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Author Topic: "Thirteen Colonies" is good practice for new CW OPS.  (Read 2483 times)
K1HMS
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« Reply #15 on: July 03, 2017, 05:49:05 PM »



K1HMS,

I made it into the K2K New Hampshire log at 14:52UTC, SSB. Abby said I was 59
but then she probably tells that to all the handsome radio guys like you and I.

I reckon since my EB-104 at about 400 watts made it through the pileup, improvements
are in order.

I have copper sheeting on the way. I am to build a faraday cage for it. Much easier than
trying to aim a drill to make holes.

And as I lift off the cover to make voltage checks, I can say, "And this evening's treat.
Voila! An EB-104, done right."

I heard the Massachusetts station. I gotta run.

Kraus




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K0UA
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« Reply #16 on: July 03, 2017, 06:43:06 PM »

I picked up a couple more today too. This little event has been kinda fun.
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KC4ZGP
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« Reply #17 on: July 03, 2017, 07:43:15 PM »


K0UA,

Yes. I'm beginning to understand the contest thingy.

I have ten to go. How many have thus far.

I live in Georgia and no Georgia yet. Hmmm...

Try is all one can do.

Kraus

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K0UA
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« Reply #18 on: July 04, 2017, 08:20:41 AM »


K0UA,

Yes. I'm beginning to understand the contest thingy.

I have ten to go. How many have thus far.

I live in Georgia and no Georgia yet. Hmmm...

Try is all one can do.

Kraus



Thing is I am still missing some of them too, and I have worked several of then once on each band.  I can't seem to find a Maine at all. I have worked a few on SSB, but most on cw.  But man the pileups on some of these guys is pretty big at times.  I have worked your GA, no problem there, but It could be pretty tough for someone in GA except on 80 meters.
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N3QE
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« Reply #19 on: July 04, 2017, 08:26:15 AM »

I can't seem to find a Maine at all.

Maine is not usually counted as one of the 13 colonies (although the Massachusetts Bay Colony claimed Maine as part of Massachusetts in the 1650's and some colonists lived in what is now southern Maine).

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I have worked a few on SSB, but most on cw.

CW Skimmer sure makes it easy to find them on CW.
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K0UA
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« Reply #20 on: July 04, 2017, 09:15:41 AM »

I can't seem to find a Maine at all.

Maine is not usually counted as one of the 13 colonies (although the Massachusetts Bay Colony claimed Maine as part of Massachusetts in the 1650's and some colonists lived in what is now southern Maine).

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I have worked a few on SSB, but most on cw.

CW Skimmer sure makes it easy to find them on CW.

Ha!  that may explain my difficulty in finding a Maine...  Hmm.. yes a skimmer would be handy!.

In any case, I am having fun with this little "event"
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N9AOP
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« Reply #21 on: July 04, 2017, 01:51:00 PM »

This definitely is a great event.  This year instead of using the yagi and amp I used an outbacker on an outpost tripod.  I made a clean sweep except for the British station.  I have to thank all the patient and skilled ops at the other end.
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