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Noises ..

Jerry N9AVY
 

Seems like a lot of hams never read the rules.  Today I get back from shopping and hear a "whistler" on 14070 !  That's the kind of crap DXers have to put up with in DX pileups.  Band was open to Sicily so the "whistler" could have been anywhere.  But was also hearing audio (digital audio ???), not only on 14070, but also in Spanish on 7070. Looks like these frequencies are becoming a garbage dump for stations testing other modes. 

When I was an Official Observer a few years back I saw a lot of this deliberate QRM on PSK frequencies, Can only imagine it will get worse as Cycle 25 improves. 

It was nice to see that post I forwarded this morning from Feld Hel Club (FHC).  They've been pushed off frequencies by the FT group and know that some sort of band plan is needed. Meanwhle, in other areas  se a lot of "newbies" whining about when FCC is going to give them HF fone frequencies - sheesh !
<rant off>


Jerry  n9avy


Interesting note from FHC

Jerry N9AVY
 

FYI  There are still some good guys left in the hobby.

Jerry n9avy


"Note 1: For 20 meter ops, the FHC calling frequency is 14.063 and UP to 14.069. PSK31 ops are on 14.070 and the QRP club uses 14.060 as their calling frequency. We do not wish to cause interference to each other. A reminder, QRP is a power reference, not a mode. If using 14.073, be sure to avoid interference with the JT65 or FT8 area. Even though some may encroach on our segment, we need to be be the good guys!"


Re: MixW3.2. won't load

Jerry N9AVY
 

Tom, Jim, Milt, Ray and all >>>

Thanks for all your help !!!

Well , I got it fixed, but had to do some stuff I was too sure about.  Then reloaded MixW.

What I found was that I had a lot of duplicate files installed  (like lotw (1), lotw (2) and so on).  There were several files of a lot of stuff. My guess is that it was corrupting MixW and only started after I started computer.  Y'all should know I'm pretty much a "babe in the woods with computers"  and may be "an old dog who can't always learn new tricks".

Thanks again !


Jerry  n9avy

On Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 02:26:16 PM CDT, K8TOM <tsingle@...> wrote:


Jerry,


This can be a symptom of the presence of a "stub" of the program that failed to fully invoke but is still resident in memory.  When you attempt to start the program the OS looks and sees that the program is already running, so does nothing.

You can check this by using the Ctrl-Alt-Del key command and choosing the Task Manager.  Under the processes tab check carefully to see if a MixW stub is named.  If it is, choose to terminate that thread by selecting the bottom right button.

If that was the problem, you will now be able to start the MixW program normally.

Tom
K8TOM
815


Re: MixW3.2. won't load

K8TOM
 

Jerry,

This can be a symptom of the presence of a "stub" of the program that failed to fully invoke but is still resident in memory.  When you attempt to start the program the OS looks and sees that the program is already running, so does nothing.

You can check this by using the Ctrl-Alt-Del key command and choosing the Task Manager.  Under the processes tab check carefully to see if a MixW stub is named.  If it is, choose to terminate that thread by selecting the bottom right button.

If that was the problem, you will now be able to start the MixW program normally.

Tom
K8TOM
815


Re: MixW3.2. won't load

Jim K5SP
 

If all else fails, save your logfile and your macros and re-install.

Jim

On 4/13/2021 1:03 PM, N6MG - Milt. via groups.io wrote:
Jerry,
Go to your C: drive.
C: > User's > (your name?) > App Data > Roaming > MixW >  then look for an ".exe" file there.
Milt.
N6MG


-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Apr 13, 2021 9:33 am
Subject: Re: [070Club] MixW3.2. won't load

Jim:

Did all that and no joy.  The program files (86) MixW.exe does nothing.  

Jerry

On Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 11:13:36 AM CDT, Jim K5SP <jinnis@...> wrote:


Jerry, check the properties of the ICON on your desktop.  If it gets corrupted, then the system cannot find the .exe file for the program.  If it is still good, then go to the folder that contains your MixW program, find the .exe, and try to run it from there.
Jim K5SP
On 4/13/2021 10:28 AM, Jerry N9AVY wrote:
This morning I powered up rig and computer, but MixW3.2 won't load.  Tried everything I could thing of with zero results.   All the other software seems to work, just not MixW .  

Anyone have any ideas ???

Jerry   n9avy

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

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


Re: MixW3.2. won't load

 

Jerry,
Go to your C: drive.
C: > User's > (your name?) > App Data > Roaming > MixW >  then look for an ".exe" file there.
Milt.
N6MG


-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Apr 13, 2021 9:33 am
Subject: Re: [070Club] MixW3.2. won't load

Jim:

Did all that and no joy.  The program files (86) MixW.exe does nothing.  

Jerry

On Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 11:13:36 AM CDT, Jim K5SP <jinnis@...> wrote:


Jerry, check the properties of the ICON on your desktop.  If it gets corrupted, then the system cannot find the .exe file for the program.  If it is still good, then go to the folder that contains your MixW program, find the .exe, and try to run it from there.
Jim K5SP
On 4/13/2021 10:28 AM, Jerry N9AVY wrote:
This morning I powered up rig and computer, but MixW3.2 won't load.  Tried everything I could thing of with zero results.   All the other software seems to work, just not MixW .  

Anyone have any ideas ???

Jerry   n9avy

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


LONP Member Data

Jim K5SP
 

All LONP members should verify the data on file information under the LONP menu. The software that created this page failed in mid 2020, and it had not been updated, until now.  The page has been recreated manually, and the data is current as of 4/9/2021. Efforts will be made to update the data on a weekly basis. Click on the menu link to the left, or, visit LONP_Member_Data and verify the information we have on file is correct for your call. Notify K5SP if any corrections need to me made.

73

Jim K5SP


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


Re: 31 Flavors (Results?)

Jim K5SP
 

The results for this years 31 Flavors have not been released yet.  The deadline for log submission was last Saturday, and David is still compiling the results.  They will be posted as soon as possible.

73

Jim K5SP

On 4/13/2021 11:22 AM, K2CWM wrote:
Thanks Jim, and John.  I now see the FILES tab and the different events results.
73,
Curt K2CWM NJ

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


Re: MixW3.2. won't load

Jerry N9AVY
 

Jim:

Did all that and no joy.  The program files (86) MixW.exe does nothing.  

Jerry

On Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 11:13:36 AM CDT, Jim K5SP <jinnis@...> wrote:


Jerry, check the properties of the ICON on your desktop.  If it gets corrupted, then the system cannot find the .exe file for the program.  If it is still good, then go to the folder that contains your MixW program, find the .exe, and try to run it from there.

Jim K5SP

On 4/13/2021 10:28 AM, Jerry N9AVY wrote:
This morning I powered up rig and computer, but MixW3.2 won't load.  Tried everything I could thing of with zero results.   All the other software seems to work, just not MixW .  

Anyone have any ideas ???

Jerry   n9avy

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


Re: 31 Flavors (Results?)

K2CWM
 

Thanks Jim, and John.  I now see the FILES tab and the different events results.
73,
Curt K2CWM NJ


Re: MixW3.2. won't load

Jim K5SP
 

Jerry, check the properties of the ICON on your desktop.  If it gets corrupted, then the system cannot find the .exe file for the program.  If it is still good, then go to the folder that contains your MixW program, find the .exe, and try to run it from there.

Jim K5SP

On 4/13/2021 10:28 AM, Jerry N9AVY wrote:
This morning I powered up rig and computer, but MixW3.2 won't load.  Tried everything I could thing of with zero results.   All the other software seems to work, just not MixW .  

Anyone have any ideas ???

Jerry   n9avy

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


Re: MixW3.2. won't load

Jerry N9AVY
 

aster rest - yep

Reboot C64 - It's in basement not powered up

Jerry  n9avy

On Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 10:58:21 AM CDT, N6MG - Milt. via groups.io <n6mg@...> wrote:


Jerry, 
Did you try a master reset?
Did you boot your Commodore 64? <-- jest
Milt.
N6MG


-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: main@070club.groups.io <main@070club.groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Apr 13, 2021 8:28 am
Subject: [070Club] MixW3.2. won't load

This morning I powered up rig and computer, but MixW3.2 won't load.  Tried everything I could thing of with zero results.   All the other software seems to work, just not MixW .  

Anyone have any ideas ???

Jerry   n9avy


Re: MixW3.2. won't load

 

Jerry, 
Did you try a master reset?
Did you boot your Commodore 64? <-- jest
Milt.
N6MG


-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: main@070club.groups.io <main@070club.groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Apr 13, 2021 8:28 am
Subject: [070Club] MixW3.2. won't load

This morning I powered up rig and computer, but MixW3.2 won't load.  Tried everything I could thing of with zero results.   All the other software seems to work, just not MixW .  

Anyone have any ideas ???

Jerry   n9avy


MixW3.2. won't load

Jerry N9AVY
 

This morning I powered up rig and computer, but MixW3.2 won't load.  Tried everything I could thing of with zero results.   All the other software seems to work, just not MixW .  

Anyone have any ideas ???

Jerry   n9avy


Re: 31 Flavors (Results?)

Jim K5SP
 

Just got you approved, Curt.

Jim K5SP

On 4/13/2021 8:41 AM, K2CWM wrote:
OK, thanks John. I went there and looked, and applied for membership there. No results there as yet (as far as I can see), so I'll check back later.
Thanks John.

73, Curt K2CWM NJ 070-904

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


Re: 31 Flavors (Results?)

K2CWM
 

OK, thanks John. I went there and looked, and applied for membership there. No results there as yet (as far as I can see), so I'll check back later.
Thanks John.

73, Curt K2CWM NJ 070-904


Re: 31 Flavors (Results?)

 

Curt
Go to the contest reflector and go to the files section and you'll find them there.

John
KC3FL


31 Flavors (Results?)

K2CWM
 

Is there a place on-line where we can see the results of the 31 Flavors events (and other events)?

Curt K2CWM 070-904 NJ


Endorsement Daze #4 – LONP and CHIMP CHASE

stan W9SMR
 

Endorsement Daze #4 – LONP and CHIMP CHASE

Saturday, May 22

Sunday May 23

 

 This is our 4th Endorsement Daze Event. IT IS NOT A CONTEST.

 

This activity is intended to promote more on-air time among members and provide targeted opportunities to achieve specific PODXS Endorsements.

 

A new feature will be the CHIMP CHASE, designed to encourage informal outdoor portable operation. Grab an Atta-Boy by going portable during Daze #4

 

First Objective - LONP

 

If you are a new member, this is your Golden Opportunity!  You can start accumulating toward that 100 member contacts required for LONP Membership - Currently, only 450 of our 2,831 members have qualified.

 

We know that this Event helps. While participating in Daze #1, newcomer, Mike W4BZM (PODXS # 2653), managed to raise his LONP count from 11 to 20. A year later, prior to the Three Day Weekend Contest (TDW), he had 96 members logged. After that contest he had 104 members logged.  Now LONP #433.

 

Second Objective – CHIMP CHASE

 

We have had a very successful APE program for years and we now expand the challenge to encourage Portable Operation on your own schedule by now chasing the CHIMP (A Portable setup of your choice)

A Chimp qualified portable expedition site must be away from your home radio shack. You may use home power but you need to set up a temporary/portable antenna and station away from the home shack. Backyard ops and park picnic benches are encouraged for this category.

 

If this operation is at an official POTA or SOTA so much the better! Let us know the details using the Reflector.

 

To be a valid CHIMP CHASE, the operation must take place during the Daze #4 event and make at least 5 two-way PSK31 contacts.

Note that no prior approval is required to enjoy a sunny afternoon on the patio!

 
Following successful completion of your CHIMP operation, post your story on the Reflector or just send me an email advising me of your successful operation and a “CHIMP CHASE Atta-Boy” will be emailed to you.

 

Our Endorsement Daze #4 event is planned for 48 hours in hopes of finding everyone’s available operating times.

 

There is nothing critical about this timing. Get on when you can and the conditions are favorable and enjoy the event. Post your intentions on the Reflector.

 

Starting: 00:00 UTC on Saturday, May 22

Ending:  23:59 UTC on Sunday, May 23

 

Join the fun and enjoy…Call: CQ CQ 070 Daze de (Ur Call)

 

If you will be operating portable, include CHIMP (or Portable) in your CQ.

 

For Endorsement credit, upload your complete log promptly to the  Online Endorsement Checker

 

 As you see activity on the waterfall, be sure to “SPOT” those calls and your own to PSKReporter and on the Reflector. Be sure to Spot any CHIMPS you see.

 

It’s OK to QSO with non-members, too. Just show them how much fun the

PODXS 070 Club can be and welcome them to join us.

 

After you enjoy the Daze #4, please send me your comments and suggestions to improve this Event. I hope to have a repeat Endorsement Daze in August.

 

 

Stan
W9SMR - 070  #1611

PODXS 070 - PR Director

 

My Email:  robinstan@...

 

          


Re: P.O.T.A. today for W4LX - FMARC

Tom
 

I should be going on the air for a POTA activation, today.  The time should be around 10 AM Eastern to about 1:30 or 2 PM.  This depends on the storm we experienced last night, being over. 20 meters… PSK31…  I will be W4LX for our FMARC club.

 

There will be no internet access where I will be.

 

Blessings and 73,

 

Tom – KM4LPW

 

From: main@070Club.groups.io On Behalf Of Bob KC9UR
Sent: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 2:58 PM
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] P.O.T.A. - S.O.T.A. - B.O.T.A. ?

 

Hi Milt,
I've done 4 POTAs this year, 3 PSK31 and one CW.  It's definitely an addicting, fun activity.  Even if you prefer to stay in the shack, you can access the POTA spotting site (pota.us) and participate as a hunter.  The POTA "home base" site (parksontheair.com) does a great job tracking all the statistics (eligible parks, activations, hunters, etc).  Who has more fun than a ham???
73, Bob, KC9UR

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