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Re: Antenna TESTING AND UPCOMING tdw

Jerry N9AVY
 

Rick:

Actually it's been more like 20 years of no-code.  Took my Extra in 2000 and the code had been dropped ... not sure what month it was.    There are still people out there trying to learn or upgrade their CW skills. Code not necessarily as popular as it once was, but still has a following. Groups like CWOPS and others promote CW ad I believe that's a good thing . Operated a lot of CW over the years and have found that many CW operators are better behaved than folks on SSB.

Jerry  n9avy

On Thursday, May 13, 2021, 03:58:16 PM CDT, Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:


14 years after full "no-code" licensing and with all the online code practice (including ARRL's contribution) and things like CW Academy, I have to wonder how many people are regularly using W1AW code broadcasts.  It sure does screw up 80m PSK in the evenings here - Monday thru Friday.  

Milt, they don't broadcast on Sat or Sun, so that would be the best evenings to test 80m to the east.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Antenna TESTING AND UPCOMING tdw

Rick - N7WE
 

14 years after full "no-code" licensing and with all the online code practice (including ARRL's contribution) and things like CW Academy, I have to wonder how many people are regularly using W1AW code broadcasts.  It sure does screw up 80m PSK in the evenings here - Monday thru Friday.  

Milt, they don't broadcast on Sat or Sun, so that would be the best evenings to test 80m to the east.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: What antenna's do you use/prefer?

Paula K7PAX #1739
 

Jim, please reply to me privately at k7pax@... because I would like to talk more about your QSO King end-fed wire. Thanks! I also have one but want to discuss wire length.

Paula

On May 13, 2021, at 11:13 AM, Jim K5SP <jinnis@...> wrote:



Have only one antenna at this time, it is an end fed wire, the QSO-KING.   I put it up to try and get the 160 mode working. It is a great wire antenna for 80-10 meters.

I also have a Gap Titan DX that is on the ground.  I have reworked it but am awaiting grandson to come help putting it back up.  At 77 with a bad back from falling on a hatch coaming while on a DD, I cannot do much by myself.  And all the local hams are stuck-up and don't help us old farts out.  I put that Titan up in 1999, and it served me well for 20 years. Went with vertical that had no radials because the xyl would not allow a tower (and a SK a couple blocks away once told me that I lived in a tower restricted area).

Jim K5SP

On 5/13/2021 12:40 PM, N6MG - Milt. via groups.io wrote:
This is a subject that comes up fairly often.
Why?, Because we all use the information in our own antenna choice's and the evolution of our current "go-to" antenna.
Is it wire? Aluminum? A combination, dependent on the band or time of the day? 
Do you use a different antenna, by mode?
When you put up your antenna, what factors influenced your choice? 
Pictures?
Never too many antenna's!
Milt.
N6MG
070-650
LONP #76

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

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Paula K7PAX #1739


Re: Antenna TESTING AND UPCOMING tdw

 

Suggestions pls?
Milt.


-----Original Message-----
From: Jim K5SP <jinnis@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Thu, May 13, 2021 11:06 am
Subject: Re: [070Club] Antenna TESTING AND UPCOMING tdw

Yeah, it will blow us away.  W1AW is always there with code practice and very strong here in north Texas.
Jim K5SP
On 5/13/2021 12:52 PM, N6MG - Milt. via groups.io wrote:
Thanks for the info Rick.
It may be more of an issue for those in the East.
We may just have to move up above 3.582 or to wherever it's clean.
Milt.


-----Original Message-----
From: Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Thu, May 13, 2021 10:47 am
Subject: Re: [070Club] Antenna TESTING AND UPCOMING tdw

Milt-
I think that is the freq and time for W1AW Slow Code Practice tonight.  With their Alpha 87A amp, they pretty much take over the middle of the 3.580 to 3.582 slot here on the east coast.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602

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


Re: What antenna's do you use/prefer?

Jim K5SP
 

Have only one antenna at this time, it is an end fed wire, the QSO-KING.   I put it up to try and get the 160 mode working. It is a great wire antenna for 80-10 meters.

I also have a Gap Titan DX that is on the ground.  I have reworked it but am awaiting grandson to come help putting it back up.  At 77 with a bad back from falling on a hatch coaming while on a DD, I cannot do much by myself.  And all the local hams are stuck-up and don't help us old farts out.  I put that Titan up in 1999, and it served me well for 20 years. Went with vertical that had no radials because the xyl would not allow a tower (and a SK a couple blocks away once told me that I lived in a tower restricted area).

Jim K5SP

On 5/13/2021 12:40 PM, N6MG - Milt. via groups.io wrote:
This is a subject that comes up fairly often.
Why?, Because we all use the information in our own antenna choice's and the evolution of our current "go-to" antenna.
Is it wire? Aluminum? A combination, dependent on the band or time of the day? 
Do you use a different antenna, by mode?
When you put up your antenna, what factors influenced your choice? 
Pictures?
Never too many antenna's!
Milt.
N6MG
070-650
LONP #76

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


Re: Antenna TESTING AND UPCOMING tdw

Jim K5SP
 

Yeah, it will blow us away.  W1AW is always there with code practice and very strong here in north Texas.

Jim K5SP

On 5/13/2021 12:52 PM, N6MG - Milt. via groups.io wrote:
Thanks for the info Rick.
It may be more of an issue for those in the East.
We may just have to move up above 3.582 or to wherever it's clean.
Milt.


-----Original Message-----
From: Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Thu, May 13, 2021 10:47 am
Subject: Re: [070Club] Antenna TESTING AND UPCOMING tdw

Milt-
I think that is the freq and time for W1AW Slow Code Practice tonight.  With their Alpha 87A amp, they pretty much take over the middle of the 3.580 to 3.582 slot here on the east coast.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602

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


Re: Antenna TESTING AND UPCOMING tdw

 

Thanks for the info Rick.
It may be more of an issue for those in the East.
We may just have to move up above 3.582 or to wherever it's clean.
Milt.


-----Original Message-----
From: Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Thu, May 13, 2021 10:47 am
Subject: Re: [070Club] Antenna TESTING AND UPCOMING tdw

Milt-
I think that is the freq and time for W1AW Slow Code Practice tonight.  With their Alpha 87A amp, they pretty much take over the middle of the 3.580 to 3.582 slot here on the east coast.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Antenna TESTING AND UPCOMING tdw

Rick - N7WE
 

Milt-
I think that is the freq and time for W1AW Slow Code Practice tonight.  With their Alpha 87A amp, they pretty much take over the middle of the 3.580 to 3.582 slot here on the east coast.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


What antenna's do you use/prefer?

 

This is a subject that comes up fairly often.
Why?, Because we all use the information in our own antenna choice's and the evolution of our current "go-to" antenna.
Is it wire? Aluminum? A combination, dependent on the band or time of the day? 
Do you use a different antenna, by mode?
When you put up your antenna, what factors influenced your choice? 
Pictures?
Never too many antenna's!
Milt.
N6MG
070-650
LONP #76


Re: Antenna TESTING AND UPCOMING tdw

 

0200 Zulu tonight. 
10 pm Eastern
9 pm Central
8 pm Mountain
7 pm Pacific
3.581.5 MHz.

Milt.
N6MG
070-650 


-----Original Message-----
From: Jim K5SP <jinnis@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Thu, May 13, 2021 7:18 am
Subject: Re: [070Club] Antenna TESTING AND UPCOMING tdw

tell me time and place and I will be there
73
Jim K5SP
On 5/12/2021 11:31 PM, N6MG - Milt. via groups.io wrote:
I've replaced some feedlines, and I'm doing some testing, looking for weak components.
In particular I'm testing the lower frequencies, 40 and 80 meters.
If anyone wants to do likewise, maybe we can do some skeds?
I'm available most evenings from greyline on.
Milt.
N6MG
070-650
LONP #76 

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


TESTING AND UPCOMING TDW

 

Hi Don...
Sure, let's give it a real try.
Testing at marginal times is what I'm looking to do.
So, let's try 3.580 +1500...(3.581.5 MHz) at 10pm ur time.
Yes, will text 1st.
Anyone else care to join us? 
Milt. -- Text: 909-910-8034
N6MG
070-650


-----Original Message-----
From: Don - KM4UDX <dontay155@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Thu, May 13, 2021 6:54 am
Subject: Re: [070Club] Antenna TESTING AND UPCOMING TDW

Milt, I can do tonight at 10:00pm ET if that works.
Text me at 571-225-6180 if you want to try it out.
--
Don, km4udx, uBITX, and other obscure acronyms go here...


Re: Antenna TESTING AND UPCOMING tdw

Jim K5SP
 

tell me time and place and I will be there

73

Jim K5SP

On 5/12/2021 11:31 PM, N6MG - Milt. via groups.io wrote:
I've replaced some feedlines, and I'm doing some testing, looking for weak components.
In particular I'm testing the lower frequencies, 40 and 80 meters.
If anyone wants to do likewise, maybe we can do some skeds?
I'm available most evenings from greyline on.
Milt.
N6MG
070-650
LONP #76 

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


Re: Antenna TESTING AND UPCOMING tdw

Don - KM4UDX
 

Milt, I can do tonight at 10:00pm ET if that works.
Text me at 571-225-6180 if you want to try it out.
--
Don, km4udx, uBITX, and other obscure acronyms go here...


Antenna TESTING AND UPCOMING tdw

 

I've replaced some feedlines, and I'm doing some testing, looking for weak components.
In particular I'm testing the lower frequencies, 40 and 80 meters.
If anyone wants to do likewise, maybe we can do some skeds?
I'm available most evenings from greyline on.
Milt.
N6MG
070-650
LONP #76 


Re: TDW Bonus Stations

gillette789@...
 

Howdy Jim,

I am available for at least 6 hours each day on all bands.

David  KE5PYF # 1081


Re: TDW Bonus Stations

 

Jim,

Like Lee said, did it last year and it was a blast.  Will work all three days and can do 160 to 6.  I'll give it another shot.

John
KC3FL


Re: TDW Bonus Stations

DAVE KB3RAN 1692/381
 

Although  I have a commitment during the day on Saturday, I'll be on the air during this event and can be a bonus station in Area 3 if you have no one else.  I will be on later Sat afternoon and evening.
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Dave H KB3RAN 1692/381


Re: TDW Bonus Stations

Jim K5SP
 

Got you already Milt.  

Jim

On May 11, 2021 4:18 PM, "N6MG - Milt. via groups.io" <n6mg@...> wrote:


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


Re: TDW Bonus Stations

 

Jim, 
I'd like to throw my name in the hat, volunteering myself & my station to be a Bonus Station for the 2021 T.D.W.
I'll be BPSK 31 QRO, (35 watts, +/-), for the entire 72 hours, on all bands.
I've re-co-ax'd my antenna's, faced the shiny side of all aluminum elements to the North, East and South & West. 
I think it's important for a Bonus Station to be on all bands with as much "butt in chair" as he/she can possibly do.
I've been a Bonus Station before, and if chosen this year, I'll give it a 110% effort, again, on all bands.
I just received a shipment of Café du Monde coffee & chickory from Amazon and I'm ready!
Milt.
N6MG
070-650
LONP #76


-----Original Message-----
From: Jim K5SP <jinnis@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Tue, May 11, 2021 12:58 pm
Subject: [070Club] TDW Bonus Stations

The TDW contest is next month, and it is time for us to put out a call for volunteers to be Bonus Stations this year.
The Top Dawg of last years contest, KD6TR, is scheduled to be a bonus station.  We would like to have at least one volunteer from each call area for this one. 
Being a bonus station does not preclude you from being in the contest, the bonus stations are competing against each other, and you will find you are very popular among other stations attempting to score the bonus points.
All we ask is that you plan on operating for several hours every day of the contest, and make our members happy.
If you would like to be considered for a bonus station position, just provide your information (times, bands, etc., that you plan to operate) to K5SP as soon as possible.  We would like to have our Bonus stations identified on the web page as soon as we can.
73
Jim K5SP

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


Re: TDW Bonus Stations

 

Jim, 
I'd like to throw my name in the hat, volunteering myself & my station to be a Bonus Station for the 2021 T.D.W.
I'll be BPSK 31 QRO, (35 watts, +/-), for the entire 72 hours, on all bands.
I've re-co-ax'd my antenna's, faced the shiny side of all aluminum elements to the North, East and South & West. 
I think it's important for a Bonus Station to be on all bands with as much "butt in chair" as he/she can possibly do.
I've been a Bonus Station before, and if chosen this year, I'll give it a 110% effort, again, on all bands.
I just received a shipment of Café du Monde coffee & chickory from Amazon and I'm ready!
Milt.
N6MG
070-650
LONP #76


-----Original Message-----
From: Jim K5SP <jinnis@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Tue, May 11, 2021 12:58 pm
Subject: [070Club] TDW Bonus Stations

The TDW contest is next month, and it is time for us to put out a call for volunteers to be Bonus Stations this year.
The Top Dawg of last years contest, KD6TR, is scheduled to be a bonus station.  We would like to have at least one volunteer from each call area for this one. 
Being a bonus station does not preclude you from being in the contest, the bonus stations are competing against each other, and you will find you are very popular among other stations attempting to score the bonus points.
All we ask is that you plan on operating for several hours every day of the contest, and make our members happy.
If you would like to be considered for a bonus station position, just provide your information (times, bands, etc., that you plan to operate) to K5SP as soon as possible.  We would like to have our Bonus stations identified on the web page as soon as we can.
73
Jim K5SP

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

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