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GrizzlyGuy
12-02-2012, 5:59 PM
I just received my certificate and station number from NowZeroDays.com (http://www.nowzerodays.com/) and am now an official member of the Doomsday Special Event Network. If you're a ham radio operator then you can join us (http://www.nowzerodays.com/):

That's right! The end is finally near. According to one of the three Mayan Calendars, the End of the world will occur on December 21, 2012. To celebrate this—literally—once in a lifetime event, Special Event Station N0D (Now Zero Days) will be activated for three days during and possibly after the end of the world. December 20; is a celebration of the end of the world. December 21, the day of destruction, we will be on the air as long as possible. December 22...that is a little iffy right now.

Amateur radio stations around the crumbling globe are invited to contact N0D, who will be operating from a secret undisclosed location. QSL with SASE to the address in QRZ. If Doomsday actually does happen, we regret that a QSL will not be possible so hold on to your SASE until the 22nd at least.

You can celebrate Doomsday by contacting N0D directly on the air. Amateurs can also become an official Doomsday station by registering on our website. You will be given a registration number and the authority to identify yourself as an Official Doomsday Station. followed by your Doomsday number.

I have an extra set of batteries for my Elecraft KX3 (http://www.elecraft.com/KX3/kx3.htm) charged and ready to go in case I need to get on the air while headed for my super-secret bug-out location. Of course if the earthquake swarms, pole shifts and global tidal waves all miss my home here in the mountains, then I have plenty of extra beer and extra generator gas on hand so I can run high power from the comfort of my shack. At least for as long as I remain sober, that is... :D

Daesu
12-02-2012, 10:50 PM
Man,I really need to get a Ham radio.

Los
12-12-2012, 10:40 PM
only hats and shirts? i need a NOD beanie!

problemchild
12-13-2012, 3:42 AM
You need to simulcast on the net as well.

Dutch3
12-13-2012, 4:04 AM
I have plenty of extra beer and extra generator gas on hand so I can run high power from the comfort of my shack. At least for as long as I remain sober, that is... :D

Anything in the FCC rules about BUI? (Broadcasting Under the Influence) :D

DavidR310
12-13-2012, 1:56 PM
That Elecraft is sweet. I would love to have that as my HF rig. How do you like yours?

GrizzlyGuy
12-13-2012, 10:28 PM
Anything in the FCC rules about BUI? (Broadcasting Under the Influence) :D

If there were I'd have lost my license years ago. :43:

That Elecraft is sweet. I would love to have that as my HF rig. How do you like yours?

It's flippin' awesome! I've been hiking it up onto mountain tops for Summits On The Air (http://www.sota.org.uk/) activations. I've done 11 summits with that radio since I got it in September, and each time I've made 20-30 contacts with guys all over the US and Canada, plus a few into Europe, while running just 5 watts.

I pack an 88' doublet fed by el-cheapo 300-ohm twinlead (typically used for TV antennas) that I toss up into a tree. I can poke the KX3's antenna tuner button and be on any band from 6m-80m a second later. I operate CW 99% of the time, but I did try it on SSB and got pretty good results as well.

Tuesday I tossed it in my pack and took it skiing with me so that I could activate Mt. Pluto at Northstar for International Mountain Day. I brought a dinky little loop antenna (an AlexLoop (http://www.alexloop.com/)) instead of my usual doublet since stringing up wire antennas would be heavily frowned upon by ski patrol. I still knocked off 21 contacts in about an hour:

http://www.grizzlyguy.com/HamRadio/SOTA-Activation-MtPluto/i-LRhwBM3/0/L/CIMG0020-L.jpg

For portable operations, I can't think of a better radio to have.

GrizzlyGuy
12-15-2012, 7:40 PM
Here is an update that I received from the Now Zero Days (N0D) group in case there are any CGN ham radio operators that want to join in the fun:

Doomsday participants,

When participating in the Doomsday festivities, Do not use the call sign N0D. Only the specifically designated control operators for N0D can use this call sign. Identify yourself as a Doomsday station by calling CQ Doomsday or QRZ Doomsday and by using your own licensed call sign followed by a suffix which includes your Doomsday Number. The normal exchange is Signal Report and Doomsday number if you have one. For Example:

KK5W/Doomsday9999 for phone and digital

KK5W/DD9999 for CW

Where 9999=equals your Doomsday Certificate number.

If you registered but do not receive a certificate before Doomsday begins on Dec 20th, substitute 0000 for your Doomsday Number.

Initial operating frequencies are 28.400, 21.400, 14.200, 7.150. But all bets are off as destruction rains down upon us. We may have to change bands or frequencies at a moments notice. We will also be trying some CW and digital contacts.

You may submit logs to the QSL Manager at KK5W in ADIF Format

Brazos Valley Amateur Radio Club
P.O. Box 2997
Sugar Land, Tx 77487-2997

If you are requesting a QSL Card, please send your card with a SASE. Better wait to see if we survive Doomsday though.

73, N0D
N0D-Now Zero Days
Special Event Station for Doomsday!
The End of the World!
Contact Us On Dec. 21, 2012
It might be your last 73.


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