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Congratulations "World Team"

ny2u@...
 

Greetings:

I'd like to take this opportunity to congratulate the members of "World Team" lead by their head Gaffer - Steve, W3HF, in the recent TARA PSK Rumble - "The Fall Classic." This "World Team" was composed of the following top notch operators:  W3HF - Steve; TI2/AK0A - Bill; KG6EXF - Bill; ZL3JY - Duncan and OK1VSL - Ludek. Again, on behalf of TARA and "Red Fred et el" we salute you!

This was one hell of a Rumble and the competition was outstanding! I personally believe that the changes Ernie Mills, WM2U, made to this event have proven to be an instant success. We've received many of kind words by those that participated and we thank you folks too. If I know my friend Ernie he already has plans in his mind for the next Rumble, so keep a watchful eye out for the next announcement coming real soon!

For all of you that signed up to the TARA PSK News Group during this Rumble and joined in on the spirited banter between the teams, I thank you folks. I think this was probably the most fun I've had in years, in ANY contest/sprint. Plus, I think we all got to know one another a lot better.

We're very fortunate to have had the amount of support that we received World-Wide in getting the word out. However, I think nobody worked any harder at helping us than our fine friends from the "PODXS 070 CLUB."  This organization has been right there to support us whenever they were called upon and I hope that TARA can someday return the favor. I personally think with two organizations such as TARA & PODXS 070 Club, along with their memberships they have contributed greatly to advancement of PSK ....World-Wide!


This Rumble was more than just about the "Team Challenge" and we owe a great deal of appreciation for everyone that joined us on this weekend. All of you made it the most exciting PSK Rumble to date. And we have the numbers to prove that PSK contesting is on the increase, thanks in part to ALL of you PSK'ers. Can you just imagine what the "Spring Wake-Up" will be like!

The last person I'd like to thank is Ernie Mills, WM2U. I've said on here repeatedly that this guy is a workaholic and I mean it! Ernie has contributed an enormous amount of his personal time towards his fellow PSK'ers and towards TARA's efforts of putting on a good Rumble. I think he's given 110% and he deserves "ALL" the credit for these Rumbles sponsored by TARA! Please take a few minutes and drop Ernie a quick note and let him know how you appreciate his efforts.

Thank You!
"Mr.Bill" NY2U
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Unofficial Standings:

1st Place: WORLD TEAM
SCORE: 372,652
GAFFER: Steve, W3HF

2nd Place: TARA's "070 Busters"
SCORE: 286,430
GAFFER: Karen, KB2UUC

3rd Place: TARA's "Red Fred et el"
SCORE: 253,969
GAFFER: Bill, NY2U

4th Place: The "OLD F.A.R.T.S."
SCORE: 217,672
GAFFER: Chas, K8IJ

5th Place:070 Club  "070 Alpha Team"
SCORE: 143,008
GAFFER: Jay, N3DQU

6th Place: 070 Club  "Team Bravo"
SCORE: 130,400
GAFFER: Jay, AA8QQ

7th Place: "Top Dogs"
SCORE: 105,934
GAFFER: Tom, N3XC

8th Place: "Greece PSK 31"
SCORE: 3570
GAFFER: Elias, SV1EFM


Anatolian ATA PSK31 Contest

N3DQU@...
 

Just a reminder that our friends in Turkey, the Anatolian Radio Amateurs
Association (ANARAD) are sponsoring the Anatolian PSK31 Contest to be held
next weekend, 10 November 2001. For information on the rules check out the
website at < http://www.qsl.net/ta7j/psktest/ > . The 070 Club is offering a
very nice Attaboy for operating this event. For more info on how to get the
Anatolian ATA Attaboy check out the 070 Club endorsements page at <
http://hometown.aol.com/n3dqu/podxs070.htm >...73 de Jay N3DQU.


Mysteries of the 070 Club explained!

N3DQU@...
 

Every so often we hear from an 070 Club member who wonders why he got his
certificate in the mail but not his endorsements, or visa versa. For those
relatively new to the 070 Club and those members who have often wondered but
were afraid to ask, here is a brief description of the 070 Club organization
and what happens with your applications.

The 070 Club is a PSK awards program sponsored by the Penn-Ohio DX
Society, a very small (only 4 members!) HF-oriented club located in western
Pennsylvania and more commonly known by its initials PODXS (pronounced
PO-DIX), not to be confused with the Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin, a very fine
weekly DX newsletter published by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW.

The 070 Club itself is run by two guys, both named Jay. For convenience
sake and to avoid any confusion, they will be referred to by their callsigns
KA3X and N3DQU.

KA3X is the manager of the 070 Club and holds certificate #001. He is the
Top Banana and takes care of the new members, issues 070 Club member numbers,

member certificates, Ragchewers certificates and QSO upgrade spots (e.g. 50,
100, 150, etc). KA3X's email address is < JHudak3rd@aol.com >.

N3DQU takes care of the 070 Club website and all of the information placed

therein. He also takes care of the 070 Club reflector, issues the
endorsements (e.g. Aloha, Lower 48, Hot Dog!, etc.) and often spends his off
hours thinking up new ones just to keep you guys busy! N3DQU is also the
contest manager and takes care of such things as the Three-Day Weekend (TDW),

which just took place in June and was a big success! N3DQU's email address is

< n3dqu@aol.com >.

If they are lucky, KA3X and N3DQU may see each other once a month. There
is no central database and no meetings to conduct 070 Club business. Almost
all correspondence regarding the 070 Club is passed between the two via the
internet, and each mails out the respective items that they are responsible
for to the members. For example, if a member puts in for an upgrade to the
300 QSO level and also applies for an Aloha endorsement, then the 300 spot
will be mailed out by KA3X and the Aloha endorsement will be mailed out by
N3DQU.

For best results, please send your applications and requests to the person

responsible for that particular item. If you send a QSO upgrade to N3DQU for
example, your request has to be forwarded to KA3X and may result in a delay.
By the same token, if you send an endorsement request to KA3X, then he must
forward the information to N3DQU, once again possibly resulting in a delay.

So you can see that it is quite possible to receive your upgrades,
certificates, and endorsements all at different times, even though you had
applied for them at the same time. The TARA Spring Wakeup and the TDW also
slowed throughput down quite abit this past two months, but the backlog has
been cleared up and everything is now back on track.

The 070 Club is free and open to all amateurs licensed to operate on the
HF bands. Operation of this awards program is made possible thru the support
of PODXS and contributions made by 070 Club members. Many thanks to all the
070 Members for your participation and enthusiasm! 73 de Jay N3DQU.


Bhutan

Duncan McMahon <zl3jt@...>
 

de Jungle Telegraph!
Just worked A52RN on 21.070 +2000hz....not strong but good readabilty...Good luck!


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Rumble results

Duncan McMahon <zl3jt@...>
 

de Jungle Telegraph,
All team scores not posted....Whatsa matter Bill? Can't ya count?


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MDXA PSK-31 Death Match??

N3DQU@...
 

Hmmm....these guys sound serious!! Better check it out <
http://www.geocities.com/mdxa1/deathmatch.html > ....Jay N3DQU.


Re: Rumble results

N3DQU@...
 

In a message dated 10/30/2001 9:25:03 PM Eastern Standard Time, zl3jt@... writes:


de Jungle Telegraph,
All team scores not posted....Whatsa matter Bill? Can't ya count?



   gotta get sumone to help untie his shoes first hi! 'dqu.


Geomagnetic Storms in Spring and Fall

Dave Kjellquist, WB5NHL
 

Did you know geomagnetic storms are more frequent in the spring and fall????


Check out the following web site for the story

http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2001/ast26oct_1.htm


Thanks!

N3DQU@...
 

Thanks to everyone who went up to eham.net and put in a plug for the 070
Club website! 73 de Jay N3DQU.


Re: Fw: Remote PSK Thanks

Charles Goldwater <k6ceg@...>
 

You may be right re the internet delay. However I'm using PC AnyWhere as a
trial with win98. I will let you know the results.
73 Charlie K6CEG

----- Original Message -----
From: <AA8QQJMauch@aol.com>
To: <070@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Friday, October 26, 2001 7:53 AM
Subject: Re: Fw: [070] Remote PSK Thanks


Hi All getting into this thread,

I think the majority of Charlie's delay is propagation delay on the
Internet.
The delay on my in house Ethernet is nonexistent with all else basically
the
same. We've all been subjected to the World Wide Wait. Same deal. I'd
be
willing to bet we could do this with FTP or something and do it with less
delay. Just something to think about.

73 de AA8QQ - Jay

Hope the monitor doesn't boot us for getting "Off Subject" hi.


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Re: Fw: Remote PSK Thanks

AA8QQJMauch@...
 

Hi All getting into this thread,

I think the majority of Charlie's delay is propagation delay on the Internet.
The delay on my in house Ethernet is nonexistent with all else basically the
same. We've all been subjected to the World Wide Wait. Same deal. I'd be
willing to bet we could do this with FTP or something and do it with less
delay. Just something to think about.

73 de AA8QQ - Jay

Hope the monitor doesn't boot us for getting "Off Subject" hi.


Re: Remote PSK Thanks

Charles Goldwater <k6ceg@...>
 

Steve, I made several contacts last night on 20M using PSK and the
internet.. This is how it works for me:
Both computers must have Net Meeting installed, enabled for secure
transactions and desktop sharing.
My shack computer is connected to a cable modem via @HOME.COM and has a
fixed IP address, my laptop uses a K56 modem and a dailup connection via
@ATT.NET and uses an assigned IP address.
I connect to the Internet using my laptop's connection software. My other
computer, connected to my rig is at home turned on with the desk top
showing, Power Management is selected to "always on", the monitor may be set
to time off.
Back to the laptop, after an internet connection is established, minimize
the internet browser and click on Net Meeting Icon, click call, in the space
provided type in the IP address of the computer at home, click ok.
Shortly you will be prompted for the password of the home computer,
Passwords are setup when you set up Net Meeting, Type in the password and
enter.
You will soon see your home computers desktop, click on your favorite PSK
program ---- Your in business..
There is a delay when using this system, perhaps the software could be
better. But Net Meeting is FREE
and it will be used by me for remote QSO's until better software becomes
available...
I can be anywhere on this planet and still practice my Ham radio hobby
and/or use anyone's rig that has a similar setup..
73 K6CEG Charlie
If I can do it anyone can..

----- Original Message -----
From: <spdomingue@aol.com>
To: <070@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Wednesday, October 24, 2001 7:09 PM
Subject: Re: [070] Remote PSK Thanks


Jay

Ok so now you did this do you think the same would be true to control a
PSK station thru the internet??

Steve D
N6YIH/7


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Serial Numbers etc

Duncan McMahon <zl3jt@...>
 

de Jungle Telegraph
Yes, Jay I realise that!...Good thinking!...but the next psk contest hasn't!....(the
TA one).
I am in the process of commencing a campaign to make all contests a bit more tolerable,
so that people can enjoy them, rather than moan and whinge!
There's a local QRP contest in ZL on CW 80M, 5 watts max, which requires the exchange
to be Callsign/Signal report/Serial# (3 Digits)/NZART CLUB Number for both stations
at each QSO....needless to say there are few participants!
There is a justifiable need to make Amateur Radio more enjoyable all round for everybody,
and the 'worst offenders' are contests for those that are not in them!
Look at the fun we had in the TARA on the 6th Oct...and there was somebody who put
in a log with only 5 QSOs!...good on them!!! Well done to the SV Team too in the
teams event, at least they were having fun!
We gotta have fun! Life is too short if you aren't!
73s and 88s (where applicable)



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Contest Serial

Duncan McMahon <zl3jt@...>
 

de Jungle Telegraph,
I run Digipan 1.6...Someone please advise how to set a macro up for psk contesting
with sequential serial numbers, both for TX and logging? Do I have to keep up 'paper'
log as well? Read my attacment please....73s


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Re: Remote PSK Thanks

Steve W3HF
 

Jay

Ok so now you did this do you think the same would be true to control
a PSK station thru the internet??

Steve D
N6YIH/7
Steve -

There's someone on the FT817 Yahoo Group who is publicizing
just that. Anyone on the internet can control his FT-817 using
NetMeeting, though it is restricted to receive only. His post is
attached. Note that I have not tried this, so I can't vouch for how
well it works

Steve
W3HF

Forwarded message follows:

Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2001 08:50:54 -0000
From: k7dan@yahoo.com
Subject: FT-817 Connected to the Internet!

Greetings all!

We have completed installation and testing of our Yaesu FT-817
online radio. When not traveling with me in the great outdoors, it is
available for use by anyone with an Internet connection (receive
only).

The key components in the system are Windows NetMeeting for
audio and radio control, Kingsmith Software's RATS FT-817 control
program, a Toshiba Laptop, and a fast ADSL connection.

Please accept my personal invitation to give it a try and use it
whenever you like. Your comments, feedback, or questions on the
system are welcome.

73, Dan...VR2HF/K7DAN
Hong Kong

Here's the link: http://VR2HF.tripod.com


Re: Contest Serial

AA8QQJMauch@...
 

Hey Jay,
I thought you did away with the serial number?
Jay - AA8QQ


Re: Remote PSK Thanks

AA8QQJMauch@...
 

Steve,
I've been talking to Charlie K6CEG about that. He says he has his station up
and running over the Internet. Don't have any reason to doubt him, that was
the next thing I wanted to try.

Jay - AA8QQ


Re: Remote PSK Thanks

spdomingue@...
 

Jay

Ok so now you did this do you think the same would be true to control a PSK station thru the internet??

Steve D
N6YIH/7


VP5

Steve W3HF
 

Ken K2WB has just arrived on Turks and Caicos, and is putting that
island on PSK now. Just worked him on 20m, 14071.

Last I heard he was calling CQ with no takers.

73,
Steve
W3HF


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