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Re: Rigs

Paula K7PAX #1739
 

Jerry, I am trying to decide on a new rig too. My hubby said I could have a new radio of my choice for my birthday. I was thinking the Yeasu FTdx-101MP because it will give me 200 watts - an improvement over my IC-7000 at 100 watts. But someone said if it were them, they would get an IC-7300 AND an Elecraft KPA-500 amplifier, and save $700 over the Yeasu. So I have to ask myself, would I ever use all the bells and whistles on the FTdx-101MP or would the IC-7300 keep me happy, and I get an excellent amp I could use with any rig down the road? I am not a contester, except for casual contests, but mostly like to work digital and chase DX.

Paula K7PAX

On Nov 20, 2020, at 11:14 AM, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@sbcglobal.net> wrote:

Been considering a new (or new to me) rig since the FT-1000MP bit the dust after a bunch of years; although it was repaired and seems to be working okay there is a little doubt in the back of my mind that it could go belly up at any time. That being said, am wondering what others are using these days.

Sold off one of my spare rigs (Alinco DX-SR8T) which had never been out of box nor on the air. A friend and I each bought one a few years ago, but he had all sorts of problems getting it to do PSK and wasn't successful. Also, have another rig on the block (TS-850SAT), but I sold off the IF-232C interface which allows it to operate digital modes, etc. . Trying to thin out my accumulation of radios acquired over the years.

So, wondering what rigs everyone is using. Would like to take a poll, but I don't think it's possible here.

Thanks.

Jerry N9AVY






Re: Rigs

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

I think a little discussion on this (as opposed to just a poll) might be interesting.

For psk and other HF digital modes I have used:
1. TenTec Eagle 599AT
2. Elecraft KX3 and KXPA100
3. Icom IC-7300

Of those I think the KX3 hears very slightly better than either the Eagle or the IC-7300. The filter adjustments on the Eagle drove me batty, the filter arrangement on the KX3 is a thing of beauty and a delight forever, and the filter arrangement on the IC-7300 runs a close second to the KX3.

The problem with the KX3 is that any setup rapidly devolves into a rat’s nest of cables connecting the Signalink, the computer, the KX3, the KXPA-100, and (if I’m going to use is) the PX3 panadapter. Plus power to everything. It’s a nightmare.

In comparison, the IC-7300 has just the antenna, one USB cable to the computer, and power. Very simple and neat. The internal sound card works really well and avoids the myriad RFI issues I have had with the festoons of cables to get both rig control and the SignaLink USB connected with the KX3.

On transmit my KK7UQ IMD meter suggests that the KX3/KXPA-100 is slightly cleaner on psk31 than the IC-7300, with the Eagle bringing up the rear but not by much.

In terms of ease of use when you’re switching repeatedly between CW, PSK, and SSB phone, the touch screen and UI of the IC-7300 have a slight win over the KX3 and it’s long list of menu items.

Getting things configured for PSK31 was surprisingly easy on the Eagle, a bit of a head scratcher on the KX3, and a snap on the IC-7300.

In terms of bang for the buck the IC-7300 is the hands down winner of the three unless you are a heavy CW sort of person - the KX3 wins hands down for CW, with better filtering, onboard decode for when you can’t quite keep up or get lost, automatic zero beat tuning, etc.

I am not really a DX chaser so the slightly better receiver on the KX3 most often loses out to the convenience and UI of the IC-7300 and my shack is going thru a reorganization to reflect that.

I’d be super interested in the experience of others with various transceivers.

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

On Nov 20, 2020, at 11:13 AM, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@sbcglobal.net> wrote:

Been considering a new (or new to me) rig since the FT-1000MP bit the dust after a bunch of years; although it was repaired and seems to be working okay there is a little doubt in the back of my mind that it could go belly up at any time. That being said, am wondering what others are using these days.

Sold off one of my spare rigs (Alinco DX-SR8T) which had never been out of box nor on the air. A friend and I each bought one a few years ago, but he had all sorts of problems getting it to do PSK and wasn't successful. Also, have another rig on the block (TS-850SAT), but I sold off the IF-232C interface which allows it to operate digital modes, etc. . Trying to thin out my accumulation of radios acquired over the years.

So, wondering what rigs everyone is using. Would like to take a poll, but I don't think it's possible here.

Thanks.

Jerry N9AVY





Re: Rigs

 

Jerry,
That's a shame to bury that rig.  My 1000MP went out last year and I sent it to Technical Specialists in Tampa where Lee does circuit board level repairs.  Might want to send it to him if it ever goes out after you get your new(er) rig.

John KC3FL


Rigs

Jerry N9AVY
 

Been considering a new (or new to me) rig since the FT-1000MP bit the dust after a bunch of years; although it was repaired and seems to be working okay there is a little doubt in the back of my mind that it could go belly up at any time. That being said, am wondering what others are using these days.

Sold off one of my spare rigs (Alinco DX-SR8T) which had never been out of box nor on the air. A friend and I each bought one a few years ago, but he had all sorts of problems getting it to do PSK and wasn't successful. Also, have another rig on the block (TS-850SAT), but I sold off the IF-232C interface which allows it to operate digital modes, etc. . Trying to thin out my accumulation of radios acquired over the years.

So, wondering what rigs everyone is using. Would like to take a poll, but I don't think it's possible here.

Thanks.

Jerry N9AVY


Cycle 25

Jerry N9AVY
 

We can hope ...


Academic Paper Predicts Sunspot Cycle 25 Could be Among the Strongest Ever
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Sunspot cycle graph dating to 1700. [SILSO Graphic]

"The sun exhibits a well-observed modulation in the number of spots on its disk over a period of about 11 years. From the dawn of modern observational astronomy, sunspots have presented a challenge to understanding -- their quasi-periodic variation in number, first noted 175 years ago, stimulates community-wide interest to this day. A large number of techniques are able to explain the temporal landmarks, (geometric) shape, and amplitude of sunspot 'cycles;' however, forecasting these features accurately in advance remains elusive.

"Recent observationally motivated studies have illustrated a relationship between the sun's 22-year magnetic cycle and the production of the sunspot cycle landmarks and patterns, but not the amplitude of the sunspot cycle. Using (discrete) Hilbert transforms on more than 270 years of (monthly) sunspot numbers, we robustly identify the so-called 'termination' events that mark the end of the previous 11-year sunspot cycle, the enhancement/acceleration of the present cycle, and the end of 22-year magnetic activity cycles. Using these, we extract a relationship between the temporal spacing of terminators and the magnitude of sunspot cycles.

"Given this relationship and our prediction of a terminator event in 2020, we deduce that Sunspot Cycle 25 could have a magnitude that rivals the top few since records began. This outcome would be in stark contrast to the community consensus estimate of Sunspot Cycle 25 magnitude."

McIntosh's recorded presentation of the paper is available. Use passcode z7qCn@3G.

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Re: PODXS Club At The Beginning

Jerry N9AVY
 

There are many sites which have little or no history. My local club started by myself and 2 others goes back to 1978, but our "Club Historian" died and everything he had was lost. No one else picked up the job and there are lots of blank spaces through 70s, 80s and 90s - bummer. Club now has over 100 members who are curious...

Good for whomever kept PODXS 070 history !!!


Jerry n9avy

On Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 01:08:08 PM CST, David, K9DWR <david@...> wrote:


* Ron Bosch <boschfamily@...> [2020-11-17 20:36]:
> Bob,
> I was struck by the fact that anything from 2002 is called an archive :-)
> Man am I getting old!

What amazes me about archive.org is that someone had the foresight to start it
only a few years after the WWW was born (the browser part we think of today,
not the text-based internet).  Being able to go back to 1997 is a real gift.

--
David, K9DWR
#1604 LONP #255
david@...






Re: PODXS Club At The Beginning

David, K9DWR
 

* Ron Bosch <boschfamily@gmail.com> [2020-11-17 20:36]:
Bob,
I was struck by the fact that anything from 2002 is called an archive :-)
Man am I getting old!
What amazes me about archive.org is that someone had the foresight to start it
only a few years after the WWW was born (the browser part we think of today,
not the text-based internet). Being able to go back to 1997 is a real gift.

--
David, K9DWR
#1604 LONP #255
david@graniteweb.com


Re: PODXS Club At The Beginning

Ron Bosch
 

Bob,
I was struck by the fact that anything from 2002 is called an archive :-)  Man am I getting old!

Ron
KE4DRF


On Tue, Nov 17, 2020 at 4:35 PM Stephen Melachrinos via groups.io <melachri=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:
Bob -

Back in beginning, there was a distinction between PODXS and the 070 club. PODXS had its own logo, which pre-dated 070. You can see that logo in the top center of this page:


which is an archive of the 070 club page from 2002.

Rollo, however, is unique to the 070 club. Whether he counts as a logo or just a "mascot" is probably a matter of opinion.

Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: Bob Motyl KK6KMU <bobmotyl@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Tue, Nov 17, 2020 12:28 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] PODXS Club At The Beginning

Is Rollo the club logo or is there another?

Bob KK6KMU


Re: PODXS Club At The Beginning

Bob Motyl KK6KMU
 

Thanks Steve that does help.

Bob KK6KMU


Re: PODXS Club At The Beginning

Stephen Melachrinos
 

Bob -

Back in beginning, there was a distinction between PODXS and the 070 club. PODXS had its own logo, which pre-dated 070. You can see that logo in the top center of this page:

https://web.archive.org/web/20020929223217/http://www.podxs.com/

which is an archive of the 070 club page from 2002.

Rollo, however, is unique to the 070 club. Whether he counts as a logo or just a "mascot" is probably a matter of opinion.

Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: Bob Motyl KK6KMU <bobmotyl@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Tue, Nov 17, 2020 12:28 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] PODXS Club At The Beginning

Is Rollo the club logo or is there another?

Bob KK6KMU


Re: PODXS Club At The Beginning

Bob Motyl KK6KMU
 

Is Rollo the club logo or is there another?

Bob KK6KMU


Re: PODXS Club At The Beginning

Stephen Melachrinos
 

I think we actually did one that ended up with millions of points, and I remember the comment about Mark (SK). I know there were lots of others that were rejected.

The 070 club never lacked for imagination.

Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: N6MG - Milt. via groups.io <n6mg@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Nov 17, 2020 12:15 am
Subject: Re: [070Club] PODXS Club At The Beginning

The good old days...
I remember one particular award that Charlie, K8IJ and I came up with. similar to WTW, but many times bigger. I asked a few members what they thought, and one particular fellow in TX, replied to me, "Good Lord...."
It never got off the ground.
Another time, the scoring was to be: # of QSO's, per band X ur S-P-C total, per band X the sum of the 070 Member #'s that you worked. Funny, Jay asked me "what was I thinking"? I replied that it would be the only way that Mark, N8MNI, could get 1M points in a single event. Steve, didn't you assist with the fine print on that one also??
Anyway, it was declined too.
All we really needed was more 24 or 48 hour open weekends.
Milt.
N6MG
070-650
LONP #76

-----Original Message-----
From: Stephen Melachrinos via groups.io <melachri@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Nov 16, 2020 3:45 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] PODXS Club At The Beginning

We did have new member contests at various 100-member boundaries, but "The Great Race" was the last (at least for a long while). IIRC, the rules were set up that the contest would continue until someone got enough points, instead of ending at a pre-determined time. We just didn't realize that it would take many days (I forget how many, but it was close to a week) for someone to get there.

That experience ended the new member contests.

Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: Jim K5SP <jinnis@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Mon, Nov 16, 2020 4:34 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] PODXS Club At The Beginning

Milt, I saw you last evening of 40, but just could not get a qso in with you. 
I am hoping that Steve chimes in, and says he has more of a history than that brief summary that we can place in the Club History Page.
Back when we surpassed 500 members, we had the great race, with everyone trying to get 500 points and win.  Contacts with #500 counted extra.   I don't remember any such membership number contests since then, but that doesn't mean there wasn't any.
I would like to see them start up again, but, until we get the broken software fixed, it is an extra workload on David K9DWR to create a new scorer to keep up with it.
Jim K5SP
On 11/16/2020 3:03 PM, N6MG - Milt. via groups.io wrote:
That's a brief summary. I remember it as a few pages long.
Back in the day, when I was Contest Manager, and did all of the contest logs by hand, we had "New Member Jamboree's" every 100 new members. 
It was time for another...at maybe 1000 (?). I couldn't find an open 24 hour slot, much less a 48 hour slot.
That's when our 80m Sprint became the "Jay Hudak 80m Sprint", in honor of Jay, 070-001.  
Milt
N6MG

-----Original Message-----
From: David, K9DWR <david@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Mon, Nov 16, 2020 11:49 am
Subject: Re: [070Club] PODXS Club At The Beginning

* Jim K5SP <jinnis@...> [2020-11-16 13:26]:
> I thought we had a history file, but I cant seem to fine it. Steve W3HF was
> one of the originals, and most likely has all the information.

It's under the membership FAQ
http://www.podxs070.com/frequently-asked-questions/membership-faqs

--
David, K9DWR
#1604 LONP #255
david@...






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


Re: PODXS Club At The Beginning

 

The good old days...
I remember one particular award that Charlie, K8IJ and I came up with. similar to WTW, but many times bigger. I asked a few members what they thought, and one particular fellow in TX, replied to me, "Good Lord...."
It never got off the ground.
Another time, the scoring was to be: # of QSO's, per band X ur S-P-C total, per band X the sum of the 070 Member #'s that you worked. Funny, Jay asked me "what was I thinking"? I replied that it would be the only way that Mark, N8MNI, could get 1M points in a single event. Steve, didn't you assist with the fine print on that one also??
Anyway, it was declined too.
All we really needed was more 24 or 48 hour open weekends.
Milt.
N6MG
070-650
LONP #76

-----Original Message-----
From: Stephen Melachrinos via groups.io <melachri@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Nov 16, 2020 3:45 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] PODXS Club At The Beginning

We did have new member contests at various 100-member boundaries, but "The Great Race" was the last (at least for a long while). IIRC, the rules were set up that the contest would continue until someone got enough points, instead of ending at a pre-determined time. We just didn't realize that it would take many days (I forget how many, but it was close to a week) for someone to get there.

That experience ended the new member contests.

Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: Jim K5SP <jinnis@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Mon, Nov 16, 2020 4:34 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] PODXS Club At The Beginning

Milt, I saw you last evening of 40, but just could not get a qso in with you. 
I am hoping that Steve chimes in, and says he has more of a history than that brief summary that we can place in the Club History Page.
Back when we surpassed 500 members, we had the great race, with everyone trying to get 500 points and win.  Contacts with #500 counted extra.   I don't remember any such membership number contests since then, but that doesn't mean there wasn't any.
I would like to see them start up again, but, until we get the broken software fixed, it is an extra workload on David K9DWR to create a new scorer to keep up with it.
Jim K5SP
On 11/16/2020 3:03 PM, N6MG - Milt. via groups.io wrote:
That's a brief summary. I remember it as a few pages long.
Back in the day, when I was Contest Manager, and did all of the contest logs by hand, we had "New Member Jamboree's" every 100 new members. 
It was time for another...at maybe 1000 (?). I couldn't find an open 24 hour slot, much less a 48 hour slot.
That's when our 80m Sprint became the "Jay Hudak 80m Sprint", in honor of Jay, 070-001.  
Milt
N6MG

-----Original Message-----
From: David, K9DWR <david@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Mon, Nov 16, 2020 11:49 am
Subject: Re: [070Club] PODXS Club At The Beginning

* Jim K5SP <jinnis@...> [2020-11-16 13:26]:
> I thought we had a history file, but I cant seem to fine it. Steve W3HF was
> one of the originals, and most likely has all the information.

It's under the membership FAQ
http://www.podxs070.com/frequently-asked-questions/membership-faqs

--
David, K9DWR
#1604 LONP #255
david@...






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


Re: PODXS Club At The Beginning

Stephen Melachrinos
 

We did have new member contests at various 100-member boundaries, but "The Great Race" was the last (at least for a long while). IIRC, the rules were set up that the contest would continue until someone got enough points, instead of ending at a pre-determined time. We just didn't realize that it would take many days (I forget how many, but it was close to a week) for someone to get there.

That experience ended the new member contests.

Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: Jim K5SP <jinnis@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Mon, Nov 16, 2020 4:34 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] PODXS Club At The Beginning

Milt, I saw you last evening of 40, but just could not get a qso in with you. 
I am hoping that Steve chimes in, and says he has more of a history than that brief summary that we can place in the Club History Page.
Back when we surpassed 500 members, we had the great race, with everyone trying to get 500 points and win.  Contacts with #500 counted extra.   I don't remember any such membership number contests since then, but that doesn't mean there wasn't any.
I would like to see them start up again, but, until we get the broken software fixed, it is an extra workload on David K9DWR to create a new scorer to keep up with it.
Jim K5SP
On 11/16/2020 3:03 PM, N6MG - Milt. via groups.io wrote:
That's a brief summary. I remember it as a few pages long.
Back in the day, when I was Contest Manager, and did all of the contest logs by hand, we had "New Member Jamboree's" every 100 new members. 
It was time for another...at maybe 1000 (?). I couldn't find an open 24 hour slot, much less a 48 hour slot.
That's when our 80m Sprint became the "Jay Hudak 80m Sprint", in honor of Jay, 070-001.  
Milt
N6MG

-----Original Message-----
From: David, K9DWR <david@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Mon, Nov 16, 2020 11:49 am
Subject: Re: [070Club] PODXS Club At The Beginning

* Jim K5SP <jinnis@...> [2020-11-16 13:26]:
> I thought we had a history file, but I cant seem to fine it. Steve W3HF was
> one of the originals, and most likely has all the information.

It's under the membership FAQ
http://www.podxs070.com/frequently-asked-questions/membership-faqs

--
David, K9DWR
#1604 LONP #255
david@...






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


Re: PODXS Club At The Beginning

Stephen Melachrinos
 

I don't know about Rollo. I think he was a creation of Jay N3DQU.

Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: Jim K5SP <jinnis@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Mon, Nov 16, 2020 3:55 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] PODXS Club At The Beginning

From the website, under Frequently Asked Questions, we have this:
Where did the Ø7Ø Club originate?
The original idea was proposed by Jay, N3DQU, likely inspired by then recent events in the Penn-Ohio DX Society and in the ham radio hobby. The idea was to form a club that offers hams incentives to use PSK31, one of Amateur radio’s newest digital modes. The Ø7Ø Club was launched in June 2000 by PODXS, with Jay, KA3X (the old dude, now SK) achieving number 001 in record time. The Ø7Ø Club name arose from the PSK31 frequencies on 40, 20, and 15 meters ending in 070. PODXS and the Ø7Ø Club, continuing to grow with, and for, amateur radio.
As for Rollo, I hope Steve chimes in on that one.  
Jim K5SP
On 11/16/2020 10:27 AM, Bob Motyl KK6KMU wrote:
I have always been interested as to how the club began.  Could someone give a brief story as to who started it, why the name, how was the site created etc.
Sorry if this has already been answered.  Thanks.
--
Bob  KK6KMU  #2484

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


Re: PODXS Club At The Beginning

Stephen Melachrinos
 

That's a very abbreviated version--there's a lot more detail available.

(And I apologize for replying to individual emails instead of reading them all first.)

Steve


-----Original Message-----
From: David, K9DWR <david@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Mon, Nov 16, 2020 2:49 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] PODXS Club At The Beginning

* Jim K5SP <jinnis@...> [2020-11-16 13:26]:
> I thought we had a history file, but I cant seem to fine it. Steve W3HF was
> one of the originals, and most likely has all the information.

It's under the membership FAQ
http://www.podxs070.com/frequently-asked-questions/membership-faqs

--
David, K9DWR
#1604 LONP #255
david@...






Re: PODXS Club At The Beginning

Bob Motyl KK6KMU
 

By the way that link on the main PODXS page "Club History" has been missing the text since I joined the club three years ago.  Cant remember that far back

Bob KK6KMU


Re: PODXS Club At The Beginning

Jim K5SP
 

Milt, I saw you last evening of 40, but just could not get a qso in with you. 

I am hoping that Steve chimes in, and says he has more of a history than that brief summary that we can place in the Club History Page.

Back when we surpassed 500 members, we had the great race, with everyone trying to get 500 points and win.  Contacts with #500 counted extra.   I don't remember any such membership number contests since then, but that doesn't mean there wasn't any.

I would like to see them start up again, but, until we get the broken software fixed, it is an extra workload on David K9DWR to create a new scorer to keep up with it.

Jim K5SP

On 11/16/2020 3:03 PM, N6MG - Milt. via groups.io wrote:
That's a brief summary. I remember it as a few pages long.
Back in the day, when I was Contest Manager, and did all of the contest logs by hand, we had "New Member Jamboree's" every 100 new members. 
It was time for another...at maybe 1000 (?). I couldn't find an open 24 hour slot, much less a 48 hour slot.
That's when our 80m Sprint became the "Jay Hudak 80m Sprint", in honor of Jay, 070-001.  
Milt
N6MG

-----Original Message-----
From: David, K9DWR <david@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Mon, Nov 16, 2020 11:49 am
Subject: Re: [070Club] PODXS Club At The Beginning

* Jim K5SP <jinnis@...> [2020-11-16 13:26]:
> I thought we had a history file, but I cant seem to fine it. Steve W3HF was
> one of the originals, and most likely has all the information.

It's under the membership FAQ
http://www.podxs070.com/frequently-asked-questions/membership-faqs

--
David, K9DWR
#1604 LONP #255
david@...






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


Re: PODXS Club At The Beginning

 

That's a brief summary. I remember it as a few pages long.
Back in the day, when I was Contest Manager, and did all of the contest logs by hand, we had "New Member Jamboree's" every 100 new members. 
It was time for another...at maybe 1000 (?). I couldn't find an open 24 hour slot, much less a 48 hour slot.
That's when our 80m Sprint became the "Jay Hudak 80m Sprint", in honor of Jay, 070-001.  
Milt
N6MG

-----Original Message-----
From: David, K9DWR <david@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Mon, Nov 16, 2020 11:49 am
Subject: Re: [070Club] PODXS Club At The Beginning

* Jim K5SP <jinnis@...> [2020-11-16 13:26]:
> I thought we had a history file, but I cant seem to fine it. Steve W3HF was
> one of the originals, and most likely has all the information.

It's under the membership FAQ
http://www.podxs070.com/frequently-asked-questions/membership-faqs

--
David, K9DWR
#1604 LONP #255
david@...






Re: PODXS Club At The Beginning

Jim K5SP
 

From the website, under Frequently Asked Questions, we have this:

Where did the Ø7Ø Club originate?
The original idea was proposed by Jay, N3DQU, likely inspired by then recent events in the Penn-Ohio DX Society and in the ham radio hobby. The idea was to form a club that offers hams incentives to use PSK31, one of Amateur radio’s newest digital modes. The Ø7Ø Club was launched in June 2000 by PODXS, with Jay, KA3X (the old dude, now SK) achieving number 001 in record time. The Ø7Ø Club name arose from the PSK31 frequencies on 40, 20, and 15 meters ending in 070. PODXS and the Ø7Ø Club, continuing to grow with, and for, amateur radio.

As for Rollo, I hope Steve chimes in on that one.  

Jim K5SP

On 11/16/2020 10:27 AM, Bob Motyl KK6KMU wrote:
I have always been interested as to how the club began.  Could someone give a brief story as to who started it, why the name, how was the site created etc.
Sorry if this has already been answered.  Thanks.
--
Bob  KK6KMU  #2484

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

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