Date   

WTW Excel Spreadsheet

jim_k2qb
 

When I enter a date in the date column, such as 07/07/12 I get a Bad Date error in the Status Column. Looking at the internal calculation sheet in the temp_qso colukn it looks like the date has been changed to 041102, see below.

41102:1100z:lu2aaa:20m

Any one have a fix for this?


Re: WTW Log Submissions - #1 & #2

Arthur Peters <k0acp@...>
 

Way to Go Jordi & TOM!
73,

Art
070# 1140
LONP # 164
K0ACP@arrl.net

On Jul 14, 2012, at 11:01 AM, w6qe.milt wrote:

It's my pleasure to announce that we've received 2 completed logs for the SASAC (South America) portion of the PODXS 070 Club Worked The World Award!
Certificate #1 will go to: EB3JT, Jordi, who submitted his log on July 12th, making him the 1st in the world to do so.
Certificate #2 will go to: K8TOM, Tom, who submitted his log on July 13th, making him the 1st in the United States to submit and 2nd in the world.

Join me and the Staff of the PODXS 070 Club in congratulating Jordi and Tom. It's quite an achievement in such a short time span.
On to Australia for you guys!

Milt.
N6MG
070-650
LONP #76
WTW Boss


APE link

Karen Russo
 

Hi Howard and any other new 070ā€™er out there,
This link will explain APE http://www.podxs070.com/ape-requirements
Give it a try! 73 ā€“ Karen W4KRN

APE ????????

Howard
KC2TYC #1301

--
Howard R. Minnichbach
KC2TYZ
President SCARA
AEC Atlantic County ARES

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Re: Going APE?

 

It's going to be something big, powerful and very strong to fill Frank's absence at Melita Island!
Milt.
N6MG

----- Original Message -----
From: Karen Russo
To: 070@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Monday, July 16, 2012 2:46 PM
Subject: Re: [070] Going APE?




This is going to put me in Melita Island withdrawal. I might need to ask the bartender for something fill the void.

Karen W4KRN

No more Melita Island for me, so I won't be going APE.

Frank W7PAQ


Re: Going APE?

Karen Russo
 

This is going to put me in Melita Island withdrawal. I might need to ask the bartender for something fill the void.

Karen W4KRN


No more Melita Island for me, so I won't be going APE.

Frank W7PAQ

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Re: APES

Steve W3HF
 

Remember also that the APE requirements do NOT require you to bring power--you can use indigenous power sources (like an adjacent wall outlet). You DO have to bring your own radio, antenna, and computer, but power sources and other structures (on which you mount your antenna and other equipment) can be pre-existing.

I did APEs for many years at a beach-front cabin in North Carolina. The antenna was strapped to the ocean-facing deck, coax run to a desk in the bedroom, and laptop and radio power supply were plugged into the wall.

This doesn't work if you're backpacking, but may be an option if you're near even something as benign as a picnic pavilion at a park.

Steve
W3HF

--- In 070@yahoogroups.com, David Westbrook <dwestbrook@...> wrote:

If power source is the only issue, is battery operation a possibility?
Should be relatively easy to get something temporary (an APE outing can be
just a couple hours/afternoon) going ...
Some options:

Car battery ... jumper cables to something to connect to rig power, and
just set up next to your car. (just don't cross the streams!!!)

Battery ... check amazon, but the smaller 8Ah size can probably give you a
good hour, and only ~$25-ish (need a charger though, too, for another
$20-ish, like battery tender junior).

Battery -- one of those car jumper power supply packs ... Can get them at
walmart or harborfreight for $50-$100 range. Mine is from harbor freight
and has a 17Ah battery in it, and it nicely enclosed for carrying, and has
a charger built in (house AC, or from a car/boat). Walmart.com had more of
a selection -- some other other features like cig-lighter jack, USB power
ports, air compressor, built-in inverter for AC, etc.

I built a little wood block with two posts to a powerpole connector; so i
can just clamp the powerssupply pack's jumper clips to it, and connect rig
power to the powerpole.

let's see if pasting a picture in here makes it through the list ..... this
thing (super simple to build) is a nice "universal" converter between any
combination of ring terminals, bare wire, powerpoles, and alligator clips.
Pictured is the battery tender junior's aligator clips charging the 8Ah
battery, which i have a powerpole pigtail on (so it's simple to plug my
rigrunner into it).

One of the great things about APE last year, even though I didn't make many
contacts, is that was incentive to get my mobile/portable setup going,
including battery operation ...



--david
KJ4IZW

On Mon, Jul 16, 2012 at 1:45 PM, Justin Mattes--KC2GIK <
kc2gik@...> wrote:

**


I have been read about the APES and was wondering if anyone in the
Northern NJ/NY Area would be interested in doing an APE? I have most of
the equipment, except a source o f power. I can't do it on my own!!

Thanks,
Justin,KC2GIK


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Re: APES

David Westbrook
 

If power source is the only issue, is battery operation a possibility?
Should be relatively easy to get something temporary (an APE outing can be
just a couple hours/afternoon) going ...
Some options:

Car battery ... jumper cables to something to connect to rig power, and
just set up next to your car. (just don't cross the streams!!!)

Battery ... check amazon, but the smaller 8Ah size can probably give you a
good hour, and only ~$25-ish (need a charger though, too, for another
$20-ish, like battery tender junior).

Battery -- one of those car jumper power supply packs ... Can get them at
walmart or harborfreight for $50-$100 range. Mine is from harbor freight
and has a 17Ah battery in it, and it nicely enclosed for carrying, and has
a charger built in (house AC, or from a car/boat). Walmart.com had more of
a selection -- some other other features like cig-lighter jack, USB power
ports, air compressor, built-in inverter for AC, etc.

I built a little wood block with two posts to a powerpole connector; so i
can just clamp the powerssupply pack's jumper clips to it, and connect rig
power to the powerpole.

let's see if pasting a picture in here makes it through the list ..... this
thing (super simple to build) is a nice "universal" converter between any
combination of ring terminals, bare wire, powerpoles, and alligator clips.
Pictured is the battery tender junior's aligator clips charging the 8Ah
battery, which i have a powerpole pigtail on (so it's simple to plug my
rigrunner into it).

One of the great things about APE last year, even though I didn't make many
contacts, is that was incentive to get my mobile/portable setup going,
including battery operation ...



--david
KJ4IZW

On Mon, Jul 16, 2012 at 1:45 PM, Justin Mattes--KC2GIK <
kc2gik@justinmattes.com> wrote:

**


I have been read about the APES and was wondering if anyone in the
Northern NJ/NY Area would be interested in doing an APE? I have most of
the equipment, except a source o f power. I can't do it on my own!!

Thanks,
Justin,KC2GIK


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Re: Going APE?

Howard R. Minnichbach
 

On 7/16/2012 1:44 PM, Frank Kisselbach wrote:

No more Melita Island for me, so I won't be going APE.

Frank W7PAQ



APE ????????

Howard
KC2TYC #1301

--
Howard R. Minnichbach
KC2TYZ
President SCARA
AEC Atlantic County ARES


Re: Going APE?

 

Frank, after working you for several years in a row from the Boy Scout encampment, your APE will be missed by 070'rs and the BSA also. Thanks for the many contacts!
Milt.
N6MG
070-650

Sent from my iPhone

On Jul 16, 2012, at 10:44 AM, "Frank Kisselbach" <fkissel@centric.net> wrote:

No more Melita Island for me, so I won't be going APE.

Frank W7PAQ

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APES

Justin Mattes--KC2GIK
 

I have been read about the APES and was wondering if anyone in the Northern NJ/NY Area would be interested in doing an APE? I have most of the equipment, except a source o f power. I can't do it on my own!!

Thanks,
Justin,KC2GIK


Re: Going APE?

Frank Kisselbach
 

No more Melita Island for me, so I won't be going APE.



Frank W7PAQ


Re: W T W Award #3 & #4

W7RIV
 

Nice work guys. I haven't even had my gear out since the announcement, I'll
have to admit I'm a little jealous. =-)

- -
73, Bryon (W7RIV)


W T W Award #3 & #4

 

Greetings all,

NU4C,Paul, has submitted log evidence that he's completed the necessary contacts & requirements for WTW Award #3, with his completed SASAC log.

WG5T, Bill, has also submitted log evidence that he's completed the
necessary contacts & requirements for WTW Award #4, with his completed SASAC log.

Please join me in congratulating Paul & Bill on their fine achievements.

73,
Milt.
070-650
W T W Boss


Re: Going APE?

David Westbrook
 

I got mine (and hamsticks) from High Sierra:
http://www.hamcq.com/antenna-and-mounts-for-hf-vhf-uhf-scanner-handheld/quick-disconnects-for-whips/cat_137.html

And here's more related stuff from them, including mounts (that "jaws" one,
and fixed ones, hitch ones, etc):
http://www.hamcq.com/antenna-and-mounts-for-hf-vhf-uhf-scanner-handheld/antenna-mounts-with-a-3/8-24-thread-for-hustler-hamstick-and-most-mobile-antennas/cat_22.html

--david
kj4izw

On Mon, Jul 16, 2012 at 12:15 PM, Bryon <nnegrom@gmail.com> wrote:

Thank you for the response. Can you send me a link or image of the quick
disconnects you are talking about?

- -
Bryon


On Mon, Jul 16, 2012 at 9:14 AM, David Westbrook <dwestbrook@gmail.com
wrote:
I have some info on my 2011 APE writeup on
http://www.podxs070.com/ape-tall-tales-2011

Nothing special here -- i've used them mounted to the hitch of the car,
so
not high at all! and i also tried it out just putting it on top of a 6
foot wood fence, and then used a 12 ft jumper cable as a counterpoise (at
first, i connected the jumper to the car, but also seemed to work fine as
just a wire).
so next i might try to get it a little higher (10-12ft on the roof of a
shed) ... The portable QTH is a condo, so can only do temporary stuff on
the little back patio ..
I may try to do the ape as mobile instead of portable, too ... will have
to
wait and see if that works out.

Definitely a compromised antenna, but swr is pretty good, and it gets me
out there! And they're great for the price and simplicity of setting
them
up (screw the whip into the base, and mount it w/a ground) ...
I've considered getting that "claw" mount for them, too -- seems like it
would be handy.

You will probably be better off than me if you're using two of them as a
dipole ...

I also got the quick-disconnects, so while it's still manual to change
bands, it's really fast.

--david
kj4izw

On Mon, Jul 16, 2012 at 11:01 AM, Bryon <nnegrom@gmail.com> wrote:

David,

How do your hamsticks work? I picked up a couple. Also picked up the
dipole
mounting bracket. I really haven't had a chance to use them though. How
high do you get them? Do you do anything special? I would be interested
in
anything you have to share.

Thank you,

- -
Bryon


On Mon, Jul 16, 2012 at 8:59 AM, David Westbrook <dwestbrook@gmail.com
wrote:
I definitely plan to again this year! location will be Charleston,
SC
(EM92xu; Charleston County) .. dates TBD. bands limited to 17/20/40
(hamsticks).

--david
KJ4IZW

On Mon, Jul 16, 2012 at 10:34 AM, Karen Russo <w4krn@his.com> wrote:

**


Hi all,

Anyone else planning an APE this summer? Please let me know, so we
can
get
you on the list. So far I have WA3WSJ,
W5WF, and KD8LAV. If I missed anyone please resend your info.

Thanks, 73 – Karen W4KRN

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Yahoo! Groups Links




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Re: Going APE?

W7RIV
 

Thank you for the response. Can you send me a link or image of the quick
disconnects you are talking about?

- -
Bryon


On Mon, Jul 16, 2012 at 9:14 AM, David Westbrook <dwestbrook@gmail.com>wrote:

I have some info on my 2011 APE writeup on
http://www.podxs070.com/ape-tall-tales-2011

Nothing special here -- i've used them mounted to the hitch of the car, so
not high at all! and i also tried it out just putting it on top of a 6
foot wood fence, and then used a 12 ft jumper cable as a counterpoise (at
first, i connected the jumper to the car, but also seemed to work fine as
just a wire).
so next i might try to get it a little higher (10-12ft on the roof of a
shed) ... The portable QTH is a condo, so can only do temporary stuff on
the little back patio ..
I may try to do the ape as mobile instead of portable, too ... will have to
wait and see if that works out.

Definitely a compromised antenna, but swr is pretty good, and it gets me
out there! And they're great for the price and simplicity of setting them
up (screw the whip into the base, and mount it w/a ground) ...
I've considered getting that "claw" mount for them, too -- seems like it
would be handy.

You will probably be better off than me if you're using two of them as a
dipole ...

I also got the quick-disconnects, so while it's still manual to change
bands, it's really fast.

--david
kj4izw

On Mon, Jul 16, 2012 at 11:01 AM, Bryon <nnegrom@gmail.com> wrote:

David,

How do your hamsticks work? I picked up a couple. Also picked up the
dipole
mounting bracket. I really haven't had a chance to use them though. How
high do you get them? Do you do anything special? I would be interested
in
anything you have to share.

Thank you,

- -
Bryon


On Mon, Jul 16, 2012 at 8:59 AM, David Westbrook <dwestbrook@gmail.com
wrote:
I definitely plan to again this year! location will be Charleston, SC
(EM92xu; Charleston County) .. dates TBD. bands limited to 17/20/40
(hamsticks).

--david
KJ4IZW

On Mon, Jul 16, 2012 at 10:34 AM, Karen Russo <w4krn@his.com> wrote:

**


Hi all,

Anyone else planning an APE this summer? Please let me know, so we
can
get
you on the list. So far I have WA3WSJ,
W5WF, and KD8LAV. If I missed anyone please resend your info.

Thanks, 73 – Karen W4KRN

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Yahoo! Groups Links




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latest information on 070 Club activities.



Yahoo! Groups Links








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latest information on 070 Club activities.



Yahoo! Groups Links




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Re: Going APE?

David Westbrook
 

I have some info on my 2011 APE writeup on
http://www.podxs070.com/ape-tall-tales-2011

Nothing special here -- i've used them mounted to the hitch of the car, so
not high at all! and i also tried it out just putting it on top of a 6
foot wood fence, and then used a 12 ft jumper cable as a counterpoise (at
first, i connected the jumper to the car, but also seemed to work fine as
just a wire).
so next i might try to get it a little higher (10-12ft on the roof of a
shed) ... The portable QTH is a condo, so can only do temporary stuff on
the little back patio ..
I may try to do the ape as mobile instead of portable, too ... will have to
wait and see if that works out.

Definitely a compromised antenna, but swr is pretty good, and it gets me
out there! And they're great for the price and simplicity of setting them
up (screw the whip into the base, and mount it w/a ground) ...
I've considered getting that "claw" mount for them, too -- seems like it
would be handy.

You will probably be better off than me if you're using two of them as a
dipole ...

I also got the quick-disconnects, so while it's still manual to change
bands, it's really fast.

--david
kj4izw

On Mon, Jul 16, 2012 at 11:01 AM, Bryon <nnegrom@gmail.com> wrote:

David,

How do your hamsticks work? I picked up a couple. Also picked up the dipole
mounting bracket. I really haven't had a chance to use them though. How
high do you get them? Do you do anything special? I would be interested in
anything you have to share.

Thank you,

- -
Bryon


On Mon, Jul 16, 2012 at 8:59 AM, David Westbrook <dwestbrook@gmail.com
wrote:
I definitely plan to again this year! location will be Charleston, SC
(EM92xu; Charleston County) .. dates TBD. bands limited to 17/20/40
(hamsticks).

--david
KJ4IZW

On Mon, Jul 16, 2012 at 10:34 AM, Karen Russo <w4krn@his.com> wrote:

**


Hi all,

Anyone else planning an APE this summer? Please let me know, so we can
get
you on the list. So far I have WA3WSJ,
W5WF, and KD8LAV. If I missed anyone please resend your info.

Thanks, 73 – Karen W4KRN





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Yahoo! Groups Links








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latest information on 070 Club activities.



Yahoo! Groups Links




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Re: Going APE?

W7RIV
 

David,

How do your hamsticks work? I picked up a couple. Also picked up the dipole
mounting bracket. I really haven't had a chance to use them though. How
high do you get them? Do you do anything special? I would be interested in
anything you have to share.

Thank you,

- -
Bryon

On Mon, Jul 16, 2012 at 8:59 AM, David Westbrook <dwestbrook@gmail.com>wrote:

I definitely plan to again this year! location will be Charleston, SC
(EM92xu; Charleston County) .. dates TBD. bands limited to 17/20/40
(hamsticks).

--david
KJ4IZW

On Mon, Jul 16, 2012 at 10:34 AM, Karen Russo <w4krn@his.com> wrote:

**


Hi all,

Anyone else planning an APE this summer? Please let me know, so we can
get
you on the list. So far I have WA3WSJ,
W5WF, and KD8LAV. If I missed anyone please resend your info.

Thanks, 73 – Karen W4KRN

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

Check out the 070 Club website at <http://www.podxs070.com/> for the
latest information on 070 Club activities.



Yahoo! Groups Links




Re: Going APE?

David Westbrook
 

I definitely plan to again this year! location will be Charleston, SC
(EM92xu; Charleston County) .. dates TBD. bands limited to 17/20/40
(hamsticks).

--david
KJ4IZW

On Mon, Jul 16, 2012 at 10:34 AM, Karen Russo <w4krn@his.com> wrote:

**


Hi all,

Anyone else planning an APE this summer? Please let me know, so we can get
you on the list. So far I have WA3WSJ,
W5WF, and KD8LAV. If I missed anyone please resend your info.

Thanks, 73 – Karen W4KRN

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Re: Going APE?

W7RIV
 

I am looking to go APE as well. I had a date and location locked down and I
recently got booted from the location I was going to operate. I'll let you
know as well as we get a little closer, my guess is later in the month for
me.

- -
73, Bryon (W7RIV)


Re: Going APE?

 

Karen,
Please pencil in an operation by W6QP, 070-1454.
Not sure of the dates, etc, and we'll notify you in advance.
Thanks,
Milt.
N6MG

----- Original Message -----
From: Karen Russo
To: 070 PSK Club
Sent: Monday, July 16, 2012 7:34 AM
Subject: [070] Going APE?



Hi all,

Anyone else planning an APE this summer? Please let me know, so we can get you on the list. So far I have WA3WSJ,
W5WF, and KD8LAV. If I missed anyone please resend your info.

Thanks, 73 ā€“ Karen W4KRN

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