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Re: ARRL Contest and DXCC Rules Now Prohibit Automated Contacts:

Bill Garwood
 

Not sure of the details but the technology is here today to drop an automated ham station on a rock, reef or other distant spot and it can and will make contacts with stations.  It would also have the capability to up load the logging and be solar powered.  A couple of years ago, the HF Voyager was active in the Pacific giving out grid squares and providing logging info on the website.  This was using FT8 as well as PSK31 on 20 meters.

http://www.jrfarc.org/hf-voyager/

 

73,

Bill

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From: 070Club@groups.io <070Club@groups.io> on behalf of Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...>
Sent: Sunday, August 25, 2019 8:22:26 AM
To: 070Club@groups.io <070Club@groups.io>
Subject: [070Club] ARRL Contest and DXCC Rules Now Prohibit Automated Contacts:
 
Click here for article 

Huh?  Can someone tell me what this means and why it was done?  Is it aimed at FT4?  FT8?  Something else?  

Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Survey on what device do you use for digital communication?

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

I’ve used a SignaLink USB with success both on Macs and with a variety of Raspberry Pi’s running various versions of Raspbian, all with no problems and good success.

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

On Aug 25, 2019, at 4:39 PM, Steve Prior <prior.stephen@...> wrote:

Hi,

I have a timewave Navigator hoping that a Mac version of the drivers will be released....
looks like this will never happen in my lifetime. 

So what do you use particularly for Mac users?

Many thanks,

Steve 
N3UYI 

PODXS #0092
LONP #13


Survey on what device do you use for digital communication?

Steve Prior
 

Hi,

I have a timewave Navigator hoping that a Mac version of the drivers will be released....
looks like this will never happen in my lifetime. 

So what do you use particularly for Mac users?

Many thanks,

Steve 
N3UYI 

PODXS #0092
LONP #13


FW: Latest update from 4U1UN

Jerry N9AVY
 

Can’t remember if I work 4U1UN on PSK31 or not, but this is the reason they haven’t been heard lately.

 

Jerry  n9avy  

 

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This was just posted on the 4U1UN page on Facebook:

 

====================================

We are receiving a lot of messages regarding the lack of 4U1UN (United

Nation Amateur Radio Club) activity on the bands. We will try to clear

some things about the current Club's activities.

 

Many of you do not know that after the renovation of the UNHQ building

in New York, the room dedicated to the recreation area, on the 41st

floor, in which the 4U1UN radio equipment was located, was transferred

to the special UN unit - Broadcast and Conference Support Section. That

room now is allocated to professional communications equipment. This was

the only room technically suitable to be used for installing our gear,

with easy access to the roof but after renovation it became off-limits

for any other services, except BCSS.

 

Please do not think that UNARC members gave up and are doing nothing -

believe me, almost daily communication has not been interrupted for the

past seven years. After the successful activity of 4U70UN back in 2015,

with the support of the UN Administration, we were able to secure a tiny

20-square-feet room for the Club’s needs on the ground floor of the

building. For obvious reasons, no one will give us the opportunity to

run a separate coaxial cable from the ground floor to the 41st floor.

Considering the fact that the room, allocated for the Club, can be

transferred to any other place at any time, we have developed a project

for installing a remote station on the 41st floor.

 

The main difficulty in quick implementation of such project at the UNHQ

is not political, but administrative and organizational. The BCSS is

responsible for the security for all the UN communications equipment.

They provide the entire UN communication (including emergency etc.) to

all UN field locations around the World. There are communication

repeaters, satellite links and other equipment, access to which is

strictly limited. Only security personnel, authorized by this service,

have permission to be there. Coordination of access to this room for

club members (UN staff) at such a high level, takes several months to be

approved, and the time allowed for work is limited to only one or two

hours per visit.

 

If it were not for BCSS support, nothing would have been possible at

all, even the placement of the beacon station and antenna! Imagine that

you want to put a remotely controlled and unsupervised amateur radio

station in the server room of the White House special communications

service, and you will get the picture. Every time we get access - we are

accompanied by representatives of three different UN services, and only

because none of us is giving up - the process of returning the UN

amateur radio station in the air, although slowly, continues.

 

Now, some good news!

 

This Saturday, several members of the UN radio club, representatives of

UN services and guests, once again got the opportunity to continue the

configuration of equipment and its connections. Unfortunately, the

assembled 19-inch rack and part of the equipment were disconnected

during delivery to the 41st floor, including disassembling of the power

amplifier. This is mainly because the BCSS personnel needed to hand

carry all the equipment several flights of stairs to the top floor. The

ACOM-2000A amplifier fully assembled is very heavy, so its disassembling

was certainly needed.

 

After four hours of work, the connections of the SteppIR BigIR vertical

antennas were restored, a new SDA-100 controller was installed and a

RemoteRig 1216H was connected for easy remote access. The antenna was

tested and configured. Remote access from the first floor works (special

thanks for the separately run Ethernet cable over the entire height of

the building, for the use of the Radio Club). The operation of the

ACOM-2000A amplifier with an antenna was tested.

 

While we were testing, we realized that our Elecraft K3 needed to be

disconnected and sent for repair. Apparently, due to the lack of the

ability to retract BigIR antenna earlier, static discharges damaged the

K3 power control board. Updating/re-installing of the K3 firmware didn't

helped. Let's hope for a speedy recovery of the transceiver after

treatment at Elecraft!

 

We really hope that in the very near future, after debugging and setting

up all the equipment, we will finally be able to proudly look at the

work done and begin to appear steadily on the bands; and you will be

able to get ATNO with the UNHQ!

 

Thanks to everyone involved, especially to:

 

James Sarte K2QI UNARC President

Philip Dale G6CBR UNARC

UN Security Staff

UN BCSS Staff

Adrian Ciuperca KO8SCA

===============================

 

 

 


Re: conditions ???

Jerry N9AVY
 

Seems like most would be enjoying nice summer weather before the evils of Winter descend upon us.  In MM land I’d expect you’ll be out tossing the caber, playing the pipes, and that sort of stuff, hi !

 

Jerry  n9avy

 

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From: Skippyinspace
Sent: Sunday, August 25, 2019 12:10 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] conditions ???

 

bbq here in mm land got to enjoy our 2 days of summer have winter for radio 

 

ian

mm0ihe 

 

On Sun, 25 Aug 2019, 18:06 Jerry N9AVY, <n9avy@...> wrote:

Just worked Italy on 20m and see one  4-land station, but that’s it.  Where are all the other Europeans ???  On a Sunday, the band should be busier.    Everyone must have went to beach in Italy or dinner or sleeping…. 

 

AAAAaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrggggggggggggggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh !!!!

 

Jerry  n9avy

 

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Re: conditions ???

Skippyinspace
 

bbq here in mm land got to enjoy our 2 days of summer have winter for radio 

ian
mm0ihe 

On Sun, 25 Aug 2019, 18:06 Jerry N9AVY, <n9avy@...> wrote:

Just worked Italy on 20m and see one  4-land station, but that’s it.  Where are all the other Europeans ???  On a Sunday, the band should be busier.    Everyone must have went to beach in Italy or dinner or sleeping…. 

 

AAAAaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrggggggggggggggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh !!!!

 

Jerry  n9avy

 

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conditions ???

Jerry N9AVY
 

Just worked Italy on 20m and see one  4-land station, but that’s it.  Where are all the other Europeans ???  On a Sunday, the band should be busier.    Everyone must have went to beach in Italy or dinner or sleeping…. 

 

AAAAaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrggggggggggggggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh !!!!

 

Jerry  n9avy

 

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Re: Carrier on 14071x

 

Saw it again on 20 Sat night.  320 deg from Central Fl.  S/N 27dB, IMD -27dB.  At least a clean signal.  hi hi


Re: YB8MAN on 40m PSK

Stephen Melachrinos
 

Jerry and Rick (and others) -

A remote somewhere. The VP2 call could also have been a physical visit to one of the islands there. (Interesting that it doesn't have the extended prefix--a V, E, or M-to indicate the right island.) The remote doesn't have to be the Caribbean either--could be in the US. After all, no one has seen any other stations from the Caribbean at the same time.

He was spotted on 6m (!?!) on 24 June this year, but only spotted by two W1 stations. That really sounds to me like he's using a W1 remote station. One of those stations included in the DX spot that he suspected a US-based remote.

The fact that he QSLs doesn't mean he's where his callsign says he is. I really suspect that he hasn't set up his online accounts to show his operation from a remote and is just reflexively or automatically uploading from his log.

Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io <070Club@groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Aug 25, 2019 7:43 am
Subject: Re: [070Club] YB8MAN on 40m PSK

Here is a QRZ>COM listing for him as YB8MAN/VP2 and that my be an explanation.  However, all the data is exactly the same as the YB8MAN listing.  Possibly a remote station in Carribean ???
 
Jerry  n9avy
 
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From: Stephen Melachrinos via Groups.Io
Sent: Sunday, August 25, 2019 5:29 AM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] YB8MAN on 40m PSK
 
Rick -
 
I have very little doubt that the operator is YB8MAN. What I question is whether his station is in Indonesia. My thought, with no evidence other that the extremely unusual propagation you noticed, is that he's using a remote station somewhere in the US and QSLing incorrectly, probably unintentionally.
 
I saw and worked him too on 40m, about two weeks ago. There were other stations on the band then, but he was clearly the loudest. 
 
Steve

-----Original Message-----
From: Rick Sterling <KI7OIY@...>
To: 070Club <070Club@groups.io>
Sent: Sat, Aug 24, 2019 10:55 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] YB8MAN on 40m PSK
I worked him too but he did confirm our contact on QRZ
 
On Sat, Aug 24, 2019 at 7:30 PM Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:
Just saw W3BUG working YB8MAN….   Strange to hear only Indonesia on 40m PSK at 0215 UTC….    Worked him a week ago and thought it was questionable …
 
Jerry  n9avy
 
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ARRL Contest and DXCC Rules Now Prohibit Automated Contacts:

Rick - N7WE
 

Click here for article 

Huh?  Can someone tell me what this means and why it was done?  Is it aimed at FT4?  FT8?  Something else?  

Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: YB8MAN on 40m PSK

Jerry N9AVY
 

Here is a QRZ>COM listing for him as YB8MAN/VP2 and that my be an explanation.  However, all the data is exactly the same as the YB8MAN listing.  Possibly a remote station in Carribean ???

 

Jerry  n9avy

 

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From: Stephen Melachrinos via Groups.Io
Sent: Sunday, August 25, 2019 5:29 AM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] YB8MAN on 40m PSK

 

Rick -

 

I have very little doubt that the operator is YB8MAN. What I question is whether his station is in Indonesia. My thought, with no evidence other that the extremely unusual propagation you noticed, is that he's using a remote station somewhere in the US and QSLing incorrectly, probably unintentionally.

 

I saw and worked him too on 40m, about two weeks ago. There were other stations on the band then, but he was clearly the loudest. 

 

Steve

-----Original Message-----
From: Rick Sterling <KI7OIY@...>
To: 070Club <070Club@groups.io>
Sent: Sat, Aug 24, 2019 10:55 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] YB8MAN on 40m PSK

I worked him too but he did confirm our contact on QRZ

 

On Sat, Aug 24, 2019 at 7:30 PM Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:

Just saw W3BUG working YB8MAN….   Strange to hear only Indonesia on 40m PSK at 0215 UTC….    Worked him a week ago and thought it was questionable …

 

Jerry  n9avy

 

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Re: YB8MAN on 40m PSK

Stephen Melachrinos
 

Rick -

I have very little doubt that the operator is YB8MAN. What I question is whether his station is in Indonesia. My thought, with no evidence other that the extremely unusual propagation you noticed, is that he's using a remote station somewhere in the US and QSLing incorrectly, probably unintentionally.

I saw and worked him too on 40m, about two weeks ago. There were other stations on the band then, but he was clearly the loudest. 

Steve


-----Original Message-----
From: Rick Sterling <KI7OIY@...>
To: 070Club <070Club@groups.io>
Sent: Sat, Aug 24, 2019 10:55 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] YB8MAN on 40m PSK

I worked him too but he did confirm our contact on QRZ

On Sat, Aug 24, 2019 at 7:30 PM Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:
Just saw W3BUG working YB8MAN….   Strange to hear only Indonesia on 40m PSK at 0215 UTC….    Worked him a week ago and thought it was questionable …
 
Jerry  n9avy
 
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Re: YB8MAN on 40m PSK

Rick Sterling <KI7OIY@...>
 

I worked him too but he did confirm our contact on QRZ

On Sat, Aug 24, 2019 at 7:30 PM Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:

Just saw W3BUG working YB8MAN….   Strange to hear only Indonesia on 40m PSK at 0215 UTC….    Worked him a week ago and thought it was questionable …

 

Jerry  n9avy

 

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YB8MAN on 40m PSK

Jerry N9AVY
 

Just saw W3BUG working YB8MAN….   Strange to hear only Indonesia on 40m PSK at 0215 UTC….    Worked him a week ago and thought it was questionable …

 

Jerry  n9avy

 

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Called DQ on 20

Larry Rockne #404
 

  I called cq on 20 meter PSK tonight (Sat from2002 yo abt 2035z.
there were about 5 FT8 stations, rthere, all; scattewred vy the time I was through, in
much the same way PSK signals do.

I either have a problem with my signal, 
or I have bad breath.

BTW its now sun 0153z and will be on20 untill
the XYL rungs the dinner bell.

Larry WA7HDZ


Re: APE certificate

Jerry N9AVY
 

Propagation … propagation …  propagation …etc.

 

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From: JEFF WALSH
Sent: Saturday, August 24, 2019 7:59 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] APE certificate

 

location location location etc

 

JEFF WALSH

W3WMU

#1673

BUBBAWOOD

WORLDWIDE HEADQUARTERS

STURGIS, MS.

 

 

On Saturday, August 24, 2019, 07:51:05 PM CDT, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:

 

 

Thinking new year I may drive to Indiana and park within a mile of Bob & Stan so I can work them on a bunch of bands,  hi  !!!

 

Jerry  n9avy

 

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From: JEFF WALSH
Sent: Saturday, August 24, 2019 7:14 PM
To: 070Club
Subject: [070Club] APE certificate

 

I received in the mail today the highly coveted KC9UR Pontoon Boat APE certificate. I already have it in its frame. Many thanks to Bob and Stan for another great APE expedition.

 

I will be purchasing the frame for next years certificate at the earliest opportunity.

 

Once again many thanks to Bob and Stan for another  "World Class APE Expedition"  

 

73's

 

 

JEFF WALSH

W3WMU

#1673

BUBBAWOOD

WORLDWIDE HEADQUARTERS

STURGIS, MS.

 

 


Re: APE certificate

Stephen Melachrinos
 

You might be able to pull off the rare 11-bander (if they could work all bands)!

(Ron N3CHX and I have occasionally run the bands during a contest--he's about 3 miles away. But we've only done at most 7 bands in a single day, and have never worked the WARC bands or 60.)

Steve
W3HF

-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io <070Club@groups.io>
Sent: Sat, Aug 24, 2019 8:51 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] APE certificate

Thinking new year I may drive to Indiana and park within a mile of Bob & Stan so I can work them on a bunch of bands,  hi  !!!
 
Jerry  n9avy
 
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From: JEFF WALSH
Sent: Saturday, August 24, 2019 7:14 PM
To: 070Club
Subject: [070Club] APE certificate
 
I received in the mail today the highly coveted KC9UR Pontoon Boat APE certificate. I already have it in its frame. Many thanks to Bob and Stan for another great APE expedition.
 
I will be purchasing the frame for next years certificate at the earliest opportunity.
 
Once again many thanks to Bob and Stan for another  "World Class APE Expedition"  
 
73's
 
 
JEFF WALSH
W3WMU
#1673
BUBBAWOOD
WORLDWIDE HEADQUARTERS
STURGIS, MS.
 


Re: APE certificate

Jerry N9AVY
 

Think about the “Work 20 Hawaii Stations” endorsement ….  😊 

 

Jerry  n9avy

 

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From: Karl Heinz Kremer - K5KHK - PODXS 070 # 2645
Sent: Saturday, August 24, 2019 7:58 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] APE certificate

 

I am so jealous:) I only was able to work them on 40 and 80, could not make it work on 30 or 20. I’ll try again next year. 

 


Re: APE certificate

JEFF WALSH
 

location location location etc

JEFF WALSH
W3WMU
#1673
BUBBAWOOD
WORLDWIDE HEADQUARTERS
STURGIS, MS.


On Saturday, August 24, 2019, 07:51:05 PM CDT, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:


Thinking new year I may drive to Indiana and park within a mile of Bob & Stan so I can work them on a bunch of bands,  hi  !!!

 

Jerry  n9avy

 

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From: JEFF WALSH
Sent: Saturday, August 24, 2019 7:14 PM
To: 070Club
Subject: [070Club] APE certificate

 

I received in the mail today the highly coveted KC9UR Pontoon Boat APE certificate. I already have it in its frame. Many thanks to Bob and Stan for another great APE expedition.

 

I will be purchasing the frame for next years certificate at the earliest opportunity.

 

Once again many thanks to Bob and Stan for another  "World Class APE Expedition"  

 

73's

 

 

JEFF WALSH

W3WMU

#1673

BUBBAWOOD

WORLDWIDE HEADQUARTERS

STURGIS, MS.

 


Re: APE certificate

Karl Heinz Kremer - K5KHK - PODXS 070 # 2645
 

I am so jealous:) I only was able to work them on 40 and 80, could not make it work on 30 or 20. I’ll try again next year. 

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