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Re: Triple Play 160m last night

 

One Q for 160m.
KO4EJD, Darin, AZ, and I inconvenienced several billion electrons through the ether waves to make a contact, then, nothing but white noise.
The crowbar circuitry in my radio is still mad at me over that. 
My operating time was limited so after seeing nothing...nada...zilch on 40m, I started on 80m. It was only slightly better there.
So, it's got no place to go other than to up!
SFI is 83. Geesch!
Milt.
N6MG


-----Original Message-----
From: Jim K5SP <jinnis@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Sat, Nov 13, 2021 8:17 am
Subject: Re: [070Club] Triple Play 160m last night

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 


On Sat, Nov 13, 2021 at 9:45 AM, Rick - N7WE
<n7we1980@...> 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


Re: Triple Play 160m last night

Jim K5SP
 

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.

On Sat, Nov 13, 2021 at 9:45 AM, Rick - N7WE
<n7we1980@...> 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


Triple Play 160m last night

Rick - N7WE
 

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


Welcome 2877

Jim K5SP
 

Please join me in welcoming new member:

2877 Craig N5BGP 11-11-2021

Jim K5SP
Executive Director


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


Re: Sprint reply correction

Buz Johnson
 

I finally got back on the air at 00:28 after being off because of a lightning strike two days before the last contest.  I gave up on my TS590SG getting it working and will have to send it in to Kenwood for Major repairs.  It appears the com chip is blown and hopefully it didn’t get into the CPU.  It will be 5-6 weeks before I get it back.  So I turned to my old TS440AT and got it going just at contest time.  I also lost due to lightning strike 2 computers and SignaLink, plus my a/c control board.  I ordered a new RigBlaster DXPro and it took a week of service calls before I could get it to play nice with my computer.  Adjusting the ALC is difficult on the ol 440 and it keeping it cool requires a additional outboard fan, but it was great to be back.  I made contacts on all three bands.  See you guys tonight.


Re: Sprint reply correction

 

Old Igor isn't even a member of our club.
Pls don't let him discourage you.
Milt.
N6MG
070-650
LONP #76



-----Original Message-----
From: gillette789@...
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Fri, Nov 12, 2021 6:00 pm
Subject: [070Club] Sprint reply correction

WOW my first contact and W0IZ is correcting my state abbreviation use!!!  Better things to do!!


Sprint reply correction

gillette789@...
 

WOW my first contact and W0IZ is correcting my state abbreviation use!!!  Better things to do!!


Re: Triple Play Low Band Sprint – Chat

Darin - KO4EJD
 

Go to the groups home page at groups.io and there's a chat option.  Select that, join the triple play chat.


Re: Triple Play Low Band Sprint – Chat

 

No Sir...get on...do search & pounce, or just call CQ...
My macro is long for Cq'ing, but I want to give non-members an invitation to respond also.

<TX>
helloooo cq cq cq de n6mg n6mg..any station anywhere...TRIPLE PLAY SPRINT...de n6mg n6mg k
<RXANDCLEAR>

de Milt.
070-650
LONP #76
Director, Contests & LONP


-----Original Message-----
From: 38671gardener <38671gardener@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io Group Moderators <main@070club.groups.io>
Sent: Fri, Nov 12, 2021 1:33 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] Triple Play Low Band Sprint – Chat

Is a "sprint" contest where you surrender the frequency and move to another after making a contact?

Paul
KD4GUB

On Fri, Nov 12, 2021, 3:25 PM Darin - KO4EJD <darin.crowley@...> wrote:
I'll be on the Triple Play Sprint chat during the Sprint.  Hope to see others on there as well. 
FYI Out here in Yuma AZ, 160m is opening up around 0100 and closes between 0530-0600.  I'd like to get those 160m contacts in the log early. 
I'll be using a 203' long wire sloper and a 30' vertical.  Good luck to everyone. 
73
Darin
KO4EJD


Re: Triple Play Low Band Sprint – Chat

Stephen Melachrinos
 

No. We use that word to mean a short contest, in this case, six hours per day.

That's in contrast to a contest that's 24 hours long.

Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: 38671gardener <38671gardener@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io Group Moderators <main@070club.groups.io>
Sent: Fri, Nov 12, 2021 4:33 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] Triple Play Low Band Sprint – Chat

Is a "sprint" contest where you surrender the frequency and move to another after making a contact?

Paul
KD4GUB

On Fri, Nov 12, 2021, 3:25 PM Darin - KO4EJD <darin.crowley@...> wrote:
I'll be on the Triple Play Sprint chat during the Sprint.  Hope to see others on there as well. 
FYI Out here in Yuma AZ, 160m is opening up around 0100 and closes between 0530-0600.  I'd like to get those 160m contacts in the log early. 
I'll be using a 203' long wire sloper and a 30' vertical.  Good luck to everyone. 
73
Darin
KO4EJD


Re: Triple Play Low Band Sprint – Chat

JoAnn Donaldson
 

How do you get on the Triple Three Chat??

JoAnn
AB8YZ

On Friday, November 12, 2021, 03:25:20 PM CST, Darin - KO4EJD <darin.crowley@...> wrote:


I'll be on the Triple Play Sprint chat during the Sprint.  Hope to see others on there as well. 
FYI Out here in Yuma AZ, 160m is opening up around 0100 and closes between 0530-0600.  I'd like to get those 160m contacts in the log early. 
I'll be using a 203' long wire sloper and a 30' vertical.  Good luck to everyone. 
73
Darin
KO4EJD


Re: Triple Play Low Band Sprint – Chat

38671gardener
 

Is a "sprint" contest where you surrender the frequency and move to another after making a contact?

Paul
KD4GUB

On Fri, Nov 12, 2021, 3:25 PM Darin - KO4EJD <darin.crowley@...> wrote:
I'll be on the Triple Play Sprint chat during the Sprint.  Hope to see others on there as well. 
FYI Out here in Yuma AZ, 160m is opening up around 0100 and closes between 0530-0600.  I'd like to get those 160m contacts in the log early. 
I'll be using a 203' long wire sloper and a 30' vertical.  Good luck to everyone. 
73
Darin
KO4EJD


Re: Triple Play Low Band Sprint – Chat

Darin - KO4EJD
 

I'll be on the Triple Play Sprint chat during the Sprint.  Hope to see others on there as well. 
FYI Out here in Yuma AZ, 160m is opening up around 0100 and closes between 0530-0600.  I'd like to get those 160m contacts in the log early. 
I'll be using a 203' long wire sloper and a 30' vertical.  Good luck to everyone. 
73
Darin
KO4EJD


Welcome 2876

Jim K5SP
 

Please join me in welcoming new member:

2876 Joe WB9KVI   11-11-2021

Jim K5SP
Executive Director


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


Endorsement Assistant

Jim K5SP
 

It is unfortunate news that our current Endorsement Manager, Jerry N9AVY, is undergoing some major health issues that will hinder his ability to research and approve members endorsement requests. 

Jerry is in our prayers for his health to be restored quickly, and his life returned to normal. (for Jerry).

I am seeking a volunteer that will work with Jerry, learn the approval process, and fill in for Jerry when needed. 

If you are interested put your name in the hat now.

Jim K5SP


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


Triple Play Low Band Sprint – Tomorrow

stan W9SMR
 

The Ø7Ø Club TRIPLE PLAY LOW BAND SPRINT is TOMORROW


Saturday, November 13 - 0000 UTC

to

Monday, November 15 - 2359 UTC

Sprint Rules – This is a 3 day event. Work a 6 hour block each UTC Date. For Scoring, your 6 hour block will start with the hour you select on the Scoring page and continue for the next 6 hours. You may have only one “Block” or “Block Portion” on a given date.

 

Work each station once per band during the contest. (Same station, same band, different day is a dupe!)

 

Open to all licensed radio amateurs. Using 40M, 80M and 160M.

For Rules and detailsClick Here Triple Play RULES

 

Frequencies: - 1.807 / 1.838 MHz (Europe). 3.580, 7.070 / 7.040 / 7.035 (Europe) MHz


4 Power Categories
:

QRP < 5 W
Low < 25 W
Medium < 50 W
High < 100 W


Exchange:
  State/Province/Country (SPC)    eg: “W9SMR  FL”


Call: “CQ 070 Sprint”


All entry logs
 must be received within 1 week after the event ends. Upload at Uploader Link shown in rules.


This event will again test your ingenuity and stealthy antenna talents. But with 3 bands to choose from, you can optimize your luck with propagation.


And it will again be worth pursuing, in order to grab that Top Band Endorsement Sticker with 20 QSOS on 160M. Only 44 of our 2,800 members have earned the Top Band Sticker.

 

And 160M QSOs count as 3 points each.

 

This is one of our most popular contests. Last year, 45 logs were submitted. Let’s see if we can beat that turnout. 




73,

Stan

W9SMR - 070  #1611

PODXS 070 - PR Director

 


Re: QRN Any Ideas?

Stephen KO4CVU
 

Steve,

If you haven’t already watched a series of YouTube videos about radio interference on RASA’s channel https://youtu.be/bkCvjyjKtpc , you might pick up some good pointers. I built one of those non-resonant loops that is described in one of their videos. When my RFI was at the worst, I was able to trace most every run of romex in the house with the loop and my radio. The ones through the attic to the A/C heat exchangers were the worst. Like yours, my interference would come and go. Wouldn’t you know it, I had strung up a dipole in the attic that run roughly parallel with those 220 volt lines! I am confident that the interference was coming in on the power line. A “coax noise filter” in line with the antenna cable didn’t help. Neither did a phase cancelling box that I bought.

I can’t say for sure that the construction of a multi-story storage facility near the neighborhood was the source, but the noise has diminished significantly now that construction is complete. I can remember noticing that they were arc-welding the steel structure. Unfortunately, I didn’t not recognize the potential connection during construction. 

The noise that I was experiencing was more sporadic when it was there than yours is so yours may be something totally different. Since you can’t listen to the radio much due to the interference, take time to view RASA’s YouTube videos. Maybe you’ll pick up a few ideas from them.

And F. Y. I., I am still waiting for a reply from a fellow at the ARRL to a sound clip of my interference that I sent with an email. I understand that they are going through some reorganization at the HQ so I guess it will be a while before I hear anything from them.
--
Stephen, KO4CVU


QRN Any Ideas?

Steve VA3FLF/KM4FLF
 

This what I have been putting up with the last 3 or 4 weeks. It started suddenly. I have tried tracking times, driving around with AM broadcast radio on, but I can not seem to isolate this. I thought grow lights, LED's? The times are totally random but seem to be more often in the evening but sometimes goes way into the late morning.

The recording is 40M and I am 10db over. 30 /20 is effected but slowly gets weaker up the band. 40 and below become completely unusable.

Help?

Steve
VA3FLF


Re: KC3EF October Road Trip Update

Rick - N7WE
 

And once again Dick, great big thank you to you and Kathy.  I really enjoy your road trips and the new grids.  You two really are PSK Travelers!  It is a long time to next August/September, but I'll just wait it out.  There are a bunch of grids out there that are not in my log!  Again, thank you both!  And Happy Thanksgiving!
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: KC3EF October Road Trip Update

Richard Rohrer
 

Well, Kathy and I arrived back in FL on Saturday from 30 days of travel.  Thanks to all who worked me during this trip and sorry about those that needed grids, but could not make contact.  We will be home for about a week and then traveling to MD for work for a bit.  Will be in DE at Thanksgiving and Xmas, so if anyone still needs DE let me know.  

Our next road trip is planned for August/September 2022 to the Pacific Northwest hitting some of the grids in NORCAL and OR and WA.  I will keep the group posted as the xyl does the planning.

73
Dick - KC3EF

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