Delaware- where are you? FT8 on 20

Discussion in 'SKED - QSO Scheduling' started by KI7VFW, Apr 16, 2018.

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  1. KI7VFW

    KI7VFW Ham Member QRZ Page

    Trying to WAS on 20m, and while I still have several to get, Delaware is the one state that seems to be lacking any hams at all. At least I'm seeing stations on pskreporter for my other missing states, so those I'll just keep picking at... but does no one in Delaware do FT8 at all?

    Even for just one day, please? Haha, if you are out there and are willing to try, let me know when I can try working you from 7land- Vancouver WA, CN85.

    73's, Terry
     
  2. KD7RM

    KD7RM Ham Member QRZ Page

    I'm right there with you Terry...73
     
  3. N3JJB

    N3JJB Ham Member QRZ Page

    I started using FT8 the first day software became available. Now that it's become a free-for-all, I don't use is much on 20m. If you guys want to schedule a date/time for 20m FT8, let me know. I'd be happy to give it a try.

    Terry in Delaware
     
  4. N5AVF

    N5AVF Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Amateur radio operators living in Delaware and Rhode Island are definitely the most popular kids on the block! :)
     
  5. AE7BT

    AE7BT Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Delaware was the very last state worked & confirmed for my WAS.
    Del, you are such a tease!
     
  6. NE5B

    NE5B XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    Delaware Is an elusive state. I even wrote a program to sift through the wjst all.txt file every 15 seconds looking up states for callsigns via QRZ xml.

    DE ME ID MT AK my neighbor LA were my stragglers.
    Guess I got lucky with Rhode Island was an early one.

    I’ve seen a half dozen Or more AK stations on in one day but they get covered up quickly and I have yet to work one. Their unique grid squares make them easy to spot. guess I might need to borrow an amp and go QRO!!!!

    Delaware was expected to be a tough one only 901 hams with hf privileges in the state. Finally worked it last night 10 minutes later it was confirmed on QRZ but not yet on LoTW.

    I’ve been licensed for 25 years and have QSL cards for 20-25 states and about the same number of DX contacts. Those cards are in a box somewhere. I remember AK being one of my first DX cards

    I signed up for LOTW a while back but just started posting to it since August. WAS seems to be taking a long time (3 months so far) Thinking back to my misplaced collection of QSL cards and the old days of waiting weeks/months for a card we have it made today!!!

    73 Ben - ne5B
     
  7. NE5B

    NE5B XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    Delaware is still proving to be a tough one. Just the one contact seen and worked there (as mentioned earlier post it was confirmed on QRZ but not LOTW - that's still the case.
    I have finally worked a station in Alaska and a couple more in Louisiana but those have still yet to be confirmed on LoTW and QRZ

    Here I am needing confirmations for AK LA DE in LoTW and AK + LA in QRZ.

    Guess I might need to make a schedule with someone in Delaware to get that one. Or wait patiently until the Delaware QSO party.

    73 Ben - ne5B
     
  8. N3VEZ

    N3VEZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    I’m on forty meters every morning around seven to eight I log on LOTW as soon as I turn the radio off. I’ve logged over 700 QSOs since August. 468 as of Friday were confirmed. I’m using FT8 almost exclusively. I’m also making contacts on 17 meters but can be on twenty and eighty. Leave me a message here for sked. Also can do paper if needed. Very seldom not on radio. I bought a new TS890 so it’s a new toy! I’m sure I’ll be on Saturday night and Sunday morning. Look on PSK reporter.
     
  9. N3VEZ

    N3VEZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    I was on this morning using forty and eighty meters. 5am local to eight am elusive Delaware time. Made 34 FT8 QSOs. Logged on LOTW as soon as I turned off the radio. I’ll try to spend a little time on Saturday night and Sunday morning.

    73
    Bill
    N3VEZ
    Lower slower Delaware
     
  10. N3VEZ

    N3VEZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Maybe we should be classified as rare DX. How about a expedition to Rehobeth Beach on the Atlantic this summer!

    Bill
    N3VEZ
     

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