Date   

Another go at 160m tonight

Rick - N7WE
 

OK, a different approach to an antenna now operational.  I'll be on 1.807 near 0100 UTC calling CQ.  Prop from last night was reported as good from then until it started to fall off about 1200 UTC.  And no contest showing on WA7BNM's contest calendar. This antenna setup shows 3.1:1 SWR and tunes to 1.1:1 with my internal tuner.  It remains to be seen if it can hear and speak.  Any help greatly appreciated!
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: SK

Mike - W0TMW #2207
 

Yeah. I wonder how many of us ran down the list to see if our call signs were included!

:-D:-D

Mike - W0TMW #2207

--:-D:

"Lose not thy airspeed, lest the ground rises up and smites thee."
  -- William Kershner
http://crucis-court.com
http://www.crucis.net/1632search
On 01/29/2018 01:43 PM, B C wrote:

Im just glad to see my call didn't make the list.....thats a sticker Im not in any hurry to earn
Brian K9WIS

---- Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote: 
Just a bit of satire...  have lost many friends over the years in ham radio, 10-10, other groups and a very close personal friend who worked with me who was also a ham.  I'd rather laugh than cry.
jerry  n9avy

      From: Jim K5SP <jinnis@...>
 To: 070Club@groups.io 
 Sent: Monday, January 29, 2018 10:27 AM
 Subject: Re: [070Club] SK
   
 Sure Jerry if that is what you want.  But my request says "If you know of any member.....'  That is directed to those reading the list, and is based upon the assumption that an SK would NOT be reading the list.

 On 1/29/2018 10:08 AM, Jerry N9AVY wrote:

  So you're saying all those who are not listed, but are SK should turn themselves in ??? 

   
 
        From: Jim K5SP <jinnis@...>
 To: 070Club@groups.io 
 Sent: Monday, January 29, 2018 9:44 AM
 Subject: [070Club] SK

   The following members have been reported as SK.  If the list is not correct, please notify me asap.  Thanks to Rick, N7WE for providing the information that he obtained from QRZ.com.  

| Member
  | Call
  | Name
  | Date
  | Notes
  |
| 3
  | W3ZJ
  | Richard
  | Unknown
  | 
  |
| 42
  | KU4FP
  | Russel
  | 12/10/17
  | 
  |
| 103
  | KM5FT
  | William
  | 04/06/15
  | 
  |
| 178
  | N4UZM
  | Ed
  | 05/26/17
  | 
  |
| 196
  | KA0JDT
  | John
  | 05/27/16
  | 
  |
| 241
  | WB2YAF
  | Lee
  | 04/17/14
  | 
  |
| 416
  | WZ6P
  | Rich
  | 2007
  | Son now holds call
  |
| 596
  | W4LSC
  | Don
  | Unknown
  | 
  |
| 611
  | KA5EYH
  | Don
  | 03/15/14
  | 
  |
| 705
  | K8OUX
  | Gerald
  | 03/16/17
  | 
  |
| 799
  | W9DUD
  | Connie
  | Unknown
  | 
  |
| 894
  | AA1IK
  | Ernest
  | Unknown
  | 
  |
| 1488
  | KO3D
  | Christopher
  | Unknown
  | 
  |

 
 If you know of any member that is a SK, please notify me to update the roster.
 73,
 
 Jim K5SP
 Member Services Director

 -- 
 Jim,  K5SP #483
 Member Services Director
 

 
 
-- 
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director








Re: SK

B C <k9wis@...>
 

Im just glad to see my call didn't make the list.....thats a sticker Im not in any hurry to earn
Brian K9WIS

---- Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@sbcglobal.net> wrote:

Just a bit of satire...  have lost many friends over the years in ham radio, 10-10, other groups and a very close personal friend who worked with me who was also a ham.  I'd rather laugh than cry.
jerry  n9avy

From: Jim K5SP <jinnis@swbell.net>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Monday, January 29, 2018 10:27 AM
Subject: Re: [070Club] SK

Sure Jerry if that is what you want.  But my request says "If you know of any member.....'  That is directed to those reading the list, and is based upon the assumption that an SK would NOT be reading the list.

On 1/29/2018 10:08 AM, Jerry N9AVY wrote:

So you're saying all those who are not listed, but are SK should turn themselves in ???



From: Jim K5SP <jinnis@swbell.net>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Monday, January 29, 2018 9:44 AM
Subject: [070Club] SK

The following members have been reported as SK.  If the list is not correct, please notify me asap.  Thanks to Rick, N7WE for providing the information that he obtained from QRZ.com. 

| Member
| Call
| Name
| Date
| Notes
|
| 3
| W3ZJ
| Richard
| Unknown
|
|
| 42
| KU4FP
| Russel
| 12/10/17
|
|
| 103
| KM5FT
| William
| 04/06/15
|
|
| 178
| N4UZM
| Ed
| 05/26/17
|
|
| 196
| KA0JDT
| John
| 05/27/16
|
|
| 241
| WB2YAF
| Lee
| 04/17/14
|
|
| 416
| WZ6P
| Rich
| 2007
| Son now holds call
|
| 596
| W4LSC
| Don
| Unknown
|
|
| 611
| KA5EYH
| Don
| 03/15/14
|
|
| 705
| K8OUX
| Gerald
| 03/16/17
|
|
| 799
| W9DUD
| Connie
| Unknown
|
|
| 894
| AA1IK
| Ernest
| Unknown
|
|
| 1488
| KO3D
| Christopher
| Unknown
|
|


If you know of any member that is a SK, please notify me to update the roster.
73,

Jim K5SP
Member Services Director

--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director




--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director


N3UBI

Jim K5SP
 

If anyone has contact with N3UBI, inform them that his first submission of application for membership was approve and he has been a member since 01/16/2018, #2594.

Ask him to check his SPAM folder for messages from me concerning his membership.  The emails were directed to the email address on his application, which matches the email address on QRZ.com.

73,

Jim K5SP



--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director


Re: SK

Jerry N9AVY
 

Just a bit of satire...  have lost many friends over the years in ham radio, 10-10, other groups and a very close personal friend who worked with me who was also a ham.  I'd rather laugh than cry.
jerry  n9avy


From: Jim K5SP <jinnis@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Monday, January 29, 2018 10:27 AM
Subject: Re: [070Club] SK

Sure Jerry if that is what you want.  But my request says "If you know of any member.....'  That is directed to those reading the list, and is based upon the assumption that an SK would NOT be reading the list.

On 1/29/2018 10:08 AM, Jerry N9AVY wrote:
So you're saying all those who are not listed, but are SK should turn themselves in ???





From: Jim K5SP <jinnis@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Monday, January 29, 2018 9:44 AM
Subject: [070Club] SK

The following members have been reported as SK.  If the list is not correct, please notify me asap.  Thanks to Rick, N7WE for providing the information that he obtained from QRZ.com. 
Member
Call
Name
Date
Notes
3
W3ZJ
Richard
Unknown

42
KU4FP
Russel
12/10/17

103
KM5FT
William
04/06/15

178
N4UZM
Ed
05/26/17

196
KA0JDT
John
05/27/16

241
WB2YAF
Lee
04/17/14

416
WZ6P
Rich
2007
Son now holds call
596
W4LSC
Don
Unknown

611
KA5EYH
Don
03/15/14

705
K8OUX
Gerald
03/16/17

799
W9DUD
Connie
Unknown

894
AA1IK
Ernest
Unknown

1488
KO3D
Christopher
Unknown


If you know of any member that is a SK, please notify me to update the roster.
73,

Jim K5SP
Member Services Director

--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director




--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director



Re: SK

Jim K5SP
 

Sure Jerry if that is what you want.  But my request says "If you know of any member.....'  That is directed to those reading the list, and is based upon the assumption that an SK would NOT be reading the list.


On 1/29/2018 10:08 AM, Jerry N9AVY wrote:
So you're saying all those who are not listed, but are SK should turn themselves in ???





From: Jim K5SP <jinnis@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Monday, January 29, 2018 9:44 AM
Subject: [070Club] SK

The following members have been reported as SK.  If the list is not correct, please notify me asap.  Thanks to Rick, N7WE for providing the information that he obtained from QRZ.com. 
Member
Call
Name
Date
Notes
3
W3ZJ
Richard
Unknown

42
KU4FP
Russel
12/10/17

103
KM5FT
William
04/06/15

178
N4UZM
Ed
05/26/17

196
KA0JDT
John
05/27/16

241
WB2YAF
Lee
04/17/14

416
WZ6P
Rich
2007
Son now holds call
596
W4LSC
Don
Unknown

611
KA5EYH
Don
03/15/14

705
K8OUX
Gerald
03/16/17

799
W9DUD
Connie
Unknown

894
AA1IK
Ernest
Unknown

1488
KO3D
Christopher
Unknown


If you know of any member that is a SK, please notify me to update the roster.
73,

Jim K5SP
Member Services Director

--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director




--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director


Re: SK

Jim K5SP
 

Yes, and his record is marked as SK in 2008
--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director


Re: SK

 

Jim,

I believe that 070-001, Jay Hudak is an SK also.

Milt.

N6MG

 

 

 

 

From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Jim K5SP
Sent: Monday, January 29, 2018 7:44 AM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: [070Club] SK

 

The following members have been reported as SK.  If the list is not correct, please notify me asap.  Thanks to Rick, N7WE for providing the information that he obtained from QRZ.com. 

Member

Call

Name

Date

Notes

3

W3ZJ

Richard

Unknown

42

KU4FP

Russel

12/10/17

103

KM5FT

William

04/06/15

178

N4UZM

Ed

05/26/17

196

KA0JDT

John

05/27/16

241

WB2YAF

Lee

04/17/14

416

WZ6P

Rich

2007

Son now holds call

596

W4LSC

Don

Unknown

611

KA5EYH

Don

03/15/14

705

K8OUX

Gerald

03/16/17

799

W9DUD

Connie

Unknown

894

AA1IK

Ernest

Unknown

1488

KO3D

Christopher

Unknown


If you know of any member that is a SK, please notify me to update the roster.
73,

Jim K5SP
Member Services Director


--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director


Re: SK

Jerry N9AVY
 

So you're saying all those who are not listed, but are SK should turn themselves in ???





From: Jim K5SP <jinnis@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Monday, January 29, 2018 9:44 AM
Subject: [070Club] SK

The following members have been reported as SK.  If the list is not correct, please notify me asap.  Thanks to Rick, N7WE for providing the information that he obtained from QRZ.com. 
Member
Call
Name
Date
Notes
3
W3ZJ
Richard
Unknown

42
KU4FP
Russel
12/10/17

103
KM5FT
William
04/06/15

178
N4UZM
Ed
05/26/17

196
KA0JDT
John
05/27/16

241
WB2YAF
Lee
04/17/14

416
WZ6P
Rich
2007
Son now holds call
596
W4LSC
Don
Unknown

611
KA5EYH
Don
03/15/14

705
K8OUX
Gerald
03/16/17

799
W9DUD
Connie
Unknown

894
AA1IK
Ernest
Unknown

1488
KO3D
Christopher
Unknown


If you know of any member that is a SK, please notify me to update the roster.
73,

Jim K5SP
Member Services Director

--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director



Re: SK

Jim K5SP
 

The gremlins have attacked my keyboard, and there are a couple of errors with the membership numbers in the above list.

W3ZT is #5 not #3
W9DUD is #791 not #799
--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director


Re: SK

Brian (N2MLP)
 

Sorry number is from different club

 

From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Jim K5SP
Sent: Monday, January 29, 2018 10:44 AM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: [070Club] SK

 

The following members have been reported as SK.  If the list is not correct, please notify me asap.  Thanks to Rick, N7WE for providing the information that he obtained from QRZ.com. 

Member

Call

Name

Date

Notes

3

W3ZJ

Richard

Unknown

42

KU4FP

Russel

12/10/17

103

KM5FT

William

04/06/15

178

N4UZM

Ed

05/26/17

196

KA0JDT

John

05/27/16

241

WB2YAF

Lee

04/17/14

416

WZ6P

Rich

2007

Son now holds call

596

W4LSC

Don

Unknown

611

KA5EYH

Don

03/15/14

705

K8OUX

Gerald

03/16/17

799

W9DUD

Connie

Unknown

894

AA1IK

Ernest

Unknown

1488

KO3D

Christopher

Unknown


If you know of any member that is a SK, please notify me to update the roster.
73,

Jim K5SP
Member Services Director


--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director


Re: SK

Brian (N2MLP)
 

KE4LBQ #5334 Passed last year

 

From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Jim K5SP
Sent: Monday, January 29, 2018 10:44 AM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: [070Club] SK

 

The following members have been reported as SK.  If the list is not correct, please notify me asap.  Thanks to Rick, N7WE for providing the information that he obtained from QRZ.com. 

Member

Call

Name

Date

Notes

3

W3ZJ

Richard

Unknown

42

KU4FP

Russel

12/10/17

103

KM5FT

William

04/06/15

178

N4UZM

Ed

05/26/17

196

KA0JDT

John

05/27/16

241

WB2YAF

Lee

04/17/14

416

WZ6P

Rich

2007

Son now holds call

596

W4LSC

Don

Unknown

611

KA5EYH

Don

03/15/14

705

K8OUX

Gerald

03/16/17

799

W9DUD

Connie

Unknown

894

AA1IK

Ernest

Unknown

1488

KO3D

Christopher

Unknown


If you know of any member that is a SK, please notify me to update the roster.
73,

Jim K5SP
Member Services Director


--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director


SK

Jim K5SP
 

The following members have been reported as SK.  If the list is not correct, please notify me asap.  Thanks to Rick, N7WE for providing the information that he obtained from QRZ.com. 

Member
Call
Name
Date
Notes
3
W3ZJ
Richard
Unknown

42
KU4FP
Russel
12/10/17

103
KM5FT
William
04/06/15

178
N4UZM
Ed
05/26/17

196
KA0JDT
John
05/27/16

241
WB2YAF
Lee
04/17/14

416
WZ6P
Rich
2007
Son now holds call
596
W4LSC
Don
Unknown

611
KA5EYH
Don
03/15/14

705
K8OUX
Gerald
03/16/17

799
W9DUD
Connie
Unknown

894
AA1IK
Ernest
Unknown

1488
KO3D
Christopher
Unknown


If you know of any member that is a SK, please notify me to update the roster.
73,

Jim K5SP
Member Services Director

--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director


Re: WFD

Joseph Molon <ljl2002@...>
 

Jim,
Romeo
Echo
Alpha
Delta

Romeo
Uniform
Lima
Echo
Sierra

Charlie Uniform Lima

73
Joe  
KA1PPV  #1482


On Sun, Jan 28, 2018 at 04:35 PM, Jim K5SP wrote:

Jerry, the WFD web site had an example exchange showing phonetic exchanges. They must not have seen that the example was for SSB operation.

JIM K5SP 



Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S®6 active, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
Date: 1/28/18 1:31 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: [070Club] WFD

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

--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director


Re: Winter Field Day

Joseph Molon <ljl2002@...>
 

Paul,
Ya got a point there Paul.  I guess there is enough FD to go around.

Joe
KA1PPV  #1482


On Sun, Jan 28, 2018 at 04:07 PM, Paul Milward wrote:

Joe, 
you may freeze in CT. But the end of June ain't pleasant for outdoor OPs in either FL or AZ. Been there, done that.
Paul 
NU4C #824



Sent from my Galaxy Tab® A

-------- Original message --------
From: Joseph Molon <ljl2002@...>
Date: 1/28/18 15:11 (GMT-05:00)
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Winter Field Day

Matt,
U R right.  It was fun.  I never entered WFD before but the sheer number of hams on 40m changed my mind quick.  This year I was 1H CT because I am still putting together my mobile setup so next time I may be freezing the buttocks off up here in CT.  I really envied those hams that were in FL or AZ and outside.  I have the utmost respect for those who were outside up in the frozen north country.  Polar Bear Club for sure.

Joe
KA1PPV  #1482



On Sun, Jan 28, 2018 at 12:47 PM, Matthew King - AK4MK wrote:

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



Re: WFD

Jim K5SP
 

Jerry, the WFD web site had an example exchange showing phonetic exchanges. They must not have seen that the example was for SSB operation.

JIM K5SP 



Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S®6 active, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
Date: 1/28/18 1:31 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: [070Club] WFD

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

--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director


Re: Winter Field Day

Jim K5SP
 

Geary, what is your setup?

Worked a little 80 from here Friday eve, was unable to be on ladt night. Condx here due to qrm/qrn were not the best.

Anything I can do to help, let me know.

73
JIM K5SP 



Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S®6 active, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: Geary McDowell <ke5irk@...>
Date: 1/28/18 12:25 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Winter Field Day

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.

--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director


Re: Winter Field Day

Paul Milward <nu4c@...>
 

Joe, 
you may freeze in CT. But the end of June ain't pleasant for outdoor OPs in either FL or AZ. Been there, done that.
Paul 
NU4C #824



Sent from my Galaxy Tab® A

-------- Original message --------
From: Joseph Molon <ljl2002@...>
Date: 1/28/18 15:11 (GMT-05:00)
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Winter Field Day

Matt,
U R right.  It was fun.  I never entered WFD before but the sheer number of hams on 40m changed my mind quick.  This year I was 1H CT because I am still putting together my mobile setup so next time I may be freezing the buttocks off up here in CT.  I really envied those hams that were in FL or AZ and outside.  I have the utmost respect for those who were outside up in the frozen north country.  Polar Bear Club for sure.

Joe
KA1PPV  #1482



On Sun, Jan 28, 2018 at 12:47 PM, Matthew King - AK4MK wrote:

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



Re: WFD

Jerry N9AVY
 

Joe:

It dropped like a Maxwell Smart "Cone of Silence"  !



From: Joseph Molon <ljl2002@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Sunday, January 28, 2018 2:22 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] WFD

Jerry,
I forgot to look up the end time but I figured that I would be able to tell.  At 19:00 the 40m band totally died.  TOTALLY. That was definitely a hint to go get something to eat. lol

Joe
KA1PPV  #1482


On Sun, Jan 28, 2018 at 02:31 PM, Jerry N9AVY wrote:

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: WFD

Joseph Molon <ljl2002@...>
 

Jerry,
I forgot to look up the end time but I figured that I would be able to tell.  At 19:00 the 40m band totally died.  TOTALLY. That was definitely a hint to go get something to eat. lol

Joe
KA1PPV  #1482


On Sun, Jan 28, 2018 at 02:31 PM, Jerry N9AVY wrote:

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

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