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Re: 2018 ARRL Grid Chase

Jerry N9AVY
 

My predictions are seldom accurate, but maybe this one will come to pass.
 
I suspect that FT-8 will self-destruct in a year or two because many will tire of contacts with little information. People get into ham radio to meet other people and have some meaningful conversations.  FT-8 QSOs are just plain old "599 QSL 73" ones and people will tire of that.  Choices of operating frequencies were ill conceived and there will be a backlash because of it.
 
I also predict that ARRL may see a loss in membership as a result of just another year long stupid contest which probably won't generate the revenue they had hoped. I plan on being one of the statistics in loss of revenue.
 
 
Jerry  N9AVY



From: "Christopher J LaRue NO7E no7e@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070 <070@...>
Sent: Monday, November 13, 2017 11:58 AM
Subject: [070] 2018 ARRL Grid Chase

 
Anyone else read the specifications on this?  FT8 is going to be
absolutely dominating every band when this mess starts.  It will be a
year long FT8 contest.

http://www.arrl.org/international-grid-chase-2018

I admit I like and use FT8 but I prefer to actually have a conversation
with other operators.  That is why I like PSK31, the problem is most of
the contacts are about as interesting lately as FT8.  Hello, my name is,
his/her name is the grid signal report and 73.  Sometimes you actually
get rig information and a little chat but that is getting rare even on
PSK31.

--
73 de Chris NO7E
no7e@...




12M

boat.anchor@...
 

CQing on 24.921 at 1820Z

no takers

Barry

VB7150



Re: Contest Scorer

boat.anchor@...
 

Matt
TVM for update.
My log shud B the 1st to pop up as it is currently the smallest hi hi
Barry



---In 070@..., <mrk.twg@...> wrote :

Yessir, there's a problem with it, Barry.

David is aware of it and is hoping to get it squared away in the next day or two. He'll re-run all the existing logs at that time, so keep and eye on it to see your score magically appear!

Be good up there in sunny Canada! :-)

73

Matt King
AK4MK - 070 #1708
PODXS 070 Club Executive Director


On Mon, Nov 13, 2017 at 1:00 PM, boat.anchor@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

Is there something wrong with the scorer.

http://hamclubs.info/scorer/? contest_id=070-TRIPLE-PLAY& year=2017&info=1

No points have been assigned.

Barry

VB7150





Re: 12M

Fr Richard R
 

Excellent 2nd 12m QSO into FL, K4RU, thanks David.....,
Fr Richard
WB8YXF



On Monday, November 13, 2017, 12:03:05 PM EST, Otets Richard rickocr2005@... [070] <070@...> wrote:


 

Om 24.920 +1600
17:03Z

Fr Richard


Re: Contest Scorer

John Bower <poppajohnbower@...>
 

Hi Barry,
I dropped a note to David last evening and I'm sure he will fix it.
John KE4JB

On Mon, Nov 13, 2017 at 1:00 PM, boat.anchor@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

Is there something wrong with the scorer.

http://hamclubs.info/scorer/?contest_id=070-TRIPLE-PLAY&year=2017&info=1

No points have been assigned.

Barry

VB7150





Re: Contest Scorer

Matthew King - AK4MK
 

Yessir, there's a problem with it, Barry.

David is aware of it and is hoping to get it squared away in the next day or two. He'll re-run all the existing logs at that time, so keep and eye on it to see your score magically appear!

Be good up there in sunny Canada! :-)

73

Matt King
AK4MK - 070 #1708
PODXS 070 Club Executive Director


On Mon, Nov 13, 2017 at 1:00 PM, boat.anchor@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

Is there something wrong with the scorer.

http://hamclubs.info/scorer/?contest_id=070-TRIPLE-PLAY&year=2017&info=1

No points have been assigned.

Barry

VB7150





Contest Scorer

boat.anchor@...
 

Is there something wrong with the scorer.

http://hamclubs.info/scorer/?contest_id=070-TRIPLE-PLAY&year=2017&info=1

No points have been assigned.

Barry

VB7150




2018 ARRL Grid Chase

Chris J LaRue NO7E
 

Anyone else read the specifications on this?  FT8 is going to be absolutely dominating every band when this mess starts.  It will be a year long FT8 contest.

http://www.arrl.org/international-grid-chase-2018


I admit I like and use FT8 but I prefer to actually have a conversation with other operators.  That is why I like PSK31, the problem is most of the contacts are about as interesting lately as FT8.  Hello, my name is, his/her name is the grid signal report and 73.  Sometimes you actually get rig information and a little chat but that is getting rare even on PSK31.

--
73 de Chris NO7E
no7e@arrl.net


Re: 12M

stan W9SMR
 

Fr Richard,


Tnx fer posting and FB 12m QSO. 


QSB was bad, but had good cpy on you.


Was not sure what call to look for.  For future SPOTTING, pse give your CALL,  QTH and time so we can better zero in on you.


Will call CQ at 24,920  +2,000,  18:00 UTC


Stan

W9SMR

SW  FL

EL87sf

#1611




From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of Otets Richard rickocr2005@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Monday, November 13, 2017 12:02 PM
To: 070 List Service 070 List Service
Subject: [070] 12M
 


Om 24.920 +1600
17:03Z

Fr Richard




Re: 12M

Fr Richard R
 

W9SMR, Stan,
Thank you for your patience and QSO.  Wonderful

Fr Richard
WB8YXF 2328



On Monday, November 13, 2017, 12:03:05 PM EST, Otets Richard rickocr2005@... [070] <070@...> wrote:


 

Om 24.920 +1600
17:03Z

Fr Richard


12M

Fr Richard R
 

Om 24.920 +1600
17:03Z

Fr Richard


Welcome

Jim K5SP
 

Please join me in welcoming our new PODXS070 member(s). 

2575  JC  W6IPA

Jim, K5SP #483
Membership Director


Re: Newbie question re 070 Sprint contest rules

Jerry N9AVY
 

Welcome aboard.  Hope you'll have fun here !
 
73,  Jerry  N9AVY   #454



From: "qed479@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Sunday, November 12, 2017 5:05 PM
Subject: [070] Newbie question re 070 Sprint contest rules

 
Hello, all.  New to PODXS (#2574) and sprint contests.  Where can I find the rules for the Triple Play Low Band Sprint?  I won't be participating in this one, but I'd like to prep for the next sprint contest.  Can't seem to find a path to the rules.

Thanks and 73
qed479
AC8SW




Re: Newbie question re 070 Sprint contest rules

Rick - N7WE
 

Hey Ted-

Welcome to the club!  I know you are going to enjoy it.  Feel free to jump into the contest tonight if you like.  We are a VERY laid back group and nothing like trying to jump into CQWW or ARRL Sweepstakes.  So come on in, you will be very very welcome.  Or wait for the next contest.  Your choice.

Glad you have joined the group and I hope you enjoy for many years to come!  73,

Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Newbie question re 070 Sprint contest rules

Ted Fisher
 

Thank you.

73
qed479
AC8SW


Re: Newbie question re 070 Sprint contest rules

Matthew King - AK4MK
 

Hi - there's a link on the home page of the website, but here's the direct link: http://podxs070.com/o7o-club-sponsored-contests/triple-play-low-band-sprint

You can use the menu on the right hand side of the page to find info on our other contests, our endorsements, and more about the club.

Welcome to the club!

73

Matt King
AK4MK - 070 #1708
PODXS 070 Club Executive Director


On Sun, Nov 12, 2017 at 6:04 PM, qed479@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

Hello, all.  New to PODXS (#2574) and sprint contests.  Where can I find the rules for the Triple Play Low Band Sprint?  I won't be participating in this one, but I'd like to prep for the next sprint contest.  Can't seem to find a path to the rules.


Thanks and 73

qed479

AC8SW




Newbie question re 070 Sprint contest rules

Ted Fisher
 

Hello, all.  New to PODXS (#2574) and sprint contests.  Where can I find the rules for the Triple Play Low Band Sprint?  I won't be participating in this one, but I'd like to prep for the next sprint contest.  Can't seem to find a path to the rules.


Thanks and 73

qed479

AC8SW



CM2RSV rejections

Jerry N9AVY
 


On a review of your recent submission some errors were found.
 
PSK GOLF:
                      KC5RGP  NOT in Hole # 14  
 
 
WAC :  
                     KD0CA  NOT  in AS
                     N4EEV  NOT  in OC
 
ALASKA:
 
                    AL7MH  NOT  in Alaska , but in Arizona
 
Please correct these errors and resubmit. 
 
Thank you.
 
The PODXS Awards Team   de  n9avy 


Re: contest

K7DWI Art
 

Tough night. Including losing to Oklahoma.
I heard Brian on 40 again.
Heard Randy on 80. Obviously no one heard me. Running 25 watts.
Hope tonight is a better chance since no RTTY contest.
73 Art KA5DWI AZ


Re: Triple Play

ljl2002@att.net
 

Barry,

Ha Ha Ha.  Don't do that unless you have a very high frustration threshold.
Tough going but I managed to have a few find me.

Joe
KA1PPV  #1482


On Saturday, November 11, 2017 7:13 PM, "boat.anchor@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:


 
Joe
I lucked out and got one W6 last night.
So far nothing tonight.
Maybe I shud try QRP
Barry



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

Barry,

I wanted to try 40m last night but our cable modem went out and my time was taken up getting it back on line.

Do you have any idea what it is like being in the same household with a teenager who has just lost the ability to text someone?

It becomes THE priority.  I'll take a look at 40m tonight but judging by the comments it looks as if I didn't miss much.

CUL
Joe
KA1PPV  #1482




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