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Re: Endorsement checker problems

Loren McCullough - WA3WZR
 

Same story here Jerry.

I can reject, but I can't approve.

Loren WA3WZR

Re: Bogus Eqsls ???

1470
 

On Thu, Feb 20, 2020 at 01:43 PM, Richard Rohrer wrote:
HI Rick,

When you get the changed call sign downloads do you accept or reject?  I usually reject them since that was not the station call I worked.  Don't need duplicates in my log and don't feel like updating the call sign.  Just my 2 cents.  Looks like we will be in DE in a couple of weeks if anyone needs the state.

73
Dick - KC3EF
I definitely reject them. I only log the callsign I worked exactly as it was used on air.
Just spent 2hrs on this chore this morning.
Still the benefits outweigh the labours.
cheers
Barry

Re: Bogus Eqsls ???

DAVE KB3RAN 1692/381
 

Please let me know your DE schedule.  It's the only state I need for WAS.  And it's the closest to me.  I'd like to get that checked off.  As well as DXCC' I have about 12 more countries needed there.
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Dave H
KB3RAN
1692/381

Re: Bogus Eqsls ???

Jerry N9AVY
 

Just have 2 Eqsls from an EA station with a single letter suffix which was rejected because it was not in log nor was in even on same date indicated. These are becoming more prevalent lately. Am sure they think I'm working them when in fact I'm working another station, but they apparently don't listen to IDs sent before and at end of QSO. Poor operating procedures is the only reason I can think of.

There may have been some QSOs prior to 2006 when other logging programs were use , but somewhere prior to 2006 I switched to MixW and I believe every QSO was entered after that.

Jerry n9avy

On Thursday, February 20, 2020, 03:43:32 PM CST, Richard Rohrer <kc3ef@...> wrote:


HI Rick,

When you get the changed call sign downloads do you accept or reject?  I usually reject them since that was not the station call I worked.  Don't need duplicates in my log and don't feel like updating the call sign.  Just my 2 cents.  Looks like we will be in DE in a couple of weeks if anyone needs the state.

73
Dick - KC3EF

Re: Bogus Eqsls ???

Rick - N7WE
 

Yup, I reject them.  Travel safe, and while I don't need any grids in DE, I'll be watching close when you head west again!
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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602

Re: Bogus Eqsls ???

Brian (N2MLP)
 

I Agree 

I didn’t work that station

 

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         de N2MLP Brian

       Monroe County PA

 

 

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From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Rohrer
Sent: Thursday, February 20, 2020 4:43 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Bogus Eqsls ???

 

HI Rick,

When you get the changed call sign downloads do you accept or reject?  I usually reject them since that was not the station call I worked.  Don't need duplicates in my log and don't feel like updating the call sign.  Just my 2 cents.  Looks like we will be in DE in a couple of weeks if anyone needs the state.

73
Dick - KC3EF

Re: Bogus Eqsls ???

Richard Rohrer
 

HI Rick,

When you get the changed call sign downloads do you accept or reject?  I usually reject them since that was not the station call I worked.  Don't need duplicates in my log and don't feel like updating the call sign.  Just my 2 cents.  Looks like we will be in DE in a couple of weeks if anyone needs the state.

73
Dick - KC3EF

Logs Due – Valentine Sprint, Friday, February 21, 2020

stan robinson
 

Logs for the Valentine Sprint are due Friday, February 21, 2020

 

If you haven’t uploaded your log yet, please do so. 

  

Our 070 Website Scorer has gone offline and David, K9DWR, has created an alternative upload link and volunteered to collect your logs and parse them manually to determine our winners.

 

Kudos to David!!

 

Here is your step-by-step:

1) Access the Valentine Sprint Uploader at Valentine Sprint Upload

2) Fill in requested info: Name, Callsign, Email, 070 Number, Power Level,
6 Hour Time Block Start Time, OM/YL, and Soapbox Comments

3) Upload your ADIF with Contest Records only

Specific/technical questions should be sent to David, K9DWR, at: david@...

Great to see the waterfall come to life (except for 160M) with a nice turnout for this very popular annual Contest.  And I saw and worked 3 YL’s. I also noticed that new member #2722, Bill, N3XL uploaded to the Endorsement Checker immediately after the Contest and earned the 88 TriBand award, for working 3 different YL’s on 3 bands. Thank you ladies for your efforts to help the OM’s.

 

Don’t forget, a separate upload is needed for Contest Scoring. See above.


As Jim, K5SP said: PSK beats FT8 any day!

73,
Stan
W9SMR - 070  #1611
PODXS 070 - PR Director

Re: QRP Still happens!

RANDY RUEMLER Member 2706
 

Good Job Steve.  The 817 is a great radio and is a lot of fun foe CW and PSK31.  Enjoy!  

Randy Ruemler

KK4OVW 

On Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 9:07 PM, Steve R via Groups.Io <oldjavadrinker@...> wrote:

I obtained an FT817ND from an estate sale a couple of months back. I have been slowly putting this thing together for digital ops. Had to order CAT cable, Signal link etc....

Tonight all the bugs are worked out, DM780 interfaced, and worked my first PSK contact into MO on the rig with 5 watts and 40M dipole about 15 feet up. Thanks KD0UN for the contact.

Steve
2301
VA3FLF

QRP Still happens!

Steve R
 

I obtained an FT817ND from an estate sale a couple of months back. I have been slowly putting this thing together for digital ops. Had to order CAT cable, Signal link etc....

Tonight all the bugs are worked out, DM780 interfaced, and worked my first PSK contact into MO on the rig with 5 watts and 40M dipole about 15 feet up. Thanks KD0UN for the contact.

Steve
2301
VA3FLF

Re: Bogus Eqsls ???

Rick - N7WE
 

I sometimes get new eQSL notices with the "Reject" or "Create" options prominently displayed.  Since I tend to be compulsive about uploading ALL my Qs to eQSL, it is surprising to get an unconfirmed. So I always look back in my log to check them out.  Often I find that the date, time, band info on the new one matches a log entry but the call doesn't match.  That leads me to dig deeper, and while some of them are just plain "not in my log," in others it is a case of the sender changing to a new call sign.  In that case, it too gets the "not in my log."  Don't know why anyone would 'update' their eQSLs changing their old call sign to the new one instead of just merging accounts, but some do!  Oh well, looking back through my log is always fun.
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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602

Re: Bogus Eqsls ???

Richard Rohrer
 

Hi Steve,

No I don't think anyone is doing it intentionally, I just find it interesting to get duplicate eqsls with some slightly different information.  The logging program I use, codes each entry when uploaded, so if I want to upload again I have to go in and delete the code.  Just kind of a thought on Jerry's comment.  I do get some that I can't find in my log and when I look back through the text files I either don't find them at all or the qso was never completed, as they faded out before signal exchange was completed.  Just my thoughts. 

73
Dick - KC3EF

Re: NA QSOP RTTY on 29 Feb

Rick - N7WE
 

Thanks for the heads up Mike!  Get on early and get it done is really good advice!
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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602

NA QSOP RTTY on 29 Feb

Mike W4BZM
 

if you’re planning on logging that PSK-31 contact on 29 Feb for the 366 day award, you might want to get on the air early to do so.  The North American QSO Party for RTTY kicks off at 1800 UTC on 29 Feb, and history tells us we will have RTTY transmissions scattered throughout the 070 to 074 bands.  Not grumbling — they are legal there, and most are not aware of the significance of Leap Day for PODXS awards.   Just suggesting early ops for PSK-31.

Mike W4BZM

Endorsement checker problems

Jerry N9AVY
 

Hi Everyone !

Looks like I can no longer approve endorsements for the past 2 weeks. Not sure what exactly happened here, but I keep getting "Software Error" every time I try to access the endorsements for approval. There's a bunch in the queue that I'm unable to process.

Have checked everything that I could and can find no reasons for the problem. At some point in last couple weeks something happened either on my computer or on the site. So , here I sit dead in the water, not knowing what else to do.

Until further notice no endorsements can be processed by yours truly.

Sorry for bad news....


Jerry n9avy

Re: Bogus Eqsls ???

Jerry N9AVY
 

Eqsl at one time claimed that "bogus QSOs" were done intentionally and that is why they requested everyone check Eqsls against their logs. It's sad that there a few individuals who feel the need to "cheat", but it happens. Many years ago I knew an SWL who was caught cheating red-handed and the results weren't nice.

Jerry

On Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 06:58:28 PM CST, Stephen Melachrinos via Groups.Io <melachri@...> wrote:


> A lot of times I find that they are and have already been verified, but the other operator must have re-sent them with some thing changed, like time or something.  Don't know why they do this.

Dick -

My guess is that's an artifact of their logging program. They may have it set to "upload automatically all new QSOs." They might then update the QSO if they either find a spelling error ("Rick" instead of "Dick", or in the QTH, or something), and then the logger views this as a new QSO.

I doubt if the operator is doing it intentionally.

Steve
W3HF

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Re: Bogus Eqsls ???

Stephen Melachrinos
 

> A lot of times I find that they are and have already been verified, but the other operator must have re-sent them with some thing changed, like time or something.  Don't know why they do this.

Dick -

My guess is that's an artifact of their logging program. They may have it set to "upload automatically all new QSOs." They might then update the QSO if they either find a spelling error ("Rick" instead of "Dick", or in the QTH, or something), and then the logger views this as a new QSO.

I doubt if the operator is doing it intentionally.

Steve
W3HF

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Re: Bogus Eqsls ???

Richard Rohrer
 

Hi Jerry,

When I download from EQSL I always seem to get a couple that are not in the log.  A lot of times I find that they are and have already been verified, but the other operator must have re-sent them with some thing changed, like time or something.  Don't know why they do this.   I think lotw matches better, but that is just my opinion.  Do you still need EL59 in LA?  Will be going thru there in April again.  

73
Dick - KC3EF

Re: Bogus Eqsls ???

 

Art,
It has done it to me several times.  Go into the Sounds and check the levels for recording, good chance the update muted the mic

Re: Bogus Eqsls ???

John Fickler
 

You might have to re-install the drivers associated with the microphone/line input.

John
W8VYM

On Tue, Feb 18, 2020 at 12:24 PM K7DWI Art <k7dwicn82@...> wrote:
When I got back on the air in Oregon this last August, I made a few FT8 QSOs to see id everything was working okay.
I am quickly learning that with a mountain to my east and northeast that it is easier to work Asian, Oceania and Australia than the Midwest U.S.
After a couple of weeks, I received 2 European SWL QSL requests on eQSL. Both requests showed who I had QSO'd with and the report I had sent.
After a few more weeks,  I have come to terms that I am not working Europe, let alone getting WAS anytime in the foreseeable future. I am only hearing California on PSK31 (but have worked Texas and Arizona).
I finally realized those 2 European QSL requests came off of one of the real time reporting sites.  Policy is no more SWL QSLs will be accepted and those QSLs were deleted. All my logging ADIF files are loaded to both eQSL and LOTW and are automatically checked off in a matching. 

Now I have a new problem. A recent Windows 10 update has killed my input device on a laptop. External microphone/line input does not function. Thank you Microsoft!!
I hope to get my tower up eventually with a new HF beam. Praying it helps or will have to go longpath or backscatter as the Sun gets active again. Also have a 800 year old mast for a 160 Meter sloper (Sequoia).

73 Art K7DWI #2518