Feb. 18, 2014. I returned home from KP2 this morning at 2:00 a.m. Temperature was 4 degrees. When I left St. Croix it was 84, that's an 80 degree change. I made 755 q's on this trip and all have been uploaded to LOTW. Thanks for working me and will respond to all QSL's either by mail or via the bureau. Bob, W1EQ
Feb. 7, 2014
I'm getting reading to return to St. Croix. I will be arriving on Monday, Feb. 10 and leaving on Monday,Feb. 17. I will be there with W1UJ, Jay and K1ZE, Ed. We plan to operate in the ARRL CW contest, Muli-op Low Power, Feb 15 and 16. Prior to the contest we will be using KP2/ our call signs. We will be at NP2N. I will be uploading logs to LOTW as time allows.
Dec. 18, 2103
Getting ready to go home. All QSO's have been uploaded to LOTW. Worked around 800 stations on 20, 17, 15 and 10. No 30 or 40 meters. The stepper vertical crapped out.
in the 10 meter test we made 2545 q's with 245 mults for 2 million point
I will be back in KP2 February 10 to 17 for ARRL DX CW contest.
Dec 10, 2013. I'm going back to St. Croix. Will be there tomorrow, Dec. 11 until Dec. 18. Will be operating CW, SSB and RTTY. I will also be operating in the ARRL 10 Meter Contest, on the 14th and 15th with K1ZE, Ed and N3XF Dave. We will be using the call: NP2N. Work us, please
November 5, 2013. All QSO's have been uploaded to LOTW. Now QRT. Leaving for the airport in a few hours. Sorry if I didn't work you on 12 meter RTTY. I will be back Dec. 11 to 18. If you have any special requests, just send them to my e-mail address and I will try to accomodate you. Bob, W1EQ
SASE's will be answered and I do respond to bureau cards. 73
If you worked me in the IARAU test this weekend, I was in Wrentham, Massachusetts testing one of the WRTC 2014 radio sites. I operated with N3XF, K1ZE and K1RAX. We were using 2 K3's with assorted hardware. The beam and antennas were identical to the what was being used at the other test sites. We were also using generator power. We operated 2 radioswith an operator at each using a triplexer enabling us to use the tribander antenna. We also had the use of an inverted vee for 80 and 40. I will be uploading my log to LOTW later tonight and QSL cards are pending, waitinginstructions from the WRTC 2014 committee. I will keep you posted. 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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