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Operating portable and logging issues

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

Before I take my show on the road I want to sort out a bunch of issues.

One of them is logging.

Suppose I drive from my home in CN97BQ to a little park in CN96ab, set =
up and start operating PSK31

Should I use my callsign (W7PFB) or do I add /P so I=E2=80=99m calling =
CQ W7PFB/P? Or something else I haven=E2=80=99t considered?

When I upload these to the various logging services, do I set up =
separate logs? How about LOTW, do I set up a separate certificate?

Finally, let=E2=80=99s suppose I now go to CN96 and operate.

Do I again operate as W7PFB/P? Do I again need to separate those log =
entries from the ones in CN98?

Oy. This is making my head hurt. Someone give me a hand here. I =
recall an 070 thread from long ago that dealt with this in detail but of =
course I cannot find it now. I apologize for not paying attention =
before.

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


Re: ARRL

Jerry N9AVY
 

A while back ARRL boasted that U.S. Hams numbered around 620,000... yet the ARRL membership sits at around 152,000 from what I've been able to gather from email & forums. Let's not forget that there are still a lot of Life Members as well who pay zero into membership coffers. Does ARRL really represent all hams ???

Jerry

On Saturday, June 13, 2020, 10:55:51 AM CDT, K8TOM <tsingle@...> wrote:


On Sat, Jun 13, 2020 at 08:23 AM, Ken Campbell wrote:
Field Day is supposed to be first and foremost a disaster preparedness and traffic handling exercise.

Well, yes.  But ARRL as a membership organization has additional goals not directly related to those stated.  I imagine they would tend to go with whatever get the "numbers" up. 

Tom
K8TOM
815


Three Day Weekend 2020 Results

stan W9SMR
 

Three Day Weekend results are in. A very BIG THANK YOU to David, K9DWR for your awesome efforts to again create the upload link and parse the results.

 

We had a great turnout with 116 logs submitted. Of these, 27 were at the time non-members. Following the Contest, 8 of them have joined us. See below for complete listing.

There were 30 logs in the High Power 100W Category.  First Place and Top Dawg was Bonus Station, Steve, VA3TPS who lit up the ionosphere with 31,392 points. His 282 QSOs gave out 28,200 Bonus Points. He completed his 929th member QSO toward the 1,000 level LONP. In 2nd Place was William, K4REB. New Member, Bob, K4VBM pulled in 2nd Place. That took him to 88 QSOs toward his LONP.

In the Medium Power 50W Category with 53 logs, the winners were all Bonus Stations. First Place was John, KC3FL with 26,753 points. John was runner-up for the 2019 RC3 award.  In 2nd Place was Jerry, N9AVY. Jerry topped his 1,000 level LONP during the contest. In 3rd Place was Lee, N5SLY. Lee is our 2019 RC3 winner and still making fun competition for the 070 Club. Lee completed his WTW Endorsement during the Contest.

The Low Power 25W Category, with 27 logs, was won by our Executive Director, Jim, K5SP. Jim took a break from his gigantic task of getting our Mailings sent and repairing the website to enjoy the PSK-31 Contest world. In 2nd Place was long time member (#25) Steve, W3HF. In 3rd place was new member Bob, N8GU. Bob joined us during the 31 Flavors Contest and finished in 4th Place there.

The QRP 5W Category had 6 entries. First Place was Steve, VA3FLF. Very respectable results with Flea-Power! Non-member John, KD2MI  took 2nd Place and non-member Dwayne, K0DY took 3rd Place

 


Being a 72 hour long Contest required extreme effort especially by our Bonus Stations: Lee, N5SLY; Steve, VA3TPS; John, KC3FL, Jerry, N9AVY; Bob KK6KMU and Barry VA7GEM. Our heart-felt appreciation for your fantastic efforts!!

New members joining us following their participation in TDW:



Full results will be uploaded to the 070 Club and 070 Club Contest Reflectors.

See Groups.io for info on viewing uploaded files at: 070 Email Reflector

Our next Event is the Endorsement Daze #3 on Saturday, June 20. The focus is LONP and TRI-WARC.

Starting: 10:00 UTC on Saturday, June 20 (Saturday, June 20 at 06:00 EDT)
Ending:  03:59 UTC on Sunday, June 21 (Saturday, June 27 at 23:59 EDT)

Our next contest is the 40M Firecracker Sprint. Choose a 6 hour block between 20:00 July 4 to 20:00 July 5.

See full Rules at:  Rules - 40M Firecracker Sprint 

 

73,

 Stan

W9SMR - 070  #1611

PODXS 070 - PR Director


Re: ARRL

James Wilson
 

I agree that ft8 is a very poor mode to exchange data. Js8call is well designed cross between psk and ft8 and justifiably useful in exchanging data but few people use it. 

I think psk and other digital modes will rebound when band conditions improve.  Given the choice between very qsos and ft8 many have chosen ft8.  

73 K6wrj 

On Jun 13, 2020, at 8:55 AM, K8TOM <tsingle@...> wrote:

On Sat, Jun 13, 2020 at 08:23 AM, Ken Campbell wrote:
Field Day is supposed to be first and foremost a disaster preparedness and traffic handling exercise.

Well, yes.  But ARRL as a membership organization has additional goals not directly related to those stated.  I imagine they would tend to go with whatever get the "numbers" up. 

Tom
K8TOM
815


Re: ARRL

K8TOM
 

On Sat, Jun 13, 2020 at 08:23 AM, Ken Campbell wrote:
Field Day is supposed to be first and foremost a disaster preparedness and traffic handling exercise.

Well, yes.  But ARRL as a membership organization has additional goals not directly related to those stated.  I imagine they would tend to go with whatever get the "numbers" up. 

Tom
K8TOM
815


Re: ARRL

Ken Campbell <n6pcd1@...>
 

Hi Lee,

I am in the same boat. I LOVE the PSK modes, and used to work it almost exclusively. As you said, along came the JT and FT modes, and PSK went almost dead. Why? Because hams abandoned PSK for the FT modes due n large part to the horrible condx on HF.

I’m hoping that as condx improve, more folks will return to PSK. Field Day is on short final, and his would be a great opportunity for us to employ PSK.

Personally, I think it was a fundamental mistake to allow the FT modes to be used for Field Day. Remember, Field Day is supposed to be first and foremost a disaster preparedness and traffic handling exercise, not a contest. The FT-4 and FT-8 are anything BUT traffic passing modes.

End of rant. 😉
--
All the best,
Ken N6PCD
070 801
LONP 187


Re: TDW Preliminary results

Ken Campbell <n6pcd1@...>
 

Hi David,

Thanks so much for your hard work, we appreciate it! Was happy with my paltry personal score. The condx out here on the Left Coast in SoCal were terrible, especially with my poor antenna setup. Still, it was better than last year! Maybe the condx are on an upswing! 👍🏻😁
--
All the best,
Ken N6PCD
070 801
LONP 187


Re: ARRL & Band Plan

John Hendry KG5OIB
 

I've been doing POTA activations while on the road for the last week, and the first thing I do is do activations using PSK.  I don't use FT8 when doing POTA.  

PSK is by far my favorite way to QSO. 

John
--
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

     de  KG5OIB

     John Hendry

     Decatur, Wise County, Texas

     LOC:  EM13eg

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


Re: Audio alarms in HRD/DM780

Rick - N7WE
 

Dave-
I've attached my notes on how to import the 070 member list from hamclub.info.  This method will NOT provide the CQ alarm.  I think that originally comes is in the default alarm set, but I've replaced my default set so can't be sure.  You might be able to copy and paste the CQ alarm from one alarm set to another.  If not, the default set should give you the syntax you need to add to the 070 member list once you get it loaded into and alarm set.    

A word of caution - I am running WIN7 Pro and I have had to revert to HRD version 6.6.0.236 in order to get my alarms to function.  Even then, they only function by color change, not audio.  I have been unable to get audio alarms working for several years.

Hope this helps.--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: TDW Preliminary results

malcolm heard
 

Thanks for all that work.  
Malcolm
Ke0jbt


On Fri, Jun 12, 2020 at 11:36 AM David, K9DWR <david@...> wrote:
By now, everyone should have their personal results.  Please let me know
if there are any discrepancies/issues with your individual results so we
can finalize the contest results and send out the rankings.

Thanks.

--
David, K9DWR
#1604 LONP #255
david@...



--

Malcolm Heard, M.S.
7516 South 37th Street
Lincoln, NE 68516
heardmalcolm2017@...
402.202.3853

Leadership • Culture • Talent


TDW Preliminary results

David, K9DWR
 

By now, everyone should have their personal results. Please let me know
if there are any discrepancies/issues with your individual results so we
can finalize the contest results and send out the rankings.

Thanks.

--
David, K9DWR
#1604 LONP #255
david@graniteweb.com


Audio alarms in HRD/DM780

 

i DOWNLOADED THE MEMBERSHIP MEMBERS /CALSIGN LIST.  hOW DOES ONE GO ABOUT LOADING IT IN dm780 LIST AND SAVE IT.  KEEP LOSING LIST. WHEN I DO USE THE LIST i ALSO LOOSE THE CQ IN THE SUPERSWEEP ALARMS,?
aNY HELP APPRECIATED
Dave NU4N #1657


Re: ARRL

1470 <boat.anchor@...>
 

On Thu, Jun 11, 2020 at 03:19 PM, Jim K5SP wrote:

Let my membership in ARRL expire. Got and email today with a link to a survey about renewal.

Took this opportunity to vent my frustration with ARRL and their refusal to rein in Joe Taylor K1JT

Doubt anything comes of it, but I feel a better.

Jim K5SP

Jim

I am running newest WSJT-X
Title line reads:
WSJT-X v2.2.1 by K1JT, G4WJS, and K9AN

I guess this is not solely Joe anymore.

Cheers
Barry


Suke's on!

Rick - N7WE
 

If you haven't worked Suke - JM7OLW he is CQing on 20m this morning about 14.070.600 at 1135 UTC.  He is strong into central Florida so he's got his beam pointed at the USA!
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: ARRL & Band Plan

Jerry N9AVY
 

Okay, then give them all the spark gap frequencies.


Jerry n9avy

On Thursday, June 11, 2020, 06:40:06 PM CDT, Leland Sly <lee.n5sly@...> wrote:


Actually, I make a ton of phone contacts especially in the POTA program.  Hard to find a clear frequency to use sometimes.  Good luck to whoever determines what the band plans are going to be.

73

Lee N5SLY

On Thu, Jun 11, 2020 at 6:34 PM Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:
Give them 100 kHz. of the phone bands ! No much activity there...

jerry
On Thursday, June 11, 2020, 05:42:25 PM CDT, K8TOM <tsingle@...> wrote:


The following is an excerpt from the monthly newsletter of Mike Ritz, W7VO

Director, ARRL Northwestern Division.  I received it yesterday.

Tom
K8TOM
815

"There has been so much activity in fact, that the group responsible for
the ever popular FT-x software are looking at ways to expand beyond what
are now single-channel (2.8 kHz wide) blips on the HF bands. They’ve
outgrown the current slots, and are bursting at the seams.  I can attest
to that, as the Thursday morning before the CQ WPX CW contest I was
strolling through 20 meters to check band conditions, and to my
amazement there were absolutely no CW, RTTY, or even SSB stations on the
air. Not one! What was on 20 meters? About 40 or so FT-8 stations
centered around 14.074 MHz. As I've said before: The FT-x hype is real,
as is the technological disruption of “conventional” amateur modes.

The question raised is: How to expand for FT-x, and not infringe upon
other “digital mode toes”? As a result, the ARRL Band Planning
committee has been asked to be involved in helping to coordinate the
digital spectrum beyond our initial charter, which was to mitigate and
separate wide-band and narrow-band digital into regulated FCC Part 97
allotments. The digital players are now looking at a full digital
spectrum coordination effort, a real job of herding cats if ever there
was one.

I suggested to ARRL President Roderick, K5UR that this really needs to
be a new and separate committee that contains representatives from ALL
of the major stakeholders in the digital world, ie: FT-x, FLdigi, PSK,
MFSK, RTTY, Winlink, and the myriad of other popular modes, and not just
the current committee populated with only ARRL Board members, as it does
now.  What the digital players are looking at is coming up with a
coordinated plan for the HF digital spectrum, similar to what is done
with VHF and UHF repeater coordination.  In my opinion that needs to be
accomplished with ARRL assistance and support, but not totally upon the
shoulders of the ARRL. The ARRL can be the coordinator of the effort and
publish the results, but the input and work should be burdened by the
digital stakeholders. This is still in the initial stages of discussion,
and I’ll let you know how this develops."


Re: ARRL & Band Plan

Leland Sly
 

Actually, I make a ton of phone contacts especially in the POTA program.  Hard to find a clear frequency to use sometimes.  Good luck to whoever determines what the band plans are going to be.

73

Lee N5SLY

On Thu, Jun 11, 2020 at 6:34 PM Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:
Give them 100 kHz. of the phone bands ! No much activity there...

jerry
On Thursday, June 11, 2020, 05:42:25 PM CDT, K8TOM <tsingle@...> wrote:


The following is an excerpt from the monthly newsletter of Mike Ritz, W7VO

Director, ARRL Northwestern Division.  I received it yesterday.

Tom
K8TOM
815

"There has been so much activity in fact, that the group responsible for
the ever popular FT-x software are looking at ways to expand beyond what
are now single-channel (2.8 kHz wide) blips on the HF bands. They’ve
outgrown the current slots, and are bursting at the seams.  I can attest
to that, as the Thursday morning before the CQ WPX CW contest I was
strolling through 20 meters to check band conditions, and to my
amazement there were absolutely no CW, RTTY, or even SSB stations on the
air. Not one! What was on 20 meters? About 40 or so FT-8 stations
centered around 14.074 MHz. As I've said before: The FT-x hype is real,
as is the technological disruption of “conventional” amateur modes.

The question raised is: How to expand for FT-x, and not infringe upon
other “digital mode toes”? As a result, the ARRL Band Planning
committee has been asked to be involved in helping to coordinate the
digital spectrum beyond our initial charter, which was to mitigate and
separate wide-band and narrow-band digital into regulated FCC Part 97
allotments. The digital players are now looking at a full digital
spectrum coordination effort, a real job of herding cats if ever there
was one.

I suggested to ARRL President Roderick, K5UR that this really needs to
be a new and separate committee that contains representatives from ALL
of the major stakeholders in the digital world, ie: FT-x, FLdigi, PSK,
MFSK, RTTY, Winlink, and the myriad of other popular modes, and not just
the current committee populated with only ARRL Board members, as it does
now.  What the digital players are looking at is coming up with a
coordinated plan for the HF digital spectrum, similar to what is done
with VHF and UHF repeater coordination.  In my opinion that needs to be
accomplished with ARRL assistance and support, but not totally upon the
shoulders of the ARRL. The ARRL can be the coordinator of the effort and
publish the results, but the input and work should be burdened by the
digital stakeholders. This is still in the initial stages of discussion,
and I’ll let you know how this develops."


Re: ARRL & Band Plan

Jerry N9AVY
 

Give them 100 kHz. of the phone bands ! No much activity there...

jerry

On Thursday, June 11, 2020, 05:42:25 PM CDT, K8TOM <tsingle@...> wrote:


The following is an excerpt from the monthly newsletter of Mike Ritz, W7VO

Director, ARRL Northwestern Division.  I received it yesterday.

Tom
K8TOM
815

"There has been so much activity in fact, that the group responsible for
the ever popular FT-x software are looking at ways to expand beyond what
are now single-channel (2.8 kHz wide) blips on the HF bands. They’ve
outgrown the current slots, and are bursting at the seams.  I can attest
to that, as the Thursday morning before the CQ WPX CW contest I was
strolling through 20 meters to check band conditions, and to my
amazement there were absolutely no CW, RTTY, or even SSB stations on the
air. Not one! What was on 20 meters? About 40 or so FT-8 stations
centered around 14.074 MHz. As I've said before: The FT-x hype is real,
as is the technological disruption of “conventional” amateur modes.

The question raised is: How to expand for FT-x, and not infringe upon
other “digital mode toes”? As a result, the ARRL Band Planning
committee has been asked to be involved in helping to coordinate the
digital spectrum beyond our initial charter, which was to mitigate and
separate wide-band and narrow-band digital into regulated FCC Part 97
allotments. The digital players are now looking at a full digital
spectrum coordination effort, a real job of herding cats if ever there
was one.

I suggested to ARRL President Roderick, K5UR that this really needs to
be a new and separate committee that contains representatives from ALL
of the major stakeholders in the digital world, ie: FT-x, FLdigi, PSK,
MFSK, RTTY, Winlink, and the myriad of other popular modes, and not just
the current committee populated with only ARRL Board members, as it does
now.  What the digital players are looking at is coming up with a
coordinated plan for the HF digital spectrum, similar to what is done
with VHF and UHF repeater coordination.  In my opinion that needs to be
accomplished with ARRL assistance and support, but not totally upon the
shoulders of the ARRL. The ARRL can be the coordinator of the effort and
publish the results, but the input and work should be burdened by the
digital stakeholders. This is still in the initial stages of discussion,
and I’ll let you know how this develops."


Re: ARRL

Leland Sly
 

I really don't get involved or understand all the politics of all of this.  All I know is that when I got started in ham radio I did a lot of PSK.  Then in 2017, I think, FT8 came out and most of the PSK activity went away.  A lot of the SSB and CW activity also went away.  It all switched over to FT8.  Like or not that has to be the most popular mode of operating right now.

I also think that is one of the reasons why I have done so well in the contests recently is that I really like to make a lot of PSK contacts and the only chance I get is with the 070 Club contests.

Thanks for keeping them going.  Greatly appreciated.

73

Lee N5SLY

On Thu, Jun 11, 2020 at 5:34 PM Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:
No one.
On Thursday, June 11, 2020, 05:24:29 PM CDT, David, K9DWR <david@...> wrote:


* Jim K5SP <jinnis@...> [2020-06-11 17:19]:
> Let my membership in ARRL expire. Got and email today with a link to a
> survey about renewal.
>
> Took this opportunity to vent my frustration with ARRL and their refusal to
> rein in Joe Taylor K1JT, and his roughshod behavior about taking over
> segments of the band that historically by gentlemens agreement have been
> used for PSK operations.  Pointed that they have done nothing to protect us,
> are bowing down to the almighty Joe Taylor and for that reason, myself, and
> many other PSK operators are not renewing or joining.
>
> Doubt anything comes of it, but I feel a better.

Yeah, it would be nice if they would be more proactive in managing this
kind of thing.  The main reason I supported them was because they are
our main lobby entity in DC, but this kind of thing is really turning
into a mess that didn't need to happen.  If I wasn't a life member, I'd
probably consider letting it lapse, too.

The question I have though, is "who is the alternative to support?"

--
David, K9DWR
#1604 LONP #255
david@...




ARRL & Band Plan

K8TOM
 

The following is an excerpt from the monthly newsletter of Mike Ritz, W7VO

Director, ARRL Northwestern Division.  I received it yesterday.

Tom
K8TOM
815

"There has been so much activity in fact, that the group responsible for
the ever popular FT-x software are looking at ways to expand beyond what
are now single-channel (2.8 kHz wide) blips on the HF bands. They’ve
outgrown the current slots, and are bursting at the seams.  I can attest
to that, as the Thursday morning before the CQ WPX CW contest I was
strolling through 20 meters to check band conditions, and to my
amazement there were absolutely no CW, RTTY, or even SSB stations on the
air. Not one! What was on 20 meters? About 40 or so FT-8 stations
centered around 14.074 MHz. As I've said before: The FT-x hype is real,
as is the technological disruption of “conventional” amateur modes.

The question raised is: How to expand for FT-x, and not infringe upon
other “digital mode toes”? As a result, the ARRL Band Planning
committee has been asked to be involved in helping to coordinate the
digital spectrum beyond our initial charter, which was to mitigate and
separate wide-band and narrow-band digital into regulated FCC Part 97
allotments. The digital players are now looking at a full digital
spectrum coordination effort, a real job of herding cats if ever there
was one.

I suggested to ARRL President Roderick, K5UR that this really needs to
be a new and separate committee that contains representatives from ALL
of the major stakeholders in the digital world, ie: FT-x, FLdigi, PSK,
MFSK, RTTY, Winlink, and the myriad of other popular modes, and not just
the current committee populated with only ARRL Board members, as it does
now.  What the digital players are looking at is coming up with a
coordinated plan for the HF digital spectrum, similar to what is done
with VHF and UHF repeater coordination.  In my opinion that needs to be
accomplished with ARRL assistance and support, but not totally upon the
shoulders of the ARRL. The ARRL can be the coordinator of the effort and
publish the results, but the input and work should be burdened by the
digital stakeholders. This is still in the initial stages of discussion,
and I’ll let you know how this develops."


Re: ARRL

Jerry N9AVY
 

No one.

On Thursday, June 11, 2020, 05:24:29 PM CDT, David, K9DWR <david@...> wrote:


* Jim K5SP <jinnis@...> [2020-06-11 17:19]:
> Let my membership in ARRL expire. Got and email today with a link to a
> survey about renewal.
>
> Took this opportunity to vent my frustration with ARRL and their refusal to
> rein in Joe Taylor K1JT, and his roughshod behavior about taking over
> segments of the band that historically by gentlemens agreement have been
> used for PSK operations.  Pointed that they have done nothing to protect us,
> are bowing down to the almighty Joe Taylor and for that reason, myself, and
> many other PSK operators are not renewing or joining.
>
> Doubt anything comes of it, but I feel a better.

Yeah, it would be nice if they would be more proactive in managing this
kind of thing.  The main reason I supported them was because they are
our main lobby entity in DC, but this kind of thing is really turning
into a mess that didn't need to happen.  If I wasn't a life member, I'd
probably consider letting it lapse, too.

The question I have though, is "who is the alternative to support?"

--
David, K9DWR
#1604 LONP #255
david@...



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