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Re: That Windom

Bill Garwood
 

Hi Rick,


My Carolina Windom 160 is about 20 feet off the ground at the short end and 35 feet up on the long end.  The OCF feedline is 22 feet long and it just clears the ground.  The manufacturer recommends 40 feet or higher for this model.  I"m sure it would perform better on 160 and 80 if I could get it up higher but I have lots of QSOs on both of those bands.  See picture of feed.  The Carolina Windom is a trademarked antenna sold by The Radio Works.  http://www.radioworks.com/.


I see on their site that they are shutting down soon.  The owner is getting older and needs to cut back.  I hope someone, somewhere picks up the Carolina Windom line of antennas as everyone I've ever spoken with has nothing but good things to say.  This design has a vertical and a horizontal radiator that seems to make it work better than some other wire antennas.  I know there are folks who swear by their G5RV, Bazooka and all sorts of trap antennas.  I get it.  An 80 meter version may be what you can use?


Mine has been up continuously for over 4 years.  I used some black, UV protected, stretchy rope that I bought with the antenna at a Ham Fest.   The slingshot antenna launcher eventually got it into the trees.  My aim was not good.  "You'll shoot your eye out".  No pulleys etc.  Wrapped a long length of the rope around the tree at each end and I think that might also have some give and take in the wind.  It bounces up and down a lot in high winds.  It does get very windy here and it has stayed up during tropical storms, Nor'easters and thunderstorms.  I am just a few miles from the Amazon Wind Farm so we got wind.  http://www.avangridrenewables.us/amazonwind/


I guess they are now using drones to get antennas into trees?  It should be much more accurate than the slingshot.  Anyway, the antenna off center feed balun needs some kind of support.  A fiberglass pole or tree.  Let me know if you have other questions. 


73 and Happy Radio!


Bill N4GBK

www.avangridrenewables.us
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From: Rick Butz
Sent: Sunday, July 23, 2017 5:23:50 PM
To: N4GBK
Subject: That Windom
 

Hi Bill -

Read your post on 070 and wanted to ask about your Carolina Windom.  I'm HOA restricted here to a vertical, but do have a couple of Oak trees in the back of the house (that opens up to wetlands and a river - no one behind me).  I definitely need some additional antenna, particularly for the lower bands and near distance.  I'm hoping I can do a stealth install that the roof line will block from view. You mentioned that your install is low.  How high is it? Are you installed using trees?  I'm not sure how I get a Windom up in them.  My tree climbing days are over... hi hi!  Trusty sling shot I guess.  If you are using trees, I'd appreciate any suggestions about pulleys and weights and so forth to handle the movement.  TU & 73,

Rick - N7WE


Re: 30M

Brian (N2MLP)
 

On 30M

21:39 utc

 

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         de N2MLP Brian

       Monroe County PA

 

 

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From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Monday, July 24, 2017 4:38 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 30M

 

 

Right now, I'm using my digi mode rig, an FT897, with DM780

 

Randy W4RTT

 


From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of Bryon nnegrom@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Monday, July 24, 2017 3:11 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 30M

 

 

Randy

 

What are you using for a Prop net Bot? 

 

Bryon, W7RIV

 

On Thu, Jul 20, 2017 at 4:58 PM, 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: 30M

Randy True
 

Right now, I'm using my digi mode rig, an FT897, with DM780


Randy W4RTT



From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of Bryon nnegrom@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Monday, July 24, 2017 3:11 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 30M
 
 

Randy

What are you using for a Prop net Bot? 

Bryon, W7RIV

On Thu, Jul 20, 2017 at 4:58 PM, 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: 30M

W7RIV
 

Randy

What are you using for a Prop net Bot? 

Bryon, W7RIV

On Thu, Jul 20, 2017 at 4:58 PM, 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: 366 Endorsement Status

David Blankenburg, AK7DB
 

I'm usually available after 10pm pacific time (05:00 UTC) if anyone needs a contact for their 365/366.Lately I haven't seen much activity then.  If you email me the same day I'll make sure to look for you. email is ak7db at cox dot net.

Dave, AK7DB


Re: Another new 24/7 !

Paul <nu4c@...>
 

WOO HOO Torbjorn. We come to the Branch. Now get some sleep.
73 de Paul 
NU4C


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-------- Original message --------
From: "n7we1980@... [070]" <070@...>
Date: 7/24/17 10:19 (GMT-05:00)
To: 070@...
Subject: [070] Another new 24/7 !

 

Last Wednesday 7/19, SA7BXU - Torbjorn, became the 31st member to complete the 24/7 Endorsement. Please join me in congratulating him on this outstanding achievement.  24/7 requires completing a QSO in each of the 168 hour blocks making up the week.  It takes dedication, perseverance, and missing a lot of sleep!


Well done Torbjorn!  And welcome to the Branch with all the other 30 Hoot Owls!  We were each crazy to do it, but it was a Hoot!


Rick - N7WE

070 - #1602


Re: Another new 24/7 !

David, K9DWR
 

Congratulations!

For others that are interested in completing this, the way I did it was picked a few days where I would try to make a couple contacts, one just before the hour and then one just after, then take a nap until the next hour; rinse and repeat. Getting naps in-between worked a lot better than trying to have late-night marathons.


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

On Jul 24, 2017, at 09:37, Charles Odom ki4vmk@yahoo.com [070] <070@yahoogroups.com> wrote:


Wow, that would take a lot of coffee. Well done 👍👍
Charles
KI4VMK #2542
On Jul 24, 2017, at 9:32 AM, "'Paula Johnson' hamette@hushmail.com [070]" <070@yahoogroups.com> wrote:


Welcome to the branch of the night-owl tree! Well Done!


Re: Another new 24/7 !

Charles Odom <ki4vmk@...>
 

Wow, that would take a lot of coffee. Well done  👍👍
Charles
KI4VMK #2542

On Jul 24, 2017, at 9:32 AM, "'Paula Johnson' hamette@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:
 

Welcome to the branch of the night-owl tree! Well Done!

 

K7PAX – Paula - #1739

 

From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Monday, July 24, 2017 7:19 AM
To: 070@...
Subject: [070] Another new 24/7 !

 

 

Last Wednesday 7/19, SA7BXU - Torbjorn, became the 31st member to complete the 24/7 Endorsement. Please join me in congratulating him on this outstanding achievement.  24/7 requires completing a QSO in each of the 168 hour blocks making up the week.  It takes dedication, perseverance, and missing a lot of sleep!

 

Well done Torbjorn!  And welcome to the Branch with all the other 30 Hoot Owls!  We were each crazy to do it, but it was a Hoot!

 

Rick - N7WE

070 - #1602


Re: Another new 24/7 !

Paula K7PAX #1739
 

Welcome to the branch of the night-owl tree! Well Done!

 

K7PAX – Paula - #1739

 

From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Monday, July 24, 2017 7:19 AM
To: 070@...
Subject: [070] Another new 24/7 !

 

 

Last Wednesday 7/19, SA7BXU - Torbjorn, became the 31st member to complete the 24/7 Endorsement. Please join me in congratulating him on this outstanding achievement.  24/7 requires completing a QSO in each of the 168 hour blocks making up the week.  It takes dedication, perseverance, and missing a lot of sleep!

 

Well done Torbjorn!  And welcome to the Branch with all the other 30 Hoot Owls!  We were each crazy to do it, but it was a Hoot!

 

Rick - N7WE

070 - #1602


Another new 24/7 !

Rick - N7WE
 

Last Wednesday 7/19, SA7BXU - Torbjorn, became the 31st member to complete the 24/7 Endorsement. Please join me in congratulating him on this outstanding achievement.  24/7 requires completing a QSO in each of the 168 hour blocks making up the week.  It takes dedication, perseverance, and missing a lot of sleep!


Well done Torbjorn!  And welcome to the Branch with all the other 30 Hoot Owls!  We were each crazy to do it, but it was a Hoot!


Rick - N7WE

070 - #1602


Re: Cobweb Antenna

declan lennon
 

Used 2 of them in napel in march work great just be carful how you are buying off one guy that's builds them in Poland is very poor on delivery he says 4 weeks but I know of a few people that had to wait 5 to 8 months for it to get the their door 

Declan ei9hq/9n7ei 

Sent from my iPhone

On Jul 24, 2017, at 12:57, Christopher J LaRue NO7E no7e@... [070] <070@...> wrote:

 

Hi Steve,

I have a friend here in Las Vegas that is using one due to antenna restrictions and he loves it.  He works mostly JT65 and other digital modes, he has a cap over his MIC connection on his IC-7300 lol I guess he is afraid to talk.  His is only mounted at 12 feet so the HOA can not see it and he works the world on it, he had to make some adjustments with it so make sure you have an analyzer when you set it up but once set up it is great.

-
73 de Chris NO7E
no7e@...

On 7/23/17 9:33 AM, Jerry n9avy@... [070] wrote:
 
Got a bunch of cobwebs in basement  if you're looking for parts 

Jerry n9avy

From: "Steve P oldjavadrinker@... [070]" <070@...>
To: "070@..." <070@...>
Sent: Sunday, July 23, 2017 11:30 AM
Subject: [070] Cobweb Antenna

 
Anyone used or is using the 5 band Cobweb? I'm looking at going that route for a few reasons...price...lightweight...reviews seem pretty good.

Wondering if anyone in group has any thoughts on this critter?

Steve
2301

Sent from my iPhone



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Re: Cobweb Antenna

Chris J LaRue NO7E
 

Hi Steve,

I have a friend here in Las Vegas that is using one due to antenna restrictions and he loves it.  He works mostly JT65 and other digital modes, he has a cap over his MIC connection on his IC-7300 lol I guess he is afraid to talk.  His is only mounted at 12 feet so the HOA can not see it and he works the world on it, he had to make some adjustments with it so make sure you have an analyzer when you set it up but once set up it is great.

- 
73 de Chris NO7E
no7e@...

On 7/23/17 9:33 AM, Jerry n9avy@... [070] wrote:
 
Got a bunch of cobwebs in basement  if you're looking for parts 

Jerry n9avy

From: "Steve P oldjavadrinker@... [070]" <070@...>
To: "070@..." <070@...>
Sent: Sunday, July 23, 2017 11:30 AM
Subject: [070] Cobweb Antenna

 
Anyone used or is using the 5 band Cobweb? I'm looking at going that route for a few reasons...price...lightweight...reviews seem pretty good.

Wondering if anyone in group has any thoughts on this critter?

Steve
2301

Sent from my iPhone



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30M CQ

Randy True
 

Calling now


Randy W4RTT



Spots - Suriname, Belgium, Haiti

Rick - N7WE
 

PZ5RA CQing on 14.070 + about 1200 at 22:52 UTC.  Strong into central Florida.

OT9Z CQing on 14.070 + about 750 at 22:52 UTC.  Strong into central Florida.

4V1TL CQing on 14.070 + about 1600 at 22:54 UTC.  Strong into central Florida.


Rick - N7WE

070 - #1602


Re: MACRO's

Randy True
 

If you want to make use of PSK Reporter as in DM780, you have to give your call 3 times.


Randy W4RTT




From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of Marty martygrove@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Saturday, July 22, 2017 12:21 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] MACRO's
 
 

I have set my macro's up a couple of different ways...

For casual QSO's I usually reply with two of my callsigns:  de k

For contests I reply with a single return of my call:   k

You can always hit the reply macro again if you don't get a reply from the other station. 

If calling CQ you might want to send your call sign a few times.... maybe three times.  Gives other stations a bit of time to tune to your freq. 

Marty - KJ4LQX


On 07/22/2017 11:42 AM, Jon Greene - wx5nco wx5nco@... [070] wrote:
 
Good morning all,

While the bands are dead this morning, I'm fixing my macros.  Question for the group.  When starting (answering) a QSO, how many times do you call their call and your call.. for example, do you do one of the following?

1.  de 
2.  de  
or 3.  de 

Years ago, when I was active, I'd do #3.  HRD shows #2 and thats what I've done lately.  But I see #1 being shown in the beginners guide to PSK web site.  

Thoughts??


73
Jon Greene WX5NCO
Tulsa, Oklahoma EM26
070 - 592
30DMC - 1233
DMC - 741
EPC - 5134
1010 - 74420

 


Re: Two new 366ers!

John Etling
 

And hope they do not forget it in 4 years’ time!

 

I’m Just Sayin’

73 de K3JAE

 

John

 

 

 

 

From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Sunday, July 23, 2017 11:44
To: [070] <070@...>
Subject: Re: [070] Two new 366ers!

 

 


> On Jul 23, 2017, at 11:14, k9wis@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
>
> I thought you had to do it in 366 consecutive days? hmmm..I may have to check the logs
> Brian K9WIS

While it would have been nice to get the “honor” of a straight 366 in one go, it’s not necessary.
As already mentioned, if you didn’t get Feb 29 last year, that’s going to be the real bugger for most folks having to wait for it.


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


Re: Two new 366ers!

David, K9DWR
 

On Jul 23, 2017, at 11:14, k9wis@twc.com [070] <070@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

I thought you had to do it in 366 consecutive days? hmmm..I may have to check the logs
Brian K9WIS
While it would have been nice to get the “honor” of a straight 366 in one go, it’s not necessary.
As already mentioned, if you didn’t get Feb 29 last year, that’s going to be the real bugger for most folks having to wait for it.



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


Re: Two new 366ers!

Rick - N7WE
 

Nope - you can take as long as you like.  This started 01-01-2016.  There is no end.  Here's the rules:

The Challenge ..... There are 366 calendar days in the year ... have a PSK31 qso in as many different blocks as you can! e.g. January 1, February 29, etc.
  • Levels: 90, 180, 270, 360, 365, 366
  • PSK31 QSO's on/after 2016-01-01
  • The ADIF fields of QSO_DATE (qso start) are used to determine the calendar day.
  • No restriction on band or stations worked (can work same station multiple times).
  • Use of the online 070 Endorsement Checker is required.
  • Customized electronic (PDF; 11x8.5") certificates.
The tough one for the full 366 is Feb 29...it only comes around once every 4 years!

Every time you upload to the 070 Endorsement Checker, it updates your standing. If you click on 070-365 option on the Awards Progress menu bar in Endorsement Checker, it will show you everyone's progress.  Find your own call and click on it and it will bring up a grid showing days you have worked and days still open. 

Thanks to David for this very neat addition to the Endorsement Checker.

Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Off Topic - Antennas

Bill Garwood
 

I am using a Carolina Windom 160.  I use it on all bands from 6 to 160 meters.  Works with the built in tuner on my TS-590SG on all bands.  170 countries and a pile of 070 Club awards and contests all on one antenna, one feed-line and one radio all on PSK31.  Simple station for a simple operator.  If you don’t have the space, I understand similar performance is available with the Carolina Windom 80 without 160 meters.  Mine is low to the ground but works for me.  Worst band is 30 meters and it really rocks on 40 meters.  I’m afraid it does nothing to improve the poor propagation we are having right now.

 

Happy Radio!

 

Bill N4GBK #1688 in NC

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Radio radio@... [070]
Sent: Sunday, July 23, 2017 12:12 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] Off Topic - Antennas

 

 

I second that.  I’ve had a lot of different wires in the air, but I always come back to long doublets as high as I can get them.

 

You’ll get 30m, 17m and 12m in the bargain.

 

73 de Eric, KG6MZS

 

On Jul 23, 2017, at 7:18 AM, Keith Cox n9vel@... [070] <070@...> wrote:

 

Jon

 

I would go with a doublet and cut it a little long for 80 meters about 130 feet total. That way you will get all of the ham bands with tuner and single run of wire.

 

73 de Keith N9VEL

 

 


Re: Cobweb Antenna

Jerry N9AVY
 

Got a bunch of cobwebs in basement  if you're looking for parts 

Jerry n9avy


From: "Steve P oldjavadrinker@... [070]" <070@...>
To: "070@..." <070@...>
Sent: Sunday, July 23, 2017 11:30 AM
Subject: [070] Cobweb Antenna

 
Anyone used or is using the 5 band Cobweb? I'm looking at going that route for a few reasons...price...lightweight...reviews seem pretty good.

Wondering if anyone in group has any thoughts on this critter?

Steve
2301

Sent from my iPhone


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