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Re: Sprint reply correction

JoAnn Donaldson
 

The Triple Play Rules clearly state.

EXCHANGE:  State/Province/Country (SPC).  Call "CQ Ø7Ø Sprint".


JoAnn
AB8YZ

On Monday, November 15, 2021, 01:08:48 PM CST, N6MG - Milt. via groups.io <n6mg@...> wrote:


JoAnn and Mike...
Thanks for your input.
The actual contest rules don't say anything about how you can phrase your actual CQ call.
Official rules:
The contest announcement is only a suggestion as to how you can do it.
I add to my CQ macro, "any station anywhere". 
My thought is to use my CQ macro to invite responses from non-members.
What you do is up to you totally.
Milt.
N6MG, 070-650
Director-Contests & LONP


-----Original Message-----
From: JoAnn Donaldson via groups.io <joannplano2005@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Nov 15, 2021 10:04 am
Subject: Re: [070Club] Sprint reply correction

A couple of months ago, I was rag chewing on PSK with a station. Mentioned the 070 Club, where to find info, and that we have contest and awards. Ran into him a few days ago and he told me he had just got his 070 Number. I congratulated him and told him about the contest. I just happen to work him durn the contest and was glad to see another ham join our ranks. BTW he was call "CQ 070 SPRINT", which is what the Website rules for the contest said to use. Not sure why Igor used a different CQ call but I didn't stop me from working him and then going on to other stations. I too made contact with hams that were not contesting. After exchanging Name, QTH, RST and such, I added them to my contest log. Hopefully those Hams will look up the 070 Club and join our ranks.

JoAnn
AB8YZ

On Monday, November 15, 2021, 11:34:14 AM CST, Mike W4BZM <behrcave@...> wrote:


I had a similar encounter with Igor.  I dared to ask him why he was using “PODXC de W0IZ”  to call CQ — certainly a non-standard call that we were supposed to figure out meant “CQ 070 Sprint” as called for in the contest instructions.  Got a stern rebuke that questions should be handled over the Internet, not over the air.  Of course, when you look up his call on QRZ.com, you don’t find any e-mail address — only a diatribe on the “right way” (his way) to participate in a contest if you’re not part of the “predominantly experienced older crowd” using RTTY.

I hope Igor’s attitude hasn’t driven off other PSK-31 operators.  I, for one, enjoy the more laid-back, “have fun” attitude of our PODXS members during contests.  And a couple times, I broke out of contest mode to chew the rag with folks who were new to the mode or had never heard of PODXS 070.  There are more important things in life than racking up contest points.  Let’s all remember the parts of the Amateur Radio Code of Conduct which states the amateur is CONSIDERATE  and FRIENDLY.

Mike W4BZM


Re: Club Website

Barry VA7GEM
 

OK now. Contest results uploaded.
Barry


Re: Sprint reply correction

 

JoAnn and Mike...
Thanks for your input.
The actual contest rules don't say anything about how you can phrase your actual CQ call.
Official rules:
The contest announcement is only a suggestion as to how you can do it.
I add to my CQ macro, "any station anywhere". 
My thought is to use my CQ macro to invite responses from non-members.
What you do is up to you totally.
Milt.
N6MG, 070-650
Director-Contests & LONP


-----Original Message-----
From: JoAnn Donaldson via groups.io <joannplano2005@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Nov 15, 2021 10:04 am
Subject: Re: [070Club] Sprint reply correction

A couple of months ago, I was rag chewing on PSK with a station. Mentioned the 070 Club, where to find info, and that we have contest and awards. Ran into him a few days ago and he told me he had just got his 070 Number. I congratulated him and told him about the contest. I just happen to work him durn the contest and was glad to see another ham join our ranks. BTW he was call "CQ 070 SPRINT", which is what the Website rules for the contest said to use. Not sure why Igor used a different CQ call but I didn't stop me from working him and then going on to other stations. I too made contact with hams that were not contesting. After exchanging Name, QTH, RST and such, I added them to my contest log. Hopefully those Hams will look up the 070 Club and join our ranks.

JoAnn
AB8YZ

On Monday, November 15, 2021, 11:34:14 AM CST, Mike W4BZM <behrcave@...> wrote:


I had a similar encounter with Igor.  I dared to ask him why he was using “PODXC de W0IZ”  to call CQ — certainly a non-standard call that we were supposed to figure out meant “CQ 070 Sprint” as called for in the contest instructions.  Got a stern rebuke that questions should be handled over the Internet, not over the air.  Of course, when you look up his call on QRZ.com, you don’t find any e-mail address — only a diatribe on the “right way” (his way) to participate in a contest if you’re not part of the “predominantly experienced older crowd” using RTTY.

I hope Igor’s attitude hasn’t driven off other PSK-31 operators.  I, for one, enjoy the more laid-back, “have fun” attitude of our PODXS members during contests.  And a couple times, I broke out of contest mode to chew the rag with folks who were new to the mode or had never heard of PODXS 070.  There are more important things in life than racking up contest points.  Let’s all remember the parts of the Amateur Radio Code of Conduct which states the amateur is CONSIDERATE  and FRIENDLY.

Mike W4BZM


Re: Club Website

Steve W3HF
 

Just worked for me (even following your link).

Steve
W3HF


Club Website

Barry VA7GEM
 

Is http://www.podxs070.com/ down today.
No connection here.
TVM
Barry


Re: Sprint reply correction

JoAnn Donaldson
 

A couple of months ago, I was rag chewing on PSK with a station. Mentioned the 070 Club, where to find info, and that we have contest and awards. Ran into him a few days ago and he told me he had just got his 070 Number. I congratulated him and told him about the contest. I just happen to work him durn the contest and was glad to see another ham join our ranks. BTW he was call "CQ 070 SPRINT", which is what the Website rules for the contest said to use. Not sure why Igor used a different CQ call but I didn't stop me from working him and then going on to other stations. I too made contact with hams that were not contesting. After exchanging Name, QTH, RST and such, I added them to my contest log. Hopefully those Hams will look up the 070 Club and join our ranks.

JoAnn
AB8YZ

On Monday, November 15, 2021, 11:34:14 AM CST, Mike W4BZM <behrcave@...> wrote:


I had a similar encounter with Igor.  I dared to ask him why he was using “PODXC de W0IZ”  to call CQ — certainly a non-standard call that we were supposed to figure out meant “CQ 070 Sprint” as called for in the contest instructions.  Got a stern rebuke that questions should be handled over the Internet, not over the air.  Of course, when you look up his call on QRZ.com, you don’t find any e-mail address — only a diatribe on the “right way” (his way) to participate in a contest if you’re not part of the “predominantly experienced older crowd” using RTTY.

I hope Igor’s attitude hasn’t driven off other PSK-31 operators.  I, for one, enjoy the more laid-back, “have fun” attitude of our PODXS members during contests.  And a couple times, I broke out of contest mode to chew the rag with folks who were new to the mode or had never heard of PODXS 070.  There are more important things in life than racking up contest points.  Let’s all remember the parts of the Amateur Radio Code of Conduct which states the amateur is CONSIDERATE  and FRIENDLY.

Mike W4BZM


Re: Sprint reply correction

Mike W4BZM
 

I had a similar encounter with Igor.  I dared to ask him why he was using “PODXC de W0IZ”  to call CQ — certainly a non-standard call that we were supposed to figure out meant “CQ 070 Sprint” as called for in the contest instructions.  Got a stern rebuke that questions should be handled over the Internet, not over the air.  Of course, when you look up his call on QRZ.com, you don’t find any e-mail address — only a diatribe on the “right way” (his way) to participate in a contest if you’re not part of the “predominantly experienced older crowd” using RTTY.

I hope Igor’s attitude hasn’t driven off other PSK-31 operators.  I, for one, enjoy the more laid-back, “have fun” attitude of our PODXS members during contests.  And a couple times, I broke out of contest mode to chew the rag with folks who were new to the mode or had never heard of PODXS 070.  There are more important things in life than racking up contest points.  Let’s all remember the parts of the Amateur Radio Code of Conduct which states the amateur is CONSIDERATE  and FRIENDLY.

Mike W4BZM


Re: Sprint reply correction

Ken N6PCD
 

Steve,

Oops, my bad! Didn’t think to check the copy on Scott’s website. I just received my 7300 back from him less than a week ago. I’ll look before I leap next time!

Best wishes to Scott for a blessed retirement.
--
All the best,
Ken N6PCD
070# 801
LONP# 187


Re: Triple Play 160m last night

Buz Johnson
 

I’ve made several contacts on 160m and have completed the trifecta at least 2 stations.  Operation is a struggle with my old TS440AT, especially tuning and keeping my ALC low.  It will not automatically tune 160m, so I have to use my external MFJ tuner.  I had some kind of station failure early this morning and had to retire to bed.  Hopefully I can figure it out this afternoon and be back at 00:00.

Buz,WA5AMM 


Re: Triple Play 160m last night

N9JCA Chris
 

My NEW 160M OCF Dipole is 20Ft short in order to work the top end
Guess like most antennas it's made for voice freqs
So before the next Sprint I'll lengthen the long end 20ft and hopefully it'll fix my Problem
Chris N9JCA
73

On 11/14/21 3:01 AM, N9JCA Chris via groups.io wrote:
Trying 160M 0300 - 0330
Chris N9JCA
73
On 11/14/21 2:37 AM, N9JCA Chris via groups.io wrote:
I'm on 80M now will try 160M at 0300
Chris N9JCA
73

On 11/13/21 10:36 PM, John - KC3FL via groups.io wrote:

        Out of town last night but will be there tonight.  Will give 160
        a try around 04:00z.  Chris N9JCA said he would be there at the
        same time so look for us.

        John
        KC3FL





Re: Triple Play 160m last night

N9JCA Chris
 

Trying 160M 0300 - 0330
Chris N9JCA
73

On 11/14/21 2:37 AM, N9JCA Chris via groups.io wrote:
I'm on 80M now will try 160M at 0300
Chris N9JCA
73
On 11/13/21 10:36 PM, John - KC3FL via groups.io wrote:

        Out of town last night but will be there tonight.  Will give 160
        a try around 04:00z.  Chris N9JCA said he would be there at the
        same time so look for us.

        John
        KC3FL


Re: Triple Play 160m last night

N9JCA Chris
 

I'm on 80M now will try 160M at 0300
Chris N9JCA
73

On 11/13/21 10:36 PM, John - KC3FL via groups.io wrote:
Out of town last night but will be there tonight.  Will give 160
a try around 04:00z.  Chris N9JCA said he would be there at the
same time so look for us.
John
KC3FL


Re: Triple Play 160m last night

 

Out of town last night but will be there tonight.  Will give 160 a try around 04:00z.  Chris N9JCA said he would be there at the same time so look for us.

John
KC3FL


Re: Triple Play 160m last night

Rick - N7WE
 

No Milt - 55+ community and HOA rules specifically prohibit drone operation - even for those real estate companies that make the fly around footage for your online listing.  Surprisingly the rules do allow me a vertical - less than 25 ft. - and my tape measure measures about 5 ft. less than actual!  Hi hi!
--

Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Triple Play 160m last night

 

there isn't a kid in the neighborhood with a drone?
Milt.
N6MG


-----Original Message-----
From: Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Sat, Nov 13, 2021 11:51 am
Subject: Re: [070Club] Triple Play 160m last night

No joy for getting on 160m for tonight.  After several foiled attempts to shoot a line over a live oak tree, I give up.  The plan was to try a stub wire off the top of the 80m resonator on the Hustler 6BTV in hopes that some top hat type capacitance would get it to something that would tune.  I've seen where others made that work...although not great.  Oh well, as Yoda said:  "Do or not do.  There is no try."  I did not do.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Suddenly no messages!

Rick - N7WE
 

Suddenly today I was not getting email messages from the group!  Even ones I sent.  I use a mail client on my gmail account to sort incoming emails.  That wasn't the problem.  Checked Gmail and they had all been sent to the Gmail Spam folder!  I set a filter to never send email from @groups.io to the Spam folder.  Hope it works!
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Triple Play 160m last night

Rick - N7WE
 

No joy for getting on 160m for tonight.  After several foiled attempts to shoot a line over a live oak tree, I give up.  The plan was to try a stub wire off the top of the 80m resonator on the Hustler 6BTV in hopes that some top hat type capacitance would get it to something that would tune.  I've seen where others made that work...although not great.  Oh well, as Yoda said:  "Do or not do.  There is no try."  I did not do.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Sprint reply correction

Stephen Melachrinos
 

Ken -

Since I have a Kenwood I followed the link (for future reference). Looks like we will both have to find someone else. Top of the web page says:

"11/6/2021
After 40 years of servicing ICOM equipment, it is time for me to retire.
I appreciate the trust and acceptance for so many Amateur Radio owners to allow me to service their radio's over the years, Thank you.
You will not find contact information on this website, as I am not accepting any new customers.
I will be working to complete and finish all projects currently in the shop over the next several months."

Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: Ken N6PCD <n6pcd1@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Sat, Nov 13, 2021 12:46 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] Sprint reply correction

GM Buz,

Looks like you’ve probably already sent your radio in for repair, but I’ll offer this suggestion for your consideration if you need repair service in the future. I’ve been VERY happy with Scott Malcolm of Malcom Technical Support and have sent several icom radios to him for repair over the years. He also does Kenwoods.

His work is excellent, his prices are more than fair, and he usually had a good turnaround time. I HIGHLY recommend him!

https://mts-icom.wixsite.com/hamradiorepair

--
All the best,
Ken N6PCD
070# 801
LONP# 187


Re: Sprint reply correction

Ken N6PCD
 

GM Buz,

Looks like you’ve probably already sent your radio in for repair, but I’ll offer this suggestion for your consideration if you need repair service in the future. I’ve been VERY happy with Scott Malcolm of Malcom Technical Support and have sent several icom radios to him for repair over the years. He also does Kenwoods.

His work is excellent, his prices are more than fair, and he usually had a good turnaround time. I HIGHLY recommend him!

https://mts-icom.wixsite.com/hamradiorepair

--
All the best,
Ken N6PCD
070# 801
LONP# 187


Re: Triple Play 160m last night

N9JCA Chris
 

I forgot about last night
but will be on tonight
Sked: 40 0000 - 0200 80 0200 - 0400 1600 0400 - 0600
Chris N9JCA
73

On 11/13/21 4:17 PM, Jim K5SP wrote:
I was on 160 for awhile after RTTY drove me off 80. Saw nothing, and called cq for quite awhile with no response.
Will try again tonight. Listen for me, I don't know if anyone can hear me at all.
Jim K5SP
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On Sat, Nov 13, 2021 at 9:45 AM, Rick - N7WE
<n7we1980@gmail.com> wrote:
Was there anything happening on 160m last night?  I read  the chat
from last night but didn't see much about 160.  I don't have a 160m
antenna, but if there was some activity I might try to jury rig
something up this afternoon.  Cool day here in Florida - a blessed
relief!
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602
--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Executive Director/Member Services Director

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