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Re: FLDIGI not decoding. #new

 

Dave,
Glad that fixed it.  The only thing I can think of why you can't get it back to 3000 is either your rig or another piece of software has frozen that setting.  Restart the computer and run just Fldiji with the rig off and see if that helps.
John
KC3FL


Re: FLDIGI not decoding. #new

David Tucker
 

OK John that did the trick. But I accidently opened up the FFT processing to 5500. I tried to reduce it to 3000 but it still shows 5500 after save config.

On 7/2/2021 10:37 AM, John - KC3FL via groups.io wrote:

Dave,

Make sure this number is 30.  I think if that is set at 10, your browser will only show signals 1000 Hz and lower.  They will still show up on the waterfall and you can still decode them.  Click on attachment to enlarge.

John
KC3FL


Re: FLDIGI not decoding. #new

Bob Motyl KK6KMU
 

John,

That set how many channels will be displayed in the channel browser.  The bandwidth processing is set in configure, waterfall, FFT processing. I set my lower limit to 0 and upper limit to 3000.  Not sure that will help.  Also make sure you can see the whole band by adjusting the waterfall scale.

Bob KK6KMU


Re: FLDIGI not decoding. #new

 

Dave,

Make sure this number is 30.  I think if that is set at 10, your browser will only show signals 1000 Hz and lower.  They will still show up on the waterfall and you can still decode them.  Click on attachment to enlarge.

John
KC3FL


Re: FLDIGI not decoding. #new

David Tucker
 

Yes Steve I have no filters activated. When I see a signal on the WF I can decode with no problem. It seems to be the browser on the left hand side below 1000 it will copy.

Thanks Dave

On 7/2/2021 8:25 AM, Stephen Melachrinos via groups.io wrote:
Dave -

Do you have any filters activated on the radio?

Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: Dave Tucker Nu4N <dwtucker19@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Fri, Jul 2, 2021 7:11 am
Subject: [070Club] FLDIGI not decoding. #new

For those who are using FLDIGI I am having a problem decoding anything above 1000kz. Any one ever had this problem.I hope some can help me out . Tnx

--
Dave NU4N #1657 73's


Re: FLDIGI not decoding. #new

Stephen Melachrinos
 

Dave -

Do you have any filters activated on the radio? 

Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: Dave Tucker Nu4N <dwtucker19@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Fri, Jul 2, 2021 7:11 am
Subject: [070Club] FLDIGI not decoding. #new

For those who are using FLDIGI I am having a problem decoding anything above 1000kz. Any one ever had this problem.I hope some can help me out . Tnx

--
Dave NU4N #1657 73's


FLDIGI not decoding. #new

 

For those who are using FLDIGI I am having a problem decoding anything above 1000kz. Any one ever had this problem.I hope some can help me out . Tnx

--
Dave NU4N #1657 73's


2021 RC3 Championship Standings

stan W9SMR
 

The results of the TDW Contest are in and the intense competition for Top Dawg in the 2021 Rollo Cup Contest Championship (RC3) continues, with Lee, N5SLY, clinging to 1st place. Close behind him are John, KC3FL, in 2nd place and Darin, KO4EJD in 3rd place. Clinging to 4th place is our beloved Exec. Jim, K5SP.

The table below shows the Top Ten finishers through all our contest up to TDW.

Do not count any of these skilled contesters out!! We have 5 PODXS-070 Contests on the calendar yet to be fought out. Let the battle continue!

The Top Dawg in the Rollo Cup Contest Championship will receive a special certificate, a Rollo Dog Tag, and an Engraved Silver Revere Cup Trophy.

Check out your standing on the full Leader Board for RC3 standings following the TDW at: 
RC3 Leaderboard

We hope you enjoy this “Race for the Rollo Cup!”

Congrats to all our Contest warriors!

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


RC3 Standings Through TDW

Jim K5SP
 

The RC3 Cup standings have been updated to show the current points and leaders through the TDW contest.

These are now available on the Website under the RC3 link.

73

Jim K5SP


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


Correction: 40m Firecracker Sprint Contest begins Saturday!

stan W9SMR
 

The 070 Club 40m Firecracker Sprint Contest begins Saturday!

The 24 hour window -
   Opens at:  2000 UTC  Saturday July 3rd
   Closes at: 1959 UTC   Sunday July 4th. 

You choose your best 6 hour block when submitting your entry. 


Open to all licensed amateurs. 


4 categories
 – High, Medium, Low, and QRP power. 


Exchange:
 State/Province/Country (SPC).


Frequencies:
 7.070, 7.074, 7.035 (DX) MHz


Call:
  “CQ 40m Sprint”


LOGS ARE DUE ONE WEEK AFTER THE CONTEST!


Please upload your ADIF file with  *** CONTEST RECORDS ONLY ***

Upload to the 40Meter Sprint Uploader


Full RULES details at: RULES - 40M Firecracker Sprint


Good luck to all and hope to see you on the waterfall!

73,

Stan
W9SMR - 070  #1611
PODXS 070 - PR Director


40M Firecracker Sprint – Tomorrow !!

stan W9SMR
 

The 070 Club 40m Firecracker Sprint Contest begins tomorrow!

The 24 hour window -
   Opens at:  2000 UTC  Saturday July 3rd
   Closes at: 1959 UTC   Sunday July 4th. 

You choose your best 6 hour block when submitting your entry. 


Open to all licensed amateurs. 


4 categories
– High, Medium, Low, and QRP power. 


Exchange:
State/Province/Country (SPC).


Frequencies:
7.070, 7.074, 7.035 (DX) MHz


Call:
  “CQ 40m Sprint”


LOGS ARE DUE ONE WEEK AFTER THE CONTEST!


Please upload your ADIF file with
  *** CONTEST RECORDS ONLY ***

Upload to the 40Meter Sprint Uploader


Full RULES details at: RULES - 40M Firecracker Sprint


Good luck to all and hope to see you on the waterfall!

73,

Stan
W9SMR - 070  #1611
PODXS 070 - PR Director


Endorsement Daze #5 – CHIMP CHASE and WARC-CRAWL

stan W9SMR
 

Endorsement Daze #5 – CHIMP CHASE and WARC-CRAWL
Saturday, August 21
Sunday August 22
 

 This is our 5th Endorsement Daze Event. IT 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:  August PSK31 Expedition - APE

 

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!

 

Rumor has it that there may also be several APE activations that weekend. What fun that will be!!

 

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). Only 49 members have earned the Tri-WARC which requires earning the other 3 WARC awards first (59 QSOs).

 

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 :  Endorsement 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 Reflector. Be 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@...



Awards & Endorsements

Jerry N9AVY
 

Closed out with everything up to 30 JUN 21  - 187 of them'

Jerry  n9avy  #454
Director of Awards & Endorsements


Welcome 2856

Jim K5SP
 

Please join me in welcoming new member:

2856  Tom  KC8T  07-01-21

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


Re: Estate of Silent Key

Barry VA7GEM
 

On Wed, Jun 30, 2021 at 11:59 AM, N6MG - Milt. wrote:
By agreement with a local ham friend, (my other friend, per Sandy, my XYL), he will handle the sale. 
I totally trust him. 

That's all.
Milt.
N6MG
070-650
LONP #76
Milt
I Totally agree with this statement as my only friend (per XYL) and I have same
agreement. We are both in our 70's and both have heart issues. Now when we 
get together we tease each other about who will get stuck with the chore as first
one out escapes all obligations and second has to find a new buddy. We keep
debating the need for a plan "B" and laughing about the fact we have no young friends.
cheers
Barry


Re: Solar panels and radio

Eric KG6MZS
 

The subject reminds me of an old joke among guitarists:

A guitarist has a nightmare.  In his nightmare he dies and his wife sells his guitars for what he told her he paid for them.

:)

Might work for some hams too.

A little levity in an otherwise morbid subject

73 Eric, KG6MZS


Re: Estate of Silent Key

 

Mike...
All of Steve's 1, 2 & 3 have good points & suggestions.

I've personally handled equipment selling for the XYL's of S/K's (damnit) on 2 different occasions.
One thing of note, and I did it the same both times.
Include a 2nd person on the inventorying & evaluation of the equipment.
I had anticipated no problems, had no problems, and in fact, a 2nd set of eyes was a good resource.

NOW, what did I learn? I learned that I need to keep and informal type inventory, on paper, not on a computer, of most all of my equipment. I've also included the gear I've loaned to hams. Both temp and for extended times.  That being radio's, amplifiers and higher value items. I do not put a dollar value on any of it. By agreement with a local ham friend, (my other friend, per Sandy, my XYL), he will handle the sale. 
I totally trust him. 

That's all.
Milt.
N6MG
070-650
LONP #76

-----Original Message-----
From: Steve VA3FLF/KM4FLF via groups.io <oldjavadrinker@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Wed, Jun 30, 2021 10:11 am
Subject: Re: [070Club] Estate of Silent Key

Mike,

My condolences to the family of the SK. To be honest, the sale of estate gear can really turn in to a big headache. Our club has had three of these SK estates in the last year or two. We have tried to do this differently each time and I am not sure if any option is better than the other. Here are the three ways we have dot this:

1. Appoint a club member / estate manager (honest and compassionate) and have him arrange to meet with the widow or family. View all the equipment and decide what has real value and what doesn't. Honestly, we all know hams collect so much stuff. I have 4 or 5 totes in the garage right now of stuff that is useless after I am gone. Decide on whether the family wants a percentage of the items that are sold and agree to some percentage for the club. We used 15-20%  to family and 5-10% for club. The manager can either post items among club members, or sell online, or swap meets / hamfest.  We had a special swap meet with a nearby club and sold some of the items that way.

2. Point them to a club member or someone that is a "hamfest vendor." Let them negotiate with the family for items. Only problem with this method, is sometimes, not all, of these hamfest dealers can be a bit scrupulous. We have all seen them. Do not let them take advantage of the family.

3. Donate the estate to a school club, school station or even the club for a club station. This turned out to be the easiest and the best way to take care of the equipment. When I am gone I would hope my stuff finds a good home. I would be proud of knowing my station went to a school club or STEM.

For the rest of us, make your wishes known to your family ahead of time. Please, do not leave your poor wife or husband to wonder what to do with all that stuff in the shack. I have known of equipment being stored for years because the survivors have no idea what to do with it. None of these options are easy and you just have to decide which route to take based on the situation. Heck you might even just want to stay out of the whole mess if you have a bunch of greedy children looking to make a buck off of dad or grandpas passing.

We found that number three was the best way to handle the estate. No one is taken advantage of, no one gets ripped off, no one complains about not getting to bid on a radio. This particular SK 's equipment went to a high school station in the new technology center being built. The widow made the right decision.

Hope that helps,

Steve
VA3FLF /KM4FLF


Re: Solar panels and radio

Bob Motyl KK6KMU
 

Tom,

Thanks for your input.  My research is showing me that distance away from the solar panels does reduce the noise.  Ferrite beads and toroid's have minimal affect mitigating RFI.  Until I find some test data I skeptical on ferrite effectiveness.  I'm still researching.

Bob
KK6KMU 


Re: Estate of Silent Key

Barry VA7GEM
 

Mike
This is quite an open ended question to provide a concise answer.
If the SK had a couple HTs it is easy. If he was a collector of fine old
rigs it becomes a different issue. If he is an average ham with one nice rig,
a couple HTs, a small tower, and misc bits maybe someone new in your
club would be interested in a package deal. Again if an average estate
then possibly a club member or close friend could volunteer to be a
disposal agent. If you have a local radio shop, they may be interested in
purchasing the estate and selling it off.
good luck 
Barry


Re: Estate of Silent Key

Jerry N9AVY
 

The problem is how to get the most cash for the widow as that was her money that was spent on ham equipment, too.

We had a couple of estate sales run by a local (KK9DX) who wasn't in it to make any profit for himself. Cornel was one truly honest ham that I've ever met. I bought a TS-570S for about $500 and the cash went to window. Also, bought some antennas and an O  scope

I knew both silent keys and paid decent $$$ for their equipment.

As for clubs I wouldn't be too hopeful about them.  Our local club had a lot of SK & donated equipment. The club loaned out some of the equipment, but later put it all up for auction ata meeting.  Everything went far too cheap... like a Drake TR-7 station for under $100. There were a bunch of bargain hunters there and they walked off with equipment too cheap.

My suggestion is to find someone who is honest enough to ask reasonable prices and to make as much $$$$ for the widow without letting friends walk away with "steals".   A few years back I visited an estate sale for a SK and was shocked to see one person walk away with the lion's share for $200.  Later wrote an article for Eham entitled "Beware the Vultures".  It was later picked up and republished by a few clubs. 

I would avoid those sites which offer to sell SK estates. I read one of them and they take a profit plus shipping and decided it was a money making scheme.

73,  Jerry  n9avy






On Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 12:11:04 PM CDT, Steve VA3FLF/KM4FLF via groups.io <oldjavadrinker@...> wrote:


Mike,

My condolences to the family of the SK. To be honest, the sale of estate gear can really turn in to a big headache. Our club has had three of these SK estates in the last year or two. We have tried to do this differently each time and I am not sure if any option is better than the other. Here are the three ways we have dot this:

1. Appoint a club member / estate manager (honest and compassionate) and have him arrange to meet with the widow or family. View all the equipment and decide what has real value and what doesn't. Honestly, we all know hams collect so much stuff. I have 4 or 5 totes in the garage right now of stuff that is useless after I am gone. Decide on whether the family wants a percentage of the items that are sold and agree to some percentage for the club. We used 15-20%  to family and 5-10% for club. The manager can either post items among club members, or sell online, or swap meets / hamfest.  We had a special swap meet with a nearby club and sold some of the items that way.

2. Point them to a club member or someone that is a "hamfest vendor." Let them negotiate with the family for items. Only problem with this method, is sometimes, not all, of these hamfest dealers can be a bit scrupulous. We have all seen them. Do not let them take advantage of the family.

3. Donate the estate to a school club, school station or even the club for a club station. This turned out to be the easiest and the best way to take care of the equipment. When I am gone I would hope my stuff finds a good home. I would be proud of knowing my station went to a school club or STEM.

For the rest of us, make your wishes known to your family ahead of time. Please, do not leave your poor wife or husband to wonder what to do with all that stuff in the shack. I have known of equipment being stored for years because the survivors have no idea what to do with it. None of these options are easy and you just have to decide which route to take based on the situation. Heck you might even just want to stay out of the whole mess if you have a bunch of greedy children looking to make a buck off of dad or grandpas passing.

We found that number three was the best way to handle the estate. No one is taken advantage of, no one gets ripped off, no one complains about not getting to bid on a radio. This particular SK 's equipment went to a high school station in the new technology center being built. The widow made the right decision.

Hope that helps,

Steve
VA3FLF /KM4FLF

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