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W1GUH
10-21-2010, 09:14 PM
I'll be upstate with the mobile on Saturday and anytime before about 11:00 PM EDT is good for me. Just got the TR-7 running. Dunno what was wrong -- checked the ALC adjustment & it was just fine; maybe I was just way too tired and excited last weekend and forgot to turn up the mic gain? DOH! :homer:

Anyway, it's working fine now & I"m itching and dying to get 'er on the air. I'll be on 40 some in the morning between about 9 and 10, then a little in the afternoon. Will probably do some band-hopping to check it out all over the place. Will probably even give 160 a whirl Sat. night.

Hope a few of you can make it.

w3bny
10-22-2010, 09:33 AM
Sure, im in! Keep me in the SSB General side and I will tune up and see whats up! May even try 160 with you as well!

W1GUH
10-22-2010, 09:43 AM
OK...just to get things rolling, how about 9:00 PM on 3810? That's a totally arbitrary pick, subject to easy change if somebody thinks another time/freq woud be better. I'll have my analyzer with me so I can tune the antenna just about anywhere.

KJ3N
10-22-2010, 10:21 AM
9:00 PM on Saturday? I plan to be otherwise "engaged" in other activities. :yum: ;) :lol:

w3bny
10-22-2010, 10:31 AM
OK...just to get things rolling, how about 9:00 PM on 3810? That's a totally arbitrary pick, subject to easy change if somebody thinks another time/freq woud be better. I'll have my analyzer with me so I can tune the antenna just about anywhere.

With the usual +/- Will listen for you and be on here as well to get a "spot" of where you are at.


9:00 PM on Saturday? I plan to be otherwise "engaged" in other activities. :yum: ;) :lol:

See ya at 9:01:15 shippy! :neener:

KJ3N
10-22-2010, 10:47 AM
See ya at 9:01:15 shippy! :neener:

You're off by an hour. Maybe 10:01:15. Maybe.... :neener:

Don't project your issues onto others. It can be embarrassing...... for you. :neener: :rofl:

W1GUH
10-22-2010, 11:46 AM
There's some theorem about "loud" and "length". One or the other but not both?

W1GUH
10-22-2010, 11:46 AM
Or maybe the size of one's mouth in inversly proportional to the size of one's.....

KJ3N
10-22-2010, 11:54 AM
Or maybe the size of one's mouth in inversly proportional to the size of one's.....

For some, I imagine that's true...... for some..... ;)

w3bny
10-22-2010, 01:16 PM
Anyhoo....

Will set a reminder for Saturday night! I will check in on this thread for spots!

W1GUH
10-22-2010, 01:29 PM
I'll have a computer with me for late breaking updates. Not only for Sat. night but any other times/bands. The more the merrier!

KG4CGC
10-22-2010, 01:49 PM
I started on the new antenna yesterday. Looks like I under estimated the amount of erection rope I would need. Triple whatever my earlier statement was.
I hope to get it done in time to go OTA with it by Saturday evening. So, I will be looking ferya.

W1GUH
10-22-2010, 02:28 PM
Where's the "Oh no, not this again!" image when you really need it!

Hope you make it. With good condx and a decent turn-out, could be a ball!

Oops...

KG4CGC
10-22-2010, 02:29 PM
Island BOTA? Ball On The Air or IBOTA.

W1GUH
10-22-2010, 05:06 PM
Works for me.

w3bny
10-23-2010, 06:21 PM
Dinner has been had...getting lined up for tonight! If the freq is open prior to then, I may commandeer it for use.

K6BSO
10-23-2010, 06:39 PM
I doubt that I can get out well enough on 75m for anyone to hear me all the way over on the Other Coast but I'll give it the ol' college try. I'll be listening in any case, however, so be careful what you say about me.

w3bny
10-23-2010, 07:16 PM
im on 3810 now. Pretty quiet down in SOMD.

w3bny
10-23-2010, 07:23 PM
calling on 3810 to keep it occupied

KG4CGC
10-23-2010, 07:36 PM
I can hear teh Bunneh.
I have to walk the dog but I will be on at the scheduled time ... or closer to quarter after.

w3bny
10-23-2010, 07:42 PM
Charles said HI and went to walk teh pooch. still on 3810 calling on the dipole.

W1GUH
10-23-2010, 07:51 PM
I heard the furry & he (barely) heard me. We need others where the path isn't so awkward. But is WAS great to hear another islander on the air. I'm going back down at 9:00.

w3bny
10-23-2010, 07:55 PM
w00t.

still callin

w3bny
10-23-2010, 08:03 PM
??? u bist du?

w3bny
10-23-2010, 08:04 PM
Husker Du?

w3bny
10-23-2010, 08:07 PM
peh...4 lander chooches have showed up

w3bny
10-23-2010, 08:09 PM
will give it to 2110 then gonna go qrt.

K6BSO
10-23-2010, 08:13 PM
Thought I could maybe hear teh Bunneh calling on 3810 but the signal was too faint to be sure. I didn't even try to call back--if his signal was so weak here, there was no chance of him hearing me.

w3bny
10-23-2010, 08:14 PM
This is W3BNY and ahm clear. barely heard w1guh and heard kg4cgc. now all sorts of 4-landery stuff is showing up. Gonna go upstairs and have a beer or three.

on edit

Will check in again at 2200 Eastern. Will post a spot.

ME!

WTKX
10-23-2010, 08:20 PM
I'll be home in about two hours...

W1GUH
10-23-2010, 08:26 PM
Frustrating but nice to hear you nevertheless, Ren. Who's got a big-ass rock crusher amp and an antenna high and in the clear for an anchor station? Ah, well, I, too am gonna go down to the bar & I'll check again at 2200. Maybe even 0000. I had a nice OF nap this afternoon & I'm wide awake.

Thanks for the FB try, furry. Sounded really good up here.

KJ3N
10-23-2010, 09:21 PM
Guess that means the party's over....

WTKX
10-23-2010, 09:24 PM
Yea, and the band goes long as soon as everyone goes to bed. :dunno:

KJ3N
10-23-2010, 09:36 PM
Guess it's time to walk the pooch. Maybe check the bands around 0300Z....

K6BSO
10-23-2010, 09:37 PM
Yea, and the band goes long as soon as everyone goes to bed. :dunno:

I'll go and czech it out right now if anyone else is interested.

KJ3N
10-23-2010, 10:31 PM
The noise on 75m is pretty high. Almost didn't make the contact with E77A. Definitely a night for the amp....

KG4CGC
10-23-2010, 10:38 PM
I got lost reading. Has it really been an hour?
I was reading up on end fed zepps for 160m. Might as well make it a doublet with a halfwave feedline. Ropes in the trees and walking measurements got me to thinking more.
Frequency anybody? Still on the old ant but it worked before!

WTKX
10-23-2010, 11:08 PM
Listing to the "Thumpers" on 3810... can QSY, and/or change modes.

Just say no to Skype, or CQ100. :mrgreen:

KG4CGC
10-23-2010, 11:11 PM
I'm open! Throw it here!

KG4CGC
10-23-2010, 11:13 PM
3.794

KG4CGC
10-23-2010, 11:14 PM
crap
cqdxer just popped in on 3.795

KG4CGC
10-23-2010, 11:18 PM
Can't wait to find out who this is. Tuner upper at 60 over S9

KJ3N
10-23-2010, 11:19 PM
YV6BXN in the log on 75m SSB.

Where are the rest of you?

KJ3N
10-23-2010, 11:20 PM
3.794

Bad form to have domestic Qs in the DX window, Charles. :naughty:

KG4CGC
10-23-2010, 11:21 PM
Bad form to have domestic Qs in the DX window, Charles. :naughty:
I see. And you're right. What was I thinking.

WTKX
10-23-2010, 11:25 PM
3.922 is wide open. If any of the regulars are lurking, they're cool.
I'll call CQ in a few, I have noodles to keep at "al-dente".

I HATE MUSHY NOODLES.

And no, it's not da ramen, fer cryin' out loudt, eh?

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_LikzyndVj-g/SyeplWZ6qCI/AAAAAAABT9g/PbEab9Btasc/s400/timconway76.jpg

The Possums may be around on 3814-3817 in a bit. Listen for W4TYW, AKA Crusty.

KG4CGC
10-23-2010, 11:30 PM
Heard your callsign. Surprised you could hear me at all.

KJ3N
10-23-2010, 11:30 PM
3.922 is wide open.

All I hear is static....

WTKX
10-23-2010, 11:31 PM
Halooooo Charles! You were not very loud, and neither was I. Drat.

Probably would have worked without the lightning noise tho.

KG4CGC
10-23-2010, 11:32 PM
Ah yep. The sky is rolling and I dun mashed all the noise out I could.

KJ3N
10-23-2010, 11:34 PM
75 sounds like it's still summer.... :irked:

WTKX
10-23-2010, 11:34 PM
It's gonna get better, and I'll have a vertical to try soon as well.

KG4CGC
10-23-2010, 11:36 PM
Did you just flip on an amp, Dave? Heard you better but ALLLLO guy is in there too. Sounds like a loop tape though.

KJ3N
10-23-2010, 11:38 PM
WTF is that beeping noise on 3922?

KG4CGC
10-23-2010, 11:38 PM
I was hearing it earlier on 3.810

WTKX
10-23-2010, 11:40 PM
He didn't hear me. No amp hooked up yet, but I narrowed up and turned on the processor. You probably heard my two tone test whistle.

Patented, just whistle at about 3khz, and hum low at the same time. Works, gives great trapezoid pattern on the scope.

KG4CGC
10-23-2010, 11:43 PM
And again, someone tuned up 60 over S9. Near here somewheres.

KG4CGC
10-23-2010, 11:58 PM
Jim is just booming in and Dave, you're in the noise. Pulling a few words out here and there.

WTKX
10-24-2010, 12:06 AM
Heh... that was cool. 3.922 Has a regular group that's on about 4 hours earlier. At about 3AM or so Mountain time,
a really strong Chinese Broadcast station comes on at 3925, and kills it...

Beeping? I'm prone to flipping my callsign out on the hand key, because I can. Yes, it's the mashed up hand.

Straight Key Therapy.