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WFD

Jerry N9AVY
 

One thing I noticed while working WFD....  many stations were send their exchange phonetically.  It's a waste of time on PSK and certainly inefficient.  Kind of a "newbie" thing, I guess. Slows down the number of contacts per hour (rate).

The other thing I noticed is at 1900 UTC when contest stopped it got really quiet.. literally could hear a pin drop on 20m , hi !

Jerry  n9avy


Re: Test

Matthew King - AK4MK <kk4cps@...>
 

All is well - hope you got it fixed!

73

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



On Sun, Jan 28, 2018 at 2:13 PM, Mike Besemer <mwbesemer@...> wrote:
Thanks, Matt.  Sorry to flood the group but Cox changed their server settings without telling anyone and suddenly I couldn’t send email.  Then I couldn’t send to groups.io or Yahoo.  I think I got it fixed now.

Mike
WM4B

From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Matthew King - AK4MK
Sent: Sunday, January 28, 2018 2:11 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Test

Mike - your test messages are coming through OK on this end.

73

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


On Sun, Jan 28, 2018 at 2:10 PM, Mike Besemer <mwbesemer@...> wrote:
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Re: Test

Mike Besemer <mwbesemer@...>
 

Thanks, Matt. Sorry to flood the group but Cox changed their server settings without telling anyone and suddenly I couldn’t send email. Then I couldn’t send to groups.io or Yahoo. I think I got it fixed now.

Mike
WM4B

From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Matthew King - AK4MK
Sent: Sunday, January 28, 2018 2:11 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Test

Mike - your test messages are coming through OK on this end.

73

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


On Sun, Jan 28, 2018 at 2:10 PM, Mike Besemer <mwbesemer@cox.net> wrote:
Test


Re: Test

Matthew King - AK4MK <kk4cps@...>
 

Mike - your test messages are coming through OK on this end.

73

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


On Sun, Jan 28, 2018 at 2:10 PM, Mike Besemer <mwbesemer@...> wrote:
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Test

Mike Besemer <mwbesemer@...>
 

Test


Test

Mike Besemer <mwbesemer@...>
 

Test


Re: Winter Field Day

Randy True
 

I'm usually up around 6am and I start on 160 and move up as the morning goes and  get little on n160 or 80.

I don't know. I's nice and quiet and the stations that do turn up are easy to work.


Randy W4RTT




From: 070Club@groups.io <070Club@groups.io> on behalf of Matthew King - AK4MK <kk4cps@...>
Sent: Sunday, January 28, 2018 12:47 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Winter Field Day
 
Winter Field Day was a great lot of fun here for W4CVY (Columbus, GA Amateur Radio Club) this year!

We did quite a bit of PSK operation, lots of CW, lots of SSB, and even managed to get a 160m antenna up across the rifle range at the blackpowder facility we were graciously granted access to for our event.

With my whole hear, I'd recommend that y'all get your various clubs to look into it for next year. Last year it had a few hundred people involved after nearly dying out the year before, but a new group of guys have grabbed the bull by the horns and rousted up several thousand people this year. It should be larger still next year!  It was GREAT fun!

Y'all study on it - check out the facebook page for "Winter Field Day".

73

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



On Sun, Jan 28, 2018 at 12:38 PM, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:
Okay ...   so I got hooked into this event last night around 0200 UTC on 80m. I was going to stay out of it, but no other bands were open.  Haven't that much activity on 80m in a long time. Hung around until 0645 UTC and it was still going, but activity was starting to dwindle.  Heard  AK4MK and KK4HEG .

That was a lot of activity on 80m PSK  which begs the question, why isn't 80m is use more ?  This would be great if 80 was open because a lot more members could work on their 366. When I worked on mine I operated a lot of 80m.

(  On a footnote I noticed in the WFD rules that it was specifically stated "No FT-8 Allowed" !) 

Heard on 80m last night were just about all the states except for AK & HI , but I saw someone working a KL7 who may have been in AK or stateside.

Think that 070 members should explore more 80m contacts before spring arrives.  Also worked a station in PA  who wanted to work 160m , but was chased off by the contest and told him there was a group of PODXS members looking to operate 160 and he should look for them next weekend. .  Next weekend may be good for 160m, keep your fingers crossed.

That's my report from Illinois, land of taxes and the best politicians money can buy !


n9avy



Test

Mike Besemer <mwbesemer@...>
 

Test


Re: Winter Field Day

Mike Besemer <mwbesemer@...>
 

I agree... 80 has been very good for me when I can find someone there to work.


Mike

WM4B



On January 28, 2018 at 12:38 PM Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:

Okay ...   so I got hooked into this event last night around 0200 UTC on 80m. I was going to stay out of it, but no other bands were open.  Haven't that much activity on 80m in a long time. Hung around until 0645 UTC and it was still going, but activity was starting to dwindle.  Heard  AK4MK and KK4HEG .

That was a lot of activity on 80m PSK  which begs the question, why isn't 80m is use more ?  This would be great if 80 was open because a lot more members could work on their 366. When I worked on mine I operated a lot of 80m.

(  On a footnote I noticed in the WFD rules that it was specifically stated "No FT-8 Allowed" !) 

Heard on 80m last night were just about all the states except for AK & HI , but I saw someone working a KL7 who may have been in AK or stateside.

Think that 070 members should explore more 80m contacts before spring arrives.  Also worked a station in PA  who wanted to work 160m , but was chased off by the contest and told him there was a group of PODXS members looking to operate 160 and he should look for them next weekend. .  Next weekend may be good for 160m, keep your fingers crossed.

That's my report from Illinois, land of taxes and the best politicians money can buy !


n9avy


 


 


Re: Winter Field Day

Geary McDowell
 

I am not one to contest really.  I try to participate in Field Day in the summer in our 100-115 degree heat (116 was our high record a few years ago and the AC in the two EM trailers were not working), but I have been playing with this FT8 stuff.  Nice quick and dirty for contest stuff.  I do little voice due to major hearing issues.  I really like PSK so one may have a conversation if they wish or if contesting it can be quick too.  I was encouraged to participate in WFD this year and tried it.  I ended up with ONE QSO on simplex from the guy who encouraged me to try it this year. From the opening bell until about midnight I saw four stations and they faded in and out so badly I never saw one complete a full PSK QSO.  I tried to log a 4O ORG station, but Scott's software rejected it.  I have done a ton of QSOs on 80 and 30 this month, hardly had any luck in the past, all but 40 of my 750 or so QSO have been FT8.  I prefer PSK but sure seem to have a lot of trouble decoding it here.  Yet for the PSKFEST it was great.  Time to spread some PSK around on the bands.
Geary, KE5IRK

On Sun, Jan 28, 2018 at 11:38 AM, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:
Okay ...   so I got hooked into this event last night around 0200 UTC on 80m. I was going to stay out of it, but no other bands were open.  Haven't that much activity on 80m in a long time. Hung around until 0645 UTC and it was still going, but activity was starting to dwindle.  Heard  AK4MK and KK4HEG .

That was a lot of activity on 80m PSK  which begs the question, why isn't 80m is use more ?  This would be great if 80 was open because a lot more members could work on their 366. When I worked on mine I operated a lot of 80m.

(  On a footnote I noticed in the WFD rules that it was specifically stated "No FT-8 Allowed" !) 

Heard on 80m last night were just about all the states except for AK & HI , but I saw someone working a KL7 who may have been in AK or stateside.

Think that 070 members should explore more 80m contacts before spring arrives.  Also worked a station in PA  who wanted to work 160m , but was chased off by the contest and told him there was a group of PODXS members looking to operate 160 and he should look for them next weekend. .  Next weekend may be good for 160m, keep your fingers crossed.

That's my report from Illinois, land of taxes and the best politicians money can buy !


n9avy




--
When all else fails, Amateur Radio works.


Re: Winter Field Day

Matthew King - AK4MK <kk4cps@...>
 

Winter Field Day was a great lot of fun here for W4CVY (Columbus, GA Amateur Radio Club) this year!

We did quite a bit of PSK operation, lots of CW, lots of SSB, and even managed to get a 160m antenna up across the rifle range at the blackpowder facility we were graciously granted access to for our event.

With my whole hear, I'd recommend that y'all get your various clubs to look into it for next year. Last year it had a few hundred people involved after nearly dying out the year before, but a new group of guys have grabbed the bull by the horns and rousted up several thousand people this year. It should be larger still next year!  It was GREAT fun!

Y'all study on it - check out the facebook page for "Winter Field Day".

73

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



On Sun, Jan 28, 2018 at 12:38 PM, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:
Okay ...   so I got hooked into this event last night around 0200 UTC on 80m. I was going to stay out of it, but no other bands were open.  Haven't that much activity on 80m in a long time. Hung around until 0645 UTC and it was still going, but activity was starting to dwindle.  Heard  AK4MK and KK4HEG .

That was a lot of activity on 80m PSK  which begs the question, why isn't 80m is use more ?  This would be great if 80 was open because a lot more members could work on their 366. When I worked on mine I operated a lot of 80m.

(  On a footnote I noticed in the WFD rules that it was specifically stated "No FT-8 Allowed" !) 

Heard on 80m last night were just about all the states except for AK & HI , but I saw someone working a KL7 who may have been in AK or stateside.

Think that 070 members should explore more 80m contacts before spring arrives.  Also worked a station in PA  who wanted to work 160m , but was chased off by the contest and told him there was a group of PODXS members looking to operate 160 and he should look for them next weekend. .  Next weekend may be good for 160m, keep your fingers crossed.

That's my report from Illinois, land of taxes and the best politicians money can buy !


n9avy



Winter Field Day

Jerry N9AVY
 

Okay ...   so I got hooked into this event last night around 0200 UTC on 80m. I was going to stay out of it, but no other bands were open.  Haven't that much activity on 80m in a long time. Hung around until 0645 UTC and it was still going, but activity was starting to dwindle.  Heard  AK4MK and KK4HEG .

That was a lot of activity on 80m PSK  which begs the question, why isn't 80m is use more ?  This would be great if 80 was open because a lot more members could work on their 366. When I worked on mine I operated a lot of 80m.

(  On a footnote I noticed in the WFD rules that it was specifically stated "No FT-8 Allowed" !) 

Heard on 80m last night were just about all the states except for AK & HI , but I saw someone working a KL7 who may have been in AK or stateside.

Think that 070 members should explore more 80m contacts before spring arrives.  Also worked a station in PA  who wanted to work 160m , but was chased off by the contest and told him there was a group of PODXS members looking to operate 160 and he should look for them next weekend. .  Next weekend may be good for 160m, keep your fingers crossed.

That's my report from Illinois, land of taxes and the best politicians money can buy !


n9avy


Re: Pass on 160m tonight

Rick - N7WE
 

Roger that!  You pick this time.

Rick - N7WE


On 1/27/2018 20:22, bowerjohn41 wrote:
Maybe we could choose another weekend when there is no scheduled contest.
John KE4JB

On Sat, Jan 27, 2018 at 8:08 PM Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:
I had a look at 160, both 1.807 and 1.838 and the CW from the contest is pretty dense.  Even though prop looks pretty good, I'm going to pass on 160 attempts tonight.  Just too much QRM.  Some of those guys have to be running a full ton and a half.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: 80M

Randy True
 

AH, winter field day.


Randy W4RTT




From: 070Club@groups.io <070Club@groups.io> on behalf of Randy True <w4rttrandy@...>
Sent: Saturday, January 27, 2018 8:26 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] 80M
 

There is a contest on 80. Who or what?


Randy W4RTT




From: 070Club@groups.io <070Club@groups.io> on behalf of Randy True <w4rttrandy@...>
Sent: Saturday, January 27, 2018 8:20 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: [070Club] 80M
 

Man, 80 is hopping tonight.



Randy W4RTT


Re: 80M

Randy True
 

There is a contest on 80. Who or what?


Randy W4RTT




From: 070Club@groups.io <070Club@groups.io> on behalf of Randy True <w4rttrandy@...>
Sent: Saturday, January 27, 2018 8:20 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: [070Club] 80M
 

Man, 80 is hopping tonight.



Randy W4RTT


Re: Pass on 160m tonight

bowerjohn41 <poppajohnbower@...>
 

Maybe we could choose another weekend when there is no scheduled contest.
John KE4JB


On Sat, Jan 27, 2018 at 8:08 PM Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:
I had a look at 160, both 1.807 and 1.838 and the CW from the contest is pretty dense.  Even though prop looks pretty good, I'm going to pass on 160 attempts tonight.  Just too much QRM.  Some of those guys have to be running a full ton and a half.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


80M

Randy True
 

Man, 80 is hopping tonight.



Randy W4RTT


Pass on 160m tonight

Rick - N7WE
 

I had a look at 160, both 1.807 and 1.838 and the CW from the contest is pretty dense.  Even though prop looks pretty good, I'm going to pass on 160 attempts tonight.  Just too much QRM.  Some of those guys have to be running a full ton and a half.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


WFD & Grids

Jerry N9AVY
 

Just picked up a new grid thanks to Winter FD .   Guess these contests serve a purpose.


n9avy

Virus-free. www.avg.com


Re: Need a contact for 366

B C <k9wis@...>
 

what did his QSL card look like??

Brian K9WIS

---- Joseph Molon <ljl2002@optimum.net> wrote:

Jeff,
 
Back in 2008 I had a QSO with Robert W4ASS.  He picked the call for a
reason.  He knew that there were those of us that just had to make a Q
with him because of it.  It worked for me.
He had a great sense of humor.
 
Joe
KA1PPV  #1482

 
 
 
On Fri, Jan 26, 2018 at 10:12 PM, JEFF WALSH wrote:
 
 


 
Might be a vanity call sign ........hi hi
 

JEFF WALSH
W3WMU
#1673
BUBBAWOOD
WORLDWIDE HEADQUARTERS
STURGIS, MS.






On Friday, January 26, 2018 9:08 PM, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@sbcglobal.net>
wrote:



I would soooo change that call if it were mine !

n9avy




From: Mike Besemer <mwbesemer@cox.net>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Friday, January 26, 2018 9:05 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] Need a contact for 366




Got CM2ASS at 1000 hz right after my email went out.  Safe for another
day!


Mike
WM4B

On Jan 26, 2018 9:46 PM, Mike Besemer <mwbesemer@cox.net> wrote:

40 meters... 1000 hz.  0247 hrs.


73,


Mike
WM4B























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