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Re: IOTA endorsement info

Jerry N9AVY
 

I second that !    This should be placed in files section for future reference. 

 

Jerry  n9avy

 

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From: Matthew King - AK4MK
Sent: Monday, February 18, 2019 4:19 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] IOTA endorsement info

 

Good show, Loren - thanks for reminding the club about the details of the IOTA program within the 070 Club. 

 

73

 

Matt King

AK4MK - 070 #1708

PODXS 070 Club Executive Director

 

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On Mon, Feb 18, 2019 at 1:44 PM Loren McCullough - WA3WZR <wa3wzr@...> wrote:

Hi, your friendly IOTA Endorsement manager here.

After a discussion with Jerry (N9AVY), we haven't posted anything about IOTA for a while, especially since we moved to groups.io, so I felt it was time to refresh memories and bring new members up to speed.

We follow the RSGB-IOTA rules (https://iota-world.org/ - except for the QSL requirement of course).  All QSOs after 31 Dec 2008 are eligible for this endorsement.  Just submit your log to the endorsement checker, with the IOTA field, in your ADIF file, filled in.  It is that simple, but there are some things that complicate the checking of the endorsements.  We make every effort to validate your IOTA QSOs, but keep in mind the following:

- the otherside of the QSO MUST originate from an island.  that may seem obvious, but i have seen some people struggle with that (explanation below)
- not all islands are eligible to be included in an IOTA island group (details for anyone interested in what criteria they follow to determine if an island is included or not can be found here:  https://iota-world.org/iota-directory/iota-programme-rules/iota-programme-structure.html )
- QRZ.com info is not always correct, the IOTA field in QRZ is optional and many people don't understand what it means and they just fill it in with something close to their QTH as if it was required, even if they are no where near an ocean.
- U.S. 1x1 callsigns are reused constantly and are only eligible for IOTA within specific dates, even though an IOTA may be listed in QRZ
- some software logging programs automatically fill in the IOTA data from QRZ, which just compounds the problem.

having said the above, one of our sources is QRZ.  many stations that go on IOTA dxpeditiions (or vacations) do post the islands they work from on their Bio page.

A couple of great resources for viewing grid locations and verifying islands in the IOTA program are:

http://www.levinecentral.com/ham/grid_square.php - can be used to search by call-sign, grid, or address
https://www.iotamaps.org/index.php - can be used to visualize the IOTA group, lists which islands are in the group, and which islands are excluded from the group.  Be aware, the highlighted area is rectangular and may overlap other highlighted areas.  Take Cuba for example: Cuba is NA-015, but all of the other Cuba IOTA groups (NA-056, NA-086, NA-093, NA-201, NA-204, and NA-218) overlap the main island if you go strictly by the outline.  Some Highlighted areas will also show mainland areas; these are also not in the IOTA group (remember, the QSO must originate from an island).

Any entries in your log that we have already flagged as invalid, or questionable, are displayed on your endorsement checker page, at the bottom (example below), we will also send an email outlining any issues found while we are checking your application for the endorsement.

One other note, not everything listed in the below is a necessarily a problem, we flag some calls for manual credit because of multiple islands, or date dependent validity.  PJ2MI is a good example of this due to the split of Bonaire (SA-006) and Curacao (SA-099) in October 2010, we will manually apply credit if the IOTA group matches the eligible dates in these cases.

4 IOTA Issues:
    Please correct these issues before resubmitting your IOTA awards

If you have additional information on any of these IOTA calls/#'s, please email us at awards@....
We attempt to verify the IOTA activations using QRZ, RSGB, ClubLog, DXHeat, Google, etc, but sometimes there just isn't any confirmation.

Call

IOTA#

IOTACall

IOTAGroup

QSODate

Band

IOTA Boss Notes

SP6EIY

EU-077

EA1JL

La Coruna / Lugo Province group

20140414

15M

supplied grid (IN52nt) does not map to an island (inland spain). No indication of a trip/activation and QRZ IOTA data can be incorrect. Further info needed to receive credit.

SP6EIY

EU-186

TA2MN

Turkey group

20170502

20M

Supplied grid (KN40ov) does not map to an island. No indication of a trip/activation. Further info needed to receive credit.

YO3GGX

EU-183

YO3GGX

 

20120428

30M

supplied grid (FN34bk) does not map to an island. QRZ IOTA information may not be correct. Further information required for credit.

GW0IJY

EU-124

GW0IJY

 

20170623

20M

Incorrect IOTA. QTH is on Anglesey Island, which is excluded from IOTA group EU-124. should be EU-005



73, Loren WA3WZR

 

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Re: IOTA endorsement info

Matthew King - AK4MK <kk4cps@...>
 

Good show, Loren - thanks for reminding the club about the details of the IOTA program within the 070 Club. 

73

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

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On Mon, Feb 18, 2019 at 1:44 PM Loren McCullough - WA3WZR <wa3wzr@...> wrote:
Hi, your friendly IOTA Endorsement manager here.

After a discussion with Jerry (N9AVY), we haven't posted anything about IOTA for a while, especially since we moved to groups.io, so I felt it was time to refresh memories and bring new members up to speed.

We follow the RSGB-IOTA rules (https://iota-world.org/ - except for the QSL requirement of course).  All QSOs after 31 Dec 2008 are eligible for this endorsement.  Just submit your log to the endorsement checker, with the IOTA field, in your ADIF file, filled in.  It is that simple, but there are some things that complicate the checking of the endorsements.  We make every effort to validate your IOTA QSOs, but keep in mind the following:

- the otherside of the QSO MUST originate from an island.  that may seem obvious, but i have seen some people struggle with that (explanation below)
- not all islands are eligible to be included in an IOTA island group (details for anyone interested in what criteria they follow to determine if an island is included or not can be found here:  https://iota-world.org/iota-directory/iota-programme-rules/iota-programme-structure.html )
- QRZ.com info is not always correct, the IOTA field in QRZ is optional and many people don't understand what it means and they just fill it in with something close to their QTH as if it was required, even if they are no where near an ocean.
- U.S. 1x1 callsigns are reused constantly and are only eligible for IOTA within specific dates, even though an IOTA may be listed in QRZ
- some software logging programs automatically fill in the IOTA data from QRZ, which just compounds the problem.

having said the above, one of our sources is QRZ.  many stations that go on IOTA dxpeditiions (or vacations) do post the islands they work from on their Bio page.

A couple of great resources for viewing grid locations and verifying islands in the IOTA program are:

http://www.levinecentral.com/ham/grid_square.php - can be used to search by call-sign, grid, or address
https://www.iotamaps.org/index.php - can be used to visualize the IOTA group, lists which islands are in the group, and which islands are excluded from the group.  Be aware, the highlighted area is rectangular and may overlap other highlighted areas.  Take Cuba for example: Cuba is NA-015, but all of the other Cuba IOTA groups (NA-056, NA-086, NA-093, NA-201, NA-204, and NA-218) overlap the main island if you go strictly by the outline.  Some Highlighted areas will also show mainland areas; these are also not in the IOTA group (remember, the QSO must originate from an island).

Any entries in your log that we have already flagged as invalid, or questionable, are displayed on your endorsement checker page, at the bottom (example below), we will also send an email outlining any issues found while we are checking your application for the endorsement.

One other note, not everything listed in the below is a necessarily a problem, we flag some calls for manual credit because of multiple islands, or date dependent validity.  PJ2MI is a good example of this due to the split of Bonaire (SA-006) and Curacao (SA-099) in October 2010, we will manually apply credit if the IOTA group matches the eligible dates in these cases.

4 IOTA Issues:
    Please correct these issues before resubmitting your IOTA awards
If you have additional information on any of these IOTA calls/#'s, please email us at awards@....
We attempt to verify the IOTA activations using QRZ, RSGB, ClubLog, DXHeat, Google, etc, but sometimes there just isn't any confirmation.
Call IOTA# IOTACall IOTAGroup QSODate Band IOTA Boss Notes
SP6EIY EU-077 EA1JL La Coruna / Lugo Province group 20140414 15M supplied grid (IN52nt) does not map to an island (inland spain). No indication of a trip/activation and QRZ IOTA data can be incorrect. Further info needed to receive credit.
SP6EIY EU-186 TA2MN Turkey group 20170502 20M Supplied grid (KN40ov) does not map to an island. No indication of a trip/activation. Further info needed to receive credit.
YO3GGX EU-183 YO3GGX   20120428 30M supplied grid (FN34bk) does not map to an island. QRZ IOTA information may not be correct. Further information required for credit.
GW0IJY EU-124 GW0IJY   20170623 20M Incorrect IOTA. QTH is on Anglesey Island, which is excluded from IOTA group EU-124. should be EU-005


73, Loren WA3WZR


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Re: Up and running portable in Lake Havasu

Richard Rohrer
 

Hi Paula,

How did your 40mtr dipole work?  Did it load up on 15?  I am curious if you had any success. 

73
Dick - KC3EF 


Re: Certificate and Rollo tag

Matthew King - AK4MK <kk4cps@...>
 

Good deal, Brian - I'm glad it arrived safely.

73

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

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On Mon, Feb 18, 2019 at 5:08 PM Brian (N2MLP) <n2mlp@...> wrote:

I also received a envelope containing Certificate and Rollo tag for:

070 Triple Play 2017

Thank you

 


Certificate and Rollo tag

Brian (N2MLP)
 

I also received a envelope containing Certificate and Rollo tag for:

070 Triple Play 2017

Thank you

 


IOTA endorsement info

Loren McCullough - WA3WZR
 
Edited

Hi, your friendly IOTA Endorsement manager here.

After a discussion with Jerry (N9AVY), we haven't posted anything about IOTA for a while, especially since we moved to groups.io, so I felt it was time to refresh memories and bring new members up to speed.

We follow the RSGB-IOTA rules (https://iota-world.org/ - except for the QSL requirement of course).  All QSOs after 31 Dec 2008 are eligible for this endorsement.  Just submit your log to the endorsement checker, with the IOTA field in your ADIF file filled in.  It is that simple, but there are some things that complicate the checking of the endorsements.  We make every effort to validate your IOTA QSOs, but keep in mind the following:

- the otherside of the QSO MUST originate from an island.  that may seem obvious, but i have seen some people struggle with that (explanation below)
- not all islands are eligible to be included in an IOTA island group (details for anyone interested in what criteria they follow to determine if an island is included or not can be found here:  https://iota-world.org/iota-directory/iota-programme-rules/iota-programme-structure.html )
- QRZ.com info is not always correct, the IOTA field in QRZ is optional and many people don't understand what it means and they just fill it in with something close to their QTH as if it was required, even if they are no where near an ocean.
- U.S. 1x1 callsigns are reused constantly and are only eligible for IOTA within specific dates, even though an IOTA may be listed in QRZ
- some software logging programs automatically fill in the IOTA data from QRZ, which just compounds the problem.

having said the above, one of our sources is QRZ.  many stations that go on IOTA dxpeditiions (or vacations) do post the islands they work from on their Bio page, it is just the IOTA info on the detail page that can be questionable.

A couple of great resources for viewing grid locations and verifying islands in the IOTA program are:

http://www.levinecentral.com/ham/grid_square.php - can be used to search by call-sign, grid, or address
https://www.iotamaps.org/index.php - can be used to visualize the IOTA group, lists which islands are in the group, and which islands are excluded from the group.  Be aware, the highlighted area is rectangular and may overlap other highlighted areas.  Take Cuba for example: Cuba is NA-015, but all of the other Cuba IOTA groups (NA-056, NA-086, NA-093, NA-201, NA-204, and NA-218) overlap the main island if you go strictly by the outline.  Some Highlighted areas will also show mainland areas; these are also not in the IOTA group (remember, the QSO must originate from an island).

Any entries in your log that we have already flagged as invalid, or questionable, are displayed on your endorsement checker page, at the bottom (example below), we will also send an email outlining any issues found while we are checking your application for the endorsement.

One other note, not everything listed in the below is a necessarily a problem, we flag some calls for manual credit because of multiple islands, or date dependent validity.  PJ2MI is a good example of this due to the split of Bonaire (SA-006) and Curacao (SA-099) in October 2010, we will manually apply credit if the IOTA group matches the eligible dates in these cases.

4 IOTA Issues:
    Please correct these issues before resubmitting your IOTA awards
If you have additional information on any of these IOTA calls/#'s, please email us at awards@....
We attempt to verify the IOTA activations using QRZ, RSGB, ClubLog, DXHeat, Google, etc, but sometimes there just isn't any confirmation.
Call IOTA# IOTACall IOTAGroup QSODate Band IOTA Boss Notes
SP6EIY EU-077 EA1JL La Coruna / Lugo Province group 20140414 15M supplied grid (IN52nt) does not map to an island (inland spain). No indication of a trip/activation and QRZ IOTA data can be incorrect. Further info needed to receive credit.
SP6EIY EU-186 TA2MN Turkey group 20170502 20M Supplied grid (KN40ov) does not map to an island. No indication of a trip/activation. Further info needed to receive credit.
YO3GGX EU-183 YO3GGX   20120428 30M supplied grid (FN34bk) does not map to an island. QRZ IOTA information may not be correct. Further information required for credit.
GW0IJY EU-124 GW0IJY   20170623 20M Incorrect IOTA. QTH is on Anglesey Island, which is excluded from IOTA group EU-124. should be EU-005

#IOTA #IOTAinfo

Any questions, certainly shoot me an email and I will help as much as I can.
73, Loren WA3WZR


Re: Possible IOTA activation tomorrow

VA7GEM -1470 <boat.anchor@...>
 

On Mon, Feb 18, 2019 at 08:36 AM, Rick - N7WE wrote:
Tomorrow 2/19, depending on wx and health, I may activate NA-034 from Honeymoon Island, Florida State Center West Group as N7WE/P.  Probably looking at a few hours starting about 17:00 UTC on 20m.  More info tomorrow morning.  Let me know if I should be looking for you!
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602
Rick
As always I am at the rig.
cheers es TU
Barry


Possible IOTA activation tomorrow

Rick - N7WE
 

Tomorrow 2/19, depending on wx and health, I may activate NA-034 from Honeymoon Island, Florida State Center West Group as N7WE/P.  Probably looking at a few hours starting about 17:00 UTC on 20m.  More info tomorrow morning.  Let me know if I should be looking for you!
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: KE5IRK Achieves LONP!

 

Thanks Steve, & Jim.


-----Original Message-----
From: Stephen Melachrinos <melachri@...>
To: 070Club <070Club@groups.io>
Sent: Sat, Feb 16, 2019 11:12 am
Subject: Re: [070Club] KE5IRK Achieves LONP!

According to the web site, he's number 417.

W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: Jim K5SP <jinnis@...>
To: 070Club <070Club@groups.io>
Sent: Sat, Feb 16, 2019 1:33 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] KE5IRK Achieves LONP!

Am in Denton, will get it for you when I return home.

JIM K5SP 



Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S®6 active, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: Milton Garb <n6mg@...>
Date: 2/16/19 10:59 AM (GMT-06:00)
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] KE5IRK Achieves LONP!

Jim, may I ask Geary's LONP number?

Geary!...well done!...The chase continues!

Milt
N6MG 
070-650
LONP#76



-----Original Message-----
From: Jim K5SP <jinnis@...>
To: 070Club <070Club@groups.io>
Sent: Sat, Feb 16, 2019 6:31 am
Subject: Re: [070Club] KE5IRK Achieves LONP!

Congrats Geary,  great accomplishment from this vast RF wasteland known as North Texas, Southwestern Oklahoma.
Jim K5SP
On 2/16/2019 7:17 AM, Rick - N7WE wrote:
Belated congratulations go out to KE5IRK - Geary - who achieved Loyal Order of Narrow-Banded Phaseshift membership on February 5th!  This endorsement requires working 100 different 070 members.  As of Thursday, Geary has already added 24 credits toward his 2019 WABOL.  WABOL (Work A Bunch Of LONP) is an annual endorsement, available only to those who have achieved LONP, who then work 50 fellow LONP members in the calendar year).  Please join me in congratulating and welcoming him to LONP.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602
PR Director

--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director

--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director


Re: KE5IRK Achieves LONP!

Geary McDowell
 

HI HI, cool, I had no idea.  I just try to work at least one PSK a day now that my station is working okay and more if I can.  Just having fun again after a 9 yr. low.
Thanks for posting.
73 Geary KE5IRK, #1787 SW OK in the Lawton-Fort Sill cold.  HI HI

On Sat, Feb 16, 2019 at 7:17 AM Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:
Belated congratulations go out to KE5IRK - Geary - who achieved Loyal Order of Narrow-Banded Phaseshift membership on February 5th!  This endorsement requires working 100 different 070 members.  As of Thursday, Geary has already added 24 credits toward his 2019 WABOL.  WABOL (Work A Bunch Of LONP) is an annual endorsement, available only to those who have achieved LONP, who then work 50 fellow LONP members in the calendar year).  Please join me in congratulating and welcoming him to LONP.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602
PR Director



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Re: KE5IRK Achieves LONP!

Stephen Melachrinos
 

According to the web site, he's number 417.

W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: Jim K5SP <jinnis@...>
To: 070Club <070Club@groups.io>
Sent: Sat, Feb 16, 2019 1:33 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] KE5IRK Achieves LONP!

Am in Denton, will get it for you when I return home.

JIM K5SP 



Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S®6 active, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: Milton Garb <n6mg@...>
Date: 2/16/19 10:59 AM (GMT-06:00)
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] KE5IRK Achieves LONP!

Jim, may I ask Geary's LONP number?

Geary!...well done!...The chase continues!

Milt
N6MG 
070-650
LONP#76



-----Original Message-----
From: Jim K5SP <jinnis@...>
To: 070Club <070Club@groups.io>
Sent: Sat, Feb 16, 2019 6:31 am
Subject: Re: [070Club] KE5IRK Achieves LONP!

Congrats Geary,  great accomplishment from this vast RF wasteland known as North Texas, Southwestern Oklahoma.
Jim K5SP
On 2/16/2019 7:17 AM, Rick - N7WE wrote:
Belated congratulations go out to KE5IRK - Geary - who achieved Loyal Order of Narrow-Banded Phaseshift membership on February 5th!  This endorsement requires working 100 different 070 members.  As of Thursday, Geary has already added 24 credits toward his 2019 WABOL.  WABOL (Work A Bunch Of LONP) is an annual endorsement, available only to those who have achieved LONP, who then work 50 fellow LONP members in the calendar year).  Please join me in congratulating and welcoming him to LONP.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602
PR Director

--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director

--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director


Re: KE5IRK Achieves LONP!

Jim K5SP
 

Am in Denton, will get it for you when I return home.

JIM K5SP 



Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S®6 active, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: Milton Garb <n6mg@...>
Date: 2/16/19 10:59 AM (GMT-06:00)
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] KE5IRK Achieves LONP!

Jim, may I ask Geary's LONP number?

Geary!...well done!...The chase continues!

Milt
N6MG 
070-650
LONP#76



-----Original Message-----
From: Jim K5SP <jinnis@...>
To: 070Club <070Club@groups.io>
Sent: Sat, Feb 16, 2019 6:31 am
Subject: Re: [070Club] KE5IRK Achieves LONP!

Congrats Geary,  great accomplishment from this vast RF wasteland known as North Texas, Southwestern Oklahoma.
Jim K5SP
On 2/16/2019 7:17 AM, Rick - N7WE wrote:
Belated congratulations go out to KE5IRK - Geary - who achieved Loyal Order of Narrow-Banded Phaseshift membership on February 5th!  This endorsement requires working 100 different 070 members.  As of Thursday, Geary has already added 24 credits toward his 2019 WABOL.  WABOL (Work A Bunch Of LONP) is an annual endorsement, available only to those who have achieved LONP, who then work 50 fellow LONP members in the calendar year).  Please join me in congratulating and welcoming him to LONP.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602
PR Director

--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director

--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director


Re: KE5IRK Achieves LONP!

 

Jim, may I ask Geary's LONP number?

Geary!...well done!...The chase continues!

Milt
N6MG 
070-650
LONP#76



-----Original Message-----
From: Jim K5SP <jinnis@...>
To: 070Club <070Club@groups.io>
Sent: Sat, Feb 16, 2019 6:31 am
Subject: Re: [070Club] KE5IRK Achieves LONP!

Congrats Geary,  great accomplishment from this vast RF wasteland known as North Texas, Southwestern Oklahoma.
Jim K5SP
On 2/16/2019 7:17 AM, Rick - N7WE wrote:
Belated congratulations go out to KE5IRK - Geary - who achieved Loyal Order of Narrow-Banded Phaseshift membership on February 5th!  This endorsement requires working 100 different 070 members.  As of Thursday, Geary has already added 24 credits toward his 2019 WABOL.  WABOL (Work A Bunch Of LONP) is an annual endorsement, available only to those who have achieved LONP, who then work 50 fellow LONP members in the calendar year).  Please join me in congratulating and welcoming him to LONP.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602
PR Director

--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director


Re: KE5IRK Achieves LONP!

Jim K5SP
 

Congrats Geary,  great accomplishment from this vast RF wasteland known as North Texas, Southwestern Oklahoma.

Jim K5SP

On 2/16/2019 7:17 AM, Rick - N7WE wrote:
Belated congratulations go out to KE5IRK - Geary - who achieved Loyal Order of Narrow-Banded Phaseshift membership on February 5th!  This endorsement requires working 100 different 070 members.  As of Thursday, Geary has already added 24 credits toward his 2019 WABOL.  WABOL (Work A Bunch Of LONP) is an annual endorsement, available only to those who have achieved LONP, who then work 50 fellow LONP members in the calendar year).  Please join me in congratulating and welcoming him to LONP.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602
PR Director

--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director


Re: KE5IRK Achieves LONP!

Karl Heinz Kremer - K5KHK - PODXS 070 # 2645
 

Yay! Congrats. And I am glad that I could contribute 1% to this achievement. 


Re: KE5IRK Achieves LONP!

Matthew King - AK4MK <kk4cps@...>
 

Good job, Geary!

73

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

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On Sat, Feb 16, 2019 at 8:17 AM Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:
Belated congratulations go out to KE5IRK - Geary - who achieved Loyal Order of Narrow-Banded Phaseshift membership on February 5th!  This endorsement requires working 100 different 070 members.  As of Thursday, Geary has already added 24 credits toward his 2019 WABOL.  WABOL (Work A Bunch Of LONP) is an annual endorsement, available only to those who have achieved LONP, who then work 50 fellow LONP members in the calendar year).  Please join me in congratulating and welcoming him to LONP.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602
PR Director


KE5IRK Achieves LONP!

Rick - N7WE
 

Belated congratulations go out to KE5IRK - Geary - who achieved Loyal Order of Narrow-Banded Phaseshift membership on February 5th!  This endorsement requires working 100 different 070 members.  As of Thursday, Geary has already added 24 credits toward his 2019 WABOL.  WABOL (Work A Bunch Of LONP) is an annual endorsement, available only to those who have achieved LONP, who then work 50 fellow LONP members in the calendar year).  Please join me in congratulating and welcoming him to LONP.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602
PR Director


Re: Sprint

Geary McDowell
 

I checked several time on Thursday, only partially saw the VA school on and that signal was not very good for me.  I saw NO others through the day.  Missed out on another one.  HI HI
Geary KE5IRK #1787
SW Oklahoma

On Wed, Feb 13, 2019 at 8:02 PM Jim K5SP <jinnis@...> wrote:
Is it just me, or are there very few members participating in the sprint?  I have yet to see a YL.
--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director



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Re: Valentine Sprint

Rick - N7WE
 

Correction.  It was about 0300 that everything disappeared.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Valentine Sprint

Rick - N7WE
 

Sorry to hear that Barry.  Glad you are home and hoping you are doing better.  Time in an ER is NOT good.  But if you need to be there...well, it's the best place to be.

As to the Sprint, don't be too disappointed.  For me it was not the best.  The prop was tough.  When 40 closed here on the east coast I moved down to 80 (no 160 wire up this time around).  About 0200 I thought I had a problem with my antenna.  Everyone just disappeared!  One minute they were there, the next gone.  I hung around a little while hoping it would come back.  It didn't...at least at this QTH.  Sure hope others had a better experience.

Take good care of yourself my friend!

--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602

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