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  KA6U Update - November  30, 2022 -  1800UTC No activations planned in the next 3 weeks. I may do some activations in late December. Please check here around December 18th 73 Peter KA6U
  KA6U Update - November  21, 2022 -  1430UTC 70cm  Activation in VA is complete Logs are uploaded for MD activation yesterday and VA activation this morning. There are no additional activations planned between now and November 28th. Temperature this morning was -7C clear and no wind.  Thanks everyone who called on this late fall trip. Peter KA6U
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  KA6U Update - November  20, 2022 -  1500UTC 70cm  Activation in VA Monday Thank-you everyone who called on 70cm this morning.  I had a problem early with the new 70cm relays.  I resolved the issue and the station worked well after that. When I started the 23cm operation the wind came up and at sunrise the wind started blowing about 30kmh.  It was difficult to close the dish and put it away before it blew away.  No damage.  Temp was -2C and with the wind it was cold! I plan to operate 70cm only from VA tomorrow morning.  I plan to start at about 1000UTC. FM18 VA - Monday Nov 21 - 1000UTC - 1400UTC 70cm   Air duct delivers 60 Deg F air to cool exciter to it can output full power. Other vents in car deliver 80 Deg F air to warm the operator so he can operate at some level. Outside temperature -2 C with 30km winds Peter KA6U
  KA6U Update - November 19, 2022 -  2000UTC 70cm and 23cm Activations in MD and VA I plan to operate from MD and VA on 70cm and 23cm Sunday morning and Monday morning.  This is the plan MD - FM18 - November 20 - 0830UTC - 1330UTC - Start with 70cm then 23cm VA - FM18 - November 21 - 0930UTC - 1430UTC - Start with 70cm then 23cm The 70cm station is fixed and re-installed in car.  Hopefully it will keep working tomorrow. Peter KA6U
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  KA6U Update - November 17, 2022 -  1400UTC Delaware 23m Activation Complete  Possible 70cm EME Activations in next 10 days Thank-you everyone who called this morning.  25 23cm EME QSOs uploaded to LoTW for FM29 in Delaware. As a result of roving operations by KB7Q, AC0RA, N1AV, NC1I, and K8ZR in Ohio and my recent operations I believe there are another 6-8 ops with 48 or 49 states on 23cm now.  That is in addition to the 8 (I believe but not all issued yet) ops who have completed 23cm WAS this Summer. The most tiring activations are the ones that start in the middle of the night and end at sunrise. BUT the sunrises can be amazing. This is the sunrise view this morning as I was packing up the 23cm station at 1120UTC in FM29fm. Temperature was 0 deg C with 20kmh wind.  The dish was happy.  It was solidly staked to the firm ground.   I was cold while packing up the station :-)  Good news is packing station took less than 10 minutes this morning. I will be in the Washington, DC area from
  KA6U Update - November 16, 2022 -  2200UTC Delaware 23cm Activation Tonight I will activate 23cm EME tonight from Delaware.  I have visited the site and it looks very good. Sky will be clear, light wind 0 - 2 degrees C.  I will be starting several hours after Moonrise. Delaware FM29fn - November 17 0800UTC - 1100UTC I will be in the Washington, DC area from November 17 - November 27 then returning to Florida.  I may be able to do activations in states including MD, VA,  NC during this time or on the way back to Florida. If you need these states, please send me an email. Thanks Peter KA6U
  KA6U Update - November 15, 2022 -  2200UTC OHIO Activation Canceled Freezing rain now in Ohio location.  It will rain all night so I am unable to activate Ohio on this trip. Tomorrow I will drive to Delaware.  The weather forecast is good.  I am returning to a location I have activated before. Ohio - Cancelled Delaware - November 17 0800UTC - 1100UTC I will be in the Washington, DC area from November 17 - November 27 then returning to Florida.  I may be able to do activations in states including MD, VA,  NC during this time or on the way back to Florida. If you need these states, please send me an email. Thanks Peter KA6U