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Re: Awards/Endorsements

Loren McCullough - WA3WZR
 

Jim,  do you need the IOTA resent, or do you have the emails I have sent?

73,
Loren WA3WZR


Re: Grid Credit While Operating Away From Home

Jerry N9AVY
 

Pretty sure it was in an email or two around the time N7WE was traveling out West.

Jerry

On Saturday, July 11, 2020, 06:53:33 AM CDT, Stephen Melachrinos via groups.io <melachri@...> wrote:


Dave -

I don't know if that was ever formally documented on a rules page. That may have only been "documented" in emails.

Note that it wouldn't have been in APE rules as it applies to all grid activations, not just those in August.

Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: DAVE KB3RAN 1692/381 via groups.io <davehardy0101@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Sat, Jul 11, 2020 6:55 am
Subject: [070Club] Grid Credit While Operating Away From Home

I can't find the information about grid chasing.  I'm finding great info about the grids but not the part about where you get credit for grids that you activate.
Can someone lead me to that info? Thanks
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Dave H KB3RAN 1692/381


Re: Grid Credit While Operating Away From Home

Stephen Melachrinos
 

Dave -

I don't know if that was ever formally documented on a rules page. That may have only been "documented" in emails.

Note that it wouldn't have been in APE rules as it applies to all grid activations, not just those in August.

Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: DAVE KB3RAN 1692/381 via groups.io <davehardy0101@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Sat, Jul 11, 2020 6:55 am
Subject: [070Club] Grid Credit While Operating Away From Home

I can't find the information about grid chasing.  I'm finding great info about the grids but not the part about where you get credit for grids that you activate.
Can someone lead me to that info? Thanks
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Dave H KB3RAN 1692/381


APE Plans

DAVE KB3RAN 1692/381
 

I'll be operating on 20 and 40 meters mostly,  from grid square FM09sp  Green Ridge State Forest in western Maryland (Alleghany County) from Aug 3 to 7th.  (This is a date change from my previous announcement.)  I'll be camped out so ops will be often and when propagation and weather allows. I'll be solar powered and using expedient wire antennas mostly.  Will try out my 20 and 10 meter hamsticks some also.  My elevation will be +/- 1000 ft asl.  I'm hoping to get a higher elevation site but won't know that until I get there.  

Please send my your plans for your APE soon so I can get them posted on the PODSX070 webpage for all to see.  I'll be looking for APE stations to work.  I like APE to APE contacts.
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Dave H KB3RAN 1692/381
PODSX070 APE Event Manager


Grid Credit While Operating Away From Home

DAVE KB3RAN 1692/381
 

I can't find the information about grid chasing.  I'm finding great info about the grids but not the part about where you get credit for grids that you activate.
Can someone lead me to that info? Thanks
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Dave H KB3RAN 1692/381


August PSK31 Expedition (APE) Starts soon

DAVE KB3RAN 1692/381
 

AUGUST PSK EXPEDITION

August is just 3 weeks away.  Are you ready for an adventure?  This a perfect time to get away from home and do some radio operations.  It doesn’t have to be an elaborate affair.  The requirements are simple and are found at: http://www.podxs070.com/ape-august-psk31-expedition/ape-requirements

IMPORTANT:  The applicant should announce intentions to operate an APE at least 2 weeks before the operation to the PODSX070 club membership.  And send your plans including the following information to ape@... :  August date(s), callsign, 070#, QTH of ops, Time UTC of ops, band(s), any explanatory notes, and if your intention is to do an official APE.

For example:   My (KB3RAN) plans are to head to western Maryland to Green River State Forest and do some dispersed camping at about 1000’ elevation from Aug 1 through 5.  I’ll be operating on 20 and 40 meters PSK31 in the afternoons and evenings EST (1200-2400 UTC approx.) from a location near Flintstone (Alleghany County) MD grid square FM09sp.  I’ll entertain skeds on other bands if notified before July 30.  I may not have internet nor phone at my location but will have solar power. I plan to submit my information as an official APE expedition.  FM09sp is the least worked grid in Maryland so I hope to give lots of contacts to those who need it.

An APE does not require a lot of planning.  Are you going to a family gathering that’s over 20 miles from home?  Or going on a business trip?  Take along some radio gear, a battery or hook up to the car battery, throw up a long wire and tune it up and get on the air for an afternoon or evening.  You might be surprised at how many contacts come rolling in.

It is rumored that KC9UR will be staging their 8th Annual APE on August 21 to 23. Standby for details.

And to make it more interesting Rick Butz  N7WE along with Steve W3HF have made an Excel spreadsheet of grid squares by state with the number of contacts made from them.  The information is available at  https://070club.groups.io/g/main/files/070%20Grid%20Chase/Handy%20Top%205%20Grids-2020.pdf

There are about 30 grid squares in the US with less than five contacts.  And 4 that have never been activated.  Here’s an opportunity to get out and work a pileup when you activate a really rare grid square.  Below are some examples of grids that just are begging to be worked.  You get credit for the grid if you operate from it and others get credit when they work you.  My quick research on DN25 and DN34 shows highway access and campgrounds in the grid squares.  And public access looks pretty easy.  I’ve put these grids on my list of things to do and places to visit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

         

MT

DN25

DN34

DN75

DN67

DN56

 

 

0

0

0

1

5

 

NV

DN01

DN11

DM17

DM28

DN21

 

 

1

3

4

4

5

 

OR

DN04

DN12

DN02

DN03

CN83

 

 

1

1

3

26

65

 

 

 

 

There is still a lot of activity on SOTA https://www.sota.org.uk/ and POTA  https://parksontheair.com/  to get credit for working those entities also.  Choose your favorite state or national park or a summit that needs activating.  Or go to an island and get IOTA points.  Or light up a lighthouse for International Lighthouse/Lightship weekend on Aug 23-24th.  See https://illw.net/ for details.

 

So, get those plans going and let me know how you plan to do your APE this year.  Please let me know soon what your plans are so I can share them with other PODSX070 members.  It would be nice to have a list posted of potential APE’s next week.  But get them in as soon as you can.  Send them to me at  ape@...  Thanks and I’ll see you on the waterfall.  I’ll be looking for you in August.

 

Dave

PODSX APE Event Manager

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Dave H KB3RAN 1692/381


Re: Files

Rick - N7WE
 

Great Jim!  Looks much much better!
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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Files

Jim K5SP
 

I have attempted to reorganize the files section of the reflector. 

If you have any comments or suggestions, let me know.
--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Executive Director/Member Services Director


Re: Stickers

 

Tnx for the info 73
--
Dave NU4N #1657


Re: Awards/Endorsements

Jim K5SP
 

Jerry send me the spreadsheet with all the approvals since the cutoff date for the last mailing.

Will update the endorsement history page with it.

73

Jim K5SP

On 7/10/2020 9:14 AM, Jerry N9AVY wrote:
Just added a few more to the big list and now at 399 since 1 Jan 2020 !   Keep them coming !

Jerry N9AVY
Director, Awards and Validation




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


Re: Stickers

JEFF WALSH
 

David 
Your packet of stickers went out on 7-10-2020 
Jeff 
W3WMU 


On Jul 10, 2020, at 5:30 AM, David Tucker <nu4ndave@...> wrote:



hELLO Jim did I have a packet of stickers mailed yet? Thanks NU4N 1657 73 Dave

On 7/9/2020 4:31 PM, Jim K5SP wrote:

Many of you have already received your envelopes with the stickers in them. 

We mailed out over 150 large envelopes with certificates all over the world.  Only one of them has returned, and that is because I blew W7OXB address.

We mailed close to 250 envelopes with stickers in them, and to date, three have been returned as bad addresses.  I need to confirm the correct mailing address with the following to ensure our records are correct.

N8FL - our data has your address as RT1 Box 130a1 in Glenwood WV.  It was returned to sender.

N3UYI - our data has your address as 247 Sweet Gum Drive, Chelsea AL

WB8YXF - We have you as 3311 Galberry Rd. Chesapeake VA, it was forwarded to 233 Jessamine Pl MCGayheysville VA and returned.

Please help us update our records to show the corrrect address.  In a couple of cases, QRZ does not even match.

Thanks in advance,

73

Jim K5SP


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


Awards/Endorsements

Jerry N9AVY
 

Just added a few more to the big list and now at 399 since 1 Jan 2020 ! Keep them coming !

Jerry N9AVY
Director, Awards and Validation


Welcome 2786

Jim K5SP
 

Please join me in welcoming new member(s):

2786  WA8UMT  Rick

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


Re: Stickers

David Tucker
 

hELLO Jim did I have a packet of stickers mailed yet? Thanks NU4N 1657 73 Dave

On 7/9/2020 4:31 PM, Jim K5SP wrote:

Many of you have already received your envelopes with the stickers in them. 

We mailed out over 150 large envelopes with certificates all over the world.  Only one of them has returned, and that is because I blew W7OXB address.

We mailed close to 250 envelopes with stickers in them, and to date, three have been returned as bad addresses.  I need to confirm the correct mailing address with the following to ensure our records are correct.

N8FL - our data has your address as RT1 Box 130a1 in Glenwood WV.  It was returned to sender.

N3UYI - our data has your address as 247 Sweet Gum Drive, Chelsea AL

WB8YXF - We have you as 3311 Galberry Rd. Chesapeake VA, it was forwarded to 233 Jessamine Pl MCGayheysville VA and returned.

Please help us update our records to show the corrrect address.  In a couple of cases, QRZ does not even match.

Thanks in advance,

73

Jim K5SP


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


Re: Stickers

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

Thanks for my stickers  Arrived while I was out of town

Chris N9JCA
73

PODXS 797

On 7/9/20 9:31 PM, Jim K5SP wrote:

Many of you have already received your envelopes with the stickers in them. 

We mailed out over 150 large envelopes with certificates all over the world.  Only one of them has returned, and that is because I blew W7OXB address.

We mailed close to 250 envelopes with stickers in them, and to date, three have been returned as bad addresses.  I need to confirm the correct mailing address with the following to ensure our records are correct.

N8FL - our data has your address as RT1 Box 130a1 in Glenwood WV.  It was returned to sender.

N3UYI - our data has your address as 247 Sweet Gum Drive, Chelsea AL

WB8YXF - We have you as 3311 Galberry Rd. Chesapeake VA, it was forwarded to 233 Jessamine Pl MCGayheysville VA and returned.

Please help us update our records to show the corrrect address.  In a couple of cases, QRZ does not even match.

Thanks in advance,

73

Jim K5SP


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


Re: Stickers

B. Smith, N3XL
 

Many thanks for membership package and stickers. One more thing for my wife to laugh about, but as I get older (now 71) there may be a time when I look back on all my papers buried in a box in the closet with fondness. Any stickers you happen to send me will keep your stuff at the top of the pile.

 

73, Bill N3XL

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Jim K5SP
Sent: Thursday, July 9, 2020 17:31 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: [070Club] Stickers

 

Many of you have already received your envelopes with the stickers in them. 

We mailed out over 150 large envelopes with certificates all over the world.  Only one of them has returned, and that is because I blew W7OXB address.

We mailed close to 250 envelopes with stickers in them, and to date, three have been returned as bad addresses.  I need to confirm the correct mailing address with the following to ensure our records are correct.

N8FL - our data has your address as RT1 Box 130a1 in Glenwood WV.  It was returned to sender.

N3UYI - our data has your address as 247 Sweet Gum Drive, Chelsea AL

WB8YXF - We have you as 3311 Galberry Rd. Chesapeake VA, it was forwarded to 233 Jessamine Pl MCGayheysville VA and returned.

Please help us update our records to show the corrrect address.  In a couple of cases, QRZ does not even match.

Thanks in advance,

73

Jim K5SP


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

 


--
Bill Smith, N3XL


Stickers

Jim K5SP
 

Many of you have already received your envelopes with the stickers in them. 

We mailed out over 150 large envelopes with certificates all over the world.  Only one of them has returned, and that is because I blew W7OXB address.

We mailed close to 250 envelopes with stickers in them, and to date, three have been returned as bad addresses.  I need to confirm the correct mailing address with the following to ensure our records are correct.

N8FL - our data has your address as RT1 Box 130a1 in Glenwood WV.  It was returned to sender.

N3UYI - our data has your address as 247 Sweet Gum Drive, Chelsea AL

WB8YXF - We have you as 3311 Galberry Rd. Chesapeake VA, it was forwarded to 233 Jessamine Pl MCGayheysville VA and returned.

Please help us update our records to show the corrrect address.  In a couple of cases, QRZ does not even match.

Thanks in advance,

73

Jim K5SP


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


Re: [Fw:] Cycle 25 Optimism

Ken Campbell <n6pcd1@...>
 

Milt,

Would love to experience that type of propagation before I cash in my chips! 👍🏻🤨
--
All the best,
Ken N6PCD
070 #801
LONP #187


Re: [Fw:] Cycle 25 Optimism

Jerry N9AVY
 

Milt:

Great memories of past cycles ! Wish they were still with us.

Worked JY5ZM, Zuheir, back in 1980 on q20m plus about 8 others over the years. Was in pile up for Hussein , JY1, but never got through.

Thanks,

Jerry n9avy

On Wednesday, July 8, 2020, 06:08:31 PM CDT, Milton Garb via groups.io <n6mg@...> wrote:


Believe me!...all JY stations are not the same!
I actually met JY1 at a reception for him in New Orleans at their consulate. His cousin, JY3ZH, Zedan Hussein had a son that was a student at LSU, in petroleum engineering. I'd run phone patches for them when our path's crossed a few times a week. Zedan ran the "African Knight's Net" on 20 meters and would bring up different North African stations.
JY3ZH asked me if I had a tuxedo, then I got an invitation to a dinner party at their Consulate.
JY1 was very nice, cordial, and extremely friendly when I was introduced to him as a ham. I received a standing invitation to visit him and his shack in Amman, if I happened to be passing through. 
HIS QSL CARDS ARE STILL AVAILABLE VIA:
QSL via N2OO 
PO Box 345, Tuckerton, NJ 08087 USA
Bob asks that you email him 1st @  n2oo@... 
JY1 was forced into exile a few years later and died from cancer a few months after that. That was like 35 + years ago. 
Great memories...20m was open 24/7 to someplace. 10m & 15m open 18 hours a day and  80m & 40m open worldwide 2X everyday at greyline.
Just give me one more Solar Cycle like that! 
Milt.
N6MG
070-650
LONP #76


Re: [Fw:] Cycle 25 Optimism

 

Believe me!...all JY stations are not the same!
I actually met JY1 at a reception for him in New Orleans at their consulate. His cousin, JY3ZH, Zedan Hussein had a son that was a student at LSU, in petroleum engineering. I'd run phone patches for them when our path's crossed a few times a week. Zedan ran the "African Knight's Net" on 20 meters and would bring up different North African stations.
JY3ZH asked me if I had a tuxedo, then I got an invitation to a dinner party at their Consulate.
JY1 was very nice, cordial, and extremely friendly when I was introduced to him as a ham. I received a standing invitation to visit him and his shack in Amman, if I happened to be passing through. 
HIS QSL CARDS ARE STILL AVAILABLE VIA:
QSL via N2OO 
PO Box 345, Tuckerton, NJ 08087 USA
Bob asks that you email him 1st @  n2oo@... 
JY1 was forced into exile a few years later and died from cancer a few months after that. That was like 35 + years ago. 
Great memories...20m was open 24/7 to someplace. 10m & 15m open 18 hours a day and  80m & 40m open worldwide 2X everyday at greyline.
Just give me one more Solar Cycle like that! 
Milt.
N6MG
070-650
LONP #76

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