AWA AM QSO party this weekend

Discussion in 'Amplitude Modulation' started by W8ACR, Feb 14, 2019.

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  1. W8ACR

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    Hello all,

    The AWA AM QSO party is this weekend from 2300 UTC Feb 16 to 2300 UTC Feb 17. I will be serving as one of the two flagship stations using the call W2AN from my home qth in ND. I will be on my homebrew transmitter which runs a single 810 modulated by 811A’s on 160, 75, and 40, and HK54’s modulated by 811A’s on 20. My tentative operating schedule is as follows: 7280 kHz from 2300 to 0200, 1945 kHz from 0200 to 0500, and 3870 +/- from 0500 until I run out of steam. On Sunday, I will be on 20 meters at 14330 all day starting at about 1500UTC. Hope to catch you on the air. Should be fun.

    73, Ron W8ACR
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  2. WD4IGX

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    I'll try to check it out, but those times are not good. The only night it covers is Saturday and that is normally NOT a night I sit around the house, in the ham shack or otherwise. The event ends before sundown (at my house anyway) on Sunday so that means no 75m on Sunday, most likely. I might be able to get on 40 or 20 in the day on Sunday and some early evening 75 Saturday.
  3. K0ARA

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    Ron... I will try to work your station on 75m.
    I have not had the Millen on this season.

  4. K4VA

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    I am certainly going to try, but it may be more of a monitoring party for me. I finally got an antenna back up and just set up a Flex 6500, but my new amp won't arrive until next week. The receive is phenomenal on the rig, but I've yet to be heard by anyone.
  5. K4VA

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    Well... by the time I figured out what I was doing wrong (wrong mic input selected), it was too late to edit my post. :oops:
  6. KD2ACO

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    It's pretty noisy in New York City today. I can hear several carriers coming and going but haven't been able to talk to anyone yet. Still trying on 20m. Will try 40m in a few.

    40m good. Lots of interesting transmitters on the air right now.
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2019
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  7. K4VA

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    Bands are fairly noisy in middle TN, as well. I've only managed 3 contacts so far, but am having a blast listening to several home-brew transmitters. I will be listening for you, but haven't heard any NY stations, as of now.
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  8. KD2ACO

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    Ok! I had a couple nice QSOs but am off the air for now... lunch n stuff.

    WB3FAU was holding down 7.290 with a T3 and fun to chat with.

    K8JLY was running a pre war 2 homebuilt at limit and sounding great. His VFO is a Kc or two loosely goosey but hey... nice modulation. :p

    And bang... CRI just killed us all.
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2019
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  9. K4VA

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    I've been chasing K8JLY all morning. He's fun to follow, with that crystal sweeping as it warms up when he keys, but my 20w carrier isn't getting back to him.
    I tried to work Al, W1VTP, but he could only pull half my call out of the noise on my best effort. I hard Don, K4KYV last night, but didn't call him as the freq was being used by one of the flagship stations.
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  10. KD2ACO

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    I think he has a VFO, no crystal, and the furnace cycling at his house makes him stick somewhere, then scoot up for a while, etc.

    Fun while it lasted.
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