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Author Topic: COOKEN ARC SES W8TNX Newark, OH celebrates Arbor Day 4/26/14 9 am-4pm  (Read 7965 times)
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« on: April 04, 2014, 12:47:52 PM »

This year's event will once again be 100% solar powered, and originate from the  world-famous DAWES ARBORETUM.
Over 50 nature-loving  groups and organizations will man ( and wo-man)   tents  with their  programs, skills, and educational activities on display for all to see.  LEARN what organizations are available in  our, and perhaps your locations.  Arboretum facilities including gift shop, snack bar, etc will be decked out for their biggest event of the year. You may even  learn how to rope-climb a 100 ft tall tree.

Dawes Arboretum is located on US 13, a few miles south of Newark, OH  in Licking County,   and a few miles north of  I-70, and is some 25 miles east of Columbus.

A special self-printed and very impressive  certificate will be available to all stations who establish contact with any of  our three stations:

EVENT:
ARBOR DAY
APRIL 26th, 2014
9am - 4pm EDST     =    1300 - 2000z  (utc)
FREQUENCIES:           7.230 MHZ  SSB    -    14.330  MHZ SSB     -       146.55 MHZ  FM (simplex)


The Gang at COOKEN ARC
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« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2014, 04:04:09 PM »

This Saturday is almost here and our  100% solar powered, three station, SES is ready to  go.  Our site is on the peak of a long hill sloping to the  west and ought to be   terrific for the 30m - 20m - 2m stations.  WX forcast calls for  sunny skies with temps in the  50's . Not quite as warm as last years mid 70s, but the cooler air should keep the  ops  working hard to make QSOs. 

We are aiming for an early set up and hope to be on the air by 8-8:30am.   The event ends at 4pm EDST.

Look for us on 40-20 SSB   and 2m FM if youre semi local.

 
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« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2014, 06:45:29 AM »

Wrap Up:

Thanks to all who   listened for W8TNX this year.  Our logs should be posted on W8TNX @QRZ.com within one month. You can download your own e-certificate. at that time.  Paper QSLs are also available via W3HKK with inclusion of a sase.

WX Conditions were challenging, with the sunny and  warm forecast giving way to  rainy, windy and cool temps ( in the 50s.)  Due to H Class flares, propagation was challenging this year.  40 suffering the most.  Some interstation QRM minimized our 20m operations along with the poor propagation, but 15m  allowed some  nice signals to get through, especially from CA.  Stations from SF to SD to Bakersfield were pounding in from time to time, along with  UT, TX, MN, CO, NM. 

Other than 20m, our memory voice keyers kept pounding away until we drained the solar power battery bank at around 2pm EDST which forced us to pull the plug ( redundant?)  earlier than the 4pm  planned QRT.

The 12 man COOKEN crew thank all of you who worked or looked for us this year.  See you again in 2015.
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« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2014, 01:00:01 PM »

BTW, please look for our next SES: AUG 9th ( Sat  9am-4pm EDST ) celebrating  the life of local civil war hero  and later  US Army General John Clem.  Details to follow.



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