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Re: APE APE APE - Lets GO APE!

VA7GEM -1470 <boat.anchor@...>
 

On Wed, Jul 11, 2018 at 06:55 PM, Bob KC9UR wrote:
Stan (W9SMR/9) and I (KC9UR) are looking forward to our 6th year-in-a-row "Pontoon Portable" APE from Clear Lake in northeast Indiana.  Unfortunately I'm in the midst of home buying/selling/moving, and the uncertainties of that are keeping  the date TBD.  We have really enjoyed our past 5 APEs, and would strongly encourage those who have never tried it to give it a go (hunting APEs is addictive).  It's great fun to reconnect with old friends and make new ones.  Portable operation is fun, exciting (watch out for those Indiana thunderstorms), and a great learning experience.  We are looking forward to working many of you again this year!

73, Bob, KC9UR
Bob
Gr8 news. Gud to hear of the Pontoon Portable's return again this season.
Any chance you could consider a change to the award system from # of bands to total miles.
Prop has not been kind and a single contact is about all I can manage the past few years.
GL with the move.
Barry


Welcome

Jim K5SP
 

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

2645  Karl   K5KHK
2646  Dan   W4DMK


Jim, K5SP #483
Membership Director


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Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director


Re: APE APE APE - Lets GO APE!

W5MMW Matt Manjos
 

Unfortunately my plans this year fell through and I won't be going up to /VE3-land this August. I recently moved into a new house so I've been busy with lots of landscaping work.

I'll be looking out for all the APEs this year, though - and definitely looking forward to seeing W9SMR and KC9UR on the air again!

I'll make sure the vacation plans work out in 2019! I had a ton of fun with my APE activation last year.

Matt
W5MMW

On Wed, Jul 11, 2018 at 9:55 PM, Bob KC9UR via Groups.Io <v32hoosier@...> wrote:
Stan (W9SMR/9) and I (KC9UR) are looking forward to our 6th year-in-a-row "Pontoon Portable" APE from Clear Lake in northeast Indiana.  Unfortunately I'm in the midst of home buying/selling/moving, and the uncertainties of that are keeping  the date TBD.  We have really enjoyed our past 5 APEs, and would strongly encourage those who have never tried it to give it a go (hunting APEs is addictive).  It's great fun to reconnect with old friends and make new ones.  Portable operation is fun, exciting (watch out for those Indiana thunderstorms), and a great learning experience.  We are looking forward to working many of you again this year!

73, Bob, KC9UR



Re: APE APE APE - Lets GO APE!

Bob KC9UR <v32hoosier@...>
 

Stan (W9SMR/9) and I (KC9UR) are looking forward to our 6th year-in-a-row "Pontoon Portable" APE from Clear Lake in northeast Indiana.  Unfortunately I'm in the midst of home buying/selling/moving, and the uncertainties of that are keeping  the date TBD.  We have really enjoyed our past 5 APEs, and would strongly encourage those who have never tried it to give it a go (hunting APEs is addictive).  It's great fun to reconnect with old friends and make new ones.  Portable operation is fun, exciting (watch out for those Indiana thunderstorms), and a great learning experience.  We are looking forward to working many of you again this year!

73, Bob, KC9UR


SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!

Rick - N7WE
 

The 2018 August PSK31 Expedition (APE) event is fast approaching and this year will be a special tribute

In Memory of Larry Brown - WB5CXC-  SK 12/01/2017

Larry was Member #1616, our APE Coordinator, and a member of “The TEXAS Boys” annual APE Expedition.  This year we will honor Larry’s commitment to 070 Club, his dedicated service as APE Coordinator, and his friendship.  RIP Larry.  You are missed!

In order to get timely notice up on the website, we need your dates and details ASAP!  Details of what is needed and where to send it (email address in #4 under 070 Club Requirements) can be found here.  REQUIREMENTS  Also have a look at last years listings here  2017 Planned APEs. That is very helpful as to what we needed.  Even if your plans aren’t firm, please send in your proposed activity.  You can always update or change your plans as they firm up!

Will “The TEXAS Boys” Skip, Ken, and Charles be operational again this year from Lake Sam Rayburn?  Will there be a Pontoon Portable from Round Lake, Indiana by Bob KC9UR and Stan W9SMR?  Is Matt, W5MMW/VE going to be in Canada again this August?  Last year Dave - KB3RAN was a Maritime Mobile while on a Windjammer cruise.  Going again this year Dave?  If so, we’re all jealous! 

Will we have APEs from Europe this year?  It has been a few years since Calvi IK1AMC put Italy in the mix!  Maybe some of our members in the UK will go APE this year?  And who is planning their first ever APE this year?  There are a lot of great portable sites out there and you only have to get 20 miles from your home QTH.  Doesn’t have to be a week-long trip.  All you need is 20 QSOs to qualify your APE.  And if the propagation genies are with us, that can be done very quickly.

Whatever your plans – or just dreams – Bryon - W7RIV – our new APE Coordinator needs to hear from you ASAP.  PLEASE!

 

Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602
PR Director


Re: APE APE APE - Lets GO APE!

Irv [K3IRV] McWherter
 

I have been there.  Mosquitoes the size of houseboats.  Good luck John, I'll be looking for you!

73, Irv.

On Wed, Jul 11, 2018 at 9:39 AM, John Kirby <n3aaz_qrp_1@...> wrote:
BIG TNX Bryon,
Very gQQd suggestion  : >)


N3AAZ/1337/0349 will be APE ...

2018 Aug 18, Sat 0001 EDT thru 19th Sun 2359 EDT (48 hour)
de my camp site FM27gw on Mosquito Creek near Mosquito Point nr Chincoteague Bay VA.

Sun rise to twilight on 20m, I will call CQ/APE top of each hour for five minutes at 5 Watts
Gray line  tbd 20, 40, maybe 80m, maybe 15m but CQ/APE top ...AND... bottom each hour
Sun set to am twilight on 40m, I will call CQ/APE top of each hour for five minutes at 5 Watts

And will confirm with special 'Skeeter Creek QSL' cards for two/way QRP (5W) QSOs.


PSAT NO-84 will make several gQQd passes same weekend.
10m psk 31 up (5W ssb max) / 2m psk 31 down (I read, yet to try ... "If adjusting for Doppler shift manually try tuning the uplink frequency while transmitting to keep the downlink (waterfall) frequency constant"). Will also lQQk into Doppler correction download.

72/73
John
N3AAZ



Re: APE APE APE - Lets GO APE!

John Kirby
 

BIG TNX Bryon,
Very gQQd suggestion  : >)


N3AAZ/1337/0349 will be APE ...

2018 Aug 18, Sat 0001 EDT thru 19th Sun 2359 EDT (48 hour)
de my camp site FM27gw on Mosquito Creek near Mosquito Point nr Chincoteague Bay VA.

Sun rise to twilight on 20m, I will call CQ/APE top of each hour for five minutes at 5 Watts
Gray line  tbd 20, 40, maybe 80m, maybe 15m but CQ/APE top ...AND... bottom each hour
Sun set to am twilight on 40m, I will call CQ/APE top of each hour for five minutes at 5 Watts

And will confirm with special 'Skeeter Creek QSL' cards for two/way QRP (5W) QSOs.


PSAT NO-84 will make several gQQd passes same weekend.
10m psk 31 up (5W ssb max) / 2m psk 31 down (I read, yet to try ... "If adjusting for Doppler shift manually try tuning the uplink frequency while transmitting to keep the downlink (waterfall) frequency constant"). Will also lQQk into Doppler correction download.

72/73
John
N3AAZ


APE APE APE - Lets GO APE!

W7RIV
 

Folks we have had too much hype and distractions going on! Lets talk about something we can all go APE about!

I've had a few inquiries and people starting their plans. Lets have some discussion. What are your plans for APE?

If you don't know what APE is, it stands for August PSK Expedition. You go out, work away from your home station and make 20 contacts! We then like to put up a report of where you went, along with some pictures, and what you learned.

I've been part of my own APE. I know others in the club go out together, even on a pontoon boat! I would love to do that. Even if you cannot make it out helping make contacts during the day/time is critical to the success of this as well. 

If you have questions, or need help figuring out how to got portable/mobile. Let myself or the group know. We can help you out.

Thanks,
Bryon Densley, W7RIV
APE Coordinator


Re: Firecracker Sprint Scoring

Bill Garwood
 

Hi Matt,

 

I was High Power but low performance. Score will still be the same.  It was fun.

 

Thanks for all you do!

 

Happy Radio!

 

Bill N4GBK

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


From: 070Club@groups.io <070Club@groups.io> on behalf of Matthew King - AK4MK <kk4cps@...>
Sent: Monday, July 9, 2018 3:22:51 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io; 070ClubContests@groups.io
Subject: [070Club] Firecracker Sprint Scoring
 
If anybody would like their Firecracker Sprint submission re-scored under the HI POWER (100w) entry category, please let me know.  That category should have been available but was not.

73

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


Firecracker Sprint Scoring

Matthew King - AK4MK <kk4cps@...>
 

If anybody would like their Firecracker Sprint submission re-scored under the HI POWER (100w) entry category, please let me know.  That category should have been available but was not.

73

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


Re: Interesting Comment

Jerry N9AVY
 

Think that was meant as PODXS is doing a fine job.   At least, that's the way I took it.


Jerry  n9avy



From: Randy True <w4rttrandy@...>
To: "070Club@groups.io" <070Club@groups.io>
Sent: Monday, July 9, 2018 6:30 AM
Subject: Re: [070Club] Interesting Comment

I have been well pleased with club amenities .
But the last comment "We'll definitely keep going the way we are just as long as we possibly can",leaves me wondering why we wouldn't be able to carry on?

Randy W4RTT



From: 070Club@groups.io <070Club@groups.io> on behalf of Matthew King - AK4MK <kk4cps@...>
Sent: Sunday, July 8, 2018 11:38 AM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Interesting Comment
 
Thanks for all the positive reinforcement, folks! 

We'll definitely keep going the way we are just as long as we possibly can.

73

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


On Sun, Jul 8, 2018 at 10:00 AM, Bill Maier <ciric50@...> wrote:
I'm a relatively new member of the club, and I've been very impressed with it so far. The members have been very friendly and helpful. The club has plenty of activities for the members, the web site is kept up to date, and in general it appears to be well run. I'm not sure what more members could ask for. It has been a pleasure and an honor to be part of this group. Keep up the good work!

-Bill  KG5RMJ




Re: Interesting Comment

Randy True
 

I have been well pleased with club amenities .

But the last comment "We'll definitely keep going the way we are just as long as we possibly can",leaves me wondering why we wouldn't be able to carry on?


Randy W4RTT




From: 070Club@groups.io <070Club@groups.io> on behalf of Matthew King - AK4MK <kk4cps@...>
Sent: Sunday, July 8, 2018 11:38 AM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Interesting Comment
 
Thanks for all the positive reinforcement, folks! 

We'll definitely keep going the way we are just as long as we possibly can.

73

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


On Sun, Jul 8, 2018 at 10:00 AM, Bill Maier <ciric50@...> wrote:
I'm a relatively new member of the club, and I've been very impressed with it so far. The members have been very friendly and helpful. The club has plenty of activities for the members, the web site is kept up to date, and in general it appears to be well run. I'm not sure what more members could ask for. It has been a pleasure and an honor to be part of this group. Keep up the good work!

-Bill  KG5RMJ



Solar report - better prop ahead ???

Jerry N9AVY
 


Re: Firecracker Sprint Contest

K8TOM
 

Rick,

I was pleased to make contact with a few friends that I had not seen in a while and who were good enough to stay up late for us left-coasters.

It was a nice surprise that as the band momentarily lengthened, I was able to get MI, MS, and NC in the log.  I hope everyone had fun.

73,
Tom
K8TOM


Firecracker Sprint Commnets

Richard Rohrer
 

Hi Rick,

Being further North the TStorms missed me for a change.  It was nice to see all of the activity.  I kept looking on the lower 40mtr frequencies but did not see anything but RTTY.   Made 26 contacts in the 4 hours I worked the contest.  No real good DX, but lots of East coast and Midwest stations.  

73
Dick - KC3EF


Re: Interesting Comment

Matthew King - AK4MK <kk4cps@...>
 

Thanks for all the positive reinforcement, folks! 

We'll definitely keep going the way we are just as long as we possibly can.

73

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


On Sun, Jul 8, 2018 at 10:00 AM, Bill Maier <ciric50@...> wrote:
I'm a relatively new member of the club, and I've been very impressed with it so far. The members have been very friendly and helpful. The club has plenty of activities for the members, the web site is kept up to date, and in general it appears to be well run. I'm not sure what more members could ask for. It has been a pleasure and an honor to be part of this group. Keep up the good work!

-Bill  KG5RMJ



Re: QRT for a while

Richard Rohrer
 

As I stated in my original reply to Paula, I had plenty of antennas in the attic which seemed to work ok.  We wanted to live on the water because we raced a sailboat, so that was the compromise.  When we moved the HOA in our next house said you could not have a horse and keep you property looking nice.  Had antennas all over the 1 1/2 acres.  Our current QTH the only restriction (county) is that amateur radio tower can not be over 80ft high and have to be in the back yard. So I have experienced both ends of the spectrum.  When we lived in an apartment in NC I loaded the gutters and used then as a loop antenna.  Worked ok.  So don't give up Paula, there is a solution that will get you back on the air. 

73
Dick - KC3EF


Re: Interesting Comment

Bill Maier
 

I'm a relatively new member of the club, and I've been very impressed with it so far. The members have been very friendly and helpful. The club has plenty of activities for the members, the web site is kept up to date, and in general it appears to be well run. I'm not sure what more members could ask for. It has been a pleasure and an honor to be part of this group. Keep up the good work!

-Bill  KG5RMJ


Firecracker Sprint Contest

Rick - N7WE
 

It's not over yet, but my 6 hour block is done.  When the contest window opened we had heavy t-storms and lightning here.  I stayed hunkered down.  When they subsided, hooked the antenna back up and jumped on.  Lots of traces on the waterfall (including some DX!), but I had decided to go <5w again.  Felt lucky to complete 14 Qs in 3 hours...then I called it a night.  Was pleased that 4 of the 14 were over 1000 miles!  Thanks to all who hung in and helped me along.

Rick - N7WE

070 - #1602


Another opinion---QRT for a while

 

There's another view to this whole situation:
First of all, I agree with Steve, and it's been held up as valid in more than 1 court of law.
Here's another view, "from the other side of the fence:"...

Let's say I'm a property owner. I rent that property to you, or sell it to you.
There's an HOA, and you have signed documents joining that HOA, and have agreed to abide by the rules, by-laws, CC&R or whatever they choose to call it.

Regardless of the Federal Communications Commission, and whatever rules and statutes, they choose to write, you signed a legal contract with me to
follow the rules of the HOA, CC&R's and whatever I've written into the contract. Your antenna is a breach of that contract. 

What I'm pointing out is the years and years and cost of challenging the CC&R's. The FCC is going to suggest that you and the owner of the CC&R document work it out, and report back in 180 days. It goes on and on until they are tired of fighting it, or you are.

The ARRL has a legal department with attorney's on the staff. They're supposed to assist you with your "situation".

Good luck and if there's anything that any of us can do to help, you know that we will.

Milt.
N6MG
070-650
LONP #76


-----Original Message-----
From: Stephen Melachrinos <melachri@...>
To: 070Club <070Club@groups.io>
Sent: Sat, Jul 7, 2018 6:30 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] QRT for a while

Paula -

Well that is patently in violation of FCC rules. The OTARD rule (Over The Air Reception Devices) adopted in 1996 "prohibits restrictions that impair the installation, maintenance or use of antennas used to receive video programming.  The rule applies to video antennas including direct-to-home satellite dishes that are less than one meter (39.37") in diameter (or of any size in Alaska), TV antennas, and wireless cable antennas.  The rule prohibits most restrictions that: (1) unreasonably delay or prevent installation, maintenance or use; (2) unreasonably increase the cost of installation, maintenance or use; or (3) preclude reception of an acceptable quality signal." (emphasis added)


Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: Paula K7PAX #1739 <hamette@...>
To: 070Club <070Club@groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Jul 8, 2018 1:11 am
Subject: Re: [070Club] QRT for a while

The CC&R for my new home states: “No exterior TV or any other antennas, except a satellite dish less than 24 inches in diameter, are allowed.”
 
Paula K7PAX #1739
 
-----Original Message-----
From: Ray Clements <r.clements@...>
To: 070Club <070Club@groups.io>; Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
Sent: Sat, Jul 7, 2018 10:10 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] QRT for a while
I don't know about Paula's specific situation, but normally rather than banning ham radio antennas, the HOA will allow receiving antennas. That would include FM radio receiving antennas, satellite tv dishes. and TV antennas. However, they may regulate the diameter of a dish, or the height of the TV  or FM antenna above the roof line, or the type of mounting. My HOA prohibits chimney mounts. The HOA will then ban any and all transmitting antennas. That includes ham radio antennas, CB antennas, GMRS antennas, VHF public service antennas, etc. Thus, by banning all transmitting antennas, they are not discriminating against hams.
 
Ray N9RWC
 
 

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