sorry about not copying our SSB. We were running our legal 400 watts ito a StepIR vertical for 7Mhz and a 3 element yagi at 50 feet for 14Mhz.
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  4. G4FUT

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    Have a look at my CW report on Facebook for GB13COL. I was the CW operator and worked very few VE stations, and for most of the time the US stations were afflicted with "auroral flutter". CNDX were pretty poor to say the least. Often both of the CW bands I was working would suddenly drop out completely. We still kept pounding (or should I say "swiping") the key; However when cndx were good we had HUGE pile-ups and after about 90 minutes of one of them the screws on my sideswiper key started to loosen, so causing some hilarious morse to be sent. BTW, one callsign had me scratching my head, .... it had continuous 11 dots in it, ! :p
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  5. VE3CGA

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    well condx were not the best. I never thought of looking at the solar/aurora sites to see if something was going on. Earlier today before the supper call, I was watching a G4 station on 20m going from -24 to -4 while working others on FT8.
    As for the disintegrating key/paddle maybe there should be a "broken paddle" award. In my anguish at trying to send 30wpm with a 5wpm straight key fist I never thought of switching over to fldigi, just couldnt make my hand convert over to the straight key.
    Anyway I'll be looking for the event next year.
  6. KL1T

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    Yes, I saw you couldn't use FT8. My fldigi wasn't working so I gave up on that quickly.
    I had an S7 noise floor when I tried to find you SSB. I think it was a nearby AC.

    One thing to try would be setting it up as a compound callsign. Would GB/13COL work in the program? I don't know your requirements for ID, but the program should send "13COL" during the sig report and GB/13COL on CQ and 73. Or even a TxMacro of "GB13COL 73" at the end. Would that be "Good Enough" for your version of the FCC?
  7. WE6C

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    Worked only CW and SSB. Got em all except GB13COL. Saw it posted and heard others working it but I could not hear it in No. California. Will enter my data in the next couple days.
    Very fun event!
  8. K6DWI

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    For me it was zilch, nada, none.
    Never heard a single operator from my location with my little vertical antenna. :(
  9. KG5JNT

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    K2D didn't make many friends this year....
  10. K9ASE

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    That sounds like me during Route 66. I can never get Joliet, IL

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