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070 Mailings to Resume !

stan W9SMR
 

Due to extenuating circumstances since December, 2018 our Mailings have fallen seriously behind. But now, with supreme efforts by our Executive Director, Jim, K5SP, the PODXS 070 Club is preparing to resume the mailing of Membership Certificates, Contest Winner Certificates, and Endorsement Stickers. The job of actually mailing over 1,650 items has been graciously assumed by Jeff, W3WMU and Bob, KK6KMU. 

 

Jim has received a large shipment of materials from Matt, AK4MK, and is in the process of inventorying those items. He has started printing those items and appropriate mailing labels and plans to ship the first 100 Membership packets and contest certificates himself. He then plans to ship all remaining necessary items and envelope supplies to Jeff and Bob. A fifty-fifty split on that job means each will assemble and mail over 800 items. Amazing dedication!

 

As this task is completed, we will have accomplished the following:

-Cleared the backlog since December 2018 of New Member Packets.

-Cleared the backlog of Top Dawg, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place Certificates for all 2019 Contests.

-Cleared the backlog of all Participation Stickers and Endorsements since the last mailing in February, 2019.  A cutoff date of June 12, 2020 has been set to allow us to “Clear the Deck”.

 

Completion of this effort will require a large investment in envelopes and postage. As you start to receive these cherished mailings, we hope you will remember that to support a club with no membership dues, a voluntary contribution will be much appreciated. To make an offsetting contribution, see website at "Postaid" donate.

 

 

Be sure to express you appreciation to Jim, Jeff and Bob as you are able. They are working very hard to continue making the PODXS 070 Club the very best digital club in the world!

 

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


Welcome 2775, 2776

Jim K5SP
 

Please join me in welcoming our new member(s):

2775  Jerry        N2UZ
2776  Martin      2I0WAI

Jim K5SP
Executive Director/Membership Director

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Jim,  K5SP #483
Executive Director/Member Services Director


Welcome 2772, 2773, 2774

Jim K5SP
 

Please join me in welcoming our new member(s):

2772  Pat            AJ4WC
2773  Albert       K3ALB
2774  Elisabeth  KJ7MEB

Jim K5SP
Executive Director/Membership Director

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Jim,  K5SP #483
Executive Director/Member Services Director


JM7OLW on 20M

Dan Morris - KZ3T
 

Just worked Suke, JM7OLW on 20M from NC. QSB and spotty but copied most of him just fine.

Dan Morris KZ3T
dbmorris315@gmail.com

I live to live for Him!


Re: RC3 Cup Trophy

Bob Motyl KK6KMU
 

Congrats.  Well done.

Bob KK6KMU


Top Dawg !

Jerry N9AVY
 

Congrats Lee on this years Top Dawg ! If it were easy you'd have more competition.

Jerry N9AVY


Re: RC3 Cup Trophy

Rick - N7WE
 

Congrats Lee!  2019 RC Top Dawg is an awesome achievement and well deserved by your year-long performance in the contests.  Also saw that you completed WTW during TDW.  That too is a real milestone of endorsements - takes 2246 distinct Qs to do that - one of the REALLY BIG endorsements!  Not sure which one is the most prestigious, but to do them both is outstanding.  Again, well deserved Congrats!
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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: RC3 Cup Trophy

K8TOM
 

Very Nice Indeed!  Congratulations, Lee!

Tom
K8TOM
815


RC3 Cup Trophy

Jim K5SP
 

Lee, N5SLY the 2019 RC3 Top Dawg received his trophy today, and provided a photo.

You can see this nice prize in the Photos section, under RC Cup
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Jim,  K5SP #483
Executive Director/Member Services Director


Fw: [TenTenlist] Unbelievable!

Jerry N9AVY
 

Interesting. Forwarde from another group (names redacted to protect the guilty)
n9avy

----- Forwarded Message -----
From:
To: "tentenlist@groups.io" <tentenlist@groups.io>
Sent: Monday, June 8, 2020, 01:36:04 PM CDT
Subject: Re: [TenTenlist] Unbelievable!

Why I don't care for ft-8.

Noted on an other forum, an op using ft8 said his computer achieved DXCC, but it wasn't much fun for him.

My feelings exactly. Same goes for proctored ham exams.

Yeah you can do it that way, but how far down the pike will a prospective ham have to do nothing more than mail in his address and $15.00 and wait for the license to arrive?

73 to all,


On 6/7/2020 4:13 PM, wrote:
Saw that coming down the pike years ago.

Jerry #43313
On Sunday, June 7, 2020, 05:40:54 PM CDT, > wrote:


Well exactly what benefit to 1010 are all those FT8 contacts. Without
the exchange of information there will be no new members and if you are
honest no new awards. Next round the CW ops will no longer exchange data
but look it up and then the ssb ops will do the same and 58 years will
go down the tube all for the sake of contacts alone. Maybe if we do like
the QCWA and not allow anyone access to the 1010 number or personal info.

I made 25 PSK contacts and since Sunday is a short day could have made more.

Stay Safe


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System Janitor/Network Plumber http://www.nwla.com
Linux User #25446    Linux 3.13.37



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Congratulations LONP

Jim K5SP
 

The following members have provided evidence of 100 QSO's using PSK-31 and are now members of the LONP:

KB9UMT - LONP #432

W4BZM - LONP #433

WJ4HCP - LONP #434

Congratulations to each of you for this accomplishment.  You are now members of the LONP fraternity, and only 434 out of the current 2771 members have received this endorsement!

Again my apologies for the incorrect announcements.  The queue was messed up, software issues.  One of the members announced yesterday actually earned LONP in 2009, and somehow reappeared in the queue.

Jim K5SP
Executive Director


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Jim,  K5SP #483
Executive Director/Member Services Director


JM7OLW QRV

Jerry N9AVY
 

Down around 14070 at 1220 UTC

n9avy


Re: Eqsl confirmations ?

Jerry N9AVY
 

Let's not forget those "special event stations" who were worked under their special event call and Eqsl'd under their home calls which they were only required to give out once an hour. That really bugged me and I had a few "go rounds" with those guys.

Was almost tempted to work them under my DX Call sign - UF0OL ! ha-ha !

Jerry n9avy

On Sunday, June 7, 2020, 08:18:53 PM CDT, Stephen Melachrinos via groups.io <melachri@...> wrote:


I do the same. I upload to eQSL the original log. That provides matches for most of the incoming. And that don't match get researched to see if it's my error or theirs. Most of the errors are simple "wrong band" or "wrong mode." A few are simple "not in log"; some of these are days when I wasn't on the air (maybe a busted call) or a station that didn't realize I was working someone else.

The ones that bug me (as I think Jerry has pointed out) are the folks who get a new callsign and then upload their WHOLE log under the new account. I can't tell if maybe they've configured their logging software incorrectly to result in this. Those always get a "you weren't <new callsign> at the time so I can't confirm this QSO" reply.

Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: Dan Morris - KZ3T <dbmorris315@...>
To: main@070club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Jun 7, 2020 8:08 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] Eqsl confirmations ?

I check ALL of my eQSL’s to make sure they are in the log on the date, time, band, mode, etc in question and if not then they are rejected.

I’ve had a few where they got the band or the mode wrong and I would send them an email, not giving any information but letting them know that it was incorrect to double check their log and most of the time they come back with the correct info.

Dan Morris  KZ3T

I live to live for Him!



On Jun 7, 2020, at 4:23 PM, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:

Wondering how many of us bother to check if stations who send Eqsls are really stations we've worked or do we just blindly go ahead and respond with our Eqsl.

Have had a few I've rejected over the past few months... mostly from Europe.  One station claimed he worked me 25 April .. wasn't even on the air that day.   Think there are some who "think" they worked a station, but in reality the heard what they "thought" was the station working them , but the station was in QSO with a different station.  

Guess I'll be checking Eqsl now closer than ever.  Still prefer LoTW because it's nearly impossible for that sort of thing to happen.   LoTW has been down here since 22 Jan 2020, but am working at getting it up and running again.  Had to get a new certificate.

jerry  n9avy





Re: Eqsl confirmations ?

Stephen Melachrinos
 

I do the same. I upload to eQSL the original log. That provides matches for most of the incoming. And that don't match get researched to see if it's my error or theirs. Most of the errors are simple "wrong band" or "wrong mode." A few are simple "not in log"; some of these are days when I wasn't on the air (maybe a busted call) or a station that didn't realize I was working someone else.

The ones that bug me (as I think Jerry has pointed out) are the folks who get a new callsign and then upload their WHOLE log under the new account. I can't tell if maybe they've configured their logging software incorrectly to result in this. Those always get a "you weren't <new callsign> at the time so I can't confirm this QSO" reply.

Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: Dan Morris - KZ3T <dbmorris315@...>
To: main@070club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Jun 7, 2020 8:08 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] Eqsl confirmations ?

I check ALL of my eQSL’s to make sure they are in the log on the date, time, band, mode, etc in question and if not then they are rejected.

I’ve had a few where they got the band or the mode wrong and I would send them an email, not giving any information but letting them know that it was incorrect to double check their log and most of the time they come back with the correct info.

Dan Morris  KZ3T

I live to live for Him!



On Jun 7, 2020, at 4:23 PM, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:

Wondering how many of us bother to check if stations who send Eqsls are really stations we've worked or do we just blindly go ahead and respond with our Eqsl.

Have had a few I've rejected over the past few months... mostly from Europe.  One station claimed he worked me 25 April .. wasn't even on the air that day.   Think there are some who "think" they worked a station, but in reality the heard what they "thought" was the station working them , but the station was in QSO with a different station.  

Guess I'll be checking Eqsl now closer than ever.  Still prefer LoTW because it's nearly impossible for that sort of thing to happen.   LoTW has been down here since 22 Jan 2020, but am working at getting it up and running again.  Had to get a new certificate.

jerry  n9avy





Re: LONP ERRORS

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

Thanks, Jim.  We all appreciate all the work you’re putting in!

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

On Jun 7, 2020, at 5:20 PM, Jim K5SP <jinnis@...> wrote:

Please disregard all those LONP messages earlier. Somehow, due to software failure, there were people in the queue for approval that were already LONP members.

In my enthusiasm to get everyone their number prior to Endorsement Daze, I did an incomplete research job. I still haven't figured out how they got back in the queue.

So, now the numbers are messed up. I will correct these and re-issue the new LONP members with correct numbers.

73,

Jim K5SP 
Executive Director



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


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Jim,  K5SP #483
Executive Director/Member Services Director


LONP ERRORS

Jim K5SP
 

Please disregard all those LONP messages earlier. Somehow, due to software failure, there were people in the queue for approval that were already LONP members.

In my enthusiasm to get everyone their number prior to Endorsement Daze, I did an incomplete research job. I still haven't figured out how they got back in the queue.

So, now the numbers are messed up. I will correct these and re-issue the new LONP members with correct numbers.

73,

Jim K5SP 
Executive Director



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


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Jim,  K5SP #483
Executive Director/Member Services Director


Re: Eqsl confirmations ?

Dan Morris - KZ3T
 

I check ALL of my eQSL’s to make sure they are in the log on the date, time, band, mode, etc in question and if not then they are rejected.

I’ve had a few where they got the band or the mode wrong and I would send them an email, not giving any information but letting them know that it was incorrect to double check their log and most of the time they come back with the correct info.

Dan Morris  KZ3T

I live to live for Him!



On Jun 7, 2020, at 4:23 PM, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:

Wondering how many of us bother to check if stations who send Eqsls are really stations we've worked or do we just blindly go ahead and respond with our Eqsl.

Have had a few I've rejected over the past few months... mostly from Europe.  One station claimed he worked me 25 April .. wasn't even on the air that day.   Think there are some who "think" they worked a station, but in reality the heard what they "thought" was the station working them , but the station was in QSO with a different station.  

Guess I'll be checking Eqsl now closer than ever.  Still prefer LoTW because it's nearly impossible for that sort of thing to happen.   LoTW has been down here since 22 Jan 2020, but am working at getting it up and running again.  Had to get a new certificate.

jerry  n9avy





LONP

Jerry N9AVY
 

Boh KB3MOW & KG7STV have been stuck in LONP queue for a year or more as was KB1PSP. There was no way I could get rid of them. Sorry.

My complaints & calls for help went unanswered.

Jerry n9avy


Re: LONP Congrats KG7STV aka W7PFB

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

Um.  Ok, thanks.  But I got LONP in early April 2016, number 357.  Had to look it up to be sure...


-p W7PFB (formerly KG7STV)

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

On Jun 7, 2020, at 3:45 PM, Jim K5SP <jinnis@...> wrote:

LONP Congrats!! KG7STV

KG7STV aka W7PFB has submitted evidence of 100 or more QSO's and has become LONP Member #432.

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Jim,  K5SP #483
Executive Director/Member Services Director


Re: LONP Congrats KB3MOW aka K1DJE

Dave Corio
 

I hate to appear ungrateful, but I got LONP # 109 back in December of 2008. No doubt the new call sign played a part. I no longer hold the call KB3MOW. I replaced that with my late Brother's call, K1DJE.

Thanks es 73
Dave - K1DJE

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