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Re: RARE COUNTIES Nebraska

Jerry N9AVY
 

Nebraska  ...

 Need  DN81...  DN82...DN92...   EN01... EN02....EN20
Looks like that's about all.


Bet some of those towns roll up the sidewalks after 8 PM !  :-)

Jerry  N9AVY


From: "Robert Johnstone shopr3@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070 PSK Club <070@...>
Sent: Tuesday, September 1, 2015 9:45 AM
Subject: [070] Fwd: RARE COUNTIES Nebraska

 
Possibly some rare grid activations as well.  If I knew what counties Grids are needed I could start looking into activating them or at least one of them one day and another the next.  Looks like they only had about 128 psk31 Qs in their spring event.  I only have Sep to plan a route.  Not a lot of towns or bright lights on after dark when flying over Nebraska.  I would like to know if there is interest in the Event from the club members?
kd0fip 1396 Robert



----- Forwarded Message -----
From: Fred Eriksen
To: shopr3@...
Sent: Tuesday, September 1, 2015 8:22 AM
Subject: Re: Fwd: RARE COUNTIES

Hi Robert.
 
You were thinking about activating some counties in NE on PSK31. There will be a Rare County Activation Special Event on the weekend of 10/3 and 10/4. Not sure if you can participate, but we would be delighted if you could participate. Using your own call is fine. The club will activate NE0QP also for this weekend.
 
This year we will cover the panhandle and the northern counties really well, but need someone to activate the southern counties especially along the border with Kansas. Hope you could find the time to activate one or more of them that weekend. PSK31 would be a great mode to use.
 
So more than any particular counties, we are trying to get those counties activated that were not activated in the April NE QSO Party. Most along the KS-NE border were not activated in April, and so any of those would be dynamite or us.
 
An announcement will appear in the Oct QST and more details can be found at www.qcwa.org/chapter025.htm or on the NE0QP page at QRZ.com.
 
 
Fred Eriksen, KB0LF
Murray, NE
QCWA Chapter025 Board Member
 





RARE COUNTIES Nebraska

Robert Johnstone
 

Possibly some rare grid activations as well.  If I knew what counties Grids are needed I could start looking into activating them or at least one of them one day and another the next.  Looks like they only had about 128 psk31 Qs in their spring event.  I only have Sep to plan a route.  Not a lot of towns or bright lights on after dark when flying over Nebraska.  I would like to know if there is interest in the Event from the club members?
kd0fip 1396 Robert



----- Forwarded Message -----

From: Fred Eriksen
To: shopr3@...
Sent: Tuesday, September 1, 2015 8:22 AM
Subject: Re: Fwd: RARE COUNTIES

Hi Robert.
 
You were thinking about activating some counties in NE on PSK31. There will be a Rare County Activation Special Event on the weekend of 10/3 and 10/4. Not sure if you can participate, but we would be delighted if you could participate. Using your own call is fine. The club will activate NE0QP also for this weekend.
 
This year we will cover the panhandle and the northern counties really well, but need someone to activate the southern counties especially along the border with Kansas. Hope you could find the time to activate one or more of them that weekend. PSK31 would be a great mode to use.
 
So more than any particular counties, we are trying to get those counties activated that were not activated in the April NE QSO Party. Most along the KS-NE border were not activated in April, and so any of those would be dynamite or us.
 
An announcement will appear in the Oct QST and more details can be found at www.qcwa.org/chapter025.htm or on the NE0QP page at QRZ.com.
 
 
Fred Eriksen, KB0LF
Murray, NE
QCWA Chapter025 Board Member
 



Re: HA3FOK/MM

ljl2002@att.net
 

Janos update....

He's just off the western coast of Hati.
He was working 20m last evening.

73
Joe
KA1PPV  #1482




On Monday, August 17, 2015 2:50 AM, "'John Etling' john@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:


 
Got him this date at FL04gm
 
73 de K3JAE
070-1820
 
From: boat.anchor@... [070] [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Sunday, August 16, 2015 17:45
To: 070@...
Subject: [070] Re: HA3FOK/MM
 
 
They are making good headway.
Yesterday he was at FL11um.
regards
Barry


---In 070@..., wrote :
On 29m psk31 right now with a strong signal here.  Gives locator as FL40gm.
 
Jeff, WM9F
MO

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Re: Anyone around this morning

Dan Morris - KZ3T
 

I was around earlier on 20, 30, 40 and 80 trying to get the 0600 and 0700 hours done EST .. No go during the 6 AM but did get the 7 AM hour done, so 50% at least!!

Dan Morris   KZ3T   070-1065



On Aug 31, 2015, at 9:09 AM, 'John Etling' john@... [070] <070@...> wrote:


Worked a few on 40m this morning about an hour ago – KF9KV (070-0934) is currently working on 40m as well right now.

Also REUNION ISLAND (F5MFV) currently working on 20m – but a little weak here in Tennessee.

 

… I’m just sayin’

 

73 de K3JAE

John Etling

k3jae@...

070 #1820   LONP #321

PODXS 070 – Nobody Special – Just a Member

 

 

 

 

 

From: Dan Morris dbmorris315@... [070] [mailto:070@...] 
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 06:13
To: 070 List Service 070 List Service
Subject: [070] Anyone around this morning

 

  

Well, thought I would try and catch someone on the radio this morning but no go so far. I’ve gone between 20,40 & 80 .. Still trying on 40 right now.

Dan Morris KZ3T 070-1065
dbmorris315@...




VP8ALT

 

 
m5ply@...
hi all.
anyone tried to send him a eqsl card???
just a thought.
73 ivor


Re: Funny

Jerry N9AVY
 

That's the length in "free space" !



From: "Robert Johnstone shopr3@... [070]" <070@...>
To: "070@..." <070@...>
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 1:42 PM
Subject: Re: [070] Funny

 
was this a test to see who was awake?  wavelengt (physical) in an antenna( or other conductor) in ft = VF x 984/f in Mhz.  that would be 1 wavelength. from ARRL Extra Class Manual. what did I miss? Robert 1396




From: "Jerry n9avy@... [070]" <070@...>
To: "070@..." <070@...>
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 12:02 PM
Subject: Re: [070] Funny

 
Once I had an Extra class licensee ask me the formula for a dipole antenna and I simply told him it was 468 divided by the freq in MHZ.  He said no that's not it !  After some discussion back and forth my friend (another Extra and antenna installer par excellence)  broke in and said it was correct formula to which the newly minted Extra replied "no it isn't !" .  We just left him with his half-vast ideas.  Bad thing he was an ARRLOfficial at the time and ex-President of local radio club.  Sad.

Real Elmers won't really volunteer info unless you ask.
Jerry  N9AVY



From: "'John Etling' john@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 11:27 AM
Subject: RE: [070] Funny

 
Oh rest assured Jerry, I took all I could from my Elmers of the past and utilize all I can. I find the BEST Elmers are those whom offer nothing until asked, they realize you are truly wanting to learn then the departing of their knowledge begins. Show you are serious about learning, they are a wondrous faucet of information. Take something from them, skew it, claim it as your own or not have real interest and that Elmer is lost forever. I have seen that happen many times – not by me, I will say… and it saddens me to see someone steal someone else’s knowledge, or worse yet dispute it vehemently then claim to know more than the Elmer.
I can usually tell someone who is “full of it” right off as they stick their chest out, spout their garbage and dare anyone to refute them. Should someone try, they LOUDLY over talk you until you subside and give up, then boast they won the argument because you could not “beat” them. Same exact thing happens particularly in the political arena, and every other facet of life.
… I’m just sayin’
 
73 de K3JAE
John Etling
070 #1820   LONP #321
PODXS 070 – Nobody Special – Just a Member
 
 
 
 
 
 


From: Jerry n9avy@... [070] [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 10:53
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] Funny
 
 
John:
 
Take what info you can from your Elmers... that's how I learned a lot.  I've only been in ham radio since 1977  and dabbled in PSK31  from 2000 to 2006 when I found 070 club.  After 2006 I was "gung ho" for PSK !   In my few years with 070  I've learned a lot from the group.  Reading back through the archives is educational.
 
BTW, the term "Elmer" was coined by QST DX Editor, Rod Newkirk (W9BRD  SK) in his "How's DX?" column back in 1960's.  His Elmer was a guy named Elmer who went by the handle Bud .  Bud couldn't operate from his home after he moved, but was able to operate from his mobile in a parking lot. Over the years I've handled many of his bureau cards and he worked some amazing stations from that parking lot in Elgin, IL.    Anyhow  Elmer was a very helpful ham who helped many hams find their way in this hobby.  He's been immortalized since that column appeared way back when. Yes, he's still around and in a nursing home in Madison, WI., but no longer active on the air.
 
 
Jerry  N9AVY
 

From: "'John Etling' john@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 10:32 AM
Subject: RE: [070] Funny
 
 
Absolutely agree with you. I am not very sharp with ham radio – but I am pretty good with digital modes and have a good working understanding of same. That being said, I still look to my old Elmers, or anyone else with many more years of experience to get advice.
 
 
From: Jerry n9avy@... [070] [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 09:48
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] Funny
 
 
I have T-shirt that reads "Those who think they know it all are really annoying to those of us who do !" 
 
I've run into many over the years both on the air and off who know it all.  I know that I don't know it all, but I really get annoyed with those who think they do.  Usually learn something new at least once a day which keeps me humble.
 
Ham radio is loaded with people like that guy.  There are some out there who really do know a lot, but they don't ADVertise !
 
 
jerry  N9AVY
 

From: "'John Etling' john@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 9:36 AM
Subject: RE: [070] Funny
 
 
Read his FULL QRZ bio – Then you will FULLY understand why I left the Northeast never to return again – Self-professed Know-it-all who really doesn’t have a clue.
 
… I’m just sayin’
 
73 de K3JAE
John Etling
070 #1820   LONP #321
PODXS 070 – Nobody Special – Just a Member
 
 
 
 
 
From: Jerry n9avy@... [070] [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 09:33
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] Funny
 
 
Yes, you saw it too !
 
Jerry  n9avy
 

From: "'John Etling' john@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 9:31 AM
Subject: RE: [070] Funny
 
 
Was that the one crying about macros making Kitties cry??? If so saw that as well. Then read his QRZ bio and man is he so far off the beaten path it is ridiculous.
 
… I’m just sayin’
 
73 de K3JAE
John Etling
070 #1820   LONP #321
PODXS 070 – Nobody Special – Just a Member
 
 
 
 
 
 
From: Jerry n9avy@... [070] [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 09:26
To: 070 PSK Club
Subject: [070] Funny
 
 
There is some funny stuff when you stop to read some QSOs.  Just saw an undisclosed station ripping on another about macros .. obviously , he doesn't think highly of macros and told the other station he has more marcos if he likes macros.  The other stations sent his usual macro  and replied that he has 43 more if he'd like to see them all !   Ha-ha !!!
 
Jerry n9avy
 
 
 







Re: Funny

Robert Johnstone
 

was this a test to see who was awake?  wavelengt (physical) in an antenna( or other conductor) in ft = VF x 984/f in Mhz.  that would be 1 wavelength. from ARRL Extra Class Manual. what did I miss? Robert 1396



From: "Jerry n9avy@... [070]" <070@...>
To: "070@..." <070@...>
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 12:02 PM
Subject: Re: [070] Funny

 
Once I had an Extra class licensee ask me the formula for a dipole antenna and I simply told him it was 468 divided by the freq in MHZ.  He said no that's not it !  After some discussion back and forth my friend (another Extra and antenna installer par excellence)  broke in and said it was correct formula to which the newly minted Extra replied "no it isn't !" .  We just left him with his half-vast ideas.  Bad thing he was an ARRLOfficial at the time and ex-President of local radio club.  Sad.

Real Elmers won't really volunteer info unless you ask.
Jerry  N9AVY



From: "'John Etling' john@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 11:27 AM
Subject: RE: [070] Funny

 
Oh rest assured Jerry, I took all I could from my Elmers of the past and utilize all I can. I find the BEST Elmers are those whom offer nothing until asked, they realize you are truly wanting to learn then the departing of their knowledge begins. Show you are serious about learning, they are a wondrous faucet of information. Take something from them, skew it, claim it as your own or not have real interest and that Elmer is lost forever. I have seen that happen many times – not by me, I will say… and it saddens me to see someone steal someone else’s knowledge, or worse yet dispute it vehemently then claim to know more than the Elmer.
I can usually tell someone who is “full of it” right off as they stick their chest out, spout their garbage and dare anyone to refute them. Should someone try, they LOUDLY over talk you until you subside and give up, then boast they won the argument because you could not “beat” them. Same exact thing happens particularly in the political arena, and every other facet of life.
… I’m just sayin’
 
73 de K3JAE
John Etling
070 #1820   LONP #321
PODXS 070 – Nobody Special – Just a Member
 
 
 
 
 
 


From: Jerry n9avy@... [070] [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 10:53
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] Funny
 
 
John:
 
Take what info you can from your Elmers... that's how I learned a lot.  I've only been in ham radio since 1977  and dabbled in PSK31  from 2000 to 2006 when I found 070 club.  After 2006 I was "gung ho" for PSK !   In my few years with 070  I've learned a lot from the group.  Reading back through the archives is educational.
 
BTW, the term "Elmer" was coined by QST DX Editor, Rod Newkirk (W9BRD  SK) in his "How's DX?" column back in 1960's.  His Elmer was a guy named Elmer who went by the handle Bud .  Bud couldn't operate from his home after he moved, but was able to operate from his mobile in a parking lot. Over the years I've handled many of his bureau cards and he worked some amazing stations from that parking lot in Elgin, IL.    Anyhow  Elmer was a very helpful ham who helped many hams find their way in this hobby.  He's been immortalized since that column appeared way back when. Yes, he's still around and in a nursing home in Madison, WI., but no longer active on the air.
 
 
Jerry  N9AVY
 

From: "'John Etling' john@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 10:32 AM
Subject: RE: [070] Funny
 
 
Absolutely agree with you. I am not very sharp with ham radio – but I am pretty good with digital modes and have a good working understanding of same. That being said, I still look to my old Elmers, or anyone else with many more years of experience to get advice.
 
 
From: Jerry n9avy@... [070] [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 09:48
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] Funny
 
 
I have T-shirt that reads "Those who think they know it all are really annoying to those of us who do !" 
 
I've run into many over the years both on the air and off who know it all.  I know that I don't know it all, but I really get annoyed with those who think they do.  Usually learn something new at least once a day which keeps me humble.
 
Ham radio is loaded with people like that guy.  There are some out there who really do know a lot, but they don't ADVertise !
 
 
jerry  N9AVY
 

From: "'John Etling' john@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 9:36 AM
Subject: RE: [070] Funny
 
 
Read his FULL QRZ bio – Then you will FULLY understand why I left the Northeast never to return again – Self-professed Know-it-all who really doesn’t have a clue.
 
… I’m just sayin’
 
73 de K3JAE
John Etling
070 #1820   LONP #321
PODXS 070 – Nobody Special – Just a Member
 
 
 
 
 
From: Jerry n9avy@... [070] [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 09:33
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] Funny
 
 
Yes, you saw it too !
 
Jerry  n9avy
 

From: "'John Etling' john@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 9:31 AM
Subject: RE: [070] Funny
 
 
Was that the one crying about macros making Kitties cry??? If so saw that as well. Then read his QRZ bio and man is he so far off the beaten path it is ridiculous.
 
… I’m just sayin’
 
73 de K3JAE
John Etling
070 #1820   LONP #321
PODXS 070 – Nobody Special – Just a Member
 
 
 
 
 
 
From: Jerry n9avy@... [070] [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 09:26
To: 070 PSK Club
Subject: [070] Funny
 
 
There is some funny stuff when you stop to read some QSOs.  Just saw an undisclosed station ripping on another about macros .. obviously , he doesn't think highly of macros and told the other station he has more marcos if he likes macros.  The other stations sent his usual macro  and replied that he has 43 more if he'd like to see them all !   Ha-ha !!!
 
Jerry n9avy
 
 
 





Re: Software

Martin Tuip
 

I’ve been using it for a few weeks now .. haven’t noticed anything obvious breaking to be honest.
 
 
Martin
KG7HAX
 

Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 11:11 AM
To: 070@...
Subject: [070] Software
 
 

Anyone tried HRD5 with WIN10 yet?

tu

Barry



Re: Software

kj8o.ham@gmail.com <kj8o.ham@...>
 

I have. I will send you article that I wrote for my local club.


73 deJoe KJ8O


T-Mobile. America's First Nationwide 4G Network.

------ Original message------

From: boat.anchor@... [070] <070@...>

Date: Mon, Aug 31, 2015 2:13 PM

To: 070@...;

Subject:[070] Software

 

Anyone tried HRD5 with WIN10 yet?

tu

Barry



Re: QSL info for VP8ALJ ?

Jerry N9AVY
 

Sorry Milt... I tried, but I also found an Italian QSO Manager from 1995.

Maybe Mario is in the Witness Protection Program ?

Jerry  :-(



From: "'Milton Garb' n6mg@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 12:49 PM
Subject: RE: [070] QSL info for VP8ALJ ?

 
Jerry, this is all confusion. Thanks anyway.
The Falkland post office does not have a PO Box for VP8ALJ, nor for Mario Bulic, nor is “Box 68” a legitimate box # .
My envelope was returned to me, marked, “No such Box”, and “No such known resident”.
Experienced replies pls? = Has anyone managed to get a card from VP8ALJ?
Milt.
N6MG
 
From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 10:35 AM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] QSL info for VP8ALJ ?
 
 
Milt:
 
 
Did a bit of searching and sent what I thought was pertinent.  What I got out of searching was that  Post Office in Falklands does not distribute mail and recipients have to go to Post Office to pick up their mail.  So , Mario could literally have sacks of mail waiting for him along with needing a pick up truck to haul it.
 
Even though mail comes in via UK twice a week, if Mario doesn't pick up it , it doesn't get answered. Then, there is the problem of his answering all the mail ... like he has nothing else to do ?  Think it will be one of those when he gets around to it things.  I guess patience will pay off ... I've had cards come in after 30 years.
 
Good luck, Milt !
 
Oh, BTW, the last thing I sent suggests it pays to have a friend o! n island who can "hand deliver" QSL !
 
Jerry  N9AVY
 
 

From: "n6mg@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 11:29 AM
Subject: [070] QSL info for VP8ALJ ?
 
 
QRZ.com address for this station is no good.
Anyone have a qsl addy for him?
EXPERIENCED replies only pls.
Milt.
N6MG
 
 



Software

boat.anchor@...
 

Anyone tried HRD5 with WIN10 yet?

tu

Barry



Re: QSL info for VP8ALJ ?

 

Jerry, this is all confusion. Thanks anyway.

The Falkland post office does not have a PO Box for VP8ALJ, nor for Mario Bulic, nor is “Box 68” a legitimate box # .

My envelope was returned to me, marked, “No such Box”, and “No such known resident”.

Experienced replies pls? = Has anyone managed to get a card from VP8ALJ?

Milt.

N6MG

 

From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 10:35 AM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] QSL info for VP8ALJ ?

 

 

Milt:

 

 

Did a bit of searching and sent what I thought was pertinent.  What I got out of searching was that  Post Office in Falklands does not distribute mail and recipients have to go to Post Office to pick up their mail.  So , Mario could literally have sacks of mail waiting for him along with needing a pick up truck to haul it.

 

Even though mail comes in via UK twice a week, if Mario doesn't pick up it , it doesn't get answered. Then, there is the problem of his answering all the mail ... like he has nothing else to do ?  Think it will be one of those when he gets around to it things.  I guess patience will pay off ... I've had cards come in after 30 years.

 

Good luck, Milt !

 

Oh, BTW, the last thing I sent suggests it pays to have a friend on island who can "hand deliver" QSL !

 

Jerry  N9AVY

 

 


From: "n6mg@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 11:29 AM
Subject: [070] QSL info for VP8ALJ ?

 

 

QRZ.com address for this station is no good.

Anyone have a qsl addy for him?

EXPERIENCED replies only pls.

Milt.

N6MG

 

 


Re: QSL info for VP8ALJ ?

Jerry N9AVY
 

Milt:


Did a bit of searching and sent what I thought was pertinent.  What I got out of searching was that  Post Office in Falklands does not distribute mail and recipients have to go to Post Office to pick up their mail.  So , Mario could literally have sacks of mail waiting for him along with needing a pick up truck to haul it.

Even though mail comes in via UK twice a week, if Mario doesn't pick up it , it doesn't get answered. Then, there is the problem of his answering all the mail ... like he has nothing else to do ?  Think it will be one of those when he gets around to it things.  I guess patience will pay off ... I've had cards come in after 30 years.

Good luck, Milt !

Oh, BTW, the last thing I sent suggests it pays to have a friend on island who can "hand deliver" QSL !

Jerry  N9AVY



From: "n6mg@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 11:29 AM
Subject: [070] QSL info for VP8ALJ ?

 
QRZ.com address for this station is no good.
Anyone have a qsl addy for him?
EXPERIENCED replies only pls.
Milt.
N6MG




Re: QSL info for VP8ALJ ?

Jerry N9AVY
 





soon I guess.
I succeeded; Nick's QSL card from Mario, VP8ALJ!
Getting to the Falkland Islands is decidedly different than using your traditional 747 British Airway flight as it entails flying in an RAF TriStar that leaves from Brize Norton, a UK military base, at midnight local time. As you would expect, the departure lounge was full of British Army 'squadies' getting ready to fly off to Kosovo. This was nothing like the Club Class lounges I'm used to when I travel with British Airways!
I based myself in Port Stanley on East FalklandI based myself in Port Stanley on East Falkland
My first concern was flight check-in. I had been told that there was a strict baggage weight limit of 22kg with a �15 per kg excess baggage charge. The trouble was my FT650, Tonna five-element 6m beam and the usual bits and pieces totaled 18kg alone. My suitcase weighed 19kg so I expected to have to have to plead for leniency on these charges (on my knees if necessary) but as it turned out they didn't seem to worry and I walked through customs control without getting my chequebook out of my pocket. Phew!soon I guess.
I succeeded; Nick's QSL card from Mario, VP8ALJ!
Getting to the Falkland Islands is decidedly different than using your traditional 747 British Airway flight as it entails flying in an RAF TriStar that leaves from Brize Norton, a UK military base, at midnight local time. As you would expect, the departure lounge was full of British Army 'squadies' getting ready to fly off to Kosovo. This was nothing like the Club Class lounges I'm used to when I travel with British Airways!
I based myself in Port Stanley on East FalklandI based myself in Port Stanley on East Falkland
My first concern was flight check-in. I had been told that there was a strict baggage weight limit of 22kg with a �15 per kg excess baggage charge. The trouble was my FT650, Tonna five-element 6m beam and the usual bits and pieces totaled 18kg alone. My suitcase weighed 19kg so I expected to have to have to plead for leniency on these charges (on my knees if necessary) but as it turned out they didn't seem to worry and I walked through customs control without getting my chequebook out of my pocket. Phew!soon I guess.
I succeeded; Nick's QSL card from Mario, VP8ALJ!
Getting to the Falkland Islands is decidedly different than using your traditional 747 British Airway flight as it entails flying in an RAF TriStar that leaves from Brize Norton, a UK military base, at midnight local time. As you would expect, the departure lounge was full of British Army 'squadies' getting ready to fly off to Kosovo. This was nothing like the Club Class lounges I'm used to when I travel with British Airways!
I based myself in Port Stanley on East FalklandI based myself in Port Stanley on East Falkland
My first concern was flight check-in. I had been told that there was a strict baggage weight limit of 22kg with a �15 per kg excess baggage charge. The trouble was my FT650, Tonna five-element 6m beam and the usual bits and pieces totaled 18kg alone. My suitcase weighed 19kg so I expected to have to have to plead for leniency on these charges (on my knees if necessary) but as it turned out they didn't seem to worry and I walked through customs control without getting my chequebook out of my pocket. Phew!



From: "n6mg@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 11:29 AM
Subject: [070] QSL info for VP8ALJ ?

 
QRZ.com address for this station is no good.
Anyone have a qsl addy for him?
EXPERIENCED replies only pls.
Milt.
N6MG




Re: QSL info for VP8ALJ ?

Jerry N9AVY
 

This is from Falklands info site  and may explain some....     n9avy


Mail Services

Overseas air letter mail is carried between the UK and the Islands once or twice weekly on the MOD chartered aircraft. Air parcel mail and DHL services are provided via the regular weekly air service with Chile. Mail is sorted in the Stanley Post Office, but there is no delivery services – mail boxes are available (free) in the Post Office. The surface mail service from UK is operated approximately every four or five weeks.



From: "n6mg@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 11:29 AM
Subject: [070] QSL info for VP8ALJ ?

 
QRZ.com address for this station is no good.
Anyone have a qsl addy for him?
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Re: QSL info for VP8ALJ ?

Jerry N9AVY
 

Have you tried his manager - LU8DPM ?    I'd email him first.

Otherwise QRZ address might work, but I think mail service is slow into Falklands . Think mail comes via  UK. 

Another site I check says "no" to bureau, direct, etc.

He may just be a deadbeat QSLer !

Jerry  N9AVY



From: "n6mg@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 11:29 AM
Subject: [070] QSL info for VP8ALJ ?

 
QRZ.com address for this station is no good.
Anyone have a qsl addy for him?
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Re: Funny

Jerry N9AVY
 

Once I had an Extra class licensee ask me the formula for a dipole antenna and I simply told him it was 468 divided by the freq in MHZ.  He said no that's not it !  After some discussion back and forth my friend (another Extra and antenna installer par excellence)  broke in and said it was correct formula to which the newly minted Extra replied "no it isn't !" .  We just left him with his half-vast ideas.  Bad thing he was an ARRLOfficial at the time and ex-President of local radio club.  Sad.

Real Elmers won't really volunteer info unless you ask.
Jerry  N9AVY


From: "'John Etling' john@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 11:27 AM
Subject: RE: [070] Funny

 
Oh rest assured Jerry, I took all I could from my Elmers of the past and utilize all I can. I find the BEST Elmers are those whom offer nothing until asked, they realize you are truly wanting to learn then the departing of their knowledge begins. Show you are serious about learning, they are a wondrous faucet of information. Take something from them, skew it, claim it as your own or not have real interest and that Elmer is lost forever. I have seen that happen many times – not by me, I will say… and it saddens me to see someone steal someone else’s knowledge, or worse yet dispute it vehemently then claim to know more than the Elmer.
I can usually tell someone who is “full of it” right off as they stick their chest out, spout their garbage and dare anyone to refute them. Should someone try, they LOUDLY over talk you until you subside and give up, then boast they won the argument because you could not “beat” them. Same exact thing happens particularly in the political arena, and every other facet of life.
… I’m just sayin’
 
73 de K3JAE
John Etling
070 #1820   LONP #321
PODXS 070 – Nobody Special – Just a Member
 
 
 
 
 
 


From: Jerry n9avy@... [070] [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 10:53
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] Funny
 
 
John:
 
Take what info you can from your Elmers... that's how I learned a lot.  I've only been in ham radio since 1977  and dabbled in PSK31  from 2000 to 2006 when I found 070 club.  After 2006 I was "gung ho" for PSK !   In my few years with 070  I've learned a lot from the group.  Reading back through the archives is educational.
 
BTW, the term "Elmer" was coined by QST DX Editor, Rod Newkirk (W9BRD  SK) in his "How's DX?" column back in 1960's.  His Elmer was a guy named Elmer who went by the handle Bud .  Bud couldn't operate from his home after he moved, but was able to operate from his mobile in a parking lot. Over the years I've handled many of his bureau cards and he worked some amazing stations from that parking lot in Elgin, IL.    Anyhow  Elmer was a very helpful ham who helped many hams find their way in this hobby.  He's been immortalized since that column appeared way back when. Yes, he's still around and in a nursing home in Madison, WI., but no longer active on the air.
 
 
Jerry  N9AVY
 

From: "'John Etling' john@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 10:32 AM
Subject: RE: [070] Funny
 
 
Absolutely agree with you. I am not very sharp with ham radio – but I am pretty good with digital modes and have a good working understanding of same. That being said, I still look to my old Elmers, or anyone else with many more years of experience to get advice.
 
 
From: Jerry n9avy@... [070] [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 09:48
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] Funny
 
 
I have T-shirt that reads "Those who think they know it all are really annoying to those of us who do !" 
 
I've run into many over the years both on the air and off who know it all.  I know that I don't know it all, but I really get annoyed with those who think they do.  Usually learn something new at least once a day which keeps me humble.
 
Ham radio is loaded with people like that guy.  There are some out there who really do know a lot, but they don't ADVertise !
 
 
jerry  N9AVY
 

From: "'John Etling' john@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 9:36 AM
Subject: RE: [070] Funny
 
 
Read his FULL QRZ bio – Then you will FULLY understand why I left the Northeast never to return again – Self-professed Know-it-all who really doesn’t have a clue.
 
… I’m just sayin’
 
73 de K3JAE
John Etling
070 #1820   LONP #321
PODXS 070 – Nobody Special – Just a Member
 
 
 
 
 
From: Jerry n9avy@... [070] [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 09:33
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] Funny
 
 
Yes, you saw it too !
 
Jerry  n9avy
 

From: "'John Etling' john@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 9:31 AM
Subject: RE: [070] Funny
 
 
Was that the one crying about macros making Kitties cry??? If so saw that as well. Then read his QRZ bio and man is he so far off the beaten path it is ridiculous.
 
… I’m just sayin’
 
73 de K3JAE
John Etling
070 #1820   LONP #321
PODXS 070 – Nobody Special – Just a Member
 
 
 
 
 
 
From: Jerry n9avy@... [070] [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 09:26
To: 070 PSK Club
Subject: [070] Funny
 
 
There is some funny stuff when you stop to read some QSOs.  Just saw an undisclosed station ripping on another about macros .. obviously , he doesn't think highly of macros and told the other station he has more marcos if he likes macros.  The other stations sent his usual macro  and replied that he has 43 more if he'd like to see them all !   Ha-ha !!!
 
Jerry n9avy
 
 
 



Re: QSL info for VP8ALJ ?

John Etling
 

I show QSL as a PO box. Unless that no longer exists.. I’m assuming the PO box plus, Stanley.. BUT that is just my wonderings and I guess maybe I should have not even responded…

… I’m just sayin’

 

73 de K3JAE

John Etling

k3jae@...

070 #1820   LONP #321

PODXS 070 – Nobody Special – Just a Member

 

 

 

 

From: 'John Etling' john@... [070] [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 11:55
To: 070@...
Subject: RE: [070] QSL info for VP8ALJ ?

 

 

VP8ALJ – Falkland Islands

Kuzmio Mario Zuvic Bulic

Stanley, Falkland Islands

LOC: GD18bh

IOTA: SA-002

 

From: n6mg@... [070] [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 11:29
To: 070@...
Subject: [070] QSL info for VP8ALJ ?

 

 

QRZ.com address for this station is no good.

Anyone have a qsl addy for him?

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Re: QSL info for VP8ALJ ?

Mike Flowers
 

Here’s what I found – slightly different from QRZ:

 

http://www.waponline.it/Portals/0/Bullettins/2014/anta262.txt

 

VP8ALJ       (GBR-25) - Stanley (East Falkland Island)

Mario is active now.

* QSL --> VP8ALJ (Mario Zuvic,P.O.Box 68,Stanley FIQQ 1ZZ, Falkland Islands)

 

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

 

From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 9:29 AM
To: 070@...
Subject: [070] QSL info for VP8ALJ ?

 

 

QRZ.com address for this station is no good.

Anyone have a qsl addy for him?

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Re: QSL info for VP8ALJ ?

John Etling
 

VP8ALJ – Falkland Islands

Kuzmio Mario Zuvic Bulic

Stanley, Falkland Islands

LOC: GD18bh

IOTA: SA-002

 

From: n6mg@... [070] [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 11:29
To: 070@...
Subject: [070] QSL info for VP8ALJ ?

 

 

QRZ.com address for this station is no good.

Anyone have a qsl addy for him?

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