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Author Topic: ONLY 100 DAYS UNTIL CW-SS! Yippee!  (Read 575 times)
N8CPA
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« on: July 29, 2004, 07:28:44 AM »

I've made up my mind!  This is the year the broom goes up the tower.  I've already started strategizing. Within the next 100 days, I'll have a new RF ground. I'll service the antennas.  I'll have a switch so I can run both rigs from the same keyer, one at a time.  I'm programming the filter for dual operation.  

The last project will be attitude adjustment. I need to get myself right the forces of RF. The only section I have never worked during SS is NWT.  I hear there's a station there every year.  At least, I know hams who claim to have worked one there, but I think they fall under the Santa Clause:  "Seeing is not believing, believing is seeing."  They believe; therefore VY1JA appears in their logs.

So maybe if I start meditating now, mumbling over and over to myself, "There is a VY1JA.  There is a VY1JA,"
just maybe, I'll have a November epiphany.  Now if I, with a hundred watts, a VEE, and a vertical can convince him I exist might be another matter entirely.
We will find out in a hundred days.
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N7DM
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« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2004, 10:14:34 AM »

*I* have had to wait for that/those guys...and they are 'just up the road'.   Just write down the frequency and check it frequently.  Soon or later...you will hit him on a slow point, on some band.

Now, if only some VE2 was a Land-Mark station I could use the same technique on.......
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AE6Y
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« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2004, 02:27:05 PM »

Two hints on working VY1JA:
1) J likes to always be on the highest band for which he has propagation.
2) He likes frequencies ending in "7," like 21037, 14027, etc.
And Bob, VY1MB, has been active in SS in recent years.
Both Bob and J are very nice gentlemen who really like to help us out in SS. Thanks to both of them (and the occasional other VY1 or VE8) who puts that section on the air.
BTW: Though NWT and YU are the same for SS purposes, both Bob and J live in Whitehorse in the Yukon, so they prefer YU to NWT.
GL and 73, Andy, AE6Y
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N8CPA
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« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2004, 11:19:13 AM »

Thanks for the tips!  I had read something about that somewhere, in reference to MUF and xxxx7.  I will very closely watch prop-nostications for that week and tune accordingly.

As far as YU vs NWT, having never worked the section, I don't know if the logger will accept YU.  I will try it that way first.

Thanks again.
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AE6Y
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« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2004, 11:57:59 AM »

Re the section names, just log whatever your logging program wants.  My comment was only in regard to the actual contact.  It's more polite (as perceived by them) to say "TU for YU" than "TU for NWT" to them.  And don't be surprised if they send either YU or YT, instead of NWT.  It's only a minor point -- the main point is to get the contact if you possibly can.  J is a good operator, but sometimes he gets buried in a pileup of desperate callers.
  73, andy, ae6y
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