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Re: Looks as though 6m is open Calling CQ on 290.20

Brian (N2MLP)
 

See weak trace on 6 meters  unknown call yet

 

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         de N2MLP Brian

       Monroe County PA

 

 

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From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Monday, June 29, 2015 8:15 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: [070] Looks as though 6m is open Calling CQ on 290.20

 

 

Looks as though 6m is open Calling CQ on 290.20
John KE4JB from NY


Re: Looks as though 6m is open Calling CQ on 290.20

Steve W3HF
 

roger, just worked FL. Twice.

Still looking for one more state (since I miscounted the dates before).

Steve
W3HF 
 
 

On 06/30/15, John Bower poppajohnbower@... [070]<070@...> wrote:
 


Looks as though 6m is open Calling CQ on 290.20
John KE4JB from NY



Re: 13 colonies

John Bower <poppajohnbower@...>
 

The Following stations will be operating Digital in the 13 Colonies event.
John KE4JB
K2A/NY-KZ2R
K2B/VA-KI4TYK & N3TG
K2C/RI-KC1BXY (10m only)
K2D/CT-None listed but possible
K2E/DE-N8NA
K2F/MD-WA3SWJ
K2G-NF4GA/Club
K2H/MA-WB1GOF/Club
K2I/NJ-None listed but possible
K2J/N4UH/Club
K2K/NH-KM3T & K2TE
K2L/NK4I
K2M/PA-None listed but possible
GB13COL-England Will op Digital (Bonus Station)
WM3PEN-Phil.PA-Will op Digital (Bonus Station)


Looks as though 6m is open Calling CQ on 290.20

John Bower <poppajohnbower@...>
 

Looks as though 6m is open Calling CQ on 290.20
John KE4JB from NY


Re: [070_contest] [070 Club Members] Important - PLEASE READ

wa3gm
 

Matt

Whst is the suggested donation? ?

Greg
wa3gm

Sent using CloudMagic

On Mon, Jun 29, 2015 at 5:34 PM, Matthew King - KK4CPS mrk.twg@... [070_contest] <070_contest@...> wrote:

 

Hey everybody! It's time for my least favorite responsibility, but one that is critical to the continuance of the club - IT'S DONATION TIME!

Our Window Decal fundraiser was a tremendous success and helped delay this email for over six months, but it's time to refill the coffers!

WE WANT THE PODXS 070 CLUB AND THE ENDORSEMENT PROGRAM TO BE FREE FOREVER! In order to accomplish that, our donations/fundraising must meet or exceed our expenditures. Let's talk about expenditures real quick...

In preparation for the June/July mailing that is currently being processed (over THREE THOUSAND stickers to nearly THREE HUNDRED FIFTY members), we've spent upwards of SIX-HUNDRED DOLLARS in two week's time. That's just for this ONE mailing! We had to buy postage (470 bucks right there),various paper/card stock, label stock for stickers, large and small envelopes, printer toner, etc... We can't forget our new member packets either - about $2.00 for domestic folks, and about $3.50 for DX members.

We are redesigning our website, moving to a new, more robust server, and renewing the domain registration. These things have significant cost as well.

We work very hard to be good stewards of the club's money. To be blunt, as we grow, our donations must also grow. We need to see donations from long time members, new members, DX members and even inactive members in order to stay afloat without resorting to membership dues, something we want to NEVER have to do.

You're a member of the premier PSK31 club in the WORLD! Please donate generously to help us continue the tradition! Every donor will receive a 2015 POSTAID sticker and be recognized on our website. We prefer PayPal donations (you do not need a PayPal account to do this!), but will gladly accept cash, money orders, postage or most anything else the club needs.

Here is the direct link to our PayPal Donation Page:


If you need to send checks, cash, money orders, or postage, please send them to:

Matthew King
1445 Calhoun Road
Hamilton, GA 31811

Please wrap anything sent to me in a couple sheets of paper so that it can't be seen through the envelope.

EVERY donation is appreciated!

73


Matt King

070 #1708 LONP #261

PODXS 070 Club Executive Director


Re: ARRL Field Day is upon us, plus a bit

Jim Howard
 

I made 100 digital QSOs on Field Day 2015 and had a blast! Our local ARES group used my callsign on 40-20-15m and we even got one contact on 6m. Today has been a day mostly of rest.Thanks to all of you for a great time on-the-air while high atop a ridge overlooking the beautiful mountains of western North Carolina. We hardly noticed the storm coming though the area Saturday afternoon. :)

73

Jim, W4SDJ


[070 Club Members] Important - PLEASE READ

Matthew King - KK4CPS <mrk.twg@...>
 

Hey everybody!  It's time for my least favorite responsibility, but one that is critical to the continuance of the club - IT'S DONATION TIME!

Our Window Decal fundraiser was a tremendous success and helped delay this email for over six months, but it's time to refill the coffers!  

WE WANT THE PODXS 070 CLUB AND THE ENDORSEMENT PROGRAM TO BE FREE FOREVER!  In order to accomplish that, our donations/fundraising must meet or exceed our expenditures.  Let's talk about expenditures real quick...

In preparation for the June/July mailing that is currently being processed (over THREE THOUSAND stickers to nearly THREE HUNDRED FIFTY members), we've spent upwards of SIX-HUNDRED DOLLARS in two week's time. That's just for this ONE mailing! We had to buy postage (470 bucks right there),various paper/card stock, label stock for stickers, large and small envelopes, printer toner, etc...  We can't forget our new member packets either - about $2.00 for domestic folks, and about $3.50 for DX members.

We are redesigning our website, moving to a new, more robust server, and renewing the domain registration.  These things have significant cost as well.

We work very hard to be good stewards of the club's money. To be blunt, as we grow, our donations must also grow. We need to see donations from long time members, new members, DX members and even inactive members in order to stay afloat without resorting to membership dues, something we want to NEVER have to do. 

You're a member of the premier PSK31 club in the WORLD! Please donate generously to help us continue the tradition! Every donor will receive a 2015 POSTAID sticker and be recognized on our website.  We prefer PayPal donations (you do not need a PayPal account to do this!), but will gladly accept cash, money orders, postage or most anything else the club needs.

Here is the direct link to our PayPal Donation Page:


If you need to send checks, cash, money orders, or postage, please send them to:

Matthew King
1445 Calhoun Road
Hamilton, GA 31811

Please wrap anything sent to me in a couple sheets of paper so that it can't be seen through the envelope.

EVERY donation is appreciated!

73


Matt King

070 #1708 LONP #261

PODXS 070 Club Executive Director


Re: 13 colonies

wa3gm
 

David

I am also one of the ops for 13 colonies signing call sign. WM3PEN

See everyone this week

Greg
Wa3gm.  # 1738

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On Mon, Jun 29, 2015 at 9:00 AM, F.R. Ashley' gdadx2@... [070] <070@...> wrote:

 

David,

I am one of the NC (K2J) ops for the 13C event, and yes there will be PSK31, along with RTTY, CW, SSB and D-Star. I personally like to use a different mode each day so I'll be on PSK31 all day for at least one day. But since I am the designated QRP (5W) station, I'll probably end up on CW and PSK31 for the majority of the time. Hope everyone participates and makes the clean sweep! This year we have GB13COL, a special callsign for the Durham, England radio club joining the event for the first time. Hopefully this will generate interest from the other side of the pond. Please let us all know if anyone makes a clean sweep entirely on PSK31!

73 Buddy WB4M
aka K2J/QRP

On 6/29/2015 8:16 AM, David Westbrook dwestbrook@... [070] wrote:
The 13 colonies event starts 9AM ET tomorrow ... I'm assuming there'll be PSK stations -- spot them up here!

Full event info:

Tacker/Log form generator:
http://hamclubs.info/13colonies/

73!
--david
kj4izw


Re: 13 colonies

F.R. Ashley
 

Steve,

Will do Steve.  I'll have my laptop setup just to watch emails and keep up with fellow NC ops.  Ten was open here a short while this AM so I'll begin there, then move to 12, etc.  See you in the AM, 73.

Buddy WB4M

On 6/29/2015 2:22 PM, w3hf@... [070] wrote:
 

Buddy -

 

If you would, please post when you are on the air with PSK31, and when you do band changes. It will be easier for the club members to track you.

 

And I hope you will also be on the air during evenings. Unfortunately some of us still have this other distraction in life (that funds our hobbies) called a job.

 

Steve

W3HF



Re: Field Day Participation

v32hoosier@...
 

Hi All,
I worked 6 hours of PSK31 from my home using generator power (i.e. 1E IN) and netted a total of 79 contacts on 20m and 40m.  Weather in this area was really nasty for those operating at field day sites (rain and strong winds Friday and Saturday - much of the area lost power - almost a real emergency excercise).

73,
Bob, KC9UR
070 #1620
LONP #241


Re: 13 colonies

 

I agree. Please, if you can, post your where-abouts?

Being retired, no matter who’s funding it, is a balancing act.

Keeping my xyl pleased with doing chores, and maintaining a few other out of control hobbies does take up far too much time.

Milt.

N6MG

 

From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Monday, June 29, 2015 11:34 AM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 13 colonies

 

 

That's the curse of this hobby - having to work to earn a living.

 

Would be nice if we could be government supported ; perhaps a MIL or two a year so would could keep current with latest equipment, antennas and have enough for postage to send out QSLs to all those deserving stations.  

 

 

Jerry  N9AVY  #454


From: "w3hf@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Monday, June 29, 2015 1:22 PM
Subject: Re: [070] 13 colonies

 

 

Buddy -

 

If you would, please post when you are on the air with PSK31, and when you do band changes. It will be easier for the club members to track you.

 

And I hope you will also be on the air during evenings. Unfortunately some of us still have this other distraction in life (that funds our hobbies) called a job.

 

Steve

W3HF

 


Re: 13 colonies

Jerry N9AVY
 

That's the curse of this hobby - having to work to earn a living.

Would be nice if we could be government supported ; perhaps a MIL or two a year so would could keep current with latest equipment, antennas and have enough for postage to send out QSLs to all those deserving stations.  


Jerry  N9AVY  #454


From: "w3hf@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Monday, June 29, 2015 1:22 PM
Subject: Re: [070] 13 colonies

 
Buddy -
 
If you would, please post when you are on the air with PSK31, and when you do band changes. It will be easier for the club members to track you.
 
And I hope you will also be on the air during evenings. Unfortunately some of us still have this other distraction in life (that funds our hobbies) called a job.
 
Steve
W3HF



Re: 13 colonies

Steve W3HF
 

Buddy -

 

If you would, please post when you are on the air with PSK31, and when you do band changes. It will be easier for the club members to track you.

 

And I hope you will also be on the air during evenings. Unfortunately some of us still have this other distraction in life (that funds our hobbies) called a job.

 

Steve

W3HF


Re: Envelope received 6/29

Jerry N9AVY
 

Holy adhesive, Batman !  3000 stickers  !!!!   That's a lot of stickers .

Thanks for all your hard work on that backlog. One year at Dayton I had printed up a bunch of stickers for 10-10 members and that was a lot of work !   My hat's off to you !

Jerry  N9AVY   #454



From: "Matthew King mrk.twg@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Monday, June 29, 2015 12:59 PM
Subject: Re: [070] Envelope received 6/29

 
Glad to hear that you got them OK, Jerry!  The old certificates give you an idea of how far behind some things are, but I/we are working diligently on catching things up. Getting all of last year's certificates out was a tremendous step forward. Now to work on this year's certificates as well!  There's a fancy new certificate in the works for next year's overhauled contest program (CONTEST 2.0!) too, but as Forrest said, "that's all I have to say about that....." :-)

This mailing is just about THREE THOUSAND stickers to nearly THREE HUNDRED FIFTY individuals, so y'all please bear with me. Other stickers/envelopes are in process and will be mailed throughout the next several weeks. 

Y'all be good!

73

Matt King
070 #1708 LONP #261
PODXS 070 Club Executive Director






On Mon, Jun 29, 2015 at 1:15 PM, Jerry n9avy@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 
Thanks for another round of stickers/endorsements.Surprises inside were certificates for 2014 Valentine's & 40m Firecracker.

Thanks !!!!


Jerry  N9AVY  #454




Re: Envelope received 6/29

Matthew King <mrk.twg@...>
 

Glad to hear that you got them OK, Jerry!  The old certificates give you an idea of how far behind some things are, but I/we are working diligently on catching things up. Getting all of last year's certificates out was a tremendous step forward. Now to work on this year's certificates as well!  There's a fancy new certificate in the works for next year's overhauled contest program (CONTEST 2.0!) too, but as Forrest said, "that's all I have to say about that....." :-)

This mailing is just about THREE THOUSAND stickers to nearly THREE HUNDRED FIFTY individuals, so y'all please bear with me. Other stickers/envelopes are in process and will be mailed throughout the next several weeks. 

Y'all be good!

73


Matt King

070 #1708 LONP #261

PODXS 070 Club Executive Director





On Mon, Jun 29, 2015 at 1:15 PM, Jerry n9avy@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

Thanks for another round of stickers/endorsements.Surprises inside were certificates for 2014 Valentine's & 40m Firecracker.

Thanks !!!!


Jerry  N9AVY  #454



Envelope received 6/29

Jerry N9AVY
 

Thanks for another round of stickers/endorsements.Surprises inside were certificates for 2014 Valentine's & 40m Firecracker.

Thanks !!!!


Jerry  N9AVY  #454


Re: 13 colonies

David Westbrook
 

well, i can't commit any time, so that causes an issue, hi!  I'll be lucky if i get any time to chase some of the stations.  And super lucky if i can snag some that aren't ginormous piles.   They seem to get worse (in terms of volume calling, not jammers/lid/qrm) than some dxpeditions!

By "split" for PSK i just mean that you're looking for traces not right on top of yours in the waterfall -- since it's pretty much the same chunk (~2.5 KHz passband), i don't see why it'd be any different on the WARC bands ... And actually, if it prevents/manages a mess, that's more reason to use it on the warc (or any) bands .. 
so if QRG( dial freq) is 18.100,  call "CQ split" (or "cq up", i'm not sure what wording is most effective) at +750,  and only answer traces not at +750.   When people watching the waterfall see you working people answering at a different offset, they'll call there, too.   You'll be able to pick out calls that way, too, instead of 20 strong traces coming back at +750, including stuff that's way too long like "K2J K2J K2J K2J de Kx0xxx Kx0xxx Kx0xxx Kx0xxx PSE KN" which you have to wait clear or it'll clobber your QSO.
Also, when (not if!)  you get someone sending you a long "73" macro, you can just log that guy and send rpt to the next caller (that you decoded from another offset), without waiting for the last long "73" macro to finish. 

Steve W3HF has experience hosting PSK pile-ups split and has commented in the listerv before (a while back; don't remember when offhand), when he's been to dx like VQ9.

--david
kj4izw


On Mon, Jun 29, 2015 at 10:30 AM, 'F.R. Ashley' gdadx2@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

  David (and others)

  No plans to work split right now, actually it is discouraged on the WARC bands due to narrow bands.

Yes I have participated for past 4 years but last year was my first time as an operator.  Activity seems to start out a bit slow but really gets going a day or so into the event. 

If interested, contact KU2US to be an op.  The ops are always changing, this year we had 3 or 4 here in NC drop out and new hams added.  Last year something happened with several NY stations and if memory serves me correct, only 2 or 3 made it on the air, making NY rather difficult to work, causing some rather large pile ups when they did get going.  You really don't need to commit a lot of time, there are about 4 or 5 others in NY or any other state that will be active too.   Some hams skip a day or two, allowing the other in state hams to have a go at it.  

I just heard from another NC station who wants to start out on 20 CW, so I think I'll just begin with PSK31. I like to start out on 10m if open, if not I move to 12, then 15, etc.   Additionally, if anyone is into QRP, I'll stick by the normal QRP freqs when I operate CW, plus/minus QRM.

73, see ya in the morning 9am!

Buddy WB4M



On 6/29/2015 9:29 AM, David Westbrook dwestbrook@... [070] wrote:
 
FB buddy!   That's exciting, i didn't realize we had one of the ops here!  I'd love to do that one of these years ... but can't commit the time, and i think NY is always spoken for...
So do you have any specific plans for bands?   This one is interesting because 80/40 pull a LOT of traffic with region progation;  but the non-east coast and DX for other bands.

Is this your first time operating the colonies event, or have you done it before?

Are you planning on working the PSK split?      Some of those colony pileups get pretty insane (especially cw/ssb)!!   Particularly with QRP, hoping people don't just totally clobber you.

Great point by John --  use only  "KJ4IZW KJ4IZW" (to answer the CQ) and "K2J 599 David NY NY KJ4IZW" (send your report after CQ'er acknowledges your call correctly)  macros with these pile-ups, and it'll help get everyone through.

73!
--david
KJ4IZW




Re: Field Day Participation

Paul Milward <nu4c@...>
 

Hi guys
I had an enjoyable FD. Participated at N4DAB DaytonBeach PD/EOC. I hope some of you got us in your log. I will upload to the 070 log checker.

I returned home about 9pm local and operated PSK31 only1D for about 4 (non consecutive) hours. I am grateful for the. 41 contacts in my log. I will let the 070 log checker figure out my "new" ones.
73
Paul NU4C

"n6mg@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:

 

Guys/Gals/Others

I've seen many Field Day participation reports here on the Yahoo reflector. That's great!

If you participated in any way, with your call...a club call...a call at a neighbor's

qth, etc etc, please let me know? If you didn't operate, but participated in the overall logistics, etc ?, Please let me know. I'm thinking that should count also.

This is the head count used for printing the Field Day Atta 'boys.

It's interesting to see the short write up's on participation.

73 de N6MG - 1D - LAX

070-650

LONP #76

070 Club - Director of Public Relations


Re: 13 colonies

F.R. Ashley
 

  David (and others)

  No plans to work split right now, actually it is discouraged on the WARC bands due to narrow bands.

Yes I have participated for past 4 years but last year was my first time as an operator.  Activity seems to start out a bit slow but really gets going a day or so into the event. 

If interested, contact KU2US to be an op.  The ops are always changing, this year we had 3 or 4 here in NC drop out and new hams added.  Last year something happened with several NY stations and if memory serves me correct, only 2 or 3 made it on the air, making NY rather difficult to work, causing some rather large pile ups when they did get going.  You really don't need to commit a lot of time, there are about 4 or 5 others in NY or any other state that will be active too.   Some hams skip a day or two, allowing the other in state hams to have a go at it.  

I just heard from another NC station who wants to start out on 20 CW, so I think I'll just begin with PSK31. I like to start out on 10m if open, if not I move to 12, then 15, etc.   Additionally, if anyone is into QRP, I'll stick by the normal QRP freqs when I operate CW, plus/minus QRM.

73, see ya in the morning 9am!

Buddy WB4M



On 6/29/2015 9:29 AM, David Westbrook dwestbrook@... [070] wrote:
 
FB buddy!   That's exciting, i didn't realize we had one of the ops here!  I'd love to do that one of these years ... but can't commit the time, and i think NY is always spoken for...
So do you have any specific plans for bands?   This one is interesting because 80/40 pull a LOT of traffic with region progation;  but the non-east coast and DX for other bands.

Is this your first time operating the colonies event, or have you done it before?

Are you planning on working the PSK split?      Some of those colony pileups get pretty insane (especially cw/ssb)!!   Particularly with QRP, hoping people don't just totally clobber you.

Great point by John --  use only  "KJ4IZW KJ4IZW" (to answer the CQ) and "K2J 599 David NY NY KJ4IZW" (send your report after CQ'er acknowledges your call correctly)  macros with these pile-ups, and it'll help get everyone through.

73!
--david
KJ4IZW



Re: Field Day Participation

Matthew King <mrk.twg@...>
 

No worries, Joe - you certainly get a sticker for all that!

:~)

73


Matt King

070 #1708 LONP #261

PODXS 070 Club Executive Director



On Mon, Jun 29, 2015 at 8:54 AM, Joseph Miller kj8o.ham@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

GM Milt and the group,

I spent 6 hours loading up everything needed for Field Day, filling almost every cubic foot of space in the Odyssey, then spending another couple of hours at the Field Day site to see that one of the trees we use to string a wire antenna was cut during the year, only to learn ​a few hours later of the non-stop rain and high winds was predicted for Saturday. Our club was organized in 1937 and we believe this is the first time that we have ever had to cancel a Field Day.

Then spent another five hours putting everything back in place, just in time for the 1800 hour start, and DM780 decides not to pick up any digital signals from the radio. It's weird, the rig control works. Ended up having to use the microphone.... the good news was 285 contacts operating "1D", on 6 bands (80, 40, 20, 15, 10 and 6).

No sticker for me, but at least I tried.

73 de Joe KJ8O 1244 operating was W8TNO 1520.



On Mon, Jun 29, 2015 at 12:37 AM, n6mg@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

Guys/Gals/Others

I've seen many Field Day participation reports here on the Yahoo reflector. That's great!

If you participated in any way, with your call...a club call...a call at a neighbor's

qth, etc etc, please let me know? If you didn't operate, but participated in the overall logistics, etc ?, Please let me know. I'm thinking that should count also.

This is the head count used for printing the Field Day Atta 'boys.

It's interesting to see the short write up's on participation.

73 de N6MG - 1D - LAX

070-650

LONP #76

070 Club - Director of Public Relations




--
Joe Miller, KJ8O
Affiliated Club Coordinator
ARRL Michigan Section