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Re: CQ 12m WAS PSK31

 

Called CQ on 30 and got an immediate reply.  KH6ILT ..........Ohio,  bah humbug 
John
KC3FL


Re: CQ 12m WAS PSK31

Chuck M
 

Little late to the party as usual.  calling cq on 24921.16 at 20.19 UTC.

Chuck
KD9DVB


On Tuesday, January 5, 2021, 02:28:38 PM EST, Scotty W7PSK <w7psk@...> wrote:


Worked Randy W4RTT,  But then wife came and said she had to have assistance NOW. so had
to cut it short,  Sorry Randy.
So 12 was open, would be nice to hear more up on upper bands, 20m has signals but nothing else.

ps .. She needed help updating her driver license that expired last September :).

--
Scotty W7PSK
Everett, Washington
070 #138


Re: CQ 12m WAS PSK31

Scotty W7PSK
 

Worked Randy W4RTT,  But then wife came and said she had to have assistance NOW. so had
to cut it short,  Sorry Randy.
So 12 was open, would be nice to hear more up on upper bands, 20m has signals but nothing else.

ps .. She needed help updating her driver license that expired last September :).

--
Scotty W7PSK
Everett, Washington
070 #138


LoTW vs. Eqsl

Jerry N9AVY
 

Thought it was an interesting stat that since electronic logging going back to 1979,  there are 30.651 confirmations on LoTW  while on Eqsl there are only 13923.   Quite a difference.  If I ever get LoTW working again there will be a couple more confirmations.

While LoTW has a lot of DX contacts, very few DXpeditions (rare) actually use Eqsl.  Haven't checked Clublog, yet.  Mostly Eqsl seems to be used by digital hams (IMO).  Lots of ordinary DX and such. 

Noticed that Eqsl changed their page... not sure if I like it or not.  Am from the " if it's not broke don't fix it school of thought".

Jerry


Re: CQ 12m WAS PSK31

Scotty W7PSK
 

Correct that.

HI, ND, SD and WY 

Bah, old eyes.

--
Scotty W7PSK
Everett, Washington
070 #138


CQ 12m WAS PSK31

Scotty W7PSK
 

12 is wide open on FT8 so IM at 920 CQing.  I need 4 states for WAS

HI, NC, ND ad SD

--
Scotty W7PSK
Everett, Washington
070 #138


Re: Vermont

David, K9DWR
 

I’ve talked to Clyde a few times over the years. He really likes rag chews and wants real conversations with people. I think my longest QSO with him was 45 minutes. He’s a great resource for building up your rag chew endorsement. :-)


David, K9DWR

On Jan 5, 2021, at 10:09, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@sbcglobal.net> wrote:

Yagi seems to be receiving well, but with icing and elements drooping I really don't want to chance turning it and losing an element.

Jerry

On Tuesday, January 5, 2021, 09:37:16 AM CST, Jim K5SP <jinnis@swbell.net> wrote:


Wait, aren't your antennas down?

Jim
On 1/5/2021 8:35 AM, Jerry N9AVY wrote:
KA1BSZ/VT is on 1407140 or thereabouts at 1434 UTC calling CQ.

Jerry N9AVY

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


Re: Vermont

Jerry N9AVY
 

Yagi seems to be receiving well, but with icing and elements drooping I really don't want to chance turning it and losing an element.

Jerry

On Tuesday, January 5, 2021, 09:37:16 AM CST, Jim K5SP <jinnis@...> wrote:


Wait, aren't your antennas down?

Jim

On 1/5/2021 8:35 AM, Jerry N9AVY wrote:
KA1BSZ/VT is on 1407140 or thereabouts at 1434 UTC calling CQ.

Jerry  N9AVY

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


Re: Vermont

Jim K5SP
 

Wait, aren't your antennas down?

Jim

On 1/5/2021 8:35 AM, Jerry N9AVY wrote:
KA1BSZ/VT is on 1407140 or thereabouts at 1434 UTC calling CQ.

Jerry  N9AVY

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


Vermont

Jerry N9AVY
 

KA1BSZ/VT is on 1407140 or thereabouts at 1434 UTC calling CQ.

Jerry  N9AVY


Re: 7300

Jerry N9AVY
 

Milt:

Of course I have a dummy load and lots of coax.  Thought about putting that on 7300, but I never worked anyone on a dummy load although I work a few loaded dummies in my 40+ years, hi, hi ! Recall one K6 who caused lots of problems for everyone, but that's another story.

Short piece of wire might work, but probably won't work well on xmit.

Thanks for suggestion...

Jerry




On Monday, January 4, 2021, 11:11:13 PM CST, N6MG - Milt. via groups.io <n6mg@...> wrote:


Jerry, with over 40 years as a ham, etc, etc, etc...do you have a dummy load?
Have a small piece of wire, with or without ice, that you could tune WWV with?
just sayin'...
Milt
N6MG

-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Jan 4, 2021 8:19 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] 7300

Martin:

Don't know yet because I haven't put the 7300 through its paces.  Probably have a better opinion in a week or so when my antennas de-ice. 

Jerry

On Monday, January 4, 2021, 10:08:42 PM CST, Martin Tuip <ajax@...> wrote:



So besides this .. do you like the 7300? I am torn between the 7300 and the 991a to replace my ft450


Martin
Kg7hax

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [070Club] 7300
From: "Jerry N9AVY" <n9avy@...>
Date: Mon, January 04, 2021 6:45 pm
To: "main@070Club.groups.io" <main@070Club.groups.io>

Milt:

Same serial number (already registered) and same everything else. They said it worked fine, but I questioned that.  40+ years of applying power to radios and various commercial equipment has told me to make sure everything is plugged in.  So, not sure what exactly went wrong. 

Just put power to it a few minutes ago and everything lights up just fine. When I had it the 17th of December not even the power switch would work.  Am puzzled by that, but wasn't about to tear into a brand new radio willy-nilly to troubleshoot it.

Next step is to put a real antenna on it, but can't do that until outdoors warms up enough to melt icing.  Have a 25 foot pole which I used to smack the wire antenna which didn't do much good. Still lots of ice on other antennas.  So, this is global warming ???   Maybe I need a flamethrower or a smudge pot ???

We'll see what tomorrow brings ...

73,

Jerry


On Monday, January 4, 2021, 07:12:03 PM CST, N6MG - Milt. via groups.io <n6mg@...> wrote:


Jerry,
Did you write down the serial number of the radio you sent back, to compare with this one?
Milt.
N6MG


-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Butzi (W7PFB) via groups.io <w7pfb@...>
To: main@070club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Jan 4, 2021 4:00 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] 7300

fingers crossed!

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

On Jan 4, 2021, at 2:50 PM, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:

Finally arrived around 3:30 PM.  Dealer said it powered up okay.  We'll see.   

Am letting it warm up from sitting on front steps and truck and who knows where else since 12/30/20 alleged delivery date.  

Jerry   n9avy


Re: 7300

 

Jerry, with over 40 years as a ham, etc, etc, etc...do you have a dummy load?
Have a small piece of wire, with or without ice, that you could tune WWV with?
just sayin'...
Milt
N6MG

-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Jan 4, 2021 8:19 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] 7300

Martin:

Don't know yet because I haven't put the 7300 through its paces.  Probably have a better opinion in a week or so when my antennas de-ice. 

Jerry

On Monday, January 4, 2021, 10:08:42 PM CST, Martin Tuip <ajax@...> wrote:



So besides this .. do you like the 7300? I am torn between the 7300 and the 991a to replace my ft450


Martin
Kg7hax

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [070Club] 7300
From: "Jerry N9AVY" <n9avy@...>
Date: Mon, January 04, 2021 6:45 pm
To: "main@070Club.groups.io" <main@070Club.groups.io>

Milt:

Same serial number (already registered) and same everything else. They said it worked fine, but I questioned that.  40+ years of applying power to radios and various commercial equipment has told me to make sure everything is plugged in.  So, not sure what exactly went wrong. 

Just put power to it a few minutes ago and everything lights up just fine. When I had it the 17th of December not even the power switch would work.  Am puzzled by that, but wasn't about to tear into a brand new radio willy-nilly to troubleshoot it.

Next step is to put a real antenna on it, but can't do that until outdoors warms up enough to melt icing.  Have a 25 foot pole which I used to smack the wire antenna which didn't do much good. Still lots of ice on other antennas.  So, this is global warming ???   Maybe I need a flamethrower or a smudge pot ???

We'll see what tomorrow brings ...

73,

Jerry


On Monday, January 4, 2021, 07:12:03 PM CST, N6MG - Milt. via groups.io <n6mg@...> wrote:


Jerry,
Did you write down the serial number of the radio you sent back, to compare with this one?
Milt.
N6MG


-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Butzi (W7PFB) via groups.io <w7pfb@...>
To: main@070club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Jan 4, 2021 4:00 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] 7300

fingers crossed!

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

On Jan 4, 2021, at 2:50 PM, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:

Finally arrived around 3:30 PM.  Dealer said it powered up okay.  We'll see.   

Am letting it warm up from sitting on front steps and truck and who knows where else since 12/30/20 alleged delivery date.  

Jerry   n9avy


Re: 7300

Jerry N9AVY
 

Martin:

Don't know yet because I haven't put the 7300 through its paces.  Probably have a better opinion in a week or so when my antennas de-ice. 

Jerry

On Monday, January 4, 2021, 10:08:42 PM CST, Martin Tuip <ajax@...> wrote:



So besides this .. do you like the 7300? I am torn between the 7300 and the 991a to replace my ft450


Martin
Kg7hax

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [070Club] 7300
From: "Jerry N9AVY" <n9avy@...>
Date: Mon, January 04, 2021 6:45 pm
To: "main@070Club.groups.io" <main@070Club.groups.io>

Milt:

Same serial number (already registered) and same everything else. They said it worked fine, but I questioned that.  40+ years of applying power to radios and various commercial equipment has told me to make sure everything is plugged in.  So, not sure what exactly went wrong. 

Just put power to it a few minutes ago and everything lights up just fine. When I had it the 17th of December not even the power switch would work.  Am puzzled by that, but wasn't about to tear into a brand new radio willy-nilly to troubleshoot it.

Next step is to put a real antenna on it, but can't do that until outdoors warms up enough to melt icing.  Have a 25 foot pole which I used to smack the wire antenna which didn't do much good. Still lots of ice on other antennas.  So, this is global warming ???   Maybe I need a flamethrower or a smudge pot ???

We'll see what tomorrow brings ...

73,

Jerry


On Monday, January 4, 2021, 07:12:03 PM CST, N6MG - Milt. via groups.io <n6mg@...> wrote:


Jerry,
Did you write down the serial number of the radio you sent back, to compare with this one?
Milt.
N6MG


-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Butzi (W7PFB) via groups.io <w7pfb@...>
To: main@070club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Jan 4, 2021 4:00 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] 7300

fingers crossed!

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

On Jan 4, 2021, at 2:50 PM, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:

Finally arrived around 3:30 PM.  Dealer said it powered up okay.  We'll see.   

Am letting it warm up from sitting on front steps and truck and who knows where else since 12/30/20 alleged delivery date.  

Jerry   n9avy


Re: 7300

Martin Tuip
 


So besides this .. do you like the 7300? I am torn between the 7300 and the 991a to replace my ft450


Martin
Kg7hax

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [070Club] 7300
From: "Jerry N9AVY" <n9avy@...>
Date: Mon, January 04, 2021 6:45 pm
To: "main@070Club.groups.io" <main@070Club.groups.io>

Milt:

Same serial number (already registered) and same everything else. They said it worked fine, but I questioned that.  40+ years of applying power to radios and various commercial equipment has told me to make sure everything is plugged in.  So, not sure what exactly went wrong. 

Just put power to it a few minutes ago and everything lights up just fine. When I had it the 17th of December not even the power switch would work.  Am puzzled by that, but wasn't about to tear into a brand new radio willy-nilly to troubleshoot it.

Next step is to put a real antenna on it, but can't do that until outdoors warms up enough to melt icing.  Have a 25 foot pole which I used to smack the wire antenna which didn't do much good. Still lots of ice on other antennas.  So, this is global warming ???   Maybe I need a flamethrower or a smudge pot ???

We'll see what tomorrow brings ...

73,

Jerry


On Monday, January 4, 2021, 07:12:03 PM CST, N6MG - Milt. via groups.io <n6mg@...> wrote:


Jerry,
Did you write down the serial number of the radio you sent back, to compare with this one?
Milt.
N6MG


-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Butzi (W7PFB) via groups.io <w7pfb@...>
To: main@070club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Jan 4, 2021 4:00 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] 7300

fingers crossed!

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

On Jan 4, 2021, at 2:50 PM, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:

Finally arrived around 3:30 PM.  Dealer said it powered up okay.  We'll see.   

Am letting it warm up from sitting on front steps and truck and who knows where else since 12/30/20 alleged delivery date.  

Jerry   n9avy


Re: 7300

Jerry N9AVY
 

Milt:

Same serial number (already registered) and same everything else. They said it worked fine, but I questioned that.  40+ years of applying power to radios and various commercial equipment has told me to make sure everything is plugged in.  So, not sure what exactly went wrong. 

Just put power to it a few minutes ago and everything lights up just fine. When I had it the 17th of December not even the power switch would work.  Am puzzled by that, but wasn't about to tear into a brand new radio willy-nilly to troubleshoot it.

Next step is to put a real antenna on it, but can't do that until outdoors warms up enough to melt icing.  Have a 25 foot pole which I used to smack the wire antenna which didn't do much good. Still lots of ice on other antennas.  So, this is global warming ???   Maybe I need a flamethrower or a smudge pot ???

We'll see what tomorrow brings ...

73,

Jerry


On Monday, January 4, 2021, 07:12:03 PM CST, N6MG - Milt. via groups.io <n6mg@...> wrote:


Jerry,
Did you write down the serial number of the radio you sent back, to compare with this one?
Milt.
N6MG


-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Butzi (W7PFB) via groups.io <w7pfb@...>
To: main@070club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Jan 4, 2021 4:00 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] 7300

fingers crossed!

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

On Jan 4, 2021, at 2:50 PM, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:

Finally arrived around 3:30 PM.  Dealer said it powered up okay.  We'll see.   

Am letting it warm up from sitting on front steps and truck and who knows where else since 12/30/20 alleged delivery date.  

Jerry   n9avy


Re: 7300

 

Jerry,
Did you write down the serial number of the radio you sent back, to compare with this one?
Milt.
N6MG


-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Butzi (W7PFB) via groups.io <w7pfb@...>
To: main@070club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Jan 4, 2021 4:00 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] 7300

fingers crossed!

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

On Jan 4, 2021, at 2:50 PM, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:

Finally arrived around 3:30 PM.  Dealer said it powered up okay.  We'll see.   

Am letting it warm up from sitting on front steps and truck and who knows where else since 12/30/20 alleged delivery date.  

Jerry   n9avy


Re: 7300

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

fingers crossed!

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

On Jan 4, 2021, at 2:50 PM, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:

Finally arrived around 3:30 PM.  Dealer said it powered up okay.  We'll see.   

Am letting it warm up from sitting on front steps and truck and who knows where else since 12/30/20 alleged delivery date.  

Jerry   n9avy


7300

Jerry N9AVY
 

Finally arrived around 3:30 PM.  Dealer said it powered up okay.  We'll see.   

Am letting it warm up from sitting on front steps and truck and who knows where else since 12/30/20 alleged delivery date.  

Jerry   n9avy


Re: Pics

 


Brian,
Born, raised and educated in the Garden District.
Meet me at Commander's for supper?
Milt
N6MG

-----Original Message-----
From: Brian D. Karcher <Kg5gjt@...>
To: main@070club.groups.io
Sent: Mon, Jan 4, 2021 1:53 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] Pics

Sunny and 70° in New Orleans, LA. If it gets much colder we have great beignets and coffee to stay warm. 


On Jan 4, 2021, at 2:52 PM, Chuck M via groups.io <cam51mail@...> wrote:


Jerry, a little closer to you down in the Lafayette, IN area.  About same temps, but without as much nasty ice and snow.  

Chuck
KD9DVB


On Monday, January 4, 2021, 03:15:21 PM EST, Bill Williams <bill.ag4qx@...> wrote:


Tampa, FL  64 and sunny

73,
Bill
AG4QX
0398

On Mon, Jan 4, 2021 at 2:32 PM W7RTL <rtlatimer60@...> wrote:
Temperature in Mesa, Arizona
69 degrees and sunny
W7RTL
Rich

On Mon, Jan 4, 2021 at 11:56 AM Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:
Tried to send a couple pics of ice stormed antennas, but guess pics were too big a file..  Sorry.

Everything is iced over wires, elements, vertical bending over... yuck !

Jerry  n9avy


Re: Pics

 

Last time I was on Guam, it was 104 F, and raining...


-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Jan 4, 2021 1:59 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] Pics

Remember when I was QSL Manager for AH2E (Mark) in Guam back in the 80s, he said the temp was a constant 80 F and never varied by more than a degree.  

Jerry  N9AVY

On Monday, January 4, 2021, 01:49:13 PM CST, N6MG - Milt. via groups.io <n6mg@...> wrote:


Temperature at the absolute center of the universe, Los Angeles, (just ask anyone that lives there!) is the same as in beautiful So. Arizona.
69 and total warm sunshine until a magnificent sunset. 
As in Rich's weather, it's the same day after day.
Milt.
N6MG
070-650
Rowland Heights, Ca. - 20 miles East of downtown L.A., 
Unincorporated L.A. County. - No antenna or tower restrictions!


-----Original Message-----
From: W7RTL <rtlatimer60@...>
To: main@070club.groups.io
Sent: Mon, Jan 4, 2021 11:32 am
Subject: Re: [070Club] Pics

Temperature in Mesa, Arizona
69 degrees and sunny
W7RTL
Rich

On Mon, Jan 4, 2021 at 11:56 AM Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:
Tried to send a couple pics of ice stormed antennas, but guess pics were too big a file..  Sorry.

Everything is iced over wires, elements, vertical bending over... yuck !

Jerry  n9avy

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