[VHFcontesting] [FFMA] Group2 of the K5N DXpedition is now complete....

Jon Pearl - W4ABC jonpearl at tampabay.rr.com
Mon Jun 4 07:50:57 PDT 2012

As promised, I'm keeping a running tab on events for the K5N & N5K Team 
until such time that 'JD' N0IRS is able to break away from his busy 
schedule to perform his usual brilliant webmaster duties for the team.

Group email announcements that include dates, times, frequencies & QSL 
routing info
K5N Private Packet Network instructions & links
Links to K5N & N5K operating grid-square information

K5N & N5K


Jon Pearl - W4ABC

On 6/4/2012 9:55 AM, Marshall-K5QE wrote:
> Hello to everyone interested in FFMA and grid chasing....I got a call 
> from Tom-NQ7R last night.  He has signed on to Group2 for the Great 
> Summer DXpedition to the Big Bend area.  This is great news as it 
> means that Group2 is back up to full strength.  The roster is now 
> George-NR5M(team leader), Colin-KU5B(both Houston area), 
> Jim-KK6MC(Albuquerque area), and Tom-NQ7R(Casa Grande area, AZ)
> Actually, Group2 of the K5N Grid Activation Group will be activating 
> the DL79-DL89 line from a location in the Big Bend Ranch State Park.  
> Gear is now planned to be a combined pair of the M2 6M-1000 solid 
> state amplifiers and a 6M7JHV on a tower-trailer.  They should be LOUD 
> and will be using the call N5K.  Tentatively, N5K will operate Es on 
> 50.170MHz and will operate FSK441 MS on 50.270.  Those frequencies are 
> 5KHz above where K5N will be operating.
> We believe that Group2 will have limited internet via a tethered cell 
> phone, but we are not sure that there is coverage at the actual grid 
> line location.  IF there is limited coverage, the will be using the 
> ON4KST 50MHz Region2 pages for liaison.
> That is all the information that I have at this time.  We have to 
> operate the June VHF contest and then we will begin packing up all the 
> gear.....
> Thanks Jim and Tom for going out with us on short notice.
> 73 Marshall K5QE
> Team Leader Group1
> K5N Grid Activation Group
> A Grid Bandits DXpedition
> __,_._,___

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