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    Occasional Adventurer wz882j's Avatar
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    Radio Operator

    Since I'm travelling on my motorcycle, I won't be able to bring much equipment, but if there is a radio there, I will be glad to operate it for a few hours during the rally. Who is organizing this? Is there an operator schedule?

    I apologize, but I thought this was dropped months ago as a possibility.

    I'm certain that it's too late now, but I think we could get a special callsign for future rallies. Something like NA1BMW etc. In fact, I would be willing to do this for future rallies since sadly it's too late for this one. Who should I talk to about getting official sanction to go ahead with this?
    Bob Naumann - Plano, TX
    '99 R1100GS - IBA 19100

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    1X1 special event call sign

    You can get a 1x1 special event call sign from a VEC for up to 15 days.
    Go to arrl.org--licensing--call signs--1x1 call signs.
    The form is right there.

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    I can bring a carolina windom for 80m-10m if anyone thinks we might need it.
    Also the feedline is with it. Don't even need a tuner for most bands, and can string it up or even lay it across some surfaces w/good results. This has been my QRP portable ant. for a while now. Works great-less sidebag filling.
    Gregg 87779

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    Diana N0EGF
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    Thanks Sue for arranging a tent for us- can we get in wensday to set up our ham radio station? Also, will there be electricity available?

    As for equipment I'll bring as much as I can stuff in my sidecar- sounds like we need an HF rig so I'll bring my humble TenTec Argosy. It's old but no more so than my bike- an '83 R80ST. Of course if someone has a dream rig and a kilowatt I'll be happy to let them hook up to the best antenna instead!

    N0EGF

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    Diana N0EGF
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    Haven't heard much chatter about the ham station today- not sure if that's a lack of interest or riders are already on the road to Lima. So I'll bring a basic HF station with and hopefully we can get something set up. I should be arriving in Lima thursday morning and look forward to meeting you folks and a little ham radio operating.

    73s 'til then,

    Diana, N0EGF

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    Occasional Adventurer wz882j's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by helper
    You can get a 1x1 special event call sign from a VEC for up to 15 days.
    Go to arrl.org--licensing--call signs--1x1 call signs.
    The form is right there.
    Yep. 1x1 calls are nifty for hams but I think we want to have the BMW folks recognize this one.

    NA1BMW or NB1MOA or something like that would be really cool. I'm going to seek out the MOA powers that be in Lima to get permission to do it officially.

    See y'all there. Leaving in the morning.

    -Bob W5OV
    Bob Naumann - Plano, TX
    '99 R1100GS - IBA 19100

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    Ham Radio-APRS Tracker

    Those running APRS..looks like WD8EJC-10 will be your local digi in the Lima area. Looking at its beaconing text it's configured for a WIDE,RELAY,TRACE, but has a WIDE3-3 in its path setup. So anticipate the new digi set up of possibly not accepting the old RELAY/WIDE format.

    Regards,

    Clay AA3JY
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    Quote Originally Posted by KD4JVG
    I can bring a carolina windom for 80m-10m if anyone thinks we might need it.
    Also the feedline is with it. Don't even need a tuner for most bands, and can string it up or even lay it across some surfaces w/good results. This has been my QRP portable ant. for a while now. Works great-less sidebag filling.
    Gregg 87779
    I'm glad that so many have picked up where I dropped the ball. I'll put the portable mast back in the truck for delivery to Lima, along with an extra table. It'll be there on Thursday morning.

    Will I need to bring a power supply?

    Dick R. - KC8OBZ

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    Diana N0EGF
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    Broke down- maybe I can make it on friday...

    After enjoying a twisty southwest Wisconsin two lane I heard a nasty clunk pulling into McDonald's for a break. Inspection revealed the lower rear sidecar mount was broken. Fortunately the Richland Center Police were angels and let me unhook the sidecar and leave it overnight in their city hall parking lot. After relocating my Optima battery from the sidecar to pillion and securing it with half a dozen bungies I made my way back to Minneapolis on two wheels. Fortunately the tires had not been on long enough to get squared and the ST handled fine solo. I just got home and it looks like I have a replacement for the broken mount. I'll install it in the morning and head back to Richland Center to reattach the sidecar. If I can get it all together and roadworthy tomorrow night I'll still try to make it to Beemerville. If not, I'll take the Guzzi rally in southern Minnesota this weekend as a consolation prize. Gotta go and get some sleep...

    Diana N0EGF

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    I made it here. There was a lack of tents for the dealers, so I'll have to move my canopy over from general camping over to the spot.

    The spot given to us seems to be in a pretty good place. It is between the Youth building (inside dealers) and the track fence. It's a grassy area, and I'll move the canopy over there tomorrow. The canopy will have the buckeye beemers flag on it.

    Dick R - KC8OBZ

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    Diana N9EGF
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    It's friday AM and I'm here- where did the ham station move to?

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    It a big CF.

    The canopy blew down in the wind last night..

    The mast is out there where it's supposed to be.

    I'm still here.

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    Diana N0EGF
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    OK. I'll be monitoring 146.52 simplex...

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    Sorry dudes and dudettes, I brought the carolina windom and feedline but it never left my sidebag. I couldn't find the station. Folks at the gates and some other volunteers did the "Sargent Shultz" and "knew nothing...nothing about it".
    Gregg 87779
    GS = Gregg's Scoot

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