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NZ4O Daily LF/MF/HF/6M Frequency Radiowave Propagation Forecast

Thomas F. Giella NZ4O <nz4o@...>
 

The NZ4O Daily LF/MF/HF/6M Frequency Radiowave Propagation Forecast #2009-40 has been published on Friday 12/18/2009 at 1300 UTC, valid 0000 UTC Saturday 12/19/2009 through 2359 UTC Friday 12/25/2009 at http://www.wcflunatall.com/nz4o3.htm .

73 & GUD DX,
Thomas F. Giella, NZ4O
Lakeland, FL, USA
nz4o@arrl.net


LF/MF/HF/VHF/UHF Frequency Radiowave Propagation Email Reflector: http://lists.contesting.com/mailman/listinfo/spaceweather
NZ4O Daily Solar Space Weather & Geomagnetic Data Archive: http://www.wcflunatall.com/nz4o1.htm
NZ4O Solar Space Weather & Geomagnetic Data In Graphic & Image Format: http://www.wcflunatall.com/nz4o2.htm
NZ4O Daily LF/MF/HF/6M Frequency Radiowave Propagation Forecast & Archive: http://www.wcflunatall.com/nz4o3.htm
NZ4O Solar Cycle 24 Forecast Discussion & Archive: http://www.wcflunatall.com/nz4o4.htm
NZ4O 160 Meter Radio Propagation Theory Notes: http://www.wcflunatall.com/nz4o5.htm
NZ4O Solar Space Weather & Geomagnetic Raw Forecast Data Links: http://www.wcflunatall.com/nz4o6.htm


Special event ---VE3PARK

Justin Mattes--KC2GIK
 

I was just messing around on 40 meters around 7.035 and all of a sudden I sawVE3PARK. For giggles I dropped my call and he came back. Turns our it's a Special Event statiion, celebrating 100 years of Canada's Parks!! He has a very nice signal into NJ and will be there for awhile. Drop him a line,he's waiting

Justin, KC2GIK
070 --751


Re: 15M ??

Mike Flowers
 

Worked W3CSA nr Pittsburgh with some QSB ... 21.07150

On Thu, Dec 17, 2009 at 11:49 AM, Mike Flowers <mike.flowers@gmail.com>wrote:

With the SFI up a bit, I'm going to call CQ on 15M for a while .... 19:50z
12/17/2009

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73 de Mike, K6MKF
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73 de Mike, K6MKF


15M ??

Mike Flowers
 

With the SFI up a bit, I'm going to call CQ on 15M for a while .... 19:50z
12/17/2009

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73 de Mike, K6MKF


PAQP, Tnx Jay!! Probably those cold Penn. winters. Larry #404

Larry538 <wa7hdz@...>
 


Re: PAQP Endorsement

Jim Snider <w8bs@...>
 

so where is the info for a paqso party endorsement? I worked the contest from Mifflin County...all psk31...all 5 watts!

w8bs

Jim Snider
w8bs@lexiann.com

-sent from my Treo-

-----Original Message-----
From: "Jay" <jbudzowski@verizon.net>
Date: Wednesday, Dec 16, 2009 10:32 am
Subject: [070] Re: PAQP Endorsement
To: 070@yahoogroups.com


Larry - the PAQ folks are notorious for finalizing their results much later than anyone would expect, so the PAQ endorsements probably won't go out until the March mailing. Hopefully someone will remind me to check the PAQ results around that time :o) Jay N3DQU

--- In 070@yahoogroups.com, "wa7hdz" <wa7hdz@...> wrote:

Jay,
I sent my log to the folks at PAQP and PODXS, and my log appeared on their "Logs Rcvd" web site so was curious how the PAQP Endorsements were coming along?

Larry WA7HDZ #404


Re: PAQP Endorsement

Jay <jbudzowski@...>
 

Larry - the PAQ folks are notorious for finalizing their results much later than anyone would expect, so the PAQ endorsements probably won't go out until the March mailing. Hopefully someone will remind me to check the PAQ results around that time :o) Jay N3DQU

--- In 070@yahoogroups.com, "wa7hdz" <wa7hdz@...> wrote:

Jay,
I sent my log to the folks at PAQP and PODXS, and my log appeared on their "Logs Rcvd" web site so was curious how the PAQP Endorsements were coming along?

Larry WA7HDZ #404


Welcome new members

J Budzowski <jbudzowski@...>
 

Pse welcome new 070 Club members Adam N8MOX #1067 and JP VA2SG #1068...73 de Jay N3DQU


Some Solar Cycle 24 Firsts

Thomas F. Giella NZ4O <nz4o@...>
 

Posted Wednesday December 16, 2009 at 1400 UTC at
http://www.wcflunatall.com/nz4o4.htm

Sunspot group #11035 near N30W13 has grown into the largest (seven times
larger than the Earth) and most magnetically complex (beta-gamma) sunspot
group of solar cycle 24. At 0102 UTC the sunspot group released a small C5.3
solar flare, the largest solar flare of solar cycle 24. More small C class
solar flares are possible, with a chance for an isolated medium size M class
solar flare.

#11035 also produced the first partially geoeffective (Earth facing) coronal
mass ejection (CME) of solar cycle 24. The CME will arrive at Earth in a
approximately two days and could spark a geomagnetic storm and visible
aurora. Another geoeffective CME is possible, with an associated sudden
ionosphere disturbance (SID) and shortwave fadeout (SWF).

The sunspot count is 38 which is the highest of solar cycle 24. The solar
flux index is 82 which is tied for the highest SFI of solar Cycle 24.

With the increased sunspot count we should see improved propagation
conditions on 15 and 12 meters.

73, GUD DX, Merry X-mas & Happy New Year,
Thomas F. Giella, NZ4O
Lakeland, FL, USA
nz4o@arrl.net

COL LF/MF/HF/VHF/UHF Frequency Radiowave Propagation Email Reflector:
http://lists.contesting.com/mailman/listinfo/spaceweather
NZ4O Daily Solar Space Weather & Geomagnetic Data Archive:
http://www.wcflunatall.com/nz4o1.htm
NZ4O Solar Space Weather & Geomagnetic Data In Graphic & Image Format:
http://www.wcflunatall.com/nz4o2.htm
NZ4O Daily LF/MF/HF/6M Frequency Radiowave Propagation Forecast & Archive:
http://www.wcflunatall.com/nz4o3.htm
NZ4O Solar Cycle 24 Forecast Discussion & Archive:
http://www.wcflunatall.com/nz4o4.htm
NZ4O 160 Meter Radio Propagation Theory Notes:
http://www.wcflunatall.com/nz4o5.htm
NZ4O Solar Space Weather & Geomagnetic Raw Forecast Data Links:
http://www.wcflunatall.com/nz4o6.htm
Harmful Man Induced Climate Change (Global Warming) Refuted:
http://www.wcflunatall.com/globalwarminglie.htm


Re: eqsl

Chuck Kovacs
 

There's hte guy was waiting to here from. Steve I knew you have the anwser. Well maybe I'll email those stations and tell them I'll reject one card and they can resend changing the time by one minute. I'm not really into the eqsl thing but like to help those who are,I just want to get cards to those who want them.So now I know it's not me.I'll figure out something.
 Tnx Steve.
 n2eoc chuck




________________________________
From: melachri <w3hf@arrl.net>
To: 070@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wed, December 16, 2009 4:52:42 AM
Subject: [070] Re: eqsl

 
Chuck -

For some reason, eQSL doesn't match modes when matching QSLs. If you send a QSL for a PSK31 contact and the other party returns one for an SSB contact, eQSL will pair them up and say the QSO is confirmed on both sides, even though a critical piece of information is not the same.

In a multi-mode contest such as the DM, where you switch back and forth between PSK31 and PSK63 rapidly, you end up with the dupe situation. So when you submit/upload two QSOs with the same time stamp, eQSL will reject one of them.

I guess you could "fake them out" by manually moving QSOs by one minute, but it's really their problem, not yours. I've pointed this out to them before, but they've never made it a priority, as I guess they don't see it too often. My suggestion is to submit it to their help desk as a bug. When there's a contest, with potentially hundreds of similar QSOs/QSLs, maybe there will be more incentive to fix it.

Steve
W3HF

--- In 070@yahoogroups. com, Chuck n2eoc <n2eoc@...> wrote:

These are not bad cards. They are in my log. eqsl seem to see them as dupes because the time is the same.  Two different modes logged in the same minute,I get a message it's a dupe. Cards just 1 minute different,no problem. Guess I have to delete them and tell the sender to resend and add a minute to the time. don't know what else can be done.
 n2eoc chuck




____________ _________ _________ __
From: Larry Van Horn <n5fpw@...>
To: 070@yahoogroups. com
Sent: Wed, December 16, 2009 3:20:43 AM
Subject: Re: [070] eqsl

 
Morning Chuck and all,

The submitters are the ones who generated the card Chuck.My suggestion is to reject the ones that aren't in your log then you can move them to the archives and/or delete them completely from the archives. The choice is always yours whether to verify a cntact or not. I personally do not verify any non-AG contacts. There is no sense or logical use of any non-AG eQSL IMHO.

73 de Larry

Larry Van Horn, N5FPW
Brasstown, NC USA
MT Assistant/Review/ Technical Editor
Milcom/What' s New/First Look Columnist
Milcom Monitoring Post at
http://mt-milcom. blogspot. com/

----- Original Message -----
From: Chuck n2eoc
To: 070group
Sent: Tuesday, December 15, 2009 6:52 PM
Subject: [070] eqsl

Hello eqsl experts. Seem to be having a problem maybe some here can help. After the contest this past weekend,I'm getting cards for qso's made in the same minute,but for different modes. Eqsl seems to be duping the second card even if the qso was made on a different mode. Am I seeing right or am I doing something wrong here. If I correct what can I do about retuning cards of different modes logged in the same minute?

n2eoc chuck

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Re: eqsl

Steve W3HF
 

Chuck -

For some reason, eQSL doesn't match modes when matching QSLs. If you send a QSL for a PSK31 contact and the other party returns one for an SSB contact, eQSL will pair them up and say the QSO is confirmed on both sides, even though a critical piece of information is not the same.

In a multi-mode contest such as the DM, where you switch back and forth between PSK31 and PSK63 rapidly, you end up with the dupe situation. So when you submit/upload two QSOs with the same time stamp, eQSL will reject one of them.

I guess you could "fake them out" by manually moving QSOs by one minute, but it's really their problem, not yours. I've pointed this out to them before, but they've never made it a priority, as I guess they don't see it too often. My suggestion is to submit it to their help desk as a bug. When there's a contest, with potentially hundreds of similar QSOs/QSLs, maybe there will be more incentive to fix it.

Steve
W3HF

--- In 070@yahoogroups.com, Chuck n2eoc <n2eoc@...> wrote:

These are not bad cards. They are in my log. eqsl seem to see them as dupes because the time is the same.  Two different modes logged in the same minute,I get a message it's a dupe. Cards just 1 minute different,no problem. Guess I have to delete them and tell the sender to resend and add a minute to the time. don't know what else can be done.
 n2eoc chuck




________________________________
From: Larry Van Horn <n5fpw@...>
To: 070@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wed, December 16, 2009 3:20:43 AM
Subject: Re: [070] eqsl

 
Morning Chuck and all,

The submitters are the ones who generated the card Chuck.My suggestion is to reject the ones that aren't in your log then you can move them to the archives and/or delete them completely from the archives. The choice is always yours whether to verify a cntact or not. I personally do not verify any non-AG contacts. There is no sense or logical use of any non-AG eQSL IMHO.

73 de Larry

Larry Van Horn, N5FPW
Brasstown, NC USA
MT Assistant/Review/ Technical Editor
Milcom/What' s New/First Look Columnist
Milcom Monitoring Post at
http://mt-milcom. blogspot. com/

----- Original Message -----
From: Chuck n2eoc
To: 070group
Sent: Tuesday, December 15, 2009 6:52 PM
Subject: [070] eqsl

Hello eqsl experts. Seem to be having a problem maybe some here can help. After the contest this past weekend,I'm getting cards for qso's made in the same minute,but for different modes. Eqsl seems to be duping the second card even if the qso was made on a different mode. Am I seeing right or am I doing something wrong here. If I correct what can I do about retuning cards of different modes logged in the same minute?

n2eoc chuck

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Re: eqsl

Chuck Kovacs
 

These are not bad cards. They are in my log. eqsl seem to see them as dupes because the time is the same.  Two different modes logged in the same minute,I get a message it's a dupe. Cards just 1 minute different,no problem. Guess I have to delete them and tell the sender to resend and add a minute to the time. don't know what else can be done.
 n2eoc chuck




________________________________
From: Larry Van Horn <n5fpw@brmemc.net>
To: 070@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wed, December 16, 2009 3:20:43 AM
Subject: Re: [070] eqsl

 
Morning Chuck and all,

The submitters are the ones who generated the card Chuck.My suggestion is to reject the ones that aren't in your log then you can move them to the archives and/or delete them completely from the archives. The choice is always yours whether to verify a cntact or not. I personally do not verify any non-AG contacts. There is no sense or logical use of any non-AG eQSL IMHO.

73 de Larry

Larry Van Horn, N5FPW
Brasstown, NC USA
MT Assistant/Review/ Technical Editor
Milcom/What' s New/First Look Columnist
Milcom Monitoring Post at
http://mt-milcom. blogspot. com/

----- Original Message -----
From: Chuck n2eoc
To: 070group
Sent: Tuesday, December 15, 2009 6:52 PM
Subject: [070] eqsl

Hello eqsl experts. Seem to be having a problem maybe some here can help. After the contest this past weekend,I'm getting cards for qso's made in the same minute,but for different modes. Eqsl seems to be duping the second card even if the qso was made on a different mode. Am I seeing right or am I doing something wrong here. If I correct what can I do about retuning cards of different modes logged in the same minute?

n2eoc chuck

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Re: eqsl

Larry Van Horn <n5fpw@...>
 

Morning Chuck and all,

The submitters are the ones who generated the card Chuck.My suggestion is to reject the ones that aren't in your log then you can move them to the archives and/or delete them completely from the archives. The choice is always yours whether to verify a cntact or not. I personally do not verify any non-AG contacts. There is no sense or logical use of any non-AG eQSL IMHO.

73 de Larry

Larry Van Horn, N5FPW
Brasstown, NC USA
MT Assistant/Review/Technical Editor
Milcom/What's New/First Look Columnist
Milcom Monitoring Post at
http://mt-milcom.blogspot.com/

----- Original Message -----
From: Chuck n2eoc
To: 070group
Sent: Tuesday, December 15, 2009 6:52 PM
Subject: [070] eqsl



Hello eqsl experts. Seem to be having a problem maybe some here can help. After the contest this past weekend,I'm getting cards for qso's made in the same minute,but for different modes. Eqsl seems to be duping the second card even if the qso was made on a different mode. Am I seeing right or am I doing something wrong here. If I correct what can I do about retuning cards of different modes logged in the same minute?

n2eoc chuck





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eqsl

Chuck Kovacs
 

Hello eqsl experts. Seem to be having a problem maybe some here can help. After the contest this past weekend,I'm getting cards for qso's made in the same minute,but for different modes. Eqsl seems to be duping the second card even if the qso was made on a different mode. Am I seeing right or am I doing something wrong here. If I correct what can I do about retuning cards of different modes logged in the same minute?

n2eoc chuck


Welcome new members

J Budzowski <jbudzowski@...>
 

Pse welcome new 070 Club members Jose YV4FUE #1064, Dan KZ3T #1065 and Doug KE7SEI #1066...73 de Jay N3DQU


Re: Is it me....... WA6L want to elaborate?

Daniel Severance
 

Hi,

I guess WA6L didn't read this (070 #540 I think) - he worked someone once and had a heck of a time tracking them down in order to QSL.  It turns out they had been at a conference workshop using a little used callsign into dummy loads and he heard one of them and worked them (CW I'm pretty sure)..  It's one of his favorite tales... 
Cheers,
Dan

--- On Thu, 12/10/09, Eric Dallmann <k9vic@arrl.net> wrote:

From: Eric Dallmann <k9vic@arrl.net>
Subject: Re: [070] Is it me.........
To: 070@yahoogroups.com
Date: Thursday, December 10, 2009, 9:00 PM







 









I shouldn't admit this, but what the heck (most of us have probably done something similar). A week or so ago I flipped the radio on after a few weeks of inactivity (been busy with other things). I heard some weak signals on 40- and 80-meters, but nothing really popped out. Calling cq yielded no takers. I double- and triple-checked my antenna switch to make sure I was on the G5RV (I was). The radio's tuner seemed to tune things well on every band from 160- thru 20-meters, so I figured the bands were just lousy, and I found something else to do.



Fast forward to the next day. Doing something else in the shack, I happened to glance at the tuner and noticed it in the "bypass/dummy load" position (a setting I don't typically use). Flipping it to the proper setting confirmed that signals are a lot better when an antenna's connected to the rig.



In hindsight, it would have been more interesting had I worked someone QRP on a dummy load for an antenna (maybe someone has and can share that tale). Instead, it's just a tale of lousy configuration management.



73,

Eric/K9VIC



--- On Thu, 12/10/09, Justin Mattes--KC2GIK <kc2gik@justinmattes .com> wrote:



From: Justin Mattes--KC2GIK <kc2gik@justinmattes .com>

Subject: [070] Is it me.........

To: "070 Group" <070@yahoogroups. com>

Date: Thursday, December 10, 2009, 7:22 PM







Or are the bands dead tonight

Justin,KC2GIK PODXS#751


























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Welcome new members

J Budzowski <jbudzowski@...>
 

Pse welcome new 070 Club members Bruno IZ8PPJ #1061, Alessandro IK8YFU #1062 and Allen K2AFY #1063...73 de Jay N3DQU


Welcome new member

J Budzowski <jbudzowski@...>
 

Pse welcome new 070 Club member Marc W4MPS #1060...73 de Jay N3DQU


Re: Is it me.........

Rex Simmons <simmonsr@...>
 

We used to call it an "ID 10 T" problem!

I just couldn't keep quiet :-)

Rex, NX8G, #972

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Re: Is it me.........

chzcake_ravioli <chzcake_ravioli@...>
 

Another computer world term for it is a PEBKAC error
P roblem
E xists
B etween
K eyboard
A nd
C hair

--- In 070@yahoogroups.com, Jim Innis <jinnis@...> wrote:

In computer world, we also refer to it as a "picnic". "_P_roblem _i_n
_c_hair, _n_ot _i_n _c_omputer"

Jim, K5SP

melachri wrote:

In the computer world, I'd heard this referred to as a "skinware bug."
But that was before the software applications started using the term
"skins" to refer to different GUI color schemes.

Steve
W3HF

In Naval Aviation we call that cockpit problems and yes, I have done
that on more than one occasion. I have just written it off to a busy
world and old age. ;-)))

73 de Larry

Larry Van Horn, N5FPW
Brasstown, NC USA
MT Assistant/Review/Technical Editor
Milcom/What's New/First Look Columnist
Milcom Monitoring Post at
http://mt-milcom.blogspot.com/ <http://mt-milcom.blogspot.com/>


----- Original Message -----
From: Eric Dallmann
To: 070@yahoogroups.com <mailto:070%40yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Thursday, December 10, 2009 9:00 PM
Subject: Re: [070] Is it me.........



I shouldn't admit this, but what the heck (most of us have probably
done something similar). A week or so ago I flipped the radio on after
a few weeks of inactivity (been busy with other things). I heard some
weak signals on 40- and 80-meters, but nothing really popped out.
Calling cq yielded no takers. I double- and triple-checked my antenna
switch to make sure I was on the G5RV (I was). The radio's tuner
seemed to tune things well on every band from 160- thru 20-meters, so
I figured the bands were just lousy, and I found something else to do.

Fast forward to the next day. Doing something else in the shack, I
happened to glance at the tuner and noticed it in the "bypass/dummy
load" position (a setting I don't typically use). Flipping it to the
proper setting confirmed that signals are a lot better when an
antenna's connected to the rig.

In hindsight, it would have been more interesting had I worked
someone QRP on a dummy load for an antenna (maybe someone has and can
share that tale). Instead, it's just a tale of lousy configuration
management.

73,
Eric/K9VIC

--- On Thu, 12/10/09, Justin Mattes--KC2GIK <kc2gik@> wrote:

From: Justin Mattes--KC2GIK <kc2gik@>
Subject: [070] Is it me.........
To: "070 Group" <070@yahoogroups.com <mailto:070%40yahoogroups.com>>
Date: Thursday, December 10, 2009, 7:22 PM



Or are the bands dead tonight
Justin,KC2GIK PODXS#751

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