Date   

Re: 7300

Mike N6STA
 

OK - Just finished my first QSO with the new 7300 - K0EKA in Denver.  

I just transferred my old headphones/microphone interface from my Jupiter to the 7300.  Simple enough for me.  Spent a couple hours adjusting levels into a dummy load.  I set max power to 95% (I just can't set it to 100) and then I adjust the power out using the Mic Gain control while watching the Po meter.

An interesting thing to me: With the Jupiter I had to adjust the mic drive as I moved up or down in frequency.  The 7300 just maintains the same output from one end of the waterfall to the other.

The audio display is cool too, although so far I've only been watching it during transmit. 

And as Martin said, it's so shiny.  Good fun.

--
73 - Mike N6STA 1516


Re: RESULTS – PSKfest 2021

 

105 Logs received!
What an impressive turnout! 
Thanks to Staff, and all who participated and all who spread the word!
Milt.
N6MG
070-650
LONP #76

-----Original Message-----
From: stan W9SMR <robinstan@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Sat, Jan 16, 2021 10:16 am
Subject: [070Club] RESULTS – PSKfest 2021

This year there were 105 logs submitted - up from last year’s 90 logs. There were 20 High Power, 52 Medium Power, 28 Low Power and 5 QRP logs.

Top Dawg and 1st in High Power was Steve, VA3TPS of Fenelon Falls, ON with 8208 points, 171 QSO’s, and 43 states. Steve is setting a torrid pace and may well improve his 7th place finish in the RC3 Championship of 2020

High Power - Second Place was Darin, KO4EJD of Crestview, FL, with 5396 points and 142 QSO’s. He joined us in October, 2020 and is off to a great start in our contests. He finished in 2nd High Power in the Triple Play and 3rd High Power in the Doubleheader.

High Power - Third Place was Bob, KF3AA of Huntington, MD with 122 QSOs and 5246 points. Another spectacular performance by Bob who finished in 4th place in the 2020 RC3 Championship.
Medium Power - First place was John, KC3FL, of Inverness FL with 7812 points and 186 QSOs. That included 36 states. John was our Top Dawg first place finisher in the 2020 RC3 Championship.

Medium Power – In Second Place was new member Terry, KZ4KX, of Austin, KY, with 136 QSO’s and 5576 points. He finished in 2nd Place, Medium Power in the Doubleheader.

Medium Power - Third Place went to Brian, KG5GJT of Metairie, LA with 133 QSO’s, 37 States, 4 DXCC and 5453 points.

Low Power – First Place was Steve, W3HF of Collegeville, PA with 6750 points and 150 QSOs, 39 States and 6 DXCC multipliers. Steve, #25 is one of our senior members. He finished in 3rd Place in the 2020 RC3 Championship.

Low Power – Second Place was Jim, K5SP, of Gainesville, TX, with 3270 points and 109 QSO’s.  Jim looks forward to someday beating W3HF in these contests. Jim finished in 6th place in the 2020 RC3 Championships. All this on top of his continuing efforts as Executive Director to improve our club.  

Low Power - Third Place, was David, WA3LXD, of Fort McCoy, FL with 3224 points and 104 QSO’s. Good to see you join the PSK contesters, David.

QRP Power – First Place was Steve, VA3FLF of Fort Erie, ON with 1640 points and 61 QSOs, 25 States and 2 DXCC multipliers.

QRP Power – Second Place was Rick, WS8G of Beaver Creek, OH, with 1080 points and 54 QSO’s. Sorry to hear you’ve had to cancel this year’s Dayton Hamvention. Hopefully next year it will return.

QRP Power - Third Place was William, N3GTY, of Spring Lake, NC with 779 points and 41 QSO’s. Were you using that homebrew QRP rig you described on QRZ.COM?
 
SUMMARY RESULTS -  PSKFest - 2021
CALL
070#
QSO
DXCC
SPC
SCORE
 
NOTES
HIGH POWER 100W
       
 
VA3TPS
526
171
5
43
8208
 
TOP DAWG - 1st Place High Power
KO4EJD
2797
142
3
35
5396
 
2nd Place High Power
KF3AA
124
122
12
31
5246
 
3rd Place High Power
MEDIUM POWER 50W
       
 
KC3FL
2566
186
6
36
7812
 
1st Place Medium Power
KZ4KX
2811
136
6
35
5576
 
2nd Place Medium Power
KG5GJT
2683
133
4
37
5453
 
3rd Place Medium Power
LOW POWER 25W
       
 
W3HF
25
150
6
39
6750
 
1st Place Low Power
K5SP
483
109
4
26
3270
 
2nd Place Low Power
WA3LXD
2781
104
2
29
3224
 
3rd Place Low Power
QRP 5W
       
 
VA3FLF
2301
61
2
25
1647
 
1st Place QRP
WS8G
2597
54
3
17
1080
 
2nd Place QRP
N3GTY
1533
41
2
17
779
 
3rd Place QRP
 
The new “All Amateurs Welcome” policy continues to enhance our overall experience.   We had 16 non-members competing and submitting logs.  One of these has since joined our ranks: Chris, K3SQA #2818. Welcome, Chris!!

A note of appreciation to non-members who participated and uploaded their logs: IK4RQJ, KA2WIK, N2CJ, W6IA, KS3H, N2IP, KG6MWI, KM4LPW, N4FA, AB8SF, VE2HEW, KI7YFP, WD8LQB, KE7GKI and WA9QXY. Thank you and we look forward to welcoming you as members soon.

Note that the Top Dawg Certificate and Rollo Dog Tag will be reserved exclusively for members.

Thanks to all who submitted logs. Stickers will be in the next mailing.  We are deeply indebted to David, K9DWR who scored this contest and provided the rapid log upload response. Complete results will be uploaded to the Groups.io 070 Reflector websites.

It is time to start thinking about your participation the Ø7Ø Club Valentine Sprint 
 
Sunday, February 14 – 0000 UTC
Sunday, February 14 – 2359 UTC
(Starting Saturday evening, February 13 in the US)
 
Sprint Rules – Work a 6 hour block of your choice. For Scoring, your 6 hour block will start with the hour you select on the Scoring page and continue for the next 6 hours
 
Open to all licensed radio amateurs. Using 40M, 80M, 160M

For Rules and detailsClick Here: Rules - Valentine Sprint
 
PSK-31 Rocks!! Hope to see you all on the waterfall soon!
73,
Stan
W9SMR - 070  #1611
PODXS 070 - PR Director


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RESULTS - PSKFest - 2021


RESULTS – PSKfest 2021

stan W9SMR
 

This year there were 105 logs submitted - up from last year’s 90 logs. There were 20 High Power, 52 Medium Power, 28 Low Power and 5 QRP logs.

Top Dawg and 1st in High Power was Steve, VA3TPS of Fenelon Falls, ON with 8208 points, 171 QSO’s, and 43 states. Steve is setting a torrid pace and may well improve his 7th place finish in the RC3 Championship of 2020

High Power - Second Place was Darin, KO4EJD of Crestview, FL, with 5396 points and 142 QSO’s. He joined us in October, 2020 and is off to a great start in our contests. He finished in 2nd High Power in the Triple Play and 3rd High Power in the Doubleheader.

High Power - Third Place was Bob, KF3AA of Huntington, MD with 122 QSOs and 5246 points. Another spectacular performance by Bob who finished in 4th place in the 2020 RC3 Championship.

Medium Power - First place was John, KC3FL, of Inverness FL with 7812 points and 186 QSOs. That included 36 states. John was our Top Dawg first place finisher in the 2020 RC3 Championship.

Medium Power – In Second Place was new member Terry, KZ4KX, of Austin, KY, with 136 QSO’s and 5576 points. He finished in 2nd Place, Medium Power in the Doubleheader.

Medium Power - Third Place went to Brian, KG5GJT of Metairie, LA with 133 QSO’s, 37 States, 4 DXCC and 5453 points.

Low Power – First Place was Steve, W3HF of Collegeville, PA with 6750 points and 150 QSOs, 39 States and 6 DXCC multipliers. Steve, #25 is one of our senior members. He finished in 3rd Place in the 2020 RC3 Championship.

Low Power – Second Place was Jim, K5SP, of Gainesville, TX, with 3270 points and 109 QSO’s.  Jim looks forward to someday beating W3HF in these contests. Jim finished in 6th place in the 2020 RC3 Championships. All this on top of his continuing efforts as Executive Director to improve our club.  

Low Power - Third Place, was David, WA3LXD, of Fort McCoy, FL with 3224 points and 104 QSO’s. Good to see you join the PSK contesters, David.

QRP Power – First Place was Steve, VA3FLF of Fort Erie, ON with 1640 points and 61 QSOs, 25 States and 2 DXCC multipliers.

QRP Power – Second Place was Rick, WS8G of Beaver Creek, OH, with 1080 points and 54 QSO’s. Sorry to hear you’ve had to cancel this year’s Dayton Hamvention. Hopefully next year it will return.

QRP Power - Third Place was William, N3GTY, of Spring Lake, NC with 779 points and 41 QSO’s. Were you using that homebrew QRP rig you described on QRZ.COM?

 

SUMMARY RESULTS -  PSKFest - 2021

CALL

070#

QSO

DXCC

SPC

SCORE

 

NOTES

HIGH POWER 100W

       

 

VA3TPS

526

171

5

43

8208

 

TOP DAWG - 1st Place High Power

KO4EJD

2797

142

3

35

5396

 

2nd Place High Power

KF3AA

124

122

12

31

5246

 

3rd Place High Power

MEDIUM POWER 50W

       

 

KC3FL

2566

186

6

36

7812

 

1st Place Medium Power

KZ4KX

2811

136

6

35

5576

 

2nd Place Medium Power

KG5GJT

2683

133

4

37

5453

 

3rd Place Medium Power

LOW POWER 25W

       

 

W3HF

25

150

6

39

6750

 

1st Place Low Power

K5SP

483

109

4

26

3270

 

2nd Place Low Power

WA3LXD

2781

104

2

29

3224

 

3rd Place Low Power

QRP 5W

       

 

VA3FLF

2301

61

2

25

1647

 

1st Place QRP

WS8G

2597

54

3

17

1080

 

2nd Place QRP

N3GTY

1533

41

2

17

779

 

3rd Place QRP

 

The new “All Amateurs Welcome” policy continues to enhance our overall experience.   We had 16 non-members competing and submitting logs.  One of these has since joined our ranks: Chris, K3SQA #2818. Welcome, Chris!!

A note of appreciation to non-members who participated and uploaded their logs: IK4RQJ, KA2WIK, N2CJ, W6IA, KS3H, N2IP, KG6MWI, KM4LPW, N4FA, AB8SF, VE2HEW, KI7YFP, WD8LQB, KE7GKI and WA9QXY. Thank you and we look forward to welcoming you as members soon.

Note that the Top Dawg Certificate and Rollo Dog Tag will be reserved exclusively for members.

Thanks to all who submitted logs. Stickers will be in the next mailing.  We are deeply indebted to David, K9DWR who scored this contest and provided the rapid log upload response. Complete results will be uploaded to the Groups.io 070 Reflector websites.

It is time to start thinking about your participation the Ø7Ø Club Valentine Sprint 

 

Sunday, February 14 – 0000 UTC

Sunday, February 14 – 2359 UTC
(Starting Saturday evening, February 13 in the US)

 

Sprint Rules – Work a 6 hour block of your choice. For Scoring, your 6 hour block will start with the hour you select on the Scoring page and continue for the next 6 hours

 

Open to all licensed radio amateurs. Using 40M, 80M, 160M

For Rules and detailsClick Here: Rules - Valentine Sprint

 

PSK-31 Rocks!! Hope to see you all on the waterfall soon!

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


Re: Certificate Mailing

KF3AA
 

Jim
   I received Cert's and Dog tag today.
    TNX 73  Bob #123


Re: Spring Road Trip

Richard Rohrer
 

Hi Stephen,

I purchased from R&L Electronics in Ohio.  Decided to buy from an American dealer instead of Chinese company.  Ordered week before Xmas and it arrived in 3 days, no shipping delays.  Not a lab quality instrument, but seems to work fairly well.  Several good youtube videos on how to use it.  The developer, I believe in Dutch, also has a series of how to use videos on his web site. 

73
Dick - KC3EF  


Re: Spring Road Trip

Stephen Melachrinos
 

Stephen -

I'm sure Dick thought it was clear enough, but I guess it's not if you haven't been following developments in the "crowd-sourced" world, it isn't.

Google "tiny spectrum analyzer" and the first few hits are something called the tinySA. It was designed by the same person as the NanoVNA, and uses much of the same design framework from what I can see.

The tinySA is even available on Amazon (though a third-party seller):

https://www.amazon.com/Portable-TinySA-Spectrum-Frequency-Generator/dp/B08FB5XT7B

Steve
W3HF



-----Original Message-----
From: Stephen KO4CVU <goinfishin1952@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Sat, Jan 16, 2021 8:56 am
Subject: Re: [070Club] Spring Road Trip

Could you share your source for the tiny spectrum analyzer, please?
--
Stephen, KO4CVU


Re: Spring Road Trip

Stephen KO4CVU
 

Could you share your source for the tiny spectrum analyzer, please?
--
Stephen, KO4CVU


Re: Spring Road Trip

Richard Rohrer
 

HI Eric,

What is nice is that you can run it by computer and save the plots.  I did a sweep of all of my antennas and have saved them, so if I think something has changed I can compare with the older information.  

There are a lot of youtube videos on all of things you can do with it.  There are two groups on groups.io that also have lots of information.  

Jerry glad to hear the ice is off the antenna, a problem we don't have in FL, hi hi.  Hope you get the remote switch fixed.  

73
Dick - KC3EF


Re: Spring Road Trip

Eric KG6MZS
 

Very cool.  Just purchased one on your recommendation Dick. Looks like a great addition to the Rig Expert and my old MFJ.

Thanks,

Eric

KG6MZS

On 1/15/21 8:50 AM, Richard Rohrer wrote:
During the home stay I have purchased two new pieces of test equipment.  One is one of the Nanovna's and the tiny spectrum analyzer.


Re: Spring Road Trip

Jerry N9AVY
 

Dick:

The ice melted on antennas after a few days.  THe wrire antenna had about 1/2 inch of ice on it.  All seems good now except for 40/80m antenna, but it might be the remote switch which has a problem.

Jerry  n9avy

On Friday, January 15, 2021, 11:50:38 AM EST, Richard Rohrer <kc3ef@...> wrote:


I thought you were being humorous until I looked it up Milt.  Quite a tail.  I have seen scissors tailed flycatchers in TX, but never one of these. 

I have everyone's wants and will kept the group posted on when we are leaving.  Much depends on the situation with Covid.  The xyl and I have had our first Moderna vax and will get the second shot in mid Feb, so we plan on leaving a week after that.  We do take all necessary precautions to keep safe. 

During the home stay I have purchased two new pieces of test equipment.  One is one of the Nanovna's and the tiny spectrum analyzer.  I have been very impressed with both of the units and what they can do.  The Nanovna makes testing antennas really easy and I found it matches my MFJ analyzer pretty closely.  I have used the spectrum analyze to monitor my signal when transmitting.  When I worked in industry these devices cost in the $10k or above range and now they are under $100.  

Jerry hope you get your antennas fixed.  I have had problems with squirrels eating coaxes a couple of times and also eating the gas line to the generator in the RV.  That was much more expensive to have fixed than replacing the coaxes. 

73
Dick - KC3EF 


Re: Spring Road Trip

Richard Rohrer
 

I thought you were being humorous until I looked it up Milt.  Quite a tail.  I have seen scissors tailed flycatchers in TX, but never one of these. 

I have everyone's wants and will kept the group posted on when we are leaving.  Much depends on the situation with Covid.  The xyl and I have had our first Moderna vax and will get the second shot in mid Feb, so we plan on leaving a week after that.  We do take all necessary precautions to keep safe. 

During the home stay I have purchased two new pieces of test equipment.  One is one of the Nanovna's and the tiny spectrum analyzer.  I have been very impressed with both of the units and what they can do.  The Nanovna makes testing antennas really easy and I found it matches my MFJ analyzer pretty closely.  I have used the spectrum analyze to monitor my signal when transmitting.  When I worked in industry these devices cost in the $10k or above range and now they are under $100.  

Jerry hope you get your antennas fixed.  I have had problems with squirrels eating coaxes a couple of times and also eating the gas line to the generator in the RV.  That was much more expensive to have fixed than replacing the coaxes. 

73
Dick - KC3EF 


IOTA endorsements for 2020 #iota #endorsements

Loren McCullough - WA3WZR
 

Here is the complete list of IOTA endorsements that I approved for 2020.

WJ4HCP IOTA [10]
KG6MZS IOTA [10]
KG6MZS IOTA [20]
KG6MZS IOTA [30]
KG6MZS IOTA [40]
KG6MZS IOTA [50]
KG6MZS IOTA [60]
N4UCU IOTA [10]
SV2CXW IOTA [10]
SV2CXW IOTA [20]
WA4RXK IOTA [10]
W1IPS IOTA [80]
K8PVH IOTA [20]
2I0WAI IOTA [10]
2I0WAI IOTA [20]
K1YAN IOTA [40]
N6MG IOTA [70]
NZ4N IOTA [10]
KB3MNO IOTA [10]
WA3WZR IOTA [150]
VA7GEM IOTA [110]
W4TTZ IOTA [20]
W7RTL IOTA [10]
KC3FL IOTA [60]
WX2DX IOTA [10]
ON6AT IOTA [30]
ON6AT IOTA [40]

and the fist one approved for 2021
N6PCD IOTA [10]

Due to the ongoing issues with the endorsement checker, these may not show up correctly in your progress list that you do not have these endorsements.

73,
Loren WA3WZR


Re: Spring Road Trip

stan W9SMR
 

Due in part to successfully contacting you on your previous road trips, I now only need EM33 from your itinerary.

Thank you to you and your wife for continuing this adventuresome spirit!!

73,
Stan
W9SMR

________________________________________
From: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io> on behalf of Richard Rohrer <kc3ef@arrl.net>
Sent: Thursday, January 14, 2021 3:40 PM
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Subject: [070Club] Spring Road Trip

Looks like we are going to be heading to TX end of Feb, beginning of March for bird watching. If anyone needs the following grids, let me know: EL59, EL39, EM51, EM52, EM53, EM33, EM32, and EM31. I would like to get the xyl to go back to EL58, but I don't think I can get her interested, hi hi.
--
Dick - KC3EF
070 - 747


Re: Certificate Mailing

Dan Morris - KZ3T
 

It has to be slooooow mail as we have received 3 Christmas cards this week that were mailed back on 20 Dec!!!

Dan Morris  KZ3T

I live to live for Him!



On Jan 14, 2021, at 2:23 PM, Jim K5SP <jinnis@...> wrote:

Bob, I double checked and it was mailed on 1/6/21, maybe just slow mail.

73

Jim K5SP

On 1/14/2021 12:51 PM, KF3AA wrote:
Jim
  I have not received Top Dawg Certificates or dog tag,as of today 1-14 21.
It could just be slow mail . Please Advise. 

            Thank you for all the work you do for the club 73 de KF3AA Bob  #124

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


Re: Certificate Mailing

Leland Sly
 

Received mine a couple of days ago.

73

Lee N5SLY


On Thu, Jan 14, 2021 at 4:03 PM Joseph Keyes <Jdkeyes@...> wrote:
Can concur.

Just got an envelope, mailed 6 Jan 2021, with lots of nice welcome-to-the-group wallpaper.

For which I thank you!

73 Joe K3YES 


Re: Certificate Mailing

Joseph Keyes
 

Can concur.

Just got an envelope, mailed 6 Jan 2021, with lots of nice welcome-to-the-group wallpaper.

For which I thank you!

73 Joe K3YES 


Re: Spring Road Trip

Rick - N7WE
 

Put me on the EL59 list Dick...but then you knew that didn't you!  Enjoy the trip and hope you get lots of new ones checked off in your Sibley Guide.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Spring Road Trip

Eric KG6MZS
 

Dick,

I could use EM52 - maybe more on PSK.  Keep us posted!

Thanks and 73

Eric

KG6MZS

On 1/14/21 12:40 PM, Richard Rohrer wrote:
Looks like we are going to be heading to TX end of Feb, beginning of March for bird watching.  If anyone needs the following grids, let me know:  EL59, EL39, EM51, EM52, EM53, EM33, EM32, and EM31. I would like to get the xyl to go back to EL58, but I don't think I can get her interested, hi hi.  
--
Dick - KC3EF
070 - 747


Re: Spring Road Trip

DAVE KB3RAN 1692/381
 

I thought you were pulling my leg.  That's one I never heard of.  But I checked it out and you really do need to get this on your TX life list.

Dave
KB3RAN
1692/381


-----Original Message-----
From: N6MG - Milt. via groups.io <n6mg@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Jan 14, 2021 4:21 pm
Subject: [070Club] Spring Road Trip



Dick,
I need a confirmed sighting on a "pin-tailed whydahs" bird in So Texas.
I have a confirmed sighting on my life list, from Cabinda in West Africa, and I see that there's been accidental sightings in the coastal area's around Galveston.
Just something to keep an eye out for.
Milt.
N6MG
070-650
LONP #76

-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Rohrer <kc3ef@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Thu, Jan 14, 2021 12:40 pm
Subject: [070Club] Spring Road Trip

Looks like we are going to be heading to TX end of Feb, beginning of March for bird watching.  If anyone needs the following grids, let me know:  EL59, EL39, EM51, EM52, EM53, EM33, EM32, and EM31. I would like to get the xyl to go back to EL58, but I don't think I can get her interested, hi hi.  
--
Dick - KC3EF
070 - 747

--
Dave H KB3RAN 1692/381

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