OUR VENTURING CREW IS OFF TO SOUTH MANITOU TO ACTIVATE THE ISLAND
- Hello everyone!
The first two waves of Venturing Crew 9050 have departed for South
Manitou Island. Bill and Linda left a couple of days ago in their
boat. Dan and Michelle are due to leave anytime now. Chuck, Karen
and the youth depart at 5:30am Saturday.
Once they arrive on the island they will hike in all the gear, setup
tent city, and then setup the field station.
Special event callsign: W8M
BAND PHONE CW
80 Meters 3.690 / 3.940 LSB 3.570 MHz
40 Meters 7.190 / 7.270 LSB** 7.030 MHz
20 Meters 14.290 USB*** 14.060 MHz
Dan is going to try to stay as close to these as possible. There
are several contests, other special events, and various nets going
on. I will post the exact frequency on DXscape and here and update
it as needed.
Hours of operation: Saturday afternoon through Sunday night.
Possible Monday morning as well.
While Karen and Chuck are enroute, they will be on the W8HVG Link
system. Callsigns to reach those in the vehicles are:
Dan and Michelle are hauling most the gear in their vehicle. Dan's
call sign is N8PPQ.
Karen is driving our mini-van with all the others. They are:
Kathy, no callsign yet
Bill, AB8SC, and Linda, AB8QH, are on their boat and already headed
Please listen in for all of them on the Linked system in case they
experiense any trouble during commute and then make contact with
them while they are on the island.
Rich "Doc" Strait, AC8AL
Venturing Crew 9050 CC/CR
I am staying home to watch the dogs. Can not afford to kennel them.
I can be reached at home if needed and by the 82 repeater.