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Re: My new call sign

John Etling
 

Welcome to the pinnacle of Amateur Radio!! Good job!

 

…I’m Just Sayin’

 

73 de K3JAE

John A. Etling

k3jae@...

ARES EC - Carroll County, TN

PODXS-070 #1820   LONP: #321

 

 

 

 

From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Saturday, July 16, 2016 17:06
To: 070@...
Subject: [070] My new call sign

 

 

Hey, y'all - I actually managed to pass the extra exam and snag a vanity call for my birthday earlier this week.

 

I am now AK4MK. 

 

Hope all is going well with everybody!

 

 

73

 

Matthew King

AK4MK 070 #1708

PODXS 070 Club Executive Director

 


N7WE/P 20m

Morris WA4MIT
 

N7WE/P on 20M about 1100hz up 73 wa4mit Morris


Re: Congrats to Don - K9DEB

David Westbrook
 

Paul you got it in under 3 years!  The award started only started in 2012-11-01 ..   And the first full 168 was awarded 2012-11-25 !! That is a super fast tree climber.

--david
KJ4IZW



On Thu, Jul 14, 2016 at 6:38 PM, Paul nu4c@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

Took me 7 or 8 years. You have time Joe



Sent from my Galaxy Tab® A
-------- Original message --------
From: "'ljl2002@...' joe_molon@... [070]" <070@...>
Date: 07/14/2016 15:49 (GMT-05:00)
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] Congrats to Don - K9DEB

 

Hey Paul,
This is KA1P.....zzzzzzzzz.
Don't think that I will make it up the tree.
Joe
KA1PPV  #1482


On Thursday, July 14, 2016 2:53 PM, "Paul nu4c@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:


 
Welcome aboard Don
As for the rest of you, there is plenty of room.
Give it a go!

73 Paul nu4c #824

Sent from my Galaxy Tab® A




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Re: My new call sign

Steve Goldsmith -w1hs-
 

Welcome to the bottom of the band, Matt!


Re: My new call sign

David, K9DWR
 

Congratulations, Matt. Extra isn’t easy, but it’s great when it’s over :-)


David, K9DWR
#1604 LONP #255
david@graniteweb.com

On Jul 16, 2016, at 18:09, Mike Flowers mike.flowers@gmail.com [070] <070@yahoogroups.com> wrote:


Congratulations on your Extra Class and new callsign!!

And Happy Birthday too!

-- Mike Flowers, K6MKF, NCDXC - "It's about DX!"

On Jul 16, 2016, at 3:06 PM, Matthew King - KK4CPS mrk.twg@gmail.com [070] <070@yahoogroups.com> wrote:



Hey, y'all - I actually managed to pass the extra exam and snag a vanity call for my birthday earlier this week.

I am now AK4MK.

Hope all is going well with everybody!


73


Re: My new call sign

Mike Flowers
 

Congratulations on your Extra Class and new callsign!!

And Happy Birthday too!

-- Mike Flowers, K6MKF, NCDXC - "It's about DX!"

On Jul 16, 2016, at 3:06 PM, Matthew King - KK4CPS mrk.twg@... [070] <070@...> wrote:

 

Hey, y'all - I actually managed to pass the extra exam and snag a vanity call for my birthday earlier this week.

I am now AK4MK. 

Hope all is going well with everybody!


73


Matthew King

AK4MK 070 #1708

PODXS 070 Club Executive Director



Re: My new call sign

Rick - N7WE
 

Triple congrats!  New Call, Extra Class, and your birthday!

Rick - N7WE - #1602


Re: My new call sign

Les Alverson <kd4sfd2@...>
 

Congrats!!


Les k4lea 1746


On 7/16/2016 18:06, Matthew King - KK4CPS mrk.twg@... [070] wrote:
 
Hey, y'all - I actually managed to pass the extra exam and snag a vanity call for my birthday earlier this week.

I am now AK4MK. 

Hope all is going well with everybody!


73


Matthew King

AK4MK 070 #1708

PODXS 070 Club Executive Director



Re: My new call sign

Jerry N9AVY
 

Congrats Matt !



From: "Matthew King - KK4CPS mrk.twg@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Saturday, July 16, 2016 5:06 PM
Subject: [070] My new call sign

 
Hey, y'all - I actually managed to pass the extra exam and snag a vanity call for my birthday earlier this week.

I am now AK4MK. 

Hope all is going well with everybody!


73

Matthew King
AK4MK 070 #1708
PODXS 070 Club Executive Director




Re: My new call sign

John Bower <poppajohnbower@...>
 

Cool congratulations.
John KE4JB

On Jul 16, 2016 6:06 PM, "Matthew King - KK4CPS mrk.twg@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:
 

Hey, y'all - I actually managed to pass the extra exam and snag a vanity call for my birthday earlier this week.

I am now AK4MK. 

Hope all is going well with everybody!


73


Matthew King

AK4MK 070 #1708

PODXS 070 Club Executive Director



My new call sign

Matthew King - KK4CPS <mrk.twg@...>
 

Hey, y'all - I actually managed to pass the extra exam and snag a vanity call for my birthday earlier this week.

I am now AK4MK. 

Hope all is going well with everybody!


73


Matthew King

AK4MK 070 #1708

PODXS 070 Club Executive Director



Re: WAS PSK31 endorsement sticker

Jerry N9AVY
 

With Eqsl I have 189 countries confirmed.  On LoTW I have 336 (current) confirmed.  There's a huge disparity there which will never catch up.  I don't think eQSL awards will ever give me credit for those 147 countries I worked my butt off to work plus spent a lot of $$$ to get QSLs from. I've got LoTW credits going back to 1978 on SSB/CW.

I only use eQSL to help others who feel they need those awards or just like to get eQSLs.

Jerry  N9AVY #454



From: "JEFF WALSH jeffwalsh1644@... [070]" <070@...>
To: "070@..." <070@...>
Sent: Saturday, July 16, 2016 3:29 PM
Subject: Re: [070] WAS PSK31 endorsement sticker

 
Ray
 ....ur right abt e-qsl awards being harder ....I have had LOTW 100 dx confirmed and just a couple of days ago I got  my eDX100 confirmed for PSK and Mixed ... probably because more people use LOTW than E-qsl but more are starting to use E-qsl

...... and ur right abt a downloading a great looking certificate

JEFF WALSH
W3WMU
#1673
BUBBAWOOD
WORLDWIDE HEADQUARTERS
STURGIS, MS.


On Saturday, July 16, 2016 3:09 PM, "'Ray Clements' r.clements@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:


 
If you want a cool looking plaque, see if you can confirm all fifty states using eQSL. I have WAS on both LoTW and eQSL. It took me a little longer to confirm all the states on eQSL than it did on LoTW. 

http://www.eqsl.cc/qslcard/eWASRules.cfm

When you complete your fifty states for eWAS and have been approved by the AwardMaster, eQSL will send you a link to print out your own eWAS certificate for free (unlike ARRL). However, for about $65 (I am not sure of the current price), you can get a carved walnut plaque. 


I know many folks say that eQSL awards do not carry the prestige of ARRL awards, and perhaps that is the case. However, I worked very hard to complete eWAS, even harder than for ARRL WAS, so I am proud of my accomplishment. 

Ray N9RWC #1793


------ Original Message ------
Received: 12:57 PM CDT, 07/16/2016
From: "ars.kw0rh@... [070]" <070@...>
To: <070@...>
Subject: [070] WAS PSK31 endorsement sticker


 
I just rounded up the lone qsl card that puts me at 50 states for the PSK31 endorsement to my digital WAS certificate.  When I breathlessly went to the ARRL website to apply and saw their picture of the sticker I was, to say the least, underwhelmed.  Can anybody with firsthand knowledge vouch for the endorsement sticker being just a plain square with block letters, sort of like a cheap price tag?  If that's what they look like I'm going to save my money.  ARRL could take a lesson from PODXS on their awards!

Best regardses
Rick KW0RH







Re: WAS PSK31 endorsement sticker

JEFF WALSH
 

Ray
 ....ur right abt e-qsl awards being harder ....I have had LOTW 100 dx confirmed and just a couple of days ago I got  my eDX100 confirmed for PSK and Mixed ... probably because more people use LOTW than E-qsl but more are starting to use E-qsl

...... and ur right abt a downloading a great looking certificate

JEFF WALSH
W3WMU
#1673
BUBBAWOOD
WORLDWIDE HEADQUARTERS
STURGIS, MS.


On Saturday, July 16, 2016 3:09 PM, "'Ray Clements' r.clements@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:


 
If you want a cool looking plaque, see if you can confirm all fifty states using eQSL. I have WAS on both LoTW and eQSL. It took me a little longer to confirm all the states on eQSL than it did on LoTW. 

http://www.eqsl.cc/qslcard/eWASRules.cfm

When you complete your fifty states for eWAS and have been approved by the AwardMaster, eQSL will send you a link to print out your own eWAS certificate for free (unlike ARRL). However, for about $65 (I am not sure of the current price), you can get a carved walnut plaque. 


I know many folks say that eQSL awards do not carry the prestige of ARRL awards, and perhaps that is the case. However, I worked very hard to complete eWAS, even harder than for ARRL WAS, so I am proud of my accomplishment. 

Ray N9RWC #1793


------ Original Message ------
Received: 12:57 PM CDT, 07/16/2016
From: "ars.kw0rh@... [070]" <070@...>
To: <070@...>
Subject: [070] WAS PSK31 endorsement sticker


 
I just rounded up the lone qsl card that puts me at 50 states for the PSK31 endorsement to my digital WAS certificate.  When I breathlessly went to the ARRL website to apply and saw their picture of the sticker I was, to say the least, underwhelmed.  Can anybody with firsthand knowledge vouch for the endorsement sticker being just a plain square with block letters, sort of like a cheap price tag?  If that's what they look like I'm going to save my money.  ARRL could take a lesson from PODXS on their awards!

Best regardses
Rick KW0RH





Re: WAS PSK31 endorsement sticker

Ray Clements
 

If you want a cool looking plaque, see if you can confirm all fifty states using eQSL. I have WAS on both LoTW and eQSL. It took me a little longer to confirm all the states on eQSL than it did on LoTW. 

http://www.eqsl.cc/qslcard/eWASRules.cfm

When you complete your fifty states for eWAS and have been approved by the AwardMaster, eQSL will send you a link to print out your own eWAS certificate for free (unlike ARRL). However, for about $65 (I am not sure of the current price), you can get a carved walnut plaque. 


I know many folks say that eQSL awards do not carry the prestige of ARRL awards, and perhaps that is the case. However, I worked very hard to complete eWAS, even harder than for ARRL WAS, so I am proud of my accomplishment. 

Ray N9RWC #1793


------ Original Message ------
Received: 12:57 PM CDT, 07/16/2016
From: "ars.kw0rh@... [070]" <070@...>
To: <070@...>
Subject: [070] WAS PSK31 endorsement sticker



Re: cq'n on 6m now

Bob Brown <cricklewood@...>
 

Trying 50.290 +1500 now - KW3F

On Sat, Jul 16, 2016 at 2:22 PM, don@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

called CQ for 30 minutes....nothing heard   QRT



Re: WAS PSK31 endorsement sticker

John Etling
 

To bounce off Jerry’s comment, and frankly to disagree somewhat with it… Yes they do print a lot of stickers. Yes they print off a lot of certificates. But, there is absolutely NO excuse to pay $12.00 for a tiny sticker and $15 for a certificate that all look alike. Sorry, If I applied for all the certificates and stickers I would have to pay near $200 for them all. SERIOUSLY? And all I get for it is a standard, BLAH certificate and/or sticker?

 

I’m a Life member and they cannot offer a free one each year (similar to what QRZ does)? I can promise you, it absolutely does not cost ARRL $12 to print a page of stickers… figuring they print 30 per page. Charge $12/sticker x 30 stickers (estimate) equals $360 initial income – Printing of $2.00 and mailing cost of, let us round to $0.50/each, (total per page of 30 = $15) equates to $343 in pure profit for EACH page. Does THAT bring it into perspective a bit more?

 

…I’m Just Sayin’

 

73 de K3JAE

John A. Etling

k3jae@...

ARES EC - Carroll County, TN

PODXS-070 #1820   LONP: #321

 

 

From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Saturday, 16 July, 2016 13:30
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] WAS PSK31 endorsement sticker

 

 

Have WAS  on LoTW, but never applied for it.  Would imagine that it looks like the red & white endorsement stickers for DXCC.  ARRL prints a heck of a lot of stickers; probably more than PODXS ever will.  I would guess that it's a cost saving move and has been for years. 

 

We, at PODXS , are fortunate that e have someone to print the nice full color stickers which I would imagine is a time consuming job what with printing them up, cutting them from sheets  and having to store them.  Kudos to our chief sticker maker !

 

With ARRL stickers , it's about the endorsement and not pretty stickers.

 

my 2 cents worth...

 

Jerry  N9AVY  #454

 


From: "ars.kw0rh@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Saturday, July 16, 2016 12:57 PM
Subject: [070] WAS PSK31 endorsement sticker

 

 

I just rounded up the lone qsl card that puts me at 50 states for the PSK31 endorsement to my digital WAS certificate.  When I breathlessly went to the ARRL website to apply and saw their picture of the sticker I was, to say the least, underwhelmed.  Can anybody with firsthand knowledge vouch for the endorsement sticker being just a plain square with block letters, sort of like a cheap price tag?  If that's what they look like I'm going to save my money.  ARRL could take a lesson from PODXS on their awards!



Best regardses

Rick KW0RH

 


Re: WAS PSK31 endorsement sticker

Jerry N9AVY
 

Have WAS  on LoTW, but never applied for it.  Would imagine that it looks like the red & white endorsement stickers for DXCC.  ARRL prints a heck of a lot of stickers; probably more than PODXS ever will.  I would guess that it's a cost saving move and has been for years. 

We, at PODXS , are fortunate that e have someone to print the nice full color stickers which I would imagine is a time consuming job what with printing them up, cutting them from sheets  and having to store them.  Kudos to our chief sticker maker !

With ARRL stickers , it's about the endorsement and not pretty stickers.

my 2 cents worth...

Jerry  N9AVY  #454



From: "ars.kw0rh@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Saturday, July 16, 2016 12:57 PM
Subject: [070] WAS PSK31 endorsement sticker

 
I just rounded up the lone qsl card that puts me at 50 states for the PSK31 endorsement to my digital WAS certificate.  When I breathlessly went to the ARRL website to apply and saw their picture of the sticker I was, to say the least, underwhelmed.  Can anybody with firsthand knowledge vouch for the endorsement sticker being just a plain square with block letters, sort of like a cheap price tag?  If that's what they look like I'm going to save my money.  ARRL could take a lesson from PODXS on their awards!

Best regardses
Rick KW0RH



Re: cq'n on 6m now

Don Bolstad K9DEB
 

called CQ for 30 minutes....nothing heard   QRT


Re: cq'n on 6m now

stan W9SMR
 

Jeff...Perseverance paid off...tnx FB 6m QSO..

73, CQing at 1,300Hz

Stan
W9SMR/9
1611


To: 070@...
From: 070@...
Date: Sat, 16 Jul 2016 17:38:21 +0000
Subject: Re: [070] cq'n on 6m now



Stan  ...saw u coming back to me and responded to u but ur gone ...... I am responding by calling ur call
...we might make the connection yet .... aw the fun o 6m
 
JEFF WALSH
W3WMU
#1673
BUBBAWOOD
WORLDWIDE HEADQUARTERS
STURGIS, MS.


On Saturday, July 16, 2016 12:33 PM, "stan robinson robinstan@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:


 
saw you good sig,,, saw your QRZ to my return..then nothing calling you on that freq..

Stan
W9SMR/9


To: 070@...
From: 070@...
Date: Sat, 16 Jul 2016 17:28:26 +0000
Subject: Re: [070] cq'n on 6m now



Stan   ...... band is dead here but will keep sending cq's for a little while ...... u never know
 
JEFF WALSH
W3WMU
#1673
BUBBAWOOD
WORLDWIDE HEADQUARTERS
STURGIS, MS.


On Saturday, July 16, 2016 12:26 PM, "stan robinson robinstan@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:


 
must be skipping right over me...50.290 +1,300

Stan


To: 070@...
From: 070@...
Date: Sat, 16 Jul 2016 17:21:16 +0000
Subject: Re: [070] cq'n on 6m now



Stan .... I am still cq'n
 
JEFF WALSH
W3WMU
#1673
BUBBAWOOD
WORLDWIDE HEADQUARTERS
STURGIS, MS.


On Saturday, July 16, 2016 12:18 PM, "stan robinson robinstan@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:


!
 
Don't go away...I am  close to Joe...CQing...no traces seen.

Stan
W9SMR/9
1611


To: 070@...
From: 070@...
Date: Sat, 16 Jul 2016 17:13:16 +0000
Subject: Re: [070] cq'n on 6m now



got u Joe KJ8O .....gangbuster copy 1st go round then just as quick band when south ...but ur in the log
 
JEFF WALSH
W3WMU
#1673
BUBBAWOOD
WORLDWIDE HEADQUARTERS
STURGIS, MS.


On Saturday, July 16, 2016 11:56 AM, "JEFF WALSH jeffwalsh1644@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:


 
 I am cq'n on 6m 50.290 now  ...... will be for abt 15 minutes ...beam favors north

JEFF WALSH
W3WMU
#1673
BUBBAWOOD
WORLDWIDE HEADQUARTERS
STURGIS, MS.

















Re: cq'n on 6m now

JEFF WALSH
 

Stan ....we finally made it !! ...ur in the log
 
JEFF WALSH
W3WMU
#1673
BUBBAWOOD
WORLDWIDE HEADQUARTERS
STURGIS, MS.


On Saturday, July 16, 2016 12:51 PM, "don@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:


 
Calling CQ againn  1750Z    50.29100


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