[SECC] K4BAI Curacao trip - Nov 25 - Dec 2, 2003
jpryor at uga.edu
Mon Nov 24 16:30:41 EST 2003
Good Luck John!
I'd be glad to give you WriteLog tips but although I own it, I've never
used it in a contest. TRLog is my logging program of choice. Gary, K9AY
is the most knowledgeable person I know who uses WriteLog consistently but
there may be others. I know your time is running out, but you might take a
look here for a good overview of operating the
program: http://www.k9jy.com/ Especially look at "Operating a Contest" -
I worked PJ2/K8MFO last week. He had a terrific signal up here as you
Have fun and be safe.
At 04:07 PM 11/24/2003, John Laney wrote:
>I will be leaving home about 3 AM tomorrow, Tuesday, November 25, 2003 and
>taking a Groome Bus to the Atlanta airport where I have an 8:05 American
>flight to Miami and a change there to an American flight to Curacao. I
>should arrive 2:43 PM local time. I think that is 3:43 PM EDT. It will
>take some time to get luggage, etc. and the airport is about an hour's
>drive from the PJ2T station. I may be QRV by late afternoon Tuesday and
>certainly will be QRV whenever possible before and after CQ WW CW as
>PJ2/K4BAI. Hope to work many of you. As usual, I will be mostly CW, but
>if you need a band or mode, please let me know and I'll see if I can QSY
>to it. We have a new 100 watt six meter rig there also and I understand
>it has been QRV with some of the other guys using it. I will not be
>staying at the station (but about .4 mile away in a hotel), so I will not
>be QRV as much as I have been when by myself in Barbados. I will be
>trying to learn Writelog. (Any suggestions, K4OGG, or others using
>Writelog? I have used CT and NA extensively for 15 years or more, but
>have never seen Writelog. I will not be receiving e-mails down there this
>Whenever possible, I will check in to the Ga Section Net (GSN) on 3593 khz
>at 7 and 10 PM EDT. If you hear me there, just check in (QNI) and ask for
>a QSO with me and the NCS will move us off frequency. Of course, Friday
>and Saturday nights, we will be in the contest and not on the nets.
>We are hoping for a chance at an all time record in the multi-two
>category. We should have two stations QRV on two open bands all the time
>and will be listening on the other bands for mults. We can QSY ten times
>in an hour with each station, so we may be going QRT suddenly to change to
>another band for multipliers. Propagation predictions seem to favor
>stations near the Equator this time, but that doesn't mean that it will be
>easy for us to beat the record set by A61AJ last year.
>Other ops are Steve, N8BJQ, Jeff, K8ND, Don, K8MFO, Leo, S50R, Geoff,
>W0CG/PJ2DX, and W8WTS. Don, Jeff, and Geoff have been down there working
>hard on getting everything ready and Jeff and Don have also been making
>QSOs. Don also is having to learn Writelog. Leo was one of the ops at
>A61AJ last year, so he is trying to beat his own record.
>Tom, W2SC, will be QRV from the QTH that I have rented in Barbados. I
>assume he will sign 8P5A, but he also occasionally uses 8P1A and his
>non-contest call is 8P9JG. N5TJ, Jeff, will be QRV from KP3Z. I think
>both of these will be SO2R, so they will have a good chance to beat my NA
>continental record. I have never had SO2R from anywhere except W4AN.
>Hope everyone will get on the air this weekend, make as many QSOs as
>possible, and submit the scores for SECC.
>Please call if you hear me.
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