Date   

Dayton DX Banquet

Michael Carper
 

Anyone got an extra pair of tickets?

Mike, WA9PIE, VK4EIE


N4BAA new CQ WAZ Manager

Mike Wetzel
 

Congrats to Jose, N4BAA being named the new CQ WAZ Award Manager.

 

Mike W9RE

 

 

 

 


IRC Zoom meeting tonight!

David, N9KT
 

Indianapolis Radio Club (and I'm opening this up to W9IMS, and HDXCC):

Tonight, Friday May 13 @ 7:30 pm ET:

Dr. Bob Leamon, of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, and Dr. Scott
McIntosh, of the National Center for Atmospheric Research, will discuss how
they applied a mathematical technique used by Earth scientists to analyze
cyclic phenomena, such as the ebb and flow of ocean tides to the confounding
irregularity of cycles on the sun. This new technique has caused them to go
against the norm and predict that solar cycle 25 will be bigger than cycle
24.  Cycle 25 is already outperforming what the "mainstream" solar experts
predicted, more in line with what Dr. Leamon and Dr. McIntosh predicted, so
this presentation is not to be missed and will take place via Zoom.

ZOOM LINK:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83908956388?pwd=aWdqWlJHY0ZNaDFXdENnVTBsVEJSQT09

NOTE: The Zoom room will open at 7 pm for socializing.

-David Spoelstra
Indianapolis Radio Club President


Re: Indianapolis Radio Club Meeting Zoom Link!

Daniel Meier
 

Thanks Dave,  this should be interesting

 

Dan KB9AX

 

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Subject: [HDXCC] Indianapolis Radio Club Meeting Zoom Link!

 

Indianapolis Radio Club (and I'm opening this up to W9IMS, and HDXCC):

 

Tomorrow, Friday May 13 @ 7:30 pm ET:

 

Dr. Bob Leamon, of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, and Dr. Scott
McIntosh, of the National Center for Atmospheric Research, will discuss how
they applied a mathematical technique used by Earth scientists to analyze
cyclic phenomena, such as the ebb and flow of ocean tides to the confounding
irregularity of cycles on the sun. This new technique has caused them to go
against the norm and predict that solar cycle 25 will be bigger than cycle
24.  Cycle 25 is already outperforming what the "mainstream" solar experts
predicted, more in line with what Dr. Leamon and Dr. McIntosh predicted, so
this presentation is not to be missed and will take place via Zoom.

 

ZOOM LINK:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83908956388?pwd=aWdqWlJHY0ZNaDFXdENnVTBsVEJSQT09

 

NOTE: The Zoom room will open at 7 pm for socializing.

 

-David Spoelstra

Indianapolis Radio Club President


Indianapolis Radio Club Meeting Zoom Link!

David, N9KT
 

Indianapolis Radio Club (and I'm opening this up to W9IMS, and HDXCC):

Tomorrow, Friday May 13 @ 7:30 pm ET:

Dr. Bob Leamon, of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, and Dr. Scott
McIntosh, of the National Center for Atmospheric Research, will discuss how
they applied a mathematical technique used by Earth scientists to analyze
cyclic phenomena, such as the ebb and flow of ocean tides to the confounding
irregularity of cycles on the sun. This new technique has caused them to go
against the norm and predict that solar cycle 25 will be bigger than cycle
24.  Cycle 25 is already outperforming what the "mainstream" solar experts
predicted, more in line with what Dr. Leamon and Dr. McIntosh predicted, so
this presentation is not to be missed and will take place via Zoom.

ZOOM LINK:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83908956388?pwd=aWdqWlJHY0ZNaDFXdENnVTBsVEJSQT09

NOTE: The Zoom room will open at 7 pm for socializing.

-David Spoelstra
Indianapolis Radio Club President


Re: INQP Stories

Kevin McClure
 

Jay,

I am proud your didn’t use any cus words!  😜

Great story though. 

Remind me next week to play ur ringtone for my phone. It was the 10 second voicemail you left me. 😂😂

Yes, it had a few choice words. 

-Kevin




On May 12, 2022, at 6:32 PM, Jay Kraus <jwkraus@...> wrote:


Well, you heard my bone headed story last night, but for those who didn't hear it, here goes. Drove for 2 hours down to Lawrence Co. on Friday afternoon. Got set up by about 8:00 PM when I noticed I had failed to bring paddles. So a call to W9RE. Do you have paddles I can borrow? Answer ,yes. So an hour and a half drive to the southeast side of Indy and another hour and a half back to Lawrence Co.. Got finished setting up about midnight only to find out my computer would not connect to my hotspot. Sooo, no internet connection to see spots of any Indiana stations. Had to operate blind for the whole thing. And that is why I love ham radio. 73 Jay W9TC

On Sunday, May 8, 2022, 08:59:16 AM EDT, Mel KJ9C <kj9c@...> wrote:


Every year I try to collect our INQP tales into an anthology for our
website.... last year and the year before I dropped the ball. I blame covid

Not interested in scores... just the interesting stuff... you know,
skunk in the portable tent, bad chili, QRM from certain locations... etc

So post those stories.... or if you want anonymity, send direct to me

Thanks

Mel KJ9C







Re: INQP Stories

Jay Kraus
 

Well, you heard my bone headed story last night, but for those who didn't hear it, here goes. Drove for 2 hours down to Lawrence Co. on Friday afternoon. Got set up by about 8:00 PM when I noticed I had failed to bring paddles. So a call to W9RE. Do you have paddles I can borrow? Answer ,yes. So an hour and a half drive to the southeast side of Indy and another hour and a half back to Lawrence Co.. Got finished setting up about midnight only to find out my computer would not connect to my hotspot. Sooo, no internet connection to see spots of any Indiana stations. Had to operate blind for the whole thing. And that is why I love ham radio. 73 Jay W9TC

On Sunday, May 8, 2022, 08:59:16 AM EDT, Mel KJ9C <kj9c@...> wrote:


Every year I try to collect our INQP tales into an anthology for our
website.... last year and the year before I dropped the ball. I blame covid

Not interested in scores... just the interesting stuff... you know,
skunk in the portable tent, bad chili, QRM from certain locations... etc

So post those stories.... or if you want anonymity, send direct to me

Thanks

Mel KJ9C







Canadian Prairies QSO Party

Mike Wetzel
 

 

 

 

Subject:

Saturday: Inaugural Canadian Prairies QSO Party

Date:

Tue, 10 May 2022 11:03:30 -0700

From:

cbruderer <cbruderer@...>

To:

sccc@...




This weekend marks the inaugural running of the Canadian Prairies QSO Party
(CPQP).  All amateur radio operators are invited to participate in the
on-air event.  The CPQP is an official member of the State QSO Party
Challenge and is intended to foster contacts with Canadian Prairie stations
(Manitoba - VE4/VA4, Saskatchewan - VE5/VA5 and Alberta - VE6/VA6) during
the QSO Party period.
 
 
 
The QSO Party commences at 17:00 UTC, Saturday May 14 and concludes at
03:00: UTC May 15, 2022.  There are six categories, SOHP, SOLP, SOQRP,
Rover/Mobile, MSHP and MSLP. Modes include CW and Phone, sorry no Digital.
Bands include 40, 20, 15 and 10 metres.  The CPQP is directly supported by
N1MM logging software (V 1.0.9491 or newer and DX Log V. 2.5.33).
 
 
 
For a complete listing of rules for the CPQP, please visit:
https://cpqp.ve6hams.ca/ .
 
 
 
Hope to hear you all on the air for the CPQP this weekend.
 
-Axel KI6RRN 

 



   


Event: Meeting Reminder - Monthly meetings: now in person (no more Zoom) - 05/11/2022 #cal-reminder

HDXCC@groups.io Calendar <noreply@...>
 

Reminder: Meeting Reminder - Monthly meetings: now in person (no more Zoom)

When:
05/11/2022
6:30pm to 9:00pm
(UTC-04:00) America/New York

Where:
Union Jack Pub, 110 S Union st, Westfield IN

Organizer: HDXCC

View Event

Description:

Topic: HDXCC

     New meeting site beginning July 2021:
     Union Jack Pub (same name, different location)
     110 S Union St, Westfield, IN 46074

        Every month on the Second Wed, 6:30pm Eastern Time
 

 


Rooms available in Dayton

Michael Carper
 

I've got two rooms that we're not going to use that are available in Beavercreek (Courtyard).

If anyone is interested in them, please contact me.

Mike, WA9PIE, VK4EIE


Re: [INQP] INQP Stories

Jim Hunt
 

I was waiting last minute to sort out my operating plan and announce ti the group.

I do photography as a side gig and usually am pretty busy during the spring commencement season. This year I made sure I would not have a job on the first Saturday in
May because I like operating even if just phone and usually just 40m.

Well Thursday morning, a photography friend had a medical emergency and he was booked for a job in Ohio that would kill pretty much all day. I did help him out but missed the entire contest.

Maybe next year.

On May 8, 2022, at 8:59 AM, Mel KJ9C <kj9c@att.net> wrote:

Every year I try to collect our INQP tales into an anthology for our website.... last year and the year before I dropped the ball. I blame covid

Not interested in scores... just the interesting stuff... you know, skunk in the portable tent, bad chili, QRM from certain locations... etc

So post those stories.... or if you want anonymity, send direct to me

Thanks

Mel KJ9C






KJ9B 2022 INQP post-mortem

Ken Bandy, KJ9B
 

Based on a POTA activation last year, I decided to set up at the Lanier Mansion property on the banks of the Ohio River in Madison (Jefferson County).  This year, I was joined by my friend Ron Cooper, WB9DKL, who added some CW Qs to the log.  I initially set up my 80 meter OCF Dipole suspended between a couple of trees, as I did last year.  I wasn’t real satisfied with the results we were getting, so after a couple of hours, I took it down and went with an inverted V configuration from my pushup pole.  That seemed to work better.  We had a few short runs, but mostly worked S&P.

 

The weather was cold, breezy, and damp with heavy cloud cover pretty much all day.  Our operating location was alongside a side street, between the visitor center for the mansion and the river walk.  There was a fair amount of both foot and vehicular traffic, so we had a few curious glances from time to time.  Had a fellow stop by that said his teenage grandson was a SWL, and very interested in pursuing a license.  I gave him some of the ARRL propaganda that I keep in my POTA kit for times such as this.  Later, he stopped by with his grandson and we gave him a tour of what we had and explained what we were doing.  He was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the hobby.  Also had a ham from Illinois that stopped by and introduced himself.

 

The downside of that operating location was the only close restrooms were in the visitor center, that closed at 5:00 pm.  So, between that, the chilly conditions, and the fact that my back was complaining about my “non-ergonomic” operating position (gotta work on that), we knocked off around 5:00 pm with 80 Qs in the log.

 

For those that aren’t familiar with Madison, it’s a nice little town with a vibrant downtown area with lots of places to get something to eat, as well as eclectic shopping options.  Unfortunately my favorite restaurant, the Key West Shrimp House closed last summer.

 

73,

Ken, KJ9B


Re: N9TTK INQP

Tim K9WX
 

You can see pictures of my mobile setup here: K9WX HF Mobile

I can pretty much tell who is following me on APRS.  The same folks always call as soon as I move to a new county, so I tend to think APRS is a valuable tool for a mobile.

Tim K9WX


On Sun, May 8, 2022 at 8:23 AM Justin N9TTK <justin.eric.ogle@...> wrote:
I was using an inverted L efhw 132' with my icom 7300 and 80w. I put a pushup pole on my truck and stretched it across the campsite to my friends camper that was on the site behind mine. I had A LOT of visitors, everyone thought it was neat. Even an inactive ham a few campers down came by to discuss, he seems interested just doesn't have anyone to help him get started. I'll see if I can help with that. A nice couple who I've worked POTA many times we're about 200 yards away also camping/activating so that gave me the opportunity to get Spencer Co. 

I got 6 rare counties and 63 IN counties.

I often looked for callsigns from the activity map and also had a ham alert setup for Tim for when he went to 40m.

Tim, I'm also curious what antenna you were running. I could only hear you between rfi so it was a struggle to catch you when you were on 40. 80 was good later in the evening but also tough during the day. I watched your aprs often as you could probably tell. Thanks for all the counties. 

On Sun, May 8, 2022, 6:46 AM Len Litvan <LJLitvan@...> wrote:

Hi Justin,

VERY nice!  How many IN counties did you log?

73,
Len Litvan AE9LL

On 5/7/2022 11:39 PM, Justin N9TTK wrote:
One county portable INSPE

Band CW Qs Ph Qs
160:

80: 92 42
40: 347 89
20: 105 12
15: 2
10:

Total: 546 143 CW Mults 87 Ph Mults 71 Total Score 195,130


Justin Ogle N9TTK 

Justin Ogle


K9WX mobile INQP

Tim K9WX
 

The weather was beautiful and the bands were in good condition as yesterday’s INQP unfolded, with XYL Kathleen once again driving.  We were in the northwestern part of our planned route and I knew from experience that there would be very little local RFI.  I put over 100 QSOs in the log in the first hour and I had visions of topping my 2021 INQP score, which took first place in the mobile category.

 

Then we came across a road closure.  The official detour required us to drive 30 miles to cover the 6 originally planned, so we altered our route on the fly.  Which meant we did not spend much time in Cass, one of the INQP’s rare counties, and we spent WAAAAAAY more time in Carroll than we had planned.  I had not checked the state's highway construction website in advance so that was shame on me. 

 

A second and more dramatic moment occurred with the failure of the NMO to 3/8"-24 adapter on the top of the car.  I had the top of the car drilled and the NMO mount installed 10 years ago when I bought the car.  The adapter provides a transition between the NMO mount in the car and the Hustler antenna mast.  We knew it had failed when the antenna popped off of the car and started dragging behind us, connected only by one of the guys.  This happened while we were underway and thankfully not at highway speed, but let me tell you, it still gets your attention.  Fortunately I had a spare adapter in the car and we were able to resume our route after a few minutes.  You can see photos of my mobile install here: K9WX HF Mobile

 

The eastern half of our route covered the same counties as last year but there was a ton of RFI so this year’s route was altered in the hope of finding a quieter path.  To no avail.  There were several stretches of highway where the noise was so bad that I gave up operating and read my email.  I can’t imagine what it would be like living there and having to deal with that full time.

 

I had planned to activate the BEN/TPP county line late in the day by parking in a church parking lot.  I had even gotten permission from the church beforehand, wanting to make sure there was no wedding or other church event taking place.  The church gave me a thumbs up but they apparently forgot to coordinate with the neighborhood kids who had a robust kickball game going on in the lot when I arrived.  I thought about asserting my privilege and telling the kids they had to move but some of those kids were pretty big and they looked like they could handle themselves.  I drove on.  That meant that my last 100 QSOs were made from a single county instead of a county line.  Otherwise, I think I would have easily topped last year’s score.

 

Lots of familiar calls in the log; thanks to everyone who worked me, especially on phone as phone with a mobile antenna is an exercise in frustration on both ends of the QSO.

 

Final results:

Band   CW Qs Ph Qs              

80:       67       

40:       254      12

20:       269      22       

Total:   590      34       

CW Mults        73       

Ph Mults         17       

Total Score      109,260


Tim K9WX


INQP Stories

Mel KJ9C
 

Every year I try to collect our INQP tales into an anthology for our website.... last year and the year before I dropped the ball. I blame covid

Not interested in scores... just the interesting stuff... you know, skunk in the portable tent, bad chili, QRM from certain locations... etc

So post those stories.... or if you want anonymity, send direct to me

Thanks

Mel KJ9C


Re: N9TTK INQP

Mel KJ9C
 

Justin

Great score, especially for a first time outing with the new call!

We may have another dynasty in the making... and I like the balance between CW and fone

Mel KJ9C


Re: N9TTK INQP

Justin N9TTK
 

I was using an inverted L efhw 132' with my icom 7300 and 80w. I put a pushup pole on my truck and stretched it across the campsite to my friends camper that was on the site behind mine. I had A LOT of visitors, everyone thought it was neat. Even an inactive ham a few campers down came by to discuss, he seems interested just doesn't have anyone to help him get started. I'll see if I can help with that. A nice couple who I've worked POTA many times we're about 200 yards away also camping/activating so that gave me the opportunity to get Spencer Co. 

I got 6 rare counties and 63 IN counties.

I often looked for callsigns from the activity map and also had a ham alert setup for Tim for when he went to 40m.

Tim, I'm also curious what antenna you were running. I could only hear you between rfi so it was a struggle to catch you when you were on 40. 80 was good later in the evening but also tough during the day. I watched your aprs often as you could probably tell. Thanks for all the counties. 

On Sun, May 8, 2022, 6:46 AM Len Litvan <LJLitvan@...> wrote:

Hi Justin,

VERY nice!  How many IN counties did you log?

73,
Len Litvan AE9LL

On 5/7/2022 11:39 PM, Justin N9TTK wrote:
One county portable INSPE

Band CW Qs Ph Qs
160:

80: 92 42
40: 347 89
20: 105 12
15: 2
10:

Total: 546 143 CW Mults 87 Ph Mults 71 Total Score 195,130


Justin Ogle N9TTK 

Justin Ogle


Re: N9TTK INQP

Len Litvan
 

Hi Justin,

VERY nice!  How many IN counties did you log?

73,
Len Litvan AE9LL

On 5/7/2022 11:39 PM, Justin N9TTK wrote:
One county portable INSPE

Band CW Qs Ph Qs
160:

80: 92 42
40: 347 89
20: 105 12
15: 2
10:

Total: 546 143 CW Mults 87 Ph Mults 71 Total Score 195,130


Justin Ogle N9TTK 


Re: N9TTK INQP

Tim K9WX
 

Congratulations, Justin.  Great score!  You were always loud each time we worked, which was a bunch.  Impressive considering I was using mobile antennas.  Can you describe what you were using for an antenna?

Tim K9WX


On Sat, May 7, 2022 at 11:40 PM Justin N9TTK <justin.eric.ogle@...> wrote:
One county portable INSPE

BandCW QsPh Qs
160:
80:9242
40:34789
20:10512
15:2
10:
Total:546143CW Mults87Ph Mults71Total Score195,130


Justin Ogle N9TTK 


N9TTK INQP

Justin N9TTK
 

One county portable INSPE

BandCW QsPh Qs
160:
80:9242
40:34789
20:10512
15:2
10:
Total:546143CW Mults87Ph Mults71Total Score195,130


Justin Ogle N9TTK 

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