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Re: On 15 @ 1500 now

malcolm heard
 

Calling 21.070 at 1800

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On Sun, May 31, 2020 at 11:57 AM Bo W4GHV <bobarr@...> wrote:
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Re: Dupes?

Eric <radio@...>
 



On May 31, 2020, at 8:57 AM, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:

It might be polite to tell them they're a DUPE so their logs don't get messed up.

Jerry,

I never took offense the few times that ops told me we were a dupe when I was starting out.

When I was a new ham II did have one guy yell at me on SSB “HOW MANY TIMES DO YOU THINK WE CAN WORK!?”

:)


73 de Eric, KG6MZS


Re: Dupes?

Eric <radio@...>
 



I figure that a quick exchange takes about the same time as explaining he's a dupe. So (especially this time) I just did what Bob said: work the dupe and move on.

I also vote for leaving in the log. The checker will remove it. (Sorry David.) Technically, it IS a QSO--it's not like it didn't happen. It's just a QSO worth zero points in the contest.

I think I have six or seven in the log so far this weekend.

Steve
W3HF

Thanks for the input Steve.  I wonder how much grief it actual causes the checker.  If it’s no big deal, then I agree with you.

73 de Eric, KG6MZS



Re: Dupes?

Eric KG6MZS
 

Hi Chris,

Thanks for the reply.

I’m using HRD’s Logbook - not the best for contests, I know, but it’s OK.

I know how to delete one of the dupes - it’s pretty easy.  I was wondering if I *should* delete it before submission.  On the off chance that any contest official might cross-check logs, which one would the other party submit?

If it’s no great hardship on the checker (Thanks David), I think I’m inclined to take Bob’s (AC2FA) advice and just leave it.

I’ve never really had this problem before.

73 de Eric KG6MZS

On May 31, 2020, at 8:57 AM, N9JCA Chris Matthews <chris.n9jca@...> wrote:

Eric

It's real easy with ACLog ( if you are using it )

1) Make sure all the info is filled in on your contacts

2) Click on File or Edit  ( Top left )

Look for Clear Duplicates

Click on it

All you're dupes should now be gone

Chris N9JCA

73



On 5/31/20 3:48 PM, ac2fa via groups.io wrote:
My opinion - work the dupe and move on. Leave it in your log.

73,
Bob
AC2FA

 Sent from my iPad

On May 31, 2020, at 11:45, Eric KG6MZS <eric@...> wrote:

Hi All,

I’ve almost always searched and pounced in contests.  This time I decided to do some calling and it was a bit of an eye-opener.

When I was seeking out stations and answering their CQs, I could control the exchange a bit better.

I haven’t been telling the answering stations when we are a dupe.  Should I be doing that?  And now that I have a certain number of dupes, do I submit them or cull them out before submitting my log?

I have no idea which one the other station will submit.

TIA
73 de Eric, KG6MZS

PS;

A plea to answering stations: when the calling station asks you to repeat something, please do it more than once!

I have repeat macros ready for repeating the requested info multiple times.






Re: Dupes?

Stephen Melachrinos
 

I figure that a quick exchange takes about the same time as explaining he's a dupe. So (especially this time) I just did what Bob said: work the dupe and move on.

I also vote for leaving in the log. The checker will remove it. (Sorry David.) Technically, it IS a QSO--it's not like it didn't happen. It's just a QSO worth zero points in the contest.

I think I have six or seven in the log so far this weekend.

Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Sun, May 31, 2020 3:59 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] Dupes?

It may slow down your "rate", but I guess that doesn't mean much in a PSK31 contest. Hah !

Jerry n9avy
On Sunday, May 31, 2020, 10:48:46 AM CDT, ac2fa via groups.io <ac2fa@...> wrote:


My opinion - work the dupe and move on. Leave it in your log.

73,
Bob
AC2FA

 Sent from my iPad

> On May 31, 2020, at 11:45, Eric KG6MZS <eric@...> wrote:
>
> Hi All,
>
> I’ve almost always searched and pounced in contests.  This time I decided to do some calling and it was a bit of an eye-opener.
>
> When I was seeking out stations and answering their CQs, I could control the exchange a bit better.
>
> I haven’t been telling the answering stations when we are a dupe.  Should I be doing that?  And now that I have a certain number of dupes, do I submit them or cull them out before submitting my log?
>
> I have no idea which one the other station will submit.
>
> TIA
> 73 de Eric, KG6MZS
>
> PS;
>
> A plea to answering stations: when the calling station asks you to repeat something, please do it more than once!
>
> I have repeat macros ready for repeating the requested info multiple times.
>
>




Re: Dupes?

Jerry N9AVY
 

In MixW , there's a small window just below log bar which tell you last date/band of contact. It's always there and no key strokes involved.

Jerry

On Sunday, May 31, 2020, 10:57:54 AM CDT, N9JCA Chris Matthews <chris.n9jca@...> wrote:


Eric

It's real easy with ACLog ( if you are using it )

1) Make sure all the info is filled in on your contacts

2) Click on File or Edit  ( Top left )

Look for Clear Duplicates

Click on it

All you're dupes should now be gone

Chris N9JCA

73



On 5/31/20 3:48 PM, ac2fa via groups.io wrote:
My opinion - work the dupe and move on. Leave it in your log.73,BobAC2FA Sent from my iPad
On May 31, 2020, at 11:45, Eric KG6MZS <eric@...> wrote:Hi All,I’ve almost always searched and pounced in contests.  This time I decided to do some calling and it was a bit of an eye-opener.When I was seeking out stations and answering their CQs, I could control the exchange a bit better.I haven’t been telling the answering stations when we are a dupe.  Should I be doing that?  And now that I have a certain number of dupes, do I submit them or cull them out before submitting my log?I have no idea which one the other station will submit.TIA73 de Eric, KG6MZSPS;A plea to answering stations: when the calling station asks you to repeat something, please do it more than once!I have repeat macros ready for repeating the requested info multiple times.
    


Re: Dupes?

Jerry N9AVY
 

It may slow down your "rate", but I guess that doesn't mean much in a PSK31 contest. Hah !

Jerry n9avy

On Sunday, May 31, 2020, 10:48:46 AM CDT, ac2fa via groups.io <ac2fa@...> wrote:


My opinion - work the dupe and move on. Leave it in your log.

73,
Bob
AC2FA

 Sent from my iPad

> On May 31, 2020, at 11:45, Eric KG6MZS <eric@...> wrote:
>
> Hi All,
>
> I’ve almost always searched and pounced in contests.  This time I decided to do some calling and it was a bit of an eye-opener.
>
> When I was seeking out stations and answering their CQs, I could control the exchange a bit better.
>
> I haven’t been telling the answering stations when we are a dupe.  Should I be doing that?  And now that I have a certain number of dupes, do I submit them or cull them out before submitting my log?
>
> I have no idea which one the other station will submit.
>
> TIA
> 73 de Eric, KG6MZS
>
> PS;
>
> A plea to answering stations: when the calling station asks you to repeat something, please do it more than once!
>
> I have repeat macros ready for repeating the requested info multiple times.
>
>




Re: Dupes?

Jerry N9AVY
 

It might be polite to tell them they're a DUPE so their logs don't get messed up. Have had several "dupes" this weekend probably because they don't have a dupe checker or don't bother to use it. MixW has one but one has to pay attention to use it... plus I have a somewhat natural retention of calls for a few hours (hah !).

Had a couple who just understand what a "dupe" was... it's a duplicate contact on the same band. However, under poor band conditions that message probably didn't get through. "Worked before" doesn't seem to work either and ignoring them sometimes won't make them go away.

Eric, glad you brought this subject up. Perhaps it will help a few ?

Jerry n9avy

On Sunday, May 31, 2020, 10:44:53 AM CDT, Eric KG6MZS <eric@...> wrote:


Hi All,

I’ve almost always searched and pounced in contests.  This time I decided to do some calling and it was a bit of an eye-opener.

When I was seeking out stations and answering their CQs, I could control the exchange a bit better.

I haven’t been telling the answering stations when we are a dupe.  Should I be doing that?  And now that I have a certain number of dupes, do I submit them or cull them out before submitting my log?

I have no idea which one the other station will submit.

TIA
73 de Eric, KG6MZS

PS;

A plea to answering stations: when the calling station asks you to repeat something, please do it more than once!

I have repeat macros ready for repeating the requested info multiple times.


Re: Dupes?

N9JCA Chris Matthews <chris.n9jca@...>
 

Eric

It's real easy with ACLog ( if you are using it )

1) Make sure all the info is filled in on your contacts

2) Click on File or Edit  ( Top left )

Look for Clear Duplicates

Click on it

All you're dupes should now be gone

Chris N9JCA

73



On 5/31/20 3:48 PM, ac2fa via groups.io wrote:
My opinion - work the dupe and move on. Leave it in your log.

73,
Bob
AC2FA

 Sent from my iPad

On May 31, 2020, at 11:45, Eric KG6MZS <eric@...> wrote:

Hi All,

I’ve almost always searched and pounced in contests.  This time I decided to do some calling and it was a bit of an eye-opener.

When I was seeking out stations and answering their CQs, I could control the exchange a bit better.

I haven’t been telling the answering stations when we are a dupe.  Should I be doing that?  And now that I have a certain number of dupes, do I submit them or cull them out before submitting my log?

I have no idea which one the other station will submit.

TIA
73 de Eric, KG6MZS

PS;

A plea to answering stations: when the calling station asks you to repeat something, please do it more than once!

I have repeat macros ready for repeating the requested info multiple times.






Re: Dupes?

ac2fa@...
 

My opinion - work the dupe and move on. Leave it in your log.

73,
Bob
AC2FA

 Sent from my iPad

On May 31, 2020, at 11:45, Eric KG6MZS <eric@hollywoodtitle.com> wrote:

Hi All,

I’ve almost always searched and pounced in contests. This time I decided to do some calling and it was a bit of an eye-opener.

When I was seeking out stations and answering their CQs, I could control the exchange a bit better.

I haven’t been telling the answering stations when we are a dupe. Should I be doing that? And now that I have a certain number of dupes, do I submit them or cull them out before submitting my log?

I have no idea which one the other station will submit.

TIA
73 de Eric, KG6MZS

PS;

A plea to answering stations: when the calling station asks you to repeat something, please do it more than once!

I have repeat macros ready for repeating the requested info multiple times.


Dupes?

Eric KG6MZS
 

Hi All,

I’ve almost always searched and pounced in contests. This time I decided to do some calling and it was a bit of an eye-opener.

When I was seeking out stations and answering their CQs, I could control the exchange a bit better.

I haven’t been telling the answering stations when we are a dupe. Should I be doing that? And now that I have a certain number of dupes, do I submit them or cull them out before submitting my log?

I have no idea which one the other station will submit.

TIA
73 de Eric, KG6MZS

PS;

A plea to answering stations: when the calling station asks you to repeat something, please do it more than once!

I have repeat macros ready for repeating the requested info multiple times.


Re: TDW

Stephen Melachrinos
 

No problem. That's what we're here for.

Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: Dave Tucker Nu4N <dwtucker19@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Sun, May 31, 2020 12:42 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] TDW

My goof up I thought it was Cabrillo. duuuu  73 Dave thanks guys

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Re: TDW

 

My goof up I thought it was Cabrillo. duuuu  73 Dave thanks guys

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Dave NU4N #1657


Re: TDW

Stephen Melachrinos
 

Dave -

You don't. 070 doesn't require Cabrillo--we only use ADIF files.

Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: Dave Tucker Nu4N <dwtucker19@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Sun, May 31, 2020 9:40 am
Subject: [070Club] TDW

HOW DO I CONVERT MY TDW ADIF FILE FROM HRD TO CARBRILLO FILE FOR SUBMISSION .
73-
Dave NU4N #1657


Re: TDW

stan W9SMR
 

Dave,

The PODXS 070 Homepage has a link for "TDW Uploader" and it clearly states that an ADIF is required. 


For additional information on the Uploader requirements, contact David Rock, K9DWR : david (at) graniteweb (dot) com

But, don't stop now. Hopefully 10M and 15M will provide some excitement again today. 

73

Stan 
W9SMR - 070  #1611
PODXS 070 - PR Director


________________________________________
From: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io> on behalf of Dave Tucker Nu4N <dwtucker19@...>
Sent: Sunday, May 31, 2020 5:40 AM
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Subject: [070Club] TDW

HOW DO I CONVERT MY TDW ADIF FILE FROM HRD TO CARBRILLO FILE FOR SUBMISSION .
73-
Dave NU4N #1657


TDW

 

HOW DO I CONVERT MY TDW ADIF FILE FROM HRD TO CARBRILLO FILE FOR SUBMISSION .
73-
Dave NU4N #1657


Re: KD9DVB

Jerry N9AVY
 

Verticals are notorious for being narrow banded - usually about only 25 kHz or so. My FT-1000 MP has an autotuner which helps a bit, but only matches rig to load seen at coax plug. THe 440 should work well with your antennas. I just never found you on other bands, but I believe that was due to propagation because I saw others working you.

I been working on learning curve around 42 years and I keep on learning. AS I get older I forget a lot of stuff I learned, but it does come back to memory in time. Keep learning, it's fun.

WFD is something that might be okay where there's no cold & snow. Used have a cousin who was a big DXer and he said he only go to rare DX spots if they had a Holiday Inn !

73, Jerry n9avy

On Saturday, May 30, 2020, 09:50:14 PM CDT, Chuck M via groups.io <cam51mail@...> wrote:


Vertical is Gap Challenger DX-VIII, eight band unit.  No tuner needed on several of the bands, on 80 it's a very narrow section.  Dipole is multi-band Alpha-Delta DX-CC.  Have home built patch panel to switch the 2 antennas with this radio and a Kenwood 440.

Have a LDG-Z-100 Plus tuner working with my low power rig.  Switch it into or out of path as needed.  Check the SWR on a close frequency, then decide how to run it.

Just started running psk31 first time at WFD back in January.  Enjoyed it and been doing more of it.  The TDW has been fun, little learning curve at first to get macros set up after watching some exchanges.  But going well.

73s
Chuck
KD9DVB


On Saturday, May 30, 2020, 10:38:04 PM EDT, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:


Chuck:

If you have a "tuner" the 80m dipole should load up just fine on 40m... might also work on 15 m and other bands. Not sure what vertical you're using but tonight I was on my Butternut HF-6V vertical because the dual sloper wouldn't load up on 80m. Put some radials under vertical it may help.

73, Jerry n9avy
On Saturday, May 30, 2020, 09:32:52 PM CDT, Chuck M via groups.io <cam51mail@...> wrote:


My little CS-108G struggles to put out 10 watts on most bands without going into ALC issues, red dashes on the screen.  On 80M it's pushing out 15 to 20 without a problem.  Using MFJ-874 to measure output vs what it shows on the radio's display.

Wasn't having much luck with my vertical, so switched to horizontal dipole for 80M.   Seems to be doing a little better.

Thanks for the contacts.  Over 90 now. Happy with that as my first TDW contest.  Hopefully get over 100 before it ends tomorrow night.

73s
Chuck
KD9DVB

On Saturday, May 30, 2020, 10:24:02 PM EDT, Stephen Melachrinos via groups.io <melachri@...> wrote:


Yes. It was rough--a lot of QRN here--but got it.

Thanks.

W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: 070 Club <070club@groups.io>
Sent: Sun, May 31, 2020 2:12 am
Subject: [070Club] KD9DVB

Copied you on 80m ,  did you copy me  ???

Jerry  n9avy




Re: KD9DVB

Jerry N9AVY
 

Steve:

Typically you're doing a lot better than in past when I struggled to pull you out of noise - my ears thank you !

This was an interesting contest with many non-members worked. When I was quite a few contacts into test, I had hit a wrong key and everything disappeared on screen. Was able to reset it, but since I don't use rig control, everything was on 20m even the 40m contacts !
Fortunately , I run a paper log to keep track ... a lot of extra work (I'm an Extra ; so I don't mind, hi !) and it saved a bunch of QSOs that would have been lost.

Things went pretty well until today when my mouse went belly up (fun) and I had to search for another one which I found fairly fast. Reinstalled it and then it was intermittent, but after reloading 4 or 5 tried it was happy. Think it may have been an RFI problem on 15m. Isn't contesting fun ???

Multitasked my way through test what with mowing lawn (only because neighbors did theirs and I have to keep up with them, hi !). Also kept updating Eqsls because I didn't want to face a gazillion on Monday morning. In spare time I loaded logs into N3FJPs ACLog and used QRZ to check for possible grids. Whew ! Grabbed a couple naps in between all that as I was exhausted ... may be meds doing that.

Felt I had a very productive weekend so far. Sunday , 31st, will be the culmination of all my efforts and by 0100 utc Monday I'll be making like Rip Van Winkle ....

73 Jerry

On Saturday, May 30, 2020, 09:36:04 PM CDT, Stephen Melachrinos via groups.io <melachri@...> wrote:


Well I started on QRP, with a three-watt PSK20.

Then I "graduated" to five watts with the FT817.

Now I typically run 25 watts, especially in 070 contests. That puts me in the Low Power category, not trying to compete with you big guys!

:-)

Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Sun, May 31, 2020 2:28 am
Subject: Re: [070Club] KD9DVB

Steve:

You need to run a bit more power, hi, hi !! It was rough but we made QSO.

Thanks for heads up on Jay - worked him twice !

Jerry n9avy
On Saturday, May 30, 2020, 09:27:16 PM CDT, Stephen Melachrinos via groups.io <melachri@...> wrote:


Sorry, thought that was for me and our rough QSO.

Steve


-----Original Message-----
From: Stephen Melachrinos via groups.io <melachri@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io>
Sent: Sun, May 31, 2020 2:23 am
Subject: Re: [070Club] KD9DVB

Yes. It was rough--a lot of QRN here--but got it.

Thanks.

W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: 070 Club <070club@groups.io>
Sent: Sun, May 31, 2020 2:12 am
Subject: [070Club] KD9DVB

Copied you on 80m ,  did you copy me  ???

Jerry  n9avy




Re: KD9DVB

Chuck M
 

Vertical is Gap Challenger DX-VIII, eight band unit.  No tuner needed on several of the bands, on 80 it's a very narrow section.  Dipole is multi-band Alpha-Delta DX-CC.  Have home built patch panel to switch the 2 antennas with this radio and a Kenwood 440.

Have a LDG-Z-100 Plus tuner working with my low power rig.  Switch it into or out of path as needed.  Check the SWR on a close frequency, then decide how to run it.

Just started running psk31 first time at WFD back in January.  Enjoyed it and been doing more of it.  The TDW has been fun, little learning curve at first to get macros set up after watching some exchanges.  But going well.

73s
Chuck
KD9DVB


On Saturday, May 30, 2020, 10:38:04 PM EDT, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:


Chuck:

If you have a "tuner" the 80m dipole should load up just fine on 40m... might also work on 15 m and other bands. Not sure what vertical you're using but tonight I was on my Butternut HF-6V vertical because the dual sloper wouldn't load up on 80m. Put some radials under vertical it may help.

73, Jerry n9avy
On Saturday, May 30, 2020, 09:32:52 PM CDT, Chuck M via groups.io <cam51mail@...> wrote:


My little CS-108G struggles to put out 10 watts on most bands without going into ALC issues, red dashes on the screen.  On 80M it's pushing out 15 to 20 without a problem.  Using MFJ-874 to measure output vs what it shows on the radio's display.

Wasn't having much luck with my vertical, so switched to horizontal dipole for 80M.   Seems to be doing a little better.

Thanks for the contacts.  Over 90 now. Happy with that as my first TDW contest.  Hopefully get over 100 before it ends tomorrow night.

73s
Chuck
KD9DVB

On Saturday, May 30, 2020, 10:24:02 PM EDT, Stephen Melachrinos via groups.io <melachri@...> wrote:


Yes. It was rough--a lot of QRN here--but got it.

Thanks.

W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: 070 Club <070club@groups.io>
Sent: Sun, May 31, 2020 2:12 am
Subject: [070Club] KD9DVB

Copied you on 80m ,  did you copy me  ???

Jerry  n9avy




Re: KD9DVB

Jim K5SP
 

Well, I have to compete with you, and its tough with my low power and wire. 

Everyone wants Steve.

Jim K5SP 



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


-------- Original message --------
From: "Stephen Melachrinos via groups.io" <melachri@...>
Date: 5/30/20 9:35 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] KD9DVB

Well I started on QRP, with a three-watt PSK20.

Then I "graduated" to five watts with the FT817.

Now I typically run 25 watts, especially in 070 contests. That puts me in the Low Power category, not trying to compete with you big guys!

:-)

Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Sun, May 31, 2020 2:28 am
Subject: Re: [070Club] KD9DVB

Steve:

You need to run a bit more power, hi, hi !! It was rough but we made QSO.

Thanks for heads up on Jay - worked him twice !

Jerry n9avy
On Saturday, May 30, 2020, 09:27:16 PM CDT, Stephen Melachrinos via groups.io <melachri@...> wrote:


Sorry, thought that was for me and our rough QSO.

Steve


-----Original Message-----
From: Stephen Melachrinos via groups.io <melachri@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io>
Sent: Sun, May 31, 2020 2:23 am
Subject: Re: [070Club] KD9DVB

Yes. It was rough--a lot of QRN here--but got it.

Thanks.

W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: 070 Club <070club@groups.io>
Sent: Sun, May 31, 2020 2:12 am
Subject: [070Club] KD9DVB

Copied you on 80m ,  did you copy me  ???

Jerry  n9avy




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