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Re: 070 Daze Tri-WARC

Leland Sly
 

Thanks Jerry,

All of my contacts for the last 8 years have been uploaded to the 070 checker.  According to that I have not made a PSK contact on WARC bands since 2014...hi hi.  You never know how the bands will be but it should be fun to give it a go next Saturday.

Hope to catch you then.

73

Lee N5SLY

On Sat, Jun 13, 2020 at 6:57 PM Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:
Lee:

Check your logs to see how many contacts you already have on those bands that will count. Then, you may get a little help from your friends here at PODXS. These days, we all need a little help with the poor propagation and lack of activity.

Not sure, but can't help but wonder if 12m is subject E-skip like 10m.

I'd be willing to sked you after my FT-1000MP gets back from repair shop or when I get a back up rig in place.

Jerry n9avy
On Saturday, June 13, 2020, 06:39:28 PM CDT, Leland Sly <lee.n5sly@...> wrote:


What are the recommended freq for 12, 17 & 30 meters.  I don't have any of those awards and its been years since I have made a PSK contact on those bands.  This should be fun.

73

Lee N5SLY


Re: 070 Daze Tri-WARC

Leland Sly
 

Thank you John

73

Lee N5SLY

On Sat, Jun 13, 2020 at 6:49 PM John - KC3FL via groups.io <kc3fl=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

Lee,

30 mtrs 10.140
17 mtrs  18.097
12 mtrs  24.920


Re: Operating portable and logging issues

 

I just look for the /P and see you're on the go.  As far as LOTW goes, my understanding is that if the grid you upload and the other stations upload don't agree there is no confirmation.  If that's the case, every time you change grids you would have to go into the Station Location in TQSL and change the grid.  Might want to drop a line to the LOTW help desk.  For us grid chasers, all we need is the new grid.  Will be looking for you.


Re: 070 Daze Tri-WARC

Jerry N9AVY
 

Lee:

Check your logs to see how many contacts you already have on those bands that will count. Then, you may get a little help from your friends here at PODXS. These days, we all need a little help with the poor propagation and lack of activity.

Not sure, but can't help but wonder if 12m is subject E-skip like 10m.

I'd be willing to sked you after my FT-1000MP gets back from repair shop or when I get a back up rig in place.

Jerry n9avy

On Saturday, June 13, 2020, 06:39:28 PM CDT, Leland Sly <lee.n5sly@...> wrote:


What are the recommended freq for 12, 17 & 30 meters.  I don't have any of those awards and its been years since I have made a PSK contact on those bands.  This should be fun.

73

Lee N5SLY


Re: 070 Daze Tri-WARC

 

Lee,

30 mtrs 10.140
17 mtrs  18.097
12 mtrs  24.920


070 Daze Tri-WARC

Leland Sly
 

What are the recommended freq for 12, 17 & 30 meters.  I don't have any of those awards and its been years since I have made a PSK contact on those bands.  This should be fun.

73

Lee N5SLY


Re: ARRL

Ray Clements
 

Jerry

You are absolutely correct that ARRL does not represent all hams. 
From what I understand about ARRL membership data:

1. Most ARRL members are older hams, many whom have been hams for many years.
2. Most ARRL members have higher class licenses: General, Advanced, Extra. 
3. Most ARRL members tend to be more active than non-members, especially on the HF bands and using CW and digital modes. 

Those who are not ARRL members tend to be young Technician class operators with a shack on the belt connecting through VHF FM repeaters.
These operators have made neither the monetary nor time commitment to amateur radio that most ARRL members have done.

This information came from a presentation made by ARRL Director Kermit Carlson during a presentation to the McHenry County (Illinois) Wireless Association, a club to which we both belong.

One of the primary objectives of ARRL is to attract newcomers to amateur radio and to attract these younger Technicians to become more involved, including becoming members of ARRL. That is why we see such initiatives as expanding the spectrum available to Technicians. 

N9RWC







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Received: 01:29 PM CDT, 06/13/2020
From: "Jerry N9AVY" <n9avy@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] ARRL


A while back ARRL boasted that U.S. Hams numbered around 620,000... yet the ARRL membership sits at around 152,000 from what I've been able to gather from email & forums. Let's not forget that there are still a lot of Life Members as well who pay zero into membership coffers. Does ARRL really represent all hams ???

Jerry
On Saturday, June 13, 2020, 10:55:51 AM CDT, K8TOM <tsingle@...> wrote:


On Sat, Jun 13, 2020 at 08:23 AM, Ken Campbell wrote:
Field Day is supposed to be first and foremost a disaster preparedness and traffic handling exercise.

Well, yes.  But ARRL as a membership organization has additional goals not directly related to those stated.  I imagine they would tend to go with whatever get the "numbers" up. 

Tom
K8TOM
815



Re: Three Day Weekend 2020 Results

Leland Sly
 

Congrats to everyone who participated and to all the winners.  Great to see such a competitive event.  The last day of the event was not kind to me.  I had a hard time contacting anyone that day.  But I did do as well as I set out to do so I'm very happy.  I always set a personal goal for every event and if I achieve that I'm happy no matter how things turn out. 

Have fun and 73

Lee N5SLY



On Sat, Jun 13, 2020 at 12:42 PM stan robinson <robinstan@...> wrote:

Three Day Weekend results are in. A very BIG THANK YOU to David, K9DWR for your awesome efforts to again create the upload link and parse the results.

 

We had a great turnout with 116 logs submitted. Of these, 27 were at the time non-members. Following the Contest, 8 of them have joined us. See below for complete listing.

There were 30 logs in the High Power 100W Category.  First Place and Top Dawg was Bonus Station, Steve, VA3TPS who lit up the ionosphere with 31,392 points. His 282 QSOs gave out 28,200 Bonus Points. He completed his 929th member QSO toward the 1,000 level LONP. In 2nd Place was William, K4REB. New Member, Bob, K4VBM pulled in 2nd Place. That took him to 88 QSOs toward his LONP.

In the Medium Power 50W Category with 53 logs, the winners were all Bonus Stations. First Place was John, KC3FL with 26,753 points. John was runner-up for the 2019 RC3 award.  In 2nd Place was Jerry, N9AVY. Jerry topped his 1,000 level LONP during the contest. In 3rd Place was Lee, N5SLY. Lee is our 2019 RC3 winner and still making fun competition for the 070 Club. Lee completed his WTW Endorsement during the Contest.

The Low Power 25W Category, with 27 logs, was won by our Executive Director, Jim, K5SP. Jim took a break from his gigantic task of getting our Mailings sent and repairing the website to enjoy the PSK-31 Contest world. In 2nd Place was long time member (#25) Steve, W3HF. In 3rd place was new member Bob, N8GU. Bob joined us during the 31 Flavors Contest and finished in 4th Place there.

The QRP 5W Category had 6 entries. First Place was Steve, VA3FLF. Very respectable results with Flea-Power! Non-member John, KD2MI  took 2nd Place and non-member Dwayne, K0DY took 3rd Place

 


Being a 72 hour long Contest required extreme effort especially by our Bonus Stations: Lee, N5SLY; Steve, VA3TPS; John, KC3FL, Jerry, N9AVY; Bob KK6KMU and Barry VA7GEM. Our heart-felt appreciation for your fantastic efforts!!

New members joining us following their participation in TDW:



Full results will be uploaded to the 070 Club and 070 Club Contest Reflectors.

See Groups.io for info on viewing uploaded files at: 070 Email Reflector

Our next Event is the Endorsement Daze #3 on Saturday, June 20. The focus is LONP and TRI-WARC.

Starting: 10:00 UTC on Saturday, June 20 (Saturday, June 20 at 06:00 EDT)
Ending:  03:59 UTC on Sunday, June 21 (Saturday, June 27 at 23:59 EDT)

Our next contest is the 40M Firecracker Sprint. Choose a 6 hour block between 20:00 July 4 to 20:00 July 5.

See full Rules at:  Rules - 40M Firecracker Sprint 

 

73,

 Stan

W9SMR - 070  #1611

PODXS 070 - PR Director


Re: Operating portable and logging issues

Jerry N9AVY
 

Seems like everyone who was giving out grids was signing with /p... N7WE/P, KF3EH/P , etc. Not sure if they made grid locations in QSLing. That is up to you, I guess. Do whatever is easiest.

Jerry n9avy

On Saturday, June 13, 2020, 01:34:12 PM CDT, Paul Butzi (W7PFB) <w7pfb@...> wrote:


Before I take my show on the road I want to sort out a bunch of issues.

One of them is logging.

Suppose I drive from my home in CN97BQ to a little park in CN96ab, set =
up and start operating PSK31

Should I use my callsign (W7PFB) or do I add /P so I=E2=80=99m calling =
CQ W7PFB/P?  Or something else I haven=E2=80=99t considered?

When I upload these to the various logging services, do I set up =
separate logs?  How about LOTW, do I set up a separate certificate?

Finally, let=E2=80=99s suppose I now go to CN96 and operate.

Do I again operate as W7PFB/P?  Do I again need to separate those log =
entries from the ones in CN98?

Oy.  This is making my head hurt.  Someone give me a hand here.  I =
recall an 070 thread from long ago that dealt with this in detail but of =
course I cannot find it now.  I apologize for not paying attention =
before.

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




Re: Three Day Weekend 2020 Results

Jerry N9AVY
 

WOW !!! Was pleasantly surprised with my score in TDW ! A big thanks to all who made that possible !!!

The biggest surprise was that I topped N5SLY with just a few points. Lee & John were everywhere I looked. Good job , both of you !

I put in a maximum effort, but catching the openings on 15/10m were just "dumb luck". When I'm contesting I don't check emails - ever. I someone said they were going to 15/10m I missed it, I think. THe last 4-5 hours on the 31st, just was tired & pooped out and prety much gave up. Might have squeezed in a few more Q's, but had lost momentum.

Again many thanks to all who make this possible. Special thanks to David for putting all the time in scoring the TDW !!!

Jerry


Operating portable and logging issues

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

Before I take my show on the road I want to sort out a bunch of issues.

One of them is logging.

Suppose I drive from my home in CN97BQ to a little park in CN96ab, set =
up and start operating PSK31

Should I use my callsign (W7PFB) or do I add /P so I=E2=80=99m calling =
CQ W7PFB/P? Or something else I haven=E2=80=99t considered?

When I upload these to the various logging services, do I set up =
separate logs? How about LOTW, do I set up a separate certificate?

Finally, let=E2=80=99s suppose I now go to CN96 and operate.

Do I again operate as W7PFB/P? Do I again need to separate those log =
entries from the ones in CN98?

Oy. This is making my head hurt. Someone give me a hand here. I =
recall an 070 thread from long ago that dealt with this in detail but of =
course I cannot find it now. I apologize for not paying attention =
before.

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


Re: ARRL

Jerry N9AVY
 

A while back ARRL boasted that U.S. Hams numbered around 620,000... yet the ARRL membership sits at around 152,000 from what I've been able to gather from email & forums. Let's not forget that there are still a lot of Life Members as well who pay zero into membership coffers. Does ARRL really represent all hams ???

Jerry

On Saturday, June 13, 2020, 10:55:51 AM CDT, K8TOM <tsingle@...> wrote:


On Sat, Jun 13, 2020 at 08:23 AM, Ken Campbell wrote:
Field Day is supposed to be first and foremost a disaster preparedness and traffic handling exercise.

Well, yes.  But ARRL as a membership organization has additional goals not directly related to those stated.  I imagine they would tend to go with whatever get the "numbers" up. 

Tom
K8TOM
815


Three Day Weekend 2020 Results

stan W9SMR
 

Three Day Weekend results are in. A very BIG THANK YOU to David, K9DWR for your awesome efforts to again create the upload link and parse the results.

 

We had a great turnout with 116 logs submitted. Of these, 27 were at the time non-members. Following the Contest, 8 of them have joined us. See below for complete listing.

There were 30 logs in the High Power 100W Category.  First Place and Top Dawg was Bonus Station, Steve, VA3TPS who lit up the ionosphere with 31,392 points. His 282 QSOs gave out 28,200 Bonus Points. He completed his 929th member QSO toward the 1,000 level LONP. In 2nd Place was William, K4REB. New Member, Bob, K4VBM pulled in 2nd Place. That took him to 88 QSOs toward his LONP.

In the Medium Power 50W Category with 53 logs, the winners were all Bonus Stations. First Place was John, KC3FL with 26,753 points. John was runner-up for the 2019 RC3 award.  In 2nd Place was Jerry, N9AVY. Jerry topped his 1,000 level LONP during the contest. In 3rd Place was Lee, N5SLY. Lee is our 2019 RC3 winner and still making fun competition for the 070 Club. Lee completed his WTW Endorsement during the Contest.

The Low Power 25W Category, with 27 logs, was won by our Executive Director, Jim, K5SP. Jim took a break from his gigantic task of getting our Mailings sent and repairing the website to enjoy the PSK-31 Contest world. In 2nd Place was long time member (#25) Steve, W3HF. In 3rd place was new member Bob, N8GU. Bob joined us during the 31 Flavors Contest and finished in 4th Place there.

The QRP 5W Category had 6 entries. First Place was Steve, VA3FLF. Very respectable results with Flea-Power! Non-member John, KD2MI  took 2nd Place and non-member Dwayne, K0DY took 3rd Place

 


Being a 72 hour long Contest required extreme effort especially by our Bonus Stations: Lee, N5SLY; Steve, VA3TPS; John, KC3FL, Jerry, N9AVY; Bob KK6KMU and Barry VA7GEM. Our heart-felt appreciation for your fantastic efforts!!

New members joining us following their participation in TDW:



Full results will be uploaded to the 070 Club and 070 Club Contest Reflectors.

See Groups.io for info on viewing uploaded files at: 070 Email Reflector

Our next Event is the Endorsement Daze #3 on Saturday, June 20. The focus is LONP and TRI-WARC.

Starting: 10:00 UTC on Saturday, June 20 (Saturday, June 20 at 06:00 EDT)
Ending:  03:59 UTC on Sunday, June 21 (Saturday, June 27 at 23:59 EDT)

Our next contest is the 40M Firecracker Sprint. Choose a 6 hour block between 20:00 July 4 to 20:00 July 5.

See full Rules at:  Rules - 40M Firecracker Sprint 

 

73,

 Stan

W9SMR - 070  #1611

PODXS 070 - PR Director


Re: ARRL

James Wilson
 

I agree that ft8 is a very poor mode to exchange data. Js8call is well designed cross between psk and ft8 and justifiably useful in exchanging data but few people use it. 

I think psk and other digital modes will rebound when band conditions improve.  Given the choice between very qsos and ft8 many have chosen ft8.  

73 K6wrj 

On Jun 13, 2020, at 8:55 AM, K8TOM <tsingle@...> wrote:

On Sat, Jun 13, 2020 at 08:23 AM, Ken Campbell wrote:
Field Day is supposed to be first and foremost a disaster preparedness and traffic handling exercise.

Well, yes.  But ARRL as a membership organization has additional goals not directly related to those stated.  I imagine they would tend to go with whatever get the "numbers" up. 

Tom
K8TOM
815


Re: ARRL

K8TOM
 

On Sat, Jun 13, 2020 at 08:23 AM, Ken Campbell wrote:
Field Day is supposed to be first and foremost a disaster preparedness and traffic handling exercise.

Well, yes.  But ARRL as a membership organization has additional goals not directly related to those stated.  I imagine they would tend to go with whatever get the "numbers" up. 

Tom
K8TOM
815


Re: ARRL

Ken N6PCD
 

Hi Lee,

I am in the same boat. I LOVE the PSK modes, and used to work it almost exclusively. As you said, along came the JT and FT modes, and PSK went almost dead. Why? Because hams abandoned PSK for the FT modes due n large part to the horrible condx on HF.

I’m hoping that as condx improve, more folks will return to PSK. Field Day is on short final, and his would be a great opportunity for us to employ PSK.

Personally, I think it was a fundamental mistake to allow the FT modes to be used for Field Day. Remember, Field Day is supposed to be first and foremost a disaster preparedness and traffic handling exercise, not a contest. The FT-4 and FT-8 are anything BUT traffic passing modes.

End of rant. 😉
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All the best,
Ken N6PCD
070 801
LONP 187


Re: TDW Preliminary results

Ken N6PCD
 

Hi David,

Thanks so much for your hard work, we appreciate it! Was happy with my paltry personal score. The condx out here on the Left Coast in SoCal were terrible, especially with my poor antenna setup. Still, it was better than last year! Maybe the condx are on an upswing! 👍🏻😁
--
All the best,
Ken N6PCD
070 801
LONP 187


Re: ARRL & Band Plan

John Hendry KG5OIB
 

I've been doing POTA activations while on the road for the last week, and the first thing I do is do activations using PSK.  I don't use FT8 when doing POTA.  

PSK is by far my favorite way to QSO. 

John
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     de  KG5OIB

     John Hendry

     Decatur, Wise County, Texas

     LOC:  EM13eg

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Re: Audio alarms in HRD/DM780

Rick - N7WE
 

Dave-
I've attached my notes on how to import the 070 member list from hamclub.info.  This method will NOT provide the CQ alarm.  I think that originally comes is in the default alarm set, but I've replaced my default set so can't be sure.  You might be able to copy and paste the CQ alarm from one alarm set to another.  If not, the default set should give you the syntax you need to add to the 070 member list once you get it loaded into and alarm set.    

A word of caution - I am running WIN7 Pro and I have had to revert to HRD version 6.6.0.236 in order to get my alarms to function.  Even then, they only function by color change, not audio.  I have been unable to get audio alarms working for several years.

Hope this helps.--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: TDW Preliminary results

malcolm heard
 

Thanks for all that work.  
Malcolm
Ke0jbt


On Fri, Jun 12, 2020 at 11:36 AM David, K9DWR <david@...> wrote:
By now, everyone should have their personal results.  Please let me know
if there are any discrepancies/issues with your individual results so we
can finalize the contest results and send out the rankings.

Thanks.

--
David, K9DWR
#1604 LONP #255
david@...



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