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Welcome 2855

Jim K5SP
 

Please join me in welcoming new member:

2855  Shawn  KI5GX  06-20-27

Jim K5SP
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Re: 80M

Jerry N9AVY
 

Dead here and noisy ...

Jerry  n9avy

On Saturday, June 26, 2021, 10:14:54 PM CDT, N9JCA Chris <n9jca.chris@...> wrote:


Anyone for 80M

N9JCA-Chris

73







80M

N9JCA Chris
 

Anyone for 80M

N9JCA-Chris

73


Re: Field Day

Jerry N9AVY
 

Eric :

What happened here, you get kicked out of CA because of TVI ???  Hi hi !!

Worked some NM stations today... "must be something happening over there " !

Jerry  n9avy 

On Saturday, June 26, 2021, 08:18:14 PM CDT, Eric KG6MZS <contact@...> wrote:


Jerry,

48 contacts on SSB here in New Mexico running 10 watts. Mostly on 15m.

No digital station here.  A few bolts of lightning.

73 Eric KG6MZ

On 6/26/21 3:07 PM, Jerry N9AVY wrote:
Have seen quite a few 070 members on the air today - way to go PODXS !!!

Have also noticed quite a bit of QSB - UGH !    Give an OP my info and get nothing back.   He moves on before confirming - bad moves.   Have had to strike a lot of stations from the log for that reason.  

Saw zilch (not Z1LCH) on 15/0m although I kept checking.  FD is fun - sometimes.



Jerry   n9avy  #454 


Re: Field Day

Eric KG6MZS
 

Jerry,

48 contacts on SSB here in New Mexico running 10 watts. Mostly on 15m.

No digital station here.  A few bolts of lightning.

73 Eric KG6MZ

On 6/26/21 3:07 PM, Jerry N9AVY wrote:
Have seen quite a few 070 members on the air today - way to go PODXS !!!

Have also noticed quite a bit of QSB - UGH !    Give an OP my info and get nothing back.   He moves on before confirming - bad moves.   Have had to strike a lot of stations from the log for that reason.  

Saw zilch (not Z1LCH) on 15/0m although I kept checking.  FD is fun - sometimes.



Jerry   n9avy  #454 


Re: Field Day

Barry VA7GEM
 

Spent a few hrs on 20M and picked up 50 contacts.
Band not gr8. As Jerry sez they come es they go.
Overall still fun es we still have tonight then tomorrow
I look for my LONP count to skyrocket.
cheers de
Barry


Re: Field Day

Geary McDowell
 

I was able to make a few contacts, then storms moved in.
A funny today not a single club station returned my call, every contact I made was like my station a 1D.  HI HI HI
73 have fun, we are looking at storms here through Sunday.
Geary, KE5IRK

On Sat, Jun 26, 2021 at 5:07 PM Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:
Have seen quite a few 070 members on the air today - way to go PODXS !!!

Have also noticed quite a bit of QSB - UGH !    Give an OP my info and get nothing back.   He moves on before confirming - bad moves.   Have had to strike a lot of stations from the log for that reason.  

Saw zilch (not Z1LCH) on 15/0m although I kept checking.  FD is fun - sometimes.



Jerry   n9avy  #454 



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When all else fails, Amateur Radio works.


Re: Field Day

Jim K5SP
 

Haven't been on yet. Have visitor. Will be on in about an hour.

On Sat, Jun 26, 2021 at 5:07 PM, Jerry N9AVY
<n9avy@...> wrote:
Have seen quite a few 070 members on the air today - way to go PODXS !!!

Have also noticed quite a bit of QSB - UGH !    Give an OP my info and get nothing back.   He moves on before confirming - bad moves.   Have had to strike a lot of stations from the log for that reason.  

Saw zilch (not Z1LCH) on 15/0m although I kept checking.  FD is fun - sometimes.



Jerry   n9avy  #454 

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Jim,  K5SP #483
Executive Director/Member Services Director


Field Day

Jerry N9AVY
 

Have seen quite a few 070 members on the air today - way to go PODXS !!!

Have also noticed quite a bit of QSB - UGH !    Give an OP my info and get nothing back.   He moves on before confirming - bad moves.   Have had to strike a lot of stations from the log for that reason.  

Saw zilch (not Z1LCH) on 15/0m although I kept checking.  FD is fun - sometimes.



Jerry   n9avy  #454 


Re: Trying to wrap up PODX 070 366 endorsement

Jerry N9AVY
 

I stand corrected.


Jerry   n9avy

On Saturday, June 26, 2021, 11:01:49 AM CDT, Jim K5SP <jinnis@...> wrote:


Jerry that is not a deadline for you to submit.  That is the cutoff date for the next mailing.  It just means that and endorsements after 6/30 will not be in the next mailing.

Enjoy field day.  Also I will be out of town 7/2-7/6 and the earliest I will have a chance to start working on the mailing is 7/7. 

Jim

On 6/26/2021 10:47 AM, Jerry N9AVY wrote:
Very true.  I track the awards/endorsements by hand on a spreadsheet and make every it my business to get things correct.   The checker is having 'a nervous breakdown" in that it will often credit stations 2 or mores time during a month for same thing. I have printouts going back to 2020 when this became an issue. I have to go back as far as I can to find some awards which were already credited and suddenly pop up on checker again.

Also, if someone upgrades an LONP in June 2021; then all other LONP credits get the same date as well. This gets time consuming and frustrating, but it's the only way it can be done to ensure accuracy.  

Yes, I do make some mistakes occasionally, but I do try to correct them when possible. Just keep posting to checker and I'll keep trying to make the best of it.  BTW, the next "deadline" for me to send in data is June 30; so guess what I'll be doing during contest weekend...

Jerry  n9avy #454
Director, Awards & Endorsements


On Saturday, June 26, 2021, 10:34:12 AM CDT, Jim K5SP <jinnis@...> wrote:


Its not the page, it is the checker itself.  Over a year ago, Google changed their API, and our software no longer correctly connects to our data that is on google docs.  The club does not own the software, that is owned by the person that developed it, he no longer has any desire to maintain/debug/fix any of it, and will not give us the source code for us to fix.   There is a new endorsement checker in progress, but, it is a long arduous process being performed by a volunteer that has a full time job, and family obligations, which only allows a small amount of time for him to code/debug. 

We will eventually get there, but it will take time, and lots of patience for all.

73
Jim K5SP

On 6/25/2021 10:22 PM, alan thompson wrote:
Ok Jim thanks for the update. I also have another question for you, I upload to awards page and it took
Me about 10 times trying to submit my
Grid awards to finally getting them submitted but they still haven’t been updated ? Just wondering if page has had a problem.


On Fri, Jun 25, 2021 at 11:11 PM Jim K5SP <jinnis@...> wrote:
Alan, the results were held up due to missing a bonus station log.

We have decided to proceed and all who have the station in their log will get credit .

Give a couple days more to finalize and will be published.

Thanks to all for your patience. 

Jim K5SP 


On Fri, Jun 25, 2021 at 3:33 PM, alan thompson
<n8fl1996@...> wrote:
If you need wv or 366 I’ll be in shack if Im in your  propagation path   De N8fl,  070 # 2219, just shoot me an email, by the way anyone ever seen results of 2021 TDW contest yet?

On Fri, Jun 25, 2021 at 4:01 PM Bob Motyl KK6KMU <bobmotyl@...> wrote:
Dave,
I will be looking for you again this evening.  I need the 26th also.

Bob 
KK6KMU

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Jim,  K5SP #483
Executive Director/Member Services Director

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Jim,  K5SP #483
Executive Director/Member Services Director

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Jim,  K5SP #483
Executive Director/Member Services Director


Re: Trying to wrap up PODX 070 366 endorsement

Jim K5SP
 

Jerry that is not a deadline for you to submit.  That is the cutoff date for the next mailing.  It just means that and endorsements after 6/30 will not be in the next mailing.

Enjoy field day.  Also I will be out of town 7/2-7/6 and the earliest I will have a chance to start working on the mailing is 7/7. 

Jim

On 6/26/2021 10:47 AM, Jerry N9AVY wrote:
Very true.  I track the awards/endorsements by hand on a spreadsheet and make every it my business to get things correct.   The checker is having 'a nervous breakdown" in that it will often credit stations 2 or mores time during a month for same thing. I have printouts going back to 2020 when this became an issue. I have to go back as far as I can to find some awards which were already credited and suddenly pop up on checker again.

Also, if someone upgrades an LONP in June 2021; then all other LONP credits get the same date as well. This gets time consuming and frustrating, but it's the only way it can be done to ensure accuracy.  

Yes, I do make some mistakes occasionally, but I do try to correct them when possible. Just keep posting to checker and I'll keep trying to make the best of it.  BTW, the next "deadline" for me to send in data is June 30; so guess what I'll be doing during contest weekend...

Jerry  n9avy #454
Director, Awards & Endorsements


On Saturday, June 26, 2021, 10:34:12 AM CDT, Jim K5SP <jinnis@...> wrote:


Its not the page, it is the checker itself.  Over a year ago, Google changed their API, and our software no longer correctly connects to our data that is on google docs.  The club does not own the software, that is owned by the person that developed it, he no longer has any desire to maintain/debug/fix any of it, and will not give us the source code for us to fix.   There is a new endorsement checker in progress, but, it is a long arduous process being performed by a volunteer that has a full time job, and family obligations, which only allows a small amount of time for him to code/debug. 

We will eventually get there, but it will take time, and lots of patience for all.

73
Jim K5SP

On 6/25/2021 10:22 PM, alan thompson wrote:
Ok Jim thanks for the update. I also have another question for you, I upload to awards page and it took
Me about 10 times trying to submit my
Grid awards to finally getting them submitted but they still haven’t been updated ? Just wondering if page has had a problem.


On Fri, Jun 25, 2021 at 11:11 PM Jim K5SP <jinnis@...> wrote:
Alan, the results were held up due to missing a bonus station log.

We have decided to proceed and all who have the station in their log will get credit .

Give a couple days more to finalize and will be published.

Thanks to all for your patience. 

Jim K5SP 


On Fri, Jun 25, 2021 at 3:33 PM, alan thompson
<n8fl1996@...> wrote:
If you need wv or 366 I’ll be in shack if Im in your  propagation path   De N8fl,  070 # 2219, just shoot me an email, by the way anyone ever seen results of 2021 TDW contest yet?

On Fri, Jun 25, 2021 at 4:01 PM Bob Motyl KK6KMU <bobmotyl@...> wrote:
Dave,
I will be looking for you again this evening.  I need the 26th also.

Bob 
KK6KMU

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Jim,  K5SP #483
Executive Director/Member Services Director

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Jim,  K5SP #483
Executive Director/Member Services Director

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Jim,  K5SP #483
Executive Director/Member Services Director


Welcome 2854

Jim K5SP
 

Please join me in welcoming new member:

2854  Alan  N7AKG  06-20-25

Jim K5SP
Executive/Membership Director

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Jim,  K5SP #483
Executive Director/Member Services Director


Re: Trying to wrap up PODX 070 366 endorsement

Jerry N9AVY
 

Very true.  I track the awards/endorsements by hand on a spreadsheet and make every it my business to get things correct.   The checker is having 'a nervous breakdown" in that it will often credit stations 2 or mores time during a month for same thing. I have printouts going back to 2020 when this became an issue. I have to go back as far as I can to find some awards which were already credited and suddenly pop up on checker again.

Also, if someone upgrades an LONP in June 2021; then all other LONP credits get the same date as well. This gets time consuming and frustrating, but it's the only way it can be done to ensure accuracy.  

Yes, I do make some mistakes occasionally, but I do try to correct them when possible. Just keep posting to checker and I'll keep trying to make the best of it.  BTW, the next "deadline" for me to send in data is June 30; so guess what I'll be doing during contest weekend...

Jerry  n9avy #454
Director, Awards & Endorsements


On Saturday, June 26, 2021, 10:34:12 AM CDT, Jim K5SP <jinnis@...> wrote:


Its not the page, it is the checker itself.  Over a year ago, Google changed their API, and our software no longer correctly connects to our data that is on google docs.  The club does not own the software, that is owned by the person that developed it, he no longer has any desire to maintain/debug/fix any of it, and will not give us the source code for us to fix.   There is a new endorsement checker in progress, but, it is a long arduous process being performed by a volunteer that has a full time job, and family obligations, which only allows a small amount of time for him to code/debug. 

We will eventually get there, but it will take time, and lots of patience for all.

73
Jim K5SP

On 6/25/2021 10:22 PM, alan thompson wrote:
Ok Jim thanks for the update. I also have another question for you, I upload to awards page and it took
Me about 10 times trying to submit my
Grid awards to finally getting them submitted but they still haven’t been updated ? Just wondering if page has had a problem.


On Fri, Jun 25, 2021 at 11:11 PM Jim K5SP <jinnis@...> wrote:
Alan, the results were held up due to missing a bonus station log.

We have decided to proceed and all who have the station in their log will get credit .

Give a couple days more to finalize and will be published.

Thanks to all for your patience. 

Jim K5SP 


On Fri, Jun 25, 2021 at 3:33 PM, alan thompson
<n8fl1996@...> wrote:
If you need wv or 366 I’ll be in shack if Im in your  propagation path   De N8fl,  070 # 2219, just shoot me an email, by the way anyone ever seen results of 2021 TDW contest yet?

On Fri, Jun 25, 2021 at 4:01 PM Bob Motyl KK6KMU <bobmotyl@...> wrote:
Dave,
I will be looking for you again this evening.  I need the 26th also.

Bob 
KK6KMU

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Jim,  K5SP #483
Executive Director/Member Services Director

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


Re: Trying to wrap up PODX 070 366 endorsement

Jim K5SP
 

Its not the page, it is the checker itself.  Over a year ago, Google changed their API, and our software no longer correctly connects to our data that is on google docs.  The club does not own the software, that is owned by the person that developed it, he no longer has any desire to maintain/debug/fix any of it, and will not give us the source code for us to fix.   There is a new endorsement checker in progress, but, it is a long arduous process being performed by a volunteer that has a full time job, and family obligations, which only allows a small amount of time for him to code/debug. 

We will eventually get there, but it will take time, and lots of patience for all.

73
Jim K5SP

On 6/25/2021 10:22 PM, alan thompson wrote:
Ok Jim thanks for the update. I also have another question for you, I upload to awards page and it took
Me about 10 times trying to submit my
Grid awards to finally getting them submitted but they still haven’t been updated ? Just wondering if page has had a problem.


On Fri, Jun 25, 2021 at 11:11 PM Jim K5SP <jinnis@...> wrote:
Alan, the results were held up due to missing a bonus station log.

We have decided to proceed and all who have the station in their log will get credit .

Give a couple days more to finalize and will be published.

Thanks to all for your patience. 

Jim K5SP 


On Fri, Jun 25, 2021 at 3:33 PM, alan thompson
<n8fl1996@...> wrote:
If you need wv or 366 I’ll be in shack if Im in your  propagation path   De N8fl,  070 # 2219, just shoot me an email, by the way anyone ever seen results of 2021 TDW contest yet?

On Fri, Jun 25, 2021 at 4:01 PM Bob Motyl KK6KMU <bobmotyl@...> wrote:
Dave,
I will be looking for you again this evening.  I need the 26th also.

Bob 
KK6KMU

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

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Jim,  K5SP #483
Executive Director/Member Services Director


40M Firecracker Sprint – One Week Away

stan W9SMR
 

The 070 Club 40m Firecracker Sprint Contest begins in one week!

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!

Stan
W9SMR - 070  #1611
PODXS 070 - PR Director


Re: Trying to wrap up PODX 070 366 endorsement

alan thompson <n8fl1996@...>
 

I’ll try that Rick , thanks!!

On Sat, Jun 26, 2021 at 7:30 AM Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:
On Fri, Jun 25, 2021 at 11:22 PM, alan thompson wrote:
I upload to awards page and it took
Me about 10 times trying to submit my
Grid awards to finally getting them submitted but they still haven’t been updated ? Just wondering if page has had a problem.
Alan-
I have had problems in the past with the new Grids not showing up after an upload.  I think it is just all part of the Progress Checker issues.  I did find a work-around sometimes that helped.

1. In the Progress Checker open your call sign's page. 
2. Then open your 070 Grids page from the red boxed Award Progress menu.

3.  When the page opens, and doesn't show your new credits, use your browser refresh to refresh the page.

Sometimes the magic works, sometimes it doesn't!  Good luck and I hope this helps.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Trying to wrap up PODX 070 366 endorsement

Rick - N7WE
 

On Fri, Jun 25, 2021 at 11:22 PM, alan thompson wrote:
I upload to awards page and it took
Me about 10 times trying to submit my
Grid awards to finally getting them submitted but they still haven’t been updated ? Just wondering if page has had a problem.
Alan-
I have had problems in the past with the new Grids not showing up after an upload.  I think it is just all part of the Progress Checker issues.  I did find a work-around sometimes that helped.

1. In the Progress Checker open your call sign's page. 
2. Then open your 070 Grids page from the red boxed Award Progress menu.

3.  When the page opens, and doesn't show your new credits, use your browser refresh to refresh the page.

Sometimes the magic works, sometimes it doesn't!  Good luck and I hope this helps.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Trying to wrap up PODX 070 366 endorsement

pa3eeg
 

Well done Dave. I'm trying to complete the first of my last three 366 day's tomorrow, June 27th. Will start after 12:00UTC when UKR digi dx has finished. Hope to meet some of you.

Ruud, pa3eeg #1670


Re: Trying to wrap up PODX 070 366 endorsement

DAVE KB3RAN 1692/381
 

Thanks to all for your help.  Got my 365 endorsement last night.  Sent in the log and see the endorsement has been awarded.  Now on to Field Day!  And an APE. And Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend and FireCracker 40 from who knows where.  I'm having fun.  See you on the air.  Oh, watch for me August 23rd for 366!

Dave
KB3RAN
1692/381
APE Event Mgr

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Re: Trying to wrap up PODX 070 366 endorsement

alan thompson <n8fl1996@...>
 

Ok Jim thanks for the update. I also have another question for you, I upload to awards page and it took
Me about 10 times trying to submit my
Grid awards to finally getting them submitted but they still haven’t been updated ? Just wondering if page has had a problem.


On Fri, Jun 25, 2021 at 11:11 PM Jim K5SP <jinnis@...> wrote:
Alan, the results were held up due to missing a bonus station log.

We have decided to proceed and all who have the station in their log will get credit .

Give a couple days more to finalize and will be published.

Thanks to all for your patience. 

Jim K5SP 


On Fri, Jun 25, 2021 at 3:33 PM, alan thompson
<n8fl1996@...> wrote:
If you need wv or 366 I’ll be in shack if Im in your  propagation path   De N8fl,  070 # 2219, just shoot me an email, by the way anyone ever seen results of 2021 TDW contest yet?

On Fri, Jun 25, 2021 at 4:01 PM Bob Motyl KK6KMU <bobmotyl@...> wrote:
Dave,
I will be looking for you again this evening.  I need the 26th also.

Bob 
KK6KMU


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Jim,  K5SP #483
Executive Director/Member Services Director

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