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MixW3.2

Jerry N9AVY
 

Had some time today and band was stinky so erased MixW  from the computer.  Signal were low on waterfall. Reloaded 3.2 and I see that signals appear to be stronger than an hour ago.  Thinking maybe there was some garbage in files as computer was also a bit sluggish. However still can't get 070 members files to work with it, but the icons work okay; in fact one station said he had a ?? GB computer and up came the Union Jack !  Love the icons.

 Back to work.

Jerry  n9avy



Re: Want to be a Hero?

Richard Rohrer
 

Hi Rick,

 

For my mobile work I use a IC-7100 with a LDG tuner going to a 20 mtr hamstick.  This combination has worked fairly well. I use a ASUS laptop/tablet computer connected to the radio thru a usb cable.  This is also the computer I use when at home, so I don’t have to remember to move things between computers.  Although at home I have three monitors instead of just the 10.5 inch screen on the laptop.  I have switched to using Fldigi  for my digital work and send the contacts to N3FJP’s ACL which is my main log.   This allows me to send control and audio to the radio.  Unlike my IC-7410 this unit created 2 ports instead on one.   I saw a mount on another ham’s vehicle that fit between the vehicle body and the taillight, which I purchased and mounted.  I have a cord that goes from the antenna to the roof rack to keep it straight when going 70 to 80 mph down the interstates.  I have not done much for ignition noise, which does not seem to be as much of a problem with digital. 

 

For portable, I use the same radio, but depending on how much stuff I want to take with me.  I have a Flagpole Buddy 22ft pole that I purchased to use with the RV as an antenna support.  I have used it with my Icom AH-4 remote antenna tuner with a 22 ft wire antenna, with a 24 ft ground.  With this combination I can tune any band from 40 mtrs up and it works fairly well.  I also have one of the end feed antenna baluns  which I can also use.  At the Orlando hamfest I picked up another 20 mtr hamstick and plan on making a mount so I can use both of them as a 20 mtr dipole for situations that I can’t put up a wire antenna.  I usually carry enough wire to make a dipole if I need one. 

 

I guess that sums it up from my operating. 

 

73

Dick – KC3EF

070 - 747


Re: Interesting survey

Jerry N9AVY
 

Looks like my other attachment get lifted by server. Doh !

Jerry  n9avy



From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, March 7, 2018 12:41 PM
Subject: [070Club] Interesting survey

Ran across survey conducted last year(2017)  before & during FT-8 arrival.  I puled the PSK31 part out separately because it was interesting to see PSK31 stats.

Bear in mind that only about 688 responded to this survey so it's not a good sampling, but if 070 members responded to 2018 survey perhaps we could up the data on PSK31 and it might help. The PSK31 part is the one attached as "survey.png".

Reading over the entire  survey is fun, but as I said it's not a good cross section of the ham population. However, N8RMA has a great idea going here because he doesn't have an axe to grind.

Anyhow, this is some ham-related to do while waiting on propagation....

Jerry  N9AVY













Re: Welcome

Jerry N9AVY
 

Byron , W7RIV:

There a town in NW Illinois that is named after you and has to it's distinction a nuke plant...  I was around when they were building it.  Some genius hooked up the strobe light 20,000 candela day and 200,000 at night was the original plan) and and turned night time into day time. Made the paper because people from all over the countryside had to close their shades at night ! 

Jerry  n9avy



From: W7RIV <nnegrom@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, March 7, 2018 12:28 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] Welcome

Byron! So good to meet you...all these years I've had people calling me by your name. It's good to finally put a face with the name. I now know when they call me Byron I know where to send them now!

Enjoy this is a great group.

Bryon, W7RIV

On Wed, Mar 7, 2018 at 7:46 AM, Jim K5SP <jinnis@...> wrote:
Please join me in welcoming our new PODXS070 member(s).

2603 Byron  N4TIZ

Jim, K5SP #483
Membership Director

--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director




Interesting survey

Jerry N9AVY
 

Ran across survey conducted last year(2017)  before & during FT-8 arrival.  I puled the PSK31 part out separately because it was interesting to see PSK31 stats.

Bear in mind that only about 688 responded to this survey so it's not a good sampling, but if 070 members responded to 2018 survey perhaps we could up the data on PSK31 and it might help. The PSK31 part is the one attached as "survey.png".

Reading over the entire  survey is fun, but as I said it's not a good cross section of the ham population. However, N8RMA has a great idea going here because he doesn't have an axe to grind.

Anyhow, this is some ham-related to do while waiting on propagation....

Jerry  N9AVY











Re: Welcome

W7RIV
 

Byron! So good to meet you...all these years I've had people calling me by your name. It's good to finally put a face with the name. I now know when they call me Byron I know where to send them now!

Enjoy this is a great group.

Bryon, W7RIV

On Wed, Mar 7, 2018 at 7:46 AM, Jim K5SP <jinnis@...> wrote:

Please join me in welcoming our new PODXS070 member(s).

2603 Byron  N4TIZ

Jim, K5SP #483
Membership Director


--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director



Re: Welcome

bowerjohn41 <poppajohnbower@...>
 

Welcome Byron Look forward to seeing you on the waterfall - Join the fun of the St Patrick's Day contest http://podxs070.com/o7o-club-sponsored-contests/saint-patrick-s-day-contest
John KE4 JB

On Wed, Mar 7, 2018 at 9:46 AM, Jim K5SP <jinnis@...> wrote:

Please join me in welcoming our new PODXS070 member(s).

2603 Byron  N4TIZ

Jim, K5SP #483
Membership Director


--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director



Re: Welcome

Joseph <ljl2002@...>
 

Byron,
Welcome!
Will be looking for your call on the WF.
CUL.
Joe
KA1PPV  #1482
 
 
 

On Wed, Mar 07, 2018 at 09:46 AM, Jim K5SP wrote:
 
 

Please join me in welcoming our new PODXS070 member(s).

2603 Byron  N4TIZ

Jim, K5SP #483
Membership Director


--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director


Welcome

Jim K5SP
 

Please join me in welcoming our new PODXS070 member(s).

2603 Byron  N4TIZ

Jim, K5SP #483
Membership Director


--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director


Re: US-STATE-GRIDS Endorsement

Matthew King - AK4MK <kk4cps@...>
 

Yeah, there's a few of those out there. I vaguely recall there being a few "four-fers" out in the midwest, but I can't swear to it. 

You definitely get your money's worth on those!

73

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


On Tue, Mar 6, 2018 at 1:59 PM, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:
Matt:


Check out EN46 as it looks to be 3 states with Duluth , Minnesota included.   Bam !  3 states for the price of one !
Jerry  n9avy


From: Matthew King - AK4MK <kk4cps@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, March 6, 2018 11:56 AM
Subject: Re: [070Club] US-STATE-GRIDS Endorsement

Hey, Barry - you just have to work one station in the grid. That'll give you credit for both states.

73

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


On Tue, Mar 6, 2018 at 9:23 AM, VA7GEM-1470 via Groups.Io <boat.anchor=yahoo.ca@groups.io> wrote:
I am looking for EN46 in MI and WI.
Do I need to work a stn in each state or just one in the grid
TVM
Barry





Re: US-STATE-GRIDS Endorsement

Jerry N9AVY
 

Matt:


Check out EN46 as it looks to be 3 states with Duluth , Minnesota included.   Bam !  3 states for the price of one !
Jerry  n9avy


From: Matthew King - AK4MK <kk4cps@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, March 6, 2018 11:56 AM
Subject: Re: [070Club] US-STATE-GRIDS Endorsement

Hey, Barry - you just have to work one station in the grid. That'll give you credit for both states.

73

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


On Tue, Mar 6, 2018 at 9:23 AM, VA7GEM-1470 via Groups.Io <boat.anchor@...> wrote:
I am looking for EN46 in MI and WI.
Do I need to work a stn in each state or just one in the grid
TVM
Barry




Re: US-STATE-GRIDS Endorsement

VA7GEM-1470 <boat.anchor@...>
 

On Tue, Mar 6, 2018 at 07:10 am, Jerry N9AVY wrote:
st checked and it appears that EN46 is in WI/MN... many stations look to be in Duluth.  MI  grids are also EN, but they've been tough to work from here.  Are you sure  you have right grid number/letter ???
 
Jerry   n9avy



From: VA7GEM-1470 via Groups.Io <boat.anchor@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, March 6, 2018 8:23 AM
Subject: [070Club] US-STATE-GRIDS Endorsement

I am looking for EN46 in MI and WI.
Do I need to work a stn in each state or just one in the grid
TVM
Barry


Jerry
I wud normally bow to ur knowledge of the states rather than my pitiful database.
http://hamclubs.info/070-checker/data/VA7GEM-GRID.html
shows I need EN46 in WI es MI
regards
BBarry


Re: US-STATE-GRIDS Endorsement

Matthew King - AK4MK <kk4cps@...>
 

Hey, Barry - you just have to work one station in the grid. That'll give you credit for both states.

73

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


On Tue, Mar 6, 2018 at 9:23 AM, VA7GEM-1470 via Groups.Io <boat.anchor@...> wrote:
I am looking for EN46 in MI and WI.
Do I need to work a stn in each state or just one in the grid
TVM
Barry



Re: US-STATE-GRIDS Endorsement

Jerry N9AVY
 

Barry:

Oops !!!    Missed it by a few miles.  EN46 covers 3 states.  Had to look back in my logs.

Worked W0JFM back in 2013 and he's in EN46  which credit was given for MN/WI/MI....  if he still around he's a triple play for those 3 states !

Hope you have luck finding him !

Jerry  N9AVY



From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, March 6, 2018 9:10 AM
Subject: Re: [070Club] US-STATE-GRIDS Endorsement

st checked and it appears that EN46 is in WI/MN... many stations look to be in Duluth.  MI  grids are also EN, but they've been tough to work from here.  Are you sure  you have right grid number/letter ???

Jerry   n9avy



From: VA7GEM-1470 via Groups.Io <boat.anchor@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, March 6, 2018 8:23 AM
Subject: [070Club] US-STATE-GRIDS Endorsement

I am looking for EN46 in MI and WI.
Do I need to work a stn in each state or just one in the grid
TVM
Barry





Re: US-STATE-GRIDS Endorsement

Jerry N9AVY
 

st checked and it appears that EN46 is in WI/MN... many stations look to be in Duluth.  MI  grids are also EN, but they've been tough to work from here.  Are you sure  you have right grid number/letter ???

Jerry   n9avy



From: VA7GEM-1470 via Groups.Io <boat.anchor@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, March 6, 2018 8:23 AM
Subject: [070Club] US-STATE-GRIDS Endorsement

I am looking for EN46 in MI and WI.
Do I need to work a stn in each state or just one in the grid
TVM
Barry



US-STATE-GRIDS Endorsement

VA7GEM-1470 <boat.anchor@...>
 

I am looking for EN46 in MI and WI.
Do I need to work a stn in each state or just one in the grid
TVM
Barry


Do you do Mobile or Portable?

Rick - N7WE
 

Do you operate PSK31 mobile or portable?  It doesn't have to be complex or costly to go /M or /P.  And it is tons of fun!  It can be as close as a picnic table in a nearby park or as far away as an ocean cruise!  Steve - W3HF is probably the Dean of our portable/mobile operators.  And I know there are several year-after-year dedicated APE ops out there.  Dick - KC3EF has recently done some trips with more planned.  And if memory serves, Byron - W7RIV did a couple of ops last year.  I'm sure there are many others.  

If you do, how about posting a breif description of your portable/mobile setup here to encourage others to give it a try?  Power source, rig, interface, antenna, etc. and anything else you want to add.  Share your knowledge and help someone else experience the fun of PSK31 - /M or /P.

Want to give it a try but have questions?  Post here.  There are lots of knowledgable members who will be very glad to help.

GO MOBILE - GO PORTABLE!
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Want to be a Hero?

John Kirby
 

re  tech class hams

Jerry,

Some of your statements may
require more than a rolled up newspaper

... Take the high road....
How about just a job well done and pat on the back

1 Guess who set a club psk31 QSO record Field Day 2017
2 Guess who made a two way / two meter QSO from east coast to west coast, Eastern Shore MD, Anaheim CA
3 Guess who logged an air to ground QSO

Teenager during first 6 months of her Tech-license

72 73
John
N3AAZ
070/1337/0349


Re: Want to be a Hero?

Jerry N9AVY
 

Yay Dick !!!    That would be great for us grid chasers .

Jerry  n9avy



From: Richard Rohrer <kc3ef1@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Monday, March 5, 2018 10:41 AM
Subject: Re: [070Club] Want to be a Hero?

Thanks Rick for the kind words.
 
Looks like XYL and I will be going to St. Louis in April for an event.  Will try to activate EM43 on the way back to FL.  Will probably be around sometime between the 22nd and 24th.  I will post more details when plans are finalized.  Will be doing 20mtrs. 
 
73
Dick – KC3EF



Re: Want to be a Hero?

Richard Rohrer
 

Thanks Rick for the kind words.

 

Looks like XYL and I will be going to St. Louis in April for an event.  Will try to activate EM43 on the way back to FL.  Will probably be around sometime between the 22nd and 24th.  I will post more details when plans are finalized.  Will be doing 20mtrs. 

 

73

Dick – KC3EF

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