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Re: Looking forward to first 070 contest

David Blankenburg, AK7DB
 

I figured the time might be part of it.  I don't usually get a chance to sit in front of the radio until 10-10:30pm West Coast time which is pretty late for anyone back east.  I used to check into a couple of late night voice nets on 40m and they were always busy but I'm still learning the ropes on the digital side.

Thanks again,
Dave, AB7DB


Re: Looking forward to first 070 contest

David, K9DWR
 

* ak7db@cox.net [070] <070@yahoogroups.com> [2016-05-27 13:59]:
Interesting. Last night I was watching the waterfall from around 05:00UTC
until 07:00 and probably saw 2 stations the entire time on 7070. I've been
That may be part of it, too. 05:00 is getting pretty late for a lot of us. I
know I hung it up about 03:30 and had 18 contacts on 7.070 USB at that time.

--
David, K9DWR
#1604 LONP #255
david@graniteweb.com


Re: Looking forward to first 070 contest

David Blankenburg, AK7DB
 

Interesting.  Last night I was watching the waterfall from around 05:00UTC until 07:00 and probably saw 2 stations the entire time on 7070.  I've been seeing activity on 20m in early evening but nothing on 40m for maybe 2 weeks now. Time to double check my rig and antenna and make sure everything is right.  I just figured the band wasn't doing well but now I'm thinking it's something else.

I've been making daily contacts on 20m but really don't see activity on any other band from my location lately (but was seeing decent activity a few weeks back). Not that it should matter but I'm in Las Vegas.

Dave, AK7DB 


Re: Brunei

David Blankenburg, AK7DB
 

There was a Brunei station on for quite a while this morning on 20m but I just couldn't make contact with him.  Had a decent signal into the SW as well.  Really wanted that one.  I missed Finland 2 days ago as well.  Saw his callsign once and then he was gone.

That's what makes it interesting, you never know who you'll see.

Dave, AK7DB


Re: Looking forward to first 070 contest

Ray Clements
 

Many software programs require the use of UpperSideBand for digital modes, even when using bands like 40 meters on which LSB is used for phone. Since BPSK is binary, LSB may work as well.

Although RTTY FSK is normally sent using LSB; when using AFSK using a soundcard modem, UpperSideBand is used by most software. 


In North America, 7.070 is the normal frequency for PSK. However, in Europe 7.040 is more common. There can be activity at 7.035, 7.030 and 7.028 (Japan). These differences are a result of the band plans for 40 meters. Region II (NA and SA) is different than Region I and Region III (Europe, Asia, Oceana). Thus, if you are looking for DX stations, you have to explore all the frequencies looking for activity.

Ray N9RWC #1793 

 


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Re: Looking forward to first 070 contest

boat.anchor@...
 

Jim
Very interesting.
I run all my digimodes in USB no matter the band.
Will let those more experienced than me expound.
GL with contest
Barry



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

7070 is the correct frequency, it is LSB, I set my rig on 7072.5 LSB mode and make my contacts between there and 7070.   It was extremely busy last evening, I made over 30 TDW contacts...  7040 is the European psk frequency, you will rarely hear anything there....

Jim


On 5/27/2016 2:00 PM, ak7db@... [070] wrote:
 

Just realized that I've been on 7070 instead of 7040 which is probably why 40m always looks so dead when I'm on it  at night.  When I started using PSK31  a few months back the frequency list I found didn't include 7040.  Live and learn.


Dave


Re: Looking forward to first 070 contest

Jim K5SP
 

7070 is the correct frequency, it is LSB, I set my rig on 7072.5 LSB mode and make my contacts between there and 7070.   It was extremely busy last evening, I made over 30 TDW contacts...  7040 is the European psk frequency, you will rarely hear anything there....

Jim


On 5/27/2016 2:00 PM, ak7db@... [070] wrote:
 

Just realized that I've been on 7070 instead of 7040 which is probably why 40m always looks so dead when I'm on it  at night.  When I started using PSK31  a few months back the frequency list I found didn't include 7040.  Live and learn.


Dave


Re: Looking forward to first 070 contest

David, K9DWR
 

* ak7db@cox.net [070] <070@yahoogroups.com> [2016-05-27 12:00]:
Just realized that I've been on 7070 instead of 7040 which is probably why
40m always looks so dead when I'm on it at night. When I started using
PSK31 a few months back the frequency list I found didn't include 7040.
Live and learn.
7070 is fine. That's where a lot of us were last night.

--
David, K9DWR
#1604 LONP #255
david@graniteweb.com


Re: Looking forward to first 070 contest

David Blankenburg, AK7DB
 

Just realized that I've been on 7070 instead of 7040 which is probably why 40m always looks so dead when I'm on it  at night.  When I started using PSK31  a few months back the frequency list I found didn't include 7040.  Live and learn.

Dave


Membership

Jim K5SP
 

What a great start to the TDW, you guys are doing a great job of letting operators know about 070.  5 new members just so far today.

Some Do's and Don'ts:

1. Do tell all non members to check us out and submit an application.  I am checking several times daily and will process as soon as possible.

2. Don't tell non members that they will be assigned a temporary number so they can participate in the TDW....

3. Do tell a non members that they need to submit an application, and, an adif log showing at least 50 unique  call signs of PSK-31 contacts.  I have a pending application where the operator logs contacts with the same call a couple of minutes apart in an attempt to get 50....contacts must be unique calls.

Thanks for all you do to make this a great organization!

Jim K5SP
Membership Director


Welcome

Jim K5SP
 

Please join me in welcoming our new PODXS070 member(s), just in time for TDW.

2330 Roger  KG5RAW
2331 Bob      KD2EIM

Jim, K5SP #483
Membership Director


15m IL to CA

Jerry N9AVY
 

1717  UTC   


Cq tdw

declan lennon
 

Calling on 15m at 17:20 utc

Declan ei9hq #699

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Re: Welcom

John Bower <poppajohnbower@...>
 

Welcome aboard>
I will be looking for you on the waterfall.
Good luck n the TDW contest.
John KE4JB

On Fri, May 27, 2016 at 10:18 AM, Jim Innis jinnis@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

Please join me in welcoming our new PODXS070 member(s), just in time for TDW.

2327 Jerry      KD8UWF
2328 Richard WB8YXF

Jim, K5SP #483
Membership Director



Re: Status symbol ?

Jerry N9AVY
 

Jim:

I'm back on and calling CQ  with some S&P.  Had to go do installation this morning but customer wasn't anywhere near ready for me  :-(

See y'all on 20m   !


Jerry N9AVY



From: "Jim Innis jinnis@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Friday, May 27, 2016 10:43 AM
Subject: Re: [070] Status symbol ?

 
Crank it up so you can get to Texas, I need that bonus station on 20 meters, Jerry!  B een saying all morning, where is Jerry when you need him?

Jim, K5SP

On 5/27/2016 10:39 AM, n9mxq n9mxq@... [070] wrote:
 

The ONLY time I've noticed it is when you're pointed in my direction. Which isn't enough to worry about..

Gene N9MXQ #2253


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-------- Original message --------
From: "Jerry n9avy@... [070]" mailto:070@...
Date: 5/27/16 9:40 AM (GMT-06:00)
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] Status symbol ?

 
Gene:

It's exactly 12 miles from my door to Fairgrounds; so 10 miles is spot on .  If I'm QRMing you, you can tell me  to go to another band.

Jerry n9avy



From: "n9mxq n9mxq@... [070]" mailto:070@...
To: 070@...
Sent: Friday, May 27, 2016 9:27 AM
Subject: RE: [070] Status symbol ?

 

You've done it to my waterfall. But I chalk it up to being 10 miles apart ;-)

Gene N9MXQ #2253


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-------- Original message --------
From: "Jerry n9avy@... [070]" mailto:070@...
Date: 5/27/16 8:41 AM (GMT-06:00)
To: yahoogroups mailto:070@...
Subject: [070] Status symbol ?

 
On 20m this morning I actually had some unidentified station tell me I was wiping out the band because I was running too much power !

I politely told him he was in error after looking down at power and ALC meters where everything was normal 40 watts out with no ALC movement.
Another case of propagation playing with signals.

Never had anyone tell me I was running too much power, guess that's some sort of status symbol,  hi, hi !!! 

< br clear="none">
Jerry  n9avy






Re: Status symbol ?

Radio <radio@...>
 

That’s  spot on, Tim.  That and a wide open bandpass.

How come nobody ever gets accused of running too much antenna?

73 de Eric, KG6MZS

On May 27, 2016, at 9:34 AM, Tim R just_looking352000@... [070] <070@...> wrote:


Your signal didn't  blank his waterfall, his AGC blanked his waterfall.

Tim
AK4CJ


On Friday, May 27, 2016 11:43 AM, "Jim Innis jinnis@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:


 
Crank it up so you can get to Texas, I need that bonus station on 20 meters, Jerry!  B een saying all morning, where is Jerry when you need him?

Jim, K5SP

On 5/27/2016 10:39 AM, n9mxq n9mxq@... [070] wrote:
 

The ONLY time I've noticed it is when you're pointed in my direction. Which isn't enough to worry about..

Gene N9MXQ #2253


Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: "Jerry n9avy@... [070]" mailto:070@...
Date: 5/27/16 9:40 AM (GMT-06:00) 
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] Status symbol ? 

 
Gene:

It's exactly 12 miles from my door to Fairgrounds; so 10 miles is spot on .  If I'm QRMing you, you can tell me  to go to another band.

Jerry n9avy



From: "n9mxq n9mxq@... [070]" mailto:070@...
To: 070@... 
Sent: Friday, May 27, 2016 9:27 AM
Subject: RE: [070] Status symbol ?

 

You've done it to my waterfall. But I chalk it up to being 10 miles apart ;-)

Gene N9MXQ #2253


Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: "Jerry n9avy@... [070]" mailto:070@...
Date: 5/27/16 8:41 AM (GMT-06:00) 
To: yahoogroups mailto:070@...
Subject: [070] Status symbol ?

 
On 20m this morning I actually had some unidentified station tell me I was wiping out the band because I was running too much power !

I politely told him he was in error after looking down at power and ALC meters where everything was normal 40 watts out with no ALC movement.
Another case of propagation playing with signals.

Never had anyone tell me I was running too much power, guess that's some sort of status symbol,  hi, hi !!!  

< br clear="none">
Jerry  n9avy








Re: Status symbol ?

Tim R
 

Your signal didn't  blank his waterfall, his AGC blanked his waterfall.

Tim
AK4CJ


On Friday, May 27, 2016 11:43 AM, "Jim Innis jinnis@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:


 
Crank it up so you can get to Texas, I need that bonus station on 20 meters, Jerry!  B een saying all morning, where is Jerry when you need him?

Jim, K5SP

On 5/27/2016 10:39 AM, n9mxq n9mxq@... [070] wrote:
 

The ONLY time I've noticed it is when you're pointed in my direction. Which isn't enough to worry about..

Gene N9MXQ #2253


Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: "Jerry n9avy@... [070]" mailto:070@...
Date: 5/27/16 9:40 AM (GMT-06:00)
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] Status symbol ?

 
Gene:

It's exactly 12 miles from my door to Fairgrounds; so 10 miles is spot on .  If I'm QRMing you, you can tell me  to go to another band.

Jerry n9avy



From: "n9mxq n9mxq@... [070]" mailto:070@...
To: 070@...
Sent: Friday, May 27, 2016 9:27 AM
Subject: RE: [070] Status symbol ?

 

You've done it to my waterfall. But I chalk it up to being 10 miles apart ;-)

Gene N9MXQ #2253


Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: "Jerry n9avy@... [070]" mailto:070@...
Date: 5/27/16 8:41 AM (GMT-06:00)
To: yahoogroups mailto:070@...
Subject: [070] Status symbol ?

 
On 20m this morning I actually had some unidentified station tell me I was wiping out the band because I was running too much power !

I politely told him he was in error after looking down at power and ALC meters where everything was normal 40 watts out with no ALC movement.
Another case of propagation playing with signals.

Never had anyone tell me I was running too much power, guess that's some sort of status symbol,  hi, hi !!! 

< br clear="none">
Jerry  n9avy






Re: Looking forward to first 070 contest

Jim K5SP
 

Will be looking for you hope to QSO  with you as soon as possibLE. Good luck good contesting. 406 was packed last night here in Texas 

73 Jim K5SP



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-------- Original message --------
From: "ak7db@... [070]" <070@...>
Date: 5/27/2016 11:19 AM (GMT-06:00)
To: 070@...
Subject: [070] Looking forward to first 070 contest

 

Looking forward to being in the my first contest since I joined the group.  Can't be on until 10PM or so Pacific time tonight so I'm hoping there will be some activity with the contest tonight.  40m has been pretty empty the past several nights.


Hope to log you,

Dave, AK7DB


Looking forward to first 070 contest

David Blankenburg, AK7DB
 

Looking forward to being in the my first contest since I joined the group.  Can't be on until 10PM or so Pacific time tonight so I'm hoping there will be some activity with the contest tonight.  40m has been pretty empty the past several nights.


Hope to log you,

Dave, AK7DB


Welcome

Jim K5SP
 

Please join me in welcoming our new PODXS070 member(s), just in time for TDW.

2329 Chris  N7CGD

Jim, K5SP #483
Membership Director