1 week until π (pi) day
- QST, QST, QST Attention all QRPers, and other hams.
Yes, it's only one week until International π (pi) day. Several of us will be operating with the Lake Effect Amateur Radio Club call KD8DKU during the day (0000z - 2359Z 3.14.2012 (Yes, I understand that 3.14159.... is closer to the actual number for π (pi) but we had to fit in the year somehow.)
Band / Ops Plan for KD8DKU operation
Time / day Band/mode Target FrequencyIf propagation permits, we will attempt other band/modes and times - so look on QRP-SPOTS for KD8DKU's location.
0000 / 8pm edt Tuesday 20m PSK 14.070
1500z / 11am edt Wednesday 40m SSB 7.285 and up
1900z / 3pm edt Wednesday 17m SSB 18.155 and up
2100z / 5pm edt Wednesday 20m PSK 14.070
0314Z/11:14 p.m EDT. Tuesday 80 M CW 3531.4 KHz
0714Z or 3:14 am EDT Wed. 80 M CW 3531.4 KHz
1514Z or 11:14 a.m EDT 40 M CW 7031.4 KHz
1914Z or 3:14 p.m. EDT 20 M CW 14031.4 KHz
And, note that CW crew will be as near 31.4 KHz from the lower end of the band(s) as possible ± QRM.
We will operate for any combination of the following periods of time:
1. For one hour after the specified time and/or
2. Until the pileup subsides and/or
3. Until we get tired and/or
4. Until we suffer a catastrophic breakdown of a critical part of the transmitting/receiving station, and/or
5. If we feel like stopping
As you might guess from the preceding, this is a "fun" event, celebrating π (pi), and also Albert Einsteins Birthday Anniversary (March 14, 1879).
If you'd like a Commemorative QSL of this event, please see the Lake Effect ARC site:
Please pass the word on your local ham reflectors and nets.
Looking forward to a massive πlups (pileups) on 3.14.2012
72/73 de n8xx Hg
One of the π (pi) day crew operating as KD8DKU on March 14