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2021 RC3 Championship Standings – Valentine Sprint

stan W9SMR
 

The intense competition for Top Dawg in the 2021 Rollo Cup Contest Championship (RC3) has begun, with Steve, VA3TPS, bumped to 2nd place as Darin, KO4EJD takes over after his Top Dawg finish in the Valentine Sprint.

The table below shows the Top Ten finishers following the PSKFest and Valentine Sprint. We will long remember the intense battle between Lee, N5SLY, winner of the 2019 award and John, KC3FL for the 2020 RC3 Top Dawg. They now occupy places #3 and #4 as we get started in the 2021 Contest competitions.

Do not count either one of these skilled contesters out!! We have 8 PODXS-070 Contests on the calendar yet to be fought out. Let the battle continue!


Congrats to all our Contest warriors!



The Top Dawg in the Rollo Cup Contest Championship will receive a special certificate, a Rollo Dog Tag, and an Engraved Silver Revere Cup Trophy.

Check out your standing on the full Leader Board for RC3 following the Valentine Sprint at: RC3 Leaderboard

And get ready for our next Contest,  St. Patrick’s Day Contest.

20 March 2021 -  0000 UTC – 2359 UTC

This contest includes all bands 160M to 6M (no WARC). Spell "Erin Go Bragh" for bonus points. Check the website for details:   St. Patrick's Day - RULES

We hope you enjoy this “Race for the Rollo Cup!”

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


Results, + Awards Checker...2021 Valentine Sprint - RESULTS

 

Good job by everybody, and thank you for submitting your logs. Regardless of the # of contacts, or final score, submitting your log is a way of telling club management, "Thank you for putting on this operating event (contest), I was here!"
On another note, I'm trying to drum up some LONP business, 2786 >.
Have you added your Valentine Sprint log to your main log? Have you submitted that to the club's Award Checker?
Your accomplishments during this rising sun spot cycle will definitely be recognized.
Just sayin'...
73 de
Milt., N6MG, 070-650, LONP #76
Perouser of LONP Submissions, 2786 >  
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-----Original Message-----
From: stan W9SMR <robinstan@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Tue, Feb 23, 2021 12:59 pm
Subject: [070Club] 2021 Valentine Sprint - RESULTS

2021 Valentine Sprint results are in. A very BIG THANK YOU to David, K9DWR, for creating the upload link and parsing the results.

Conditions were challenging with RTTY contest QRM and lots of QSB and QRN. Despite that, we had 36 logs submitted, up from last year’s 32 logs. There were 9 High Power, 18 Medium Power, 8 Low Power and 1 QRP logs submitted.

We were honored to have 3 YLs participate. Special thanks to YL's Mary, KC4TIE, #919 (32 QSOs); Leslie, WA4EEZ, #359, (9 QSOs); and Sherri, WB4OSU, #2601, (8 QSOs). Several lucky OM's got 4 YL points thanks to your participation. Thank you all for joining in.

Top Dawg and 1st in High Power was Darin, KO4EJD of Crestview, FL, with a record making 1050 points. Darin finished in 2nd place in the January PSKFest. He’s hot on the trail of the 2021 RC3 Championship.

High Power - Second Place was John, KC3FL, of Inverness FL with 874 points. John was the RC3 Champ in 2020. Third Place was Steve, VA3TPS of Fenelon Falls, ON with 765 points. Steve was Top Dawg in the 2021 PSKFest.

Medium Power - First place was Lee, N5SLY with 836 points. Lee is always a top competitor.  He was RC3 Champ in 2019, runner-up in 2020.

Medium Power - Second Place was Stan, W9SMR of Sarasota, FL with 738 points. Third Place went to YL Mary, KC4TIE of Benton, KY with 592 points.

Low Power – First Place was Keith, N9VEL of Temple, GA, with 364 points.  

Low Power – Second Place was Jim, K5SP, of Gainesville, TX, with 264 points. Good that Jim found a few minutes away from his PODXS Executive Director post to enjoy the waterfall.  Third Place, was John, KG5OIB of Decatur, TX with 253 points.

QRP category, 1st Place went to frequent top finisher Peter, NN9K with 405 points. Peter finished first in QRP in the last year’s Valentine Sprint, St. Patrick’s, Firecracker, Jay Hudak 80M and PSKFest. I don’t know how one can do that under today’s challenging conditions.



The new “All Amateurs Welcome” policy continues to enhance our overall experience.   We had only one non-member submitting a log.  A note of appreciation to non-member AG7CC, Cliff, of Clarkston, WA who participated and uploaded his log. We have seen him in prior PODXS-070 Contests and we look forward to welcoming him as a member 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 participating in the St. Patrick’s Day Contest.

20 March 2021 -  0000 UTC – 2359 UTC

This contest includes all bands 160M to 6M (no WARC). Spell "Erin Go Bragh" for bonus points. Check the website for details:   St. Patrick's Day RULES

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


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Results Valentine Sprint 2021


2021 Valentine Sprint - RESULTS

stan W9SMR
 

2021 Valentine Sprint results are in. A very BIG THANK YOU to David, K9DWR, for creating the upload link and parsing the results.


Conditions were challenging with RTTY contest QRM and lots of QSB and QRN. Despite that, we had 36 logs submitted, up from last year’s 32 logs. There were 9 High Power, 18 Medium Power, 8 Low Power and 1 QRP logs submitted.

We were honored to have 3 YLs participate. Special thanks to YL's Mary, KC4TIE, #919 (32 QSOs); Leslie, WA4EEZ, #359, (9 QSOs); and Sherri, WB4OSU, #2601, (8 QSOs). Several lucky OM's got 4 YL points thanks to your participation. Thank you all for joining in.

Top Dawg and 1st in High Power was Darin, KO4EJD of Crestview, FL, with a record making 1050 points. Darin finished in 2nd place in the January PSKFest. He’s hot on the trail of the 2021 RC3 Championship.

High Power - Second Place was John, KC3FL, of Inverness FL with 874 points. John was the RC3 Champ in 2020. Third Place was Steve, VA3TPS of Fenelon Falls, ON with 765 points. Steve was Top Dawg in the 2021 PSKFest.

Medium Power - First place was Lee, N5SLY with 836 points. Lee is always a top competitor.  He was RC3 Champ in 2019, runner-up in 2020.

Medium Power - Second Place was Stan, W9SMR of Sarasota, FL with 738 points. Third Place went to YL Mary, KC4TIE of Benton, KY with 592 points.

Low Power – First Place was Keith, N9VEL of Temple, GA, with 364 points.  

Low Power – Second Place was Jim, K5SP, of Gainesville, TX, with 264 points. Good that Jim found a few minutes away from his PODXS Executive Director post to enjoy the waterfall.  Third Place, was John, KG5OIB of Decatur, TX with 253 points.

QRP category, 1st Place went to frequent top finisher Peter, NN9K with 405 points. Peter finished first in QRP in the last year’s Valentine Sprint, St. Patrick’s, Firecracker, Jay Hudak 80M and PSKFest. I don’t know how one can do that under today’s challenging conditions.



The new “All Amateurs Welcome” policy continues to enhance our overall experience.   We had only one non-member submitting a log.  A note of appreciation to non-member AG7CC, Cliff, of Clarkston, WA who participated and uploaded his log. We have seen him in prior PODXS-070 Contests and we look forward to welcoming him as a member 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 participating in the St. Patrick’s Day Contest.

20 March 2021 -  0000 UTC – 2359 UTC

This contest includes all bands 160M to 6M (no WARC). Spell "Erin Go Bragh" for bonus points. Check the website for details:   St. Patrick's Day RULES


73,

Stan

W9SMR - 070  #1611

PODXS 070 - PR Director


Re: Congrats - PODXS 070 Endorsements – February 2021

 

Paul, thanks for your patience and I apologize for not replying sooner. 
The date for 070-2786 is 2020-07-08, (WA8UMT).
For a full list please go to:  Member Files (podxs070.com) 
In the case of some kind of a major catastrophe, there are several members that maintain their own list.
Of note, should you care to keep up with these things, be sure you use the "Membership Date" as the date listed on this spreadsheet, NOT the date of the email announcing the new member. 
The info I need to check/validate your >2786 contacts is:

DATE:     TIME:     CALL:     BAND:     MODE:     070 #:

We're really trying to make this as easy as we can. Submit your log to the awards checker. Your earned awards will be picked up by Jerry, including your LONP credits up to 070-2786. 
Then, in the above format, submit to me all of your 070 members worked with a date LATER than 2020-07-08.
Of course, those membership numbers will be 070-2786 and higher.
I hope this answers your question. More questions? Bring 'em!
73,
Milt.
N6MG, 070-650, LONP #76
n6mg [@] verizon.net


-----Original Message-----
From: w2eck <eckerpw@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Tue, Feb 23, 2021 7:04 am
Subject: Re: [070Club] Congrats - PODXS 070 Endorsements – February 2021

David - thanks for the helpful info. So one followup question. I am still not clear about trying to get credit for >2786 qsos. How can I find out when #2786 was issued? That would help in going into the my log and looking for these numbers to submit a text file for possible credit.

73 Paul w2eck


Re: Congrats - PODXS 070 Endorsements – February 2021

w2eck
 

David- great, thank you so much, I think that should be a big help.

73 Paul w2eck


Re: Congrats - PODXS 070 Endorsements – February 2021

David, K9DWR
 

* w2eck <eckerpw@gmail.com> [2021-02-23 07:04]:
David - thanks for the helpful info. So one followup question. I am still not
clear about trying to get credit for >2786 qsos. How can I find out when
#2786 was issued? That would help in going into the my log and looking for
these numbers to submit a text file for possible credit.
Paul,

I've updated the member list info on http://www.podxs070.com/070-club-member-list
to include the start date of the calls.

2786 was assigned 2020-07-08

--
David, K9DWR
#1604 LONP #255
david@graniteweb.com


Re: Congrats - PODXS 070 Endorsements – February 2021

w2eck
 

David - thanks for the helpful info. So one followup question. I am still not clear about trying to get credit for >2786 qsos. How can I find out when #2786 was issued? That would help in going into the my log and looking for these numbers to submit a text file for possible credit.

73 Paul w2eck


Re: Congrats - PODXS 070 Endorsements – February 2021

David, K9DWR
 

* Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@sbcglobal.net> [2021-02-21 17:16]:
Apparently, what Stan doesn't know is that N9AVY keeps track of all those
endorsements inspite of constantly changing of dates on the scorer.  That is
why I have hard copy records of all endorsements since 2020 when the checker
went SNAFU.  This is very frustrating at times when the same endorsement are
listed over and over with different dates.  I have been tempted a couple
time to just hang it all up, but yet I continue. I'm in the back ground so
very few realize the work I do.  Like checking AK/HI awards to see if those
stations are where they are supposed to be; many are not because the ops
have moved back stateside for various reasons.  AH6FF finally changed his
call to KB4HL after being here is lower 48 since before 2010 (just one
example). There are many others who have chosen to keep their original calls
which were assigned while stationed with military. I look forward to the
day when the checker stops running amok and behaves as it should. My job was
way easier back then.  Just thought I'd give myself some credit because Stan
didn't in his last email to group.
You are a real trooper, Jerry. Thank you for everything you are doing to help
keep the endorsements afloat.

On Sunday, February 21, 2021, 08:34:31 AM CST, w2eck <eckerpw@gmail.com> wrote:

- do we still use the Log checker?
Paul,

Most of the checker still "works" for getting the basic numbers and the raw
data; the main parts that are broken is a lot of the box-checking for "new"
endorsements (this is the source of a lot of Jerry's extra work because it
keeps prompting), and the LONP calculations.

--
David, K9DWR
#1604 LONP #255
david@graniteweb.com


Re: KC3EF Winter Road Trip

Richard Rohrer
 

We will be heading for EL39 tomorrow probably getting into the grid around 1830 GMT.  I will be on around 14.072.  If anyone still needs that grid send me an e-mail.  

73
Dick - KC3EF


Re: Congrats - PODXS 070 Endorsements – February 2021

Jerry N9AVY
 

Thanks Barry !!!



On Sunday, February 21, 2021, 06:22:28 PM CST, Barry VA7GEM via groups.io <boat.anchor@...> wrote:


On Sun, Feb 21, 2021 at 09:16 AM, Jerry N9AVY wrote:
 
Apparently, what Stan doesn't know is that N9AVY keeps track of all those endorsements inspite of constantly changing of dates on the scorer. 
Wow
I didn't realize the effort you were putting in Jerry.
TVM for all you do.
No wonder you retired - needed more time to look after us.
cheers
Barry

 


Re: Congrats - PODXS 070 Endorsements – February 2021

Barry VA7GEM
 

On Sun, Feb 21, 2021 at 09:16 AM, Jerry N9AVY wrote:
 
Apparently, what Stan doesn't know is that N9AVY keeps track of all those endorsements inspite of constantly changing of dates on the scorer. 
Wow
I didn't realize the effort you were putting in Jerry.
TVM for all you do.
No wonder you retired - needed more time to look after us.
cheers
Barry

 


Fw: [070-awards] award queue

Jerry N9AVY
 

Another example from today 2/21/21


   
    Endorsements have been submitted:
 
    KB3RAN 2021-02-20 365 [360]
    KB3RAN 2021-02-20 88 Tri-Band    ***  <KB3RAN WAS GIVEN CREDIT ON    7/16/20 ****


Jerry n9avy


Re: Congrats - PODXS 070 Endorsements – February 2021

Jerry N9AVY
 

Apparently, what Stan doesn't know is that N9AVY keeps track of all those endorsements inspite of constantly changing of dates on the scorer.  That is why I have hard copy records of all endorsements since 2020 when the checker went SNAFU.  This is very frustrating at times when the same endorsement are listed over and over with different dates.  I have been tempted a couple time to just hang it all up, but yet I continue. I'm in the back ground so very few realize the work I do.  Like checking AK/HI awards to see if those stations are where they are supposed to be; many are not because the ops have moved back stateside for various reasons.  AH6FF finally changed his call to KB4HL after being here is lower 48 since before 2010 (just one example). There are many others who have chosen to keep their original calls which were assigned while stationed with military.

I look forward to the day when the checker stops running amok and behaves as it should. My job was way easier back then.  Just thought I'd give myself some credit because Stan didn't in his last email to group.

Jerry  N9AVY

On Sunday, February 21, 2021, 08:34:31 AM CST, w2eck <eckerpw@...> wrote:


Stan - thanks for the update and for all the effort you guys are doing to mash all this data. Maybe the answers to a few followup question have been put out, but if so  I missed it.
- how do we know the last QSO date this current status reflects?
- and then moving forward from that point, how should new log inputs be submitted to receive additional credit ?
- do we still use the Log checker?

73 & tnx
Paul
w2eck


Re: Congrats - PODXS 070 Endorsements – February 2021

w2eck
 

Stan - thanks for the update and for all the effort you guys are doing to mash all this data. Maybe the answers to a few followup question have been put out, but if so  I missed it.
- how do we know the last QSO date this current status reflects?
- and then moving forward from that point, how should new log inputs be submitted to receive additional credit ?
- do we still use the Log checker?

73 & tnx
Paul
w2eck


Re: Fldigi/N1MM Setup Problem?

w2eck
 

Bob - thanks for the reply. I am a member of that group and have posted there initially - but no help as of yet.

73 Paul w2eck


Re: Fldigi/N1MM Setup Problem?

Bob Motyl KK6KMU
 

Paul,

Your best bet is to join the N1MM+ Logger group.  I use both software but don't have an answer for you sorry.

Bob


Congrats - PODXS 070 Endorsements – February 2021

stan W9SMR
 

As propagation conditions have improved, we are showing some good gains in member Endorsements. Our regular contests have helped also.

A major achievement was made by Steve, W3HF as he logged 1,708 member QSOs. Both he and Delos, NO8R, have worked more than half our 2,825 members!

The LONP 1,000 Level:



In spite of his arduous focus to wrestle the 070 Endorsement checker back into working order, Jim, K5SP has found time to surpassed the LONP 750 level. Another member recently doing the same was Leslie, WA4EEZ.   

Recently achieving the 500 Level Honor Roll were: Don, KC4OBB; Ray, N0NM and John, KC3FL.

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:

 

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.

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:

070#

CALL

DATES NEEDED

#919

KC4TIE

5/15, 6/2, 7/3, 9/12

#404

WA7HDZ

8/7, 8/16, 8/19

#1692

KB3RAN

* 6/3, 6/25, 6/26, 8/23

 

* Dave, KB3RAN, 070 APE Coordinator, uploaded today logging the 2/15 needed date, Congrats to all who devote the time and effort to accomplish this feat!

 

With the endorsement software not working properly, a lot of manual intervention has been required. Our Executive Director, Jim, K5SP, with assistance from David, K9DWR, and Milt, N6MG have been manually updating the LONP data.

IMPORTANT NOTICE!!

For you newer members that have a membership number 2787 and up,
t
o get ANY LONP credits, follow these Instructions!

Congratulations to all for your diligent pursuit of these cherished Awards!!

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


Fldigi/N1MM Setup Problem?

w2eck
 

Am trying to use Fldigi with N1MM+ for a contest. This is first time for me trying to use Fldigi as an engine with N1MM. Have Win 10 PC, Flex 6000 radio. When I get to selecting the Capture and Playback ports in the N1MM/Fldig setup window I get "port audio device not available" . I have the Flex radio, SSDR and DAX and CAT running while tryong to do this setup. Any ideas on what may be causing this??

73 Paul


Logs Due – Valentine Sprint, Sunday, February 21, 2020

stan W9SMR
 

Logs for the Valentine Sprint are due Sunday, February 21, 2020

 

If you haven’t uploaded your log yet, please do so. 

  

A Contest specific upload link has been established by David, K9DWR. Here is your step-by-step:

 

1) Access the Uploader at Valentine Sprint Uploader

2) Fill in all registration info:

Name, Callsign, Email, 070 Number, Power Level,
6 Hour Time Block Start Time (in UTC), OM/YL, and Soapbox Comments

3) Upload your ADIF with Contest Records only

You should quickly receive a summary of your submitted log showing any discrepancies including missing information and Dupes. Be sure to review this initial report.

 

Specific/technical questions should be sent to David, K9DWR, at: david@...

In spite of the ongoing RTTY contest and severe QRN, especially on 160M, I hope you had fun.
I saw and worked 3 YL’s. Thank you YL’s for your efforts to help the OM’s. We need it!

 

Don’t forget, a separate upload is needed for Contest Scoring and for Endorsement Checker.

 

Mark your calendar for the St. Patrick’s Day Contest on March 17. (24 hours on 160M thru 6M). See Rules - St. Patrick's Day Contest

 


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

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