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  • cloud runner
    Sure hope to work all of you CW ops on Field Day, whether out there, or from home. We will be operating QRP with a K2, using excellent antennas on top of a
    Message 1 of 4 , Jun 14, 2007
      Sure hope to work all of you CW ops on Field Day, whether "out" there, or from home.
       
      We will be operating QRP with a K2, using excellent antennas on top of a ridge at 9,000 ft elevation.  It will be our 8th year from this location near Chama, New Mexico.  A short walk down the hill and we are at a privately stocked trout lake to fish and swim.
       
       
      Last year even with poor conditions we managed over 800 QSO's and finished in first place in the class B (two man team) category.
       
      We are CW only, and we use a bug after midnight just for the Halibut.
       
      Please work us!   W5YA
       
      72,
       
      Fred - KT5X
      Steve - WD9FJL
    • Earl Needham
      ... I looked HARD and didn t find y all. I was able to operate on 40 CW for some of Saturday and nearly all of Saturday night after about 0200Z. (Had another
      Message 2 of 4 , Jun 25, 2007
        At 08:00 AM 6/14/2007, cloud runner wrote:

        >Sure hope to work all of you CW ops on Field Day, whether "out"
        >there, or from home.
        >
        >We will be operating QRP with a K2, using excellent antennas on top
        >of a ridge at 9,000 ft elevation. It will be our 8th year from this
        >location near Chama, New Mexico. A short walk down the hill and we
        >are at a privately stocked trout lake to fish and swim.

        I looked HARD and didn't find y'all. I was able to operate
        on 40 CW for some of Saturday and nearly all of Saturday night after
        about 0200Z. (Had another guy decide HE was going to operate 40
        phone from the other room, and just totally knocked me off the
        air. After he left about 0200, I was able to get back on.) Even
        with such conditions, I managed about 98 contacts. At 0930Z I was so
        tired the CW all turned to much and I staggered off to find a
        couch. Back up and on the air at 1300Z and then shut down at about
        1400Z when the other guy wanted 40 phone again.

        This was MUCH better than last year -- for FD 2006, I only
        managed 14 contacts, but they were the first 14 contacts I had made
        on CW since 1982!

        7 3
        Earl

        KD5XB -- Earl Needham
        Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cw_bugs
      • cloud runner
        Yes, we worked 400 QSO s on 40 meters, 450 on 20, and 120 on 15 mtrs. No 80 or 10. with two man team, the energy spent to put up additional antennas we have
        Message 3 of 4 , Jun 27, 2007
          Yes, we worked 400 QSO's on 40 meters, 450 on 20, and 120 on 15 mtrs.  No 80 or 10.  with two man team, the energy spent to put up additional antennas we have not found to pay back in QSO's.
           
          The handle on your bug case: the leather rots from hand oils and if it broke that easily, would have done so soon, regardless.  I can tell you how to make a restored handle for it if you wish.  You do not, I suspect must not, try to remove the metal handle attachment.  It is rivetted and as far as I know, it does not come off!
           
          Club operations invariably compromise to accommodate the most people.  To find what you want in a field day, like wild turkey, trout, and bullwhips ;-) you will likely need to do something with just a few people of a like mind.  (For me to find anyone of a like mind has proven pretty difficult, hi hi).
           
          73,  Fred - kt5x
        • Earl Needham
          ... Well -- I m in the habit of not using it, I carry the box like a football to keep from stressing it. The kids that were there... ... Funny, my wife says
          Message 4 of 4 , Jun 27, 2007
            At 07:20 AM 6/27/2007, cloud runner wrote:
            >The handle on your bug case: the leather rots from hand oils and if
            >it broke that easily, would have done so soon, regardless. I can
            >tell you how to make a restored handle for it if you wish. You do
            >not, I suspect must not, try to remove the metal handle
            >attachment. It is rivetted and as far as I know, it does not come off!

            Well -- I'm in the habit of not using it, I carry the box
            like a football to keep from stressing it. The kids that were there...

            >Club operations invariably compromise to accommodate the most
            >people. To find what you want in a field day, like wild turkey,
            >trout, and bullwhips ;-) you will likely need to do something with
            >just a few people of a like mind. (For me to find anyone of a like
            >mind has proven pretty difficult, hi hi).

            Funny, my wife says something about my mind from time to time...

            Earl

            KD5XB -- Earl Needham
            Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk
            http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cw_bugs
            ZUT
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