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Re: It pays to double check Eqsl

Rick - N7WE
 

Jerry-
I remember those solicitations from card printers.  Think they started arriving about 2 weeks after the license and the address had my call on it!  In fact, if memory serves, one of them included 10 "sample cards" all printed up with my call and info!  I think I ordered my 100 from them.  Sure wish I had saved one of those original cards.  
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: It pays to double check Eqsl

Jerry N9AVY
 

Plain old hard cards are going the way of the dinosaur because it's an inconvenience when you can click on electronic log to QSL  or have the log QSL every bloomin' contact automatically . This seems to be a trend with the newer crop of operators.

Having electronic logs is a convenience and if anyone else has writing like mine it's a necessity !  Running a contest with a paper log is a nightmare...been there, done that. When electronic logs came about they were great. Also came the additional convenience of being able to print out labels for contacts so all one had to do was stick labels on QSLs and send the out. Postage is a problem with all the postal increases and bureaus are almost as expensive; so many choose LoTW and/or Eqsl... it's a cheap alternative. 

Also many QSL card printers have gone out of business.  Remember the first thing new hams did "way back when" was to order 100  QSLs ... those were the days when after your actual license came in the mail (no internet then !) that within a couple weeks you'd be getting mail from QSL printers !

That pretty much stopped with the advent of the internet. Lots of things that used to be disappeared with the internet , it was a mixed blessing.







From: Irv [K3IRV] McWherter <irv47mc@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Monday, March 12, 2018 8:17 AM
Subject: Re: [070Club] It pays to double check Eqsl

Yet another substantiated reason for simple old paper QSL's and LOTW, because there are so many people who will not do paper QSLs. 

Irv - N3IRV

On Mon, Mar 12, 2018 at 9:08 AM, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:
Yup,  famous words, "I think I worked him "

Jerry  n9avy



From: Joseph <ljl2002@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Monday, March 12, 2018 8:04 AM
Subject: Re: [070Club] It pays to double check Eqsl

I've seen a few of those.  I was operating at the time but no record of the Eqsl contact.  Someone probably saw the Q and decided to make it their own.
 
Joe
KA1PPV #1482
 
 
 
On Mon, Mar 12, 2018 at 08:03 AM, Jerry N9AVY wrote:
 
 
Ran through Eqsl and noticed a suspicious QSL from an EA5 on PSK31 from 1983.  Checked against log and there was no sign of that EA5.  Didn't get on PSK31 until 2000, so I rejected it.  Either it was an honest mistake or someone was trying to pull a fast one.  Waiting to see if he comes up with a beter QSL .

Jerry  n9avy






Re: It pays to double check Eqsl

Irv [K3IRV] McWherter
 

Yet another substantiated reason for simple old paper QSL's and LOTW, because there are so many people who will not do paper QSLs. 

Irv - N3IRV

On Mon, Mar 12, 2018 at 9:08 AM, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:
Yup,  famous words, "I think I worked him "

Jerry  n9avy



From: Joseph <ljl2002@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Monday, March 12, 2018 8:04 AM
Subject: Re: [070Club] It pays to double check Eqsl

I've seen a few of those.  I was operating at the time but no record of the Eqsl contact.  Someone probably saw the Q and decided to make it their own.
 
Joe
KA1PPV #1482
 
 
 
On Mon, Mar 12, 2018 at 08:03 AM, Jerry N9AVY wrote:
 
 
Ran through Eqsl and noticed a suspicious QSL from an EA5 on PSK31 from 1983.  Checked against log and there was no sign of that EA5.  Didn't get on PSK31 until 2000, so I rejected it.  Either it was an honest mistake or someone was trying to pull a fast one.  Waiting to see if he comes up with a beter QSL .

Jerry  n9avy




Re: It pays to double check Eqsl

Jerry N9AVY
 

Yup,  famous words, "I think I worked him "

Jerry  n9avy



From: Joseph <ljl2002@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Monday, March 12, 2018 8:04 AM
Subject: Re: [070Club] It pays to double check Eqsl

I've seen a few of those.  I was operating at the time but no record of the Eqsl contact.  Someone probably saw the Q and decided to make it their own.
 
Joe
KA1PPV #1482
 
 
 
On Mon, Mar 12, 2018 at 08:03 AM, Jerry N9AVY wrote:
 
 
Ran through Eqsl and noticed a suspicious QSL from an EA5 on PSK31 from 1983.  Checked against log and there was no sign of that EA5.  Didn't get on PSK31 until 2000, so I rejected it.  Either it was an honest mistake or someone was trying to pull a fast one.  Waiting to see if he comes up with a beter QSL .

Jerry  n9avy



Re: It pays to double check Eqsl

Joseph <ljl2002@...>
 

I've seen a few of those.  I was operating at the time but no record of the Eqsl contact.  Someone probably saw the Q and decided to make it their own.
 
Joe
KA1PPV #1482
 
 
 

On Mon, Mar 12, 2018 at 08:03 AM, Jerry N9AVY wrote:
 
 
Ran through Eqsl and noticed a suspicious QSL from an EA5 on PSK31 from 1983.  Checked against log and there was no sign of that EA5.  Didn't get on PSK31 until 2000, so I rejected it.  Either it was an honest mistake or someone was trying to pull a fast one.  Waiting to see if he comes up with a beter QSL .

Jerry  n9avy


Re: It pays to double check Eqsl

Joseph <ljl2002@...>
 

Guinness!  Here Hear!!!
Joe
KA1PPV  #1482
 
 
 

On Mon, Mar 12, 2018 at 08:50 AM, bowerjohn41 wrote:
 
 
If I get suspicious Eqsl's I always check my LOTW contact look up before confirming or deleting.
Bands seem to be livening up lets hope that bodes well for St Paddy's day.
Guinness and Murphy's Stout to the ready. May be a little Black Bush as well.

John KE4JB


On Mon, Mar 12, 2018 at 8:03 AM, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:
Ran through Eqsl and noticed a suspicious QSL from an EA5 on PSK31 from 1983.  Checked against log and there was no sign of that EA5.  Didn't get on PSK31 until 2000, so I rejected it.  Either it was an honest mistake or someone was trying to pull a fast one.  Waiting to see if he comes up with a beter QSL .

Jerry  n9avy



Re: It pays to double check Eqsl

bowerjohn41 <poppajohnbower@...>
 

If I get suspicious Eqsl's I always check my LOTW contact look up before confirming or deleting.
Bands seem to be livening up lets hope that bodes well for St Paddy's day.
Guinness and Murphy's Stout to the ready. May be a little Black Bush as well.

John KE4JB


On Mon, Mar 12, 2018 at 8:03 AM, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:
Ran through Eqsl and noticed a suspicious QSL from an EA5 on PSK31 from 1983.  Checked against log and there was no sign of that EA5.  Didn't get on PSK31 until 2000, so I rejected it.  Either it was an honest mistake or someone was trying to pull a fast one.  Waiting to see if he comes up with a beter QSL .

Jerry  n9avy



It pays to double check Eqsl

Jerry N9AVY
 

Ran through Eqsl and noticed a suspicious QSL from an EA5 on PSK31 from 1983.  Checked against log and there was no sign of that EA5.  Didn't get on PSK31 until 2000, so I rejected it.  Either it was an honest mistake or someone was trying to pull a fast one.  Waiting to see if he comes up with a beter QSL .

Jerry  n9avy


Re: 40m in IL

Joseph <ljl2002@...>
 

Reminds me of when I served in Germany.  Great food and beers good people it was a very nice tour.
 
Joe
KA1PPV  #1482
 
 
 

On Sun, Mar 11, 2018 at 08:32 PM, Jerry N9AVY wrote:
 
 
Bratwurst , yum !   Beer goes well with them and maybe some sauerkraut.
Jerry


From: Joseph <ljl2002@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Sunday, March 11, 2018 5:57 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] 40m in IL

Barry,
We eat brats out here.  Very tasty with biscuits and gravy. yum!
Joe
KA1PPV  #1482
 
 
 
On Sun, Mar 11, 2018 at 03:42 PM, VA7GEM-1470 via Groups.Io wrote:
 
 
On Sun, Mar 11, 2018 at 12:00 pm, Jerry N9AVY wrote:
Joe:
 
Was kind of hoping to see Wiscowsin stations in WI QSO Party, but guess they all eating brats & drinking beer. 
 
 
Jerry  n9avy
 


 
Jerry

Do they really eat their brats in Wisconsin. Out here on the left coast we
just make them stand in the corner.

Barry



Re: 40m in IL

Jerry N9AVY
 

Bratwurst , yum !   Beer goes well with them and maybe some sauerkraut.
Jerry


From: Joseph <ljl2002@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Sunday, March 11, 2018 5:57 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] 40m in IL

Barry,
We eat brats out here.  Very tasty with biscuits and gravy. yum!
Joe
KA1PPV  #1482
 
 
 
On Sun, Mar 11, 2018 at 03:42 PM, VA7GEM-1470 via Groups.Io wrote:
 
 
On Sun, Mar 11, 2018 at 12:00 pm, Jerry N9AVY wrote:
Joe:
 
Was kind of hoping to see Wiscowsin stations in WI QSO Party, but guess they all eating brats & drinking beer. 
 
 
Jerry  n9avy
 


 
Jerry

Do they really eat their brats in Wisconsin. Out here on the left coast we
just make them stand in the corner.

Barry



Re: 40m in IL

Jerry N9AVY
 

Joe:

FB on QSB  ... almost like that ad , "Can you hear me now ???"

jerry n9avy



From: Joseph <ljl2002@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Sunday, March 11, 2018 5:55 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] 40m in IL


It could be longpath.  Last week I saw a station from BC talking to a
JA.  I was able to see both sides in fact the JA was a bit stronger. You
are right about the QSB.  I hear lots of Hams complaining about it and
asking "Are you still there?"
I remember the good old days because I have a logbook full of Euros
because they were so easy to work.
Now it is much tougher to do.
I should invent a much larger Flux Capacitor.
Joe
KA1PPV  #1482
 On Sun, Mar 11, 2018 at 03:00 PM, Jerry N9AVY wrote:
 
 Joe:

Would have appreciated the call.  Bands are just WEIRD !   One minute a
station is 599 then gone and a few minutes later back to 599. Between
40/20m I've made a few contacts, but the days when I'd put 50  or so
Europeans in log seems like another world.  Was kind of hoping to see
Wiscowsin stations in WI QSO Party, but guess they all eating brats &
drinking beer. 

Did manage to work WM3PEN for PA's 337th Birthday Special Event.  He
even heard me with my beam pointing out West... lots of Europeans have
seems stronger with beam pointed in Westerly direction - longpath,
wrongpath or is my antenna flaky ?
Jerry  n9avy


        From: Joseph <ljl2002@...>
  To: 070Club@groups.io
  Sent: Sunday, March 11, 2018 1:13 PM
  Subject: Re: [070Club] 40m in IL


Jerry,
There is an EA PSK63 contest on this weekend.  Seeing lots of them here.
 
Saw you calling CQ on 40m but didn't want to interrupt in case some DX
came in.  It seems to be really hit or miss these days but generally
there seems to be more sigs and a bit stronger than in recent
months. Hopefully it is the start of a trend. You had a good sig into CT
though.
 
See ya.
Joe
KA1PPV  #1482
 
 
 On Sun, Mar 11, 2018 at 11:18 AM, Jerry N9AVY wrote:
 
 Not looking good today.   Had a nice ragchew with a station in Arkansas
because there was no one else on.  Then work a couple others, but copy
was very rough !!!  Got a station is ID who was about 10% copy and then
worked Sheri, WB4OSU, in NC ... yippee a new 070 #  !!! 

Meanwhile, every time I looked at 20m it was full of weird signals which
I assumed to be PSK63 for whatever contest is in progress. Don't have
whatever mode it is; so been staying on 40m which turns out to provide
some interesting & surprising contacts although with a lot of deep
fading. With the shape 40m is in now, I assume QRP is probably not a
great idea because I could see traces and partial calls on waterfall,
but just not enough to make a QSO. BTW , am running auto CQ when you
see  my call 3 times and it will not unlock on really weak signals...
nature of the beast I guess.
40m was lokking good this last week with signals coming in around 1300 -
1400 UTC. Sure hope to make a few more contacts before summer static
makes it even worse.
Jerry  n9avy







   






Re: 40m in IL

Joseph <ljl2002@...>
 

Barry,
We eat brats out here.  Very tasty with biscuits and gravy. yum!
Joe
KA1PPV  #1482
 
 
 

On Sun, Mar 11, 2018 at 03:42 PM, VA7GEM-1470 via Groups.Io wrote:
 
 
On Sun, Mar 11, 2018 at 12:00 pm, Jerry N9AVY wrote:
Joe:
 
Was kind of hoping to see Wiscowsin stations in WI QSO Party, but guess they all eating brats & drinking beer. 
 
 
Jerry  n9avy
 


 
Jerry

Do they really eat their brats in Wisconsin. Out here on the left coast we
just make them stand in the corner.

Barry


Re: 40m in IL

Joseph <ljl2002@...>
 

It could be longpath.  Last week I saw a station from BC talking to a JA.  I was able to see both sides in fact the JA was a bit stronger. You are right about the QSB.  I hear lots of Hams complaining about it and asking "Are you still there?"
I remember the good old days because I have a logbook full of Euros because they were so easy to work.
Now it is much tougher to do.
I should invent a much larger Flux Capacitor.
Joe
KA1PPV  #1482

On Sun, Mar 11, 2018 at 03:00 PM, Jerry N9AVY wrote:
 
 Joe:

Would have appreciated the call.  Bands are just WEIRD !   One minute a station is 599 then gone and a few minutes later back to 599. Between 40/20m I've made a few contacts, but the days when I'd put 50  or so Europeans in log seems like another world.  Was kind of hoping to see Wiscowsin stations in WI QSO Party, but guess they all eating brats & drinking beer. 

Did manage to work WM3PEN for PA's 337th Birthday Special Event.  He even heard me with my beam pointing out West... lots of Europeans have seems stronger with beam pointed in Westerly direction - longpath, wrongpath or is my antenna flaky ?
Jerry  n9avy


From: Joseph <ljl2002@optimum.net>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Sunday, March 11, 2018 1:13 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] 40m in IL


Jerry,
There is an EA PSK63 contest on this weekend.  Seeing lots of them here.
 
Saw you calling CQ on 40m but didn't want to interrupt in case some DX came in.  It seems to be really hit or miss these days but generally there seems to be more sigs and a bit stronger than in recent months. Hopefully it is the start of a trend. You had a good sig into CT though.
 
See ya.
Joe
KA1PPV  #1482
 
 
 On Sun, Mar 11, 2018 at 11:18 AM, Jerry N9AVY wrote:
 
 Not looking good today.   Had a nice ragchew with a station in Arkansas because there was no one else on.  Then work a couple others, but copy was very rough !!!  Got a station is ID who was about 10% copy and then worked Sheri, WB4OSU, in NC ... yippee a new 070 #  !!! 

Meanwhile, every time I looked at 20m it was full of weird signals which I assumed to be PSK63 for whatever contest is in progress. Don't have whatever mode it is; so been staying on 40m which turns out to provide some interesting & surprising contacts although with a lot of deep fading. With the shape 40m is in now, I assume QRP is probably not a great idea because I could see traces and partial calls on waterfall, but just not enough to make a QSO. BTW , am running auto CQ when you see  my call 3 times and it will not unlock on really weak signals... nature of the beast I guess.
40m was lokking good this last week with signals coming in around 1300 - 1400 UTC. Sure hope to make a few more contacts before summer static makes it even worse.
Jerry  n9avy


Wisconsin QSO Party

Jerry N9AVY
 

Haven't seen any WI stations working PSK31 in QSO Party ...   :-(    That's sad.   

Guess the only way I'll get that last grid (EN65)  is to go up there and operate it myself, assuming I'll get credit for it.
Have to look into a sort of mini DXpedition ... will have to announce it (like big DXers) , solicit donations (ha-ha !) and go there only to see grid but not be able to get there because of WX and only have one engine; so will have to turn back . { for those who follow DXpeditons; others may not get it because they don't know. Besides, this is supposed to be satire or something like it.)

Jerry  n9avy


Re: 40m in IL

Jerry N9AVY
 

It's kind of like "Tots for Tots" to German speakers .

Jerry



From: VA7GEM-1470 via Groups.Io <boat.anchor@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Sunday, March 11, 2018 2:42 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] 40m in IL

On Sun, Mar 11, 2018 at 12:00 pm, Jerry N9AVY wrote:
Joe:
 
Was kind of hoping to see Wiscowsin stations in WI QSO Party, but guess they all eating brats & drinking beer. 
 
 
Jerry  n9avy
 


 
Jerry

Do they really eat their brats in Wisconsin. Out here on the left coast we
just make them stand in the corner.

Barry



Re: 40m in IL

VA7GEM-1470 <boat.anchor@...>
 

On Sun, Mar 11, 2018 at 12:00 pm, Jerry N9AVY wrote:
Joe:
 
Was kind of hoping to see Wiscowsin stations in WI QSO Party, but guess they all eating brats & drinking beer. 
 
 
Jerry  n9avy
 


 
Jerry

Do they really eat their brats in Wisconsin. Out here on the left coast we
just make them stand in the corner.

Barry


Re: 40m in IL

Jerry N9AVY
 

Joe:

Would have appreciated the call.  Bands are just WEIRD !   One minute a station is 599 then gone and a few minutes later back to 599. Between 40/20m I've made a few contacts, but the days when I'd put 50  or so Europeans in log seems like another world.  Was kind of hoping to see Wiscowsin stations in WI QSO Party, but guess they all eating brats & drinking beer. 

Did manage to work WM3PEN for PA's 337th Birthday Special Event.  He even heard me with my beam pointing out West... lots of Europeans have seems stronger with beam pointed in Westerly direction - longpath, wrongpath or is my antenna flaky ?

Jerry  n9avy



From: Joseph <ljl2002@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Sunday, March 11, 2018 1:13 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] 40m in IL

Jerry,
There is an EA PSK63 contest on this weekend.  Seeing lots of them here.
 
Saw you calling CQ on 40m but didn't want to interrupt in case some DX came in.  It seems to be really hit or miss these days but generally there seems to be more sigs and a bit stronger than in recent months. Hopefully it is the start of a trend. You had a good sig into CT though.
 
See ya.
Joe
KA1PPV  #1482
 
 
 
On Sun, Mar 11, 2018 at 11:18 AM, Jerry N9AVY wrote:
 
 
Not looking good today.   Had a nice ragchew with a station in Arkansas because there was no one else on.  Then work a couple others, but copy was very rough !!!  Got a station is ID who was about 10% copy and then worked Sheri, WB4OSU, in NC ... yippee a new 070 #  !!! 

Meanwhile, every time I looked at 20m it was full of weird signals which I assumed to be PSK63 for whatever contest is in progress. Don't have whatever mode it is; so been staying on 40m which turns out to provide some interesting & surprising contacts although with a lot of deep fading. With the shape 40m is in now, I assume QRP is probably not a great idea because I could see traces and partial calls on waterfall, but just not enough to make a QSO. BTW , am running auto CQ when you see  my call 3 times and it will not unlock on really weak signals... nature of the beast I guess.

40m was lokking good this last week with signals coming in around 1300 - 1400 UTC. Sure hope to make a few more contacts before summer static makes it even worse.

Jerry  n9avy



Re: 40m in IL

Joseph <ljl2002@...>
 

Jerry,
There is an EA PSK63 contest on this weekend.  Seeing lots of them here.
 
Saw you calling CQ on 40m but didn't want to interrupt in case some DX came in.  It seems to be really hit or miss these days but generally there seems to be more sigs and a bit stronger than in recent months. Hopefully it is the start of a trend. You had a good sig into CT though.
 
See ya.
Joe
KA1PPV  #1482
 
 
 

On Sun, Mar 11, 2018 at 11:18 AM, Jerry N9AVY wrote:
 
 
Not looking good today.   Had a nice ragchew with a station in Arkansas because there was no one else on.  Then work a couple others, but copy was very rough !!!  Got a station is ID who was about 10% copy and then worked Sheri, WB4OSU, in NC ... yippee a new 070 #  !!! 

Meanwhile, every time I looked at 20m it was full of weird signals which I assumed to be PSK63 for whatever contest is in progress. Don't have whatever mode it is; so been staying on 40m which turns out to provide some interesting & surprising contacts although with a lot of deep fading. With the shape 40m is in now, I assume QRP is probably not a great idea because I could see traces and partial calls on waterfall, but just not enough to make a QSO. BTW , am running auto CQ when you see  my call 3 times and it will not unlock on really weak signals... nature of the beast I guess.

40m was lokking good this last week with signals coming in around 1300 - 1400 UTC. Sure hope to make a few more contacts before summer static makes it even worse.

Jerry  n9avy


40m in IL

Jerry N9AVY
 

Not looking good today.   Had a nice ragchew with a station in Arkansas because there was no one else on.  Then work a couple others, but copy was very rough !!!  Got a station is ID who was about 10% copy and then worked Sheri, WB4OSU, in NC ... yippee a new 070 #  !!! 

Meanwhile, every time I looked at 20m it was full of weird signals which I assumed to be PSK63 for whatever contest is in progress. Don't have whatever mode it is; so been staying on 40m which turns out to provide some interesting & surprising contacts although with a lot of deep fading. With the shape 40m is in now, I assume QRP is probably not a great idea because I could see traces and partial calls on waterfall, but just not enough to make a QSO. BTW , am running auto CQ when you see  my call 3 times and it will not unlock on really weak signals... nature of the beast I guess.

40m was lokking good this last week with signals coming in around 1300 - 1400 UTC. Sure hope to make a few more contacts before summer static makes it even worse.

Jerry  n9avy


Re: Welcome

Sherri Rapp
 

Welcome,  John! 

Sherri, WB4OSU 

On Sat, Mar 10, 2018, 8:53 AM Jim K5SP <jinnis@...> wrote:

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

2604 John  AI4FR

Jim, K5SP #483
Membership Director


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