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Re: IEEE Future of Ham Radio

Jerry N9AVY
 

Been sick since Friday night and just now catching up on almost 100 emails I found in Inbox.

The IEEE article wasn't clickable (slight inconvenience), but my local club has the same article only all I had to do was click on URL and was able to read it.  Seems like it was just a rehash of past articles which appeared elsewhere over the past few years from various sources.

Noticed comment about Antennas vs. HOAs.  WE should know that the lobby organization which represents the HOAs in a whole bunch bigger than ARRL; so, they might have more clout with the ears of those who make rules (money talks).

They also numbered ARRL membership at 160,000 which seems like a higher number than I last heard which was around 152,000. Look at SK list in QST and I think that may account for some of loses; especially when it was running almost 2 whole pages. It saddens me to see so many SK, many which I have worked over the years.

I might suggest that the article be taken with a grain of salt because no one really knows what the future will bring.  

Just my 2 cents worth ...

Jerry  n9avy


On Saturday, October 9, 2021, 04:15:05 PM CDT, Jim K5SP <jinnis@...> wrote:


Interesting article. https://spectrum.ieee.org/ham-radio
--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Executive Director/Member Services Director


Re: W7Y 20M

Bill-N7RI
 

Thanks for the spot Milt
Still no 40 tonight.  Insulators look fine when I checked them.
Bill
N7RI 

On Sun, Oct 10, 2021 at 4:07 PM N6MG - Milt. via groups.io <n6mg=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:
W7Y is back on 20m with a booming signal.

Milt
N6MG
070-650
LONP #76


-----Original Message-----
From: n6mg@...
To: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Oct 10, 2021 1:01 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] W7Y 20M

JoAnn...
they're on 20m cq'n right now.
Milt.
N6MG


-----Original Message-----
From: JoAnn Donaldson via groups.io <joannplano2005=yahoo.com@groups.io>
To: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Oct 10, 2021 11:53 am
Subject: Re: [070Club] W7Y 20M

Bill,
   Will look for you on 40M tonight.

JoAnn
AB8YZ

On Saturday, October 9, 2021, 06:37:49 PM CDT, Bill-N7RI <n7ri.wy@...> wrote:


Thanks Rick.   20 has gone absolutely dead here but I'm still trying.  BUT, I'll be back on 40 @ 01:00 for those that can't do 160 or need WY on 40.  
73
Bill
N7RI

On Sat, Oct 9, 2021, 5:27 PM Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:
Bill N7RI is back on 20m as W7Y.  Strong into central Florida.  I think he has about 30 minutes left in his time slot tonight.  Go get him if you haven't already.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602



--
Bill Fults
N7RI
PODXS 070-1170


W7Y 20M

 

W7Y is back on 20m with a booming signal.

Milt
N6MG
070-650
LONP #76


-----Original Message-----
From: n6mg@...
To: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Oct 10, 2021 1:01 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] W7Y 20M

JoAnn...
they're on 20m cq'n right now.
Milt.
N6MG


-----Original Message-----
From: JoAnn Donaldson via groups.io <joannplano2005@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Oct 10, 2021 11:53 am
Subject: Re: [070Club] W7Y 20M

Bill,
   Will look for you on 40M tonight.

JoAnn
AB8YZ

On Saturday, October 9, 2021, 06:37:49 PM CDT, Bill-N7RI <n7ri.wy@...> wrote:


Thanks Rick.   20 has gone absolutely dead here but I'm still trying.  BUT, I'll be back on 40 @ 01:00 for those that can't do 160 or need WY on 40.  
73
Bill
N7RI

On Sat, Oct 9, 2021, 5:27 PM Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:
Bill N7RI is back on 20m as W7Y.  Strong into central Florida.  I think he has about 30 minutes left in his time slot tonight.  Go get him if you haven't already.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: W7Y 20M

Bill-N7RI
 

Thanks Milt
I'll run out and check those at the end of this hour.
Bill

On Sun, Oct 10, 2021 at 2:00 PM N6MG - Milt. via groups.io <n6mg=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:
Bill...check the PVC insulators at the tips of the 40m counterpoise.
I've smoked these before and, at low power too.
Then verify that your coax is coming out of the bottom at a 90 degree angle. I've had that slip out of the groove too.
Milt.
N6MG
070-650
LONP #76

-----Original Message-----
From: Bill-N7RI <N7RI.WY@...>
To: main@070club.groups.io
Sent: Sun, Oct 10, 2021 12:52 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] W7Y 20M

JoAnn and all.  I apologize-no 40M tonight.  Still haven't figured out why I suddenly lost 40 on my Titan DX.  Guess I'll be calling GAP in the morning.
In the meantime, I can do 30 & 80 if anyone would like tonight.
Getting on 20 now if anyone wants.
73
Bill
N7RI

On Sun, Oct 10, 2021 at 12:53 PM JoAnn Donaldson via groups.io <joannplano2005=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Bill,
   Will look for you on 40M tonight.

JoAnn
AB8YZ

On Saturday, October 9, 2021, 06:37:49 PM CDT, Bill-N7RI <n7ri.wy@...> wrote:


Thanks Rick.   20 has gone absolutely dead here but I'm still trying.  BUT, I'll be back on 40 @ 01:00 for those that can't do 160 or need WY on 40.  
73
Bill
N7RI

On Sat, Oct 9, 2021, 5:27 PM Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:
Bill N7RI is back on 20m as W7Y.  Strong into central Florida.  I think he has about 30 minutes left in his time slot tonight.  Go get him if you haven't already.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


--
Bill Fults
N7RI
PODXS 070-1170



--
Bill Fults
N7RI
PODXS 070-1170


Re: W7Y 20M

 

JoAnn...
they're on 20m cq'n right now.
Milt.
N6MG


-----Original Message-----
From: JoAnn Donaldson via groups.io <joannplano2005@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Oct 10, 2021 11:53 am
Subject: Re: [070Club] W7Y 20M

Bill,
   Will look for you on 40M tonight.

JoAnn
AB8YZ

On Saturday, October 9, 2021, 06:37:49 PM CDT, Bill-N7RI <n7ri.wy@...> wrote:


Thanks Rick.   20 has gone absolutely dead here but I'm still trying.  BUT, I'll be back on 40 @ 01:00 for those that can't do 160 or need WY on 40.  
73
Bill
N7RI

On Sat, Oct 9, 2021, 5:27 PM Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:
Bill N7RI is back on 20m as W7Y.  Strong into central Florida.  I think he has about 30 minutes left in his time slot tonight.  Go get him if you haven't already.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: W7Y 20M

 

Bill...check the PVC insulators at the tips of the 40m counterpoise.
I've smoked these before and, at low power too.
Then verify that your coax is coming out of the bottom at a 90 degree angle. I've had that slip out of the groove too.
Milt.
N6MG
070-650
LONP #76

-----Original Message-----
From: Bill-N7RI <N7RI.WY@...>
To: main@070club.groups.io
Sent: Sun, Oct 10, 2021 12:52 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] W7Y 20M

JoAnn and all.  I apologize-no 40M tonight.  Still haven't figured out why I suddenly lost 40 on my Titan DX.  Guess I'll be calling GAP in the morning.
In the meantime, I can do 30 & 80 if anyone would like tonight.
Getting on 20 now if anyone wants.
73
Bill
N7RI

On Sun, Oct 10, 2021 at 12:53 PM JoAnn Donaldson via groups.io <joannplano2005=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Bill,
   Will look for you on 40M tonight.

JoAnn
AB8YZ

On Saturday, October 9, 2021, 06:37:49 PM CDT, Bill-N7RI <n7ri.wy@...> wrote:


Thanks Rick.   20 has gone absolutely dead here but I'm still trying.  BUT, I'll be back on 40 @ 01:00 for those that can't do 160 or need WY on 40.  
73
Bill
N7RI

On Sat, Oct 9, 2021, 5:27 PM Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:
Bill N7RI is back on 20m as W7Y.  Strong into central Florida.  I think he has about 30 minutes left in his time slot tonight.  Go get him if you haven't already.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


--
Bill Fults
N7RI
PODXS 070-1170


Re: W7Y 20M

Bill-N7RI
 

JoAnn and all.  I apologize-no 40M tonight.  Still haven't figured out why I suddenly lost 40 on my Titan DX.  Guess I'll be calling GAP in the morning.
In the meantime, I can do 30 & 80 if anyone would like tonight.
Getting on 20 now if anyone wants.
73
Bill
N7RI

On Sun, Oct 10, 2021 at 12:53 PM JoAnn Donaldson via groups.io <joannplano2005=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Bill,
   Will look for you on 40M tonight.

JoAnn
AB8YZ

On Saturday, October 9, 2021, 06:37:49 PM CDT, Bill-N7RI <n7ri.wy@...> wrote:


Thanks Rick.   20 has gone absolutely dead here but I'm still trying.  BUT, I'll be back on 40 @ 01:00 for those that can't do 160 or need WY on 40.  
73
Bill
N7RI

On Sat, Oct 9, 2021, 5:27 PM Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:
Bill N7RI is back on 20m as W7Y.  Strong into central Florida.  I think he has about 30 minutes left in his time slot tonight.  Go get him if you haven't already.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602



--
Bill Fults
N7RI
PODXS 070-1170


Re: W7Y 20M

JoAnn Donaldson
 

Bill,
   Will look for you on 40M tonight.

JoAnn
AB8YZ

On Saturday, October 9, 2021, 06:37:49 PM CDT, Bill-N7RI <n7ri.wy@...> wrote:


Thanks Rick.   20 has gone absolutely dead here but I'm still trying.  BUT, I'll be back on 40 @ 01:00 for those that can't do 160 or need WY on 40.  
73
Bill
N7RI

On Sat, Oct 9, 2021, 5:27 PM Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:
Bill N7RI is back on 20m as W7Y.  Strong into central Florida.  I think he has about 30 minutes left in his time slot tonight.  Go get him if you haven't already.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: 160 mtrs now

N9JCA Chris
 

Calling CQ until 18:00 hrs
if NO answers I'll put it down to wrong time of day

Chris N9JCA

73

On 10/10/21 4:49 PM, N9JCA Chris via groups.io wrote:
Remember that the Contest is OVER at 20:00 hrs
This afternoon might be the wrong time of day for 160M bu I'll give it a try
Chris N9JCA
73
On 10/10/21 4:47 PM, Lee McDaniel WB4QOJ wrote:
Tried listening last night also. Not very good will be on tonite .

Lee WB4QOJ
Dallas, Ga. EM73nu

On Sun, Oct 10, 2021 at 10:58 AM N9JCA Chris <n9jca1@gmail.com <mailto:n9jca1@gmail.com>> wrote:

    I am going to try 160M at about 17:00 this evening
    until 20:00 I was tied up last night with Family
    I did see a couple of stations last night so it should be open

    Chris N9JCA
    73

    On 10/10/21 12:44 PM, Jim K5SP wrote:
     > I tried.  Heard nothing but noise here on 160.  Transmitted 1807,
     > listened up and down, not a signal to be found.
     >
     > Know of no one near me that is on 160 to ask to look and see if I
    have a
     > signal.  Only 160 contact was years ago with OKC.
     >
     > No log for me this year.
     >
     > Jim K5SP
     >
     > On 10/10/2021 1:30 AM, N6MG - Milt. via groups.io
    <http://groups.io> wrote:
     >> Darin...
     >> Good job.
     >> Was one of the other Q's with W6QP - 070-1454 ?
     >> :-)
     >> Milt.
     >> N6MG
     >>
     >> -----Original Message-----
     >> From: Darin - KO4EJD <darin.crowley@gmail.com
    <mailto:darin.crowley@gmail.com>>
     >> To: main@070Club.groups.io <mailto:main@070Club.groups.io>
     >> Sent: Sat, Oct 9, 2021 10:36 pm
     >> Subject: Re: [070Club] 160 mtrs now
     >>
     >> Thank you Milt.  West Coasters making some qsos.  I picked up 2
    more
     >> after you left. Another CA station and NM.
     >>
     >> Darin
     >> KO4EJD
     >
     > --
     > Jim,  K5SP #483
     > Executive Director/Member Services Director
     >






Re: 160 mtrs now

N9JCA Chris
 

Remember that the Contest is OVER at 20:00 hrs
This afternoon might be the wrong time of day for 160M bu I'll give it a try

Chris N9JCA

73

On 10/10/21 4:47 PM, Lee McDaniel WB4QOJ wrote:
Tried listening last night also. Not very good will be on tonite .
Lee WB4QOJ
Dallas, Ga. EM73nu
On Sun, Oct 10, 2021 at 10:58 AM N9JCA Chris <n9jca1@gmail.com <mailto:n9jca1@gmail.com>> wrote:
I am going to try 160M at about 17:00 this evening
until 20:00 I was tied up last night with Family
I did see a couple of stations last night so it should be open
Chris N9JCA
73
On 10/10/21 12:44 PM, Jim K5SP wrote:
> I tried.  Heard nothing but noise here on 160.  Transmitted 1807,
> listened up and down, not a signal to be found.
>
> Know of no one near me that is on 160 to ask to look and see if I
have a
> signal.  Only 160 contact was years ago with OKC.
>
> No log for me this year.
>
> Jim K5SP
>
> On 10/10/2021 1:30 AM, N6MG - Milt. via groups.io
<http://groups.io> wrote:
>> Darin...
>> Good job.
>> Was one of the other Q's with W6QP - 070-1454 ?
>> :-)
>> Milt.
>> N6MG
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Darin - KO4EJD <darin.crowley@gmail.com
<mailto:darin.crowley@gmail.com>>
>> To: main@070Club.groups.io <mailto:main@070Club.groups.io>
>> Sent: Sat, Oct 9, 2021 10:36 pm
>> Subject: Re: [070Club] 160 mtrs now
>>
>> Thank you Milt.  West Coasters making some qsos.  I picked up 2
more
>> after you left. Another CA station and NM.
>>
>> Darin
>> KO4EJD
>
> --
> Jim,  K5SP #483
> Executive Director/Member Services Director
>


Re: 160 mtrs now

Lee McDaniel WB4QOJ
 

Tried listening last night also. Not very good will be on tonite .

Lee WB4QOJ
Dallas, Ga. EM73nu

On Sun, Oct 10, 2021 at 10:58 AM N9JCA Chris <n9jca1@...> wrote:
I am going to try 160M at about 17:00 this evening
until 20:00 I was tied up last night with Family
I did see a couple of stations last night so it should be open

Chris N9JCA
73

On 10/10/21 12:44 PM, Jim K5SP wrote:
> I tried.  Heard nothing but noise here on 160.  Transmitted 1807,
> listened up and down, not a signal to be found.
>
> Know of no one near me that is on 160 to ask to look and see if I have a
> signal.  Only 160 contact was years ago with OKC.
>
> No log for me this year.
>
> Jim K5SP
>
> On 10/10/2021 1:30 AM, N6MG - Milt. via groups.io wrote:
>> Darin...
>> Good job.
>> Was one of the other Q's with W6QP - 070-1454 ?
>> :-)
>> Milt.
>> N6MG
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Darin - KO4EJD <darin.crowley@...>
>> To: main@070Club.groups.io
>> Sent: Sat, Oct 9, 2021 10:36 pm
>> Subject: Re: [070Club] 160 mtrs now
>>
>> Thank you Milt.  West Coasters making some qsos.  I picked up 2 more
>> after you left. Another CA station and NM.
>>
>> Darin
>> KO4EJD
>
> --
> Jim,  K5SP #483
> Executive Director/Member Services Director
>






Re: 160 mtrs now

N9JCA Chris
 

I am going to try 160M at about 17:00 this evening
until 20:00 I was tied up last night with Family
I did see a couple of stations last night so it should be open

Chris N9JCA
73

On 10/10/21 12:44 PM, Jim K5SP wrote:
I tried.  Heard nothing but noise here on 160.  Transmitted 1807, listened up and down, not a signal to be found.
Know of no one near me that is on 160 to ask to look and see if I have a signal.  Only 160 contact was years ago with OKC.
No log for me this year.
Jim K5SP
On 10/10/2021 1:30 AM, N6MG - Milt. via groups.io wrote:
Darin...
Good job.
Was one of the other Q's with W6QP - 070-1454 ?
:-)
Milt.
N6MG

-----Original Message-----
From: Darin - KO4EJD <darin.crowley@gmail.com>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Sat, Oct 9, 2021 10:36 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] 160 mtrs now

Thank you Milt.  West Coasters making some qsos.  I picked up 2 more after you left. Another CA station and NM.

Darin
KO4EJD
--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Executive Director/Member Services Director


Re: 160 mtrs now

Jim K5SP
 

I tried.  Heard nothing but noise here on 160.  Transmitted 1807, listened up and down, not a signal to be found.

Know of no one near me that is on 160 to ask to look and see if I have a signal.  Only 160 contact was years ago with OKC.

No log for me this year.

Jim K5SP

On 10/10/2021 1:30 AM, N6MG - Milt. via groups.io wrote:
Darin...
Good job.
Was one of the other Q's with W6QP - 070-1454 ?
:-)
Milt.
N6MG

-----Original Message-----
From: Darin - KO4EJD <darin.crowley@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Sat, Oct 9, 2021 10:36 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] 160 mtrs now

Thank you Milt.  West Coasters making some qsos.  I picked up 2 more after you left. Another CA station and NM.

Darin
KO4EJD

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


Re: 160 mtrs now

 

Darin...
Good job.
Was one of the other Q's with W6QP - 070-1454 ?
:-)
Milt.
N6MG

-----Original Message-----
From: Darin - KO4EJD <darin.crowley@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Sat, Oct 9, 2021 10:36 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] 160 mtrs now

Thank you Milt.  West Coasters making some qsos.  I picked up 2 more after you left. Another CA station and NM.

Darin
KO4EJD


Re: 160 mtrs now

Darin - KO4EJD
 

Thank you Milt.  West Coasters making some qsos.  I picked up 2 more after you left. Another CA station and NM.

Darin
KO4EJD


Re: 160 mtrs now

 

Thanks to KO4EJD, Darin, in AZ., and to Igor, W0IZ, in CO., for the 160m contacts.
I responded to their cq'n on my 80m vertical, and a big thanks to my trusty old 
Yaesu FT-1000 MP that spewed forth RF regardless of the impedance mismatch.
Milt.
N6MG
070-650
LONP #76


-----Original Message-----
From: Jim K5SP <jinnis@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Sat, Oct 9, 2021 6:02 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] 160 mtrs now

Have heard nothing on 160 but noise. 

Lee, got 11 in the log for SE.

JIM K5SP 


On Sat, Oct 9, 2021 at 7:41 PM, Leland Sly
<lee.n5sly@...> wrote:
John,

I sit out this contest because I don't have a 160 meter antenna....but I am doing the Eisenhower Birthday Special Event Station this week using the W5E call sign,  Hope to catch you and everyone else using PSK31 or another mode this week during our SE.

Have fun!!!

73

Lee N5SLY

On Sat, Oct 9, 2021 at 7:16 PM John - KC3FL via groups.io <kc3fl=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

KC3FL and N7KDT active on 160 now

John
KC3FL


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


#160meterpsk On 160M Now (0359 UTC) #160meterpsk

Darin - KO4EJD
 

W0IZ and I are on right now.

Darin
KO4EJD


Re: 160 mtrs now

Leland Sly
 

Thanks Jim.  I got over 100.  I'm hoping that with 10 call signs we can get 10000 QSO's.  That's not going to happen with PSK31.  Was out at the Eisenhower Birthplace in Dension, TX today and made a bunch of contacts using Phone and FT8.  No matter what you do...have fun!!!

73

Lee N5SLY

On Sat, Oct 9, 2021 at 8:02 PM Jim K5SP <jinnis@...> wrote:
Have heard nothing on 160 but noise. 

Lee, got 11 in the log for SE.

JIM K5SP 


On Sat, Oct 9, 2021 at 7:41 PM, Leland Sly
<lee.n5sly@...> wrote:
John,

I sit out this contest because I don't have a 160 meter antenna....but I am doing the Eisenhower Birthday Special Event Station this week using the W5E call sign,  Hope to catch you and everyone else using PSK31 or another mode this week during our SE.

Have fun!!!

73

Lee N5SLY

On Sat, Oct 9, 2021 at 7:16 PM John - KC3FL via groups.io <kc3fl=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

KC3FL and N7KDT active on 160 now

John
KC3FL


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


Re: 160 mtrs now

Jim K5SP
 

Have heard nothing on 160 but noise. 

Lee, got 11 in the log for SE.

On Sat, Oct 9, 2021 at 7:41 PM, Leland Sly
<lee.n5sly@...> wrote:
John,

I sit out this contest because I don't have a 160 meter antenna....but I am doing the Eisenhower Birthday Special Event Station this week using the W5E call sign,  Hope to catch you and everyone else using PSK31 or another mode this week during our SE.

Have fun!!!

73

Lee N5SLY

On Sat, Oct 9, 2021 at 7:16 PM John - KC3FL via groups.io <kc3fl=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

KC3FL and N7KDT active on 160 now

John
KC3FL


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


W7Y on 40

Bill-N7RI
 

I had planned on working 40 this evening but our 50 MPH winds today must have done something to my antenna becaue my SWR is through the roof on that band.  Tomorrow's project I guess.  
I do see good FT8 activitiy on 15 & 30 so if someone would like Wyoming on another band shoot me a note and I'll head there.
73
Bill  N7RI
070-1191

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