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Success! My Hilltopper 20


W6BOW
 

Gang,

Many thanks to Jim-WA7DUY, Dave-NM0S, and Dave-K1SWL for helping solve my Hilltopper 20 issues.
(Mia Culpa Lesson: Make sure IC pins are unbent and mate solidly with receptacle.  
"For lack of a nail a horseshoe was lost … etc.")

QSOs of note since getting back on air after years QRT. ...

3/3/19    WA1WCC (Ron)   RST: 549 (solid copy)
RCA Marine Station on Cape Cod   
https://www.wccara.com/

3/5/19    W5T (Jay)            RST: 579 (solid copy)
Battleship TEXAS, Cleburne, Texas
https://www.qrz.com/db/W5T
 
73
W6BOW
Don Buckter
San Francisco


KB9BVN - <kb9bvn@...>
 

Don, 

I am jellin....I get home from work just as 20m is closing...so it seems.  Last night I couldn't even hear ARRL bulletins on 14047.5

I will keep trying.  I HAVE heard some stations on my HT20...but so far no joy on a QSO. 

I remain hopeful ... and the weekend is coming up

de KB9BVN


On Tue, Mar 5, 2019 at 9:14 PM W6BOW via Groups.Io <DBuckter=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Gang,

Many thanks to Jim-WA7DUY, Dave-NM0S, and Dave-K1SWL for helping solve my Hilltopper 20 issues.
(Mia Culpa Lesson: Make sure IC pins are unbent and mate solidly with receptacle.  
"For lack of a nail a horseshoe was lost … etc.")

QSOs of note since getting back on air after years QRT. ...

3/3/19    WA1WCC (Ron)   RST: 549 (solid copy)
RCA Marine Station on Cape Cod   

3/5/19    W5T (Jay)            RST: 579 (solid copy)
Battleship TEXAS, Cleburne, Texas
 
73
W6BOW
Don Buckter
San Francisco



--
73 de KB9BVN
Brian Murrey


WA4EFS
 

Take comfort in having been spotted by K7 and VE6 (http://www.reversebeacon.net/index.php).

 

73, -Lloyd

 

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Sent: Wednesday, March 06, 2019 11:23 AM
To: main@4sqrp.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Success! My Hilltopper 20

 

Don, 

 

I am jellin....I get home from work just as 20m is closing...so it seems.  Last night I couldn't even hear ARRL bulletins on 14047.5

 

I will keep trying.  I HAVE heard some stations on my HT20...but so far no joy on a QSO. 

 

I remain hopeful ... and the weekend is coming up

 

de KB9BVN

 

 

On Tue, Mar 5, 2019 at 9:14 PM W6BOW via Groups.Io <DBuckter=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

Gang,

 

Many thanks to Jim-WA7DUY, Dave-NM0S, and Dave-K1SWL for helping solve my Hilltopper 20 issues.

(Mia Culpa Lesson: Make sure IC pins are unbent and mate solidly with receptacle.  

"For lack of a nail a horseshoe was lost … etc.")

 

QSOs of note since getting back on air after years QRT. ...

 

3/3/19    WA1WCC (Ron)   RST: 549 (solid copy)

RCA Marine Station on Cape Cod   

 

3/5/19    W5T (Jay)            RST: 579 (solid copy)

Battleship TEXAS, Cleburne, Texas

 

73

W6BOW

Don Buckter

San Francisco


 

--

73 de KB9BVN
Brian Murrey


Charles W. Powell
 

You guys should post when you are going to be on air.  I’d be happy to listen on 20.  When I do hear stations, it’s often the intrepid QRP ops, because everyone else has abandoned 20 meters.

72,

Chas - NK8O

On Mar 6, 2019, at 11:23 AM, WA4EFS <himself@...> wrote:

Take comfort in having been spotted by K7 and VE6 (http://www.reversebeacon.net/index.php).
 
73, -Lloyd 
 
From: main@4SQRP.groups.io [mailto:main@4SQRP.groups.io] On Behalf Of KB9BVN -
Sent: Wednesday, March 06, 2019 11:23 AM
To: main@4sqrp.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Success! My Hilltopper 20
 
Don, 
 
I am jellin....I get home from work just as 20m is closing...so it seems.  Last night I couldn't even hear ARRL bulletins on 14047.5
 
I will keep trying.  I HAVE heard some stations on my HT20...but so far no joy on a QSO. 
 
I remain hopeful ... and the weekend is coming up
 
de KB9BVN
 
 
On Tue, Mar 5, 2019 at 9:14 PM W6BOW via Groups.Io <DBuckter=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Gang,
 
Many thanks to Jim-WA7DUY, Dave-NM0S, and Dave-K1SWL for helping solve my Hilltopper 20 issues.
(Mia Culpa Lesson: Make sure IC pins are unbent and mate solidly with receptacle.  
"For lack of a nail a horseshoe was lost … etc.")
 
QSOs of note since getting back on air after years QRT. ...
 
3/3/19    WA1WCC (Ron)   RST: 549 (solid copy)
RCA Marine Station on Cape Cod   
 
3/5/19    W5T (Jay)            RST: 579 (solid copy)
Battleship TEXAS, Cleburne, Texas
 
73
W6BOW
Don Buckter
San Francisco

 
-- 
73 de KB9BVN
Brian Murrey



KB9BVN - <kb9bvn@...>
 

Chas I am normally home from work and on the air by 22:15Z (5:15PM EST)  or after Sunday March 10th 21:15Z (5:15PM EDT)  on 14060 calling and listening. 

I can also be on the air there at 10:15Z to 10:45Z (5:15AM EST) 

In the morning I have to QRT by 5:45AM EST to head off to the J-O-B

de KB9BVN

QTH: Central Indiana




On Wed, Mar 6, 2019 at 2:23 PM Charles W. Powell via Groups.Io <doctorcwp=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
You guys should post when you are going to be on air.  I’d be happy to listen on 20.  When I do hear stations, it’s often the intrepid QRP ops, because everyone else has abandoned 20 meters.

72,

Chas - NK8O

On Mar 6, 2019, at 11:23 AM, WA4EFS <himself@...> wrote:

Take comfort in having been spotted by K7 and VE6 (http://www.reversebeacon.net/index.php).
 
73, -Lloyd 
 
From: main@4SQRP.groups.io [mailto:main@4SQRP.groups.io] On Behalf Of KB9BVN -
Sent: Wednesday, March 06, 2019 11:23 AM
To: main@4sqrp.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Success! My Hilltopper 20
 
Don, 
 
I am jellin....I get home from work just as 20m is closing...so it seems.  Last night I couldn't even hear ARRL bulletins on 14047.5
 
I will keep trying.  I HAVE heard some stations on my HT20...but so far no joy on a QSO. 
 
I remain hopeful ... and the weekend is coming up
 
de KB9BVN
 
 
On Tue, Mar 5, 2019 at 9:14 PM W6BOW via Groups.Io <DBuckter=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Gang,
 
Many thanks to Jim-WA7DUY, Dave-NM0S, and Dave-K1SWL for helping solve my Hilltopper 20 issues.
(Mia Culpa Lesson: Make sure IC pins are unbent and mate solidly with receptacle.  
"For lack of a nail a horseshoe was lost … etc.")
 
QSOs of note since getting back on air after years QRT. ...
 
3/3/19    WA1WCC (Ron)   RST: 549 (solid copy)
RCA Marine Station on Cape Cod   
 
3/5/19    W5T (Jay)            RST: 579 (solid copy)
Battleship TEXAS, Cleburne, Texas
 
73
W6BOW
Don Buckter
San Francisco

 
-- 
73 de KB9BVN
Brian Murrey




--
73 de KB9BVN
Brian Murrey


Charles W. Powell
 

We might be a bit close, but I will have my radio on around that time until I go back to work at the end of next week.  That’s getting toward gray line time and sometime I get short skip on 20/30 meters.

72,

Chas - NK8O

On Mar 6, 2019, at 1:30 PM, KB9BVN - <kb9bvn@...> wrote:

Chas I am normally home from work and on the air by 22:15Z (5:15PM EST)  or after Sunday March 10th 21:15Z (5:15PM EDT)  on 14060 calling and listening. 

I can also be on the air there at 10:15Z to 10:45Z (5:15AM EST) 

In the morning I have to QRT by 5:45AM EST to head off to the J-O-B

de KB9BVN

QTH: Central Indiana




On Wed, Mar 6, 2019 at 2:23 PM Charles W. Powell via Groups.Io <doctorcwp=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
You guys should post when you are going to be on air.  I’d be happy to listen on 20.  When I do hear stations, it’s often the intrepid QRP ops, because everyone else has abandoned 20 meters.

72,

Chas - NK8O

On Mar 6, 2019, at 11:23 AM, WA4EFS <himself@...> wrote:

Take comfort in having been spotted by K7 and VE6 (http://www.reversebeacon.net/index.php).
 
73, -Lloyd 
 
From: main@4SQRP.groups.io [mailto:main@4SQRP.groups.io] On Behalf Of KB9BVN -
Sent: Wednesday, March 06, 2019 11:23 AM
To: main@4sqrp.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Success! My Hilltopper 20
 
Don, 
 
I am jellin....I get home from work just as 20m is closing...so it seems.  Last night I couldn't even hear ARRL bulletins on 14047.5
 
I will keep trying.  I HAVE heard some stations on my HT20...but so far no joy on a QSO. 
 
I remain hopeful ... and the weekend is coming up
 
de KB9BVN
 
 
On Tue, Mar 5, 2019 at 9:14 PM W6BOW via Groups.Io <DBuckter=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Gang,
 
Many thanks to Jim-WA7DUY, Dave-NM0S, and Dave-K1SWL for helping solve my Hilltopper 20 issues.
(Mia Culpa Lesson: Make sure IC pins are unbent and mate solidly with receptacle.  
"For lack of a nail a horseshoe was lost … etc.")
 
QSOs of note since getting back on air after years QRT. ...
 
3/3/19    WA1WCC (Ron)   RST: 549 (solid copy)
RCA Marine Station on Cape Cod   
 
3/5/19    W5T (Jay)            RST: 579 (solid copy)
Battleship TEXAS, Cleburne, Texas
 
73
W6BOW
Don Buckter
San Francisco

 
-- 
73 de KB9BVN
Brian Murrey






-- 
73 de KB9BVN
Brian Murrey


W6BOW
 

K9NVN,

Don't give up the ship OM.

This dead band era has been a revelation to me. Off air for years my last QRP activity yielded contacts like Norway on 30M running 1W. Japan mobile at rest on 40M running 3W.

It's good to be back in the game regardless. And condx can only improve. 

Don


On Mar 6, 2019, at 8:23 AM, KB9BVN - <kb9bvn@...> wrote:

Don, 

I am jellin....I get home from work just as 20m is closing...so it seems.  Last night I couldn't even hear ARRL bulletins on 14047.5

I will keep trying.  I HAVE heard some stations on my HT20...but so far no joy on a QSO. 

I remain hopeful ... and the weekend is coming up

de KB9BVN


On Tue, Mar 5, 2019 at 9:14 PM W6BOW via Groups.Io <DBuckter=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Gang,

Many thanks to Jim-WA7DUY, Dave-NM0S, and Dave-K1SWL for helping solve my Hilltopper 20 issues.
(Mia Culpa Lesson: Make sure IC pins are unbent and mate solidly with receptacle.  
"For lack of a nail a horseshoe was lost … etc.")

QSOs of note since getting back on air after years QRT. ...

3/3/19    WA1WCC (Ron)   RST: 549 (solid copy)
RCA Marine Station on Cape Cod   

3/5/19    W5T (Jay)            RST: 579 (solid copy)
Battleship TEXAS, Cleburne, Texas
 
73
W6BOW
Don Buckter
San Francisco



--
73 de KB9BVN
Brian Murrey