Date   

Re: TDW Preliminary results

Ken N6PCD
 

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@...




Re: ARRL

David, K9DWR
 

* Jim K5SP <jinnis@swbell.net> [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@graniteweb.com


ARRL

Jim K5SP
 

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.

Jim K5SP


--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Executive Director/Member Services Director


Re: Calling 17M

stan W9SMR
 

In QSO with W1IPS in NH.

From NE Indiana EN71nr.

Stan

________________________________________
From: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io> on behalf of stan robinson <robinstan@hotmail.com>
Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2020 4:28 PM
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Subject: [070Club] Calling 17M

I copy W1AW code practice on 18,097.5 kHz loud and clear. We have some excited electrons up there.

Calling CQ for next half hour on 18,098.7 kHz.

Practicing for Endorsement Daze #3.

73,
Stan
W9SMR/9


Calling 17M

stan W9SMR
 

I copy W1AW code practice on 18,097.5 kHz loud and clear. We have some excited electrons up there.

Calling CQ for next half hour on 18,098.7 kHz.

Practicing for Endorsement Daze #3.

73,
Stan
W9SMR/9


Re: 070 Mailings to Resume !

Don - KM4UDX
 

Well done.  BZ and thank you very much.
--
Don, km4udx, uBITX, and other obscure acronyms go here...


Info - Endorsement Daze #3 – LONP and TRI-WARC – Saturday, June 20

stan W9SMR
 

This info update provides some assistance in preparing to participate in Endorsement Daze #3.

LONP Search – To assist in identifying new 070 Members, I have included a table below of the 60 latest New Members. Watch for them and reap the benefit.

Call # S/P/C Call # S/P/C Call # S/P/C Call # S/P/C
2I0WAI 2776  North Ireland K8PVH 2750 MI N1UKX 2723 CT VA3SXP 2771 ON
AB9BZ 2756 IL K8RGI 2721 OH N1YTH 2769 MA VU2EOJ 2763 India
AD8FD 2757 OH KC0QNB 2719 NE N2UZ 2775 FL W0CI 2730 IA
AG6AG 2767 CA KC4UPR 2733 MO N3BXZ 2724 MD W0JSL 2764 CO
AJ4WC 2772 FL KD9DVB 2746 IN N3XL 2722 MD W4GHV 2758 NC
AK3B 2737 MD KE0JBT 2749 NE N4UCU 2735 GA W4LID 2728 KY
K1DCT 2744 CT KE8JNT 2736 OH N7WEJ 2731 SC W5JJB 2770 LA
K3ALB 2773 PA KG4OWE 2759 KY N7WLC 2768 CA W5OTR 2743 TX
K4KLB 2761 AL KG6T 2766 CA N8GU 2739 FL W7OXB 2720 WA
K4MVM 2718 VA KJ7EP 2725 MT NI8Z 2738 OH WA4RXK 2741 TN
K4SAA 2748 NC KJ7MEB 2774 UT NO1ZE 2747 KY WB2VLM 2753 PA
K4VBM 2727 GA KM4UDX 2752 VA NX1Q 2726 GA WB6ZZY 2755 CA
K8ARY 2760 SC KM6KIZ 2745 CA NZ1I 2762 CT WR5E 2732 CO
K8LEN 2734 IN KQ3K 2740 FL SV2CXW 2751 Greece WX2DX 2754 PA
K8MAR 2742 OH N0STN 2729 NE VA2SIB 2765 QC YO4BEW 2717 Romania


TRI-WARC –
Follow the chat on the 070 Reflector. ( * See below for how to access the 070 Reflectors) Announce your intention to begin operation on a particular WARC band. Spot yourself and signals you see on PSKReporter and the Reflector. Check PSKReporter to see if others are Spotting you. Don’t give up too soon. Calling CQ for 15 minutes or longer may be what it takes. Then try again later.

Art, K7DWI (#2518) has seriously studied the summer propagation and believes that you can expect Es conditions almost every day from 9 am to 2 pm, and again from 5 pm to 8 pm your local Daylight Saving Time.

Suggested frequencies for the WARC bands:

30M: 10.140 MHz,

17M: 18.097 MHz,

12M: 24.920 MHz

 

Grids - You may have a chance to pick up some of the 9 rare West Virginia Grids. The West Virginia QSO Party will be ongoing from 1600Z Saturday June 20 through 0400Z Sunday June 21. Their planned Digital operations will be on 3,580; 7,080; 14,080; 21,080 and 28,080 kHz. Non-WV operators exchange is RST and State/Province/or DXCC country.

General Endorsement Daze #3 Info

This is our 3rd Endorsement Daze Event. IT IS NOT A CONTEST. This activity is intended to promote more on-air time among members and provide targeted opportunities to achieve specific PODXS Endorsements.

 

This 3rd Endorsement Daze activity will target LONP and TRI-WARC

 

Our Endorsement Daze #3 event is planned for 18 hours in hopes of focusing our time. There is nothing critical about this timing. Get on when you can and the conditions are favorable and enjoy the event.

 

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)

 

Join the fun and enjoy…Call: CQ CQ 070 Daze de (Ur Call)

 

Upload your complete log promptly to the  Online Endorsement Checker

 

It’s OK to QSO with non-members, too. Just show them how much fun the

070 PODXS Club can be and welcome them to join us.

 

After you enjoy the Daze #3, please send me your comments and suggestions to improve this Event.

 

73,

Stan

W9SMR - 070  #1611

PODXS 070 - PR Director

 

* Access 070 Reflectors. Do this at http://www.podxs070.com/o7o-email-reflector

At a minimum, join the 070 MAIN Group by sending an email as directed and Include your 070 # and Callsign





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