Date   

Re: Special Event station advise

 

Hi Bill...
An excellent question.
I'll weigh in and say between: 
(Your local time)...
3:00pm and 6:00pm-7:00pm for 20 meters
6:00pm and 8:00pm-9:00 pm for 40 meters.
I think those 2 will be your money bands.
You can check the higher bands during the day, and even 80m later at night.
Of great value to you is your posting your immediate operating schedule to this email
reflector.
I look forward to working you!
73,
Milt.
N6MG
070-650
LONP #76

-----Original Message-----
From: Bill-N7RI <N7RI.WY@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Tue, Oct 5, 2021 4:52 pm
Subject: [070Club] Special Event station advise

Good evening
I am looking for some Special Event station advise.  The W7Y Come and Get Wyoming event starts on the 7th and goes through the 18th.  While PSK is my first priority, I also want to get as many QSOs as possible for the event so I will be working multiple modes during the event.
My question is, when is the optimal hours to work PSK?  The event covers 2 weekends so my thinking is 2 hours each Saturday & Sunday which gives me 8 hours just for PSK.  With the brain trust of this group, which hours will give me the maximum results?

With that said, I doubt there will be many other guys running PSK so I can go rouge off the schedule and throw out some random CQ's from time to time and since my work load looks light during the event if someone wants the W7Y QSO or just needs WY I am more than happy to schedule something at other times.

Come on everyone, help me make this a great PSK event.  Any and all ideas are welcome.

73
Bill  N7RI
070-1191


Special Event station advise

Bill-N7RI
 

Good evening
I am looking for some Special Event station advise.  The W7Y Come and Get Wyoming event starts on the 7th and goes through the 18th.  While PSK is my first priority, I also want to get as many QSOs as possible for the event so I will be working multiple modes during the event.
My question is, when is the optimal hours to work PSK?  The event covers 2 weekends so my thinking is 2 hours each Saturday & Sunday which gives me 8 hours just for PSK.  With the brain trust of this group, which hours will give me the maximum results?

With that said, I doubt there will be many other guys running PSK so I can go rouge off the schedule and throw out some random CQ's from time to time and since my work load looks light during the event if someone wants the W7Y QSO or just needs WY I am more than happy to schedule something at other times.

Come on everyone, help me make this a great PSK event.  Any and all ideas are welcome.

73
Bill  N7RI
070-1191


Re: Various KL7 & KH6 stations

Jerry N9AVY
 

RRR

On Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 12:43:17 PM CDT, Jim K5SP <jinnis@...> wrote:


I would prefer you would not post to the entire membership that issues you encounter in doing your job are caused by the checker and/or software issues.  Your detrimental comments do nothing to solve the issue, and only creates further apprehension among the members about our capabilities.   As a director, you should always be positive about the club and it's membership.

Jim K5SP

On 10/5/2021 10:24 AM, Jerry N9AVY wrote:
Milt :

When KL7RF IDs with /8 is a dead giveaway he's not in Alaska.  

I usually use with FCC Database or QRZ to determine where these station are located.  Sometimes even use my own log.

I used the checker/software excuse to cover up the real reasons ... carelessness in log entries . Call it what you will. 

jerry  n9avy

On Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 10:09:20 AM CDT, N6MG - Milt. via groups.io <n6mg@...> wrote:


Jerry, it's an issue that we all have to be aware of.
It's not the fault of the software or log checker. How's the log checker supposed to know that Bill moved from AK to OH?
As Director of Awards & Endorsements, what criteria do you use to determine the QTH of a KL7 or KH6 callsign?
Milt.
N6MG


-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: main@070club.groups.io <main@070club.groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Oct 5, 2021 6:54 am
Subject: [070Club] Various KL7 & KH6 stations

Some of these stations are now in continental U.S.  such as KL7RF/8.   If anyone has submitted one of these for endorsements it will not count. It's either the fault of the checker or a software issue.  

Just wanted everyone to be aware of these endorsement problems. 

Jerry  N9AVY
Director of Awards & Endorsements 

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


Re: Various KL7 & KH6 stations

Jim K5SP
 

I would prefer you would not post to the entire membership that issues you encounter in doing your job are caused by the checker and/or software issues.  Your detrimental comments do nothing to solve the issue, and only creates further apprehension among the members about our capabilities.   As a director, you should always be positive about the club and it's membership.

Jim K5SP

On 10/5/2021 10:24 AM, Jerry N9AVY wrote:
Milt :

When KL7RF IDs with /8 is a dead giveaway he's not in Alaska.  

I usually use with FCC Database or QRZ to determine where these station are located.  Sometimes even use my own log.

I used the checker/software excuse to cover up the real reasons ... carelessness in log entries . Call it what you will. 

jerry  n9avy

On Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 10:09:20 AM CDT, N6MG - Milt. via groups.io <n6mg@...> wrote:


Jerry, it's an issue that we all have to be aware of.
It's not the fault of the software or log checker. How's the log checker supposed to know that Bill moved from AK to OH?
As Director of Awards & Endorsements, what criteria do you use to determine the QTH of a KL7 or KH6 callsign?
Milt.
N6MG


-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: main@070club.groups.io <main@070club.groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Oct 5, 2021 6:54 am
Subject: [070Club] Various KL7 & KH6 stations

Some of these stations are now in continental U.S.  such as KL7RF/8.   If anyone has submitted one of these for endorsements it will not count. It's either the fault of the checker or a software issue.  

Just wanted everyone to be aware of these endorsement problems. 

Jerry  N9AVY
Director of Awards & Endorsements 

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


Re: Various KL7 & KH6 stations

Jerry N9AVY
 

Milt :

When KL7RF IDs with /8 is a dead giveaway he's not in Alaska.  

I usually use with FCC Database or QRZ to determine where these station are located.  Sometimes even use my own log.

I used the checker/software excuse to cover up the real reasons ... carelessness in log entries . Call it what you will. 

jerry  n9avy

On Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 10:09:20 AM CDT, N6MG - Milt. via groups.io <n6mg@...> wrote:


Jerry, it's an issue that we all have to be aware of.
It's not the fault of the software or log checker. How's the log checker supposed to know that Bill moved from AK to OH?
As Director of Awards & Endorsements, what criteria do you use to determine the QTH of a KL7 or KH6 callsign?
Milt.
N6MG


-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: main@070club.groups.io <main@070club.groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Oct 5, 2021 6:54 am
Subject: [070Club] Various KL7 & KH6 stations

Some of these stations are now in continental U.S.  such as KL7RF/8.   If anyone has submitted one of these for endorsements it will not count. It's either the fault of the checker or a software issue.  

Just wanted everyone to be aware of these endorsement problems. 

Jerry  N9AVY
Director of Awards & Endorsements 


Re: Various KL7 & KH6 stations

 

Jerry, it's an issue that we all have to be aware of.
It's not the fault of the software or log checker. How's the log checker supposed to know that Bill moved from AK to OH?
As Director of Awards & Endorsements, what criteria do you use to determine the QTH of a KL7 or KH6 callsign?
Milt.
N6MG


-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: main@070club.groups.io <main@070club.groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Oct 5, 2021 6:54 am
Subject: [070Club] Various KL7 & KH6 stations

Some of these stations are now in continental U.S.  such as KL7RF/8.   If anyone has submitted one of these for endorsements it will not count. It's either the fault of the checker or a software issue.  

Just wanted everyone to be aware of these endorsement problems. 

Jerry  N9AVY
Director of Awards & Endorsements 


Re: What mode on 7.070 at 22:41 UTC on 10/3/2021

Stephen KO4CVU
 

John,

I appreciate the tips and will try to follow them.

I did finally get WSJT-X working and decoded a whole bunch of calls from US call signs to S9OK. After a quick check on QRZ.com, I learned that 10/3 was the first day that the S9OK Czech DX Pedition (to the island of São Tomé off the West Coast of Africa) would be setting up operations. Their schedule indicates that they will be operating FT8 on 7.071 until 10/15.

All I can figure is that I must have failed to see that my VFO had drifted to 7.071. I am running a uBITX v6 without CAT control so that would have been an easy mistake for me to make.

Thanks for taking time to respond.

Sincerely,

Stephen, KO4CVU
Please remember: Hands, Face, Space, Ventilate!

On Oct 5, 2021, at 6:53 AM, John Kirby <n3aaz_qrp_1@...> wrote:

   Hi Stephen es welcome

Couple tips re FT8 es FT4

Your PC clock must be set to  WWV  +/-  two seconds

Your SSB ALC must not go into hard clamping action, else max splatter es distortion ... IF so ... reduce audio drive ... use WSJT-X SLIDER or PC (audio  output) drop window... splatter ... overdrive distortion also applies to PSK 

72 73 74
QRPp^MAX  = 1W
John
N3AAZ
070 1337 ... LONP 0349

--
Stephen, KO4CVU


Various KL7 & KH6 stations

Jerry N9AVY
 

Some of these stations are now in continental U.S.  such as KL7RF/8.   If anyone has submitted one of these for endorsements it will not count. It's either the fault of the checker or a software issue.  

Just wanted everyone to be aware of these endorsement problems. 

Jerry  N9AVY
Director of Awards & Endorsements 


Re: What mode on 7.070 at 22:41 UTC on 10/3/2021

John Kirby
 

   Hi Stephen es welcome

Couple tips re FT8 es FT4

Your PC clock must be set to  WWV  +/-  two seconds

Your SSB ALC must not go into hard clamping action, else max splatter es distortion ... IF so ... reduce audio drive ... use WSJT-X SLIDER or PC (audio  output) drop window... splatter ... overdrive distortion also applies to PSK 

72 73 74
QRPp^MAX  = 1W
John
N3AAZ
070 1337 ... LONP 0349


Re: What mode on 7.070 at 22:41 UTC on 10/3/2021

Stephen KO4CVU
 

Jim,
Thanks, I tried WSJT-X again and this time was able to decode the FT8. Looks like S9OK is having a big time on 7.070 I am having a rough time making contact with anyone tonight. Am I the only one experiencing this problem?
--
Stephen, KO4CVU


Re: What mode on 7.070 at 22:41 UTC on 10/3/2021

Jim K5SP
 

On Sun, Oct 3, 2021 at 6:13 PM, Stephen KO4CVU
<goinfishin1952@...> wrote:

This is the waterfall. The transmissions come on for approx. 10 seconds then don’t resume again for 20 seconds. There are anywhere from 3 to 9 simultaneous transmissions at individual offsets. I’m just a curious newbie. Locator is EM83vn. Thanks!
Stephen, KO4CVU

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


Re: What mode on 7.070 at 22:41 UTC on 10/3/2021

Stephen KO4CVU
 


This is the waterfall. The transmissions come on for approx. 10 seconds then don’t resume again for 20 seconds. There are anywhere from 3 to 9 simultaneous transmissions at individual offsets. I’m just a curious newbie. Locator is EM83vn. Thanks!
Stephen, KO4CVU


What mode on 7.070 at 22:41 UTC on 10/3/2021

Stephen KO4CVU
 

Just curious to find out what mode is being used to broadcast on several offsets tonight. Can’t seem to find it with Fldigi.
Thanks!
--
Stephen, KO4CVU


Fw: Solar Cycle Prediction

Jerry N9AVY
 

Nice chart that gives us an idea where we are in the great scheme of things !


Jerry  n9avy 

----- Forwarded Message -----
From: David Smith - K6RDK - 65812
Sent: Sunday, October 3, 2021, 09:13:22 AM CDT
Subject: [TenTenlist] Solar Cycle Prediction

Here is a prediction graph of Solar Cycle 25 as compared to Solar Cycle 24. It shows a sunspot peak in July 2025 but it could be earlier.


From Spaceweather.com
-- 
73's
David Smith, K6RDK №65812
Data Manager
Ten-Ten International Net, Inc.
.


Ø7Ø Club 160M GREAT PUMPKIN SPRINT - Head's up

stan W9SMR
 

The Ø7Ø Club 160M GREAT PUMPKIN SPRINT is just 1 week away 

Saturday October 9 - 2000 UTC to Sunday October 10 - 1959 UTC

Sprint Rules - your choice of any 6 hour block. For scoring, your six hour block will begin with the hour that you select on the scorer page and continue for the next 6 hours.


Open to all
licensed radio amateurs.


Click here For Rules and details: Rules: 160M Great Pumpkin Sprint


Frequencies / Mode
: - 1.807 MHz Dial freq. (1.838 MHz Europe) / PSK31 only


4 Power Categories
:

QRP < 5 W
Low < 25 W
Medium < 50 W
High < 100 W


Exchange:
Callsign and State/Province/Country (SPC) eg: “W9SMR  FL”


Call: “CQ 070 160M Sprint”


All entry logs
must be received within 1 week after the event ends.


The upload link will be activated after the contest closes. U
pload ADIF Contest records only.


Upload Link:  
Upload Link

This event will test your ingenuity and stealthy antenna talents in order to put up an antenna that will send your signals into the ether. It is not impossible. After all, a 160M dipole is only 272 feet long. Check your HOA rules for loop-holes.

And it will be worth pursuing, in order to grab that Top Band Endorsement Sticker with 20 QSOS on 160M. Only 44 of our 2,869  members have earned this one.


Last year, 24 logs were submitted. That’s more than double from the 11 in 2019. This is an excellent opportunity to test our Top Band!! 
Let’s see if we can beat that turnout. Stretch out that long-wire!

 


73, See you on 160 M

 

Stan
W9SMR - 070  #1611
PODXS 070 - PR Director


365 Need Dates –October/November

stan W9SMR
 

365 Need Dates –October/November

 

It is great to see enthusiasm continuing to grab that 365/366 Endorsement.

Congrats, to our latest successful members !!

So far in 2021, Dave, KB3RAN, Alan, KA5VZG, Geary, KE5IRK; Mary, KC4TIE; Dave, VE7BGD and John, KG5OIB have completed the challenge.

Needing only November 11 to complete the 366 Award is Ruud, PA3EEG.

Larry, WA7HDZ needs only 3 August dates to complete his 366 award. He has not uploaded recently, so I do not know if he got them.

 

Good job Bob, KK6KMU, who picked off 18 needed dates in September. Harry, K9HW grabbed his 17 needed dates. Bob, KF3AA grabbed his 2 needed dates. Joining the quest is Joe, K3YES who now needs only 60 dates. A special note of encouragement to Bob, K4VBM who, although he needed over 200 dates, has been valiantly picking up every needed day in July, August and September. Keep it up, Bob, only 173 to go. You’ll get there.


In the table below, I have shown October and November need dates for those members needing fewer than 60 days total. These are the folks really getting close. Be sure to look for them.



I will publish this table periodically as the time approaches. Best of luck and good Propagation to boot! Please verify your own need dates as I may have missed some.

To see what dates you need, upload your full log and check the "Online Endorsement Checker". In the "In Progress" section, click on "Target" for the 360 category and a list of needed dates will show. If you have a problem seeing that, please just let me know.

 

A helpful hint from Alan, KA5VZG is to check each day around 2345Z and hang around until after 0000Z to see if you can pick up two days. Be sure to call CQ 365 to make your needs known.

The new 365 Chat that KB3RAN set up should be a big help in coordinating.
For the 365 Chat, follow this link: 365 Chat

 

73

Stan

W9SMR - 070  #1611

PODXS 070 - PR Director


Re: File Notifications #file-notice

Jerry N9AVY
 

MixW 3.2    and   N3FJP's  ACLog

jerry  n9avy

On Friday, October 1, 2021, 03:23:26 PM CDT, Dave Tucker Nu4N <dwtucker19@...> wrote:


WHAT SOFTWARE ARE U USING JERRY?
--
Dave NU4N #1657 73's


Re: File Notifications #file-notice

 

WHAT SOFTWARE ARE U USING JERRY?
--
Dave NU4N #1657 73's


Re: File Notifications #file-notice

 

I WISH SIMON HAD NEVER SOLD THE RIGHTS T THESE GUYS. AFTER A YEAR OF FREE SERVICE THEY WANT 50 BUCKS TO ANSWER PROBLEMS THAT SHOULD NOT BE A PROBLEM.
AT LEAST FLDIGI HAS A GREAT GROUP TO HELP OUT WITH QUESTIONS FOR FREE. AND THEY HAVE A GREAT GROUP.

--
Dave NU4N #1657 73's


Re: File Notifications #file-notice

K8TOM
 

I'm still using the last free version of HRD released by Simon prior to the buyout.

It works great for me with a Navigator interface on Windows 10.  YMMV, of course, but at the free price it might be worth a look.  Like any multifunctional software, there is a learning curve, but good documentation on the interwebs if you search.

73 es GL,
Tom
K8TOM
815

581 - 600 of 68336