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Re: Thanks Barry

boat.anchor@...
 

Congrats Jim
Glad to help.

TU 4 the update Rick.
Today is in the log so will have to run it thru the chkr to make sure.
Oct18 may be tough as it is near my B'day es wife likes to surprise
me with mini trips.
May ask to stay home this year.
Barry



---In 070@..., <n7we1980@...> wrote :

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?

boat.anchor@...
 

Steve

We can look even closer to home with our Golf endorsement
which could not be completed without the wet ones.
best regards
Barry



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

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).



Re: Receive Antennas

k9wis@...
 

ok..i'll be seeing our antenna guy in a couple of days..and I get the info

Brian

---- "Bryon nnegrom@gmail.com [070]" <070@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

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@twc.com [070] <070@yahoogroups.com>
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@gmail.com [070]" <070@yahoogroups.com> 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


Re: Congrats K5SP

k9wis@...
 

congrats...I just finished week 1.....only 51 to go...
Brian K9WIS


---- "Jerry n9avy@sbcglobal.net [070]" <070@yahoogroups.com> wrote:


Just approved stickers for 360 -365-366 !    Glad you finished that one ! Jerry


Re: Is Grid FM28 a hard one to get?

Jerry N9AVY
 

Not in the South  when it's a grit !
 
Jerry



From: "boat.anchor@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Wednesday, August 2, 2017 8:31 PM
Subject: Re: [070] Re: Is Grid FM28 a hard one to get?

 
Jerry
Is a grid not a grid??
Barry


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

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
S! ubject: [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?

boat.anchor@...
 

Jerry
Is a grid not a grid??
Barry


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

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




Congrats K5SP

Jerry N9AVY
 


Just approved stickers for 360 -365-366 !    Glad you finished that one !
 
Jerry
 


Re: Is Grid FM28 a hard one to get?

Jerry N9AVY
 

Yes, I know that and I have one "wet" grid near Heard Is,.
 

Jerry


From: "Stephen Melachrinos melachri@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Wednesday, August 2, 2017 7:27 PM
Subject: Re: [070] Re: Is Grid FM28 a hard one to get?

 
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








Widebody Wednesday?

Mike Besemer <mwbesemer@...>
 

Is that what we’re celebrating today?  Sure looks that way on 40 meters.

Mike

WM4B

#348


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

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