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Re: Really ?

William Wagaman <n3gty@...>
 

Morning Jerry yes that has happened to me also, I run QRP with my FT817 and a massive 5 watts and no ALC showing. This nice fellow from Texas sees my call and starts with the insults. I guess it takes all kinds 73 for now Bill N3GTY

On 2/14/2016 7:45 PM, Jerry n9avy@... [070] wrote:

Was on 20m working a old friend and some  wiseguy told me to turn down my power.
If my amp was here I would have turned it on and added the processor !

Lost the QSO ... thanks !


Jerry  N9AVY




Re: Welcome

Rick - N7WE
 

Good idea!

Rick - N7WE - #1602

On 2/14/2016 20:49, Tom Singleton tsingle@... [070] wrote:

 
Rick,

When you contact a newer member, if you have a chance check to see if they are aware of the club reflector.  

During my QSO with new member W1JTS Jon today, I mentioned the reflector to him and he appreciated knowing about it.  I have done that several times in order to help folks get full advantage of club membership.  There's a lot of experience and expertise available via the  070 reflector.

Tom
K8TOM

On Sun, Feb 14, 2016 at 8:47 AM, n7we1980@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

Wow!  2240 members!  Welcome to all the recent new members and I hope you enjoy 070 as much as I do!  Hope to work you soon!

On another point, I noticed yesterday that although we have had outstanding membership growth in the Club, this Yahoo Group only has 802 members!    That surprised me as it is a great way to stay up with what is happening not only with the Club, but spots, DX, helpful tips, etc. And once you join, you can elect to get all postings via email as they happen, a daily summery, or no email at all and only read the postings when you visit the website.

Is there a way we can encourage more membership participation in this group?

Rick - N7WE - #1602




Re: Welcome

K8TOM
 

Rick,

When you contact a newer member, if you have a chance check to see if they are aware of the club reflector.  

During my QSO with new member W1JTS Jon today, I mentioned the reflector to him and he appreciated knowing about it.  I have done that several times in order to help folks get full advantage of club membership.  There's a lot of experience and expertise available via the  070 reflector.

Tom
K8TOM

On Sun, Feb 14, 2016 at 8:47 AM, n7we1980@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

Wow!  2240 members!  Welcome to all the recent new members and I hope you enjoy 070 as much as I do!  Hope to work you soon!

On another point, I noticed yesterday that although we have had outstanding membership growth in the Club, this Yahoo Group only has 802 members!    That surprised me as it is a great way to stay up with what is happening not only with the Club, but spots, DX, helpful tips, etc. And once you join, you can elect to get all postings via email as they happen, a daily summery, or no email at all and only read the postings when you visit the website.

Is there a way we can encourage more membership participation in this group?

Rick - N7WE - #1602



Re: Really ?

Les Alverson <kd4sfd2@...>
 

Yeah, that's like someone flashing their lights at you at nighttime and you don't have your brights on.  Then you let them know.

Les  k4lea 1746

On 2/14/2016 19:45, Jerry n9avy@... [070] wrote:

 
Was on 20m working a old friend and some  wiseguy told me to turn down my power.
If my amp was here I would have turned it on and added the processor !

Lost the QSO ... thanks !


Jerry  N9AVY


Really ?

Jerry N9AVY
 

Was on 20m working a old friend and some  wiseguy told me to turn down my power.
If my amp was here I would have turned it on and added the processor !

Lost the QSO ... thanks !


Jerry  N9AVY


Re: WIDE PSK SIGNALS

Bill Garwood
 

This will sort of parallel what Jerry said.  Some but not all of it might be propagation related.  I have spent a lot of time reading the mail on PSK-31. There are indeed some terrible signals out there but I'm not sure all of this is the fault of the operator.  I've mentioned before, there seems to be some kind of propagation phenomenon that shows up on 20 meters in the afternoons from time to time.  Certain stations will have clean signals that then seem to go bad for a while then clean up again.  I saw this last year in one of our club contests with one of our reliable member's signal.  He was about 750 miles from me and his nice signal went to garbage for a few minutes then returned to normal.  Other stations were doing the same thing up and down the waterfall.  I contacted the member and he told me his station was running the same way the entire afternoon, he did not make any changes to his settings or power adjustments etc.  There may be something that causes these signals to distort, maybe some multipath with the sun at certain angles.  NVIS?  In the AM broadcasting world, there are "critical hours" in the mornings after sunrise and the afternoons before sunset where all sorts of bad things happen to good signals.  Many stations have to reduce power or have alternate antenna settings during those periods as designated by the FCC.  Does this sort of thing happen on 14 MHz?  Don't know.


I bought my IMD meter because of some complaints about my signal in the afternoon on 20 meters.  I was a newbie PSKer and did not want to be a lid.  I would work one station and they would compliment me on having a nice signal with a really low IMD level and then someone else would pop up and give me a blast of ### because my signal was distorted on his waterfall.  I saw a station really ream out the operator of another station and from my location, both stations had clean signals on the waterfall.  The supposedly splattering station looked really nice with no sidebands.  For the most part, I stay off 20 meters in the afternoons. 


Have a good week.


73,


Bill N4GBK






From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of Jerry n9avy@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Sunday, February 14, 2016 11:40 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] WIDE PSK SIGNALS
 
 

Before you do anything with wide signals ....
1.  Turn off the AGC

2.  Put some attenuation in receiver front end

3. Look to see if signal is still wide

4.  If signal is still wide, then problem is most likely at other end; unless it's propagation related.


There is little you can do to help these ops unless they want help.  Probably running their processors and may just be running too much power. I recall one station a couple years back who was running 500 watts. Encouraged him to cut back power; so he went to 100 watts. Then , told him to try 50 watts... was he surprised when he found he could make the same contacts with much lower power.

For the very reasons you mentioned, I try to stay off 20m as much as possible. Sometimes, just turning the tribander here will solve some of the problems, but not always.  Some days it's just easier to turn off the rig or go to one of the WARC bands ! 

When I'm not working, the weekdays are much better than weekends.

Jerry  n9avy



From: "lenhecker@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Sunday, February 14, 2016 5:28 PM
Subject: [070] WIDE PSK SIGNALS

 
....What the heck is going on with all of the W- I- D- E PSK31 signals these days?  I checked 20M on Sunday afternoon and the screen was a mess.  I'm not talking about the usual SAs and Cuban stations that may have some older gear either and signals that are 100 to 200 Hz wide either. These were American stations and some Western EU stations.  Signals 1Kc to over 2 Kc wide with decodable spurs all over the place along with high level broadband splatter. Yet they all go merrily along giving 599 reports like everything is o.k. Well, it's NOT o.k. Those crappy signals are interfering with other stations on the 070 slice.  Trying to help these ops just gets ignored most of the time.  Some are willing to make adjustments, but the biggest offenders just ignore the offer to help.  Or even worse, deny that they have an issue. I should have taken a screen shot and posted it here for everyone to see. Maybe next time.
It's not that difficult to learn how to transmit a clean PSK signal...

Rant off.  TU CUL 73 de K3LRH SK



Re: WIDE PSK SIGNALS

Mike - W0TMW #2207
 

A number of DX stations use PSK63 and even PSK125 modes. I've made contacts in all three PSK modes.  Work 'em!  I got Estonia a few months ago using PSK63.

Mike - W0TMW  #2207
--

"Lose not thy airspeed, lest the ground rises up and smites thee."
  -- William Kershner
http://crucis-court.com
http://www.crucis.net/1632search
On 02/14/2016 05:28 PM, lenhecker@... [070] wrote:

 

....What the heck is going on with all of the W- I- D- E PSK31 signals these days?  I checked 20M on Sunday afternoon and the screen was a mess.  I'm not talking about the usual SAs and Cuban stations that may have some older gear either and signals that are 100 to 200 Hz wide either. These were American stations and some Western EU stations.  Signals 1Kc to over 2 Kc wide with decodable spurs all over the place along with high level broadband splatter. Yet they all go merrily along giving 599 reports like everything is o.k. Well, it's NOT o.k. Those crappy signals are interfering with other stations on the 070 slice.  Trying to help these ops just gets ignored most of the time.  Some are willing to make adjustments, but the biggest offenders just ignore the offer to help.  Or even worse, deny that they have an issue. I should have taken a screen shot and posted it here for everyone to see. Maybe next time.

It's not that difficult to learn how to transmit a clean PSK signal...


Rant off.  TU CUL 73 de K3LRH SK



Re: WIDE PSK SIGNALS

Jerry N9AVY
 

Before you do anything with wide signals ....
1.  Turn off the AGC

2.  Put some attenuation in receiver front end

3. Look to see if signal is still wide

4.  If signal is still wide, then problem is most likely at other end; unless it's propagation related.


There is little you can do to help these ops unless they want help.  Probably running their processors and may just be running too much power. I recall one station a couple years back who was running 500 watts. Encouraged him to cut back power; so he went to 100 watts. Then , told him to try 50 watts... was he surprised when he found he could make the same contacts with much lower power.

For the very reasons you mentioned, I try to stay off 20m as much as possible. Sometimes, just turning the tribander here will solve some of the problems, but not always.  Some days it's just easier to turn off the rig or go to one of the WARC bands ! 

When I'm not working, the weekdays are much better than weekends.

Jerry  n9avy



From: "lenhecker@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Sunday, February 14, 2016 5:28 PM
Subject: [070] WIDE PSK SIGNALS

 
....What the heck is going on with all of the W- I- D- E PSK31 signals these days?  I checked 20M on Sunday afternoon and the screen was a mess.  I'm not talking about the usual SAs and Cuban stations that may have some older gear either and signals that are 100 to 200 Hz wide either. These were American stations and some Western EU stations.  Signals 1Kc to over 2 Kc wide with decodable spurs all over the place along with high level broadband splatter. Yet they all go merrily along giving 599 reports like everything is o.k. Well, it's NOT o.k. Those crappy signals are interfering with other stations on the 070 slice.  Trying to help these ops just gets ignored most of the time.  Some are willing to make adjustments, but the biggest offenders just ignore the offer to help.  Or even worse, deny that they have an issue. I should have taken a screen shot and posted it here for everyone to see. Maybe next time.
It's not that difficult to learn how to transmit a clean PSK signal...

Rant off.  TU CUL 73 de K3LRH SK



WIDE PSK SIGNALS

Len Hecker
 

....What the heck is going on with all of the W- I- D- E PSK31 signals these days?  I checked 20M on Sunday afternoon and the screen was a mess.  I'm not talking about the usual SAs and Cuban stations that may have some older gear either and signals that are 100 to 200 Hz wide either. These were American stations and some Western EU stations.  Signals 1Kc to over 2 Kc wide with decodable spurs all over the place along with high level broadband splatter. Yet they all go merrily along giving 599 reports like everything is o.k. Well, it's NOT o.k. Those crappy signals are interfering with other stations on the 070 slice.  Trying to help these ops just gets ignored most of the time.  Some are willing to make adjustments, but the biggest offenders just ignore the offer to help.  Or even worse, deny that they have an issue. I should have taken a screen shot and posted it here for everyone to see. Maybe next time.

It's not that difficult to learn how to transmit a clean PSK signal...


Rant off.  TU CUL 73 de K3LRH SK


30 Meter Action 2115 UTC

Bill Garwood
 

Seeing several US stations plus some DX on 30 meters 10.140.  EU Russia, Germany, Belgium, Spain etc.


Bill N4GBK  North Carolina


Congrats to Pavel - OK1AW

Rick - N7WE
 

I was just looking at the 24/7 Awards Checker and see that Pavel - OK1AW has completed his 168!  Welcome to the roost where we are all certifiably crazy for having done it!  You are only the 24th member out of 2241 members to achieve this.  Congratulations Pavel!

Rick - N7WE - #1602
LONP - #231
24/7 - #20



Re: 40 meters not looking too good yet

jkajder@...
 

Paula,

You were putting a good signal into NM during the Valentine Sprint. Hope you had fun!

Bill,

Yes, I heard RTTY next to and on top of folks calling CQ Valentine Sprint on 40 meters.

Jim, AF5FH 


Re: N6CEK NPOTA PV13

JEFF WALSH
 

I worked him during the contest on 40m
 
JEFF WALSH
W3WMU
#1673
BUBBAWOOD
WORLDWIDE HEADQUARTERS
STURGIS, MS.


On Sunday, February 14, 2016 11:35 AM, "Joseph Miller kj8o.ham@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:


 
Way to go, Jerry


73 de JM


On Sun, Feb 14, 2016 at 12:01 PM, Jerry n9avy@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 
Tnx Joe ! Nailed him first call !

Jerry  n9avy



From: "Joseph Miller kj8o.ham@... [070]" <070@...>
To: PODXS <070@...>
Sent: Sunday, February 14, 2016 10:53 AM
Subject: Re: [070] N6CEK NPOTA PV13

 
Oops, 20 meters audio 1770 Hz.

JM

On Sun, Feb 14, 2016 at 11:52 AM, Jerry n9avy@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 
What band/freq ???



From: "Joseph Miller kj8o.ham@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Sunday, February 14, 2016 10:43 AM
Subject: [070] N6CEK NPOTA PV13

 
Charles N6CEK is QRV using PSK31 from the Mohave Park (PV13) and would appreciate any contacts.

73 de Joe


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





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





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



Welcome

Jim K5SP
 

Please join me in welcoming our new PODXS070 member(s)

2241  Lee  N5SLY

Jim, K5SP #483
Membership Director


Re: Welcome

John Etling
 

Hey, it was an idea… I did not say it was a great one… But come on Matt!! You know you love blowing lots of free time printing and sending out those stickers… J

… I’m just sayin’

 

73 de K3JAE

John Etling

k3jae@...

070 #1820   LONP #321

PODXS 070 – Nobody Special – Just a Member

 

 

 

 

From: Matthew King - KK4CPS mrk.twg@... [070] [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Sunday, February 14, 2016 11:00
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] Re: Welcome

 

 

That'd be about 1100 stickers between the two reflectors!

 

 

73

 

Matt King

070 #1708 LONP #261

PODXS 070 Club Executive Director

 

 

On Sun, Feb 14, 2016 at 11:56 AM, 'John Etling' john@... [070] <070@...> wrote:

 

A crazy thought – but why not a “sticker” for those on the reflector – say our logo looking into a mirror seeing himself reflected??

 

… I’m just sayin’

 

73 de K3JAE

John Etling

k3jae@...

070 #1820   LONP #321

PODXS 070 – Nobody Special – Just a Member

 

 

 

 

From: n7we1980@... [070] [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Sunday, February 14, 2016 10:48
To: 070@...
Subject: [070] Re: Welcome

 

 

Wow!  2240 members!  Welcome to all the recent new members and I hope you enjoy 070 as much as I do!  Hope to work you soon!

On another point, I noticed yesterday that although we have had outstanding membership growth in the Club, this Yahoo Group only has 802 members!    That surprised me as it is a great way to stay up with what is happening not only with the Club, but spots, DX, helpful tips, etc. And once you join, you can elect to get all postings via email as they happen, a daily summery, or no email at all and only read the postings when you visit the website.

Is there a way we can encourage more membership participation in this group?

Rick - N7WE - #1602

 


Re: N6CEK NPOTA PV13

Joseph Miller <kj8o.ham@...>
 

Way to go, Jerry


73 de JM


On Sun, Feb 14, 2016 at 12:01 PM, Jerry n9avy@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

Tnx Joe ! Nailed him first call !

Jerry  n9avy



From: "Joseph Miller kj8o.ham@... [070]" <070@...>
To: PODXS <070@...>
Sent: Sunday, February 14, 2016 10:53 AM
Subject: Re: [070] N6CEK NPOTA PV13

 
Oops, 20 meters audio 1770 Hz.

JM

On Sun, Feb 14, 2016 at 11:52 AM, Jerry n9avy@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 
What band/freq ???



From: "Joseph Miller kj8o.ham@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Sunday, February 14, 2016 10:43 AM
Subject: [070] N6CEK NPOTA PV13

 
Charles N6CEK is QRV using PSK31 from the Mohave Park (PV13) and would appreciate any contacts.

73 de Joe


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





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





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


Re: Welcome

Jerry N9AVY
 

Rick's comment on reflector membership is typical of some of the reflectors I'm on. The 10-10 reflector has only a small percentage of the membership as does my local club reflector.  Guess the reason might be that some people fear having dozens/hundreds of emails in their inboxes. Other reflectors i'm on or moderate have pretty much the same story.

Jerry  N9AVY



On 2/14/2016 10:47 AM, n7we1980@... [070] wrote:

 
Wow!  2240 members!  Welcome to all the recent new members and I hope you enjoy 070 as much as I do!  Hope to work you soon!

On another point, I noticed yesterday that although we have had outstanding membership growth in the Club, this Yahoo Group only has 802 members!    That surprised me as it is a great way to stay up with what is happening not only with the Club, but spots, DX, helpful tips, etc. And once you join, you can elect to get all postings via email as they happen, a daily summery, or no email at all and only read the postings when you visit the website.

Is there a way we can encourage more membership participation in this group?

Rick - N7WE - #1602




Re: Welcome

Jim K5SP
 

The email sent to all new members has information about the reflectors, a link to the reflectors, and an invitation to join.  They also receive a follow-up email from the
PR director.

Jim, K5SP
Membership Director

On 2/14/2016 10:47 AM, n7we1980@... [070] wrote:

 

Wow!  2240 members!  Welcome to all the recent new members and I hope you enjoy 070 as much as I do!  Hope to work you soon!

On another point, I noticed yesterday that although we have had outstanding membership growth in the Club, this Yahoo Group only has 802 members!    That surprised me as it is a great way to stay up with what is happening not only with the Club, but spots, DX, helpful tips, etc. And once you join, you can elect to get all postings via email as they happen, a daily summery, or no email at all and only read the postings when you visit the website.

Is there a way we can encourage more membership participation in this group?

Rick - N7WE - #1602



Re: Welcome

Jerry N9AVY
 

Matt just wants to spend the rest of his life printing stickers ?


:-)

Jerry n9avy



From: "Matthew King - KK4CPS mrk.twg@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Sunday, February 14, 2016 10:59 AM
Subject: Re: [070] Re: Welcome

 
That'd be about 1100 stickers between the two reflectors!


73

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


On Sun, Feb 14, 2016 at 11:56 AM, 'John Etling' john@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 
A crazy thought – but why not a “sticker” for those on the reflector – say our logo looking into a mirror seeing himself reflected??
 
… I’m just sayin’
 
73 de K3JAE
John Etling
070 #1820   LONP #321
PODXS 070 – Nobody Special – Just a Member
 
 
 
 
From: n7we1980@... [070] [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Sunday, February 14, 2016 10:48
To: 070@...
Subject: [070] Re: Welcome
 
 
Wow!  2240 members!  Welcome to all the recent new members and I hope you enjoy 070 as much as I do!  Hope to work you soon!

On another point, I noticed yesterday that although we have had outstanding membership growth in the Club, this Yahoo Group only has 802 members!    That surprised me as it is a great way to stay up with what is happening not only with the Club, but spots, DX, helpful tips, etc. And once you join, you can elect to get all postings via email as they happen, a daily summery, or no email at all and only read the postings when you visit the website.

Is there a way we can encourage more membership participation in this group?

Rick - N7WE - #1602




Re: N6CEK NPOTA PV13

Jerry N9AVY
 

Tnx Joe ! Nailed him first call !

Jerry  n9avy



From: "Joseph Miller kj8o.ham@... [070]" <070@...>
To: PODXS <070@...>
Sent: Sunday, February 14, 2016 10:53 AM
Subject: Re: [070] N6CEK NPOTA PV13

 
Oops, 20 meters audio 1770 Hz.

JM

On Sun, Feb 14, 2016 at 11:52 AM, Jerry n9avy@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 
What band/freq ???



From: "Joseph Miller kj8o.ham@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Sunday, February 14, 2016 10:43 AM
Subject: [070] N6CEK NPOTA PV13

 
Charles N6CEK is QRV using PSK31 from the Mohave Park (PV13) and would appreciate any contacts.

73 de Joe


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





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