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Re: mystry signal

Richard Rohrer
 

Hi Randy,

Looks like its either Olivia or Contestia.  What day was it?  I think the Salvation Army net runs one of the wideband modes on Saturdays.  I have seen it up the band when I have been running Hell on 14.063.  

73
Dick - KC3EF


Re: mystry signal

Randy True
 

The program is called Spectrum Lab. Been around for a while.
Looks to be roughly 5kc wide.

Randy W4RTT


From: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io> on behalf of Milton Garb via groups.io <n6mg@...>
Sent: Monday, October 26, 2020 10:10 AM
To: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [070Club] mystry signal
 
Randy...
You're going to get all kinds of replies to your question...hi hi...You might think about using your 250 Cycle B__ S___ filter!
I'm not familiar with that waterfall. May I ask what software it is?
You said, 14068-69. May I ask the width of the signal?
 Milt.
N6MG
LONP #76


-----Original Message-----
From: Randy True <w4rttrandy@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io <070Club@groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Oct 26, 2020 12:13 am
Subject: [070Club] mystry signal

Anyone ID this signal? Been showing up around 14.068-69.

Randy W4RTT
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12M IS REPORTED TO BE OPEN

 

I just got a report from a neighbor, 5 miles down the road, that 12m is open. Going to check that out.
N6MG


Re: Band Plan

Mike W4BZM
 

Jerry, you missed the point of my post.  Nobody was violating any rules.  SSB on 7.070 is legal (in fact, encouraged during contests) in IARU Region 1 but not in IARU Region 2.  The problem is the disagreement in band plans between the IARU regions, on a frequency that supports world-wide comm.

...and yes, like you, I often stand down during the CQ WW contests. Maybe clean up the logbook or catch up on QSL cards.

Mike W4BZM


Re: mystry signal

 

Randy...
You're going to get all kinds of replies to your question...hi hi...You might think about using your 250 Cycle B__ S___ filter!
I'm not familiar with that waterfall. May I ask what software it is?
You said, 14068-69. May I ask the width of the signal?
 Milt.
N6MG
LONP #76


-----Original Message-----
From: Randy True <w4rttrandy@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io <070Club@groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Oct 26, 2020 12:13 am
Subject: [070Club] mystry signal

Anyone ID this signal? Been showing up around 14.068-69.

Randy W4RTT
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mystry signal

Randy True
 

Anyone ID this signal? Been showing up around 14.068-69.

Randy W4RTT


Re: Band Plan

Jerry N9AVY
 

Mike:

Sorry , but SOP during contests is that many rules go right out the window. I usually stand down during contests to keep nerves from being frayed.


73,

Jerry n9avy
,
Mike:

Sorry , but SOP during contests is that many rules go right out the window. I usually stand down during contests to keep nerves from being frayed.


73,

Jerry n9avy
Mike:

Sorry , but SOP during contests is that many rules go right out the window. I usually stand down during contests to keep nerves from being frayed.


73,

Jerry n9avy

On Sunday, October 25, 2020, 12:49:01 AM CDT, Mike W4BZM <behrcave@...> wrote:


I think this weekend was an excellent demonstration that the IARU Regions need to do better coordination on band plans for digital operation in the HF bands.

I was very frustrated in trying to maintain a QSO with WB2MLY on 7.072 MHz, because we were getting QRM from voice stations in Europe working the CW SSB contest.  Out of curiosity, I looked up the IARU Region 1 band plan for 40 meters (see https://www.iaru-r1.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/hf_r1_bandplan.pdf)  .  It reads:

7.040 - 7.047  Preferred mode:  Narrow band modes , Usage:  Digimodes
7.047 - 7.050  Preferred mode:  Narrow band modes, Usage:  Digimodes, automatically controlled data stations (unattended)
7.060 - 7.100  Preferred mode:  All modes,  Usage :  SSB contest preferred  (7.070 "Digital voice Centre of Activity")
7.130 - 7.175  Preferred mode:  All modes,  Usage:  SSB contest preferred  (7.165 "Image Centre of Activity")
7.175 - 7.200  Preferred mode:  All modes,  Usage:  SSB contest preferred, Priority for intercontinental activity.

So while those of us in IARU Region 2 observe 7.000 to 7.125 as an RTTY/data band, and 7.072 as a PSK-31 domain, that is not the case for our European/African neighbors.  Fortunately, I haven't experienced a lot of SSB QRM on 7.072 except on international contest weekends, but it's a discrepancy I was not aware of until tonight.  I mention it because others may be as unaware as I was.

Mike W4BZM


Re: Anyone for 365 endorsement ?

 

Alan, et al...
I'll start looking at 0000Z on 40m. 
But, that's 4:00 pm here, and 40m usually hasn't started to stretch out.
But, there's no doubt that with our superior operating ability, we'll make something happen. :-)
That 0600 to 0800 utc is a tough nut from here. Coffee and beignet time for you guys, is REM sleep time here. 
This is a great group.
Milt.
N6MG
070-650
LONP #76

-----Original Message-----
From: Alan - KA5VZG <ka5vzg@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Sun, Oct 25, 2020 5:56 am
Subject: [070Club] Anyone for 365 endorsement ?

I make it a point to check 7.070 MHZ at 0000Z every chance I get.   It's the start of the "Zulu Day" , so if no contact is made, I have the rest of the day to find one.
It's an easy way to chip away on that 365 endorsement.
If no one is there, I usually look at 80m and 20m.

Join in if you want.  It only takes one QSO to check off the day.

73, Alan, KA5VZG
070# 1509  LONP# 213


Re: Congrats to Alan - KA5VZG

Dan Morris - KZ3T
 

How do I get to the chat page?

Dan Morris  KZ3T  070-1065

I live to live for Him!




On Oct 25, 2020, at 8:51 AM, Alan - KA5VZG <ka5vzg@...> wrote:

Only happened because Stan, W9SMR/9, persisted that I re-advertise and try again after a terrible start on Oct. 1.
Special thanks also to CA/Bob, KK6KMU for guarding and coordinating the west, "[perfect attendance", and especially for setting up the 24/7 endorsement Chat on this page. That Chat made life super easy.
Also a main driver in the east, GA/Bob, K4VBM, early, persistent, all over the bands, and lots of "Chat".  Of course, thanks to all who participated, who made those dark hours quite a bit brighter.
I was lucky, but quite a few are very close.  If you're pretty close, use this page, set up another "adventure". 
73, Alan, KA5VZG
070# 1509  LONP# 213


Re: Anyone for 365 endorsement ?

Karl Heinz Kremer - K5KHK - PODXS 070 # 2645
 

That’s exactly how I did it. And after a bad equipment malfunction last year while traveling and attempting some APE operating, I finally finished this year with my three missing days in August. 


Good luck, and I will try to catch you on some of your attempts. 


73, 
Karl Heinz - K5KHK 


Re: Great Pumpkin 160 M Sprint Results

Barry VA7GEM
 

On Sun, Oct 25, 2020 at 06:02 AM, <boat.anchor@...> wrote:
On Sun, Oct 25, 2020 at 05:36 AM, Rick - N7WE wrote:
My congrats to Stan W9SMR/9 for his Top Dawg in the Great Pumpkin AND simultaneously completing the Top Band Endorsement - on a "jury-rigged" Inverted L!  Way to go Stan!  Awesome!
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602
Stan
If you should find the time I would be most interested in your antenna configuration. I attempted a similar layout with much less spectacular results.
From the shack I have 75" of RG400 which connects to the base of a B'nut HX9V. This does a great job on 80-6m but typically good is never enough and I wish to dip my toe in 160M. Starting at the feedpoint of the B'nut I used a 50pF doorknob cap to connect 132" of multistrand wire to the feedpoint. This seems to tune well and makes a few 160M FT8 contacts since Jan01/2018. They range from 27-6517Kms. I am struggling with defining next step for improvement,
Cheers, stay safe, hug the family
Barry
VA7GEM
I should mention the multi strand starts at ground level running vertical for 32", then hor W-E for 40" then right angle N-S
for the balance
cheers
Barry


Re: Great Pumpkin 160 M Sprint Results

Barry VA7GEM
 

On Sun, Oct 25, 2020 at 05:36 AM, Rick - N7WE wrote:
My congrats to Stan W9SMR/9 for his Top Dawg in the Great Pumpkin AND simultaneously completing the Top Band Endorsement - on a "jury-rigged" Inverted L!  Way to go Stan!  Awesome!
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602
Stan
If you should find the time I would be most interested in your antenna configuration. I attempted a similar layout with much less spectacular results.
From the shack I have 75" of RG400 which connects to the base of a B'nut HX9V. This does a great job on 80-6m but typically good is never enough and I wish to dip my toe in 160M. Starting at the feedpoint of the B'nut I used a 50pF doorknob cap to connect 132" of multistrand wire to the feedpoint. This seems to tune well and makes a few 160M FT8 contacts since Jan01/2018. They range from 27-6517Kms. I am struggling with defining next step for improvement,
Cheers, stay safe, hug the family
Barry
VA7GEM


Anyone for 365 endorsement ?

Alan - KA5VZG
 

I make it a point to check 7.070 MHZ at 0000Z every chance I get.   It's the start of the "Zulu Day" , so if no contact is made, I have the rest of the day to find one.
It's an easy way to chip away on that 365 endorsement.
If no one is there, I usually look at 80m and 20m.

Join in if you want.  It only takes one QSO to check off the day.

73, Alan, KA5VZG
070# 1509  LONP# 213


Re: Congrats to Alan - KA5VZG

Alan - KA5VZG
 

Only happened because Stan, W9SMR/9, persisted that I re-advertise and try again after a terrible start on Oct. 1.
Special thanks also to CA/Bob, KK6KMU for guarding and coordinating the west, "[perfect attendance", and especially for setting up the 24/7 endorsement Chat on this page. That Chat made life super easy.
Also a main driver in the east, GA/Bob, K4VBM, early, persistent, all over the bands, and lots of "Chat".  Of course, thanks to all who participated, who made those dark hours quite a bit brighter.
I was lucky, but quite a few are very close.  If you're pretty close, use this page, set up another "adventure". 
73, Alan, KA5VZG
070# 1509  LONP# 213


Re: Congrats to Alan - KA5VZG

stan W9SMR
 

I can only echo Rick's praise for the thought and execution of the clever plan to beat down those lonely, missing mid-night slots. Alan was always there and Bob, KK6KMU and Bob, K4VBM were just as excited to make this work. We often saw and worked Milt, N6MG, Randy, W4RTT and Don, KC4OBB as well as a few others.

It almost worked for me. I needed 25 mid-night slots and grabbed 23 of them. I am missing only two due to careless planning on my part. Those will be easy to polish off now that I am almost there.

Thank you Alan, Bob and Bob.

73,
Hoot, Hoot as W4RTT would say!

Stan
W9SMR

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From: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io> on behalf of Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@gmail.com>
Sent: Sunday, October 25, 2020 8:11 AM
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Subject: [070Club] Congrats to Alan - KA5VZG

I've been following the adventures (and chats) of the group that have been pursuing the 24/7 Endorsement at all hours of the night. This morning I see by the Progress Checker that Alan - KA4VZG is the first of the bunch to complete that crazy endorsement! Congrats Alan! Well done. It is a major accomplishment and takes dedication and coffee...lots of coffee! There are several more who are pushing to complete it. Who will be next?
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Great Pumpkin 160 M Sprint Results

Rick - N7WE
 

My congrats to Stan W9SMR/9 for his Top Dawg in the Great Pumpkin AND simultaneously completing the Top Band Endorsement - on a "jury-rigged" Inverted L!  Way to go Stan!  Awesome!
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Congrats to Alan - KA5VZG

Rick - N7WE
 

I've been following the adventures (and chats) of the group that have been pursuing the 24/7 Endorsement at all hours of the night.  This morning I see by the Progress Checker that Alan - KA4VZG is the first of the bunch to complete that crazy endorsement!  Congrats Alan!  Well done.  It is a major accomplishment and takes dedication and coffee...lots of coffee!  There are several more who are pushing to complete it.  Who will be next?
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Great Pumpkin 160 M Sprint Results

Randy True
 

Thanks for the Great Pumpkin Contest. I haven't worked any contests in a while and was happy for the 3rd place considering I only worked it for 2 hours!

Randy W4RTT


Re: Band Plan

Mike W4BZM
 

I think this weekend was an excellent demonstration that the IARU Regions need to do better coordination on band plans for digital operation in the HF bands.

I was very frustrated in trying to maintain a QSO with WB2MLY on 7.072 MHz, because we were getting QRM from voice stations in Europe working the CW SSB contest.  Out of curiosity, I looked up the IARU Region 1 band plan for 40 meters (see https://www.iaru-r1.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/hf_r1_bandplan.pdf)  .  It reads:

7.040 - 7.047  Preferred mode:  Narrow band modes , Usage:  Digimodes
7.047 - 7.050  Preferred mode:  Narrow band modes, Usage:  Digimodes, automatically controlled data stations (unattended)
7.060 - 7.100  Preferred mode:  All modes,  Usage :  SSB contest preferred  (7.070 "Digital voice Centre of Activity")
7.130 - 7.175  Preferred mode:  All modes,  Usage:  SSB contest preferred  (7.165 "Image Centre of Activity")
7.175 - 7.200  Preferred mode:  All modes,  Usage:  SSB contest preferred, Priority for intercontinental activity.

So while those of us in IARU Region 2 observe 7.000 to 7.125 as an RTTY/data band, and 7.072 as a PSK-31 domain, that is not the case for our European/African neighbors.  Fortunately, I haven't experienced a lot of SSB QRM on 7.072 except on international contest weekends, but it's a discrepancy I was not aware of until tonight.  I mention it because others may be as unaware as I was.

Mike W4BZM


Great Pumpkin 160 M Sprint Results

stan W9SMR
 

 

This year we hoped that 160M conditions would improve and participation would increase, and our hopes were rewarded!

This year there were 24 logs submitted with 8 High Power, 9 Medium Power, 4 Low Power and 3 QRP. 16 States and 1 Province were worked. This is up significantly from last year’s 11 logs.

Top Dawg and 1st in Medium Power 50W was Stan, W9SMR/9 of Fremont, IN, with 21 QSOs, 13 states and 315 points. This is a rare win for Stan. He credits his Jury-rigged Inv-L for his success. That, and a successful push to grab the rare Top Band 20 Endorsement.

Second Place in Medium Power 50W was John, KC2RXS, of Riner, VA with 18 QSOs, 12 states and 252 points. Third Place was Randy, W4RTT of Covington, KY  with 17 QSOs, 11 states and 221 points. 

First Place in the High Power 100W category was Bob, KF3AA, of Huntington, MD with 19 QSOs, 12 states and 266 points. Bob was Top Dawg and first Place in the Jay Hudak 80M Sprint this year. With this he will continue his climb to the RC3 Championship.

Second Place in the High Power 100W category was Tom, W8TOM of Atlanta, MI with 15 QSOs, 11 states and 195 points.  Third Place was Charles, VA3TTB of Holland Landing, ON with 12 QSOs, 9 states and 120 points. Special mention for Barry, VA7GEM who did his best to break thru the noise from BC. Don’t give up, Barry, better days are ahead. Thanks for being in there.

Repeating his 2019 First Place win in the Low Power 25 W category was Steve, W3HF of Collegeville, PA with 10 QSOs, 8 states and 100 points. Steve is also hotly chasing the RC3 Championship.

Second Place in Low Power 25W was recent new member Rick, WA8UMT of Novi, MI with 6 QSOs, 5 states and 36 points. Third Place was recent new member, David, WA3LXD of Ft. McCoy, FL with 4 QSOs, 4 states and 20 points.

Hard to believe, but we had 3 successful entries in QRP Power. In First Place QRP Power, was Don, KM4UDX of Vienna, VA with 10 QSOs, 8 states and 100 points.

Second Place QRP was non-member Joseph, W1TW of Attleboro, MA with 4 QSOs, 3 states and 16 points. In Third Place was Peter, NN9K of Colona, IL with 3 QSOs, 3 states and 12 points. He was the first place QRP winner in this year’s Jay Hudak 80M Sprint. He is also on the short list of RC2 Championship.

The PODXS “All Amateurs Welcome” policy continues to enhance our overall experience. Special thanks are due to Steve, AA8SW of Cincinnati, OH; Homer, N5JDT of Alamogordo, NM; and Joseph, W1TW of Attleboro, MA. Thank you all for participating and we look forward to greeting you soon as a new members.

Note that the Top Dawg Certificate and Rollo Dog Tag will be reserved exclusively for members.

Thanks to all who submitted logs.  Stickers will be in the next mailing.

We again are deeply indebted to David, K9DWR, who established the upload link and parsed the contest results. Thank You, David!

It is not too early to start thinking about your participation in the next PODXS 070 Event, the Triple Play Low Band Sprint. This is another great opportunity to put some 160M  Q’s in the log for the Top Band 20 Endorsement.

Triple Play Low Band Sprint

Saturday, November 14 thru Monday, November 16

See Rules at:   Triple Play Low Band Sprint Triple Play Rules


73,
Stan
W9SMR - 070  #1611
PODXS 070 - PR Director

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