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Re: RTTY Software

N3DQU@...
 

In a message dated 1/21/2002 8:22:37 PM Eastern Standard Time, w3hf@... writes:


What do you use for sound-card-based RTTY (if you use it)?


   I managed to get MMTTY up and running and I'm not the greatest with the learning curve Steve! Did you remember to put another quarter in the slot?? Jay N3DQU.


Re: DXCC - PSK-31

Costas Krallis SV1XV <sv1xv@...>
 

At 17:49 21/1/2002 +0000, you wrote:

Has anyone, or know of anyone that has achieved this honor yet?. It
appears to be very 'do-able', since there's a ton of DX on this great
mode. Now getting the QSL cards back is another story......
Lenny -

I know of a few that have more than 100 entities on PSK:

ZL3JT
WA3MME
W3HF

I'm not sure how many each of the first two have confirmed, but I have
92 (I think).

Steve, I have 99 countries in PSK31, but only 39 confirmed.
I get very few QSL replies via bureau.

Costas SV1XV



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Re: DXCC - PSK-31

Steve W3HF
 

--- In 070@y..., DL2AYL@t... wrote:
I have worked 178 entities in PSK,
Erika -

Sorry to have forgotten you. I knew you were up there, and it slipped
my mind when I wrote the last message.

My apologies ....

Steve


Re: DXCC - PSK-31

DL2AYL@...
 

I have worked 178 entities in PSK, confirmed 67 so far, mostly via the
bureau. A lot of eqsl's, but I'm not registered there and can't retrieve
them. In RTTY I have worked 106 entities with just 240 qso's.
Erika/DL2AYL

----- Original Message -----
From: "melachri" <w3hf@arrl.net>
To: <070@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Monday, January 21, 2002 6:49 PM
Subject: [070] Re: DXCC - PSK-31


--- In 070@y..., "hamopcq" <HAMOPCQ@A...> wrote:
Hello All,
Has anyone, or know of anyone that has achieved this honor yet?. It
appears to be very 'do-able', since there's a ton of DX on this
great
mode. Now getting the QSL cards back is another story......
Regards,
Lenny K2LAM
Lenny -

I know of a few that have more than 100 entities on PSK:

ZL3JT
WA3MME
W3HF

I'm not sure how many each of the first two have confirmed, but I have
92 (I think).

Steve
W3HF


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Re: PSKfest Scoring

N3DQU@...
 

In a message dated 1/21/2002 4:58:25 PM Eastern Standard Time, w1sql@... writes:


Subj:[070] PSKfest Scoring
Date:1/21/2002 4:58:25 PM Eastern Standard Time
From:w1sql@...
Reply-to:070@...
To:070@...
Sent from the Internet



I was trying to get to the website to check this but it can't hit it at all. I'm adding up my scores for the PSKFEST and wonder if the US and Canada also count as multipliers for a US station.

Anyone know?


Joe
W1SQL


   Yeah Joe, they count, not to mention HI and AK as DXCC entities. Steve is adjusting the scores to reflect this if not already taken. AOL is doing "things" with their servers, even I haven't been able to get up to my own website hi! Jay N3DQU.


Re: DXCC - PSK-31

Steve W3HF
 

--- In 070@y..., "hamopcq" <HAMOPCQ@A...> wrote:
Hello All,
Has anyone, or know of anyone that has achieved this honor yet?. It
appears to be very 'do-able', since there's a ton of DX on this
great
mode. Now getting the QSL cards back is another story......
Regards,
Lenny K2LAM
Lenny -

I know of a few that have more than 100 entities on PSK:

ZL3JT
WA3MME
W3HF

I'm not sure how many each of the first two have confirmed, but I have
92 (I think).

Steve
W3HF


Re: DXCC - PSK-31

Alan M. Eshleman <doctore@...>
 

Someone must have done this by now. I have about 60 DXCC "entities"
without trying very hard, and about 30 confirmed. I have #319 on CW/SSB
and just don't have the drive (and postage) to go after a PSK DXCC until
the ARRL starts accepting digital confirmations. Perhaps some day the
award will come to me in the form of cards via the bureau.

73,

Alan/K6SRZ

On Mon, 21 Jan 2002, hamopcq wrote:

Hello All,
Has anyone, or know of anyone that has achieved this honor yet?. It
appears to be very 'do-able', since there's a ton of DX on this great
mode. Now getting the QSL cards back is another story......
Regards,
Lenny K2LAM


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DXCC - PSK-31

hamopcq
 

Hello All,
Has anyone, or know of anyone that has achieved this honor yet?. It
appears to be very 'do-able', since there's a ton of DX on this great
mode. Now getting the QSL cards back is another story......
Regards,
Lenny K2LAM


Re: PSKFEST experiences

Dieter, DL2RR <dl2rr@...>
 

Hello Demetre,
I hope you hear me not at the same time all over 20m, ha ha ha. Indeed I had
some problems to tune the PA well for most output while less distortions.

I believe you know the situation, when other stations came closer and closer
from both sides. They don't hear you and you have to QSY.

Your signal was also very pretty and strong here in soutwest Germany.

cuagn and 73's de Dieter

----- Original Message -----
From: <sv1ens@panafonet.gr>
To: <070@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Monday, January 21, 2002 11:18 AM
Subject: Re: [070] PSKFEST experiences


: On Mon, 21 January 2002, "Dieter, DL2RR" wrote:
:
: Hey Dieter,
:
: You were all over 20m, everytime I thought I had found a
: strong signal to call it was you :-)
: VE3IAY called me too, he gave me a 599 (I just hope this
: wasn't just a macro), I also managed several stateside
: calls, Texas was the highlight of my US contacts. Another
: nice call was the Isle of Man.
: QRP is fun, although a little frustrating when you are not
: heard...
:
: 73
: Demetre - SV1ENS
:


Re: PSKFEST experiences

Dieter, DL2RR <dl2rr@...>
 

Steve,
it harms that we don't came together. At late afternoon (local) the first W
came up, but with weak and very changefully signals. My experiences is this
contest is, you need a very good antenna to use QRP successfully.
I plan to mount a single LOOP for only 20 m if the weather permits it. It's
no fun to work in the roof at temperatures down to -18�C, hi. All parts are
situated already here, including a simple rotor for tv antennas. Hope to
finish it befor the Spring Rumble.


hope to cu, 73's de Dieter

----- Original Message -----
From: Stephen J. Melachrinos <w3hf@arrl.net>
To: <070@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Monday, January 21, 2002 1:05 PM
Subject: Re: [070] PSKFEST experiences


: Dieter -
:
: I heard you a few times and tried to call you, but was QRMed
: (unintentionally I'm sure) by a larger station. When I tried to go back
: to you later, I couldn't find you any more.
:
: So your signal was making it across the pond, but QRP-to-QRP is
: difficult in a contest setting. But 66 QSOs on 20m alone is very
: good, more than I did on 20m, and comparable to what I did using
: my PSK-20 during the two Rumbles last year.
:
: Steve
: W3HF
:


Re: PSKFEST - Getting Ready

Steve W3HF
 

Hi Steve,

You know, I don't have the SV tri-band endorsement either :-(
We can schedule a contact if you like and get you the endorsement...

73
Demetre - SV1ENS
Demetre -

I can't help you with the former (unless contacting a W3 of Greek
descent will count), but I appreciate your offer of a schedule. I will
contact you off-list at a later date to arrange this.

Thank you.

73,
Steve
W3HF


Re: PSKFEST experiences

Steve W3HF
 

Dieter -

I heard you a few times and tried to call you, but was QRMed
(unintentionally I'm sure) by a larger station. When I tried to go back
to you later, I couldn't find you any more.

So your signal was making it across the pond, but QRP-to-QRP is
difficult in a contest setting. But 66 QSOs on 20m alone is very
good, more than I did on 20m, and comparable to what I did using
my PSK-20 during the two Rumbles last year.

Steve
W3HF

Hello,
at first I would like to follow Steve:

----- Original Message -----
From: Stephen J. Melachrinos <w3hf@arrl.net>
To: <070@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Sunday, January 20, 2002 9:18 PM
Subject: Re: [070] PSKFEST experiences


: First of all, let me echo Dave (WB5NHL) 's comments about thanks :
for those of you that were listening for the little guys. I know it
was : hard for you to dig the signal out of the noise at some times,
but : it's an ego boost to then get a 599 report. hi hi : .........

I tried to use my PSK20 (tuned a little up to 4 watts) within the
contest with fewer success, than I expected. Antennas were a Diamond
CP6 and a windom FD4. There was no great difference while contacting
Europeans, and DX was a luck play. On late afternoon fell my success
rate decreased on 1 QSO per hour. Highlight for me was VE3IAY (he
called me !!!), and the effort to get Ernie, WM2U, hi.

Total result were 66 contacts and 22 multipliers, all on 20 meters
only.

Nevertheless it made fun. But I believe, 20m single band was under no
circumstances the best choice during this contest when 15/10m were
open. However, it was a good possibility to test the device.

cuagn again on the band in next contest.

73's de Dieter - DL2RR


Re: PSKFEST experiences

sv1ens@...
 

On Mon, 21 January 2002, "Dieter, DL2RR" wrote:

Hey Dieter,

You were all over 20m, everytime I thought I had found a
strong signal to call it was you :-)
VE3IAY called me too, he gave me a 599 (I just hope this
wasn't just a macro), I also managed several stateside
calls, Texas was the highlight of my US contacts. Another
nice call was the Isle of Man.
QRP is fun, although a little frustrating when you are not
heard...

73
Demetre - SV1ENS

I tried to use my PSK20 (tuned a little up to 4 watts) within the contest
with fewer success, than I expected. Antennas were a Diamond CP6 and a
windom FD4. There was no great difference while contacting Europeans, and DX
was a luck play. On late afternoon fell my success rate decreased on 1 QSO
per hour. Highlight for me was VE3IAY (he called me !!!), and the effort to
get Ernie, WM2U, hi.

Total result were 66 contacts and 22 multipliers, all on 20 meters only.

Nevertheless it made fun. But I believe, 20m single band was under no
circumstances the best choice during this contest when 15/10m were open.
However, it was a good possibility to test the device.

cuagn again on the band in next contest.

73's de Dieter - DL2RR




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PSKFEST experiences

Dieter, DL2RR <dl2rr@...>
 

Hello,
at first I would like to follow Steve:

----- Original Message -----
From: Stephen J. Melachrinos <w3hf@arrl.net>
To: <070@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Sunday, January 20, 2002 9:18 PM
Subject: Re: [070] PSKFEST experiences


: First of all, let me echo Dave (WB5NHL) 's comments about thanks
: for those of you that were listening for the little guys. I know it was
: hard for you to dig the signal out of the noise at some times, but
: it's an ego boost to then get a 599 report. hi hi
:
.........

I tried to use my PSK20 (tuned a little up to 4 watts) within the contest
with fewer success, than I expected. Antennas were a Diamond CP6 and a
windom FD4. There was no great difference while contacting Europeans, and DX
was a luck play. On late afternoon fell my success rate decreased on 1 QSO
per hour. Highlight for me was VE3IAY (he called me !!!), and the effort to
get Ernie, WM2U, hi.

Total result were 66 contacts and 22 multipliers, all on 20 meters only.

Nevertheless it made fun. But I believe, 20m single band was under no
circumstances the best choice during this contest when 15/10m were open.
However, it was a good possibility to test the device.

cuagn again on the band in next contest.

73's de Dieter - DL2RR


Re: PSKFEST - Getting Ready

Demetre Koumanakos <sv1ens@...>
 

Hi Steve,

You know, I don't have the SV tri-band endorsement either :-(
We can schedule a contact if you like and get you the endorsement...

73
Demetre - SV1ENS

One other disappointment:

I know you guys were there, but I never saw a SV on the air during
the contest on any band. Wish I had found one on 15--that's the
band I need for the SV Tri-band endorsement.

And of course, two hours after the contest, there was SV1DZL
CQing on 20m. Oh well ....

Steve
W3HF

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Hawaii on 20Mtrs - Guess What?

hamopcq
 

Just worked KH7O (Tnx Rick!) There are propagation Gods after all. I
was just abt to close everything down and decided to take 'one more
look at 20mtrs'. There were a few marginal signals, clicked around
and there was Rick. Heart started to pound, fingers were sweaty, said
my prayers to the propagation Gods...then called him. Waited a few
seconds getting ready to call him agn then, K2LAM DE KH7O. Wooopie!.
The last state is always the BEST!. OK, I feel better now....
73 all,
Lenny K2LAM


Re: Hawaii on 20Mtrs - Guess What?

Steve W3HF
 

Lenny -

Congratulations! Now if only you could have gotten him 25 hours
earlier, for that extra multiplier ... naw, don't get greedy.

Steve

Just worked KH7O (Tnx Rick!) There are propagation Gods after all. I
was just abt to close everything down and decided to take 'one more
look at 20mtrs'. There were a few marginal signals, clicked around and
there was Rick. Heart started to pound, fingers were sweaty, said my
prayers to the propagation Gods...then called him. Waited a few
seconds getting ready to call him agn then, K2LAM DE KH7O. Wooopie!.
The last state is always the BEST!. OK, I feel better now.... 73 all,
Lenny K2LAM


Re: PSKFest

Ernest Mills <emills@...>
 

Hi Steve,
Hey! got you as well eh! so thanks for the points. Uhmm! I wish I had
seen N6YIH but ...

I think the Class of 2001 was the first class. Check with Jay eh! 73
Ernie

----- Original Message -----
From: "Stephen J. Melachrinos" <w3hf@arrl.net>
To: <070@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Sunday, January 20, 2002 9:05 PM
Subject: Re: [070] PSKFest



I really wanted to work all the PODXS Class of 2001. Thanks Erika
DL2AYL but where were Steve N6YIH and John AG4CZ. ?

Thanks again and 73 Ernie
I never saw John, but found Steve on 15m just before the end.

And is there a listing of "class year" for us 070ers? Other than
knowing that I must be class of 2000 (#025, dated 12/24/00), and
picking up a few other certificate numbers from the TDW, I'm not
sure where to get the rest of the information.

Steve
W3HF

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Re: PSKFest

Steve W3HF
 

I think the Class of 2001 was the first class. Check with Jay eh!
I guess it depends on how you calculate it. I was in calendar 2000,
but if you define the first year like a school year (since the 070 club
started in July 2000) then I guess I was in the first "graduating"
class, with a "graduation" date of 2001.

Steve


Re: PSKFest

Steve W3HF
 

I really wanted to work all the PODXS Class of 2001. Thanks Erika
DL2AYL but where were Steve N6YIH and John AG4CZ. ?

Thanks again and 73 Ernie
I never saw John, but found Steve on 15m just before the end.

And is there a listing of "class year" for us 070ers? Other than
knowing that I must be class of 2000 (#025, dated 12/24/00), and
picking up a few other certificate numbers from the TDW, I'm not
sure where to get the rest of the information.

Steve
W3HF