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W7XF
12-20-2010, 01:58 PM
OK... how are we all doing on Worked All Islanders??

So far for me:
KJ6BSO
N1LAF
WV6Z
NX6D
KG4CGC

K6BSO
12-20-2010, 02:03 PM
W7XF (of course)
NX6D
KG4CGC
W0TKX
W5IEI
K7SGJ

I've heard a couple of others (Albi and Kelli) but I couldn't really call them QSOs

N2CHX
12-20-2010, 02:40 PM
KG4CGC and sorta KJ6BSO.

N8YX
12-20-2010, 03:30 PM
KJ3N
W3BNY
KG4CGC
WV6Z
N9FE
AE1PT (yes, he's still a member)
N2RJ and N9XR (when they were members)

I'm pretty sure there are more in the log book...

N2CHX
12-20-2010, 03:31 PM
Oh yeah... I do believe I worked KJ3N and W3BNY. Forgot about that.

PA5COR
12-20-2010, 03:51 PM
Not fair, you guy's have a headstart annd lots less attenuation as me from the other side of the pond...
Maybe being mostly on 160 is my fault ...;)

KC9ECI
12-20-2010, 03:53 PM
No clue, is there a master list to check against?

PA5COR
12-20-2010, 04:33 PM
See membership list - Community- memberlist. ;)

W4RLR
12-20-2010, 05:41 PM
Both eyeball QSOs

W3BNY
NA4BH

N8YX
12-20-2010, 06:31 PM
Both eyeball QSOs

W3BNY
NA4BH
Eyeball:

W3WN
N8TB
K2KLI
KB3LAZ
WV6Z
NX6D
AC6EA, KD8DSG, my friend Bill - whose call escapes me. (I see enough of dem characters on a regular basis...)

KG4CGC
12-21-2010, 01:50 AM
KJ6BSO
W7XF
W0TKX
W5IEI
KJ3N
W3BNY
N2KKM
NA4BH
N8YX

Eyeball Queso-
NA4BH Summer 2010
NX6D May 2006
WV6Z well, he's a local so, sorry i don't call more often, Homey.

n6hcm
12-21-2010, 05:48 AM
OK... how are we all doing on Worked All Islanders??

So far for me:
KJ6BSO
N1LAF
WV6Z
NX6D
KG4CGC

you came close and made a noble effort ... next time for sure!

N8YX
12-21-2010, 10:50 AM
KJ6BSO
W7XF
W0TKX
W5IEI
KJ3N
W3BNY
N2KKM
NA4BH

Think ya missed one or two there, Charles...

KG4CGC
12-21-2010, 11:03 AM
Think ya missed one or two there, Charles...
I'm trying to make remembery.

WV6Z
12-21-2010, 11:14 AM
Well Charles, eyeball QSOs with Luke, Rottley and Mike for one....... my memory sux, but I did have a great time when you, Gary and I met with Dave in Greenville and checked in on the redneck CB machine as impaired and negative and negative or something.

N9FE
12-21-2010, 11:32 AM
I'm trying to make remembery.

Yes Sir charles.. You better make remembery

KG4CGC
12-21-2010, 01:29 PM
Yes Sir charles.. You better make remembery
You too, that was same night as BNY.
And yes, February 2009, High Point NC. I meant to mention it and forgot.

What has Gary been up to , Tom?

kb2crk
12-27-2010, 05:23 PM
damn i am way behind. i think the only islander i have worked has been tom WV6Z. oh wait i've worked tom KU4MY too.
now that my noise maker has been identified it is time to start making some decent contacts...

KG4CGC
12-27-2010, 09:02 PM
damn i am way behind. i think the only islander i have worked has been tom WV6Z. oh wait i've worked tom KU4MY too.
now that my noise maker has been identified it is time to start making some decent contacts...
Pick a freq.

kb2crk
12-27-2010, 09:23 PM
Pick a freq.

at work for the night right now. i dont think the maratrac in the van will do it from greensboro ga.

KG4CGC
12-27-2010, 09:32 PM
OK. Well I'm going to put up a monobander for 40m. The 40/20 ant I made really shines on 20 through 10 but won't load on 40, go figure.
That is about the only band I am having trouble loading on.
I regularly hear the gang out of Atlanta every night on 80.

N8YX
12-28-2010, 10:41 AM
17M is booming into Europe at the moment. Hopefully you folks are taking advantage of the opening...

K6BSO
12-28-2010, 10:42 AM
My antenna won't tune up on 17m, dammit. But it's okay—I can never get past those East Coast Kilowatts anyhow.

KU0DM
12-28-2010, 02:47 PM
17M is booming into Europe at the moment. Hopefully you folks are taking advantage of the opening...

17 is almost always open to EU in the morning. Over the summer I'd wake up around 10 or 11 and get on 17 CW and work a handful of Europe and Africa daily, 17 is by far my favorite band.

WTKX
12-28-2010, 09:01 PM
Well HI there young stranger, how ya been?

There was a lot of CW on 12 today, I listened but the pileups were nuts.

African and South American stations...

W3WN
12-29-2010, 12:41 AM
Not fair, you guy's have a headstart annd lots less attenuation as me from the other side of the pond...
Maybe being mostly on 160 is my fault ...;)
Oh, if only I could (my antenna problem, not yours)...

I'm up for skeds on Friday (12/31). Should be home most of the day.

W3WN
12-29-2010, 12:44 AM
Eyeball:

W3WN
N8TB
K2KLI
KB3LAZ
WV6Z
NX6D
AC6EA, KD8DSG, my friend Bill - whose call escapes me. (I see enough of dem characters on a regular basis...)
And next June, you and 'DSG, and even our resident Vampire are welcome to stick around for burgers and dogs again.

The WASH club picnic at the Breezeshooter's Hamfest has become a tradition. Wish more clubs would do things like that, but that's another thread for another time.

N8YX
12-29-2010, 05:54 PM
And next June, you and 'DSG, and even our resident Vampire are welcome to stick around for burgers and dogs again.

The WASH club picnic at the Breezeshooter's Hamfest has become a tradition. Wish more clubs would do things like that, but that's another thread for another time.
We enjoyed the cookout and the 'fest itself - even if it meant driving through a tornado watch box to get to the event.

I'll give the organizers of that venue a lot of credit and praise for keeping the signal-to-noise ratio high. As Sue, 'SFH is so fond of saying: "Drop that CB in the trash by the door on the way in!"

Well...maybe it's not that bad most places but it sure seems that way around here. :dunno:

W7XF
12-29-2010, 06:04 PM
I'm heading east from Dallas tomorrow. I usually run with 17/20/40 in the air. If 11m starts getting noisy, I switch that to 15/12/10. 75 is on request. 6 is when 10 gets short.
For LOS contacts, 2, 440 and 220 are available, but I only have 5 watts on 220.

KU0DM
12-29-2010, 07:17 PM
Well HI there young stranger, how ya been?


Busy busy busy!!
But never so busy that I can't squeeze in a little DX every now and then!

W3WN
12-30-2010, 10:38 AM
We enjoyed the cookout and the 'fest itself - even if it meant driving through a tornado watch box to get to the event.

I'll give the organizers of that venue a lot of credit and praise for keeping the signal-to-noise ratio high. As Sue, 'SFH is so fond of saying: "Drop that CB in the trash by the door on the way in!"

Well...maybe it's not that bad most places but it sure seems that way around here. :dunno:
Unusual weather does seem to follow the Breezeshooter's Hamfest around.

There was one morning (and for those who don't know, it's the 1st Sunday in June every year) when we had frost on the ground around 5 AM. There used to be a local vendor, Jean Bey aka Jeannie the Hat Lady aka "BY 1 HAT," who was a staple both at most WPa hamfests and at Dayton. She made up for me a Dayton sweatshirt... still have it.

But wind, rain, and all the other fun stuff always seems to come around. I'm just annoyed that the wind picked up just as we were trying to put the 10 x 10 gazebo up, tore it apart (5 minutes earlier, we'd have been fine). OTOH, after 10+ years, maybe it's time to break in a new one...

And while it's a mite early yet, those Island folk who plan or are considering coming to Breezeshooters, consider yourselves tentatively invited to the WASH picnic. Contact me for details in a few months. There's no cost, although we ask everyone to bring something so that there's enough to go around.

(We're not allowed to charge, and it's by invitation only; that's our long-standing deal with the Breezeshooters because of some food vendor complaints. And every year, someone from one of the food vendors comes up with their kid or grandkid and tries to buy a hot dog, just to try and catch us in violation. Putzes.)

W7XF
07-23-2011, 07:54 PM
Add another to my log: N8TB aka suddenseer. Got him on 6 metres!!

suddenseer
07-23-2011, 08:27 PM
The pleasure was mine (one gay man to another OMG). I just ordered the hyper doggie tennis ball launcher. I am almost done with my multi band wire array. I am gathering my 2m vertical, and should be back up, and running soon. if I get extra energy, I will finish cutting radials for a 40M vert, and an 80m vert with a switchable parasitic element pointing west. I cant find my ladderline. When the windstorm hit that took down everything (tower, A3, stacked vhf/uhf array on a standoff. I scrambled to gather all of the scrap.

N8YX
07-29-2011, 09:27 PM
I just ordered the hyper doggie tennis ball launcher.
I have one of those.

I wish it was more "hyper". At best it'll loft a tennis ball w/o string attached about 40ft into the air. I'm no Nolan Ryan but I can throw one father and higher than that.

Maybe replacing the supplied rubber tubing with surgical tubing might help? I have an old "Wrist Rocket" with a long front yoke section that'll allow me almost 5ft of draw. I can launch a 1oz fishing sinker and heavy monofilament a good 100ft into the air, but the weight won't always make its way back down through the branches like a tennis ball will.

KG4CGC
07-29-2011, 09:31 PM
8' surf rod with spinning reel and 30 to 50 pound test FTW. Put a little light oil in the line on the bobbin so it will slip down through the leaves and branches without a hitch. I get away with a 2oz sinker but a 3oz is perfect with 50lb test.

ETA: I also use a steel leader and double check your line for nicks. You do not want it to break on launch. You could hurt property or people.

K7SGJ
07-29-2011, 11:53 PM
Fukit. Crossbow with razor tip arrow. It will trim the branches on the way down, too, as well as people, animals, and anything else in the way. With a real good one, you should be able to launch it over 2000 foot trees, seven blocks over. Should be able to do a full 3 wave dipole for VLF. What a deal.

N8YX
07-30-2011, 09:39 AM
I have both (crossbow and compound bow) but the local gendarme fail to see the humor in my shooting arrows into the sky. City and all that. :roll:

PA5COR
07-30-2011, 10:07 AM
Too busy working on the inverted L here, took the old one down, and busy putting a new one up lots stronger and about 8 feet higher, to 77 feet, and a wire from there going to the front of the house to the lantern what is there.

Lots of work, new guy wires and pipe starts at 80 mm, or 3 1/4 inch, ending in 1 1/4 inch at the top.

Titanex quality aluminium, guyed at 3 points.
Hope it does as well or better as the old one on 160 -20.
Just using the OCF antenna now.

KG4CGC
07-30-2011, 02:36 PM
If I hear myself on longpath, does that qualify as working an Islander?

K6BSO
07-30-2011, 02:46 PM
If I hear myself on longpath, does that qualify as working an Islander?

Only if you send yourself a confirming QSL card.

KG4CGC
07-30-2011, 03:13 PM
Only if you send yourself a confirming QSL card.But does it have to travel through a trans-equatorial post office?

K6BSO
07-30-2011, 06:19 PM
But does it have to travel through a trans-equatorial post office?

Only if you want to be able to piss to windward.

NA4BH
07-30-2011, 07:18 PM
Fukit. Crossbow with razor tip arrow. It will trim the branches on the way down, too, as well as people, animals, and anything else in the way. With a real good one, you should be able to launch it over 2000 foot trees, seven blocks over. Should be able to do a full 3 wave dipole for VLF. What a deal.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQvtfHJZTUc