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Re: 6m open to west coast

K8TOM
 

Beam pointed east and CQ-ing at QRG 50.290+offset

Tom
K8TOM


On Wed, Jun 11, 2014 at 3:35 PM, 'N2MLP' n2mlp@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

6m open to west coast



6m open to west coast

Brian (N2MLP)
 

6m open to west coast


Re: Letter from the Manager

Jerry N9AVY
 

Dan:

We all know that things down South run slower and the life style is as such. People down South seem to live much longer or so it seems. :-)

You'll get that antenna installed when you're "darn good and ready to" and not a moment sooner ! You're in the "planning stage" right now and that can't be hurried, you know. Besides, life does get has a way of getting in the way of our hobby - drat !

I'll look forward to hearing you on the air again.


Jerry N9AVY


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

On Wed, 6/11/14, Dan Morris dbmorris315@gmail.com [070] <070@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: Re: [070] Letter from the Manager
To: "070 List Service 070 List Service" <070@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 12:14 PM
















 









Ted — Then I’m waaaayyy behind.  I
received my Zero Five vertical two weeks ago and only just
got it out of the box last week.  But then we went on a
mini vacation for granddaughters graduation.   I still
need to cut the radials to the correct length and then get
them on the radial plate; dig the hole for the mast, put the
antenna together and then bury the coax and radials.  
I’d like to say all in one week but the way I’m going it
will be at least 2 more weeks.
And then I hope I’ve got everything the way it
should be and get back on the air after a year and a half
hiatus!


Dan Morris
  KZ3T   070-1065dbmorris315@gmail.com






On Jun 11, 2014, at 12:53 PM, Ted pegduck56@yahoo.com
[070] <070@yahoogroups.com>
wrote:

and remember, David,
it is a well known fact that after a big interstate move,
you should be unpacked and everything in place in no more
than 2 weeks. Then it should take no more than 5 days (6 if
you are working full time) to get antennae up and the shack
wired. So, we expect to see you on the air by July 4th
!
GL
and 73, TedK7TRK

On Wednesday, June 11, 2014 4:35 AM,
"David Westbrook dwestbrook@gmail.com [070]"
<070@yahoogroups.com>
wrote:


 now you guys know
(in part) why i keep saying "wait until fall" on
the endorsement stuff! :)
Jeannie -- You still have a chance
to finish moving before me;  We "moved" over
memorial day, but that was having the movers pack everything
up, and then we (me+xyl+kid+dog) drove up ...
now we're in a long-term hotel for another month before
closing on a new house -- THEN the fun starts when the
movers bring everythign over from storage! :)   So
i'm using this hotel down time to crank away on this
stuff  ...
I
brought most of shack equipment with me (thanks to APE
incentive a few years ago, I made go-box for HF base station
-- info on my qrz.com page)
... haven't set it up though,  but the hotel is a
2-bedroom loft, so night vaulted ceiling so hamstick (have a
17, 20 & 40) could go in the corner......
 
> Or
even finish off his own award :-)
ha!
 yeah, i gotta knock that out!   Just have Sat 3am
and Mon 4,5am local left ... tough
ones.  oooh -- there's a new
168-er!!
73!--davidkj4izw


On Tue,
Jun 10, 2014 at 10:54 PM, David Rock david@graniteweb.com [070] <070@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
 * Matthew
King mrk.twg@gmail.com [070]
<070@yahoogroups.com> [2014-06-10
19:59]:
> Don't give him the big head, Jeannie!
Here he is the club manager of a
> large,
rapidly growing club, and he can't even be bothered to
have a radio
> shack, much less
operate!

> ~tongue so firmly in cheek~

Or even finish off his
own award :-)

-- 
David, K9DWR
#1604 LONP #255
david@graniteweb.com


Re: Letter from the Manager

Dan Morris - KZ3T
 

Ted — Then I’m waaaayyy behind.  I received my Zero Five vertical two weeks ago and only just got it out of the box last week.  But then we went on a mini vacation for granddaughters graduation.   I still need to cut the radials to the correct length and then get them on the radial plate; dig the hole for the mast, put the antenna together and then bury the coax and radials.   I’d like to say all in one week but the way I’m going it will be at least 2 more weeks.

And then I hope I’ve got everything the way it should be and get back on the air after a year and a half hiatus!

Dan Morris   KZ3T   070-1065



On Jun 11, 2014, at 12:53 PM, Ted pegduck56@... [070] <070@...> wrote:


and remember, David, it is a well known fact that after a big interstate move, you should be unpacked and everything in place in no more than 2 weeks. Then it should take no more than 5 days (6 if you are working full time) to get antennae up and the shack wired. So, we expect to see you on the air by July 4th !

GL and 73, Ted
K7TRK


On Wednesday, June 11, 2014 4:35 AM, "David Westbrook dwestbrook@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:


 
now you guys know (in part) why i keep saying "wait until fall" on the endorsement stuff! :)

Jeannie -- You still have a chance to finish moving before me;  We "moved" over memorial day, but that was having the movers pack everything up, and then we (me+xyl+kid+dog) drove up ... now we're in a long-term hotel for another month before closing on a new house -- THEN the fun starts when the movers bring everythign over from storage! :)   So i'm using this hotel down time to crank away on this stuff  ...

I brought most of shack equipment with me (thanks to APE incentive a few years ago, I made go-box for HF base station -- info on my qrz.com page) ... haven't set it up though,  but the hotel is a 2-bedroom loft, so night vaulted ceiling so hamstick (have a 17, 20 & 40) could go in the corner......  

Or even finish off his own award :-)

ha!  yeah, i gotta knock that out!   Just have Sat 3am and Mon 4,5am local left ... tough ones.
  oooh -- there's a new 168-er!!

73!
--david
kj4izw



On Tue, Jun 10, 2014 at 10:54 PM, David Rock david@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 
* Matthew King mrk.twg@... [070] <070@...> [2014-06-10 19:59]:

> Don't give him the big head, Jeannie! Here he is the club manager of a
> large, rapidly growing club, and he can't even be bothered to have a radio
> shack, much less operate!
> 
> ~tongue so firmly in cheek~

Or even finish off his own award :-)

-- 
David, K9DWR
#1604 LONP #255
david@...






Re: Letter from the Manager

Ted <pegduck56@...>
 

and remember, David, it is a well known fact that after a big interstate move, you should be unpacked and everything in place in no more than 2 weeks. Then it should take no more than 5 days (6 if you are working full time) to get antennae up and the shack wired. So, we expect to see you on the air by July 4th !

GL and 73, Ted
K7TRK


On Wednesday, June 11, 2014 4:35 AM, "David Westbrook dwestbrook@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:


 
now you guys know (in part) why i keep saying "wait until fall" on the endorsement stuff! :)

Jeannie -- You still have a chance to finish moving before me;  We "moved" over memorial day, but that was having the movers pack everything up, and then we (me+xyl+kid+dog) drove up ... now we're in a long-term hotel for another month before closing on a new house -- THEN the fun starts when the movers bring everythign over from storage! :)   So i'm using this hotel down time to crank away on this stuff  ...

I brought most of shack equipment with me (thanks to APE incentive a few years ago, I made go-box for HF base station -- info on my qrz.com page) ... haven't set it up though,  but the hotel is a 2-bedroom loft, so night vaulted ceiling so hamstick (have a 17, 20 & 40) could go in the corner......  

Or even finish off his own award :-)

ha!  yeah, i gotta knock that out!   Just have Sat 3am and Mon 4,5am local left ... tough ones.
  oooh -- there's a new 168-er!!

73!
--david
kj4izw



On Tue, Jun 10, 2014 at 10:54 PM, David Rock david@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 
* Matthew King mrk.twg@... [070] <070@...> [2014-06-10 19:59]:

> Don't give him the big head, Jeannie! Here he is the club manager of a
> large, rapidly growing club, and he can't even be bothered to have a radio
> shack, much less operate!
>
> ~tongue so firmly in cheek~

Or even finish off his own award :-)

--
David, K9DWR
#1604 LONP #255
david@...




Re: Some thoughts ...

 

Dan, you're absolutely correct.
I had an EPC number associated with my old call, W6QE. When I changed calls to my new call, N6MG, I innocently emailed them & asked the number be transferred to N6MG. No dice. I was told to file as a new member. Not a very big deal in looking at the big picture, but another hassle when changing calls and it does inflate their master roster.
I'll never change calls again!
Milton
N6MG
070-650
LONP #76
 
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 5:36 AM
Subject: Re: [070] Some thoughts ...

 

Just wanted to let everyone know that even though EPC appears to have over 20,000 members.  That is not true at all.  Reason being is when someone gets a new call sign they must apply for a NEW EPC number!  They cannot use their old EPC number.  That number is tied to the call sign only not the member.  So when using a new call sign they technically have no EPC number.   This blows up the numbers which makes it appear that there are that many more members when, in fact, not true.   Reason I know this is because I got it straight from the horse’s mouth so to speak.  There was no indication he would change how they issue numbers.


Dan Morris   KZ3T   070-1065



On Jun 11, 2014, at 7:24 AM, David Westbrook dwestbrook@... [070] <070@...> wrote:


More great stuff!  more cherry-picked quotes & replies below ...


> [Bill] if you want to work a lot of countries, use RTTY, if you want to have fun, use PSK-31. 

Even if you're not a contester, it's a great resource for DXCC (especially when newer) to have RTTY contests ... hop on during one of the big contests and take advantage of the volume of stations on, and pick off "needed" dxcc-band slots from the spotter ...  Develops an extra operating skill (short contest exchanges; pileups), too, which can be applied to our PSK contests as well.


> [Bill] Maybe something for working a certain number of 070 Members who are on a different continent than you are or maybe a WAC type award for working just 070 members.

Interesting ... added to the list!
 
> [Bill] It looks like there are nine 070 Club contests per year.  Maybe something for participating in at least 6 of the 9?  I know folks with attic antennas are not likely to participate in the 80 or 160 meter contests and things happen where we miss a weekend for non-radio reasons.

Interesting and added to list, too!    That would be a super-attaboy sticker :)

> [Bill] How about a recruiting endorsement for helping to sign up new members?

I had the general concept on the list, but not sure how to actually implement it ...  will definitely revisit; will also review the growth stats.


> [Matt]  What about, perhaps, some endorsements involving our PSK cousins - PSK63 and PSK125?

The club has always been strictly PSK31 (w/the exception of 31-flavors) ... Why that was originally done, i'm not sure ... Maybe someone ( Jay/Charlie/Steve/Milt/etc) on here has more direct knowledge of the background there ... 
So while not opposed (and it's added to the review list), I recognize there's that history there...   though maybe a "flavors" endorsement?  kinda ties it to the existing exception,  and it's just a "side" item (endorsement), and not changing the direction of the club.   I do like endorsements that promote trying something new -- like the QRP and 12on12, 30on30, 17on17, tri-warc endrosements ... All of those (and APE) got me started on new aspects that i hadn't branched out to yet.  Hmm .. maybe the endorsement could involve "running" the modes, where you need a set of PSK31 + PSK63 + PSK125 contacts w/a station to count ... keeps PSK31 in there, and get the fun/skill of mode-QSY (like in 31 flavors).

side plug -- for those that haven't checked out EPC (European PSK Club) http://www.eupsk.com/  it's a large club (20,000 members), covers all PSK modes, and also sponsors contests (including a PSK63 one) and endorsements (and has a really slick checker/submission program).
There are 1134 070 members also in EPC.

> [Jerry]  What 070 needs is something totally different from the run-of-the-mill awards of other organizations.

And i think we have more of that coming!  [ sorry, vague again ;) ]

> [TED] well, I think it's instructive to review some of the existing endorsements ....

Ted -- all FB comments!   Good to have a mix of difficulty -- and related to that I think the "tiered" awards (e.g. South America, 24x7, LONP) make it so you can achieve progress and still have the difficult challenges.

--david
KJ4IZW



On Tue, Jun 10, 2014 at 8:46 PM, drbyrne drbyrne@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

Diets are SO overrated... :-) 
Delos / NO8R



"'Milton Garb' n6mg@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:

 

Steve,
Sounds like you're awaiting a call from the kitchen?
Milt.
 
 
----- Original Message -----
To: 070@...
Sent: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 5:16 PM
Subject: Re: Re: Re: [070] Some thoughts ...

 

Food...food...Food! We need a food-based endorsement!

How about "Foods of the World" (a spelling game), spelled in the native language of the dish. Or work callsigns whose suffixes concatenate to form the major food groups? Or add up all the numbers in the callsigns to match target calorie counts?

Steve
W3HF

(who is a little food-obsessed at the moment because his wife has him on a diet and he's hungry even after eating the dinner she prepared!)
 
 
On 06/10/14, Jerry n9avy@... [070]<070@...> wrote:
 
... But a thought probably brought on by eating heavy nightmare inducing food before bedtime. :-)


Jerry N9AVY










Re: Some thoughts ...

Dan Morris - KZ3T
 

Just wanted to let everyone know that even though EPC appears to have over 20,000 members.  That is not true at all.  Reason being is when someone gets a new call sign they must apply for a NEW EPC number!  They cannot use their old EPC number.  That number is tied to the call sign only not the member.  So when using a new call sign they technically have no EPC number.   This blows up the numbers which makes it appear that there are that many more members when, in fact, not true.   Reason I know this is because I got it straight from the horse’s mouth so to speak.  There was no indication he would change how they issue numbers.

Dan Morris   KZ3T   070-1065



On Jun 11, 2014, at 7:24 AM, David Westbrook dwestbrook@... [070] <070@...> wrote:


More great stuff!  more cherry-picked quotes & replies below ...


> [Bill] if you want to work a lot of countries, use RTTY, if you want to have fun, use PSK-31. 

Even if you're not a contester, it's a great resource for DXCC (especially when newer) to have RTTY contests ... hop on during one of the big contests and take advantage of the volume of stations on, and pick off "needed" dxcc-band slots from the spotter ...  Develops an extra operating skill (short contest exchanges; pileups), too, which can be applied to our PSK contests as well.


> [Bill] Maybe something for working a certain number of 070 Members who are on a different continent than you are or maybe a WAC type award for working just 070 members.

Interesting ... added to the list!
 
> [Bill] It looks like there are nine 070 Club contests per year.  Maybe something for participating in at least 6 of the 9?  I know folks with attic antennas are not likely to participate in the 80 or 160 meter contests and things happen where we miss a weekend for non-radio reasons.

Interesting and added to list, too!    That would be a super-attaboy sticker :)

> [Bill] How about a recruiting endorsement for helping to sign up new members?

I had the general concept on the list, but not sure how to actually implement it ...  will definitely revisit; will also review the growth stats.


> [Matt]  What about, perhaps, some endorsements involving our PSK cousins - PSK63 and PSK125?

The club has always been strictly PSK31 (w/the exception of 31-flavors) ... Why that was originally done, i'm not sure ... Maybe someone ( Jay/Charlie/Steve/Milt/etc) on here has more direct knowledge of the background there ... 
So while not opposed (and it's added to the review list), I recognize there's that history there...   though maybe a "flavors" endorsement?  kinda ties it to the existing exception,  and it's just a "side" item (endorsement), and not changing the direction of the club.   I do like endorsements that promote trying something new -- like the QRP and 12on12, 30on30, 17on17, tri-warc endrosements ... All of those (and APE) got me started on new aspects that i hadn't branched out to yet.  Hmm .. maybe the endorsement could involve "running" the modes, where you need a set of PSK31 + PSK63 + PSK125 contacts w/a station to count ... keeps PSK31 in there, and get the fun/skill of mode-QSY (like in 31 flavors).

side plug -- for those that haven't checked out EPC (European PSK Club) http://www.eupsk.com/  it's a large club (20,000 members), covers all PSK modes, and also sponsors contests (including a PSK63 one) and endorsements (and has a really slick checker/submission program).
There are 1134 070 members also in EPC.

> [Jerry]  What 070 needs is something totally different from the run-of-the-mill awards of other organizations.

And i think we have more of that coming!  [ sorry, vague again ;) ]

> [TED] well, I think it's instructive to review some of the existing endorsements ....

Ted -- all FB comments!   Good to have a mix of difficulty -- and related to that I think the "tiered" awards (e.g. South America, 24x7, LONP) make it so you can achieve progress and still have the difficult challenges.

--david
KJ4IZW



On Tue, Jun 10, 2014 at 8:46 PM, drbyrne drbyrne@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

Diets are SO overrated... :-) 
Delos / NO8R



"'Milton Garb' n6mg@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:

 

Steve,
Sounds like you're awaiting a call from the kitchen?
Milt.
 
 
----- Original Message -----
To: 070@...
Sent: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 5:16 PM
Subject: Re: Re: Re: [070] Some thoughts ...

 

Food...food...Food! We need a food-based endorsement!

How about "Foods of the World" (a spelling game), spelled in the native language of the dish. Or work callsigns whose suffixes concatenate to form the major food groups? Or add up all the numbers in the callsigns to match target calorie counts?

Steve
W3HF

(who is a little food-obsessed at the moment because his wife has him on a diet and he's hungry even after eating the dinner she prepared!)
 
 
On 06/10/14, Jerry n9avy@... [070]<070@...> wrote:
 
... But a thought probably brought on by eating heavy nightmare inducing food before bedtime. :-)


Jerry N9AVY










Re: Letter from the Manager

David Westbrook
 

now you guys know (in part) why i keep saying "wait until fall" on the endorsement stuff! :)

Jeannie -- You still have a chance to finish moving before me;  We "moved" over memorial day, but that was having the movers pack everything up, and then we (me+xyl+kid+dog) drove up ... now we're in a long-term hotel for another month before closing on a new house -- THEN the fun starts when the movers bring everythign over from storage! :)   So i'm using this hotel down time to crank away on this stuff  ...

I brought most of shack equipment with me (thanks to APE incentive a few years ago, I made go-box for HF base station -- info on my qrz.com page) ... haven't set it up though,  but the hotel is a 2-bedroom loft, so night vaulted ceiling so hamstick (have a 17, 20 & 40) could go in the corner......  

Or even finish off his own award :-)

ha!  yeah, i gotta knock that out!   Just have Sat 3am and Mon 4,5am local left ... tough ones.
  oooh -- there's a new 168-er!!

73!
--david
kj4izw



On Tue, Jun 10, 2014 at 10:54 PM, David Rock david@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

* Matthew King mrk.twg@... [070] <070@...> [2014-06-10 19:59]:


> Don't give him the big head, Jeannie! Here he is the club manager of a
> large, rapidly growing club, and he can't even be bothered to have a radio
> shack, much less operate!
>
> ~tongue so firmly in cheek~

Or even finish off his own award :-)

--
David, K9DWR
#1604 LONP #255
david@...



Re: Some thoughts ...

David Westbrook
 


More great stuff!  more cherry-picked quotes & replies below ...


> [Bill] if you want to work a lot of countries, use RTTY, if you want to have fun, use PSK-31. 

Even if you're not a contester, it's a great resource for DXCC (especially when newer) to have RTTY contests ... hop on during one of the big contests and take advantage of the volume of stations on, and pick off "needed" dxcc-band slots from the spotter ...  Develops an extra operating skill (short contest exchanges; pileups), too, which can be applied to our PSK contests as well.


> [Bill] Maybe something for working a certain number of 070 Members who are on a different continent than you are or maybe a WAC type award for working just 070 members.

Interesting ... added to the list!
 
> [Bill] It looks like there are nine 070 Club contests per year.  Maybe something for participating in at least 6 of the 9?  I know folks with attic antennas are not likely to participate in the 80 or 160 meter contests and things happen where we miss a weekend for non-radio reasons.

Interesting and added to list, too!    That would be a super-attaboy sticker :)

> [Bill] How about a recruiting endorsement for helping to sign up new members?

I had the general concept on the list, but not sure how to actually implement it ...  will definitely revisit; will also review the growth stats.


> [Matt]  What about, perhaps, some endorsements involving our PSK cousins - PSK63 and PSK125?

The club has always been strictly PSK31 (w/the exception of 31-flavors) ... Why that was originally done, i'm not sure ... Maybe someone ( Jay/Charlie/Steve/Milt/etc) on here has more direct knowledge of the background there ... 
So while not opposed (and it's added to the review list), I recognize there's that history there...   though maybe a "flavors" endorsement?  kinda ties it to the existing exception,  and it's just a "side" item (endorsement), and not changing the direction of the club.   I do like endorsements that promote trying something new -- like the QRP and 12on12, 30on30, 17on17, tri-warc endrosements ... All of those (and APE) got me started on new aspects that i hadn't branched out to yet.  Hmm .. maybe the endorsement could involve "running" the modes, where you need a set of PSK31 + PSK63 + PSK125 contacts w/a station to count ... keeps PSK31 in there, and get the fun/skill of mode-QSY (like in 31 flavors).

side plug -- for those that haven't checked out EPC (European PSK Club) http://www.eupsk.com/  it's a large club (20,000 members), covers all PSK modes, and also sponsors contests (including a PSK63 one) and endorsements (and has a really slick checker/submission program).
There are 1134 070 members also in EPC.

> [Jerry]  What 070 needs is something totally different from the run-of-the-mill awards of other organizations.

And i think we have more of that coming!  [ sorry, vague again ;) ]

> [TED] well, I think it's instructive to review some of the existing endorsements ....

Ted -- all FB comments!   Good to have a mix of difficulty -- and related to that I think the "tiered" awards (e.g. South America, 24x7, LONP) make it so you can achieve progress and still have the difficult challenges.

--david
KJ4IZW



On Tue, Jun 10, 2014 at 8:46 PM, drbyrne drbyrne@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

Diets are SO overrated... :-)
Delos / NO8R



"'Milton Garb' n6mg@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:

 

Steve,
Sounds like you're awaiting a call from the kitchen?
Milt.
 
 
----- Original Message -----
To: 070@...
Sent: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 5:16 PM
Subject: Re: Re: Re: [070] Some thoughts ...

 

Food...food...Food! We need a food-based endorsement!

How about "Foods of the World" (a spelling game), spelled in the native language of the dish. Or work callsigns whose suffixes concatenate to form the major food groups? Or add up all the numbers in the callsigns to match target calorie counts?

Steve
W3HF

(who is a little food-obsessed at the moment because his wife has him on a diet and he's hungry even after eating the dinner she prepared!)
 
 
On 06/10/14, Jerry n9avy@... [070]<070@...> wrote:
 
... But a thought probably brought on by eating heavy nightmare inducing food before bedtime. :-)


Jerry N9AVY




Re: Letter from the Manager

David, K9DWR
 

* Matthew King mrk.twg@gmail.com [070] <070@yahoogroups.com> [2014-06-10 19:59]:
Don't give him the big head, Jeannie! Here he is the club manager of a
large, rapidly growing club, and he can't even be bothered to have a radio
shack, much less operate!

~tongue so firmly in cheek~
Or even finish off his own award :-)

--
David, K9DWR
#1604 LONP #255
david@graniteweb.com


Re: Some thoughts ...

delos_byrne
 

Diets are SO overrated... :-)
Delos / NO8R

"'Milton Garb' n6mg@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:

 

Steve,
Sounds like you're awaiting a call from the kitchen?
Milt.
 
 

----- Original Message -----
To: 070@...
Sent: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 5:16 PM
Subject: Re: Re: Re: [070] Some thoughts ...

 

Food...food...Food! We need a food-based endorsement!

How about "Foods of the World" (a spelling game), spelled in the native language of the dish. Or work callsigns whose suffixes concatenate to form the major food groups? Or add up all the numbers in the callsigns to match target calorie counts?

Steve
W3HF

(who is a little food-obsessed at the moment because his wife has him on a diet and he's hungry even after eating the dinner she prepared!)
 
 
On 06/10/14, Jerry n9avy@... [070]<070@...> wrote:
 
... But a thought probably brought on by eating heavy nightmare inducing food before bedtime. :-)


Jerry N9AVY



Re: Some thoughts ...

 

Steve,
Sounds like you're awaiting a call from the kitchen?
Milt.
 
 

----- Original Message -----
To: 070@...
Sent: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 5:16 PM
Subject: Re: Re: Re: [070] Some thoughts ...

 

Food...food...Food! We need a food-based endorsement!

How about "Foods of the World" (a spelling game), spelled in the native language of the dish. Or work callsigns whose suffixes concatenate to form the major food groups? Or add up all the numbers in the callsigns to match target calorie counts?

Steve
W3HF

(who is a little food-obsessed at the moment because his wife has him on a diet and he's hungry even after eating the dinner she prepared!)
 
 
On 06/10/14, Jerry n9avy@... [070]<070@...> wrote:
 
... But a thought probably brought on by eating heavy nightmare inducing food before bedtime. :-)


Jerry N9AVY



Re: 6m opening

Tom McDermitt
 

The only 6M traces showing are from lightning strikes!



73's



Tom - W3GXV

Sarasota, FL

PODS 070 #1753



From: 070@yahoogroups.com [mailto:070@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 7:38 PM
To: 070@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [070] 6m opening





Just saw a FLA station weak

From: 070@yahoogroups.com [mailto:070@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 7:36 PM
To: 070@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [070] 6m opening

Looks like there is a 6 meter opening between the southeast and New England,
so I'm gonna do some CQ'ing.

Please come join me!

73

Matt

KK4CPS

#1708


Re: Some thoughts ...

Ted <pegduck56@...>
 

NO SOUP FOR YOU, Steve

73, K7TRK


On Tuesday, June 10, 2014 5:16 PM, "Stephen Melachrinos w3hf@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:


 
Food...food...Food! We need a food-based endorsement!

How about "Foods of the World" (a spelling game), spelled in the native language of the dish. Or work callsigns whose suffixes concatenate to form the major food groups? Or add up all the numbers in the callsigns to match target calorie counts?

Steve
W3HF

(who is a little food-obsessed at the moment because his wife has him on a diet and he's hungry even after eating the dinner she prepared!)
 
 
On 06/10/14, Jerry n9avy@... [070]<070@...> wrote:
 
... But a thought probably brought on by eating heavy nightmare inducing food before bedtime. :-)


Jerry N9AVY





Re: Some thoughts ...

Steve W3HF
 

Food...food...Food! We need a food-based endorsement!

How about "Foods of the World" (a spelling game), spelled in the native language of the dish. Or work callsigns whose suffixes concatenate to form the major food groups? Or add up all the numbers in the callsigns to match target calorie counts?

Steve
W3HF

(who is a little food-obsessed at the moment because his wife has him on a diet and he's hungry even after eating the dinner she prepared!)
 
 

On 06/10/14, Jerry n9avy@... [070]<070@...> wrote:
 
... But a thought probably brought on by eating heavy nightmare inducing food before bedtime. :-)


Jerry N9AVY



Re: Some thoughts ...

Ted <pegduck56@...>
 

well, I think it's instructive to review some of the existing endorsements that have relatively low numbers of member 'gets'. This years' 2 DX Specials, AllCAM (all central America), Mapleleaf, SA 13, Worked All Oz and the new 6m are all, on the surface something one thinks they could easily achieve. BUT, not so fast...judging by the numbers, they are pretty trick and require luck, skill and cunning. I'm luck enough to have some of those endorsements and some took several years. For me, much more challenging, and thus, rewarding when I get/got them. Sorry, but collecting the 'alphabet', counties, etc., is not ringing my radio bell. Tied to any new endorsement is the reality that not everyone has the 'big gun' setup, so somtime, it's good to have just plain fun and achievable endorsements (like the Special Event sticker - still have to find and work them, but pretty mainstream for most set ups)

An illustration of my concept is the 6M endorsement: I'm the one that opened up my big mouth about that and I have zip to show for it. Others doing much better. I'm going to go down trying, though, and that is a lot more meaningful than WAA (Worked All Alphabet)

I think any endorsement that does not involve getting in there and working your radio, skills and setup are just not of interedt to me, nor do I think that promotes the Group.
73, Ted
K7TRK
#1028


On Tuesday, June 10, 2014 4:25 PM, "Jerry n9avy@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:


 
Guess I have to agree with Steve & Milt. What 070 needs is something totally different from the run-of-the-mill awards of other organizations.

I got a kick out of the "Worked All Italian ZIP Codes Award" (PSK31 endorsed, too !). Has anyone done a "Worked ALL USA Zip Codes" ? Probably be a monster to program and not a great idea ! But a thought probably brought on by eating heavy nightmare inducing food before bedtime. :-)

Jerry N9AVY

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On Tue, 6/10/14, 'Milton Garb' n6mg@... [070] <070@...> wrote:

Subject: Re: Re: [070] Some thoughts ...
To: 070@...
Date: Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 5:48 PM
















 












I totally
agree with Steve's take
on this. I'd like to see something else, not modeled
after the League's awards.
An entity count type award, solely based on a count, at this
point in my Dx'ing
career, seems boring. I don't have anything to suggest,
but I know with all the
collective minds in this group, something interesting will
turn up and evolve
into an award or series of awards worth
pursuing.
Something
to bear in mind when
thinking about DX'peditions and why very few do BPSK31,
is that the mode is
slow. They need QSO count. I've seen many more doing
BPSK63 than 31, and of
course most all will do RTTY if their time & schedule
will allow it. Plus
the power they're running on SSB, CW & RTTY vs what
we run with BPSK,
regardless of 31 or 63 is also a factor. We can't really
depend on the big buck
DX'peditions to run our mode.
Just my
$.02 worth.
Vy
73,
Milt.
N6MG -
Mixed DXCC total: 338
entities hanging on the wall.
070-650
LONP
#76
070
Club's "Ad Hoc Cheerleading
Committee"
 
 
 
 

----- Original Message -----

From:
Stephen
Melachrinos w3hf@... [070]
To: 070@...

Sent: Tuesday, June
10, 2014 3:13
PM
Subject: Re: Re:
[070] Some thoughts
...

 



I agree that Honor Roll is impossible--too many
extremely rare entities,
activated only by DXpeditions, few of whom will operate
PSK. But high DXCC
counts on PSK are achievable with patience, effort, and a
little
luck.

I have 208 confirmed per DXCC rules, though that includes
both
east coast (W3HF) and west coast (W3HF/6) operations. But
it does NOT include
the ten I only worked from KH2 or VQ9, and none of those
ten were DXpeditions,
or extremely rare. (I'm sure most of those stations
are around frequently, but
I just can't hear them with my attic dipoles.)

That said, a simple
"entity count" endorsement doesn't excite
me. I prefer the ones that are
different from what's available elsewhere.

Steve

W3HF

 
On 06/10/14,
Jerry
n9avy@...
[070]<070@...> wrote:
 
iWhile it is
possible to make
DXCC (Basic 100 countries) the likelihood of getting to
150 or 200 is slim.
Making Honor Roll (over 331 is pretty near impossible !);
DXpeditions can't be
bothered with another mode, especially something as slow
as PSK31. Not to
mention the "LIDs" who insist on sending the DX
their "brag list" in the
middle of a pileup !

I think a basic 100 country endorsement might be a
good thing with possible stickers for increments of 5 or
10 much like the IOTA
endorsement.

I'm at 127 countries worked, but I don't see more
than a
handful I could add to that.

Good idea.


Jerry
N9AVY






























Re: Letter from the Manager

Matthew King <mrk.twg@...>
 

Don't give him the big head, Jeannie!  Here he is the club manager of a large, rapidly growing club, and he can't even be bothered to have a radio shack, much less operate! 

~tongue so firmly in cheek~

Matt
KK4CPS
#1708



On Tue, Jun 10, 2014 at 7:49 PM, Jeannie Dopson jcdopson@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

All I can say is WOW great job and thank you David!

You make me feel like a real louse you accomplished all this after a move and I still have boxes left to unpack and I moved May 1st which I believe was before your move lol 

Again great job and thank you.

Jeannie
KF5PDM
(Disappearing to finish unpacking since  she now has no more excuses)

Sent from my iPhone

On Jun 10, 2014, at 5:15 PM, "wa3gm wa3gm@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:

 

Wow!!!!  You have been a busy guy

Greg
Wa3gm


Sent via the Samsung GALAXY S®4, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: "Tom Singleton tsingle@... [070]" 070@...>
Date:06/10/2014 5:16 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] Letter from the Manager

 

Uh....Wow,....just WOW!

Tom
K8TOM


On Tue, Jun 10, 2014 at 1:41 PM, David Westbrook dwestbrook@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

It's been a few weeks now since I stepped in to fill Jay's shoes as Club Manager, so i thought I would touch base here with what I've been working on, and what's coming up soon.

First, thanks to all the FB support & volunteer offers & idea emails!! I am keeping a list of all the ideas/todo's and volunteers, and will get to all of them. And there are plans for upcoming new fun endorsements!   Thanks for the help and patience!! 

Here are some things recently completed items (some of you may have noticed some web site page changes already) ..

===> If you have comments/questions on any particular topic, please start a new thread, since lots  going on here! :)


* Updated Staff Directory
     ===> New email aliases created for permanent emails, but easy to transition among volunteers, and easy to have multiple recipients (redundancy).
     e.g.   info@...

* Electronic (PDF) certificates available
  You can download your Membership certificate,  LONP certificate, and extra endorsement sheet. (WTW will be added soon, too)
    ==> Paper versions will still be provided by the club for free. This just provides an option for those that want to print their own, or have a "soft" copy (for website, or slide show, or whatever).

* Newly constructed "master" database of member information.  You won't see this directly, but it drives a lot of the new updates.
   Includes full support for multiple callsigns and callsign changes.
   Will also start to track endorsements/mailings and budget.
  Stored as a Google Spreadsheet for easy ownership transfer, auto-backup, auto-revision history, and easy extracts, and programmatic updates (google API).
  http://hamclubs.info  will continue to provide public club lists/information.

* The following web site pages are now auto-generated from the master database:
  + "New Members" list on the front page
  + "Alpha List"
         the link to the genlog file was removed -- use http://hamclubs.info instead
         extra statistics now included
  + LONP Data" page.
  + "Members of LONP" page.

* All new ONLINE application for new members!!
    See "Join us" page and Membership FAQs for updates:
       http://www.podxs070.com/join-us
    It's now an all electronic process for staff to review/approve/add to database.
    Matt KK4CPS is doing the membership certificate printing/mailing.
    Requirements are effectively the same; notable change is that a scanned QSL image isn't necessarily required -- the application form attempts to automatically log-match a qso against the endorsement checker database.  So everyone uploading to the endorsement checker, is potentially helping new member applicants, too!!  If a match isn't found, then it requires a scan of a paper QSL, or a eQSL image.
  This was used successfully by several of the latest members, and nearly all got an automatic match.

* Updated the WTW pages (simplified some of the wording).

* Updated the "How to Donate" page w/new instructions & paypal button.

* Updated LONP Rules
      Online submission via endorsement checker
      Now FREE!  (previously $1 for initial cert)
  
* Updated "Help Desk" page
                  http://www.podxs070.com/help-desk

===> If you have comments/questions on any particular topic, please start a new thread, since lots  going on here! :)

===================

Next set of TODO's I'm working on (there's a lot more than this!):
* auto-generate the Member info page (and add link to the certs generator, too)
* changes to endorsement submission process -- hint: endorsement checker!! :)
* new endorsements -- have some good ideas from members ... just need to get through more transition/groundwork items first. These will probably be more like Fall, or 2015 calendar year.

Stay tuned -- more to come in next few weeks!

--david
KJ4IZW
070 #1041
Club Manager







Re: Letter from the Manager

Jeannie Dopson
 

All I can say is WOW great job and thank you David!

You make me feel like a real louse you accomplished all this after a move and I still have boxes left to unpack and I moved May 1st which I believe was before your move lol 

Again great job and thank you.

Jeannie
KF5PDM
(Disappearing to finish unpacking since  she now has no more excuses)

Sent from my iPhone

On Jun 10, 2014, at 5:15 PM, "wa3gm wa3gm@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:

 

Wow!!!!  You have been a busy guy

Greg
Wa3gm


Sent via the Samsung GALAXY S®4, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: "Tom Singleton tsingle@... [070]" 070@...>
Date:06/10/2014 5:16 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] Letter from the Manager

 

Uh....Wow,....just WOW!

Tom
K8TOM


On Tue, Jun 10, 2014 at 1:41 PM, David Westbrook dwestbrook@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

It's been a few weeks now since I stepped in to fill Jay's shoes as Club Manager, so i thought I would touch base here with what I've been working on, and what's coming up soon.

First, thanks to all the FB support & volunteer offers & idea emails!! I am keeping a list of all the ideas/todo's and volunteers, and will get to all of them. And there are plans for upcoming new fun endorsements!   Thanks for the help and patience!! 

Here are some things recently completed items (some of you may have noticed some web site page changes already) ..

===> If you have comments/questions on any particular topic, please start a new thread, since lots  going on here! :)


* Updated Staff Directory
     ===> New email aliases created for permanent emails, but easy to transition among volunteers, and easy to have multiple recipients (redundancy).
     e.g.   info@...

* Electronic (PDF) certificates available
  You can download your Membership certificate,  LONP certificate, and extra endorsement sheet. (WTW will be added soon, too)
    ==> Paper versions will still be provided by the club for free. This just provides an option for those that want to print their own, or have a "soft" copy (for website, or slide show, or whatever).

* Newly constructed "master" database of member information.  You won't see this directly, but it drives a lot of the new updates.
   Includes full support for multiple callsigns and callsign changes.
   Will also start to track endorsements/mailings and budget.
  Stored as a Google Spreadsheet for easy ownership transfer, auto-backup, auto-revision history, and easy extracts, and programmatic updates (google API).
  http://hamclubs.info  will continue to provide public club lists/information.

* The following web site pages are now auto-generated from the master database:
  + "New Members" list on the front page
  + "Alpha List"
         the link to the genlog file was removed -- use http://hamclubs.info instead
         extra statistics now included
  + LONP Data" page.
  + "Members of LONP" page.

* All new ONLINE application for new members!!
    See "Join us" page and Membership FAQs for updates:
       http://www.podxs070.com/join-us
    It's now an all electronic process for staff to review/approve/add to database.
    Matt KK4CPS is doing the membership certificate printing/mailing.
    Requirements are effectively the same; notable change is that a scanned QSL image isn't necessarily required -- the application form attempts to automatically log-match a qso against the endorsement checker database.  So everyone uploading to the endorsement checker, is potentially helping new member applicants, too!!  If a match isn't found, then it requires a scan of a paper QSL, or a eQSL image.
  This was used successfully by several of the latest members, and nearly all got an automatic match.

* Updated the WTW pages (simplified some of the wording).

* Updated the "How to Donate" page w/new instructions & paypal button.

* Updated LONP Rules
      Online submission via endorsement checker
      Now FREE!  (previously $1 for initial cert)
  
* Updated "Help Desk" page
                  http://www.podxs070.com/help-desk

===> If you have comments/questions on any particular topic, please start a new thread, since lots  going on here! :)

===================

Next set of TODO's I'm working on (there's a lot more than this!):
* auto-generate the Member info page (and add link to the certs generator, too)
* changes to endorsement submission process -- hint: endorsement checker!! :)
* new endorsements -- have some good ideas from members ... just need to get through more transition/groundwork items first. These will probably be more like Fall, or 2015 calendar year.

Stay tuned -- more to come in next few weeks!

--david
KJ4IZW
070 #1041
Club Manager






Re: 6m opening

Brian (N2MLP)
 

Just saw a FLA station weak



From: 070@yahoogroups.com [mailto:070@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 7:36 PM
To: 070@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [070] 6m opening





Looks like there is a 6 meter opening between the southeast and New England,
so I'm gonna do some CQ'ing.



Please come join me!



73



Matt

KK4CPS

#1708


6m opening

Matthew King <mrk.twg@...>
 

Looks like there is a 6 meter opening between the southeast and New England, so I'm gonna do some CQ'ing.

Please come join me!

73

Matt
KK4CPS
#1708