Date   

Re: 6m open to west coast

K8TOM
 

Barry VA7GEM and I managed to make a contact, at least.  Thanks for trying everyone!

'Til next time...

73,

Tom
K8TOM


On Wed, Jun 11, 2014 at 4:19 PM, Matthew King mrk.twg@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

Oh well... we tried!  Looks like the opening has shut right down.  I may have heard a faint tone in there, but never saw anything resembling a trace.

Thanks for trying!

Matt
KK4CPS


On Wed, Jun 11, 2014 at 7:11 PM, Tom Singleton tsingle@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

RR.  I am now cq-ing BPSK31 at QRG 50.290 +1200 offset at 100 watts, azimuth 135 degrees.

Tom
K8TOM


On Wed, Jun 11, 2014 at 4:08 PM, Matthew King mrk.twg@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

Give it a try again, Tom?  I'm now beaming west...

Matt
KK4CPS


On Wed, Jun 11, 2014 at 7:01 PM, Tom Singleton tsingle@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

No traces seen yet after 25 minutes of  CQ-ing at 50 to 100 watts.  No takers from the K3UK sked page, either...

Tom
K8TOM


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

6m open to west coast







Re: 6m open to west coast

Ted <pegduck56@...>
 

Tom, point south

Ted
K7TRK


On Wednesday, June 11, 2014 4:19 PM, "Matthew King mrk.twg@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:


 
Oh well... we tried!  Looks like the opening has shut right down.  I may have heard a faint tone in there, but never saw anything resembling a trace.

Thanks for trying!

Matt
KK4CPS


On Wed, Jun 11, 2014 at 7:11 PM, Tom Singleton tsingle@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 
RR.  I am now cq-ing BPSK31 at QRG 50.290 +1200 offset at 100 watts, azimuth 135 degrees.

Tom
K8TOM


On Wed, Jun 11, 2014 at 4:08 PM, Matthew King mrk.twg@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 
Give it a try again, Tom?  I'm now beaming west...

Matt
KK4CPS


On Wed, Jun 11, 2014 at 7:01 PM, Tom Singleton tsingle@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 
No traces seen yet after 25 minutes of  CQ-ing at 50 to 100 watts.  No takers from the K3UK sked page, either...

Tom
K8TOM


On Wed, Jun 11, 2014 at 3:35 PM, 'N2MLP' n2mlp@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 
6m open to west coast







Re: 6m open to west coast

Matthew King - AK4MK
 

Oh well... we tried!  Looks like the opening has shut right down.  I may have heard a faint tone in there, but never saw anything resembling a trace.

Thanks for trying!

Matt
KK4CPS


On Wed, Jun 11, 2014 at 7:11 PM, Tom Singleton tsingle@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

RR.  I am now cq-ing BPSK31 at QRG 50.290 +1200 offset at 100 watts, azimuth 135 degrees.

Tom
K8TOM


On Wed, Jun 11, 2014 at 4:08 PM, Matthew King mrk.twg@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

Give it a try again, Tom?  I'm now beaming west...

Matt
KK4CPS


On Wed, Jun 11, 2014 at 7:01 PM, Tom Singleton tsingle@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

No traces seen yet after 25 minutes of  CQ-ing at 50 to 100 watts.  No takers from the K3UK sked page, either...

Tom
K8TOM


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

6m open to west coast






Re: 6m open to west coast

K8TOM
 

RR.  I am now cq-ing BPSK31 at QRG 50.290 +1200 offset at 100 watts, azimuth 135 degrees.

Tom
K8TOM


On Wed, Jun 11, 2014 at 4:08 PM, Matthew King mrk.twg@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

Give it a try again, Tom?  I'm now beaming west...

Matt
KK4CPS


On Wed, Jun 11, 2014 at 7:01 PM, Tom Singleton tsingle@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

No traces seen yet after 25 minutes of  CQ-ing at 50 to 100 watts.  No takers from the K3UK sked page, either...

Tom
K8TOM


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

6m open to west coast





Re: 6m open to west coast

Matthew King - AK4MK
 

Give it a try again, Tom?  I'm now beaming west...

Matt
KK4CPS


On Wed, Jun 11, 2014 at 7:01 PM, Tom Singleton tsingle@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

No traces seen yet after 25 minutes of  CQ-ing at 50 to 100 watts.  No takers from the K3UK sked page, either...

Tom
K8TOM


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

6m open to west coast




Re: 6m open to west coast

Ted <pegduck56@...>
 

Tom, jt65hf activity from the south...i'll try to call you on 290

GL, Ted
K7TRK
23:06z


On Wednesday, June 11, 2014 4:01 PM, "Tom Singleton tsingle@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:


 
No traces seen yet after 25 minutes of  CQ-ing at 50 to 100 watts.  No takers from the K3UK sked page, either...

Tom
K8TOM


On Wed, Jun 11, 2014 at 3:35 PM, 'N2MLP' n2mlp@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 
6m open to west coast




Re: 6m open to west coast

K8TOM
 

No traces seen yet after 25 minutes of  CQ-ing at 50 to 100 watts.  No takers from the K3UK sked page, either...

Tom
K8TOM


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

6m open to west coast



Re: 6m open to west coast

Brian (N2MLP)
 

Beam west watching from PA



From: 070@yahoogroups.com [mailto:070@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 6:37 PM
To: 070@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [070] 6m open to west coast





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



Tom

K8TOM



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



6m open to west coast







[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


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
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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