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Re: interesting psk signal today...

Don - KM4UDX
 

Jerry -- good advice.  My little kit radio had no internal pads or notch filters. So I'll just move on to other open spots.  I'm always interested in Waveform spurs/harmonics due I part to my uBITX's colored history with same. But, once I learned how to control my own audio drive levels and monitor my output, and TX in the upper part of my bandpass, I seem to be out of the woods.
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Thanks!

Don, km4udx, uBITX


Re: interesting psk signal today...

Jerry N9AVY
 

Don:

You might try turning OFF AGC and inserting 18 db of attenuation .. your rig has that. On my FT-1000 this usually clears up problems with signals like that. However that station could be overdriving, have processor on, or simply running too much power (like 200 to 1 kilowatt). I encounter a few signals like this and now just tend to ignore them.

Jerry n9avy

On Sunday, July 26, 2020, 12:39:51 PM CDT, Don - KM4UDX <dontay155@...> wrote:



So this PSKer was at (approx) 950, 1.8k and 2.9K on my waterfall.  Is this simply an overdriven TX?

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Don, km4udx, uBITX


interesting psk signal today...

Don - KM4UDX
 


So this PSKer was at (approx) 950, 1.8k and 2.9K on my waterfall.  Is this simply an overdriven TX?

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Don, km4udx, uBITX


Re: Solar Cycle 25

Jerry N9AVY
 

It's always nice to read positive predictions about solar cycle, but it's like buying a lottery ticket , it's nice to dream until the ticket loses.

Jerry

On Sunday, July 26, 2020, 11:38:06 AM CDT, K7DWI Art <k7dwicn82@...> wrote:


It still is wishful thinking.
As far as I am concerned if you look at the community messages, if you look down the list to the chart of the Solar Polar Fields:
http://www.solen.info/solar/polarfields/polar.html
It shows what happened and what to expect.
In 2011, Jim Kennedy K6MIO explained that the Sun's Magnetic Poles were out of sync and there was less magnitude between them. Right one prediction!! The end result was an anemic Solar Cycle.
It has improved approaching the new Cycle, but only a slight improvement.
It will be better in a few years, but I won't be building a big 6 Meter station and probably won't see F2 there in my remaining life .... damn it.
73 Art K7DWI


Re: VY2PLH

Stephen Melachrinos
 

Hang on a second. Look at those dates again--2019!!

Hard to announce in advance an event that happened 11-1/2 months ago.

Steve
W3HF


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From: DAVE KB3RAN 1692/381 via groups.io <davehardy0101@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Sun, Jul 26, 2020 10:03 am
Subject: Re: [070Club] VY2PLH

I don't see any reason it shouldn't.  It would be nice to announce it to the group as such, though.  

APE Event Manager
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Dave H KB3RAN 1692/381


Re: Solar Cycle 25

K7DWI Art
 

It still is wishful thinking.
As far as I am concerned if you look at the community messages, if you look down the list to the chart of the Solar Polar Fields:
http://www.solen.info/solar/polarfields/polar.html
It shows what happened and what to expect.
In 2011, Jim Kennedy K6MIO explained that the Sun's Magnetic Poles were out of sync and there was less magnitude between them. Right one prediction!! The end result was an anemic Solar Cycle.
It has improved approaching the new Cycle, but only a slight improvement.
It will be better in a few years, but I won't be building a big 6 Meter station and probably won't see F2 there in my remaining life .... damn it.
73 Art K7DWI


Re: Solar Cycle 25

 

Postscript: I got a burst of energy yesterday, and changed the feedline to my digital  HF antenna...
(that's the vertical that radiates equally poor in all directions)
I don't know what I actually expected, BUT, it didn't improve the sun spot count. "Ol' Sol" has his/her own plans, I guess.

I recall, back in the day, it used to be fun and enjoyable doing maintenance projects,
But now, I just view it as a constant battle to weed out weak components..

Everybody, PLEASE STAY SAFE, PLEASE STAY HOME, and hope that we're not living the new normal.

Milt.
N6MG
070-650
LONP #76
W6QP -Trustee
070-1454
LONP #207


Re: VY2PLH

DAVE KB3RAN 1692/381
 

I don't see any reason it shouldn't.  It would be nice to announce it to the group as such, though.  

APE Event Manager
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Dave H KB3RAN 1692/381


Solar Cycle 25

 


Re: VY2PLH

1470 <boat.anchor@...>
 

On Fri, Jul 24, 2020 at 04:23 PM, Stephen Melachrinos wrote:
is on 40m at 2320z. VY2 doesn't show up often, and it's IOTA NA-029
 
He's in FN76. Op is VE9BGC, who is also an 070 member.
 
Steve
W3HF
I wonder if their Aug activation will qualify as APE.
17/18 August 2019 - Point Prim ILLW CA0062 CAN809 N46 03.01 W63 02.35 FN86lb
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For the faceters amongst us dont forget the USFG Virtual Symposium this weekend
https://www.facebook.com/events/312393979938812
cheers
Barry


Re: W5I Red River Bridge War Special Event

Leland Sly
 

Thanks!  Glad we were able to have that QSO.

73

Lee N5SLY operating as W5I

On Thu, Jul 23, 2020 at 7:20 AM Don - KM4UDX <dontAy155@...> wrote:
Hello Lee!! I was sooo lucky to PSK with you last night.  Thank you so much for the fun history lesson, and the chance to meet and chat with you.

Very fun indeed.  Thanks again for the special station operation. 
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Don, km4udx, uBITX.


Re: VY2PLH

Roger Boehnlein
 

YV4DHS is on 40m now. Noe hearing me though.

Roger

N8TCP

 

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From: Stephen Melachrinos via groups.io
Sent: Friday, July 24, 2020 7:23 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: [070Club] VY2PLH

 

is on 40m at 2320z. VY2 doesn't show up often, and it's IOTA NA-029

 

He's in FN76. Op is VE9BGC, who is also an 070 member.

 

Steve

W3HF

 


Re: VY2PLH

Roger Boehnlein
 

YV4DHS is on 40m now. Noe hearing me though.

Roger

N8TCP

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Stephen Melachrinos via groups.io
Sent: Friday, July 24, 2020 7:23 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: [070Club] VY2PLH

 

is on 40m at 2320z. VY2 doesn't show up often, and it's IOTA NA-029

 

He's in FN76. Op is VE9BGC, who is also an 070 member.

 

Steve

W3HF

 


VY2PLH

Stephen Melachrinos
 

is on 40m at 2320z. VY2 doesn't show up often, and it's IOTA NA-029

He's in FN76. Op is VE9BGC, who is also an 070 member.

Steve
W3HF


Re: JE1CPB

Jerry N9AVY
 

Yep, and they're all 99 44/100 % accurate unless some of the stuff on Eqsl where they get wrong bands, wrong call signs and sometimes they log both starting & quitting times. Not much error with LoTW.

Jerry n9avy

On Friday, July 24, 2020, 03:01:32 PM CDT, John - KC3FL via groups.io <kc3fl@...> wrote:


So you went back and finally made contact, congrats.  My confirmation was there also.  LOTW might be a bear to setup but well worth it, no going back and manually confirming and lots of reports.


Re: JE1CPB

 

So you went back and finally made contact, congrats.  My confirmation was there also.  LOTW might be a bear to setup but well worth it, no going back and manually confirming and lots of reports.


JE1CPB

Jerry N9AVY
 

Confirmed via LoTW in 24 hours ! Wow fast service !

Jerry n9avy


Stickers

ON2AD Pat
 

Today I received my stickers.

Many thanks

es 73 de Pat ON2AD


Re: Stickers

JEFF WALSH
 

Stan and Bob:
As always looking forward to your APE expedition. 
Will definitely be looking to make it 8 in a row. As always I already have the frame purchased.  
I encourage all members to try to work Bob and Stan on 3 bands and get the much coveted KC9UR/W9SMR APE 🦍 certificate. Will add a touch of class to anyone’s shack not to mention a great conversation starter. 
Jeff 
W3WMU 


On Jul 23, 2020, at 6:46 PM, stan robinson <robinstan@...> wrote:


Got my Stickers today. My delay obviously due to bouncing off the Snowbird address in FL. I would consider putting all the stickers on the sheets to mount on the wall, but my shack in the guest bedroom closet is so small I would not be able to get into the shack if I did.

Special note of appreciation to Bob, KK6KMU, and Jeff, W3WMU, for tackling that job. THANK YOU!!

Thank you Jeff for the cute smiley face on the back of the envelope! Bob, KC9UR and I will be looking for your 8th year repeat performance as APE Hunter for working our APE on 3 or more bands! See you August 21 to 23 from Trine State Recreation Area.


73,
Stan
W9SMR

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From: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io> on behalf of Jim K5SP <jinnis@...>
Sent: Saturday, July 11, 2020 7:00 PM
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Stickers

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@...><mailto: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

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Jim,  K5SP #483
Executive Director/Member Services Director

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Jim,  K5SP #483
Executive Director/Member Services Director


Re: LoTW today

Jerry N9AVY
 

Lee:

Same here, but "someday" finally happened on 80m. Was 1 or 2 short for years, but had other bands covered. Hope you get Hawaii on 80m !!!

After working the ARRL Triple Play thing back in 2009, I'm still getting QSLs from station who were supposed to QSL back then. Guess some were procrastinators . Good thing I made several "insurance contacts" because I'd still be waiting on that award.

Have friend in FL who needs Hawaii on any band (PSK31 of course !) and I saw someone working Hawaii on 20m this morning, but couldn't reach Al to let him know. Drat ! Was surprised today with lousy conditions to see John (KC3FL) working Japan, but he did it. I tried afterwards and gave the JE1 station a 326 report , but he was that weak and QSB was awful. But made the contact ! Weird how band is behaving lately...

73, Jerry n9avy

On Thursday, July 23, 2020, 06:38:30 PM CDT, Leland Sly <lee.n5sly@...> wrote:


Congrats Jerry.  I've been stuck needing one confirmed LOTW QSO from Hawaii on 80 meters for a very long time to get my 5 band WAS award.  It will come some day, but it sure would be nice if it was sooner rather than later.

73

Lee N5SLY   

On Thu, Jul 23, 2020 at 6:28 PM Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:
Wow !   Looks like I picked up about 500 new confirmations on LoTW today.    Noteworthy was the 80 WAS was completed for 5 band WAS.
Also, got about 5 more for Challenge and around 1451  distinct prefixes worked. 

Guess I need to submit to LoTW more than every 6 months.  It was fun going through it all.  Maybe some more matches coming in next few days or months. 

Need to get ACLog working with LoTW so I can upload more often. This has been dead for about a year.

Hope everyone got QSLs via  LOTW from me. Saw bunches of 070 contest calls.

73,  Jerry  N9AVY




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