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Re: 070 Club Picture page

J. Ken Wirsing <radioguy@...>
 

Nice site, Jay. Thanks!
Ken
KF8OR

Original message from: AA8QQJMauch@aol.com

Sorry, wrong link.

Here's the real one:

<http://hometown.aol.com/aa8qq/pix.htm>

73,
de Jay - AA8QQ

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Re: 070 Club Picture page

Ernest Mills <emills@...>
 

Hey! really great to see ya'll in the trough, swillin! out together. Wish I
was there :) Ernie

----- Original Message -----
From: <AA8QQJMauch@aol.com>
To: <070@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Saturday, June 08, 2002 9:53 AM
Subject: [070] 070 Club Picture page


Hi All,
Well I think it's Finally ready for club viewing (albeit not ready for
prime
time).
Here's the link:

<http://members.aol.com/aa8qq/pix.htm>

All photos are by Ken KF8OR or myself, with the possible exception of the
one
of Karen W4GTM & Erika DL2AYL. If anyone knows who shot it, please let me
know so I can credit them.

73 & Enjoy,
Jay - AA8QQ

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Re: 070 Club Picture page

DL2AYL@...
 

possible exception of the one
of Karen W4GTM & Erika DL2AYL. If anyone knows who shot it, please let me

That photo took Jim Russo, KC4YJV, Karen's husband.
Good weekend to all!
Erika/DL2AYL


Re: DXCC - List

Steve W3HF
 

Hello Jay!
Can you tell me a Link (www.xxxxx) where i current conditions the
DXCC/WAE-List to check can?

Peter DE2PKH 070-SWL #1001
Peter -

The current DXCC list is at

http://www.arrl.org/awards/dxcc/dxcclist.txt

Steve
W3HF


Re: 070 Club Picture page

AA8QQJMauch@...
 

Sorry, wrong link.

Here's the real one:

<http://hometown.aol.com/aa8qq/pix.htm>

73,
de Jay - AA8QQ


070 Club Picture page

AA8QQJMauch@...
 

Hi All,
Well I think it's Finally ready for club viewing (albeit not ready for prime
time).
Here's the link:

<http://members.aol.com/aa8qq/pix.htm>

All photos are by Ken KF8OR or myself, with the possible exception of the one
of Karen W4GTM & Erika DL2AYL. If anyone knows who shot it, please let me
know so I can credit them.

73 & Enjoy,
Jay - AA8QQ


DXCC - List

de2pkh@...
 

Hello Jay!
Can you tell me a Link (www.xxxxx) where i current conditions the DXCC/WAE-List to check can?

Peter  DE2PKH  070-SWL #1001


Re: TDW results up

Ernest Mills <emills@...>
 

Hi Boss,
Please find attached my measly score :( It is in Excel format, if you
need it changing let me know) 73 Ernie

----- Original Message -----
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To: <070@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Wednesday, June 05, 2002 12:16 PM
Subject: [070] TDW results up


The first batch of TDW results are now posted at <
http://hometown.aol.com/n3dqu/070_tdw_results.htm >. There were a few logs
that had dupes in them, so if there is a difference between what you
thought
your score should be and what I have posted, send me an email and we'll
get
things figured out, as it may have been due to logging errors, typos, etc.
Also, I am not QRU with the logs here, so don't be concerned if you've
submitted your entry and it's not up on the results page yet...73 de Jay
N3DQU.


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TDW results up

N3DQU@...
 

The first batch of TDW results are now posted at <
http://hometown.aol.com/n3dqu/070_tdw_results.htm >. There were a few logs
that had dupes in them, so if there is a difference between what you thought
your score should be and what I have posted, send me an email and we'll get
things figured out, as it may have been due to logging errors, typos, etc.
Also, I am not QRU with the logs here, so don't be concerned if you've
submitted your entry and it's not up on the results page yet...73 de Jay
N3DQU.


Jim's GAZETTE Newsletter #123

N3DQU@...
 

Jim's GAZETTE
Newsletter #123
5 June 2002

Please feel free to forward this newsletter to any and all interested
parties, or to reproduce it in
any publication. All we ask is that you give credit where it is due.

SHORT NOTES: NOTES: Email for 4X6UO is bouncing. If anyone has a new address
for Arie, I would appreciate an update.

Steve N1NB kindly informed us that there is a single-source website for those
who might be interested in a new, replacement, additional or alias callsign.
The site is updated daily with information on available calls,
soon-to-be-available calls, applications and so forth. Go to
www.vanityhq.com. Thanks,
Steve.

Now why, might you ask, would this be of interest to the veterans who
comprise the bulk of Newsletter readers? After all, the overwhelming majority
of
them have labored in the vineyard under the banner of a single callsign since
the dawn of their ham radio history, be it 5 or 50 years or more. Yet, in
this
day and age, strange things do happen.

Just the other day, for example, an unusual (but not unprecedented) Email
popped up announcing the demise of another very familiar callsign. 'Don't
look
for this callsign anymore,' it said, 'in contests or DX pileups. AA6AY won't
be there.' Chen, obviously, like others before him was cashing in his chips
so
he would no longer have to withstand the stress of battle, face the loss of
sleep, abide the unfair competition, the unknown propagation, the unusual and
usually unhappy fellow hams.

But . . . a careful reading suggested there might be a humorous undertone
there, a sort of mis-direction that led many to believe something else was
afoot in Chen's memo. And, lo and behold, it turns out that there is a brand
new Chen out there, a new model if you will, who signs with a W7AY. Is it the
same guy? Who knows, but it is surely the 'WAYtogo' if you want to change
your identity. (I am in the process of checking his credit card and drivers
license numbers but have made little headway because of the firewall on his
computer). I'll keep you posted!

At about the same time, the ARRL website devoted some space to an informal
piece of research. It was an attempt to measure the use of our various
modes. Nobody was surprised to find that not many licensees practice the
digital arts. That's old news. But there were those quite taken aback over
the
fact that the poll reflected the surging popularity of PSK. This new mode won
the contest hands down, outvoting RTTY by about 2-to-1! 'Ouch!' said the
Contesters and DXers, 'how can that be?' PSK contests don't draw enough
entrants to make an event. And, PSK DX? Forget about it.

The results, despite the obvious statistical weakness of such polling
techniques, make sense when we look at the bands. PSK operates 24/7! RTTY is
a
12/1 mode, working around the clock only on those occasional days of special
interest. There are always PSK signals on HF if there is even marginal
propagation carrying their pipsqueak signal around the globe. And, despite
rumors to the contrary, there is good and often rare DX looking for a
contact,
often without pileups of any size. Most RTTY bands are empty most of the time
. . . except for those weekends when contests blossom or when, on rare
occasions, rare DX creates the famed pileups.

There are other reasons, of course. PSK is a simple mode with free and easy
software and it requires very low power into simple antennas. Almost
anybody can figure out how to hook it up and, as some old pro said, 'it's as
easy as SSB to operate.' And it works like magic, or what seems like magic to
the new users who may or may not have substantial digital experience. So does
this simplicity, low cost and ease of operation condemn those, old or
new, who feel that PSK is the best game in town? Not at this QTH, not with
this old pro who finds PSK to be the best package in town. And, it's made
even
better when we discover that a large number of the tracings on the waterfall
emanate from the very basic setups of brand new digital operators. A QSL
card from EI4FV is typical-- 'Just setting up PSK, Jim, and your report meant
a lot to me.'

If the ARRL repeats the survey next year, the vote might be 3 to 1 in favor
of PSK! Hi.

Finally we get to the subject of 'entitlements.' Again, this issue produced
reams of Email, a great deal of smoke and very little fire. Simply stated,
many
feel that those greedy contest sponsors ought to release the results of the
contest they sponsor long before an issue of their magazine can be printed
and mailed to a shrinking base of subscribers. 'We are entitled to know the
results no later than 90 days after the contest!' Now there's a statement
worth
thinking about.

Some say that because of their huge investment in antennas, two or more rigs
and their enormous commitment of time, they deserve better treatment.
Well, in a world of instant information because of TV, the Internet, All-news
radio, etc., that's an understandable point of view. The world doesn't wait
for
results anymore. We either have instantaneous information or forget about it.
Can you imagine waiting for a week to find out who won today's World Cup
match? There would be blood in the streets! Nor can we wait for the voting
booths to close before we declare a winner in any election, anywhere. And, so
it goes.

But there are unique problems in the contest world. Scoring is complex and
incredibly slow. There is no way, so far, to accumulate scores in
'real-time,'
no way to post a leader board showing the top-ten at the end of 6 hours, or
12, 24, 36 and 48. Even after the event, the only worthwhile indication is
the
'claimed' and unofficial tallies posted on the Internet. But, all too often,
many of the high scoring ops tend to defer posting until they see what the
other
heavy-hitters are doing.

Scores trickle in to those charged with assembling them into a manageable
mass of data and, quite frequently, the scores arrive with a bundle of
glitches
that add further delays. Thus, everybody must wait, and wait until the
sponsor is happy with the result and ready to release the results. It is
unfortunate
that a magazine sponsor who waits 90 days for the scoring data faces another
60 days of integrating the scores in the next issue, printing and mailing.
All of which means that the scores arrive about the time the contester is
getting ready for the next iteration of the contest!

It seems to this observer (at this point in life, one with a totally
objective, disinterested view) that there is no easy solution on the horizon.
The problem is
basic. Until there is standardized contest software, rigid parameters for
submission and a server large enough to digest the data and spit out the
results
in a matter of seconds, there can be no great improvement. So it is that we
can either continue with the present method of '60 days to file
results-reliance
on a willing volunteer to gather and manipulate the data-and publish some
time later,' or jump into a radical new scheme involving a 48 hour deadline
for
submission to a commercial server which would post all data to the Internet
as it arrives. The technology is there ready for use, but this approach would
require the regimentation of a great many independent spirits, selection of
the one and only piece of scoring software . . . AND a sponsor willing to
spend
a little money in the process. A solution, maybe, but a formula with many
hurdles in its path.

I frankly doubt magazines are in a position or willing to put up the cash.
Some suggested each entrant might pay a fee for participation. Yeah! That
would
kill any contest within one year. Hi!
Stay tuned.

73 de Jim N2HOS: GAZETTE at www.n2hos.com/digital


Re: Bonus Stations

Dick Thompson <wb0dul@...>
 

Thanks, Kare...
 
I'm already in deep enough and now you want me in deeper.  Geez, some people's kids. 
 
73,
 
 

----- Original Message -----
To: 070@...
Sent: Tuesday, June 04, 2002 1:43 PM
Subject: Re: [070] Bonus Stations

Hey, I got to meet the famous/infamous Erika at Dayton 02.
She's a real  070 celebrity!
Maybe Dick should receive the 070 "shovel endorsement"?

Karen - W4GTM



Maybe I should have said "Famous" or "notorius".  :) 

73,

Dick
WB0DUL@...
  ----- Original Message -----
  From: DL2AYL@...
  To: 070@...
  Sent: Tuesday, June 04, 2002 1:07 AM
  Subject: Re: [070] Bonus Stations


  I'm used to assaults like that :-))
  Erika/DL2AYL
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    To: 070@...
    Sent: Tuesday, June 04, 2002 8:18 AM
    Subject: Re: [070] Bonus Stations


    In a message dated 6/3/2002 9:49:41 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
wb0dul@... writes:



      It was great to work the "infamous" Erika during the contest. 
Hope to work you again when we can chat a bit.


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Re: Bonus Stations

Karen Russo <w4gtm@...>
 

Hey, I got to meet the famous/infamous Erika at Dayton 02.
She's a real 070 celebrity!
Maybe Dick should receive the 070 "shovel endorsement"?

Karen - W4GTM



Maybe I should have said "Famous" or "notorius". :)

73,

Dick
WB0DUL@arrl.net

----- Original Message -----
From: DL2AYL@t-online.de
To: 070@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Tuesday, June 04, 2002 1:07 AM
Subject: Re: [070] Bonus Stations


I'm used to assaults like that :-))
Erika/DL2AYL
----- Original Message -----
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To: 070@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Tuesday, June 04, 2002 8:18 AM
Subject: Re: [070] Bonus Stations


In a message dated 6/3/2002 9:49:41 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
wb0dul@arrl.net writes:



It was great to work the "infamous" Erika during the contest.
Hope to work you again when we can chat a bit.


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Re: Bonus Stations

Dick Thompson <wb0dul@...>
 

I hate it when I do that.  :) 
 
73,
 
 

----- Original Message -----
From: N3DQU@...
To: 070@...
Sent: Tuesday, June 04, 2002 8:52 AM
Subject: Re: [070] Bonus Stations

In a message dated 6/4/2002 10:20:22 AM Eastern Daylight Time, wb0dul@... writes:


Maybe I should have said "Famous" or "notorius".  :) 


   Go 'head om, dig the hole deeper hi! 'dqu
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Re: Bonus Stations

Dick Thompson <wb0dul@...>
 

Maybe I should have said "Famous" or "notorius".  :) 
 
73,
 

----- Original Message -----
From: DL2AYL@...
To: 070@...
Sent: Tuesday, June 04, 2002 1:07 AM
Subject: Re: [070] Bonus Stations

I'm used to assaults like that :-))
Erika/DL2AYL
----- Original Message -----
From: N3DQU@...
To: 070@...
Sent: Tuesday, June 04, 2002 8:18 AM
Subject: Re: [070] Bonus Stations

In a message dated 6/3/2002 9:49:41 AM Eastern Daylight Time, wb0dul@... writes:


It was great to work the "infamous" Erika during the contest.  Hope to work you again when we can chat a bit.


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Post test post

AA8QQJMauch@...
 

Hi All,
Thanks to everyone who worked me and put up with a few of my dupes. Bands
here were fair to stinky. It was nice to meet some of the newer members.
Wish I could have worked everyone, maybe next time. Here's the way my
numbers came out.

160 0
80 0
40 21
20 23
15 19
10 3
6 1
total 67 QSO's
41 stations
6 bonus (2 ea. except AA8QQ)

73 for now,
Jay - AA8QQ


Back up on air

Ricky Scott <washingtonham@...>
 

735 died in February and I had to order new 706MKIIG.
Finally with your reports of the 070 contest got off
my duff and rewired the Rascal interface and had a
nice QSO on 20 last night with KB1QHM for about 20
minutes.

Thanks for the insperation to get back into PSK

Print you down the line


Rick KF7QZ
Everett, Washington

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Re: Bonus Stations

N3DQU@...
 

In a message dated 6/4/2002 10:20:22 AM Eastern Daylight Time, wb0dul@... writes:


Maybe I should have said "Famous" or "notorius".  :) 


   Go 'head om, dig the hole deeper hi! 'dqu


Re: Bonus Stations

DL2AYL@...
 

I'm used to assaults like that :-))
Erika/DL2AYL

----- Original Message -----
From: N3DQU@...
To: 070@...
Sent: Tuesday, June 04, 2002 8:18 AM
Subject: Re: [070] Bonus Stations

In a message dated 6/3/2002 9:49:41 AM Eastern Daylight Time, wb0dul@... writes:


It was great to work the "infamous" Erika during the contest.  Hope to work you again when we can chat a bit.


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Re: TDW qrp tnx

Bernie <kf4fhs@...>
 

Hey Ed,

You misunderstood me, I ment, it was nice workin you, cause being from the
South, you don't have an accent, unlike these fellers up here in the North
:-)

73, Bernie / KF4FHS

----- Original Message -----
From: <ebruchac@aol.com>
To: <070@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Monday, June 03, 2002 6:16 PM
Subject: Re: [070] TDW qrp tnx


I'll echo Steve's comments--thanks guys for pulling out my 4 watts.

Note to Bernie---with this little power you can lose the southern
drawl.......
73,
Ed N4ZUM


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Re: Bonus Stations

N3DQU@...
 

In a message dated 6/3/2002 9:49:41 AM Eastern Daylight Time, wb0dul@... writes:


It was great to work the "infamous" Erika during the contest.  Hope to work you again when we can chat a bit.


   infamous??