2015 EN48 Grid Expedition
AnnouncementVince (K0SIX), Maria (K0MPP), John (WA0VPJ), Brad (KB0HNN), Dave (NI0W) and Kris (KC0REO) will activate EN48 from June 11th through June 15th. We will be operating from a cabin located on Gunflint Lake and only a stone's throw away from Canada. Our operation will run with the 2015 ARRL June VHF Contest.
We will utilize a 7-element (6M7JHV) yagi on 6m and a 17-element(2M5WL) on 2m, both mounted on 20-foot temporary masts. We will be running Elecraft K3's and amplifiers which should provide at least 500 watts of power on 6m and 350w on 2m. We will have a station on 6m and 2m continuously.
Tentative frequencies on 6m are 50.148 SSB/CW and 50.248 FSK441. On 2m,144.208 SSB/CW and 144.148 FSK441. We will be sending on the 1st period(0-30 seconds) during FSK441 runs. Please spot us when heard.
We will not have access to the internet or cellular phone service. Please schedule yourself for meteor skeds on the public Google spreadsheet. We will print a copy before departing on June 11th.
Brad's (KB0HNN) vehicle will have APRS and chirping KB0HNN-12 during our trip north. You can follow us at http://aprs.fi/.
Thanks for your time and remember to keep your antennas north!
73 de the W0W crew!
Meteor Scatter Scheduling MS Skeds Google DocumentPlease schedule yourself for meteor skeds on the public Googlespreadsheet using the link above. Our meteor scatter activity willprimarily be on FSK441a using the WSJT software.You may also schedule periods using SSB, CW, or JT65 modes. We will use50.248/144.148 for WSJT modes and 50.148/144.208 for CW and SSB. Wewill print a copy of the spreadsheet before departing on June 12th.
QSL InfoPlease send all QSL requests with an SASE to:
All QSOs will be uploaded to ARRL's LoTW.
Thanks to our supporters!
2014 W0W Summary
Antenna farm at W0W EN48
The W0W team, (K0SIX, K0MPP, KB0HNN, WA0VPJ and NI0W) would like to thank you all for looking our way during our recent grid expedition. Ican say we had a great time, despite a little "Murphy visit", alongwith wind and rain. We were delayed with set up from Thursdayafternoon, until Friday morning, do to heavy rain and wind. Thereforewe could not complete our Digital schedule that we had set up for earlyFriday morning. The mosquito's and black flies were at a minimum,primarily due to the consistent wind, unfortunately so were the"E's".We were able to make a few scatter contacts on 6 meters on Friday, aswell as a few locals on 2 and 6. Pre contest 30 contacts in 26different grids on 6 meters and 9 contacts in 3 different grids on 2meters.
The contest start was slow to say the least, again locals looked ourway, which was great. We did manage a few "e's" on Saturday, and betterresults on Sunday afternoon. We were once again forced to shut downoperation for awhile with lightning and heavy wind gusts. Contestresults were 5,076 points, 6 meters = 74 q's in 43 different grids; 2meters = 20 q's in 11 grids.
Post contest was limited to one contact, which ended up to be mostrewarding. We were asked to delay our departure to fulfill a EMEcontact on 6 meters. Our first attempt at EME on 6 meter JT65A was asuccess with Hal N7NW in CN87. Brad (KB0HNN) was at the rig to completethis contact.
Overall we had a great time in such a picturesque part of our state.All logs will soon be uploaded to ARRL's Log Book of the World and youwill also be able to do a quick search in the clublog applet.Information for QSL's is below. If you're sure you worked W0W and don'tsee your callsign in the log, email K0SIX with your QSO details. Also,your callsign might be in the log duplicate times. This is due touploaded logs from our networked computers to be sure we didn't missany QSO's.
Thanks again and see you on the air!
K0SIX, K0MPP, KB0HNN, WA0VPJ and NI0W
62 grids worked on 6m
12 grids worked on 2m
2013 and 2014 W0W EN48oc Log Search
Note: Modes may be incorrect and your callsign may show multipleQSO's. This is due to uploading logs from our networked computers.Please email K0SIX if there are logbook inconsistencies.
Last updated: 06/10/2015
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