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Re: 2015 TDW - What a blast!

David Westphalen <n4dlt@...>
 

Had a huge blast in the contest. And would love to be a bonus station again next time.


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73,
David - N4DLT
North Carolina Radio Group (NCRG)
Phone: 704-472-8475
Reply Email: n4dlt@...
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To: 070@...; 070_contest@...
From: 070@...
Date: Mon, 25 May 2015 18:22:04 -0400
Subject: [070] 2015 TDW - What a blast!

 

Hey, y'all!

The 2015 Three Day Weekend Contest has been an astonishing success!

We had 33 new members sign up during the contest, with an additional 7 that started the process but didn't quite finish for some reason. Jim, W5FER, our Director of Membership Services will be in touch with all of them to help get them straightened out and signed up. 

Milt, N6MG, our new Director of Public Relations (welcome Milt to his new position and offer him congratulations, please) will be in touch with each of the new members in the next few weeks to reiterate some of the new member info that gets sent to them in their welcome email, and invite them again to join the groups, submit their log for endorsements qualification, and let them know about our next contest or two.  

Please go out of your way to welcome the new guys to the club on the air if you see them - we want them to know that they are part of the family, and make sure they feel welcome.  Making them feel welcome when they first post on the reflector would be good too.

There have been 80 logs submitted to the contest scorer so far! That is over HALF AGAIN the total of 50 from last year, and there's still nearly 2 weeks of log acceptance time!  Last year there were 2050 log entries. Without being finished, we've had *6093* this year!  There were 20 unique calls last year, and 372 so far this year.

I'd be remiss if I did not thank this years' bonus stations one more time:
  • K8IJ - Charlie, 2014 Top Dawg
  • N6MG - Milt
  • KX4WB - William
  • N9JCA - Chris
  • W9OCC - Sam
  • N4DLT - David
  • KD0FIP - Robert
We'll announce this years' Tod Dawg and category winners shortly after the log submission cutoff on June 7th.

We'll soon send out info about our BRAND NEW contest for June - a 10m contest!  Who knows if conditions will cooperate. If not, we'll have learned something. If so, it should be a great time!  

Our next "old friend" contest will be the 40m Firecracker Sprint in around July 4th.  Let's carry the enthusiasm and participation from the TDW to the Firecracker Sprint as well.

It wouldn't have been a success without YOU, the esteemed members of this great club - cheers go to everyone!  THANK YOU!


73


Matt King

KK4CPS

070 #1708 LONP #261

PODXS 070 Club Executive Director









Re: 2015 TDW - What a blast!

boat.anchor@...
 

A big TU to all who make the club a success.
Barry



---In 070@..., <mrk.twg@...> wrote :

Hey, y'all!

The 2015 Three Day Weekend Contest has been an astonishing success!

We had 33 new members sign up during the contest, with an additional 7 that started the process but didn't quite finish for some reason. Jim, W5FER, our Director of Membership Services will be in touch with all of them to help get them straightened out and signed up. 

Milt, N6MG, our new Director of Public Relations (welcome Milt to his new position and offer him congratulations, please) will be in touch with each of the new members in the next few weeks to reiterate some of the new member info that gets sent to them in their welcome email, and invite them again to join the groups, submit their log for endorsements qualification, and let them know about our next contest or two.  

Please go out of your way to welcome the new guys to the club on the air if you see them - we want them to know that they are part of the family, and make sure they feel welcome.  Making them feel welcome when they first post on the reflector would be good too.

There have been 80 logs submitted to the contest scorer so far! That is over HALF AGAIN the total of 50 from last year, and there's still nearly 2 weeks of log acceptance time!  Last year there were 2050 log entries. Without being finished, we've had *6093* this year!  There were 20 unique calls last year, and 372 so far this year.

I'd be remiss if I did not thank this years' bonus stations one more time:
  • K8IJ - Charlie, 2014 Top Dawg
  • N6MG - Milt
  • KX4WB - William
  • N9JCA - Chris
  • W9OCC - Sam
  • N4DLT - David
  • KD0FIP - Robert
We'll announce this years' Tod Dawg and category winners shortly after the log submission cutoff on June 7th.

We'll soon send out info about our BRAND NEW contest for June - a 10m contest!  Who knows if conditions will cooperate. If not, we'll have learned something. If so, it should be a great time!  

Our next "old friend" contest will be the 40m Firecracker Sprint in around July 4th.  Let's carry the enthusiasm and participation from the TDW to the Firecracker Sprint as well.

It wouldn't have been a success without YOU, the esteemed members of this great club - cheers go to everyone!  THANK YOU!


73


Matt King

KK4CPS

070 #1708 LONP #261

PODXS 070 Club Executive Director






Re: TDW Log

Matthew King <mrk.twg@...>
 

Glad to help, Dan - happy to hear that you got it fixed.

Hope you enjoyed the contest!


73


Matt King

KK4CPS

070 #1708 LONP #261

PODXS 070 Club Executive Director






On Mon, May 25, 2015 at 6:13 PM, Dan Morris dbmorris315@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

Matt - that was the problem.  Thanks much.  I’ll try to remember that next time!!


Dan Morris   KZ3T   070-1065



On May 25, 2015, at 5:42 PM, Matthew King mrk.twg@... [070] <070@...> wrote:


Dan - you've got your address in the comment field. The scorer looks in the comments for the exchange info if it doesn't find it in the SRX field.

Here's one of your records:
KJ8O
20150522
021000
40M
<Comment:55>JOSEPH B MILLER - 6928 FOREST PARK CT - TROY, MI  48098
...
1244
<070#:4>1244
...
You'll want to rename your "070#" field to "SRX" instead.  You can do that to "Other3" instead if it always has the 070 # in it and you're wanting to keep the "070#" for some reason.
Good luck with it - holler if you need more help!


73


Matt King

KK4CPS

070 #1708 LONP #261

PODXS 070 Club Executive Director










On Mon, May 25, 2015 at 5:18 PM, Dan Morris dbmorris315@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

don’t know if anyone else is having a problem but when I tried to upload my adif log the scorer is picking up the first numbers it comes to and assumes those are the 070 numbers. Of course all my records are a ‘NO MATCH’ — The first numbers in my adif file are the street address numbers — I’m using ACLog export to adif function.

I’ve emailed David about this and waiting for an answer but I just wanted to let others know that this is happening, so double check your log uploads.

Dan Morris KZ3T 070-1065
dbmorris315@...






2015 TDW - What a blast!

Matthew King <mrk.twg@...>
 

Hey, y'all!

The 2015 Three Day Weekend Contest has been an astonishing success!

We had 33 new members sign up during the contest, with an additional 7 that started the process but didn't quite finish for some reason. Jim, W5FER, our Director of Membership Services will be in touch with all of them to help get them straightened out and signed up. 

Milt, N6MG, our new Director of Public Relations (welcome Milt to his new position and offer him congratulations, please) will be in touch with each of the new members in the next few weeks to reiterate some of the new member info that gets sent to them in their welcome email, and invite them again to join the groups, submit their log for endorsements qualification, and let them know about our next contest or two.  

Please go out of your way to welcome the new guys to the club on the air if you see them - we want them to know that they are part of the family, and make sure they feel welcome.  Making them feel welcome when they first post on the reflector would be good too.

There have been 80 logs submitted to the contest scorer so far! That is over HALF AGAIN the total of 50 from last year, and there's still nearly 2 weeks of log acceptance time!  Last year there were 2050 log entries. Without being finished, we've had *6093* this year!  There were 20 unique calls last year, and 372 so far this year.

I'd be remiss if I did not thank this years' bonus stations one more time:
  • K8IJ - Charlie, 2014 Top Dawg
  • N6MG - Milt
  • KX4WB - William
  • N9JCA - Chris
  • W9OCC - Sam
  • N4DLT - David
  • KD0FIP - Robert
We'll announce this years' Tod Dawg and category winners shortly after the log submission cutoff on June 7th.

We'll soon send out info about our BRAND NEW contest for June - a 10m contest!  Who knows if conditions will cooperate. If not, we'll have learned something. If so, it should be a great time!  

Our next "old friend" contest will be the 40m Firecracker Sprint in around July 4th.  Let's carry the enthusiasm and participation from the TDW to the Firecracker Sprint as well.

It wouldn't have been a success without YOU, the esteemed members of this great club - cheers go to everyone!  THANK YOU!


73


Matt King

KK4CPS

070 #1708 LONP #261

PODXS 070 Club Executive Director






Re: TDW Log

Dan Morris - KZ3T
 

Matt - that was the problem.  Thanks much.  I’ll try to remember that next time!!

Dan Morris   KZ3T   070-1065



On May 25, 2015, at 5:42 PM, Matthew King mrk.twg@... [070] <070@...> wrote:


Dan - you've got your address in the comment field. The scorer looks in the comments for the exchange info if it doesn't find it in the SRX field.

Here's one of your records:
KJ8O
20150522
021000
40M
JOSEPH B MILLER - 6928 FOREST PARK CT - TROY, MI  48098
...
1244
<070#:4>1244
...
You'll want to rename your "070#" field to "SRX" instead.  You can do that to "Other3" instead if it always has the 070 # in it and you're wanting to keep the "070#" for some reason.
Good luck with it - holler if you need more help!


73


Matt King

KK4CPS

070 #1708 LONP #261

PODXS 070 Club Executive Director










On Mon, May 25, 2015 at 5:18 PM, Dan Morris dbmorris315@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

don’t know if anyone else is having a problem but when I tried to upload my adif log the scorer is picking up the first numbers it comes to and assumes those are the 070 numbers. Of course all my records are a ‘NO MATCH’ — The first numbers in my adif file are the street address numbers — I’m using ACLog export to adif function.

I’ve emailed David about this and waiting for an answer but I just wanted to let others know that this is happening, so double check your log uploads.

Dan Morris KZ3T 070-1065
dbmorris315@...





Re: TDW Log

Dan Morris - KZ3T
 

Ok, I’ll try that Matt - thanks much — I just thought the scorer would look for either SRX for 070#, etc.  that would make sense??  I’ll change OTHER3 to SRX and see what happens.

Dan Morris




On May 25, 2015, at 5:42 PM, Matthew King mrk.twg@... [070] <070@...> wrote:


Dan - you've got your address in the comment field. The scorer looks in the comments for the exchange info if it doesn't find it in the SRX field.

Here's one of your records:
20150522
021000
40M
JOSEPH B MILLER - 6928 FOREST PARK CT - TROY, MI  48098
...
1244
<070#:4>1244
...
You'll want to rename your "070#" field to "SRX" instead.  You can do that to "Other3" instead if it always has the 070 # in it and you're wanting to keep the "070#" for some reason.
Good luck with it - holler if you need more help!


73


Matt King

KK4CPS

070 #1708 LONP #261

PODXS 070 Club Executive Director










On Mon, May 25, 2015 at 5:18 PM, Dan Morris dbmorris315@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

don’t know if anyone else is having a problem but when I tried to upload my adif log the scorer is picking up the first numbers it comes to and assumes those are the 070 numbers. Of course all my records are a ‘NO MATCH’ — The first numbers in my adif file are the street address numbers — I’m using ACLog export to adif function.

I’ve emailed David about this and waiting for an answer but I just wanted to let others know that this is happening, so double check your log uploads.

Dan Morris KZ3T 070-1065
dbmorris315@...





Re: TDW Log

Matthew King <mrk.twg@...>
 

Dan - you've got your address in the comment field. The scorer looks in the comments for the exchange info if it doesn't find it in the SRX field.

Here's one of your records:
KJ8O
20150522
021000
40M
JOSEPH B MILLER - 6928 FOREST PARK CT - TROY, MI  48098
...
1244
<070#:4>1244
...
You'll want to rename your "070#" field to "SRX" instead.  You can do that to "Other3" instead if it always has the 070 # in it and you're wanting to keep the "070#" for some reason.
Good luck with it - holler if you need more help!


73


Matt King

KK4CPS

070 #1708 LONP #261

PODXS 070 Club Executive Director







On Mon, May 25, 2015 at 5:18 PM, Dan Morris dbmorris315@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

don’t know if anyone else is having a problem but when I tried to upload my adif log the scorer is picking up the first numbers it comes to and assumes those are the 070 numbers. Of course all my records are a ‘NO MATCH’ — The first numbers in my adif file are the street address numbers — I’m using ACLog export to adif function.

I’ve emailed David about this and waiting for an answer but I just wanted to let others know that this is happening, so double check your log uploads.

Dan Morris KZ3T 070-1065
dbmorris315@...



TDW Log

Dan Morris - KZ3T
 

don’t know if anyone else is having a problem but when I tried to upload my adif log the scorer is picking up the first numbers it comes to and assumes those are the 070 numbers. Of course all my records are a ‘NO MATCH’ — The first numbers in my adif file are the street address numbers — I’m using ACLog export to adif function.

I’ve emailed David about this and waiting for an answer but I just wanted to let others know that this is happening, so double check your log uploads.

Dan Morris KZ3T 070-1065
dbmorris315@gmail.com


Interesting Callsign Archive Tool at HamCall.net

Mike Flowers
 

Hi Gang,

 

I found an interesting research tool for old callsigns recently while trying to find some information for a friend.

 

HamCall.net has online callsign archives for the years 1921, 1954, 1960, 1969, 1983 and 1995 to present.

 

You can easily construct a URL to look up a callsign in a particular year as shown below.  In the example below, I am looking for the address of my Elmer, Dan Sullivan, WB2PED, in the 1969 archive:

 

http://hamcall.net/call/WB2PED:1969

 

If I wanted to check in the 1983 archive, the URL would look like this:

 

http://hamcall.net/call/WB2PED:1983

 

I even found who held my callsign in 1960:

 

http://hamcall.net/call/K6MKF:1960

 

This is a good resource if you know the callsign and the year.

 

- 73 and good DX de Mike, K6MKF, President - NCDXC

 


Re: Submitted log entries

boat.anchor@...
 

I did try to become his friend but he is not on Facebook
Barry



---In 070@..., <john@...> wrote :

I suspect you may be right, but since I truthfully and seriously refuse ever to use or even go near Facebook, then I have no other outlet Hi Hi Just joking.

 



Welcome Aboard

James Ferris <ferris1727@...>
 

Please join me in welcoming our new PODXS 070 member(s)

2071  K9IA  Chuck

73, Jim  W5FER


Re: Submitted log entries

John Etling
 

I suspect you may be right, but since I truthfully and seriously refuse ever to use or even go near Facebook, then I have no other outlet Hi Hi Just joking.

 

73 de K3JAE

---------

 

As far as the "LID" in Texas as someone put it, we do not allow them here.  Please refrain from using the Reflectors for excessive wining about some problems that we cannot do anything about. That is what Facebook is for isn't it?  

 

73, Jim W5FER  

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"Delawhere?"

Len Hecker
 

FWIW, I worked a few ops during the contest and I know that DE is a tough one for some seeking WAS.  If you are one of those Ops, I will be happy to QSL.  My info is good on QRZ.com with instructions.  eQSLs were sent out to all contacts during the contest.  Great contest.  Thanks to all organizers and participants.  73, Len K3LRH in "Delawhere?"


Submitted log entries

James Ferris <ferris1727@...>
 

I just resubmitted my log and the checker has found all the new calls that were previously rejected.  Steve was right..  Patience is the answer and all is up to date now.   Resubmit your ADIF files and you will get credit for the new club members.  

The entries did not meet the log requirements (50 unique PSK31 contacts) and are sitting in the rejected file.  They did not get a member number and I cannot approve them because of software and club requirements. That is being addressed as soon as David has the chance to get to it.  All those applicants were sent an auto email that explained the requirements and what they will have to do to update their application to meet the minimum standards for joining.  Those are the rules as they now stand and have been in force since the beginning.

As far as the "LID" in Texas as someone put it, we do not allow them here.  Please refrain from using the Reflectors for excessive wining about some problems that we cannot do anything about. That is what Facebook is for isn't it?  

73, Jim W5FER  


Re: New 070 Credits / LID rant

wa3gm
 

Good to finally  work you after all these years.....

Greg
Wa3gm

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On Sun, May 24, 2015 at 8:51 PM, Dan Morris dbmorris315@... [070] <070@...> wrote:

 

Well, I played in the TDW once before a few years ago but not much at all.  This time was able to participate much more although not as much as I liked as we have family here for a couple of weeks. But those times I was able to get on I had a blast and was also able to work 40 and 80 this time which I have not been able to do in years.  So a good time was had. I will submit my meager log anyway.  thanks to all who made a contact with me.   It was also a good one to acquire many new 070 numbers!


Dan Morris   KZ3T   070-1065



On May 24, 2015, at 8:41 PM, 'Milton Garb' n6mg@... [070] <070@...> wrote:


W6QP, Red, and I was just talking about that...he thinks that 30m is the best DX band that we have.

Personally, I think 40m is...

BUT, there’s 2 old sayings:

1)    Anyone who is anyone will show up sooner or later on 20m at local gray line...

And     

2)   You don’t have to be good to work DX...you just have to be there...

Red and I are going outside to smell some fresh air...

Thanks everyone for a great contest, and a special thanks to all of our newer members !

Milt – N6MG

Red – W6QP

 

From: 070@... [mailto:070@...] 
Sent: Sunday, May 24, 2015 5:30 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] New 070 Credits / LID rant

 

  

Don't advertise our secret.

Barry

 



---In 070@..., <n9avy@...> wrote :

Amen, Joe !

 

jerry

 


From: "Joseph Miller kj8o.ham@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@... 
Sent: Sunday, May 24, 2015 4:03 PM
Subject: Re: [070] New 070 Credits / LID rant

 

 

The WARC bands have been around since 1979, and half of them don't even know about it...

 

73 de Joe KJ8O 1244

 




Re: New 070 Credits / LID rant

John Etling
 

This is all I am asking… Patience, I have lots of. I agree with you that contest submission is nice. I have no issue with it just wanted clarification.

 

BTW: I uploaded “early” as my almost 30 hours of calling contest CQ had ended for me so thus I uploaded, and went to bed.

 

73 de K3JAE

John

 

 

From: Stephen Melachrinos w3hf@... [070] [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Sunday, May 24, 2015 16:03
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] New 070 Credits / LID rant

 

 

John -

 

Please be patient. Those QSOs will count. Just allow time for the software bots to catch up with each other. Submitting your entry before the contest is even over means the bots can't possibly catch up with folks who are just joining now.

 

And even if David tells everyone to upload again, that's so much easier than the way we (and all other contest organizations) used to have to submit contest entries. 

 

Steve 

W3HF 

 

On 05/24/15, 'John Etling' john@... [070]<070@...> wrote:

 

 

Am aware of the LONP credit. Am wondering if they will count towards TDW, - seems to me if they were approved and have a valid 070 number then they should count – otherwise what’s the purpose of getting new members, allowing them to participate then tell them their contacts do not count on either end? Would make for a fast exodus of members me thinks.  The three I made were in the 2050 membership series. I’m not much of a contester and usually do not partake in them much but decided to try and did… OK, mainly on 20m as all the other bands were not real cooperative. Hate to think I’m gonna lose TDW credit on 3 calls just because they are too new to participate, and frankly, I am not aware of what “too new” a call would be since I do not keep up with that. They have a 070 number, I figure it is a good points contact.

 

As for the whining idiot LID in Texas, I have heard him on/off all day whining and crying about us contesters. I say join in and quit whining. MAYBE he might be able to make a few new contacts instead of the few that will put up with his grouchy ass.

 

Luckily I have avoided him. He did call me, with me clearly calling CQ-070 TDW, and recognizing his call figured he wanted to further inflict his filth so I decided to ignore him to spare listening to his rant and his hatefulness towards any contest. I can see him sitting on the local 2M repeater and telling anyone who is not a regular to get lost, never come back and “I hate your guts”….

 

73 de K3JAE

 

 


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Re: New 070 Credits / LID rant

Robert Johnstone
 

srI I Missed RED. kd0fip Robert 1396



From: "boat.anchor@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Sunday, May 24, 2015 11:05 PM
Subject: RE: [070] New 070 Credits / LID rant

 
Milt
So SRI OM but my vote is with Red.
Barry



---In 070@..., wrote :

W6QP, Red, and I was just talking about that...he thinks that 30m is the best DX band that we have.
Personally, I think 40m is...
BUT, there’s 2 old sayings:
1)    Anyone who is anyone will show up sooner or later on 20m at local gray line...
And    
2)   You don’t have to be good to work DX...you just have to be there...

Red and I are going outside to smell some fresh air...
Thanks everyone for a great contest, and a special thanks to all of our newer members !
Milt – N6MG
Red – W6QP
  



Re: New 070 Credits / LID rant

boat.anchor@...
 

Milt
So SRI OM but my vote is with Red.
Barry



---In 070@..., <n6mg@...> wrote :

W6QP, Red, and I was just talking about that...he thinks that 30m is the best DX band that we have.

Personally, I think 40m is...

BUT, there’s 2 old sayings:

1)    Anyone who is anyone will show up sooner or later on 20m at local gray line...

And    

2)   You don’t have to be good to work DX...you just have to be there...

Red and I are going outside to smell some fresh air...

Thanks everyone for a great contest, and a special thanks to all of our newer members !

Milt – N6MG

Red – W6QP

  


El Salvador on 20m!

Matthew King <mrk.twg@...>
 

Jose, YS1JBL is on 20m , about 14.070.700.

Go get 'em, y'all!


73


Matt King

KK4CPS

070 #1708 LONP #261

PODXS 070 Club Executive Director






Welcome Aboard

James Ferris <ferris1727@...>
 

Please join me in welcoming our new PODXS 070 member(s)
 
2065  K1FDP  Jason
2066  AA9DY  Wayne
2067  AE4S  Bill
2068  AD7ZJ  Elijah
2069  KP4KD  Eric
2070  K9DIG  Nancy

This brings the TDW total new members signed up to 33. Wow!

73, Jim,  W5FER