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AK4MK Completes WTW!

Rick - N7WE
 

Please join me in congratulating Matt - AK4MK - who yesterday completed his Work The World Award Series.  This is a monumental achievement of 9 seperate, ordered awards requiring a total of 2246 QSOs and years to achieve.  Matt completed the first level of this endorsement on Dec. 6, 2013.  He becomes only the 32nd person to complete the entire series since it was introduced July 1, 2012.


Well done Matt!


Rick - N7WE

070 - #1602


Re: From an old PODXS member ...

Jerry N9AVY
 

Ditto.



From: "boat.anchor@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Monday, November 27, 2017 10:32 PM
Subject: RE: [070] Re: From an old PODXS member ...

 
Hmmm
Another site that wants my credentials before they let me have a peek.
No Thanks
Barry



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




Re: From an old PODXS member ...

boat.anchor@...
 

Hmmm
Another site that wants my credentials before they let me have a peek.
No Thanks
Barry



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


Re: From an old PODXS member ...

boat.anchor@...
 

And I fear my HF rig will be replaced by a presidential tweeter.
Barry



---In 070@..., <aj4tf@...> wrote :


Spark operators: "CW is the end of ham radio"
CW operators:  "AM is the end of ham radio"
AM operators:  "SSB is the end of ham radio"
SSB operators: "FM is the end of ham radio"
FM operators:  "D-Star is the end of ham radio"
RTTY operators:  "PSK31 is the end of ham radio"
PSK31 operators: "FT8 is the end of ham radio"

Really?  Yawn...  


de AJ4TF 
PSK31, FT8, FM, D-Star, and anything else that gets me on the air.


Re: From an old PODXS member ...

Randy True
 

LOL, 73


Randy W4RTT




From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of 'ljl2002@...' joe_molon@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Monday, November 27, 2017 9:11 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] Re: From an old PODXS member ...
 
 

Jerry,
What does FWIW mean?

Is it anything like "confefe"?

Joe
KA1PPV  #1482


On Monday, November 27, 2017 8:50 PM, "'Mike Besemer' mwbesemer@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:


 
Don’t forget the cavemen tossing their cave-drawing charcoal back in the fire when the Indians started with the smoke signals!
 
Mike
WM4B
 
From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Monday, November 27, 2017 8:40 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] Re: From an old PODXS member ...
 
 
And Semaphore operators tossed down their flags in disgust when the Spark Gap ops cranked up their rigs ...
-- Mike Flowers, K6MKF, NCDXC - "It's about DX!"

On Nov 27, 2017, at 5:31 PM, 'Brian' n2mlp@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 
OH SO TRUE
 
========================
         de N2MLP Brian
       Monroe County PA
 
 
========================
 
 
From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Monday, November 27, 2017 7:51 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: [070] Re: From an old PODXS member ...
 
 

Spark operators: "CW is the end of ham radio"
CW operators:  "AM is the end of ham radio"
AM operators:  "SSB is the end of ham radio"
SSB operators: "FM is the end of ham radio"
FM operators:  "D-Star is the end of ham radio"
RTTY operators:  "PSK31 is the end of ham radio"
PSK31 operators: "FT8 is the end of ham radio"

Really?  Yawn...  


de AJ4TF 
PSK31, FT8, FM, D-Star, and anything else that gets me on the air.



Re: From an old PODXS member ...

Jerry N9AVY
 

The sparkgap in those days was at best a very rude communication mode.  It was a sad day for those 1500 lives that perished and for the White Star Line.


Jerry  n9avy



From: "'Mike Besemer' mwbesemer@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Monday, November 27, 2017 8:22 PM
Subject: RE: [070] Re: From an old PODXS member ...

 
RMS Titanic to Any Ship - CQD CQD SOS Titanic Position 41.44 N 50.24 W. Require immediate assistance. Come at once. We struck an iceberg. Sinking.
 
 
From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Monday, November 27, 2017 9:14 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] Re: From an old PODXS member ...
 
 
You forgot:      Sparkgap
 

From: "aj4tf@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Monday, November 27, 2017 6:52 PM
Subject: [070] Re: From an old PODXS member ...
 
 

Spark operators: "CW is the end of ham radio"
CW operators:  "AM is the end of ham radio"
AM operators:  "SSB is the end of ham radio"
SSB operators: "FM is the end of ham radio"
FM operators:  "D-Star is the end of ham radio"
RTTY operators:  "PSK31 is the end of ham radio"
PSK31 operators: "FT8 is the end of ham radio"

Really?  Yawn...  


de AJ4TF 
PSK31, FT8, FM, D-Star, and anything else that gets me on the air.
 
 
Virus-free. www.avg.com



Re: From an old PODXS member ...

ljl2002@att.net
 

Jerry,
Thanks for clearing that up for me. 

Still don't know what the heK "confefe" means though.

Joe
KA1PPV  #1482


On Monday, November 27, 2017 9:22 PM, "'Mike Besemer' mwbesemer@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:


 
RMS Titanic to Any Ship - CQD CQD SOS Titanic Position 41.44 N 50.24 W. Require immediate assistance. Come at once. We struck an iceberg. Sinking.
 
 
From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Monday, November 27, 2017 9:14 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] Re: From an old PODXS member ...
 
 
You forgot:      Sparkgap
 

From: "aj4tf@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Monday, November 27, 2017 6:52 PM
Subject: [070] Re: From an old PODXS member ...
 
 

Spark operators: "CW is the end of ham radio"
CW operators:  "AM is the end of ham radio"
AM operators:  "SSB is the end of ham radio"
SSB operators: "FM is the end of ham radio"
FM operators:  "D-Star is the end of ham radio"
RTTY operators:  "PSK31 is the end of ham radio"
PSK31 operators: "FT8 is the end of ham radio"

Really?  Yawn...  


de AJ4TF 
PSK31, FT8, FM, D-Star, and anything else that gets me on the air.
 
 
Virus-free. www.avg.com



Re: From an old PODXS member ...

Mike Besemer <mwbesemer@...>
 

From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Monday, November 27, 2017 9:19 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] Re: From an old PODXS member ...

 

 

For What It's Worth    ....    or   Forgot Where I Was !

 

Jerry

 


From: "'ljl2002@...' joe_molon@... [070]" <070@...>
To: "070@..." <070@...>
Sent: Monday, November 27, 2017 8:11 PM
Subject: Re: [070] Re: From an old PODXS member ...

 

 

Jerry,

What does FWIW mean?

 

Is it anything like "confefe"?

 

Joe

KA1PPV  #1482

 

On Monday, November 27, 2017 8:50 PM, "'Mike Besemer' mwbesemer@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:

 

 

Don’t forget the cavemen tossing their cave-drawing charcoal back in the fire when the Indians started with the smoke signals!

 

Mike

WM4B

 

From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Monday, November 27, 2017 8:40 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] Re: From an old PODXS member ...

 

 

And Semaphore operators tossed down their flags in disgust when the Spark Gap ops cranked up their rigs ...

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


On Nov 27, 2017, at 5:31 PM, 'Brian' n2mlp@... [070] <070@...> wrote:

 

OH SO TRUE

 

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

         de N2MLP Brian

       Monroe County PA

 

 

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

 

 

From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Monday, November 27, 2017 7:51 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: [070] Re: From an old PODXS member ...

 

 


Spark operators: "CW is the end of ham radio"
CW operators:  "AM is the end of ham radio"
AM operators:  "SSB is the end of ham radio"
SSB operators: "FM is the end of ham radio"
FM operators:  "D-Star is the end of ham radio"
RTTY operators:  "PSK31 is the end of ham radio"
PSK31 operators: "FT8 is the end of ham radio"

Really?  Yawn...  


de AJ4TF 
PSK31, FT8, FM, D-Star, and anything else that gets me on the air.

 

 

 

Virus-free. www.avg.com


Re: From an old PODXS member ...

Mike Besemer <mwbesemer@...>
 

RMS Titanic to Any Ship - CQD CQD SOS Titanic Position 41.44 N 50.24 W. Require immediate assistance. Come at once. We struck an iceberg. Sinking.

 

 

From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Monday, November 27, 2017 9:14 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] Re: From an old PODXS member ...

 

 

You forgot:      Sparkgap

 


From: "aj4tf@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Monday, November 27, 2017 6:52 PM
Subject: [070] Re: From an old PODXS member ...

 

 


Spark operators: "CW is the end of ham radio"
CW operators:  "AM is the end of ham radio"
AM operators:  "SSB is the end of ham radio"
SSB operators: "FM is the end of ham radio"
FM operators:  "D-Star is the end of ham radio"
RTTY operators:  "PSK31 is the end of ham radio"
PSK31 operators: "FT8 is the end of ham radio"

Really?  Yawn...  


de AJ4TF 
PSK31, FT8, FM, D-Star, and anything else that gets me on the air.

 

 

Virus-free. www.avg.com


Re: From an old PODXS member ...

Jerry N9AVY
 

For What It's Worth    ....    or   Forgot Where I Was !

Jerry



From: "'ljl2002@...' joe_molon@... [070]" <070@...>
To: "070@..." <070@...>
Sent: Monday, November 27, 2017 8:11 PM
Subject: Re: [070] Re: From an old PODXS member ...

 
Jerry,
What does FWIW mean?

Is it anything like "confefe"?

Joe
KA1PPV  #1482


On Monday, November 27, 2017 8:50 PM, "'Mike Besemer' mwbesemer@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:


 
Don’t forget the cavemen tossing their cave-drawing charcoal back in the fire when the Indians started with the smoke signals!
 
Mike
WM4B
 
From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Monday, November 27, 2017 8:40 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] Re: From an old PODXS member ...
 
 
And Semaphore operators tossed down their flags in disgust when the Spark Gap ops cranked up their rigs ...
-- Mike Flowers, K6MKF, NCDXC - "It's about DX!"

On Nov 27, 2017, at 5:31 PM, 'Brian' n2mlp@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 
OH SO TRUE
 
========================
         de N2MLP Brian
       Monroe County PA
 
 
========================
 
 
From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Monday, November 27, 2017 7:51 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: [070] Re: From an old PODXS member ...
 
 

Spark operators: "CW is the end of ham radio"
CW operators:  "AM is the end of ham radio"
AM operators:  "SSB is the end of ham radio"
SSB operators: "FM is the end of ham radio"
FM operators:  "D-Star is the end of ham radio"
RTTY operators:  "PSK31 is the end of ham radio"
PSK31 operators: "FT8 is the end of ham radio"

Really?  Yawn...  


de AJ4TF 
PSK31, FT8, FM, D-Star, and anything else that gets me on the air.





Virus-free. www.avg.com


Re: From an old PODXS member ...

Jerry N9AVY
 

Let's not forget the Heliograph operators .

jerry  n9avy


From: "Mike Flowers mike.flowers@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Monday, November 27, 2017 7:46 PM
Subject: Re: [070] Re: From an old PODXS member ...

 
And Semaphore operators tossed down their flags in disgust when the Spark Gap ops cranked up their rigs ...

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

On Nov 27, 2017, at 5:31 PM, 'Brian' n2mlp@... [070] <070@...> wrote:

 
OH SO TRUE
 
========================
         de N2MLP Brian
       Monroe County PA
 
 
========================
 
 
From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Monday, November 27, 2017 7:51 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: [070] Re: From an old PODXS member ...
 
 

Spark operators: "CW is the end of ham radio"
CW operators:  "AM is the end of ham radio"
AM operators:  "SSB is the end of ham radio"
SSB operators: "FM is the e! nd of ham radio"
FM operators:  "D-Star is the end of ham radio"
RTTY operators:  "PSK31 is the end of ham radio"
PSK31 operators: "FT8 is the end of ham radio"

Really?  Yawn...  


de AJ4TF 
PSK31, FT8, FM, D-Star, and anything else that gets me on the air.



Virus-free. www.avg.com


Re: From an old PODXS member ...

Jerry N9AVY
 

You forgot:      Sparkgap



From: "aj4tf@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Monday, November 27, 2017 6:52 PM
Subject: [070] Re: From an old PODXS member ...

 

Spark operators: "CW is the end of ham radio"
CW operators:  "AM is the end of ham radio"
AM operators:  "SSB is the end of ham radio"
SSB operators: "FM is the end of ham radio"
FM operators:  "D-Star is the end of ham radio"
RTTY operators:  "PSK31 is the end of ham radio"
PSK31 operators: "FT8 is the end of ham radio"

Really?  Yawn...  


de AJ4TF 
PSK31, FT8, FM, D-Star, and anything else that gets me on the air.



Virus-free. www.avg.com


Re: From an old PODXS member ...

ljl2002@att.net
 

Jerry,
What does FWIW mean?

Is it anything like "confefe"?

Joe
KA1PPV  #1482


On Monday, November 27, 2017 8:50 PM, "'Mike Besemer' mwbesemer@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:


 
Don’t forget the cavemen tossing their cave-drawing charcoal back in the fire when the Indians started with the smoke signals!
 
Mike
WM4B
 
From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Monday, November 27, 2017 8:40 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] Re: From an old PODXS member ...
 
 
And Semaphore operators tossed down their flags in disgust when the Spark Gap ops cranked up their rigs ...
-- Mike Flowers, K6MKF, NCDXC - "It's about DX!"

On Nov 27, 2017, at 5:31 PM, 'Brian' n2mlp@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 
OH SO TRUE
 
========================
         de N2MLP Brian
       Monroe County PA
 
 
========================
 
 
From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Monday, November 27, 2017 7:51 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: [070] Re: From an old PODXS member ...
 
 

Spark operators: "CW is the end of ham radio"
CW operators:  "AM is the end of ham radio"
AM operators:  "SSB is the end of ham radio"
SSB operators: "FM is the end of ham radio"
FM operators:  "D-Star is the end of ham radio"
RTTY operators:  "PSK31 is the end of ham radio"
PSK31 operators: "FT8 is the end of ham radio"

Really?  Yawn...  


de AJ4TF 
PSK31, FT8, FM, D-Star, and anything else that gets me on the air.



Re: SOS - Same Old Signal

ljl2002@att.net
 

Jerry,
At least if he CQ'ed we would know who to contact to tell him to find the OFF switch.

Joe
KA1PPV  $1482


On Monday, November 27, 2017 9:58 AM, "Jerry n9avy@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:


 
It's back with us  here this morning.  Guess the op didn't get back from Turkey Day vacation yet.  Hope he eventually find his rig has been transmitting dead carrier for a week or more !   Must have a good rig because he hasn't fried the finals yet. At least he didn't leave it on "auto CQ" because that would have been annoying.


Jerry  N9AVY





Re: From an old PODXS member ...

Mike Besemer <mwbesemer@...>
 

Don’t forget the cavemen tossing their cave-drawing charcoal back in the fire when the Indians started with the smoke signals!

 

Mike

WM4B

 

From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Monday, November 27, 2017 8:40 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] Re: From an old PODXS member ...

 

 

And Semaphore operators tossed down their flags in disgust when the Spark Gap ops cranked up their rigs ...

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


On Nov 27, 2017, at 5:31 PM, 'Brian' n2mlp@... [070] <070@...> wrote:

 

OH SO TRUE

 

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

         de N2MLP Brian

       Monroe County PA

 

 

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

 

 

From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Monday, November 27, 2017 7:51 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: [070] Re: From an old PODXS member ...

 

 


Spark operators: "CW is the end of ham radio"
CW operators:  "AM is the end of ham radio"
AM operators:  "SSB is the end of ham radio"
SSB operators: "FM is the end of ham radio"
FM operators:  "D-Star is the end of ham radio"
RTTY operators:  "PSK31 is the end of ham radio"
PSK31 operators: "FT8 is the end of ham radio"

Really?  Yawn...  


de AJ4TF 
PSK31, FT8, FM, D-Star, and anything else that gets me on the air.


Re: From an old PODXS member ...

Mike Flowers
 

And Semaphore operators tossed down their flags in disgust when the Spark Gap ops cranked up their rigs ...

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

On Nov 27, 2017, at 5:31 PM, 'Brian' n2mlp@... [070] <070@...> wrote:

 

OH SO TRUE

 

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

         de N2MLP Brian

       Monroe County PA

 

 

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

 

 

From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Monday, November 27, 2017 7:51 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: [070] Re: From an old PODXS member ...

 

 


Spark operators: "CW is the end of ham radio"
CW operators:  "AM is the end of ham radio"
AM operators:  "SSB is the end of ham radio"
SSB operators: "FM is the end of ham radio"
FM operators:  "D-Star is the end of ham radio"
RTTY operators:  "PSK31 is the end of ham radio"
PSK31 operators: "FT8 is the end of ham radio"

Really?  Yawn...  


de AJ4TF 
PSK31, FT8, FM, D-Star, and anything else that gets me on the air.


Re: From an old PODXS member ...

Mike Besemer <mwbesemer@...>
 

Ham radio has taken a serious nosedive during the 40 years that I’ve been licensed… but so has society at-large.

 

Mike

WM4B

#348

 

From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Monday, November 27, 2017 8:32 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: RE: [070] Re: From an old PODXS member ...

 

 

OH SO TRUE

 

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

         de N2MLP Brian

       Monroe County PA

 

 

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

 

 

From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Monday, November 27, 2017 7:51 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: [070] Re: From an old PODXS member ...

 

 


Spark operators: "CW is the end of ham radio"
CW operators:  "AM is the end of ham radio"
AM operators:  "SSB is the end of ham radio"
SSB operators: "FM is the end of ham radio"
FM operators:  "D-Star is the end of ham radio"
RTTY operators:  "PSK31 is the end of ham radio"
PSK31 operators: "FT8 is the end of ham radio"

Really?  Yawn...  


de AJ4TF 
PSK31, FT8, FM, D-Star, and anything else that gets me on the air.


Re: From an old PODXS member ...

Brian (N2MLP)
 

OH SO TRUE

 

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

         de N2MLP Brian

       Monroe County PA

 

 

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

 

 

From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Monday, November 27, 2017 7:51 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: [070] Re: From an old PODXS member ...

 

 


Spark operators: "CW is the end of ham radio"
CW operators:  "AM is the end of ham radio"
AM operators:  "SSB is the end of ham radio"
SSB operators: "FM is the end of ham radio"
FM operators:  "D-Star is the end of ham radio"
RTTY operators:  "PSK31 is the end of ham radio"
PSK31 operators: "FT8 is the end of ham radio"

Really?  Yawn...  


de AJ4TF 
PSK31, FT8, FM, D-Star, and anything else that gets me on the air.


Re: From an old PODXS member ...

David M (AJ4TF)
 


Spark operators: "CW is the end of ham radio"
CW operators:  "AM is the end of ham radio"
AM operators:  "SSB is the end of ham radio"
SSB operators: "FM is the end of ham radio"
FM operators:  "D-Star is the end of ham radio"
RTTY operators:  "PSK31 is the end of ham radio"
PSK31 operators: "FT8 is the end of ham radio"

Really?  Yawn...  


de AJ4TF 
PSK31, FT8, FM, D-Star, and anything else that gets me on the air.


Re: From an old PODXS member ...

Dan Morris - KZ3T
 

Mike — that is true but I believe ‘most’ use a combination of macros and free text.  I always use free text as much as possible.  I only have several macros I use:  Signal report, QTH name, etc;   Equipment and end of QSO  and then if I’m froggy I will give a short gist of my equipment free text.  As least you can carry on a conversation regardless of the macros you use.

Dan Morris  KZ3T

I live to live for Him!



On Nov 27, 2017, at 1:55 PM, 'Brian' n2mlp@... [070] <070@...> wrote:


But PSK is the same thing if you’re using MACRO’S 100%

 

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

         de N2MLP Brian

       Monroe County PA

 

 

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

 

 

From: 070@... [mailto:070@...] 
Sent: Monday, November 27, 2017 1:44 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] From an old PODXS member ...

 

  

It was an interesting comment I found on FB and just thought I'd pass it along FWIW.   Just had a QSO on 2m this morning with a good friend and the subject of FT-8 came up.  He's made a bunch of contacts  and says it's okay if you just want to log a lot of contacts.  He also mentioned it might be the beginning of the end of Amateur Radio once they eliminate the Operator ... just computers talking to computers.   Interesting view point ...

 

Jerry  n9avy

 


From: "mwbesemer@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@... 
Sent: Monday, November 27, 2017 12:14 PM
Subject: RE: [070] From an old PODXS member ...

 

  

Interesting.  I ran a lot of FT8 over the Thanksgiving holiday (because I could do it 'Armchair Portable' via Teamviewer and still be actively engaged with the rest of the family) and did not encounter that.  Honestly, I don't know how you COULD be crude/rude on FT8 since there is zero human interaction.  

 

I suppose you could still plop down on an ongoing exchange and muck things up a bit, but anyone going to that much effort is probably a lid regardless of mode.

 

I'm certainly not going to convert to FT8 full tim e, but it was a good way to occupy some time this weekend - and I DID work South Africa on 17 meters using only 40 watts.

 

Mike

WM4B 

 

On Mon, Nov 27, 2017 at 1:06 PM, Jerry n9avy@... [070] wrote:

 

   " Ha! ve  you tried the wunnerful FT8 yet? I ran about 200 contacts and went back  to PSK. Encountered a lot of crude and rude ops on FT8." 

 

Virus-free. www.avg.com

 



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