Midwest Mania! 2013

Updated Sept 14, 2013 1500Z

Rovers


Look for them and they'll look for you! Scroll down to see map.

W9FZ/R Updated!!


Roving the 98th Meridian from the TX/OK border northward through OK to South Central KS.
CQ'ing on 144.225 and 50.190
Bands: 6,2,222,432,902,1296,2304, and 10GHz
Locations and times now firm. Needed to NOT operate right at the grid corner by KB0HH for 8 hours :-). The spots I've picked will be better for both of us!
Saturday:
EM03xr 1300 - 1500L (1800 - 2000Z)
EM13bx 1530 - 1700L (2030 - 2200Z)
EM14af 1730 - 1930L (2230 - 0030Z)
EM04xs 2030 - 2230L (0130 - 0330Z)

Sunday:
EM05wv 0800 - 1000L (1300 - 1500Z)
EM15aw 1030 - 1230L (1530 - 1730Z)
EM06xe 1300 - 1400L (1800 - 1900Z)
EM16bf 1430 - 1600L (1930 - 2100Z)
EM17am 1830 - 2000L (2330 - 0100Z)
EM07wn 2030 - 2200L (0130 - 0300Z)

Track me on APRS as W9FZ-15
Cell: 651-491-1077

W5VY/R

ABCD in Arkansas!
Saturday:
1800UTC (1:00PM CDST) EM45pd Crowley's Ridge looking NW through SW
1830UTC (1:30PM CDST) EM45pc Crowley's Ridge looking East
1930UTC (2:30PM CDST) EM44px Crowley's Ridge looking NE through SE
2000-2345UTC (3:00 6:45PM CDST) Operating Mobile through EM44, EM34
2345UTC (6:30PM CDST) EM33ax NW of Nashville, AR
0030UTC (7:30PM CDST) EM23xx W of Nashville, AR
0130-0330UTC (8:30PM - 10:30PM CDST) Mobile through EM23, EM24 and EM34

Sunday:
12:45UTC (7:45AM CDST) EM24vp Rich Mtn. West of Mena, AR looking NE through SE
13:30UTC (8:30AM CDST) EM24up Rich Mtn. West of Mena, AR looking NW through NE
14:15UTC (9:15AM CDST) EM24tq Rich Mtn. West of Mena, AR looking West through East
15:15 - 17:00UTC Operating Mobile from EM24, EM34 to EM35
17:15UTC (12:15PM CDST) EM35ed Mt. Magazine, AR looking SE through West
19:00UTC (2:00PM CDST) EM35ee Mt. Magazine, AR looking North through West
20:00UTC (3:00PM CDST) EM35fe Mt. Magazine, AR looking NE through SE
21:00 23:30UTC (4:00 6:30PM CDST) Operating Mobile from EM24, EM35, to EM34
23:30UTC (6:30PM CDST) EM34uu Near North Little Rock Airport looking for anyone, anywhere!

AF5Q/R


Ron will be roving from near Paducah, TX working his way through OK to end near Lawton, OK.
6M - Vertical only 100W SSB/CW - - I will be around
    50-127.5 to 50.150
2M - Loop when mobile, 2m7SSB beam when stationary
    100-150 watts - SSB/CW - - 144,200 +/- 10 kHZ
220 - FM only - Vertical while mobile, 6 element fm quagi
    when stationary - 55 watts near 223.500
432 - Loop when vertical, 2 x 12 element quagi when
    stationary - 50 watts - SSB/CW - - 432.100 +/- 10 kHZ
Saturday:
DM93 near Paducah, TX
DM94
DM95
EM05
EM04

Sunday:
EM03
EM13
EM14
EM15
EM16 possibly
EM06 possibly
EM05
EM04

AG4V/R


ABCD9EFGHI
Will be chirping on APRS
Saturday:
EM24
Will head in directions that Hepburn indicates might be more fruitful

Sunday:
Depends where conditions are good



KO5OK/R

Sunday only. NL7CO op
ABD
Sunday:
EM03
EM04
EM05
EM15
EM14

KD5IKG/R


ABCD Family Rover--may work an additional callsign (or two) when you find them!
Saturday:
EL28  1330 - 1430L
EL18  1500 - 1600L
EL19  1630 - 1730L
EL29  1800 - 1900L
EM20? EM21? EM20? EL29?
Sunday:
EL39
EM30
EM31
EM21
EM20
EL29

AB0YM/R


ABD George
Saturday:
DN70 1200 - 1300L (1800 - 1900Z)
DN71 1330 - 1400L (1930 - 2030Z)
DN81 1600 - 1700L (2200 - 2300Z)
DN80 1800 - 1830L (0000 - 0030Z)
DM89 2100 - 2200L (0300 - 0400Z)
DM79 2230 - 2400L (0430 - 0500Z)

Sunday:
Unknown at this time

W3DHJ/R

Jonesy will be out activating the same grids on both days but in different order. His times are VERY approximate--look for him!
See his website and he explains about his times.
Saturday:
DM88bb  1800 - 2000Z
DM87bw  1915 - 2200Z
DM77xw  2045 - 2315Z
DM78xa  2200 - 0200Z

Sunday:
DM78xa 1230 - 1545Z
DM77xw 1400 - 1715Z
DM87bw 1545 - 1930Z
DM88bb 1900 - 0300Z

WK5F/R Updated!!


ABCD9EFG(I)
Saturday: 1300 - 1400L EM20/30 near Jasper, TX
1530 - 1600L EM21/31 near Milam, TX
(possible)Southern EM22/32 near Logansport, LA
Saturday night on tall hill near Nacodoches, TX (EM21)
Sunday:
(possible) Track from EM21 towards Dallas (let's hope so!)

AB0YM/R


ABD George
Saturday:
DN70 1200 - 1300L (1800 - 1900Z)
DN71 1330 - 1400L (1930 - 2030Z)
DN81 1600 - 1700L (2200 - 2300Z)
DN80 1800 - 1830L (0000 - 0030Z)
DM89 2100 - 2200L (0300 - 0400Z)
DM79 2230 - 2400L (0430 - 0500Z)

Sunday:
Unknown at this time

K0DAS/R and KC0SKM/R
All Iowa Rovers!


ABCD9EFG
Saturday: Rod K0DAS/R and Gregg KC0SKM/R will each be activating all 16 grids in Iowa. They've come up with a plan and a schedule to circle the state. One rover will go clockwise and the other counterclockwise (it's not grid-circling!!!) They will be "run-and-gun" style. So catch them on the calling freqs and pick up some needed Q's and grids! KC0SKM/R will be chirping APRS (I'll put the link here once I have it). Check out the word .docs they've prepared:
IOWA GRID SQUARES.doc
Sept 2013 Rover Plan.doc
Detailed Sept 2013 Rover Plan.doc

KC0P/R

Mel and Carol will be out in Minnesota.
ABCD9EFI Saturday:
EN34sb  1300 - 1400L (1800 - 1930Z)
EN45bb  1830 - 1900L (2330 - 0000Z)
EN35xb  1930 - 2000L (0030 - 0100Z)
EN44av  2100 - 2130L (0200 - 0230Z)

Sunday:
EN33xw 1000 - 1100L (1500 - 1600Z)
EN43aw 1130 - 1300L (1630 - 1800Z)
EN34wa 1400 - 1500L (1900 - 2000Z)
EN33sx 2030 - 2200L (0130 - 0300Z)

KF8QL/R


ABCD9EFGHI
Dave is Eastern Time Zone
Saturday: Saturday:
EN83  1400 - 1700L (1800 - 2100Z)
EN82  1800 - 2000L (2200 - 0000Z)
EN72  2200 - 2300L (0000 - 0100Z)

Sunday:
EN63 0800 - 0900L (1200 - 1300Z)
EN64 1000 - 1200L (1400 - 1600Z)
EN75 1530 - 1700L (1930 - 2100Z)
EN73 2000 - 2200L (0000 - 0200Z)

K9JK/R

John and Mike WB8BZK
ABCD K9JK/R with partner op WB8BZK is out for a limited rove, from the EM78/79/88/89 Grid Corner, just E of Cincinnati, OH, driving through EM79 back up toward EM69/EN60/70 at Noblesville, IN (just NE of Indy) today (Saturday).
Sunday 'morning' (not sure of the timing), we expect to be at the EM59/69/EN50/60 Grid Corner just SE of Champaign/Urbana and heading north along the EN5x/6x Grid line (88 degrees West) towards 'home' to finish up, planning to visit EN51, EN61, EN62 and EN52 before the contest ends.

If not near the calling frequencies, look for us near 50.175 and 144.175. Just bottom 4 bands. We are in the CoROVERolla, so Omni antennas on all bands for us (but a little bit of RF power) so hope you can do most of the heavy lifting.

73, JK