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Grid Trip #1 - DM17, 25, 23, 36, 38, 39, 29, & DN20

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May 21, 2011 - Initial Press Release

For the past 2 days I have been helping Pat-WX7M get his 6M KW Rover ready to roll.

Brand new Dodge Ram with a 50 ft telescoping mil surplus tower mounted in the bed that's raised using a 12V winch. Also mounted in the bed on a wooden deck are a 4KW 220V AC Generator and a IC-PW1 KW amplifier/IC706mkIIg body in a custom made aluminum transit case with 6 muffin fans to keep it cool.

The M2 5 ele 6M yagi rides down the road as one piece on a aluminum cradle mounted on the Passenger side of the vehicle. When stopped its a simple matter to stand on the wooden deck mounted above the roof and install the yagi atop the safety wired Create RC-5 rotor.

While mobile it will be possible to operate on 80-10M HF using one of the monoband hamsticks that ride in a tube mounted on the ladder rack. 6M Mobile operation will utilize one of KB6KQ's latest style 6M loops.

The radio and amplifier are used via remotely mounted control heads
in the cab of the truck.

Over a 5 day period the route will take me from Fallon NV to the AZ/CA border and then up thru central UT to NE NV and finally back home to Fallon NV.

Grids traversed in sequence are... DM09, DM08, DM18, DM07, DM17, DM16, DM26, DM25, DM24, DM23, DM35, DM36, DM37, DM38, DM39, DM29, DN20, DN21, DN11, DN10, DN00, and back to home to DM09.

Planned stops (KW W/5ele yagi at 25') are only in the following grids... DM17,DM25, DM23, DM36, DM38, DM39, DM29, & DN20. The rest will be worked while mobile in route with the KQ loop.

Modes will be CW, SSB, & either 441A or JT65B (when stopped).

When you hear me please post that info so others can get into the log as well.

Day 1 - Stops in DM17 - Mobile only in 08, 18, 16, & 26.
Day 2 - Stops in DM25 & 23 - Mobile only in 24, 26.
Day 3 - Stops in DM36 & 38 - Mobile only 26, 37.
Day 4 - Stops in DM39 & 29 - Mobile only in 28, 29.
Day 5 - Stops in DN20 & 00 - Mobile only in DN21, 11, 10, & DM09.

Minor details left to finish up then on the road we go. Departure possibly as early Weds May 25th 2011. Look to the various reflectors for updates...

73s de Tim - K7XC - DM09nm... sk

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"Does This Look Like Fun Or What!"  Tim - K7XC