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Re: Hmmm ?

Jerry N9AVY
 

Lee:

A few years ago I was involved with the W9CA contest group. They mostly did Field Day and lots of CW (2 pts per contact as opposed to only one for SSB).   We had some great CW ops who could buzz along at 35-40 wpm - that pretty fast.  The group had a received station feeding QSOs heard on all bands (160-10m) and every CQ that was sent by other was fed to the FD site.  One op was very comfortable at 40 wpm and was taking spots almost faster than they came in.   

If you check past scores for 3A  (W9CA)you'll find that W9CA was #1 for about 3 years running.   I wouldn't say that CW is slow...

Just my 2 cents worth ...


Jerry  n9avy

On Sunday, September 26, 2021, 08:18:23 PM CDT, Leland Sly <lee.n5sly@...> wrote:


There are many things to do on HF radio.  Contesting and other groups like Parks On The Air, POTA, are very popular.  The goal is to make as many contacts as possible in the time allotted.  In the case of POTA there is no time limit.  As far as I know 3rd party logging groups....LOTW, eQSLcc, QRZ, etc. only require 6 things to be documented in your log...your call sign, the call sign of the station you contacted, date, time, band, mode.  The only time the signal report may be important is during a contest.  

Society today is mostly interested in getting things done quickly...so people gravitate to things that work fast.  In HF radio SSB contacts can be the fastest...closely followed by the digital modes of FT8 and FT4.  Both of those modes are fast and amazingly accurate.  CW on the other hand is rather slow and requires a lot of skill that many people don't have and don't want to invest the time and effort to learn.  Other digital modes are not as fast and not nearly as accurate as FT8 and FT4 therefore folks use them rarely.  

I personally like digital modes and work as many as I can.  I really enjoy the POTA program and participate every day either as a Hunter or sometimes an Activator.  As a Hunter I'll look for other stations operating in a park and use whatever mode they are using....except CW...this old man never got good enough to use CW.  As an Activator I'll use SSB because I can start calling CQ and be insured of a pileup that lasts 45 minutes to over an hour.  In that time I can make 50 or more contacts.  I'll then switch to FT8 and make another 40 or so contacts in the next hour.

Last month I did use PSK while Activating a park and it took 90 minutes to make 20 contacts.  I had a lot of fun doing that...but it was slow compared to SSB and FT8.  

I really enjoy the PODXS 070 contests because most of them only last for a short time...many 6 hours.  That's perfect for me.  I'll do PSK for 6 hours and really enjoy it.

But if my goal is to make as many contacts as I possibly can as fast as possible I'll use SSB or FT8 or FT4.

Enjoy what you like to do in this hobby.  Having fun is the most important part.

73

Lee N5SLY

On Sun, Sep 26, 2021 at 7:42 PM Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:
Back to FT modes ???

On Sunday, September 26, 2021, 05:28:56 PM CDT, John - KC3FL via groups.io <kc3fl=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:


Good observation about ops filling the waterfall during a contest.  The waterfall fills up during our sprints, but it's mostly our group that fills it.  Where do they go after the sprint?

John
KC3FL


Re: Hmmm ?

Leland Sly
 

There are many things to do on HF radio.  Contesting and other groups like Parks On The Air, POTA, are very popular.  The goal is to make as many contacts as possible in the time allotted.  In the case of POTA there is no time limit.  As far as I know 3rd party logging groups....LOTW, eQSLcc, QRZ, etc. only require 6 things to be documented in your log...your call sign, the call sign of the station you contacted, date, time, band, mode.  The only time the signal report may be important is during a contest.  

Society today is mostly interested in getting things done quickly...so people gravitate to things that work fast.  In HF radio SSB contacts can be the fastest...closely followed by the digital modes of FT8 and FT4.  Both of those modes are fast and amazingly accurate.  CW on the other hand is rather slow and requires a lot of skill that many people don't have and don't want to invest the time and effort to learn.  Other digital modes are not as fast and not nearly as accurate as FT8 and FT4 therefore folks use them rarely.  

I personally like digital modes and work as many as I can.  I really enjoy the POTA program and participate every day either as a Hunter or sometimes an Activator.  As a Hunter I'll look for other stations operating in a park and use whatever mode they are using....except CW...this old man never got good enough to use CW.  As an Activator I'll use SSB because I can start calling CQ and be insured of a pileup that lasts 45 minutes to over an hour.  In that time I can make 50 or more contacts.  I'll then switch to FT8 and make another 40 or so contacts in the next hour.

Last month I did use PSK while Activating a park and it took 90 minutes to make 20 contacts.  I had a lot of fun doing that...but it was slow compared to SSB and FT8.  

I really enjoy the PODXS 070 contests because most of them only last for a short time...many 6 hours.  That's perfect for me.  I'll do PSK for 6 hours and really enjoy it.

But if my goal is to make as many contacts as I possibly can as fast as possible I'll use SSB or FT8 or FT4.

Enjoy what you like to do in this hobby.  Having fun is the most important part.

73

Lee N5SLY

On Sun, Sep 26, 2021 at 7:42 PM Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:
Back to FT modes ???

On Sunday, September 26, 2021, 05:28:56 PM CDT, John - KC3FL via groups.io <kc3fl=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:


Good observation about ops filling the waterfall during a contest.  The waterfall fills up during our sprints, but it's mostly our group that fills it.  Where do they go after the sprint?

John
KC3FL


Re: Hmmm ?

Jerry N9AVY
 

Back to FT modes ???

On Sunday, September 26, 2021, 05:28:56 PM CDT, John - KC3FL via groups.io <kc3fl@...> wrote:


Good observation about ops filling the waterfall during a contest.  The waterfall fills up during our sprints, but it's mostly our group that fills it.  Where do they go after the sprint?

John
KC3FL


Re: Hmmm ?

 

Good observation about ops filling the waterfall during a contest.  The waterfall fills up during our sprints, but it's mostly our group that fills it.  Where do they go after the sprint?

John
KC3FL


Re: Hmmm ?

Dennis Kimrey
 

After the contest is over, you will not see then again for another year.  Always surprises me that during a contest, there are tons of operators.  After the contest, you will hardly hear any RTTY again until the next contest.

Dennis
W0HL

On Sunday, September 26, 2021, 02:35:37 PM CDT, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:


Been working the RTTY Contest this weekend and am surprised that 15/20m are open to Europe, Central/South America and Northern Africa.  Worked just about every DXCC in Europe. 

So, why are the PSK bands so dead ??? I'm stumped on this one.  On RTTY I saw many call signs I've worked on PSK31 since 2006. Did they all go to RTTY and other modes.   Makes me wonder ???

Just an observation from my little corner of the world...

Jerry  N9AVY


RTTY TEST

Jerry N9AVY
 




Well, I was just humming right along in contest when just a few minute ago my optical mouse died. So reached for my spare, but it only worked a minute and died too !   (INSERT LOTS OF EXPLETIVES HERE !!!)

Tried rebooting machine and that didn't work either. Bummer.  Missed 2 multipliers (Trinidad & Panama) and who knows what else ?  On the good side about 4 or 5 log pages got filled up. I'm stuck until I can get a new mouse tomorrow.  

Did here a few notable contesters ... N7US, N9OK, WA8BZK, K9CT, NV9L and others, but I was busy chasing DX.

Jerry  N9avy


Hmmm ?

Jerry N9AVY
 

Been working the RTTY Contest this weekend and am surprised that 15/20m are open to Europe, Central/South America and Northern Africa.  Worked just about every DXCC in Europe. 

So, why are the PSK bands so dead ??? I'm stumped on this one.  On RTTY I saw many call signs I've worked on PSK31 since 2006. Did they all go to RTTY and other modes.   Makes me wonder ???

Just an observation from my little corner of the world...

Jerry  N9AVY


Re: Welcome 2870 Corrected

WP4DT-JOSE OSUBA
 

Bienvenido Manuel ... welcome Manuel 73
De NP3T


From: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io> on behalf of MIKE W1SRR <W1SRRadio@...>
Sent: Thursday, September 23, 2021 11:26:55 AM
To: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070club.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [070Club] Welcome 2870 Corrected
 
Benvenidos Manual y gracias por el QSO ayer 

de W1SRR 
#2869


Re: Welcome 2870 Corrected

MIKE W1SRR
 

Benvenidos Manual y gracias por el QSO ayer 

de W1SRR 
#2869


Re: Welcome 2870 Corrected

Jim K5SP
 


On 9/23/2021 9:08 AM, Jim Innis wrote:

Please join me in welcoming new member:

2870 Manuel WP4J 09-16-2022

Jim K5SP
Executive Director


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Re: Welcome 2870

Jerry N9AVY
 

Jim:

He's already #2869 !   According to your last post.

Jerry

On Thursday, September 23, 2021, 09:09:00 AM CDT, Jim K5SP <jinnis@...> wrote:


Please join me in welcoming new member:

2870 Manuel W1SRR 09-16-2022

Jim K5SP
Executive Director


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Welcome 2870

Jim K5SP
 

Please join me in welcoming new member:

2870 Manuel W1SRR 09-16-2022

Jim K5SP
Executive Director


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Re: KC3EF October Road Trip Update

Jerry N9AVY
 

Dick:

Have a great trip !     Out of all those I only need DM15 ... that's good for me.

Happy motoring ! Maybe you'll get a free sample Tesla !  Emoji

Jerry  n9avy

On Monday, September 20, 2021, 10:27:52 AM CDT, Richard Rohrer <kc3ef@...> wrote:


Our October plans have changed a little.  My only consulting customer has asked Kathy and I to visit the Tesla plant in Fremont, CA with him after we leave Las Vegas.  We will be traveling thru DM14, DM15, DM05, DM06, CM96, CM97, CM87, CM86, CM95, CM95, DM04, DM03, DM13, DM12, and DM22.  So if anyone needs any of these grids please let me know.  Kathy has not finished her detailed sheet as of yet.  And Rick we are still not going to DL88, hi hi.
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070 - 747


Re: KC3EF October Road Trip Update

Rick - N7WE
 

Dick-
Add me to your DM15 list.  That's the only one of the "expanded itinerary" that I need.  And please tell Kathy I will never ask again you guys to venture down the road to DL88 (....but you are missing a real adventure!)  Hi hi!  Travel safe, enjoy the trip, and hopefully we will have a bunch of Qs as you guys travel.  
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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


KC3EF October Road Trip Update

Richard Rohrer
 

Our October plans have changed a little.  My only consulting customer has asked Kathy and I to visit the Tesla plant in Fremont, CA with him after we leave Las Vegas.  We will be traveling thru DM14, DM15, DM05, DM06, CM96, CM97, CM87, CM86, CM95, CM95, DM04, DM03, DM13, DM12, and DM22.  So if anyone needs any of these grids please let me know.  Kathy has not finished her detailed sheet as of yet.  And Rick we are still not going to DL88, hi hi.
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Dick - KC3EF
070 - 747


Re: Welcome 2869

Leland Sly
 

Welcome Mike...I have you in my log a bunch of times...several using PSK31 while at POTA parks.  We'll have to do it again real soon so you can get credit for LONP.

BTW I'll be activating K-0548 tomorrow for POTA.  

73

Lee N5SLY 
070 #2241 LONP #361

On Fri, Sep 17, 2021 at 8:22 PM Dennis Kimrey <dlk1953@...> wrote:


On Friday, September 17, 2021, 07:55:47 PM CDT, Dennis Kimrey <dlk1953@...> wrote:


Welcome Mike

Dennis
W0HL
#2868

On Friday, September 17, 2021, 02:02:35 PM CDT, Jim K5SP <jinnis@...> wrote:


Please join me in welcoming new member:

2869 Dennis W1SRR 09-16-2021

Jim K5SP
Executive Director


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Re: Welcome 2869

Dennis Kimrey
 



On Friday, September 17, 2021, 07:55:47 PM CDT, Dennis Kimrey <dlk1953@...> wrote:


Welcome Mike

Dennis
W0HL
#2868

On Friday, September 17, 2021, 02:02:35 PM CDT, Jim K5SP <jinnis@...> wrote:


Please join me in welcoming new member:

2869 Dennis W1SRR 09-16-2021

Jim K5SP
Executive Director


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Correction

Jim K5SP
 

W1SRR is Mike, not Dennis. Error on my part.


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Re: Welcome 2869

Dennis Kimrey
 

Welcome Dennis

Dennis
W0HL
#2868

On Friday, September 17, 2021, 02:02:35 PM CDT, Jim K5SP <jinnis@...> wrote:


Please join me in welcoming new member:

2869 Dennis W1SRR 09-16-2021

Jim K5SP
Executive Director


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New Member Packets

Jim K5SP
 

Mailed a dozen new member packets today.  If you joined on 7/1/21 or later, expect your envelope in a few days.

If you joined after 7/1 and you have not received your packet within a couple weeks (snail mail) let me know.

73

Jim


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