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Re: 80 mtrs

Bo W4GHV
 

And FT4 


Re: 80 mtrs

Leland Sly
 

Opps...sorry John.  I went back and reread your email and looked and sure enough there was a lot of FT4 activity on 3.580.  Hopefully it's just the contest this weekend.

Forgive me.

73

Lee N5SLY


On Sat, Aug 29, 2020 at 9:07 PM Leland Sly via groups.io <lee.n5sly=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
I believe the "default" frequencies for these digital modes are these...

3.570 USB JT65
3.572 USB JT9
3.573 USB FT8
3.575 USB FT4
3.580 USB PSK

So it doesn't appear to me that there will be a problem next weekend.

73

Lee N5SLY

On Sat, Aug 29, 2020 at 8:52 PM Leland Sly via groups.io <lee.n5sly=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
It's actually FT8.

73

Lee N5SLY

On Sat, Aug 29, 2020 at 8:50 PM John - KC3FL via groups.io <kc3fl=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

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


Re: 80 mtrs

Leland Sly
 

I believe the "default" frequencies for these digital modes are these...

3.570 USB JT65
3.572 USB JT9
3.573 USB FT8
3.575 USB FT4
3.580 USB PSK

So it doesn't appear to me that there will be a problem next weekend.

73

Lee N5SLY

On Sat, Aug 29, 2020 at 8:52 PM Leland Sly via groups.io <lee.n5sly=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
It's actually FT8.

73

Lee N5SLY

On Sat, Aug 29, 2020 at 8:50 PM John - KC3FL via groups.io <kc3fl=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

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


Re: 80 mtrs

Steve R
 

I think this weekend was some contest called WW DIGI DX. I think the only modes allowed were FT8 and 4. Someone in our club up here put on our reflector. Maybe that’s why so crowded.

Steve
VA3FLF


On Aug 29, 2020, at 21:50, John - KC3FL via groups.io <kc3fl@...> wrote:



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


Re: 80 mtrs

Leland Sly
 

It's actually FT8.

73

Lee N5SLY

On Sat, Aug 29, 2020 at 8:50 PM John - KC3FL via groups.io <kc3fl=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

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


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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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.

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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??
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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