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Re: W1IPS - Ral - Completes 366!

bowerjohn41 <poppajohnbower@...>
 

Thanks Matt,
Just worked a MN and IN on 80.
Have a good evening.
John KE4JB


On Fri, Dec 22, 2017 at 6:24 PM Matthew King - AK4MK <kk4cps@...> wrote:
Hiya, Padre - the "2017 Christmas Run" is 0000-2359UTC 25 December 2017. Work 25 PSK-31 contacts for the sticker. The contact do not have to be with an 070 member.

We'll keep an eye on ya for the 24th-26th.... we're all rooting for you to wrap it up!!!

73

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


On Fri, Dec 22, 2017 at 6:01 PM, bowerjohn41 <poppajohnbower@...> wrote:
Rick can you remind me of the Christmas run details please.
I’m looking to finish 356/6 Dec 24, 25, 26.
Have a blessed Christmas.
John KE4JB

On Fri, Dec 22, 2017 at 1:41 PM Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:
On Fri, Dec 22, 2017 at 09:25 am, Barry 1470 wrote:
Rick
Curious how many times you have completed 366 for others.
Merry Xmas all
Barry
Don't have any idea Barry.  But I sure would like to help a lot more in 2018.  By the way, I hear North Van may have a white Christmas!  Stay warm and safe.  Merry Christmas from 80 degree Florida!

Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602



Re: North Van White Xmas

Barry 1470 <boat.anchor@...>
 

Rick
Fireplace is burning and Gluhwein is simmering.
Barry


On Fri, Dec 22, 2017 at 10:41 am, Rick - N7WE wrote:
On Fri, Dec 22, 2017 at 09:25 am, Barry 1470 wrote:
Rick
Curious how many times you have completed 366 for others.
Merry Xmas all
Barry
Don't have any idea Barry.  But I sure would like to help a lot more in 2018.  By the way, I hear North Van may have a white Christmas!  Stay warm and safe.  Merry Christmas from 80 degree Florida!

Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: ARRL Grid 2018

Dan Morris - KZ3T
 

So true Matt, definitely not conversational.  It is really for only search and pounce like in a contest and that’s about it.  I have actually played with it and have about 20 or so contacts but not something I’ll holler too much about.  It’s just okay but I much prefer PSK31/63/125 — 

Dan Morris  KZ3T  070-1065

I live to live for Him!




On Dec 22, 2017, at 6:09 PM, Matthew King - AK4MK <kk4cps@...> wrote:

Well put, Brian!

FT-8 has its place, but it's not "conversational" by definition and protocol, and conversation is why I got into ham radio in 2011. PSK-31 is the perfect blend of speed and conversation in my book.

Keep up the good PSK-31 work, y'all!

73

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




On Fri, Dec 22, 2017 at 6:06 PM, B C <k9wis@...> wrote:
Its sort of like going to the bar just to see how many different kinds of beer you can drink and not taking the time to talk to any body...hi hi...I prefer to sit and chew the rag with old and new friends. ( preferably on a home built radio)
Brian K9WIS

---- Mike Besemer <mwbesemer@...> wrote:
> Same here, but it ain’t the ham radio I grew up with and love.
>
> Mike
> WM4B
>
> From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of brian
> whoeler
> Sent: Friday, December 22, 2017 12:16 PM
> To: 070Club@groups.io
> Subject: Re: [070Club] ARRL Grid 2018
>
> I’m working 17M all morning
> So far have 15 new states on this mode
> 37 new grids on FT8
> 10 new countries
>
> FT8 great way to work dx on low power
>
> ========================
>          de N2MLP Brian
>        Monroe County PA
>
>
>
> ========================
>
>
> From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Ray Clements
> Sent: Friday, December 22, 2017 12:08 PM
> To: 070Club@groups.io
> Subject: Re: [070Club] ARRL Grid 2018
>
> I have always used PSK Reporter.info maps to track band/mode activity.
>
> Currently (4:46 UTC), they are showing 70 PSK31 signals being heard by
> monitoring stations on all bands in the past 15 minutes, with almost half of
> those signals on 20 meters. There is some DX traffic between the US and
> Canada and various parts of Europe. so that is promising.
>
> However, in contrast, there are 2437 signals using FT8 in that same 15 min
> period involving stations in North America, South America, the Carribean,
> Europe, Asia (including Japan), South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
> Although the largest number of signals are on 20 meters, there are some on
> every band from 160 meters up to 6 meters
>
> I have not tried FT8, but I have got to admit that with poor band conditions
> during weak solar cycles, modes like FT8 and JT9/JT65 might be the best
> option for making contacts, especially if you are looking for DX. As a
> proponent of PSK, and PSK31 in particular, that is not an easy admission for
> me to make.
>
> Ray N9RWC
>
>
> ------ Original Message ------
> Received: 10:09 AM CST, 12/22/2017
> From: "Mike Besemer" <mwbesemer@...>
> To: 070Club@groups.io
> Subject: Re: [070Club] ARRL Grid 2018
> LOTW has accepted FT8 since August.
>  
> http://qrznow.com/arrl-lotw-now-accept-ft8-mode/
>  
> 73,
>  
> Mike
> WM4B
>  
>  
>  
> From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of David Yockey
> via Groups.Io
> Sent: Friday, December 22, 2017 10:42 AM
> To: 070Club@groups.io
> Subject: Re: [070Club] ARRL Grid 2018
>  
> It is supposed to work automatically through LOTW which should work with all
> modes except FT8 which is not yet integrated into LOTW.
> Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android
>  
> On Fri, Dec 22, 2017 at 10:30 AM, Jerry N9AVY
> <n9avy@...> wrote:
> Just wondering if this year long thing will have any effect on PSK31 on will
> most of this "ARRL easter egg hunt" be on FT-8 and other modes ??? 
>  
> If any new grids show up on PSK, I'll be there, hopefully. 
>  
> Jerry  n9avy
>
>
>
>
>
>
>







Re: PSK31 SOTA activation

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

I don't see anybody down that way from Georgia, Paul. 

Why'd he choose to go so far below the accepted PSK-31 window?

I'd like to work him for sure!

He’s been helping me come up to speed on cw, and I think the way it worked was he was up there on the summit with his KX2 and he thought “Hey, maybe I can get Paul."  And then he remembered I’m still pretty slow on cw but do a lot of psk, and he thought “Heck, this radio will do psk31, let’s give it a whirl and see if it goes.”

He sent me email, and just by chance I saw it right away, jumped on the air, got him right off the bat.

I’ll suggest that next time he qsy up to the psk window where doubtless he’d find a lot of takers.

That little kx2 sure put out a nice signal.  He was kinda weak here but nice tight clean signal, flawless decode.

It’s a little strange to work someone who’s entering the characters using paddles and is not using macros!

But boy I do want one of those radios.


-p W7PFB
73, Don’t forget to smile and have fun!


Re: Dec/Jan Road Trip

Matthew King - AK4MK <kk4cps@...>
 

Dick, et al... keep your eyes out for the new policy details that will allow you to get credit for the grids that you work FROM along your trip as well!

73

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


On Fri, Dec 22, 2017 at 1:52 PM, Richard Rohrer <kc3ef1@...> wrote:

HI Barry,

 

I will try to post on the reflector either the night before or morning of with approx. time I think we will be in the grid.  Will be on 20 while moble.

 

I am surprised that there is much activity from EL28 since it seems rather empty.  We were there last year and there is not much civilization around.  Well the main reason is for bird watching, but it seems like a neat grid to activate.

 

73

Dick

KC3EF

 

From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Barry 1470 via Groups.Io
Sent: Friday, December 22, 2017 12:35 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Dec/Jan Road Trip

 

Dick
I will be looking for following:
DM74 on 12/28
DM85 on 12/28
Can you give me approx time to watch for you?
Merrry Xmas and safe travels
Barry
VB7150

On Thu, Dec 21, 2017 at 02:36 pm, Richard Rohrer wrote:

Hi All,
Will be on the road again for an extended trip out West.  Should be in DM74 and DM85 on 12/28 on they way out.  Dm23 on 1/9/18 and EL28 from 1/12/18 to 1/18/18.  I know Steve and Jerry are looking for these grids if anyone else it let me know and I will try to work you.  Will generally be on 20 when moving and 20/40 when stopped for the night.  Will be using KC3EF/M as last time. We are heading out on 12/25 going thru FL, AL, MS, LA and TX on I10.  Then going up on US69 and US82 to Amarillo, TX.  Then I40 to Gallup, NM and Kingman, AZ.  Then US93 to Las Vegas.  

On the return we are heading down CA to Salton Sea and then back South across AZ, NM, to TX.  

Will probably give a call when we enter a new grid.  

73
Dick
KC3EF



Re: W1IPS - Ral - Completes 366!

Matthew King - AK4MK <kk4cps@...>
 

Hiya, Padre - the "2017 Christmas Run" is 0000-2359UTC 25 December 2017. Work 25 PSK-31 contacts for the sticker. The contact do not have to be with an 070 member.

We'll keep an eye on ya for the 24th-26th.... we're all rooting for you to wrap it up!!!

73

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


On Fri, Dec 22, 2017 at 6:01 PM, bowerjohn41 <poppajohnbower@...> wrote:
Rick can you remind me of the Christmas run details please.
I’m looking to finish 356/6 Dec 24, 25, 26.
Have a blessed Christmas.
John KE4JB

On Fri, Dec 22, 2017 at 1:41 PM Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:
On Fri, Dec 22, 2017 at 09:25 am, Barry 1470 wrote:
Rick
Curious how many times you have completed 366 for others.
Merry Xmas all
Barry
Don't have any idea Barry.  But I sure would like to help a lot more in 2018.  By the way, I hear North Van may have a white Christmas!  Stay warm and safe.  Merry Christmas from 80 degree Florida!

Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602



Re: ARRL Grid 2018

Matthew King - AK4MK <kk4cps@...>
 

Well put, Brian!

FT-8 has its place, but it's not "conversational" by definition and protocol, and conversation is why I got into ham radio in 2011. PSK-31 is the perfect blend of speed and conversation in my book.

Keep up the good PSK-31 work, y'all!

73

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




On Fri, Dec 22, 2017 at 6:06 PM, B C <k9wis@...> wrote:
Its sort of like going to the bar just to see how many different kinds of beer you can drink and not taking the time to talk to any body...hi hi...I prefer to sit and chew the rag with old and new friends. ( preferably on a home built radio)
Brian K9WIS

---- Mike Besemer <mwbesemer@...> wrote:
> Same here, but it ain’t the ham radio I grew up with and love.
>
> Mike
> WM4B
>
> From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of brian
> whoeler
> Sent: Friday, December 22, 2017 12:16 PM
> To: 070Club@groups.io
> Subject: Re: [070Club] ARRL Grid 2018
>
> I’m working 17M all morning
> So far have 15 new states on this mode
> 37 new grids on FT8
> 10 new countries
>
> FT8 great way to work dx on low power
>
> ========================
>          de N2MLP Brian
>        Monroe County PA
>
>
>
> ========================
>
>
> From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Ray Clements
> Sent: Friday, December 22, 2017 12:08 PM
> To: 070Club@groups.io
> Subject: Re: [070Club] ARRL Grid 2018
>
> I have always used PSK Reporter.info maps to track band/mode activity.
>
> Currently (4:46 UTC), they are showing 70 PSK31 signals being heard by
> monitoring stations on all bands in the past 15 minutes, with almost half of
> those signals on 20 meters. There is some DX traffic between the US and
> Canada and various parts of Europe. so that is promising.
>
> However, in contrast, there are 2437 signals using FT8 in that same 15 min
> period involving stations in North America, South America, the Carribean,
> Europe, Asia (including Japan), South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
> Although the largest number of signals are on 20 meters, there are some on
> every band from 160 meters up to 6 meters
>
> I have not tried FT8, but I have got to admit that with poor band conditions
> during weak solar cycles, modes like FT8 and JT9/JT65 might be the best
> option for making contacts, especially if you are looking for DX. As a
> proponent of PSK, and PSK31 in particular, that is not an easy admission for
> me to make.
>
> Ray N9RWC
>
>
> ------ Original Message ------
> Received: 10:09 AM CST, 12/22/2017
> From: "Mike Besemer" <mwbesemer@...>
> To: 070Club@groups.io
> Subject: Re: [070Club] ARRL Grid 2018
> LOTW has accepted FT8 since August.
>  
> http://qrznow.com/arrl-lotw-now-accept-ft8-mode/
>  
> 73,
>  
> Mike
> WM4B
>  
>  
>  
> From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of David Yockey
> via Groups.Io
> Sent: Friday, December 22, 2017 10:42 AM
> To: 070Club@groups.io
> Subject: Re: [070Club] ARRL Grid 2018
>  
> It is supposed to work automatically through LOTW which should work with all
> modes except FT8 which is not yet integrated into LOTW.
> Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android
>  
> On Fri, Dec 22, 2017 at 10:30 AM, Jerry N9AVY
> <n9avy@...> wrote:
> Just wondering if this year long thing will have any effect on PSK31 on will
> most of this "ARRL easter egg hunt" be on FT-8 and other modes ??? 
>  
> If any new grids show up on PSK, I'll be there, hopefully. 
>  
> Jerry  n9avy
>
>
>
>
>
>
>






Re: ALASKA !!

Alan Sorum WL7CG
 

Kind of like Rhode Island from here :) Have a good new year.

On 12/22/17 2:08 PM, B C wrote:
Oh my ... they do exist..I always though Alaska was a mythical place..
Brian K9WIS

---- Alan Sorum <asorum@cvinternet.net> wrote:
All,

The brewpub sounds good. Merry Christmas.

Alan WL7CG


On 12/22/17 1:33 PM, Mike Besemer wrote:
Dinner at the brewpub with the family!  Drat!

Mike
WM4B
On Dec 22, 2017 5:24 PM, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@sbcglobal.net> wrote:

WL7CG is on 20m at 2224 UTC



Re: ALASKA !!

B C <k9wis@...>
 

Oh my ... they do exist..I always though Alaska was a mythical place..
Brian K9WIS

---- Alan Sorum <asorum@cvinternet.net> wrote:

All,

The brewpub sounds good. Merry Christmas.

Alan WL7CG


On 12/22/17 1:33 PM, Mike Besemer wrote:
Dinner at the brewpub with the family!  Drat!

Mike
WM4B
On Dec 22, 2017 5:24 PM, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@sbcglobal.net> wrote:

WL7CG is on 20m at 2224 UTC


Re: ARRL Grid 2018

B C <k9wis@...>
 

Its sort of like going to the bar just to see how many different kinds of beer you can drink and not taking the time to talk to any body...hi hi...I prefer to sit and chew the rag with old and new friends. ( preferably on a home built radio)
Brian K9WIS

---- Mike Besemer <mwbesemer@cox.net> wrote:

Same here, but it ain’t the ham radio I grew up with and love.

Mike
WM4B

From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of brian
whoeler
Sent: Friday, December 22, 2017 12:16 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] ARRL Grid 2018

I’m working 17M all morning
So far have 15 new states on this mode
37 new grids on FT8
10 new countries

FT8 great way to work dx on low power

========================
         de N2MLP Brian
       Monroe County PA



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


From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Ray Clements
Sent: Friday, December 22, 2017 12:08 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] ARRL Grid 2018

I have always used PSK Reporter.info maps to track band/mode activity.

Currently (4:46 UTC), they are showing 70 PSK31 signals being heard by
monitoring stations on all bands in the past 15 minutes, with almost half of
those signals on 20 meters. There is some DX traffic between the US and
Canada and various parts of Europe. so that is promising.

However, in contrast, there are 2437 signals using FT8 in that same 15 min
period involving stations in North America, South America, the Carribean,
Europe, Asia (including Japan), South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
Although the largest number of signals are on 20 meters, there are some on
every band from 160 meters up to 6 meters

I have not tried FT8, but I have got to admit that with poor band conditions
during weak solar cycles, modes like FT8 and JT9/JT65 might be the best
option for making contacts, especially if you are looking for DX. As a
proponent of PSK, and PSK31 in particular, that is not an easy admission for
me to make.

Ray N9RWC


------ Original Message ------
Received: 10:09 AM CST, 12/22/2017
From: "Mike Besemer" <mwbesemer@cox.net>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] ARRL Grid 2018
LOTW has accepted FT8 since August.
 
http://qrznow.com/arrl-lotw-now-accept-ft8-mode/
 
73,
 
Mike
WM4B
 
 
 
From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of David Yockey
via Groups.Io
Sent: Friday, December 22, 2017 10:42 AM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] ARRL Grid 2018
 
It is supposed to work automatically through LOTW which should work with all
modes except FT8 which is not yet integrated into LOTW.
Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android
 
On Fri, Dec 22, 2017 at 10:30 AM, Jerry N9AVY
<n9avy@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
Just wondering if this year long thing will have any effect on PSK31 on will
most of this "ARRL easter egg hunt" be on FT-8 and other modes ??? 
 
If any new grids show up on PSK, I'll be there, hopefully. 
 
Jerry  n9avy







Re: W1IPS - Ral - Completes 366!

bowerjohn41 <poppajohnbower@...>
 

Rick can you remind me of the Christmas run details please.
I’m looking to finish 356/6 Dec 24, 25, 26.
Have a blessed Christmas.
John KE4JB


On Fri, Dec 22, 2017 at 1:41 PM Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:
On Fri, Dec 22, 2017 at 09:25 am, Barry 1470 wrote:
Rick
Curious how many times you have completed 366 for others.
Merry Xmas all
Barry
Don't have any idea Barry.  But I sure would like to help a lot more in 2018.  By the way, I hear North Van may have a white Christmas!  Stay warm and safe.  Merry Christmas from 80 degree Florida!

Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: ALASKA !!

Alan Sorum WL7CG
 

All,

The brewpub sounds good. Merry Christmas.

Alan WL7CG


On 12/22/17 1:33 PM, Mike Besemer wrote:
Dinner at the brewpub with the family!  Drat!

Mike
WM4B
On Dec 22, 2017 5:24 PM, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:
WL7CG is on 20m at 2224 UTC


Re: PSK31 SOTA activation

Matthew King - AK4MK <kk4cps@...>
 

I don't see anybody down that way from Georgia, Paul. 

Why'd he choose to go so far below the accepted PSK-31 window?

I'd like to work him for sure!

73

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


On Fri, Dec 22, 2017 at 5:17 PM, Paul Butzi (W7PFB) <w7pfb@...> wrote:
My cousin K7ZOO is doing a SOTA activation in AZ.  PSK31 on 14065.0.  I got him all the way up here in NW WA State, clear as a bell.

-p W7PFB
73, Don’t forget to smile and have fun!






Re: ALASKA !!

Matthew King - AK4MK <kk4cps@...>
 

He doesn't seem to be making it to Georgia..... ~sigh~


73

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


On Fri, Dec 22, 2017 at 5:33 PM, Mike Besemer <mwbesemer@...> wrote:
Dinner at the brewpub with the family!  Drat!

Mike
WM4B
On Dec 22, 2017 5:24 PM, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:
WL7CG is on 20m at 2224 UTC



Re: ALASKA !!

Mike Besemer <mwbesemer@...>
 

Dinner at the brewpub with the family!  Drat!

Mike
WM4B

On Dec 22, 2017 5:24 PM, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:
WL7CG is on 20m at 2224 UTC


ALASKA !!

Jerry N9AVY
 

WL7CG is on 20m  at  2224 UTC 


PSK31 SOTA activation

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

My cousin K7ZOO is doing a SOTA activation in AZ. PSK31 on 14065.0. I got him all the way up here in NW WA State, clear as a bell.

-p W7PFB
73, Don’t forget to smile and have fun!


ACLog

N9JCA Chris Matthews <n9jca.chris@...>
 

Attention ACLog Users

Does anyone happen to have an install file for ACLog

they can send me BEFORE Scott re wrote and

made it .NET Compliant What I'm looking for is ACLog 4 or 5

I do have Drop Box Install so the transfer might work this way

I am running LINUX and ACLog3.4 is ok BUT

I would like to have the "other" things that ACLog can do

i.e. Duplicate Checker and Removal

Merry Xmas Happy New Year

N9JCA Chris PODXS # 797

-- 
" I am always doing that which I CANNOT do;
in order that I may LEARN how to do it "


Re: ARRL Grid 2018

Mike Besemer <mwbesemer@...>
 

Amen, Charles!

73,

Mike
WM4B

From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Charles Odom
Sent: Friday, December 22, 2017 4:18 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] ARRL Grid 2018

It's disheartening for old school people like me to see the rudeness and no respect for the rules. I was brought up to respect authority.
73,
KI4VMK
# 2542
On Dec 22, 2017, at 3:05 PM, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
Told one op after I had been running a frequency during a contest that I, in fact, did own the frequency because he sold it to me ! He shut up and went away.

Although no one "owns" a frequency, it's common courtesy to leave someone alone if he is calling CQ or running stations on that frequency. Had a "person" start calling CQ on the frequency I was using and I had been watching that frequency for about 10 minutes before calling. As sson as I sent the "K", he started caling CQ; so I just moved up. Heard him earlier on 14070 calling CQ and I was up around 14072... looks like he was on a fishing expedition.

Jerry n9avy



________________________________________
From: Brian Whoeler <n2mlp@verizon.net>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Friday, December 22, 2017 2:52 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] ARRL Grid 2018

Jerry I need to agree,
You can sit back and watch the stations running a few thousand watts to talk a few miles away
That think they own a freq because they use it every night

And it goes on every night



========================
de N2MLP Brian
Monroe County PA



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


From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Jerry N9AVY
Sent: Friday, December 22, 2017 3:46 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] ARRL Grid 2018

Brian:

Please don't take this the wrong way, but I have to say there are many digital hams out there who apparently did not read the rules (Part 97). I hear violations almost every time I'm on the air. I'm talking about U.S. hams and not DX. The rules on ID'ing are violated the most. Thank goodness they don't exceed the 10 minute rule, I've heard some on SSB do a 20 minute monologue.

When I first joined PODXS, I didn't know all the rules, but I learned as I went along and I suspect others did as well.

This is a hobby , something we do for enjoyment. After several years as an ARRL Official Observer I've exited ARRL and just about every other volunteer job because I just want to enjoy the hobby.

Jerry N9AVY

________________________________________
From: Brian Whoeler <n2mlp@verizon.net>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Friday, December 22, 2017 2:31 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] ARRL Grid 2018

True but you should read the rules before Joining not after

Had to know rules before getting licensed to operate , Don’t we??


========================
de N2MLP Brian
Monroe County PA



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


-----Original Message-----
From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike Besemer
Sent: Friday, December 22, 2017 3:25 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] ARRL Grid 2018

It’s a hobby… I think a little Elmering is appropriate. All of us had to learn at one point or another.

Well done, Jerry!

Mike
WM4B

From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Whoeler
Sent: Friday, December 22, 2017 3:17 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] ARRL Grid 2018

Jerry if they don’t know rules, They shouldn’t be member of the fine club

========================
de N2MLP Brian
Monroe County PA



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


From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Jerry N9AVY
Sent: Friday, December 22, 2017 3:00 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] ARRL Grid 2018

Just thought I'd mention that in case newer members didn't read rules...

Jerry n9avy

________________________________________
From: Brian Whoeler <n2mlp@verizon.net>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Friday, December 22, 2017 1:48 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] ARRL Grid 2018

No but does count for ARRL awards

Plus it’s not PSK why should it?


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de N2MLP Brian
Monroe County PA





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From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Jerry N9AVY
Sent: Friday, December 22, 2017 12:27 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] ARRL Grid 2018

Okay, but FT-8 doesn't qualify for any PODXS endorsements ... heh-heh !

Jerry N9AVY

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From: brian whoeler <n2mlp@verizon.net>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Friday, December 22, 2017 11:15 AM
Subject: Re: [070Club] ARRL Grid 2018

I’m working 17M all morning
So far have 15 new states on this mode
37 new grids on FT8
10 new countries

FT8 great way to work dx on low power

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de N2MLP Brian
Monroe County PA



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From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Ray Clements
Sent: Friday, December 22, 2017 12:08 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] ARRL Grid 2018

I have always used PSK Reporter.info maps to track band/mode activity.

Currently (4:46 UTC), they are showing 70 PSK31 signals being heard by monitoring stations on all bands in the past 15 minutes, with almost half of those signals on 20 meters. There is some DX traffic between the US and Canada and various parts of Europe. so that is promising.

However, in contrast, there are 2437 signals using FT8 in that same 15 min period involving stations in North America, South America, the Carribean, Europe, Asia (including Japan), South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Although the largest number of signals are on 20 meters, there are some on every band from 160 meters up to 6 meters

I have not tried FT8, but I have got to admit that with poor band conditions during weak solar cycles, modes like FT8 and JT9/JT65 might be the best option for making contacts, especially if you are looking for DX. As a proponent of PSK, and PSK31 in particular, that is not an easy admission for me to make.

Ray N9RWC
------ Original Message ------
Received: 10:09 AM CST, 12/22/2017
From: "Mike Besemer" <mwbesemer@cox.net>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] ARRL Grid 2018
LOTW has accepted FT8 since August.

http://qrznow.com/arrl-lotw-now-accept-ft8-mode/

73,

Mike
WM4B



From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of David Yockey via Groups.Io
Sent: Friday, December 22, 2017 10:42 AM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] ARRL Grid 2018

It is supposed to work automatically through LOTW which should work with all modes except FT8 which is not yet integrated into LOTW.
Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android

On Fri, Dec 22, 2017 at 10:30 AM, Jerry N9AVY
<n9avy@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
Just wondering if this year long thing will have any effect on PSK31 on will most of this "ARRL easter egg hunt" be on FT-8 and other modes ???

If any new grids show up on PSK, I'll be there, hopefully.

Jerry n9avy


Re: ARRL Grid 2018

Mike Besemer <mwbesemer@...>
 

I don't disagree, but at my age I don’t remember everything I read 100% of the time.

As for you 2nd statement, I could make some arguments against it, but in theory you're correct.

Nonetheless, Elmering is (or at least should be) a big part of this hobby. And I contend that if a person isn't willing to Elmer, they don't belong in the hobby. (Not pointing the finger at anyone - just making a general statement.)

73,

Mike
WM4B

-----Original Message-----
From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Whoeler
Sent: Friday, December 22, 2017 3:31 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] ARRL Grid 2018

True but you should read the rules before Joining not after

Had to know rules before getting licensed to operate , Don’t we??


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de N2MLP Brian
Monroe County PA



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-----Original Message-----
From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike Besemer
Sent: Friday, December 22, 2017 3:25 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] ARRL Grid 2018

It’s a hobby… I think a little Elmering is appropriate. All of us had to learn at one point or another.

Well done, Jerry!

Mike
WM4B

From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Whoeler
Sent: Friday, December 22, 2017 3:17 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] ARRL Grid 2018

Jerry if they don’t know rules, They shouldn’t be member of the fine club

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de N2MLP Brian
Monroe County PA



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From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Jerry N9AVY
Sent: Friday, December 22, 2017 3:00 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] ARRL Grid 2018

Just thought I'd mention that in case newer members didn't read rules...

Jerry n9avy

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From: Brian Whoeler <n2mlp@verizon.net>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Friday, December 22, 2017 1:48 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] ARRL Grid 2018

No but does count for ARRL awards

Plus it’s not PSK why should it?


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de N2MLP Brian
Monroe County PA





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From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Jerry N9AVY
Sent: Friday, December 22, 2017 12:27 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] ARRL Grid 2018

Okay, but FT-8 doesn't qualify for any PODXS endorsements ... heh-heh !

Jerry N9AVY

________________________________________
From: brian whoeler <n2mlp@verizon.net>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Friday, December 22, 2017 11:15 AM
Subject: Re: [070Club] ARRL Grid 2018

I’m working 17M all morning
So far have 15 new states on this mode
37 new grids on FT8
10 new countries

FT8 great way to work dx on low power

========================
de N2MLP Brian
Monroe County PA



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From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Ray Clements
Sent: Friday, December 22, 2017 12:08 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] ARRL Grid 2018

I have always used PSK Reporter.info maps to track band/mode activity.

Currently (4:46 UTC), they are showing 70 PSK31 signals being heard by monitoring stations on all bands in the past 15 minutes, with almost half of those signals on 20 meters. There is some DX traffic between the US and Canada and various parts of Europe. so that is promising.

However, in contrast, there are 2437 signals using FT8 in that same 15 min period involving stations in North America, South America, the Carribean, Europe, Asia (including Japan), South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Although the largest number of signals are on 20 meters, there are some on every band from 160 meters up to 6 meters

I have not tried FT8, but I have got to admit that with poor band conditions during weak solar cycles, modes like FT8 and JT9/JT65 might be the best option for making contacts, especially if you are looking for DX. As a proponent of PSK, and PSK31 in particular, that is not an easy admission for me to make.

Ray N9RWC
------ Original Message ------
Received: 10:09 AM CST, 12/22/2017
From: "Mike Besemer" <mwbesemer@cox.net>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] ARRL Grid 2018
LOTW has accepted FT8 since August.

http://qrznow.com/arrl-lotw-now-accept-ft8-mode/

73,

Mike
WM4B



From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of David Yockey via Groups.Io
Sent: Friday, December 22, 2017 10:42 AM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] ARRL Grid 2018

It is supposed to work automatically through LOTW which should work with all modes except FT8 which is not yet integrated into LOTW.
Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android

On Fri, Dec 22, 2017 at 10:30 AM, Jerry N9AVY
<n9avy@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
Just wondering if this year long thing will have any effect on PSK31 on will most of this "ARRL easter egg hunt" be on FT-8 and other modes ???

If any new grids show up on PSK, I'll be there, hopefully.

Jerry n9avy

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