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W5IEI
11-18-2010, 08:25 PM
The other thread was getting a little long.
I can never promise anything with my job,but what are Islanders plans for Thanksgiving weekend,airwise?
Mike

N8YX
11-18-2010, 08:33 PM
The other thread was getting a little long.
I can never promise anything with my job,but what are Islanders plans for Thanksgiving weekend,airwise?
Mike
I'll be on later in the afternoon/evening. Making the rounds...raiding refrigerators and tables everywhere. There will be NO prisoners taken.

WTKX
11-18-2010, 08:41 PM
Burp!

KG4CGC
11-18-2010, 08:46 PM
Well then, what time frame? +/-

N2CHX
11-18-2010, 09:11 PM
If it's PSK I'll be on. If it's SSB my power supply just can't handle it.

K6BSO
11-18-2010, 09:22 PM
I'll be there if at all possible. PSK31 is my best mode also.

WTKX
11-18-2010, 09:29 PM
'scuse my packet burst.

PSK is certainly doable, as are other digital modes, even (gulp) CW.

K7SGJ
11-18-2010, 11:09 PM
Most likely I'll be in a mobile state of operation. Perhaps PSK when stopped. How about some typical bands/freqs/times to check on during the course of the day? Maybe top of the hour= (band/freq)1; 1/2 hr (band/freq)2 until we start meeting up, and get a roundtable (or barrel with bung hole) going on. and take turns in the uh uh u-no,

KJ3N
11-19-2010, 07:47 AM
If it's PSK I'll be on. If it's SSB my power supply just can't handle it.

Are you still running that 210x on caps and battery charger?

KC9ECI
11-20-2010, 11:46 AM
Doubt if I'll do too much on the radio. Probably just hold down the sofa and try to survive the tryptophan overdose. If I hit the shack it will be later in the day and then I'll probably hover around the SKCC calling freqs. Should have my Flex radio back on Tuesday so I expect I'll be using it.

W7XF
11-20-2010, 01:42 PM
The Turkey
GOBBLEGOBBLEGOBBLE

Dunno what my schedule is yet.... if at home, I'll be indisposed. On the road... who knows where I'll pop up.

stay tuned.

W3WN
11-21-2010, 05:13 PM
Thursday I'll be with the family. I make no promises on when (if) I'll be free.

I have Friday off.

Saturday & Sunday are CQ WW CW. Expect a lot less QRM on the phone bands.

N8YX
11-21-2010, 06:30 PM
Saturday & Sunday are CQ WW CW. Expect a lot less QRM on the phone bands.
Mode doesn't matter. The anti-contest contingent will still bitch about it.

KJ3N
11-21-2010, 06:32 PM
Mode doesn't matter. The anti-contest contingent will still bitch about it.

Yes, but the phone whiners are the loudest cry-babies. :roll:

W3WN
11-21-2010, 09:18 PM
Mode doesn't matter. The anti-contest contingent will still bitch about it.
Ah, yeah. So what else is new?

But my point was that since (unlike this weekend) there won't be a major SSB contest on, and a lot of the active hams will be working CW (either actively contesting or hunting for DX amongst the contesters), finding a clear frequency will be easier.

KG4CGC
11-21-2010, 09:26 PM
Let's give it a name, The Thanksgiving Island Net Together

kf0rt
11-21-2010, 09:30 PM
Thanksgiving Island Togetherness Schedule. ;)

W3WN
11-21-2010, 09:34 PM
Thanksgiving Island Togetherness Schedule. ;)

Gee... I wonder if we can come up with a nice acronym for that? :evil:

KC9ECI
11-21-2010, 09:53 PM
How about 'THING?'

The Thanksgiving Island Net Together

I bet if I work on it for a few days I can come up with something better...

W5IEI
11-22-2010, 07:41 AM
Well,do you guys have 17 meter capability?

It was pretty good yesterday.

N8YX
11-22-2010, 07:46 AM
Well,do you guys have 17 meter capability?

It was pretty good yesterday.
Sure do. QRO, even - though the antenna is a vertical.

N8GAV
11-22-2010, 10:58 AM
I would like to get togetter with some of you "Wild and Crazy Guys" but right now I am limited to 40 metters. Charles I like your fishing pole idea to get other end of my dubblet up but I am having problems with my knee and back yard is not flat here. I will keep checking the thread.

K6BSO
11-22-2010, 11:04 AM
I would like to get togetter with some of you "Wild and Crazy Guys" but right now I am limited to 40 metters.

I can do 40m; I'd need to build an antenna to get out well on 17m but it would be easy enough to throw together a wire dipole for the occasion.

KG4CGC
11-22-2010, 12:53 PM
I would like to get togetter with some of you "Wild and Crazy Guys" but right now I am limited to 40 metters. Charles I like your fishing pole idea to get other end of my dubblet up but I am having problems with my knee and back yard is not flat here. I will keep checking the thread.
Use the biggest rod you have, a 2 to 3 oz sinker, 30lb or better testline, and a steel leader with a swivel and easy on and off clips. I don't remember exactly what they are called. Cast high and short. When it drops, unhook the sinker and attach your rope.

N8GAV
11-22-2010, 02:22 PM
Use the biggest rod you have, a 2 to 3 oz sinker, 30lb or better testline, and a steel leader with a swivel and easy on and off clips. I don't remember exactly what they are called. Cast high and short. When it drops, unhook the sinker and attach your rope.

Maybe I can con my son-in-law into helping me on Wed. The thing about 40 is it's ether long or short so I may not hear Fred since he is close to my QTH but lets see what happens sounds like fun. Carlos keep an ear open on 40, if we can't do phone do you have PSK? I will be around 7070.15 watching the waterfall.

K6BSO
11-22-2010, 02:29 PM
Not only can I do PSK31, it's my preferred mode. Due to my rather primitive antenna set-up, I get out best via the digital modes.

Have we set a day/time for this confabulation yet? Is it going to be on Thanksgiving day itself or the day after? If it's on T-day, that could cause problems for me; because of the time difference, it's likely I'll be just setting down to eat at the same time the tryptophan is wearing off all the rest of you.

KG4CGC
11-22-2010, 02:34 PM
One more thing, set it up so you can tie the rope off near ground level without excess rope hanging about to reduce critter accidents and mischief. This will also allow you to just attach more rope to lower a section for whatever reasons may come up.
Don't ask me why but rope has gotten pretty expensive these days. At 15 cents a foot, 600 feet will run you $90. I found some ugly rope for $2.48 per 50 feet. Ugly? It is mostly pink but I got all the blue and green I could find. Strong stuff though. I got a 100' length of black dacron UV proof for 10 bucks 2 years ago at Shelby. Dunno how much it is today.

Anyway, stay safe, wear your eye and head protection when casting and pulling rope and wire through trees. You could seriously hurt yourself from falling dead limbs. And there will be falling limbs.

WTKX
11-22-2010, 04:18 PM
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W5IEI
11-22-2010, 04:24 PM
Not only can I do PSK31, it's my preferred mode. Due to my rather primitive antenna set-up, I get out best via the digital modes.

Have we set a day/time for this confabulation yet? Is it going to be on Thanksgiving day itself or the day after? If it's on T-day, that could cause problems for me; because of the time difference, it's likely I'll be just setting down to eat at the same time the tryptophan is wearing off all the rest of you.

Let's shoot for the day after.

That Friday is usually pretty boring.

K6BSO
11-22-2010, 04:25 PM
Let's shoot for the day after.

That Friday is usually pretty boring.

That's good by me. I sure as heck ain't gonna go anywhere near a retail establishment that day!

N8GAV
11-22-2010, 04:29 PM
I have plenty of rope. Problem is while I was having my knee replaced we had a thunder storm with high winds and one end of my atenna broke in half when a limb fell on it. Hopefuly I can get it done this week so if we have to use 75 I can get there. Carlos want to try PSK on 40 tonight?

K6BSO
11-22-2010, 05:16 PM
Carlos want to try PSK on 40 tonight?

Sure, but my availability depends on the timing. When will you be on the radio?

KJ3N
11-22-2010, 05:58 PM
Let's shoot for the day after.

That Friday is usually pretty boring.

Not when you have to work.

K6BSO
11-26-2010, 10:46 AM
Okay, it's now the Friday after T-Day. Are we gonna get on the air today? Or what?

N8YX
11-26-2010, 11:16 AM
Okay, it's now the Friday after T-Day. Are we gonna get on the air today? Or what?
I don't have anything going (except for cleaning and gear checkout) all weekend long. 'DSG working late tomorrow evening as well (yay, holiday hours...) so I'm available whenever you folks are.

SSB/CW/AM/FM only at the moment - one of the seasonal projects is to get another PC loaded with PSK31 and rig-control software then interface it to a '940.

WTKX
11-26-2010, 11:18 AM
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