13 colonies event 2017

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The 13 colonies event will be here soon, starts July 1st.. join in on the fun this year...

This will be my 4th year participating

More details here: http://www.13colonies.net/ 
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David Warnberg

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Ria - N2RJ, Elmer

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I am an operator for K2I in NJ. Hope to work some of you. 
This will be the first time doing the event with my Flex. However, I'm running low power since I don't have an amp. BUT I will have the MonstIR back up. 

Ria
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Good luck and hope to get you in the Log for GB13COL. Ray de G0VLF
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David Warnberg

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Ria, you have your schedule as to when you are on?
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Mike - VE3CKO, Elmer

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I've work K2I on last 3 years during 13 colonies, is that you? I'll be sure to say more than just 5/9 this time Ria.
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Ria - N2RJ, Elmer

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I was on only last year, and kind of a late addition since N2KOJ couldn't really operate. This is my 2nd year. I am the only YL op for K2I last year and this year so if you worked a YL K2I, it was me.

Schedule, hard to say. I may be hitting 40 and 80 at night, but during the weekend and the 4th I'll be on a lot on other bands like 20, 15, 10 and 6. 

Ria
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Rick Hadley - W0FG

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I have the Colonies certificate on the wall from 2014, the first year I had my 6500.  All 13 + WM3PEN and W3FT, all on CW.
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Stan - VA7NF

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See you on the air - Hopefully you will share contacts with the Radio Amateurs Canada (RAC) Canada Day contest - All July 1 00:00 - 23:59 Z.
The BC host station (VE7RAC) will have my 6700 on CW - But we will be running an amp to get through the East Coast QRM.
Then after FD and Canada Day my signature edition is looking forward to V2
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Ria - N2RJ, Elmer

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Anyone who asks for a contest exchange from me, I will give it to them.

Happy 150th to our wonderful neighbors up North. My uncle is Canadian, he lives in Winnipeg.

Ria
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GB13COL will be operating and looking forward to making as many contacts as possible over the event. I've personally operated my Flex 6500 from the club station here in Durham as I think its a fantastic radio on a crowded band. Hoping to add 2 stations on a HF band simultaneous with mine as remote with my Maestro, but only if V2.0 is available and installed by Saturday.

So come on FlexRadio release it soooon.

If not, i'm sure it will be a fun 2017 13 Colonies Special Event.... Good luck to all participating this year!  
Ray de G0VLF


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G0VLF

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Bounced back... Ping me an Email and will resend tomorrow.

Ray
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Lee Maisel

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How about a link for everyone?
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G0VLF

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Had a quick look around the internet and not sure if Woodbox exists any more or has been bought out. The link was as follows;
http://www.woodboxradio.com/download/BobSmeter-Flex_v1.zip

This is a new site to me, so unless somebody else can provide a link I cannot help.

Ray de G0VLF
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Ria - N2RJ, Elmer

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I also use flexmeter. 

http://www.denzone.com
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Ria - N2RJ, Elmer

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GB13COL rather weak today. 20 is in really poor shape. I hope we get better propagation.
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13 Colonies is a great event.  If you have an opportunity to be an operator, go for it.  It's one of the few times you can be on the receiving end of a huge pile-up at your home QTH here in the States.  I made 4,200 Q's last year as an operator for K2K in NH.
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While you are out there chasing the 13 colony stations you might want to also try for E.T.

check out https://www.pecosvalleyarc.com/tailgate  for more info and times & dates.
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Mike - VE3CKO, Elmer

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Just hope the Cylons don't cause too much QRM. Oh common Batlestar Galactica, 13 colonies. Without googling, who can name them?
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Just finished working the 13 colonies event. My first time. Got a clean sweep and WM3PEN. Still
trying to work GB13COL before time runs out. My 6500 performed flawlessly ( no amp required ).
I sure would miss that pan adapter. Thank FRS.

John, W8AGS
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David Warnberg

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Go figure... got them all but one station.. and you guessed it.. K2I.. Ria where are you???
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On again today, just worked them on PSK31

Got all 13 colonies on 80m and 40m Saturday, need 1 more for 20m K2E  for 3 bands

Been looking for Ria again tonight.
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Mike.... 14.275  K2E
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Mike - VE3CKO, Elmer

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Hey Dave, I saw that spot a while ago, listening now but very weak, waiting til propagation to near Niagara Falls improves. I may have to turn on the amp :)
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Got him.. K2I... 18.135.. beautiful sig in Tampa Florida... Clean sweep with both bonus stations for the 5th year in a row.

Once again the Flex 6500 preformed flawlessly and with the added KPA500 amp made busting through those pileups just that much easier.

Good Luck all
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I think the 17m op was someone different. Eric operated on 20 and 40. I operated on 20, 40 and 80, SSB and CW. 
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The 13 Colonies Special Event was a great event yet again. I certainly enjoyed using my Flex 6500 for the event as the manager of GB13COL. You can view a band in micro seconds and decided whether to work splits or not. Plus you can find a vacant spot quickly. The interest in SDR within my club has been fantastic.

Can't wait for V2.0 and the new 6600M

Ray de G0VLF
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I had Saturday to work the event. Had to work the rest of the week (swing shift) so by the time I got home from work everybody was QRT on the east coast. Got a clean sweep last year and didn't send in for the certificate. Now wish I had it is a nice certificate. Oh well will try again next year!