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Weather CNDX at K8EAB     

 


On the air for 57 years as of February 2014

eMail = k8eab (at) arrl (dot) net

 


YouTube videos of my Traffie 5-Band Hex-Beam are here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HDRvRo6Blw (Assembly)

THE AB-1339A/G TELESCOPING MILITARY MAST SHOWN IN THE 3 VIDEOS BELOW WAS MADE BY "WIBE" (NOW OWNED BY COMROD).

I GOT MINE FROM A HAM WHO BOUGHT SEVERAL OF THEM AT AUCTION YEARS AGO.

THIS MAST IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE FROM SURPLUS OUTLETS.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qm7YSj1NtDE (General)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cmKocvf6tE (Lowering)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rsi2cg3hCmc (Raising)

The K8EAB Online Log is here ...


My DXpeditions

Please Do Not Send eQSLs for

J8/K8EAB, 8P9EA, J38EA, J79EA, J6/K8EAB, or FS/K8EAB to K8EAB !


A PLEA FOR UNDERSTANDING

Please understand that DXpedition operators DO NOT CARE what your name is or what state or part of your country you are in.

DXpedition operators want to make as many contacts as possible when they are on the air.

When the DXpedition operator sends your CALL and REPORT, make your reply as brief as possible.

If you have no doubt that the DXpedition operator has your call correct, reply with "5/9 THANKS (SSB)" or "599 TU (CW)".

NOTHING ELSE IS NEEDED

You may have been calling for an hour or a day or several days, but this QSO is not your 30 seconds of fame. "5/9 THANKS (SSB)" or "599 TU (CW)" is what the DXpedition operator wants to hear so that he (or she) can move on.

When you send "73", "CIAO, CIAO", "GOOD LUCK", "GOOD DX", "BYE, BYE, MY FRIEND" along with your NAME and STATE or COUNTRY, you are delaying the DXpedition operator's next contact.

QRM, QRN, QSB, and other CONDX will mean repeats and extra transmissions. Please understand that DXpedition operators want to work you. Brief exchanges help make that possible for many more operators.

73, Wey - K8EAB


Bequia, S.V.G.

(Pronounced bek-WAY), Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

February 10 - February 18, 2014

Video is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nUTBk7YzVA

 

The J8/K8EAB online log is here


Our team consisted of the following 8 operators: W3FF, W6HFP, WZ1P, WG0AT, KC4VG, KB9AVO, K8EAB, and W7ZT. CALL SIGNS were J8/HOME-CALL. QSL to each operator's HOME-CALL.

This team specializes in 100 watts power or less and Buddipole portable antenna systems. We had fixed operations from the villa and portable operations from various points on the island using CW, SSB, and digital modes..

73, Wey - K8EAB

 

 

QSL Info

 

No IRC's --- No IRC's --- No IRC's --- No IRC's --- No IRC's

 

QSL's SENT WITH IRC's

WILL BE ANSWERED VIA THE BURO

 

ATTENTION ! ! ! AIRMAIL POSTAGE FROM THE UNITED STATES

INCREASED ON JANUARY 26, 2014

 

POSTAGE FROM THE USA IS $1.15 (US) TO ALL COUNTRIES, INCLUDING CANADA AND MEXICO

 

$1.00 WILL NOT COVER THE COST OF POSTAGE FROM THE U.S., SO BE SURE TO INCLUDE ENOUGH POSTAGE

TO ALLOW ME TO RETURN YOUR CARD TO YOU DIRECT

 

IF ONLY $1.00 IS INCLUDED, I WILL NOT BE ABLE TO SEND YOU A DIRECT QSL CARD

 

QSL via LoTW (preferred), eQSL, Bureau, or direct mail to K8EAB with S.A.S.E. (USA)

or S.A.E. with TWO "Green $tamp$" (DX)

 


 

C82DX - Mozambique

October 15-22, 2013

http://c82dx.com

 

ALL C82DX QSLs go to "C82DX", Box 333, Bethlehem, GA 30620

 

Video is here:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fM_z_CinNHM

 

On May 15, 2014, the C82DX team lost a good friend, Tad Williamson-WF4W.

Tad was an excellent Ham Radio Operator and an even better person.

He is missed by his family and  many friends in Georgia and Florida.

73 and R.I.P. Tad ...

 

 

 

 


Barbados

 

Video is here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsBqj1L48fE

 

The 8P9EA online log is here

QSL Info

 

No IRC's --- No IRC's --- No IRC's --- No IRC's --- No IRC's

 

QSL's SENT WITH IRC's

WILL BE ANSWERED VIA THE BURO

 

ATTENTION ! ! ! AIRMAIL POSTAGE FROM THE UNITED STATES

INCREASED ON JANUARY 26, 2014

 

POSTAGE FROM THE USA IS $1.15 (US) TO ALL COUNTRIES, INCLUDING CANADA AND MEXICO

 

$1.00 WILL NOT COVER THE COST OF POSTAGE FROM THE U.S., SO BE SURE TO INCLUDE ENOUGH POSTAGE

TO ALLOW ME TO RETURN YOUR CARD TO YOU DIRECT

 

IF ONLY $1.00 IS INCLUDED, I WILL NOT BE ABLE TO SEND YOU A DIRECT QSL CARD

 

No IRC's --- No IRC's --- No IRC's --- No IRC's --- No IRC's

 

QSL's SENT WITH IRC's

WILL BE ANSWERED VIA THE BURO

 

QSL via LoTW (preferred), eQSL, Bureau, or direct mail to K8EAB with S.A.S.E. (USA)

or S.A.E. with TWO "Green $tamp$" (DX)

 


Grenada

The J38EA online log is here

QSL via LoTW, eQSL, or to my USA address above

Direct QSL to my homecall with S.A.S.E. (USA)

or S.A.E. with $2 US (DX including Canada and Mexico)

 

No IRC's --- No IRC's --- No IRC's --- No IRC's --- No IRC's

 

QSL's SENT WITH IRC's

WILL BE ANSWERED VIA THE BURO

 

 


Dominica

The J79EA online log is here

QSL via LoTW, eQSL, or to my USA address above

Direct QSL to K8EAB with S.A.S.E. (USA)

or S.A.E. with $2 US (DX)

 

No IRC's --- No IRC's --- No IRC's --- No IRC's --- No IRC's

 

QSL's SENT WITH IRC's

WILL BE ANSWERED VIA THE BURO

 

 


Saint Lucia

 

Video is here:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TD2IZMu3ZDk

 

The J6/K8EAB online logs are here

QSL via LoTW, eQSL, or to my USA address above

Direct QSL to K8EAB with S.A.S.E. (USA)

or S.A.E. with $2 US (DX)

 

No IRC's --- No IRC's --- No IRC's --- No IRC's --- No IRC's

 

QSL's SENT WITH IRC's

WILL BE ANSWERED VIA THE BURO

 

 


Saba

From October 10-23, 2010, I was privileged to operate with the PJ6A team that made the first QSO's from a new DXCC entity (the island of Saba, approximately 30 miles south of the island of Sint Maarten) following the dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles. Details can be found here: http://www.pj6a.com

The QSL manager for the PJ6A operation is N4NX



I was licensed as KN8EAB in February of 1957 and upgraded to General Class in October of that same year. My primary interest is chasing DX. I've assembled the K2, KX1, SST, and numerous Heathkits in the 50's, 60's, and 70's. I take a radio with me when I travel. I've operated from vacation cabins, hotels, lighthouses, Mozambique, the Caribbean islands of Jamaica, St. Martin, St. Lucia (twice), Saba, Dominica, Grenada, Barbados, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, and from hi-rise apartment buildings, a pontoon boat, mountain tops, and picnic tables.

 

My second transmitter, the Heathkit DX-100. Aptly named since it weighed about 100 pounds!

I'm 16 and my kid-sister is 3.

 

 

 


I graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1967. I flew jet training and attack aircraft for the Navy for 6 years. In February of 1974, my XYL and I and our two sons moved to metro Atlanta to begin civilian life and we've been here ever since.

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 14, 2013 - the 114th meeting

Navy 34 - Army 7 (Navy's 12th win in a row!)

Navy leads the series 58-49-7

 


I owe a debt I will never be able to repay to my "Elmer", Bill - W8VII, seen below in his shack in White Sulphur Springs, WV with W8TKT and K8DUO, two other local ham friends. All three are SK.

73, Wey - K8EAB

 


I currently am President of the Southeastern DX Club in Atlanta, GA.  SEDXC was established in 1958 and our members have led, co-led, or teamed on DXpeditions to some of the rarest DX entities in the world.

You can find more information about the SEDXC at www.sedxc.org


"I'll give up Morse code when they pry my telegraph key from my cold, dead fingers ..."

Above image is used with permission from it's original creator, Rich Holoch - KY6R

 

How NOT to pass your Morse code exam.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJGrlUXCZzc

 


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