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Re: Endorsement Award Checker

Jerry N9AVY
 

John:

Same problem here and am sure others have it as well. The checker is SNAFU and whomever updated the alpha list has not kept it up to date.

Jerry

On Friday, October 16, 2020, 01:53:43 PM CDT, John - KC3FL via groups.io <kc3fl@...> wrote:


Jerry
Tnx for the job you and the others that are keeping the boat afloat are doing.  We all appreciate your efforts.  I don't want to throw another problem your way but I've had contacts with three of the newer members and haven't gotten LONP credit.  Looking at the Alpha list, the members after #2786 are not on the members list.  How do we update the list?

John
KC3FL


Re: Finding your 24/7 Endorsement standing.

Bob Motyl KK6KMU
 

Rick,
Thank you.  I new there was a better way.

Bob KK6KMU


Re: Endorsement Award Checker

 

Jerry
Tnx for the job you and the others that are keeping the boat afloat are doing.  We all appreciate your efforts.  I don't want to throw another problem your way but I've had contacts with three of the newer members and haven't gotten LONP credit.  Looking at the Alpha list, the members after #2786 are not on the members list.  How do we update the list?

John
KC3FL


Re: Endorsement Award Checker

Dan Morris - KZ3T
 

Thanks Rick and I too am very grateful that they have taken on this massive project.  I just wish I could in some small way help out, however, I probably know just enough to be dangerous and I’m sure they don’t want that.

Dan Morris

I live to live for Him!




On Oct 16, 2020, at 2:24 PM, Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:

Dan-

I'm continuing to upload.  As far as I can tell, the upload functions fine.  It is down in the "guts" of moving stuff around and automatically linking stuff for administration that seems to be the problem.  I know Jerry - N9AVY is manually tracking new earned endorsements.  And Loren - WA3WZR is doing the same for IOTAs.  I may be wrong, and if so hopefully David or one of the other guys will jump in and correct me, but I see no reason to not upload.  And I think, but am not sure, that the hope is they may be able to salvage all the uploads out of the old Endorsement Checker and transfer them to the new checker when it is ready.  I don't claim to understand everything they are battling, but I sure know it is a massive, massive project!  We all owe them a big THANK YOU for just getting the Contest Scoring working.  Without their efforts 070 Club would have died around the end of 2019. 
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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Endorsement Award Checker

Rick - N7WE
 

Dan-

I'm continuing to upload.  As far as I can tell, the upload functions fine.  It is down in the "guts" of moving stuff around and automatically linking stuff for administration that seems to be the problem.  I know Jerry - N9AVY is manually tracking new earned endorsements.  And Loren - WA3WZR is doing the same for IOTAs.  I may be wrong, and if so hopefully David or one of the other guys will jump in and correct me, but I see no reason to not upload.  And I think, but am not sure, that the hope is they may be able to salvage all the uploads out of the old Endorsement Checker and transfer them to the new checker when it is ready.  I don't claim to understand everything they are battling, but I sure know it is a massive, massive project!  We all owe them a big THANK YOU for just getting the Contest Scoring working.  Without their efforts 070 Club would have died around the end of 2019. 
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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Endorsement Award Checker

Jerry N9AVY
 

This is what the checker spit out this morning. Unfortunately this is the 2rd or 43th time in as many weeks. Duh ! The checker has dementia !

K4VBM has already been credited these endorsements. This is not the only one because there are a few others who who have gone into "reruns". This checker is undoubtedly on its last legs.


" Endorsements have been submitted:

K4VBM 2020-10-16 ALL-GRID [100]
K4VBM 2020-10-16 ALL-GRID [50]
K4VBM 2020-10-16 ALL-GRID-CT
K4VBM 2020-10-16 ALL-GRID-DE
K4VBM 2020-10-16 ALL-GRID-MA
K4VBM 2020-10-16 ALL-GRID-MD
K4VBM 2020-10-16 ALL-GRID-RI"

Jerry n9avy

On Friday, October 16, 2020, 01:01:09 PM CDT, David, K9DWR <david@...> wrote:


We don’t have a replacement for the awards checker yet.  The old one should still take uploads (although we can’t guarantee the results).


David

> On Oct 16, 2020, at 12:58, Dan Morris - KZ3T <dbmorris315@...> wrote:
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Re: Endorsement Award Checker

Dan Morris - KZ3T
 

Thanks David - I think that I will wait then - - 

Dan Morris  KZ3T

I live to live for Him!



On Oct 16, 2020, at 2:01 PM, David, K9DWR <david@...> wrote:

We don’t have a replacement for the awards checker yet.  The old one should still take uploads (although we can’t guarantee the results).


David

On Oct 16, 2020, at 12:58, Dan Morris - KZ3T <dbmorris315@...> wrote:

Well, I have not uploaded my log in quite some time. So, do we still use the old awards checker to upload our adif logs that has Westbrook or is there a new uploader site to use now?  Thanks

Dan Morris  KZ3T  070-1065
dbmorris315@...

I live to live for Him!

















Re: Endorsement Award Checker

David, K9DWR
 

We don’t have a replacement for the awards checker yet. The old one should still take uploads (although we can’t guarantee the results).


David

On Oct 16, 2020, at 12:58, Dan Morris - KZ3T <dbmorris315@gmail.com> wrote:

Well, I have not uploaded my log in quite some time. So, do we still use the old awards checker to upload our adif logs that has Westbrook or is there a new uploader site to use now? Thanks

Dan Morris KZ3T 070-1065
dbmorris315@gmail.com

I live to live for Him!









Endorsement Award Checker

Dan Morris - KZ3T
 

Well, I have not uploaded my log in quite some time. So, do we still use the old awards checker to upload our adif logs that has Westbrook or is there a new uploader site to use now? Thanks

Dan Morris KZ3T 070-1065
dbmorris315@gmail.com

I live to live for Him!


Re: Finding your 24/7 Endorsement standing.

DAVE KB3RAN 1692/381
 

I had forgotten about the progress checker.  I printed it out this morning and am cross checking with my own matrix.  Thanks for continuing with the new endorsement checker.
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Dave H KB3RAN 1692/381


Re: Finding your 24/7 Endorsement standing.

Rick - N7WE
 

Actually, there are a couple of different ways to check your 24/7 progress.  The first method works for anyone regardless of how many hourly slots they have filled.  The second method only works for those that have achieved the first Award Level - 72 time slots filled.

First Method
1.  Open the 070 Award Checker, find your callsign and click on it.
2.  In the window that opens, look in the Yellow section "IN PROGESS," and find the line for "24x7".  
3.  The number in the "Have" column is the total number of hourly slots you have filled towards the total 168.
4.  The number in the "Target" column is the next Award Level you are working towards.
5. Clicking on the "Have" number shows you the time slots you have filled towards your next award level, and the detail of the QSO that filled it. (Note: it is not cumulative and only displays the QSOs since achieving your last award.  If you have achieved "Level 072" you cannot use it to determine all the slots you have filled or have yet to fill.  For that you need the Second Method.)
 

Second Method - (note: This only works for those who have achieved the "Level 072" or higher.  It is the method Bob KK6KMU cited in his post.)
1.  Open the 070 Award Checker, find your callsign and click on it.
2.  In the window that opens, look for the box    
3.  Click on "070-24x7
4.  In the table that appears, find your call sign and click on it.  (Note: the date hyperlinks associated with award level completions do not work.  This is part of our old software problems.  Please be patient.  They are working very hard on creating a new endorsement checker!)
5.  The page that opens is your personal progress PDF.
6.  The two grids cover all 168 time slots.  Days of the week are displayed on the vertical axis.  The horizontal axis is UTC hour block, with the left hand grid covering 00 UTC through 11 UTC while the right hand grid covers 12 UTC through 23 UTC.  Completed Hour Block/Days are green while those still to be completed are white.  This is a very handy visual way to determine which hour block on which days you still need.

24x7 is a tough, but really fun, challenge!  Great to see the collaboration of those working on it.  You guys go!


Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: 24/7 Endorsement - WEEK TWO starts Monday 10/12 for hour slots 0600Z and 0700Z

Jerry N9AVY
 

Jim:

Good to hear you are on the mend. Hope to see you back in the saddle soon.

Jerry n9avy

On Friday, October 16, 2020, 09:27:13 AM CDT, Jim K5SP <jinnis@...> wrote:


I am sorry I am missing all the fun.  

I have been down for several weeks, caused by a case of flu/slight pneumonia.  It has taken all my strength away, and recovery has been slow.  

It caused to miss the Pumpkin sprint, which I had been looking forward to operate with a new antenna.

Have fun guys,

Jim K5SP

On 10/16/2020 7:07 AM, DAVE KB3RAN 1692/381 via groups.io wrote:
Thanks for being there at O'Dark thirty for 2 contacts.  I'll try to be there and get some of those other slots filled in. I was late this morning and missed my chance.

It's fun chasing endorsements.  I made a spreadsheet of the hours I've already worked and can see which ones I need now easier.   A simple 24 X7 grid works well.
I have one for my 366 also and see I have 6 months completed. One date (12th) needed in Nov and Dec 18, 27,28, and 29 to get me done until the end of the year.  Lots of Jan dates which I usually miss due to travel.  Might get them in 2021 due to travel restrictions.

Dave
KB3RAN
1692/381.

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Dave H KB3RAN 1692/381

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


Re: 24/7 Endorsement - WEEK TWO starts Monday 10/12 for hour slots 0600Z and 0700Z

Jerry N9AVY
 


On Friday, October 16, 2020, 10:15:07 AM CDT, Bob Motyl KK6KMU <bobmotyl@...> wrote:


Jim,
Glad to hear you are feeling better.  Get well.
 Bob KK6KMU


Re: IOTA invalid entry on QRZ.com #iota

Barry VA7GEM
 

On Tue, Oct 13, 2020 at 12:12 PM, Loren McCullough - WA3WZR wrote:
Just a reminder that IOTA data in QRZ is not always correct, which is why we don't use it to verify the endorsement. Since I have been doing the IOTA endorsement for the club, I have seen some bad entries in QRZ, and that is because the person entering it has no idea what IOTA means and just picks what they think  makes sense, and I get that.  You see an entry for your state and you pick it.

Two of the best examples of an invalid entry are 2 callsigns I ran across from Florida (USA):  I won't call them out here, but they list their IOTA as OC-158  (Florida Islands in the Pacific).

I don't know which logging program picks up the IOTA data from QRZ, but if there is a way to turn that specific field off (doubt it), please do.  

Your friendly IOTA endorsement admin,
Loren WA3WZR
Loren
There are a ton of bad entries in QRZ.
HRD gathers them in. I keep an eye on
my log and double check every IOTA entry.
cheers de Barry


Great Pumpkin 160M Sprint Logs Due

stan W9SMR
 

Logs for the Great Pumpkin 160M Sprint are due Sunday, October 18, 2020. 

If you haven’t uploaded yet, please do so. Upload only your Contest Log at: 160M Sprint Uploader

 

Just fill in the form and upload that Contest ADI file. 

 

And start thinking about your participation in the next PODXS 070 Event. Great opportunity to test hopefully improved propagation on 40M, 80M and 160M.

 

Triple Play Low Band Sprint

Saturday November 14 to Monday November 16

See Rules at:

 Rules: Triple Play Low Band Sprint

73, and good luck!

Stan

W9SMR - 070  #1611

PODXS 070 - PR Director


Finding your 24/7 Endorsement standing.

Bob Motyl KK6KMU
 

FYI.  You can find you 24/7 Endorsement status with the awards progress checker. Once you have achieved 72 out of 168 hours you show up on the award list.  Find you callsign on the list and select it.  A pdf file appears with a grid of hours needed  and filled.  If anyone knows and easier way please share. 

Bob
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Bob  KK6KMU  #2484


Re: 24/7 Endorsement - WEEK TWO starts Monday 10/12 for hour slots 0600Z and 0700Z

Bob Motyl KK6KMU
 

Jim,
Glad to hear you are feeling better.  Get well.
 Bob KK6KMU


Re: 24/7 Endorsement - WEEK TWO starts Monday 10/12 for hour slots 0600Z and 0700Z

Jim K5SP
 

I am sorry I am missing all the fun.  

I have been down for several weeks, caused by a case of flu/slight pneumonia.  It has taken all my strength away, and recovery has been slow.  

It caused to miss the Pumpkin sprint, which I had been looking forward to operate with a new antenna.

Have fun guys,

Jim K5SP

On 10/16/2020 7:07 AM, DAVE KB3RAN 1692/381 via groups.io wrote:
Thanks for being there at O'Dark thirty for 2 contacts.  I'll try to be there and get some of those other slots filled in. I was late this morning and missed my chance.

It's fun chasing endorsements.  I made a spreadsheet of the hours I've already worked and can see which ones I need now easier.   A simple 24 X7 grid works well.
I have one for my 366 also and see I have 6 months completed. One date (12th) needed in Nov and Dec 18, 27,28, and 29 to get me done until the end of the year.  Lots of Jan dates which I usually miss due to travel.  Might get them in 2021 due to travel restrictions.

Dave
KB3RAN
1692/381.

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Dave H KB3RAN 1692/381

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


Re: 24/7 Endorsement - WEEK TWO starts Monday 10/12 for hour slots 0600Z and 0700Z

DAVE KB3RAN 1692/381
 

Thanks for being there at O'Dark thirty for 2 contacts.  I'll try to be there and get some of those other slots filled in. I was late this morning and missed my chance.

It's fun chasing endorsements.  I made a spreadsheet of the hours I've already worked and can see which ones I need now easier.   A simple 24 X7 grid works well.
I have one for my 366 also and see I have 6 months completed. One date (12th) needed in Nov and Dec 18, 27,28, and 29 to get me done until the end of the year.  Lots of Jan dates which I usually miss due to travel.  Might get them in 2021 due to travel restrictions.

Dave
KB3RAN
1692/381.

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Dave H KB3RAN 1692/381


Re: 24/7 Endorsement - WEEK TWO starts Monday 10/12 for hour slots 0600Z and 0700Z

stan W9SMR
 

Milt...TU...that will be great..This scheme of Alan's is working out FB,,,

I saw you tonite but couldn't cpy too well...did work EA1DKF, TN and CA all same nite on 80M.

Who has more fun than a Ham??
73,
Stan
W9SMR

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From: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io> on behalf of Milton Garb via groups.io <n6mg=verizon.net@groups.io>
Sent: Friday, October 16, 2020 12:11 AM
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] 24/7 Endorsement - WEEK TWO starts Monday 10/12 for hour slots 0600Z and 0700Z

Stan, I can do that again.
I've marked my shack calendar.
40m worked well, and 80m for my contacts with you.
Again, I'll have W6QP on hand for anyone needing 070-1454 for LONP.
Milt.
N6MG
070-650
LONP 76


-----Original Message-----
From: stan W9SMR <robinstan@hotmail.com>
To: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Oct 15, 2020 3:04 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] 24/7 Endorsement - WEEK TWO starts Monday 10/12 for hour slots 0600Z and 0700Z

Alan's ka5vzg scheme to pick off these ugly mid-nite hours is working FB for me. And Bob, you are doing a fine job of keeping us on track. I'll be with you for another week at least. I need every day 08:00 and 09:00

And I do need 10:00 on Oct. 20 to 24. Hopefully I can find somebody willing to get up early or stay up late.

Great fun!!

Who has more fun than a Ham??

73,
Stan
W9SMR

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From: main@070Club.groups.io<mailto:main@070Club.groups.io> <main@070Club.groups.io<mailto:main@070Club.groups.io>> on behalf of Bob Motyl KK6KMU <bobmotyl@cox.net<mailto:bobmotyl@cox.net>>
Sent: Thursday, October 15, 2020 5:38 PM
To: main@070Club.groups.io<mailto:main@070Club.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [070Club] 24/7 Endorsement - WEEK TWO starts Monday 10/12 for hour slots 0600Z and 0700Z

Had two new additions to our early morning 24/7 Endorsement meets. Glad to see Dave KB3RAN and Sam KM6UGZ. Forty meters seemed to be better for me than 80 meters. This weeks meet time is 06:45 - 07:15 UTC. I normally try to start early about 06:30 UTC. Hope to see you on the waterfall.

Bob KK6KMU

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