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The (K1T) Special Event Station count down to July 23, 2017

Discussion in 'Contests, DXpeditions and Special Events' started by N6QIC, Jun 22, 2017.

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  1. K9ASE

    K9ASE XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    I was doing my prep for dinner. 2200 I'll probably be serving it. But,hey I can sneak away it's not a holiday :)
     
  2. W7UUU

    W7UUU QRZ Lifetime Member #133 Life Member Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    So how about I just call you at 2200? (directly). This is not a contest and schedules are totally fine by me.

    Or another time - now? in 15 minutes? You name it.... I'm here :)

    Dave
    W7UUU

    @K9ASE
     
  3. K9ASE

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    15 min sounds good I'm at 14.264 now
     
  4. W7UUU

    W7UUU QRZ Lifetime Member #133 Life Member Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    Will call you right now!!!
     
  5. W7UUU

    W7UUU QRZ Lifetime Member #133 Life Member Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    Glad to get you in the log Tom!!!

    Dave
    W7UUU/K1T
     
  6. K9ASE

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    Thanks me too. The fettuccine and cream sauce turned out good:)
     
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  7. W7UUU

    W7UUU QRZ Lifetime Member #133 Life Member Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    And that's all she wrote!!! K1T is now in the history books.... very lackluster band performance I gotta say - but I'm very happy with my 648 contacts in the log. Many of them became very nice long QSOs, sharing old Heathkit stories and even a few "Former Hams at Heath" along the way.

    Worked 47 states (never got DE, RI or VT) and a measly 7 DX entities. Band conditions just stunk for this event, following the big solar storm the weekend it began - it just never really got better until this last Thursday, when I had over 100 contacts in just a few hours. That only happened once.

    But I got LOTS of my QRZ friends in the log in both CW and SSB - that was really nice! I'm glad I was able to get some long-time friends logged for the event.

    Also had lots of technical glitches along the way - still need to fix the AGC issue on the SB-101 and some other niggling things that crept in. Overall though, I consider it a success.

    NOTE: QSL cards will go to the printer once I know about how many to print - only about 100 SASE requests so far, and only about 10 for the certificate. So I'll need to wait probably 2 weeks before ordering so please be patient until I get close to a final count.

    Thanks to all who were able to participate!! :)

    LoTW and QRZ uploads later tonight... gotta get outta the shack!!!

    Dave
    W7UUU (The ham formerly known as K1T)

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  8. W7UDI

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    Dave,

    Congrats on the K1T Special Event. Thank you for sharing your journey with us. Sorry I was unable to work you. The pitfalls of being a bit too close. Now go relax, and take Anne out for a nice dinner. Without our wife's support, some of these projects would never happen.

    73
    Steve
    W7UDI
     
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  9. W5BIB

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    WELL DONE Dave :D (you define the word "Perseverance")

    Steve / W5BIB
     
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  10. W7UUU

    W7UUU QRZ Lifetime Member #133 Life Member Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    Thanks Steve - sorry it didn't work out to get in the log - but JUST GOT HOME from a nice dinner out with Anne N7ANN :)

    And thanks too for the several Skype calls getting lights and camera angles right for the Ham Nation show.

    This was a really fun event, despite the lackluster propagation gods. I have no regrets.

    Dave
    W7UUU
     

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