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Re: Not too bad of a PSK Day

Matthew King - AK4MK
 

That's certainly better than nothing! :-)

73

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


On Thu, Jul 19, 2018 at 4:22 PM, Steve R via Groups.Io <oldjavadrinker@...> wrote:
20M hasn't been too shabby today, I have gotten 5 PSK QSO's today, all US, nothing earth shattering or anything, but hey,,,I will take it.

Steve
VA3FLF
2301



Not too bad of a PSK Day

Steve R
 

20M hasn't been too shabby today, I have gotten 5 PSK QSO's today, all US, nothing earth shattering or anything, but hey,,,I will take it.

Steve
VA3FLF
2301


Re: Thinking about going APE?

Phil Royce
 

At the climate of this country, politically, I would not be caught any where near the lower end of Emory Peak.  I think its a great challenge for some young person that carries a passport and hopes that his GPS keeps him in the border, and possibly looks like a cattle farmer boy from the midwest,  but I'll pass on that one, GRIN.  Hopefully I will get to do an APE event, there is a point off of Boynton Beach Inlet that is a rare grid also, down here in Florida.    BTW my Trophy page does not work, the images are broken, wonder if anyone else has detected that, probably the links to the images is in the wrong place on the checker.

73 ke4pwe

On Thu, Jul 19, 2018 at 8:49 AM, Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:
Are you thinking about going APE?  Wondering where to go?  Here is a posting from some time back.  Things may have changed a bit but I think most of it is still accurate.

Want to be a hero?  Want to 070 members heaping praise upon you?  Want to be on the other end of a pile-up?  Well it can happen!  Spring and Summer are surely coming and it’s time to think about vacations and getaways.  Especially those still fighting snow, ice, and cold.  So why not include some portable operations this year and be a Grid DXpedition?  There are 11 10 grids in the GRIDS Endorsement that have never been logged by anyone who has submitted to the Awards Progress Checker!  This from the research Steve – W3HF – did last August.  Here’s the hot spots to think about.

DN01 and DN02.  These two grids are located on the Nevada-Oregon border.  One on each side.  Easy-Peasy to bag both on the same trip.  Good starting point is Lakeview Oregon (nice town – we’ve been there).  The grids are about 27 miles SE as the crow flies.  There are good roads to follow – albeit a few more miles – and it is great country.  Even has wild burros!

DN25 and DN34 are another twofer.  Shared between Idaho and Montana, US 93 North out of Challis Idaho looks like the best approach.  US 93 follows the Salmon River, know as the River of No Return.  If you like whitewater rafting, jet boat trips, and incredible scenery…this it the Grid DXpedition for you!

DN65 and DN75 in Southeastern Montana make up another easy-to-do double dip.  Take I-90 to Crow Agency.  Leave time to stop at the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument (Custer’s Last Stand).  Then take US 212 east off I-90 (about 1.5 miles south of Crow Agency) towards Broadus.  You’ll enter DN75 between Ashland and Broadus.  Again a beautiful drive.

If you are in either Great Falls Montana or Billings Montana, consider a drive on US 87.  I runs along the southern edge of DN57, another grid that has never been logged.  You will understand why Montana is called Big Sky Country as you roll across the plains!

DN52 in Wyoming should be an easy activation, but it has never been done.  Either US 287 towards Lander or US 191 towards Pinedale will take you through this grid.  Both are easy travel on good roads.  We’ve been down them many times…but that was before I got into activating grids.

A more Midwest grid is DM85.  I really don’t understand why this grid hasn’t been activated.  I-40 between Amarillo and Tucumcari runs right through it!  Find a rest stop and put it on the air.  (Dick - KE3EF - activated in 2017)

And then there is DL88.  I understand why this one has never been activated.  It is a very small strip (about 10 miles) of land in the far southern reaches of the Big Bend National Park in Texas.   There is only one dirt road (path) in and out.  Google Earth search for Talley Big Bend National Park.  In 2016 I activated DL89 from Big Bend, but never even considered the trip to DL88.  If you do this one and I work you, I’ll send you an engraved 070 Explorer plaque!

Finally, for those seeking a North Woods adventure, EN28 in Northern Minnesota has never been logged.  Looks like State Highway 11 from Baudette or Warroad would do it.  I’ve never been up there, but would love to go.  But it is not to be.

How about going APE from one or more of these grids?  (DL88 not recommended in August!)  Even if you can’t hit one of these rare grids, if you can include some portable operations in your getaway, post here and you’ll get lots of action!


As they say in Vegas...."OPPORTUNITY ABOUNDS!"


Rick - N7WE

070 - #1602
PR Director
 
 




--

Have a Great Day,

Phil Royce FCCM

FEMA Compliant ICS NIMS Certified
FL Statewide COML Type 3, COMT Type 3
Interoperability Trainer for Deployable Systems and Interoperability Solutions
Electronics Designer and Disaster Communications Specialist
FCC ID# KE4PWE


Thinking about going APE?

Rick - N7WE
 

Are you thinking about going APE?  Wondering where to go?  Here is a posting from some time back.  Things may have changed a bit but I think most of it is still accurate.

Want to be a hero?  Want to 070 members heaping praise upon you?  Want to be on the other end of a pile-up?  Well it can happen!  Spring and Summer are surely coming and it’s time to think about vacations and getaways.  Especially those still fighting snow, ice, and cold.  So why not include some portable operations this year and be a Grid DXpedition?  There are 11 10 grids in the GRIDS Endorsement that have never been logged by anyone who has submitted to the Awards Progress Checker!  This from the research Steve – W3HF – did last August.  Here’s the hot spots to think about.

DN01 and DN02.  These two grids are located on the Nevada-Oregon border.  One on each side.  Easy-Peasy to bag both on the same trip.  Good starting point is Lakeview Oregon (nice town – we’ve been there).  The grids are about 27 miles SE as the crow flies.  There are good roads to follow – albeit a few more miles – and it is great country.  Even has wild burros!

DN25 and DN34 are another twofer.  Shared between Idaho and Montana, US 93 North out of Challis Idaho looks like the best approach.  US 93 follows the Salmon River, know as the River of No Return.  If you like whitewater rafting, jet boat trips, and incredible scenery…this it the Grid DXpedition for you!

DN65 and DN75 in Southeastern Montana make up another easy-to-do double dip.  Take I-90 to Crow Agency.  Leave time to stop at the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument (Custer’s Last Stand).  Then take US 212 east off I-90 (about 1.5 miles south of Crow Agency) towards Broadus.  You’ll enter DN75 between Ashland and Broadus.  Again a beautiful drive.

If you are in either Great Falls Montana or Billings Montana, consider a drive on US 87.  I runs along the southern edge of DN57, another grid that has never been logged.  You will understand why Montana is called Big Sky Country as you roll across the plains!

DN52 in Wyoming should be an easy activation, but it has never been done.  Either US 287 towards Lander or US 191 towards Pinedale will take you through this grid.  Both are easy travel on good roads.  We’ve been down them many times…but that was before I got into activating grids.

A more Midwest grid is DM85.  I really don’t understand why this grid hasn’t been activated.  I-40 between Amarillo and Tucumcari runs right through it!  Find a rest stop and put it on the air.  (Dick - KE3EF - activated in 2017)

And then there is DL88.  I understand why this one has never been activated.  It is a very small strip (about 10 miles) of land in the far southern reaches of the Big Bend National Park in Texas.   There is only one dirt road (path) in and out.  Google Earth search for Talley Big Bend National Park.  In 2016 I activated DL89 from Big Bend, but never even considered the trip to DL88.  If you do this one and I work you, I’ll send you an engraved 070 Explorer plaque!

Finally, for those seeking a North Woods adventure, EN28 in Northern Minnesota has never been logged.  Looks like State Highway 11 from Baudette or Warroad would do it.  I’ve never been up there, but would love to go.  But it is not to be.

How about going APE from one or more of these grids?  (DL88 not recommended in August!)  Even if you can’t hit one of these rare grids, if you can include some portable operations in your getaway, post here and you’ll get lots of action!


As they say in Vegas...."OPPORTUNITY ABOUNDS!"


Rick - N7WE

070 - #1602
PR Director
 
 


40m firecracker Sprint Results

Rick - N7WE
 

Scoring is closed and the results are in for the 2018 40m Firecracker Sprint.  This year we had 30 logs submitted.


Top Dawg and first in Medium Power went to NN9K - Peter from Colona, IL.
First in High Power went to W5MMW - Matt from Chattanooga, TN
First in Low Power went to WC4T - Keith from Radcliff, KY
First in QRP went to WS8G - Rick from Beavercreek, OH

Complete results are available HERE   Congrats to our winners and thank you to everyone who played!

Our next contest is the Jay Hudak Memorial 80m Sprint.  Jay was 070 member #001.  Let’s all make maximum effort to get on and work this contest as a tribute to Jay.  Contest window opens 2000 UTC on September 1, 2018.

In the meantime, August is APE month.  Either go APE yourself or work a bunch of APEs!  Great fun!  And don’t forget the Special Certificate for completing Ragchew 3/30 between July 16, 2018 and August 16, 2018.  See you on the waterfall!


Rick – N7WE

070 - #1602

PR Director


Re: Getting your CW speed back up.

Jim K5SP
 

Hey Milt, and when I first went to the FCC field office in San Diego to take the test, they would not allow me to use my mill.  Told me I had to copy with pencil and paper.  What a disaster, brain was trained to hit a key for the character, and not to copy with a stick.  Had to go back and practice to go retake code.   Happy to say that 25 years later decided to go extra, and passed the 20 wpm code easily.  But, that was almost 20 years ago, and now will have to work hard to get back up to that speed.

While I never had to, knew some Radiomen that could listen to code, hold a conversation, and drink coffee at the same time.  They would sit there and then type a couple lines all at once. 

--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director


Getting your CW speed back up.

 

Hey Jim...
You'd be surprised at how fast your cw CAN come back.
Being a US Navy radioman means you were one of the best cw op's in the world!
Don't sell yourself short.
At Radioman cw speeds, it's head copy and simultaneously typing what your hear. 
A guy out here, NF6T, back in the day, took the FCC's 20 wpm cw test for his extra class license.
He brought his small manual typewriter with him, and the lady administering the exam allowed him the courtesy of using it. I always thought that was nice of her. She had a reputation for being a "meanie".
Moving along, you can do it!
Milt.
N6MG
070-650
LONP #76


-----Original Message-----
From: Jim K5SP <jinnis@...>
To: 070Club <070Club@groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Jul 18, 2018 3:21 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] local VHF GROUP IN MY AREA

I am left handed, learned code in the Navy in Radioman School.  We had to copy 20 wpm to pass, I aced 22 wpm, and was working on 36 wpm when class graduated.  So, don't think being left handed has anything to do with it.  However poor hearing and lots of years not using much CW has moved my speeds waaaayyy down.
Going to look into those lefthanded items, just could not use a right handed speed key, or a paddle.  Tried using a paddle by turning upside down but that did not work so good.
Jim K5SP #483,  RMC-USN Ret.

On 7/18/2018 4:03 PM, Jerry N9AVY wrote:
Am being the "musician thing" is folklore ...   there was an old song from 60's/70's that I used to call "the  didadit song and now I can't remember the name of it !     It went didahdit  didahdit didahdididah   or something like that, hi !

Jerry  n9avy



From: Ray Clements <r.clements@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 3:52 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] local VHF GROUP IN MY AREA

I can easily hear Morse sent at 20 wpm, but the problem is translating that into the alphanumeric characters.  If I listen at 20 wpm with a Farnsworth speed of 5 wpm...lots of space between characters, then I can come close to getting it. I have tried copying in my head; I have tried copying on paper, I have tried copying on a keyboard (I can touch type about 50-60 wpm), but nothing seems to work. I have tried several CW learning programs, but I can't seem to get there.

Some folks have told me that since I am a musician, that code sent by iambic keying should be easier for me to copy, and it it easier than straight key or bug, but I still struggle. I have not give up...maybe one day I get there.

Ray N9RWc


------ Original Message ------
Received: 02:39 PM CDT, 07/18/2018
From: "Jerry N9AVY" <n9avy@...>
To: "070Club@groups.io" <070Club@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [070Club] local VHF GROUP IN MY AREA


Ray:

Appreciate your comments.   Sending CW is never the problem... most people top out around 25 wpm on a straight key.   The problem is receiving at 5 wpm... if you can receive at that speed, you probably copy at faster speeds.  

The problem is that no one should ever try copy at 5 wpm.  What is needed is to copy around 13 wpm and they move on to higher speeds. One common trick was to listen to 25 wpm machine sent code (W1AW) without ever writing any on paper... just try to pick out letters here and there. After that, go back to 13 wpm and you'll be astounded at how slow it seems... trying 5 wpm , you'll probably fall asleep between characters !

It's sort of like running with a 50 lbs. pack on your back... when you take it off and run without it, it feels great ! It works for some on CW.

I commiserate with all those who struggled with code.  Did that for years until the light bulb went on, but it required months of daily code practice (we maybe not daily, but 3 -4 times a week ).

In sort, use whatever works .


Jerry  n9avy




From: Ray Clements <r.clements@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 2:20 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] local VHF GROUP IN MY AREA

True, you no longer HAVE to learn Morse code. 

As a boy I was in Boy Scouts (the group that no longer exists). In order to achieve the rank of 1st Class, you had to be able to send and receive Morse at 5 wpm using buzzers, flashlights, etc. I never could master the skill and dropped out of scouting as a result. I completed all of the other requirements for 1st Class and even had the necessary merit badges to qualify for Star rank. But because I could not master the Morse code requirement, my progress in scouting was stymied.

As a young man, I wanted to get my Novice class ham license. Although I could easily pass all the technical tests, the 5 wpm code requirement prevented me from becoming a ham.

When I neared retirement, I learned that the code test was no longer required for an amateur radio license. I studied for a couple of weeks and easily passed both my Technician and General tests at the same sitting. Less than a year later I studied until I understood all of the questions and answers in the Extra pool; I did not memorize the answers. I knew the material so well, I completed the  50 question test in less than 15 minutes. 

Because I have many friends who are good CW operators, once again I tried learning Morse code. The interesting thing is that, with practice, I can send code at 20 wpm, but I still struggle to read code at 5 wpm. I do not know why; but my mind does not seem to be wired for instant recall of Morse characters.

I am not a fan of SSB phone on HF, either. I hate noisy bands and pileups. I set a goal to make 100 SSB phone contacts and once that goal was achieved, I quit using the mode. 

Thus, I am thankful for digital modes such as PSK, RTTY, MFSK, Olivia, and FT8.

Ray N9RWC 


------ Original Message ------
Received: 01:17 PM CDT, 07/18/2018
From: "Jerry N9AVY" <n9avy@...>
To: "070Club@groups.io" <070Club@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [070Club] local VHF GROUP IN MY AREA


The thing is ...  you don't HAVE to learn code,  you GET to...



From: W7RIV <nnegrom@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 12:35 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] local VHF GROUP IN MY AREA

I started doing coding. I'm a newb to the hobbie and I didn't have to learn it. I didn't want to learn it. Once I found out I didn't need to do CW I went and looked up when they were testing, there happened to be a test the next day. I went and passed the Tech/General exams after an evening of study. I didn't pass the Extra on such short notice. I couldn't make it to the test in Sept, and passed Extra in October. Once I got into ham radio and started to do more with HF, I was  hooked. I then wanted to learn CW. I can send like a champion. I have issues hearing and get caught up on the parts I've missed. What I was using, I really liked it. But, I think it does require 2x 15 minute sessions a day.  



I love CW just like I love data modes. I'm not a huge fan of the SSB side and lots of talking. I like to see how far I can get, and with how little of power.

Bryon, W7RIV



On Wed, Jul 18, 2018 at 10:58 AM Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:
John:

They do make left handed keys.  Really, check out Vibroplex and they have semi-automatic keys both right & left.  
Don't think it's a matter of being being left or right handed.  As Paul said, it's a muscle memory thing.  

Jerry  N9AVY



From: John Hendry <archer@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 9:46 AM
Subject: Re: [070Club] local VHF GROUP IN MY AREA

I'll give it a try.   Code has always been my Waterloo.   I've been told its a left brain vs right brain thing, and that its exceptionally difficult for those who are left handed to be able to learn code.  

something about processing time in the brain being slower for some things.  

John
KG5OIB














--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director


Re: YB0OUN

Rick - N7WE
 

I think he may be legit!  


--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: YB0OUN

Paul Milward <nu4c@...>
 

YB8OUN 8 not 0
Always uploads to LOTW



Sent from my Galaxy Tab® A

-------- Original message --------
From: Mike Flowers <mike.flowers@...>
Date: 7/18/18 19:39 (GMT-05:00)
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] YB0OUN

Link:

 

https://books.google.com/books?id=YeDTpxHt37kC&pg=SA6-PA6&lpg=SA6-PA6&dq=dxers+call+slim&source=bl&ots=h4MLH0Wrkk&sig=cWWMCS8DalMprIfmMILKe0N1OBc&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiHsc7D5KncAhWLjVQKHev9De8Q6AEwAnoECAAQAQ#v=onepage&q=dxers%20call%20slim&f=false

 

 

- 73 and good DX de Mike, K6MKF, Past President - NCDXC

 

From: 070Club@groups.io <070Club@groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike Flowers
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 4:38 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] YB0OUN

 

I don’t think this station is legit.

 

No QRZ.COM, Buckmaster, etc., etc., listing for this callsign.   No QSL card images, no links to someone’s online log – zilch.

 

Historical spots from DXsummit.fi say:

 

W9RTB

14070

YB0OUN

18:35 08 Jul 18

Strong in IL

Indonesia

VY2RU

14072.1

YB0OUN

22:09 25 Jun 18

PSK-31

Indonesia

VA3LUK

14255

YB0OUN

22:24 02 Jun 18

55- 59+20

Indonesia

UR4MSF-@

14252

YB0OUN/P

13:42 14 May 16

tnx

Indonesia

 

" Yeah, he had an astounding signal …” 

 

Given the current propagation, way too good to be true.   Someone’s pulling your leg.

 

Likely what us DXers call a “Slim” – link below is the likely story of the origin of the term “Slim”.

 

- 73 and good DX de Mike, K6MKF, Past President - NCDXC

 

From: 070Club@groups.io <070Club@groups.io> On Behalf Of Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 4:07 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] YB0OUN

 

I worked him just a few days ago.  Yeah, he had an astounding signal when I worked him as well.  But he was hearing my 45 watts just fine, so I think he must have a killer antenna.  Or both, I suppose.

 

-p W7PFB
73, Don’t forget to smile and have fun!

 

 

On Jul 18, 2018, at 3:16 PM, Randy True <w4rttrandy@...> wrote:

 

He must be running a million watts, unbelievable signal.

 

Randy W4RTT

 


From: 070Club@groups.io <070Club@groups.io> on behalf of F.R. Ashley <gdadx2@...>
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 6:02 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: [070Club] YB0OUN

 


YB0OUN  on 20m now, very good sig here in NC
73 Buddy WB4M
1545

 


Re: YB0OUN

Paul Milward <nu4c@...>
 

I've worked him 4 or 5 times in last 2-3 weeks on 20m. Usually late morning to mid afternoon my local time 10am EDT to 4pmEDT.  Always loud, always answered me on first call and always (almost) immediately uploaded to LoTW
GL 73
NU4C 



Sent from my Galaxy Tab® A

-------- Original message --------
From: "Paul Butzi (W7PFB)" <w7pfb@...>
Date: 7/18/18 19:07 (GMT-05:00)
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] YB0OUN

I worked him just a few days ago.  Yeah, he had an astounding signal when I worked him as well.  But he was hearing my 45 watts just fine, so I think he must have a killer antenna.  Or both, I suppose.

-p W7PFB
73, Don’t forget to smile and have fun!


On Jul 18, 2018, at 3:16 PM, Randy True <w4rttrandy@...> wrote:

He must be running a million watts, unbelievable signal.

Randy W4RTT



From: 070Club@groups.io <070Club@groups.io> on behalf of F.R. Ashley <gdadx2@...>
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 6:02 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: [070Club] YB0OUN
 

YB0OUN  on 20m now, very good sig here in NC
73 Buddy WB4M
1545





Re: YB0OUN

Curt Sanders
 

YB8OUN

On Jul 18, 2018, at 8:44 PM, Randy True <w4rttrandy@...> wrote:

He verified which call sign?
I have 2 verification's of YB8OUN in my log.

Randy W4RTT




From: 070Club@groups.io <070Club@groups.io> on behalf of Curtis D Sanders via Groups.Io <k3urt@...>
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 8:39 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] YB0OUN
 
He verified on LoTW and eQSL with me.
Curt, K3URT

On Jul 18, 2018, at 8:21 PM, Randy True <w4rttrandy@...> wrote:

The correct call is YB8OUN, not YB0OUN.

Randy W4RTT



From: 070Club@groups.io <070Club@groups.io> on behalf of Mike Flowers <mike.flowers@...>
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 7:38 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] YB0OUN
 
I don’t think this station is legit.

 

No QRZ.COM, Buckmaster, etc., etc., listing for this callsign.   No QSL card images, no links to someone’s online log – zilch.

 

Historical spots from DXsummit.fi say:

 

W9RTB

14070

YB0OUN

18:35 08 Jul 18

Strong in IL

Indonesia

VY2RU

14072.1

YB0OUN

22:09 25 Jun 18

PSK-31

Indonesia

VA3LUK

14255

YB0OUN

22:24 02 Jun 18

55- 59+20

Indonesia

UR4MSF-@

14252

YB0OUN/P

13:42 14 May 16

tnx

Indonesia

 

" Yeah, he had an astounding signal …”  

 

Given the current propagation, way too good to be true.   Someone’s pulling your leg.

 

Likely what us DXers call a “Slim” – link below is the likely story of the origin of the term “Slim”.

 

- 73 and good DX de Mike, K6MKF, Past President - NCDXC

 

From: 070Club@groups.io <070Club@groups.io> On Behalf Of Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 4:07 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] YB0OUN

 

I worked him just a few days ago.  Yeah, he had an astounding signal when I worked him as well.  But he was hearing my 45 watts just fine, so I think he must have a killer antenna.  Or both, I suppose.

 

-p W7PFB
73, Don’t forget to smile and have fun!

 

 

On Jul 18, 2018, at 3:16 PM, Randy True <w4rttrandy@...> wrote:

 

He must be running a million watts, unbelievable signal.

 

Randy W4RTT
 

From: 070Club@groups.io <070Club@groups.io> on behalf of F.R. Ashley <gdadx2@...>
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 6:02 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: [070Club] YB0OUN

 


YB0OUN  on 20m now, very good sig here in NC
73 Buddy WB4M
1545


 




Re: YB0OUN

Mike Flowers
 

My error!

-- Mike Flowers, K6MKF, NCDXC - "It's about DX!"

On Jul 18, 2018, at 5:21 PM, Randy True <w4rttrandy@...> wrote:

The correct call is YB8OUN, not YB0OUN.


Randy W4RTT




From: 070Club@groups.io <070Club@groups.io> on behalf of Mike Flowers <mike.flowers@...>
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 7:38 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] YB0OUN
 

I don’t think this station is legit.

 

No QRZ.COM, Buckmaster, etc., etc., listing for this callsign.   No QSL card images, no links to someone’s online log – zilch.

 

Historical spots from DXsummit.fi say:

 

W9RTB

14070

YB0OUN

18:35 08 Jul 18

Strong in IL

Indonesia

VY2RU

14072.1

YB0OUN

22:09 25 Jun 18

PSK-31

Indonesia

VA3LUK

14255

YB0OUN

22:24 02 Jun 18

55- 59+20

Indonesia

UR4MSF-@

14252

YB0OUN/P

13:42 14 May 16

tnx

Indonesia

 

" Yeah, he had an astounding signal …” 

 

Given the current propagation, way too good to be true.   Someone’s pulling your leg.

 

Likely what us DXers call a “Slim” – link below is the likely story of the origin of the term “Slim”.

 

- 73 and good DX de Mike, K6MKF, Past President - NCDXC

 

From: 070Club@groups.io <070Club@groups.io> On Behalf Of Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 4:07 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] YB0OUN

 

I worked him just a few days ago.  Yeah, he had an astounding signal when I worked him as well.  But he was hearing my 45 watts just fine, so I think he must have a killer antenna.  Or both, I suppose.

 

-p W7PFB
73, Don’t forget to smile and have fun!

 

 

On Jul 18, 2018, at 3:16 PM, Randy True <w4rttrandy@...> wrote:

 

He must be running a million watts, unbelievable signal.

 

Randy W4RTT

 


From: 070Club@groups.io <070Club@groups.io> on behalf of F.R. Ashley <gdadx2@...>
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 6:02 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: [070Club] YB0OUN

 


YB0OUN  on 20m now, very good sig here in NC
73 Buddy WB4M
1545


 


Re: YB0OUN

Randy True
 

He verified which call sign?

I have 2 verification's of YB8OUN in my log.


Randy W4RTT




From: 070Club@groups.io <070Club@groups.io> on behalf of Curtis D Sanders via Groups.Io <k3urt@...>
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 8:39 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] YB0OUN
 
He verified on LoTW and eQSL with me.
Curt, K3URT

On Jul 18, 2018, at 8:21 PM, Randy True <w4rttrandy@...> wrote:

The correct call is YB8OUN, not YB0OUN.

Randy W4RTT



From: 070Club@groups.io <070Club@groups.io> on behalf of Mike Flowers <mike.flowers@...>
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 7:38 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] YB0OUN
 
I don’t think this station is legit.

 

No QRZ.COM, Buckmaster, etc., etc., listing for this callsign.   No QSL card images, no links to someone’s online log – zilch.

 

Historical spots from DXsummit.fi say:

 

W9RTB

14070

YB0OUN

18:35 08 Jul 18

Strong in IL

Indonesia

VY2RU

14072.1

YB0OUN

22:09 25 Jun 18

PSK-31

Indonesia

VA3LUK

14255

YB0OUN

22:24 02 Jun 18

55- 59+20

Indonesia

UR4MSF-@

14252

YB0OUN/P

13:42 14 May 16

tnx

Indonesia

 

" Yeah, he had an astounding signal …”  

 

Given the current propagation, way too good to be true.   Someone’s pulling your leg.

 

Likely what us DXers call a “Slim” – link below is the likely story of the origin of the term “Slim”.

 

- 73 and good DX de Mike, K6MKF, Past President - NCDXC

 

From: 070Club@groups.io <070Club@groups.io> On Behalf Of Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 4:07 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] YB0OUN

 

I worked him just a few days ago.  Yeah, he had an astounding signal when I worked him as well.  But he was hearing my 45 watts just fine, so I think he must have a killer antenna.  Or both, I suppose.

 

-p W7PFB
73, Don’t forget to smile and have fun!

 

 

On Jul 18, 2018, at 3:16 PM, Randy True <w4rttrandy@...> wrote:

 

He must be running a million watts, unbelievable signal.

 

Randy W4RTT
 

From: 070Club@groups.io <070Club@groups.io> on behalf of F.R. Ashley <gdadx2@...>
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 6:02 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: [070Club] YB0OUN

 


YB0OUN  on 20m now, very good sig here in NC
73 Buddy WB4M
1545


 



Re: YB0OUN

Jerry N9AVY
 

Mike:

Unfortunately, "slims" are a part of our hobby. Seems to be a few jokers who get their jollies from pirating calls and duping serious DXers.

Have worked my fair share in 40 years, but the case is always  "WFWL". ...  Work First Worry Later !  It was the case a couple years ago with YB8MAN whom I worked but beam heading was towards Europe. Finally worked him earlier this year and was confirmed.

Jerry  n9avy




From: Mike Flowers <mike.flowers@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 6:38 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] YB0OUN

I don’t think this station is legit.
 
No QRZ.COM, Buckmaster, etc., etc., listing for this callsign.   No QSL card images, no links to someone’s online log – zilch.
 
Historical spots from DXsummit.fi say:
 
W9RTB
14070
YB0OUN
18:35 08 Jul 18
Strong in IL
Indonesia
VY2RU
14072.1
YB0OUN
22:09 25 Jun 18
PSK-31
Indonesia
VA3LUK
14255
YB0OUN
22:24 02 Jun 18
55- 59+20
Indonesia
UR4MSF-@
14252
YB0OUN/P
13:42 14 May 16
tnx
Indonesia
 
" Yeah, he had an astounding signal …” 
 
Given the current propagation, way too good to be true.   Someone’s pulling your leg.
 
Likely what us DXers call a “Slim” – link below is the likely story of the origin of the term “Slim”.
 
- 73 and good DX de Mike, K6MKF, Past President - NCDXC
 
From: 070Club@groups.io <070Club@groups.io> On Behalf Of Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 4:07 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] YB0OUN
 
I worked him just a few days ago.  Yeah, he had an astounding signal when I worked him as well.  But he was hearing my 45 watts just fine, so I think he must have a killer antenna.  Or both, I suppose.
 
-p W7PFB
73, Don’t forget to smile and have fun!
 
 
On Jul 18, 2018, at 3:16 PM, Randy True <w4rttrandy@...> wrote:
 
He must be running a million watts, unbelievable signal.
 
Randy W4RTT
 

From: 070Club@groups.io <070Club@groups.io> on behalf of F.R. Ashley <gdadx2@...>
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 6:02 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: [070Club] YB0OUN
 

YB0OUN  on 20m now, very good sig here in NC
73 Buddy WB4M
1545


 



Re: YB0OUN

Curtis D Sanders
 

He verified on LoTW and eQSL with me.
Curt, K3URT

On Jul 18, 2018, at 8:21 PM, Randy True <w4rttrandy@...> wrote:

The correct call is YB8OUN, not YB0OUN.

Randy W4RTT



From: 070Club@groups.io <070Club@groups.io> on behalf of Mike Flowers <mike.flowers@...>
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 7:38 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] YB0OUN
 
I don’t think this station is legit.

 

No QRZ.COM, Buckmaster, etc., etc., listing for this callsign.   No QSL card images, no links to someone’s online log – zilch.

 

Historical spots from DXsummit.fi say:

 

W9RTB

14070

YB0OUN

18:35 08 Jul 18

Strong in IL

Indonesia

VY2RU

14072.1

YB0OUN

22:09 25 Jun 18

PSK-31

Indonesia

VA3LUK

14255

YB0OUN

22:24 02 Jun 18

55- 59+20

Indonesia

UR4MSF-@

14252

YB0OUN/P

13:42 14 May 16

tnx

Indonesia

 

" Yeah, he had an astounding signal …”  

 

Given the current propagation, way too good to be true.   Someone’s pulling your leg.

 

Likely what us DXers call a “Slim” – link below is the likely story of the origin of the term “Slim”.

 

- 73 and good DX de Mike, K6MKF, Past President - NCDXC

 

From: 070Club@groups.io <070Club@groups.io> On Behalf Of Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 4:07 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] YB0OUN

 

I worked him just a few days ago.  Yeah, he had an astounding signal when I worked him as well.  But he was hearing my 45 watts just fine, so I think he must have a killer antenna.  Or both, I suppose.

 

-p W7PFB
73, Don’t forget to smile and have fun!

 

 

On Jul 18, 2018, at 3:16 PM, Randy True <w4rttrandy@...> wrote:

 

He must be running a million watts, unbelievable signal.

 

Randy W4RTT
 

From: 070Club@groups.io <070Club@groups.io> on behalf of F.R. Ashley <gdadx2@...>
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 6:02 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: [070Club] YB0OUN

 


YB0OUN  on 20m now, very good sig here in NC
73 Buddy WB4M
1545


 



Re: YB0OUN

Randy True
 

The correct call is YB8OUN, not YB0OUN.


Randy W4RTT




From: 070Club@groups.io <070Club@groups.io> on behalf of Mike Flowers <mike.flowers@...>
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 7:38 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] YB0OUN
 

I don’t think this station is legit.

 

No QRZ.COM, Buckmaster, etc., etc., listing for this callsign.   No QSL card images, no links to someone’s online log – zilch.

 

Historical spots from DXsummit.fi say:

 

W9RTB

14070

YB0OUN

18:35 08 Jul 18

Strong in IL

Indonesia

VY2RU

14072.1

YB0OUN

22:09 25 Jun 18

PSK-31

Indonesia

VA3LUK

14255

YB0OUN

22:24 02 Jun 18

55- 59+20

Indonesia

UR4MSF-@

14252

YB0OUN/P

13:42 14 May 16

tnx

Indonesia

 

" Yeah, he had an astounding signal …” 

 

Given the current propagation, way too good to be true.   Someone’s pulling your leg.

 

Likely what us DXers call a “Slim” – link below is the likely story of the origin of the term “Slim”.

 

- 73 and good DX de Mike, K6MKF, Past President - NCDXC

 

From: 070Club@groups.io <070Club@groups.io> On Behalf Of Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 4:07 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] YB0OUN

 

I worked him just a few days ago.  Yeah, he had an astounding signal when I worked him as well.  But he was hearing my 45 watts just fine, so I think he must have a killer antenna.  Or both, I suppose.

 

-p W7PFB
73, Don’t forget to smile and have fun!

 

 

On Jul 18, 2018, at 3:16 PM, Randy True <w4rttrandy@...> wrote:

 

He must be running a million watts, unbelievable signal.

 

Randy W4RTT

 


From: 070Club@groups.io <070Club@groups.io> on behalf of F.R. Ashley <gdadx2@...>
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 6:02 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: [070Club] YB0OUN

 


YB0OUN  on 20m now, very good sig here in NC
73 Buddy WB4M
1545


 


Re: YB0OUN

Mike Flowers
 

From: 070Club@groups.io <070Club@groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike Flowers
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 4:38 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] YB0OUN

 

I don’t think this station is legit.

 

No QRZ.COM, Buckmaster, etc., etc., listing for this callsign.   No QSL card images, no links to someone’s online log – zilch.

 

Historical spots from DXsummit.fi say:

 

W9RTB

14070

YB0OUN

18:35 08 Jul 18

Strong in IL

Indonesia

VY2RU

14072.1

YB0OUN

22:09 25 Jun 18

PSK-31

Indonesia

VA3LUK

14255

YB0OUN

22:24 02 Jun 18

55- 59+20

Indonesia

UR4MSF-@

14252

YB0OUN/P

13:42 14 May 16

tnx

Indonesia

 

" Yeah, he had an astounding signal …” 

 

Given the current propagation, way too good to be true.   Someone’s pulling your leg.

 

Likely what us DXers call a “Slim” – link below is the likely story of the origin of the term “Slim”.

 

- 73 and good DX de Mike, K6MKF, Past President - NCDXC

 

From: 070Club@groups.io <070Club@groups.io> On Behalf Of Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 4:07 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] YB0OUN

 

I worked him just a few days ago.  Yeah, he had an astounding signal when I worked him as well.  But he was hearing my 45 watts just fine, so I think he must have a killer antenna.  Or both, I suppose.

 

-p W7PFB
73, Don’t forget to smile and have fun!

 

 

On Jul 18, 2018, at 3:16 PM, Randy True <w4rttrandy@...> wrote:

 

He must be running a million watts, unbelievable signal.

 

Randy W4RTT

 


From: 070Club@groups.io <070Club@groups.io> on behalf of F.R. Ashley <gdadx2@...>
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 6:02 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: [070Club] YB0OUN

 


YB0OUN  on 20m now, very good sig here in NC
73 Buddy WB4M
1545

 


Re: YB0OUN

Mike Flowers
 

I don’t think this station is legit.

 

No QRZ.COM, Buckmaster, etc., etc., listing for this callsign.   No QSL card images, no links to someone’s online log – zilch.

 

Historical spots from DXsummit.fi say:

 

W9RTB

14070

YB0OUN

18:35 08 Jul 18

Strong in IL

Indonesia

VY2RU

14072.1

YB0OUN

22:09 25 Jun 18

PSK-31

Indonesia

VA3LUK

14255

YB0OUN

22:24 02 Jun 18

55- 59+20

Indonesia

UR4MSF-@

14252

YB0OUN/P

13:42 14 May 16

tnx

Indonesia

 

" Yeah, he had an astounding signal …” 

 

Given the current propagation, way too good to be true.   Someone’s pulling your leg.

 

Likely what us DXers call a “Slim” – link below is the likely story of the origin of the term “Slim”.

 

- 73 and good DX de Mike, K6MKF, Past President - NCDXC

 

From: 070Club@groups.io <070Club@groups.io> On Behalf Of Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 4:07 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] YB0OUN

 

I worked him just a few days ago.  Yeah, he had an astounding signal when I worked him as well.  But he was hearing my 45 watts just fine, so I think he must have a killer antenna.  Or both, I suppose.

 

-p W7PFB
73, Don’t forget to smile and have fun!

 

 

On Jul 18, 2018, at 3:16 PM, Randy True <w4rttrandy@...> wrote:

 

He must be running a million watts, unbelievable signal.

 

Randy W4RTT

 


From: 070Club@groups.io <070Club@groups.io> on behalf of F.R. Ashley <gdadx2@...>
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 6:02 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: [070Club] YB0OUN

 


YB0OUN  on 20m now, very good sig here in NC
73 Buddy WB4M
1545


 


Re: YB0OUN

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

I worked him just a few days ago.  Yeah, he had an astounding signal when I worked him as well.  But he was hearing my 45 watts just fine, so I think he must have a killer antenna.  Or both, I suppose.

-p W7PFB
73, Don’t forget to smile and have fun!


On Jul 18, 2018, at 3:16 PM, Randy True <w4rttrandy@...> wrote:

He must be running a million watts, unbelievable signal.

Randy W4RTT



From: 070Club@groups.io <070Club@groups.io> on behalf of F.R. Ashley <gdadx2@...>
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 6:02 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: [070Club] YB0OUN
 

YB0OUN  on 20m now, very good sig here in NC
73 Buddy WB4M
1545





Re: local VHF GROUP IN MY AREA

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

So to drive this back to PSK, has anyone tried setting up a key to use to send PSK? I mean using a key as a keyboard input instead of typing.
That seems like it would be an interesting project.
The elecraft KX2 and KX3 can work psk31 in exactly this way. (Maybe the k3s as well?) I’ve fiddled with it but never attempted a QSO that way.

I did work my cousin K7ZOO with his end working his kx2 in this mode - he was on top of some mountain in AZ doing a SOTA activation and I was here at home. From my end it looked like a PSK31 QSO done with no macros on his end (although he could perfectly well set up keyer macros on the KX2 he did not do so).


-p W7PFB
73, Don’t forget to smile and have fun!

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