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Re: N1ZZZ Redeye Ragchew

Jerry N9AVY
 

Paul:

Recall working a station camping out in the UP (Michigan) and he had no idea what grid he was in, didn't know his latitude/longitude and had no idea what, if any, town he was near. Don't think I counted him for any grid. There were one or two others. Most don't care about grids... just being portable in a state. Sometimes even a good guess isn't god enough.

Jerry
n9avy

On Thursday, July 16, 2020, 03:20:29 PM CDT, Paul Butzi (W7PFB) <w7pfb@...> wrote:


> On Jul 16, 2020, at 12:29 PM, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:
>
>
> nd good, BUT if you check stations in same town using the "Grids" on the callsign box, you will get a few stations to choose from and most will have the correct grid for the town. That way you'll get a better selection for that grid; however, be careful because there are some stations who appear to be out of state having moved. I think this is a better way as sometimes grid lines aren't clearly defined.
>


It’s astonishingly easy to have two addresses in the same town be different grid squares.  There are hams who live just north of me who list their address as Duvall, WA who are in cn97, and there are some who live in CN87.  The line between CM97 and CN97 runs, I am not kidding you, right smack down the middle of the Snoqualmie valley.

The Maidenhead grid locator for a location is just a different way of specifying the latitude and longitude of that spot on earth using the WGS84 datum.  What grid square a location falls in is completely and clearly defined by the lat/long of that location, so I’m not sure what you mean by ’aren’t clearly defined’?

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




Re: N1ZZZ Redeye Ragchew

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

On Jul 16, 2020, at 12:29 PM, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@sbcglobal.net> wrote:


nd good, BUT if you check stations in same town using the "Grids" on the callsign box, you will get a few stations to choose from and most will have the correct grid for the town. That way you'll get a better selection for that grid; however, be careful because there are some stations who appear to be out of state having moved. I think this is a better way as sometimes grid lines aren't clearly defined.

It’s astonishingly easy to have two addresses in the same town be different grid squares. There are hams who live just north of me who list their address as Duvall, WA who are in cn97, and there are some who live in CN87. The line between CM97 and CN97 runs, I am not kidding you, right smack down the middle of the Snoqualmie valley.

The Maidenhead grid locator for a location is just a different way of specifying the latitude and longitude of that spot on earth using the WGS84 datum. What grid square a location falls in is completely and clearly defined by the lat/long of that location, so I’m not sure what you mean by ’aren’t clearly defined’?

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


Re: N1ZZZ Redeye Ragchew

Jerry N9AVY
 


nd good, BUT if you check stations in same town using the "Grids" on the callsign box, you will get a few stations to choose from and most will have the correct grid for the town. That way you'll get a better selection for that grid; however, be careful because there are some stations who appear to be out of state having moved. I think this is a better way as sometimes grid lines aren't clearly defined.

Jerry

On Thursday, July 16, 2020, 01:17:39 PM CDT, Bill Williams <bill.ag4qx@...> wrote:


QRZ has a grid map for all the entries, assuming the address is correct the grid will be correct.  Under the "Detail" index click the "Explore on HamGrid Maps" line under the map.  If you click on the map it will bring up a grip anywhere you click.  Good for finding the grid at your APE location.

73,
Bill
AG4QX
0398

On Thu, Jul 16, 2020 at 1:20 PM Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:
That will work for most stations , but there are a few who have no idea of what their grid is when they're operating and some have no idea what a grid is.

A few years ago a worked a station in Grackle ND and he had no idea what his grid was. Used the QTH part of QRZ to look up the town and checking the very few stations in and around town (all 3 were former residents and club members here in Illinois), I found out the grid .
Sometimes you have to use all the resources.

Jerry n9avy
On Thursday, July 16, 2020, 11:16:52 AM CDT, John - KC3FL via groups.io <kc3fl=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:


Eric,

It's funny how PODXS changes your operating priorities.  I never paid attention to grids before, but now if a station is portable or mobile my first question is " What is your grid?"  Can't always trust the one QRZ shows. 


Re: N1ZZZ Redeye Ragchew

Bill Williams
 

QRZ has a grid map for all the entries, assuming the address is correct the grid will be correct.  Under the "Detail" index click the "Explore on HamGrid Maps" line under the map.  If you click on the map it will bring up a grip anywhere you click.  Good for finding the grid at your APE location.

73,
Bill
AG4QX
0398

On Thu, Jul 16, 2020 at 1:20 PM Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:
That will work for most stations , but there are a few who have no idea of what their grid is when they're operating and some have no idea what a grid is.

A few years ago a worked a station in Grackle ND and he had no idea what his grid was. Used the QTH part of QRZ to look up the town and checking the very few stations in and around town (all 3 were former residents and club members here in Illinois), I found out the grid .
Sometimes you have to use all the resources.

Jerry n9avy
On Thursday, July 16, 2020, 11:16:52 AM CDT, John - KC3FL via groups.io <kc3fl=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:


Eric,

It's funny how PODXS changes your operating priorities.  I never paid attention to grids before, but now if a station is portable or mobile my first question is " What is your grid?"  Can't always trust the one QRZ shows. 


Re: N1ZZZ Redeye Ragchew

Jerry N9AVY
 

That will work for most stations , but there are a few who have no idea of what their grid is when they're operating and some have no idea what a grid is.

A few years ago a worked a station in Grackle ND and he had no idea what his grid was. Used the QTH part of QRZ to look up the town and checking the very few stations in and around town (all 3 were former residents and club members here in Illinois), I found out the grid .
Sometimes you have to use all the resources.

Jerry n9avy

On Thursday, July 16, 2020, 11:16:52 AM CDT, John - KC3FL via groups.io <kc3fl@...> wrote:


Eric,

It's funny how PODXS changes your operating priorities.  I never paid attention to grids before, but now if a station is portable or mobile my first question is " What is your grid?"  Can't always trust the one QRZ shows. 


Re: N1ZZZ Redeye Ragchew

 

Eric,

It's funny how PODXS changes your operating priorities.  I never paid attention to grids before, but now if a station is portable or mobile my first question is " What is your grid?"  Can't always trust the one QRZ shows. 


Re: N1ZZZ Redeye Ragchew

Eric KG6MZS
 

John,

I've got a bunch of MM contacts with no grid.  That's too bad.  I love to get those totally random, never-to-be-worked again grids.

This group has made me grid-conscious like I've never been before.  The CQ VHF contest is this weekend and I'm hoping to fill in a few on 6m.  I just put up a M2 6M3 for the occasion.

73

Eric

KG6MZS

On 7/16/20 7:00 AM, John - KC3FL via groups.io wrote:

He's in my log on 8/29/11 on 17 mtrs SSB @ 18:59 but no notes on location

John
KC3FL

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Re: N1ZZZ Redeye Ragchew

Eric KG6MZS
 

Steve,

Nice catch on the ZD8JA contact.  I only have one ZD8 in my log.  ZD8Z on Ascension Island.

I've done a fair amount of multi-day regattas and boat deliveries and I really enjoy the middle watches I've done.  Something about being out of sight of land in the middle of the night at the helm that can be magic.  It can also be pretty miserable sometimes, too.

Anyway we had a bit to talk about given our maritime experiences.  We'd both read John McPhee's "Waiting for a Ship" and we talked about that.  Fun stuff, this PSK.

73

Eric

KG6MZS

On 7/15/20 3:14 PM, Stephen Melachrinos via groups.io wrote:
Eric -

Twice--once in 2003 when he was somewhere (FL26) in the Atlantic, and then again in 2014 during a contest (!) and I'm not sure where he was.

Also worked him a few times as ZD8JA, as well as stateside in multiple states.

Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: Eric KG6MZS <contact@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Wed, Jul 15, 2020 11:12 am
Subject: [070Club] N1ZZZ Redeye Ragchew

Hi All,

One night last March I couldn't sleep so I got up in the wee hours and
checked out the waterfall on 40m.  I had the good fortune to catch up
with Jeremy N1ZZZ - 070#50.

He was MM in the South China Sea as master on a container ship. We had a
nice, long QSO and it was one of the reasons I love PSK.

Anybody else ever catch N1ZZZ at sea?

73

Eric

KG6MZS





Re: N1ZZZ Redeye Ragchew

 

He's in my log on 8/29/11 on 17 mtrs SSB @ 18:59 but no notes on location

John
KC3FL


Re: N1ZZZ Redeye Ragchew

Stephen Melachrinos
 

Eric -

Twice--once in 2003 when he was somewhere (FL26) in the Atlantic, and then again in 2014 during a contest (!) and I'm not sure where he was.

Also worked him a few times as ZD8JA, as well as stateside in multiple states.

Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: Eric KG6MZS <contact@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Wed, Jul 15, 2020 11:12 am
Subject: [070Club] N1ZZZ Redeye Ragchew

Hi All,

One night last March I couldn't sleep so I got up in the wee hours and
checked out the waterfall on 40m.  I had the good fortune to catch up
with Jeremy N1ZZZ - 070#50.

He was MM in the South China Sea as master on a container ship. We had a
nice, long QSO and it was one of the reasons I love PSK.

Anybody else ever catch N1ZZZ at sea?

73

Eric

KG6MZS





N1ZZZ Redeye Ragchew

Eric KG6MZS
 

Hi All,

One night last March I couldn't sleep so I got up in the wee hours and checked out the waterfall on 40m.  I had the good fortune to catch up with Jeremy N1ZZZ - 070#50.

He was MM in the South China Sea as master on a container ship. We had a nice, long QSO and it was one of the reasons I love PSK.

Anybody else ever catch N1ZZZ at sea?

73

Eric

KG6MZS


Re: Tnx Stimckers

Ken N6PCD
 

Jim K5SP,

You guys are the BEST! Many grateful thanks for all your efforts on behalf of the membership!

BTW, still working on the apple butter issue... 😉
--
All the best,
Ken N6PCD
070 #801
LONP #187


Awards & Endorsements Status

Jerry N9AVY
 

Hi All !

Just a quick note to let everyone know that since the backlog of awards & endorsements was cleared out last month that there are 128 new ones scheduled for the next mailing later this year. Gosh, y'all have been busy working on those awards & endorsements ! Keep it up !

Jerry N9AVY

Director, Awards & Endorsements


Re: Stickers

Don - KM4UDX
 

The kind packages were a delight.  Thank you so very very much for the thrill.  In a virturalized world, a physical note with your name is an extrodinary thrill. Well done and thank you. 
--
Don, km4udx, uBITX, and other obscure acronyms go here...


Re: Tnx Stimckers

Rick - N7WE
 

Me too!  Thank Jim, Jeff, Bob.  Massive task to do all that catchup, but you guys did it!  070 Club is rising again like the Phoenix.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Tnx Stimckers

Bill-N7RI
 

Got mine today also.  I don't check the mailbox every day so I'm sure it was recent.  Seems like I got another envelope just a couple weeks ago.

Thanks many times to the power to be's and with worker bees that make this club what it is.
Keep up the good work.
Bill 
N7RI
070-1191




On Tue, Jul 14, 2020 at 3:53 AM Dave Tucker Nu4N <dwtucker19@...> wrote:
I did'nt know I worked that many contacts for the amout of stickers I got.
Tnx for all the hard work with the back log you had,
73
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Dave NU4N #1657


Re: Stickers

Fr Richard R
 

Got them, thanks and 73

Fr Richard
Wb8yxf



On Saturday, July 11, 2020, 7:00:34 PM EDT, Jim K5SP <jinnis@...> wrote:


Finally got my stickers today.  Thanks Jeff.

Jim K5SP

On 7/10/2020 9:16 AM, JEFF WALSH wrote:
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

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


stickers

Bill Williams
 

Got mine today.  My thanks to all of those involved in the "new" PODXS.

73,
Bill
AG4QX
0398


Re: Tnx Stimckers

Stephen Melachrinos
 

Got mine too, yesterday.

Thank you!

Steve
W3HF


Re: Working tonight.

Stephen Melachrinos
 

Chris -

How about 40 right now? I'm afraid we're too close for 20, and 40 will go long very soon (if not already).

Steve
W3HF
(71.2 miles NE of you according to QRZ)


-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Madairy <AK3B@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Wed, Jul 15, 2020 12:12 am
Subject: [070Club] Working tonight.

Good evening folks. 
It has been so good to be back on PSK.  I had some issues with my HRD that kept DM780 from functioning properly, however, I FIXED it this past weekend.
I'll be working 20 and 40 tonight if anyone would like to get me in the log.  I need some stickers!!   Hihi.

I hope everyone is doing well and staying safe.

73,
Chris, AK3B

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Chris, AK3B

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