Sunday, February 10, 2013

WA8UNS and NQ8Z Operating Special Station February 4th - 6th 2013

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #CT  Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share WA8UNS and my father NQ8Z Operating Special Station February 4th - 6th 2013
From Monday, Feb 4th to Wednesday, February 6th, Tom WA8UNS and his dad Chris NQ8Z will be operating a portable HF rig set up at the AMC Appalachian Mountain Club Northwest Camp. The camp is a small, rustic cabin located on the northwest slope of Bear Mountain in Salisbury, CT. They will be operating HF CW and Olivia 8/500+ USB 750 MHz audio center and also SSB.

NQ8Z's plan is as follows:  "With correct tree placement I hope to get out
on 160, 80, and 40 M, mostly on CW and Olivia 8/500.   CW operation will be at or near the QRP calling frequencies, Olivia near the Olivia calling frequencies. I hope to
be operating, off and on, from the evening of February 4th, through the evening of February 6th.
I'm carrying about 42 AH of battery capacity so I'll be on for a limited time at best with a particular goal of participating in the Michigan Digital Traffic Net (MIDTN) at 3,583.25 kHz at 2000 hr ET (0100Z) on Tuesday, 5 February."

During the period of 4-6 February, operation will take place on CW at 0700
ET (0000 Z) 3.540 MHz or Olivia 8/500 at 0730 ET (0030 Z) 3.58325 MHz.  This is meant to be a fun trip during which Tom and Chris would like to make as many contacts as possible.  So, if you can, please look for NQ8Z or WA8UNS.

The following photos where taken February 6th 2013. I had joined my father for about 4 hours on February 6th 2013


Father & Son Operating Amateur Radio Ham Radio at AMC Appalachian Mountain Club Northwest Camp. northwest slope of Bear Mountain in Salisbury, CT.  My Mom did the role of professional Photographer. Thanks :)