Date   

Re: Saturday event

stan W9SMR
 

Bo, welcome to the 070.

The Saturday event is called Endorsement Daze #3 and since it is not a contest, there is no specific exchange required. Just enjoy the chat and get to know your fellow club members along the way. 

The objective is to focus our club members on a relatively narrow time slot to optimize chances for a member QSO. And with the very welcome influx of new members, especially following the TDW, we should all make lots of new LONP progress. 

More info is forthcoming, but the bottom line is:  Relax and enjoy!

OBTW, your member number is:    #2758

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

________________________________________
From: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io> on behalf of Bo W4GHV <bobarr@...>
Sent: Thursday, June 18, 2020 1:16 PM
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Subject: [070Club] Saturday event

I have the date, time, freqs OK. But where is the rest of the info?  Exchange?
I'm going to try it and the Asian CW contest.

73,Bo W4GHV since '54
new member.
Now to find the paper with my# on it. Finding my glasses is the hard part.

Note:   Please send your # with spaces on both sides for easy mouse capture with fldigi.


Troubleshooting day

Jerry N9AVY
 

Lost my FT1000MP last week and shipped it of to a repair place in MO. Was totally dead. Yaesu doesn't have parts for most older rigs and I found out they're mostly PC board swappers and don't go down to component level. Places like AVVID in TX and Burghardt in SD are out of business now as are many others - mostly a lot of retired guys who can no longer lift a solder iron.

Before hooking up another radio I decided to take a look at the 4 antennas I have and it turned out the culprit was the Butternut HF-6V in back yard. Appears as open; so either 1) I ran over coax with lawn tractor 2) a capacitor shorted or 3) some critter nibbled on coax. The other 3 antennas are okay ! However I still need to check out tuner and a coax switch that are always in line... that'll be the next couple things and I'll be finished.

Last time this happened it was another problem with HF-6V. Have a 43 ft. vertical as a spare in garage, but am hesitant to install it as I'll need a bigger pipe in ground and have to consider winds which send HF-6V flopping around (it about 28 ft.) .

Seems like there's always something to repair. Last big problem was the remote coax switch on tower which had a broken spring on relay armature. Had years of experience with relays back in the day and it was simple chore to reform the teeny-tiny spring, stretch it out a bit and reinstall it. Also burnish contacts about every year or so.

Sure enjoy doing repairs - NOT ! (Had over 40 years of doing that !)

Jerry n9avy


Welcome 2778, 2779

Jim K5SP
 

Please join me in welcoming new member(s):

2778  KD9NHZ  Piotr
2779  PF1JM     Jeroen

Jim K5SP
Executive Director/Membership Director


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


Re: Grid-pedition to CN98

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 



If you do Mt. Rainier, I'll be trying to work you even though I don't need the grid.  Are you thinking Sunrise Visitor Center?  That should be a great location for working to the east and south.

Yeah, I was thinking Sunrise.  It’s up high, Northeast of the bulk of the mountain, and there are some truly excellent trails for me to run on while I’m there.  Training time at 6400 feet would be nice.  Even just a one hour run would be wonderful.


I'd love to do the Washington coast again...even if I didn't manage one Q!  I found working from the Washington and Oregon coast was tough to the east, as the Coast Range often made things difficult to impossible.  Japan, Hawaii, and some of the rarer ones in Oceania were fun though, as they are not easy from Florida.  But with the Franken-Tarheel it might be a different story.  Just pick your spots!  Topography matters.

I think CN76, the southwest corner of the state, would be pretty easy.  I’d just drive the car onto the beach in Long  Beach, put up the antenna, and fire away.  The topography is excellent as you’re pretty much south of the Olympics and the Cascades are far away.  

CN87 might be tricky.  But Copalis Beach is not far north of Long Beach and would probably do fine.  Or even Ocean Shores if you’re north of town.  The other option would be to be up north, near La Push.  I’d have to sort out things with the tribal authorities but I’ve worked with them to do photography there and found them accomodating.  That far north you’d want to be as far west as you can get so the takeoff angle over the Olympics is lower

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



Re: Grid-pedition to CN98

Eric <radio@...>
 

I have a mountain of USGS quads, some are pretty beat up.

I wonder how much money I’ve spent on topos, film processing any vinyl that is now unplayably scratched?  There is a reason retirement is not on the horizon. ;-)

Another country heard from,

73 de Eric, KG6MZS

On Jun 18, 2020, at 10:36 AM, Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:

RRR Eric.  What did we do before Google Earth?  Oh I remember, they were called USGS topo maps!  hi hi.  Life is lots easier these days.



Re: 10m opening

Chuck M
 

Not that familiar with Olivia.  Which of the versions are they using?  Was checking OL 4-125 and OL 8-125.  Wasn't seeing anything with my vertical.  Will check with horizontal dipole.

Thanks
Chuck
KD9DVB


On Thursday, June 18, 2020, 01:39:44 PM EDT, Steve Olivieri <n1tyh73@...> wrote:


forgot to post:   time 17:39 UTC on 18-June-2020


Re: 10m opening

Steve Olivieri
 

forgot to post:   time 17:39 UTC on 18-June-2020


10m opening

Steve Olivieri
 

The Olivia digital group posted that there's a 10m opening and I saw the calls on 28.122.
I have a few minutes during my lunch break.   Calling out PSK31 CQ on 28.120 from Central MA (FN42dg)..
de Steve, N1TYH


Re: Grid-pedition to CN98

Rick - N7WE
 

RRR Eric.  What did we do before Google Earth?  Oh I remember, they were called USGS topo maps!  hi hi.  Life is lots easier these days.

On 6/18/2020 13:27, Eric wrote:
Rick,

This has been a major consideration for me in the planning stages of my grid expedition.  Google Earth has been pretty cool for finding eastern slopes and good eastern horizons.

Another country heard from,

73 de Eric, KG6MZS

On Jun 18, 2020, at 10:20 AM, Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:

Just pick your spots!  Topography matters.


--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Grid-pedition to CN98

Eric <radio@...>
 

Rick,

This has been a major consideration for me in the planning stages of my grid expedition.  Google Earth has been pretty cool for finding eastern slopes and good eastern horizons.

Another country heard from,

73 de Eric, KG6MZS

On Jun 18, 2020, at 10:20 AM, Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:

Just pick your spots!  Topography matters.


Re: Grid-pedition to CN98

Rick - N7WE
 

Paul-
The only WA grid I still need is CN98.  So I will definitely be searching for your Grid-pedition! 

For times, John - KC3FL nailed it for what works for us here in FL on 20m.  But, he has a much better antenna setup than my miserly HOA compatible vertical.  When we worked during your shakedown I have it as 2234 and your signal got MUCH stronger after that as you were working others.  So I'd generalize that 2200 to 0000 is best for me.  I don't know if 40m will be doable due to the SSB interference.  If they are on, it blanks 7.070 to 7.072.  With just the vertical, there is no way to null them out.  Sigh!   But they aren't always on.  After about 0000, 20m is usually pretty much closed for me, so 40m might be worth a try if we can't make it on 20m.  I'm retired so any day of the week works for me.  

If you do Mt. Rainier, I'll be trying to work you even though I don't need the grid.  Are you thinking Sunrise Visitor Center?  That should be a great location for working to the east and south.

I'd love to do the Washington coast again...even if I didn't manage one Q!  I found working from the Washington and Oregon coast was tough to the east, as the Coast Range often made things difficult to impossible.  Japan, Hawaii, and some of the rarer ones in Oceania were fun though, as they are not easy from Florida.  But with the Franken-Tarheel it might be a different story.  Just pick your spots!  Topography matters.

Looking forward to your launch announcement and the after-action report when you are back home.  Good Luck and Great Fun to you!  73,
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Saturday event

Bo W4GHV
 

I have the date, time, freqs OK. But where is the rest of the info?  Exchange? 
I'm going to try it and the Asian CW contest.

73,Bo W4GHV since '54
new member.  
Now to find the paper with my# on it. Finding my glasses is the hard part.

Note:   Please send your # with spaces on both sides for easy mouse capture with fldigi.


Re: TDW results link

Bo W4GHV
 

Loved all the categories!  Gave me a chance of being closer to the top than bottom. 🤔👍🤔👍
Bo W4GHV 


Re: Grid-pedition to CN98

Eric <radio@...>
 

Paul,

Any day of the week is good with me - as long as I have the heads up.

I have worked all grids in Washington in one mode or another, but I do not have LotW confirmation on CN76 or CN98.

As far as PODX 070 #s go, I’d need to check and get back to you.

Thanks for making this effort!

Another country heard from,

73 de Eric, KG6MZS

On Jun 18, 2020, at 6:50 AM, Paul Butzi (W7PFB) <w7pfb@butzi.net> wrote:

All right, sports fans, I think I’m ready to take a swing at this.

The plan will be to head out to a small park in Granite Falls, WA which is just barely in the SW corner of CN98. I’ve never seen the park, never been to Granite Falls, but I have checked aerial imagery of the spot and it looks like there’s a modest parking lot that is clear of overhead trees, public toilets, and easy access. I’m even hoping for cell phone coverage.

Here’s what I need to know: what time of day do you all think is most promising? I was thinking 2100Z to perhaps 0100Z or perhaps even later if conditions are good. Suggestions on bands to try would be helpful as well, so I can be prepared with Tarheel settings.

Suggestions on days of the week folks would find most useful are also welcome.

And finally, if you’re chasing grids and there are grids in WA state you need, let me know. Looking at Steve’s list of grids it looks to me like CN96 might be worth a trip (it helps that Mt. Rainier NP lies in CN96, and it’s a beautiful spot).

But also there are a bunch of grids along the WA coast that seem like they might be worth a trip, although for PODXS070 purposes they are excluded because it’s only a wee sliver of land that lies within the grid. But I am intrepid and have spent a great deal of time photographing on the coast, and I think it should be possible to work from those grids. I’m thinking CN76, CN77, CN78 are all possibilities if I make a trip to the coast.

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





Re: Grid-pedition to CN98

 

Paul,

I've worked several west coast stations on 20 from Central Florida between 22:00 and 01:00 during the past week and have seen activity as late as 02:00.  Don't know if that helps but that's what I've seen.  I need CN98 so will be looking for you, also need DN08
John
KC3FL


Re: 6 Meters 1440 Z

Steve VA3FLF/KM4FLF
 

Made one on 10 Meters, WD4GZW.  Will be on and off between chores...

Steve


6 Meters 1440 Z

Steve VA3FLF/KM4FLF
 

Anyone want to try 6M this morning?  I am calling at 50.290 for a bit.  Ig no luck I will move to 10.  (50.290 and 28.120)

Steve
VA3FLF


Grid-pedition to CN98

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

All right, sports fans, I think I’m ready to take a swing at this.

The plan will be to head out to a small park in Granite Falls, WA which is just barely in the SW corner of CN98. I’ve never seen the park, never been to Granite Falls, but I have checked aerial imagery of the spot and it looks like there’s a modest parking lot that is clear of overhead trees, public toilets, and easy access. I’m even hoping for cell phone coverage.

Here’s what I need to know: what time of day do you all think is most promising? I was thinking 2100Z to perhaps 0100Z or perhaps even later if conditions are good. Suggestions on bands to try would be helpful as well, so I can be prepared with Tarheel settings.

Suggestions on days of the week folks would find most useful are also welcome.

And finally, if you’re chasing grids and there are grids in WA state you need, let me know. Looking at Steve’s list of grids it looks to me like CN96 might be worth a trip (it helps that Mt. Rainier NP lies in CN96, and it’s a beautiful spot).

But also there are a bunch of grids along the WA coast that seem like they might be worth a trip, although for PODXS070 purposes they are excluded because it’s only a wee sliver of land that lies within the grid. But I am intrepid and have spent a great deal of time photographing on the coast, and I think it should be possible to work from those grids. I’m thinking CN76, CN77, CN78 are all possibilities if I make a trip to the coast.

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


Re: Portable operation photos

Rick - N7WE
 

Thanks for the great pics Paul.  Sounds like the shakedown went very well and other than some minor rearranging you are ready for launch!  Engineering and testing your /P setup is lots of fun, but it is only the beginning!  Let us know when you'll be doing your Grid-peditions.  You'll have a blast and there will be many, many who will thank you!  Including me.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


TDW results link

David, K9DWR
 

I'm sure many of you have noticed the email I sent out with a link to the TDW
results on podxs070.com:
http://www.podxs070.com/images/pdf/2020_TDW_Results.pdf

I emailed this out to everyone that participated, particularly because there
were many non-members who would not have access to the email reflector. This
should also help those of you on the reflector that aren't seeing the "files"
area.

This is going back a bit to the "way things were" before the automated setups,
but I think it's a reasonable stop-gap while we try to get things back on
track.

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

4721 - 4740 of 68035