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Author Topic: June 20 to June 26, on a boat!  (Read 3713 times)

gil

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June 20 to June 26, on a boat!
« on: June 20, 2015, 01:00:20 PM »
Hello Guys,

The next six days I will be working on a boat, at the dock unfortunately, but oh well.. I have my K1 with me and will use the insulated backstay as my antenna. Not sure of the times I'll be on the air, but when I am, I will most likely be calling on 14060. I also have a marine Icom IC-M700, so I might try to sign-in some nets on 14300.

It's going to be a hot week here with 90F+ every day, and there is no air conditioner :o

Gil.

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Re: June 20 to June 26, on a boat!
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2015, 01:54:03 PM »
Post when you're on.
Good luck with the heat and humidity.  We've been having some idyllic conditions here in MA with temps in the low 70s and low humidity  :D

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Re: June 20 to June 26, on a boat!
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2015, 02:12:07 PM »
Yeah... You don't even have to drink here, you just walk with your mouth open :o

Gil.

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Re: June 20 to June 26, on a boat!
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2015, 06:17:27 PM »
Outstanding!  I LOVED living aboard.  Another net for you is The Waterway Net (Ham) and The Cruiseheimers Net.  Both may change times freqs since I was sailing, so best to look them up on-line.


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Re: June 20 to June 26, on a boat!
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2015, 10:13:04 PM »
The trip got delayed a bit, maybe a couple days, maybe a week, we'll see...

Gil.

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Re: June 20 to June 26, on a boat!
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2015, 11:00:32 PM »
Some old roommates of mine bought a fairly large boat together as their new home.  They had a yard sale before moving from their apartment to the boat.  I bought their pool table.  They figured it might be tough to level a pool table on a boat. :o

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Re: June 20 to June 26, on a boat!
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2015, 11:52:13 AM »
Well, I made it out there; might be on the air tonight on 14060, but not sure. It's so hot here, I stay outside as much as possible. I might set-up on deck though, we'll see if I have time...

Gil.

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Re: June 20 to June 26, on a boat!
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2015, 04:20:53 PM »
An awning over the cockpit area, using the boom as a ridgepole if needed and made-fast to the rails cut the sun, but lets the breeze (if any) through. Now that I'm in desert heat, I doubt that I could return to humidity.


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Re: June 20 to June 26, on a boat!
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2015, 02:56:29 PM »
Yep, I should get one. Well, no contacts, but I didn't try very long. I was tired and the temperature was 90F+ "feels like 105.." very humid. The K1 tunes the insulated backstay on 15/20/30/40m, no surprise there...

Gil.