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LoTW & Eqsl

Jerry N9AVY
 

 

Finally decided to tackle some problems with shack computer. Thought computer was having problems or CAT 5 cable had problems.  So, ran a 50 ft. cable to modem and got internet back.  Tried uploading LoTW unsuccessfully so tried Eqsl where I uploaded around 20K Q’s.

 

Guess it worked because Eqsl now has about 100 more Q’s than it did last night. 

 

Went back to LoTW and found my certificate was missing.  Sent ARRL a message to see if they could send me a copy of my certificate which doesn’t expire until 2021. Now patiently awaiting word from them.   Have been able to upload since last year.  

 

So if anyone here sees Eqsl cards from me, it’s just me finally catching up.  I really have a tough time with computers…

 

Jerry  n9avy

 

 

 

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Re: Jay Hudak Memorial Sprint

Rick - N7WE
 

And it just had to pick the day of the Jay Hudak 80m Memorial Sprint!  Makes it an extra rare occurance.  Let's hope for no repeat on the Great Pumpkin Sprint.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Jay Hudak Memorial Sprint

Jim K5SP
 

That sounds like a normal thunderstorm here in North Texas. 

Lived on Whidbey Island for two years when there was a Naval Communications Station Puget Sound located there.  I do not recall having any thunderstorms, lots of rain, but doesn't seem like we ever had lightning and thunder in the two years I was there.

Jim K5SP

On 9/9/2019 8:45 AM, K8TOM wrote:
Rick,

Yes, as I said earlier it was quite an exceptional event for this part of the country.

From the local newspaper, the Everett Herald 

The National Weather Service counted more than 2,200 cloud-to-ground lightning strikes between 6 and 11 p.m., a rate of 440 an hour. Though the agency doesn’t keep records on lightning, that’s “pretty remarkable,” said NWS meteorologist Jeff Michalski. "Any time we have thunderstorms in this region it's a very rare occurrence." 

While Florida averages about 100 thunderstorm days every year, Western Washington gets only five to 10, which ranks among the lowest levels in the country.

Tom
K8TOM
815


--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director


Re: Jay Hudak Memorial Sprint

K8TOM
 

Rick,

Yes, as I said earlier it was quite an exceptional event for this part of the country.

From the local newspaper, the Everett Herald 

The National Weather Service counted more than 2,200 cloud-to-ground lightning strikes between 6 and 11 p.m., a rate of 440 an hour. Though the agency doesn’t keep records on lightning, that’s “pretty remarkable,” said NWS meteorologist Jeff Michalski. "Any time we have thunderstorms in this region it's a very rare occurrence." 

While Florida averages about 100 thunderstorm days every year, Western Washington gets only five to 10, which ranks among the lowest levels in the country.

Tom
K8TOM
815


Re: Jay Hudak Memorial Sprint

Rick - N7WE
 

Tom-
Paul-
I grew up in the PNW and t-storms were indeed kinda rare.  In fact, years ago when we were living in San Francisco, a thunderstorm went through and it made the front page of the newspaper, complete with a picture of a lightning strike.  Earthquake?  No mention unless it was big.  T-storm?  Front page news!  

Now living here in Central Florida - lightning capital of the USA - I've learned that when the t-storms start popping, the only sane approach is disconnect and duck!  You guys did the right thing!
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Jay Hudak Memorial Sprint

K8TOM
 

RR, on the T-Storm, Paul.  That was a doozy for our part of the country-biggest and longest lasting light show in my memory of being out here in WWA since '69.

80M traces started showing at my QTH at about 8 local time (0300z) and the lightning started at 8:25.  Bad medicine for my aluminum, so had to disconnect and go QRT with only one contact in the log.

Tom
K8TOM
815


Re: Jay Hudak Memorial Sprint

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

I had planned on joining in last night.  We had the most massive thunderstorm I’ve seen in the Pacific Northwest.  No way I was going to spend a minute with an antenna connected to a rig.  That might explain some of the west coast absence.

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

On Sep 8, 2019, at 2:01 PM, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:

Ken:

 

There were several stations operating contest last night, but the West Coast was totally absent.

 

Have a decent 80m antenna and station here in Northern Illinois, but best I could do was Mt & ID. There were stations from CA, WA & B.C., but none got through to me. Tossed the towel in at 0500 UTC/GMT.

 

Your inability to participate in contest was undoubtedly due poor propagation.  I was lucky to work 22 stations in 18 states.

 

Hopefully propagation will improve over the next couple years. Hang in there.

 

Jerry  n9avy

 

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From: Ken Campbell
Sent: Sunday, September 8, 2019 3:48 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Jay Hudak Memorial Sprint

 

Called CQ 80M sprint last evening on 3.580 from 0500-0600 UTC. Only made two contacts. Saw no other traces. I realize I have a compromise antenna, but there seemed to be plenty of action on the FT4 & FT8 sub-bands close by. I guess nobody is interested in out beloved mode anymore? :-(


 

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I Messed Up

Lewis Karriker (Sonny) - K4ARE - #2347
 

I mistakenly managed to upload my 80m log to the APE contest scorer and can't find a way to delete or remove it - any help would be appreciated

Lewis - K4ARE


Re: Jay Hudak Memorial Sprint

Jerry N9AVY
 

True.   Didn’t think of them as flippant, but more as solutions.  I realize that for most the question is a costly thing and the removal of HOA would take years in courts. Guess the best thing is to just avoid HOAs if possible. I do think somehow HOAs will have to make allowances for Amateur Radio, but it may have to become a law nationwide, but unfortunately HOA nationwide have much deeper pockets.

 

Most seem to find work arounds that enable hidden antennas or barely visible ones. In the 1950/60’s HOAs didn’t exist as far as I know, but there were TVI problems which with the advent of cable and satellite TV became relatively fewer. Now it seems that computers and other electronics are the problems for Ham Radio. I live with a constant S-7 to S-9 noise level, sometimes greater.

 

There are really no simple solutions unless one can find 10 acres in the middle of nowhere where closest neighbor is 20 miles away.

 

Jerry n9avy

 

 

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From: Jim K5SP
Sent: Sunday, September 8, 2019 7:26 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Jay Hudak Memorial Sprint

 

You make it sound like your solutions are easy.

.

For many, both your flippant suggestions are out of the question for financial reasons. Both moving and fighting to remove HOA's are extremely costly 

 

Jim K5SP 

 

 

 

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-------- Original message --------

From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>

Date: 9/8/19 5:13 PM (GMT-06:00)

To: 070Club@groups.io

Subject: Re: [070Club] Jay Hudak Memorial Sprint

 

I hope everyone here knows my feelings on HOA’s and Ham Radio.  You have 2 choices:  10- Move  2) Eliminate HOA.

 

Jerry  n9avy

 

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From: Mike
Sent: Sunday, September 8, 2019 4:34 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Jay Hudak Memorial Sprint

 

... or some of us, due to HOA and lot size restrictions, are unable to work 80 meters at all.  It's not lack of interest.

 

On Sun, Sep 8, 2019 at 3:48 PM Ken Campbell <n6pcd1@...> wrote:

Called CQ 80M sprint last evening on 3.580 from 0500-0600 UTC. Only made two contacts. Saw no other traces. I realize I have a compromise antenna, but there seemed to be plenty of action on the FT4 & FT8 sub-bands close by. I guess nobody is interested in out beloved mode anymore? :-(

 


--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director

 


Re: Jay Hudak Memorial Sprint

Bill Garwood
 

80 meters last night was terrible.  I never saw any stations in the western US or Canada.  Best I got was about 1100 miles and I have a fairly good 80 meter station.  I can usually get the west coast and sometimes Europe and South America with PSK31.  Hopefully the conditions will improve this winter.

In the past, I have worked a lot of EU stations on PSK31 that are in very restricted antenna areas but they still manage to have fun on HF.  Check the web for magnetic loops.  They are easy to build and also for sale.  They are using them on patios, decks and in the backyard on a tripod and even in the living room window.  Set it up, operate for a while then take it back down.  HOA??  What antenna??  Magloops are great for PSK as they are very narrow on the tuning.  Get an 80 meter magloop tuned up on 3.580 and make some contacts (if the propagation cooperates).   Other options include loading up the gutters on the house, flagpoles and similar.  Most small verticals can be tricked to operate with 25 watts or so on 80 meters.  Not very efficient but they can be used.  You can also get one of the HF mobile antennas with the loading coils and rig up something on a sawhorse or other temporary platform.  There are a lot of great ideas on the internet.

See y’all in the next contest.

73,

Bill N4GBK FM16 in NC 

 

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From: 070Club@groups.io <070Club@groups.io> on behalf of Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
Sent: Sunday, September 8, 2019 6:13:41 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io <070Club@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [070Club] Jay Hudak Memorial Sprint
 

I hope everyone here knows my feelings on HOA’s and Ham Radio.  You have 2 choices:  10- Move  2) Eliminate HOA.

 

Jerry  n9avy

 

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From: Mike
Sent: Sunday, September 8, 2019 4:34 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Jay Hudak Memorial Sprint

 

... or some of us, due to HOA and lot size restrictions, are unable to work 80 meters at all.  It's not lack of interest.

 

On Sun, Sep 8, 2019 at 3:48 PM Ken Campbell <n6pcd1@...> wrote:

Called CQ 80M sprint last evening on 3.580 from 0500-0600 UTC. Only made two contacts. Saw no other traces. I realize I have a compromise antenna, but there seemed to be plenty of action on the FT4 & FT8 sub-bands close by. I guess nobody is interested in out beloved mode anymore? :-(

 


Re: Jay Hudak Memorial Sprint

Jim K5SP
 

You make it sound like your solutions are easy.
.
For many, both your flippant suggestions are out of the question for financial reasons. Both moving and fighting to remove HOA's are extremely costly 

Jim K5SP 



Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S10e, an AT&T 5G Evolution capable smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
Date: 9/8/19 5:13 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Jay Hudak Memorial Sprint

I hope everyone here knows my feelings on HOA’s and Ham Radio.  You have 2 choices:  10- Move  2) Eliminate HOA.

 

Jerry  n9avy

 

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From: Mike
Sent: Sunday, September 8, 2019 4:34 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Jay Hudak Memorial Sprint

 

... or some of us, due to HOA and lot size restrictions, are unable to work 80 meters at all.  It's not lack of interest.

 

On Sun, Sep 8, 2019 at 3:48 PM Ken Campbell <n6pcd1@...> wrote:

Called CQ 80M sprint last evening on 3.580 from 0500-0600 UTC. Only made two contacts. Saw no other traces. I realize I have a compromise antenna, but there seemed to be plenty of action on the FT4 & FT8 sub-bands close by. I guess nobody is interested in out beloved mode anymore? :-(

 


--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director


Re: Jay Hudak Memorial Sprint

Jerry N9AVY
 

I hope everyone here knows my feelings on HOA’s and Ham Radio.  You have 2 choices:  10- Move  2) Eliminate HOA.

 

Jerry  n9avy

 

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From: Mike
Sent: Sunday, September 8, 2019 4:34 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Jay Hudak Memorial Sprint

 

... or some of us, due to HOA and lot size restrictions, are unable to work 80 meters at all.  It's not lack of interest.

 

On Sun, Sep 8, 2019 at 3:48 PM Ken Campbell <n6pcd1@...> wrote:

Called CQ 80M sprint last evening on 3.580 from 0500-0600 UTC. Only made two contacts. Saw no other traces. I realize I have a compromise antenna, but there seemed to be plenty of action on the FT4 & FT8 sub-bands close by. I guess nobody is interested in out beloved mode anymore? :-(

 


Re: Jay Hudak Memorial Sprint

Mike W4BZM
 

... or some of us, due to HOA and lot size restrictions, are unable to work 80 meters at all.  It's not lack of interest.


On Sun, Sep 8, 2019 at 3:48 PM Ken Campbell <n6pcd1@...> wrote:
Called CQ 80M sprint last evening on 3.580 from 0500-0600 UTC. Only made two contacts. Saw no other traces. I realize I have a compromise antenna, but there seemed to be plenty of action on the FT4 & FT8 sub-bands close by. I guess nobody is interested in out beloved mode anymore? :-(


Re: Jay Hudak Memorial Sprint

Jerry N9AVY
 

Ken:

 

There were several stations operating contest last night, but the West Coast was totally absent.

 

Have a decent 80m antenna and station here in Northern Illinois, but best I could do was Mt & ID. There were stations from CA, WA & B.C., but none got through to me. Tossed the towel in at 0500 UTC/GMT.

 

Your inability to participate in contest was undoubtedly due poor propagation.  I was lucky to work 22 stations in 18 states.

 

Hopefully propagation will improve over the next couple years. Hang in there.

 

Jerry  n9avy

 

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From: Ken Campbell
Sent: Sunday, September 8, 2019 3:48 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Jay Hudak Memorial Sprint

 

Called CQ 80M sprint last evening on 3.580 from 0500-0600 UTC. Only made two contacts. Saw no other traces. I realize I have a compromise antenna, but there seemed to be plenty of action on the FT4 & FT8 sub-bands close by. I guess nobody is interested in out beloved mode anymore? :-(

 


Re: Jay Hudak Memorial Sprint

Ken Campbell <n6pcd1@...>
 

Called CQ 80M sprint last evening on 3.580 from 0500-0600 UTC. Only made two contacts. Saw no other traces. I realize I have a compromise antenna, but there seemed to be plenty of action on the FT4 & FT8 sub-bands close by. I guess nobody is interested in out beloved mode anymore? :-(


Re: 80M Sprint - Sorry-My Error

stan W9SMR
 

I doubt it changes anything except to add a little confusion and the wrong number of participants in the Jay Hudak Memorial 80M Sprint results.

But, I mistakenly uploaded my contest log as W9SMR, not as W9SMR/9. The correct log eliminates a number of mis-matched entries.

So I am in there twice right now and I do not know how to back out the erroneous log.

Sorry for messing up the results sheet.

On the positive side, I had a lot of fun chasing folks around.

Thanks, all!
73
Stan
W9SMR/9 (until mid-October)
_._,_._,_


Re: KC3EF in DE

Richard Rohrer
 

Back on the air this morning, not seeing any traces. 

Dick


Re: Not a winner... but

Jerry N9AVY
 

Barry:

 

Sorry I missed you as well. 

 

OCD ?  Probably a good thing for ham radio log keeping, but seems that many of new crop of hams have the opposite. Hi ! Hi !

 

Jerry n9avy

 

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From: 1470 via Groups.Io
Sent: Sunday, September 8, 2019 5:28 AM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Not a winner... but

 

Jerry
I developed this habit a couple years ago. HRD auto loads the contacts details from QRZ
which I visually check against what is provided over-air. An top of head estimate I think
about 10% will have a discrepancy that can be challenged on air or followed up with an email
for clarification. I think I have maybe taken the process a step too far due to my OCD and
insatiable need for total accuracy in the log.
Hope the sprint went well for you
now 3:30am local and still hoping for a contact.
cheers de
Barry



On Sat, Sep 7, 2019 at 08:43 PM, Jerry N9AVY wrote:

I got a new grid and new 070# in contest and that’s a win for me !    Both were in form of W8TOM in MI.    Don’t go by grid list on QRZ page, but check it against other stations in Atlanta, MI  and you’ll see they are all in EN74 and not the FN # Tom has on his QRZ page – simple error of missing it.

 

Jerry  n9avy

 

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Re: Not a winner... but

Jerry N9AVY
 

Tom:

 

I kept looking for you until 0500 UTC/GMT, but band was deader than a door nail by then. Sorry I missed you and other West Coast stations.

 

Jerry  n9avy

 

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From: K8TOM
Sent: Sunday, September 8, 2019 7:23 AM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Not a winner... but

 

Jerry,

I saw your trace several times over the space of an hour or so, but the copy was just not good enough to make the contact.  I also saw W8TOM's call decode a few times, but again not good enough copy for a contact. I received a QSL card from him a couple days ago for an earlier contact on 20M. 

I managed to get one Idaho station N7UVH and that was it.  I did see Milt N6MG a couple times but no contact there as well. Was surprised that I did not see Barry.

Tom
K8TOM
815

 


Re: Not a winner... but

K8TOM
 

Jerry,

I saw your trace several times over the space of an hour or so, but the copy was just not good enough to make the contact.  I also saw W8TOM's call decode a few times, but again not good enough copy for a contact. I received a QSL card from him a couple days ago for an earlier contact on 20M. 

I managed to get one Idaho station N7UVH and that was it.  I did see Milt N6MG a couple times but no contact there as well. Was surprised that I did not see Barry.

Tom
K8TOM
815

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