Date   

Bonus Station Info:

 

Goooood morning...

I've had the pleasure of being a bonus station in the TDW on 2 separate occasions several years ago.

Here's what to consider:

1) There's usually 4 bonus stations in the known world, extending out beyond infinity.

2) Be prepared to spend a lot of time with "B.I.C." (Butt in the chair)

3) The time commitment listed in 2) is very important, as it's necessary to give as many 070r's a chance to work you on multiple bands.

4) 160 m isn't imperative, but copious amounts of 2) on the $$$ bands of 40m, 20m and 15m is a prerequisite.

5) The macro, "cq cq cq TDW de <MYCALL>, Bonus Station k" is a real kick. Kinda hard to be humble about, ya know? Alotta alotta alotta cq'ing and some search and pounce. (I've found that search and pounce works extremely well when you qsy to a different band.)

All considered, the only "rule" I'd change ? (I'm glad you asked!) More Bonus Stations, maybe 6?, but still a prerequisite of a pretty much a clean sweep to earn the big bonus.

I hope this helps those applying for "Bonus Station" and for those "searching & pouncing".

BTW, W3KM has a program, "GenLog" that works perfectly for almost every contest. Download it, update the 070 membership file from David's fantastic Club Membership Icon website, at: http://hamclubs.info/, and you're ready to go! GenLog is free and covers many contests, digital, cw and ssb, for those with a mic in their shack.

I'll be using my highest angle of radiation antenna this year, a Gap Titan that radiates equally poor in all directions.

Milt.

N6MG

070-650

LONP #76

Chairman, 070 Club's ad hoc Cheerleading Committee.


"Although there were no tree's destroyed in the sending of this message, there were several billion electrons that were highly inconvenienced."

 


Re: Three Day Weekend Bonus Stations

David Westphalen <n4dlt@...>
 

I would like to be a bonus station de N4DLT #1872


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Echo Link Node #396255
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Reply Email: n4dlt@...
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To: 070@...
From: 070@...
Date: Mon, 20 Apr 2015 19:24:22 -0400
Subject: Re: [070] Three Day Weekend Bonus Stations

 

I would like to be a bonus station.

N4DLT

--- Original Message ---

From: "william brooks kx4wb1@... [070]" <070@...>
Sent: April 20, 2015 2:31 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] Three Day Weekend Bonus Stations

 
I would liketo try it.

William
KX4WB

On Monday, April 20, 2015, Matthew King mrk.twg@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

REQUEST FOR BONUS STATIONS FOR 2015 THREE DAY WEEKEND!!!

The 2015 Three Day Weekend contest is coming up in about 6 weeks, so it's time to get some Bonus Stations enlisted!  

The 2014 Three Day Weekend Contest Top Dog was Charlie, K8IJ. Charlie is our former sticker/certificate guru, and will be most welcome as our Top Dog Bonus Station in this year's contest. 

Having been one last year, I can tell you that being a Bonus Station is a very neat opportunity, where you should be able to give out your call many times, be rather competitive with pile of of calls seeking you out, and see what "running a frequency" is all about.  Ask any other former Bonus Station and I believe you'll get the same story - it's a lot of fun!  You'll get a custom sticker and certificate for being a Bonus Station, so you'll have a couple of rare ones on your wall as well.

At least one more of our "old guard" stations has volunteered, and we can certainly count on them for many hours of operating.  I'd love to see some of the newer guys take this opportunity to be on the business end of a pile up!  We need at least two more people to sign up.   

Please let me know by May 1st if you'd like to be a Bonus Station. 

73

 

Matt King

KK4CPS

070 #1708 LONP #261

PODXS 070 Club Director






Re: [070_contest] Re: Three Day Weekend Bonus Stations

Matthew King - KK4CPS <mrk.twg@...>
 

We write contest rules not to dictate to anybody how to spend their radio time or to see how we can micromanage an op's macros, but to give all of us a fair, KNOWN framework in which to have our contests.  Many people have enjoyed these structured events over many decades (not just 070 contests) and I certainly hope many more will begin to participate and enjoy an activity that I personally find quite fun. 

Many clubs (10-10 and EPC come to mind as two prominent examples) require the member number to be exchanged. Other things may be required in addition to it, generally including SPC and other contest specific bits. I believe 10-10 even has a contest in which they request your 10-10 #, your 070 #, and your EPC # to boot. EPC contests generally require the EPC # and SPC, along with other specific information depending on the contest. 

There may come a time (though I certainly hope there's not) that we aren't able to use David's automagical scorer. Right now he devotes a lot of time and effort towards it so that we may enjoy it. I don't foresee that changing, but who knows?  We definitely need to appreciate the awesome tools that he's made for us as 070 Club Technical Director and show him our rich appreciation.

Here's a contribution from the CONTEST 2.0 initiative:
        ALL 070 sponsored contests will require as an exchange a MINIMUM of two pieces of information: 070 Member # and S/P/C. This rule will not preclude a presently non-existent "proper" RST/SER contest that would not require this exchange.

I'd hate to see anybody not participate in our upcoming contests because of a disagreement with one of the rules, but should that be one's prerogative, then so be it. We just don't need to hear about it on the list.

There is a duty of an owner/moderator of a list to maintain integrity, a positive direction, and to quell animosity among the list's members.  As such, I will begin to moderate those with a proclivity for "fussing" or "rabble rousing."  This is not something I anticipate needing to do very often at all, as this list tends to stay on course quite well of its own volition. 

Civilly debating the merits of various rules can be fun. Rantings are not fun, they are not welcome, and, frankly, won't be tolerated. If you have an "I can't sleep so I'll type instead" "fuss session" in mind, then send it to me, the Club Director OFF THE LIST at kk4cps@.... The buck stops here.  Anybody failing to heed this warning will find themselves moderated at best.  I hate saying things like this, folks. Please just keep the list a positive place for all.

Things can most certainly get out of hand in contest-land, just as any other game can. I don't believe we've come anywhere near that point with our rules, nor do I believe we will.  Our computerized scoring has been a boon to the club, especially with the automatic award checker, but it still has a fair amount of human oversight.  Maybe that's the key.

Now that this unpleasantness is behind us, let's move on with the PODXS 070 Club Three Day Weekend Contest!  ~WOO HOO!~

73

 

Matt King

KK4CPS

070 #1708 LONP #261

PODXS 070 Club Director



On Mon, Apr 20, 2015 at 6:37 PM, Ted pegduck56@... [070_contest] <070_contest@...> wrote:
 

sorry, but I'll be passing on this contest and any other that require a member number as part of the exchange. It requires a manual adif entry and is redundant, as the scorer will sort out members vs. non-members. It seems after David lobbying for years for management to use his scorer for all contests, we go backward requiring extraneous exchange requirements.

Just my 2 cents, again
73, ted
K7TRK
#1028



Brazil Endorsement

Ted <pegduck56@...>
 

if you are working on that, 10m has several stations at this time (at least from OR)

73, Ted
K7TRK

5:05PM        00:03z


Re: Three Day Weekend Bonus Stations

David - N4DLT <n4dlt@...>
 

I would like to be a bonus station.

N4DLT

--- Original Message ---

From: "william brooks kx4wb1@... [070]" <070@...>
Sent: April 20, 2015 2:31 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] Three Day Weekend Bonus Stations

 

I would liketo try it.


William
KX4WB

On Monday, April 20, 2015, Matthew King mrk.twg@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

REQUEST FOR BONUS STATIONS FOR 2015 THREE DAY WEEKEND!!!

The 2015 Three Day Weekend contest is coming up in about 6 weeks, so it's time to get some Bonus Stations enlisted!  

The 2014 Three Day Weekend Contest Top Dog was Charlie, K8IJ. Charlie is our former sticker/certificate guru, and will be most welcome as our Top Dog Bonus Station in this year's contest. 

Having been one last year, I can tell you that being a Bonus Station is a very neat opportunity, where you should be able to give out your call many times, be rather competitive with pile of of calls seeking you out, and see what "running a frequency" is all about.  Ask any other former Bonus Station and I believe you'll get the same story - it's a lot of fun!  You'll get a custom sticker and certificate for being a Bonus Station, so you'll have a couple of rare ones on your wall as well.

At least one more of our "old guard" stations has volunteered, and we can certainly count on them for many hours of operating.  I'd love to see some of the newer guys take this opportunity to be on the business end of a pile up!  We need at least two more people to sign up.   

Please let me know by May 1st if you'd like to be a Bonus Station. 

73

 

Matt King

KK4CPS

070 #1708 LONP #261

PODXS 070 Club Director



contests

Jerry N9AVY
 



FYI


This is what happens when contests get too serious.  What computer checking of logs this happens. Hopefully PSK won't come to this.


Re: 31 FLAVORS CONTEST RESULTS

Craig AC4M
 

Hello Ivor and the group, 
 I have not involved in awhile to step out of the way for others, I have noticed years ago the contacts rates were dropping off and less action on all bands. Maybe some of the problem is coming from operators , like a really silly exchange that has nothing pertaining to the contest and lots of silly macros in general, I could say my name is Craig and he/she will say 599 100% copy Jonathan (auto grab from database), wow I just wasted my time sense he/she will not read the screen or to lazy to type in my name or grab from screen or someone answering after I have been CQ ing "CQ Contest" and they have no clue I was in a contest, What!? 50% of the conversation is understanding what is being sent and letting the person know that he/she does understand, if you do not understand then you find out by the internet , ask a question etc. 

My point being you do not see as much of these problems with people using RTTY in contest, Why is PSK different?? Is it because a different breed? People's IQ is lower? What in the heck is the deal with some of the PSK ops. How do you even fix it? It is like people are not taking PSK as a serious mode as a contest or Dxepedition (ie. BPSK63) mode because of operators actions. 

 I have done about all I know to do to help the situation and it drives me mad and that is after 20,866 BPSK31 QSO's
 


Re: [070_contest] Three Day Weekend Bonus Stations

Jeannie Dopson
 

I can say I was a bonus station last year and had a blast. Anyone who gets a chance should it is a lot of fun!

Jeannie
KF5PDM

Sent from my iPhone

On Apr 20, 2015, at 12:51 PM, Matthew King mrk.twg@... [070_contest] <070_contest@...> wrote:

 

REQUEST FOR BONUS STATIONS FOR 2015 THREE DAY WEEKEND!!!

The 2015 Three Day Weekend contest is coming up in about 6 weeks, so it's time to get some Bonus Stations enlisted!  

The 2014 Three Day Weekend Contest Top Dog was Charlie, K8IJ. Charlie is our former sticker/certificate guru, and will be most welcome as our Top Dog Bonus Station in this year's contest. 

Having been one last year, I can tell you that being a Bonus Station is a very neat opportunity, where you should be able to give out your call many times, be rather competitive with pile of of calls seeking you out, and see what "running a frequency" is all about.  Ask any other former Bonus Station and I believe you'll get the same story - it's a lot of fun!  You'll get a custom sticker and certificate for being a Bonus Station, so you'll have a couple of rare ones on your wall as well.

At least one more of our "old guard" stations has volunteered, and we can certainly count on them for many hours of operating.  I'd love to see some of the newer guys take this opportunity to be on the business end of a pile up!  We need at least two more people to sign up.   

Please let me know by May 1st if you'd like to be a Bonus Station. 

73

 

Matt King

KK4CPS

070 #1708 LONP #261

PODXS 070 Club Director



Re: 31 FLAVORS CONTEST RESULTS

JT Croteau <jt.tobit@...>
 

Ivor, OM.  I really miss digital mode contesting and hope to be back on the air soon.

I think I placed 2nd in the 2007 TARA Rumble QRP category and I have a PA QSO party certificate here for PSK as well.  

72

On Mon, Apr 20, 2015 at 3:08 PM, 'ivor peters' m5ply@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

 
m5ply@...
hello all pskers.
ive just been looking at the results, of the
31 flavors contest.
first of all well done to the winners.but iam
very sad to see that only 29 members took
part, out of two thousand plus.
only one from Europe. that was me.
so come on members support your club/group
and take part.
our committee sends a lot of time, putting these contest
together.
now that's of my chest, iam looking to the three day event.
so good luck to those how will take part.
 my 73 to all m5ply/ivor/0292



31 FLAVORS CONTEST RESULTS

 

 
m5ply@...
hello all pskers.
ive just been looking at the results, of the
31 flavors contest.
first of all well done to the winners.but iam
very sad to see that only 29 members took
part, out of two thousand plus.
only one from Europe. that was me.
so come on members support your club/group
and take part.
our committee sends a lot of time, putting these contest
together.
now that's of my chest, iam looking to the three day event.
so good luck to those how will take part.
 my 73 to all m5ply/ivor/0292


Re: Three Day Weekend Bonus Stations

William B
 

I would liketo try it.

William
KX4WB


On Monday, April 20, 2015, Matthew King mrk.twg@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

REQUEST FOR BONUS STATIONS FOR 2015 THREE DAY WEEKEND!!!

The 2015 Three Day Weekend contest is coming up in about 6 weeks, so it's time to get some Bonus Stations enlisted!  

The 2014 Three Day Weekend Contest Top Dog was Charlie, K8IJ. Charlie is our former sticker/certificate guru, and will be most welcome as our Top Dog Bonus Station in this year's contest. 

Having been one last year, I can tell you that being a Bonus Station is a very neat opportunity, where you should be able to give out your call many times, be rather competitive with pile of of calls seeking you out, and see what "running a frequency" is all about.  Ask any other former Bonus Station and I believe you'll get the same story - it's a lot of fun!  You'll get a custom sticker and certificate for being a Bonus Station, so you'll have a couple of rare ones on your wall as well.

At least one more of our "old guard" stations has volunteered, and we can certainly count on them for many hours of operating.  I'd love to see some of the newer guys take this opportunity to be on the business end of a pile up!  We need at least two more people to sign up.   

Please let me know by May 1st if you'd like to be a Bonus Station. 

73

 

Matt King

KK4CPS

070 #1708 LONP #261

PODXS 070 Club Director



Three Day Weekend Bonus Stations

Matthew King <mrk.twg@...>
 

REQUEST FOR BONUS STATIONS FOR 2015 THREE DAY WEEKEND!!!

The 2015 Three Day Weekend contest is coming up in about 6 weeks, so it's time to get some Bonus Stations enlisted!  

The 2014 Three Day Weekend Contest Top Dog was Charlie, K8IJ. Charlie is our former sticker/certificate guru, and will be most welcome as our Top Dog Bonus Station in this year's contest. 

Having been one last year, I can tell you that being a Bonus Station is a very neat opportunity, where you should be able to give out your call many times, be rather competitive with pile of of calls seeking you out, and see what "running a frequency" is all about.  Ask any other former Bonus Station and I believe you'll get the same story - it's a lot of fun!  You'll get a custom sticker and certificate for being a Bonus Station, so you'll have a couple of rare ones on your wall as well.

At least one more of our "old guard" stations has volunteered, and we can certainly count on them for many hours of operating.  I'd love to see some of the newer guys take this opportunity to be on the business end of a pile up!  We need at least two more people to sign up.   

Please let me know by May 1st if you'd like to be a Bonus Station. 

73

 

Matt King

KK4CPS

070 #1708 LONP #261

PODXS 070 Club Director



Re: 160m psk or 6m?

David Westbrook
 

From the complete (all years) endorsement checker database (~1,686,000 PSK Q's):
total: 8,116 on 160M  and 1,483 on 6M

band month count firstyr lastyr
160M 01 1472 2004 2015
160M 02 1279 2003 2015
160M 03 332 2003 2015
160M 04 138 2004 2015
160M 05 72 2008 2013
160M 06 35 2005 2014
160M 07 23 2006 2014
160M 08 30 2004 2014
160M 09 139 2000 2014
160M 10 1602 2002 2014
160M 11 1405 2004 2014
160M 12 1589 2001 2014
6M 01 8 2005 2014
6M 02 7 2007 2013
6M 03 8 2004 2013
6M 04 13 2005 2012
6M 05 307 2002 2014
6M 06 719 1992 2014
6M 07 364 1992 2014
6M 08 25 2005 2014
6M 09 9 2007 2013
6M 10 5 2006 2011
6M 11 6 2001 2014
6M 12 12 2003 2010


select band, substr(qso_date, 5,2), count(*), min(substr(qso_date,1,4)), max(substr(qso_date,1,4)) as ct from qso where mode like '%PSK%' and band IN ('160M','6M') group by band, substr(qso_date, 5,2) order by 1,2;


hey, we're nearing the 2M mark in the endorsement checker db!!! w00t!!

--david


On Fri, Apr 17, 2015 at 9:11 PM, w3hf@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

W3HF stats (note that this includes some portable operations in California)


6M: Total of 27 PSK31 QSOs
   18 in June and July
   11 between October and February, but 10 of those were local (under 100 miles and some much much shorter than that), often QSYs during contests. Only one was "DX" (Florida), and that was in December.

160M: Total of 74 PSK31 QSOs
   51 in October and November
   19 in January through March
   4 in May, all of which were under 200 miles, and all during the TDW contest.

Steve
W3HF



Re: new guy here please don't bash my skull in..

JEFF WALSH
 

rrr on Sam ...I have worked him many times
 
JEFF WALSH
W3WMU
#1673
BUBBAWOOD
WORLDWIDE HEADQUARTERS
STURGIS, MS.



On Saturday, April 18, 2015 6:58 PM, "Martin Tuip ajax@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:


 
Sam is a great contact. Look up his setup on his qrz page

-------- Original message --------
From: "JEFF WALSH jeffwalsh1644@... [070]" 070@...>
Date:04/18/2015 4:38 PM (GMT-08:00)
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] Re: new guy here please don't bash my skull in..

 
HI BUz ...i just finished with FK8DD/M in and saw u trying to get em .... go up a little bit on band  .... i will send u a call

 
JEFF WALSH
W3WMU
#1673
BUBBAWOOD
WORLDWIDE HEADQUARTERS
STURGIS, MS.



On Saturday, April 18, 2015 6:31 PM, "'Mike Miller' lists@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:


 
Hi Daniel,

I have my upper signal level set at -20dB, signal range 70dB and
the squelch I adjust as needed. It isn't too critical for psk31,
remember that the signal browser has its own squelch. I don't
know that the -20dB is optimum, I don't remember what the
default was.

Good luck, have fun
Mike kc9doa #1040

On 18 Apr 2015 at 15:52, buzcut36@... [070] wrote:

> Mike what do you keep your Viewer squelch at? and upper signal
> limit? just want to dial this in!!
>






Re: new guy here please don't bash my skull in..

Martin Tuip
 

Sam is a great contact. Look up his setup on his qrz page


-------- Original message --------
From: "JEFF WALSH jeffwalsh1644@... [070]" <070@...>
Date:04/18/2015 4:38 PM (GMT-08:00)
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] Re: new guy here please don't bash my skull in..

 

HI BUz ...i just finished with FK8DD/M in and saw u trying to get em .... go up a little bit on band  .... i will send u a call

 
JEFF WALSH
W3WMU
#1673
BUBBAWOOD
WORLDWIDE HEADQUARTERS
STURGIS, MS.



On Saturday, April 18, 2015 6:31 PM, "'Mike Miller' lists@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:


 
Hi Daniel,

I have my upper signal level set at -20dB, signal range 70dB and
the squelch I adjust as needed. It isn't too critical for psk31,
remember that the signal browser has its own squelch. I don't
know that the -20dB is optimum, I don't remember what the
default was.

Good luck, have fun
Mike kc9doa #1040

On 18 Apr 2015 at 15:52, buzcut36@... [070] wrote:

> Mike what do you keep your Viewer squelch at? and upper signal
> limit? just want to dial this in!!
>




Re: new guy here please don't bash my skull in..

JEFF WALSH
 

Lots of South American callsigns coming into MS now on 10m

JEFF WALSH
W3WMU
#1673
BUBBAWOOD
WORLDWIDE HEADQUARTERS
STURGIS, MS.



On Saturday, April 18, 2015 6:41 PM, "JEFF WALSH jeffwalsh1644@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:


 
HI BUz ...i just finished with FK8DD/M in and saw u trying to get em .... go up a little bit on band  .... i will send u a call

 
JEFF WALSH
W3WMU
#1673
BUBBAWOOD
WORLDWIDE HEADQUARTERS
STURGIS, MS.



On Saturday, April 18, 2015 6:31 PM, "'Mike Miller' lists@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:


 
Hi Daniel,

I have my upper signal level set at -20dB, signal range 70dB and
the squelch I adjust as needed. It isn't too critical for psk31,
remember that the signal browser has its own squelch. I don't
know that the -20dB is optimum, I don't remember what the
default was.

Good luck, have fun
Mike kc9doa #1040

On 18 Apr 2015 at 15:52, buzcut36@... [070] wrote:

> Mike what do you keep your Viewer squelch at? and upper signal
> limit? just want to dial this in!!
>






Re: new guy here please don't bash my skull in..

JEFF WALSH
 

HI BUz ...i just finished with FK8DD/M in and saw u trying to get em .... go up a little bit on band  .... i will send u a call

 
JEFF WALSH
W3WMU
#1673
BUBBAWOOD
WORLDWIDE HEADQUARTERS
STURGIS, MS.



On Saturday, April 18, 2015 6:31 PM, "'Mike Miller' lists@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:


 
Hi Daniel,

I have my upper signal level set at -20dB, signal range 70dB and
the squelch I adjust as needed. It isn't too critical for psk31,
remember that the signal browser has its own squelch. I don't
know that the -20dB is optimum, I don't remember what the
default was.

Good luck, have fun
Mike kc9doa #1040

On 18 Apr 2015 at 15:52, buzcut36@... [070] wrote:

> Mike what do you keep your Viewer squelch at? and upper signal
> limit? just want to dial this in!!
>




Re: new guy here please don't bash my skull in..

Mike Miller <lists@...>
 

Hi Daniel,

I have my upper signal level set at -20dB, signal range 70dB and
the squelch I adjust as needed. It isn't too critical for psk31,
remember that the signal browser has its own squelch. I don't
know that the -20dB is optimum, I don't remember what the
default was.

Good luck, have fun
Mike kc9doa #1040

On 18 Apr 2015 at 15:52, buzcut36@yahoo.com [070] wrote:

Mike what do you keep your Viewer squelch at? and upper signal
limit? just want to dial this in!!


Re: new guy here please dont bash my skull in..

David M (AJ4TF)
 

Good. Enjoy psk 31!
de AJ4TF 070# 1479


Re: new guy here please dont bash my skull in.. [1 Attachment]

KF1BUZ
 

Mike what do you keep your Viewer squelch  at? and upper signal limit?  just want to dial this in!!