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main@070Club.groups.io Notification <noreply@...>
 

The following files have been uploaded to the Files area of the main@070Club.groups.io group.

By: Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...>

Description:
Color coded map of Most Wanted Grids as of 7-2020. Based on the work of Bob - KK6KMU and Steve - W3HF


Re: KC3EF Spring Road Trip

Richard Rohrer
 

Slight change on dates, EL59 is now moved up one day to 4/23.  

As usual I will be around 14.072 and will send test messages to those who have requested specific grids when we are approaching. 

73
Dick - KC3EF


Re: Nebraska and most sought...was KC3EF Spring Road Trip

Barry VA7GEM
 

In NE I need DN92 & EN01
GL de
Barry


Logs Due – 31 Flavors Contest

stan W9SMR
 

 LOGS DUE FOR 31 Flavors Contest by 23:59 UTC Saturday April 10, 2021

 

If you haven’t uploaded your log yet, please do so. 

 

Here is your step-by-step:

1) Access the 31 Flavors Contest Uploader Link at:   31 Flavors Uploader 

2) Fill in requested info: Name, Callsign, Email, 070 Number, Power Level, Block Start Time and Soapbox Comments (if you chose).

3) Upload your ADIF with 31 Flavors Contest Records only.

4) Review the initial report appearing almost immediately and correct any errors noted.

Specific/technical questions should be sent to David, K9DWR, at: david@...

 

Don’t forget, a separate upload is needed for Contest Scoring.  Upload for Endorsements as usual.


If you worked a station in all 6 PSK Modes, you deserve a special note of praise.

 

Everyone wants a 6-Pack!


Stan
W9SMR - 070  #1611
PODXS 070 - PR Director


2021 RC3 Championship Standings – St. Patrick’s Day Contest

stan W9SMR
 

The intense competition for Top Dawg in the 2021 Rollo Cup Contest Championship (RC3) continues, with Darin, KO4EJD retaining Top Dawg spot while Lee, N5SLY again shows he is a contender to be reckoned with by climbing from 4th place to 2nd. Steve, VA3TPS completes the top three who remain marginally ahead of the rest of the list.

The table below shows the Top Ten finishers following the PSKFest, Valentine Sprint and St. Patrick’s Day Contests. We will long remember the intense battle between Lee, N5SLY, winner of the 2019 award and John, KC3FL for the 2020 RC3 Top Dawg. John managed to take Top Dawg in 2020. They now occupy places #2 and #4 as we continue the 2021 RC3 Contest competitions.

Do not count any of these skilled contesters out!! We have 8 PODXS-070 Contests on the calendar yet to be fought out. Let the battle continue!

Congrats to all our Contest warriors!



The Top Dawg in the Rollo Cup Contest Championship will receive a special certificate, a Rollo Dog Tag, and an Engraved Silver Revere Cup Trophy.

Check out your standing on the full Leader Board for RC3 following the Valentine Sprint at: RC3 Leaderboard


The 31 Flavors Contest results should be available soon and we’ll see how the brawl plays out!

We hope you enjoy this “Race for the Rollo Cup!”

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


Re: KC3EF Spring Road Trip

Leland Sly
 

In NE I need DN90, DN91 & EN01. 

Thanks,

73

Lee N5SLY

On Thu, Apr 8, 2021 at 7:00 PM Bill-N7RI <N7RI.WY@...> wrote:
I can use a bunch in NE: DN82, DN90, DN91, DN92,EN01 & EN02

73
Bill
N7RI
070-1191

On Thu, Apr 8, 2021 at 11:27 AM malcolm heard <heardmalcolm2017@...> wrote:
KE0JBT here.  Planning rv trips in Nebraska and nearby states. Would appreciate list of most sought after grids.  

Malcolm Ke0jbt 

On Thu, Apr 8, 2021 at 11:23 AM Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:
Dick-
Thanks so much for the dates!  As you already know, I'm in for EM01, DL99, and EL59.  So I've blocked the calendar all day for 4/18, 4/20, and 4/24.  I'll be there!  Looking forward to it!  Safe travels and enjoy the gymnastics.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602

--

Malcolm Heard, M.S.
7516 South 37th Street
Lincoln, NE 68516
heardmalcolm2017@...
402.202.3853

Leadership • Culture • Talent


Re: Nebraska and most sought...was KC3EF Spring Road Trip

Rick - N7WE
 

Malcolm-
In addition to the individual responses you are getting, there are a couple of things on the 070Club groups.io site that may help you.  They are in the Files Section in the the "070 Grid Chase" folder.  There are two files in particular - "Grids by State and Top 5 - 2020.xlsx" and "Handy Top 5 Grids - 2020.pdf"  These are the extracts done last year by Steve W3HF (Mr. Grids!) from logs submitted to the Endorsement Checker.  While things may have changed a bit, there really hasn't been that many grid activations and I'm sure you will find lots of business in any of those grids.

Post your plans here well before you go and you should have a great time - both RVing and Hamming!  Thanks for planning to include PSK31 grid activations in your RV trip!  73,
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: KC3EF Spring Road Trip

Bill-N7RI
 

I can use a bunch in NE: DN82, DN90, DN91, DN92,EN01 & EN02

73
Bill
N7RI
070-1191

On Thu, Apr 8, 2021 at 11:27 AM malcolm heard <heardmalcolm2017@...> wrote:
KE0JBT here.  Planning rv trips in Nebraska and nearby states. Would appreciate list of most sought after grids.  

Malcolm Ke0jbt 

On Thu, Apr 8, 2021 at 11:23 AM Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:
Dick-
Thanks so much for the dates!  As you already know, I'm in for EM01, DL99, and EL59.  So I've blocked the calendar all day for 4/18, 4/20, and 4/24.  I'll be there!  Looking forward to it!  Safe travels and enjoy the gymnastics.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602

--

Malcolm Heard, M.S.
7516 South 37th Street
Lincoln, NE 68516
heardmalcolm2017@...
402.202.3853

Leadership • Culture • Talent


Re: KC3EF Spring Road Trip

malcolm heard
 

Jerry.  Let’s take this convo off this thread.   I have trouble not missing something. Haha 

My email is heardmalcolm2017@.... Shoot me a note and we can talk other states.  

Malcolm Ke0jbt 

On Thu, Apr 8, 2021 at 2:24 PM Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:
Malcolm:

In Nebraska I need EN01, EN02, DN92 and DN82.

What other "nearby states"  would hate to see you spend May thru  Sept.  handing out grids, hi , hi !

Jerry  n9avy

On Thursday, April 8, 2021, 12:27:17 PM CDT, malcolm heard <heardmalcolm2017@...> wrote:


KE0JBT here.  Planning rv trips in Nebraska and nearby states. Would appreciate list of most sought after grids.  

Malcolm Ke0jbt 

On Thu, Apr 8, 2021 at 11:23 AM Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:
Dick-
Thanks so much for the dates!  As you already know, I'm in for EM01, DL99, and EL59.  So I've blocked the calendar all day for 4/18, 4/20, and 4/24.  I'll be there!  Looking forward to it!  Safe travels and enjoy the gymnastics.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602

--

Leadership • Culture • Talent

--

Malcolm Heard, M.S.
7516 South 37th Street
Lincoln, NE 68516
heardmalcolm2017@...
402.202.3853

Leadership • Culture • Talent


Re: KC3EF Spring Road Trip

Jerry N9AVY
 

Malcolm:

In Nebraska I need EN01, EN02, DN92 and DN82.

What other "nearby states"  would hate to see you spend May thru  Sept.  handing out grids, hi , hi !

Jerry  n9avy

On Thursday, April 8, 2021, 12:27:17 PM CDT, malcolm heard <heardmalcolm2017@...> wrote:


KE0JBT here.  Planning rv trips in Nebraska and nearby states. Would appreciate list of most sought after grids.  

Malcolm Ke0jbt 

On Thu, Apr 8, 2021 at 11:23 AM Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:
Dick-
Thanks so much for the dates!  As you already know, I'm in for EM01, DL99, and EL59.  So I've blocked the calendar all day for 4/18, 4/20, and 4/24.  I'll be there!  Looking forward to it!  Safe travels and enjoy the gymnastics.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602

--

Malcolm Heard, M.S.
7516 South 37th Street
Lincoln, NE 68516
heardmalcolm2017@...
402.202.3853

Leadership • Culture • Talent


Re: KC3EF Spring Road Trip

malcolm heard
 

KE0JBT here.  Planning rv trips in Nebraska and nearby states. Would appreciate list of most sought after grids.  

Malcolm Ke0jbt 

On Thu, Apr 8, 2021 at 11:23 AM Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:
Dick-
Thanks so much for the dates!  As you already know, I'm in for EM01, DL99, and EL59.  So I've blocked the calendar all day for 4/18, 4/20, and 4/24.  I'll be there!  Looking forward to it!  Safe travels and enjoy the gymnastics.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602

--

Malcolm Heard, M.S.
7516 South 37th Street
Lincoln, NE 68516
heardmalcolm2017@...
402.202.3853

Leadership • Culture • Talent


Re: KC3EF Spring Road Trip

Rick - N7WE
 

Dick-
Thanks so much for the dates!  As you already know, I'm in for EM01, DL99, and EL59.  So I've blocked the calendar all day for 4/18, 4/20, and 4/24.  I'll be there!  Looking forward to it!  Safe travels and enjoy the gymnastics.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: KC3EF Spring Road Trip

stan W9SMR
 

Dick,

Looks I need DL99.

I'll be looking for you.

73,
Stan
W9SMR

________________________________________
From: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io> on behalf of Richard Rohrer <kc3ef@arrl.net>
Sent: Thursday, April 8, 2021 10:33 AM
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] KC3EF Spring Road Trip

I got the xyl's detailed travel plan so I thought I would give a head up as to when we will be in the wanted grids. EM03, EM02, and EM01 on 4/18. DL99 and DL98 on 4/20. EL59 on 4/24.

73
Dick - KC3EF


Re: KC3EF Spring Road Trip

Richard Rohrer
 

I got the xyl's detailed travel plan so I thought I would give a head up as to when we will be in the wanted grids.  EM03, EM02, and EM01 on 4/18.  DL99 and DL98 on 4/20.  EL59 on 4/24. 

73
Dick - KC3EF


Congrats - PODXS 070 Endorsements – March 2021

stan W9SMR
 

As propagation conditions slowly improve, we are showing some good gains in member Endorsements. Our regular contests have helped also.

Officially receiving the LONP #450 slot was David, KE5PYF #1081 for 100 member QSOs.  He also completed 150, and 200 levels.

Officially achieving the 500 Level Honor Roll was Mike, VE3LTN #1763 with 503 QSOs

Achieving the 150 Level was Jim, AJ3DI #2110.

Reaching the 700 Level Award was David, KR4U #262.

We also have an excited pack of LONP Seekers in hot pursuit of this traditional first rights award. If you see them, give them a call and spot them on PSKReporter and our reflector:

 

With the endorsement software not working properly, a lot of manual intervention has been required. Our Executive Director, Jim, K5SP, with assistance from David, K9DWR, and Milt, N6MG have been manually updating the LONP data.

IMPORTANT NOTICE!!

Since the endorsement checker does not properly recognize and give any LONP credit for member numbers that are greater than 2786, this task must now be completed manually by a volunteer. Follow these Instructions!


Congratulations to all for your diligent pursuit of these cherished Awards!!

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


Re: P.O.T.A. - S.O.T.A. - B.O.T.A. ?

Ray Clements
 

Even if you purchase a computer that bears the name of an American company, most of the components will be made in China. Thus, I have little concern about purchasing a computer from a Chinese brand. My most recent computer purchase was a high-end gaming PC from MSI (MicroStar International) based in China. It has performed flawlessly. When I am ready to purchase a new laptop computer, I will be considering MSI as one of my options.

Any computer that meets the minimum requirements for the operating system is likely to have sufficient capability for running most ham radio software. If you are still running Windows 7 or earlier, however, it is time to upgrade as those operating systems have reached EOL and are no longer supported by Microsoft. It poses potential security risks if connected to the Internet. 

There are also ham software programs that will run under Linux and MacOS if that is your preference. There are even some that will work with Android and a few that will work with iPhone or iPad. Since Chromebooks run a version of Linux, they are an option as well.

If you are adventuresome, you can use a RaspberryPi, install Linux and use it for many of your ham radio needs. 

N9RWC



------ Original Message ------
Received: 01:28 PM CDT, 04/07/2021
From: "N6MG - Milt. via groups.io" <n6mg@...>
To: "main@070Club.groups.io" <main@070Club.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [070Club] P.O.T.A. - S.O.T.A. - B.O.T.A. ?


Back in the late fall, Lenovo had a laptop on sale at Best Buy for $119. I didn't see it anywhere else.
"Lenovo IdeaPad Slim144AST-05"
"Model Name 81VS"
That's what's on the sticker affixed to the bottom. I bought 2. 
One is going to be dedicated to A.P.E. w/MixW, & I'll use the .adi log in MixW and try not to keep a separate log.  
Just a bit of background. Lenovo bought IBM's personal computer business back in 2005 or so. It was sometime just after that they started branding them with their own name. It's a real company and I wasn't too worried about quality, warranty, etc.
Back to BPSK31. I'm soon to announce my A.P.E. plans for the upcoming season.
Milt.
N6MG
070-650
LONP #76

-----Original Message-----
From: Bob KC9UR <rebill05@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Wed, Apr 7, 2021 7:42 am
Subject: Re: [070Club] P.O.T.A. - S.O.T.A. - B.O.T.A. ?

I use an inexpensive Kindle Fire HD8+ tablet (battery lasts all day) running DroidPSK with a Bluetooth keyboard and Signalink interface to a battery powered IC-7300.  I tried using a laptop with a DC converter plugged into the car (to get around the laptop battery issues), but ran into RFI problems, so didn't pursue it further.
Bob, KC9UR



Re: 20M

 

Hmmmmm??
Working multiple modes exercises the frontal lobe cerebral cortex central sulcus area of your right brain.
Some of us really show a need to work multiple modes more than others of us, ya know?
Milt.
N6MG
070-650
LONP #76


-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Apr 4, 2021 1:56 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] 20M

Hmmmm ... didn't see anything in rules for this contest about dupes.  If we were allowed dupes than that makes this test too complicated...  I may have missed something when I read rules, but I doubt it. 

This may be my last 31 flavors.  I was ill all day yesterday and the switching between modes was driving me nuts.  Spent more time off the air than on.

Jery  n9avy

On Sunday, April 4, 2021, 03:39:39 PM CDT, Stephen Melachrinos via groups.io <melachri@...> wrote:


Milt -

You can have dupes any time you want. But:

- only six hours worth of operating will be counted for your score
- dupes during that period will be worth 0 (zero) QSO points

The scorer will ignore any QSOs outside of the operating period you select. Since it doesn't care about those QSOs, it doesn't care if they are dupes during that period.

Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: N6MG - Milt. via groups.io <n6mg@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Apr 4, 2021 4:13 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] 20M

If I'm going to call "CQ Contest" on a band that looks dead...let it be 20m!
OA4DOS @ 01:31
CO6GU @ 03:18
JM7OLW @ 03:52

If I'm understanding this correctly, I can have "Dupes" during the entire time of the operating event. Just no dupes during my 6 hour log submittal time block?
Is this correct?

Milt.
N6MG
070-650
LONP #76


-----Original Message-----
From: Jim K5SP <jinnis@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Sun, Apr 4, 2021 12:51 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] 20M

Bob, I get you in my log almost every contest. Not this time. Not a peep heard.  S9 noise here sounded like arc welding.

Jim K5SP 

On Apr 4, 2021 2:35 PM, Bob Motyl KK6KMU <bobmotyl@...> wrote:
Thanks for having this contest.  Really a challenge.  Had very high noise at my location in Oceanside CA.  Only had  about 30 contacts buts still enjoyed myself.

Bob KK6KMu


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


Re: P.O.T.A. - S.O.T.A. - B.O.T.A. ?

 

Back in the late fall, Lenovo had a laptop on sale at Best Buy for $119. I didn't see it anywhere else.
"Lenovo IdeaPad Slim144AST-05"
"Model Name 81VS"
That's what's on the sticker affixed to the bottom. I bought 2. 
One is going to be dedicated to A.P.E. w/MixW, & I'll use the .adi log in MixW and try not to keep a separate log.  
Just a bit of background. Lenovo bought IBM's personal computer business back in 2005 or so. It was sometime just after that they started branding them with their own name. It's a real company and I wasn't too worried about quality, warranty, etc.
Back to BPSK31. I'm soon to announce my A.P.E. plans for the upcoming season.
Milt.
N6MG
070-650
LONP #76

-----Original Message-----
From: Bob KC9UR <rebill05@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Wed, Apr 7, 2021 7:42 am
Subject: Re: [070Club] P.O.T.A. - S.O.T.A. - B.O.T.A. ?

I use an inexpensive Kindle Fire HD8+ tablet (battery lasts all day) running DroidPSK with a Bluetooth keyboard and Signalink interface to a battery powered IC-7300.  I tried using a laptop with a DC converter plugged into the car (to get around the laptop battery issues), but ran into RFI problems, so didn't pursue it further.
Bob, KC9UR


Re: P.O.T.A. - S.O.T.A. - B.O.T.A. ?

Bob KC9UR
 

I use an inexpensive Kindle Fire HD8+ tablet (battery lasts all day) running DroidPSK with a Bluetooth keyboard and Signalink interface to a battery powered IC-7300.  I tried using a laptop with a DC converter plugged into the car (to get around the laptop battery issues), but ran into RFI problems, so didn't pursue it further.
Bob, KC9UR


Re: P.O.T.A. - S.O.T.A. - B.O.T.A. ?

Karl Heinz Kremer - K5KHK - PODXS 070 # 2645
 

If you have a KX2 or KX3, PSK31 is built into the radio. All you need is paddles to use the internal keyer to generate the PSK signal. You read the received message on the LCD display. It’sa bit more involved than just pushing a macro key in FLDigi, but for a quick POTA or SOTA exchange, it is not too excessive. 

Karl Heinz - K5KHK 

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