Date   

Grid El84, Dry Tortugas

Richard Rohrer
 

Do any 070 members know of an activation of this grid, EL84.  The xyl is looking a trips and is thinking of taking the ferry from Key West to the fort.  I was thinking of taking my FT817nd, fishing pole antenna, and tablet and trying to work some stations from that grid.  
--
Dick - KC3EF
070 - 747


Congrats - 2020 PODXS 070 Endorsements!

stan W9SMR
 

As propagation conditions have improved, we are showing some good gains in member Endorsements. Our regular contests and Endorsement Daze have helped also. Delays in the Endorsement Checker mean that I will be reporting UNOFFICIAL results pending official results.

LONP - To qualify for LONP, 100 QSOs with fellow members are required.
In 2020, 15 members were officially recognized:

LONP#

070#

Call

LONP#

070#

Call

LONP#

070#

Call

428

2592

KG5OIB

433

2653

W4BZM

438

985

WB4JJJ

429

2707

AC8NM

434

2618

KD6TR

439

577

K6WRJ

430

2590

KE4PWE

435

2722

N3XL

440

2017

W7RTL

431

2662

KI7OIY

436

2727

K4VBM

441

2692

YV4YY

432

1227

KB9UMT

437

2380

N4KP

442

2741

WA4RXK

 

In addition to those officially announced in 2020, the following members have uploaded sufficient QSO’s to qualify (not yet officially approved):

#1218             KC2WUF        174

#2746             KD9DVB        106


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:

#2670   KT5WB         98

#1769   R6KEE          83

#2691   K5RWG        60

#2658   VE3RXO       92

#2764   W0JSL          81

#2765   VA2SIB        60

#1797   NA8W          90

#2781   WA3LXD     77

#1341   EA3ATJ        59

#2738   NI8Z             89

#2703   KD2QAK      74

#2754   WX2DX       57

#57       LZ4BU          87

#471     LW2EIY        61

 

           

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

#834               NONM           542

#138               W7PSK           500

#2566             KC3FL             505

#1609             KC4OBB         473

                                                                                   

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

#0025             W3HF             1650

#0815             K8TOM          1258  

#0777             NO8R             1550  

#0454             N9AVY           1021

                       

366 – The 366 Award requires a QSO on each of the calendar days of the year, a large
B-I-C commitment. Only 52 members have earned this. Accomplishing this during 2020 were:

#1543             F8BFU

#1609             KC4OBB

#2328             WB8YXF

#2347             K4ARE

#2415             KEOGHU

#348               WM4B

#2645             K5KHK

#1191             N7RI

 

 

365/366 – Needing only one date are:

#292   M5PLY   (2/29)

#1699   SA7BXU   (10/30)

#1769   R6KEE   (12/15)

 

360/366 – Needing from 2 to 5 dates:

#919   KC4TIE     (5/15, 6/2, 7/3, 9/12)

#404   WA7HDZ        (8/7, 8/16, 8/19)

 

24/7 – Due to a unique strategy formed by Alan, KA5VZG, several among us either achieved or made great progress toward the 24/7 Award. The 24/7 Award 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, over a 3 week period. With the enthusiastic support of Bob, KK6KMU, Bob, K4VBM and several others, 4 members qualified with all 168 slots: Alan, KA5VZG, Bob, K4VBN, Don, KC4OBB and David, KR4U. Getting within easier reach were Stan, W9SMR with 166 and Bob, KK6KMU with 160 slots. Those were bleary eyed but very rewarding middle of the night hours.

WTW – Work The World - One of our toughest Endorsements. It requires 2246 specific call sign suffix letters to spell out Country names around the world. Only 42 members have earned this challenging award. Only Lee, N5SLY completed in 2020. Two active members have completed US and are pending completion of AF for the entire WTW series.

#2252   RN3Z  needs 8-N

#354   W7PAQ  needs 13-I and 20-N


TRI-WARC  - As Propagation continues to improve, the 070 Club offers the "TRI-WARC" pennant. Work three different stations on each of the WARC bands (30M, 17M and 12M). Follow that with the 12/12M, 17/17M and 30/30M awards.

Congratulations to all!   

Many more Endorsements were earned, far too many to list. I apologize for any errors and if I missed your efforts.  

Keep up the good work!

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


Re: Some details pls? - 365/366 Contacts needed

DAVE KB3RAN 1692/381
 

I'm operating from southern Maryland by the Chesapeake Bay.  That's Eastern time zone.  I work mostly 20 and 40. Can do 80 but don't have a great antenna for that.  My G5RV is North-South at about 70'.  My dipoles (10,20, and 40) are East-West. They're just inverted vees supported with a 33' camo pole.

 I'm not sure what to say about gray line.  Sunset is around 5 PM or 2200Z.  I usually can make 20 meter contacts during the day and get 40's as evening comes on.  I'll be spending as much time as I need to get these contacts this month.

Appreciate the concern and help.  Every day until the 22nd this month, I'll be trying.

Dave
KB3RAN


-----Original Message-----
From: N6MG - Milt. via groups.io <n6mg@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io>
Sent: Sat, Jan 9, 2021 12:01 pm
Subject: [070Club] Some details pls? - 365/366 Contacts needed

Dave, 
Can you tell us more about your operating availability?
Some details pls? Times, bands, gray line, etc?
There's a number of us old, (truly, a state of mind), crusty guys hanging around that are as equally pedantic about getting in your log as you are about having us there, and, on the day & time that's needed.
And, I'm thinking that there's a lot of others needing schedules for band, time & day also.
73,
Milt.
N6MG. 070-650
W6QP, Trustee, 070-1454



On Jan 9, 2021, at 9:27 AM, DAVE KB3RAN 1692/381 via groups.io <davehardy0101@...> wrote:

I'm usually travelling in January but not this year.  This is the year to knock out my January contacts.  I'm needing nearly all the days up to Jan 22nd.  There's a psk63 contest today out of Europe and I'm seeing no one on psk31.  Sure would be nice to see a few stations on this weekend and the rest of the month.  I'm about 20 days from getting this endorsement completed with most of them in January.

Thanks,  See you on the air.
--
Dave H KB3RAN 1692/381
APE Event Mgr


--
Dave H KB3RAN 1692/381


Some details pls? - 365/366 Contacts needed

 

Dave, 
Can you tell us more about your operating availability?
Some details pls? Times, bands, gray line, etc?
There's a number of us old, (truly, a state of mind), crusty guys hanging around that are as equally pedantic about getting in your log as you are about having us there, and, on the day & time that's needed.
And, I'm thinking that there's a lot of others needing schedules for band, time & day also.
73,
Milt.
N6MG. 070-650
W6QP, Trustee, 070-1454



On Jan 9, 2021, at 9:27 AM, DAVE KB3RAN 1692/381 via groups.io <davehardy0101@...> wrote:

I'm usually travelling in January but not this year.  This is the year to knock out my January contacts.  I'm needing nearly all the days up to Jan 22nd.  There's a psk63 contest today out of Europe and I'm seeing no one on psk31.  Sure would be nice to see a few stations on this weekend and the rest of the month.  I'm about 20 days from getting this endorsement completed with most of them in January.

Thanks,  See you on the air.
--
Dave H KB3RAN 1692/381
APE Event Mgr


Re: 365/366 Contacts needed

DAVE KB3RAN 1692/381
 

 I'm needing  all the days up to Jan 22nd. That's every day from now until 22 then the 26th.  Feb 15th, Jun 3, 25, 26 and July 31.  That's all for the endorsement. Thanks to all for the support and replies.  I'm on 40 and 20 trying and getting nothing.  Seeing a few stations on psk31 now but no luck yet.  It will happen I'm sure.  

Dave



-----Original Message-----
From: Dan Morris - KZ3T <dbmorris315@...>
To: main@070club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io>
Sent: Sat, Jan 9, 2021 9:57 am
Subject: Re: [070Club] 365/366 Contacts needed

Dave - Let me know the days you do need

Dan Morris  KZ3T

I live to live for Him!



On Jan 9, 2021, at 9:27 AM, DAVE KB3RAN 1692/381 via groups.io <davehardy0101@...> wrote:

I'm usually travelling in January but not this year.  This is the year to knock out my January contacts.  I'm needing nearly all the days up to Jan 22nd.  There's a psk63 contest today out of Europe and I'm seeing no one on psk31.  Sure would be nice to see a few stations on this weekend and the rest of the month.  I'm about 20 days from getting this endorsement completed with most of them in January.

Thanks,  See you on the air.
--
Dave H KB3RAN 1692/381
APE Event Mgr


--
Dave H KB3RAN 1692/381


Re: 365/366 Contacts needed

Dan Morris - KZ3T
 

Dave - Let me know the days you do need

Dan Morris  KZ3T

I live to live for Him!



On Jan 9, 2021, at 9:27 AM, DAVE KB3RAN 1692/381 via groups.io <davehardy0101@...> wrote:

I'm usually travelling in January but not this year.  This is the year to knock out my January contacts.  I'm needing nearly all the days up to Jan 22nd.  There's a psk63 contest today out of Europe and I'm seeing no one on psk31.  Sure would be nice to see a few stations on this weekend and the rest of the month.  I'm about 20 days from getting this endorsement completed with most of them in January.

Thanks,  See you on the air.
--
Dave H KB3RAN 1692/381
APE Event Mgr


Re: 365/366 Contacts needed

Dan Morris - KZ3T
 

Dave - I have not been on as much as I have been very busy but will try and make a point to getting on more and look for you. I know it is very hard to do especially if you forget a day or the band condx are just terrible and then you have to wait another whole new year.  Been there done that!!!

Dan Morris  KZ3T  070-1065

I live to live for Him!




On Jan 9, 2021, at 9:27 AM, DAVE KB3RAN 1692/381 via groups.io <davehardy0101@...> wrote:

I'm usually travelling in January but not this year.  This is the year to knock out my January contacts.  I'm needing nearly all the days up to Jan 22nd.  There's a psk63 contest today out of Europe and I'm seeing no one on psk31.  Sure would be nice to see a few stations on this weekend and the rest of the month.  I'm about 20 days from getting this endorsement completed with most of them in January.

Thanks,  See you on the air.
--
Dave H KB3RAN 1692/381
APE Event Mgr


Re: 365/366 Contacts needed

John Hendry KG5OIB
 

I'm working on my 365/366 too, and I'll look for you. 

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

     de  KG5OIB

     John Hendry

     Decatur, Wise County, Texas

     LOC:  EM13eg

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


365/366 Contacts needed

DAVE KB3RAN 1692/381
 

I'm usually travelling in January but not this year.  This is the year to knock out my January contacts.  I'm needing nearly all the days up to Jan 22nd.  There's a psk63 contest today out of Europe and I'm seeing no one on psk31.  Sure would be nice to see a few stations on this weekend and the rest of the month.  I'm about 20 days from getting this endorsement completed with most of them in January.

Thanks,  See you on the air.
--
Dave H KB3RAN 1692/381
APE Event Mgr


Re: Certificate Mailing

Jim K5SP
 

Yes, we are doing fine money wise.  Should be more than enough to cover this mailing cycle.

Jim K5SP

On 1/8/2021 9:54 PM, N6MG - Milt. via groups.io wrote:
Jim,
Mailings?...How are we doing money wise?
Are we liquid?
Milt.
N6MG
070-650, LONP #76
W6QP - Trustee
070-1454, LONP #207


-----Original Message-----
From: Jim K5SP <jinnis@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Fri, Jan 8, 2021 7:09 pm
Subject: [070Club] Certificate Mailing

The first part of our January mailings was completed this week:

New member packets went out to the June thru December new members. If you joined in 2020 and did not get a packet, please let me know.

Top Dawg certificates for the 2020 contests with dog tag were mailed. If you were a Top Dawg and did not get yours, again please let me know. If you were Top Dawg in more than one, you only get one dog tag.

The RC3 Top Dawg, 2nd, and 3rd place were mailed. The 4-10 spots were emailed.  The RC3 cup is being ordered for our 2020 Champion.

73

Jim K5SP 



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

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


Re: LoTW vs. Eqsl

Barry VA7GEM
 

On Fri, Jan 8, 2021 at 08:09 AM, Ken Campbell wrote:
Barry,

I added the /0 to my call because we moved to Missouri last summer. Don’t know if that makes a difference, but I will keep an eye out for you!
--
All the best,
Ken N6PCD/0
070 #801
LONP #187
Ken
I was trying to say I logged ur old locn and am looking to get the coveted new locn.
HNY
Barry


Re: Certificate Mailing

 

Jim,
Mailings?...How are we doing money wise?
Are we liquid?
Milt.
N6MG
070-650, LONP #76
W6QP - Trustee
070-1454, LONP #207


-----Original Message-----
From: Jim K5SP <jinnis@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Fri, Jan 8, 2021 7:09 pm
Subject: [070Club] Certificate Mailing

The first part of our January mailings was completed this week:

New member packets went out to the June thru December new members. If you joined in 2020 and did not get a packet, please let me know.

Top Dawg certificates for the 2020 contests with dog tag were mailed. If you were a Top Dawg and did not get yours, again please let me know. If you were Top Dawg in more than one, you only get one dog tag.

The RC3 Top Dawg, 2nd, and 3rd place were mailed. The 4-10 spots were emailed.  The RC3 cup is being ordered for our 2020 Champion.

73

Jim K5SP 



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


Certificate Mailing

Jim K5SP
 

The first part of our January mailings was completed this week:

New member packets went out to the June thru December new members. If you joined in 2020 and did not get a packet, please let me know.

Top Dawg certificates for the 2020 contests with dog tag were mailed. If you were a Top Dawg and did not get yours, again please let me know. If you were Top Dawg in more than one, you only get one dog tag.

The RC3 Top Dawg, 2nd, and 3rd place were mailed. The 4-10 spots were emailed.  The RC3 cup is being ordered for our 2020 Champion.

73

Jim K5SP 



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


Re: 7300

Paula K7PAX #1739
 

Congrats Mike! I also recently got one for my birthday (November) amd really like it. Also got my first amplifier with it, a KPA500, so I’m jazzed. Digital modes are so easy with the 7300, after a few rig settings which you can easily fond in the groups.io Icom 7300 group.

Have fun and enjoy your new rig!

Paula K7PAX 1739

On Jan 8, 2021, at 1:36 PM, Mike N6STA <mike.rosmore@...> wrote:

My 7300 arrived a little while ago via FedEx.  So far I've set my call sign and the date and time.  I found a series of YouTube videos that take you through the entire 'basic' manual.  I think I'll try that for a while.  Maybe get it hooked to my antenna tomorrow.

I'm happy. 
--
73 - Mike N6STA 1516

--
Paula K7PAX #1739


Re: 7300

Bob Motyl KK6KMU
 

Mike N6STA,
Great Idea .  Lots of useful tips on Youtube.  I don't own a 7300 but have been looking a them for some time.  I have a IC-7200 and struggled to get everything working the way I wanted.  Hints:  Load the Icom USB driver before you plug the USB cable into the computer.  Know which version of Windows you have, 64 or 32 bit.  Check the versions of firmware that on your rig to see if you need to update.  It might have the latest versions.  Plug your USB cable into the main USB hub on your computer, most likely the one on your computer motherboard.  I struggled two days trying to FLDIGI to work.  I read a post and moved my USB cable from the front of my computer to the back where the motherboard USB connector is located and everything worked fine.  Consider using a more user friendly rig control software.  A few have great visual interfaces and allow you to control many rig functions, volume, RF gain, filters, band selections and more.  A few allow you to store frequency, filter settings and mode for all your favorites.  Enjoy your new rig. Congrats.

Bob KK6KMU


Re: 7300

Mike N6STA
 

My 7300 arrived a little while ago via FedEx.  So far I've set my call sign and the date and time.  I found a series of YouTube videos that take you through the entire 'basic' manual.  I think I'll try that for a while.  Maybe get it hooked to my antenna tomorrow.

I'm happy. 
--
73 - Mike N6STA 1516


Re: LoTW vs. Eqsl

Ken Campbell <n6pcd1@...>
 

Barry,

I added the /0 to my call because we moved to Missouri last summer. Don’t know if that makes a difference, but I will keep an eye out for you!
--
All the best,
Ken N6PCD/0
070 #801
LONP #187


Re: LoTW vs. Eqsl

Barry VA7GEM
 

On Thu, Jan 7, 2021 at 06:21 AM, Ken Campbell wrote:
N6PCD/0
Ken
I for one am still in need of that callsign in my log.
I do have the old one missing the /0 so searching for you.
Happy New Year
Barry


Christmas Run Results

stan W9SMR
 

The re-establishment of the 2020 Christmas Run was a resounding success. Twenty six members completed the Christmas day 25 QSO challenge and will receive the Christmas Run endorsement sticker for their efforts. Another 8 members participated but were short of the needed 25 QSO’s.

Much gratitude is due Steve, W3HF for recognizing the appeal of this under the COVID-19 driven challenges to family and neighbor gatherings. And because of so many issues with our Endorsement Checker software, Steve offered to manually check the submitted logs and provide the results.

 

Thank you, Steve!!

Submitting logs with 25 QSOs (in callsign alphabetical order and with member number included) were:

AC1JR     #2807

KA5VZG  #1503

KO4EJD    #2797

NN9K      # 2629

AG4QX    #398

KB3RAN  #1692

KR4U        # 272

ON2AD   #703

EB3JT     #988

KC3FL      #2566

N5SLY     #2241

W0JSL    #2764

K3ALB     #2773

KC4OBB   #1609

N6MG      #650

W3HF      #25

K3YES    #2806

KD9DVB   #2746

N6PCD    #801

WA3WZR  #875

K4VBM    #2727

KE4PWE   #2590

N7WE      #1602

 

K5SP       #483

KK6KMU   #2484

N9AVY     #454

 

 

And in the "I tried" group (some submitting partial logs, others just stating that on the email reflector) were:

KE0CEN/7  #2809

KG5GJT     #2683

KO4CVU     #2801

W4RTT        #2248

KE4DRF     #2790

KG5OIB      #2592

VA7GEM     #1470

W7PSK       #138

 

Again, many thanks to Steve for making this opportunity available to share Christmas and Happy New Year greetings with our fellow members!

Stan

W9SMR - 070  #1611

PODXS 070 - PR Director


Re: 7300

Martin Tuip
 

ITs an older DX-SR8 and it has been in my garage for 2 years or so.  I will swap the FT450 that I have on my desk and put that in my garage.  I think I might sell the Alinco for 300 or so as its a good starter radio for someone.

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [070Club] 7300
From: "Jerry N9AVY" <n9avy@...>
Date: Thu, January 07, 2021 11:38 am
To: "main@070Club.groups.io" <main@070Club.groups.io>

My rebate said it expires 12/31/20, but has a 45 day grace period.

BTW, which Alinco ?  Had a SR-8T I sold on Greedbay for $425 and was never out of box;  had it listed higher but no nibbles.  Some deadbeat offered me $350, but told him to walk.

Jerry n9avy

On Thursday, January 7, 2021, 12:16:51 PM CST, Martin Tuip <ajax@...> wrote:


There is still a 100 dollar rebate on a 7300.  I bought one Tuesday.  Will sell off a few radios to offset the cost a bit (got an Alinco and a 817 laying around that I'm not doing anything with)
 
 
M
KG7HAX
 
------ Original Message ------
From: "Mike N6STA" <mike.rosmore@...>
Sent: 1/7/2021 7:54:32 AM
Subject: Re: [070Club] 7300
 
OK - I put in my order.  Should be here by Sunday. 

Thanks again Malcolm. 😊👍
--
73 - Mike N6STA 1516

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