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Re: Frustration

Doug N4AHO
 

Mooooooooo....


Re: Frustration

Doug N4AHO
 

Bingo! I'll do FT8 out of frustration when the bands are otherwise closed but I prefer PSK. On 7.070 now in QSO,


Re: 366 Chasers / Other Endorsements

Sky
 

Are we also going to track the 366 award for 2020? Thanks de David KR4U # 272.


-----Original Message-----
From: stan robinson <robinstan@...>
To: main <main@070Club.groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Apr 30, 2020 11:24 pm
Subject: [070Club] 366 Chasers / Other Endorsements

While you have some spare time, upload your log to the Endorsement Checker and check your standings. You may be surprised at what you have accomplished.

Upload here:  Progress Checker

 

366 - The chase for the 366 Award peaked on February 29. Per my rough count, 25 of our members grabbed Leap Day and are on their way to grab the Award for 366.

 

LONP - Progress for your LONP Award can be tough initially. Consider it a right-of-passage! The first hurdle is that 100 level. Only 431 of our members have accomplished that.

 

In the last 2 months, the following members working toward LONP 100 level have uploaded and we see good progress. Many of these uploads were from new members, just getting started. Or maybe long time members just now getting back into PSK-31.

 

Call

#070

QSO

Call

#070

QSO

Call

#070

QSO

K4VBM

2727

19

N4UCU

2735

2

W4BZM

2653

72

K6VXI

2529

26

N8TCP

2693

65

WA3FRQ

2287

50

KD2QAK

2703

56

PA3EEG

1670

48

WA4RXK

2741

18

KD9ADB

2699

55

PA7RA

1032

56

WB4JJJ

985

79

KM6KIZ

2745

9

PU4MHO

2401

1

WC7X

888

40

KQ3K

2740

5

R6KEE

1769

82

YV4YY

2692

69

N1UKX

2723

33

SA7BXU

1699

35

 

 

 

N3XL

2722

89

SP4LVK

2525

70

 

 

 

 

At the top end, 3 of our members have achieved the LONP Honor Roll 1,000 level.

W3HF  #25  Steve  1,601

NO8R  #777  Delos 1,451

K8TOM #815 Tom    1,250

 

Closing in with a lot of enthusiasm is N9AVY, #454, Jerry with 987 QSO’s. There are 10 others who have 800 or more and are still clicking them off.

 

WTW - Keep an eye open for your Work The World (WTW) Award. It is not an easy thing to get. Here’s a good example. After today’s upload of 29,311 QSOs, one of our very active members and frequent Top Dawgs is now at 2,245 letters of the 2,246 needed. Lee, N5SLY, needs just one “i” to spell “Africa” and to put this one away.  

 

See requirements for Work The World at: WTW Rules

 

Our next PODXS 070 Contest is the Three Day Weekend (TDW).

 

This is another excellent opportunity to work on your Endorsements!!

Date: 0000 UTC 29 May 2020 to 2359 UTC 31 May 2020

Entry Categories:

QRP – 5 watts output

Low Power – 25 watts output

Medium Power – 50 watts output

High Power – max 100 watts output

Bands: All HF bands, 160 thru 6 Meters, but no WARC bands.

Bonus Stations:  Bonus stations for the contest will be listed on the PODXS Website one week prior to the contest start date. Each contact with a bonus station counts as one hundred (100) bonus points

All entries must be received within ONE WEEK of the end of 070 Club TDW Contest

See Three Day Weekend (TDW) Rules and upload instruction here: TDW Rules

 

                                

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


Re: Certificates

Eric <radio@...>
 

Hi All,

I’m totally OK with this idea. I was reluctant to vote in the poll because I didn’t want to deny others some part of the club they really enjoy. But I guess it’s not like you can be into PSK and not be computer literate. ;-)

73 de Eric, KG6MZS


Re: Certificates

Dan Morris - KZ3T
 

Great idea for the endorsements. That sure would save a bunch and make it a lot easier on the volunteer for sure.

If there is a way, that would be nice.

Dan Morris  KZ3T  070-1065

I live to live for Him!




On May 1, 2020, at 10:21 AM, Scotty W7PSK <w7psk@...> wrote:

I think its a wonderful idea.  Any chance we could include endorsements?   I lost all mine and need to reprint my

cert and all the stickers.


Scotty W7PSK



On 4/30/2020 09:30, Jim K5SP wrote:

Thanks for the input Darl. Yes it will save us on postage, paperstock, time, which is a benefit to the club.

73

Jim K5SP
Executive Director

On 4/30/2020 10:43 AM, Darl DEEDS wrote:
I have downloaded some really nice looking certificates so I am all for doing it. I have been wondering for a long time how the club could afford to print and send them. Thanks for being forward thinking on this!

Darl  NA8W

--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director

--
Scotty W7PSK
Everett, Washington
070 #138


Re: Certificates

Scotty W7PSK
 

I think its a wonderful idea.  Any chance we could include endorsements?   I lost all mine and need to reprint my

cert and all the stickers.


Scotty W7PSK



On 4/30/2020 09:30, Jim K5SP wrote:

Thanks for the input Darl. Yes it will save us on postage, paperstock, time, which is a benefit to the club.

73

Jim K5SP
Executive Director

On 4/30/2020 10:43 AM, Darl DEEDS wrote:
I have downloaded some really nice looking certificates so I am all for doing it. I have been wondering for a long time how the club could afford to print and send them. Thanks for being forward thinking on this!

Darl  NA8W

--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director

--
Scotty W7PSK
Everett, Washington
070 #138


366 Chasers / Other Endorsements

stan W9SMR
 

While you have some spare time, upload your log to the Endorsement Checker and check your standings. You may be surprised at what you have accomplished.

Upload here:  Progress Checker

 

366 - The chase for the 366 Award peaked on February 29. Per my rough count, 25 of our members grabbed Leap Day and are on their way to grab the Award for 366.

 

LONP - Progress for your LONP Award can be tough initially. Consider it a right-of-passage! The first hurdle is that 100 level. Only 431 of our members have accomplished that.

 

In the last 2 months, the following members working toward LONP 100 level have uploaded and we see good progress. Many of these uploads were from new members, just getting started. Or maybe long time members just now getting back into PSK-31.

 

Call

#070

QSO

Call

#070

QSO

Call

#070

QSO

K4VBM

2727

19

N4UCU

2735

2

W4BZM

2653

72

K6VXI

2529

26

N8TCP

2693

65

WA3FRQ

2287

50

KD2QAK

2703

56

PA3EEG

1670

48

WA4RXK

2741

18

KD9ADB

2699

55

PA7RA

1032

56

WB4JJJ

985

79

KM6KIZ

2745

9

PU4MHO

2401

1

WC7X

888

40

KQ3K

2740

5

R6KEE

1769

82

YV4YY

2692

69

N1UKX

2723

33

SA7BXU

1699

35

 

 

 

N3XL

2722

89

SP4LVK

2525

70

 

 

 

 

At the top end, 3 of our members have achieved the LONP Honor Roll 1,000 level.

W3HF  #25  Steve  1,601

NO8R  #777  Delos 1,451

K8TOM #815 Tom    1,250

 

Closing in with a lot of enthusiasm is N9AVY, #454, Jerry with 987 QSO’s. There are 10 others who have 800 or more and are still clicking them off.

 

WTW - Keep an eye open for your Work The World (WTW) Award. It is not an easy thing to get. Here’s a good example. After today’s upload of 29,311 QSOs, one of our very active members and frequent Top Dawgs is now at 2,245 letters of the 2,246 needed. Lee, N5SLY, needs just one “i” to spell “Africa” and to put this one away.  

 

See requirements for Work The World at: WTW Rules

 

Our next PODXS 070 Contest is the Three Day Weekend (TDW).

 

This is another excellent opportunity to work on your Endorsements!!

Date: 0000 UTC 29 May 2020 to 2359 UTC 31 May 2020

Entry Categories:

QRP – 5 watts output

Low Power – 25 watts output

Medium Power – 50 watts output

High Power – max 100 watts output

Bands: All HF bands, 160 thru 6 Meters, but no WARC bands.

Bonus Stations:  Bonus stations for the contest will be listed on the PODXS Website one week prior to the contest start date. Each contact with a bonus station counts as one hundred (100) bonus points

All entries must be received within ONE WEEK of the end of 070 Club TDW Contest

See Three Day Weekend (TDW) Rules and upload instruction here: TDW Rules

 

                                

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


Re: Frustration

Jerry N9AVY
 

Doug :

Adding your call sign might help so we know which Doug you are, hi !

Jerry n9avy
,
Doug :

Adding your call sign might help so we know which Doug you are, hi !

Jerry n9avy
Doug :

Adding your call sign might help so we know which Doug you are, hi !

Jerry n9avy

On Thursday, April 30, 2020, 08:23:57 PM CDT, Doug <drpatt@...> wrote:


I'm on as much as I can be! Getting back into PSK after some time away. On 40m now.


Re: Frustration

Doug N4AHO
 

I'm on as much as I can be! Getting back into PSK after some time away. On 40m now.


Re: Certificates

Jim K5SP
 

Thanks for the input Darl. Yes it will save us on postage, paperstock, time, which is a benefit to the club.

73

Jim K5SP
Executive Director

On 4/30/2020 10:43 AM, Darl DEEDS wrote:
I have downloaded some really nice looking certificates so I am all for doing it. I have been wondering for a long time how the club could afford to print and send them. Thanks for being forward thinking on this!

Darl  NA8W

--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director


Re: Certificates

Jerry N9AVY
 

If you print certificates on regular white printer paper they come out kind of boring. What I've done in past is to go to local office supply stores and purchase certificate stock; of course, you will probably get more than you can use, but you might go in with one of 2 others and share the expense. They usually come 50 sheets to a pack with pre-printed borders or without. The paper usually has some texture and hue which makes anything printed on it eye-appealing.

Just a thought.

73,

Jerry n9avy


On Thursday, April 30, 2020, 10:43:54 AM CDT, Darl DEEDS <na8w@...> wrote:


I have downloaded some really nice looking certificates so I am all for doing it. I have been wondering for a long time how the club could afford to print and send them. Thanks for being forward thinking on this!

Darl  NA8W


Certificates

Darl DEEDS
 

I have downloaded some really nice looking certificates so I am all for doing it. I have been wondering for a long time how the club could afford to print and send them. Thanks for being forward thinking on this!

Darl  NA8W


locked Re: Certificates #poll

Jim K5SP
 

HI, it is not on the 070 club website, it is on our groups.io message group.

Click "Vote Now" in the message and it should take you to the poll.

If you need further help, let me know.

Jim K5SP

On 4/29/2020 10:26 AM, Bill Williams wrote:
I cannot find the pole on the website.

73,
Bill
AG4QX
0398

On Wed, Apr 29, 2020 at 10:59 AM Jim K5SP <jinnis@...> wrote:

A new poll has been created:

Due to the high postage costs, it has been recommended that certificates earned by members be downloaded instead of mailing.

1. Fine with me, I like saving the club money
2. No way, I want that certificate in the mail.

Vote Now

Do not reply to this message to vote in the poll. You can vote in polls only through the group's website.


--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director

--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director


locked Re: Certificates #poll

Bill Williams
 

I cannot find the pole on the website.

73,
Bill
AG4QX
0398

On Wed, Apr 29, 2020 at 10:59 AM Jim K5SP <jinnis@...> wrote:

A new poll has been created:

Due to the high postage costs, it has been recommended that certificates earned by members be downloaded instead of mailing.

1. Fine with me, I like saving the club money
2. No way, I want that certificate in the mail.

Vote Now

Do not reply to this message to vote in the poll. You can vote in polls only through the group's website.


--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director


New Poll Added

Jim K5SP
 

We have added a poll to determine whether the membership is okay with downloading certificates.  Please vote.  (Note, this is for certificates only at this time)
--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director


locked Certificates #poll

Jim K5SP
 

Due to the high postage costs, it has been recommended that certificates earned by members be downloaded instead of mailing.

Results

See Who Responded


Re: Frustration

K7DWI Art
 

Thanks for the Welcome.
Learning to make do. At least the feedlines aren't burning in the Arizona sun.
73 Art K7DWI


Re: Frustration

1470 <boat.anchor@...>
 

On Thu, Apr 23, 2020 at 01:51 PM, Jerry N9AVY wrote:
FT-8 is only ruining half the universe , hi !
Jerry
Must be just your half cause it is working fine where I am and a lot of folks appear to be having fun with it.
Guess the bottom line is  "Whatever turns your crank"
Personally I won't use a mic and mine is still wrapped in bubble.
cheers
Barry


Re: Frustration

1470 <boat.anchor@...>
 

On Thu, Apr 23, 2020 at 08:45 AM, K7DWI Art wrote:
Make that too, to or two.
I moved to Southern Oregon from central Arizona last summer and got a couple of antennas up in August.
The XYL and I found our dream home, but it is stuck up next to a hill 650 feet higher to my East.... and a larger mountain behind it.
Art
Welcome to the PNW and even better welcome to the exclusive group of side-hill gougers.
I have had 14yrs of only pointing the antenna between 90-270 degrees due to mountains in the backyard.
I am at 1000'asl so makes a nice view for when radio is quiet.
Yes you will have to focus on OC es AS contacts and they are plentiful on 40M in the am, B4 8am local.
Have fun
Barry
va7gem


Re: 070 Club Future

Lewis Karriker (Sonny) - K4ARE - #2347
 

Congratulations Jim - good decision for the club.  I wish you the best of luck for all that you have to do - just don't over-do and hurt your health or not have time to operate - Sonny, K4ARE

On 4/27/2020 11:14 AM, Jim K5SP wrote:

I am very humbled by the decision for my appointment to Executive Director of the 070Club.

I will do to the utmost of my ability to ensure the long term future of our club.  There are some daunting tasks ahead of us, and I ask patience from the membership while we sort out and prioritize the tasks to "fix" the website, and our ability to once again automate the membership process, contest scoring, endorsement checking, IOTA endorsements, and all the other great awards that are available to the membership.

Many have noted that our system is broken.  There are several factors that caused this, the main one being Google deprecating their Application Programming Interface (API) to our membership data that is maintained on Google Docs.  Over the years, there were many "hooks" interconnecting our website with the site hamclubs.info.  That site is not owned by the 070 club, and we do not have access to it.  The owner of that site has many scripts that run periodically, collecting data from our membership.  We do not have the source code for those scripts, so we cannot fix the API issue.  Also if that site should "fade into the sunset", we would lose all of our club automation entirely.

So, what are we faced with?  First, we must divorce ourselves from any utilization of hamclubs.info, and attempt to re-create all the manipulating/displaying of data onto our website.  This means that the all the processes for every membership application, every log submission for endorsement evaluation, every contest log processing, all awards processing must be recreated.  For the past few contests, we have had superb work performed by talented volunteers to ensure that the contests ran as smooth as possible, logs could be submitted, and results posted.  The membership and endorsement processes have been maintained (both processes are now "broken"), membership has been manually maintained. We want to get our website working once again.

Over the next few days, there will be teams put together, with specific tasks assigned. These teams will be published in a separate correspondence. Unfortunately the area in which the most help is needed, programming the automation of the site, is very short of talent.  Anyone with any experience in Python programming, raise your hands and join the team.  The website is using Joomla, if anyone knows anything about Joomla, raise your hand.

Again, I ask for your patience.  Remember that the people trying to work out the issues are volunteers, and most have full-time jobs that require their attention, and their tasks for the club are on a "as time permits" basis.

Thank you, and I promise every member that I will do everything possible to keep the finest PSK club, with the finest membership, totally intact.

73

Jim K5SP
Executive Director/Membership Director


--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director

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