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Re: 40m

ljl2002@att.net
 

Yeah ya have to be a certain kind of individual to wade into one of the biggest contests out there with only a few watts.
It's kind of like swimming off the Great Reef with no shark repellant. ( or Cape Cod from what I just read)  Lots of great whites coming up here this season.
I guess I'll need a bigger boat.

73
Joe
KA1PPV  #1482


On Wednesday, June 28, 2017 12:20 PM, "Jerry n9avy@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:


 
Joe:
 
The QRP guys were in there as well . Worked a couple who were running 5 watts and on FD  that's like crossing the ocean in a dinghy !
 
J
 


From: "'ljl2002@...' joe_molon@... [070]" <070@...>
To: "070@..." <070@...>
Sent: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 11:07 AM
Subject: Re: [070] Re: 40m

 
Yep I noticed.  Stayed on 40m almost the whole FD because the action kept coming.  I saw at least 30 stations on the band at once at times.
Got a personal record of 40 Q's during the time I operated and that was QRP by the way.  I can only imagine what the big guns were doing.
It was a 40m feeding frenzy.  I sure hope it looks like that for the Firecracker.

See ya.
Joe
KA1PPV  #1482


On Sunday, June 25, 2017 9:59 PM, "Jerry n9avy@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:


 
Steve:
 
You hit the nail on the head !!!   I believe 40 may be open a lot , but sits unused because everyone thinks it's dead.
40m was utilized  below 7070 down to at least 7069.  The upper end was utilized far above the usual band edge. There was also some activity on 80m during daylight hours.

"It's not a contest"  was blown out of the water when Dave Patton said, "If they give points, it's a contest !"
 
Jerry  N9AVY

From: "w3hf@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Sunday, June 25, 2017 8:26 PM
Subject: [070] Re: 40m

 
Yes, I did. The waterfall was full (a "waterfull"? No, I wasn't creative--it was a typo that I started fixing.) much of the day.

Frankly I don't think that propagation changed just because someone in Newington scheduled an "event". (Remember, it's not a contest.) Makes you wonder what might happen if more of us used that band when we didn't think there was anyone to talk to.

Steve
W3HF









Re: 2017 40m FIRECRACKER Sprint

Arthur Peters
 

Very Likely Jerry :-) 
73,

Art Peters, K0ACP
k0acp@...



On Jun 28, 2017, at 5:59 PM, Jerry n9avy@... [070] <070@...> wrote:


Will you be wearing orange so we can recognize you ???     
 
Jerry  N9AVY



From: "Art Peters k0acp@... [070]" <070@...>
To: PODXS070 <070@...> 
Sent: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 4:51 PM
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 40m FIRECRACKER Sprint

 
Rats, would loved to have given this a shot, 40m was hopping on field day!

Unfortunately, have family commitments, but look out for the Great Pumpkin in the fall….

73,

Art Peters, K0ACP
k0acp@...



On Jun 28, 2017, at 12:27 PM, Matthew King mrk.twg@... [070] <070@...> wrote:


Next Contest: 2017 40m FIREcracker Sprint
 
DATE: 2000UTC 1st - 2000UTC 2nd July 2017 6hr block
 
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO 
 
 Logs are due the 9th of July, ONE week after the contest!







Re: 2017 40m FIRECRACKER Sprint

Jerry N9AVY
 

Will you be wearing orange so we can recognize you ???    
 
Jerry  N9AVY



From: "Art Peters k0acp@... [070]" <070@...>
To: PODXS070 <070@...>
Sent: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 4:51 PM
Subject: Re: [070] 2017 40m FIRECRACKER Sprint

 
Rats, would loved to have given this a shot, 40m was hopping on field day!

Unfortunately, have family commitments, but look out for the Great Pumpkin in the fall….

73,

Art Peters, K0ACP
k0acp@...



On Jun 28, 2017, at 12:27 PM, Matthew King mrk.twg@... [070] <070@...> wrote:


Next Contest: 2017 40m FIREcracker Sprint
 
DATE: 2000UTC 1st - 2000UTC 2nd July 2017 6hr block
 
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO 
 
 Logs are due the 9th of July, ONE week after the contest!





Re: 2017 40m FIRECRACKER Sprint

Arthur Peters
 

Rats, would loved to have given this a shot, 40m was hopping on field day!

Unfortunately, have family commitments, but look out for the Great Pumpkin in the fall….

73,

Art Peters, K0ACP
k0acp@...



On Jun 28, 2017, at 12:27 PM, Matthew King mrk.twg@... [070] <070@...> wrote:


Next Contest: 2017 40m FIREcracker Sprint

 

DATE: 2000UTC 1st - 2000UTC 2nd July 2017 6hr block

 

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO 

 

 Logs are due the 9th of July, ONE week after the contest!




Welcome

Jim K5SP
 

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

2550  Jim  W7JHR

Jim, K5SP #483
Membership Director


2017 40m FIRECRACKER Sprint

Matthew King <mrk.twg@...>
 

Next Contest: 2017 40m FIREcracker Sprint

 

DATE: 2000UTC 1st - 2000UTC 2nd July 2017 6hr block

 

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO 

 

 Logs are due the 9th of July, ONE week after the contest!


Re: 40m

Jerry N9AVY
 

Joe:
 
The QRP guys were in there as well . Worked a couple who were running 5 watts and on FD  that's like crossing the ocean in a dinghy !
 
J
 


From: "'ljl2002@...' joe_molon@... [070]" <070@...>
To: "070@..." <070@...>
Sent: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 11:07 AM
Subject: Re: [070] Re: 40m

 
Yep I noticed.  Stayed on 40m almost the whole FD because the action kept coming.  I saw at least 30 stations on the band at once at times.
Got a personal record of 40 Q's during the time I operated and that was QRP by the way.  I can only imagine what the big guns were doing.
It was a 40m feeding frenzy.  I sure hope it looks like that for the Firecracker.

See ya.
Joe
KA1PPV  #1482


On Sunday, June 25, 2017 9:59 PM, "Jerry n9avy@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:


 
Steve:
 
You hit the nail on the head !!!   I believe 40 may be open a lot , but sits unused because everyone thinks it's dead.
40m was utilized  below 7070 down to at least 7069.  The upper end was utilized far above the usual band edge. There was also some activity on 80m during daylight hours.

"It's not a contest"  was blown out of the water when Dave Patton said, "If they give points, it's a contest !"
 
Jerry  N9AVY

From: "w3hf@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Sunday, June 25, 2017 8:26 PM
Subject: [070] Re: 40m

 
Yes, I did. The waterfall was full (a "waterfull"? No, I wasn't creative--it was a typo that I started fixing.) much of the day.

Frankly I don't think that propagation changed just because someone in Newington scheduled an "event". (Remember, it's not a contest.) Makes you wonder what might happen if more of us used that band when we didn't think there was anyone to talk to.

Steve
W3HF







Re: 40m

ljl2002@att.net
 

Yep I noticed.  Stayed on 40m almost the whole FD because the action kept coming.  I saw at least 30 stations on the band at once at times.
Got a personal record of 40 Q's during the time I operated and that was QRP by the way.  I can only imagine what the big guns were doing.
It was a 40m feeding frenzy.  I sure hope it looks like that for the Firecracker.

See ya.
Joe
KA1PPV  #1482


On Sunday, June 25, 2017 9:59 PM, "Jerry n9avy@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:


 
Steve:
 
You hit the nail on the head !!!   I believe 40 may be open a lot , but sits unused because everyone thinks it's dead.
40m was utilized  below 7070 down to at least 7069.  The upper end was utilized far above the usual band edge. There was also some activity on 80m during daylight hours.

"It's not a contest"  was blown out of the water when Dave Patton said, "If they give points, it's a contest !"
 
Jerry  N9AVY

From: "w3hf@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Sunday, June 25, 2017 8:26 PM
Subject: [070] Re: 40m

 
Yes, I did. The waterfall was full (a "waterfull"? No, I wasn't creative--it was a typo that I started fixing.) much of the day.

Frankly I don't think that propagation changed just because someone in Newington scheduled an "event". (Remember, it's not a contest.) Makes you wonder what might happen if more of us used that band when we didn't think there was anyone to talk to.

Steve
W3HF





Re: Field Day

Jerry N9AVY
 

Sorry I missed you.... was mostly doing search & pounce and chasing states where I needed grids.  Was also being "elitist" by avoiding 1x2 & 2x1 calls since most of them are "QSLing deadbeats" who only drag out those calls once a year for FD;  in past years have sent QSL via LoTW/Eqsl which have gone unanswered ... out of 94 only 10 LoTW confirmed so far.
 
Wasn't QRV  for as many hours as I would have liked, but make same observation that there were definitely more stations on this year than in years prior.  Think it's because it's a natural for GOTA stations who can handle the slower speed of PSK  and pick up 2 pts per contact rather than the 1 for SSB.
 
No entry to ARRL  for me either just send contacts to LOTW/Eqsl. 
 
BTW, heard lots of 8-landers on 20/40m so there was some propagation, but QRM was a problem because of many wide signals and people jumping on a frequency without checking if it was in use  (QRL ?).
 
Jerry  N9AVY



From: "na8w@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 10:17 AM
Subject: Re: [070] Field Day

 
I have used PSK for several years during Field Day. This year was the most users I have seen. Several years ago I only had maybe 20 PSK contacts but this year the screen was full for the entire time and on several bands. Very good propagation this year. I heard Jerry N9AVY and tried to call you but I think we were too close for propagation. I will probably not send mine in to ARRL but will do LOTW as soon as time permits.

73
Darl  NA8W



Re: Field Day

Darl DEEDS
 

I have used PSK for several years during Field Day. This year was the most users I have seen. Several years ago I only had maybe 20 PSK contacts but this year the screen was full for the entire time and on several bands. Very good propagation this year. I heard Jerry N9AVY and tried to call you but I think we were too close for propagation. I will probably not send mine in to ARRL but will do LOTW as soon as time permits.


73

Darl  NA8W


Welcome

Jim K5SP
 

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

2549  Steve   KA2YRA

Jim, K5SP #483
Membership Director


Re: Field Day

K7DWI Art
 

Hi all,
Out here in Hot and Smokey Land (AZ), 80 Meters was pretty good last night. Much less crowded.
On 40 and 20 Meters it was really crazy out here.  Too many on and was tough on low power (30 Watts).
When you S&P (1D) it was tough getting thru the muck. My patience prefers CW.

15, 10 and 6 were dead out here until Field Day ended.
My 10M PropNET catches went across to the East Coast and on 6 Meters I worked PA, VA, NC, & MA SSB & CW this late afternoon and this evening.
What can I say??

73 Art KA5DWI/7 DM34 Dewey AZ #2518


Re: 40m

Jerry N9AVY
 

Steve:
 
You hit the nail on the head !!!   I believe 40 may be open a lot , but sits unused because everyone thinks it's dead.
40m was utilized  below 7070 down to at least 7069.  The upper end was utilized far above the usual band edge. There was also some activity on 80m during daylight hours.

"It's not a contest"  was blown out of the water when Dave Patton said, "If they give points, it's a contest !"
 
Jerry  N9AVY


From: "w3hf@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Sunday, June 25, 2017 8:26 PM
Subject: [070] Re: 40m

 
Yes, I did. The waterfall was full (a "waterfull"? No, I wasn't creative--it was a typo that I started fixing.) much of the day.

Frankly I don't think that propagation changed just because someone in Newington scheduled an "event". (Remember, it's not a contest.) Makes you wonder what might happen if more of us used that band when we didn't think there was anyone to talk to.

Steve
W3HF



Re: Field Day

Jerry N9AVY
 

Rick: 
 
 
Was doing a  lot of S & P  and hunting grids..  only came up with 2 news ones.  Think I also picked up some 070 #s as well.   Really aren't any other upgrades I need to work on. 
 
Do think some were running amps who should have known better.  Worked some PODXS members and mostly avoided the dusty, old 1 x 2 calls that get dragged out once a year and don't QSL !  :-)
 
Jerry N9AVY



From: "n7we1980@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Sunday, June 25, 2017 8:22 PM
Subject: Re: [070] Field Day

 
Jerry-
I agree...there were a bunch who I'm sure were doing PSK for the first time.  There were a few who weren't even using macros!  And I agree that someone who knows what they are doing needs to set up and then periodically check the operation of the rig.  I endured several who were so wide and running so much power. Had to wonder if maybe they were using amps!  Really!

But 40 and 20 were absolutely full of traces from this QTH.  Never seen so many.  And most of the ops were good.  Good signal and brief exchange and QRZ?  I monitored for about 6 hour total, mostly watching for grids I need.  Only did about 20 QSOs (all S&P) but did managed to log QSOs on 80, 40, 20, 15, and 10.  Looked at 6 but never saw a trace.  Didn't have a 160 antenna up.

All and all a fun FD...and my battery lasted without recharging!

Rick - N7WE



Tahiti

John Raynsford
 

 I missed him. There's a FO/F1TCV active on 14070 khz. Hope ya'll worked him.
Checking my stns heard list.

73


Tahiti

John Raynsford
 

There's a stn active in Tahiti, FO/F1TCV  I missed him last nite.
Anybody worked him ?

73


Re: 40m

Steve W3HF
 

Yes, I did. The waterfall was full (a "waterfull"? No, I wasn't creative--it was a typo that I started fixing.) much of the day.

Frankly I don't think that propagation changed just because someone in Newington scheduled an "event". (Remember, it's not a contest.) Makes you wonder what might happen if more of us used that band when we didn't think there was anyone to talk to.

Steve
W3HF


Re: Field Day

Rick - N7WE
 

Jerry-
I agree...there were a bunch who I'm sure were doing PSK for the first time.  There were a few who weren't even using macros!  And I agree that someone who knows what they are doing needs to set up and then periodically check the operation of the rig.  I endured several who were so wide and running so much power. Had to wonder if maybe they were using amps!  Really!

But 40 and 20 were absolutely full of traces from this QTH.  Never seen so many.  And most of the ops were good.  Good signal and brief exchange and QRZ?  I monitored for about 6 hour total, mostly watching for grids I need.  Only did about 20 QSOs (all S&P) but did managed to log QSOs on 80, 40, 20, 15, and 10.  Looked at 6 but never saw a trace.  Didn't have a 160 antenna up.

All and all a fun FD...and my battery lasted without recharging!

Rick - N7WE


Re: 40m

Dwight Smith <n0phu@...>
 

I hung out on 30 meters some but noticed that 40 was pretty open and workable all day.


I monitored 20 and 40 on side sweeper but didn't find any new states that i was after 😞


73
N0PHU
Dwight Smith


From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of Jerry n9avy@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Sunday, June 25, 2017 2:35:43 PM
To: 070 List Service 070 List Service
Subject: [070] 40m
 
 


Did anyone notice that during Field Day that 40m was open for hours almost all day and all night ???
Hmmmm   ....
 
Jerry  N9AVY


Re: Field Day

Jerry N9AVY
 

Brian:
 
That's great to hear, but you need a good PSK operator.    Many of the station I heard on PSK this weekend were terrible operators.
 
Had one op call me Saturday, but I didn't answer him first because there was another station who called first.  Worked him and called CQ  again (I had been running that frequency for over an hour). I thought he'd call again. He showed up on frequency several minutes later and proceeded to call while I was in QSO with a K6 station...  he wiped out the K6 QSO and I lost that.  This culprit was a certain N0 station who was 599 here and he kept calling on same frequency; so I know he heard me.  Either he had a "wooden receiver", bad QRM or he was having a "hissy fit" because I didn't work him when he called me.  
 
Also experienced a few other ops who called me and tried to take over the frequency ... okay, I'll admit that I continued to call CQ and ignored them. .. even ran CQ macro several times back to back.  I lost it !
 
Also noticed a few of the big gun FD stations running wide signals ... even when I turned off AGC & inserted max attenuation they were still wide.  I would assume that ops were not trained in proper set up of PSK station.
 
Other than a few instances like these, I had fun although I didn't operate the full 24 hours.
 
 
Jerry  N9AVY    #454



From: "k9wis@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Sunday, June 25, 2017 6:13 PM
Subject: Re: [070] Field Day

 
we experimented with digital this year for an hour and our psk guy was keeping pace with our cw op at around 60 Q's an hour..we will definitely take advantage of digital next year..
Brian k9wis

---- "Jerry n9avy@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:
>
> Even if you're not participating in this annual event, you might hang around PSK frequencies  to see if you can find some PODXS members  you may not have worked and also there may be AK & HI stations (ones really in AK/HI). Then again some PODXS members may be enjoying the AC or napping under a tree in the shade !  :-) Jerry N9AVY  #454 



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