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Re: Triple Play Low Band Sprint scoring

Bill Garwood
 

Hello,


There was some confusion by myself and others on this list last year about the scoring and operating hours in this contest.  Some of us made QSOs that did not count in the scoring.   It might be beneficial ahead of the contest to clarify how this works. 


For example, if you start at 0000 UTC on Saturday November 11, (which is Friday night local time here on the east coast) then your 6 hour block for calendar day November 11 is from the 0000 to 0559.  If you start back up Saturday evening around sunset local time, it is at 2200 UTC still on November 11, any contacts made before 2359 UTC will not count in the scoring as you have already completed your 6 hour block for the calendar day of November 11 UTC.  Any other QSOs are entered as a check log.  Same goes for November 12/ 13.  The problem with that is there are some DX and multipliers around local sunset that will likely get missed.  You could always start each day at 1800 and but that would miss any potential QSOs around sunset on Friday night.


The problem is the rules state: "Operate 6 hours each UTC night, starting at the time of your choosing on each night."  


I think night time here on the east coast would begin at sunset and not 0000 UTC.  What is a UTC night?


Maybe the rules should state operate up to 6 consecutive hours in each of the three calendar days.


Can someone please verify and clarify.


I hope I'm not being a pain but I'm not the only one who was confused by this last year.


Respectfully,


Bill Garwood N4GBK in NC





From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of n7we1980@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Friday, November 3, 2017 5:59:55 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: [070] It’s Coming! - Triple Play Low Band Sprint
 
 

Mark your calendars.  The 2017 Triple Play Low Band Sprint is coming November 11 0000 UTC to November 13 2359 UTC.  This contest is on 40m, 80m, and 160m only and has a very unusual format.  The contest runs for 3 consecutive days and you can select your 6 hour operating slot each day.  You don’t have to use the same time slot each day.  Makes a great accommodation for propagation variation, work schedules, other commitments that limit when you can get on air! Your final score is the sum of your operations in each of the 6 hour time blocks. You can play one day, two days, or all three!

 

Details of the contest can be found HERE.  Results of last year’s contest can be found HERE.

 

Rick Butz

N7WE - 070 #1602

PODXS 070 Public Relations Director



Re: R6AV

Mike Besemer <mwbesemer@...>
 

I hear him all the time… but my wet-noodle won’t let me work him!

Mike
WM4B
#348

From: 070@yahoogroups.com [mailto:070@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Saturday, November 4, 2017 9:58 AM
To: 070@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [070] R6AV


Yuri, R6AV is on 20 meters calling CQ at 1400Z, 449 into north Texas.

Jim K5SP


R6AV

Jim K5SP
 

Yuri, R6AV is on 20 meters calling CQ at 1400Z, 449 into north Texas. 

Jim K5SP



160

Randy True
 

Going to give 160 a try.

1807 + 1500


Randy W4RTT


Re: South Dakota

boat.anchor@...
 


Charles
TU 4 QSO
Barry


---In 070@..., <ki4vmk@...> wrote :

I see him but he can't see me

On Nov 3, 2017, at 6:59 PM, "boat.anchor@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:


 

Not seen here but CQn

Barry
VB7150


---In 070@..., <ki4vmk@...> wrote :


Anyone needs South Dakota AE0WM is on 20 meters

KI4VMK # 2542


Re: South Dakota

Charles Odom <ki4vmk@...>
 

Got him finally

On Nov 3, 2017, at 7:09 PM, "Charles Odom ki4vmk@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:
 

I see him but he can't see me
On Nov 3, 2017, at 6:59 PM, "boat.anchor@... [070]" < 070@...> wrote:
 

Not seen here but CQn

Barry
VB7150


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


Anyone needs South Dakota AE0WM is on 20 meters

KI4VMK # 2542


Re: South Dakota

Charles Odom <ki4vmk@...>
 

I see him but he can't see me

On Nov 3, 2017, at 6:59 PM, "boat.anchor@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:
 

Not seen here but CQn

Barry
VB7150


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


Anyone needs South Dakota AE0WM is on 20 meters

KI4VMK # 2542


Re: South Dakota

boat.anchor@...
 

Not seen here but CQn
Barry
VB7150


---In 070@..., <ki4vmk@...> wrote :


Anyone needs South Dakota AE0WM is on 20 meters

KI4VMK # 2542


South Dakota

Charles Odom <ki4vmk@...>
 


Anyone needs South Dakota AE0WM is on 20 meters

KI4VMK # 2542


Re: 30M

Jim K5SP
 

Managed to get Brian in the log on 30, saw what I think was Jerry in QSO with w9smr but not sure. 

Band died here.

Jim, K5SP

On 11/3/2017 1:24 PM, 'Brian' n2mlp@... [070] wrote:
 

NO7E   seen very weak in PA

 

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         de N2MLP Brian

       Monroe County PA

 

 

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From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Friday, November 3, 2017 2:15 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: RE: [070] 30M

 

 

W9SMR worked

 

========================

         de N2MLP Brian

       Monroe County PA

 

 

========================

 

 

From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Friday, November 3, 2017 2:03 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 30M

 

 

I am seeing W4RTTand N9AVY but not solid enough for a QSO here in Vegas.  I saw you both talking to WV3S is what I was able to decode.

73 de Chris NO7E
no7e@...
PODXS 070 #2551

On 11/3/17 10:46 AM, Steve P oldjavadrinker@... [070] wrote:

 

I got Randy but haven’t seen anyone else. He is real strong up here in Ontario.  I’ll stay on a bit longer listening.

 

Steve

VA3FLF

Sent from my iPhone


On Nov 3, 2017, at 13:19, 'Steve Case' artcase@... [070] <070@...> wrote:

 

I'm trying 10.138 + 1500

Steve

WA7ETE

from PNW

 

 

 


From: "randy true w4rttrandy@... [070]" <070@...>
Sent: Friday, November 03, 2017 10:07 AM
To: "070@..." <070@...>
Subject: [070] 30M

 

 

 

I'm going to sit on 30M for a while and call if anyone want to give it a try.

10.400 + 1500

 

 

Randy W4RTT

 

 



Re: 17M

Harry Wilkins
 

I saw no responses here at all.  Willing to go back and look if somebody wants to give it a try.  I usually go there once or twice a day to see if PSK reporter responds with anything.  Did see your response there Brian but I didn't see your signal on the waterfall.

 

Harry, K9HW

 

From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Friday, November 03, 2017 1:51 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: RE: [070] 17M

 

 

K9HW seen in PA  but couldn’t work him

 

========================

         de N2MLP Brian

       Monroe County PA

 

 

========================

 

 

From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Friday, November 3, 2017 2:41 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: RE: [070] 17M

 

 

I see ft8 but no psk

 

Bill – K3ABE

 

From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Friday, November 03, 2017 2:35 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 17M

 

 

Called you back a couple times, guess were too close

 

Randy W4RTT

 


From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of 'Bill - K3ABE' bill@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Friday, November 3, 2017 2:31 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: RE: [070] 17M

 

 

On 17m 18.098 + 1500 calling CQ now

 

Bill – K3ABE

 

From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Friday, November 03, 2017 2:26 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: [070] 17M

 

 

OK, 12 was a bust. Going to 17.

18.098 + 1500

 

 

Randy W4RTT


Re: 17M

Jerry N9AVY
 

FT-8 Booooooooo !



From: "'Bill - K3ABE' bill@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Friday, November 3, 2017 1:41 PM
Subject: RE: [070] 17M

 
I see ft8 but no psk
 
Bill – K3ABE
 
From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Friday, November 03, 2017 2:35 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 17M
 
 
Called you back a couple times, guess were too close
 
Randy W4RTT
 

From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of 'Bill - K3ABE' bill@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Friday, November 3, 2017 2:31 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: RE: [070] 17M
 
 
On 17m 18.098 + 1500 calling CQ now
 
Bill – K3ABE
 
From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Friday, November 03, 2017 2:26 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: [070] 17M
 
 
OK, 12 was a bust. Going to 17.
18.098 + 1500
 
 
Randy W4RTT



Re: NO7E

Jerry N9AVY
 

It's 30m... just not very stable.  Lots of QSB and signals changing around from one area to the next.  Hang in there !
 
While some of the bands may look "dead" putting out a call or two might shake someone's tree and you might get an answer.    It's like fishing in that when you drop your hook in the water(fall) , you never know what you're going to catch.
 
Jerry N9AVY



From: "Christopher J LaRue NO7E no7e@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Friday, November 3, 2017 1:44 PM
Subject: Re: [070] NO7E

 
You both faded out completely on me.  Either the band being flaky or more likely the 40MPH winds we are having blowing my wire around.
73 de Chris NO7E
On 11/3/17 11:39 AM, Jerry n9avy@... [070] wrote:
 
Missed you again.  W9SMR called first and heard you call after Stan.  Usually I take calls  on a first come first served basis. Mentioned to Stan that you were waiting and when I called you were gone.  As it was Stan faded out completely, but had enough to make a contact.
 
Maybe next time...
 
Jerry  N9AVY




Re: 17M

Brian (N2MLP)
 

K9HW seen in PA  but couldn’t work him

 

========================

         de N2MLP Brian

       Monroe County PA

 

 

========================

 

 

From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Friday, November 3, 2017 2:41 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: RE: [070] 17M

 

 

I see ft8 but no psk

 

Bill – K3ABE

 

From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Friday, November 03, 2017 2:35 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 17M

 

 

Called you back a couple times, guess were too close

 

Randy W4RTT

 


From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of 'Bill - K3ABE' bill@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Friday, November 3, 2017 2:31 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: RE: [070] 17M

 

 

On 17m 18.098 + 1500 calling CQ now

 

Bill – K3ABE

 

From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Friday, November 03, 2017 2:26 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: [070] 17M

 

 

OK, 12 was a bust. Going to 17.

18.098 + 1500

 

 

Randy W4RTT


Re: NO7E

Chris J LaRue NO7E
 

You both faded out completely on me.  Either the band being flaky or more likely the 40MPH winds we are having blowing my wire around.

73 de Chris NO7E
On 11/3/17 11:39 AM, Jerry n9avy@... [070] wrote:

 
Missed you again.  W9SMR called first and heard you call after Stan.  Usually I take calls  on a first come first served basis. Mentioned to Stan that you were waiting and when I called you were gone.  As it was Stan faded out completely, but had enough to make a contact.
 
Maybe next time...
 
Jerry  N9AVY


Re: 17M

Bill - K3ABE
 

I see ft8 but no psk

 

Bill – K3ABE

 

From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Friday, November 03, 2017 2:35 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 17M

 

 

Called you back a couple times, guess were too close

 

Randy W4RTT

 


From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of 'Bill - K3ABE' bill@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Friday, November 3, 2017 2:31 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: RE: [070] 17M

 

 

On 17m 18.098 + 1500 calling CQ now

 

Bill – K3ABE

 

From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Friday, November 03, 2017 2:26 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: [070] 17M

 

 

OK, 12 was a bust. Going to 17.

18.098 + 1500

 

 

Randy W4RTT


NO7E

Jerry N9AVY
 

Missed you again.  W9SMR called first and heard you call after Stan.  Usually I take calls  on a first come first served basis. Mentioned to Stan that you were waiting and when I called you were gone.  As it was Stan faded out completely, but had enough to make a contact.
 
Maybe next time...
 
Jerry  N9AVY


Re: 17M

Bill - K3ABE
 

I see nothing

 

Bil – K3ABE

 

From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Friday, November 03, 2017 2:35 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 17M

 

 

Called you back a couple times, guess were too close

 

Randy W4RTT

 


From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of 'Bill - K3ABE' bill@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Friday, November 3, 2017 2:31 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: RE: [070] 17M

 

 

On 17m 18.098 + 1500 calling CQ now

 

Bill – K3ABE

 

From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Friday, November 03, 2017 2:26 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: [070] 17M

 

 

OK, 12 was a bust. Going to 17.

18.098 + 1500

 

 

Randy W4RTT


Re: 17M

Randy True
 

Called you back a couple times, guess were too close


Randy W4RTT




From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of 'Bill - K3ABE' bill@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Friday, November 3, 2017 2:31 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: RE: [070] 17M
 
 

On 17m 18.098 + 1500 calling CQ now

 

Bill – K3ABE

 

From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Friday, November 03, 2017 2:26 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: [070] 17M

 

 

OK, 12 was a bust. Going to 17.

18.098 + 1500

 

 

Randy W4RTT


Re: 17M

Bill - K3ABE
 

On 17m 18.098 + 1500 calling CQ now

 

Bill – K3ABE

 

From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Friday, November 03, 2017 2:26 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: [070] 17M

 

 

OK, 12 was a bust. Going to 17.

18.098 + 1500

 

 

Randy W4RTT

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