November 10, 2012. I got back into connecticut a day before the surprise snow storm. During my stay in St. Croix, I made 1000 contacts. Conditions were not all that great. I did not operate as much RTTY as I would have liked too. The first two days contacts were uploaded to LOTW. The final three days were uploaded this morning. LOTW has been down and came back up yesterday. Weather in St. Croix was excellent, temperature around 86-88 F, 30-31 C. Humid at times. No rain at all for the first time in four years that I have been to the island. Cards are starting to come in. SASE please or use LOTW or QSL bureau. Tentative plans are for a return to the island next year. See you in 2013. Maybe. W1EQ, Bob.
October 19, 2012. I'm planning a return trip to the KP2, St.Croix, Virgin Islands for Nov. 1 - 6. I should be on the air in the evening of Nov. 1. I plan to operate 80-10, including WARC bands using my K3. We are bringing down a dipole for 30 meters to use along with the 40-10 meters SteppIR vertical. I plan to operate some RTTY on 30 meters. If anybody has any special requests, please e-mail me. I will be operating CW/RTTY and SSB. Look for KP2/W1EQ.
I just made some major changes with the station. I now have a K3 #4199, P3 and KPA500 amplifier #165. I won the K3 in a Yankee Clipper Contest Club raffle in March of 2010. I received a basic 100 watt K3. Not a bad return; a $2,000 radio for two $25.00 raffle tickets. I sold an IC7000 and purchased the K3ATU and assorted filters for the K3.This past winter I sold my FT1000MP and purchasedthe sub receiver for the K3 along with the recorder and few other bells and whistles. In April, 2011, I ordered the KPA500 and Ireceived the kit on July 13th. Assembly took around 4 hours. The amp went on the air July 16th and work flawlessly with K3.
My antenna system here is a inverted L with 30 radials for 160. I use the inverted L on 30 meters with the K3ATU. Inverted V's for 80 and 40. An alpha delta DX antenna that I use for 30 with the ATU, although that antenna is about to be removed. Finally, I have a 3 el steppir at 32 feet. At this location the only other antenna that I had was an ATB34 at the same height. The ATB34 sits in storage, just in case. The tower has been up since 1980. All my DX chasing has been done at 32 feet. Not really bad: The results 337 confirmed with 3 more to do.
I was formerly K1YRP until Nov, 1996 when I picked up the call W1EQ. I hold USACA #342 (worked all united states counties).I took an voluntary early retirement package from Pratt and Whitney Aircraft in January of 1995 after 33-1/2 years with the company. I then worked for Tuscarora, Inc. as a Regional Quality Manager until 2001. Took an early retirement and continued to work as a consultant for the company until January of 2003. Some people never get an early retirement package, I was lucky to get two. I presently teach college courses, on line, at Quinsigamond Community College in Worcester, Mass.and I am a part time Academic Advisor at the Southbridge campus of QCC.
As of October 19, 2012 my DXCC totals are 337 MIXED, 320 CW, 314 SSB,189 RTTY, 2112 CHALLENGE. WAS Triple Play LOTW #5 issued 1/17/2009. See you in the pileups!!!!!
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