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Are things picking up?

Rick - N7WE
 

Just worked Raul - M0ZZM in London England on 40m.  First time in 4 years that I've been able to work England on 40m!  Maybe there is hope of a Cycle 25.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Was Weird signal? - Now Audio Up or Down?

 

I keep mine up.  I found it is a great way to keep the xyl out of the shack.  hi hi


Re: Was Weird signal? - Now Audio Up or Down?

Larry Rockne #404
 

I'm in Steve's (W3HF) camp:
 "Most of the time now I keep it up just a little bit--enough to be able to hear the signals but not loud enough
 that anyone else in the next room can hear it."

BTW, Rich, I run my AGC 'off' also.

Larry WA7HDZ
070 404




On Sat, Jan 18, 2020 at 11:23 AM radio@... <radio@...> wrote:
Good question,

I turn up the audio when I am calling CQ so I can do other things around the shack while waiting to hear that *pitch*.

Another country heard from,
73 de Eric, KG6MZS


On Jan 18, 2020, at 10:56 AM, Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:

Ok Jerry, it's a slow Saturday here, so you made me curious. 

Lets hear from everyone. 

Do you operate PSK31 with the audio up or audio down?  Personally, I have always done PSK31 with the audio gain all the way counterclockwise. All the info I need is there on the waterfall, and the XYL isn't subject to squeaks, squawks, and warbles.  Did I mention static bursts?  We get those a lot here in central Florida.  I also run with the AGC off and just ride the RF Gain.  Think it improves the low signal reception.  Am I missing something by not listening?

--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Was Weird signal? - Now Audio Up or Down?

David, K9DWR
 

On Jan 18, 2020, at 13:14, Stephen Melachrinos via Groups.Io <melachri@...> wrote:

Do you operate PSK31 with the audio up or audio down?
Depends on what I'm doing.

- When the kids were asleep (when we still had kids living in the house), it was always audio down.

- When I don't want to disturb my wife, it's audio down.

- When I want an audio trigger when a new signal pops up on my waterfall, it's audio up.

- When I'm in a contest and it's the boring time when no one new is on the band and I start reading a web page in between CQs and I'm not watching the waterfall, it's audio up (and I need to remember my audio frequency to use the audio filter between my ears).

Most of the time now I keep it up just a little bit--enough to be able to hear the signals but not loud enough that anyone else in the next room can hear it.

This is me almost to a “T.” I like hearing it at least a little, because I get audio clues that don’t always translate on-screen. I also find PSK-31 to be a pleasing tone.
RTTY, on the other hand, is a tone that I find personally abrasive, so if working it, that’s almost always audio off.


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


Re: Weird signal ?

Doc
 

This AM,There was a SSB sig,Right on 7070 on the Fall ??English,Speaking !!Can ?  De W8KQ

On 1/18/2020 1:51 PM, David, K9DWR wrote:
On Jan 18, 2020, at 12:20, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:

This morning I kept hearing the "ding dong" of a door bell while listening to 14070. Thought I was going nuts... then figured out it was just some "ding dong" on the air ! :-)
Better than hearing voices :-)



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



Re: Was Weird signal? - Now Audio Up or Down?

radio@hollywoodtitle.com <radio@...>
 

Good question,

I turn up the audio when I am calling CQ so I can do other things around the shack while waiting to hear that *pitch*.

Another country heard from,
73 de Eric, KG6MZS


On Jan 18, 2020, at 10:56 AM, Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:

Ok Jerry, it's a slow Saturday here, so you made me curious. 

Lets hear from everyone. 

Do you operate PSK31 with the audio up or audio down?  Personally, I have always done PSK31 with the audio gain all the way counterclockwise. All the info I need is there on the waterfall, and the XYL isn't subject to squeaks, squawks, and warbles.  Did I mention static bursts?  We get those a lot here in central Florida.  I also run with the AGC off and just ride the RF Gain.  Think it improves the low signal reception.  Am I missing something by not listening?

--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Was Weird signal? - Now Audio Up or Down?

Stephen Melachrinos <melachri@...>
 

Do you operate PSK31 with the audio up or audio down?

Depends on what I'm doing. 

- When the kids were asleep (when we still had kids living in the house), it was always audio down.

- When I don't want to disturb my wife, it's audio down.

- When I want an audio trigger when a new signal pops up on my waterfall, it's audio up.

- When I'm in a contest and it's the boring time when no one new is on the band and I start reading a web page in between CQs and I'm not watching the waterfall, it's audio up (and I need to remember my audio frequency to use the audio filter between my ears).

Most of the time now I keep it up just a little bit--enough to be able to hear the signals but not loud enough that anyone else in the next room can hear it.

Steve
W3HF


Was Weird signal? - Now Audio Up or Down?

Rick - N7WE
 

Ok Jerry, it's a slow Saturday here, so you made me curious. 

Lets hear from everyone. 

Do you operate PSK31 with the audio up or audio down?  Personally, I have always done PSK31 with the audio gain all the way counterclockwise. All the info I need is there on the waterfall, and the XYL isn't subject to squeaks, squawks, and warbles.  Did I mention static bursts?  We get those a lot here in central Florida.  I also run with the AGC off and just ride the RF Gain.  Think it improves the low signal reception.  Am I missing something by not listening?

--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Weird signal ?

David, K9DWR
 

On Jan 18, 2020, at 12:20, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:

This morning I kept hearing the "ding dong" of a door bell while listening to 14070. Thought I was going nuts... then figured out it was just some "ding dong" on the air ! :-)
Better than hearing voices :-)



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


Weird signal ?

Jerry N9AVY
 

This morning I kept hearing the "ding dong" of a door bell while listening to 14070. Thought I was going nuts... then figured out it was just some "ding dong" on the air ! :-)

Jerry n9avy


Re: PSK63 contest

Roger Boehnlein
 

Here is the rules website.

 

http://www.procontestclub.ro/PDC%20Rules.html

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Rich Potts via Groups.Io
Sent: Friday, January 17, 2020 4:08 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] PSK63 contest

 

Thanks will check it out

> On Jan 17, 2020, at 15:42, Roger Boehnlein via Groups.Io <n8tcp@...> wrote:

>

> Romania Pro Digital Club.

 

 

 

 


Re: PSK63 contest

Rich Potts
 

Thanks will check it out

On Jan 17, 2020, at 15:42, Roger Boehnlein via Groups.Io <n8tcp@...> wrote:

Romania Pro Digital Club.


New file uploaded to 070Club@groups.io

070Club@groups.io Notification <070Club+notification@...>
 

Hello,

This email message is a notification to let you know that the following files have been uploaded to the Files area of the 070Club@groups.io group.

Uploaded By: stan robinson <robinstan@...>

Description:
Results - 2020 PSKfest - Corrected - Manually Scored by David, K9DWR 1-13-20 Add N9AVY Log, Add 070# for K2WJ, W7JSD, K6GHD - 1/17/20

Cheers,
The Groups.io Team


PSK63 contest

Roger Boehnlein
 

In case anyone is interested, there is a PSK63 contest starting tonight.

Run by the Romania Pro Digital Club.

 

Check out their website for details.

Not PSK31, but still PSK.

 

Roger

N8TCP

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


Re: LOG4OM

B. Smith, N3XL
 

I have Log4OM V2 successfully logging from FLDGI, but can't get it to Log from N1MM+. I'm staying with V1, as I anticipated. I'm not going to the trouble of submitting a problem report right now, as I'm basically just waiting things out for a JTAlert implementation, and will see if they fixed N1MM by then. Since I have V1 working well for my purposes, I won't be following this very closely.

73, Bill N3XL


Re: LOG4OM

B. Smith, N3XL
 

I have my N1MM+ and FLDIGI programs both feeding logs to Log4OM and will be very cautious about moving to Log4OM V2. I say this because I also have JTAlert feeding logs to Log4OM and saw on the HAMAPPS message board that the new SQLite Log Schema and config files in V2 aren’t compatible with JTAlert, at least for a while and maybe never. So, I suppose there is a fair chance that there will be issues with other programs feeding logs to Log4OM, at least initially. The Log4OM manual is pretty good about describing how to integrate 3rd party programs, so as a minimum, I’ll be checking it out. I really don’t want to move to V2 in a piece meal fashion, when it is easier to wait things out.

 

73, Bill n3xl

 

From: 070Club@groups.io <070Club@groups.io> On Behalf Of 1470 via Groups.Io
Sent: Thursday, January 16, 2020 10:50 AM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] LOG4OM

 

On Thu, Jan 16, 2020 at 07:11 AM, John - KC3FL wrote:

For users of LOG4OM, there is a new version available, LOG4OM V2  Next Gen.  There is also a V2 manual available.  The new version uses an SQLite file for the log however it is not compatible with the one used in the previous version, so you have to create an ADI file of your old log and copy it to the new SQLite file.  Both versions can also be run.  I'm sure there will be hurdles and stumbling blocks to overcome so possibly we could use the reflector to help each other to get it running.

John
KC3FL

John
LOG4OM has a good forum at http://forum.log4om.com/
and support is available thru this forum.
cheers
Barry


Re: LOG4OM

1470 <boat.anchor@...>
 

On Thu, Jan 16, 2020 at 07:11 AM, John - KC3FL wrote:

For users of LOG4OM, there is a new version available, LOG4OM V2  Next Gen.  There is also a V2 manual available.  The new version uses an SQLite file for the log however it is not compatible with the one used in the previous version, so you have to create an ADI file of your old log and copy it to the new SQLite file.  Both versions can also be run.  I'm sure there will be hurdles and stumbling blocks to overcome so possibly we could use the reflector to help each other to get it running.

John
KC3FL

John
LOG4OM has a good forum at http://forum.log4om.com/
and support is available thru this forum.
cheers
Barry


LOG4OM

 

For users of LOG4OM, there is a new version available, LOG4OM V2  Next Gen.  There is also a V2 manual available.  The new version uses an SQLite file for the log however it is not compatible with the one used in the previous version, so you have to create an ADI file of your old log and copy it to the new SQLite file.  Both versions can also be run.  I'm sure there will be hurdles and stumbling blocks to overcome so possibly we could use the reflector to help each other to get it running.

John
KC3FL


Re: RESULTS – PSKfest 2020 - Correction

1470 <boat.anchor@...>
 

Many thanks to David and Stan.
cheers
Barry


Re: RESULTS – PSKfest 2020 - Correction

David, K9DWR
 

Don’t be so hard on yourself, Stan. There are definitely things I could have done to make it easier on you. I’m taking notes on how to make this better, it’s just going to take time to flesh it all out. We will eventually get back to a fully-automated system but it’s slow-going and there are going to be bumps along the way. I’m sure nobody is going to hold a grudge. :-)

For those that would like a peek at what’s being developed and are software-inclined, I’ve created a Github repository where I’m storing all the code for the new scorers and endorsement checker. It’s mostly for my own purposes to keep things sane, but it’s also so that once we get a new system in place, we won’t lose access to it if I get hit by a bus. This will also give full transparency to everyone that wants to understand exactly how a given item is scored.

https://github.com/070club/checker

If you have any questions/comments/etc, feel free to drop a line, open an issue, etc through the github page

73


David, K9DWR

On Jan 14, 2020, at 20:22, stan robinson <robinstan@...> wrote:

I screwed up on the membership status of Sid, W7JSD, #1513; Jeff, K6GHD, #1172; and John, K2WJ, #2470. So after I subtract these 3, we had only 14 non-member participant's logs submitted. (And, I had miscounted the non-members originally as 16.) Subsequently we have had two new members join after competing in the contest.

Without the benefit of the automatic scoring on the website, I guess human eyes can miss seeing the whole picture.

David K9DWR, and I were attempting to fill in all the missing steps and I obviously missed a cross check on membership number that needed to be done accurately.

Pending any other errors and corrections, I will correct and uploaded corrected PSKfest Results.

Please let me know if you spot any additional errors.

Sorry for my carelessness.

73,
Stan
W9SMR - 070 #1611
PODXS 070 - PR Director
________________________________________
From: 070Club@groups.io <070Club@groups.io> on behalf of stan robinson <robinstan@...>
Sent: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 12:33 AM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: [070Club] RESULTS – PSKfest 2020



RESULTS – PSKfest 2020


NOTE: We are deeply indebted to David, K9DWR who manually scored this contest because the online Scoring is not currently working. This massive chore was made even more difficult because each log had to be Emailed to David, not downloaded to the website. Thank you David!!


This year there were 90 logs submitted - up from last year’s 65 logs. There were 18 High Power, 48 Medium Power, 21 Low Power and 3 QRP logs. The average number of QSOs was 50. Four of our members worked 38 States.


Top Dawg and 1st in High Power was Bob, KF3AA of Huntington, MD with 142 QSOs and 8094 points. This included 36 states and 21 DXCC multipliers. Another spectacular performance by Bob who finished in 2nd place High Power in both the Triple Play and Doubleheader.


High Power - Second Place was Lee, N5SLY of Sherman, TX. He finished at the top in many of our contests this year. He was Top Dawg in both the Triple Play and Doubleheader.


High Power - Third place was Bob, KK6KMU, of Oceanside, CA. Bob has been coming on strong, finishing 3rd High Power in the Doubleheader.


Medium Power - First place was John, KC3FL, of Inverness FL with 7900 points and 158 QSOs. That included 38 states and 12 DXCC multipliers. He finished in second place Medium Power in the Doubleheader.


Medium Power – Second Place was grabbed by Steve, VA3TPS, of Fenelon Falls, ON. He finished in 1st Place, High Power in the Triple Play. Third Place went to David, KR4U, of St. Petersburg, FL.


Low Power – First Place was Steve, W3HF of Collegeville, PA with 5,160 points and 129 QSOs, 36 States and 4 DXCC multipliers. Steve, #25 is one of our senior members. He finished in 3rd Place Low Power in the Triple Play.


Low Power – Second Place was Jim, K5SP, of Gainesville, TX. Jim finished in second place last month in the Doubleheader Low Power category. Third Place, was Tom, W7OXB, of Bonney Lake, WA. Tom, #2720 is one of our newest members. Good to have you aboard, Tom.


QRP Power – First Place was Peter, NN9K of Colona, IL, with 2,449 points and 79 QSOs, 28 States and 3 DXCC multipliers. Peter #2629, is also one of our newer members. Good to see you making a great start in QRP.


QRP Power – Second place was Rich, AC8NM of Lisbon, OH. Rich is also a new member #2707. He finished first in QRP in the Doubleheader. Good to have you aboard, Rich! Third Place was Andy, W3SW of Binghamton, NY.



It was great to see Bob, K3CKO, #14 in there and making a very respectable 72 QSOs for 1872 points. He joined PODXS 070 in November, 2000. About a month before Steve, W3HF.


The new “All Amateurs Welcome” policy continues to enhance our overall experience. We had a record 16 non-members competing and submitting logs. Two of these have since joined our ranks: Don, NX1Q, #2726 and Bob K4VBM, #2727. We hope to see the other applications to join us soon!


Note that the Top Dawg Certificate and Rollo Dog Tag will be reserved exclusively for members.


Thanks to all who submitted logs. Stickers will be in the next mailing. Complete results as manually calculated by David, K9DWR, will be uploaded to the Groups.io 070 Reflector websites.


The next PODXS 070 Event is the Valentine Sprint, starting Thursday evening, February 13 7:00 p.m. EST. Check the website for details: Valentine Sprint Rules<https://nam11.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.podxs070.com%2Fo7o-club-sponsored-contests%2Fvalentine-sprint&data=02%7C01%7C%7C92053ec56be14f1e5cef08d798b33ded%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637145767906981164&sdata=EbfZUwgVz0XZUhSG7lCW98yvgJJP8KD9GwOSZWa34c4%3D&reserved=0>



PSK-31 Rocks!!



Hope to see you all on the waterfall soon!



73,

Stan
W9SMR - 070 #1611
PODXS 070 - PR Director



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