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Re: Phone on 14070 ???

 

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Jerry...don't tell your Doctor that you're hearing voices!
Milt.
N6MG

-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Apr 27, 2021 2:39 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] Phone on 14070 ???



On Tuesday, April 27, 2021, 04:13:26 PM CDT, Ron Bosch <boschfamily@...> wrote:


If you are hearing a weird computer voice, it may be DX from certain countries that require a voice ID tail.  Otherwise, it can be the folks with funny hats and eye patches.  and parrots on their shoulders !

Ron
KE4DRF

On Tue, Apr 27, 2021 at 2:27 PM Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:
Why am I  hearing a phone signal here ???    Curious. Did the allocations change ???

Jerry  n9avy


Re: Phone on 14070 ???

Jerry N9AVY
 



On Tuesday, April 27, 2021, 04:13:26 PM CDT, Ron Bosch <boschfamily@...> wrote:


If you are hearing a weird computer voice, it may be DX from certain countries that require a voice ID tail.  Otherwise, it can be the folks with funny hats and eye patches.  and parrots on their shoulders !

Ron
KE4DRF

On Tue, Apr 27, 2021 at 2:27 PM Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:
Why am I  hearing a phone signal here ???    Curious. Did the allocations change ???

Jerry  n9avy


Re: Phone on 14070 ???

Bill Williams
 

Many fishing boats from the islands or South America have ham radios and indiscriminately talk wherever they want.  Sometimes you can hear 5 or 6.  Luckily most of the time they do not talk much or maybe we just can't hear them.  Also it is in spanish or maybe Portugese or some other language that I don't understand.

Bill
AG4QX
0398

On Tue, Apr 27, 2021 at 5:13 PM Ron Bosch <boschfamily@...> wrote:
If you are hearing a weird computer voice, it may be DX from certain countries that require a voice ID tail.  Otherwise, it can be the folks with funny hats and eye patches.

Ron
KE4DRF

On Tue, Apr 27, 2021 at 2:27 PM Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:
Why am I  hearing a phone signal here ???    Curious. Did the allocations change ???

Jerry  n9avy


Re: Phone on 14070 ???

Ron Bosch
 

If you are hearing a weird computer voice, it may be DX from certain countries that require a voice ID tail.  Otherwise, it can be the folks with funny hats and eye patches.

Ron
KE4DRF


On Tue, Apr 27, 2021 at 2:27 PM Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:
Why am I  hearing a phone signal here ???    Curious. Did the allocations change ???

Jerry  n9avy


Phone on 14070 ???

Jerry N9AVY
 

Why am I  hearing a phone signal here ???    Curious. Did the allocations change ???

Jerry  n9avy


Re: KC3EF EL59 Activation

Richard Rohrer
 

Hi Eric,

I will be happy to share my vast knowledge, hi hi.  It is fun to do and really not to hard.  Fortunately for me Kathy, my xyl, likes to travel and plans the trips to activate different grids.  There are a lot of un-activated grids in the West, so there are plenty of opportunities.  Its nice to be on the other side of the pile-up. 

73
Dick - KC3EF 


Re: KC3EF EL59 Activation

Eric KG6MZS
 

Dick,

Thanks again for activating EL59.  I am thrilled to have added it to my grid list.  The QSB on 20m had been pretty bad all weekend, but when you were in, you were 100% print with good looking rails.

I saw that you were calling N7WE and N7RI, that's why I was a couple of hundred Hz high in case they answered.

I'll probably want to pick your brain when I head out to activate some grids in Nevada this summer/fall.

Cheers,

Eric

KG6MZS

On 4/25/21 9:20 AM, Richard Rohrer wrote:
We are finally back in FL.  I wanted to make my comments the other day, but for some reason I could not get on the internet at the hotel.

The EL59 activation started out slowly.  We were 100 feet from the grid and we were stopped by a slow moving freight train, that then stopped and backed up, then went forward again.  Finally got free of it, but it was a crossed the entrance to  Chalemette Battlefield Park where we were going to park, but the entrance to the Chalmette National Cemetery next to it was open so that's where Kathy pull in.

Started call Rick, N7WE and then Bill, N7RI without any success. Just seeing momentary traces then nothing.  Saw Eric, KG6MZS calling me up the band a bit and jumped up and answered him.  Copy was poor, but we did make a complete contact.  Call the others for a bit with no luck.  Decided to put the 40mtr hamstick on and try that band.  Gave a call on 40 and noticed that the swr was really bad and power out was about 20 watts.  Rick called me right away and he was arm chair copy.  Bob K4VBM was the next to give me a call and was 100% copy for GA.  The Lee, N5SLY popped in with a good signal from TX.  We left the cemetery because Kathy heard the train approaching and did not want to get caught on the wrong side of the tracks so to speak.  Worked Carl, N4LPD in FL who was great copy.  Train turned out just to be a single engine.  Was out of the grid, but then so headed down the road to FL.

I was a little surprised that 40 would be the better band, knowing that the antenna efficiency and low power would preclude good results, but that was the best copy I think for the whole trip.

Thanks for all who contacted during this tripl

73
Dick - KC3EF


Re: KC3EF EL59 Activation

Jerry N9AVY
 

Sometimes 40m is open and no one realizes it.  Had that happen years ago on 160m and worked a guy in Iowa around noonish.

Jerry  n9avy

On Sunday, April 25, 2021, 11:20:05 AM CDT, Richard Rohrer <kc3ef@...> wrote:


We are finally back in FL.  I wanted to make my comments the other day, but for some reason I could not get on the internet at the hotel.  

The EL59 activation started out slowly.  We were 100 feet from the grid and we were stopped by a slow moving freight train, that then stopped and backed up, then went forward again.  Finally got free of it, but it was a crossed the entrance to  Chalemette Battlefield Park where we were going to park, but the entrance to the Chalmette National Cemetery next to it was open so that's where Kathy pull in.  

Started call Rick, N7WE and then Bill, N7RI without any success.  Just seeing momentary traces then nothing.  Saw Eric, KG6MZS calling me up the band a bit and jumped up and answered him.  Copy was poor, but we did make a complete contact.  Call the others for a bit with no luck.  Decided to put the 40mtr hamstick on and try that band.  Gave a call on 40 and noticed that the swr was really bad and power out was about 20 watts.  Rick called me right away and he was arm chair copy.  Bob K4VBM was the next to give me a call and was 100% copy for GA.  The Lee, N5SLY popped in with a good signal from TX.  We left the cemetery because Kathy heard the train approaching and did not want to get caught on the wrong side of the tracks so to speak.  Worked Carl, N4LPD in FL who was great copy.  Train turned out just to be a single engine.  Was out of the grid, but then so headed down the road to FL.  

I was a little surprised that 40 would be the better band, knowing that the antenna efficiency and low power would preclude good results, but that was the best copy I think for the whole trip.  

Thanks for all who contacted during this tripl

73
Dick - KC3EF
--
Dick - KC3EF
070 - 747


KC3EF EL59 Activation

Richard Rohrer
 

We are finally back in FL.  I wanted to make my comments the other day, but for some reason I could not get on the internet at the hotel.  

The EL59 activation started out slowly.  We were 100 feet from the grid and we were stopped by a slow moving freight train, that then stopped and backed up, then went forward again.  Finally got free of it, but it was a crossed the entrance to  Chalemette Battlefield Park where we were going to park, but the entrance to the Chalmette National Cemetery next to it was open so that's where Kathy pull in.  

Started call Rick, N7WE and then Bill, N7RI without any success.  Just seeing momentary traces then nothing.  Saw Eric, KG6MZS calling me up the band a bit and jumped up and answered him.  Copy was poor, but we did make a complete contact.  Call the others for a bit with no luck.  Decided to put the 40mtr hamstick on and try that band.  Gave a call on 40 and noticed that the swr was really bad and power out was about 20 watts.  Rick called me right away and he was arm chair copy.  Bob K4VBM was the next to give me a call and was 100% copy for GA.  The Lee, N5SLY popped in with a good signal from TX.  We left the cemetery because Kathy heard the train approaching and did not want to get caught on the wrong side of the tracks so to speak.  Worked Carl, N4LPD in FL who was great copy.  Train turned out just to be a single engine.  Was out of the grid, but then so headed down the road to FL.  

I was a little surprised that 40 would be the better band, knowing that the antenna efficiency and low power would preclude good results, but that was the best copy I think for the whole trip.  

Thanks for all who contacted during this tripl

73
Dick - KC3EF
--
Dick - KC3EF
070 - 747


Re: KC3EF EL59

Rick - N7WE
 

First and foremost...a huge, huge THANK YOU! to Dick and Kathy for all they do for we Grid Chasers when they travel.  You two are making a lot of us 070ers very happy!

The prop was weird again today.  Looking at PSK Reporter, 20m looked like it was long skip only around noon EDT today.  And I couldn't see Dick at all for most of his time 0n 20.  But I could see you Eric - you were 599!  Did catch a partial decode for Dick just before he QSYed to 40.  But 40 was wide open from the south into central Florida.  Dick from LA, Lee - N5SLY from TX and Bob - K4VBM from GA were all 599.  If I ever figure out this propagation stuff it will be a miracle!  Thanks to our travelers, I now have another state complete  - LA - and 380 grids filled. I'll probably never get prop figured out, nor those remaining 56 grids filled.  But it sure is fun trying!  Thanks again Dick and Kathy!  Can't wait for your next adventure!
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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: KC3EF EL59

Eric KG6MZS
 

That's funny Rick - I've got nothing on 40m here in California.

73 Eric KG6MZS

On 4/23/21 9:52 AM, Rick - N7WE wrote:
Dick on 40m now.  Says he will be in EL59 for a few more minutes.  Get him know if you need him!  Really strong into central Florida, but there was nothing when he was on 20.
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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: KC3EF EL39

Eric KG6MZS
 

Keep watching, Milt.  He comes and goes with the QSB.

I was calling him a couple hundred KHz off his calling frequency because he was calling others.  Dick was kind enough to jump over and answer my call.

KC3EF Rocks!

73

Eric KG6MZS

On 4/23/21 9:46 AM, N6MG - Milt. via groups.io wrote:
Eric...
Location, location, location...
I've got nuttin'...zilch...nada...n'yet...non...just across town from you.
Milt.
N6MG
070-650



-----Original Message-----
From: Eric KG6MZS <contact@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Fri, Apr 23, 2021 9:38 am
Subject: Re: [070Club] KC3EF EL39

Just got Dick on 20m from EL59 - he was an honest 459 with QSB here in
California.

Big thank you KC6EF!

73

Eric, KG6MZS


PS He is calling N7RI and N7WE now.







Re: KC3EF EL59

Bill-N7RI
 

Nothing in WY.

Bill
N7RI
070-1191


On Fri, Apr 23, 2021, 10:52 AM Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:
Dick on 40m now.  Says he will be in EL59 for a few more minutes.  Get him know if you need him!  Really strong into central Florida, but there was nothing when he was on 20.
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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: KC3EF EL59

Rick - N7WE
 

Dick on 40m now.  Says he will be in EL59 for a few more minutes.  Get him know if you need him!  Really strong into central Florida, but there was nothing when he was on 20.
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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: KC3EF EL39

 

Eric...
Location, location, location...
I've got nuttin'...zilch...nada...n'yet...non...just across town from you.
Milt.
N6MG
070-650



-----Original Message-----
From: Eric KG6MZS <contact@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Fri, Apr 23, 2021 9:38 am
Subject: Re: [070Club] KC3EF EL39

Just got Dick on 20m from EL59 - he was an honest 459 with QSB here in
California.

Big thank you KC6EF!

73

Eric, KG6MZS


PS He is calling N7RI and N7WE now.







Re: KC3EF EL39

Eric KG6MZS
 

Just got Dick on 20m from EL59 - he was an honest 459 with QSB here in California.

Big thank you KC6EF!

73

Eric, KG6MZS


PS He is calling N7RI and N7WE now.


Re: KC3EF EL39

Rick - N7WE
 

That's good news Dick.  I'll be looking for you guys.  

Off topic, but you missed a spectacular launch of the Dragon this morning.  The sky was clear and the sun was still below the horizon.  Our whole neighborhood was out standing in their driveways. Very different launch from any I've seen.  Must have been atmospherics combined with the sunrise, but it created a blue halo that spread until it covered half the sky.  MECO was plainly visible, as was booster separation.  Then 2nd stage ignition and booster reentry burn created additonal halos.  Every time the steering jets on the booster fired, it created another halo like it was blowing smoke rings from a cigar.  By far the most spectacular launch we've seen in 19 years!

Safe travels and see you on the waterfall I hope!

--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: KC3EF Mobile Equipmemt

Jerry N9AVY
 

Rick:

Funny you should mention smoke detectors. Worked with smoke detectors for 40+ years and they can be quirky.  Most of the home units are ionization type (little radioactive sticker is indicative). They are cheap to produce, hence the mass use.  Problem is they are high impedance and very susceptible to RFI... like Hi-Z microphones. Verified that with an Engineer friend back then.  

The solution has always been to replace ionization smoke detectors with photo electric ones which have low impedance front ends.    Have solved a lot of RFI problems for hams that way.
Photoelectric detectors are a bit more expensive, but it's worth it.

Jerry  n9avy



On Thursday, April 22, 2021, 07:40:31 PM CDT, Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:


When doing the initial shakedown on my /P setup for the car (hamsticks on mag mount, center of the CRV roof) I tuned the hamsticks with a MFJ 259B.  But when I put 25W into it from the rig, I had enought RFI inside the car to cause the computer to go all wonky and the SWR up substantially.  Bought a Balun Designs Model 1110 - QRP 1:1 Isolation/Choke Balun 1-54 MHZ, SO-239 connectors in and out.  It was about $50 as I recall.  It is rated to 300W SSB even though it says QRP.  So it is easily good for 75W continous modes.  Put it in the coax about 12" from the base of the Mag Mount and RFI disappeared.  SWR also went back to the tuned level.  My conclusion...I had massive common mode on the coax without the isolation.  These are great little chokes for PSKers.  I used another on the EagleOne off the back of the motor home as motor homes have lots of circuits (like furnace blowers, smoke alarms, vent fans, etc.) that just love to suck up RFI and do strange things.  I'm told, but haven't verified, that common mode on the coax can mess with your radiation pattern too. Of course, YMMV but that was my experience.
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: KC3EF EL39

Richard Rohrer
 

The wx looks good for tomorrow in EL59.  I will start on 20mtrs and if that does not work, I can put the 40mtr stick on and try that.   Bill if you send your phone number to my personal e-mail kc3ef at arrl.net I will text you when we are getting to the grid. 

73
Dick - KC3EF


Re: KC3EF Mobile Equipmemt

Rick - N7WE
 

When doing the initial shakedown on my /P setup for the car (hamsticks on mag mount, center of the CRV roof) I tuned the hamsticks with a MFJ 259B.  But when I put 25W into it from the rig, I had enought RFI inside the car to cause the computer to go all wonky and the SWR up substantially.  Bought a Balun Designs Model 1110 - QRP 1:1 Isolation/Choke Balun 1-54 MHZ, SO-239 connectors in and out.  It was about $50 as I recall.  It is rated to 300W SSB even though it says QRP.  So it is easily good for 75W continous modes.  Put it in the coax about 12" from the base of the Mag Mount and RFI disappeared.  SWR also went back to the tuned level.  My conclusion...I had massive common mode on the coax without the isolation.  These are great little chokes for PSKers.  I used another on the EagleOne off the back of the motor home as motor homes have lots of circuits (like furnace blowers, smoke alarms, vent fans, etc.) that just love to suck up RFI and do strange things.  I'm told, but haven't verified, that common mode on the coax can mess with your radiation pattern too. Of course, YMMV but that was my experience.
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602

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