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ARES weekend Oct 1st 2017, 14:16 3 376 on 4/10/17
antarctica on 5w ? Sep 24th 2017, 21:16 3 518 on 25/9/17

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ARES weekend KD7PJD on 4/10/17
thanks for the helpful reply W1VT, I will do that.
ARES weekend KD7PJD on 1/10/17
Here in the Mtns. of NE Oregon I am the only licensee for miles around and there is no one to talk to other than on HF.
I've decided to take my camp trailer up on some high mtn. this coming weekend (apx. 7K Ft.) and see what 2M repeaters I can hit and maybe listen to the ARES weekend.
This will be the last trip 'OUT' for the year before snow flies and i've read 4 pages of the ARRL news, visited regional managers page for Oregon and went to the ARES web site. Now its probable I've missed some info but I can tell you it's not easy to find what frequencies/times anything will be happening with ARES and I'm hoping someone will point me in the right direction ! I even filled out the ARES on line form but my computer couldn't do anything with it!
I hope this letter is in the appropriate category, if not my apologies and thanks for reading.
antarctica on 5w ? KD7PJD on 25/9/17
I'd be simply amazed getting antarctica on phone with 5 watts !!, I'm a big CW fan though and could see that happening. RE: dead band ... Can't be dead for EVERYWHERE, an attic dipole, 20 meters and 50 watts? way to go! Maybe there should be a low pwr. contest? I could see myself being a fan of this but it'd be ruff in high traffic.
antarctica on 5w ? KD7PJD on 24/9/17
my uncle , the late W7BAV, said he worked antarctica on 5 watts. I wish now I'd of asked what mode but I believe it was several years ago, figure ten or twenty.
would they even have a CW proficient operator down there 20 years ago? or is it mandantory even now?
Anyway, I was wondering how difficult that would be to do from Yakima washington?

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