Re: New QTH

Jim K5SP

Welcome back Bryon,  do me a favor and send me your complete address so that I might update our database.

73

Jim K5SP

On 4/29/2021 5:44 PM, W7RIV wrote:
Hey folks. I moved to California last year. With moving, and getting situated, I haven't been on the air at all. And I miss it! I need to get back on. I do not have my HexBeam with me here anymore. But, looking to do some portable operations. My new QTH is in Fremont, CA and the new grid is CM97am. Take a look. See what you grid chasers need in the area. I'm willing to go and do some road trips to help get you guys any missing contacts.

Thanks,
Bryon, W7RIV

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Jim,  K5SP #483
Executive Director/Member Services Director

New QTH

W7RIV

Hey folks. I moved to California last year. With moving, and getting situated, I haven't been on the air at all. And I miss it! I need to get back on. I do not have my HexBeam with me here anymore. But, looking to do some portable operations. My new QTH is in Fremont, CA and the new grid is CM97am. Take a look. See what you grid chasers need in the area. I'm willing to go and do some road trips to help get you guys any missing contacts.

Thanks,
Bryon, W7RIV

Re: NR3I Activation April 28th - REPORT

Rick - N7WE

Very nice follow up report Steve!  Thank you.  Hope to work NR3I soon.  73,
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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602

Re: NR3I Activation April 28th - REPORT

stephen shearer

Well,

I got setup in the cool of the morning.   Using my mag loop on 20m I was not hearing anything (calling CQ) but running 10W may not help.  I did not find any "hits" on PSKREPORTER, either.  I was using the built-in PSK31 of my KX3/PX3.  I switched to fldigi on a RPi and set-up a 12m mast with an end fed random wire.  (note;  ft8 will "show" the antenna pattern for the loop - next time... FT8 has more receive stations)

I think that was when I worked W4BZM.  Some where in that time frame I had lunch.

I took time to check the antenna and it tuned fine 80m to 10m, not as good on the WARC bands.  Since I made the 9:1 balun a few weeks ago and only used it once.  The balun/antenna needed "run" time.  I used it with 70+ feet of wire and I wanted to try with a shorter length.

I didn't realize I was "outside" normal range and the KX3 has a 4K RX/TX range.  I wasn't hearing anything, either.  I also thought I was running 10W but it may have been 5w.  I use a 100W amp "in the shack".   BUT, since NR3I is the "QRP Group" club...  I "should" use QRP?

Today, was "sort of" rewinding to last weekend.  I had hoped to have time to operate from Dover, DE while I was helping with a Scout event.  Free time, yes, but I need to work on location.  Since I had the mag loop it may not have worked well, anyway.  Today was a test with the loop.  BTW, it tunes great on 20m (1:1 SWR).  More sunspots needed.

Fldigi is easier.  Logs too.  The wire is easier to tune, just push the "tune" button...

BTW, I did TX on FT8 and look at my 20m pskreporter "pattern" and  as one might expect, there was a wide break to the first stations hearing me.

SO, part of my reason for "activating DE" was the warm weather (a reason to get out of the house), try the mag loop (I have used it for FT8), try the 12m vertical, continue looking for PSK31 contacts for NR3I, see how the solar LiFePO4 battery charges (we had sun), and there is always someone who wants DE.  Now I need to upload some past QSO's and today to LoTW.  Today was also a test of the Raspberry Pi and how it did with the heat (outside got to 86F) and the RPi hit 55C with its fan running.

NR3I is not that far from the 50 needed.  The DE QSO party is this weekend but so is the community yard sale and I need to downsize.  80m/40m in the evening might work.

73, steve 070Club #2814

On 4/28/21 1:24 PM, Rick - N7WE wrote:
Steve -
Saw you briefly (NR3I) while you were working W4BZM at about 14.072.850.  You were about 439 with QSB at this QTH, but definitely workable.  Then a couple of Olivia stations opened up right on top of you and completely wiped you out.  Don't know how much frequency agility you have with your setup, but you would probably get a lot less QRM from other modes if you can work PSK down between 14.070 and 14.072.  Sorry I missed you, but don't give up the ship!  You'll get NR3I to 070 membership one of these days! 73,

Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602

Re: Unicomradio

William Wagaman

Rather pricey and it does not have a sound card internally. I will continue to make my own sound card interfaces.

Bill N3GTY

On 4/28/2021 8:26 AM, Randy True wrote:
Got a link to this new toy in the mailbox this morning. Looks interesting.

Randy
W4RTT
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Bill Wagaman N3GTY

Re: NR3I FM29er Delaware Activation April 28th

Rick - N7WE

Steve -
Saw you briefly (NR3I) while you were working W4BZM at about 14.072.850.  You were about 439 with QSB at this QTH, but definitely workable.  Then a couple of Olivia stations opened up right on top of you and completely wiped you out.  Don't know how much frequency agility you have with your setup, but you would probably get a lot less QRM from other modes if you can work PSK down between 14.070 and 14.072.  Sorry I missed you, but don't give up the ship!  You'll get NR3I to 070 membership one of these days! 73,

Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602

Re: NR3I FM29er Delaware Activation April 28th

Rick - N7WE

15:41 UTC (11:41 EDT).  Looking for you on 20, 30, & 40 Steve but not seeing you here in central Florida.
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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602

Re: NR3I FM29er Delaware Activation April 28th

K2CWM

Steve,
I did get on 20m around 9:45 or so but couldn't find you.  I did work a station PSK31 from Louisiana.
Curt K2CWM

Re: Unicomradio

Jerry N9AVY

NTS   (New Toy Syndrome)  no cure available !

Jerry  n9avy

On Wednesday, April 28, 2021, 09:00:29 AM CDT, Randy True <w4rttrandy@...> wrote:

I do see an advantage. I know Pasket/APRS required a modem. Doesn't Pactor/Amtor too?

New toys Jerry!

Randy
W4RTT

From: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io> on behalf of Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 9:45 AM
To: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [070Club] Unicomradio

Got the piece of SPAM as well. Kinda looks like someone raided our mailing list.

Kind of pricey at $199 and they have to special make a cable for radio. Think I'll stick with Signalink USB. Jerry N9AVY #454 On Wednesday, April 28, 2021, 07:26:14 AM CDT, Randy True <w4rttrandy@...> wrote: Got a link to this new toy in the mailbox this morning. Looks interesting. Randy W4RTT Re: Unicomradio Randy True I do see an advantage. I know Pasket/APRS required a modem. Doesn't Pactor/Amtor too? New toys Jerry! Randy W4RTT From: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io> on behalf of Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 9:45 AM To: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io> Subject: Re: [070Club] Unicomradio Got the piece of SPAM as well. Kinda looks like someone raided our mailing list. Kind of pricey at$199 and they have to special make a cable for radio. Think I'll stick with Signalink USB.

Jerry N9AVY   #454

On Wednesday, April 28, 2021, 07:26:14 AM CDT, Randy True <w4rttrandy@...> wrote:

Got a link to this new toy in the mailbox this morning. Looks interesting.

Randy
W4RTT

Re: Unicomradio

Jerry N9AVY

Got the piece of SPAM as well. Kinda looks like someone raided our mailing list.

Kind of pricey at \$199 and they have to special make a cable for radio. Think I'll stick with Signalink USB.

Jerry N9AVY   #454

On Wednesday, April 28, 2021, 07:26:14 AM CDT, Randy True <w4rttrandy@...> wrote:

Got a link to this new toy in the mailbox this morning. Looks interesting.

Randy
W4RTT

Re: Unicomradio

Barry VA7GEM

On Wed, Apr 28, 2021 at 05:26 AM, Randy True wrote:
Got a link to this new toy in the mailbox this morning. Looks interesting.

Randy
W4RTT

I also received this shot of SPAM. Somebody raiding the mailing list for emails.
Barry

Unicomradio

Randy True

Got a link to this new toy in the mailbox this morning. Looks interesting.

Randy
W4RTT

Re: NR3I FM29er Delaware Activation April 28th

K2CWM

I'll look for you from just the other side of the river.
Curt k2CWM NJ

NR3I FM29er Delaware Activation April 28th

stephen shearer

I plan on being on the air April 28th during the day.
The weather is forecast as "almost" record breaking warm weather (86F) and a great day to be outside.

I will be testing a few portable antennas and two different methods (fldigi and KX3).
I will be running PSK-31 at 10 Watts or less.

I hope to be on the air by 10am EDT.

Using the call NR3I working on getting 50 QSO's for the club call.
I will be located just West of Wilmington, DE  New Castle County.
I will QSL via LoTW (I can do paper with SASE).

20M mainly  -  I will try 30m and 40m if band conditions "die" on 20m.

I will report how I make out (or not)...

73, steve WB3LGC 070 #2814

Re: Congrats - PODXS 070 Endorsements – April 2021

Darin - KO4EJD

Thanks Stan and 070 members in my log.

Darin
KO4EJD

On Tue, Apr 27, 2021, 3:17 PM stan W9SMR <robinstan@...> wrote:

We must make special note of new member Darin, KO4EJD who has set an absolutely stratospheric trajectory for LONP and Contest accomplishments.

Daren joined us on October 9, 2020 as 070 Member #2797. In Darin’s first 6 months as a member, he has accomplished 192 Member QSO’s giving him not only the 100 Level LONP, but also the 150 Level. He is only 8 QSO’s short of the 200 Level.

What a performance! But that is just part of the story!!

The month following his joining, he finished 2nd in High Power in the Triple Play Contest. Undaunted, he continued his quest for dominance:

How’s that for a Newbie? That places him 2nd in the race for RC3 for 2021, tightly nestled between N5SLY and KC3FL.

Note that one secret to Darin’s success is his being the first member with a number >2786 that submitted his entire log to N6MG for verification of LONP credits. This shows that if members with #'s greater than 2786 submit their logs, they CAN achieve LONP even if it requires manual verification. See below for instruction on how to accomplish that.

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:

And, also very noteworthy was completion by Dave, VE7BGD of his 366 Award. It takes significant dedication to grab that one. You are only our 57th Member (2%) to get it.

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!!

Since the endorsement checker does not properly recognize and give any LONP credit for member numbers that are greater than 2786, this task must now be completed manually by a volunteer.

If your 070 membership number is above #2786, you may still apply for LONP by submitting your entire log of member contacts per the

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

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

Re: Phone on 14070 ???

Jerry N9AVY

I hear different voices in my head  ...  " Buy more radios  ...   ".

jerry

On Tuesday, April 27, 2021, 05:13:27 PM CDT, N6MG - Milt. via groups.io <n6mg@...> wrote:

(HUMOR)
Jerry...don't tell your Doctor that you're hearing voices!
Milt.
N6MG

-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Apr 27, 2021 2:39 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] Phone on 14070 ???

On Tuesday, April 27, 2021, 04:13:26 PM CDT, Ron Bosch <boschfamily@...> wrote:

If you are hearing a weird computer voice, it may be DX from certain countries that require a voice ID tail.  Otherwise, it can be the folks with funny hats and eye patches.  and parrots on their shoulders !

Ron
KE4DRF

On Tue, Apr 27, 2021 at 2:27 PM Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:
Why am I  hearing a phone signal here ???    Curious. Did the allocations change ???

Jerry  n9avy

Congrats - PODXS 070 Endorsements – April 2021

stan W9SMR

We must make special note of new member Darin, KO4EJD who has set an absolutely stratospheric trajectory for LONP and Contest accomplishments.

Daren joined us on October 9, 2020 as 070 Member #2797. In Darin’s first 6 months as a member, he has accomplished 192 Member QSO’s giving him not only the 100 Level LONP, but also the 150 Level. He is only 8 QSO’s short of the 200 Level.

What a performance! But that is just part of the story!!

The month following his joining, he finished 2nd in High Power in the Triple Play Contest. Undaunted, he continued his quest for dominance:

How’s that for a Newbie? That places him 2nd in the race for RC3 for 2021, tightly nestled between N5SLY and KC3FL.

Note that one secret to Darin’s success is his being the first member with a number >2786 that submitted his entire log to N6MG for verification of LONP credits. This shows that if members with #'s greater than 2786 submit their logs, they CAN achieve LONP even if it requires manual verification. See below for instruction on how to accomplish that.

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:

And, also very noteworthy was completion by Dave, VE7BGD of his 366 Award. It takes significant dedication to grab that one. You are only our 57th Member (2%) to get it.

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!!

Since the endorsement checker does not properly recognize and give any LONP credit for member numbers that are greater than 2786, this task must now be completed manually by a volunteer.

If your 070 membership number is above #2786, you may still apply for LONP by submitting your entire log of member contacts per the

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

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

Re: Phone on 14070 ???

(HUMOR)
Jerry...don't tell your Doctor that you're hearing voices!
Milt.
N6MG

-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Apr 27, 2021 2:39 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] Phone on 14070 ???

On Tuesday, April 27, 2021, 04:13:26 PM CDT, Ron Bosch <boschfamily@...> wrote:

If you are hearing a weird computer voice, it may be DX from certain countries that require a voice ID tail.  Otherwise, it can be the folks with funny hats and eye patches.  and parrots on their shoulders !

Ron
KE4DRF

On Tue, Apr 27, 2021 at 2:27 PM Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:
Why am I  hearing a phone signal here ???    Curious. Did the allocations change ???

Jerry  n9avy

Re: Phone on 14070 ???

Jerry N9AVY

On Tuesday, April 27, 2021, 04:13:26 PM CDT, Ron Bosch <boschfamily@...> wrote:

If you are hearing a weird computer voice, it may be DX from certain countries that require a voice ID tail.  Otherwise, it can be the folks with funny hats and eye patches.  and parrots on their shoulders !

Ron
KE4DRF

On Tue, Apr 27, 2021 at 2:27 PM Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:
Why am I  hearing a phone signal here ???    Curious. Did the allocations change ???

Jerry  n9avy

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