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Re: 17 thru 10 today

stan W9SMR
 

Worked W3HF, Steve on 17m..strong with deep fading..

stuck with attic dipoles under the red tile roof here...hard to rotate..

73,
Stan W9SMR

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Sent: Saturday, November 28, 2020 12:37 PM
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Subject: Re: [070Club] 17 thru 10 today

15m open 17:30

Just worked KD2UBH in NY, 1,100 miles north.

He was mostly solid, but reported fading on me.

John's test should be interesting!

73,
Stan
W9SMR
#1611

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Sent: Saturday, November 28, 2020 10:43 AM
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Subject: [070Club] 17 thru 10 today

I'm going to try 17 thru 10 mts if anyone wants to try. I'll work each band for 15 mins.
17 mtrs 18:00 - 18:15
15 mtrs 18:15 - 18:30
12 mtrs 18:30 - 18:45
10 mtrs 18:45 - 19:00

Hope to see someone there

John
KC3FL


Re: 17 thru 10 today

Randy True
 

This OCF dipole is great on 17 for some reason.

Randy W4RTT


From: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io> on behalf of Paul Butzi (W7PFB) <w7pfb@...>
Sent: Saturday, November 28, 2020 1:02 PM
To: main@070club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [070Club] 17 thru 10 today
 
Randy, you’re booming in here in NW WA state.  Working Alan WL7CG in Valdez now.

-p W7PFB
73, Don’t forget to smile and have fun!

On Nov 28, 2020, at 9:59 AM, Randy True <w4rttrandy@...> wrote:

Just worked Robert, KK6KMU, in CA.
My signal lookes strong on Utah SDR.

Randy W4RTT

From: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io> on behalf of stan W9SMR <robinstan@...>
Sent: Saturday, November 28, 2020 12:37 PM
To: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [070Club] 17 thru 10 today
 
15m open 17:30

Just worked KD2UBH  in NY, 1,100 miles north.

He was mostly solid, but reported fading on me.

John's test should be interesting!

73,
Stan
W9SMR
#1611

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From: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io> on behalf of John - KC3FL via groups.io <kc3fl@...>
Sent: Saturday, November 28, 2020 10:43 AM
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Subject: [070Club] 17 thru 10 today

I'm going to try 17 thru 10 mts if anyone wants to try.  I'll work each band for 15 mins.
17 mtrs  18:00 - 18:15
15 mtrs  18:15 - 18:30
12 mtrs  18:30 - 18:45
10 mtrs  18:45 - 19:00

Hope to see someone there

John
KC3FL








Re: 17 thru 10 today

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

Randy, you’re booming in here in NW WA state.  Working Alan WL7CG in Valdez now.

-p W7PFB
73, Don’t forget to smile and have fun!

On Nov 28, 2020, at 9:59 AM, Randy True <w4rttrandy@...> wrote:

Just worked Robert, KK6KMU, in CA.
My signal lookes strong on Utah SDR.

Randy W4RTT

From: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io> on behalf of stan W9SMR <robinstan@...>
Sent: Saturday, November 28, 2020 12:37 PM
To: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [070Club] 17 thru 10 today
 
15m open 17:30

Just worked KD2UBH  in NY, 1,100 miles north.

He was mostly solid, but reported fading on me.

John's test should be interesting!

73,
Stan
W9SMR
#1611

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Sent: Saturday, November 28, 2020 10:43 AM
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Subject: [070Club] 17 thru 10 today

I'm going to try 17 thru 10 mts if anyone wants to try.  I'll work each band for 15 mins.
17 mtrs  18:00 - 18:15
15 mtrs  18:15 - 18:30
12 mtrs  18:30 - 18:45
10 mtrs  18:45 - 19:00

Hope to see someone there

John
KC3FL








Re: 17 thru 10 today

Randy True
 

Just worked Robert, KK6KMU, in CA.
My signal lookes strong on Utah SDR.

Randy W4RTT


From: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io> on behalf of stan W9SMR <robinstan@...>
Sent: Saturday, November 28, 2020 12:37 PM
To: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [070Club] 17 thru 10 today
 
15m open 17:30

Just worked KD2UBH  in NY, 1,100 miles north.

He was mostly solid, but reported fading on me.

John's test should be interesting!

73,
Stan
W9SMR
#1611

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From: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io> on behalf of John - KC3FL via groups.io <kc3fl@...>
Sent: Saturday, November 28, 2020 10:43 AM
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Subject: [070Club] 17 thru 10 today

I'm going to try 17 thru 10 mts if anyone wants to try.  I'll work each band for 15 mins.
17 mtrs  18:00 - 18:15
15 mtrs  18:15 - 18:30
12 mtrs  18:30 - 18:45
10 mtrs  18:45 - 19:00

Hope to see someone there

John
KC3FL







Re: 17 thru 10 today

stan W9SMR
 

15m open 17:30

Just worked KD2UBH in NY, 1,100 miles north.

He was mostly solid, but reported fading on me.

John's test should be interesting!

73,
Stan
W9SMR
#1611

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From: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io> on behalf of John - KC3FL via groups.io <kc3fl=aol.com@groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, November 28, 2020 10:43 AM
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Subject: [070Club] 17 thru 10 today

I'm going to try 17 thru 10 mts if anyone wants to try. I'll work each band for 15 mins.
17 mtrs 18:00 - 18:15
15 mtrs 18:15 - 18:30
12 mtrs 18:30 - 18:45
10 mtrs 18:45 - 19:00

Hope to see someone there

John
KC3FL


Re: 17 thru 10 today

 

17 mtrs is 18.097
See you there


Re: 17 thru 10 today

Randy True
 

where on 17

Randy W4RTT


From: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io> on behalf of stan W9SMR <robinstan@...>
Sent: Saturday, November 28, 2020 11:19 AM
To: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [070Club] 17 thru 10 today
 
John,

Great experimental plan!!

I will plan to join the test. I doubt I will see you (too close) but maybe can pick up some of your faithful followers.

Tnx, 73,
Stan
W9SMR
#1611

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Sent: Saturday, November 28, 2020 10:43 AM
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Subject: [070Club] 17 thru 10 today

I'm going to try 17 thru 10 mts if anyone wants to try.  I'll work each band for 15 mins.
17 mtrs  18:00 - 18:15
15 mtrs  18:15 - 18:30
12 mtrs  18:30 - 18:45
10 mtrs  18:45 - 19:00

Hope to see someone there

John
KC3FL







Re: 17 thru 10 today

stan W9SMR
 

John,

Great experimental plan!!

I will plan to join the test. I doubt I will see you (too close) but maybe can pick up some of your faithful followers.

Tnx, 73,
Stan
W9SMR
#1611

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From: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io> on behalf of John - KC3FL via groups.io <kc3fl=aol.com@groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, November 28, 2020 10:43 AM
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Subject: [070Club] 17 thru 10 today

I'm going to try 17 thru 10 mts if anyone wants to try. I'll work each band for 15 mins.
17 mtrs 18:00 - 18:15
15 mtrs 18:15 - 18:30
12 mtrs 18:30 - 18:45
10 mtrs 18:45 - 19:00

Hope to see someone there

John
KC3FL


Re: schedules for other bands

Jerry N9AVY
 

I think even indoor antennas may be subject to voltage spikes from nearby lightning hits.

Jerry

On Saturday, November 28, 2020, 09:17:05 AM CST, Stephen Melachrinos via groups.io <melachri@...> wrote:


Agreed. But remember that most of my antennas are indoor (due to HOA rules), so I don't bother. (I figure if lightning hits the house, I have bigger problems than a zapped radio.)

This was the one exception, a very low 80m sloping inverted vee that I stretch out from the peak of my roof for contests, usually under cover of darkness. (Usually it stays coiled up against the siding.) I had gotten sloppy and didn't coil it back up that morning, probably because of the bad weather. 

Good news was that Yaesu fixed it relatively inexpensively, just over $100.

Steve


-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Sat, Nov 28, 2020 9:58 am
Subject: Re: [070Club] schedules for other bands

Everyone should have antennas grounded when not in use. My remote antenna switch out on tower does that when I turn everything off.

Jerry
On Saturday, November 28, 2020, 08:54:05 AM CST, Stephen Melachrinos via groups.io <melachri@...> wrote:


Bummer. Back about 15 years ago I fried the finals on my FT-817. Fortunately I had another rig, but hadn't gotten around to setting up the interface for PSK. The dead finals gave me the incentive.

My problem was "snow static." (That really is a "thing." Someone even wrote a paper about harvesting that power last year.) Unbeknownst to me, one of my dipole antennas had fallen onto the ground, and snow was falling. Even though I wasn't using that antenna, it was still connected to my antenna switch. I figure that one arm of the dipole picked up enough charge from the snow to exceed the breakdown voltage of the 817's finals (which are known to be susceptible to that kind of failure). 

I hope you get your rig back on the air soon.

73,
Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: Don - KM4UDX <dontay155@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Sat, Nov 28, 2020 8:40 am
Subject: Re: [070Club] schedules for other bands

This is so frustrating. My uBITX is on the bench 'cause i blew up the two IRF510 MOSFETS and a few other parts.  The finals were crybabies and went all Chernobyl on me due to so called "operator error" and my failure to understand understand the interplay of heat and time.  Hahahah.  So the uBITX is on the bench waiting for kids to go home.

And now is a great time to play radio and I'm dead in the water. Ahhhhh.
--
Don, km4udx


17 thru 10 today

 

I'm going to try 17 thru 10 mts if anyone wants to try.  I'll work each band for 15 mins.
17 mtrs  18:00 - 18:15
15 mtrs  18:15 - 18:30
12 mtrs  18:30 - 18:45
10 mtrs  18:45 - 19:00

Hope to see someone there

John
KC3FL


Re: schedules for other bands

Stephen Melachrinos
 

Agreed. But remember that most of my antennas are indoor (due to HOA rules), so I don't bother. (I figure if lightning hits the house, I have bigger problems than a zapped radio.)

This was the one exception, a very low 80m sloping inverted vee that I stretch out from the peak of my roof for contests, usually under cover of darkness. (Usually it stays coiled up against the siding.) I had gotten sloppy and didn't coil it back up that morning, probably because of the bad weather. 

Good news was that Yaesu fixed it relatively inexpensively, just over $100.

Steve


-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Sat, Nov 28, 2020 9:58 am
Subject: Re: [070Club] schedules for other bands

Everyone should have antennas grounded when not in use. My remote antenna switch out on tower does that when I turn everything off.

Jerry
On Saturday, November 28, 2020, 08:54:05 AM CST, Stephen Melachrinos via groups.io <melachri@...> wrote:


Bummer. Back about 15 years ago I fried the finals on my FT-817. Fortunately I had another rig, but hadn't gotten around to setting up the interface for PSK. The dead finals gave me the incentive.

My problem was "snow static." (That really is a "thing." Someone even wrote a paper about harvesting that power last year.) Unbeknownst to me, one of my dipole antennas had fallen onto the ground, and snow was falling. Even though I wasn't using that antenna, it was still connected to my antenna switch. I figure that one arm of the dipole picked up enough charge from the snow to exceed the breakdown voltage of the 817's finals (which are known to be susceptible to that kind of failure). 

I hope you get your rig back on the air soon.

73,
Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: Don - KM4UDX <dontay155@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Sat, Nov 28, 2020 8:40 am
Subject: Re: [070Club] schedules for other bands

This is so frustrating. My uBITX is on the bench 'cause i blew up the two IRF510 MOSFETS and a few other parts.  The finals were crybabies and went all Chernobyl on me due to so called "operator error" and my failure to understand understand the interplay of heat and time.  Hahahah.  So the uBITX is on the bench waiting for kids to go home.

And now is a great time to play radio and I'm dead in the water. Ahhhhh.
--
Don, km4udx


Re: schedules for other bands

Jerry N9AVY
 

Everyone should have antennas grounded when not in use. My remote antenna switch out on tower does that when I turn everything off.

Jerry

On Saturday, November 28, 2020, 08:54:05 AM CST, Stephen Melachrinos via groups.io <melachri@...> wrote:


Bummer. Back about 15 years ago I fried the finals on my FT-817. Fortunately I had another rig, but hadn't gotten around to setting up the interface for PSK. The dead finals gave me the incentive.

My problem was "snow static." (That really is a "thing." Someone even wrote a paper about harvesting that power last year.) Unbeknownst to me, one of my dipole antennas had fallen onto the ground, and snow was falling. Even though I wasn't using that antenna, it was still connected to my antenna switch. I figure that one arm of the dipole picked up enough charge from the snow to exceed the breakdown voltage of the 817's finals (which are known to be susceptible to that kind of failure). 

I hope you get your rig back on the air soon.

73,
Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: Don - KM4UDX <dontay155@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Sat, Nov 28, 2020 8:40 am
Subject: Re: [070Club] schedules for other bands

This is so frustrating. My uBITX is on the bench 'cause i blew up the two IRF510 MOSFETS and a few other parts.  The finals were crybabies and went all Chernobyl on me due to so called "operator error" and my failure to understand understand the interplay of heat and time.  Hahahah.  So the uBITX is on the bench waiting for kids to go home.

And now is a great time to play radio and I'm dead in the water. Ahhhhh.
--
Don, km4udx


Re: schedules for other bands

Jerry N9AVY
 

Operator error happens. Think that's what happened with my ALS-600 amp; the fix at Ameritron was $500 or so... blew finals (all 4). Ouch ! Expensive lesson.

One thing you need to know is that HEAT is the enemy of electronics. Used to run a pair of Drake twins back in the day and had a muffin fan over the finals to keep them cooler. Guess it worked as I never had to replace finals.

We all have days when "operator error" happens. Watch you SWR because it will cause finals to heat up. Never let SWR exceed 2:1 was advice I was given by the old timers, but that was when tubes were king... probably a bit lower with solid state now. If you don't have an antenna analyzer, you might invest in one; there are inexpensive ones out there. Also keep an eye on whatever metering you have for any sudden variations. Sometimes an intermittent coax can cause a high SWR or other problems.

Hope you get rig back on the air soon !

Good luck.

Jerry N9AVY

On Saturday, November 28, 2020, 07:40:56 AM CST, Don - KM4UDX <dontay155@...> wrote:


This is so frustrating. My uBITX is on the bench 'cause i blew up the two IRF510 MOSFETS and a few other parts.  The finals were crybabies and went all Chernobyl on me due to so called "operator error" and my failure to understand understand the interplay of heat and time.  Hahahah.  So the uBITX is on the bench waiting for kids to go home.

And now is a great time to play radio and I'm dead in the water. Ahhhhh.
--
Don, km4udx


Re: schedules for other bands

Stephen Melachrinos
 

Bummer. Back about 15 years ago I fried the finals on my FT-817. Fortunately I had another rig, but hadn't gotten around to setting up the interface for PSK. The dead finals gave me the incentive.

My problem was "snow static." (That really is a "thing." Someone even wrote a paper about harvesting that power last year.) Unbeknownst to me, one of my dipole antennas had fallen onto the ground, and snow was falling. Even though I wasn't using that antenna, it was still connected to my antenna switch. I figure that one arm of the dipole picked up enough charge from the snow to exceed the breakdown voltage of the 817's finals (which are known to be susceptible to that kind of failure). 

I hope you get your rig back on the air soon.

73,
Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: Don - KM4UDX <dontay155@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Sat, Nov 28, 2020 8:40 am
Subject: Re: [070Club] schedules for other bands

This is so frustrating. My uBITX is on the bench 'cause i blew up the two IRF510 MOSFETS and a few other parts.  The finals were crybabies and went all Chernobyl on me due to so called "operator error" and my failure to understand understand the interplay of heat and time.  Hahahah.  So the uBITX is on the bench waiting for kids to go home.

And now is a great time to play radio and I'm dead in the water. Ahhhhh.
--
Don, km4udx


Re: schedules for other bands

Stephen KO4CVU
 

To paraphrase Tennyson,
‘Tis better to have PSK’ed and burnt out than never to have PSK’ed at all.

Stephen, KO4CVU


Re: schedules for other bands

Don - KM4UDX
 

This is so frustrating. My uBITX is on the bench 'cause i blew up the two IRF510 MOSFETS and a few other parts.  The finals were crybabies and went all Chernobyl on me due to so called "operator error" and my failure to understand understand the interplay of heat and time.  Hahahah.  So the uBITX is on the bench waiting for kids to go home.

And now is a great time to play radio and I'm dead in the water. Ahhhhh.
--
Don, km4udx


Re: schedules for other bands

Geary McDowell
 

I would like to work other bands too, thanks to a spine injury I never know from day to day if I’ll be able to get on air or not.  If a “tentative”  or similar schedule ends up available I would try to participate as I need to tweak antennas before I get to where I can no longer do that.  And it would be fun to work more on other bands!  
Geary, KE5IRK
Lawton, OKLA

On Fri, Nov 27, 2020 at 9:12 AM malcolm heard <heardmalcolm2017@...> wrote:
Sounds  good to me

On Fri, Nov 27, 2020 at 8:59 AM John Hendry KG5OIB <archer@...> wrote:
Would anyone be interested in setting unofficial schedules for working bands other than 20? 
I know I use 20 as my go-to band for PSK, but I would love to get some calls on other bands especially since the solar cycle is starting to kick in.
But its frustrating to go over to 17, or 30 or 15 .... and just see crickets on the waterfall.

Like this morning... I see about 8 signals on 20, but didn't see anything on the other frequencies.  

So, any thoughts on this?  

73

John
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     John Hendry

     Decatur, Wise County, Texas

     LOC:  EM13eg

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Re: schedules for other bands

Jerry N9AVY
 

What frequency on 17m ????


Jerry

On Friday, November 27, 2020, 06:09:45 PM CST, John Hendry KG5OIB <archer@...> wrote:


i'm on 17 meters right now.  It may be too late in the day (00:00Z), but band still seems to be up. 

JH
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     de  KG5OIB

     John Hendry

     Decatur, Wise County, Texas

     LOC:  EM13eg

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Re: schedules for other bands

John Hendry KG5OIB
 

i'm on 17 meters right now.  It may be too late in the day (00:00Z), but band still seems to be up. 

JH
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     de  KG5OIB

     John Hendry

     Decatur, Wise County, Texas

     LOC:  EM13eg

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Re: Unusual DX J69DS

 

I worked J69DS, Frans in St Lucia at 21:33 today .  Right after our qso a ZF5 called him and both were solid print.   Cycle 25 Rocks, or at least it's starting to.

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