My goal is to give 6-meter contacts from these relatively unpopulated areas. I invite you to schedule contacts with me in the evenings and mornings.
Equipment: 6m5 antenna, 500 watts, 20’ mast, and some really good hilltops.
The schedule is to activate one grid each day from late afternoon through the next morning. It’s a five-day excursion with one grid per day. I’ll drive midday to explore and setup the next hilltop campsite. I’ll be on the air in the evening on SSB/CW and in the morning on FSK441 meteor scatter. And then break camp and head off to the next grid square to lather, rinse, repeat.
I know this isn’t the best time of year for either 6m propagation or meteor showers. But this is the only free time in my schedule for a while. The operating plan is simple: Afternoons are SSB/CW until dark. Early mornings are meteor scatter. I will have a dedicated expedition chat room while on location to schedule contacts (assuming cellphone network service). Of course posting spots are appreciated, esp on Ping Jockey Central.
- Evenings 5 pm – 8 pm PDT (0000 – 0300 gmt)
- CQ and listening 50.128 MHz
- Mornings 5 am – 9 am PDT (1200 – 1600 gmt)
- WSJT FSK441
- Dedicated chat room (details coming soon)
- CQ and listening 50.270 MHz
- Always sending on first sequence
- Sending signal report (not grid)
- Short tones on
Itinerary and locations
- 1 Apr – Tuesday evening 4-8 pm (and Wed morning 5-9 am) CN82, Medford
- 2 Apr – Wednesday evening 4-8 pm (and Thur morning 5-9 am) CN92, Klamath Falls
- 3 Apr – Thursday evening 4-8 pm (and Fri morning 5-9 am) CN93, Bend
- 4 Apr – Friday evening (and Sat morning) CN94, Redmond
- 5 Apr – Saturday evening (and Sun morning) CN95, The Dalles
I will not have 144 MHz on this trip, and will not be operating the 2m Sprint on Monday, 4/7, and do not have EME capability.
Want a grid? Send me email off-list to schedule a contact. And use the K7BWH chat room (details soon).
73 Barry K7BWH
Seattle, Washington CN87xn
barry at k7bwh.com