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Re: ...and they said it couldn't be done!!

DL2AYL@...
 

No, must disappoint you, I have submitted my YO's yesterday ;-((
Erika/DL2AYL

----- Original Message -----
From: "Zoltan Bordas" <borzol@sbelektronik.alphanet.ro>
To: <070@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Monday, March 11, 2002 8:13 AM
Subject: Re: [070] ...and they said it couldn't be done!!


Yes, congrats to Costas, the first owner of the YO sticker !
Can I be the second putting also my own callsign in the worked list ? - I
have only 4 px's :-)

73 de Zoli / YO5CRQ

----- Original Message -----
From: <N3DQU@aol.com>
To: <070@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Sunday, March 10, 2002 8:18 AM
Subject: [070] ...and they said it couldn't be done!!


Well, well, well...look what came in the email today from SV1XV. As
they
say in the gambling halls, read 'em and weep boys hi! FB es congrats
Costas!!
73 de Jay N3DQU.

DATE UTC Callsign MHz PFX
------------------------------------------
2002-01-19 06:17 YO2BZV 14 YO2
2002-01-19 11:29 YO4UQ 14 YO4
2002-01-19 06:22 YO5CRQ 14 YO5
2002-03-09 09:26 YO8FZ 14 YO8
2002-03-09 09:42 YO9FNR 14 YO9



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Re: ...and they said it couldn't be done!!

Zoltan Bordas <borzol@...>
 

Yes, congrats to Costas, the first owner of the YO sticker !
Can I be the second putting also my own callsign in the worked list ? - I
have only 4 px's :-)

73 de Zoli / YO5CRQ

----- Original Message -----
From: <N3DQU@aol.com>
To: <070@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Sunday, March 10, 2002 8:18 AM
Subject: [070] ...and they said it couldn't be done!!


Well, well, well...look what came in the email today from SV1XV. As
they
say in the gambling halls, read 'em and weep boys hi! FB es congrats
Costas!!
73 de Jay N3DQU.

DATE UTC Callsign MHz PFX
------------------------------------------
2002-01-19 06:17 YO2BZV 14 YO2
2002-01-19 11:29 YO4UQ 14 YO4
2002-01-19 06:22 YO5CRQ 14 YO5
2002-03-09 09:26 YO8FZ 14 YO8
2002-03-09 09:42 YO9FNR 14 YO9


Re: ARRL and QSLs

Dieter, DL2RR <dl2rr@...>
 

Kostas, I correspond with you and think exactly the same, although I almost
dispatched no cards directly.
On the other hand I had to collect however many many years, in order to get
it all, which it makes partial to valuable rare pieces.

73's de Dieter - DL2RR

----- Original Message -----
From: Costas Krallis SV1XV <sv1xv@eexi.gr>
To: <070@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Saturday, March 09, 2002 9:07 AM
Subject: Re: [070] ARRL and QSLs

.....
:
: I have not applied for DXCC, because I am worried that
: I might loose my cards (collected direct at high cost)
: in the mail. I hope some day ARRL shall agree to accept
: a list of QSL cards endorsed by the national society of
: the applicant.
:
: Costas SV1XV


Re: 2002 PSKFest Final Results

Beischel <wb8nut@...>
 

Thanks for a well run contest which is the first contest I ever
participated in as an individual operator where I submitted a log.
Also, it was a big surprise to find an "attaboy" in the mail to put
on my 070 certificate!

Duffy - WB8NUT
http://www.wb8nut.com

--- In 070@y..., N3DQU@a... wrote:
The 2002 PSKFest final results are now posted at <
http://hometown.aol.com/n3dqu/2002_pskfest_results.htm >. We
received 99
entries, not bad for a first-time event! Congratulations to the
certificate
winners listed below. Many thanks to all who participated and a big
thanks to
the PSKFest Contest Manager Steve, N6YIH for doing all the heavy
work hi!
Looking forward to the next one! 73 de Jay N3DQU, PODXS 070 Club.
----------------------------------------------------------------
SOQRP-SB
Top Score/High Score NA - N9BC
High Score EU - DL2RR
High Score AS - UA0JQ

SOQRP-MB
Top Score/High Score NA - N9MZP
High Score EU - SV1ENS

SOLP
Top Score/High Score NA - N3MK
070 Club Top Dog - WM2U
High Score EU - UX0FF
High Score AF - ZD8JA
HIgh Score AS - 4X6CUU

SOMP
Top Score/High Score EU - OK1VSL
High Score NA - K4GMH
----------------------------------------------------------------


Re: ...and they said it couldn't be done!!

Bernie <kf4fhs@...>
 

Congratulations Costas !!!!!

Now Jay, since Costas broke the ice, how about giving them YO fellers
permission to work the rest of us.

73, Bernie / KF4FHS

----- Original Message -----
From: <N3DQU@aol.com>
To: <070@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Saturday, March 09, 2002 10:18 PM
Subject: [070] ...and they said it couldn't be done!!


Well, well, well...look what came in the email today from SV1XV. As
they
say in the gambling halls, read 'em and weep boys hi! FB es congrats
Costas!!
73 de Jay N3DQU.

DATE UTC Callsign MHz PFX
------------------------------------------
2002-01-19 06:17 YO2BZV 14 YO2
2002-01-19 11:29 YO4UQ 14 YO4
2002-01-19 06:22 YO5CRQ 14 YO5
2002-03-09 09:26 YO8FZ 14 YO8
2002-03-09 09:42 YO9FNR 14 YO9


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Re: ARRL and QSLs

Robert Daniel <daniel@...>
 

Patience, patience!! I sent eQsl considerably more than $25 over a year ago
as a MO via snail-mail and it took almost 3 weeks to be recognized.




73, Bob


W9FIF



Well over two weeks ago I sent $25 to eQSL to fund the "postage"

account since they claimed the ARRL would accept these cards. The

money was transferred with Paypal. After more than two weeks,


2002 PSKFest Final Results

N3DQU@...
 

The 2002 PSKFest final results are now posted at <
http://hometown.aol.com/n3dqu/2002_pskfest_results.htm >. We received 99
entries, not bad for a first-time event! Congratulations to the certificate
winners listed below. Many thanks to all who participated and a big thanks to
the PSKFest Contest Manager Steve, N6YIH for doing all the heavy work hi!
Looking forward to the next one! 73 de Jay N3DQU, PODXS 070 Club.
----------------------------------------------------------------
SOQRP-SB
Top Score/High Score NA - N9BC
High Score EU - DL2RR
High Score AS - UA0JQ

SOQRP-MB
Top Score/High Score NA - N9MZP
High Score EU - SV1ENS

SOLP
Top Score/High Score NA - N3MK
070 Club Top Dog - WM2U
High Score EU - UX0FF
High Score AF - ZD8JA
HIgh Score AS - 4X6CUU

SOMP
Top Score/High Score EU - OK1VSL
High Score NA - K4GMH
----------------------------------------------------------------


Re: ARRL and QSLs

Beischel <wb8nut@...>
 

Well over two weeks ago I sent $25 to eQSL to fund the "postage"
account since they claimed the ARRL would accept these cards. The
money was transferred with Paypal. After more than two weeks,
several e-mails, they said they would credit my "postage" account -
that was six days ago - still the account shows a $0 balance and it
is useless anyway since the cards are not acceptable for the award.
I have now sent a complaint to Paypal and if they money does not come
back to me as I have requested of eQSL, I will file a complaint with
the state AG.

People can say what they want about the ARRL, but at least the ARRL
has never ripped me off, have quickly responded to any request, and I
just as soon wait for the ARRL to implement a system then to have to
put up with a half ass operation that can't properly handle funds
that claims to do things they cannot.

JMHO - WB8NUT
http://www.wb8nut.com


Taiwan Prefixes

Steve W3HF
 

Now that it's long past the time for the Taiwan endorsement, along
comes the following announcement in 425 DX News #566:

-------------------

TAIWAN PREFIXES ---> It seems that the CTARL QSL bureau is
getting cards for Chinese stations. Tony Kuo, BX2AC (ex BV2TA)
reminds DXers that BM, BN, BO, BP, BQ, BU, BV, BW and BX
belong to Taiwan, while BA-BL, BR-BT, BY and BZ
belong to China.

-------------------

I figured I'd pass it along for reference, for the next time Jay picks
Taiwan for something special. Of course, that's when they'll all
disappear, but at least we'll know who it is that's disappearing.

Steve
W3HF


...and they said it couldn't be done!!

N3DQU@...
 

Well, well, well...look what came in the email today from SV1XV. As they
say in the gambling halls, read 'em and weep boys hi! FB es congrats Costas!!
73 de Jay N3DQU.

DATE UTC Callsign MHz PFX
------------------------------------------
2002-01-19 06:17 YO2BZV 14 YO2
2002-01-19 11:29 YO4UQ 14 YO4
2002-01-19 06:22 YO5CRQ 14 YO5
2002-03-09 09:26 YO8FZ 14 YO8
2002-03-09 09:42 YO9FNR 14 YO9


Re: What is the YO prefixs?

Bernie <kf4fhs@...>
 

Hey Costas, I bet if you got ole Merlin, er I mean Jay to come up with a SP
endorsment, it wouldn't only thin them out, it would shut them completly off
:-)

73, Bernie / KF4FHS


Bernie, one of my problems is that there are too many Polish hams active
in the
PSK-31 bands. Do you think I should propose a "Worked 5 SP prefixes"
sticker,
so that the bands calm down a bit for a while? <grin>

Costas SV1XV



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Re: DL, EA, YO, JA, etc

Bernie <kf4fhs@...>
 

This is really amazing, I didn't realize that DQU actually has these powers
himself. I had wondered if maybe he was being guided by Miss Cleo..

73, Bernie / KF4FHS

----- Original Message -----
From: <AA8QQJMauch@aol.com>
To: <070@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Saturday, March 09, 2002 10:36 AM
Subject: [070] DL, EA, YO, JA, etc


Hi All,
Many of you are wondering about N3DQU's "connections?" to the prop gods.
If
you've never been to his QTH, you don't know about the 4" crystal ball he
keeps hidden behind his rig. I first saw it when I happened by for an
unexpected visit. He didn't know it but I saw him through his window,
peering into it as if in a trance. Had he worn a hood, I would have
thought
I was watching Merlin the magician in action.

I watched as he ran his fingers around the orb. I could see letters
floating
around inside in what appeared to be clouds. They seemed to follow his
every
move. The letters DL kept floating to the top, over and over again. When
I
asked him about it, he said it was just a tool for checking propagation.
He
shook it up and handed it to me. It looked like an ordinary glass ball
with
snow falling on a winter scene. The only thing unusual was the house
inside
had a tower with a tribander on top. Two days later he came out with the
DL
endorsement. Maybe it was just a coincidence, and maybe it was just a
dream.
Either way, I'll never forget what I saw that day, through that window,
when
he didn't know I was there. I'll bet he takes a good long look into it
every
time he thinks up a new endorsement. I'll also bet he closes the curtain
now
too!

Well, what about it Jay? Any explanation?

de AA8QQ - Jay


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Re: DL, EA, YO, JA, etc

Costas Krallis SV1XV <sv1xv@...>
 

At 13:36 9/3/2002 -0500, you wrote:


watched as he ran his fingers around the orb. I could see letters floating
around inside in what appeared to be clouds. They seemed to follow his every move. The letters DL ... Two days later he came out with the DL
endorsement...
Yes, but I was lucky with this one, I had managed to contact
23 germans before the curse took effect. After that I worked
slowly for the EA sticker and found the workings of Jays magic.
Today I researched the proper spell to cancel the curse,
I tried it on YO and it worked! 3 QSOs in half an hour! If
I have some time tomorrow, I shall try to reverse the JA
curse as well.

Costas SV1XV



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Re: What is the YO prefixs?

DL2AYL@...
 

No, better "Worked 100 Russian Stations" ;-)
Erika/DL2AYL

----- Original Message -----
From: "Costas Krallis SV1XV" <sv1xv@eexi.gr>
To: <070@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Saturday, March 09, 2002 6:35 PM
Subject: Re: [070] What is the YO prefixs?


At 10:05 9/3/2002 -0500, you wrote:

Yep, it looks like we're slowly getting the old boy figured out. I just
can't figure out how he does it
I'm glad he didn't put the same kybosh on the Lower 48 endorsment,
or he'd have the whole USA shut down.

73 , Bernie / KF4FHS
Bernie, one of my problems is that there are too many Polish hams active
in the
PSK-31 bands. Do you think I should propose a "Worked 5 SP prefixes"
sticker,
so that the bands calm down a bit for a while? <grin>

Costas SV1XV




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Re: What is the YO prefixs?

Costas Krallis SV1XV <sv1xv@...>
 

At 10:05 9/3/2002 -0500, you wrote:

Yep, it looks like we're slowly getting the old boy figured out. I just
can't figure out how he does it
I'm glad he didn't put the same kybosh on the Lower 48 endorsment,
or he'd have the whole USA shut down.

73 , Bernie / KF4FHS
Bernie, one of my problems is that there are too many Polish hams active in the
PSK-31 bands. Do you think I should propose a "Worked 5 SP prefixes" sticker,
so that the bands calm down a bit for a while? <grin>

Costas SV1XV




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Re: ARRL and QSLs (long)

Steve W3HF
 

I'm asking this question very seriously and in no way do I mean for it
to be rude or degrading to anyone or anything, but what is so special
about the ARRL's DXCC award ?
In addition to the points Costas brought up, there's another reason:
the integrity of the DXCC process itself.

I don't intend to sound like I always agree with everything the ARRL
does, which I don't. But they have tried to set a very high standard
with DXCC, in terms of the quality of the QSL card itself, the
authorization to operate, the location of the station, etc.

There were some very-well-publicized incidents many years ago,
which challenged the integrity of the process. I think it was back in
the 40s, when an operator on a ship would come "close" to a
remote island, operate from the ship, and claim credit for operating
from the island. I don't know if he ever received authorization from
the local authorities to operate, and in some cases he was many
(hundreds?) of miles from the island. To prevent future problems,
ARRL enacted stricter rules on proving authorization by the locals,
and required the station to be on physical land, which is a tighter
standard than most awards.

To ensure the "quality" of the QSLs, they demand untampered
cards. And that's one of the problems with eQSLs we all print for
ourselves. Although WE wouldn't do it, it is possible to manipulate
graphics images and tamper with the image, and then print a
"perfect" card.

The mailed cards are a different matter. ARRL is slow to change its
rules, preferring to be cautious rather than compromise its integrity
before it is absolutely sure. Their argument on the mailed cards
doesn't relate to the cards themselves, though--it focuses on
whether eQSL is truly acting as a QSL manager (which has a lot of
additional ramifications, not just "mail my cards for me") and the
fixed charge of $1 per card. Although $1 is reasonable in terms of
saved postage cost, it appears to violate a long-standing tradition of
"QSLs are free if you pay my postage." eQSL has no mechanism
(at the moment) of accepting IRCs or an SASE to return cards. I
know some stations don't follow that, but again it is a general rule
that ARRL is slow to change.

This whole area is changing rapidly. I suggest we all give the
powers that be time to work to resolve the issue. I don't think any
of us will suffer if the ARRL/eQSL issues take another
one/three/six months to work themselves out. After all, this is a
hobby, at least for most of us. :-)

Finally, why DXCC and not eDX100, or the Argentine 101 Award, or
WIA DXCC (Australia), or any of the others? Probably for the same
reason that US Army soldiers volunteer for Special Forces (Green
Berets), or a runner races in the Boston Marathon instead of the
one in his home town, or the Tour de France, or the Olympics. The
fact that it is more difficult and that there are higher standards
makes it more special to some individuals. For some it is the
public recognition--we all know about DXCC, but how many of you
knew about the Argentine 101 or WIA DXCC? I know I didn't until a
few months ago.

For many others, the satisfaction is the accomplishment itself. For
these folks, do as has been suggested in some forums: feel free to
print your own certificate to hang on the wall, since the only "proof"
you need is within yourself. That's great, and I congratulate you on
your accomplishment.

But don't criticize others who have other objectives. We are all
different--let's let each pursue his/her hobby in the way s/he wants.

Off my soapbox .....

73,
Steve
W3HF


DL, EA, YO, JA, etc

AA8QQJMauch@...
 

Hi All,
Many of you are wondering about N3DQU's "connections?" to the prop gods. If
you've never been to his QTH, you don't know about the 4" crystal ball he
keeps hidden behind his rig. I first saw it when I happened by for an
unexpected visit. He didn't know it but I saw him through his window,
peering into it as if in a trance. Had he worn a hood, I would have thought
I was watching Merlin the magician in action.

I watched as he ran his fingers around the orb. I could see letters floating
around inside in what appeared to be clouds. They seemed to follow his every
move. The letters DL kept floating to the top, over and over again. When I
asked him about it, he said it was just a tool for checking propagation. He
shook it up and handed it to me. It looked like an ordinary glass ball with
snow falling on a winter scene. The only thing unusual was the house inside
had a tower with a tribander on top. Two days later he came out with the DL
endorsement. Maybe it was just a coincidence, and maybe it was just a dream.
Either way, I'll never forget what I saw that day, through that window, when
he didn't know I was there. I'll bet he takes a good long look into it every
time he thinks up a new endorsement. I'll also bet he closes the curtain now
too!

Well, what about it Jay? Any explanation?

de AA8QQ - Jay


Re: What is the YO prefixs?

Costas Krallis SV1XV <sv1xv@...>
 

At 11:47 9/3/2002 +0200, you wrote:

The Romanians are back!

Today (Saturday morning UTC) I found YO8FZ
on 14071.2 with a 599 signal. I even spotted
him to the DX-cluster!
Ye, the Romanians are back for real!
Half an hour later I had a QSO with YO9FNR
on 14 MHz

Costas






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20 EA's finally woked, hi-hi...

Zoltan Bordas <borzol@...>
 

 
...so who is digging is finding something...hi.
Yesterday I was lucky enough to find my last 3 EA's to complete the endorsement... it took for me 2 months and 8 days... so be patient with the romanian endorsement too, hi.
 
Next, jump for the JA's... last year it was more easy to find them!
 
Jay, please check my application... tnx!
 
P.S. YO6BHN is almost daily active on 10m - as far I have not worked him... and I have no YO6 in my log.
 
73 de Zoli / YO5CRQ
 


Re: What is the YO prefixs?

N3DQU@...
 

In a message dated 3/9/2002 2:42:27 AM Eastern Standard Time, kf4fhs@... writes:


Erika,

  Yep, it looks like we're slowly getting the old boy figured out. I just
can't figure out how he does it.
   I'm glad he didn't put the same kybosh on the Lower 48 endorsment, or
he'd have the whole USA shut down.

      73 , Bernie / KF4FHS


   You guys crack me up!! N3DQU