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Re: PODXS Net???

Dan Morris - KZ3T
 

Bill - It can run just like the OMISS net runs.  People check it and then when it is your turn you call anyone you want but you are limited to either 1 or 2 calls the first time around to keep it short and sweet.  And using Net Logger is an excellent tool.

I have also checked in to a 40m net which meets every 2nd Monday of the month.

Dan Morris  KZ3T





On Jul 20, 2017, at 7:40 PM, Bill Garwood n4gbk@... [070] <070@...> wrote:


I have seen other nets on PSK31.  Might be something to do on some kind of rotating schedule on 20 and 40 meters.  My first question would be what is the purpose of this net?  If it is to allow a person to work as many different 070 members as possible, then only short contest like contacts should be encouraged.  Want to ragchew?  Then make a call and move to a different frequency from the net freq.   Would you encourage guests to participate, such as folks trying to join the club?  Needs to be thought out a bit but could work.  Maybe move to 30 meters once a month for those working on the 30-30 award etc.  I don’t think this would violate the gentlemen’s agreement for no contests on WARC bands.   Does not need to be in the middle of the regular PSK31 operations.  Maybe 14.072 and up or similar. 

 

Happy Radio!

 

Bill N4GBK #1688

 

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From: Jerry n9avy@... [070]
Sent: Thursday, July 20, 2017 7:07 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] PODXS Net???

 

 

There is a net on the low end of 20m. Heard it a couple times.  From what I've heard, it sounds a bit like organized  chaos.  Heard people trying to hold frequency when some started calling CQ on "their frequency" or propagation shifted and others on net couldn't any longer.

 

Used to operate a few nets on 10m and then it took a net control ( NC) with a lot of patience and skill. 10-10 nets are sometimes run with assistant NC operators in different areas of country. Propagation lately might make nets very difficult. With many undisciplined PSK  operator these days,  running a net would be challenging at best. 

 

My dos centavos worth ..

 

Jerry  N9AVY

 

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From: "David Rock david@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@... 
Sent: Thursday, July 20, 2017 5:50 PM
Subject: Re: [070] PODXS Net???

 

 


> On Jul 20, 2017, at 17:41, 'Marty Grove' martygrove@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
> 
> 
> So… we have something like 2000+ members in PODXS now… what do you all think about getting some kind of informal net started? 

That brings up an interesting question I’ve had for a while.. how do you run a net over PSK31? Is it workable?

 
David, K9DWR
#1604 LONP #255
david@...

 

 


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Re: PODXS Net???

Dan Morris - KZ3T
 

I think a PODXS net would be awesome and possibly Net Logger would be a good program to use as it keeps track of everything.  If anyone is a OMISS member, you will probably be familiar with that program.

Dan Morris  KZ3T





On Jul 20, 2017, at 6:41 PM, 'Marty Grove' martygrove@... [070] <070@...> wrote:


So… we have something like 2000+ members in PODXS now… what do you all think about getting some kind of informal net started?  

 

It would be nice to start getting all of you in my log.  

 

??

 

Marty – KJ4LQX 




30M

Randy True
 

Need 3 more for 30/30.


Randy W4RTT



Re: PODXS Net???

Bill Garwood
 

I have seen other nets on PSK31.  Might be something to do on some kind of rotating schedule on 20 and 40 meters.  My first question would be what is the purpose of this net?  If it is to allow a person to work as many different 070 members as possible, then only short contest like contacts should be encouraged.  Want to ragchew?  Then make a call and move to a different frequency from the net freq.   Would you encourage guests to participate, such as folks trying to join the club?  Needs to be thought out a bit but could work.  Maybe move to 30 meters once a month for those working on the 30-30 award etc.  I don’t think this would violate the gentlemen’s agreement for no contests on WARC bands.   Does not need to be in the middle of the regular PSK31 operations.  Maybe 14.072 and up or similar.

 

Happy Radio!

 

Bill N4GBK #1688

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Jerry n9avy@... [070]
Sent: Thursday, July 20, 2017 7:07 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] PODXS Net???

 

 

There is a net on the low end of 20m. Heard it a couple times.  From what I've heard, it sounds a bit like organized  chaos.  Heard people trying to hold frequency when some started calling CQ on "their frequency" or propagation shifted and others on net couldn't any longer.

 

Used to operate a few nets on 10m and then it took a net control ( NC) with a lot of patience and skill. 10-10 nets are sometimes run with assistant NC operators in different areas of country. Propagation lately might make nets very difficult. With many undisciplined PSK  operator these days,  running a net would be challenging at best. 

 

My dos centavos worth ..

 

Jerry  N9AVY

 

From: "David Rock david@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Thursday, July 20, 2017 5:50 PM
Subject: Re: [070] PODXS Net???

 

 


> On Jul 20, 2017, at 17:41, 'Marty Grove' martygrove@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
>
>
> So… we have something like 2000+ members in PODXS now… what do you all think about getting some kind of informal net started?

That brings up an interesting question I’ve had for a while.. how do you run a net over PSK31? Is it workable?


David, K9DWR
#1604 LONP #255
david@...

 

 


Re: 30M

Paula K7PAX #1739
 

Randy:

I may give it another shot tonight. I tried answering you a few times last night but didn't make it to you. Maybe tonight.

Paula K7PAX #1739

"randy true w4rttrandy@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:
 

Anyone going to give 30 a shot tonight?

Is anyone else running a Propnet Bot?

It has a nice feature whereby you can leave it run and see any QSO's that happen while you are away.


Randy W4RTT



Re: PODXS Net???

Jerry N9AVY
 

There is a net on the low end of 20m. Heard it a couple times.  From what I've heard, it sounds a bit like organized  chaos.  Heard people trying to hold frequency when some started calling CQ on "their frequency" or propagation shifted and others on net couldn't any longer.
 
Used to operate a few nets on 10m and then it took a net control ( NC) with a lot of patience and skill. 10-10 nets are sometimes run with assistant NC operators in different areas of country. Propagation lately might make nets very difficult. With many undisciplined PSK  operator these days,  running a net would be challenging at best. 
 
My dos centavos worth ..
 
Jerry  N9AVY



From: "David Rock david@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Thursday, July 20, 2017 5:50 PM
Subject: Re: [070] PODXS Net???

 

> On Jul 20, 2017, at 17:41, 'Marty Grove' martygrove@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
>
>
> So… we have something like 2000+ members in PODXS now… what do you all think about getting some kind of informal net started?

That brings up an interesting question I’ve had for a while.. how do you run a net over PSK31? Is it workable?


David, K9DWR
#1604 LONP #255
david@...




30M

Randy True
 

Anyone going to give 30 a shot tonight?

Is anyone else running a Propnet Bot?

It has a nice feature whereby you can leave it run and see any QSO's that happen while you are away.


Randy W4RTT



Re: Welcome

Randy True
 

Welcome Ridha, hope you enjoy the club.


Randy W4RTT




From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of Jim Innis jinnis@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Thursday, July 20, 2017 11:33 AM
To: 070@...; yc6jrt@...
Subject: [070] Welcome
 
 

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

2558  Ridha  YC6JRT

Jim, K5SP #483
Membership Director


Re: PODXS Net???

Randy True
 

The 3905 Century club has a couple PSK31 net. Netlogger is used as a coordination tool and it has a built in chat program. They take checkins over PSK and take turns just like a regular net.


Randy W4RTT




From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of David Rock david@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Thursday, July 20, 2017 6:49 PM
To: [070]
Subject: Re: [070] PODXS Net???
 
 


> On Jul 20, 2017, at 17:41, 'Marty Grove' martygrove@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
>
>
> So… we have something like 2000+ members in PODXS now… what do you all think about getting some kind of informal net started?

That brings up an interesting question I’ve had for a while.. how do you run a net over PSK31? Is it workable?


David, K9DWR
#1604 LONP #255
david@...


Re: PODXS Net???

Randy True
 

ABSOLUTELY!


Randy W4RTT




From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of 'Marty Grove' martygrove@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Thursday, July 20, 2017 6:41 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: [070] PODXS Net???
 
 

So… we have something like 2000+ members in PODXS now… what do you all think about getting some kind of informal net started? 

 

It would be nice to start getting all of you in my log. 

 

??

 

Marty – KJ4LQX


Re: PODXS Net???

David, K9DWR
 

On Jul 20, 2017, at 17:41, 'Marty Grove' martygrove@gmail.com [070] <070@yahoogroups.com> wrote:


So… we have something like 2000+ members in PODXS now… what do you all think about getting some kind of informal net started?
That brings up an interesting question I’ve had for a while.. how do you run a net over PSK31? Is it workable?



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


PODXS Net???

Marty Grove
 

So… we have something like 2000+ members in PODXS now… what do you all think about getting some kind of informal net started? 

 

It would be nice to start getting all of you in my log. 

 

??

 

Marty – KJ4LQX


Re: Today's Funny Story

Mike Besemer <mwbesemer@...>
 

No, no.  If you want to work across the equater, you turn it upside down.  If you want to work the opposite hemisphere, you turn it sideways.

Mike
WM4B
#348

On Jul 20, 2017 4:23 PM, "'ljl2002@...' joe_molon@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:
 

Barry,

I asked him.  I had made several contacts there in the weeks before including him (VK3BM).  The mornings we talked with his beam oriented toward Europe and I also was able to work Reunion Island at the same time. Later on he said that he swung it around and came across the Pacific. I googled his QTH and immediately understood why we had the QSO.  The beam antenna on his tower was bigger than his house.

I was curious as to why I got him both times that is why I asked.   I did the same thing with a station near Adeleide too.

When the prop is in, it is in even for qrp stations.  Sure do miss those days though.  Haven't had contact with the Aussie's in quite a while now.

Jerry I tried to rotate the vertical but nothing changed???????  Maybe I should mount it upside down but then I would have to operate prq. Ya had to go there didn't ya.

73
Joe
KA1PPV  #1482




On Thursday, July 20, 2017 3:32 PM, "Jerry n9avy@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:


 
Rotate the vertical, of course !
 
Jerry  N9AVY



From: "boat.anchor@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Thursday, July 20, 2017 12:57 PM
Subject: Re: [070] Today's Funny Story

 
Joe

When using a vertical how do you determine if your contact is long path or short path.

TVM
Barry



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

Steve,

Great catch!  I've seen him at my QTH but no joy here.

I was blown away when I reached Australia on long path.  I was on 20m using a vertical on the roof with 1.5 watts.
As you said, "when it's in it's in!  Ya gotta love this mode!

73  GDX!!
Joe
KA1PPV  #1482
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Re: Today's Funny Story

Jerry N9AVY
 

Joe:
 
The "trick" with vertical is to count them a few degrees from true vertical  and that'll give  you a different directional pattern.
 
Found this tidbit in the Ham Radio Operators Guide to Old wives Tales and Other Myths .
 
jerry  N9AVY



From: "'ljl2002@...' joe_molon@... [070]" <070@...>
To: "070@..." <070@...>
Sent: Thursday, July 20, 2017 3:53 PM
Subject: Re: [070] Today's Funny Story

 
Barry,

I asked him.  I had made several contacts there in the weeks before including him (VK3BM).  The mornings we talked with his beam oriented toward Europe and I also was able to work Reunion Island at the same time. Later on he said that he swung it around and came across the Pacific. I googled his QTH and immediately understood why we had the QSO.  The beam antenna on his tower was bigger than his house.

I was curious as to why I got him both times that is why I asked.   I did the same thing with a station near Adeleide too.

When the prop is in, it is in even for qrp stations.  Sure do miss those days though.  Haven't had contact with the Aussie's in quite a while now.

Jerry I tried to rotate the vertical but nothing changed???????  Maybe I should mount it upside down but then I would have to operate prq. Ya had to go there didn't ya.

73
Joe
KA1PPV  #1482




On Thursday, July 20, 2017 3:32 PM, "Jerry n9avy@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:


 
Rotate the vertical, of course !
 
Jerry  N9AVY



From: "boat.anchor@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Thursday, July 20, 2017 12:57 PM
Subject: Re: [070] Today's Funny Story

 
Joe

When using a vertical how do you determine if your contact is long path or short path.

TVM
Barry



---In 070@...,
Steve,

Great catch!  I've seen him at my QTH but no joy here.

I was blown away when I reached Australia on long path.  I was on 20m using a vertical on the roof with 1.5 watts.
As you said, "when it's in it's in!  Ya gotta love this mode!

73  GDX!!
Joe
KA1PPV  #1482
altVirus-free. www.avast.com







Re: Today's Funny Story

ljl2002@att.net
 

Barry,

I asked him.  I had made several contacts there in the weeks before including him (VK3BM).  The mornings we talked with his beam oriented toward Europe and I also was able to work Reunion Island at the same time. Later on he said that he swung it around and came across the Pacific. I googled his QTH and immediately understood why we had the QSO.  The beam antenna on his tower was bigger than his house.

I was curious as to why I got him both times that is why I asked.   I did the same thing with a station near Adeleide too.

When the prop is in, it is in even for qrp stations.  Sure do miss those days though.  Haven't had contact with the Aussie's in quite a while now.

Jerry I tried to rotate the vertical but nothing changed???????  Maybe I should mount it upside down but then I would have to operate prq. Ya had to go there didn't ya.

73
Joe
KA1PPV  #1482




On Thursday, July 20, 2017 3:32 PM, "Jerry n9avy@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:


 
Rotate the vertical, of course !
 
Jerry  N9AVY



From: "boat.anchor@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Thursday, July 20, 2017 12:57 PM
Subject: Re: [070] Today's Funny Story

 
Joe

When using a vertical how do you determine if your contact is long path or short path.

TVM
Barry



---In 070@..., wrote :

Steve,

Great catch!  I've seen him at my QTH but no joy here.

I was blown away when I reached Australia on long path.  I was on 20m using a vertical on the roof with 1.5 watts.
As you said, "when it's in it's in!  Ya gotta love this mode!

73  GDX!!
Joe
KA1PPV  #1482
altVirus-free. www.avast.com





Re: Today's Funny Story

Rick - N7WE
 

I've worked the same VK6 in far western Australia, near Perth, twice using PSK31 on my vertical.  Once he said it was long path based on his beam heading.  I'll take his word for it as I'm not sure there is such a thing as "short path" from here to there.  11,356 miles one way, 13,545 miles the other.  599 both ways, both times.  When the pipe is open, the pipe is open!

Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Today's Funny Story

Jerry N9AVY
 

Rotate the vertical, of course !
 
Jerry  N9AVY



From: "boat.anchor@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Thursday, July 20, 2017 12:57 PM
Subject: Re: [070] Today's Funny Story

 
Joe

When using a vertical how do you determine if your contact is long path or short path.

TVM
Barry



---In 070@..., wrote :

Steve,

Great catch!  I've seen him at my QTH but no joy here.

I was blown away when I reached Australia on long path.  I was on 20m using a vertical on the roof with 1.5 watts.
As you said, "when it's in it's in!  Ya gotta love this mode!

73  GDX!!
Joe
KA1PPV  #1482
altVirus-free. www.avast.com



Re: Today's Funny Story

boat.anchor@...
 

Joe

When using a vertical how do you determine if your contact is long path or short path.

TVM
Barry



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

Steve,

Great catch!  I've seen him at my QTH but no joy here.

I was blown away when I reached Australia on long path.  I was on 20m using a vertical on the roof with 1.5 watts.
As you said, "when it's in it's in!  Ya gotta love this mode!

73  GDX!!
Joe
KA1PPV  #1482
Virus-free. www.avast.com


Re: Today's Funny Story

ljl2002@att.net
 

Steve,

Great catch!  I've seen him at my QTH but no joy here.

I was blown away when I reached Australia on long path.  I was on 20m using a vertical on the roof with 1.5 watts.
As you said, "when it's in it's in!  Ya gotta love this mode!

73  GDX!!
Joe
KA1PPV  #1482




On Thursday, July 20, 2017 12:36 PM, "Paula Johnson hamette@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:


 
Love that story!

Paula K7PAX #1739

On Jul 20, 2017, at 6:57 AM, oldjavadrinker@... [070] <070@...> wrote:

 
Since I moved up here to Canada I have been operating in sort of a temporary set up. Shack in a bedroom and a dipole stuck up on a wooden fence about 8 feet high.I have logged on my /VE3 call well over 700 QSO's in the year I have been up here with 98% being digital.

So as the bands have faded in recent weeks I began wondering if I was having antenna issues. Every ham I meet up here when they see or hear about my set up say, no wonder you cant get out, your antenna is just too low, Your patterns are all out of whack, you need to get higher up, etc.  I have no trees in back so I am looking to get a small tower or something in the next few weeks, but that is another story.

I get adventurous and climb the roof of the house yesterday and string me up another 20M dipole along the top.  I put it place with blocks and angle it well.  I climb down the roof in great anticipation of hearing the world just open up to me. I think, man there will be traces all over the waterfall.

I turn on rig, hook up antenna tune her up and walla...a slight trace or two, I switched back and forth between antennas and guess what...no difference. Disappointed in my findings I go disconnect everything on the new antenna and hook back up to my fence post dipole.

A little bit later I see a DX trace...and I work OD5KU, Lebanon, with 599 both ways. There is no way you can get out with that antenna....haha.  Moral of the story, when the bands are dead they are dead, when they work well you get my drift.

Steve
VA3FLF
KM4FLF
2301





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Re: Today's Funny Story

Paula K7PAX #1739
 

Love that story!

Paula K7PAX #1739

On Jul 20, 2017, at 6:57 AM, oldjavadrinker@... [070] <070@...> wrote:

 

Since I moved up here to Canada I have been operating in sort of a temporary set up. Shack in a bedroom and a dipole stuck up on a wooden fence about 8 feet high.I have logged on my /VE3 call well over 700 QSO's in the year I have been up here with 98% being digital.

So as the bands have faded in recent weeks I began wondering if I was having antenna issues. Every ham I meet up here when they see or hear about my set up say, no wonder you cant get out, your antenna is just too low, Your patterns are all out of whack, you need to get higher up, etc.  I have no trees in back so I am looking to get a small tower or something in the next few weeks, but that is another story.

I get adventurous and climb the roof of the house yesterday and string me up another 20M dipole along the top.  I put it place with blocks and angle it well.  I climb down the roof in great anticipation of hearing the world just open up to me. I think, man there will be traces all over the waterfall.

I turn on rig, hook up antenna tune her up and walla...a slight trace or two, I switched back and forth between antennas and guess what...no difference. Disappointed in my findings I go disconnect everything on the new antenna and hook back up to my fence post dipole.

A little bit later I see a DX trace...and I work OD5KU, Lebanon, with 599 both ways. There is no way you can get out with that antenna....haha.  Moral of the story, when the bands are dead they are dead, when they work well you get my drift.

Steve
VA3FLF
KM4FLF
2301


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