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Re: New call sing

Rick - N7WE
 

Jose-
Thanks for the update and congrats on your new vanity call!  l wish everyone who gets a new call would post here.  I try to keep my personal member log and DM780 alarms up to date.  You are updated my friend!  And Happy Easter and God Bless to you too!
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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


New call sing

WP4DT-JOSE OSUBA
 


Hello my Friends 
My new vanity NP3T
Ex.WP4DT
For your security Stay at Home!
73 good dx God bless....

José osuba


Re: Memership calls in HRD/DM780

Rick - N7WE
 

Dave-
As Yoda would say: "Strange, that is!"  For me it is all magic.  Sometimes the magic works.  Sometimes it doesn't!  But I get by with a little help from my 070 friends.
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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Memership calls in HRD/DM780

 

Ok Rick what I did was to change sounds. I have a MFJ viA serial port and a Signalink USB. I get audio of members with the Signalink in line and not from the MFJ serial port.
Strange uh?  Hi HI
Thanks again 73
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Dave NU4N #1657


Re: Memership calls in HRD/DM780

 

Thanks guys , I will try that Rick.  In Windows 7 your right, no audio. But my Windows 10 works perfectly.
73

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Dave NU4N #1657


Re: Memership calls in HRD/DM780

Rick - N7WE
 

David-
I had this problem in the past with HRD.  I can't remember exactly how I fixed it...and then something happened and the problem was back.  As I recall, it had to do with settings in both HRD Alarms and Windows (I'm still running Win7).  There was a combination that let the audio alarm work, but if any one was incorrect, then it didn't function.  I too decided it wasn't worth $50 to have help with it.  When it was working, I soon became dissatisfied with it for 070 work.  There were almost continuous announcements during 070 events. 

What I ended up doing instead was to use SuperSweeper and edit the Action: Colors tab to set different colors for Background and Text for 070 members. I use Lite Blue background for members and Bright Green for LONPs.  Then I set Text Color to Automatic for those I haven't worked and change the Text color to Red when I've worked them (both regular members and LONP).  That way when I look at the SuperSweeper waterfall, I can tell visually if a call is non-member, member, or LONP member and if I've worked them before or not.  It is a pain to set up going through all 2700+ member calls, but I've found that works better for me than the audio alarms.  Your mileage may vary!  

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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Memership calls in HRD/DM780

 

I also do not get an audio alert for cq stations.
Searching HRD blog did not help. Now HRD wants $50 to answer my question. DONT THINK SO.
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Dave NU4N #1657


Memership calls in HRD/DM780

 

I have put the membership call/number in  hRD-dm780. I am not getting any audio alert when a member call shows up in super sweeper. Thanks in advance.
Dave NU4N #1657


Re: 7QP is coming May 2nd

Jerry N9AVY
 


Only grids I need in UT are DM 47 & 58, but have listened to QP last few years and never heard anyone in those grids. Probably won't bother looking during QP since many ops have gone to FT-8/FT-4.


Jerry n9avy

On Friday, April 10, 2020, 04:25:03 PM CDT, W7RIV <nnegrom@...> wrote:


Good opportunity for those looking for Utah Grids (or any other 7th call area). 7QP is coming up May 2nd.

Bryon Densley, W7RIV

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Darryl Hazelgren <darryl@...>
Subject: 7QP is coming May 2nd

We have an outstanding record touphold. Based on number of logs received last year, 7QP is still the 3rdlargest QSO party in the country and growing. All kinds of 7QP info isavailable at www.7QP.org.

 

Remember the Digital category orin mixed mode. Any digital contact counts 4 points! We can help out all thoseguys looking for Utah on RTTY or PSK. Suggested frequencies: 80 kHz up on PSK;86 kHz up on RTTY.  The Digital modesprovide another way to get more new operators with modest stations into theactivity on HF. Unfortunately, FT4 and FT8 will not work, the 7QP exchange notcompatible.

 

If you log on a computer,please email us a copy of your log even if you don’t care to compete for anaward. It helps us score the event. A convenient Web Form is available to pasteyour log into.

 

Suggestion: If you are not usinga computer logging program, now is the time to get into it. I suggest usingN1MM+. It's easy, it's FREE, and was used by 63% of all entrants last year. Evenif you are using another program to track your QSOs, DXCC, etc., you can easilyexport your log from N1MM back into it when the contest is over. Not only that,there are three other QSO parties that also use our weekend. N1MM is the onlyone that will let you log their exchange as sent. You can then enter these bysending your log to them. It helps us and them too.

 

Talk it up when you can. Yoursupport and enthusiasm for this event is the backbone of the participation in Utah.And remember to put May 2nd on your wife’s calendar so you don’t getpre-scheduled.





7QP is coming May 2nd

W7RIV
 

Good opportunity for those looking for Utah Grids (or any other 7th call area). 7QP is coming up May 2nd.

Bryon Densley, W7RIV

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Darryl Hazelgren <darryl@...>
Subject: 7QP is coming May 2nd

We have an outstanding record to uphold. Based on number of logs received last year, 7QP is still the 3rd largest QSO party in the country and growing. All kinds of 7QP info is available at www.7QP.org.

 

Remember the Digital category or in mixed mode. Any digital contact counts 4 points! We can help out all those guys looking for Utah on RTTY or PSK. Suggested frequencies: 80 kHz up on PSK; 86 kHz up on RTTY.  The Digital modes provide another way to get more new operators with modest stations into the activity on HF. Unfortunately, FT4 and FT8 will not work, the 7QP exchange not compatible.

 

If you log on a computer, please email us a copy of your log even if you don’t care to compete for an award. It helps us score the event. A convenient Web Form is available to paste your log into.

 

Suggestion: If you are not using a computer logging program, now is the time to get into it. I suggest using N1MM+. It's easy, it's FREE, and was used by 63% of all entrants last year. Even if you are using another program to track your QSOs, DXCC, etc., you can easily export your log from N1MM back into it when the contest is over. Not only that, there are three other QSO parties that also use our weekend. N1MM is the only one that will let you log their exchange as sent. You can then enter these by sending your log to them. It helps us and them too.

 

Talk it up when you can. Your support and enthusiasm for this event is the backbone of the participation in Utah. And remember to put May 2nd on your wife’s calendar so you don’t get pre-scheduled.





Re: 30-meters

Peter, NN9K #2629
 

Nothing seen so moving to 40-meters.
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Peter, NN9K


Re: Grids - and kind of OT

Richard Rohrer
 

HI Rick.

Yes, I am aware of the overlay for Google Earth, but I really don't care for it.  Kathy gave up on drawing on the paper maps and went back to using one of the grid maps on the computer.  I would like to get a good overlay for Google Maps, but have not been able to find one so far.  Kathy liked your story about the RV, since she was the principal driver when we had our 36ft class A.  

Jerry, I know what you mean.  We were going over a pass in CO one winter and there was a bolder in the middle of the road, so we carefully went around it to the outside and I thought at least one wheel was in danger of coming off the road.  Since CO does not believe in guard rails, I guess the trees would have stopped us.  I did like the 8 ft poles that mark the road edges for the snow plows.  

73
Dick - KC3EF


30-meters

Peter, NN9K #2629
 

10.140 for awhile.
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Peter, NN9K


Logs Due – 31 Flavors Sprint, Tomorrow, Saturday, April 11, 2020

stan W9SMR
 

All 31 Flavors Contest logs must be received within 1 week after the event ends.


If you haven’t uploaded your log yet, please do so by Saturday, April 11th

 

Here is your step-by-step:

1) Access the 31 Flavors Uploader at:  31 Flavors Uploader

2) Fill in requested info: Name, Callsign, Email, 070 Number *, Power Level, 6 Hour Time Block Start Time, and Soapbox Comments (if desired)

3) Upload your ADIF with Contest Records only

            * Leave 070 Number blank if you are not yet a member

Our 070 Website Scorer has gone offline and David, K9DWR, has again created an alternative 31 Flavors Uploader link and volunteered to collect your logs and parse them manually to determine our winners. Thank you, again, David!! Specific/technical questions should be sent to David, K9DWR, at: david@...

This Contest offers an interesting exploration of the differences in the speed and performance of 6 of the PSK modes. What was your favorite flavor? How many stations did you QSO with in all 6 modes? Not that easy to do!

 

Don’t forget, a separate upload is needed for Contest Scoring.  Upload for Endorsements as usual.

 

73,
Stan
W9SMR - 070  #1611
PODXS 070 - PR Director


Re: Grids - and kind of OT

Jerry N9AVY
 

The year was 1958 and was on the way home from CA via LV and SLC. We were somewhere near Casper , WY and it was 2 -lane road under construction. Was sitting in back seat of 56 Ford admiring scenery when I hear my Mom screaming. Looked over right side of car and saw tires were on the 6-inch shoulder of road. Had a lot of faith in my Dad's driving, but that really made me nervous. Was about 13 at the time and really enjoyed road trips until then, but I got over that episode. Looking back it's almost laughable.

Still don't like narrow roads like I ran into going up Mt. Washington in NH.


Jerry n9avy




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On Thursday, April 9, 2020, 03:49:37 PM CDT, Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:


Dick-
Nope, that's one we have never been to.  Looks like a very interesting site however.  Wish I could put it on my bucket list, but it will never happen now. 

Probably the wildest dirt roads (well - they called them roads) we navigated were in Grand Staircase - Escalante in UT/AZ.  That was before motor home days and we had a 4 wheel drive Chevy Blazer.  Didn't have a radio in the Blazer so no hamming.  At one point the road dropped about 500 feet off the edge of one of the escarpments in a series of switchbacks about every 75 yards.  It was rocky, carved out of the side of the escarpment and just one car wide.  There was fool in one of those rental class C motor homes trying to come up the grade.  He was about 6 inches off the wall on the passenger side and the driver side of the motor home body hung out over the drop off.  The motor home couldn't pull the grade and he was stuck about 1/3 of the way up.  We sat at the top for a long time while he tried to back back down the road.  Many times it looked like they were going over the edge.  He finally got back down, and as we started down (4 wheel low), all we could see was a dust cloud as he hightailed it out of there.  If I remember right, we went about 40 miles that day in 10 hours!  But I had fun!  The wife...not so much so.

Sometime ask Barry - VA8GEM about the road from Plush, Oregon out to the Sunstones Mine.  He's done it and so have we.  We only did it once!


You mentioned that Kathy is drawing grid squares on road maps.  Don't know if you ever use Google Earth, but I find it handy sometimes.  There is a download to overlay Grids on the Google Earth map from OH2ECH.  I use the smaller 4 character version.  LINK   She might find some use for it.  Sometimes the planning is as much fun as the going!  Enjoy!
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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Grids - and kind of OT

Rick - N7WE
 

Dick-
Nope, that's one we have never been to.  Looks like a very interesting site however.  Wish I could put it on my bucket list, but it will never happen now. 

Probably the wildest dirt roads (well - they called them roads) we navigated were in Grand Staircase - Escalante in UT/AZ.  That was before motor home days and we had a 4 wheel drive Chevy Blazer.  Didn't have a radio in the Blazer so no hamming.  At one point the road dropped about 500 feet off the edge of one of the escarpments in a series of switchbacks about every 75 yards.  It was rocky, carved out of the side of the escarpment and just one car wide.  There was fool in one of those rental class C motor homes trying to come up the grade.  He was about 6 inches off the wall on the passenger side and the driver side of the motor home body hung out over the drop off.  The motor home couldn't pull the grade and he was stuck about 1/3 of the way up.  We sat at the top for a long time while he tried to back back down the road.  Many times it looked like they were going over the edge.  He finally got back down, and as we started down (4 wheel low), all we could see was a dust cloud as he hightailed it out of there.  If I remember right, we went about 40 miles that day in 10 hours!  But I had fun!  The wife...not so much so.

Sometime ask Barry - VA8GEM about the road from Plush, Oregon out to the Sunstones Mine.  He's done it and so have we.  We only did it once!


You mentioned that Kathy is drawing grid squares on road maps.  Don't know if you ever use Google Earth, but I find it handy sometimes.  There is a download to overlay Grids on the Google Earth map from OH2ECH.  I use the smaller 4 character version.  LINK   She might find some use for it.  Sometimes the planning is as much fun as the going!  Enjoy!
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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Grids

Richard Rohrer
 

Hi Rick,

Have you been to Chacio Canyon in NM?  I thought that was the worst 17 mi of road we had ever driven on.  Your picture looks like it has that road beat.  Kathy's comment, "That is the improved road!!!!".  Jerry's suggestion of a tank sounds good, all though the gas mileage is probably very poor and we probably would have to get a tractor trailer to haul it down there, since I think most areas frown on driving things like that on the road, hi hi.  All thought the crazy Du Pont in DE use to drive his around the area.  I think is was an armored personnel carrier, not a tank. 

This thread has brought some humor in this dark time. 

73
Dick - KC3EF


Welcome 2746

Jim K5SP
 

Please join me in welcoming our new member(s):

2746  Chuck   KD9DVB

Jim K5SP
Membership Director


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Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director


Re: Grids

1470 <boat.anchor@...>
 

Paul
Need CN96, CN98
Tnx
Barry
va7gem


Re: Grids

1470 <boat.anchor@...>
 

On Tue, Apr 7, 2020 at 02:05 PM, Jerry N9AVY wrote:
Dick, KC3EF, asked me what grids I needed out West for his trip in a few months because his faithful Navigator is doing trip planning through grids when possible.

This got me to wondering how many states are close to be finished off on grids. So, I checked the list and saw that 6 state only need 1 (one) more grid for completion and there are 3 states which only need 2 grids to complete. As luck would have it, I've heard stations in some of those grids , but calls failed to bring results :-( ....

With the bands being crummy in Midwest, am not expecting to work any soon, but can always dream. Kind of works the same way as getting new 070 numbers, when hear one and make a call after he signs off, he gone ! Just like fishing ... when boats all around are hauling in big fish, you can't even get a nibble, hi !

Jerry n9avy
Jerry
Positive side is no smelly hands cleaning those big ones.
Barry

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