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Award Checker Log Correction

Steve VA3FLF/KM4FLF
 

FYI to award checker maintenance / operations man:

I was updating my logs tonight to load to the Award Checker and found that I had made an error the last upload. Somewhere along the line, and I think it was when I got a new rig computer, my /VE3 files were moved over to my KM4FLF log. So I thought I was uploading all my PSK contacts under both calls and a /VE3 but I missed quite a few.(HRD).

Anyway, long story short, uploaded correctly tonight. I am much closer to 366 than I thought. Unfortunately they are spread out and if I hit them all it will be September next year. 

Steve
2301


Welcome 2873

Jim K5SP
 

Please join me in welcoming new member:

2873 Paul KC3QYP 10-18-2023

Jim K5SP
Executive Director


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Jim,  K5SP #483
Executive Director/Member Services Director


Re: Eqsl a legitimate Grid Square QSL.

Steve WB3LGC
 

Why I use LoTW.   

steve WB3LGC

On 10/24/21 7:35 PM, Stephen Melachrinos via groups.io wrote:
What does the QSL actually say for grid?

My first reaction was that it seems like a whole lot of effort to create a new login (i.e., callsign) with the grid embedded therein. And it also means that if you send an eQSL to W9VOY/m (as he signed), you won't get a match. 

But maybe this is his way of making sure he uploads the right QSOs to each account. 

Unusual? Yes. Kind of flakey (because of the grid embedded in the callsign)? Absolutely. But is the intent clear? Definitely.

Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Oct 24, 2021 7:25 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] Eqsl a legitimate Grid Square QSL.

Grid square should be on Eqsl in comments or call sign area.  What does everyone think ???

Jerry

On Sunday, October 24, 2021, 06:22:58 PM CDT, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:



  New eQSLs
  Action Callsign Date/Time Band Mode
( SubMode)
Country AG Signal Report and Comments Actions
 
W9YOY/M EN61

Send E-Mail - eQSL.cc

eQSL.cc
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00:476MSSBUSAY59

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Re: Eqsl a legitimate Grid Square QSL.

Leland Sly
 

That works if you are on dry land...but this guy was in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico.  eQSL wants a City, County & State.  There is none.  

73

Lee N5SLY

On Sun, Oct 24, 2021 at 8:09 PM Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:
It's not as easy as LoTW, but not all that hard to do a different grid square location using eQSL.  For me it began with setting up a new AG account for /P operations.  From there it was just a matter of creating a new sub-account for each different location.  I've uploaded an explanation of what I did to the Files section of the group in a new folder - "eQSL Tricks" and new file - "Logging Portable Ops and Grids in eQSL.docx".  I have 88 sub-accounts with different locations/grids I have operated from - all linked to my main N7WE account.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Eqsl a legitimate Grid Square QSL.

Rick - N7WE
 

It's not as easy as LoTW, but not all that hard to do a different grid square location using eQSL.  For me it began with setting up a new AG account for /P operations.  From there it was just a matter of creating a new sub-account for each different location.  I've uploaded an explanation of what I did to the Files section of the group in a new folder - "eQSL Tricks" and new file - "Logging Portable Ops and Grids in eQSL.docx".  I have 88 sub-accounts with different locations/grids I have operated from - all linked to my main N7WE account.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


File /eQSL Tricks/Logging Portable Ops and Grids in eQSL.docx uploaded #file-notice

main@070Club.groups.io Notification <noreply@...>
 

The following files have been uploaded to the Files area of the main@070Club.groups.io group.

By: Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...>


Re: Eqsl a legitimate Grid Square QSL.

Leland Sly
 

I am going through the same problem with a 1X1 call sign we used for a special event station right now.  The problem is...eQSL doesn't deal with alternative locations very well at all.  It is easy with LOTW you just create a New Station Location with the correct Grid Square and everything is just fine.  There is no way to do that with eQSL.  Near as I can figure you have to get their Help Desk involved to get things set up properly.  Was just going to do that to see if I can set up our 1X1 call sign in Grid EL58je...that is a rare one and the operator made hundreds of QSO's there last week...he was working on his ship and operating during his off duty hours.

73

Lee N5SLY

On Sun, Oct 24, 2021 at 6:42 PM Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:
It's more clear than a "generic " Eqsl.  If I lost logs, I'd have to start over maybe, but no proof of actual QSO.

jerry

On Sunday, October 24, 2021, 06:35:38 PM CDT, Stephen Melachrinos via groups.io <melachri=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:


What does the QSL actually say for grid?

My first reaction was that it seems like a whole lot of effort to create a new login (i.e., callsign) with the grid embedded therein. And it also means that if you send an eQSL to W9VOY/m (as he signed), you won't get a match. 

But maybe this is his way of making sure he uploads the right QSOs to each account. 

Unusual? Yes. Kind of flakey (because of the grid embedded in the callsign)? Absolutely. But is the intent clear? Definitely.

Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Oct 24, 2021 7:25 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] Eqsl a legitimate Grid Square QSL.

Grid square should be on Eqsl in comments or call sign area.  What does everyone think ???

Jerry

On Sunday, October 24, 2021, 06:22:58 PM CDT, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:



 New eQSLs
 ActionCallsignDate/TimeBandMode
( SubMode)
CountryAGSignal Report and CommentsActions
 W9YOY/M EN61

Send E-Mail - eQSL.cc

eQSL.cc
The Electronic QSL Card Centre


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00:476MSSBUSAY59

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Re: Eqsl a legitimate Grid Square QSL.

Jerry N9AVY
 

It's more clear than a "generic " Eqsl.  If I lost logs, I'd have to start over maybe, but no proof of actual QSO.

jerry

On Sunday, October 24, 2021, 06:35:38 PM CDT, Stephen Melachrinos via groups.io <melachri@...> wrote:


What does the QSL actually say for grid?

My first reaction was that it seems like a whole lot of effort to create a new login (i.e., callsign) with the grid embedded therein. And it also means that if you send an eQSL to W9VOY/m (as he signed), you won't get a match. 

But maybe this is his way of making sure he uploads the right QSOs to each account. 

Unusual? Yes. Kind of flakey (because of the grid embedded in the callsign)? Absolutely. But is the intent clear? Definitely.

Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Oct 24, 2021 7:25 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] Eqsl a legitimate Grid Square QSL.

Grid square should be on Eqsl in comments or call sign area.  What does everyone think ???

Jerry

On Sunday, October 24, 2021, 06:22:58 PM CDT, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:



 New eQSLs
 ActionCallsignDate/TimeBandMode
( SubMode)
CountryAGSignal Report and CommentsActions
 W9YOY/M EN61

Send E-Mail - eQSL.cc

eQSL.cc
The Electronic QSL Card Centre


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00:476MSSBUSAY59

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Re: Eqsl a legitimate Grid Square QSL.

Stephen Melachrinos
 

What does the QSL actually say for grid?

My first reaction was that it seems like a whole lot of effort to create a new login (i.e., callsign) with the grid embedded therein. And it also means that if you send an eQSL to W9VOY/m (as he signed), you won't get a match. 

But maybe this is his way of making sure he uploads the right QSOs to each account. 

Unusual? Yes. Kind of flakey (because of the grid embedded in the callsign)? Absolutely. But is the intent clear? Definitely.

Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Oct 24, 2021 7:25 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] Eqsl a legitimate Grid Square QSL.

Grid square should be on Eqsl in comments or call sign area.  What does everyone think ???

Jerry

On Sunday, October 24, 2021, 06:22:58 PM CDT, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:



 New eQSLs
 ActionCallsignDate/TimeBandMode
( SubMode)
CountryAGSignal Report and CommentsActions
 W9YOY/M EN61

Send E-Mail - eQSL.cc

eQSL.cc
The Electronic QSL Card Centre


25Jun2008
00:476MSSBUSAY59

Archive


Re: Eqsl a legitimate Grid Square QSL.

Jerry N9AVY
 

Grid square should be on Eqsl in comments or call sign area.  What does everyone think ???

Jerry

On Sunday, October 24, 2021, 06:22:58 PM CDT, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:



 New eQSLs
 ActionCallsignDate/TimeBandMode
( SubMode)
CountryAGSignal Report and CommentsActions
 W9YOY/M EN61

Send E-Mail - eQSL.cc

eQSL.cc

The Electronic QSL Card Centre



25Jun2008
00:476MSSBUSAY59

Archive


Eqsl a legitimate Grid Square QSL.

Jerry N9AVY
 


 New eQSLs
 ActionCallsignDate/TimeBandMode
( SubMode)
CountryAGSignal Report and CommentsActions
 W9YOY/M EN61

Send E-Mail - eQSL.cc

eQSL.cc

The Electronic QSL Card Centre



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3D2CR Conway Reef operation FT4/FT8

Jerry N9AVY
 

 Published: 23 October 2021

IOTA Management regrets that it will not be able to accept for IOTA credit contacts made with the 3D2CR operation from Conway Reef between 18 and 25 September 2021. Dominik has not been able to show that his FT4/FT8 activity complied with IOTA rule B.3.10 on which clarification was given in a Management News Item on 10 September. At Dominik’s request credit will also not be given for a small number of contacts made on SSB. Management wishes to draw IOTA DXpeditioners’ attention to its policy of only accepting for IOTA credit contacts that result from contemporaneous direct initiation by the operators on both sides of the contact. Automated contacts, i.e. contacts not initiated and completed personally by both operators at the time of QSO are not acceptable in a programme founded on an ethos of recognising personal operating performance and skill.

 

Team IOTA, 23 October 2021




Re: DM53

Rick - N7WE
 

Dianne has the DVR running so we can do replays!  We'll slowmo the long shots of the kiss and cry and scan for you.  Too bad we don't have you two in our facial recognition program - hi hi!  We'll be sure to wave at the TV if we see you.  Stay warm in there and enjoy the spectacular skating!  Will look for you on the waterfall from DM15.  
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: DM53

Richard Rohrer
 

Hi Rick,

Yes, that seems like a good explanation as any, hi hi.  Kathy and I are sitting in the end of the arena over the kiss and cry area so you can see if you can see us.  

73
Dick - KC3EF


Re: KC3EF

Richard Rohrer
 

We are now in Las Vegs attending the event we came out here for.  Won't be back on the road until Tuesday when we head to Fremont, CA to visit the Tesla plant. 

73
Dick - KC3EF


Great Pumpkin 160 M Sprint Results

stan W9SMR
 

Last year we hoped that 160M conditions would improve and participation would increase, and our hopes were rewarded with 24 logs submitted.

This year, those hopes were dashed in the noise!

This year there were only 12 logs submitted with 1 High Power, 6 Medium Power, 3 Low Power and 2 QRP. 12 States were worked with 32 total QSO’s. One non-member submitted his log.

1st Place in the High Power 100W category was John, KC3FL of Inverness, FL with 1 QSO, 1 State and 2 points. John was Top Dawg and 1st in the Jay Hudak 80M Sprint this year. He is currently in 2nd Place in the RC3 Championship. He may move to 1st Place because current 1st Place Lee, N5SLY, did not enter the 160M contest.

Top Dawg and 1st in Medium Power 50W was Stan, W9SMR/9 of Fremont, IN, with 7 QSOs, 5 states and 42 points. This is the second rare win for Stan. He credits his Jury-rigged Inv-L and the low noise of his rural QTH for his success. His secret was simply Butt-in-Chair for 6 solid hours. Who would ever think that 7 QSOs would win a contest?

2nd Place in Medium Power 50W was Bob, KF3AA, of Huntington, MD with 4 QSOs, 4 states and 20 points.  He grabbed 1st Place in Medium Power in the Jay Hudak 80M Sprint. He is currently in 3rd place in the RC3. 3rd Place was Roger, N8TCP of Parma Heights, OH with 3 QSOs, 2 states and 9 points.  He grabbed 2nd Place in Medium Power in the Jay Hudak 80M Sprint.

1st Place was a tie in Low Power 25 W category with Darin, KO4EJD of Yuma, AZ and Robert, N3PPH of Prince Frederick, MD each with 4 QSOs, 3 states and 16 points.

2nd Place was non-member, Homer, N5JDT of Alamogordo, NM with 1 QSO and 2 points. Homer joined us last year on 160M. Time to join, Homer!

Hard to believe, but we had 2 successful entries in QRP Power. In 1st Place QRP Power, was Peter, NN9K of Colona, IL with 2 QSOs, 2 states and 6 points. He was the second place QRP winner in this year’s Jay Hudak 80M Sprint. 2nd Place QRP was Eric, K9VIC of Plainfield, IL with 1 QSO, 1 state and 2 points.

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

Thanks to all who submitted logs. It was a brutal test of your patience this year. Stickers will be in the next mailing.


We again are deeply indebted to David, K9DWR, who established the upload link and parsed the contest results. Thank You, David!


It is not too early to start thinking about your participation in the next PODXS 070 Event, the Triple Play Low Band Sprint. This is another great opportunity check the propagation on 40M, 80M and to put some 160M Q’s in the log for the Top Band 20 Endorsement.


Triple Play Low Band Sprint

Saturday November 13 to Monday November 15

See Rules at:

 Rules: Triple Play Low Band Sprint

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


Re: Congrats to Bob, KK6KMU

Alan - KA5VZG
 

I just got back from IL. 
I sure hated to miss that last big one for you Bob, but was really glad to see that Rick N7WE covered for me AGAIN. 

Since I'm one of those, been there/done that's, I know what a relief it is to get that last one checked off.  Like you all have mentioned, it takes a bit of help to complete any of these long winded awards.
I think Bob KK6KMU set up this chat to begin with, and it is a real convenience.  Getting a few helpers really makes it work.  So anyone else thinking about 24/7, advertise and get some buddies. 
Those dark early ones will show you why misery likes company.

Of course Stan W9SMR is always in there, reminding, encouraging, supporting.  Then when you finally finish, he is the first one in line to provide you with a new challenge :-)

Congratulations, CA-Bob, well deserved. 
73, Alan, KA5VZG


Re: KC3EF

JoAnn Donaldson
 

Have not heard him on 20M today.

JoAnn
AB8YZ


On Friday, October 22, 2021, 03:32:34 PM CDT, Barry VA7GEM via groups.io <boat.anchor@...> wrote:


Anyone know if Dick is around toay?
cheers
Barry
va7gem


Re: Congrats to Bob, KK6KMU

Bob Motyl KK6KMU
 

Thank you all for the congrats.  And Rick you are correct this is a great group of helpful and resourceful people.  I started this journey last year about the same time of year with Dave KB3RAN, Bob K4VBM,  Alan KA5VZG, Stan W9SMR, and Don KC4OBB to name a few.  I just ran out of steam and couldn't finish.  Rick N7WE and Alan KA5VZG helped me finish the challenge this time.  And Stan you a correct Ill have to wait for the next leap year for the 366 endorsement.  By the way the chat came in handy again.

Have a great weekend,
Bob
KK6KMU.


Re: Congrats to Bob, KK6KMU

Rick - N7WE
 

Bob-
Allow me to add my congratulations on your outstanding achievement.  24/7 is a difficult and challenging endorsement.  168 time slots to fill!  Late, late nights...early (and very dark) mornings...and you did it all! 

I was also impressed with the way you used this group to make your plans/needs known and your creating a chat group to coordinate with those who joined in to help you along.  It was a fine example of using the resources that are available to tap the spirit of cooperation and help within 070.  I hope others will use your example and publicize their ongoing efforts here on the group!  We all get by with a little help from our friends!

Again, congrats!  Superior work!

--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602

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