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3D2CR Conway Reef operation FT4/FT8

Jerry N9AVY
 

 Published: 23 October 2021

IOTA Management regrets that it will not be able to accept for IOTA credit contacts made with the 3D2CR operation from Conway Reef between 18 and 25 September 2021. Dominik has not been able to show that his FT4/FT8 activity complied with IOTA rule B.3.10 on which clarification was given in a Management News Item on 10 September. At Dominik’s request credit will also not be given for a small number of contacts made on SSB. Management wishes to draw IOTA DXpeditioners’ attention to its policy of only accepting for IOTA credit contacts that result from contemporaneous direct initiation by the operators on both sides of the contact. Automated contacts, i.e. contacts not initiated and completed personally by both operators at the time of QSO are not acceptable in a programme founded on an ethos of recognising personal operating performance and skill.

 

Team IOTA, 23 October 2021




Re: DM53

Rick - N7WE
 

Dianne has the DVR running so we can do replays!  We'll slowmo the long shots of the kiss and cry and scan for you.  Too bad we don't have you two in our facial recognition program - hi hi!  We'll be sure to wave at the TV if we see you.  Stay warm in there and enjoy the spectacular skating!  Will look for you on the waterfall from DM15.  
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: DM53

Richard Rohrer
 

Hi Rick,

Yes, that seems like a good explanation as any, hi hi.  Kathy and I are sitting in the end of the arena over the kiss and cry area so you can see if you can see us.  

73
Dick - KC3EF


Re: KC3EF

Richard Rohrer
 

We are now in Las Vegs attending the event we came out here for.  Won't be back on the road until Tuesday when we head to Fremont, CA to visit the Tesla plant. 

73
Dick - KC3EF


Great Pumpkin 160 M Sprint Results

stan W9SMR
 

Last year we hoped that 160M conditions would improve and participation would increase, and our hopes were rewarded with 24 logs submitted.

This year, those hopes were dashed in the noise!

This year there were only 12 logs submitted with 1 High Power, 6 Medium Power, 3 Low Power and 2 QRP. 12 States were worked with 32 total QSO’s. One non-member submitted his log.

1st Place in the High Power 100W category was John, KC3FL of Inverness, FL with 1 QSO, 1 State and 2 points. John was Top Dawg and 1st in the Jay Hudak 80M Sprint this year. He is currently in 2nd Place in the RC3 Championship. He may move to 1st Place because current 1st Place Lee, N5SLY, did not enter the 160M contest.

Top Dawg and 1st in Medium Power 50W was Stan, W9SMR/9 of Fremont, IN, with 7 QSOs, 5 states and 42 points. This is the second rare win for Stan. He credits his Jury-rigged Inv-L and the low noise of his rural QTH for his success. His secret was simply Butt-in-Chair for 6 solid hours. Who would ever think that 7 QSOs would win a contest?

2nd Place in Medium Power 50W was Bob, KF3AA, of Huntington, MD with 4 QSOs, 4 states and 20 points.  He grabbed 1st Place in Medium Power in the Jay Hudak 80M Sprint. He is currently in 3rd place in the RC3. 3rd Place was Roger, N8TCP of Parma Heights, OH with 3 QSOs, 2 states and 9 points.  He grabbed 2nd Place in Medium Power in the Jay Hudak 80M Sprint.

1st Place was a tie in Low Power 25 W category with Darin, KO4EJD of Yuma, AZ and Robert, N3PPH of Prince Frederick, MD each with 4 QSOs, 3 states and 16 points.

2nd Place was non-member, Homer, N5JDT of Alamogordo, NM with 1 QSO and 2 points. Homer joined us last year on 160M. Time to join, Homer!

Hard to believe, but we had 2 successful entries in QRP Power. In 1st Place QRP Power, was Peter, NN9K of Colona, IL with 2 QSOs, 2 states and 6 points. He was the second place QRP winner in this year’s Jay Hudak 80M Sprint. 2nd Place QRP was Eric, K9VIC of Plainfield, IL with 1 QSO, 1 state and 2 points.

Note that the Top Dawg Certificate and Rollo Dog Tag will be reserved exclusively for members.

Thanks to all who submitted logs. It was a brutal test of your patience this year. Stickers will be in the next mailing.


We again are deeply indebted to David, K9DWR, who established the upload link and parsed the contest results. Thank You, David!


It is not too early to start thinking about your participation in the next PODXS 070 Event, the Triple Play Low Band Sprint. This is another great opportunity check the propagation on 40M, 80M and to put some 160M Q’s in the log for the Top Band 20 Endorsement.


Triple Play Low Band Sprint

Saturday November 13 to Monday November 15

See Rules at:

 Rules: Triple Play Low Band Sprint

73,
Stan
W9SMR - 070  #1611
PODXS 070 - PR Director


Re: Congrats to Bob, KK6KMU

Alan - KA5VZG
 

I just got back from IL. 
I sure hated to miss that last big one for you Bob, but was really glad to see that Rick N7WE covered for me AGAIN. 

Since I'm one of those, been there/done that's, I know what a relief it is to get that last one checked off.  Like you all have mentioned, it takes a bit of help to complete any of these long winded awards.
I think Bob KK6KMU set up this chat to begin with, and it is a real convenience.  Getting a few helpers really makes it work.  So anyone else thinking about 24/7, advertise and get some buddies. 
Those dark early ones will show you why misery likes company.

Of course Stan W9SMR is always in there, reminding, encouraging, supporting.  Then when you finally finish, he is the first one in line to provide you with a new challenge :-)

Congratulations, CA-Bob, well deserved. 
73, Alan, KA5VZG


Re: KC3EF

JoAnn Donaldson
 

Have not heard him on 20M today.

JoAnn
AB8YZ


On Friday, October 22, 2021, 03:32:34 PM CDT, Barry VA7GEM via groups.io <boat.anchor@...> wrote:


Anyone know if Dick is around toay?
cheers
Barry
va7gem


Re: Congrats to Bob, KK6KMU

Bob Motyl KK6KMU
 

Thank you all for the congrats.  And Rick you are correct this is a great group of helpful and resourceful people.  I started this journey last year about the same time of year with Dave KB3RAN, Bob K4VBM,  Alan KA5VZG, Stan W9SMR, and Don KC4OBB to name a few.  I just ran out of steam and couldn't finish.  Rick N7WE and Alan KA5VZG helped me finish the challenge this time.  And Stan you a correct Ill have to wait for the next leap year for the 366 endorsement.  By the way the chat came in handy again.

Have a great weekend,
Bob
KK6KMU.


Re: Congrats to Bob, KK6KMU

Rick - N7WE
 

Bob-
Allow me to add my congratulations on your outstanding achievement.  24/7 is a difficult and challenging endorsement.  168 time slots to fill!  Late, late nights...early (and very dark) mornings...and you did it all! 

I was also impressed with the way you used this group to make your plans/needs known and your creating a chat group to coordinate with those who joined in to help you along.  It was a fine example of using the resources that are available to tap the spirit of cooperation and help within 070.  I hope others will use your example and publicize their ongoing efforts here on the group!  We all get by with a little help from our friends!

Again, congrats!  Superior work!

--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


KC3EF

Barry VA7GEM
 

Anyone know if Dick is around toay?
cheers
Barry
va7gem


Congrats to Bob, KK6KMU

Jerry N9AVY
 

A very noteworthy achievement making the grade on 24/7 endorsement.   Congrats !!!
Sorry couldn't be around to help.

Jerry N9AVY


CONGRATS – Bob, KK6KMU – On 24/7 Endorsement

stan W9SMR
 

CONGRATULATIONS, Bob on your successful, dedicated pursuit of this very difficult Endorsement.

 I believe you will be only the 31st of 2,872 members to achieve this one. You have already thanked the great co-members who gave up their sleep to help you put this one away. Now, go take a nap!

You have also made great progress on your 365/366 Award. Just 11 dates needed for that one. Unfortunately, to complete the 366 Award, you will need to wait until the next Leap Day, February 29, 2024.

Congrats again!!

73,
Stan
W9SMR - 070  #1611
PODXS 070 - PR Director


CONGRATS – Bob, KK6KMU – On 24/7 Endorsement

stan W9SMR
 

CONGRATULATIONS, Bob on your successful, dedicated pursuit of this very difficult Endorsement.

 

I believe you will be only the 31st of 2,872 members to achieve this one. You have already thanked the great co-members who gave up their sleep to help you put this one away. Now, go take a nap!

You have also made great progress on your 365/366 Award. Just 11 dates needed for that one. Unfortunately, to complete the 366 Award, you will need to wait until the next Leap Day, February 29, 2024.

Congrats again!!

73,
Stan
W9SMR - 070  #1611
PODXS 070 - PR Director


Re: 24/7 Endorsement Sprint

Bob Motyl KK6KMU
 

Thank you for everyone's help.  Couldn't have completed my 24/7 endorsement without the help from Rick N7WE, and Alan KA5VZG.  Also thanks to Barry VA7GEM and Darin KO4EJD getting up and being there.

Bob
KK6KMU


Re: KC3EF October Road Trip Update

JoAnn Donaldson
 

Thanks for the NM and AZ contact. I put in my logbook twice once for NM and once for AZ.

JoAnn
AB8YZ

On Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 10:54:20 PM CDT, Richard Rohrer <kc3ef@...> wrote:


Well the last two days have been pretty good for most grid hunters.  Sorry I missed a couple of people.  Worked a bunch of people on Tuesday before the swr went to infinity and beyond.  Never could find what caused it.  Today started out having a problem with the computer, could not seem to decode anything and found that MacAfee virus protection was using almost 100% of the cpu.  Stopped the program and everything went back to normal.  Worked most the people I knew needed the grids, but I know I missed a couple.  Kathy and I have seen a lot of rural OK, TX, NM and AZ so far on this trip.  Now on to the bright lights of Las Vegas.  Should be going thru DM33, DM32, DM22, DM23, DM24, DM25, and DM26.  Will be hitting DM27 on Friday.

Kathy and I have been having fun trying to activate the grids and are planning several trips for next year if work permits. 

73
Dick - KC3EF 


Re: DM53

Rick - N7WE
 

The best explanation of propagation I've ever heard was from Chief Dan George as Old Lodge Skins in Little Big Man: 

               "Sometimes the magic works, sometimes it doesn't."

--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: DM53

Bob Motyl KK6KMU
 

Just my two cents.  Propagation has something to do with this also.  Yesterday I saw the other end of Dicks QSOs.  Could not even make out his trace but saw almost everyone he had a QSO with.  SSB on 20 meters allowed me QSO's all the way across the country but states nearly were silent.  I experienced this the last two days hunting Parks on the air.  I will never understand the mystery of propagation.

Bob KK6KMU


Re: 24/7 Endorsement Sprint

Bob Motyl KK6KMU
 

One more hour slot left to finished with my 24/7 endorsement.  Thanks again to Rick and Alan for being there.  Couldn't have got this far without you guys.  Schedule of the last  time slot below.

 

Friday, Oct 22 1100-1130 UTC

Thanks
Bob  KK6KMU


Re: DM53

Rick - N7WE
 

Dick-
I second what Steve said!  You and Kathy really are doing a wonderful service for your fellow 070 members that are chasing grids.  You are PSK TRAVELERS extraordinaire!  You make every effort to give the grids to those that want.  Thank you so much.  Safe travels and enjoy the event!  We'll look for you in the audience and wave if we see you - hi hi!
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: DM53

Stephen Melachrinos <melachri@...>
 

Dick -

Thanks for the explanation. We appreciate all that you and Kathy are doing.

Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Rohrer <kc3ef@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Wed, Oct 20, 2021 11:42 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] DM53

Steve et all,

Your signal went up greatly when we moved the car basically 90 degrees, even though the hamstick should have been in a favorable direction to you.  Kathy and I did an experiment one time to determine if vehicle orientation made any difference to signal strength.  Since it was only anecdotally determine without the benefit of a calibrated range we found that vehicle orientation did not seem to make much difference.  Have found that being near tractor trailers seems to effect the swr, however. 

Still have not been able to figure out why the swr went to infinity yesterday.  Checked all connections and ran some tests and everything was fine.  Today swr never went over 3:1, usually down around 2:1.  Told the xyl that maybe the antenna over heated, hi hi.  She said at 80 mph with a 20 mph cross wind the antenna should have been air cooled. 

73
Dick - KC3EF  

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