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Re: Valentine Sprint

Daniel Severance
 

Greetings,

A ham in the San Diego DX club compared windows 7 and windows 8 (after removing the interface) and found that windows 8 uses a lot less memory.  It makes sense - since windows 8 will span tablets to PCs, they finally are forced to write more efficient code which benefits older machines.

Keep us up to date how things work!
73
Dan
N6ERD



________________________________
From: Jim Sens <jdsens@earthlink.net>
To: 070@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2013 9:45 PM
Subject: Re: [070] Valentine Sprint


 
I actually like windows 8, once i ditched the metro interface. it
really brought my
old dell laptop back to life, much snappier response than xp or 7. 73
de KX8C Jim

On 2/14/2013 9:41 PM, Mark Crosbie - N8MNI wrote:

Sorry to say I will be off the air tonight. I am in the process of
installing a new computer in the shack.
I am switching from Windows XP on a Pentium 4 3.2 Ghz with 2 GB ram, to
a Windows 8 64, on an AMD 6 core 3.5Ghz with 32GB ram.
Big step up, and a big learning curve. I added RS-232 ports and a second
sound card to the new computer today.

--

73,

N8MNI
Mark Crosbie
London, Ohio
PODXS 070# 0525
PODXS Clubhouse Barkeep
PODXS Reflector Boss

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Re: (unknown)

Daniel Severance
 

The series already periodically shows the radio equipment in the background of his office but hasn't featured it.  He has a callsign and you can send for a QSL card (without working him of course)...

73
Dan
N6ERD


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From: Ld Rockne <pops435@yahoo.com>
To:
Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2013 9:45 PM
Subject: [070] (unknown)


 
 
 
Hi All,
 
The comedy series starring Tim Allen, will be featuring
'Ham Radio' sometime in March.
 
See the ARRL website below:
 
http://www.arrl.org/news/em-ham-radio-in-hollywood-em-last-man-standing-to-feature-ham-radio-in-upcoming-episode
 
Larry WA7HDZ #404

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Valentine Sprint Log Submission Tips

v32hoosier <v32hoosier@...>
 

Being a relative new member (#1620), this was my first Valentine Sprint, and I really enjoyed it. I did have some difficulties submitting my log, so I thought I'd pass along some tips for other "newbies".

The automated processes for scoring and log submission works really slick (thanks to all who had a hand in making that happen), provided you have your log data in the correct format.

Submitting your entry is a two step process. First you have to submit your log to the scoring website http://dwestbrook.net/projects/ham/scorer/?contest_id=Valentine-Sprint&year=2013. The scoring website reviews your log and automatically extracts the data needed for scoring (i.e. # or YL/OM QSOs, SPC's, etc.) and then calculates your score. It also puts together a log summary that's used by the Contest Manager. The second part of the process is to submit your information from the scoring (including the log summary produced by the scorer) to the Contest Manager via the link found in the Valentine Sprint rules (i.e. http://www.podxs070.com/vs-entry).

The problems I ran in to involved making sure my log was set up the way the scoring software expected. Here are the tips that I found. 1) The DXCC field on each contact must be filled out with the correct DXCC entity number (i.e. United States = 291, Canada = 1, Puerto Rico = 202, etc..) or your multipliers and score will be zero. You can get the DXCC entity numbers from the ARRL (just google "DXCC list") 2) The State and Country fields must be filled out (you can't rely on the scorer parsing them out of exchange info). 3) The OM/YL designator goes into the "Serial Number In" field. If that field is blank, it assumes OM, so you only need to fill in the YL contacts (saves some work).

I hope this is helpful. Sorry about the length of the post.

de Bob, KC9UR


Re: Valentine Spint

Johan Stewart
 

This was my first 070 sprint and my first QRP Contest.

Thanks to all who came back to me.

73
Johan
NI3C


Re: Valentine Sprint

ljl2002@att.net
 

Touche!

--- On Fri, 2/15/13, Robert Johnstone <shopr3@yahoo.com> wrote:


From: Robert Johnstone <shopr3@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [070] Valentine Sprint
To: "070@yahoogroups.com" <070@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Friday, February 15, 2013, 11:53 AM



 



I can make you happier, 3 beats my 2 qrp on 80,: KC9JBU and K5EVR
but I got a late start but, "happy wife, happy life". 
73 kd0fip Robert #1396
 
R.A. Johnstone

________________________________
From: "ljl2002@att.net" joe_molon@yahoo.com>
To: 070@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Friday, February 15, 2013 6:37 AM
Subject: [070] Valentine Sprint


 
Only heard N9AVY,KC9JBU and N7MJ but just too much QRN here fer the QRP to cut through. I was counting on N6ERD for at least one contact.HI HI.
So there was no joy in Mudville this time. I struck out.
Hope to see you all the next time around!
GL & 73.
Joe
KA1PPV #1482













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Re: Valentine Spint

Jerry N9AVY
 

Managed to work a few, but obviously missed a few more (drat !). The QSB made signals rough at times with them being up & down ...  so much up & down I was starting to get seasick, hi !

Had a good time, but about 2300 LT I was falling asleep and slowing down. Never saw 2 AM LT. 

Not a winner, but just like the Cubs , "There's always next year !".

Jerry  N9AVY  #454


Re: Valentine Sprint

Robert Johnstone
 

I can make you happier, 3 beats my 2 qrp on 80,: KC9JBU and K5EVR
but I got a late start but, "happy wife, happy life". 
73 kd0fip Robert #1396
 
R.A. Johnstone


________________________________
From: "ljl2002@att.net" <joe_molon@yahoo.com>
To: 070@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Friday, February 15, 2013 6:37 AM
Subject: [070] Valentine Sprint


 
Only heard N9AVY,KC9JBU and N7MJ but just too much QRN here fer the QRP to cut through. I was counting on N6ERD for at least one contact.HI HI.
So there was no joy in Mudville this time. I struck out.
Hope to see you all the next time around!
GL & 73.
Joe
KA1PPV #1482




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Valentine Sprint

ljl2002@att.net
 

Only heard N9AVY,KC9JBU and N7MJ but just too much QRN here fer the QRP to cut through. I was counting on N6ERD for at least one contact.HI HI.
So there was no joy in Mudville this time. I struck out.
Hope to see you all the next time around!
GL & 73.
Joe
KA1PPV #1482


Re: Valentine Sprint--Sorry Milt N6MG!

 

Adam,
No problemo Amigo.
You're in the log.
I do the same thing all the time. :-)
Milt.
N6MG
070-650
LONP #76

----- Original Message -----
From: Adam Mercier
To: 070@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2013 9:11 PM
Subject: [070] Valentine Sprint--Sorry Milt N6MG!



Milt-

Thanks for picking up my call during the sprint..I worked
meticulously to create good macors this time around.alas, I clicked the
wrong one for the exchange and then tried to type madly over it.Sorry! GL
and thanks for the QSO!

73,

Adam, K7FLI #1310


Valentine Sprint--Sorry Milt N6MG!

Adam Mercier, KM7N #1310
 

Milt-

Thanks for picking up my call during the sprint..I worked
meticulously to create good macors this time around.alas, I clicked the
wrong one for the exchange and then tried to type madly over it.Sorry! GL
and thanks for the QSO!



73,



Adam, K7FLI #1310


Valentine Sprint

N9JCA-Chris <n9jca.us@...>
 

N9JCA is on 80M LONP #165 PODXS #797

C U on the waterfall Good Luck to all

N9JCA-Chris


Valentine Sprint

Jerry N9AVY
 

Running on lousy antenna tonight.  Made a few contacts. Most were good, but a couple non-070 members sneaked in.  Worked a couple new ones for LONP.

East coast seems to be fading out. 

I'm on 40m, but don't think I'll be on 80m.. will give it a try later if antenna will load up.
160m is a no -go.

Thanks for the Q's  gals N' guys !

Jerry  N9AVY


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Re: Valentine Sprint

Jim Sens <jdsens@...>
 

I actually like windows 8, once i ditched the metro interface. it
really brought my
old dell laptop back to life, much snappier response than xp or 7. 73
de KX8C Jim

On 2/14/2013 9:41 PM, Mark Crosbie - N8MNI wrote:

Sorry to say I will be off the air tonight. I am in the process of
installing a new computer in the shack.
I am switching from Windows XP on a Pentium 4 3.2 Ghz with 2 GB ram, to
a Windows 8 64, on an AMD 6 core 3.5Ghz with 32GB ram.
Big step up, and a big learning curve. I added RS-232 ports and a second
sound card to the new computer today.

--

73,

N8MNI
Mark Crosbie
London, Ohio
PODXS 070# 0525
PODXS Clubhouse Barkeep
PODXS Reflector Boss

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Larry
 

Hi All,
 
The comedy series starring Tim Allen, will be featuring
'Ham Radio' sometime in March.
 
See the ARRL website below:
 
http://www.arrl.org/news/em-ham-radio-in-hollywood-em-last-man-standing-to-feature-ham-radio-in-upcoming-episode
 
Larry WA7HDZ #404

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Valentine Sprint

Mark - N8MNI
 

Sorry to say I will be off the air tonight. I am in the process of
installing a new computer in the shack.
I am switching from Windows XP on a Pentium 4 3.2 Ghz with 2 GB ram, to
a Windows 8 64, on an AMD 6 core 3.5Ghz with 32GB ram.
Big step up, and a big learning curve. I added RS-232 ports and a second
sound card to the new computer today.

--


73,

N8MNI
Mark Crosbie
London, Ohio
PODXS 070# 0525
PODXS Clubhouse Barkeep
PODXS Reflector Boss


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Re: Valentine Sprint

 

Bill,
Let ur conscience be ur guide on the "Hi Milt" scenario.
Personally, I do it, and Bill, you have better tell me "Hi"...

:-)

Milt.
N6MG
070-650
LONP #76

----- Original Message -----
From: WG5T
To: 070@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2013 5:50 PM
Subject: [070] Valentine Sprint



The time is ticking down to 20:00 Central Time. I am experiencing
performance anxiety. Is my CQ macro too long? Maybe I should just
respond to other CQ's. Is my Exchange the way it should be to conform to all others? Do I need to send Call Name OM and State once or maybe twice? Should I turn it back with just a BK or should I use a
TU de WG5T ? Guess there is no time to say " Hi Milt" or "Good to cuagn". That is not contest-like. OK, here we go.


Re: identifying 070 members

wb5lai <vancar@...>
 

Hi Joe - just worked you on 7.034.70. Thanks for the contact and another 070 member (#52) Van- WB5LAI

--- In 070@yahoogroups.com, Joseph Miller wrote:

Hi Van,

I hope you can join us tomorrow night for the (St.) Valentine's Day sprint,
I am sure you will get a lot closer to 100.

I also hope to contact you myself.

73 de Joe KJ8O




On Wed, Feb 13, 2013 at 12:36 PM, wb5lai wrote:

**


OH Yeah!! The LONP log checker is great!! Thanks for the info. NOW, I'm
disappointed - 583 PSK31 contacts and only 51 are 070 members. I thought I
was closer than that. If any of you ever see me on - please give me a call
! Looks like I need some help instead of random luck. WB5LAI - Van

--- In 070@yahoogroups.com, pegduck56 wrote:

Van, if you were to run your log through the LONP checker, it will pull
out any 070 numbers with the call sign.
Â
Also, most of the endorsements are not restricted to 070 members. Those
that do require 070 members (i.e. WABOL) will say so in the endorsement
description.
Â
GL, Ted, K7TRK


________________________________
From: wb5lai
To: 070@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wednesday, February 6, 2013 1:14 PM
Subject: [070] identifying 070 members


Â

I have several hundred PSK contacts in my log. 070 members are not
identified. Is there any way to compare my log with the membership list.
Sure would be nice in applying for awards. How do people show their PODX
070 membership during contacts in order for others to put it into their
log? Van - WB5LAI - #1490




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Valentine Sprint

WG5T <wg5t@...>
 

The time is ticking down to 20:00 Central Time. I am experiencing
performance anxiety. Is my CQ macro too long? Maybe I should just
respond to other CQ's. Is my Exchange the way it should be to conform to all others? Do I need to send Call Name OM and State once or maybe twice? Should I turn it back with just a BK or should I use a
TU de WG5T ? Guess there is no time to say " Hi Milt" or "Good to cuagn". That is not contest-like. OK, here we go.


Re: ~Valentine Sprint~

Daniel Severance
 

Not looking.like snow.woll allowed to.get my.station sorted for the test.and podxs rules.don't.allow me to.use someone eldest.

Enjoy!
73,
Dan
N6ERD

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Re: ~Valentine Sprint~

 

Carl,
That's a very reasonable request and suggestion.
I'll be starting at 8:00 pm, left coast time at 7.035 mHz.
I'll play that until I start seeing traces at 3.580 mHz.
I'll make my traditional 160m Q with my neighbor down the road, Fred, W0PE and anyone else I see.
Looking for WABOL's, new LONP Q's and to say hello to everybody!
I'll also be monitoring the contest reflector.
Milt.
N6MG
070-650
LONP #76

----- Original Message -----
From: Carl Rimmer W8KRF
To: 070@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2013 1:06 PM
Subject: RE: [070] ~Valentine Sprint~



May I ask that everyone use the exchange format given on the website so it will be easier to copy and paste into the received exchange field, i.e., Call Name OM/YL SPC. Thank you.

From: 070@yahoogroups.com [mailto:070@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of w4krn@his.com
Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2013 2:38 PM
To: 070 PSK Club
Subject: [070] ~Valentine Sprint~

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone. Hope to see you in the sprint.

http://www.podxs070.com/valentine-sprint

There is also a link for the helpful contest scorer by David KJ4IZW.

73 – Karen W4KRN

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