Date   

Contact

Dan Morris - KZ3T
 

Never mind all. I finally did make a contact. tough but did get it.

Thanks

Dan Morris KZ3T 070-1065
dbmorris315@gmail.com

I live to live for Him!


Contact

Dan Morris - KZ3T
 

On 20M calling CQ looking for my daily contact. Bands are the worse
I have seen them lately!!! Just terrible

Dan Morris KZ3T 070-1065
dbmorris315@gmail.com

I live to live for Him!


Re: Good Luck eclipse chasers

Mike Flowers
 

It eclipses all other!

-- Mike Flowers, K6MKF, NCDXC - "It's about DX!"

On Aug 23, 2017, at 11:31 AM, Jerry n9avy@... [070] <070@...> wrote:

 

Mike:
 
 
I must be "special"  ... got 4  copies of your eclipse report ! 
 
 
 
Jerry   n9avy



From: "Mike Flowers mike.flowers@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 1:08 PM
Subject: Re: [070] Good Luck eclipse chasers

 
We observed the solar eclipse at the Vineyard Mountain Swim Club in Corvallis, OR. 

As totality approached, there was a noticeable drop in the temperature.  The breeze picked up, which we were told was typical for evening time.  It was the equivalent of sunset, but not total darkness. 

Totality was an amazing experience.  For 1 minute 49 seconds we could observe the eclipsed sun and the sun's corona without our eclipse glasses.   It was an incredible and amazing sight.  

As the moon moved from in front the sun, we could see shimmering shadows of the sun's corona cast on the concrete surrounding the pool.   I didn't expect that at all.  What an experience - Wow!!


-- Mike Flowers, K6MKF, NCDXC - "It's about DX!"

On Aug 23, 2017, at 8:03 AM, David Rock david@... [070] <070@...> wrote:

 
* Jerry n9avy@... [070] <070@...> [2017-08-19 15:41]:
> You and hundreds of thousands of other  "Eclipse Peepers" !   Traffic jams
> will be horrific !   Good luck !   Watch out afterwards for people driving
> who had wrong types of solar glasses. Full report on your return ! 

It was pretty amazing. I got some pretty good pictures and met some great
people. I even remembered to actually look up at totality in between taking
all the pictures with the telescope. :-)

The strangest thing for me was the lighting. Very hard to describe what it
looked like. The closest comparison I can make is the orangeish tint from
street lamps or looking through blu-blocker glasses.

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



Re: Podxs 366 eclipsed

David, K9DWR
 

Sounds like my idea of hanging around until Tuesday paid off. Driving home to Plainfield was a breeze on Aug 22. :-)


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

On Aug 22, 2017, at 13:45, Mike Flowers mike.flowers@gmail.com [070] <070@yahoogroups.com> wrote:


Corvallis, OR - the predicted 'carmegedeon' for central Oregon did not occur.

The solar eclipse at totality was just amazing!

Off now for a few days on the McKenzie River before returning to San Jose ...

-- Mike Flowers, K6MKF, NCDXC - "It's about DX!"

On Aug 22, 2017, at 11:35 AM, Jerry n9avy@sbcglobal.net [070] <070@yahoogroups.com> wrote:



Brian:

Saw pictures of gridlock of folks on their way South and figured it would be worse on the return trip. Thanks to all those who ventured South to make near-broke Illinois a little greener !

Jerry N9AVY


Re: Frustration with QRZ

Jerry N9AVY
 

Well ... isn't that "especial" ...


:-)   
 
 
Jerry  N9AVY


From: "boat.anchor@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 2:19 PM
Subject: [070] Re: Frustration with QRZ
 

 
If anyone is interested in the Special Event Callsign handling changes at QRZ you can follow:
regards
Barry



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

Well frustration hits again.

QRZ access has been spotty for a couple days. Also they have managed to lose 
my VB7150 page altogether, creating problems when contacts try to confirm my identity. 
This has been reported to QRZ support and it has been "Dispatch Ticket to HQ".
Yes I am a paid up supporter.

I had the pleasure of working a new, to me, member only to be told -

"I don't log any body not in Zed. Maybe you should fix the QRZ 
record for your call.  I am not an official observer."

I tried to explain I was OK but due to QRZ's issues he would not log the contact. Hope all 
Florida hams don't think that QRZ is the absolute definitive reference when it comes to 
determining station legitimacy.

Barry
VB7150

 



Re: Frustration with QRZ

boat.anchor@...
 

If anyone is interested in the Special Event Callsign handling changes at QRZ you can follow:
regards
Barry



---In 070@..., <boat.anchor@...> wrote :

Well frustration hits again.


QRZ access has been spotty for a couple days. Also they have managed to lose 

my VB7150 page altogether, creating problems when contacts try to confirm my identity. 

This has been reported to QRZ support and it has been "Dispatch Ticket to HQ".

Yes I am a paid up supporter.


I had the pleasure of working a new, to me, member only to be told -


"I don't log any body not in Zed. Maybe you should fix the QRZ 
record for your call.  I am not an official observer."

I tried to explain I was OK but due to QRZ's issues he would not log the contact. Hope all 
Florida hams don't think that QRZ is the absolute definitive reference when it comes to 
determining station legitimacy.

Barry
VB7150

 


Re: Good Luck eclipse chasers

Jerry N9AVY
 

Probably a ISP "hiccup" ...
 
Jerry n9avy



From: "Jim Innis jinnis@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 1:41 PM
Subject: Re: [070] Good Luck eclipse chasers

 
Same here, 4 copies all with the same time stamp.

Jim K5SP

On 8/23/2017 1:31 PM, Jerry n9avy@... [070] wrote:
 
Mike:
 
 
I must be "special"  ... got 4  copies of your eclipse report ! 
 
 
 
Jerry   n9avy



From: "Mike Flowers mike.flowers@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 1:08 PM
Subject: Re: [070] Good Luck eclipse chasers

 
We observed the solar eclipse at the Vineyard Mountain Swim Club in Corvallis, OR. 

As totality approached, there was a noticeable drop in the temperature.  The breeze picked up, which we were told was typical for evening time.  It was the equivalent of sunset, but not total darkness. 

Totality was an amazing experience.  For 1 minute 49 seconds we could observe the eclipsed sun and the sun's corona without our eclipse glasses.   It was an incredible and amazing sight.  

As the moon moved from in front the sun, we could see shimmering shadows of the sun's corona cast on the concrete surrounding the pool.   I didn't expect that at all.  What an experience - Wow!!


-- Mike Flowers, K6MKF, NCDXC - "It's about DX!"

On Aug 23, 2017, at 8:03 AM, David Rock david@... [070] <070@...> wrote:

 
* Jerry n9avy@... [070] <070@...> [2017-08-19 15:41]:
> You and hundreds of thousands of other  "Eclipse Peepers" !   Traffic jams
> will be horrific !   Good luck !   Watch out afterwards for people driving
> who had wrong types of solar glasses. Full report on your return ! 

It was pretty amazing. I got some pretty good pictures and met some great
people. I even remembered to actually look up at totality in between taking
all the pictures with the telescope. :-)

The strangest thing for me was the lighting. Very hard to describe what it
looked like. The closest comparison I can make is the orangeish tint from
street lamps or looking through blu-blocker glasses.

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






Re: Good Luck eclipse chasers

Jim K5SP
 

Same here, 4 copies all with the same time stamp.

Jim K5SP

On 8/23/2017 1:31 PM, Jerry n9avy@... [070] wrote:
 
Mike:
 
 
I must be "special"  ... got 4  copies of your eclipse report ! 
 
 
 
Jerry   n9avy



From: "Mike Flowers mike.flowers@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 1:08 PM
Subject: Re: [070] Good Luck eclipse chasers

 
We observed the solar eclipse at the Vineyard Mountain Swim Club in Corvallis, OR. 

As totality approached, there was a noticeable drop in the temperature.  The breeze picked up, which we were told was typical for evening time.  It was the equivalent of sunset, but not total darkness. 

Totality was an amazing experience.  For 1 minute 49 seconds we could observe the eclipsed sun and the sun's corona without our eclipse glasses.   It was an incredible and amazing sight.  

As the moon moved from in front the sun, we could see shimmering shadows of the sun's corona cast on the concrete surrounding the pool.   I didn't expect that at all.  What an experience - Wow!!


-- Mike Flowers, K6MKF, NCDXC - "It's about DX!"

On Aug 23, 2017, at 8:03 AM, David Rock david@... [070] <070@...> wrote:

 
* Jerry n9avy@... [070] <070@...> [2017-08-19 15:41]:
> You and hundreds of thousands of other  "Eclipse Peepers" !   Traffic jams
> will be horrific !   Good luck !   Watch out afterwards for people driving
> who had wrong types of solar glasses. Full report on your return ! 

It was pretty amazing. I got some pretty good pictures and met some great
people. I even remembered to actually look up at totality in between taking
all the pictures with the telescope. :-)

The strangest thing for me was the lighting. Very hard to describe what it
looked like. The closest comparison I can make is the orangeish tint from
street lamps or looking through blu-blocker glasses.

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




Re: Good Luck eclipse chasers

Jerry N9AVY
 

Mike:
 
 
I must be "special"  ... got 4  copies of your eclipse report ! 
 
 
 
Jerry   n9avy



From: "Mike Flowers mike.flowers@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 1:08 PM
Subject: Re: [070] Good Luck eclipse chasers

 
We observed the solar eclipse at the Vineyard Mountain Swim Club in Corvallis, OR. 

As totality approached, there was a noticeable drop in the temperature.  The breeze picked up, which we were told was typical for evening time.  It was the equivalent of sunset, but not total darkness. 

Totality was an amazing experience.  For 1 minute 49 seconds we could observe the eclipsed sun and the sun's corona without our eclipse glasses.   It was an incredible and amazing sight.  

As the moon moved from in front the sun, we could see shimmering shadows of the sun's corona cast on the concrete surrounding the pool.   I didn't expect that at all.  What an experience - Wow!!


-- Mike Flowers, K6MKF, NCDXC - "It's about DX!"

On Aug 23, 2017, at 8:03 AM, David Rock david@... [070] <070@...> wrote:

 
* Jerry n9avy@... [070] <070@...> [2017-08-19 15:41]:
> You and hundreds of thousands of other  "Eclipse Peepers" !   Traffic jams
> will be horrific !   Good luck !   Watch out afterwards for people driving
> who had wrong types of solar glasses. Full report on your return ! 

It was pretty amazing. I got some pretty good pictures and met some great
people. I even remembered to actually look up at totality in between taking
all the pictures with the telescope. :-)

The strangest thing for me was the lighting. Very hard to describe what it
looked like. The closest comparison I can make is the orangeish tint from
street lamps or looking through blu-blocker glasses.

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



Welcome

Jim K5SP
 

Please join me in welcoming our new PODXS070 member. 

2567  Adi   YB3MM

Jim, K5SP #483
Membership Director


Re: W5MMW/VE3 Portable Operation (APE) August 19-26

W5MMW Matt Manjos
 

Thanks! I spent some extra time adjusting the OCFD to not only low swr but also where X=0. I think the height is also helping.

I'll be on 20m for at least another hour today. Probably back on later tonight after that.

Matt

On Aug 23, 2017 09:39, "'ljl2002@...' joe_molon@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:
 

Matt,

Saw you working FL so you were getting out OK.  Looked like a good Q from here.
Will be watching for you.  Hopefully I will be able to get through this time.

CUL
73
Joe
KA1PPV  #1482


On Wednesday, August 23, 2017 12:06 AM, "W5MMW Matt Manjos matt@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:


 
:) Thanks! I've been surprised how well it's actually worked out being forced into QRP. I am used to operating with a buddipole from a porch in the middle of a bunch of concrete apartment buildings, so being out in the open with an OCFD strung up at about 50 feet is a huge improvement.

Worked a good number during the SEQP yesterday. Going to try to get on the air each day this week.

On the bright side, RX is still fine on the radio and at least I'm not totally dead in the water. Just have to make a warranty case with icom once I get back.

Thanks again for the report!

73
W5MMW

On Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 9:19 AM, 'ljl2002@...' joe_molon@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 
Hey Matt,

So it won't go over 7 watts?  I don't see the problem.  That's about 5 db better that me.
Seriously though I know full well how frustrating it is when your equipment lets you down at a critical time.  The bright side is that I have seen your signal several times but the conditions here have been absolutely awful on 20m so I haven't gotten through yet but I will keep trying.  I would like to capture at least one APE this season.  I have seen several running around in the RF jungle but no luck yet.

GL
Joe
KA1PPV  #1482


On Sunday, August 20, 2017 9:59 PM, "W5MMW Matt Manjos matt@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:


 
Some bad news... it seems the finals on my almost brand new IC-7200 are toast. Only my second time taking it out since picking it up in June and it refuses to transmit above 8 or so watts :( The rig jumps from <1.1 SWR to ∞ and powers down if I tease the power past 8W. I get the same symptoms with 3 different known-working antenna setups, on multiple bands.

The silver lining is that it seems to be functional if I keep it below 7W. So it looks like I'll be working QRP for the rest of my APE plans (as long as the rig holds up).

Hoping to be on the air most of the day tomorrow (and during the SEQP). Not sure if the radio is actually sending 7W, but that's what it will be set to, going into either a buddipole or a OCFD depending on the band.

Cheers - 73
W5MMW #2552

On Sat, Aug 19, 2017 at 12:33 PM, W5MMW Matt Manjos <matt@...> wrote:
W5MMW/VE3 coming on the air in a few minutes. 20m band.

Matt

On Aug 4, 2017 16:04, "W5MMW Matt Manjos" <matt@...> wrote:
Just wanted to announce my plans to operate an August PSK Expedition while portable from Renfrew, Ontario, Canada.

I will be on the air as W5MMW/VE3 from grid FN15 starting Saturday, August 19th and running until Saturday, August 26th.

I'm planning on focusing on 20m during the day, 40m at night and occasionally 6m, but I can tune and operate on everything from 80 - 6 so I'm definitely open to a Sked if you need that grid on a particular band.

Likewise, please don't hesitate to reach out for a Sked if you'd like! I am hoping to be on the air each day for at least a few hours (mostly in the afternoon, Eastern time zone). Some operation will be done from pontoon boat! Pictures at https://qrz.com/db/W5MMW/VE3

I am also planning on being on the air running PSK during the Solar Eclipse QSO Party (August 21).

I will QSL as W5MMW/VE3 (pse include suffix) to LoTW and eQSL and will be handling Paper QSL cards from my QTH in Redwood City, CA. No SASE necessary, and I'll be printing special cards for this APE.

Thanks! 73

Matt - PODXS #2552
W5MMW








Re: Good Luck eclipse chasers

Mike Flowers
 

We observed the solar eclipse at the Vineyard Mountain Swim Club in Corvallis, OR. 

As totality approached, there was a noticeable drop in the temperature.  The breeze picked up, which we were told was typical for evening time.  It was the equivalent of sunset, but not total darkness. 

Totality was an amazing experience.  For 1 minute 49 seconds we could observe the eclipsed sun and the sun's corona without our eclipse glasses.   It was an incredible and amazing sight.  

As the moon moved from in front the sun, we could see shimmering shadows of the sun's corona cast on the concrete surrounding the pool.   I didn't expect that at all.  What an experience - Wow!!


-- Mike Flowers, K6MKF, NCDXC - "It's about DX!"

On Aug 23, 2017, at 8:03 AM, David Rock david@... [070] <070@...> wrote:

 

* Jerry n9avy@... [070] <070@...> [2017-08-19 15:41]:
> You and hundreds of thousands of other  "Eclipse Peepers" !   Traffic jams
> will be horrific !   Good luck !   Watch out afterwards for people driving
> who had wrong types of solar glasses. Full report on your return ! 

It was pretty amazing. I got some pretty good pictures and met some great
people. I even remembered to actually look up at totality in between taking
all the pictures with the telescope. :-)

The strangest thing for me was the lighting. Very hard to describe what it
looked like. The closest comparison I can make is the orangeish tint from
street lamps or looking through blu-blocker glasses.

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


Re: Good Luck eclipse chasers

David, K9DWR
 

* Jerry n9avy@sbcglobal.net [070] <070@yahoogroups.com> [2017-08-19 15:41]:
You and hundreds of thousands of other� "Eclipse Peepers" !�� Traffic jams
will be horrific !�� Good luck !�� Watch out afterwards for people driving
who had wrong types of solar glasses.�Full report on your return !�
It was pretty amazing. I got some pretty good pictures and met some great
people. I even remembered to actually look up at totality in between taking
all the pictures with the telescope. :-)

The strangest thing for me was the lighting. Very hard to describe what it
looked like. The closest comparison I can make is the orangeish tint from
street lamps or looking through blu-blocker glasses.

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


Re: The 366 just keep on coming!

David, K9DWR
 

* n7we1980@gmail.com [070] <070@yahoogroups.com> [2017-08-16 11:45]:
Congratualations to Sid - W7JSD. Today he completed his 366. Way to go Sid!
Celebrate a little bit - you've earned it. Now on to the 24/7. You only
need 25 more hour slots for it. Then you will have nailed the 3-part Clock
and Calendar.
Looks like this is heading up for me again. Currently at 360 and the next one
is Aug 28. Working with a minimal antenna right now, so hopefully folks will
be listening.

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


Re: W5MMW/VE3 Portable Operation (APE) August 19-26

ljl2002@att.net
 

Matt,

Saw you working FL so you were getting out OK.  Looked like a good Q from here.
Will be watching for you.  Hopefully I will be able to get through this time.

CUL
73
Joe
KA1PPV  #1482


On Wednesday, August 23, 2017 12:06 AM, "W5MMW Matt Manjos matt@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:


 
:) Thanks! I've been surprised how well it's actually worked out being forced into QRP. I am used to operating with a buddipole from a porch in the middle of a bunch of concrete apartment buildings, so being out in the open with an OCFD strung up at about 50 feet is a huge improvement.

Worked a good number during the SEQP yesterday. Going to try to get on the air each day this week.

On the bright side, RX is still fine on the radio and at least I'm not totally dead in the water. Just have to make a warranty case with icom once I get back.

Thanks again for the report!

73
W5MMW

On Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 9:19 AM, 'ljl2002@...' joe_molon@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 
Hey Matt,

So it won't go over 7 watts?  I don't see the problem.  That's about 5 db better that me.
Seriously though I know full well how frustrating it is when your equipment lets you down at a critical time.  The bright side is that I have seen your signal several times but the conditions here have been absolutely awful on 20m so I haven't gotten through yet but I will keep trying.  I would like to capture at least one APE this season.  I have seen several running around in the RF jungle but no luck yet.

GL
Joe
KA1PPV  #1482


On Sunday, August 20, 2017 9:59 PM, "W5MMW Matt Manjos matt@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:


 
Some bad news... it seems the finals on my almost brand new IC-7200 are toast. Only my second time taking it out since picking it up in June and it refuses to transmit above 8 or so watts :( The rig jumps from <1.1 SWR to ∞ and powers down if I tease the power past 8W. I get the same symptoms with 3 different known-working antenna setups, on multiple bands.

The silver lining is that it seems to be functional if I keep it below 7W. So it looks like I'll be working QRP for the rest of my APE plans (as long as the rig holds up).

Hoping to be on the air most of the day tomorrow (and during the SEQP). Not sure if the radio is actually sending 7W, but that's what it will be set to, going into either a buddipole or a OCFD depending on the band.

Cheers - 73
W5MMW #2552

On Sat, Aug 19, 2017 at 12:33 PM, W5MMW Matt Manjos <matt@...> wrote:
W5MMW/VE3 coming on the air in a few minutes. 20m band.

Matt

On Aug 4, 2017 16:04, "W5MMW Matt Manjos" <matt@...> wrote:
Just wanted to announce my plans to operate an August PSK Expedition while portable from Renfrew, Ontario, Canada.

I will be on the air as W5MMW/VE3 from grid FN15 starting Saturday, August 19th and running until Saturday, August 26th.

I'm planning on focusing on 20m during the day, 40m at night and occasionally 6m, but I can tune and operate on everything from 80 - 6 so I'm definitely open to a Sked if you need that grid on a particular band.

Likewise, please don't hesitate to reach out for a Sked if you'd like! I am hoping to be on the air each day for at least a few hours (mostly in the afternoon, Eastern time zone). Some operation will be done from pontoon boat! Pictures at https://qrz.com/db/W5MMW/VE3

I am also planning on being on the air running PSK during the Solar Eclipse QSO Party (August 21).

I will QSL as W5MMW/VE3 (pse include suffix) to LoTW and eQSL and will be handling Paper QSL cards from my QTH in Redwood City, CA. No SASE necessary, and I'll be printing special cards for this APE.

Thanks! 73

Matt - PODXS #2552
W5MMW







Re: Frustration with QRZ

Joe Cook
 

See, I told you that I was the new guy..... 
Either way,  I logg everything.

On Aug 22, 2017 8:59 PM, "Christopher J LaRue NO7E no7e@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:
 

 That used to be a rule it is no longer one. the rule even said that you had to keep a call log for every CQ and if no answer put a line through it. Just an FYI VB station is in Canada so he's not regulated by the FCC anyway.

73 de Chris NO7E
NO7E@...
no7e@...

On Aug 22, 2017 6:49 PM, "'J.T.' kg5krz@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:
 

Well, I am probably the youngster  here (no disrespect,  i mean one of the newest hams in the group ) but isn't it somewhere in the FCC regs that all operators are supposed to keep a log of all activity?  Does the FCC excuse that requirement if the contact is not listed on the stations preferred 3rd party website?  My guess is no....

On Aug 22, 2017 7:08 PM, "boat.anchor@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:
 

Jerry

He has been added to all my blocked callsign lists.
Barry


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

Barry:

The guy sounds like a flake !   Being an Official Observer has no weight in Canada.
 
There are some people who have had their QRZ info removed upon request  or by QRZ  for being naughty.
 
Tell the guy his opinions and $2  will buy him a cup of coffee !
 
Jerry  N9AVY

From: "boat.anchor@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 4:02 PM
Subject: [070] Frustration with QRZ

 
Well frustration hits again.

QRZ access has been spotty for a couple days. Also they have managed to lose 
my VB7150 page altogether, creating problems when contacts try to confirm my identity. 
This has been reported to QRZ support and it has been "Dispatch Ticket to HQ".
Yes I am a paid up supporter.

I had the pleasure of working a new, to me, member only to be told -

"I don't log any body not in Zed. Maybe you should fix the QRZ 
record for your call.  I am not an official observer."

I tried to explain I was OK but due to QRZ's issues he would not log the contact. Hope all 
Florida hams don't think that QRZ is the absolute definitive reference when it comes to 
determining station legitimacy.

Barry
VB7150






Re: W5MMW/VE3 Portable Operation (APE) August 19-26

W5MMW Matt Manjos
 

:) Thanks! I've been surprised how well it's actually worked out being forced into QRP. I am used to operating with a buddipole from a porch in the middle of a bunch of concrete apartment buildings, so being out in the open with an OCFD strung up at about 50 feet is a huge improvement.

Worked a good number during the SEQP yesterday. Going to try to get on the air each day this week.

On the bright side, RX is still fine on the radio and at least I'm not totally dead in the water. Just have to make a warranty case with icom once I get back.

Thanks again for the report!

73
W5MMW

On Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 9:19 AM, 'ljl2002@...' joe_molon@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

Hey Matt,

So it won't go over 7 watts?  I don't see the problem.  That's about 5 db better that me.
Seriously though I know full well how frustrating it is when your equipment lets you down at a critical time.  The bright side is that I have seen your signal several times but the conditions here have been absolutely awful on 20m so I haven't gotten through yet but I will keep trying.  I would like to capture at least one APE this season.  I have seen several running around in the RF jungle but no luck yet.

GL
Joe
KA1PPV  #1482


On Sunday, August 20, 2017 9:59 PM, "W5MMW Matt Manjos matt@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:


 
Some bad news... it seems the finals on my almost brand new IC-7200 are toast. Only my second time taking it out since picking it up in June and it refuses to transmit above 8 or so watts :( The rig jumps from <1.1 SWR to ∞ and powers down if I tease the power past 8W. I get the same symptoms with 3 different known-working antenna setups, on multiple bands.

The silver lining is that it seems to be functional if I keep it below 7W. So it looks like I'll be working QRP for the rest of my APE plans (as long as the rig holds up).

Hoping to be on the air most of the day tomorrow (and during the SEQP). Not sure if the radio is actually sending 7W, but that's what it will be set to, going into either a buddipole or a OCFD depending on the band.

Cheers - 73
W5MMW #2552

On Sat, Aug 19, 2017 at 12:33 PM, W5MMW Matt Manjos <matt@...> wrote:
W5MMW/VE3 coming on the air in a few minutes. 20m band.

Matt

On Aug 4, 2017 16:04, "W5MMW Matt Manjos" <matt@...> wrote:
Just wanted to announce my plans to operate an August PSK Expedition while portable from Renfrew, Ontario, Canada.

I will be on the air as W5MMW/VE3 from grid FN15 starting Saturday, August 19th and running until Saturday, August 26th.

I'm planning on focusing on 20m during the day, 40m at night and occasionally 6m, but I can tune and operate on everything from 80 - 6 so I'm definitely open to a Sked if you need that grid on a particular band.

Likewise, please don't hesitate to reach out for a Sked if you'd like! I am hoping to be on the air each day for at least a few hours (mostly in the afternoon, Eastern time zone). Some operation will be done from pontoon boat! Pictures at https://qrz.com/db/W5MMW/VE3

I am also planning on being on the air running PSK during the Solar Eclipse QSO Party (August 21).

I will QSL as W5MMW/VE3 (pse include suffix) to LoTW and eQSL and will be handling Paper QSL cards from my QTH in Redwood City, CA. No SASE necessary, and I'll be printing special cards for this APE.

Thanks! 73

Matt - PODXS #2552
W5MMW





Re: Frustration with QRZ

W5MMW Matt Manjos
 

Interesting. A few days ago, I noticed that my details & bio set up for W5MMW/VE3 were deleted.

I logged a ticket asking if I had done something wrong or broke a rule or something but was told that "there has never been a W5MMW/VE3 page." Despite all of the work I put into laying it out, uploading photos, etc: it was gone.

I had to recreate it last night. Hopefully it doesn't get bulk deleted again just like how it looks your VB7150 page also expereinced.

Matt
W5MMW

On Tue, Aug 22, 2017 at 9:49 PM, 'J.T.' kg5krz@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

Well, I am probably the youngster  here (no disrespect,  i mean one of the newest hams in the group ) but isn't it somewhere in the FCC regs that all operators are supposed to keep a log of all activity?  Does the FCC excuse that requirement if the contact is not listed on the stations preferred 3rd party website?  My guess is no....

On Aug 22, 2017 7:08 PM, "boat.anchor@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:
 

Jerry

He has been added to all my blocked callsign lists.
Barry


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

Barry:

The guy sounds like a flake !   Being an Official Observer has no weight in Canada.
 
There are some people who have had their QRZ info removed upon request  or by QRZ  for being naughty.
 
Tell the guy his opinions and $2  will buy him a cup of coffee !
 
Jerry  N9AVY

From: "boat.anchor@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 4:02 PM
Subject: [070] Frustration with QRZ

 
Well frustration hits again.

QRZ access has been spotty for a couple days. Also they have managed to lose 
my VB7150 page altogether, creating problems when contacts try to confirm my identity. 
This has been reported to QRZ support and it has been "Dispatch Ticket to HQ".
Yes I am a paid up supporter.

I had the pleasure of working a new, to me, member only to be told -

"I don't log any body not in Zed. Maybe you should fix the QRZ 
record for your call.  I am not an official observer."

I tried to explain I was OK but due to QRZ's issues he would not log the contact. Hope all 
Florida hams don't think that QRZ is the absolute definitive reference when it comes to 
determining station legitimacy.

Barry
VB7150





Re: Frustration with QRZ

Chris J LaRue NO7E
 

 That used to be a rule it is no longer one. the rule even said that you had to keep a call log for every CQ and if no answer put a line through it. Just an FYI VB station is in Canada so he's not regulated by the FCC anyway.

73 de Chris NO7E
NO7E@...
no7e@...

On Aug 22, 2017 6:49 PM, "'J.T.' kg5krz@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:
 

Well, I am probably the youngster  here (no disrespect,  i mean one of the newest hams in the group ) but isn't it somewhere in the FCC regs that all operators are supposed to keep a log of all activity?  Does the FCC excuse that requirement if the contact is not listed on the stations preferred 3rd party website?  My guess is no....

On Aug 22, 2017 7:08 PM, "boat.anchor@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:
 

Jerry

He has been added to all my blocked callsign lists.
Barry


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

Barry:

The guy sounds like a flake !   Being an Official Observer has no weight in Canada.
 
There are some people who have had their QRZ info removed upon request  or by QRZ  for being naughty.
 
Tell the guy his opinions and $2  will buy him a cup of coffee !
 
Jerry  N9AVY

From: "boat.anchor@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 4:02 PM
Subject: [070] Frustration with QRZ

 
Well frustration hits again.

QRZ access has been spotty for a couple days. Also they have managed to lose 
my VB7150 page altogether, creating problems when contacts try to confirm my identity. 
This has been reported to QRZ support and it has been "Dispatch Ticket to HQ".
Yes I am a paid up supporter.

I had the pleasure of working a new, to me, member only to be told -

"I don't log any body not in Zed. Maybe you should fix the QRZ 
record for your call.  I am not an official observer."

I tried to explain I was OK but due to QRZ's issues he would not log the contact. Hope all 
Florida hams don't think that QRZ is the absolute definitive reference when it comes to 
determining station legitimacy.

Barry
VB7150





Re: Frustration with QRZ

W5MMW Matt Manjos
 

Interesting. A few days ago, I noticed that my details & bio set up for W5MMW/VE3 were deleted.

I logged a ticket asking if I had done something wrong or broke a rule or something but was told that "there has never been a W5MMW/VE3 page." Despite all of the work I put into laying it out, uploading photos, etc: it was gone.

I had to recreate it last night. Hopefully it doesn't get bulk deleted again just like how it looks your VB7150 page also expereinced.

Matt
W5MMW

On Tue, Aug 22, 2017 at 9:49 PM, 'J.T.' kg5krz@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

Well, I am probably the youngster  here (no disrespect,  i mean one of the newest hams in the group ) but isn't it somewhere in the FCC regs that all operators are supposed to keep a log of all activity?  Does the FCC excuse that requirement if the contact is not listed on the stations preferred 3rd party website?  My guess is no....

On Aug 22, 2017 7:08 PM, "boat.anchor@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:
 

Jerry

He has been added to all my blocked callsign lists.
Barry


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

Barry:

The guy sounds like a flake !   Being an Official Observer has no weight in Canada.
 
There are some people who have had their QRZ info removed upon request  or by QRZ  for being naughty.
 
Tell the guy his opinions and $2  will buy him a cup of coffee !
 
Jerry  N9AVY

From: "boat.anchor@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 4:02 PM
Subject: [070] Frustration with QRZ

 
Well frustration hits again.

QRZ access has been spotty for a couple days. Also they have managed to lose 
my VB7150 page altogether, creating problems when contacts try to confirm my identity. 
This has been reported to QRZ support and it has been "Dispatch Ticket to HQ".
Yes I am a paid up supporter.

I had the pleasure of working a new, to me, member only to be told -

"I don't log any body not in Zed. Maybe you should fix the QRZ 
record for your call.  I am not an official observer."

I tried to explain I was OK but due to QRZ's issues he would not log the contact. Hope all 
Florida hams don't think that QRZ is the absolute definitive reference when it comes to 
determining station legitimacy.

Barry
VB7150




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