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Re: PSK DX

N3DQU@...
 

In a message dated 3/31/2002 10:46:50 PM Eastern Standard Time, brmccain@... writes:


". . .AGE HERE IS 109. BEEN A HAM SINCE 1845 AND BEEN USING RTTY
SINCE WORLD WAR I. INVENTED DIGITAL MODES WITH AL GORE. RETIRED NOW
ENJOYING THE WX HERE OM. I WILL NOW TELL YOU ABOUT MY STATION. THE
RIG HERE IS A HOMEBREWED . . ."


    Yep, I think you can safely say that in the PSK community we got your basic cross-section of the ham population, including Newbies, Oldies and Wannabies! I agree that it can be frustrating at times, but ya gotta admit...it does make for some interestin' contacts hi! Jay N3DQU.


XF4IH

John Durbin <durbinsjz@...>
 

Just got off with Martin. He is on 10 meter right now calling CQ. 28121.550
 


Re: PSK DX

Bills4570@...
 

Duncan,

I've noticed a lot of the same. Lot's of self centered
ignorant operation. Guess that goes with the fact that
the PSK mode is exploding in popularity. That's bringing
a lot of new and inexperienced ops to the band. As you
stated, this will only get worse when the sun cycle wanes
and everyone packs themselves into the remaining DX bands
and modes.

From my perspective, I've learned a lot from your posts,
especially about op techniques; some of which are not
intuitive. Keep up the good work, Duncan. It may not
look like it down there, but your input is making a
difference.

Ignorance is blissful only for the ignorant........

Regards, Bill
KG6EXF
de Jungle Telegraph
I had a ZB2/PA3ENH/P lined up on 20M....It's only 20000Kms!
Bert was telling everybody who called him, that he had a pile of stations trying
to call him, but a lot of 'operators' will insist on using set macros... telling
the whole world how fast their computer is, how much ram it's got, and they're
blessed
with a soundblaster 16 bit soundcard, and the WX is cold, and so on and so on!
This a lousy operating, lousy selfish operating! I hope none of the 070 group do
this? I hope we aren't blessed with this crap during the rumble? People are
being
put off with rubbish from other's computers...and combined with lousy
transmissions
as well...
For the sake of sanity, be brief, don't tell to DX anything other than a signal
report,
your name, and QTH. ONLY send information pertaining to the situation. If the
other
guy types tks 73s and QRZ? Don't continue the QSO!!!!
If you want to rag chew, that's fine, but don't attempt to do it with some one
who's
busy with a pile up! I might be trying to work it, Right?
If I am calling Africa and the Indian Ocean, it means that I want to work
stations
in that area...not Europe, not USA, not Australia, or Japan!
The reason I do it is because I have a very short opportunity on the long path
to
work that area of the world! It is very difficult from ZL and that's a fact!
If a USA station is calling for Central Asia...I don't call him...Simple isn't
it?
How many USA stations have worked YA5T? Practically none on some bands!
The band was literally swamped around 0430Z today by one station...running 150
watts
he typed..with a 6 el Yagi...ruined everybody elses chances on the band...Why? I
can work W3HF, Steve has 2 watts and an indoor dipole. I run 40 watts to Africa,
long path 30000Kms...I did it tonight twice.... I'm preaching to the wrong
group,
I'm sorry!
BTW 14.070 will get worse my friends...just like 20M SSB..I have seen pictures
of
a 37KW amplifier that is being used in Italy, and a 20KW one in Japan....just
for
contesting of course (sic)...How many more of these are there?
73s Duncan



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Duncan <zl3jt@...>
 

de Jungle Telegraph
I had a ZB2/PA3ENH/P lined up on 20M....It's only 20000Kms!
Bert was telling everybody who called him, that he had a pile of stations trying
to call him, but a lot of 'operators' will insist on using set macros... telling
the whole world how fast their computer is, how much ram it's got, and they're blessed
with a soundblaster 16 bit soundcard, and the WX is cold, and so on and so on!
This a lousy operating, lousy selfish operating! I hope none of the 070 group do
this? I hope we aren't blessed with this crap during the rumble? People are being
put off with rubbish from other's computers...and combined with lousy transmissions
as well...
For the sake of sanity, be brief, don't tell to DX anything other than a signal report,
your name, and QTH. ONLY send information pertaining to the situation. If the other
guy types tks 73s and QRZ? Don't continue the QSO!!!!
If you want to rag chew, that's fine, but don't attempt to do it with some one who's
busy with a pile up! I might be trying to work it, Right?
If I am calling Africa and the Indian Ocean, it means that I want to work stations
in that area...not Europe, not USA, not Australia, or Japan!
The reason I do it is because I have a very short opportunity on the long path to
work that area of the world! It is very difficult from ZL and that's a fact!
If a USA station is calling for Central Asia...I don't call him...Simple isn't it?
How many USA stations have worked YA5T? Practically none on some bands!
The band was literally swamped around 0430Z today by one station...running 150 watts
he typed..with a 6 el Yagi...ruined everybody elses chances on the band...Why? I
can work W3HF, Steve has 2 watts and an indoor dipole. I run 40 watts to Africa,
long path 30000Kms...I did it tonight twice.... I'm preaching to the wrong group,
I'm sorry!
BTW 14.070 will get worse my friends...just like 20M SSB..I have seen pictures of
a 37KW amplifier that is being used in Italy, and a 20KW one in Japan....just for
contesting of course (sic)...How many more of these are there?
73s Duncan



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Re: 070 Club rule change

Steve W3HF
 

U.S. Basic certificate- $1.00 (US); Additional upgrade stickers -
$1.00 (US) per application, or one (1) SASE per each application. >
Endorsements and Attaboys will continue to be offered free. . .

What exactly is the difference between an "upgrade sticker" ($1.00)
and an "Endorsement" sticker (free)?
Upgrade stickers are the ones that take you from 50 to 100 to ...
up to 300 QSOs.

Endorsements are the specialty stickers, like Lower 48, the DX
specials, and the Hot Dog.

Steve
W3HF


Re: 070 Club rule change

brmccain <brmccain@...>
 

U.S. Basic certificate- $1.00 (US); Additional upgrade stickers -
$1.00 (US) per application, or one (1) SASE per each application.
Endorsements and Attaboys will continue to be offered free. . .
What exactly is the difference between an "upgrade sticker" ($1.00)
and an "Endorsement" sticker (free)?

73 de N7XB


Re: 070 Club rule change

Stu <samalex@...>
 

Well worth the cash even though I got my initial one free
All I need to do now is get my tower up and test my new rig out on psk31 and get some upgrades for my certificate
Stu MM0BSM


Re: 070 Club rule change

Dick Thompson <wb0dul@...>
 

Don't let him out of your sight and report any suspicious activities or purchases to the reflector. 
 
Dick
wb0dul
 
 

----- Original Message -----
From: Bernie
To: 070@...
Sent: Thursday, March 28, 2002 10:49 AM
Subject: Re: [070] 070 Club rule change

Hmmm.. Seems to me like I did hear him say he was needin a vacation, and something about gettin a K-2.
 
          73, Bernie / KF4FHS
 

I agree, Bernie, but if all of a sudden we get e-mail from him, telling us how nice Hawaii is at this time of the year, we should all be suspicious.  :) 
 
73,
 
Dick
wb0dul
 


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Re: 070 Club rule change

Steve W3HF
 

--- In 070@y..., "Tom" <tomias@e...> wrote:

----- Original Message -----
From: <N3DQU@a...>


DX Basic certificate- $2.00 (US); Additional upgrade stickers -
$1.00
(US) per application. IRC's not being accepted at this time.
Jay, what is this certificate and what are the qualifications? I
did not
find anything
on the web page regarding this one. (Other than the cost mentioned
in club
rules).

Tom, k3psk
Tom -

I think he means the cost to get your initial 070 club certificate if
YOU are a DX station, i.e., including overseas postage to send it to
you. It's the same certificate us'n amerikuns get, but he has to put
US$1.60 postage on it instead of US$0.55.

Steve
W3HF

P.S. To answer your question more directly, the qualifications
are "meet all the other rules for 070 club membership, and have a
mailing address outside of the U.S." :-)


Re: 070 Club rule change

Bernie <kf4fhs@...>
 

Hmmm.. Seems to me like I did hear him say he was needin a vacation, and something about gettin a K-2.
 
          73, Bernie / KF4FHS
 


I agree, Bernie, but if all of a sudden we get e-mail from him, telling us how nice Hawaii is at this time of the year, we should all be suspicious.  :) 
 
73,
 
Dick
wb0dul
 


Re: 070 Club rule change

Tom <tomias@...>
 

----- Original Message -----
From: <N3DQU@aol.com>


DX Basic certificate- $2.00 (US); Additional upgrade stickers - $1.00
(US) per application. IRC's not being accepted at this time.
Jay, what is this certificate and what are the qualifications? I did not
find anything
on the web page regarding this one. (Other than the cost mentioned in club
rules).

Tom, k3psk


Re: 070 Club rule change

Bernie <kf4fhs@...>
 

Hey, it comes out once a week, I wonder if there's any subscribers in Romania ? Maybe we could set up a sked :-)
 
 73, Bernie / KF4FHS
 
 
> You keep it up Bernie, and the only communicatin' you'll
>be doin is thru the Nisqually Valley News :o)


Re: 070 Club rule change

Dick Thompson <wb0dul@...>
 

I agree, Bernie, but if all of a sudden we get e-mail from him, telling us how nice Hawaii is at this time of the year, we should all be suspicious.  :) 
 
73,
 
Dick
wb0dul
 
 

----- Original Message -----
From: Bernie
To: 070@...
Sent: Thursday, March 28, 2002 1:02 AM
Subject: Re: [070] 070 Club rule change

Shucks, that's still cheap for the amount of fun it is, you can't even buy a
sody pop for a dollar any more.

I'm just glad Jay ain't figured out that he could be chargin us for not
turning the bands off with that crystal ball and those magnets and DX diodes
he become so good at using :-)

             73, Bernie / KF4FHS


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Re: 070 Club rule change

N3DQU@...
 

In a message dated 3/28/2002 3:02:59 AM Eastern Standard Time, kf4fhs@... writes:


I'm just glad Jay ain't figured out that he could be chargin us for not
turning the bands off with that crystal ball and those magnets and DX diodes
he become so good at using :-)


   You keep it up Bernie, and the only communicatin' you'll be doing is thru the Nisqually Valley News :o)


Re: 070 Club rule change

DL2AYL@...
 

Ok Jay,
That's just what I thought, with more than 200 members it isn't any longer
affordable, but as bernie pointed out, it is still very cheap for such an
amount of fun.
Erika


Re: 070 Club rule change

Bernie <kf4fhs@...>
 

Shucks, that's still cheap for the amount of fun it is, you can't even buy a
sody pop for a dollar any more.

I'm just glad Jay ain't figured out that he could be chargin us for not
turning the bands off with that crystal ball and those magnets and DX diodes
he become so good at using :-)

73, Bernie / KF4FHS


Re: 30 Meter psk Freqs?

Bills4570@...
 

I would start at 10.130 MhZ and go from there. Good luck.

Regards, Bill
KG6EXF

Just added 30 meter capability to the station, but I'm not clear as
to what the "conventional" psk freqs are. Given the relatively narrow
band available, it shouldn't be too hard to simply scroll between
10.100 and 10.150, but I'd prefer to park the rig on the 30 meter
equivalent of 14.070 . . .

Help pse es 73 de N7XB



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30 Meter psk Freqs?

brmccain <brmccain@...>
 

Just added 30 meter capability to the station, but I'm not clear as
to what the "conventional" psk freqs are. Given the relatively narrow
band available, it shouldn't be too hard to simply scroll between
10.100 and 10.150, but I'd prefer to park the rig on the 30 meter
equivalent of 14.070 . . .

Help pse es 73 de N7XB


Rumble Team Announcement--The World Team

Steve W3HF
 

Okay, we'll break the ice. Since everyone else is afraid to
announce their teams, it is only fair that the defending titlists go
first.

I am pleased to announce The World Team lineup for the April
Rumble. The operators who will attempt to break our record-setting
score from October are:

OK1VSL Ludek
ZL3JT Duncan
JA7EMH Osamu (Sam)
YV5AAX Aldo
W3HF Steve, Gaffer

We look forward to an exciting (and satisfying) contest, starting
about 23 days from now.

Good luck to all.

Steve
W3HF


070 Club rule change

N3DQU@...
 

Dear Fellow PSKers -
Recent increases in the postage rates and the phenomenal growth of the 070
Club this past year now make it very difficult to offer free membership in
the 070 Club without incurring excessive out-of-pocket expenses. We greatly
appreciate the donations we have received from the members and thank you all
for your generosity, but the cost of postage has unfortunately far
outstripped the donations received. For this reason we must ask that the
following rate structure be implemented, effective immediately:

U.S. Basic certificate- $1.00 (US); Additional upgrade stickers - $1.00
(US) per application, or one (1) SASE per each application.
DX Basic certificate- $2.00 (US); Additional upgrade stickers - $1.00
(US) per application. IRC's not being accepted at this time.
Ragchewer’s certificate - $1.00 (US) for US members, $2.00 (US) for DX
members.

Please continue to send your logs and QSL images via email. Applications
will be held until funds are received. You can save yourself money by
applying for your basic certificate along with a log of 300 contacts.
Endorsements and Attaboys will continue to be offered free. Any questions,
send email to JHudak3rd@aol.com. Thank you all for your interest and
understanding....Best 73 de KA3X and N3DQU.