K6VVA IOTA NA-050 Expedition
Barter Island, Alaska


31 JULY - 4 AUGUST 2013

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I have re-booked another attempt for NA-050.
I will make a Twitter post from the airport if
everything appears to be a "GO" this time !!!

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IOTA NA-050 (BARTER ISLAND) is now my FOURTH attempt to do this activation. This effort is to hopefully be QRV on NA-050 during a predicted period of OK condx and have at 2 days of decent operations. Be advised there could be delays reaching NA-050 due to local area "fog".

KL7 PROPAGATION: As evidenced by erratic condx at NA-152, people need to understand that HF propagation in much of KL7 can be VERY UNPREDICTABLE - especially on NA-050 located at 70 DEGREES North Latitude even though condx in other parts of the World may be OK. "HF" Radio Blackouts and other bad QSB fade-in & fade-out condx issues are common in KL7. The NOAA 27 Day Forecast (see bottom of page) was again used to schedule this NA-050 trip. NOTE: NA-050 Propagation may be seriously affected by position of the "AURORAL OVAL" ;-(


PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY

#1:

Too many weak "EU" callers during my NA-152 trip did NOT "S-P-R-E-A-D * O-U-T" enough and much time was wasted trying to pick weak signals out of the pileup. WAKE UP, FOLKS !!!
STOP huddling together in 1Khz like a bunch of clueless chickens in a tight Cluster-Cluck ;-(
If I send "UP 2/5" or "UP 2/5 WIDE", etc., it means S--P--R--E--A--D * 0--U--T ("UP-UP")!!!

#2:

PILEUP BULLY LIDS: Too many "PILEUP BULLY LIDS" called Out-Of-Turn during NA-152 as with my previous IOTA Expeditions. NOTE: I do NOT respond to "PILEUP BULLY LID" callers, except as follows:

{BULLY LID Callsign} {BULLY LID Callsign} QRT QRT NOT U SK SK

Everyone will know the Callsigns of Pileup BULLY LIDS, and NO QSOS are logged with BULLY LIDS who arrogantly and selfishly call Out-Of-Turn when they misbehave like spoiled kids ;-(

#3:

NO (Same Mhz) DUPES !!! My logger is configured to NOT accept "DUPE" QSOs on the same Mhz. If you already worked me, Do NOT call me again on the same Mhz !!! (Certain Italian operators PSE STOP DOING THIS - it prevents others from a needed QSO).


Special research shows the greatest relative IOTA Community needs for NA-050.

I operate mostly "CW" (the best mode for Little Pistol IOTA stations to make a QSO).


EVERYTHING is VERY EXPENSIVE on the North Slope of KL7 which includes NA-050.

If NA-050 is a new IOTA for you, and ONLY if we QSO, then your support to help offset activation costs would be certainly appreciated. TNX very much, but please do NOT make any donation(s) in advance - ONLY if we QSO !!!

PSE INCLUDE YOUR CALLSIGN !!!

LOG SEARCH (QRV by 11 AUGUST 2013)

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OPERATIONAL INFO: Primarily CW on 40/30/20/17m (some SSB)
TXRX: 200w TS-480HX (Plus TS-480HX "Backup") ANT: Verticals
* If you QSL via the Bureau you MUST put "VIA N6AWD" on the card !!! *

*** QSL ROUTE: QSL ONLY VIA N6AWD ***
FRED K STENGER, 6000 HESKETH DRIVE, BAKERSFIELD, CA 93309 (USA)
* If you QSL via the Bureau you MUST put "VIA N6AWD" on the card !!! *

Another

Expedition


REGARDING IOTA CLUSTER POSTINGS

The official format for IOTA Designators is CC-nnn (NA-050, etc.). To help promote the IOTA Programme, IOTA Marathon, and make it E-A-S-I-E-R for IOTA Chasers to see IOTA postings (and not have to read through lines and lines of LH, RDA, WFF, etc. text), please consider the following:
  • ALWAYS use the FULL Official IOTA CC-nnn format in your postings.

  • ALWAYS start a cluster posting comment line with:
IOTA NA-050 (or whichever IOTA CC-nnn station you are posting)

This will help everyone to distinguish IOTA postings on the cluster pages !!!


PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY

  • Do NOT call me if I am already in QSO with another station.
  • Do NOT call me if I am trying to get a callsign NOT close to yours.
  • Do NOT call me if I am QSX for a Geographic area that is NOT yours.
  • Do NOT call me again on the same Mhz after we have already QSO'd.
Thank You. Others will thank you too. Violators may suffer consequences.



DX CODE OF CONDUCT

READ IT. UNDERSTAND IT. FOLLOW IT.


NOAA