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

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    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 Principal Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member 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
     
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  3. K9ASE

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

    W7UUU Principal Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    Will call you right now!!!
     
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  5. W7UUU

    W7UUU Principal Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member 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 Principal Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member 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

    W7UDI Ham Member QRZ Page

    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 Principal Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member 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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