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Re: schedules for other bands

Jim K5SP
 

That's a great idea, similar to those attempting to achieve the 24/7.

Let me know when and I'll be there, however we may be too close to even see each other.

Jim K5SP 

On Nov 27, 2020 8:59 AM, John Hendry KG5OIB <archer@...> wrote:
Would anyone be interested in setting unofficial schedules for working bands other than 20? 
I know I use 20 as my go-to band for PSK, but I would love to get some calls on other bands especially since the solar cycle is starting to kick in.
But its frustrating to go over to 17, or 30 or 15 .... and just see crickets on the waterfall.

Like this morning... I see about 8 signals on 20, but didn't see anything on the other frequencies.  

So, any thoughts on this?  

73

John
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     de  KG5OIB

     John Hendry

     Decatur, Wise County, Texas

     LOC:  EM13eg

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Re: Welcome 2807

Ken Campbell <n6pcd1@...>
 

On Fri, Nov 27, 2020 at 06:55 AM, David, K9DWR wrote:
* Jim K5SP <jinnis@...> [2020-11-27 07:02]:
Please join me in welcoming new member:
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*2807 Jeff AC1JR*
Welcome, Jeff!

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david@...
A very hearty WELCOME to you, Mr. Jeff! 👍🏻😁
 
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Re: schedules for other bands

malcolm heard
 

Sounds  good to me

On Fri, Nov 27, 2020 at 8:59 AM John Hendry KG5OIB <archer@...> wrote:
Would anyone be interested in setting unofficial schedules for working bands other than 20? 
I know I use 20 as my go-to band for PSK, but I would love to get some calls on other bands especially since the solar cycle is starting to kick in.
But its frustrating to go over to 17, or 30 or 15 .... and just see crickets on the waterfall.

Like this morning... I see about 8 signals on 20, but didn't see anything on the other frequencies.  

So, any thoughts on this?  

73

John
--
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     de  KG5OIB

     John Hendry

     Decatur, Wise County, Texas

     LOC:  EM13eg

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Lincoln, NE 68516
heardmalcolm2017@...
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schedules for other bands

John Hendry KG5OIB
 

Would anyone be interested in setting unofficial schedules for working bands other than 20? 
I know I use 20 as my go-to band for PSK, but I would love to get some calls on other bands especially since the solar cycle is starting to kick in.
But its frustrating to go over to 17, or 30 or 15 .... and just see crickets on the waterfall.

Like this morning... I see about 8 signals on 20, but didn't see anything on the other frequencies.  

So, any thoughts on this?  

73

John
--
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

     de  KG5OIB

     John Hendry

     Decatur, Wise County, Texas

     LOC:  EM13eg

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


Re: Welcome 2806

David, K9DWR
 

* Jim K5SP <jinnis@swbell.net> [2020-11-23 09:01]:
Please join me in welcoming new member:
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*2806 Joe  K3YES*
welcome, Joe!

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Re: Welcome 2807

David, K9DWR
 

* Jim K5SP <jinnis@swbell.net> [2020-11-27 07:02]:
Please join me in welcoming new member:
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*2807 Jeff AC1JR*
Welcome, Jeff!

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Welcome 2807

Jim K5SP
 

Please join me in welcoming new member:

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Fw: Sudden Increase Solar Cycle 25 Activity as we approach the CQWW CW DX Contest

Jerry N9AVY
 

From the CQ-Contest reflector



------ Original message --------
From: donovanf@...
Date: 11/26/20 7:49 AM (GMT-06:00)
To: cq-contest <cq-contest@...>
Subject: [CQ-Contest] Sudden Increase Solar Cycle 25 Activity as we approach the CQWW CW DX Contest




Sunspot activity has increased dramatically over the last two months.
Most days this month have had multiple and more active sunspots
resulting in the solar flux index exceeding 100 for the first time since
September 2017. SFI is likely to remain above 100 during the CQWW
CW DX Contest and remain at 90 or above for at least another week.


But recall that both the sunspot number and the 2800 MHz solar flux
index are proxies for the the actual source of F layer ionization that cannot
be observed on the surface of the Earth: extreme ultraviolet radiation


We can't yet determine if this is a short term surge or a sustained
increase in sunspot activity. We'll have a better understanding in about
six months.


The first year of increased sunspot activity is a sweet spot in the solar cycle because:


- increased extreme ultraviolet radiation starts to open the 10 meter band,
makes 15 meters more reliable including more frequent JA and long path openings
keeps 20 meters open later into the night and opens it well before sunrise
keeps the MUF into Europe above 7 MHz during most or all of the night


- coronal hole high speed streams that cause elevated K indices during
the declining years of the solar cycle and during solar minimum are
now less frequent and not as strong, keeping the K index consistently
low for about the next year.


- fast coronal mass ejections (fast CMEs) that cause much more severe
and more frequent geomagnetic disturbances won't start to occur
regularly until at least late next year.


- daytime D layer absorption that affects 160 and 80 meters much more
severely than 40 meters hasn't yet begun to increase significantly as
it will when we get closer to solar maximum


- E layer ionization ( not sporadic-E -- that's completely different) hasn't
yet begun to increase significantly. As we get closer to solar maximum
consistently higher E-layer MUFs will blanket 40 meter DX openings
until later in the afternoon.


Enjoy the ride especially this weekend in the CQWW CW DX Contest


73
Frank
W3LPL



----- Original Message -----

From: "Alfred Laun" <hs0zar@...>
To: "PVRC" <pvrc@...>
Sent: Thursday, November 26, 2020 4:09:22 AM
Subject: [PVRC] Solar Cycle Rise



We are seeing the Solar Flux Index hit a daily peak of 104 already, even though solar minimum is said to have been reached only 11 months ago in December 2019. I thought this seems faster than it rose last time, so I went to

https://www.swpc.noaa.gov/products/solar-cycle-progression



to take a look at what happened just after the last minimum. According to that chart, monthly average solar flux bottomed out at 65.7 in July of 2008. Monthly average solar flux did not get to over 100 until March of 2011, or 32 months later.



Granted, the last solar minimum began with an SFI about 2 points lower than this latest minimum, but still, it looks to me like the rise is faster this cycle.


Yes, there are complications, like the difference between actual daily values and the smoothed daily values which are used to produce a visual curve that doesn't jump all over the place. And what we have today are daily values, not monthly values. But it still looks to me like things are moving along pretty fast.


I am not a scientist, so I invite all of those interested to go to that site, hover your mouse over the curve, and see what you come up with.


73, Fred, K3ZO



Re: Welcome 2806

Jim K5SP
 

Yes, the club decided due to being crowded out by rude FT-8 operators to move down. 
I think 18097.00 was chosen but don't remember for sure.

Jim K5SP 

On Nov 23, 2020 2:16 PM, malcolm heard <heardmalcolm2017@...> wrote:
For 17 meters the 18.100 seems overwhelmed by FT8. Is there and alternative frequency folks go to for PSK on this band?

Malcolm 
ke0jbt

On Mon, Nov 23, 2020 at 9:01 AM Jim K5SP <jinnis@...> wrote:
Please join me in welcoming new member:

2806 Joe  K3YES

Jim K5SP
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7516 South 37th Street
Lincoln, NE 68516
heardmalcolm2017@...
402.202.3853

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Re: Welcome 2806

Dan Morris - KZ3T
 

I think 18.097 is the alternate right now unless that has changed recently.

Dan Morris  KZ3T

I live to live for Him!



On Nov 23, 2020, at 3:16 PM, malcolm heard <heardmalcolm2017@...> wrote:

For 17 meters the 18.100 seems overwhelmed by FT8. Is there and alternative frequency folks go to for PSK on this band?

Malcolm 
ke0jbt

On Mon, Nov 23, 2020 at 9:01 AM Jim K5SP <jinnis@...> wrote:
Please join me in welcoming new member:

2806 Joe  K3YES

Jim K5SP
Executive Director

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Executive Director/Member Services Director




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7516 South 37th Street
Lincoln, NE 68516
heardmalcolm2017@...
402.202.3853

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Re: Welcome 2806

malcolm heard
 

For 17 meters the 18.100 seems overwhelmed by FT8. Is there and alternative frequency folks go to for PSK on this band?

Malcolm 
ke0jbt

On Mon, Nov 23, 2020 at 9:01 AM Jim K5SP <jinnis@...> wrote:
Please join me in welcoming new member:

2806 Joe  K3YES

Jim K5SP
Executive Director

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Executive Director/Member Services Director



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7516 South 37th Street
Lincoln, NE 68516
heardmalcolm2017@...
402.202.3853

Leadership • Culture • Talent


Welcome 2806

Jim K5SP
 

Please join me in welcoming new member:

2806 Joe  K3YES

Jim K5SP
Executive Director
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Executive Director/Member Services Director


Re: Rigs

Barry VA7GEM
 

On Sun, Nov 22, 2020 at 01:01 PM, Lee - N5SLY wrote:
Hi Jerry,

My son Ben, KF5OEB, passed away about 6 months ago and I'm selling his ham radio gear.  He had an Icom IC-956 Pro HF transceiver and it is for sale.  I know it works because I actually made a contact using it the day before he died.  Just been sitting here every since.  Let me know if you are interested.

73

Lee N5SLY
My heartfelt condolences to you and yours Lee
Barry


Re: Rigs

Barry VA7GEM
 

On Sun, Nov 22, 2020 at 11:57 AM, N6MG - Milt. wrote:
Jerry,
Also Universal Radio is shutting down on Nov 30th, forever.
They're going to have closeouts too.
I don't know if there'll be radio's involved.
Milt.
N6MG
Very sad news.
Barry


Re: Rigs

Barry VA7GEM
 

Jerry
Please don't wait too long. There are a couple
rebates available bringing the price below USD1000
and a number of sellers offer free shipping.
Don't forget to buy the RT Systems cable and software.
This is an outstanding opportunity to jump on the train like Paula did.
With prices that low I would not consider the used market
unless a very good friend selling who only brought it out to 
put it under the xmas tree each year. These prices are so
tempting I may need a backup unit. I originally paid USD2000
plus a handful of small bills.
GL with the decision and looking forward to watching you have fun
with what could arguably be called "The Greatest Radio ever built
at this Price Point".
Barry


Re: Rigs

Leland Sly
 

Thank you Jerry.

73

Lee N5SLY

On Sun, Nov 22, 2020 at 4:12 PM Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:
Lee:

My condolences for your Son.

Jerry n9avy (who also has trouble typing)
On Sunday, November 22, 2020, 03:58:29 PM CST, Leland Sly <lee.n5sly@...> wrote:


Sorry...it's a 756 PRO.  This OM has trouble typing...hi hi

73

Lee N5SLY


On Sun, Nov 22, 2020 at 3:54 PM Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:
Lee:

Never heard of a 956PRO ...
On Sunday, November 22, 2020, 03:01:34 PM CST, Lee - N5SLY <n5sly@...> wrote:


Hi Jerry,

My son Ben, KF5OEB, passed away about 6 months ago and I'm selling his ham radio gear.  He had an Icom IC-956 Pro HF transceiver and it is for sale.  I know it works because I actually made a contact using it the day before he died.  Just been sitting here every since.  Let me know if you are interested.

73

Lee N5SLY


Re: Rigs

Jerry N9AVY
 

Lee:

My condolences for your Son.

Jerry n9avy (who also has trouble typing)

On Sunday, November 22, 2020, 03:58:29 PM CST, Leland Sly <lee.n5sly@...> wrote:


Sorry...it's a 756 PRO.  This OM has trouble typing...hi hi

73

Lee N5SLY


On Sun, Nov 22, 2020 at 3:54 PM Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:
Lee:

Never heard of a 956PRO ...
On Sunday, November 22, 2020, 03:01:34 PM CST, Lee - N5SLY <n5sly@...> wrote:


Hi Jerry,

My son Ben, KF5OEB, passed away about 6 months ago and I'm selling his ham radio gear.  He had an Icom IC-956 Pro HF transceiver and it is for sale.  I know it works because I actually made a contact using it the day before he died.  Just been sitting here every since.  Let me know if you are interested.

73

Lee N5SLY


Re: Rigs

Leland Sly
 

Sorry...it's a 756 PRO.  This OM has trouble typing...hi hi

73

Lee N5SLY


On Sun, Nov 22, 2020 at 3:54 PM Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:
Lee:

Never heard of a 956PRO ...
On Sunday, November 22, 2020, 03:01:34 PM CST, Lee - N5SLY <n5sly@...> wrote:


Hi Jerry,

My son Ben, KF5OEB, passed away about 6 months ago and I'm selling his ham radio gear.  He had an Icom IC-956 Pro HF transceiver and it is for sale.  I know it works because I actually made a contact using it the day before he died.  Just been sitting here every since.  Let me know if you are interested.

73

Lee N5SLY


Re: Rigs

Jerry N9AVY
 

Lee:

Never heard of a 956PRO ...

On Sunday, November 22, 2020, 03:01:34 PM CST, Lee - N5SLY <n5sly@...> wrote:


Hi Jerry,

My son Ben, KF5OEB, passed away about 6 months ago and I'm selling his ham radio gear.  He had an Icom IC-956 Pro HF transceiver and it is for sale.  I know it works because I actually made a contact using it the day before he died.  Just been sitting here every since.  Let me know if you are interested.

73

Lee N5SLY


Re: Rigs

Leland Sly
 

Thank you Steve.  Appreciate the thoughts.

73

Lee N5SLY

On Sun, Nov 22, 2020 at 3:13 PM Stephen Melachrinos via groups.io <melachri=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:
Lee -

I hadn't heard that Ben had passed away. I'm sorry to hear that--I had a couple of QSOs with him back in 2014.

My condolences to you and the rest of the family.

73,
Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: Lee - N5SLY <n5sly@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Sun, Nov 22, 2020 4:01 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] Rigs

Hi Jerry,

My son Ben, KF5OEB, passed away about 6 months ago and I'm selling his ham radio gear.  He had an Icom IC-956 Pro HF transceiver and it is for sale.  I know it works because I actually made a contact using it the day before he died.  Just been sitting here every since.  Let me know if you are interested.

73

Lee N5SLY

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