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Re: Winter Field Day

Pete W3WC
 

Hey Tom,

I used the home station, no alterations except for running on generator power. So I was an "H" for home, neither an "I" for inside nor an "O" for outside.

This is the first time for me on WFD, and I found it to be an enjoyable counterpart to the June event. Similar setup for points. It encourages being able to operate on as many bands/modes as possible, each one being a multiplier.

-Pete


Re: Winter Field Day

Tom N3EE
 

Good job, Pete.  From where did you operate, inside or outside?
--
Tom Vaughn
N3EE
SKCC# 23633


Re: Winter Field Day

Pete W3WC
 

Correction: 100 CW QSO's x 2 pts/QSO + 71 Phone QSO's x 1 pt/QSO = 271 QSO Points x 7 Band/Mode multipliers = 1897


Winter Field Day

Pete W3WC
 

1897 QSO Points x2 for low power = 3794 + 1500 bonus for generator power = 5294 claimed score


Re: Callsign

Pete W3WC
 

I did inaugurate KD3KA for the NAQP-SSB. Handle: Frank for Frank Conrad. One hundred and seventeen QSO's. 

A few people connected with the meaning of the callsign. I directed them to my website https://www.kdka100.org


Re: Callsign

Pete W3WC
 

Success!


Re: Callsign

Scott
 

I think that was an excellent trade-off Pete!

Scott

On Sat, Dec 19, 2020 at 10:00 AM Pete W3WC <w3wc@...> wrote:
I traded in W3WPA for KD3KA when it became available this week. Perhaps through this callsign, there will be other ways to commemorate KDKA's centennial.

As I found while researching my website, there were many firsts made by KDKA and Westinghouse in the years following the first commercial broadcast in 1920. I am still uncovering information on their contribution to the development of shortwave broadcasting. Amateur radio and shortwave developments were closely connected in the early years.

Pete


Callsign

Pete W3WC
 

I traded in W3WPA for KD3KA when it became available this week. Perhaps through this callsign, there will be other ways to commemorate KDKA's centennial.

As I found while researching my website, there were many firsts made by KDKA and Westinghouse in the years following the first commercial broadcast in 1920. I am still uncovering information on their contribution to the development of shortwave broadcasting. Amateur radio and shortwave developments were closely connected in the early years.

Pete


KDKA Centennial Website

Pete W3WC
 

My website has received notice on http://www.ontheshortwaves.com/net.html#Shortwave.

73
Pete


KDKA 100 Anniversary

BILL SHEEHAN
 

Good morning AVRA folfs,

IF you like working Special Event Stations, Look for 2 stations today.

Bill, (NY9H) will be operating as W8XK (one of the KDKA100 anniv callsigns)
and I will be operating as K3A.
Bill & IM are both located in Washington, Washington County  PA.
2 other stations should be active K3K & K3D.

This is an operating event to comemorate 100 years  of 
Commercial Broadcasting. KDKA launched operation from a building
in East Pittsburgh on November 2nd 1920.

Look for Bill and I today on various bands and modes.
I plan to post to DXSummit on a regular basis.

73 all, and GUD DX !!!!


bill     KB3LIX


100 Years Ago

Pete W3WC
 

This article was in the Pittsburgh Gazette Times on Sunday, October 24, 1920. That's today back then, two Sundays before the presidential election.

In this article, the plan for an organized system of amateurs to provide election returns is described.

Tuesday, November 2, 1920 was not only the date of the first commercial broadcast over KDKA. It was a showcase for amateur radio as well.

73
Pete


JARTS KB3LIX Single Op LP

BILL SHEEHAN
 

This weekends craziness....

bill

---------- Original Message ----------
From: webform@b4h.net
To: 3830@contesting.com, kb3lix@comcast.net
Date: 10/18/2020 8:22 PM
Subject: JARTS KB3LIX Single Op LP


JARTS WW RTTY Contest - 2020

Call: KB3LIX
Operator(s): KB3LIX
Station: KB3LIX

Class: Single Op LP
QTH:
Operating Time (hrs):

Summary:
Band QSOs Mults
-------------------
80: 18 9
40: 80 38
20: 73 39
15: 7 6
10:
-------------------
Total: 178 92 Total Score = 40,664

Club: Allegheny Valley Radio Association

Comments:




Posted using 3830 Score Submittal Forms at: http://www.3830scores.com/


A Walk Down Memory Lane

BILL SHEEHAN
 


---------- Original Message ----------
From: andrew orosz <andrewjo@...>
To: "Bill S." <KB3LIX@...>, Bob Baird <bbaird1045@...>, Ed & Barb <barbcrv@...>, Harry <hrussell51@...>, jim csizmadia <chizzy456@...>, Pete Baird <luvaholic121@...>, Tony Mike <ajm76@...>
Date: 10/18/2020 2:45 PM
Subject: Fwd: A Walk Down Memory Lane




-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Fwd: A Walk Down Memory Lane
From: Gary Myers <garyeng64@...>
Sent: Sunday, October 18, 2020, 1:41 PM
To:
CC:


Interesting yesteryear!

---------- Forwarded message ---------

Date: Sun, Oct 18, 2020 at 6:03 AM
Subject: Fwd: A Walk Down Memory Lane
To:


Re: PA QSO Party

Pete W3WC
 

Yeah we had a Q on 80 CW on Saturday.

I was using the 40 meter dipole for 80. Not good. I can find an SWR match but it still doesn't work well.

Good to hear you on.

Pete


Re: PA QSO Party

Scott
 

My local club in Lancaster decided we should socially distance this year, so I did a rover first time ever. Worked from ADA, YOR, DAU and LAN. I worked Bill KB3LIX on Saturday from Codorus State Park, don't know if you realized it was me or not. I don't think I saw your call Pete. Where did you operate from? Good job on the QSO's! Saturday afternoon 40 meters was already long, so spent a lot of time adjusting my 80-10 meter Wolf River Coil for 80 meters (after I had put up my Inverted V for 40 in a tree at the park and realized the band was way long for in-state). I learned a lot being a rover, and even when you think you've got everything in the car, you forget something! Anyway, I do a lot of Parks on the Air now, and usually use my Yaesu FT-891, however decided to bring along my ICOM 7300 which works well with N1MM Logger for Rover. I was using my Bioenno 20aH battery, and my WRC antenna and Inverted V. Running 60 watts from 9:00 this morning until 4:30 this afternoon and then the battery was done. I thought that was really good battery life. I worked many in BUT this year. Everyone was missing Lawrence Co. this year, which surprised me a bit.

73 Scott
KN3A


PaQP KB3LIX Multi-Op LP

BILL SHEEHAN
 

I sent in a correction to change from MULTI-OP
to single OP. Should be corrected in a day or two.

My THANKS to Peter (AA2AD) Scott (KN3A) sand Pete in Allegheny county.
I don't remember the call you were usig Pete, but I assume I ran into ya sometime over the last two days.

And Scott, I couldn't hear you staurday. There was some TURD sitting right on top of you and transmittig random charaters
wiping youout.

73 guys,


bill

---------- Original Message ----------
From: webform@b4h.net
To: 3830@contesting.com, kb3lix@comcast.net
Date: 10/11/2020 6:29 PM
Subject: PaQP KB3LIX Multi-Op LP


Pennsylvania QSO Party - 2020

Call: KB3LIX
Operator(s): KB3LIX
Station: KB3LIX

Class: Multi-Op LP
QTH:
Operating Time (hrs):

Summary:
Band CW Qs Ph Qs Dig Qs
----------------------------
160: 9 3
80: 110 143
40: 37 49
20: 3 3
15:
10:
6:
2:
----------------------------
Total: 169 198 0 Mults = 104 Total Score = 55,864

Club: Allegheny Valley Radio Association

Comments:

Thank you to all the PA stations, but especially the ROVERS and MOBILES
for the extra effort.


Posted using 3830 Score Submittal Forms at: http://www.3830scores.com/


Re: PA QSO Party

Pete W3WC
 

It's fun being the hunted one.

My results:


Re: PA QSO Party

BILL SHEEHAN
 

Good luck Pete and to the rest of the AVRA bunch.
I'll be on from Washington County making as NOISE as I can.
73,

bill   KB3LIX

On 10/10/2020 10:37 AM Pete W3WC <w3wc@...> wrote:


I will be on as W3RA. Just like some of those European guys with their contest callsigns.

WC (The Water Closet)


PA QSO Party

Pete W3WC
 

I will be on as W3RA. Just like some of those European guys with their contest callsigns.

WC (The Water Closet)


Back On

Pete W3WC
 

I am back on the air with a 40 meter dipole. Also works on 20. No 80.

Working some California QSO Party.

Pete

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