Are there any hams in North Dakota?

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  1. KI7AAR

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    Actually, are there an hams in ND operating digital modes like JT or PSK oh HF? I'm a few states from WAS and over the past few weeks I've only seen one station in Fargo running JT on two ocassions. I think if someone from MN or SD were to grab some mobile gear and activate Nor Dakoda they would stay very busy.

    Anyone up for a DXpedition to North Dakota?
     
  2. KI7AAR

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    No takers for the DXpedition to activate ND? Sure it can get a little cold (cough). Just think of it as a polar DXpedition but, closer to home.
     
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  3. W7UUU

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    Quite a few of them....

    Here's what I have in my log for JT modes from North Dakota - I don't spend much time these days on JT but maybe you can message these guys to get what you need.

    Dave
    W7UUU

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  4. KJ4VTH

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    ND was one of the first states confirmed in LoTW. Just got lucky I guess.
     
  5. N0IU

    N0IU Ham Member QRZ Page

    Here are my North Dakota stations in the log:

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    You will see a very common theme here for me... most of the contacts are RTTY and all of those are in early January. This equates to the fact that they were worked during the ARRL RTTY Roundup which is held on the first full weekend in January (but not Jan 1). The next Roundup will be the weekend of January 7/8.

    It has to be one of the easiest RTTY contests out there since the exchange is simply a signal report (which will ALWAYS be 599!) and your state.... that's it!

    Here are the rules: http://www.arrl.org/rtty-roundup

    Good luck! Another great thing about RTTY contests is that for the most part, they are very good about confirming contacts via LoTW.
     
  6. KI7AAR

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    Thanks for the encouragement guys. Looks like you are averaging about three contacts per year. Maybe I just need to wait for it to drop to -30 and more hams will be on the air and work it for a few more months. Haven't tried RTTY yet but, I will certainly look into it.
     
  7. KI7AAR

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    That was wait for ND temp to drop to -30 degrees F, not dB. :)
     
  8. K3UJ

    K3UJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Worked K0CRF 20M PSK yesterday.
     
  9. N0IU

    N0IU Ham Member QRZ Page

    That's the easy part, now you have to get him confirmed!
     
  10. K3UJ

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    Soon, I already have ND confirmed, so no rush. I don't like sending QSL's in December. Afraid between the Christmas cards and holiday rush, they'll get missed. My card will go out early January.
     

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