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Re: 2018 ARRL Grid Chase

k9wis@...
 

call me old fashioned..but I like a nice personable chat followed up by a paper QSL and even a handwritten letter ...
Brian K9WIS
Emiratus ARRL Member

---- "Christopher J LaRue NO7E no7e@cox.net [070]" <070@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Anyone else read the specifications on this?  FT8 is going to be
absolutely dominating every band when this mess starts.  It will be a
year long FT8 contest.

http://www.arrl.org/international-grid-chase-2018


I admit I like and use FT8 but I prefer to actually have a conversation
with other operators.  That is why I like PSK31, the problem is most of
the contacts are about as interesting lately as FT8.  Hello, my name is,
his/her name is the grid signal report and 73.  Sometimes you actually
get rig information and a little chat but that is getting rare even on
PSK31.

--
73 de Chris NO7E
no7e@arrl.net


Re: Anybody on?

Randy True
 

i'M AROND 1900 AT 0145z


Randy W4RTT




From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of jinnis@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Monday, November 13, 2017 8:01 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: RE: [070] Anybody on?
 
 

Where exactly are you, see several traces, Fr Richard is strong into here, W9ICK, and a couple others but dont see your CQ. 

Jim K5SP


Re: Anybody on?

Mike Besemer <mwbesemer@...>
 

I see you… called you a couple times.

I think I’ll call it a night. This must be my punishment for playing with FT8 this weekend!

Mike
WM4B
#348

From: 070@yahoogroups.com [mailto:070@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Monday, November 13, 2017 8:14 PM
To: 070@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [070] Anybody on?


I am at 7071.3 in a qso right now.

Jim K5SP


Re: Newbie question re 070 Sprint contest rules

boat.anchor@...
 

Matt
TVM
Maybe just include Double Header in the title as well.
Now I get it.
Can I resubmit my same log if prop is the same.
Barry



---In 070@..., <mrk.twg@...> wrote :

I'll field that one, Barry.

It's the exact same format/rules/exchange as the Triple Play, it's just an additional contest on a different date. We're hoping maybe being more in "real winter" might quieten down the bands some and give us some better prop.

I'll work on getting a new page put up, but it's EXACTLY the same as the Triple Play, just on the December dates, so I'm really not sure there's a need.

73

Matt King
AK4MK - 070 #1708
PODXS 070 Club Executive Director



On Mon, Nov 13, 2017 at 8:09 PM, boat.anchor@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

Joe

I see Double Header listed on the Contest Calendar but find no explanation to 
enlighten me on how it differs from Low Band Sprint.
Are we running the event again because of lousy conditions.
TVM
Barry
VB7150



Re: Anybody on?

Mike Besemer <mwbesemer@...>
 

QSB is DEEP tonight, and cycles at about the time it takes to send a CQ.

 

Mike

WM4B

 

From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Monday, November 13, 2017 8:11 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] Anybody on?

 

 

Just worked  KD6BSL  in So Cal near LA.  Only signal on 40m band.

 

Jerry  n9avy

 


From: "Jerry n9avy@... [070]" <070@...>
To: "070@..." <070@...>
Sent: Monday, November 13, 2017 6:56 PM
Subject: Re: [070] Anybody on?

 

 

Not a signal to be heard on 40m... just a bunch of what sounds like power line noise. Made a couple long CQs  and no answer ..

 

jerry  n9avy

 


From: "'Mike Besemer' mwbesemer@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Monday, November 13, 2017 6:50 PM
Subject: RE: [070] Anybody on?

 

 

I’ll be CQing in earnest .  I see some strong signals, but I can’t work them

 

Mike

WM4B 

 

From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Monday, November 13, 2017 7:49 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] Anybody on?

 

 

will be there in about 5 minutes around 0155Z

Jim K5SP

On 11/13/2017 6:45 PM, 'Mike Besemer' mwbesemer@... [070] wrote:

 

Boy… 40 is useless tonight! Looking for my 366 QSO.

Mike

WM4B

#348

 

 

 


Re: Anybody on?

Jim K5SP
 

I am at 7071.3 in a qso right now.

Jim K5SP


Re: Newbie question re 070 Sprint contest rules

Matthew King <mrk.twg@...>
 

I'll field that one, Barry.

It's the exact same format/rules/exchange as the Triple Play, it's just an additional contest on a different date. We're hoping maybe being more in "real winter" might quieten down the bands some and give us some better prop.

I'll work on getting a new page put up, but it's EXACTLY the same as the Triple Play, just on the December dates, so I'm really not sure there's a need.

73

Matt King
AK4MK - 070 #1708
PODXS 070 Club Executive Director



On Mon, Nov 13, 2017 at 8:09 PM, boat.anchor@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

Joe

I see Double Header listed on the Contest Calendar but find no explanation to 
enlighten me on how it differs from Low Band Sprint.
Are we running the event again because of lousy conditions.
TVM
Barry
VB7150



---In 070@..., wrote :

Hey Ted,

Lucky for you the club is doing this sprint again next month!

We'll be lookin fer ya in upcoming contests.  They are always fun regardless where you place and the only enemy is the ionosphere.

CUL.

Joe
KA1PPV  #1482



Re: Anybody on?

Jerry N9AVY
 

Just worked  KD6BSL  in So Cal near LA.  Only signal on 40m band.
 
Jerry  n9avy



From: "Jerry n9avy@... [070]" <070@...>
To: "070@..." <070@...>
Sent: Monday, November 13, 2017 6:56 PM
Subject: Re: [070] Anybody on?

 
Not a signal to be heard on 40m... just a bunch of what sounds like power line noise. Made a couple long CQs  and no answer ..
 
jerry  n9avy



From: "'Mike Besemer' mwbesemer@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Monday, November 13, 2017 6:50 PM
Subject: RE: [070] Anybody on?

 
I’ll be CQing in earnest .  I see some strong signals, but I can’t work them
 
Mike
WM4B 
 
From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Monday, November 13, 2017 7:49 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] Anybody on?
 
 
will be there in about 5 minutes around 0155Z

Jim K5SP
On 11/13/2017 6:45 PM, 'Mike Besemer' mwbesemer@... [070] wrote:
 
Boy… 40 is useless tonight! Looking for my 366 QSO.
Mike
WM4B
#348
 





Re: Contest Scorer

boat.anchor@...
 

Joe
Running full hundred watts. Doing OK with it.
Getting 2-3 contacts per week.
Barry



---In 070@..., <joe_molon@...> wrote :

Hey Barry,

Were you running QRP again or are you guys up north on the outs with ol' sol?
Kinda tough goin, eh?  Same here.

Joe
KA1PPV  #1482


Re: Newbie question re 070 Sprint contest rules

boat.anchor@...
 

Joe
I see Double Header listed on the Contest Calendar but find no explanation to 
enlighten me on how it differs from Low Band Sprint.
Are we running the event again because of lousy conditions.
TVM
Barry
VB7150



---In 070@..., <joe_molon@...> wrote :

Hey Ted,

Lucky for you the club is doing this sprint again next month!

We'll be lookin fer ya in upcoming contests.  They are always fun regardless where you place and the only enemy is the ionosphere.

CUL.

Joe
KA1PPV  #1482


Re: Anybody on?

Fr Richard R
 

still afew gud signals on 40, though I am headed QRT for now

Fr Richard



On Monday, November 13, 2017, 8:01:23 PM EST, jinnis@... [070] <070@...> wrote:


 

Where exactly are you, see several traces, Fr Richard is strong into here, W9ICK, and a couple others but dont see your CQ. 

Jim K5SP


Re: Anybody on?

Mike Besemer <mwbesemer@...>
 

Every time I CQ, I get kicked off by a single that can’t hear me!  I’ll call at 1700 Hz.

 

Mike

WM4B

 

From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Monday, November 13, 2017 8:01 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: RE: [070] Anybody on?

 

 

Where exactly are you, see several traces, Fr Richard is strong into here, W9ICK, and a couple others but dont see your CQ. 

Jim K5SP


Re: Anybody on?

Jim K5SP
 

Where exactly are you, see several traces, Fr Richard is strong into here, W9ICK, and a couple others but dont see your CQ. 

Jim K5SP


Re: Anybody on?

Mike Besemer <mwbesemer@...>
 

I’m still seeing several pretty strong signals on a North-South line, but they can’t hear me.

Do we have aurora tonight?

Mike
WM4B

From: 070@yahoogroups.com [mailto:070@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Monday, November 13, 2017 7:57 PM
To: 070@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [070] Anybody on?


Not a signal to be heard on 40m... just a bunch of what sounds like power line noise. Made a couple long CQs and no answer ..

jerry n9avy

________________________________________
From: "'Mike Besemer' mwbesemer@cox.net [070]" <070@yahoogroups.com>
To: 070@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Monday, November 13, 2017 6:50 PM
Subject: RE: [070] Anybody on?


I’ll be CQing in earnest . I see some strong signals, but I can’t work them

Mike
WM4B

From: 070@yahoogroups.com [mailto:070@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Monday, November 13, 2017 7:49 PM
To: 070@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [070] Anybody on?


will be there in about 5 minutes around 0155Z

Jim K5SP
On 11/13/2017 6:45 PM, 'Mike Besemer' mwbesemer@cox.net [070] wrote:

Boy… 40 is useless tonight! Looking for my 366 QSO.
Mike
WM4B
#348


Re: Anybody on?

Fr Richard R
 

On 40 with a few signals and QSOs......


Fr Richard
WB8YXF
2328
VA



On Monday, November 13, 2017, 7:56:53 PM EST, Jerry n9avy@... [070] <070@...> wrote:


 

Not a signal to be heard on 40m... just a bunch of what sounds like power line noise. Made a couple long CQs  and no answer ..
 
jerry  n9avy



From: "'Mike Besemer' mwbesemer@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Monday, November 13, 2017 6:50 PM
Subject: RE: [070] Anybody on?

 
I’ll be CQing in earnest .  I see some strong signals, but I can’t work them
 
Mike
WM4B 
 
From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Monday, November 13, 2017 7:49 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] Anybody on?
 
 
will be there in about 5 minutes around 0155Z

Jim K5SP
On 11/13/2017 6:45 PM, 'Mike Besemer' mwbesemer@... [070] wrote:
 
Boy… 40 is useless tonight! Looking for my 366 QSO.
Mike
WM4B
#348
 



Re: Anybody on?

Jerry N9AVY
 

Not a signal to be heard on 40m... just a bunch of what sounds like power line noise. Made a couple long CQs  and no answer ..
 
jerry  n9avy



From: "'Mike Besemer' mwbesemer@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Monday, November 13, 2017 6:50 PM
Subject: RE: [070] Anybody on?

 
I’ll be CQing in earnest .  I see some strong signals, but I can’t work them
 
Mike
WM4B 
 
From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Monday, November 13, 2017 7:49 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] Anybody on?
 
 
will be there in about 5 minutes around 0155Z

Jim K5SP
On 11/13/2017 6:45 PM, 'Mike Besemer' mwbesemer@... [070] wrote:
 
Boy… 40 is useless tonight! Looking for my 366 QSO.
Mike
WM4B
#348
 



Re: Anybody on?

Mike Besemer <mwbesemer@...>
 

I’ll be CQing in earnest .  I see some strong signals, but I can’t work them

 

Mike

WM4B 

 

From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Monday, November 13, 2017 7:49 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] Anybody on?

 

 

will be there in about 5 minutes around 0155Z

Jim K5SP

On 11/13/2017 6:45 PM, 'Mike Besemer' mwbesemer@... [070] wrote:

 

Boy… 40 is useless tonight! Looking for my 366 QSO.

Mike

WM4B

#348

 


Re: Anybody on?

Jim K5SP
 

will be there in about 5 minutes around 0155Z

Jim K5SP

On 11/13/2017 6:45 PM, 'Mike Besemer' mwbesemer@... [070] wrote:
�

Boy� 40 is useless tonight! Looking for my 366 QSO.

Mike

WM4B

#348



Anybody on?

Mike Besemer <mwbesemer@...>
 

Boy… 40 is useless tonight! Looking for my 366 QSO.

Mike

WM4B

#348


Re: 2018 ARRL Grid Chase

Matthew King <mrk.twg@...>
 

Jerry - I can make that even easier for you.... give them 070club.com without all the http and www stuff. Nice and simple!

Good job!

73

Matt King
AK4MK - 070 #1708
PODXS 070 Club Executive Director


On Mon, Nov 13, 2017 at 5:07 PM, Jerry n9avy@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

Maybe some have already noticed that besides giving out my  070#  , I also give the PODXS  home page as it may encourage some to take a peek.  Been doing that for a few months now.
 
Jerry  n9avy



From: "Dan Morris dbmorris315@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070 List Service 070 List Service <070@...>
Sent: Monday, November 13, 2017 3:58 PM
Subject: Re: [070] 2018 ARRL Grid Chase

 
I tend to agree with Jerry.  JT65 did its thing and I feel that FT8 will also and then pretty much be gone.  I love PSK31/63/125. Only do mostly 31 but I, as Jerry stated, probably work about the same as he does and that is if the person calls CQ, I answer and I just follow the flow.  If he wants to talk, I’ll talk and give as much info as he wants.  If not, then I’ll not provide any more info than I have to and keep it short.  If I’m calling CQ, it just depends on the mood I’m in while I’m working.  Generally I’ll give the usual 21 macros.  If the person at the other end doesn’t appear to have any numbers, then I give a very short basic info of name, sig report, QTH and done.  


Dan Morris  KZ3T

I live to live for Him!



On Nov 13, 2017, at 2:18 PM, Jerry n9avy@... [070] <070@...> wrote:

 

My predictions are seldom accurate, but maybe this one will come to pass.
 
I suspect that FT-8 will self-destruct in a year or two because many will tire of contacts with little information. People get into ham radio to meet other people and have some meaningful conversations.  FT-8 QSOs are just plain old "599 QSL 73" ones and people will tire of that.  Choices of operating frequencies were ill conceived and there will be a backlash because of it.
 
I also predict that ARRL may see a loss in membership as a result of just another year long stupid contest which probably won't generate the revenue they had hoped. I plan on being one of the statistics in loss of revenue.
 
 
Jerry  N9AVY



From: "Christopher J LaRue NO7E no7e@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070 <070@...>
Sent: Monday, November 13, 2017 11:58 AM
Subject: [070] 2018 ARRL Grid Chase

 
Anyone else read the specifications on this?  FT8 is going to be
absolutely dominating every band when this mess starts.  It will be a
year long FT8 contest.

http://www.arrl.org/international-grid-chase-2018

I admit I like and use FT8 but I prefer to actually have a conversation
with other operators.  That is why I like PSK31, the problem is most of
the contacts are about as interesting lately as FT8.  Hello, my name is,
his/her name is the grid signal report and 73.  Sometimes you actually
get rig information and a little chat but that is getting rare even on
PSK31.

--
73 de Chris NO7E
no7e@...








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