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Re: Triple Play 160m last night

Rick - N7WE
 

No joy for getting on 160m for tonight.  After several foiled attempts to shoot a line over a live oak tree, I give up.  The plan was to try a stub wire off the top of the 80m resonator on the Hustler 6BTV in hopes that some top hat type capacitance would get it to something that would tune.  I've seen where others made that work...although not great.  Oh well, as Yoda said:  "Do or not do.  There is no try."  I did not do.
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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Sprint reply correction

Stephen Melachrinos <melachri@...>
 

Ken -

Since I have a Kenwood I followed the link (for future reference). Looks like we will both have to find someone else. Top of the web page says:

"11/6/2021
After 40 years of servicing ICOM equipment, it is time for me to retire.
I appreciate the trust and acceptance for so many Amateur Radio owners to allow me to service their radio's over the years, Thank you.
You will not find contact information on this website, as I am not accepting any new customers.
I will be working to complete and finish all projects currently in the shop over the next several months."

Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: Ken N6PCD <n6pcd1@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Sat, Nov 13, 2021 12:46 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] Sprint reply correction

GM Buz,

Looks like you’ve probably already sent your radio in for repair, but I’ll offer this suggestion for your consideration if you need repair service in the future. I’ve been VERY happy with Scott Malcolm of Malcom Technical Support and have sent several icom radios to him for repair over the years. He also does Kenwoods.

His work is excellent, his prices are more than fair, and he usually had a good turnaround time. I HIGHLY recommend him!

https://mts-icom.wixsite.com/hamradiorepair

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All the best,
Ken N6PCD
070# 801
LONP# 187


Re: Sprint reply correction

Ken N6PCD <n6pcd1@...>
 

GM Buz,

Looks like you’ve probably already sent your radio in for repair, but I’ll offer this suggestion for your consideration if you need repair service in the future. I’ve been VERY happy with Scott Malcolm of Malcom Technical Support and have sent several icom radios to him for repair over the years. He also does Kenwoods.

His work is excellent, his prices are more than fair, and he usually had a good turnaround time. I HIGHLY recommend him!

https://mts-icom.wixsite.com/hamradiorepair

--
All the best,
Ken N6PCD
070# 801
LONP# 187


Re: Triple Play 160m last night

N9JCA Chris
 

I forgot about last night
but will be on tonight
Sked: 40 0000 - 0200 80 0200 - 0400 1600 0400 - 0600
Chris N9JCA
73

On 11/13/21 4:17 PM, Jim K5SP wrote:
I was on 160 for awhile after RTTY drove me off 80. Saw nothing, and called cq for quite awhile with no response.
Will try again tonight. Listen for me, I don't know if anyone can hear me at all.
Jim K5SP
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On Sat, Nov 13, 2021 at 9:45 AM, Rick - N7WE
<n7we1980@...> wrote:
Was there anything happening on 160m last night?  I read  the chat
from last night but didn't see much about 160.  I don't have a 160m
antenna, but if there was some activity I might try to jury rig
something up this afternoon.  Cool day here in Florida - a blessed
relief!
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602
--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Executive Director/Member Services Director


Re: Triple Play 160m last night

 

One Q for 160m.
KO4EJD, Darin, AZ, and I inconvenienced several billion electrons through the ether waves to make a contact, then, nothing but white noise.
The crowbar circuitry in my radio is still mad at me over that. 
My operating time was limited so after seeing nothing...nada...zilch on 40m, I started on 80m. It was only slightly better there.
So, it's got no place to go other than to up!
SFI is 83. Geesch!
Milt.
N6MG


-----Original Message-----
From: Jim K5SP <jinnis@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Sat, Nov 13, 2021 8:17 am
Subject: Re: [070Club] Triple Play 160m last night

I was on 160 for awhile after RTTY drove me off 80. Saw nothing, and called cq for quite awhile with no response. 

Will try again tonight. Listen for me, I don't know if anyone can hear me at all.

Jim K5SP 


On Sat, Nov 13, 2021 at 9:45 AM, Rick - N7WE
<n7we1980@...> wrote:
Was there anything happening on 160m last night?  I read  the chat from last night but didn't see much about 160.  I don't have a 160m antenna, but if there was some activity I might try to jury rig something up this afternoon.  Cool day here in Florida - a blessed relief!
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602

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


Re: Triple Play 160m last night

Jim K5SP
 

I was on 160 for awhile after RTTY drove me off 80. Saw nothing, and called cq for quite awhile with no response. 

Will try again tonight. Listen for me, I don't know if anyone can hear me at all.

On Sat, Nov 13, 2021 at 9:45 AM, Rick - N7WE
<n7we1980@...> wrote:
Was there anything happening on 160m last night?  I read  the chat from last night but didn't see much about 160.  I don't have a 160m antenna, but if there was some activity I might try to jury rig something up this afternoon.  Cool day here in Florida - a blessed relief!
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602

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


Triple Play 160m last night

Rick - N7WE
 

Was there anything happening on 160m last night?  I read  the chat from last night but didn't see much about 160.  I don't have a 160m antenna, but if there was some activity I might try to jury rig something up this afternoon.  Cool day here in Florida - a blessed relief!
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Welcome 2877

Jim K5SP
 

Please join me in welcoming new member:

2877 Craig N5BGP 11-11-2021

Jim K5SP
Executive Director


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


Re: Sprint reply correction

Buz Johnson
 

I finally got back on the air at 00:28 after being off because of a lightning strike two days before the last contest.  I gave up on my TS590SG getting it working and will have to send it in to Kenwood for Major repairs.  It appears the com chip is blown and hopefully it didn’t get into the CPU.  It will be 5-6 weeks before I get it back.  So I turned to my old TS440AT and got it going just at contest time.  I also lost due to lightning strike 2 computers and SignaLink, plus my a/c control board.  I ordered a new RigBlaster DXPro and it took a week of service calls before I could get it to play nice with my computer.  Adjusting the ALC is difficult on the ol 440 and it keeping it cool requires a additional outboard fan, but it was great to be back.  I made contacts on all three bands.  See you guys tonight.


Re: Sprint reply correction

 

Old Igor isn't even a member of our club.
Pls don't let him discourage you.
Milt.
N6MG
070-650
LONP #76



-----Original Message-----
From: gillette789@...
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Fri, Nov 12, 2021 6:00 pm
Subject: [070Club] Sprint reply correction

WOW my first contact and W0IZ is correcting my state abbreviation use!!!  Better things to do!!


Sprint reply correction

gillette789@...
 

WOW my first contact and W0IZ is correcting my state abbreviation use!!!  Better things to do!!


Re: Triple Play Low Band Sprint – Chat

Darin - NY7H
 

Go to the groups home page at groups.io and there's a chat option.  Select that, join the triple play chat.


Re: Triple Play Low Band Sprint – Chat

 

No Sir...get on...do search & pounce, or just call CQ...
My macro is long for Cq'ing, but I want to give non-members an invitation to respond also.

<TX>
helloooo cq cq cq de n6mg n6mg..any station anywhere...TRIPLE PLAY SPRINT...de n6mg n6mg k
<RXANDCLEAR>

de Milt.
070-650
LONP #76
Director, Contests & LONP


-----Original Message-----
From: 38671gardener <38671gardener@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io Group Moderators <main@070club.groups.io>
Sent: Fri, Nov 12, 2021 1:33 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] Triple Play Low Band Sprint – Chat

Is a "sprint" contest where you surrender the frequency and move to another after making a contact?

Paul
KD4GUB

On Fri, Nov 12, 2021, 3:25 PM Darin - KO4EJD <darin.crowley@...> wrote:
I'll be on the Triple Play Sprint chat during the Sprint.  Hope to see others on there as well. 
FYI Out here in Yuma AZ, 160m is opening up around 0100 and closes between 0530-0600.  I'd like to get those 160m contacts in the log early. 
I'll be using a 203' long wire sloper and a 30' vertical.  Good luck to everyone. 
73
Darin
KO4EJD


Re: Triple Play Low Band Sprint – Chat

Stephen Melachrinos <melachri@...>
 

No. We use that word to mean a short contest, in this case, six hours per day.

That's in contrast to a contest that's 24 hours long.

Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: 38671gardener <38671gardener@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io Group Moderators <main@070club.groups.io>
Sent: Fri, Nov 12, 2021 4:33 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] Triple Play Low Band Sprint – Chat

Is a "sprint" contest where you surrender the frequency and move to another after making a contact?

Paul
KD4GUB

On Fri, Nov 12, 2021, 3:25 PM Darin - KO4EJD <darin.crowley@...> wrote:
I'll be on the Triple Play Sprint chat during the Sprint.  Hope to see others on there as well. 
FYI Out here in Yuma AZ, 160m is opening up around 0100 and closes between 0530-0600.  I'd like to get those 160m contacts in the log early. 
I'll be using a 203' long wire sloper and a 30' vertical.  Good luck to everyone. 
73
Darin
KO4EJD


Re: Triple Play Low Band Sprint – Chat

JoAnn Donaldson
 

How do you get on the Triple Three Chat??

JoAnn
AB8YZ

On Friday, November 12, 2021, 03:25:20 PM CST, Darin - KO4EJD <darin.crowley@...> wrote:


I'll be on the Triple Play Sprint chat during the Sprint.  Hope to see others on there as well. 
FYI Out here in Yuma AZ, 160m is opening up around 0100 and closes between 0530-0600.  I'd like to get those 160m contacts in the log early. 
I'll be using a 203' long wire sloper and a 30' vertical.  Good luck to everyone. 
73
Darin
KO4EJD


Re: Triple Play Low Band Sprint – Chat

38671gardener
 

Is a "sprint" contest where you surrender the frequency and move to another after making a contact?

Paul
KD4GUB

On Fri, Nov 12, 2021, 3:25 PM Darin - KO4EJD <darin.crowley@...> wrote:
I'll be on the Triple Play Sprint chat during the Sprint.  Hope to see others on there as well. 
FYI Out here in Yuma AZ, 160m is opening up around 0100 and closes between 0530-0600.  I'd like to get those 160m contacts in the log early. 
I'll be using a 203' long wire sloper and a 30' vertical.  Good luck to everyone. 
73
Darin
KO4EJD


Re: Triple Play Low Band Sprint – Chat

Darin - NY7H
 

I'll be on the Triple Play Sprint chat during the Sprint.  Hope to see others on there as well. 
FYI Out here in Yuma AZ, 160m is opening up around 0100 and closes between 0530-0600.  I'd like to get those 160m contacts in the log early. 
I'll be using a 203' long wire sloper and a 30' vertical.  Good luck to everyone. 
73
Darin
KO4EJD


Welcome 2876

Jim K5SP
 

Please join me in welcoming new member:

2876 Joe WB9KVI   11-11-2021

Jim K5SP
Executive Director


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


Endorsement Assistant

Jim K5SP
 

It is unfortunate news that our current Endorsement Manager, Jerry N9AVY, is undergoing some major health issues that will hinder his ability to research and approve members endorsement requests. 

Jerry is in our prayers for his health to be restored quickly, and his life returned to normal. (for Jerry).

I am seeking a volunteer that will work with Jerry, learn the approval process, and fill in for Jerry when needed. 

If you are interested put your name in the hat now.

Jim K5SP


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


Triple Play Low Band Sprint – Tomorrow

stan W9SMR
 

The Ø7Ø Club TRIPLE PLAY LOW BAND SPRINT is TOMORROW


Saturday, November 13 - 0000 UTC

to

Monday, November 15 - 2359 UTC

Sprint Rules – This is a 3 day event. Work a 6 hour block each UTC Date. For Scoring, your 6 hour block will start with the hour you select on the Scoring page and continue for the next 6 hours. You may have only one “Block” or “Block Portion” on a given date.

 

Work each station once per band during the contest. (Same station, same band, different day is a dupe!)

 

Open to all licensed radio amateurs. Using 40M, 80M and 160M.

For Rules and detailsClick Here Triple Play RULES

 

Frequencies: - 1.807 / 1.838 MHz (Europe). 3.580, 7.070 / 7.040 / 7.035 (Europe) MHz


4 Power Categories
:

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


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


Call: “CQ 070 Sprint”


All entry logs
 must be received within 1 week after the event ends. Upload at Uploader Link shown in rules.


This event will again test your ingenuity and stealthy antenna talents. But with 3 bands to choose from, you can optimize your luck with propagation.


And it will again be worth pursuing, in order to grab that Top Band Endorsement Sticker with 20 QSOS on 160M. Only 44 of our 2,800 members have earned the Top Band Sticker.

 

And 160M QSOs count as 3 points each.

 

This is one of our most popular contests. Last year, 45 logs were submitted. Let’s see if we can beat that turnout. 




73,

Stan

W9SMR - 070  #1611

PODXS 070 - PR Director

 

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