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Re: New England States?

John Etling
 

I have a Hy-Gain AV-6160 (6-160) vertical and have had it online for about 2 years now. I only have about 12 radials at the moment – more to come, and since that antenna has been planted, I have worked all WAS bands (except 160, but close), worked 7 continents on 4 bands, went from a dismal 30 country DXCC in a span of 8 years to now at 144 in just under 2 years. I would not trade my vertical in for nothing. It hears and transmit further than any dipole I currently have strung – although to be fair the vertical is about 2x as high as my dipoles.

 

Never fear putting a vertical up – so long as you got radials, you cannot go wrong.

 

…I’m Just Sayin’

 

73 de K3JAE

John A. Etling

k3jae@...

ARES EC - Carroll County, TN

PODXS-070 #1820   LONP: #321

 

 

 

 

From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 15:31
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] Re: New England States?

 

 

Since last September, I finished my WAS with a digital endorsement using my DX-88 vertical with 26 radials. It can be done.

Mike - W0TMW

--
 
"Lose not thy airspeed, lest the ground rises up and smites thee."
  -- William Kershner
http://crucis-court.com
http://www.crucis.net/1632search

On 06/29/2016 02:25 PM, Joseph Miller kj8o.ham@... [070] wrote:

I agree with Matt. I have a 5BTV with 32 radials, and have managed to work and confirm 185 countries in the past 6-7 years. Also have completed the 5 Band WAS.

 

73 de Joe KJ8O

 

 

 

On Wed, Jun 29, 2016 at 2:04 PM, Matthew King - KK4CPS mrk.twg@... [070] <070@...> wrote:

 

Sounds like you have it nailed, Dave. The time difference and your available operating times are certainly not conducive to picking up the Nor'Easters! 

 

What sort of radial system do you have with your Butternut? I've got a Hustler 6BTV with about 40 ground radials, and I've managed to work the entire country and large parts of the world with it. The radial system made a TREMENDOUS difference in the signals I received. Without the radials, it was a dismal performer.... with the radials, I've been impressed as to just how well it does hear/get out for a ground mounted vertical.

 

Stick with it - you'll get 'em!

 

73

 

Matthew King

KW4VY 070 #1708

PODXS 070 Club Executive Director

 

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On Wed, Jun 29, 2016 at 1:57 PM, ak7db@... [070] <070@...> wrote:

 

Matthew,

I'm using a vertical antenna (Butternut HF-9V).  I think part of my problem is the 3 hour time difference coupled with my operating times. During the week I often don't get on the radio until 10pm my time which is 1am east coast so pretty late. In the mornings I'm usually on around 6am my local time but typically just see the same few stations every morning.  I haven't had much time on the weekends to operate during the day.

 

Before the temps got into the 110's here in Vegas I was operating mobile during my lunch break but that's probably on hold until late September now.

 

I've only been at this since the end of February this year but have never seen a station from ME, DE, NH or VT.  I did pick up two  CT stations and a RI station during FD so that helped.

 

73, Dave

AK7DB

 




--

Joe Miller, KJ8O
Affiliated Club Coordinator

ARRL Michigan Section

 


Re: FD

N9JCA Chris Matthews <n9jca.chris@...>
 

I worked FD with my Club W9OG

Chris N9JCA #797

" I'm always doing that which I CANNOT do;
in order that I may LEARN how to do it"
On 6/29/16 7:58 AM, Jerry n9avy@... [070] wrote:

 
Matt:

Made a few contacts from home as 1D.

Jerry N9AVY  #454


Re: Welcome

John Bower <poppajohnbower@...>
 

Welcome to the club Frank look forward to meeting you on the waterfall.
John KE4JB

On Thu, Jun 30, 2016 at 5:10 PM, Jim Innis jinnis@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

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

2380  Frank  N4KP

Jim, K5SP #483
Membership Director



Croatia on 20m

John Bower <poppajohnbower@...>
 

9A6DJM calling CQ on 20m good signal into upstate NY
John KE4JB


Welcome

Jim K5SP
 

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

2380  Frank  N4KP

Jim, K5SP #483
Membership Director


Re: FD

keitheuffer@...
 

I added 1D TN to my CQ, it helped some.  But I had no problem with working other Delta stations.  Maybe they needed Tennessee or my grid or something?   I might have needed them for another WAS on a different band.   I never felt it was wasting my time to make another Delta contact.  I didn't seek them out, though; but I did get the replies to my CQ.
Dewey "Keith"
KT4EP west Tennessee


Re: FD

Steve Goldsmith -w1hs-
 


Hi,

We worked FD as W1FN 2A NH with Twin State Radio Club and the local ARES group. Made 63 psk31 contacts over the weekend (5 15m, rest 20m). Could have gotten more but had to coordinate with phone and cw ops for one of the 2 station slots.

---
/steve - w1hs


Re: 2016 40m Firecracker Sprint

keitheuffer@...
 

I better get in on this event.  Think I did last year and it was a blast.  Not going anywhere, staying at home; unless  thunderstorms come this weekend, I'll see ya'll on the waterfall...
KT4EP 1917
near Memphis


Re: FD

Jerry N9AVY
 

If I remember from years ago, it seems that when a radio is put on several bands that selectivity and sensitivity are sacrificed to get multiple bands.  Everything in electronics is a trade-off.   So to get  coverage from 160 to 2 meters selectivity will be lost which I think means that the receiver will be more sensitive to nearby strong RF signals... or something like that.

Jerry  N9AVY  #454



From: "Radio radio@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 4:00 PM
Subject: Re: [070] FD

 
I’m beginning to suspect the “dc to light” radios like the IC-706 and the FT-897D might be part of the problem.  This year I left my K3 at home and was using one of the club FT-897Ds. 

73 de Eric, KG6MZS

On Jun 29, 2016, at 12:40 PM, kb1kox@... [070] <070@...> wrote:

Really interesting thread, guys. 


Here was our experience  in NH for FD
with the AD1T group... Myself and Bruce,WA1YZN, were both on 20m
Sunday morning, both using Dunestar filters, and our beams were about 
300' apart,
I was running 100w on SSB, Bruce running 40w on PSK... I was on Elecraft K3,
he was on Icom 706...He experienced no interference from me, while I observed
an S4-S5 level of "hash" every time he transmitted...

The only way I was able to work around that, was to time my CQ-ing to when 
Bruce was CQ-ing...and it seemed to work alright...in fact, from 1300z
to 1500z on Sunday morning Bruce and I actually were going qso for qso...
with an 85 an hour qso run....We were both really impressed with how 
things worked out with the Digi station and SSB both on 20m...
I'll look into how to cure the interference from Bruce, but, was happy
to hear from Bruce that he saw nothing...
Thought I'd share with the group...
Hope all had fun for FD.
73,
Neil,
AE1P




Re: foreign languages

 

Well, I learned that on a road trip through the Republic of Tejas.

BTW, John...way to go on the CE0 !

Milt.

N6MG

 

 

From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 12:46 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] foreign languages

 

 

Well we learned  "El Zippo Grande" from you Milt.

Joe

KA1PPv  #1482

 

On Wednesday, June 29, 2016 2:28 PM, "'Milton Garb' n6mg@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:

 

 

Joe, John and others,

You guys are cracking me up with your Spanish!

Abiento Amigo’s!

Milt.

N6MG

 

From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 9:58 AM
To: 070@...
Subject: RE: [070] Easter Island ONLINE

 

 

Sorry…

 

From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 07:25
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] Easter Island ONLINE

 

 

John you're killin me!

I was on a production shoot last night and 77 miles from my radio!  Ugh!

Too bad I wasn't 77 miles closer to Easter Island.

As the sand through the hourglass, such are the days of our DX.

CUL

Joe

KA1PPV  #1482

 

On Monday, June 27, 2016 8:13 PM, "'John Etling' john@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:

 

 

CE0YHO – Jose from Easter Island is working 20m at around 14.071 Weak into TN but workable and worked!! J

 

…I’m Just Sayin’

 

73 de K3JAE

John A. Etling

ARES EC - Carroll County, TN

PODXS-070 #1820   LONP: #321

 

 

 

 

From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Monday, June 27, 2016 17:40
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] Re: ic-746 and signalink

 

 

Don't use mic jack unless you disconnect mic when operating PSK.

 


From: "'Hamette' hamette@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Monday, June 27, 2016 5:36 PM
Subject: RE: [070] Re: ic-746 and signalink

 

 

This is the non-PRO 746 and doesn’t have the USB D mode. My question though, is that there are two cabling options for the 746 – one uses the microphone jack, and the other uses the 8-pin din. I am trying to determine which would be best.

 

Paula K7PAX

 

From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Monday, June 27, 2016 14:47
To: 070@...
Subject: [070] Re: ic-746 and signalink

 

 

Paula;

I run an Icom 746pro and signal link and I use the 8 pin din connector all you have to do is make sure you are in the USB D(digital) mode and it works great.

070 #872

 

Steve Case WA7ETE

 

 

 

 


Re: FD

Steve W3HF
 

According to the rules, the only time a contact with a 1D station wouldn't count would be if the other station was ALSO a Class D. That "thanks for wasting our time" comment is really just the pot calling the kettle black.

Unless someone announces their operating class in their CQ (or you hear it on a previous QSO), you won't know whether the QSO will count for points until the exchange is made. And by then it's too late to avoid "wasting time."

Just ignore those folks.

Steve
W3HF
 
 

On 06/29/16, 'John Etling' john@... [070]<070@...> wrote:
 


I worked 1D from TN… Though not anywhere near as successful as I had been in past 2 years. Got a lot of “thanks for wasting our time for no credit” complaints from stations… so gave up after 6 hours.

 

…I’m Just Sayin’

 

73 de K3JAE

John A. Etling

k3jae@...

ARES EC - Carroll County, TN

PODXS-070 #1820   LONP: #321

 




Re: Anybody using the IC-7100?

Robert A Carter (W0QFW)
 

I have it and love it.

On Wed, Jun 29, 2016 at 3:33 PM, Les Alverson kd4sfd2@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

I'm thinking of getting this unit and wonder if anyone here has it or
has used it.

Les k4lea 1746





Re: New England States?

David Blankenburg, AK7DB
 

I've got about 500' of radials out in about a 120 degree arc due to landscaping and the antenna being rather close to the house to keep it out of sight from the front yard.  Our HOA is fairly antenna friendly compared to most but didn't want to push it.

I got spoiled by how easy it is to find contacts with PSK31 compared to when i was working towards my phone WAS a few years back.  I picked up 30 states in the first month I was operating, a few more in the next few months and now the last 7 I never seem to see.  I'm patient and in no hurry so I know it will happen eventually.

I've also had pretty good luck with dx on this antenna/radial setup with contacts from Iceland to Estonia and down to New Zealand, Japan and most of South America.

I'm glad I found this group and love reading all the information on here and I'm hoping to make contacts with as many of you as I can in the future.

Dave, AK7DB


Re: New England States?

David Blankenburg, AK7DB
 

I'll look for you this weekend.
Dave


pskexpress

Dan Morris - KZ3T
 

Just wanted to let everyone know that is interested that the pskexpress program can now be downloaded directly from Jeff’s, N7YG web site. the help file has not been updated and he will be working on that file in the next few months. Make sure you have Microsoft .NET loaded and updated on your machines.

Also as a side note: to keep your data files up to date go to :
File > Update Datafile and click on OK. Then check those data files you want updated. EPC, 070 and 30MDG update fairly quickly (usually within a matter of about 15 seconds or so) — 10-10 and VP take a bit more time. He gets these updates directly from the ‘hamclubs’ site that David, KJ4IZW keeps updated.

Dan Morris KZ3T
dbmorris315@gmail.com


Re: FD

Radio <radio@...>
 

I’m beginning to suspect the “dc to light” radios like the IC-706 and the FT-897D might be part of the problem.  This year I left my K3 at home and was using one of the club FT-897Ds. 

73 de Eric, KG6MZS

On Jun 29, 2016, at 12:40 PM, kb1kox@... [070] <070@...> wrote:

Really interesting thread, guys. 


Here was our experience  in NH for FD
with the AD1T group... Myself and Bruce,WA1YZN, were both on 20m
Sunday morning, both using Dunestar filters, and our beams were about 
300' apart,
I was running 100w on SSB, Bruce running 40w on PSK... I was on Elecraft K3,
he was on Icom 706...He experienced no interference from me, while I observed
an S4-S5 level of "hash" every time he transmitted...

The only way I was able to work around that, was to time my CQ-ing to when 
Bruce was CQ-ing...and it seemed to work alright...in fact, from 1300z
to 1500z on Sunday morning Bruce and I actually were going qso for qso...
with an 85 an hour qso run....We were both really impressed with how 
things worked out with the Digi station and SSB both on 20m...
I'll look into how to cure the interference from Bruce, but, was happy
to hear from Bruce that he saw nothing...
Thought I'd share with the group...
Hope all had fun for FD.
73,
Neil,
AE1P



Anybody using the IC-7100?

Les Alverson <kd4sfd2@...>
 

I'm thinking of getting this unit and wonder if anyone here has it or has used it.


Les k4lea 1746


Re: New England States?

Mike - W0TMW #2207
 

Since last September, I finished my WAS with a digital endorsement using my DX-88 vertical with 26 radials. It can be done.

Mike - W0TMW
--

"Lose not thy airspeed, lest the ground rises up and smites thee."
  -- William Kershner
http://crucis-court.com
http://www.crucis.net/1632search
On 06/29/2016 02:25 PM, Joseph Miller kj8o.ham@... [070] wrote:

I agree with Matt. I have a 5BTV with 32 radials, and have managed to work and confirm 185 countries in the past 6-7 years. Also have completed the 5 Band WAS.

73 de Joe KJ8O



On Wed, Jun 29, 2016 at 2:04 PM, Matthew King - KK4CPS mrk.twg@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 
Sounds like you have it nailed, Dave. The time difference and your available operating times are certainly not conducive to picking up the Nor'Easters! 

What sort of radial system do you have with your Butternut? I've got a Hustler 6BTV with about 40 ground radials, and I've managed to work the entire country and large parts of the world with it. The radial system made a TREMENDOUS difference in the signals I received. Without the radials, it was a dismal performer.... with the radials, I've been impressed as to just how well it does hear/get out for a ground mounted vertical.

Stick with it - you'll get 'em!

73


Matthew King

KW4VY 070 #1708

PODXS 070 Club Executive Director


This email has been sent from a virus-free computer protected by Avast.
www.avast.com



On Wed, Jun 29, 2016 at 1:57 PM, ak7db@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 
Matthew,
I'm using a vertical antenna (Butternut HF-9V).  I think part of my problem is the 3 hour time difference coupled with my operating times. During the week I often don't get on the radio until 10pm my time which is 1am east coast so pretty late. In the mornings I'm usually on around 6am my local time but typically just see the same few stations every morning.  I haven't had much time on the weekends to operate during the day.

Before the temps got into the 110's here in Vegas I was operating mobile during my lunch break but that's probably on hold until late September now.

I've only been at this since the end of February this year but have never seen a station from ME, DE, NH or VT.  I did pick up two  CT stations and a RI station during FD so that helped.

73, Dave
AK7DB




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


Re: foreign languages

ljl2002@att.net
 

Well we learned  "El Zippo Grande" from you Milt.
Joe
KA1PPv  #1482


On Wednesday, June 29, 2016 2:28 PM, "'Milton Garb' n6mg@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:


 
Joe, John and others,
You guys are cracking me up with your Spanish!
Abiento Amigo’s!
Milt.
N6MG
 
From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 9:58 AM
To: 070@...
Subject: RE: [070] Easter Island ONLINE
 
 
Sorry…
 
From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 07:25
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] Easter Island ONLINE
 
 
John you're killin me!
I was on a production shoot last night and 77 miles from my radio!  Ugh!
Too bad I wasn't 77 miles closer to Easter Island.
As the sand through the hourglass, such are the days of our DX.
CUL
Joe
KA1PPV  #1482
 
On Monday, June 27, 2016 8:13 PM, "'John Etling' john@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:
 
 
CE0YHO – Jose from Easter Island is working 20m at around 14.071 Weak into TN but workable and worked!! J
 
…I’m Just Sayin’
 
73 de K3JAE
John A. Etling
ARES EC - Carroll County, TN
PODXS-070 #1820   LONP: #321
 
 
 
 
From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Monday, June 27, 2016 17:40
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] Re: ic-746 and signalink
 
 
Don't use mic jack unless you disconnect mic when operating PSK.
 

From: "'Hamette' hamette@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Monday, June 27, 2016 5:36 PM
Subject: RE: [070] Re: ic-746 and signalink
 
 
This is the non-PRO 746 and doesn’t have the USB D mode. My question though, is that there are two cabling options for the 746 – one uses the microphone jack, and the other uses the 8-pin din. I am trying to determine which would be best.
 
Paula K7PAX
 
From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Monday, June 27, 2016 14:47
To: 070@...
Subject: [070] Re: ic-746 and signalink
 
 
Paula;
I run an Icom 746pro and signal link and I use the 8 pin din connector all you have to do is make sure you are in the USB D(digital) mode and it works great.
070 #872
 
Steve Case WA7ETE
 
 
 



Re: Easter Island ONLINE

ljl2002@att.net
 

John,
That's ok.  Each day that passes puts me closer to retirement and work day DX.
As my friend Dory always says:  Keep on swimming...keep on swimming...keep on swimming...
CUL
Joe
KA1PPv  #1482



On Wednesday, June 29, 2016 12:57 PM, "'John Etling' john@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:


 
Sorry…
 
From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 07:25
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] Easter Island ONLINE
 
 
John you're killin me!
I was on a production shoot last night and 77 miles from my radio!  Ugh!
Too bad I wasn't 77 miles closer to Easter Island.
As the sand through the hourglass, such are the days of our DX.
CUL
Joe
KA1PPV  #1482
 
On Monday, June 27, 2016 8:13 PM, "'John Etling' john@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:
 
 
CE0YHO – Jose from Easter Island is working 20m at around 14.071 Weak into TN but workable and worked!! J
 
…I’m Just Sayin’
 
73 de K3JAE
John A. Etling
ARES EC - Carroll County, TN
PODXS-070 #1820   LONP: #321
 
 
 
 
From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Monday, June 27, 2016 17:40
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] Re: ic-746 and signalink
 
 
Don't use mic jack unless you disconnect mic when operating PSK.
 

From: "'Hamette' hamette@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Monday, June 27, 2016 5:36 PM
Subject: RE: [070] Re: ic-746 and signalink
 
 
This is the non-PRO 746 and doesn’t have the USB D mode. My question though, is that there are two cabling options for the 746 – one uses the microphone jack, and the other uses the 8-pin din. I am trying to determine which would be best.
 
Paula K7PAX
 
From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Monday, June 27, 2016 14:47
To: 070@...
Subject: [070] Re: ic-746 and signalink
 
 
Paula;
I run an Icom 746pro and signal link and I use the 8 pin din connector all you have to do is make sure you are in the USB D(digital) mode and it works great.
070 #872
 
Steve Case WA7ETE
 
 
 


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