Dr. William Joel Schmidt, Jr
This is my permanent J68 call sign acquired for trips to our villa on St. Lucia. This beautiful villa is for rent at: http://www.vrbo.com/487375. It's an amazinglocation for Ham Radio!!! Email me for details or see our website: www.VillaGrandPiton.com !
During our April 2017 trip, we were ableinstall the new J68HZ CW & RTTY skimmer thanks to J69DS and J69CU! It's now fully functional. Watch for the spots, and have a look below at the design and pictures of the install. It's located up high in the mountains above the town of Soufriere at a commercial radio station. We had to install an backhaul system to get internet to the skimmer at the top of the mountain! WSPR net SRD installed on the next trip!
Activation isSeptember 1-18, 2017. New antennas for 40 & 80! Guest Ops K0UM and K8SD...
- LOTW is PREFERRED and uploaded daily.
- eQSL.cc uploaded daily.
- CLUBLOG deleted J68HZ for frequent DXPeditions. Screw them. No Clublog.
- Requests for cards can be mailed to K9HZ with an SASE PLEASE! (I QSL 100% and very timely when I get an SASE). Thanks to all who send the correct postage and or funds to support the QSL activities.
- If you want one of my new color cards... Please include an extra $1 USD, otherwise you will get my simple yellow paper card (which is fine for awards etc.). The new color cards are very detailed and expensive for me to send out in quantity.
- SEND CARDS BY MAIL TO MY K9HZ (USA) ADDRESS ONLY: 27427 Myrtle Lake Lane, Katy, TX 77494 USA.
- DO NOT SEND CARDS FOR J68HZ TO THE BUREAU. I DO NOTGET THEM AND THEY WILL NOT BE ANSWERED!!!.
NOTE: Here are some of the states I need for WAS awards, PLEASE LOG THEM IN LOTW:
5BWAS: 80M:AK, DE, MT, NE, SD, 40M:AK, 10M:AK, MT.
160M Mixed: All but MI
80M Mixed: AK, DE, MT, NE, SD
80M CW: AK, DE, MT, ND, NE, SD
40M Mixed: AK
40M Phone: AK, AR, HI, ID, OR
40M CW: AK, SD, WY
30M Mixed/ CW: AK, DE, ND, WY
20M CW: MT
20M RTTY: DE, HI, MT, RI, VT, WY
17M Phone: MT
17M CW: AK, AR, DE, HI, ID, KS, ME, MT, NH, VT, WY
15M CW: AK, AR, DE, MT, NE, NV, ND, RI, VT
12M Mixed: AK
12M Phone: AK, HI, RI
10M Mixed: AK, MT
10M Phone: AK, MT
6M Mixed: AK, AZ, CA, DE, HI, ID, KY, ME, MD, MN, MT, NE, NV, NM, NY, ND, OH, OR, RI, SD, UT, VT, WA, WV, WY
Do you see a pattern here? AK, MT where are you ??? If you live there, send me an email and lets set up a schedule to work!
READ: Simple rules for Behavior in pileups.
1. When trying to work J68HZ in pileups, thisis not the time to try your latest QRP radio. With hundreds of people calling you won't stand a chance and will get frustrated trying. The odds are against you. Give the QRP thing a rest and work me full power first. Try the QRP thing later.
2.This is very important. When I ask for (example:) "7CT" to call me... and your call does not contain "7CT"... but you still respond,all you do is QRM the person I am afteras they respond to me. If you don't have the letters "7CT" in your call letters, STOP calling and LISTEN! It willmake pileups go MUCH FASTER and youmay thenhave a chance to work me. IF YOU GET BOTHERSOME in this regard, I WONT WORK YOU nomatter how much you call. PLEASE keep that in mind. If you hear me send ._... = WAIT, it means you have pissed me off because you are not following this rule!
3. If someone startspurposely QRMing the pileup, I would appreciate the rest of you calling out his strongest headding when I work you so that we can triangulate where he is andtake care of the offender locally. There is no excuse for intentionally QRMing in Ham Radio.It's childish andnotwhat this hobby is about. I will take legal action in your country to get your license revoked.
4. When working RTTY... DON'T CALL ME when I am in QSO. All that does is QRM the sender and lengthens the time it takes to get the exchange correct, and you won't be working me.
5. I am required to sign my call after every transmission on J6 (read this line again). If you ask me what my call sign is in the pileup, it means you are just not listening. Why are you calling someone when you don't know their call sign (I may ask you who you think you are calling in return!)??? Key: LISTEN!
6. If you have worked me on a band-mode... don't call again. Unless I don't have a pileup going, let others that don't have me in the log yet for that band mode work me. That's just common sense. That way we all get the country cards we need.
7. I usually send and receive CW at 24-28 WPM. If I am sending slower than that, it's because of the noiseand I probably have my Noise Reductionengaged... if you sendFASTER THAN ME you will be IGNORED because your signal does not pass through my Noise Reduction system. I like going fast but sometimes slower is really better.
8. Lay off the reflector comments like this ass posted: [DX de N9CM 3517.0 J68HZ up 1-2 no ears 0223Z]. You don't know my conditionsso don't assume they are good for me to hear you. I've had atmosperic noise S9+40 at times and... pile ups so large that I can't distinguish calls because the signals are so close and run together even with my filters set to 50hz. For all you know you could be the weakest signal in my pile-up. Either act decent or go work someone else. OR rent my place and operate from here and I'll go home and dump those same comments on the reflector for you.