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    Field Day 2019

    Who's in? This is the first time in 6 years that I've had this weekend available and can play. Will be on the air from Goose Island, south of La Crosse as W9IDX.
    I am surprised at such a sudden deterioration in a woman whose only ailment was a lazy anus.

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    Every year I say I want to do something in the back yard. This year I've been wanting to restring some antennas. The OCF dipole is still good but the dedicated 10m dipole needs to be redone. I've got some old cable TV coax to make elements with. I just need some extra 50 ohm coax to complete the job. Maybe I'll take down my 2m/70cm set up and use that coax. Maybe I'll purchase some mini 8 locally.

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    I'll be at K2AA, 6A SNJ again this year, 20m CW. Refurbished 4 element monobander going up on the AB-577 tower. Last year we had a bit over 1000 Q's. First hour last year, I had a 99/hour.

    A friend I invited a few years ago is on 40 CW, since he's a night owl. I used to do 40 with another contester, but I moved over to 20 since we were sorely lacking on that band. 40 has also netted over 1000 Q's each year.

    We have a blast.
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    I may get a couple of friends over and introduce them to amateur radio by playing in the shack...or I might take a rig, PSU and peripherals to a lady friend's house and put her place on the air for the evening.

    Maybe I'll do the bicycle mobile thing again...
    "Everyone wants to be an AM Gangsta until it's time to start doing AM Gangsta shit."

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    My prediction is that I will drink more beers than the total number of QSO's I make, but fun will be had by most.
    I am surprised at such a sudden deterioration in a woman whose only ailment was a lazy anus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KC9ECI View Post
    My prediction is that I will drink more beers than the total number of QSO's I make, but fun will be had by most.
    I have 5 cases of the high-power stuff here, and the QRO position is set up for max fault tolerance in case of operator stupididity. Last time we did this, two beers apiece were consumed and maybe 20 contacts were made before we moved the fun outside to my fire pit...
    "Everyone wants to be an AM Gangsta until it's time to start doing AM Gangsta shit."

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    Quote Originally Posted by KC9ECI View Post
    Who's in? This is the first time in 6 years that I've had this weekend available and can play. Will be on the air from Goose Island, south of La Crosse as W9IDX.
    I’ll be doing the late evening shift from W3C (N3SH) again this year. Maybe a little at the start, since I’ll be there to help setup as well.

    Late afternoon & early evening? We’re taking the grandkids to a church carnival. Which will be a very nice surprise to them, they have no idea.

    I may also be on a little from home early afternoon or Sunday morning as 1E. Need 9 more states on 10, and 9 on 15, to complete WAS on each of those bands. Propagation willing, might be able to whittle those numbers down a little.
    “Nobody is going to feel sorry for us. 90% of the people don’t care, the other 10% are glad it happened.” — Clint Hurdle

    BAN THE DH!

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    Quote Originally Posted by N8YX View Post
    I may get a couple of friends over and introduce them to amateur radio by playing in the shack...or I might take a rig, PSU and peripherals to a lady friend's house and put her place on the air for the evening.

    Maybe I'll do the bicycle mobile thing again...
    If that’s the lady you introduced to me a few years back at Breezeshooters... you’re going over to her place to play radio? What are you, meshugah?
    “Nobody is going to feel sorry for us. 90% of the people don’t care, the other 10% are glad it happened.” — Clint Hurdle

    BAN THE DH!

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    Teslacle's Deviant to Fudd's Law: It goes in, it must go out.

    Just remember: Abraham Lincoln didn't die in vain. He died in Washington, DC

    Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati


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    Quote Originally Posted by W3WN View Post
    I’ll be doing the late evening shift from W3C (N3SH) again this year. Maybe a little at the start, since I’ll be there to help setup as well.

    Late afternoon & early evening? We’re taking the grandkids to a church carnival. Which will be a very nice surprise to them, they have no idea.

    I may also be on a little from home early afternoon or Sunday morning as 1E. Need 9 more states on 10, and 9 on 15, to complete WAS on each of those bands. Propagation willing, might be able to whittle those numbers down a little.
    Would OR be one of those states Ron?

    Like that post was...
    Moving on, my posts are not helpful

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    Quote Originally Posted by WZ7U View Post
    Would OR be one of those states Ron?
    No, but I’ll work you anyway!
    “Nobody is going to feel sorry for us. 90% of the people don’t care, the other 10% are glad it happened.” — Clint Hurdle

    BAN THE DH!

    Fudd's First Law of Opposition: If you push something hard enough, it WILL fall down.
    Teslacle's Deviant to Fudd's Law: It goes in, it must go out.

    Just remember: Abraham Lincoln didn't die in vain. He died in Washington, DC

    Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati


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