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Re: ARRL Monitoring report (ARRL Letter)

Barry VA7GEM
 

On Thu, Jun 17, 2021 at 04:24 PM, Jerry N9AVY wrote:
  • Technician-class operators in Palm Bay and Hollywood, Florida, received Advisory Notices after making more than a dozen FT8 contacts on 40 and 20 meters. Technicians are not permitted to operate on 20 meters and have no data privileges on 40 meters.

 
Guess some people are learning stuff that should have been on the exam .   Once caught a Tech on 40m PSK where he shouldn't have been.
 
Jerry  n9avy #454
Jerry
Would there be any penalty imposed?
cheers
Barry


ARRL Monitoring report (ARRL Letter)

Jerry N9AVY
 

  • Technician-class operators in Palm Bay and Hollywood, Florida, received Advisory Notices after making more than a dozen FT8 contacts on 40 and 20 meters. Technicians are not permitted to operate on 20 meters and have no data privileges on 40 meters.



Guess some people are learning stuff that should have been on the exam .   Once caught a Tech on 40m PSK where he shouldn't have been.

Jerry  n9avy #454


Fw: ARLX007 K9JM to transmit CW and Digital Versions of 2021 W1AW Field Day Bulletin

Jerry N9AVY
 



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Sent: Thursday, June 17, 2021, 11:49:28 AM CDT
Subject: ARLX007 K9JM to transmit CW and Digital Versions of 2021 W1AW Field Day Bulletin

SB SPCL @ ARL $ARLX007
ARLX007 K9JM to transmit CW and Digital Versions of 2021 W1AW Field
Day Bulletin

ZCZC AX07
QST de W1AW 
Special Bulletin 7  ARLX007
From ARRL Headquarters 
Newington CT  June 17, 2021
To all radio amateurs

SB SPCL ARL ARLX007
ARLX007 K9JM to transmit CW and Digital Versions of 2021 W1AW Field
Day Bulletin

West Coast ARRL Qualifying Run station K9JM is again slated to
transmit the CW and Digital versions of the 2021 W1AW Field Day
Bulletin.

CW

On Saturday, June 26, the CW version will be transmitted at 7:30 AM
PDT (1430 UTC).  On Saturday evening, the CW version will be
transmitted at 5:30 PM PDT (Sunday, June 27, at 0030 UTC).

On Sunday, June 27, the CW version of the bulletin will be
transmitted at 7:30 AM PDT (1430 UTC).  The CW frequencies are
3581.5 kHz and 7047.5 kHz.  The CW speed is 18 WPM.

Digital

On Saturday, June 26, the Digital version will be transmitted on
7095 kHz using BPSK31 at 6:30 PM PDT (Sunday, June 27, at 0130 UTC)
and using MFSK16 at 6:40 PM PDT (0140 UTC).

On Sunday, June 27, the Digital version will be transmitted on
3597.5 kHz using BPSK31 at 9:30 AM PDT (Sunday, June 27, at 1630
UTC) and using MSFK16 at 9:40 AM PDT (1640 UTC).

Please visit the ARRL Field Day web page at,
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Welcome 2852

Jim K5SP
 

Please join me in welcoming new member:

2852  Allen  KC3EWJ  06-16-21

Jim K5SP
Executive/Membership Director


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Results - Three Day Weekend TDW 2021

stan W9SMR
 

We had a great turnout for the Three Day Weekend TDW 2021 with 124 logs submitted. Of these, 24 were at the time non-members. Following the Contest, 3 of them have joined us. See below.

There were 32 logs in the High Power 100W Category. In 1st place was Bonus Station,  John, KC3FL with 308 QSOs and an earth-shaking 39,068 total points. John finished in 1st place in medium power in last year’s TDW. TOP DAWG and 2nd place was last year’s 1st place finisher, Steve, VA3TPS with 262 QSOs and 12,786 points. Steve had the highest score after all the Bonus Stations. In 3rd place was Bonus Station Tom, KD6TR with 248 QSOs and 28,632 points from propagation abused PNW Washington state. Tom was last year’s TDW Top Dawg.

These results of the TDW may shake up the Rollo Cup Contest Championship (RC3) rankings. Standby!!

In the Medium Power 50W Category with 55 logs uploaded, 1st place went to Buz, WA5AMM with 102 QSOs and 25,360 points. Buz has made quite an impression since he joined in March. In 2nd place was Terry, KZ4KX with 97 QSOs and 24,698 points. Terry joined us in December. Good job both of you as new members. In 3rd place again this year was Bonus Station Lee, N5SLY with 95 QSOs and 22,315 points.

In the Low Power 25W Category, with 30 logs, 1st place went to stalwart early member #25 Steve, W3HF with 205 QSOs and 20,355 points. Steve finished in 3rd place last year. In 2nd place was David, WA3LXD with 198 QSOs and 18,724 points. His performance in the TDW should pop him over the top to earn LONP! In 3rd place this year was our Executive Director, Jim, K5SP with 167 QSOs and 15,929 points. Jim finished in 1st place last year, swapping positions with Steve. Good to see Jim take a break from his gigantic task of getting our Mailings sent and repairing the website to enjoy the PSK-31 Contest world.

The QRP 5W Category had 7 entries. In 1st place again this year was Steve, VA3FLF with 58 QSOs and 3,178 points. Very respectable results with Flea-Power! In 2nd place was Don, KM4UDX with 37 QSOs and 1,751 points. In 3rd place was Dave, KM6CPF with 31 QSOs and 1,513 points.



Our heartiest appreciation to the Bonus Stations who dedicated many, many hours to ensuring that contestants had a chance for that significant 100 point bonus!




New members joining us following their participation in TDW:

#2846 W4FLL,     Tom, Carson City, NV
#2849 WB8TDG, Rex, Yellow Springs, OH
#2850 N4FA,       Rich, Cape Coral, FL
#2844 AB8YZ      JoAnn, Dallas TX (did not upload log)

Full results will be uploaded to the 070 Club and 070 Club Contest Reflectors. See Groups.io for info on viewing uploaded files: 070 Email Reflector


A very BIG THANK YOU to David, K9DWR for your awesome efforts to again create the upload link and parse the results.

Our next contest is the 40M Firecracker Sprint.

Choose a 6 hour block between 20:00 UTC July 3 to 19:59 UTC July 4.

See full Rules at: RULES - 40m-Firecracker Sprint

 

73,

 Stan

W9SMR - 070  #1611

PODXS 070 - PR Director


Re: 365 Endorsement

Bob Motyl KK6KMU
 

I had a contact with Shawn KI5GX who is trying to get his minimum to be a member.  If you see him give him a yell.

Bob
KK6KMU


Re: 365 Endorsement

Bob Motyl KK6KMU
 

Buz,

Thanks.  Right now Im trying to get on the air everyday if I need it for the 365 or not.  Right now going from 2330 to 0030.  This way it covers two days.  I'm just trying to get in a routine and maybe help others who are working on their 365 endorsement.  There is a chat room you can join, but is only useful if someone else is in the chat.  I know its been some time but welcome to the group.  I have you in my log three times.

Best to you and your family,
Bob
KK6KMU


Re: 365 Endorsement

Buz Johnson
 

Bob,
I'm not totally sure how to use this forum, but I will be glad to help with SC.  Just give me a shout and I can be on 160-10m.  I'm calling CQ on 18.098 right now with no responses but the band seems open.

Buz, WA5AMM 


Re: 365 Endorsement

Bob Motyl KK6KMU
 

All,
I guess the band conditions at that time in the afternoon was pretty bad.  Going to try 2330 UTC thru 0030 UTC for a few days and see how things are.
Made a few contacts on June 14th and one so far on June 15th.

Bob
KK6KMU


Re: ALC Setup for ICOM 718

Bob Motyl KK6KMU
 

Chris,

That is your receive side.  I normally set my FLDIGI waterfall receive gain to about -22 and then adjust you computer soundcard mic level to where you just see red than back off on the level a little.
I always get this messed up so here goes.

Receive level is controlled by your soundcard mic level
Transmit audio level is controlled you your soundcard speaker level.

AGC Automatic Gain Control I set to fast for digital modes AGC Protects your front end I believe.  Receive side


ALC Automictic Level Control attempts to control the audio input to you transmitter.  If ALC levels are too high you stand the chance to put your transmitter amplifier into the non linear region to cause noise ( harmonic noise) being transmitted.

Bob
KK6KMU


Re: ALC Setup for ICOM 718

N9JCA Chris
 

TO All
Now that I have this Problem solved
Is there anyone available to to a signal report on 40M
Just need to know if I'm transmitting OK
I'll be Monitoring freq for the next hour or 2
N9JCA Chris PODXS 797

On 6/13/21 8:07 PM, N9JCA Chris wrote:
OK All
Seems like I had the Waterfall setting to HIGH (-25)
changed it to -10 and it works. Thanks for all the suggestions
I knew it had to be something simple  ( KISS theory )
N9JCA Chris PODXS 797
73
On 6/13/21 6:42 PM, Leland Sly wrote:
The amount of signal distortion and ALC deflection you get is determined by the speaker volume on your computer.  Turn the speaker volume down and watch the ALC deflection get less and less.  I adjust the speaker volume so I get no ALC deflection at all on the meter on the radio.
Once you are at that point your signal will be clean and have no distortion.

73

Lee N5SLY

On Sun, Jun 13, 2021 at 1:25 PM N9JCA Chris <n9jca.chris@outlook.com <mailto:n9jca.chris@outlook.com>> wrote:

    Is anyone running an ICOM 718
    MY signal is very HOT and I can't find the ALC Setup
    I'm only doing 20 W on output but very red between the RailRoad
    I know it was doing this in the TDW Contest that's why I had to shut
    down
    Any Help would be appreciated  Thanks
    N9JCA Chris PODXS 797
    73






Re: ALC Setup for ICOM 718

N9JCA Chris
 

OK All
Seems like I had the Waterfall setting to HIGH (-25)
changed it to -10 and it works. Thanks for all the suggestions
I knew it had to be something simple ( KISS theory )
N9JCA Chris PODXS 797
73

On 6/13/21 6:42 PM, Leland Sly wrote:
The amount of signal distortion and ALC deflection you get is determined by the speaker volume on your computer.  Turn the speaker volume down and watch the ALC deflection get less and less.  I adjust the speaker volume so I get no ALC deflection at all on the meter on the radio.
Once you are at that point your signal will be clean and have no distortion.
73
Lee N5SLY
On Sun, Jun 13, 2021 at 1:25 PM N9JCA Chris <n9jca.chris@outlook.com <mailto:n9jca.chris@outlook.com>> wrote:
Is anyone running an ICOM 718
MY signal is very HOT and I can't find the ALC Setup
I'm only doing 20 W on output but very red between the RailRoad
I know it was doing this in the TDW Contest that's why I had to shut
down
Any Help would be appreciated  Thanks
N9JCA Chris PODXS 797
73


Re: ALC Setup for ICOM 718

KN4ZXG
 

Push the set button on the IC718 to toggle the SWR, PO, ALC meters until you get to ALC.  If you've messed around with your audio levels on your soundcard, you can still tweak it more in the software, for instance, if you're using fldigi, there's tx attenuation in bottom, close to right hand side.  Keep scrolling it down and keep an eye on your ALC on the 718 until it's gone or just about gone.

I have a signalink and I've found I don't fiddle around with the TX/RX levels on it as often as messing with the TX levels in the software.


Re: ALC Setup for ICOM 718

 

Lot's of our guys know a lot more.
But, the obvious:
Processor/Compressor on?
Mic gain? 
What else?
Regardless of the radio, it's pretty much the same for all x-mitters.
At 20 watts, that shouldn't be a factor...but nothing is absolute.
Milt.
N6MG
070-650



-----Original Message-----
From: N9JCA Chris <n9jca.chris@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Sun, Jun 13, 2021 11:24 am
Subject: [070Club] ALC Setup for ICOM 718

Is anyone running an ICOM 718
MY signal is very HOT and I can't find the ALC Setup
I'm only doing 20 W on output but very red between the RailRoad
I know it was doing this in the TDW Contest that's why I had to shut down
Any Help would be appreciated  Thanks
N9JCA Chris PODXS 797
73






Re: ALC Setup for ICOM 718

 

You need to drop the mic gain til you show Zero ALC.  Your mic gain is buried in a menu setting but if you're using Fldigi you can adjust the drive from the screen.  Down at the lower right of the screen there is a number between two sets of arrows, defaults at -3.0.  That is a TX attenuator.  Making that number more negative has the same affect as dropping the mic gain.  Using that method is handy because when you go from SSB to PSK Fldigi will adjust your drive.  Since HRD came from a copy of Fldigi it might have a similar feature like that.  When you hit Zero ALC your power out will drop abt 5 to 10%.

John
KC3FL


Re: ALC Setup for ICOM 718

Bob Motyl KK6KMU
 

Also be aware that you audio in level setting may/will be different on different bands.  I watch my power out meter to make sure I'm actually getting out.  Also if you have a separate device between your rig and computer you may have an adjustment to control you audio in level.  This way you can leave your computer audio level at a set level.

Bob
KK6KMU


Re: ALC Setup for ICOM 718

Mike / KC7MAW
 

I have an ICOM 718, not that it really matters all that much in this case.   I think you just need to turn down your Audio Drive.  If you are not running a separate sound card device like a Signalink, then things are narrowed down to just one windows audio level setting for your internal soundcard. 

Just for fun, I bet if you increased your power out on the ICOM 718,  your ALC levels will also go down, but then you're transmitting at greater power.......

It's like a See Saw effect.  


Re: ALC Setup for ICOM 718

Leland Sly
 

The amount of signal distortion and ALC deflection you get is determined by the speaker volume on your computer.  Turn the speaker volume down and watch the ALC deflection get less and less.  I adjust the speaker volume so I get no ALC deflection at all on the meter on the radio.  Once you are at that point your signal will be clean and have no distortion.

73

Lee N5SLY

On Sun, Jun 13, 2021 at 1:25 PM N9JCA Chris <n9jca.chris@...> wrote:
Is anyone running an ICOM 718
MY signal is very HOT and I can't find the ALC Setup
I'm only doing 20 W on output but very red between the RailRoad
I know it was doing this in the TDW Contest that's why I had to shut down
Any Help would be appreciated  Thanks
N9JCA Chris PODXS 797
73






ALC Setup for ICOM 718

N9JCA Chris
 

Is anyone running an ICOM 718
MY signal is very HOT and I can't find the ALC Setup
I'm only doing 20 W on output but very red between the RailRoad
I know it was doing this in the TDW Contest that's why I had to shut down
Any Help would be appreciated Thanks
N9JCA Chris PODXS 797
73


Re: KG5OIB POTA

Bill Williams
 

John,
Would love to give you ... and me multiple band POTA contacts today but I see no PSK on 18.098 or anywhere else on the 17M band.

73,
Bill
AG4QX
#398

On Sun, Jun 13, 2021 at 11:18 AM John Hendry KG5OIB <archer@...> wrote:
Working 17 meters now   18.098. 

73
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