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Re: Thanks Barry

Rick - N7WE
 

Big Congrats to Jim K5SP.  That was the last QSO he needed for 366!  Fine job.  

And Barry VB7150 - you are a trooper up there in your piece of Paradise.  If I'm not mistaken you just need tomorrow and then Oct. 18.

366 is doable!  It just takes determination, perserverance, and only a little bit of luck.

Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Is Grid FM28 a hard one to get?

Stephen Melachrinos
 

Jerry -

They may not count for DXCC but they still count for certain grid awards.

In fact, at least one award program (www.gapawards.com) has a special category for "wet" grids that don't contain any land.

Steve
W3HF

P.S. For those that don't recognize GAPA, it's the renamed awards that were formerly known as TARA's grid and prefix awards (which actually, even longer ago, started out as PODXS and 070 awards).


-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry n9avy@... [070] <070@...>
To: 070 <070@...>
Sent: Wed, Aug 2, 2017 8:11 pm
Subject: Re: [070] Re: Is Grid FM28 a hard one to get?



Don't think I'd count a /mm contact  unless it was Mickey Mouse !

Jerry n9avy

From: "boat.anchor@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Wednesday, August 2, 2017 6:01 PM
Subject: [070] Re: Is Grid FM28 a hard one to get?

 
FM22


Log shows 22 PSK31 contacts
18 in DE
2 in MD
1 in VA
1 /MM

GL de Barry






Re: Is Grid FM28 a hard one to get?

Jerry N9AVY
 

Don't think I'd count a /mm contact  unless it was Mickey Mouse !

Jerry n9avy


From: "boat.anchor@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Wednesday, August 2, 2017 6:01 PM
Subject: [070] Re: Is Grid FM28 a hard one to get?

 
FM22


Log shows 22 PSK31 contacts
18 in DE
2 in MD
1 in VA
1 /MM

GL de Barry




Thanks Barry

Jim K5SP
 

Thanks Barry, VB7150, we struggled but got the contact completed.  Your signal was very strong at first, but then really faded and when we closed you were down in the mud.

Thanks again

Jim, K5SP



Re: Is Grid FM28 a hard one to get?

boat.anchor@...
 

Jerry

I agree about unpopulated grids.
Also need to factor in the Black Holes of which there appear to be a few.

Barry



---In 070@..., <n9avy@...> wrote :

Yup, kinda figured that many grids out West have more critters than people.  Some are probably government land which is probably posted "no trespassing" (Area 51).  Some is also in mountains or deserts which often has little or no population.

Guess I'm like you in that I call CQ  and am always surprised at whoever  answers... just like fishing !  When I work someone for the second time, it's like meeting up with an old friend.
 
Jerry  n9avy


Re: Is Grid FM28 a hard one to get?

boat.anchor@...
 

FM22


Log shows 22 PSK31 contacts
18 in DE
2 in MD
1 in VA
1 /MM

GL de Barry


Re: Is Grid FM28 a hard one to get?

Jerry N9AVY
 

Yup, kinda figured that many grids out West have more critters than people.  Some are probably government land which is probably posted "no trespassing" (Area 51).  Some is also in mountains or deserts which often has little or no population.

Guess I'm like you in that I call CQ  and am always surprised at whoever  answers... just like fishing !  When I work someone for the second time, it's like meeting up with an old friend.
 
Jerry  n9avy


From: "ak7db@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Wednesday, August 2, 2017 5:26 PM
Subject: [070] Re: Is Grid FM28 a hard one to get?

 
Here in NV many of the grids have more bighorn sheep and coyotes then people so they're tough to get.  I just wondered if FM28 was in an area that was not well populated (or only accessible at low tide).  

Most of the fun of ham radio for me is "casting out the CQ line" and seeing what you can catch.

Dave AK7DB



Re: Is Grid FM28 a hard one to get?

David Blankenburg, AK7DB
 

Here in NV many of the grids have more bighorn sheep and coyotes then people so they're tough to get.  I just wondered if FM28 was in an area that was not well populated (or only accessible at low tide).  

Most of the fun of ham radio for me is "casting out the CQ line" and seeing what you can catch.

Dave AK7DB


Re: Is Grid FM28 a hard one to get?

Jerry N9AVY
 

Some grids are rarer than others, but it depends on which part of U.S. you live in as well propagation/band conditions.
For us in the Midwest East coast grids are pretty easy, but stuff in Western half is much more difficult.
 
Of course, working those grids all depends on when they are on the air and if your schedule meets that of the grid you're seeking.  Pretty much a crap shot.
 
One rare one for me is EM91 is GA,  I have a friend who lives on Jekyl Is. (GA)  and I've asked him to get on the air so I can get his grid, but he's retired and seems to busy to get on the air, hi !, hi ! Also, have another local ham who summers in EN65, but he doesn't operate PSK31. 
 
Many grids have little or no psk31 activity; so we have to rely on good  people like N7WE & W7RIV among others to activate rare grids.
 
So, it's mostly a case of catch as catch can.
 
Jerry  n9avy


From: "ak7db@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Wednesday, August 2, 2017 4:53 PM
Subject: [070] Is Grid FM28 a hard one to get?

 
Hi,
I'm not familiar with that part of the country but I could finish 3 states by getting that grid.  Is this one that is active?  Looks like I missed it during last year's APE.

73,
Dave AK7DB



Re: KC3EF Portable Operation in Delaware

David Blankenburg, AK7DB
 

Are either of you still on from Delaware in the evenings or did I miss the window?  I've been hunting a 40m DE contact for months now.

Dave, AK7DB


Is Grid FM28 a hard one to get?

David Blankenburg, AK7DB
 

Hi,

I'm not familiar with that part of the country but I could finish 3 states by getting that grid.  Is this one that is active?  Looks like I missed it during last year's APE.


73,

Dave AK7DB


Re: 30M CQ

Don Bolstad K9DEB
 

Brian   Thanks for the QSO

Don K9DEB


Re: 30M CQ

Brian (N2MLP)
 

K9DEB and K4RTT SEEN on 30M

 

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         de N2MLP Brian

       Monroe County PA

 

 

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From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Wednesday, August 2, 2017 3:21 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: [070] 30M CQ

 

 

Calling CQ on 30M  19:20Z   

 

K9DEB #2007


Re: 30M CQ

K8TOM
 

Nothing seen at my QTH, Don.  Bands appear very quiet.

Tom
K8TOM

On Wed, Aug 2, 2017 at 12:21 PM, don@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

Calling CQ on 30M  19:20Z   


K9DEB #2007



30M CQ

Don Bolstad K9DEB
 

Calling CQ on 30M  19:20Z   


K9DEB #2007


Re: PSK31 Software

mwbesemer@...
 


Re: PSK31 Software

Radio <radio@...>
 

Chris,

I think the conservation of computing resources can be taken too far.  Especially given how cheap RAM, processing power and storage has become.

As a user, I really don’t care how spartan the code is as long as it works.  Saving a few milliseconds isn’t on my radar.

Another country heard from,
73 de Eric, KG6MZS

On Aug 2, 2017, at 5:16 AM, Christopher J LaRue NO7E no7e@... [070] <070@...> wrote:


I use DM780 for one reason and one reason only.  I am visually impaired and the HRD rig controls are great I can do everything on my 42 inch LCD TV/Monitor that I have hooked up to my laptop.  I prefer FLDigi, but Omnirig is terrible and just does not give me the control on the screen that makes it useful for those of us with vision problems.  HRD is a resource hog especially DM780.  I was a hardware tech before I lost 85% of my vision and every hardware tech hates programs that take more resources than necessary to do a job.  FLdigi on Win 10 uses about 3% on my system, DM780 doing the same job uses 15%.  That is why hard ware guys absolutely loath JAVA, it is a pig but can be tamed if not for lazy programming.  If I could go back to Log4OM and FLdigi using my ICOM RSBA-1 software to control the rig I would dump this HRD so fast it wouldn't know what happened.

73 de Chris NO7E
no7e@...
no7e@...
OMISS #10925
PODXS 070 #2551
Feld Hell #5846



Re: PSK31 Software

Chris J LaRue NO7E
 

I use DM780 for one reason and one reason only.  I am visually impaired and the HRD rig controls are great I can do everything on my 42 inch LCD TV/Monitor that I have hooked up to my laptop.  I prefer FLDigi, but Omnirig is terrible and just does not give me the control on the screen that makes it useful for those of us with vision problems.  HRD is a resource hog especially DM780.  I was a hardware tech before I lost 85% of my vision and every hardware tech hates programs that take more resources than necessary to do a job.  FLdigi on Win 10 uses about 3% on my system, DM780 doing the same job uses 15%.  That is why hard ware guys absolutely loath JAVA, it is a pig but can be tamed if not for lazy programming.  If I could go back to Log4OM and FLdigi using my ICOM RSBA-1 software to control the rig I would dump this HRD so fast it wouldn't know what happened.

73 de Chris NO7E
no7e@...
no7e@...
OMISS #10925
PODXS 070 #2551
Feld Hell #5846

On 8/1/17 6:59 AM, mwbesemer@... [070] wrote:
 
Had her for a long time... I HAVE to keep her.

Mike
WM4B


On Tue, Aug 1, 2017 at 9:33 AM, 'ljl2002@...' joe_molon@... [070] wrote:

   Mike,


Yep.  She's a keeper!


73
Joe
KA1PPV  #1482



On Monday, July 31, 2017 11:28 PM, "boat.anchor@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:



  Mike


You beat me to it.
My wife makes the coffee when she gets up early to warm up the rig for me.
Barry



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

No, but my wife will.  And she’ll bring a beer and makes a killer margarita too!
 
73,
 
Mike
WM4B
 
Sent: Monday, July 31, 2017 5:42 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] PSK31 Software
 
 
But will any of them make a cup of hot coffee first thing in the morning??????
 
Joe
KA1PPV  #1482
  





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Re: Receive Antennas

mwbesemer@...
 


Re: Receive Antennas

W7RIV
 

Brian, K9WIS

I would like to see what they use. Any input you have would be appreciated. I have access to a field out back from me. I've just not taken the time to put any wires up at home. I also would like a portable one to use for outings.

Bryon, W7RIV

On Tue, Aug 1, 2017 at 8:19 PM, k9wis@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

how much land do you have...Our FD group sets out beverages for 40 and 80 meters to pull in those weak signals at night...but we still xmit on the dipoles up in the trees. they are long(multiple wavelengths, I think) but only sit a few feet above ground, a termination resistor at one end makes them directional, some matching needs to be done(guess I'll have to check the antenna handbook).
Brian K9WIS



---- "Bryon nnegrom@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:
> Hello everyone. I'm interested in a decent portable receive antenna. I'm
> wondering if anyone uses something like that at home or while going
> portable.
>
> Bryon, W7RIV


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