Date   

Re: Congrats

Jerry N9AVY
 

Yes ... it's rumored that Ted is coming along as well.  


From: "Ted pegduck56@... [070]" <070@...>
To: "070@..." <070@...>
Sent: Monday, December 22, 2014 2:57 PM
Subject: Re: [070] Congrats

 
rumor is Jerry is planning DXpedition to Peru and Guyana so we can make the SA 13 endorsement...

73, Ted
K7TRK


On Monday, December 22, 2014 12:40 PM, "Matthew King mrk.twg@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:


 
Congrats to Jerry, N9AVY who, after all the carping and whining, managed to get his 2014DX-ARGENTINA with over a week to spare! :-)

73 y'all

Matt King
KK4CPS
070 #1708
070 Club Management Team





Re: EURAO Party 30M

Jerry N9AVY
 

I have a Cushcraft D3 which is a rotatable dipole for 12/17/30m. It works well on 30m, but I would caution folks not to try it on 40m because that will damage traps.

Jerry  n9avy


From: "'Ray Clements' r.clements@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Monday, December 22, 2014 2:58 PM
Subject: RE: [070] EURAO Party 30M

 
To work 30 meters well, you need an antenna specifically designed to work 30 meters.

If you have a wide range tuner (I use the MFJ 993B), you can tune nearly anything, but that does not mean the antenna will be efficient. I have a 40 meter OCF antenna and I have used it to work a few stations on 30 meters using the tuner, but performance has not been very good. 

Buckmaster offers an 8 band OCF antenna that will work 8 bands from 160 meters to 6 meters, but 15 meters, 30 meters and 60 meters are noticeably absent from the list. That is because those bands feed into a high-voltage node on the wire causing high SWR. You can use the antenna on the missing bands with a good tuner, but the efficiency will still be poor due to feedline loss. The only way to get around that would be to operate a tuner remotely at the antenna feedpoint rather than in the shack at the radio.

There are antennas such as the Comet CHA250B vertical that claim to be able to work every HF band, even without radials, but the antenna uses a broadband UNUN to give a decent SWR. Unfortunately, losses in the UNUN and feedline rob a significant portion of the power fed to the antenna. Losses increase at the upper and lower ends of the HF spectrum.

One of these days, I may try building an OCF antenna cut for 30 meters. Although it won't tune perfectly on 15 meters (the two bands are not exact harmonics), it should work a lot better than a OCF cut for 40 meters like I have now.

Ray N9RWC




------ Original Message ------
Received: 01:24 PM CST, 12/22/2014
From: "Bill Garwood n4gbk@... [070]" <070@...>
To: "070@..." <070@...>
Subject: RE: [070] EURAO Party 30M


 
Hey y'all,
 
I spent a lot of time over the weekend calling CQ on 30 meters.  Worked 9 stations total, one was PSK63.  Not much PSK31 activity but the band did seem to have a lot of digital activity with other modes.  One pleasant surprise..called CQ and CN8VX came back with a solid 599 from Morocco.  New country for 30 meters.
 
I would think that 30 meters should be open to somewhere just about all of the time.   Not sure why there is not more activity on this band.  No antennas?
 
Happy Radio!
 
Bill N4GBK
 

 

To: 070@...
From: 070@...
Date: Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:08:57 -0500
Subject: Re: [070] EURAO Party 30M

 
Good Morning Ted did you actually see any EURAQ stations _ Looked at 30 several timres over the weekend but it seemed mainly dead in NY.
John
KE4JB

On Fri, Dec 19, 2014 at 6:44 PM, Ted pegduck56@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

starts in 15 min or so

I'll be looking for new LONP contacts

73, Ted
K7TRK
23:45z








Re: Congrats

Jerry N9AVY
 

Hey, I majored in carping & whining and got a PhD  (Piled Higher & Deeper !) with a minor in wailing & gnashing of teeth !   :-)

But I sincerely appreciate all the help I had from 070 members. 


Jerry  N9AVY


From: "Matthew King mrk.twg@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Monday, December 22, 2014 2:40 PM
Subject: [070] Congrats

 
Congrats to Jerry, N9AVY who, after all the carping and whining, managed to get his 2014DX-ARGENTINA with over a week to spare! :-)

73 y'all

Matt King
KK4CPS
070 #1708
070 Club Management Team



Re: EURAO Party 30M

Ray Clements
 

To work 30 meters well, you need an antenna specifically designed to work 30 meters.

If you have a wide range tuner (I use the MFJ 993B), you can tune nearly anything, but that does not mean the antenna will be efficient. I have a 40 meter OCF antenna and I have used it to work a few stations on 30 meters using the tuner, but performance has not been very good. 

Buckmaster offers an 8 band OCF antenna that will work 8 bands from 160 meters to 6 meters, but 15 meters, 30 meters and 60 meters are noticeably absent from the list. That is because those bands feed into a high-voltage node on the wire causing high SWR. You can use the antenna on the missing bands with a good tuner, but the efficiency will still be poor due to feedline loss. The only way to get around that would be to operate a tuner remotely at the antenna feedpoint rather than in the shack at the radio.

There are antennas such as the Comet CHA250B vertical that claim to be able to work every HF band, even without radials, but the antenna uses a broadband UNUN to give a decent SWR. Unfortunately, losses in the UNUN and feedline rob a significant portion of the power fed to the antenna. Losses increase at the upper and lower ends of the HF spectrum.

One of these days, I may try building an OCF antenna cut for 30 meters. Although it won't tune perfectly on 15 meters (the two bands are not exact harmonics), it should work a lot better than a OCF cut for 40 meters like I have now.

Ray N9RWC


------ Original Message ------
Received: 01:24 PM CST, 12/22/2014
From: "Bill Garwood n4gbk@... [070]" <070@...>
To: "070@..." <070@...>
Subject: RE: [070] EURAO Party 30M


 

Hey y'all,
 
I spent a lot of time over the weekend calling CQ on 30 meters.  Worked 9 stations total, one was PSK63.  Not much PSK31 activity but the band did seem to have a lot of digital activity with other modes.  One pleasant surprise..called CQ and CN8VX came back with a solid 599 from Morocco.  New country for 30 meters.
 
I would think that 30 meters should be open to somewhere just about all of the time.   Not sure why there is not more activity on this band.  No antennas?
 
Happy Radio!
 
Bill N4GBK
 

 

To: 070@...
From: 070@...
Date: Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:08:57 -0500
Subject: Re: [070] EURAO Party 30M

 
Good Morning Ted did you actually see any EURAQ stations _ Looked at 30 several timres over the weekend but it seemed mainly dead in NY.
John
KE4JB

On Fri, Dec 19, 2014 at 6:44 PM, Ted pegduck56@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 


starts in 15 min or so

I'll be looking for new LONP contacts

73, Ted
K7TRK
23:45z






Re: Congrats

Ted <pegduck56@...>
 

rumor is Jerry is planning DXpedition to Peru and Guyana so we can make the SA 13 endorsement...

73, Ted
K7TRK


On Monday, December 22, 2014 12:40 PM, "Matthew King mrk.twg@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:


 
Congrats to Jerry, N9AVY who, after all the carping and whining, managed to get his 2014DX-ARGENTINA with over a week to spare! :-)

73 y'all

Matt King
KK4CPS
070 #1708
070 Club Management Team



Congrats

Matthew King <mrk.twg@...>
 

Congrats to Jerry, N9AVY who, after all the carping and whining, managed to get his 2014DX-ARGENTINA with over a week to spare! :-)

73 y'all

Matt King
KK4CPS
070 #1708
070 Club Management Team


Re: EURAO Party 30M

Ted <pegduck56@...>
 

nope, John. Worked a total of 4 US stations and one of those was JT65. Seemed to be pretty dead both days and nights. I'm not sure the best time for 30M

oh well..

73, Ted
K7TRK


On Monday, December 22, 2014 8:09 AM, "John Bower poppajohnbower@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:


 
Good Morning Ted did you actually see any EURAQ stations _ Looked at 30 several timres over the weekend but it seemed mainly dead in NY.
John
KE4JB

On Fri, Dec 19, 2014 at 6:44 PM, Ted pegduck56@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 
starts in 15 min or so

I'll be looking for new LONP contacts

73, Ted
K7TRK
23:45z




Re: EURAO Party 30M

Joseph Miller <kj8o.ham@...>
 


On Mon, Dec 22, 2014 at 2:24 PM, Bill Garwood n4gbk@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
Not sure why there is not more activity on this band.  No antennas?

​My antenna tuner does the best it can, but I end up with an SWR of about 1:1.8. To which Icom​ does not recommend operating their radios with that high of an SWR.   Someday, when I retire and can erect some more antennas.....

73 de Joe KJ8O



Re: EURAO Party 30M

Doc
 

Did find some action last week on 30 in the pM- Mostly a lost cause !1DE Jerry W8KQ

----- Original Message -----
To: 070@...
Sent: Monday, December 22, 2014 2:24 PM
Subject: RE: [070] EURAO Party 30M

 

Hey y'all,
 
I spent a lot of time over the weekend calling CQ on 30 meters.  Worked 9 stations total, one was PSK63.  Not much PSK31 activity but the band did seem to have a lot of digital activity with other modes.  One pleasant surprise..called CQ and CN8VX came back with a solid 599 from Morocco.  New country for 30 meters.
 
I would think that 30 meters should be open to somewhere just about all of the time.   Not sure why there is not more activity on this band.  No antennas?
 
Happy Radio!
 
Bill N4GBK
 

 

To: 070@...
From: 070@...
Date: Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:08:57 -0500
Subject: Re: [070] EURAO Party 30M

 
Good Morning Ted did you actually see any EURAQ stations _ Looked at 30 several timres over the weekend but it seemed mainly dead in NY.
John
KE4JB

On Fri, Dec 19, 2014 at 6:44 PM, Ted pegduck56@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 


starts in 15 min or so

I'll be looking for new LONP contacts

73, Ted
K7TRK
23:45z






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Re: EURAO Party 30M

Bill Garwood
 

Hey y'all,
 
I spent a lot of time over the weekend calling CQ on 30 meters.  Worked 9 stations total, one was PSK63.  Not much PSK31 activity but the band did seem to have a lot of digital activity with other modes.  One pleasant surprise..called CQ and CN8VX came back with a solid 599 from Morocco.  New country for 30 meters.
 
I would think that 30 meters should be open to somewhere just about all of the time.   Not sure why there is not more activity on this band.  No antennas?
 
Happy Radio!
 
Bill N4GBK
 

 

To: 070@...
From: 070@...
Date: Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:08:57 -0500
Subject: Re: [070] EURAO Party 30M

 
Good Morning Ted did you actually see any EURAQ stations _ Looked at 30 several timres over the weekend but it seemed mainly dead in NY.
John
KE4JB

On Fri, Dec 19, 2014 at 6:44 PM, Ted pegduck56@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 


starts in 15 min or so

I'll be looking for new LONP contacts

73, Ted
K7TRK
23:45z




Strange

Jerry N9AVY
 

The message I posted about N3KN appeared not to go through; so after 5 minutes I sent another one.  A minute later, they both showed up at same instant.  Wonder if NSA is monitoring me again ?  :-)


Jerry N9AVY






















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N3KN, ARRL President 14070

Jerry N9AVY
 

Kay Craigie N3KN  is on 14070 with a bit of a pile up.


Jerry  N9AVY


N3KN , ARRL President

Jerry N9AVY
 

On 20m PSK31  right now with a bit of a pile up.

Jerry  N9AVY


Re: EURAO Party 30M

John Bower <poppajohnbower@...>
 

Good Morning Ted did you actually see any EURAQ stations _ Looked at 30 several timres over the weekend but it seemed mainly dead in NY.
John
KE4JB

On Fri, Dec 19, 2014 at 6:44 PM, Ted pegduck56@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

starts in 15 min or so

I'll be looking for new LONP contacts

73, Ted
K7TRK
23:45z



Re: Welcome Aboard

Bill Garwood
 

Welcome John!  Have fun.
 
73,
 
Bill N4GBK  North Carolina
 

To: 070@...
From: 070@...
Date: Sun, 21 Dec 2014 20:53:08 -0600
Subject: [070] Welcome Aboard

 
​​​Please join me in welcoming our new PODXS070 member(s)
 
 1919  KI3T  John
 
73, Jim  W5FER



Welcome Aboard

James Ferris <ferris1727@...>
 

​​​Please join me in welcoming our new PODXS070 member(s)
 
 1919  KI3T  John
 
73, Jim  W5FER


Re: Argentina

Jerry N9AVY
 

Thanks for all the help !   Worked a couple more LU's today  and now only need 1 more LU station.

Now if only I can find an 8R and OA on PSK  ....


73 ,    Jerry  N9AVY


Re: Argentina

Ted <pegduck56@...>
 

Tom, we are in a valley that is probably 50 miles long or so but not surrounded by any really tall mtns. But we do not have a lot of 'noise' either I suspect.

I think my antenna setup just works very efficiently. It worked well at the other house also. Its an Alpha Delta DX-EE parallel dipole in an 'In v' about 27 ft at the center. I often get unsolicited reports of a great signal both phone and digital. I could make it a true dipole at this house but I just hate to mess with success. We have no powerlines so that probably helps and the coax run is not very long. I have a 4:1 balun and swr is always below 1.5-1. It will work 10-80, incl WARC bands (80 is a little shaky, though)or the TS2000 and just do not have any problems. I don't know if its location or the antenna, but it sure works well
73, Ted
K7TRK


On Saturday, December 20, 2014 4:46 PM, "Tom Singleton tsingle@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:


 
Ted,

Based on your spots, I have noticed that OR gets a lot better play from 10M than we do at our QTH just a bit to the north.  It's a little surprising to me, since we are not far apart.  Latitude must make a bigger difference with the higher bands.

In this instance once again all I had were traces too light for a decode.   But hopefully you were able to get that Argentina endorsement wrapped up if it's not done already!

Tom
K8TOM

On Sat, Dec 20, 2014 at 4:10 PM, Ted pegduck56@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 
multiple LU's on 10M now

73, K7TRK
00:10z


On Saturday, December 20, 2014 3:38 PM, "Matthew King mrk.twg@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:


 
As far as the South American PSK award goes, there is 1 person that has achieved 13/13, 163 have achieved 7/13, and 281 have scored 4/13. 

Here are all of the 8R records in the database:

South America - 8R - 13

callbandmodeqso_datetime_ondxccprefixstatecqzgridsquarecontiota
8R1AK15MPSK31201205141105028R9GJ06WTSA
8R1AK15MPSK31201205141105018R9SA
8R1AK20MPSK31201101162035008R9JJ00XASA
8R1AK/P20MPSK31200910142250008R9GJ05LGSA
8R1AK/P20MPSK31200910142145008R9GJ05LGSA
8R1AK20MPSK31200910122242008R9JJ00SA
8R1AD20MPSK312009022222488R9SA
8R1EA20MPSK31200603061225208RSA
8R1EA20MPSK31200603021350338R9SA
8R1EA20MPSK31200603021350338R9SA
8R1EA20MPSK312006030123218RSA
8R1EA20MPSK31200603012241358R9CN85NLSA
8R1EA20MPSK31200602282332078R9GJ01SA

The call sign pickin's are pretty slim, but maybe it's a good starting point!

Just as an FYI, only 27 people have worked All Central America. It's another one that's not too easy. Unfortunately I'm not one of those 27, either! :-)

73, y'all

Matt King
KK4CPS
070 #1708
070 Club Management Team

On Sat, Dec 20, 2014 at 4:10 PM, Tom Singleton tsingle@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 
The 8R is a tough one on PSK.  There has only been one PSK operator in the country that I could contact, and he had an old inop timewave packet/digital interface and evidently not a lot of experience with digital.  I worked with/emailed him a bit a couple years ago to try to get the interface working and his call on the air to complete the 13, but no luck so far.

Maybe David can do a little scan and see if/how often the 8R has shown up in the club logs.  And maybe the call signs so we could try asking for a sked.

Tom
K8TOM

On Sat, Dec 20, 2014 at 12:55 PM, 'N2MLP' n2mlp@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 
Have to agree with that
========================
         de N2MLP Brian
       Monroe County PA
 
 
========================
 
 
From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Saturday, December 20, 2014 3:21 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] Argentina
 
 
they tend to show up 3-4PM (PST) on 10, 15 and sometime on 17. When 15 was jumping last year they were all over .
 
But don't worry, Jerry, wait until you get down to needing Peru and Guyana...!  I've been looking for years now. How anyone gets the entire 13 is beyond me.
 
73, Ted
K7TRK
 
On Saturday, December 20, 2014 11:57 AM, "Jerry n9avy@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:
 
 
Brian :
 
Thanks !  Saw a couple, but to weak to copy.
 
Jerry  N9AVY
 

From: "'N2MLP' n2mlp@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Saturday, December 20, 2014 1:48 PM
Subject: RE: [070] Argentina
 
 
A FEW ON TEN  METER NOW
 
========================
         de N2MLP Brian
       Monroe County PA
 
 
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========================
 
 
From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Saturday, December 20, 2014 2:31 PM
To: 070 PSK Club
Subject: [070] Argentina
 
 
Only need 7 more to finish the endorsement, but can't seem to find a lot of LU's.  Most seem to be on 10m and don't see any on 15/20m.  Looks like another year without finishing one of the 2 endorsements.  :-(
 
Even if I could add all the w1AW/9 contacts (about 700) , I still wouldn't have enough !
 
 
Jerry  N9AVY 
 
 







More DX

Jerry N9AVY
 

C6, BAHAMAS. Robert, AK4BM, will once again be active as C6AGT from Green
Turtle Cay (NA-080) between December 21st and January 3rd. He plans to
have a beacon (most likely on 10 meters) active during the day and will
be operating SSB, and possibly the Digital modes (PSK31 and JT65) during
the evenings on various bands between 40-10 meters, as conditions permit.

He may also operate from other uninhabited islands around Green Turtle Cay
using a low power transmitter (Yaesu 817nd) using wire antennas, and
probably on the 20 meter band. All QSL cards will be returned with a
photo QSL from the island upon his return. Please send them direct to
his home callsign AK4BM (w/SASE/Green Stamps appreciated, but not required).

FG, GUADELOUPE. Jean-Pierre, F6ITD, will once again be active as FG/F6ITD
from Guadeloupe and two of its islands between January 27th and March 30th
(2015). Activity will be on all HF bands using SSB and the Digital modes.
He plans to visit the following two islands in the IOTA NA-102 group:
    January 27th-February 1st - Basse Terre Island (main island); his
                                callsign FG/F6ITD.
    February 2nd-March 30th  - La Desirade Island; his callsign FG/F6ITD
                                and TO6D during contest.
QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau, direct or LoTW (preferred). Logs
will be uploaded to ClubLog and LoTW. For more details, see:
                        http://www.qrz.com/db/FGF6ITD

T8, PALAU (Just A Reminder). Ryosei, JH0IXE, will be active as T8CW from
the VIP Guest Hotel (Free Radio Room) on Koror Island (OC-009) between
December 25th and January 4th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW,
SSB, RTTY, JT65 ad PSK31. QSL via JA0FOX by the Bureau, JH0IXE direct,
LoTW or eQSL. He now has a Web page at:    http://t8cw.idou.net

XR0Y, EASTER ISLAND (Update). A team of Japanese operators will be active
as XR0YJ from Hare Kapone on Easter Island between January 10-16th, (2015).
Operators mentioned are Tatsuo/JA3ARJ, Masumi/JA3AVO, Shozo/JA3HJI, Jusei/
JA3IVU, Kunio/JH3LSS, YL Hiroko/JH3PBL and Shima/JI3DNN. Some of these
operators are from the Lord Howe Island DXpedition last year. Activity
will be holiday style on 80-6 meters (possibly 160m) using CW, SSB and
the Digital modes. QSL via the ClubLog's OQRS (preferred) or direct to
JA3AVO: Masumi Nakade, 3-94 KOYA ITAMI HYOGO, JAPAN, Zip:664-0881.
QSL via Bureau (Global-QSL). Logs will be uploaded to LoTW after activity.
For more details and updates, watch the following:
                        http://www.nakade.jp/ce0y.htm
                        http://ja3avo.blog81.fc2.com


YJ, VANUATU. Haru, JA1XGI, will be active as YJ0XG from Port Villa in
the middle of April 2015. Activity is usually on 160-10 meters,
looking for EU/NA on lower bands. Modes will be CW (mainly), SSB and
the Digital. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau. Usually
an OQRS will be available on ClubLog. Look for more details to be forth-
coming or watch his Blog at: http://kcv-net.easymyweb.jp/member/dxvacation

de  OPDX Bulletin/KB8NW


Re: Window Decals - First Batch Shipped!

JEFF WALSH
 

Rays e-mail is spot on ! Thanks to all of the staff !
 
JEFF WALSH
W3WMU
#1673
BUBBAWOOD
WORLDWIDE HEADQUARTERS
STURGIS, MS.


On Saturday, December 20, 2014 5:14 PM, "Matthew King mrk.twg@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:


 
Aw, shucks... Thank you, Ray. 

It's very gratifying to hear such high praise! :-)

73

Matt King
KK4CPS
070 #1708
070 Club Management Team


On Sat, Dec 20, 2014 at 2:42 PM, 'Ray Clements' r.clements@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 
Matt KK4CPS

The thanks should go to you and all the others who donate their time to make the 070 club possible.

Making a monetary donation is easy, especially compared to the time and effort you spend printing out window decals and endorsement stickers and assembling the mailings every few months. Every 070 club member owes you a debt of gratitude.

Ray N9RWC
070 #1793
LONP #0291




------ Original Message ------
Received: 12:34 PM CST, 12/20/2014
From: "Matthew King mrk.twg@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@..., 070_contest@...
Subject: [070] Window Decals - First Batch Shipped!


 
First - THANK YOU to everybody that has EVER donated to the club! Every penny counts when member donations are the sole method of funding the club, and this fund raiser brought in quite a few pennies!

The first batch of window decals is in the hands of the post office. They are still available for purchase!

I must confess that I packaged/shipped these while not feeling too well, so if you get the wrong decals, I forgot something, or anything else is wrong, please let me know and I'll get it squared away pronto.

As you can see from the pictures (sorry - my phone doesn't take great pictures) we had pretty good participation:
  


Thanks again to all of you that participated.

Happy Holidays / Merry Christmas / Happy New Year to each and every one of you.

73, y'all!

Matt King
KK4CPS
070 #1708
070 Club Management Team