Date   

Missing my messages

Jerry N9AVY
 

Still not seeing my posts or any responses.  Checked my browser and can't find anything different.  Something has changed , but haven't a clue !

Jerry  n9avy


Re: Christmas Run 2020 - "Operating Event"

Ken N6PCD
 

Best time I’ve had with PSK-31 in years! Lots of you good folks on the air, and condx not too bad.

Hopefully this will mark the return of many operators to the mode, especially as the sunspot numbers get better!
--
All the best,
Ken N6PCD/0
070 #801
LONP #187


PSKfest – Heads Up ! One week away

stan W9SMR
 

The Ø7Ø Club PSKfest is just 1 week away -


  0000 UTC Saturday, 2 January 2021
 to
 2359 UTC Saturday, 2 January 2021

 

This is a 1 day, 24 hour event – Friday evening and Saturday in US.

Sprint Rules – work as many stations as possible in the allotted time using PSK31 mode.

 

Work each station once per band. (Same station, same band, is a dupe!)

 

Open to all licensed radio amateurs. Using 80M thru 10M (No WARC Bands)

For Rules and detailsClick Here: PSKFest Rules

 

4 Power Categories:

QRP < 5 W
Low < 25 W
Medium < 50 W
High < 100 W (See Rules)


Exchange:
 Callsign,  RST  and  State/Province/Country (SPC)  eg: “W9SMR  599  FL”


Call: “CQ PSKFEST”


All entry logs
 must be received within 1 week after the event ends.

 

The PSKFest Uploader link will be activated for the Contest. See Rules.

 

With propagation possibly improving and 5 bands to choose from, you can optimize your luck. It is helpful to post your intentions to QSY on the Reflector. Also, be sure to use PSKReporter and to Spot calls seen. Under current propagation conditions, we need all the help we can get.

 

Last year there were 90 logs submitted – a very good turnout. Last year’s Top Dawg and 1st in High Power was Bob, KF3AA with 36 states and 21 DXCC multipliers. Four of our members worked 38 States. We had a record 16 non-members competing and submitting logs. Several have since joined the 070.

Be sure to tell any and all to join the fun, submit their logs and join us as soon as possible.

Let’s see if we can find those open bands. 




73,

Stan

W9SMR - 070  #1611

PODXS 070 - PR Director


25 contacts on 20m

Jerry N9AVY
 

Whew !   20m was a real bear today .  Signal would come & go ... mostly go because I missed a bunch of station.  The real challenge was KE0CEN/7 who said he was in Iowa which is a tough shot from Northern Illinois because it's close in.  Lost quite a few station who called me, but got enough for 25.

Milt , N6MG, won the Special Prize for California today !

73, 

Jerry  N9AVY  


Re: Christmas Run 2020 - "Operating Event"

Rick - N7WE
 

At 13:42 UTC there is 40m 070 activity and Europe is in and out on 20m.  Come one come all and join the Christmas Fun!  Merry Christmas to all!
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: ATT: W3HF - Steve - Outlook for 2021?

Stephen Melachrinos
 

Milt -

I've been mulling this over for a while. 

1. So what are my personal goals for 2021?
- I'd like to spend more time on the radio. When propagation was poor, it was easy to "not bother with it because the bands are probably dead." This led to an attitude of only getting on for the 070 events. Especially now that propagation is getting better, I'd like to get on more often.
- Keep up with the LONP chase.
- Upgrade my portable station, specifically the interface. I just fired up a new laptop, and I think it's time to move away from my 20-year-old Rascal with 9-pin serial input. Not planning to change out the radio (FT-817 or -857) yet, but I want to find a simplified solution that doesn't involve a USB-serial converter and separate audio cables. Maybe Tigertronics USB? Something else? (I'm curious about recommendations, by the way.)
- Clean up my callbook collection. I have books scattered around a bit, and not properly stored and indexed, and that makes it hard to use them for research. (For those who aren't familiar with my callbooks, the easiest way to describe them is to point you to the mirror of my old GeoCities web site at http://www.oocities.org/w3hf/index.html . It's a bit outdated--I have a few more books now--but you get the idea.)

2. As for my perspective on the club goals, I need to state that I'm just one person, and there's a management team that tries to work by consensus. So my perspectives do not necessarily represent the club management's consensus, and should not be interpreted as any form of criticism.
- Unfortunately, the biggest goal has to be getting to a point where we have enough software working to manage the club. This is a really big project, and I'm not criticizing at all the efforts of the software dev team. It's a really hard project too, with a lot of features and capabilities for all facets of the club's operation (membership, endorsements, contests, etc.) And doing it solely with volunteers on a part-time basis is extremely challenging. (It would be challenging even for a larger organization with a paid staff.)
- Maintain a level of activity that keeps the membership engaged and growing. (I think we're doing that, but it's hard without the software working.)
- In the mean time, find ways to take on some of the club's operation using alternate processes. Today's Christmas Run with manual validation is an example of that.

3. Finally, I do have to object to the wording in your question. I'm pretty sure I'm not the OLDEST active member, but I will concede (proudly) that I may be the longest-tenured regularly-active member. For the record, yesterday was the 20th anniversary of my joining the club.

73,
Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: N6MG - Milt. via groups.io <n6mg@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Dec 24, 2020 5:58 pm
Subject: [070Club] ATT: W3HF - Steve - Outlook for 2021?

W3HF, Steve, as our oldest active member, you've seen a lot come and go.
What are your goals?
What would you like to see in 2021, as far as the 070 Club's goals?
Milt.
N6MG
070-650




Re: Christmas Run 2020 - "Operating Event"

Jim K5SP
 

Was tough on this end all evening.  Managed to get 5-6 in the log.  Up early this morning, and nothing but noise on 80, 40.  Thought I would see some early risers but nothing at all.

Surprising that I got what I did.  Did manage to get Milt in the log, but it was rough.  KK6KMU was for some reason strong all evening, could have worked him over and over.  Must be using salt water for a ground.

Merry Christmas to all.

73,

Jim K5SP

On 12/25/2020 5:49 AM, Stephen Melachrinos via groups.io wrote:
Phil -

That was surprisingly tough last night during our QSO. Glad we got it done.

Merry Christmas to all!

Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: Phil Royce <ke4pwe@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Fri, Dec 25, 2020 6:09 am
Subject: Re: [070Club] Christmas Run 2020 - "Operating Event"

I'll just be happy with talking for 10 secs with 25 individual members with the conditions being up and down, Merry Christmas 73 de ke4pwe

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


Re: Christmas Run 2020 - "Operating Event"

Stephen Melachrinos
 

Phil -

That was surprisingly tough last night during our QSO. Glad we got it done.

Merry Christmas to all!

Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: Phil Royce <ke4pwe@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Fri, Dec 25, 2020 6:09 am
Subject: Re: [070Club] Christmas Run 2020 - "Operating Event"

I'll just be happy with talking for 10 secs with 25 individual members with the conditions being up and down, Merry Christmas 73 de ke4pwe


Re: Christmas Run 2020 - "Operating Event"

Phil Royce
 

I'll just be happy with talking for 10 secs with 25 individual members with the conditions being up and down, Merry Christmas 73 de ke4pwe


Re: Christmas Run 2020 - "Operating Event"

JEFF WALSH
 

Jim 
Thanks for the clarification. 
I was unaware that this year’s Christmas Run was changed. 
Sorry for the confusion on my part. 
As always thanks to all the volunteers who keep the club going. 
Jeff 
W3WMU 



On Dec 24, 2020, at 7:46 PM, Jim K5SP <jinnis@...> wrote:


Jeff, this is not the normal Christmas Run, as we placed that one on hold last year due to scorer issues.

Steve made a pitch for a "special" Christmas run to bring some fun into the end of this horrible year.  As such, we are using his rules and specifications for log submissions because he is hand scoring. If we get a scorer working by next year, the old Christmas run will be reactivated. 

73
Jim K5SP 

On Dec 24, 2020 5:33 PM, JEFF WALSH <jeffwalsh1644@...> wrote:
Milt
I can only answer that when I suggested the endorsement that you had to work 25 different stations. 
It is possible that the guidelines may have been changed by club management. 
I will defer to club management for their opinion on the matter. 
I am good on whatever decision is made. 
Hope that Jim is reading this and will  clarify this for the members. 
Jeff 
W3WMU 
  


On Dec 24, 2020, at 4:48 PM, N6MG - Milt. via groups.io <n6mg@...> wrote:


Jeff,
I'm not arguing the subject, but it appears that the original rules have changed.  
As you're explaining it, if I work you on a band, you count as 1 of the 25 needed for a certificate.
But if I work you on a different band, it's counted already, and doesn't count towards the 25 needed?
This is not what the email from Stan, W9SMR says.
Let me quote:
- Make one QSO per station per band. That means the same station on another band is a second QSO, but a second QSO on the same band is a dupe.
I'm going to "work 1st, worry later".
Milt.
N6MG



-----Original Message-----
From: JEFF WALSH <jeffwalsh1644@...>
To: main@070club.groups.io
Sent: Thu, Dec 24, 2020 11:50 am
Subject: Re: [070Club] Christmas Run 2020 - "Operating Event"

Just a general cq call was my original suggestion. 
Not a contest. 
Nothing special was required   
Jeff 
W3WMU 


On Dec 24, 2020, at 1:42 PM, JEFF WALSH <jeffwalsh1644@...> wrote:


Milt 
When  I suggested this endorsement years ago it was as Steve replied work any station on the 160m up to 6m bands inclusive of all bands  in between since this not a contest. But they must be 25 different call signs.   
Members and nonmembers count. I don’t believe the original guidelines have changed. 
Good luck 🍀 
Jeff 
W3WMU 



On Dec 24, 2020, at 11:39 AM, N6MG - Milt. via groups.io <n6mg@...> wrote:

Steve & Jim & Stan,
As this isn't a contest, are contacts on the WARC bands acceptable?
Milt.
N6MG
070-650
LONP #76


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


Re: Christmas Run 2020 - "Operating Event"

Jim K5SP
 

Jeff, this is not the normal Christmas Run, as we placed that one on hold last year due to scorer issues.

Steve made a pitch for a "special" Christmas run to bring some fun into the end of this horrible year.  As such, we are using his rules and specifications for log submissions because he is hand scoring. If we get a scorer working by next year, the old Christmas run will be reactivated. 

73
Jim K5SP 

On Dec 24, 2020 5:33 PM, JEFF WALSH <jeffwalsh1644@...> wrote:
Milt
I can only answer that when I suggested the endorsement that you had to work 25 different stations. 
It is possible that the guidelines may have been changed by club management. 
I will defer to club management for their opinion on the matter. 
I am good on whatever decision is made. 
Hope that Jim is reading this and will  clarify this for the members. 
Jeff 
W3WMU 
  


On Dec 24, 2020, at 4:48 PM, N6MG - Milt. via groups.io <n6mg@...> wrote:


Jeff,
I'm not arguing the subject, but it appears that the original rules have changed.  
As you're explaining it, if I work you on a band, you count as 1 of the 25 needed for a certificate.
But if I work you on a different band, it's counted already, and doesn't count towards the 25 needed?
This is not what the email from Stan, W9SMR says.
Let me quote:
- Make one QSO per station per band. That means the same station on another band is a second QSO, but a second QSO on the same band is a dupe.
I'm going to "work 1st, worry later".
Milt.
N6MG



-----Original Message-----
From: JEFF WALSH <jeffwalsh1644@...>
To: main@070club.groups.io
Sent: Thu, Dec 24, 2020 11:50 am
Subject: Re: [070Club] Christmas Run 2020 - "Operating Event"

Just a general cq call was my original suggestion. 
Not a contest. 
Nothing special was required   
Jeff 
W3WMU 


On Dec 24, 2020, at 1:42 PM, JEFF WALSH <jeffwalsh1644@...> wrote:


Milt 
When  I suggested this endorsement years ago it was as Steve replied work any station on the 160m up to 6m bands inclusive of all bands  in between since this not a contest. But they must be 25 different call signs.   
Members and nonmembers count. I don’t believe the original guidelines have changed. 
Good luck 🍀 
Jeff 
W3WMU 



On Dec 24, 2020, at 11:39 AM, N6MG - Milt. via groups.io <n6mg@...> wrote:

Steve & Jim & Stan,
As this isn't a contest, are contacts on the WARC bands acceptable?
Milt.
N6MG
070-650
LONP #76


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


Re: test

Brian (N2MLP)
 

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From: main@070Club.groups.io [mailto:main@070Club.groups.io] On Behalf Of N6MG - Milt. via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, December 24, 2020 7:48 PM
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Subject: [070Club] test

 

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-----Original Message-----
From: n6mg@...
To: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Dec 24, 2020 2:58 pm
Subject: ATT: W3HF - Steve - Outlook for 2021?

W3HF, Steve, as our oldest active member, you've seen a lot come and go.

What are your goals?

What would you like to see in 2021, as far as the 070 Club's goals?

Milt.

N6MG

070-650



 


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-----Original Message-----
From: n6mg@...
To: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Dec 24, 2020 2:58 pm
Subject: ATT: W3HF - Steve - Outlook for 2021?

W3HF, Steve, as our oldest active member, you've seen a lot come and go.
What are your goals?
What would you like to see in 2021, as far as the 070 Club's goals?
Milt.
N6MG
070-650





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-----Original Message-----
From: n6mg@...
To: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Dec 24, 2020 2:58 pm
Subject: ATT: W3HF - Steve - Outlook for 2021?

W3HF, Steve, as our oldest active member, you've seen a lot come and go.
What are your goals?
What would you like to see in 2021, as far as the 070 Club's goals?
Milt.
N6MG
070-650





Re: Christmas Run 2020 - "Operating Event"

JEFF WALSH
 

Milt
I can only answer that when I suggested the endorsement that you had to work 25 different stations. 
It is possible that the guidelines may have been changed by club management. 
I will defer to club management for their opinion on the matter. 
I am good on whatever decision is made. 
Hope that Jim is reading this and will  clarify this for the members. 
Jeff 
W3WMU 
  


On Dec 24, 2020, at 4:48 PM, N6MG - Milt. via groups.io <n6mg@...> wrote:


Jeff,
I'm not arguing the subject, but it appears that the original rules have changed.  
As you're explaining it, if I work you on a band, you count as 1 of the 25 needed for a certificate.
But if I work you on a different band, it's counted already, and doesn't count towards the 25 needed?
This is not what the email from Stan, W9SMR says.
Let me quote:
- Make one QSO per station per band. That means the same station on another band is a second QSO, but a second QSO on the same band is a dupe.
I'm going to "work 1st, worry later".
Milt.
N6MG



-----Original Message-----
From: JEFF WALSH <jeffwalsh1644@...>
To: main@070club.groups.io
Sent: Thu, Dec 24, 2020 11:50 am
Subject: Re: [070Club] Christmas Run 2020 - "Operating Event"

Just a general cq call was my original suggestion. 
Not a contest. 
Nothing special was required   
Jeff 
W3WMU 


On Dec 24, 2020, at 1:42 PM, JEFF WALSH <jeffwalsh1644@...> wrote:


Milt 
When  I suggested this endorsement years ago it was as Steve replied work any station on the 160m up to 6m bands inclusive of all bands  in between since this not a contest. But they must be 25 different call signs.   
Members and nonmembers count. I don’t believe the original guidelines have changed. 
Good luck 🍀 
Jeff 
W3WMU 



On Dec 24, 2020, at 11:39 AM, N6MG - Milt. via groups.io <n6mg@...> wrote:

Steve & Jim & Stan,
As this isn't a contest, are contacts on the WARC bands acceptable?
Milt.
N6MG
070-650
LONP #76


ATT: W3HF - Steve - Outlook for 2021?

 

W3HF, Steve, as our oldest active member, you've seen a lot come and go.
What are your goals?
What would you like to see in 2021, as far as the 070 Club's goals?
Milt.
N6MG
070-650




Christmas Run 2020 - "Operating Event"

 

Jeff,
I'm not arguing the subject, but it appears that the original rules have changed.  
As you're explaining it, if I work you on a band, you count as 1 of the 25 needed for a certificate.
But if I work you on a different band, it's counted already, and doesn't count towards the 25 needed?
This is not what the email from Stan, W9SMR says.
Let me quote:
- Make one QSO per station per band. That means the same station on another band is a second QSO, but a second QSO on the same band is a dupe.
I'm going to "work 1st, worry later".
Milt.
N6MG



-----Original Message-----
From: JEFF WALSH <jeffwalsh1644@...>
To: main@070club.groups.io
Sent: Thu, Dec 24, 2020 11:50 am
Subject: Re: [070Club] Christmas Run 2020 - "Operating Event"

Just a general cq call was my original suggestion. 
Not a contest. 
Nothing special was required   
Jeff 
W3WMU 


On Dec 24, 2020, at 1:42 PM, JEFF WALSH <jeffwalsh1644@...> wrote:


Milt 
When  I suggested this endorsement years ago it was as Steve replied work any station on the 160m up to 6m bands inclusive of all bands  in between since this not a contest. But they must be 25 different call signs.   
Members and nonmembers count. I don’t believe the original guidelines have changed. 
Good luck 🍀 
Jeff 
W3WMU 



On Dec 24, 2020, at 11:39 AM, N6MG - Milt. via groups.io <n6mg@...> wrote:

Steve & Jim & Stan,
As this isn't a contest, are contacts on the WARC bands acceptable?
Milt.
N6MG
070-650
LONP #76


Re: Murphy Strikes Again !

William Wagaman
 

Hello Bill here N3GTY .... Here is good one... Similar problem with mine a while back it was resolved when I figured out that a squirrel chewed my CAT Cable that I was using for control wiring. Those things are like rats with furry tails. 73 for now Bill  

On 12/24/2020 1:32 PM, Jerry N9AVY wrote:
Everything was working normal yesterday and then today all 3 antennas have SWR so high the autotuner on FT-1000MP shuts down .  Only weather change was a dusting of snow this morning and a temp. around 17 F.  Rotor turns sluggishly, but it does turn.  Went out and visually checked antennas, but didn't see anything. Hmmm ....   Hope it's just the cold weather. 

Only one coax runs out to an Ameritron 5 position switch at base of tower and coax switch selects proper antennas.  Only thing I can remember happening was a few years ago one of the relay armatures became disconnected when a spring broke.  Usually get out there once a year to burnish relay contacts.

I'm perplexed ...

Merry Christmas to All !

Jerry  n9avy


-- 
Bill Wagaman N3GTY
155 Woodbridge Drive
Spring Lake, NC 28390


Re: Christmas Run 2020 - "Operating Event"

JEFF WALSH
 

Unless the guidelines were changed it must be 25 different stations. 
Working the same station on a different band is a dupe. 
It is a challenge but can be done. 
It runs for a full 24 hours starting at 0.00 Zulu till 23:59 on December 25th
Once again good luck to all !!
Jeff 
W3WMU 


On Dec 24, 2020, at 1:50 PM, JEFF WALSH <jeffwalsh1644@...> wrote:

Just a general cq call was my original suggestion. 
Not a contest. 
Nothing special was required   
Jeff 
W3WMU 


On Dec 24, 2020, at 1:42 PM, JEFF WALSH <jeffwalsh1644@...> wrote:

Milt 
When  I suggested this endorsement years ago it was as Steve replied work any station on the 160m up to 6m bands inclusive of all bands  in between since this not a contest. But they must be 25 different call signs.   
Members and nonmembers count. I don’t believe the original guidelines have changed. 
Good luck 🍀 
Jeff 
W3WMU 



On Dec 24, 2020, at 11:39 AM, N6MG - Milt. via groups.io <n6mg@...> wrote:

Steve & Jim & Stan,
As this isn't a contest, are contacts on the WARC bands acceptable?
Milt.
N6MG
070-650
LONP #76


Re: Christmas Run 2020 - "Operating Event"

JEFF WALSH
 

Just a general cq call was my original suggestion. 
Not a contest. 
Nothing special was required   
Jeff 
W3WMU 


On Dec 24, 2020, at 1:42 PM, JEFF WALSH <jeffwalsh1644@...> wrote:

Milt 
When  I suggested this endorsement years ago it was as Steve replied work any station on the 160m up to 6m bands inclusive of all bands  in between since this not a contest. But they must be 25 different call signs.   
Members and nonmembers count. I don’t believe the original guidelines have changed. 
Good luck 🍀 
Jeff 
W3WMU 



On Dec 24, 2020, at 11:39 AM, N6MG - Milt. via groups.io <n6mg@...> wrote:

Steve & Jim & Stan,
As this isn't a contest, are contacts on the WARC bands acceptable?
Milt.
N6MG
070-650
LONP #76

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