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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

Steve WB3LGC
 

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 Upload Instructions !   


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 Upload Instructions !   


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


Re: Phone on 14070 ???

Bill Williams
 

Many fishing boats from the islands or South America have ham radios and indiscriminately talk wherever they want.  Sometimes you can hear 5 or 6.  Luckily most of the time they do not talk much or maybe we just can't hear them.  Also it is in spanish or maybe Portugese or some other language that I don't understand.

Bill
AG4QX
0398

On Tue, Apr 27, 2021 at 5:13 PM 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.

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 ???

Ron Bosch
 

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.

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


Phone on 14070 ???

Jerry N9AVY
 

Why am I  hearing a phone signal here ???    Curious. Did the allocations change ???

Jerry  n9avy


Re: KC3EF EL59 Activation

Richard Rohrer
 

Hi Eric,

I will be happy to share my vast knowledge, hi hi.  It is fun to do and really not to hard.  Fortunately for me Kathy, my xyl, likes to travel and plans the trips to activate different grids.  There are a lot of un-activated grids in the West, so there are plenty of opportunities.  Its nice to be on the other side of the pile-up. 

73
Dick - KC3EF 


Re: KC3EF EL59 Activation

Eric KG6MZS
 

Dick,

Thanks again for activating EL59.  I am thrilled to have added it to my grid list.  The QSB on 20m had been pretty bad all weekend, but when you were in, you were 100% print with good looking rails.

I saw that you were calling N7WE and N7RI, that's why I was a couple of hundred Hz high in case they answered.

I'll probably want to pick your brain when I head out to activate some grids in Nevada this summer/fall.

Cheers,

Eric

KG6MZS

On 4/25/21 9:20 AM, Richard Rohrer wrote:
We are finally back in FL.  I wanted to make my comments the other day, but for some reason I could not get on the internet at the hotel.

The EL59 activation started out slowly.  We were 100 feet from the grid and we were stopped by a slow moving freight train, that then stopped and backed up, then went forward again.  Finally got free of it, but it was a crossed the entrance to  Chalemette Battlefield Park where we were going to park, but the entrance to the Chalmette National Cemetery next to it was open so that's where Kathy pull in.

Started call Rick, N7WE and then Bill, N7RI without any success. Just seeing momentary traces then nothing.  Saw Eric, KG6MZS calling me up the band a bit and jumped up and answered him.  Copy was poor, but we did make a complete contact.  Call the others for a bit with no luck.  Decided to put the 40mtr hamstick on and try that band.  Gave a call on 40 and noticed that the swr was really bad and power out was about 20 watts.  Rick called me right away and he was arm chair copy.  Bob K4VBM was the next to give me a call and was 100% copy for GA.  The Lee, N5SLY popped in with a good signal from TX.  We left the cemetery because Kathy heard the train approaching and did not want to get caught on the wrong side of the tracks so to speak.  Worked Carl, N4LPD in FL who was great copy.  Train turned out just to be a single engine.  Was out of the grid, but then so headed down the road to FL.

I was a little surprised that 40 would be the better band, knowing that the antenna efficiency and low power would preclude good results, but that was the best copy I think for the whole trip.

Thanks for all who contacted during this tripl

73
Dick - KC3EF


Re: KC3EF EL59 Activation

Jerry N9AVY
 

Sometimes 40m is open and no one realizes it.  Had that happen years ago on 160m and worked a guy in Iowa around noonish.

Jerry  n9avy

On Sunday, April 25, 2021, 11:20:05 AM CDT, Richard Rohrer <kc3ef@...> wrote:


We are finally back in FL.  I wanted to make my comments the other day, but for some reason I could not get on the internet at the hotel.  

The EL59 activation started out slowly.  We were 100 feet from the grid and we were stopped by a slow moving freight train, that then stopped and backed up, then went forward again.  Finally got free of it, but it was a crossed the entrance to  Chalemette Battlefield Park where we were going to park, but the entrance to the Chalmette National Cemetery next to it was open so that's where Kathy pull in.  

Started call Rick, N7WE and then Bill, N7RI without any success.  Just seeing momentary traces then nothing.  Saw Eric, KG6MZS calling me up the band a bit and jumped up and answered him.  Copy was poor, but we did make a complete contact.  Call the others for a bit with no luck.  Decided to put the 40mtr hamstick on and try that band.  Gave a call on 40 and noticed that the swr was really bad and power out was about 20 watts.  Rick called me right away and he was arm chair copy.  Bob K4VBM was the next to give me a call and was 100% copy for GA.  The Lee, N5SLY popped in with a good signal from TX.  We left the cemetery because Kathy heard the train approaching and did not want to get caught on the wrong side of the tracks so to speak.  Worked Carl, N4LPD in FL who was great copy.  Train turned out just to be a single engine.  Was out of the grid, but then so headed down the road to FL.  

I was a little surprised that 40 would be the better band, knowing that the antenna efficiency and low power would preclude good results, but that was the best copy I think for the whole trip.  

Thanks for all who contacted during this tripl

73
Dick - KC3EF
--
Dick - KC3EF
070 - 747


KC3EF EL59 Activation

Richard Rohrer
 

We are finally back in FL.  I wanted to make my comments the other day, but for some reason I could not get on the internet at the hotel.  

The EL59 activation started out slowly.  We were 100 feet from the grid and we were stopped by a slow moving freight train, that then stopped and backed up, then went forward again.  Finally got free of it, but it was a crossed the entrance to  Chalemette Battlefield Park where we were going to park, but the entrance to the Chalmette National Cemetery next to it was open so that's where Kathy pull in.  

Started call Rick, N7WE and then Bill, N7RI without any success.  Just seeing momentary traces then nothing.  Saw Eric, KG6MZS calling me up the band a bit and jumped up and answered him.  Copy was poor, but we did make a complete contact.  Call the others for a bit with no luck.  Decided to put the 40mtr hamstick on and try that band.  Gave a call on 40 and noticed that the swr was really bad and power out was about 20 watts.  Rick called me right away and he was arm chair copy.  Bob K4VBM was the next to give me a call and was 100% copy for GA.  The Lee, N5SLY popped in with a good signal from TX.  We left the cemetery because Kathy heard the train approaching and did not want to get caught on the wrong side of the tracks so to speak.  Worked Carl, N4LPD in FL who was great copy.  Train turned out just to be a single engine.  Was out of the grid, but then so headed down the road to FL.  

I was a little surprised that 40 would be the better band, knowing that the antenna efficiency and low power would preclude good results, but that was the best copy I think for the whole trip.  

Thanks for all who contacted during this tripl

73
Dick - KC3EF
--
Dick - KC3EF
070 - 747


Re: KC3EF EL59

Rick - N7WE
 

First and foremost...a huge, huge THANK YOU! to Dick and Kathy for all they do for we Grid Chasers when they travel.  You two are making a lot of us 070ers very happy!

The prop was weird again today.  Looking at PSK Reporter, 20m looked like it was long skip only around noon EDT today.  And I couldn't see Dick at all for most of his time 0n 20.  But I could see you Eric - you were 599!  Did catch a partial decode for Dick just before he QSYed to 40.  But 40 was wide open from the south into central Florida.  Dick from LA, Lee - N5SLY from TX and Bob - K4VBM from GA were all 599.  If I ever figure out this propagation stuff it will be a miracle!  Thanks to our travelers, I now have another state complete  - LA - and 380 grids filled. I'll probably never get prop figured out, nor those remaining 56 grids filled.  But it sure is fun trying!  Thanks again Dick and Kathy!  Can't wait for your next adventure!
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: KC3EF EL59

Eric KG6MZS
 

That's funny Rick - I've got nothing on 40m here in California.

73 Eric KG6MZS

On 4/23/21 9:52 AM, Rick - N7WE wrote:
Dick on 40m now.  Says he will be in EL59 for a few more minutes.  Get him know if you need him!  Really strong into central Florida, but there was nothing when he was on 20.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: KC3EF EL39

Eric KG6MZS
 

Keep watching, Milt.  He comes and goes with the QSB.

I was calling him a couple hundred KHz off his calling frequency because he was calling others.  Dick was kind enough to jump over and answer my call.

KC3EF Rocks!

73

Eric KG6MZS

On 4/23/21 9:46 AM, N6MG - Milt. via groups.io wrote:
Eric...
Location, location, location...
I've got nuttin'...zilch...nada...n'yet...non...just across town from you.
Milt.
N6MG
070-650



-----Original Message-----
From: Eric KG6MZS <contact@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Fri, Apr 23, 2021 9:38 am
Subject: Re: [070Club] KC3EF EL39

Just got Dick on 20m from EL59 - he was an honest 459 with QSB here in
California.

Big thank you KC6EF!

73

Eric, KG6MZS


PS He is calling N7RI and N7WE now.







Re: KC3EF EL59

Bill-N7RI
 

Nothing in WY.

Bill
N7RI
070-1191


On Fri, Apr 23, 2021, 10:52 AM Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:
Dick on 40m now.  Says he will be in EL59 for a few more minutes.  Get him know if you need him!  Really strong into central Florida, but there was nothing when he was on 20.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: KC3EF EL59

Rick - N7WE
 

Dick on 40m now.  Says he will be in EL59 for a few more minutes.  Get him know if you need him!  Really strong into central Florida, but there was nothing when he was on 20.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602

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