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rhyary
04-25-2011, 07:23 AM
Hi Guys,
I will be driving thru Denver Saturday from Albany to Moab.
I am leaving Albany Thursday after work.
You can track my last 60 minutes via APRS here:

http://aprs.fi/?call=KD2KDK-9&mt=m&z=11&timerange=3600

Last year I was thru Denver during breakfast time. I was wondering if maybe I can entice some of you to come out and have breakfast with me.

As I get closer to Denver, I can be on VHF simplex or a repeater. Please let me know which one.

I will also be on 40M for regional communications. My best SWR is 7.188 so I will be traveling at night on that.

Day time I will be traveling on 20M using 14.342.00 or 14.343.

Feel free to suggest other frequencies, being compromised mobile system, I wan to stay on at the lowest SWR with out moving frequencies too much.

So that I can have something to do, I will be CQing on these frequencies.

RockRunner
04-25-2011, 08:24 AM
You might be able to do that, breakfast that is. It all depends on how far behind I am at that point.

rhyary
04-25-2011, 11:14 AM
Ok, Sounds like a plan.
I have to stop and switch hamstick antenna, so flipping back and forth is not very practicle. But I can change band every gas station to keep it interesting.

Tom, it will be great to see you

rhyary
04-25-2011, 12:52 PM
Sounds even simpler. 7.188 all the way. :-)

One thing still worries me about the 40M. When I transmit it makes my LX450 squirm.
The fan is automatic, but when I transmit it goes full speed.
I can see some light at the dashboard, lights up dimly (the orange lockers light) and sometime something is chirping in the dashboard. Only does it on 40M.

But just driving constant on 40M is a lot more practical. While stationary, I can mount a full 1/4 wave 20M using Buddipole components so I am not entirely giving DXing while way.

Groucho
04-25-2011, 01:19 PM
Sounds even simpler. 7.188 all the way. :-)

One thing still worries me about the 40M. When I transmit it makes my LX450 squirm.
The fan is automatic, but when I transmit it goes full speed.
I can see some light at the dashboard, lights up dimly (the orange lockers light) and sometime something is chirping in the dashboard. Only does it on 40M.

But just driving constant on 40M is a lot more practical. While stationary, I can mount a full 1/4 wave 20M using Buddipole components so I am not entirely giving DXing while way.

I got that in my '95 FZJ80. Only on 40M. Made a horrible buzzing sound when tuning up or transmitting. I thought it was my screwdriver antenna. Must be something internally with the wiring. Dave?

I will be gearing up to leave around that time, but will be monitoring the Colorado Connection all the way. No HF this year. Had it for the past few, but new rig means new ways to mount the toys...

nuclearlemon
04-25-2011, 06:43 PM
maybe, depends on how early and when my workers are coming over to do my security system. will you be on i70?

Inukshuk
04-25-2011, 07:03 PM
Also a maybe. Depends on timing. Keep us updated here and if a breakfast works we can meet where the Central Breakfast Club goes - its close to I-70

rhyary
04-26-2011, 06:51 AM
I will be coming on I-76 and on to I-70 going west.
If we meet, it needs to be on my path as I am not keen on getting lost.

Let's setup a place so everyone knows. Give me an address so that I can map it on the GPS as well as print a copy with direction for I-70. It will help me estimate time.

As soon as I wake up Saturday morning, I am pretty much drive straight into the meeting place so it will be easy to estimate the time of arrival. It will be easy to send an email to someone who can post time, vs trying to access the forum using iPhone.

Yeh I know, details details.

Inukshuk
04-27-2011, 08:40 AM
IMHO, and members pipe up with more ideas, Jack N Grill at 26th & Federal could work. Jack N Grill also has a large parking lot behind it and across the alley. Plenty of Cruiser parking.

Rami gets off at the Federal Boulevard Exit (which is at 47th Avenue) and heads South to 26th Avenue, where Jack and Grill is on the East Side between 25th & 26th. Turns left on 26th and then right into the alley, parking in large fenced dirt lot on left.

I'll buy you breakfast if you arrive with any of the following: Brooklyn Lager, good NY state made bagels, genuine Linzer tortes or B&W cookies from a NY bakery

Have a great drive.

Inukshuk
04-27-2011, 08:49 AM
DOH - I-76 joins I-70 a few miles west of Federal.

You can still get off 76 at Federal, but its about 25 blocks farther north, adds 5 minutes.

Otherwise need a place on Wadsworth or West of that after 70 & 76 join.

rhyary
04-27-2011, 11:28 AM
I am leaving Albany tomorrow 4/28 between 2pm and 4pm.
I will be driving thru Denver Saturday April 30th.

I will be driving thru Denver again on the way back Tue or Wed May 10th or May 11th.

As soon as I get to the Denver vacinity, I will switch to simplex 146.460. Otherwise I will be on the repeaters Dave gave me in prev email

leiniesred
04-27-2011, 11:30 AM
I might be able to listen too!

Last night, I was able to get my boat anchor to transmit again! I found a broken wire in the Transmit IF section! woohoo! Sure there are still 15 things wrong with the radio, but it might be working well enough to at least try with SOME hope of success!

rhyary
04-28-2011, 08:19 AM
On the road. There is a county net on 7.188

Switching to 7.180.

rhyary
04-28-2011, 08:19 AM
On the road. There is a county net on 7.188

Switching to 7.180.

rhyary
04-28-2011, 11:39 AM
I am on 7.180

rhyary
04-29-2011, 01:39 AM
I made many QSO driving west but none west of Illenoise.
At night finaly I heard a boulder Colorado station
I am optimistic for today Friday.
I think I am close enough.

Stopped west of De Moinse Iowa
Should be in Denver by the evening.

rhyary
04-29-2011, 10:36 AM
Yeh, I was on this two nets as well.
The 182 net had a station in Colorado but I couldn't here it.
I will be in Denver around 6pm and may try powering thru the passes at day light.

Will be monitoring 7.180 all the way into Denver.

Dave, the repeated you gave me linked?
I will be on thevDenver repeater as well.

Ta ta....break over. Got to drive.

rhyary
04-29-2011, 01:03 PM
Band is dead
Switching 14.342

rhyary
04-29-2011, 04:00 PM
On the repeater going to vail

MDH33
04-29-2011, 04:24 PM
On the repeater going to vail

Just saw on the news that Westbound I70 over Vail pass is closed due to weather/accidents. Any updates from the road?

Inukshuk
04-29-2011, 10:28 PM
On the repeater going to vail

Cool. Sounds like you are making good time and I get to sleep in on Saturday.

Just saw on the news that Westbound I70 over Vail pass is closed due to weather/accidents. Any updates from the road?

From CDOT at 10:27 PM:
Closed to TrafficView Map
I-70 Eastbound Vail Pass (Milemarker 180-180)
Closed to traffic because of multi vehicle accident. No estimated time of reopening. Road closure began April 29th, 2011 at 3:39pm. Alternate route is US 24 to CO 91, then CO 91 to I-70

rhyary
04-30-2011, 12:04 AM
Oh Gwad.
We got to the road block and they send us on a detour. Luckily I saw behind me FJ60 and contacted him on 146.460. That is Shawn.
We go for the detour 91 and 24. Scary scary ride. All ice, can see anything
We get to almost the end and we need to turn back all the way to I-70. A tractor trailer jack knifed and it will take days to get him out.

Bare in mind I am on 2 hours of sleep and tired from calling
alpha charly zero victor hotel. This is kd2kdk. Where the hell are you. :-)

Anyway made it to No name rest area. Fancy.

2am my time. Luckily I gained 2 hours and is only 12am

Inukshuk
04-30-2011, 09:17 AM
Yep, that's full midwinter conditions in April! Be safe, have fun,

rhyary
05-12-2011, 12:40 PM
Driving home on 14.342
And on the CO linked repeaters.
Be in Denver in the PM

rhyary
05-12-2011, 01:18 PM
Great QSO fr wipe out hill lunch with full 1/4 wave 20.
Want to do coffee on I-70 or 76?

rhyary
05-12-2011, 02:20 PM
6pm

Inukshuk
05-12-2011, 03:14 PM
great to meet you on the Wipe Out Hill / 7 Mile Rim Lunch Extravaganza. Safe travels.

rhyary
05-12-2011, 05:37 PM
30 min from Denver. Want me to wait for u

nakman
05-12-2011, 06:30 PM
hi Rami, thanks for saying hello again this evening, was nice to speak with you again. Have a safe drive back, 73.

rhyary
05-16-2011, 08:59 AM
Tim, pleasure was all mine. I loved having the 2M for cruiser moab. So much better than last year using only CB.