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Re: more on GOLF

Scotty W7PSK
 

Now if I could only find the illusive Hole 13



Re: more on GOLF

boat.anchor@...
 

David
i note my call is listed twice on the Golf 18.
In actual fact I have only completed it once.
thanks
Barry
VA7GEM
---In 070@..., <dwestbrook@...> wrote :

PSK Golf is listed (as of this morning) on the "Available Endorsements" page:
   http://www.podxs070.com/membership-endorsements/available-endorsements
It's down towards the bottom in the "Endorsements for contacts from Around the World" section.

The grid map is broken up into 18 "holes", which consist of 18 major grids ... You just need to work 1 QSO for each hole.  Here's a world map of how it's split up:
(just realized I need to add that to the description on the web site)

A little background -- this endorsement was originally introduced way back in 2003 (i'm assuming, based on the qualifying qso's being on or after 2003-11-03 -- way before my time!),  and was discontinued 2013-08-31 ( brief announcement here: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/070/conversations/messages/32719 ).
I know that it was a popular long-term challenge, and the resource constraints (my guess of why it was halted last year) have changed with the leveraging of ADIF and online submission,  so that's why it's back!! Related reasoning for continuing IOTA as well.

Here's the mapping of major grids to golf holes ... I think Hole #13 is the dreaded one ... but if you look on the standings page, some of our members have done it!!
Hole#1:  AR BR CR AQ BQ CQ AP BP CP AO BO CO AN BN CN AM BM CM
Hole#2:  DR ER FR DQ EQ FQ DP EP FP DO EO FO DN EN FN DM EM FM
Hole#3:  GR HR IR GQ HQ IQ GP HP IP GO HO IO GN HN IN GM HM IM
Hole#4:  JR KR LR JQ KQ LQ JP KP LP JO KO LO JN KN LN JM KM LM
Hole#5:  MR NR OR MQ NQ OQ MP NP OP MO NO OO MN NN ON MM NM OM
Hole#6:  PR QR RR PQ QQ RQ PP QP RP PO QO RO PN QN RN PM QM RM
Hole#7:  AL BL CL AK BK CK AJ BJ CJ AI BI CI AH BH CH AG BG CG
Hole#8:  DL EL FL DK EK FK DJ EJ FJ DI EI FI DH EH FH DG EG FG
Hole#9:  GL HL IL GK HK IK GJ HJ IJ GI HI II GH HH IH GG HG IG
Hole#10: JL KL LL JK KK LK JJ KJ LJ JI KI LI JH KH LH JG KG LG
Hole#11: ML NL OL MK NK OK MJ NJ OJ MI NI OI MH NH OH MG NG OG
Hole#12: PL QL RL PK QK RK PJ QJ RJ PI QI RI PH QH RH PG QG RG
Hole#13: AF BF CF AE BE CE AD BD CD AC BC CC AB BB CB AA BA CA
Hole#14: DF EF FF DE EE FE DD ED FD DC EC FC DB EB FB DA EA FA
Hole#15: GF HF IF GE HE IE GD HD ID GC HC IC GB HB IB GA HA IA
Hole#16: JF KF LF JE KE LE JD KD LD JC KC LC JB KB LB JA KA LA
Hole#17: MF NF OF ME NE OE MD ND OD MC NC OC MB NB OB MA NA OA
Hole#18: PF QF RF PE QE RE PD QD RD PC QC RC PB QB RB PA QA RA

--david
KJ4IZW
070 #1041


more on GOLF

David Westbrook
 

PSK Golf is listed (as of this morning) on the "Available Endorsements" page:
   http://www.podxs070.com/membership-endorsements/available-endorsements
It's down towards the bottom in the "Endorsements for contacts from Around the World" section.

The grid map is broken up into 18 "holes", which consist of 18 major grids ... You just need to work 1 QSO for each hole.  Here's a world map of how it's split up:
(just realized I need to add that to the description on the web site)

A little background -- this endorsement was originally introduced way back in 2003 (i'm assuming, based on the qualifying qso's being on or after 2003-11-03 -- way before my time!),  and was discontinued 2013-08-31 ( brief announcement here: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/070/conversations/messages/32719 ).
I know that it was a popular long-term challenge, and the resource constraints (my guess of why it was halted last year) have changed with the leveraging of ADIF and online submission,  so that's why it's back!! Related reasoning for continuing IOTA as well.

Here's the mapping of major grids to golf holes ... I think Hole #13 is the dreaded one ... but if you look on the standings page, some of our members have done it!!
Hole#1:  AR BR CR AQ BQ CQ AP BP CP AO BO CO AN BN CN AM BM CM
Hole#2:  DR ER FR DQ EQ FQ DP EP FP DO EO FO DN EN FN DM EM FM
Hole#3:  GR HR IR GQ HQ IQ GP HP IP GO HO IO GN HN IN GM HM IM
Hole#4:  JR KR LR JQ KQ LQ JP KP LP JO KO LO JN KN LN JM KM LM
Hole#5:  MR NR OR MQ NQ OQ MP NP OP MO NO OO MN NN ON MM NM OM
Hole#6:  PR QR RR PQ QQ RQ PP QP RP PO QO RO PN QN RN PM QM RM
Hole#7:  AL BL CL AK BK CK AJ BJ CJ AI BI CI AH BH CH AG BG CG
Hole#8:  DL EL FL DK EK FK DJ EJ FJ DI EI FI DH EH FH DG EG FG
Hole#9:  GL HL IL GK HK IK GJ HJ IJ GI HI II GH HH IH GG HG IG
Hole#10: JL KL LL JK KK LK JJ KJ LJ JI KI LI JH KH LH JG KG LG
Hole#11: ML NL OL MK NK OK MJ NJ OJ MI NI OI MH NH OH MG NG OG
Hole#12: PL QL RL PK QK RK PJ QJ RJ PI QI RI PH QH RH PG QG RG
Hole#13: AF BF CF AE BE CE AD BD CD AC BC CC AB BB CB AA BA CA
Hole#14: DF EF FF DE EE FE DD ED FD DC EC FC DB EB FB DA EA FA
Hole#15: GF HF IF GE HE IE GD HD ID GC HC IC GB HB IB GA HA IA
Hole#16: JF KF LF JE KE LE JD KD LD JC KC LC JB KB LB JA KA LA
Hole#17: MF NF OF ME NE OE MD ND OD MC NC OC MB NB OB MA NA OA
Hole#18: PF QF RF PE QE RE PD QD RD PC QC RC PB QB RB PA QA RA

--david
KJ4IZW
070 #1041


Re: Whew!!!!!

Les Alverson <kd4sfd2@...>
 

Yeah, I found out I STILL need confimations from Delaware, Maryland, North Dakota, and New Hampshire between LoTW and eQSL.  good luck on the HI station, now that it is getting closer to the equinox, it SHOULD be easier to work them (ha ha)

Les
k4lea 1746

On 8/24/2014 21:29, John Bower poppajohnbower@... [070] wrote:
 
Very Interesting there is no mention of this endirsement on my page - maybe because it is reintroduced it will appear next time I up load.
If not I'll email David.
Hoping to find HI station on 40m tomight - got one laat evening who does not LOTW HI HI
Thanks
John KE4JB


On Sun, Aug 24, 2014 at 9:03 PM, Les Alverson kd4sfd2@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

First, Thanks!!

This was when I checked my endorsements on the Awards progress page for me.
Here is the link to mine http://hamclubs.info/070-checker/data/K4LEA.html?unique=1392874497

It shows that I have submitted the PSK 9 and still have 4 to go for the PSK 18
Les
K4lea 1746


On 8/24/2014 20:59, John Bower poppajohnbower@... [070] wrote:
 
Les tell me about Golf Endorsement looked on the 070 site but found nothing - maybe I looke in the wrong spot. Congrat on Oceana
John KE4JB


On Sun, Aug 24, 2014 at 8:12 PM, Les Alverson kd4sfd2@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

Well I FINALLY got my one U, KF5UEZ for my Oceana. When I uploaded my
ADIF I found that I had the "back 9".

I do like that all you have to do is click "submit" to apply for an
endorsement, I think this is OUTSTANDING!!!

Well done David!!

Now about WTW-Canada and that ONE LONP..................

Les K4lea 1746






Re: Whew!!!!!

John Bower <poppajohnbower@...>
 

Very Interesting there is no mention of this endirsement on my page - maybe because it is reintroduced it will appear next time I up load.
If not I'll email David.
Hoping to find HI station on 40m tomight - got one laat evening who does not LOTW HI HI
Thanks
John KE4JB


On Sun, Aug 24, 2014 at 9:03 PM, Les Alverson kd4sfd2@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

First, Thanks!!

This was when I checked my endorsements on the Awards progress page for me.
Here is the link to mine http://hamclubs.info/070-checker/data/K4LEA.html?unique=1392874497

It shows that I have submitted the PSK 9 and still have 4 to go for the PSK 18
Les
K4lea 1746


On 8/24/2014 20:59, John Bower poppajohnbower@... [070] wrote:
 
Les tell me about Golf Endorsement looked on the 070 site but found nothing - maybe I looke in the wrong spot. Congrat on Oceana
John KE4JB


On Sun, Aug 24, 2014 at 8:12 PM, Les Alverson kd4sfd2@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

Well I FINALLY got my one U, KF5UEZ for my Oceana. When I uploaded my
ADIF I found that I had the "back 9".

I do like that all you have to do is click "submit" to apply for an
endorsement, I think this is OUTSTANDING!!!

Well done David!!

Now about WTW-Canada and that ONE LONP..................

Les K4lea 1746





Re: Whew!!!!!

Les Alverson <kd4sfd2@...>
 

First, Thanks!!

This was when I checked my endorsements on the Awards progress page for me.
Here is the link to mine http://hamclubs.info/070-checker/data/K4LEA.html?unique=1392874497

It shows that I have submitted the PSK 9 and still have 4 to go for the PSK 18
Les
K4lea 1746

On 8/24/2014 20:59, John Bower poppajohnbower@... [070] wrote:
 
Les tell me about Golf Endorsement looked on the 070 site but found nothing - maybe I looke in the wrong spot. Congrat on Oceana
John KE4JB


On Sun, Aug 24, 2014 at 8:12 PM, Les Alverson kd4sfd2@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

Well I FINALLY got my one U, KF5UEZ for my Oceana. When I uploaded my
ADIF I found that I had the "back 9".

I do like that all you have to do is click "submit" to apply for an
endorsement, I think this is OUTSTANDING!!!

Well done David!!

Now about WTW-Canada and that ONE LONP..................

Les K4lea 1746




Re: Whew!!!!!

John Bower <poppajohnbower@...>
 

Les tell me about Golf Endorsement looked on the 070 site but found nothing - maybe I looke in the wrong spot. Congrat on Oceana
John KE4JB


On Sun, Aug 24, 2014 at 8:12 PM, Les Alverson kd4sfd2@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

Well I FINALLY got my one U, KF5UEZ for my Oceana. When I uploaded my
ADIF I found that I had the "back 9".

I do like that all you have to do is click "submit" to apply for an
endorsement, I think this is OUTSTANDING!!!

Well done David!!

Now about WTW-Canada and that ONE LONP..................

Les K4lea 1746



Whew!!!!!

Les Alverson <kd4sfd2@...>
 

Well I FINALLY got my one U, KF5UEZ for my Oceana. When I uploaded my ADIF I found that I had the "back 9".

I do like that all you have to do is click "submit" to apply for an endorsement, I think this is OUTSTANDING!!!

Well done David!!

Now about WTW-Canada and that ONE LONP..................

Les K4lea 1746


Re: Endorsement Changes!

Jerry N9AVY
 

Always willing to help with A's  !

Jerry   N9AVY /  K9ATI
             #454      #1008


From: "n7we1980@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Sunday, August 24, 2014 6:13 PM
Subject: [070] Re: Endorsement Changes!

 
David -
Superior!  Here I thought I was stuck on the back 9 of GOLF forever.  And great to see IOTA continue. Thanks to you and everyone else involved in these endorsement changes.  I know they are a lot of work, but endorsements are a major part of what makes PODXS fun for me.  Right up there with the contests!  Now if I could just find some more A's for WTW......hi hi.

Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602  LONP - #231



Re: 070] Gurnsey GUØVPA on 15 at 21.071.65

John Bower <poppajohnbower@...>
 

A couple of U stations on 15M 21.070 at the moment LU7KAT LU7EO KF5UEZ I need A I N & O stations HI HI
John KE4JB


On Sun, Aug 24, 2014 at 7:27 PM, Leslie E Alverson kd4sfd2@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

Yeah, its been going pretty well since 3 pm ET or so.  I am trying to chase down ONE "U" station for my WTW Oceana and ONE PODXS member for my LONP.  AAARRRRGGGGHHHH!!!!!!!!

Les K4lea 1746



On August 24, 2014, at 19:21, "Bill Garwood n4gbk@... [070]" 070@...> wrote:

 

15 meters still working here in eastern NC, FM16.  Been working Europe and South America the past hour.  Did see a weak Hawaii working South American stations.  2220 UTC.  Not as strong as it was earlier today.  Using Carolina Windom 160 and TS-590.
 
73,
 
Bill N4GBK
 

To: 070@...
From: 070@...
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 19:11:07 -0400
Subject: Re: [070] Gurnsey GUØVPA on 15 at 21.071.65

 
I would like to know too... 15m is totally dead for me right now in EPA FN10.

On Aug 24, 2014, at 7:07 PM, Matthew King mrk.twg@... [070] <070@...> wrote:



Hey, Les - out of curiosity, what sort of antenna are you using there in SC?

Matt King
KK4CPS
070 #1708
070 Club Mailman


On Sun, Aug 24, 2014 at 6:56 PM, Les Alverson kd4sfd2@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

As of 2256 utc
les
k4lea 1746









Re: 070] Gurnsey GUØVPA on 15 at 21.071.65

Leslie E Alverson <kd4sfd2@...>
 

Yeah, its been going pretty well since 3 pm ET or so.  I am trying to chase down ONE "U" station for my WTW Oceana and ONE PODXS member for my LONP.  AAARRRRGGGGHHHH!!!!!!!!

Les K4lea 1746



On August 24, 2014, at 19:21, "Bill Garwood n4gbk@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:

 

15 meters still working here in eastern NC, FM16.  Been working Europe and South America the past hour.  Did see a weak Hawaii working South American stations.  2220 UTC.  Not as strong as it was earlier today.  Using Carolina Windom 160 and TS-590.
 
73,
 
Bill N4GBK
 

To: 070@...
From: 070@...
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 19:11:07 -0400
Subject: Re: [070] Gurnsey GUØVPA on 15 at 21.071.65

 
I would like to know too... 15m is totally dead for me right now in EPA FN10.

On Aug 24, 2014, at 7:07 PM, Matthew King mrk.twg@... [070] <070@...> wrote:



Hey, Les - out of curiosity, what sort of antenna are you using there in SC?

Matt King
KK4CPS
070 #1708
070 Club Mailman


On Sun, Aug 24, 2014 at 6:56 PM, Les Alverson kd4sfd2@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

As of 2256 utc
les
k4lea 1746








Re: 070] Gurnsey GUØVPA on 15 at 21.071.65

Leslie E Alverson <kd4sfd2@...>
 

I use a homemade multiband dipole 160-6 minus 60 meters.  I just recently upgraded to a new tuner and a Signalink box.

Les K4lea 1746



On August 24, 2014, at 19:07, "Matthew King mrk.twg@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:

 

Hey, Les - out of curiosity, what sort of antenna are you using there in SC?

Matt King
KK4CPS
070 #1708
070 Club Mailman


On Sun, Aug 24, 2014 at 6:56 PM, Les Alverson kd4sfd2@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

As of 2256 utc
les
k4lea 1746



Re: Gurnsey GUØVPA on 15 at 21.071.65

Bill Garwood
 

15 meters still working here in eastern NC, FM16.  Been working Europe and South America the past hour.  Did see a weak Hawaii working South American stations.  2220 UTC.  Not as strong as it was earlier today.  Using Carolina Windom 160 and TS-590.
 
73,
 
Bill N4GBK
 

To: 070@...
From: 070@...
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 19:11:07 -0400
Subject: Re: [070] Gurnsey GUØVPA on 15 at 21.071.65

 
I would like to know too... 15m is totally dead for me right now in EPA FN10.

On Aug 24, 2014, at 7:07 PM, Matthew King mrk.twg@... [070] <070@...> wrote:



Hey, Les - out of curiosity, what sort of antenna are you using there in SC?

Matt King
KK4CPS
070 #1708
070 Club Mailman


On Sun, Aug 24, 2014 at 6:56 PM, Les Alverson kd4sfd2@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

As of 2256 utc
les
k4lea 1746








Re: Endorsement Changes!

Rick - N7WE
 

David -
Superior!  Here I thought I was stuck on the back 9 of GOLF forever.  And great to see IOTA continue. Thanks to you and everyone else involved in these endorsement changes.  I know they are a lot of work, but endorsements are a major part of what makes PODXS fun for me.  Right up there with the contests!  Now if I could just find some more A's for WTW......hi hi.

Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602  LONP - #231


Re: Gurnsey GUØVPA on 15 at 21.071.65

Curt Sanders
 

I would like to know too... 15m is totally dead for me right now in EPA FN10.

On Aug 24, 2014, at 7:07 PM, Matthew King mrk.twg@... [070] <070@...> wrote:



Hey, Les - out of curiosity, what sort of antenna are you using there in SC?

Matt King
KK4CPS
070 #1708
070 Club Mailman


On Sun, Aug 24, 2014 at 6:56 PM, Les Alverson kd4sfd2@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

As of 2256 utc
les
k4lea 1746







Re: Gurnsey GUØVPA on 15 at 21.071.65

Matthew King <mrk.twg@...>
 

Hey, Les - out of curiosity, what sort of antenna are you using there in SC?

Matt King
KK4CPS
070 #1708
070 Club Mailman


On Sun, Aug 24, 2014 at 6:56 PM, Les Alverson kd4sfd2@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

As of 2256 utc
les
k4lea 1746



Gurnsey GUØVPA on 15 at 21.071.65

Les Alverson <kd4sfd2@...>
 

As of 2256 utc
les
k4lea 1746


ZA/iw2jop

Frank Kisselbach
 

15M psk31


Re: Endorsement Changes!

Jerry N9AVY
 

I'm very pleased to see that IOTA endorsement is continuing !!!  Can't wait to see what else is afoot.

Kudos guys !


Jerry  N9AVY


From: "'ljl2002@...' joe_molon@... [070]" <070@...>
To: "070@..." <070@...>
Sent: Sunday, August 24, 2014 5:02 PM
Subject: Re: [070] Endorsement Changes!

 
Wow!  Outstanding job guys!
I'm really happy about the IOTA continuing.  Given enough time even I can get to 100!
This is what makes this club the funnest.
Thanks for the effort!
Joe
KA1PPV  #1482


On Sunday, August 24, 2014 10:05 AM, "Les Alverson kd4sfd2@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:


 
Great news David, thanks!

Les 1746
On 8/24/2014 09:49, David Westbrook dwestbrook@... [070] wrote:
 
Remember that there is now ONLINE SUBMISSION for all endorsements!
Just upload to http://hamclubs.info/070-checker  and click the "submit" button for any completed awards.  Be sure to look at the "070-WTW" and "070-LONP" links on your report, too!!   Get those sticker requests in before Matt KK4CPS puts together the September mailing (will be at end of Sep).

We'd like to announce some changes to the current endorsements, that we think the membership will enjoy:

* the IOTA series will NOT expire on 8/31 -- We will keep this series going ... This is toughesst one to manage (really needs a "eyeball test" for everything), and Joe KJ8O has volunteered to take on that challenge.   We are working through the IOTA backlog, and it will be cleared before the Sep mailing.

* WABOL is back!!!  WABOL 2014 -- Work 50  2x LONP contacts during the calendar year (back to 1/1 for 2014), where both 070 members are also LONP members at the time of the QSO.   We'll do this as a yearly endorsement, so it "resets" each calendar year.

* PSK GOLF is back!!  The major grid squares are grouped into 18 "holes" of 18 grids.  The challenge is to work 1 contact in each "hole".  Levels are 9 and the full 18.  The full 18 is a real challenge, and I know a lot of you have been chasing it for a while.   Standings have been restored on the website;  Contacts since 2003-11-03 are valid.

* Rule change for the Alaska, Aloha, and DX-Specials endorsements -- ALL stations are now eligible (e.g. KL7's can participate in Alaska; VE's can participate in the 2014 Canada DX-Special; etc).

MORE TO COME!!  About 6 new endorsements will be announced later this week to start on the 1st.  Stay tuned!!

Feedback is welcome!

--david
KJ4IZW
070 #1041
PODXS 070 Club Manager






Re: Endorsement Changes!

ljl2002@att.net
 

Wow!  Outstanding job guys!
I'm really happy about the IOTA continuing.  Given enough time even I can get to 100!
This is what makes this club the funnest.
Thanks for the effort!
Joe
KA1PPV  #1482


On Sunday, August 24, 2014 10:05 AM, "Les Alverson kd4sfd2@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:


 
Great news David, thanks!

Les 1746
On 8/24/2014 09:49, David Westbrook dwestbrook@... [070] wrote:
 
Remember that there is now ONLINE SUBMISSION for all endorsements!
Just upload to http://hamclubs.info/070-checker  and click the "submit" button for any completed awards.  Be sure to look at the "070-WTW" and "070-LONP" links on your report, too!!   Get those sticker requests in before Matt KK4CPS puts together the September mailing (will be at end of Sep).

We'd like to announce some changes to the current endorsements, that we think the membership will enjoy:

* the IOTA series will NOT expire on 8/31 -- We will keep this series going ... This is toughesst one to manage (really needs a "eyeball test" for everything), and Joe KJ8O has volunteered to take on that challenge.   We are working through the IOTA backlog, and it will be cleared before the Sep mailing.

* WABOL is back!!!  WABOL 2014 -- Work 50  2x LONP contacts during the calendar year (back to 1/1 for 2014), where both 070 members are also LONP members at the time of the QSO.   We'll do this as a yearly endorsement, so it "resets" each calendar year.

* PSK GOLF is back!!  The major grid squares are grouped into 18 "holes" of 18 grids.  The challenge is to work 1 contact in each "hole".  Levels are 9 and the full 18.  The full 18 is a real challenge, and I know a lot of you have been chasing it for a while.   Standings have been restored on the website;  Contacts since 2003-11-03 are valid.

* Rule change for the Alaska, Aloha, and DX-Specials endorsements -- ALL stations are now eligible (e.g. KL7's can participate in Alaska; VE's can participate in the 2014 Canada DX-Special; etc).

MORE TO COME!!  About 6 new endorsements will be announced later this week to start on the 1st.  Stay tuned!!

Feedback is welcome!

--david
KJ4IZW
070 #1041
PODXS 070 Club Manager