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Re: KC9UR POTA Activation Today

Bob KC9UR
 

Hi Bob - Thanks for the contact Saturday!  I'm really glad to hear that you're interested in being an activator - it's lots of fun being the hunted!  You have a good plan in place, with all the equipment you need.  For rigs, I use either an Elecraft KX2 (sometimes with a HardRock50 amp) or an IC-7300.  For power, I use a Bioenno 20aH LiFePO4 battery - so far, I have never discharged it completely.  Your hamsticks should work fine, and will be quick to set up.  I use a variety of antennas, mostly resonant end feds.  My current favorite is a 40/20/10m homebrew resonant end fed mounted vertically on a 12m fiberglass mast, but it takes about 10 minutes or so to set up.  As a hunter, you're aware that it's important for activators to get themselves spotted on the pota.us website.  If you will be using CW, you can schedule your activation, and when you call CQ, the reverse beacon system will pick you up and automatically generate a spot for you on the pota.us site.   For SSB or PSK it's fine to spot yourself (provided you have cell coverage at the park).  If operating PSK, it's good to be in a shaded spot (inside your van would work great), because it's extremely difficult to read a laptop screen in direct sunlight.  I hope to work you on your first activation!
73,
Bob, KC9UR


Re: St. Paddy's Day Contest

 

Well it was a bummer for me, out of town on Sat but managed 44 q's Fri night.  That part was fun.

John
KC3FL


St. Pat's Log

Jerry N9AVY
 

Just uploaded my log, but something didn't look right.  At end of file it showeed A"adif.adi"  that seemed wrong.  

David is it right ??

JERRY n9avy


Re: KC9UR POTA Activation Today

Bob Motyl KK6KMU
 

Bob,

I'm thinking  of trying POTA.  I already am a hunter and have about 60 unique parks.  I have read the activator and hunter guide but an interested in any first hand advice you might have.  What kind of setup do you have?
At first I plan to work from my van using my 20 and 40 meter ham sticks.  I have a 30 A/Hr battery and plan to get a 100 watt solar panel.  Rig is a IC-7200 and plan to use my Heil headset.  Thinking of using FLRID and FLDIGI on a small laptop. Also use the FLDIGI for my logging.  I'll deal with any Park to Park contact logging manually.  Most of my local parks are at the beaches.  If anything the view will be great.
Thank for your help.
Bob KK6KMU


It'ss Over ... and the fat lady didn't even sing !'

Jerry N9AVY
 

0000 UTC and bands are quiet now.  

Jerry  n9avy


St. Paddy's Day Contest

 

Thanks everybody for the St. Paddy's Day Contest contacts.
It was real.
vy 73,
Milt.
N6MG
070-650
LONP #76
. .

-----Original Message-----
From: N6MG - Milt. via groups.io <n6mg@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io>
Sent: Sat, Mar 20, 2021 4:03 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] 40m ?

me too...nada.
Milt.
N6MG


-----Original Message-----
From: Stephen Melachrinos via groups.io <melachri@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io>
Sent: Sat, Mar 20, 2021 3:44 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] 40m ?

I am on 40 now.

Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: N6MG - Milt. via groups.io <n6mg@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io>
Sent: Sat, Mar 20, 2021 10:33 pm
Subject: [070Club] 40m ?

20m right now is slim to none...
you guys back East?...gone to 40m yet?
milt
n6mg




Re: 40m ?

 

me too...nada.
Milt.
N6MG


-----Original Message-----
From: Stephen Melachrinos via groups.io <melachri@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io>
Sent: Sat, Mar 20, 2021 3:44 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] 40m ?

I am on 40 now.

Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: N6MG - Milt. via groups.io <n6mg@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io>
Sent: Sat, Mar 20, 2021 10:33 pm
Subject: [070Club] 40m ?

20m right now is slim to none...
you guys back East?...gone to 40m yet?
milt
n6mg




Re: 40m ?

Stephen Melachrinos
 

I am on 40 now.

Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: N6MG - Milt. via groups.io <n6mg@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io>
Sent: Sat, Mar 20, 2021 10:33 pm
Subject: [070Club] 40m ?

20m right now is slim to none...
you guys back East?...gone to 40m yet?
milt
n6mg




40m ?

 

20m right now is slim to none...
you guys back East?...gone to 40m yet?
milt
n6mg




Re: VA7GEM

Jerry N9AVY
 

Barry :

Ditto here... been calling and calling for a hour or more.  Guess I need a passport to get into VA7 !   Emoji

Jerry  n9avy

On Saturday, March 20, 2021, 04:28:08 PM CDT, Jim K5SP <jinnis@...> wrote:


Barry, saw you on 20M about 2120Z, was good signal, called you but you disappeared..

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


VA7GEM

Jim K5SP
 

Barry, saw you on 20M about 2120Z, was good signal, called you but you disappeared..

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


Re: KC9UR POTA Activation Today

Bob KC9UR
 

Many thanks to all the St Pat's Day contesters and the POTA hunters who resulted in 22 PSK QSOs in the log today!!  It was great to work all of you!  It was a beautiful sunny warm day to be out in the park after a long cold Indiana winter!  Thanks again!  73, Bob, KC9UR


KC9UR POTA Activation Today

Bob KC9UR
 

Hi All - I will be activating POTA park K-1960, Independence Dam State Park, near Defiance, Ohio today from approximately 1700 - 1900 UTC - the contact will also count in the ongoing St Pat's Day Contest.  I plan to start on 20m and then move to 40m.  I hope to work many of you!

73,
Bob, KC9UR


St Patrick’s Day Contest – ERIN GO BRAGH

stan W9SMR
 

 

St Patrick’s Day Contest 500 Point BONUS

 

Using the FIRST LETTER of the suffixes of stations you work, spell

Earn Bonus Points as follows:

Spell "Erin" and claim 100 Bonus Points.
Spell "Go" and claim 100 Bonus Points.
Spell "Bragh" and claim 100 Bonus Points.
Spell the entire "Erin Go Bragh" and claim a total of 500 Bonus Points.


Note: a single callsign can only be used once anywhere in the phrase "Erin Go Bragh"

You need 11 separate qualified QSOs for the full credit of 500 Bonus Points. And that includes two “G” letter calls.

How is it possible? Checking the results of our last two 070 Contests, here are some likely possibilities:

 

E – KO4EJD
R – K8RGI
I – WA6I

N – NU4N

G – VA7GEM
O – KC4OBB

 

B – W4BZM

R – KB3RAN

A – KF3AA

G – KG5GT

H – W3HF

 

Are you one of the Lucky Irish?

 Go for that ERIN GO BRAGH Bonus and collect a

Pot ‘O Gold!




73,

Stan

W9SMR - 070  #1611

PODXS 070 - PR Director


St Patrick’s Day Contest – Get Ready – Use the Contest Chat..

stan W9SMR
 

The Ø7Ø Club St Patrick’s Day Contest – Get Ready

Use Contest Chat

 

With 6 bands to choose from, you can optimize your luck with propagation. It is helpful to post your intentions to QSY on the Reflector, or better yet, the “Contest Chat”. Also, be sure to use PSKReporter and to Spot calls seen. Go ahead and Self-Spot! Let folks know you are listening. CALL CQ St Pats Contest!!

 

With the added challenge of spelling “Erin Go Bragh”, your success may be more likely if you use the “Contest Chat” to solicit the missing letters needed.

 

Subscribe to the “Contest Chat” by going to:  070 Club Contests

then click CHATS in the left hand column and Subscribe.

 

St Patrick’s Day Contest 

Starts this evening, Saturday, March 20 - 0000 UTC – 2359 UTC

 

Open to all licensed radio amateurs. Using 160M thru 6M (No WARC Bands).

 

BONUS POINTS: Spell “Erin Go Bragh” using the first letter in the call suffix. See Contest Rules for details.

 

For Rules and detailsClick Here:  St Pat's Contest RULES

 

Let’s see if you are one of the Lucky Irish. Go for that Pot ‘O Gold!




73,

Stan

W9SMR - 070  #1611

PODXS 070 - PR Director


St Patrick’s Day Contest – TOMORROW...

stan W9SMR
 

 

The Ø7Ø Club St Patrick’s Day Contest - TOMORROW

Saturday, March 20 - 0000 UTC – 2359 UTC

 

This is a 1 day, 24 Hour event – Friday evening and Saturday in US.

Work as many stations as possible in the allotted time using PSK31 mode only.

 

Work each station once per band. (Same station, same band, is a dupe!)

 

Open to all licensed radio amateurs. Using 160M thru 6M (No WARC Bands).

4 Power Categories:

QRP < 5 W
Low < 25 W
Medium < 50 W
High < 100 W (See Rules)


Exchange:
 Call sign, state/province/country (SPC). eg: “W9SMR  FL”

Call: “CQ 070 St Pat’s Contest”

 

BONUS POINTS: Spell “Erin Go Bragh” using the first letter in the call suffix. See Contest Rules for details.

 

For Rules and detailsClick Here:  St. Pat's Day RULES


All entry logs
 must be received within 1 week after the event ends. A Special Upload Link will be available on the PODXS 070 Webpage when the contest starts.

 

With 6 bands to choose from, you can optimize your luck with propagation. It is helpful to post your intentions to QSY on the Reflector. Also, be sure to use PSKReporter and to Spot calls seen. Go ahead and Self-Spot! Let folks know you are listening. CALL CQ!!

 

With the added challenge of spelling “Erin Go Bragh”, your progress on the Work The World (WTW) Endorsement is enhanced. And new members will make great strides on the LONP!!

 

Let’s see if you are one of the Lucky Irish. Go for that Pot ‘O Gold!




73,

Stan

W9SMR - 070  #1611

PODXS 070 - PR Director


Re: ALERT - 366 Chasers – MARCH – Update

John Hendry KG5OIB
 

Thanks, Jim

No, I don’t believe I am related to David.  


73
John
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     de  KG5OIB

     John Hendry

     Decatur, Wise County, Texas

     LOC:  EM13eg

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Re: 160m

Jerry N9AVY
 

Don:

Just tried xmiting on 160m, but am only getting out a watt or so  Emoji  ugh !  Looks like I have some work ahead.   Tree in front yard where one end of sloper is attached grew over the years and and is now about 25 ft. up, but it needs to be at least 1/2 that. 

Another alternative is to change out vertical in back yard (HF-6V) and replace it with a 43 ft. vertical I acquired a couple years ago, but that will require changing out pipe in ground for a 2 inch diameter one.  Soil here is most clay (like concrete) and rocks ,,, McHenry county is where a lot of gravel & sand comes from for construction projects in area.

Looks like back to drawing board !

Jerry  n9avy

On Wednesday, March 17, 2021, 03:41:44 PM CDT, Don - KM4UDX <dontay155@...> wrote:


Jerry, if you want to try 160m, text me on my phone 571-225-6180 a time/place. Worth a shot. My SWR at 1807 is actually less than 13 -- which is my normal levels on my random horizontal loop thing.
I'm calling cq now for what it is worth.
--
Don, km4udx, uBITX, and other obscure acronyms go here...


Re: 160m

Jerry N9AVY
 

 SWR is 13 !!!!   That's bad and will cause overheating of finals.  SWR should be 2.1:1 at the most.  Mine typically stays around 1.5 or less.  Hope you're just reading your meter wrong.

Can we try this evening ???

Jerry  n9avy

On Wednesday, March 17, 2021, 03:41:44 PM CDT, Don - KM4UDX <dontay155@...> wrote:


Jerry, if you want to try 160m, text me on my phone 571-225-6180 a time/place. Worth a shot. My SWR at 1807 is actually less than 13 -- which is my normal levels on my random horizontal loop thing.
I'm calling cq now for what it is worth.
--
Don, km4udx, uBITX, and other obscure acronyms go here...


Re: 160m

Don - KM4UDX
 

Jerry, if you want to try 160m, text me on my phone 571-225-6180 a time/place. Worth a shot. My SWR at 1807 is actually less than 13 -- which is my normal levels on my random horizontal loop thing.
I'm calling cq now for what it is worth.
--
Don, km4udx, uBITX, and other obscure acronyms go here...

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