T-Storms - Valentine Sprint

stan W9SMR

We must be doing very good job advertising the schedule for the Valentine Sprint!

Weather Channel predicts T-Storms for SW FL, Sarasota, starting at 0100 UTC tonite and running all the way thru 2359 UTC. Then cloudy only. Perfectly aligned!

There are a few hours this afternoon that should be without rain/storms so I guess I will put up the jury-rig Inv-L and string the 160m leg across two neighbors' back yards and into a Palm tree there.

Maybe I will find a few safe moments to use my OM Exchange. 

Hope to see you on the air!!


From: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io> on behalf of Jim K5SP <jinnis@...>
Sent: Friday, February 12, 2021 7:37 PM
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Valentine Sprint – Tomorrow !!

Yes Zulu time.

On Feb 12, 2021 6:02 PM, Darin - KO4EJD <darin.crowley@...> wrote:
So not Zulu time. Regular calendar time based on an operator's qth?


On Fri, Feb 12, 2021, 5:20 PM stan W9SMR <robinstan@...<mailto:robinstan@...>> wrote:

The Ø7Ø Club Valentine Sprint is tomorrow –

0000Z-2359Z 14 February 2021

Sprint Rules – Work a 6 hour block of your choice. For Scoring, your 6 hour block will start with the hour you select on the Scoring page and continue for the next 6 hours

Work each station once per band. (Same station, same band is a dupe!)

Open to all licensed radio amateurs. Using 40M, 80M, 160M, PSK-31 Only

For Rules and details, Click Here: Valentine Spring Rules<https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.podxs070.com%2F2-uncategorised%2F42-vs&data=04%7C01%7C%7C6b586bc2256e43f6bd6a08d8cfb81767%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637487736853544882%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=Vrma%2FAPaIoWixVStbXVtv7P9KIsG4Y7e4%2Frfj0EZcqY%3D&reserved=0>

2 Entry Categories:

Male:     OM

Female: YL

4 Power Categories:

QRP < 5 W
Low < 25 W
Medium < 50 W
High < 100 W (See Rules)

Exchange: Callsign,  Name,  OM or YL and  State/Province/Country (SPC)

Example: “K7PAX  Paula  YL  WA”

Call: “CQ 070 Valentine Sprint”

All entry logs must be received within 1 week after the event ends.

Please submit logs via the Valentines Sprint Uploader<https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.podxs070.com%2Fuploader-closed&data=04%7C01%7C%7C6b586bc2256e43f6bd6a08d8cfb81767%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637487736853544882%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=z9YGYDYDrN5CYaC3ZFxRdOk0EYasYNd4gcctTIToess%3D&reserved=0>. (will be activated when contest starts).

With 3 bands to choose from, you can optimize your luck with propagation. It is helpful to post your intentions to QSY on the Reflector. Also, be sure to use PSKReporter and to Spot calls seen.

If you do not yet have the TOP BAND (work 20 on 160M) or the 88 Tri-Band (3 YL on 3 Bands) Endorsements, this Contest gives you an excellent chance to grab both.




W9SMR - 070  #1611

PODXS 070 - PR Director

Jim,  K5SP #483
Executive Director/Member Services Director

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