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Re: Other bands besides 20

Mike W4BZM
 

I often try 40 meters at 2300 CDT (0400 UTC) in an effort to support our members who say the eastern US goes to bed too early. :)

PSKreporter indicates my CQs are are reaching Georgia, West Virginia, Colorado, and California (San Diego). But most of the time, not a peep on the waterfall.

So maybe give 7.070 a try when the sun goes down???

Mike W4BZM


Re: Other bands besides 20

Eric <radio@...>
 

John,

I think band conditions are not the major reason that the PSK segments are so quiet.  It’s more a matter of little or no traffic.  I’m seeing a lot of loud (s9) signals on 40m, 30m, 17m and 15m at various times of the day in the FT8 segments.

If you are seeing signals on the FT9 segments, obviously the propagation is there.  PSK requires a lot more patience than FT8 - keep calling.

Another country heard from,

73 de Eric, KG6MZS

On May 15, 2020, at 7:38 AM, John Hendry KG5OIB <archer@...> wrote:

I've gotten into a rut to where I'm only using 20 meters to work PSK, but I know that there are opportunities on the other bands, but either I'm going to those bands at the wrong time, or everyone has just given up.   I'm on 30 right now, and I see a signal, but no responses to my CQ

Since we are still in a challenging solar cycle, what is the thought of setting up schedules to try to work the different bands (even 10 meters).  

Thoughts?

73
John
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     John Hendry

     Decatur, Wise County, Texas

     LOC:  EM13eg

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Re: Other bands besides 20

Fernando Davila A.
 

Saludos,

A mi me ha pasado lo mismo pero en 17 mts, he pasado tardes enteras en la 18.097 y no se escuchan ni grillos en esa frecuencia

73 DE

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Fernando Dávila A.(YV 4 YY)
            


Re: Other bands besides 20

Karl Heinz Kremer - K5KHK - PODXS 070 # 2645
 

There is a chat feature built into groups.io - I am not sure if the direct link will work, but here it is: https://070club.groups.io/g/main/chat/2233

If that does not work, click on the "view/reply online" link in your email, that should bring you to the 070club page, and you should be able to find "Chat" on the left side.

Karl Heinz - K5KHK 


Re: Callsign Change Request

Dave Corio
 

Tnx, Jim! I figured it was something broken. Could have even been me!

73
Dave - K1DJE


Re: Other bands besides 20

malcolm heard
 

I like both the idea of fixed times for bands during this tough propogation and really interested on the six meter idea. 

Malcolm Heard
Ke0jbt 

On Fri, May 15, 2020 at 9:38 AM John Hendry KG5OIB <archer@...> wrote:
I've gotten into a rut to where I'm only using 20 meters to work PSK, but I know that there are opportunities on the other bands, but either I'm going to those bands at the wrong time, or everyone has just given up.   I'm on 30 right now, and I see a signal, but no responses to my CQ

Since we are still in a challenging solar cycle, what is the thought of setting up schedules to try to work the different bands (even 10 meters).  

Thoughts?

73
John
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     de  KG5OIB

     John Hendry

     Decatur, Wise County, Texas

     LOC:  EM13eg

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Lincoln, NE 68516
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Re: Other bands besides 20

Dan Morris - KZ3T
 

this where it would be nice to have a chat room set up similar to what SKCC has.  If anyone on here is an SKCC member and I’m sure there is, you know exactly what I mean.

SKCC’s chat room is where many people check in and set up schedules with each other. Let people know what they need, etc.  Basically you can see who is on and what frequencies if they provide them.  It would be a very nice feature to have in P070’s arsenal. 

I understand that things are a bit hectic, however, be nice to just have this on the back burner once things get going. 

Dan Morris  KZ3T  070-1065

I live to live for Him!




On May 15, 2020, at 10:38 AM, John Hendry KG5OIB <archer@...> wrote:

I've gotten into a rut to where I'm only using 20 meters to work PSK, but I know that there are opportunities on the other bands, but either I'm going to those bands at the wrong time, or everyone has just given up.   I'm on 30 right now, and I see a signal, but no responses to my CQ

Since we are still in a challenging solar cycle, what is the thought of setting up schedules to try to work the different bands (even 10 meters).  

Thoughts?

73
John
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     de  KG5OIB

     John Hendry

     Decatur, Wise County, Texas

     LOC:  EM13eg

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Re: Callsign Change Request

Jim K5SP
 

Dave, 

Sorry, but I did not get that notice. I will make the changes today. 

Some parts of the website are not working properly, and we are working hard on getting everything fixed.

Jim K5SP
Executive Director/Membership Director



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


-------- Original message --------
From: "Dave Corio via groups.io" <k1dje@...>
Date: 5/15/20 9:21 AM (GMT-06:00)
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Subject: [070Club] Callsign Change Request

Couple of weeks ago I used the club web site to notify for my callsign change. Never got a response and member list still shows my old call. Here is the change data:

Old Call - KB3MOW
New Call - K1DJE

070 # - 439
LONP # - 109

No address or privilege change. Merely taking over my late Brother's old callsign. No new certificates needed.

Tnx es 73
Dave - K1DJE
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Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director


Other bands besides 20

John Hendry KG5OIB
 

I've gotten into a rut to where I'm only using 20 meters to work PSK, but I know that there are opportunities on the other bands, but either I'm going to those bands at the wrong time, or everyone has just given up.   I'm on 30 right now, and I see a signal, but no responses to my CQ

Since we are still in a challenging solar cycle, what is the thought of setting up schedules to try to work the different bands (even 10 meters).  

Thoughts?

73
John
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     de  KG5OIB

     John Hendry

     Decatur, Wise County, Texas

     LOC:  EM13eg

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Re: 2020 e-skip season soon!

John Hendry KG5OIB
 

I would certainly love to try it!  
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     de  KG5OIB

     John Hendry

     Decatur, Wise County, Texas

     LOC:  EM13eg

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Callsign Change Request

Dave Corio
 

Couple of weeks ago I used the club web site to notify for my callsign change. Never got a response and member list still shows my old call. Here is the change data:

Old Call - KB3MOW
New Call - K1DJE

070 # - 439
LONP # - 109

No address or privilege change. Merely taking over my late Brother's old callsign. No new certificates needed.

Tnx es 73
Dave - K1DJE


Re: 2020 e-skip season soon!

Stephen Melachrinos
 

groan...

Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Fri, May 15, 2020 12:32 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] 2020 e-skip season soon!

Think I'll just skip it ... ha-hah !

Jerry
On Friday, May 15, 2020, 07:19:33 AM CDT, Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:


Anyone planning 6m E-skip PSK31 efforts this coming E-skip season?  I haven't worked any PSK on 6m since June of 2015.  Sure would like to do some more this season.  
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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: 2020 e-skip season soon!

Jerry N9AVY
 

Think I'll just skip it ... ha-hah !

Jerry

On Friday, May 15, 2020, 07:19:33 AM CDT, Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:


Anyone planning 6m E-skip PSK31 efforts this coming E-skip season?  I haven't worked any PSK on 6m since June of 2015.  Sure would like to do some more this season.  
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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


2020 e-skip season soon!

Rick - N7WE
 

Anyone planning 6m E-skip PSK31 efforts this coming E-skip season?  I haven't worked any PSK on 6m since June of 2015.  Sure would like to do some more this season.  
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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Sticker/Award Status

Jim K5SP
 

The Endorsements Manager and the IOTA manager have worked diligently and today we published on the website a Recent Awards page that displays the 220 awards that were hand approved.

These recent awards are in the queue of over 1200 stickers that will be processed in the next mailing, which hopefully will be very soon.

Congratulations to all the new Award completions.  Great Job guys!

Jim K5SP
Executive Director


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Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director


Re: Bonus Station Volunteers Needed for TDW - MDT Time Zone missing

1470 <boat.anchor@...>
 

On Wed, May 13, 2020 at 10:19 AM, stan robinson wrote:
Barry,
 
Thanks for volunteering. I will toss your hat into the ring.
 
And, I guess I should show my personal email address as "robinstan (at) hotmail (dot) com" to avoid that confusing notation.
 
But, you're in the hopper, thanks.
 
Stan
 
Stan
TVM
I was going to guess robinstan (at) yahoo (dot) com
but took the safe route.
Cheers
Barry
va7gem


Re: Bonus Station Volunteers Needed for TDW - MDT Time Zone missing

stan W9SMR
 

Barry,

Thanks for volunteering. I will toss your hat into the ring.

And, I guess I should show my personal email address as "robinstan (at) hotmail (dot) com" to avoid that confusing notation.

But, you're in the hopper, thanks.

Stan

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From: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io> on behalf of 1470 via groups.io <boat.anchor@...>
Sent: Wednesday, May 13, 2020 12:28 PM
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Bonus Station Volunteers Needed for TDW - MDT Time Zone missing

Stan
This is what your email looks like to me "Please respond directly to me if you are interested in being a Bonus Station for TDW this year:  robinstan@...<mailto:robinstan@...><mailto:robinstan@...<mailto:robinstan@...>>
so I will use this forum to volunteer for DX stn or West Coast or combo if reqd.
cheers
Barry
va7gem


Re: Bonus Station Volunteers Needed for TDW - MDT Time Zone missing

1470 <boat.anchor@...>
 

Stan
This is what your email looks like to me "Please respond directly to me if you are interested in being a Bonus Station for TDW this year:  robinstan@...<mailto:robinstan@...>
so I will use this forum to volunteer for DX stn or West Coast or combo if reqd.
cheers
Barry
va7gem


Re: Bonus Station Volunteers Needed for TDW - MDT Time Zone missing

stan W9SMR
 

We have received several Bonus Station volunteer offers, but most are in the Eastern Time Zone. We really need a better distribution, especially a Mountain Time Zone volunteer or two.

If you are considering doing this and really want to grab the excitement of the pile-up and all the Endorsement benefits, please send me an email and let me toss your hat into the ring!

Email: robinstan@...

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

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From: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io> on behalf of stan robinson <robinstan@...>
Sent: Monday, May 11, 2020 6:38 PM
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Subject: [070Club] Bonus Station Volunteers Needed for TDW

The Three Day Weekend 070 Contest is coming up in two weeks, on May 29.

As you are no doubt aware, this contest uses Bonus Stations to allow score building by chasing specific stations. See the rules here: TDW Rules<https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.podxs070.com%2Fo7o-club-sponsored-contests%2Fthree-day-weekend&data=02%7C01%7C%7Cc0d30e78b2334caaed8208d7f5fc01ac%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637248335008286170&sdata=uEK71mL1hYVa0Cd3kDtwQXalQ3i7MoIOw7eogXUEG60%3D&reserved=0>


The Bonus stations for the 2020 running of the contest will be selected one from each US Time Zone, one DX station and of course, last year’s Top Dawg (Lee, N5SLY). There will be 6 Bonus stations to chase.


Volunteers for TDW Bonus Stations should be prepared to operate over as much of the 72 hour total time period as possible and to operate across as many bands as feasible under propagation conditions. This year’s winning Top Dawg is also expected to commit to operating in next year’s TDW as a Bonus Station.


It is a big commitment, but it would be worth it. Think about it; you, as the center of a pile-up!! And talk about a way to really conquer LONP, Grids and WTW. It is a fantastic opportunity!


If you are interested, please let us know what bands you will be able to work and what you expect your operating hours to be.


Please respond directly to me if you are interested in being a Bonus Station for TDW this year:  robinstan@...<mailto:robinstan@...>



73,

Stan
W9SMR – 070 #1611
PODXS 070 PR Director



Re: Club Update

Jerry N9AVY
 

A Special thanks to our Executive Director, Jim Innis (K5SP) who is also serving a Interface between Membership and Staff who are working to upgrade everything.

Jerry

On Tuesday, May 12, 2020, 02:19:29 PM CDT, Jim K5SP <jinnis@...> wrote:


Hello to all, and hope you are doing well during this pandemic.  We are making some great progress over continuation of the 070 Club.

First and foremost, I would like to express my personal heartfelt thank you to the members that are working hard at this time to get back to normal.  I know there are some that are awaiting job assignments, but those that I would like to recognize at this time are: Steve W3HF, Stan W9SMR, Rick N7WE, David K9WDR, Richard K4RJD are putting timeless hours into this effort, all volunteers.  Others, Jerry N9AVY, and Loren W3WZR. If I forgot anyone, my apologies.

Overview of problems: The major player in our membership data is a spreadsheet maintained on Google Docs.  Almost everything to do with the club, uses programming scripts contained on another website. These scripts when run had to interact with our Membership spreadsheet.  Google, in all its wisdom, deprecated the API (Application programming interface) that was used to connect all these (and the number is huge) scripts to the spreadsheet.  That meant the code would no longer work.  The scripts were developed by another individual that owns the website and we do not have access to the scripts to update the API coding.  That meant Membership, Endorsements, Contest Scorers, everything you could think of no longer worked.

Status of club:

1. The club remains intact, there are members working to keep up with everything.  New members are being processed by hand. Endorsements are being tracked (but the approval software is broken). Scorers for recent contests have been developed and used.  However the standings display that we are used to no longer is working.

2. I assumed the role of Executive Director. 

3. We now have a new Paypal account for donations.  All donations are used to purchase postage, paper stock, etc. for the club. 

4. We now own a new Laser Color Printer purchased with paypal funds.  It is in my possession, and as soon as I receive the paper stock, envelopes, templates for certificates/stickers/awards, we can start printing and mailing the backlog of these items.

5. Strides have been made on the website. I am attempting to apply my organizational skills to oversee the development of new software, fixing the website to display a countdown to the next contest, showing the endorsements awaiting approval so members can see their status (this has to be updated by hand, so I will be updating once a week).

6. We now have a database person.  A database was created using the spreadsheet from Google docs, using MySQL.  When the database is fully operational, we will have ALL of the club data in one spot, instead of relying upon Google, hamclubs.info, and non-club owned scripts.  We will ATTEMPT to replicate the website display of awards/standings and other display as closely as possible.

7.  We have a team ready to assume mailing duties (once we get everything printed and caught up.).  It has not been determined if stickers and other things will be mailed quarterly, semi-annually, or what.

8. We have a new APE coordinator, who will be soliciting APE schedules for this year.

I ask each of you in the membership to be patient, understand that work is being done as volunteers, and job/family and other concerns may prevent changes as quickly as we would like for them to be. 

Like the Phoenix, we will rise from the ashes.

73, and thanks for being great members of the greatest PSK club there is.

Jim K5SP
Executive Director



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Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director

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