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Interesting Comment

Richard Rohrer
 

I found this comment posted on another group.  

"The new regime at the 070 Club lost sight of the 070 Club traditions several years ago. A lot of the OT’s quit or went SK. The ‘we know better’ newbies killed the premiere PSK club and it has not recovered. "

I did not know the 070 group was dead and who killed it?

73
Dick - KC3EF


Re: 6 meter?

Stephen Melachrinos <melachri@...>
 

I called CQ for a while too, but haven't seen anything on the waterfall.

Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: John Hendry <archer@...>
To: 070Club <070Club@groups.io>
Sent: Fri, Jul 6, 2018 12:07 am
Subject: Re: [070Club] 6 meter?

I'm CQing like crazy at 35 watts.    I did a few FT8 before I fired up PSK.     
Im at 50.291412  mHz

John


Re: 6 meter?

Brian (N2MLP)
 

Not seeing much

 

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         de N2MLP Brian

       Monroe County PA

 

 

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From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of John Hendry
Sent: Thursday, July 5, 2018 7:44 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: [070Club] 6 meter?

 

6 meter might be open.   Anyone interested in trying 50.290?   i'm going to send out some CQs around 0000.

John
KG5OIB


Re: 6 meter?

John Hendry KG5OIB
 

I'm CQing like crazy at 35 watts.    I did a few FT8 before I fired up PSK.     
Im at 50.291412  mHz

John


Re: 6 meter?

Stephen Melachrinos <melachri@...>
 

I'm here.

Steve
W3HF
FN20


-----Original Message-----
From: John Hendry <archer@...>
To: 070Club <070Club@groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Jul 5, 2018 11:44 pm
Subject: [070Club] 6 meter?

6 meter might be open.   Anyone interested in trying 50.290?   i'm going to send out some CQs around 0000.

John
KG5OIB


6 meter?

John Hendry KG5OIB
 

6 meter might be open.   Anyone interested in trying 50.290?   i'm going to send out some CQs around 0000.

John
KG5OIB


Welcome

Jim K5SP
 

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

2644  Ray   W8CON

Jim, K5SP #483
Membership Director


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Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director


J32FIFA

JORDI TARRIDA
 


Re: OT: The Chase!

Scotty W7PSK
 

Have not even heard them once yet Tom


------ Original Message ------
From: "K8TOM" <tsingle@...>
Sent: 7/3/2018 11:00:02 AM
Subject: [070Club] OT: The Chase!

Ray,

RR, I had earlier set up the FT-8 frequency selection list so that I can easily bounce to each of the KH7Z listed frequencies one at a time to check activity.  I had checked the DX Summit page and set up a tab for that as well.  I guess that its just a matter of timing....

At least a Pac NW QTH should certainly work in my and Scotty's favor for this one! And Milt in SoCal probably has them on 11 bands and all modes already, HI. Thanks for the helpful response and GL to all.

73,
Tom
K8TOM
815



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Scotty W7PSK
Everett, Washington
070 #138


Re: OT - But I have to vent

Jerry N9AVY
 

I was going on K9WIS's statement.  As stated , it would have been illegal, but it is open to interpretation.

Jerry  n9avy



From: Ray Clements <r.clements@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, July 3, 2018 7:46 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] OT - But I have to vent

When you use the Expedition mode, you have to attend the station at all times. The software will transmit 4 or 5 times and then quits. You have to click the button that enables transmit to reinitiate. Otherwise, your station goes silent.

If you are going to criticize the mode, at least get your facts right.

Ray N9RWC

-------- Original Message --------
From: Jerry N9AVY
Sent: Tue, Jul 3, 2018 07:07 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
CC:
Subject: Re: [070Club] OT - But I have to vent

That could be construed as an "unattended beacon"  which by definition is is not legal.  But am sure no one knows or cares.

Jerry n9avy



From: B C <k9wis@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Cc: Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...>
Sent: Tuesday, July 3, 2018 6:44 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] OT - But I have to vent

I also noticed a new DXing technique since the advent of FT-8 and the KH1/KH7 dxpedition...Apparently you just start calling KH7 and leave it on for 30 minutes at a time hoping they notice you and respond..I see the beacons running all day here..

Brian K9WIS

---- Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:

=============
Just saw this on a different group that I'm subscribed to. "I'm running my (deleted to protect innocent equipment) on FT-8 mode at about 400 watts output, what is the recommended setting for..."  Part 97 says minimum power to maintain communications.  Wonder if he is communicating with the Mars Rover?  Or maybe it is his light bulb antenna.  But probably just trying to break the Fox and Hound pileup for KH1/KH7Z.   Thanks for the vent... I'm feeling better now.

Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602











Re: OT - But I have to vent

Ray Clements
 

When you use the Expedition mode, you have to attend the station at all times. The software will transmit 4 or 5 times and then quits. You have to click the button that enables transmit to reinitiate. Otherwise, your station goes silent.

If you are going to criticize the mode, at least get your facts right.

Ray N9RWC


-------- Original Message --------
From: Jerry N9AVY
Sent: Tue, Jul 3, 2018 07:07 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
CC:
Subject: Re: [070Club] OT - But I have to vent

That could be construed as an "unattended beacon"  which by definition is is not legal.  But am sure no one knows or cares.

Jerry n9avy



From: B C <k9wis@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Cc: Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...>
Sent: Tuesday, July 3, 2018 6:44 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] OT - But I have to vent

I also noticed a new DXing technique since the advent of FT-8 and the KH1/KH7 dxpedition...Apparently you just start calling KH7 and leave it on for 30 minutes at a time hoping they notice you and respond..I see the beacons running all day here..

Brian K9WIS

---- Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:

=============
Just saw this on a different group that I'm subscribed to. "I'm running my (deleted to protect innocent equipment) on FT-8 mode at about 400 watts output, what is the recommended setting for..."  Part 97 says minimum power to maintain communications.  Wonder if he is communicating with the Mars Rover?  Or maybe it is his light bulb antenna.  But probably just trying to break the Fox and Hound pileup for KH1/KH7Z.   Thanks for the vent... I'm feeling better now.

Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602









Re: OT - But I have to vent

Brian (N2MLP)
 

Wonder how there doing that
I can only call for about 2 minutes without restarting if I get no reply

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de N2MLP Brian
Monroe County PA



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-----Original Message-----
From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of B C
Sent: Tuesday, July 3, 2018 7:44 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Cc: Rick - N7WE
Subject: Re: [070Club] OT - But I have to vent

I also noticed a new DXing technique since the advent of FT-8 and the KH1/KH7 dxpedition...Apparently you just start calling KH7 and leave it on for 30 minutes at a time hoping they notice you and respond..I see the beacons running all day here..

Brian K9WIS

---- Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@gmail.com> wrote:

=============
Just saw this on a different group that I'm subscribed to. "I'm running my (deleted to protect innocent equipment) on FT-8 mode at about 400 watts output, what is the recommended setting for..." Part 97 says minimum power to maintain communications. Wonder if he is communicating with the Mars Rover? Or maybe it is his light bulb antenna. But probably just trying to break the Fox and Hound pileup for KH1/KH7Z. Thanks for the vent... I'm feeling better now.

Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: OT - But I have to vent

Jerry N9AVY
 

That could be construed as an "unattended beacon"  which by definition is is not legal.  But am sure no one knows or cares.

Jerry n9avy



From: B C <k9wis@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Cc: Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...>
Sent: Tuesday, July 3, 2018 6:44 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] OT - But I have to vent

I also noticed a new DXing technique since the advent of FT-8 and the KH1/KH7 dxpedition...Apparently you just start calling KH7 and leave it on for 30 minutes at a time hoping they notice you and respond..I see the beacons running all day here..

Brian K9WIS

---- Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:

=============
Just saw this on a different group that I'm subscribed to. "I'm running my (deleted to protect innocent equipment) on FT-8 mode at about 400 watts output, what is the recommended setting for..."  Part 97 says minimum power to maintain communications.  Wonder if he is communicating with the Mars Rover?  Or maybe it is his light bulb antenna.  But probably just trying to break the Fox and Hound pileup for KH1/KH7Z.   Thanks for the vent... I'm feeling better now.

Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602









Re: OT - But I have to vent

B C <k9wis@...>
 

I also noticed a new DXing technique since the advent of FT-8 and the KH1/KH7 dxpedition...Apparently you just start calling KH7 and leave it on for 30 minutes at a time hoping they notice you and respond..I see the beacons running all day here..

Brian K9WIS

---- Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@gmail.com> wrote:

=============
Just saw this on a different group that I'm subscribed to. "I'm running my (deleted to protect innocent equipment) on FT-8 mode at about 400 watts output, what is the recommended setting for..."  Part 97 says minimum power to maintain communications.  Wonder if he is communicating with the Mars Rover?  Or maybe it is his light bulb antenna.  But probably just trying to break the Fox and Hound pileup for KH1/KH7Z.   Thanks for the vent... I'm feeling better now.

Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: OT - But I have to vent

John Hendry KG5OIB
 

Wow!   And to think I worked New Zealand last week on FT-8 with a measly 40 watts.    The most I've used on PSK is 80 watts, and that was to reach a contact in Venezuela.


Re: N2MLP broke through (from PA!)

David Yockey
 

They are on 40 CW EVERY MORNING between 5:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m.  Dave, K8CMO

On Tue, Jul 3, 2018 at 2:37 PM, Steve R via Groups.Io <oldjavadrinker@...> wrote:

I understand the PSK reporter site and how that ties together with most digital modes.

 

Can someone give me a down and dirty readers digest version of how all the other spotting programs are tied together. I use HRD and there are several nodes  the most common is WA9PIE. I have used DX Summit and it seems to be very much in line with WA9. I think there are others such as HRDlognet, and DX cluster, etc. How do all these guys / sites link together and is there one better than another?

 

Steve

VA3FLF

2301

 

From: Ray Clements
Sent: Tuesday, July 3, 2018 1:06 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] N2MLP broke through (from PA!)

 

Tom

 

The official Baker Island web site lists the various frequencies that they are using for each band and mode. 

 

 

You can also use one of the spotting websites like DX Summit to check to see where they are working at any given time. This link below shows spots only for KH1.

 

 

 

Ray N9RWC

 

 

 

------ Original Message ------
Received: 11:33 AM CDT, 07/03/2018
From: "K8TOM" <tsingle@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] N2MLP broke through (from PA!)

Congratulations on putting three KH7Z contacts in the log, Brian.  I've been checking now and then on their announced FT8 QRGs but haven't seen them active on any band besides 20M (phone and digital), which I already have in the log.  I am assuming your three bands are FT8 contacts...

Did you find a spotter that worked well for you or have you just spent more time in the chair than I?  My usual spotter site VE7CC tends towards CW activity, with few digital mode spots.  

Still searching in the NW....

Tom
K8TOM
815

 

 



Is this ...

Jerry N9AVY
 

...becoming an FT-8 Club ???


Re: OT - But I have to vent

Jerry N9AVY
 

People can run all the power (in KW) that they feel they need, but they have to be able to hear the other end of QSO. Think this may be the  "Tim 'the tool man' Taylor"   syndrome, uh, uh, uh !    Or we can attribute it to CB mentality.  The only time one needs extra power is when they're trying to break a "pile up".    Worked my 300+ DXCC on SSB &  CW using 100 watts.  

Plus , a friend of mine told me a long time ago that many of the high power (10 kw.)  guys had/will die  from brain cancer.  

Jerry   n9avy





From: Brian Wolf Leverich <leverich@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, July 3, 2018 9:26 AM
Subject: Re: [070Club] OT - But I have to vent


FWIW, that's fairly normal.  There are plenty of stations on FT-8 running
legal limit.  And some Russians at 20KW, I suspect.  hihihihi

FT-8 is a "weak signal" mode, not a "low power" mode.  Since the beginning,
people have been running Taylor's creations at legal limit, often with
ultra-high-gain antennas and very low noise figure preamps on the RX side.

Now when the propagation gods are with you, you can work the world on QRP.

But we're approaching a nasty solar minimum, and good openings are not that
common.  Stations with good ears and running QRO give the rest of the FT-8
community the opportunity to work DX in even fairly abysmal conditions ...

It's a pity that (I think) PSK is much more fragile than FT-8 with respect
to QRO, or I'd be really yanking the PSK folks who can hear well (have
quiet QTHs) to go QRO just so we have somebody to talk with.  As it is, the
PSK bands look pretty much dead most of the time out here on the Left Coast.

Even in contests when you can be pretty sure there will be someone on the
air on the other side of any openings, right now making QSOs on PSK is like
pulling teeth.  :(

73 de WA6I



On Tue, Jul 03, 2018 at 06:46:37AM -0700, Rick - N7WE wrote:

> Just saw this on a different group that I'm subscribed to. "I'm running my
> (deleted to protect innocent equipment) on FT-8 mode at about 400 watts
> output, what is the recommended setting for..."  Part 97 says minimum power
> to maintain communications.  Wonder if he is communicating with the Mars
> Rover?  Or maybe it is his light bulb antenna.  But probably just trying to
> break the Fox and Hound pileup for KH1/KH7Z.   Thanks for the vent... I'm
> feeling better now.
>
> Rick - N7WE
> 070 - #1602





Re: N2MLP broke through (from PA!)

Steve VA3FLF/KM4FLF
 

I understand the PSK reporter site and how that ties together with most digital modes.

 

Can someone give me a down and dirty readers digest version of how all the other spotting programs are tied together. I use HRD and there are several nodes  the most common is WA9PIE. I have used DX Summit and it seems to be very much in line with WA9. I think there are others such as HRDlognet, and DX cluster, etc. How do all these guys / sites link together and is there one better than another?

 

Steve

VA3FLF

2301

 

From: Ray Clements
Sent: Tuesday, July 3, 2018 1:06 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] N2MLP broke through (from PA!)

 

Tom

 

The official Baker Island web site lists the various frequencies that they are using for each band and mode. 

 

http://baker2018.net/pages/plan.html

 

You can also use one of the spotting websites like DX Summit to check to see where they are working at any given time. This link below shows spots only for KH1.

 

http://dxsummit.fi/#/?dx_calls=KH1

 

 

Ray N9RWC

 

 

 

------ Original Message ------
Received: 11:33 AM CDT, 07/03/2018
From: "K8TOM" <tsingle@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] N2MLP broke through (from PA!)

Congratulations on putting three KH7Z contacts in the log, Brian.  I've been checking now and then on their announced FT8 QRGs but haven't seen them active on any band besides 20M (phone and digital), which I already have in the log.  I am assuming your three bands are FT8 contacts...

Did you find a spotter that worked well for you or have you just spent more time in the chair than I?  My usual spotter site VE7CC tends towards CW activity, with few digital mode spots.  

Still searching in the NW....

Tom
K8TOM
815

 

 


OT: The Chase!

K8TOM
 

Ray,

RR, I had earlier set up the FT-8 frequency selection list so that I can easily bounce to each of the KH7Z listed frequencies one at a time to check activity.  I had checked the DX Summit page and set up a tab for that as well.  I guess that its just a matter of timing....

At least a Pac NW QTH should certainly work in my and Scotty's favor for this one! And Milt in SoCal probably has them on 11 bands and all modes already, HI. Thanks for the helpful response and GL to all.

73,
Tom
K8TOM
815


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