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Re: Welcome 2863

Rick - N7WE
 

Welcome aboard Ron!  I too tried FT8/4 and soon found it was not for me.  I've been using PSK31 since 2005 and it is just about all I do anymore.  I hope you find 070 Club as fun and exciting as I have.  Seems like there is always something going on with the club.  

This weekend looks to be a very active.  There are 4 or 5 APE (August PSK Expeditions) that plan to be on air.  Many of them are also activating a POTA.  It is also the 5th Endorsement Daze this weekend, with both a Chimp Chase for /P stations and a new one - the WARC-CRAWL.  You can find info on all of these at the 070 website or by searching in this group for the postings.  Again, Welcome!....and I hope to work you this weekend.

--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Welcome 2863

Ron (RHQ)
 

Thanks Jim.
I am an old - new ham. I was a novice on CW until 1966 then I took a 55 year break and got my license and back on air in April 2021. I am most interested in QRP so digital modes seemed like a good place to start so I worked FT8 and FT4 for about 500 QSO's in 31 countries but FT8 and FT4 is not as much fun or as much a challenge as PSK31. I am glad that I found my way to PSK31 and I plan on being active on this mode until I am a SK.

See you on the waterfall.
73
Ron 2863


Welcome 2863

Jim K5SP
 

Please join me in welcoming new member:

2863 Ron KC3RHQ  08-17-21

Jim K5SP

Executive Director

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


Re: FN65 not FN95

Jeff
 

Dave had a very strong signal into central south Missouri. Made contact 16:27 UTC at 14.070.986.

Jeff/KN4FRG
070 - #2828

Virus-free. www.avg.com


On Tue, Aug 17, 2021 at 11:03 AM Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:
Got him at 1545 UTC right about 14.071.000.  Some QSB but definitely workable.  Dave said he hasn't had a pileup, but just a steady stream of calls.  Get on and pile up on him!  He'll love it!  And it will probably be quite some time before FN65 is activated PSK31 again.  Seize the opportunity!
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602



--
Respectfully,

Jeff


Re: FN65 not FN95

Rick - N7WE
 

Got him at 1545 UTC right about 14.071.000.  Some QSB but definitely workable.  Dave said he hasn't had a pileup, but just a steady stream of calls.  Get on and pile up on him!  He'll love it!  And it will probably be quite some time before FN65 is activated PSK31 again.  Seize the opportunity!
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: FN65 not FN95

Richard Rohrer
 

Just worked Dave on 14070.5.  Good signal into FL.  

73
Dick KC3EF


Re: Planned APE Activations - This Week

DAVE KB3RAN 1692/381
 

Thanks for the heads-up on another APE. 

Dave KB3RAN 

-------- Original message --------
From: n6mg@...
Date: 8/17/21 12:18 AM (GMT-05:00)
To: main@070Club.groups.io, davehardy0101@...
Subject: Planned APE Activations - This Week

Stan, 
I'll be doing 1 more APE activation before the end of the month.
I'm not sure of where it'll be just yet, but as opposed to mountain tops as 
I did earlier in the month, it'll more than likely be a beach state park as in Malibu or Huntington Beach.
I'll do a test run 1st, then advise where and with as much advance notice as I can.
It's been an active year for APE'ing! 
Thanks to everybody for the contacts!
Milt
N6MG
070-650
LONP #76


-----Original Message-----
From: stan W9SMR <robinstan@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Mon, Aug 16, 2021 8:08 pm
Subject: [070Club] Planned APE Activations - This Week

Update 4 - Planned August PSK31 Expedition (APE) Activations - This Week

Be on the lookout for APEs this week, starting:

Aug. 20-22    KB3RAN/1  Day & Eve.   20/40 M   West Quoddy Head Lighthouse, Lubec, ME
Aug. 20-22    KC9UR      Day & Eve.   6 – 80 M    Trine State Rec. Area, POTA K-4182
Aug. 21        KC0JQO    1600-2300 UTC    20M    Forest City Threshers Show, Forest City, MN
Aug. 24/25   W8VYM/P  TBD  20/40 M   Dames Ferry Campground, Lake Juliette, POTA K-7858

*** Please Spot these hardworking APEs on the Reflector as you see and work them. ***

Check the table below for additional details for all OFFICIAL APE activations know to date. See also Planned APE page on the website Planned APEs - OFFICIAL

This is the most APE activations we have had since 2012 when 10 APEs took to the field. Join in the fun!

See the PODXS 070 Webpage for requirements to launch your very own, August PSK Expeditions (APE) APE Requirements

***Activators, please prepare and submit your APE Tall Tales to APE Coordinator:
 Dave, KB3RAN at davehardy0101@...

OFFICIAL 2021 APE Activations (as of 8/16/21)
August
CALL SIGN
070#
QTH
TIME
UTC
BAND(s)
NOTES
OFFICIAL?
4
KK6KMU
2484
San Clemente Beach State Park, CA
1900-2400
 
20 M
POTA K-3554
OFFICIAL
5
N5SLY
2241
Eisenhower Birthplace State
Historical Site in Denison, TX.
1600-
1800
20M
POTA K-6553
Other dates TBD,
Will post to Reflector
OFFICIAL
7
N6MG
650
Elsinore Peak, CA
Grid DM13
1230-
2400
20M
3,575 ft asl
OFFICIAL
1-31
VQ9HF
(aka W3HF)
25
Diego Garcia, BIOT
IOTA AF-006
Grid MI62
TBA
Will notify via reflector
Beautiful Tropical Island, Indian Ocean
TBA
13–15
AC9HP
2831
Monroe Lake SP
Bloomington, IN
1100-
1400,
0000-
0400
10-40 M
POTA K-4171
WWFF KFF-4171
Friday 00-04 only,
Sunday 11–14 only
OFFICIAL
14
KC0JQO
1771
Fort Ridgely SP
Fairfax, MN
1800-
2200
20 M
POTA and
CCC on the Air
OFFICIAL
14
N6MG
650
Palomar Observatory
Cleveland Nat’l Forest - DM13
1200- 2400
20M +
5,617 asl
OFFICIAL
20-22
KB3RAN
1692
West Quoddy Head Lighthouse
Lubec, Me
Day & Eve
20/40 M
Working ILLHS
OFFICIAL
 
20-22
KC9UR
(w / W9SMR)
1620
(1611)
 
Trine State Rec. Area, NE Indiana
POTA K-4182

Day & Eve
6-80 M
 
QSL card & Certificate.
9th Annual APE
 
 
OFFICIAL
21
KC0JQO
1771
Forest City
Threshers Show,
Forest City, MN
1600-
2300
20 M
Annual portable
Setup show event
OFFICIAL
24/25
W8VYM/P
2851
Dames Ferry Campground
TBD
20/40 M
K-7858
Lake Juliette
OFFICIAL
28/29
W0JH
Stillwater ARC
 
1905
White Rock SD
1400-????Z
15/20/40 M
Ghost Town
EN15rw
(KC0OIO-Op #1601)
OFFICIAL
 
Note also that you may earn a CHIMP CHASE Atta-Boy by operating portable during the Endorsement Daze #5 Event on August 21-22. See PODXS 070 Webpage notice.

73,
Stan
*W9SMR - 070  #1611
PODXS 070 - PR Director
(* Proud participant with KC9UR in our 9th Annual APE!!)

--
Dave H KB3RAN 1692/381


FN65 not FN95

DAVE KB3RAN 1692/381
 

Thanks for finding my typo. Made 9 contacts on 20 meters.  Nothing on 40.  Will be on again today.  Then the YL gets a turn for some fun activity until Friday.  Might be off the air for a few days until the APE starts.

Beautiful weather, no storms predicted.  Small chance of rain. 


--
Dave H KB3RAN 1692/381


Planned APE Activations - This Week

 

Stan, 
I'll be doing 1 more APE activation before the end of the month.
I'm not sure of where it'll be just yet, but as opposed to mountain tops as 
I did earlier in the month, it'll more than likely be a beach state park as in Malibu or Huntington Beach.
I'll do a test run 1st, then advise where and with as much advance notice as I can.
It's been an active year for APE'ing! 
Thanks to everybody for the contacts!
Milt
N6MG
070-650
LONP #76


-----Original Message-----
From: stan W9SMR <robinstan@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Mon, Aug 16, 2021 8:08 pm
Subject: [070Club] Planned APE Activations - This Week

Update 4 - Planned August PSK31 Expedition (APE) Activations - This Week

Be on the lookout for APEs this week, starting:

Aug. 20-22    KB3RAN/1  Day & Eve.   20/40 M   West Quoddy Head Lighthouse, Lubec, ME
Aug. 20-22    KC9UR      Day & Eve.   6 – 80 M    Trine State Rec. Area, POTA K-4182
Aug. 21        KC0JQO    1600-2300 UTC    20M    Forest City Threshers Show, Forest City, MN
Aug. 24/25   W8VYM/P  TBD  20/40 M   Dames Ferry Campground, Lake Juliette, POTA K-7858

*** Please Spot these hardworking APEs on the Reflector as you see and work them. ***

Check the table below for additional details for all OFFICIAL APE activations know to date. See also Planned APE page on the website Planned APEs - OFFICIAL

This is the most APE activations we have had since 2012 when 10 APEs took to the field. Join in the fun!

See the PODXS 070 Webpage for requirements to launch your very own, August PSK Expeditions (APE) APE Requirements

***Activators, please prepare and submit your APE Tall Tales to APE Coordinator:
 Dave, KB3RAN at davehardy0101@...

OFFICIAL 2021 APE Activations (as of 8/16/21)
August
CALL SIGN
070#
QTH
TIME
UTC
BAND(s)
NOTES
OFFICIAL?
4
KK6KMU
2484
San Clemente Beach State Park, CA
1900-2400
 
20 M
POTA K-3554
OFFICIAL
5
N5SLY
2241
Eisenhower Birthplace State
Historical Site in Denison, TX.
1600-
1800
20M
POTA K-6553
Other dates TBD,
Will post to Reflector
OFFICIAL
7
N6MG
650
Elsinore Peak, CA
Grid DM13
1230-
2400
20M
3,575 ft asl
OFFICIAL
1-31
VQ9HF
(aka W3HF)
25
Diego Garcia, BIOT
IOTA AF-006
Grid MI62
TBA
Will notify via reflector
Beautiful Tropical Island, Indian Ocean
TBA
13–15
AC9HP
2831
Monroe Lake SP
Bloomington, IN
1100-
1400,
0000-
0400
10-40 M
POTA K-4171
WWFF KFF-4171
Friday 00-04 only,
Sunday 11–14 only
OFFICIAL
14
KC0JQO
1771
Fort Ridgely SP
Fairfax, MN
1800-
2200
20 M
POTA and
CCC on the Air
OFFICIAL
14
N6MG
650
Palomar Observatory
Cleveland Nat’l Forest - DM13
1200- 2400
20M +
5,617 asl
OFFICIAL
20-22
KB3RAN
1692
West Quoddy Head Lighthouse
Lubec, Me
Day & Eve
20/40 M
Working ILLHS
OFFICIAL
 
20-22
KC9UR
(w / W9SMR)
1620
(1611)
 
Trine State Rec. Area, NE Indiana
POTA K-4182

Day & Eve
6-80 M
 
QSL card & Certificate.
9th Annual APE
 
 
OFFICIAL
21
KC0JQO
1771
Forest City
Threshers Show,
Forest City, MN
1600-
2300
20 M
Annual portable
Setup show event
OFFICIAL
24/25
W8VYM/P
2851
Dames Ferry Campground
TBD
20/40 M
K-7858
Lake Juliette
OFFICIAL
28/29
W0JH
Stillwater ARC
 
1905
White Rock SD
1400-????Z
15/20/40 M
Ghost Town
EN15rw
(KC0OIO-Op #1601)
OFFICIAL
 
Note also that you may earn a CHIMP CHASE Atta-Boy by operating portable during the Endorsement Daze #5 Event on August 21-22. See PODXS 070 Webpage notice.

73,
Stan
*W9SMR - 070  #1611
PODXS 070 - PR Director
(* Proud participant with KC9UR in our 9th Annual APE!!)


Endorsement Daze #5 – August 21 – 22

stan W9SMR
 

Endorsement Daze #5 – CHIMP CHASE and WARC-CRAWL

Starting: 00:00 UTC on Saturday, August 21

Ending:  23:59 UTC on Sunday, August 22

 

 This is our 5th Endorsement Daze EventIT IS NOT A CONTEST.

 

This activity is intended to promote more on-air time among members and provide targeted opportunities to achieve specific PODXS Endorsements.

 

For the second time we will include the CHIMP CHASE, designed to encourage informal outdoor portable operation. Grab an Atta-Boy by going portable during Daze #5. Five members earned this during Daze #4; K7PAX, KB3RAN, KM4LDW, KO4EJD and N7WE.

 

And new for a challenge will be an Atta-Boy for WARC-CRAWL. Just make one QSO on each of our WARC Bands 30M/17M/12M and receive the new Atta-Boy. Be one of the first to earn this.

 

First Objective:  CHIMP CHASE

 

We have had a very successful APE (August PSK-31 Expedition) program for years. We encourage you to explore this great experience.

See:  APE Requirements

 

KC9UR, KB3RAN, and KC0JQO are planning APE activations that weekend. KC9UR will activate POTA K-4182 during his 9th consecutive year APE. KB3RAN will participate in the International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend  (ILLW) from West Quoddy Head Lighthouse State Park, ME.  KC0JQO will operate from Dames Ferry Campground, Lake Juliette, POTA K-7858. What fun that will be!!

 

We now expand the challenge to encourage informal Portable Operation on your own schedule by now chasing the CHIMP (A Portable setup of your choice)

 

Think of Chimp Chase as APE Boot-Camp!!

A Chimp qualified portable expedition site must be away from your home radio shack. You may use home power but you need to set up a temporary/portable antenna and station away from the home shack. Backyard ops and park picnic benches are encouraged for this category.

 

If this operation is at an official POTA or SOTA so much the better! Let us know the details using the Reflector.

 

To be a valid CHIMP CHASE, the operation must take place during the Daze #5 event and make at least 5 two-way PSK31 contacts.

Note that no prior approval is required to enjoy a sunny afternoon on your patio!

 

Following successful completion of your CHIMP operation, post your story on the Reflector or just send me an email advising me of your successful operation and a “CHIMP CHASE Atta-Boy” will be emailed to you.

 

Second Objective: WARC-CRAWL

 

This seems to be a good time to focus our attention on the improving Cycle 25 propagation. Time to explore a new band and its good and bad attributes, even if we have to CRAWL!!

 

Just make one QSO on each of our WARC bands, 30M, 17M and 12M.

 

The added benefit is progress (crawling) toward the existing WARC Endorsements (12/12M, 17/17M, 30/30M and Tri-WARC). The Tri-WARC requires making 3 QSOs on each of the WARC bands.

 

Following successful completion of your WARC-CRAWL Challenge, post your story on the Reflector or just send me an email advising me of your successful operation and a “WARC-CRAWL Atta-Boy” will be emailed to you.

 

Endorsement Daze #5

 

Starting: 00:00 UTC on Saturday, August 21

Ending:  23:59 UTC on Sunday, August 22

 

Our Endorsement Daze #5 event is planned for 48 hours in hopes of finding everyone’s available operating times. As always, these events offer a wonderful opportunity to earn LONP and other Endorsement credits.

 

There is nothing critical about your operating times. Get on when you can and the conditions are favorable and enjoy the event. Post your intentions on the Reflector.

 

 Join the fun and enjoy…Call: CQ CQ 070 Daze de (Ur Call)

 

If you will be operating portable, include CHIMP (or Portable) in your CQ.

 

For other Endorsement credit, upload your complete log promptly to the Online Endorsement Checker :  070 Award Checker

 

The Atta-Boys for Chimp Chase and WARC-CRAWL will be via direct contact with me or through your shared Reflector stories.
No upload required for my approval of these Atta-Boys.

 

 As you see activity on the waterfall, be sure to “SPOT” those calls and your own to PSKReporter and on the ReflectorBe sure to Spot any CHIMPS you see and especially any signals seen on the WARC bands.

 

We encourage you to work nonmembers too. Just show them how much fun the PODXS 070 Club can be and welcome them to join us.

 

After you enjoy the Daze #5, please send me your comments and suggestions to improve this Event. If these events are being enjoyed, I hope to repeat Endorsement Daze Events.

 

Stan

W9SMR - 070  #1611

PODXS 070 - PR Director

 

My Email:  robinstan (at) hotmail (dot) com

 

robinstan@...

 

 


Planned APE Activations - This Week

stan W9SMR
 

Update 4 - Planned August PSK31 Expedition (APE) Activations - This Week

Be on the lookout for APEs this week, starting:

Aug. 20-22    KB3RAN/1  Day & Eve.   20/40 M   West Quoddy Head Lighthouse, Lubec, ME

Aug. 20-22    KC9UR      Day & Eve.   6 – 80 M    Trine State Rec. Area, POTA K-4182

Aug. 21        KC0JQO    1600-2300 UTC    20M    Forest City Threshers Show, Forest City, MN

Aug. 24/25   W8VYM/P  TBD  20/40 M   Dames Ferry Campground, Lake Juliette, POTA K-7858

*** Please Spot these hardworking APEs on the Reflector as you see and work them. ***

Check the table below for additional details for all OFFICIAL APE activations know to date. See also Planned APE page on the website Planned APEs - OFFICIAL


This is the most APE activations we have had since 2012 when 10 APEs took to the field. Join in the fun!


See the PODXS 070 Webpage for requirements to launch your very own, August PSK Expeditions (APE) APE Requirements


***Activators, please prepare and submit your APE Tall Tales to APE Coordinator:

 Dave, KB3RAN at davehardy0101@...


OFFICIAL 2021 APE Activations (as of 8/16/21)

August

CALL SIGN

070#

QTH

TIME

UTC

BAND(s)

NOTES

OFFICIAL?

4

KK6KMU

2484

San Clemente Beach State Park, CA

1900-2400

 

20 M

POTA K-3554

OFFICIAL

5

N5SLY

2241

Eisenhower Birthplace State
Historical Site in Denison, TX.

1600-

1800

20M

POTA K-6553

Other dates TBD,

Will post to Reflector

OFFICIAL

7

N6MG

650

Elsinore Peak, CA

Grid DM13

1230-

2400

20M

3,575 ft asl

OFFICIAL

1-31

VQ9HF

(aka W3HF)

25

Diego Garcia, BIOT
IOTA AF-006
Grid MI62

TBA

Will notify via reflector

Beautiful Tropical Island, Indian Ocean

TBA

13–15

AC9HP

2831

Monroe Lake SP

Bloomington, IN

1100-

1400,

0000-

0400

10-40 M

POTA K-4171

WWFF KFF-4171

Friday 00-04 only,

Sunday 11–14 only

OFFICIAL

14

KC0JQO

1771

Fort Ridgely SP

Fairfax, MN

1800-

2200

20 M

POTA and

CCC on the Air

OFFICIAL

14

N6MG

650

Palomar Observatory

Cleveland Nat’l Forest - DM13

1200- 2400

20M +

5,617 asl

OFFICIAL

20-22

KB3RAN

1692

West Quoddy Head Lighthouse
Lubec, Me

Day & Eve

20/40 M

Working ILLHS

OFFICIAL

 

20-22

KC9UR
(w / W9SMR)

1620
(1611)

 

Trine State Rec. Area, NE Indiana
POTA K-4182


Day & Eve

6-80 M

 

QSL card & Certificate.
9th Annual APE

 

 

OFFICIAL

21

KC0JQO

1771

Forest City

Threshers Show,

Forest City, MN

1600-

2300

20 M

Annual portable

Setup show event

OFFICIAL

24/25

W8VYM/P

2851

Dames Ferry Campground

TBD

20/40 M

K-7858
Lake Juliette

OFFICIAL

28/29

W0JH

Stillwater ARC

 

1905

White Rock SD

1400-????Z

15/20/40 M

Ghost Town

EN15rw

(KC0OIO-Op #1601)

OFFICIAL

 

Note also that you may earn a CHIMP CHASE Atta-Boy by operating portable during the Endorsement Daze #5 Event on August 21-22. See PODXS 070 Webpage notice.


73,

Stan
*W9SMR - 070  #1611
PODXS 070 - PR Director

(* Proud participant with KC9UR in our 9th Annual APE!!)


Re: Grid Square FN65

Rick - N7WE
 

PSK Reporter is showing Dave KB3RAN/1 on 20m at 2048 UTC and I saw him calling CQ for one set, but when I answered QSB had taken him away.  Still watching and hoping for improved conditions!

Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Grid Square FN95 Today and tomorrow

Bill Williams
 

I just walked in the door and got him in FN65.  And then totally lost his signal.  I am sure he is still on 14.0778.

Bill
AG4QX
#0398

On Mon, Aug 16, 2021 at 3:02 PM Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:
1854 UTC. Just got home and fired up the rig.  Don't see him on the waterfall now.  Darn, guess I missed him. Maybe later today or tomorrow.  FN65 is a grid I need.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Failure Notice

 


Is anything going on today?...APE's?...Grid's?
Milt.
N6MG


-----Original Message-----
From: Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Mon, Aug 16, 2021 9:54 am
Subject: Re: [070Club] Grid Square FN95 Today and tomorrow

[Edited Message Follows]
I'll be looking for you Dave...hope the t-storms don't shut me down.  They are predicted for late this afternoon until about 10 PM local (0200 UTC).  Are you going to me be in Nova Scotia or was that a typo on the grid square?  Hope to work you whatever grid you're in.

--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Grid Square FN95 Today and tomorrow

Rick - N7WE
 

1854 UTC. Just got home and fired up the rig.  Don't see him on the waterfall now.  Darn, guess I missed him. Maybe later today or tomorrow.  FN65 is a grid I need.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Grid Square FN95 Today and tomorrow

 

Stan,

Just worked him and gave me FN65kb also

John
KC3FL


Re: Grid Square FN95 Today and tomorrow

stan W9SMR
 

I think he meant FN65fk, Robbinston 45th Parallel, Washington Co., Maine.

I worked him about a half hour ago and that is what he told me then.

He is still calling on 20m about 14,071.

Looking forward to his APE .

73,
Stan
W9SMR/9

________________________________________
From: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io> on behalf of Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@gmail.com>
Sent: Monday, August 16, 2021 12:54 PM
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Grid Square FN95 Today and tomorrow

I'll be looking for you Dave...hope the t-storms don't shut me down. They are predicted for late this afternoon until about 10 PM local (0200 UTC). Are you going to me in Nova Scotia or was that a typo on the grid square? Hope to work you whatever grid you're in.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Grid Square FN95 Today and tomorrow

Rick - N7WE
 
Edited

I'll be looking for you Dave...hope the t-storms don't shut me down.  They are predicted for late this afternoon until about 10 PM local (0200 UTC).  Are you going to me be in Nova Scotia or was that a typo on the grid square?  Hope to work you whatever grid you're in.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Grid Square FN95 Today and tomorrow

DAVE KB3RAN 1692/381
 

KB3RAN will be in grid square FN95 today 8/16 and tomorrow 8/17 operating on 20 meters mostly.  Will try 40 also.  This is near my APE but not there yet.


--
Dave H KB3RAN 1692/381


Re: Display ideas

Bob Motyl KK6KMU
 

Bill,

You could also make a Zoom presentation recording both the presenter in a small window and your PSK screen.  I have limited skills with Zoom but tried it using videos on the web to help me.  I was able to do it.  So if you develop a script and find PSK activity you can do it.  The file is saved to your computer in a Zoom format but converts it to mp4 I believe.  Just need a computer a large and maybe an extra speaker and play back the video.

Bob 
KK6KMU

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