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80 mtrs

 

I took a look at 80 meters around 01:00 z tonight, and 3.578 to 3.582 was wall to wall FT4.  If they are there next week end we will have a tough time with our sprint.  Any suggestions on how we should handle this?  It was clear from 3.583 to 3.587 but not sure if any other mode uses this section.

John
KC3FL


Jay Hudak Memorial 80M Sprint - Head's up

stan W9SMR
 

The Jay Hudak Memorial 80M Sprint is just 1 week away -

2000 UTC September 5th - 1959 UTC September 6th  2020 

Sprint Rules - your choice of any 6 hour block.  Open to all licensed radio amateurs.

For Rules and details, Rules - Jay Hudak Mwemorial 80M Sprint


Jay Hudak – KA3X was one of the founders of the 070 Club (070 #001).  He became a SK in August of 2008. The 070 Club has renamed its annual fall 80M contest in Jay’s honor, the Jay Hudak Memorial 80m Sprint.

Frequencies: - 3.580 MHz Dial freq.

4 Power Categories:

< 5 W
< 25 W
< 50 W
< 100 W

Exchange: Callsign. RST and State/Province/Country (SPC)  eg: “W9SMR  599  IN”

Call: “CQ 80M Sprint”

All entry logs must be received within 1 week after the event ends.

73, See you on 80 M

Stan

W9SMR - 070  #1611

PODXS 070 - PR Director



Solar Cycle 25 News

 

Posted with the permission of Bernie, W3UR, and "The Daily DX".
 
W3LPL, Frank Donovan, tells us Sunspot Index and Long-term Solar Observations (SILSO) is saying "In January 2020, the 13-month smoothed sunspot number rose for the first time since the maximum of cycle 24 (April 2014). According to SILSO -- the World Data Center for the production, preservation and dissemination of of the international sunspot number -- "most probably, this indicates that the minimum between cycles 24 and 25 was passed in December 2019."
 
http://www.sidc.be/silso/node/166

Milt.
N6MG
070-650
LONP #76


Come and get Wyoming" Special Event W7Y

Bill-N7RI
 

The Shy-Wy Amateur Radio Club was originally scheduled to host the 2020 Wyoming ARRL Section Convention right here in Cheyenne, Wyoming. We reserved the W7Y Special Event call-sign for the event. Unfortunately, we had to cancel the in-person event due to the Global COVID-19 Pandemic, but we’re not going to let this special event call-sign go to waste.

The W7Y special event station recognizes the postponed Wyoming Section ARRL Convention, hosted by the Shy-Wy ARC in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

We will operate the W7Y call-sign on various bands and modes starting September 6th, 2020 and ending on September 15th, 2020.

I will be on operating PSK31 as much as possible.  The wife already has a busy holiday weekend planned plus work during the week but I will jump on when possible.  If anyone needs Wyoming a  certain band please let me know and I'll do what I can to give it to you.
73
Bill
N7RI


Re: APE weather in the NW

Rick - N7WE
 

Thanks Dick.  We are all looking forward to another trip by you two and chasing grids.  Great fun!  Especially for us who are pretty much tied to home - Covid or not.  And to think, being "rock bound" used to mean we only had crystals.  Now I have dual VFOs and am "bound to the rock."  Ain't life funny?

Rick - N7WE

070 - #1602




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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: APE weather in the NW

Richard Rohrer
 

Hi Rick,

Like everything else its up in the air.  The event we would be attending in Las Vega will either be canceled or not allowing spectators, so that is off the list.  Kathy has been trip planning thru the Gulf states to AZ and then back to hit some of the less activated grids in TX, but with the potential hurricane damage that might be reconsidered.  We were planning on going on a short trip around MS and AL to get some of the grids I want to transmit from, but we have been going up to MD for work and will be heading up there for two more weeks this weekend.  This Covid travel restrictions really have the xyl bummed out.  We have been home more this year since we moved to FL. 

Have not been very active, but did get two APEs.   

73 
Dick - KC3EF


Re: Kansas QSO Party this weekend

stan W9SMR
 

Rick,

If you see those Grids pse post it. I need both.
TU!!
73, Stan W9SMR

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From: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io> on behalf of Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@gmail.com>
Sent: Wednesday, August 26, 2020 2:16 PM
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Subject: [070Club] Kansas QSO Party this weekend

Any Kanas stations planning on operating PSK31? I'm particularly looking for grid EM08 or DM98, but welcome any Kansas station. Scheds are fine - any time. Just let me know when and where!
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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602
EL98 - Lake Co. Leesburg FL


Kansas QSO Party this weekend

Rick - N7WE
 

Any Kanas stations planning on operating PSK31?  I'm particularly looking for grid EM08 or DM98, but welcome any Kansas station.  Scheds are fine - any time.  Just let me know when and where!
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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602
EL98 - Lake Co. Leesburg FL


Re: APE weather in the NW

Rick - N7WE
 

Roger that Dick!  No matter where you are...it could be worse!  Laura isn't headed our way.  Dodged another one.

Are you guys planning a road trip west for the fall?  I, and many other grid chasers, always enjoy you trips!  Hi to Kathy - super navigator and pilot of Grid Expeditions.

--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: APE weather in the NW

Richard Rohrer
 

Rick, it could be 110 degrees like in Phoenix, hi hi.  But remember its dry heat.  Seems like temps in FL are not as bad as some other parts of the country.  We were working in MD a couple of weeks ago and it was in the high 90's all of the time.  

73
Dick - KC3EF
070 - #747


Call sign alerts

 

For those members using   the HRD alert function
And for those get it work??
--
Dave NU4N #1657


Re: APE weather in the NW

Rick - N7WE
 

Oh I remember it well!  Wish I was there instead of sweating with the oldies!  Sent from Florida where dinner is at 4PM and it is usually hurricane season!  Hi hi!
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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


APE weather in the NW

K8TOM
 

We pay for it in the winter, but late summer and fall in the Pacific NW, aaah...yes.


Hope yours is excellent as well,

73,
Tom
K8TOM


Re: The GREAT APE Hunt

Karl Heinz Kremer - K5KHK - PODXS 070 # 2645
 

This was my best APE hunt so far: four bands

I used an APE hunt appropriate operating position:



Thanks to Bob and Stan for organizing and operating. 


Karl Heinz - K5KHK 


Re: The GREAT APE Hunt

JEFF WALSH
 

The 2020 KC9UR APE Extravaganza has once again lived up to it world class reputation!
Many thanks to Bob and Stan for all their time and effort to make this event possible!
Always enjoy chasing you 2 “APEs”. 



On Aug 23, 2020, at 12:21 PM, Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:

Well I'm winding down my hunt.  But the 8th Annual KC9UR POTA portable APE - 2020 will go down in my book as the GREATEST APE hunt in my experience.  Despite T-storms that had me completely shut down and disconnected several times, poor propagation, and 6m thru 12m being completely closed to me, I had a great time.  Very special THANKS! to Bob and Stan for this outstanding effort.  You guys are superior!  You made my weekend!  Hope you had as much fun as I did. 73,
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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


The GREAT APE Hunt

Rick - N7WE
 

Well I'm winding down my hunt.  But the 8th Annual KC9UR POTA portable APE - 2020 will go down in my book as the GREATEST APE hunt in my experience.  Despite T-storms that had me completely shut down and disconnected several times, poor propagation, and 6m thru 12m being completely closed to me, I had a great time.  Very special THANKS! to Bob and Stan for this outstanding effort.  You guys are superior!  You made my weekend!  Hope you had as much fun as I did. 73,
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Not an APE, but a POTA

stan W9SMR
 

I tried Jim...took it to 85 W and called until blue in the face on 17m.

But we are done for KC9UR POTA Portable APE - 2020!

Gotta pack quick and get out of the cabin...
Bob and I both had 100 QSOs...some dupes, I am sure, but a wonderfully fulfilling APE from Trine State Recreation Area...K-4182.

We are planning to come back here next year!!

Thanks all for Chasing the APE!!

73
Bob KC9UR
Stan W9SMR

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From: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io> on behalf of Jim K5SP <jinnis@...>
Sent: Sunday, August 23, 2020 12:46 PM
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Not an APE, but a POTA

I got nada on 17 at all but noise.  Same on 15, 17, and 10.

Have tried all three, calling CQ but nothing at all here.  Guess I will be ending the APE with just two contacts. Darn the bad luck!

Jim K5SP

On 8/23/2020 11:35 AM, stan robinson wrote:

Jim calling you at 85 w...nada

________________________________________
From: main@070Club.groups.io<mailto:main@070Club.groups.io> <main@070Club.groups.io><mailto:main@070Club.groups.io> on behalf of stan robinson <robinstan@...><mailto:robinstan@...>
Sent: Sunday, August 23, 2020 12:21 PM
To: main@070Club.groups.io<mailto:main@070Club.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [070Club] Not an APE, but a POTA

Jim..I have seen you and called a dozen times...you are not seeing me at 65 Watts

Calling CQ up the band at 18,098.4

73,
Stan..

________________________________________
From: main@070Club.groups.io<mailto:main@070Club.groups.io> <main@070Club.groups.io><mailto:main@070Club.groups.io> on behalf of Jim K5SP <jinnis@...><mailto:jinnis@...>
Sent: Sunday, August 23, 2020 12:16 PM
To: main@070Club.groups.io<mailto:main@070Club.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [070Club] Not an APE, but a POTA

Grabbed Bob 14071.612. Two in log. Need stan any band but 20, 30.

Cal I ung cq 18098.2 now.  Nothing on 15.

Jim K5SP



Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S10e, an AT&T 5G Evolution capable smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: stan robinson <robinstan@...><mailto:robinstan@...>
Date: 8/23/20 10:38 AM (GMT-06:00)
To: main@070Club.groups.io<mailto:main@070Club.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [070Club] Not an APE, but a POTA

KC9UR Stan calling on 15m

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From: main@070Club.groups.io<mailto:main@070Club.groups.io> <main@070Club.groups.io><mailto:main@070Club.groups.io> on behalf of JEFF WALSH <jeffwalsh1644@...><mailto:jeffwalsh1644@...>
Sent: Sunday, August 23, 2020 11:36 AM
To: main@070Club.groups.io<mailto:main@070Club.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [070Club] Not an APE, but a POTA

Just worked John on 30m ... strong signal in MS

JEFF WALSH
W3WMU
#1673
BUBBAWOOD
WORLDWIDE HEADQUARTERS
STURGIS, MS.


On Sunday, August 23, 2020, 10:29:19 AM CDT, John Hendry KG5OIB <archer@...><mailto:archer@...> wrote:


Moving to 30 meters at 15:30z
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     de  KG5OIB

     John Hendry

     Decatur, Wise County, Texas

     LOC:  EM13eg

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









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


West Coast APE blues

K8TOM
 

Hey Stan and Bob,

I've been off and on looking but nuttin' but locals showing up (infrequently) on the bands.  I did see KC9UR on 40M yesterday afternoon, but it was ragged from both ends.

It sounds like our club compatriots east of the big river were able to keep you entertained.  We'll look forward to doing our west coast part next year.

Thanks guys for another stellar effort on behalf of PSK31 and the club!

73,
Tom
K8TOM
815


Re: Not an APE, but a POTA

Jim K5SP
 

I got nada on 17 at all but noise.  Same on 15, 17, and 10.

Have tried all three, calling CQ but nothing at all here.  Guess I will be ending the APE with just two contacts. Darn the bad luck!

Jim K5SP

On 8/23/2020 11:35 AM, stan robinson wrote:
Jim calling you at 85 w...nada

________________________________________
From: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io> on behalf of stan robinson <robinstan@...>
Sent: Sunday, August 23, 2020 12:21 PM
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Not an APE, but a POTA

Jim..I have seen you and called a dozen times...you are not seeing me at 65 Watts

Calling CQ up the band at 18,098.4

73,
Stan..

________________________________________
From: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io> on behalf of Jim K5SP <jinnis@...>
Sent: Sunday, August 23, 2020 12:16 PM
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Not an APE, but a POTA

Grabbed Bob 14071.612. Two in log. Need stan any band but 20, 30.

Cal I ung cq 18098.2 now.  Nothing on 15.

Jim K5SP



Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S10e, an AT&T 5G Evolution capable smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: stan robinson <robinstan@...>
Date: 8/23/20 10:38 AM (GMT-06:00)
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Not an APE, but a POTA

KC9UR Stan calling on 15m

________________________________________
From: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io> on behalf of JEFF WALSH <jeffwalsh1644@...>
Sent: Sunday, August 23, 2020 11:36 AM
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Not an APE, but a POTA

Just worked John on 30m ... strong signal in MS

JEFF WALSH
W3WMU
#1673
BUBBAWOOD
WORLDWIDE HEADQUARTERS
STURGIS, MS.


On Sunday, August 23, 2020, 10:29:19 AM CDT, John Hendry KG5OIB <archer@...> wrote:


Moving to 30 meters at 15:30z
--
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

     de  KG5OIB

     John Hendry

     Decatur, Wise County, Texas

     LOC:  EM13eg

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~






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








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


APE Bob and Stan

GA - Bob - K4VBM
 

Finally near the end of their time, got em on 17m :)
The band gods granted us a contact!

Thanks guys.

Will look for you on 15m during the last hour of your time or so, but thanks for the great fun this weekend!

Bob
K4VBM (Very Bad Memory)

On 8/23/2020 12:35 PM, stan robinson wrote:
Jim calling you at 85 w...nada

________________________________________
From: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io> on behalf of stan robinson <robinstan@hotmail.com>
Sent: Sunday, August 23, 2020 12:21 PM
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Not an APE, but a POTA

Jim..I have seen you and called a dozen times...you are not seeing me at 65 Watts

Calling CQ up the band at 18,098.4

73,
Stan..

________________________________________
From: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io> on behalf of Jim K5SP <jinnis@swbell.net>
Sent: Sunday, August 23, 2020 12:16 PM
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Not an APE, but a POTA

Grabbed Bob 14071.612. Two in log. Need stan any band but 20, 30.

Cal I ung cq 18098.2 now. Nothing on 15.

Jim K5SP



Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S10e, an AT&T 5G Evolution capable smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: stan robinson <robinstan@hotmail.com>
Date: 8/23/20 10:38 AM (GMT-06:00)
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Not an APE, but a POTA

KC9UR Stan calling on 15m

________________________________________
From: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io> on behalf of JEFF WALSH <jeffwalsh1644@att.net>
Sent: Sunday, August 23, 2020 11:36 AM
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Not an APE, but a POTA

Just worked John on 30m ... strong signal in MS

JEFF WALSH
W3WMU
#1673
BUBBAWOOD
WORLDWIDE HEADQUARTERS
STURGIS, MS.


On Sunday, August 23, 2020, 10:29:19 AM CDT, John Hendry KG5OIB <archer@archercom.net> wrote:


Moving to 30 meters at 15:30z
--
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

de KG5OIB

John Hendry

Decatur, Wise County, Texas

LOC: EM13eg

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~






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





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