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RE: Fun on UO-14



UO-14 was excellent last night. I heard alot of stations I hadn't heard 
before get into the bird and make a few nice QSO's.

KB7ADL



At 07:19 PM 4/23/01 -0700, wbeightk <eightrrr@yahoo.com> wrote:
>A few years back I was operating the June VHF contest
>QRP portable from "Dolly Sods" W.V. - 2 element quad
>mounted on the bed of my pickup truck. - Dolly Sods is
>a 'drop off' site for wilderness backpackers and is
>located on a 2500' plateau. (Nice to have your up
>antenna at 2505'). Had some very strange looking folks
>come out of those wood and ask among other things if I
>was tracking Bears, Hot Air balloons and one question
>regarding the government and moonshine. Interesting
>people these wilderness backpackers!.
>
>BTW, I won the QRP portable category for Six meters
>that year.
>
>73  Denny   WB8K
>
>
>--- Tony Langdon <tlangdon@atctraining.com.au> wrote:
> > > I believe the bio people up here *are* known to
> > track
> > > migratory animals
> > > (including meese) who have been tagged with radio
> > beacons.
> >
> > Hehe, they do that here as well with various
> > animals. :-)
> >
> > >
> > > KF4UTD says on his AO-27 website (one that really
> > helped me
> > > get started)
> > >
> > >    "Once your neighbors see you in the back yard
> > waving an
> > > antenna back
> > > and forth, they may call the police or the nearest
> > mental
> > > institution.
> > > If you tell them you're talking to someone on a
> > small, quickly moving
> > > satellite, they'll commit you immediately."
> >
> > LOL.  Seems we Aussies are a bit more open minded,
> > I've used the truth, and
> > it's gone down well with the neighbours.  One of
> > them has even taken to
> > satellite spotting (visually) in the warmer months.
> > She's got a real buzz
> > from spotting ISS or some other moving point of
> > light.  Not bad for an
> > elderley lady. :-)
> > >
> > > "I recommend hanging several shirts over the Arrow
> > antenna. It then
> > > looks like you're trying to speed up the drying of
> > some
> > > laundry, while
> > > talking on your cellphone. The neighbors won't
> > blink an eye..."
> >
> > LOL, what can I say? :-)
> > >
> > >                 --
> > http://www.cstone.net/~deasy/ham/
> > >
> > > And in our backyard we have a tripod with 20el 2m
> > and 30el
> > > 70cm Yagis.
> > > It's been dubbed "Spiny Norman". I may tell the
> > neighbors it's for
> > > casting Wiccan circles.
> >
> > Hehehe, cute. :)
> > >
> > > We just added the S-band helix...can't wait for a
> > good AO-40
> > > pass to try
> > > it out. May crank it up in the morning just to
> > see...right
> > > now S2 is off.
> >
> > Oh, OK.  Good luck. :)
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