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W5GA
07-13-2012, 09:35 PM
I'm here, where are you?

KG4CGC
07-13-2012, 09:41 PM
Thunder overhead.

WA4TM
07-13-2012, 09:45 PM
Hidin' behind the door!!!:mrgreen:

ki4itv
07-13-2012, 10:20 PM
I'm trying not to say anymore. I've said enough today.

KC9ECI
07-13-2012, 10:26 PM
Same here, little thunder and a little much needed rain. Bed is starting to look like a good option.

WTKX
07-13-2012, 10:28 PM
Moi? I'm still at work.

kf0rt
07-13-2012, 10:28 PM
Same here, little thunder and a little much needed rain. Bed is starting to look like a good option.

Old, tired, and a bit wasted.

Helluva week.

W3WN
07-13-2012, 10:57 PM
Yes & in the shack. QRG?

kf0rt
07-13-2012, 11:14 PM
QR what?

Dead and headed for bed...

W5GA
07-13-2012, 11:36 PM
In the midst of everything else, my logging program crashed to the extent that I'm gonna have to get some help with it. I got disgusted and shut everything down. Bed is a good option!

PA5COR
07-14-2012, 02:44 AM
At those times we're off to bed here..

KC9ECI
07-14-2012, 07:40 AM
Old, tired, and a bit wasted.

Helluva week.

That's scheduled for tonight.

kf0rt
07-14-2012, 07:57 AM
That's scheduled for tonight.

I'll wish you well on your sojourn. ;)

ki4itv
07-14-2012, 08:39 AM
6450

:lol: Rules are rules.

kf0rt
07-14-2012, 08:42 AM
6450

:lol: Rules are rules.


:rofl:

K6BSO
07-14-2012, 11:30 AM
I was already headed off to bed by then. Been having problems with terminal insomnia lately.



"Terminal" in this case does not mean "fatal," it means that you wake up before you've gotten enough sleep.

WX7P
07-14-2012, 11:58 AM
I was already headed off to bed by then. Been having problems with terminal insomnia lately.



"Terminal" in this case does not mean "fatal," it means that you wake up before you've gotten enough sleep.

No shit. Me too. It sucks. I've been up since 3 Am watching Leave It to Beaver reruns on Netflix.

Edit: I like the old cars. Lumpy drives a 40 Ford convertible!

KG4CGC
07-14-2012, 12:20 PM
Lumpy drives a 40 Ford convertible! Is that the "Grease Burner" or am I thinking about My Three Sons?

N8YX
07-14-2012, 08:10 PM
If anyone is up for it I'm in the mood to play 40 or 75M SSB tonight. Been an absolute butt-kicker of a day in the project department and a little on-the-air fun would be nice.

KJ3N
07-14-2012, 10:25 PM
If anyone is up for it I'm in the mood to play 40 or 75M SSB tonight. Been an absolute butt-kicker of a day in the project department and a little on-the-air fun would be nice.

Busy working IARU... on 75m....with 100 watts. ;)

80m PH 07/15/12 0319 IO4HQ
80m PH 07/15/12 0321 E70ARA
80m PH 07/15/12 0322 DA0HQ
80m PH 07/15/12 0324 CR3T
80m PH 07/15/12 0328 LX75HQ
80m PH 07/15/12 0329 OL2HQ
80m PH 07/15/12 0331 HB9HQ
80m PH 07/15/12 0335 DH8BQA
80m PH 07/15/12 0337 HB9OK

ki4itv
07-14-2012, 11:25 PM
Busy working IARU... on 75m....with 100 watts. ;)

80m PH 07/15/12 0319 IO4HQ
80m PH 07/15/12 0321 E70ARA
80m PH 07/15/12 0322 DA0HQ
80m PH 07/15/12 0324 CR3T
80m PH 07/15/12 0328 LX75HQ
80m PH 07/15/12 0329 OL2HQ
80m PH 07/15/12 0331 HB9HQ
80m PH 07/15/12 0335 DH8BQA
80m PH 07/15/12 0337 HB9OK

The real irony being that when I got in the game, I completely expected this year to be gangbusters in propagation and easy pickings if I could weed out the congestion.

KJ3N
07-14-2012, 11:39 PM
Well, I'm packing it in for the night. If I get up early enough, I may try to squeeze in a few more contacts before this is all over @ 12:00z.

Score so far is 26,180 for a lazy effort. I can never plant myself in a chair for more than a couple of hours at a time.

ki4itv
07-14-2012, 11:57 PM
A couple hours without a beer is a bit much, don't ya think? ;)

KJ3N
07-15-2012, 12:19 AM
A couple hours without a beer is a bit much, don't ya think? ;)

Fuck beer. Never could stand that stuff. :yuck:

See avatar.

ki4itv
07-15-2012, 12:30 AM
Go for what you know.

kf0rt
07-15-2012, 07:21 AM
Fuck beer. Never could stand that stuff. :yuck:

See avatar.

Looks like anti-freeze. :lol:

KG4NEL
07-15-2012, 12:04 PM
Well, I'm packing it in for the night. If I get up early enough, I may try to squeeze in a few more contacts before this is all over @ 12:00z.

Score so far is 26,180 for a lazy effort. I can never plant myself in a chair for more than a couple of hours at a time.

I ended up with a little more than that, which would be #2 in the division if scores are similar to last year's. I was only a few contacts back from the guy who took first, but he crushed me in mults - not surprising with a crappy compromise antenna. Purely S&Ping didn't help either.

Oh well, lessons for next year...

KG4NEL
07-15-2012, 12:04 PM
A couple hours without a beer is a bit much, don't ya think? ;)

Who says you have to stop? :mrgreen:

KJ3N
07-15-2012, 01:48 PM
Purely S&Ping didn't help either.

That's all I ever do. I doubt I could hold a frequency for very long @ 100 watts, so I don't even try.

Then there's the attention span thing. I tend to get bored with it after a couple of hours, so I go do other things and come back to it.

Yesterday was a perfect example. Got up @ 7:15am. Made a cup of tea. Went down to the shack and got everything in place. Started on time, which is rare for me. Around 10:00am, went upstairs and took the dog out. Came back to the shack and operated some more. 12:15pm, went back upstairs, took a shower, went to lunch with the wife. Came home and did one or 2 things around the house. Went back to operating at 3:30pm, stopped at 4:30pm. Did something else around the house. 6:30pm, back to operating. Stopped at 8pm. Had dinner and watched a couple of things I had DVR'ed. Went back to operating at 11pm. Stopped around 12:30am.

A die-hard contester I will never be.

KC9ECI
07-15-2012, 03:39 PM
I should have worked some of the contest but just wasn't motivated to do so. Wife and kids are all off and about doing their own things this afternoon so I went out and dismantled and cleaned the Hustler 6-BTV, added some hardware and laid a new run of coax to it. Currently sitting in the shack with a cold beer and working some JT-65 on 20M.

PA5COR
07-15-2012, 04:43 PM
Having aurora flutter on 40 meter now, Europe traffic strong, but serious flutter...

KC9ECI
07-15-2012, 05:42 PM
All sorts of raspy CW on 6M in the beacon portion of the band when I left the shack an hour or so ago.

PA5COR
07-15-2012, 06:39 PM
Bands crashed, not even Europe traffic anymore.... no nvis even.,... strange.
Only get the Italian sea traffic station here in the Netherlands on USB 1852...

KB3LAZ
07-16-2012, 10:10 AM
Looks like anti-freeze. :lol:

And a boiled egg.

wa6mhz
07-16-2012, 10:32 AM
I'm out in a bar drinking beer. But I gotta SMARTPHONE that does internet!

VE7DCW
07-17-2012, 10:30 PM
I'm out in a bar drinking beer. But I gotta SMARTPHONE that does internet!

Pat ..... are you spending your Ramen money in the bar again?? :spin:

KG4NEL
07-18-2012, 04:00 PM
Pat ..... are you spending your Ramen money in the bar again?? :spin:

Indistinguishable from college students.