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Re: A first activation planned for Seabranch Preserve State Park, FL

Sgt Grunt
 

Is there going to be any CW activity on this one ?? 

Jess 

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On Mon, Apr 16, 2018 at 8:13 AM, Kraig D. Pritts <kraig@...> wrote:
Agreed. Thanks Detrick

On Mon, Apr 16, 2018 at 11:07 AM Detrick Merz <detrick@...> wrote:
I've also had positive results posting to the global activation calendar at http://wwff.co. 3pm might be pretty good for some EU contacts, and a lot of folks in the EU especially seem to look for parks that have never been activated before.

-detrick
K4IZ

On Mon, Apr 16, 2018, 10:45 Kraig D. Pritts <kraig@...> wrote:
Wayne, welcome to the group. Please place planned activations and spots on the WWFF-KFF FB page. More people people will see them there.  

Thanks,
Kraig  
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On Mon, Apr 16, 2018 at 10:15 AM, Wayne Robertson <k4wk@...> wrote:
First activation for Seabranch Preserve State Park planned for Weds, Apr 18, 3pm EDT on 14.244 and possibly also on 40m.  Look for spots.

Thanks.  de Wayne, k4wk





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Re: A first activation planned for Seabranch Preserve State Park, FL

Kraig D. Pritts
 

Agreed. Thanks Detrick


On Mon, Apr 16, 2018 at 11:07 AM Detrick Merz <detrick@...> wrote:
I've also had positive results posting to the global activation calendar at http://wwff.co. 3pm might be pretty good for some EU contacts, and a lot of folks in the EU especially seem to look for parks that have never been activated before.

-detrick
K4IZ

On Mon, Apr 16, 2018, 10:45 Kraig D. Pritts <kraig@...> wrote:
Wayne, welcome to the group. Please place planned activations and spots on the WWFF-KFF FB page. More people people will see them there.  

Thanks,
Kraig  
KA2LHO

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On Mon, Apr 16, 2018 at 10:15 AM, Wayne Robertson <k4wk@...> wrote:
First activation for Seabranch Preserve State Park planned for Weds, Apr 18, 3pm EDT on 14.244 and possibly also on 40m.  Look for spots.

Thanks.  de Wayne, k4wk





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Re: A first activation planned for Seabranch Preserve State Park, FL

Detrick Merz
 

I've also had positive results posting to the global activation calendar at http://wwff.co. 3pm might be pretty good for some EU contacts, and a lot of folks in the EU especially seem to look for parks that have never been activated before.

-detrick
K4IZ

On Mon, Apr 16, 2018, 10:45 Kraig D. Pritts <kraig@...> wrote:
Wayne, welcome to the group. Please place planned activations and spots on the WWFF-KFF FB page. More people people will see them there.  

Thanks,
Kraig  
KA2LHO

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On Mon, Apr 16, 2018 at 10:15 AM, Wayne Robertson <k4wk@...> wrote:
First activation for Seabranch Preserve State Park planned for Weds, Apr 18, 3pm EDT on 14.244 and possibly also on 40m.  Look for spots.

Thanks.  de Wayne, k4wk






Re: A first activation planned for Seabranch Preserve State Park, FL

Kraig D. Pritts
 

Wayne, welcome to the group. Please place planned activations and spots on the WWFF-KFF FB page. More people people will see them there.  

Thanks,
Kraig  
KA2LHO

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On Mon, Apr 16, 2018 at 10:15 AM, Wayne Robertson <k4wk@...> wrote:
First activation for Seabranch Preserve State Park planned for Weds, Apr 18, 3pm EDT on 14.244 and possibly also on 40m.  Look for spots.

Thanks.  de Wayne, k4wk






A first activation planned for Seabranch Preserve State Park, FL

Wayne Robertson
 

First activation for Seabranch Preserve State Park planned for Weds, Apr 18, 3pm EDT on 14.244 and possibly also on 40m.  Look for spots.

Thanks.  de Wayne, k4wk


Using APRS for spotting

Detrick Merz
 

I learned today that the SOTA folks have a system that leverages APRS for spotting:


Does anything similar exist for WWFF?

I, for one, would be interested in such a system. I often find myself with a drained phone battery and a noticeable hit to my data usage when trying to activate a park. Or in a park where there's little or no cell service. I have some spare tablets that have wifi, but no data plan. I've been thinking about setting up a Raspberry Pi + Direwolf + WiFi + radio, and having APRSDriod on the tablet using Direwolf (across wifi) as a TNC. But I know of no way, currently, to send a message through the APRS network and have it converted to a WWFF spot.

Of course the reverse direction would be equally useful: receiving spot data from other activators via APRS message, for those P2P contacts.

73, 44,

-detrick
K4IZ


Re: Parks Diverge

Norm Meyers N9MM
 

Dave, 

I post on DX Summit and it gets picked up by SmartWWFF. Once you have been identified once on SmartWWFF, it will report RBN spots for you which is a very nice feature. 

Norm

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From: David Garnier <dsgarnier@...>
Sent: Tuesday, February 6, 2018 2:22 PM
Subject: Re: [WWFF-KFF] Parks Diverge
To: <wwff-kff@groups.io>


Hi,

What do you define as the “main cluster system?”

Today I spotted kc4jnw on the WWFF spotter and it hasn’t posted onto dxsummit spotter, that seems to  be my experience of late. Maybe I’m formatting the spot wrong or the forwarding system is broke. 

73’s - wb9own 




On Sunday, February 4, 2018, 10:27 AM, W1TEF <w1tef@...> wrote:

I've used the WWFF spotting and it always drops information into the main cluster system - never had a problem with it.

I don't use it on a regular basis as I prefer to use DXSummit, but WWFF spotting does drop information into the DX cluster network.

Best regards,

Tom, W1TEF



Re: Parks Diverge

David Garnier
 

Hi,

What do you define as the “main cluster system?”

Today I spotted kc4jnw on the WWFF spotter and it hasn’t posted onto dxsummit spotter, that seems to  be my experience of late. Maybe I’m formatting the spot wrong or the forwarding system is broke. 

73’s - wb9own 




On Sunday, February 4, 2018, 10:27 AM, W1TEF <w1tef@...> wrote:

I've used the WWFF spotting and it always drops information into the main cluster system - never had a problem with it.

I don't use it on a regular basis as I prefer to use DXSummit, but WWFF spotting does drop information into the DX cluster network.

Best regards,

Tom, W1TEF


Re: Parks Diverge

Jim Shorney
 

That does appear to be the case now. I do recall in the past people checking
this and saying that it does not, so things may have changed. Thanks Tom. I'm
still feeding SpotCollector from 3 Telnet nodes. I hate to miss any good DX!

73

-Jim
NU0C


On Sun, 04 Feb 2018 08:26:59 -0800, W1TEF wrote:

I've used the WWFF spotting and it always drops information into the main cluster system - never had a problem with it.

I don't use it on a regular basis as I prefer to use DXSummit, but WWFF spotting does drop information into the DX cluster network.

Best regards,

Tom, W1TEF _._,_._,_
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Re: Parks Diverge

W1TEF
 

I've used the WWFF spotting and it always drops information into the main cluster system - never had a problem with it.

I don't use it on a regular basis as I prefer to use DXSummit, but WWFF spotting does drop information into the DX cluster network.

Best regards,

Tom, W1TEF


Re: Camping

Detrick Merz
 

I've tent camped and activated once. It's was a nice way to do a little radio while also hanging out with friends. Wake up early in the morning and work the radio for 2-3 hours while everyone else is asleep, it's quite serene. And then get a few more hours in in the evening after dusk while everyone is sitting around the fire. Really works up your ability to work CW in one ear and socialize with the other. Not that I'm great at that, but it is good practice.

I've also brought a radio along while RV camping in parks that aren't part of the program. Still a great opportunity to do some hunting, and in my cases from locations that have nice low noise floors.

Dogs make great camping and activation buddies, for sure.

-detrick
K4IZ

On Mon, Jan 22, 2018 at 10:08 AM, KFF Coordinator <kffcoordinator@...> wrote:
How many of y'all camp at a park and activate it. I've started tent camping again last year and love it and have been activating State Parks while camping. I also go alone so its a chance for me to "get away" cheaply. Although, not totally alone, my service dog, Sam, comes with me.

If you do, do you tent camp, have an RV, a pop-up? Tell us about your experience.

My best experience was camping at Hillsborough River State Park and I was up at sun up, had my headphones on working on CW. I look up and no more that 20 feet from me is a deer. I didn't move and stared at her eating for at least 5 minutes.... Sam was oblivious to it.

73/44,
Roger



Re: Parks Diverge

Mark Grow
 

Strange how simple things can get so complex in the wink of an eye. Like Brian, I plan to activate parks and upload to both programs. I hope the relationship between the two programs remains civil so we can freely participate in both. But as time passes ham organizations tend to get a little "clickish", so I worry about the future and how it will unfold. We shall see, but I can see some future issues. Right off the bat, I plan to ID with the KFF number, so we shall see how the K hunters read that...
de KG6LI


Re: Camping

KFF Coordinator
 

Here in Florida I don’t camp June, July and August and not until late September. Between the afternoon storms and the gazzillion percent humidity it is not enjoyable. 


On Mon, Jan 22, 2018 at 11:12 AM Mark Grow <lksfirecapt@...> wrote:
I love activating from a camping spot. The XYL and I love to tent camp, so the ham gear comes along for the ride. My last camp activation was from the Chiricahua National Monument in southeastern Arizona. With camping it allows you to take advantage of the propagation changes that take over a 24 hour period. Plus, how can you beat the view.
Will be out this summer again tappin' the CW.
de KG6LI

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Re: Camping

Mark Grow
 

I love activating from a camping spot. The XYL and I love to tent camp, so the ham gear comes along for the ride. My last camp activation was from the Chiricahua National Monument in southeastern Arizona. With camping it allows you to take advantage of the propagation changes that take over a 24 hour period. Plus, how can you beat the view.
Will be out this summer again tappin' the CW.
de KG6LI


Re: Camping

Norm Meyers N9MM
 

That’s exactly what Donna and I do. As we wander around, we always try to stay in State Parks. Their facilities are always a bargain. Same goes for national forest campgrounds. Nice places to be and it’s always fun To Make Nature Your Shack.

Norm, N9MM


From: WWFF-KFF@groups.io <WWFF-KFF@groups.io> on behalf of KFF Coordinator <kffcoordinator@...>
Sent: Monday, January 22, 2018 8:08:47 AM
To: WWFF-KFF@groups.io
Subject: [WWFF-KFF] Camping
 
How many of y'all camp at a park and activate it. I've started tent camping again last year and love it and have been activating State Parks while camping. I also go alone so its a chance for me to "get away" cheaply. Although, not totally alone, my service dog, Sam, comes with me.

If you do, do you tent camp, have an RV, a pop-up? Tell us about your experience.

My best experience was camping at Hillsborough River State Park and I was up at sun up, had my headphones on working on CW. I look up and no more that 20 feet from me is a deer. I didn't move and stared at her eating for at least 5 minutes.... Sam was oblivious to it.

73/44,
Roger


Camping

KFF Coordinator
 

How many of y'all camp at a park and activate it. I've started tent camping again last year and love it and have been activating State Parks while camping. I also go alone so its a chance for me to "get away" cheaply. Although, not totally alone, my service dog, Sam, comes with me.

If you do, do you tent camp, have an RV, a pop-up? Tell us about your experience.

My best experience was camping at Hillsborough River State Park and I was up at sun up, had my headphones on working on CW. I look up and no more that 20 feet from me is a deer. I didn't move and stared at her eating for at least 5 minutes.... Sam was oblivious to it.

73/44,
Roger


Re: What kind of antenna?

Mark Grow
 

I also have used and LNR EFT-10-20-40 with the 12m Spiderbeam pole (great antenna). I have also purchased the LNR-MTR which is another great antenna but requires more real estate. My pack-in antennas are the SOTAbeams Band Hopper and the SOTAbeams Bandspringer with the Elecraft T1 tuner. The only antenna I purchased and was disappointed in was the Ventenna HFp vertical. Has just never been a good performer.
73 - KG6LI


Re: Antenna question

KA9JAC
 

County hunters have been doing this for years.
If in doubt just ask N4CD

On 1/18/2018 8:34 PM, Sgt Grunt wrote:
Thanks Brian,  I called Hustler and got the same response. I was wondering if anyone had actually tried it. Yes, I would love to have a 4 resonator adapter. That will comer just about every band that I use, 20. 30, 40, and 17.  Thanks 

73 / 44  Jess 

Jess 

Question everything. Accept nothing as fact until proven. No one or nothing is above suspicion.

Ambivalence and complacency is a crime against humanity and will not be tolerated


On Thu, Jan 18, 2018 at 6:07 PM, Wirenut1212 via Groups.Io <Wirenut1212@...> wrote:
I read somewhere form Hustler that adding one in the middle is not recommended.  I run 4 but they are basically off to the sides.  I will try and find the link but you can always try it and see how it tunes.
K0ATZ/ Brian



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Re: Antenna question

Sgt Grunt
 

Thanks Brian,  I called Hustler and got the same response. I was wondering if anyone had actually tried it. Yes, I would love to have a 4 resonator adapter. That will comer just about every band that I use, 20. 30, 40, and 17.  Thanks 

73 / 44  Jess 

Jess 

Question everything. Accept nothing as fact until proven. No one or nothing is above suspicion.

Ambivalence and complacency is a crime against humanity and will not be tolerated


On Thu, Jan 18, 2018 at 6:07 PM, Wirenut1212 via Groups.Io <Wirenut1212@...> wrote:
I read somewhere form Hustler that adding one in the middle is not recommended.  I run 4 but they are basically off to the sides.  I will try and find the link but you can always try it and see how it tunes.
K0ATZ/ Brian



Re: Parks Diverge

Wirenut1212@...
 

This dosen't have to be a big deal folks, activate how when and what you want.  The numbers are different now but 4000+are the same minus the KFF or K.  No different than doing Summits on the air or light house or islands, whatever.  Upload your logs how you see fit.  Changing numbers in your logs is not a big deal.  
K0ATZ Brian