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N8GAV
11-21-2014, 07:45 PM
XYL has to work Thanksgiving 4pm-4am so I don't have anything to do since we're having our Thanksgiving this weekend, so do a few of you want to try a roundtable or something?

NQ6U
11-21-2014, 09:09 PM
I'm game. The grandkids will be with their mother so it'll be just the XYL and me here. There should be plenty of time to work in an Island Net.

NA4BH
11-21-2014, 10:34 PM
I don't know if I'm up or down with that. I'm game.

WTKX
11-21-2014, 11:12 PM
http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/_/42453843/Cornucopia+Radio+image1.jpg

N8GAV
11-22-2014, 01:25 PM
So where do we start? 20 meters and work 40 75/80?

WTKX
11-22-2014, 03:04 PM
With typical propagation changes being frequency agile as a group is helpful.
We can use this thread or maybe IRC chat... to keep track of where we are.

Oh, and modes too. PSK, JT65, or *gasp* CW. SSTV?

Island Spotting... :mrgreen:

KG4NEL
11-22-2014, 03:06 PM
I'll be around - will be up in DC, so I'll probably have a better chance on the lower bands to our Mid-Atlantic brethren than I normally would.

SSB only, unfortunately...

KG4NEL
11-22-2014, 03:06 PM
Island Spotting... :mrgreen:

W3LPL - heard in NC

N8GAV
11-22-2014, 03:23 PM
With typical propagation changes being frequency agile as a group is helpful.
We can use this thread or maybe IRC chat... to keep track of where we are.

Oh, and modes too. PSK, JT65, or *gasp* CW. SSTV?

Island Spotting... :mrgreen:

I was thinking SSB Dave. We have a few days so lets see what response we get and use this thread to keep track if that is ok with everyone.

W5BRM
11-22-2014, 03:43 PM
Alas,i shall be working so no access to hf for TG, Xmas or HNY. Wish my employer would allow ham radios in the truck :(

W3WN
11-22-2014, 05:25 PM
Depending on what time we're heading over to the outlaws, er, in-laws... I'll try to be there, at least at the start.

NQ6U
11-22-2014, 06:38 PM
10m has been good lately and has the advantage that anyone with a ham ticket regardless of class can join in.

K7SGJ
11-22-2014, 06:39 PM
10m has been good lately and has the advantage that anyone with a ham ticket regardless of class can join in.


And most of us don't have any class.

NQ6U
11-22-2014, 06:41 PM
And most of us don't have any class.

[burrrrrrrrrrrrrp] You sayin' I ain't got no class? [hock, patooey]

KG4NEL
11-22-2014, 09:38 PM
10m has been good lately and has the advantage that anyone with a ham ticket regardless of class can join in.

Great between the coasts, but PA might be a bit close to me for 10.

WTKX
11-22-2014, 11:41 PM
[burrrrrrrrrrrrrp] You sayin' I ain't got no class? [hock, patooey]

'roun' here we calls that a packet burst... with an ACK at the end.

W2NAP
11-23-2014, 12:06 AM
count me out, I don't have any rigs anymore. cept a 440 maxtrac that I never got around to programming.

N8YX
11-24-2014, 05:36 AM
It'll be later in the evening if I join as I have a leaky faucet at the in-law's place to deal with...then a bite to eat after the job is done. 40 or 75 will be the best bet, like this crew has occasionally done in the past.

W7XF
11-25-2014, 01:30 AM
Alas,i shall be working so no access to hf for TG, Xmas or HNY. Wish my employer would allow ham radios in the truck :(
Who ya working for now??

W5BRM
11-25-2014, 09:03 AM
Who ya working for now??
Same guys i been working for since 2000.

Seems i been here since forever

WTKX
11-25-2014, 02:50 PM
'TY, ya need a new hat...

http://antiqueradio.org/art/RadioCraftDecember1936.jpg

KK4AMI
11-25-2014, 04:34 PM
'TY, ya need a new hat...

http://antiqueradio.org/art/RadioCraftDecember1936.jpg

That outfit was back in the day when the world was innocent and men had no egos. Wear an outfit like that today and you would get tackled as a suicide bomber.

W3WN
11-26-2014, 09:41 AM
'roun' here we calls that a packet burst... with an ACK at the end.
Either that, or someone is imitating Bill the Cat again.

W3WN
11-26-2014, 09:45 AM
'TY, ya need a new hat...

http://antiqueradio.org/art/RadioCraftDecember1936.jpgWhere's the tin foil go?

wa6mhz
11-26-2014, 10:31 AM
Islanders are welcome to join us over in the SWAMP for the TURKEY DAY NET, think its going to be around 14.245 starting around 1500Z. We all can be friends on THANKSGIVING!

W3WN
11-26-2014, 11:04 AM
I'd like to think so, Pat, I really would. And I think that this is true for the vast majority of residents of both sites.

That said... it just takes one agitator...

Aside from that, though: I'll be home until around 2130/2200Z, give or take. Now I won't be in the shack all day, we have some stuff to do around the house, since the grandkids are coming on Friday for a visit. (You know, little things, like taking all of the paint cans and paint supplies out of the spare room... )

So I'm up for a sked. And if Jim is available, I would like to give 20 meters a shot, although we may need a third party on hand in case propagation is a little long from his cave to the river junction.

WTKX
11-26-2014, 11:18 PM
Jim should show up, and we could all "do Delaware".

Naa, he'll just start calling CQ DX. :stirpot:

NQ6U
11-27-2014, 12:30 AM
Jim should show up, and we could all "do Delaware".

Alas, no one here is named "Debbie."

KJ3N
11-27-2014, 08:35 AM
Jim should show up, and we could all "do Delaware".

Naa, he'll just start calling CQ DX. :stirpot:

As it should be. :neener:

KJ3N
11-27-2014, 08:36 AM
Alas, no one here is named "Debbie."

And no one here (with the exception of Kelli) even comes close to looking like Debbie.

KJ3N
11-27-2014, 10:01 AM
I've had my morning English muffin and tea. Radio is on.

Where are the rest of you slackers? :-P

W3WN
11-27-2014, 11:25 AM
I've had my morning English muffin and tea. Radio is on.

Where are the rest of you slackers? :-PSlackers? I'll slacker you, cave dweller. I'm working on getting the house ready for the grandkids visit tomorrow.

I just checked into the TDN on 14.255. If you dare.

KJ3N
11-27-2014, 11:33 AM
Slackers? I'll slacker you, cave dweller. I'm working on getting the house ready for the grandkids visit tomorrow.

I just checked into the TDN on 14.255. If you dare.

Except for whoever is running the show, I'm not hearing a lot.

KJ3N
11-27-2014, 11:35 AM
It's the WIK and Da Cow....

WX7P
11-27-2014, 11:56 AM
I just checked in for the hell of it.

K9ASE is really loud here.

KJ3N
11-27-2014, 11:59 AM
I just checked in for the hell of it.

K9ASE is really loud here.

I must have tuned out. Didn't hear you.

KG4CGC
11-27-2014, 12:16 PM
I will see what I can do. It will involve a lot of rearranging.
What's the frequency, Kenneth?

KG4CGC
11-27-2014, 12:25 PM
Oh and it will be later in the evening.

WX7P
11-27-2014, 12:51 PM
I'm hearing the Midwest really well.

Just heard N8XE, Jason. Good signal.

Lots of calls I don't recognize.

KJ3N
11-27-2014, 12:58 PM
Where are the DX check-ins? :lame:

:sleep: :sleep:

WX7P
11-27-2014, 01:09 PM
Where are the DX check-ins? :lame:

:sleep: :sleep:

Maybe Cor will drop in...

W3WN
11-27-2014, 01:39 PM
Well, I've been busy around the house the last 2 hours, so I guess I missed you guys altogether. Nutz.

WX7P
11-27-2014, 01:54 PM
Heh, I just worked Frozen Steve, NL7W.

Big signal here 5/9+

WX7P
11-27-2014, 02:00 PM
Just heard that San Diego station.

Whatever you say, station.

KJ3N
11-27-2014, 02:31 PM
Just heard that San Diego station.

Whatever you say, station.

Glad I missed that....

WX7P
11-27-2014, 02:40 PM
Glad I missed that....

You wouldn't have heard anything anyway.

Crappy signal.

N8GAV
11-27-2014, 02:43 PM
I'm going to my sisters for a quick bite, she wants to feed me since Bonnie has to work. Be back @ 4:30 or so and will check here as to where you guys are at

KJ3N
11-27-2014, 02:49 PM
I'm going to my sisters for a quick bite, she wants to feed me since Bonnie has to work. Be back @ 4:30 or so and will check here as to where you guys are at

I will be nowhere to be found. We're leaving here in about 40 minutes. Gathering starts at 4:30 and I'd guess I won't be back until at least 8.

I've got HF in the car, but checking here to see if anyone's around will be impossible.

KJ3N
11-27-2014, 02:52 PM
You wouldn't have heard anything anyway.

Crappy signal.

Somehow, that doesn't surprise me. Given all the supposed technical expertise, you'd think some of that would go into putting out a decent signal beyond the confines of CA.

NQ6U
11-27-2014, 03:16 PM
Somehow, that doesn't surprise me. Given all the supposed technical expertise, you'd think some of that would go into putting out a decent signal beyond the confines of CA.

She'd need someone to get an antenna up in the air for her. She's in poor physical condition and legally blind.

PA5COR
11-27-2014, 05:22 PM
Just back from the shooting club, was there for 4 hours or so.... so I'm not in the game, 23.30 in one hour I'm off to bed...

WTKX
11-27-2014, 05:44 PM
I'm listening to the 'WiK @ 14.255 now.

Propagation is not great, but it's working. Not sure I'd be heard

Waiting for a good time to "cannon ball" into this pool.

N8GAV
11-27-2014, 05:57 PM
I'm listening to the 'WiK @ 14.255 now.

Propagation is not great, but it's working. Not sure I'd be heard

Waiting for a good time to "cannon ball" into this pool.

I just turned on rig let me see If I can hear IF not I'm going to 40

WX7P
11-27-2014, 05:58 PM
Yello radio!

Just worked TKX on 20, shifting to 40.

WTKX
11-27-2014, 05:58 PM
I "checked in". Amusement.

Even better, Janet heard me, and we're gonna try 40.

I suggest 7.234? Listening/calling now.

WX7P
11-27-2014, 06:01 PM
I "checked in". Amusement.

Even better, Janet heard me, and we're gonna try 40.

I suggest 7.234? Listening/calling now.

Didn't hear you. I guess you didn't hear me.

Some 7's pretty loud on .235

WX7P
11-27-2014, 06:02 PM
Probably still a bit short

WTKX
11-27-2014, 06:04 PM
I heard you, but you are not hearing me.

Then you dropped out. :dunno:

WX7P
11-27-2014, 06:06 PM
I heard you, but you are not hearing me.

Then you dropped out. :dunno:

Probably just as well. The dinner is ready!

Be Back in about an hour or so.

N8GAV
11-27-2014, 06:09 PM
I just turned on rig let me see If I can hear IF not I'm going to 40

Well heard W5WPL until a station from Chile blew his door's off

WTKX
11-27-2014, 06:11 PM
It's OK. Time of day issues.

N8GAV
11-27-2014, 06:54 PM
I'll be on 40 between .230-235 listening check back here in a bit.

WTKX
11-27-2014, 07:23 PM
Hearing QSO's at 7.230 and 7.233.

N8GAV
11-27-2014, 07:28 PM
Dave, I was just on .230 work W4ANT ARRL Centenal station hearing a lot of W7 and N7 going back to him. .233 is some net of some sort

WTKX
11-27-2014, 07:39 PM
Well, if we both hear 'em...looking for a blank spot. 7.239, maybe nudged to 7.2395.

Lotta strong signals now. But I'm making noise at 7.2395.

N8GAV
11-27-2014, 07:42 PM
OK I'll look for you

WTKX
11-27-2014, 07:49 PM
Contact made, rough copy. looking for a better spot.

There is a small hole at 7.2852 on my end.

N8GAV
11-27-2014, 09:44 PM
Well worked Dave, we had to go to 75 meters to do it. Had a good 5x5 copy on him and a good 45 min. QSO. Nice to have met you on the air Dave !

WTKX
11-27-2014, 09:51 PM
It worked Herman. Cool beans. Nice ragchew.

Gonna visit the wife at work soon.

KG4CGC
11-28-2014, 06:43 AM
Sorry. Came home. Went to sleep.