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Congrats - October MONTHLY Endorsements !

stan W9SMR
 

In spite of the lousy propagation conditions recently, we are showing some good gains in member Endorsements. Having several contests has helped also.

24/7 - The big news in October was a unique strategy formed by Alan, KA5VZG, to enable several among us to either achieve of make great progress in the 24/7 Award. This requires making a QSO for every hour slot on every day of the week, 168 slots total. Alan proposed a strategy with 2 hour blocks, starting with 0400/0500 UTC each day of the week, over a 3 week period running thru 0800/0900 (and 1000 on request). With the enthusiastic support of Bob, KK6KMU, Bob, K4VBM and several others, 3 members qualified with all 168 slots: Alan, KA5VZG, Bob, K4VBN and David, KR4U. Getting within easy reach were Stan, W9SMR with 166, Don, KC4OBB with 164 and Bob, KK6KMU with 154 slots. Those were bleary eyed but very rewarding middle of the night hours.

LONP - To qualify for LONP, 100 QSOs with fellow members are required. As you are aware, we are struggling with issues on the Endorsement web page that limits our timely approval of Endorsements. Be sure to upload your entire log each time.

Jerry, N9AVY, has been fighting an uphill battle with our balky Endorsement Checker trying to validate and approve candidates for LONP. Here is a most recent list of those who have submitted logbooks containing 100 or more QSOs since January 1, 2020.

Note that these are not yet officially approved:

#2618            KD6TR 180
#2722             N3XL              130    
#2727             K4VBM          128
#2380             N4KP              122

#985               WB4JJJ          108    
#577               K6WRJ           118
#2017             W7RTL           104

#2692             YV4YY            100

We also have an excited pack of LONP Seekers in hot pursuit of this traditional first rights award. If you see them, give them a call and spot them on PSKReporter and our reflector:

#2741             WA4RXK       98
#2746             KD9DVB        93
#2658             VE3RXO         92
#1797             NA8W            90

#2703             KD2QAK        73
#471               LW2EIY          61

#2691             K5RWG          60
#1341             EA3ATJ          59
#2781             WA3LXD       59

           

And in close pursuit of the next major Honor Roll level at 500 QSOs are:

#138               W7PSK           496
#2566             KC3FL             475

#1609             KC4OBB         455   
             
                                                           

And then there are the Super Achievers with more than 1,000 member QSOs:

1          #0025             W3HF             1650
2          #0777             NO8R             1537
3          #0815             K8TOM          1258
4          #0454             N9AVY           1017

 

Congratulations to all!

Many more Endorsements were earned, far too many to list. But we applaud the continuing efforts of all to reach for the sky!!  Thank you Alan, KA5VZG, for enabling great strides on 24/7!!

Keep up the good work!

Upcoming 070 Contest:

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 Sprint Rules

 

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


The Excel Spread sheet

 

Jim, I opened the document, added #2800, then saved it as .html.
There's lot's of different file extensions for Excel.
BUT, when I saved it, Excel advised that some features might not work.
There's Priests and there's Alter Boys....If anyone can solve the situation, it's Steve!
Milt
N6MG



-----Original Message-----
From: W7RTL <rtlatimer60@...>
To: main@070club.groups.io
Sent: Sat, Oct 31, 2020 12:19 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] Welcome 2800

Welcome to the club Jim
2800, cool number
73 W7RTL
Rich

On Fri, Oct 30, 2020 at 9:07 AM Jim K5SP <jinnis@...> wrote:
Please join me in welcoming new member:

2800  Jim  WQ2H

Jim K5SP
Executive Director

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Jim,  K5SP #483
Executive Director/Member Services Director


Re: Welcome 2800

W7RTL
 

Welcome to the club Jim
2800, cool number
73 W7RTL
Rich

On Fri, Oct 30, 2020 at 9:07 AM Jim K5SP <jinnis@...> wrote:
Please join me in welcoming new member:

2800  Jim  WQ2H

Jim K5SP
Executive Director

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Jim,  K5SP #483
Executive Director/Member Services Director


Re: Excel

Jim K5SP
 

I tried the save as and it messes up the formatting.  It is not yours Steve, it is the one Milt sent me to update the Member Info page which is not being updated by David Westbrooks scripts.  

I will send it to you and see if you can export to html with the formatting that is currently on the Member Info page.

As for yours, need the html showing the leaderboard and the top ten as is currently shown on the RC3 page.


On 10/31/2020 1:09 PM, Stephen Melachrinos via groups.io wrote:
Jim -

Since it's my spreadsheet you are working with, tell me what you want and I can try and create.

Steve


-----Original Message-----
From: Jim K5SP <jinnis@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Sat, Oct 31, 2020 11:24 am
Subject: [070Club] Excel

Does anyone know anything about Excel?  I used to be able to convert a sheet to html to put on the PODXS070 club website, but am totally flustered with it now.
I originally had Office365 through my college, where I taught.  Retired from that 5 years ago.  Have been paying the annual renewal since retirement.
Well, my license expired recently, and I paid for the renewal, and it said to download the most recent version, which I did.  That was a HUGE mistake.  Now when I try to publish as html, it only give me one publish option and that is to POWER BI, which I do not want, and will not use. I cannot access POWER BI, because the college license used my personal email address, and when I try to create an account it will not let me because it wants a work email, which I do not have.  So, I am stuck. (trying to convert RC3 leaderboard to html from a sheet.).
Is there any way that I can get rid of this POWER BI?  Help please!
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: Excel

Stephen Melachrinos
 

Jim -

Since it's my spreadsheet you are working with, tell me what you want and I can try and create.

Steve


-----Original Message-----
From: Jim K5SP <jinnis@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Sat, Oct 31, 2020 11:24 am
Subject: [070Club] Excel

Does anyone know anything about Excel?  I used to be able to convert a sheet to html to put on the PODXS070 club website, but am totally flustered with it now.
I originally had Office365 through my college, where I taught.  Retired from that 5 years ago.  Have been paying the annual renewal since retirement.
Well, my license expired recently, and I paid for the renewal, and it said to download the most recent version, which I did.  That was a HUGE mistake.  Now when I try to publish as html, it only give me one publish option and that is to POWER BI, which I do not want, and will not use. I cannot access POWER BI, because the college license used my personal email address, and when I try to create an account it will not let me because it wants a work email, which I do not have.  So, I am stuck. (trying to convert RC3 leaderboard to html from a sheet.).
Is there any way that I can get rid of this POWER BI?  Help please!
Jim K5SP

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


Re: Excel

Stephen Melachrinos
 

Jim -

Do a "Save As" and select HTML.

Specifically, 

File -> Save As -> [select the folder where the file is to go] -> [use the pulldown for "Save as Type" to select "Web Page (*.htm, *.html)"]

Those are the exact steps in my copy of Excel 2013 on this computer, but it's similar in every copy I've used.

Steve
W3HF

-----Original Message-----
From: Jim K5SP <jinnis@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Sat, Oct 31, 2020 11:24 am
Subject: [070Club] Excel

Does anyone know anything about Excel?  I used to be able to convert a sheet to html to put on the PODXS070 club website, but am totally flustered with it now.
I originally had Office365 through my college, where I taught.  Retired from that 5 years ago.  Have been paying the annual renewal since retirement.
Well, my license expired recently, and I paid for the renewal, and it said to download the most recent version, which I did.  That was a HUGE mistake.  Now when I try to publish as html, it only give me one publish option and that is to POWER BI, which I do not want, and will not use. I cannot access POWER BI, because the college license used my personal email address, and when I try to create an account it will not let me because it wants a work email, which I do not have.  So, I am stuck. (trying to convert RC3 leaderboard to html from a sheet.).
Is there any way that I can get rid of this POWER BI?  Help please!
Jim K5SP

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Jim,  K5SP #483
Executive Director/Member Services Director


Re: Excel

Rick - N7WE
 

Jim-
Only work-around I knew of was to export the Excel file as an OpenDocumentSpreadsheet, then open the exported file in OpenOffice, from which you can Save As an HTML.   Worked with Excel 2016, not sure if it does with the latest version.  Hope this helps.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Excel

Bob Motyl KK6KMU
 

Jim,

Slightly off topic.  I use Libre Office.  Its free.  With only minor differences it is the MS Office.  I have use it for ten years and you can save to many file formants.  Just a thought.

Bob KK6KMU


Re: Excel

Barry VA7GEM
 


Re: 15 M psk

Don - KM4UDX
 

I just had a qso with Pete,  WV3S, on 15m.

The decode rate was appalling-- like 20-30%. But I finally got his call, and it was a hoot.  

Even more amazing, pete is a fellow uBITX kit radio operator.  Do this was a uBITX to uBITX 15m qso.  This is like seeing a unicorn on Treasure Island. Hahah.

I've never worked 15m.  It always seems like a ghost town but without the actual ghosts. Hahah.

Thanks all for the encouragement.

Don
Km4udx 


Re: 15 M psk

 

I was just up there and worked three stations.  Had three come back at the same time to my CQ.  Still see a few stations there

John
KC3FL


070 endorsements I loved

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

The recent 24/7 activity and 365/366 cooperation and activity has been exciting to watch. I found getting the 365/366 was great fun and I learned a lot getting it done.

I would just point out that there are other endorsements folks can work on cooperatively.

In particular I found the following really fun:
Ragchew 3/30 - one of my qualifying QSO’s was with a 12 year old ham who told me all about flying drones. That QSO remains bright in my memory as one of the most fun QSO’s ever.

12/12, 17/17, 30/30, and the Tri-WARC - all of these pushed me out of the comfort zone of 20m and forced me to learn new things about band behavior, spotting, etc.

QRP Tri Band - again, lots of fun to be had leaving the comfort zone of just cranking up the power to get the QSO.

All of those push you to operate just a little bit differently. It’s good fun. Give it a whirl!

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


Re: Excel

Matthew King - AK4MK <kk4cps@...>
 

Jim - can you maybe copy/paste the sheet’s data into a word doc that can that be saved as html?  

Just a thought...

73

Matt
AK4MK 
070 #1708

On Sat, Oct 31, 2020 at 11:24 AM Jim K5SP <jinnis@...> wrote:

Does anyone know anything about Excel?  I used to be able to convert a sheet to html to put on the PODXS070 club website, but am totally flustered with it now.

I originally had Office365 through my college, where I taught.  Retired from that 5 years ago.  Have been paying the annual renewal since retirement.

Well, my license expired recently, and I paid for the renewal, and it said to download the most recent version, which I did.  That was a HUGE mistake.  Now when I try to publish as html, it only give me one publish option and that is to POWER BI, which I do not want, and will not use. I cannot access POWER BI, because the college license used my personal email address, and when I try to create an account it will not let me because it wants a work email, which I do not have.  So, I am stuck. (trying to convert RC3 leaderboard to html from a sheet.).

Is there any way that I can get rid of this POWER BI?  Help please!

Jim K5SP


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


Excel

Jim K5SP
 

Does anyone know anything about Excel?  I used to be able to convert a sheet to html to put on the PODXS070 club website, but am totally flustered with it now.

I originally had Office365 through my college, where I taught.  Retired from that 5 years ago.  Have been paying the annual renewal since retirement.

Well, my license expired recently, and I paid for the renewal, and it said to download the most recent version, which I did.  That was a HUGE mistake.  Now when I try to publish as html, it only give me one publish option and that is to POWER BI, which I do not want, and will not use. I cannot access POWER BI, because the college license used my personal email address, and when I try to create an account it will not let me because it wants a work email, which I do not have.  So, I am stuck. (trying to convert RC3 leaderboard to html from a sheet.).

Is there any way that I can get rid of this POWER BI?  Help please!

Jim K5SP


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


Re: 15 M psk

Brian (N2MLP)
 

Looking like contesters on 15m

 

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         de N2MLP Brian

       Monroe County PA

 

 

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From: main@070Club.groups.io [mailto:main@070Club.groups.io] On Behalf Of Don - KM4UDX
Sent: Saturday, October 31, 2020 10:14 AM
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] 15 M psk

 

I've never had a qso on 15m. My WSPR works on 15m, so I know that technically it should work...so lets give it a go...I'm caling cq on 21070.123
--
Don, km4udx, uBITX, and other obscure acronyms go here...


Re: I have secured the 24/7 feather for my cap

Jerry N9AVY
 

Bob :

Congrats on the 24/7 !!! It's not an easy one to qualify. Lose lots of sleep going after that one.

Saw you several time, but you already had time slot filled.

Next up ???


Jerry N9AVY

On Saturday, October 31, 2020, 09:11:18 AM CDT, GA - Bob - K4VBM <ptcorners@...> wrote:


This was not an easy endorsement to achieve.  Can't say spending those graveyard hours with some other
like-minded 070 club members was my favorite thing to do, but we did have fun!

I still had 5 open slots on for Friday (10-30-2020), and I lost power at 5:15am eastern Thursday due to Zeta coming thru,
so for those last 5 slots, I was running on emergency generator power.  Add to that a neighbor's massive pine
tree tipped over pulling the root ball out of the ground, and snapping off a smaller pine halfway up while coming down, and all landing in my street totally blocking it.  Myself and neighbors spent most of the day Thursday cutting it up.

I  and am very thankful and  in debt to those 070 club members that helped me complete those last slots (Randy W4RTT and Alan KA5VZG) yesterday on Friday.  Also thanks to Bob KK6KMU for all that late night/early morning  bleary eye fun!

Not sure the attached pics are going to make it through, but will try anyway:


Above, view from the middle of my front yard of the remnants of the 2 pines.


You can see the massive pine root ball standing back up with its trunk stub top left above.


Above, view from my mailbox of some of the trunk pieces.


Above is a closer view of the smaller pine (just to the right of the remaining pine and the massive pine remnants.

Way too much excitement here in GA hi hi.
I really enjoyed collecting and passing our those hour slots.  Looking forward to more PODXS 070 club member contacts
as I slowly attack the other endorsements.  You guys and gals are the best!

By the way, the power came back on earlier than precicted last night around 10;15 pm eastern time.

73, and stay safe,

Bob Hensey
K4VBM (Very Bad Memory)




Attachments:


Re: 15 M psk

Don - KM4UDX
 

I've never had a qso on 15m. My WSPR works on 15m, so I know that technically it should work...so lets give it a go...I'm caling cq on 21070.123
--
Don, km4udx, uBITX, and other obscure acronyms go here...


I have secured the 24/7 feather for my cap

GA - Bob - K4VBM
 

This was not an easy endorsement to achieve.  Can't say spending those graveyard hours with some other
like-minded 070 club members was my favorite thing to do, but we did have fun!

I still had 5 open slots on for Friday (10-30-2020), and I lost power at 5:15am eastern Thursday due to Zeta coming thru,
so for those last 5 slots, I was running on emergency generator power.  Add to that a neighbor's massive pine
tree tipped over pulling the root ball out of the ground, and snapping off a smaller pine halfway up while coming down, and all landing in my street totally blocking it.  Myself and neighbors spent most of the day Thursday cutting it up.

I  and am very thankful and  in debt to those 070 club members that helped me complete those last slots (Randy W4RTT and Alan KA5VZG) yesterday on Friday.  Also thanks to Bob KK6KMU for all that late night/early morning  bleary eye fun!

Not sure the attached pics are going to make it through, but will try anyway:


Above, view from the middle of my front yard of the remnants of the 2 pines.


You can see the massive pine root ball standing back up with its trunk stub top left above.


Above, view from my mailbox of some of the trunk pieces.


Above is a closer view of the smaller pine (just to the right of the remaining pine and the massive pine remnants.

Way too much excitement here in GA hi hi.
I really enjoyed collecting and passing our those hour slots.  Looking forward to more PODXS 070 club member contacts
as I slowly attack the other endorsements.  You guys and gals are the best!

By the way, the power came back on earlier than precicted last night around 10;15 pm eastern time.

73, and stay safe,

Bob Hensey
K4VBM (Very Bad Memory)





Re: 15 M psk

Scotty W7PSK
 

Yes I see him in my log from 2012.

On 10/30/2020 12:13, Milton Garb via groups.io wrote:
Scotty, do you have W6QP, 070-1454?
Milt.
N6MG
Trustee for W6QP, 070-1454

-----Original Message-----
From: Scotty W7PSK <w7psk@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Fri, Oct 30, 2020 11:38 am
Subject: Re: [070Club] 15 M psk

Well Suprise I worked W4RTT on 15m just now.  Wasnt great but hey a QSO is a QSO
Hope it counts for my LONP 500,  I have just 4 more to reach that.

--
Scotty W7PSK
Everett, Washington
070 #138

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Scotty W7PSK
Everett, Washington
070 #138


Re: 15 M psk

 

Scotty, do you have W6QP, 070-1454?
Milt.
N6MG
Trustee for W6QP, 070-1454

-----Original Message-----
From: Scotty W7PSK <w7psk@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Fri, Oct 30, 2020 11:38 am
Subject: Re: [070Club] 15 M psk

Well Suprise I worked W4RTT on 15m just now.  Wasnt great but hey a QSO is a QSO
Hope it counts for my LONP 500,  I have just 4 more to reach that.

--
Scotty W7PSK
Everett, Washington
070 #138

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