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Ape Ireland ei9hq/p

declan lennon
 

Hi all gale force winds put up dipole at 20ft bands poor a few qso's will has pick up today was hoping to get beam up its not looking good may have to give up on it Sri will let you all know adapt

Declan ei9hq/p 669

Sent from my iPhone


Fw: WG7J GridMapper

Jerry N9AVY
 



THANKS MILT !


----- Forwarded Message -----
From: Milton Garb
To: n9avy@...
Sent: Thursday, August 11, 2016 8:38 PM
Subject: FW: [070] WG7J GridMapper

Jerry, posting things that you CANNOT do is proof that you’re an idiot, narcissistic personality, and an asshole!
You obviously don’t have the knowledge to upload a simple .adi file!! Who else brags about the things he fails at?
Your shack fallen apart again, yet? .
 
 
 

From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Thursday, August 11, 2016 5:42 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] WG7J GridMapper
 
 
Tried uploading an adif to that, but it didn't work for some reason... probably my inexperience or a computer glitch.'
 
Jerry  n9avy #454
 

From: "Stephen Melachrinos w3hf@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Thursday, August 11, 2016 7:38 PM
Subject: [070] WG7J GridMapper
 
 
I just saw a reference in this week's ARRL Contest Update email to an online tool to turn you ADIF in a grid map. 
 
 
Since it takes an ADIF input, you can upload the same file you upload to KJ4IZW's log checker. 
 
Interesting way to view your progress.
 
Steve
W3HF
 
 



20M doesn't suck tonight

Steve Goldsmith -w1hs-
 

Well, 20m is pretty nice into NH tonight.  Got three ATNOs this evening, HR1/Honduras, SV9/Crete and J73/Dominica   First time in months I've had this much new DX for me  here in the northeast. 


/steve - w1hs





Re: WG7J GridMapper

Jerry N9AVY
 

Tried uploading an adif to that, but it didn't work for some reason... probably my inexperience or a computer glitch.'

Jerry  n9avy #454



From: "Stephen Melachrinos w3hf@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Thursday, August 11, 2016 7:38 PM
Subject: [070] WG7J GridMapper

 
I just saw a reference in this week's ARRL Contest Update email to an online tool to turn you ADIF in a grid map. 

http://www.wg7j.reinalda.net/gridmapper/gridmapper.php

Since it takes an ADIF input, you can upload the same file you upload to KJ4IZW's log checker. 

Interesting way to view your progress.

Steve
W3HF




WG7J GridMapper

Steve W3HF
 

I just saw a reference in this week's ARRL Contest Update email to an online tool to turn you ADIF in a grid map. 

http://www.wg7j.reinalda.net/gridmapper/gridmapper.php

Since it takes an ADIF input, you can upload the same file you upload to KJ4IZW's log checker. 

Interesting way to view your progress.

Steve
W3HF


Welcome

Jim K5SP
 

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

2406 Rich  WC3T

Jim, K5SP #483
Membership Director


LoTW

Jerry N9AVY
 

Yup !    That's exactly what happened to me. My errors caused LoTW  problems and I had several friends who helped.  Many folks have called ARRL  by phone for help  and they will walk you through everything.  LOTW is FREE  to all, but it only costs when applying for awards (around 15 cents an entry, I think). The speed can be a few minutes to a few years ...  had one that took 35 years !   It all depends on when the other station decides to upload.  The time you enter has a plus and minus  of 30 minutes (or is it an hour?)  to compensate for logging errors. AA6YQ  (DXLab), among others ,  had a hand in straightening out tome of the "bugs" in the software; so it runs  well now.

I've been using LoTW  for the "Challenge Award"  which is for logging DXCC entities on all bands from 6-160m. There are over 2500 possible slots to fill in... I have a bit over 1300. I think it's retroactive, but I can't remember how far back... maybe around 1948 or so ?  The nice thing about LoTW is that it also keeps track of "deleted"  countries which are the ones like Maria Theresa Reef  which sunk 28 fathoms below the ocean way back when, but there was some operation when it was above water; so those who worked that one get credit. When the Canal Zone was given back to Panama, it became a "deleted" country and is just part of Panama now.  There are several other countries most of the "new guys" never heard of.  What I like is that I have about 10 or 11 "deleted" countries/entities which count as all-time  totals  as opposed to the current DXCC  list which now has 339. I don't know if any other programs have this.

There are other programs out there which everyone can use which ever one they want or feel comfortable with.

One of my instructors once said that , "that the only reason many of say the a piece of equipment is junk is because you don't understand it !".  I think that may hold true in other areas.

Jerry  N9AVY  #454





From: "k2qb@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Thursday, August 11, 2016 9:27 AM
Subject: Re: [070] Logging Question

 
Really??? " the most confusing, most unnatural, most difficult regimen of award-application that I have ever seen. Really poor, and difficult without merit."
I am no computer guru and had zero difficulty signing up and using it on a daily basis. I am not singling you our but folks who typically make statements like that tried it once, had an issue which usually is something they did wrong and never asked for help that is available from other hams or directly from the ARRL. Not only do I manage my own call but act as QSL manager for others and again I am able to upload and download for any call sign I am managing.
Personally, I think LoTW is one of the best things to come along in years. I can't even imagine the cost of postage I spent prior to LoTW in trying to attain the various awards offered by the ARRL. I'm sure I have saved hundreds of dollars over the past 4 years since I got back on the air and can't even begin to imagine the cost savings to any new hams just starting out chasing DXCC or other awards.
Just my two cents.



Re: Logging Question

jim_k2qb
 

Really??? " the most confusing, most unnatural, most difficult regimen of award-application that I have ever seen. Really poor, and difficult without merit."
I am no computer guru and had zero difficulty signing up and using it on a daily basis. I am not singling you our but folks who typically make statements like that tried it once, had an issue which usually is something they did wrong and never asked for help that is available from other hams or directly from the ARRL. Not only do I manage my own call but act as QSL manager for others and again I am able to upload and download for any call sign I am managing.
Personally, I think LoTW is one of the best things to come along in years. I can't even imagine the cost of postage I spent prior to LoTW in trying to attain the various awards offered by the ARRL. I'm sure I have saved hundreds of dollars over the past 4 years since I got back on the air and can't even begin to imagine the cost savings to any new hams just starting out chasing DXCC or other awards.
Just my two cents.


Welcome

Jim K5SP
 

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

2404 "Old Goat"  AA4OG
2405  Lollo            IZ0KBA

Jim, K5SP #483
Membership Director


Re: Logging Question

Steve Wiggins
 

I use LoTW. However, the folks who wrote the user interface, IMHO must have been smoking something... It is, without a doubt, the most confusing, most unnatural, most difficult regimen of award-application that I have ever seen. Really poor, and difficult without merit.

But, other than that, I have no complaints with LoTW...

On Sun, Aug 7, 2016 at 6:37 PM, Jerry n9avy@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

If it's the cost of postage that has everyone using these QSL services, I can understand that.  We all like to save a buck.  I spent a lot of money both before & after these services.  At today's postage prices the cost of getting DXCC is around $5 a QSL what with costs of cards, postage, envelopes and return postage.  That's about $500 just to get DXCC and when you get to DXCC 300 mark , heck that the price of a new radio (almost).  Then, there are DX stations who want cash and they don't use any of the online services;  they've turned QSLing into a business. Some of my friends in DX community spent the money to send a QSL to a certain Middle East station who wanted cards sent via registered mail -  cost was $15 a toss and sometimes he didn't QSL on the first try !

The only problem I really see with Eqsl, LoTW, QRZ, etc., is the incompatibility of each when go after awards because each has it's own awards program. Guess I'm old school in that I view ARRL (LoTW) awards as being the most desirable.  For me, the rest (except PODXS) just aren't worth the paper they're printed on (my personal opinion here). 

I'm most familiar with LoTW because I've used it for years.  At first, I wasn't for it because I had to try 3 times to get it up and running. Also, felt the software was not user friendly. Now have something over 27,000  submissions to lotw since 1978.  I'm happy with it.

Guess we should all use whatever works for us individually and not worry about what other people are using.  I have my preferences listed on QRZ and that works for me. 

Jerry  N9AVY #454



From: "ars.kw0rh@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Sunday, August 7, 2016 6:07 PM
Subject: Re: [070] Logging Question

 
I use HRD and have it set up to do auto-logging to both EQSL and QRZ so I don't even have to be aware of it.  I agree that it would be nice for LOTW to work in the same manner but IMO it still beats licking stamps.

In Logbook, under Tools/Configure go to QRZ.COM and enter the QRZ logbook API number found on the "settings" page of your QRZ logbook.  I'm pretty sure that's all it takes.

And as far as why fool with another QSL, it's all about the money.  QRZ has their own operating awards and they will gladly sell you certificates or achievement if you like.  If people are willing to fork over the cash for a QRZ award and it helps keep the cost of a lookup subscription down, then I'm all for it.

Best regardses
Rick KW0RH




Going APE! The list is growing!

Matthew King - KK4CPS <mrk.twg@...>
 

It's August PSK Expedition time, y'all!

We've already had several folks submit their APE info:

W4VKD will be operating from New England (varying locations, I believe) for two weeks - 08AUGUST - 19AUGUST.

EI9HQ will be operating from Mayo, Ireland from 11AUGUST - 13AUGUST.  An Irish APE, y'all!

KC9UR & W9SMR/9 will be operating from Round Lake, Indiana from 14AUGUST - 16AUGUST.

KC2GIK & W3HF will be operating from Cape May Lighthouse,NJ from 19AUGUST-20AUGUST.

WB5CXC, W5WF, K5KRB, & KG5DSR will be QRV from Lake Sam Raybrun, TX from 19AUGUST-21AUGUST.


We need more APEs! Please make some APE plans and forward them to me so we can get them publicized.

73


Matthew King

AK4MK 070 #1708

PODXS 070 Club Executive Director


Re: N7WE/p

Don Bolstad K9DEB
 

Worked Rick on 40M tonight

0102Z  7.070992  from Bufflao Bill SP  DN54 
good signal 589 into No ILL

Don K9DEB #2007


N7WE/P

Morris WA4MIT
 

Rick is on 40M at 0105 UTC good signal de wa4mit Morris


Re: N7WE/p

Jerry N9AVY
 

Chatted with another station in that area this morning and they have a lot of smoke.  Hope they get fire under control.

BTW, 1600 gallons of water weighs about 13,280  lbs.  so that make those pilots really good at their jobs .


Jerry  N9AVY #454



From: "'ljl2002@...' joe_molon@... [070]" <070@...>
To: "070@..." <070@...>
Sent: Tuesday, August 9, 2016 4:57 PM
Subject: Re: [070] Re: N7WE/p

 
Rick,
Thanks for the interesting play by play.  It must be quite a show.  Seeing it on TV just doesn't do it justice.
Those fire jumpers and pilots are a special breed for sure.
Stay safe.  No leaks rf or otherwise.
Be lookin for ya!
73
Joe
KA1PPV  #1482


On Tuesday, August 9, 2016 10:08 AM, "n7we1980@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:


 
I'm out here guys!  We are currently in Buffalo Bill State Park, just west of Cody WY.  DN54jm, Park County.  We will be here several more days while waiting on some repair parts for the RV...nothing major...just a new slideout topper awning to replace the one that got torn up with what looks to be hail damage.  Want to replace it before we go on down the road. Don't need slideout leaks!

I have managed to keep up with 365+1 but it has been tough.  In addition to the prop problems everyone has faced, we have had local thunderstorms with heavy lightning (but very little rain - makes for lighting forest fires) about the time I like to be on.  In addition, there is a major forest fire just across the reservoir from us that is putting out heavy smoke. No danger for us.  The sun was blood red at noon the other day!  Don't know if the smoke is affecting HF, but it sure knocks the stuffing out of cell phone and Verizon MiFi for internet.

I will continue to be on daily, generally sometime between 00:00 and 02:00.  I usually start out somewhere below 14.071.000 but if there is nothing on the waterfall on the low end, I move up and try the upper half. If there is still nothing, I have a look at 40m.  If conditions are terrible, I don't stay at it - just get a few in the log for the 365+1 and call it a night.  I will make an effort to spend time on 40m daily. 

The smoke conditions improved yesterday.  The fire is still not contained, but the wind shifted directions. One of the attractions was watching the water bombers scoop water from the reservoir.  Those guys are something else.  They let down like to land, but maintain airspeed and just set the scoop in the belly of the plane into the surface until they fill the 1600 gallon tank!  Takes maybe a mile on the water.  Then they slowly lift (1600 gallons ads a lot of! weight) climb just enough to clear the ridge and drop their load.  There were 4 of them on a seven minute loop to and from the fire. There were also Hueys doing bucket dipping and Chinooks that hover just above the water and drop a hose in to pump. Awesome!

Thanks for tracking with me.  You have made this trip a radio adventure and a real learning experience!

Rick - N7WE - 070 #1602





Re: N7WE/p

ljl2002@att.net
 

Rick,
Thanks for the interesting play by play.  It must be quite a show.  Seeing it on TV just doesn't do it justice.
Those fire jumpers and pilots are a special breed for sure.
Stay safe.  No leaks rf or otherwise.
Be lookin for ya!
73
Joe
KA1PPV  #1482


On Tuesday, August 9, 2016 10:08 AM, "n7we1980@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:


 
I'm out here guys!  We are currently in Buffalo Bill State Park, just west of Cody WY.  DN54jm, Park County.  We will be here several more days while waiting on some repair parts for the RV...nothing major...just a new slideout topper awning to replace the one that got torn up with what looks to be hail damage.  Want to replace it before we go on down the road. Don't need slideout leaks!

I have managed to keep up with 365+1 but it has been tough.  In addition to the prop problems everyone has faced, we have had local thunderstorms with heavy lightning (but very little rain - makes for lighting forest fires) about the time I like to be on.  In addition, there is a major forest fire just across the reservoir from us that is putting out heavy smoke. No danger for us.  The sun was blood red at noon the other day!  Don't know if the smoke is affecting HF, but it sure knocks the stuffing out of cell phone and Verizon MiFi for internet.

I will continue to be on daily, generally sometime between 00:00 and 02:00.  I usually start out somewhere below 14.071.000 but if there is nothing on the waterfall on the low end, I move up and try the upper half. If there is still nothing, I have a look at 40m.  If conditions are terrible, I don't stay at it - just get a few in the log for the 365+1 and call it a night.  I will make an effort to spend time on 40m daily. 

The smoke conditions improved yesterday.  The fire is still not contained, but the wind shifted directions. One of the attractions was watching the water bombers scoop water from the reservoir.  Those guys are something else.  They let down like to land, but maintain airspeed and just set the scoop in the belly of the plane into the surface until they fill the 1600 gallon tank!  Takes maybe a mile on the water.  Then they slowly lift (1600 gallons ads a lot of weight) climb just enough to clear the ridge and drop their load.  There were 4 of them on a seven minute loop to and from the fire. There were also Hueys doing bucket dipping and Chinooks that hover just above the water and drop a hose in to pump. Awesome!

Thanks for tracking with me.  You have made this trip a radio adventure and a real learning experience!

Rick - N7WE - 070 #1602



Going APE! Updated event list

Matthew King - KK4CPS <mrk.twg@...>
 

It's August PSK Expedition time, y'all!

We've already had several folks submit their APE info:

W4VKD will be operating from New England (varying locations, I believe) for two weeks - 08AUGUST - 19AUGUST.

EI9HQ will be operating from Mayo, Ireland from 11AUGUST - 13AUGUST.  An Irish APE, y'all!

KC9UR & W9SMR/9 will be operating from Round Lake, Indiana from 14AUGUST - 16AUGUST.

KC2GIK & W3HF will be operating from Cape May Lighthouse,NJ from 19AUGUST-20AUGUST.

We need more APEs! Please make some APE plans and forward them to me so we can get them publicized.

73


Matthew King

AK4MK 070 #1708

PODXS 070 Club Executive Director





Welcome

Jim K5SP
 

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

2403 Chuck  KJ4KVC

Jim, K5SP #483
Membership Director


Re: N7WE/p

Rick - N7WE
 

I'm out here guys!  We are currently in Buffalo Bill State Park, just west of Cody WY.  DN54jm, Park County.  We will be here several more days while waiting on some repair parts for the RV...nothing major...just a new slideout topper awning to replace the one that got torn up with what looks to be hail damage.  Want to replace it before we go on down the road. Don't need slideout leaks!

I have managed to keep up with 365+1 but it has been tough.  In addition to the prop problems everyone has faced, we have had local thunderstorms with heavy lightning (but very little rain - makes for lighting forest fires) about the time I like to be on.  In addition, there is a major forest fire just across the reservoir from us that is putting out heavy smoke. No danger for us.  The sun was blood red at noon the other day!  Don't know if the smoke is affecting HF, but it sure knocks the stuffing out of cell phone and Verizon MiFi for internet.

I will continue to be on daily, generally sometime between 00:00 and 02:00.  I usually start out somewhere below 14.071.000 but if there is nothing on the waterfall on the low end, I move up and try the upper half. If there is still nothing, I have a look at 40m.  If conditions are terrible, I don't stay at it - just get a few in the log for the 365+1 and call it a night.  I will make an effort to spend time on 40m daily. 

The smoke conditions improved yesterday.  The fire is still not contained, but the wind shifted directions. One of the attractions was watching the water bombers scoop water from the reservoir.  Those guys are something else.  They let down like to land, but maintain airspeed and just set the scoop in the belly of the plane into the surface until they fill the 1600 gallon tank!  Takes maybe a mile on the water.  Then they slowly lift (1600 gallons ads a lot of weight) climb just enough to clear the ridge and drop their load.  There were 4 of them on a seven minute loop to and from the fire. There were also Hueys doing bucket dipping and Chinooks that hover just above the water and drop a hose in to pump. Awesome!

Thanks for tracking with me.  You have made this trip a radio adventure and a real learning experience!

Rick - N7WE - 070 #1602


Re: 20m really dead right now

ljl2002@att.net
 

Steve,
You just may be right about that.
(sigh)  I guess I'll just go out and mow the lawn. (what's left of it)
Joe
KA1PPV  #1482


On Sunday, August 7, 2016 5:57 PM, "Steve Wiggins w4gok.steve@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:


 
Actually... I think that it IS you and nobody wants to talk to you... :)

On Fri, Aug 5, 2016 at 7:16 AM, 'ljl2002@...' joe_molon@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 
No it's not you Dave.  20m has been pretty crappy here in CT too.

Joe
KA1PPV  #1482


On Friday, August 5, 2016 3:30 AM, "ak7db@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:


 
I've been calling CQ for the past 30 minutes, haven't seen  a single trace anywhere on my waterfall.  Is it that dead for everyone right now?  I'm running my mobile setup right now so I just wondered if it was me?

Dave, AK7DB






Re: N7WE/p

Don Bolstad K9DEB
 

PSKReporter  is showing him on tonight. Last was at 0026Z.   20M  

But Have not seen him on my waterfall.

 

Don K9DEB   #2007

 

From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Monday, August 08, 2016 7:30 PM
To: yahoogroups <070@...>
Subject: [070] N7WE/p

 

 

Just wondering if anyone has seen Rick  on the air.     Haven't seen him in a few days.   Hope he's okay.

 

 

Jerry  N9AVY   #454