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Welcome 2826

Jim K5SP
 

Please join me in welcoming new member:

2826   Tom  KM4LPW  02-26-21

Jim K5SP
Executive/Membership Director


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Jim,  K5SP #483
Executive Director/Member Services Director


Address Changes

Jim K5SP
 

Gentlemen,

Please notify membership when you move/change addresses. 

Postage is high enough without having these sticker envelopes returned due to incorrect addresses, because we do resend the stickers when we confirm an address.

Thanks, and 73

Jim K5SP


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Jim,  K5SP #483
Executive Director/Member Services Director


Re: AH6SU

Jerry N9AVY
 

Sorry Milt ... poor choice of words.  Just meant he bogus for Hawaii... is that better ???

Jerry

On Thursday, February 25, 2021, 06:18:02 PM CST, N6MG - Milt. via groups.io <n6mg@...> wrote:


"Rogue?"...C'mon Jerry...


-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: main@070club.groups.io <main@070club.groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Feb 25, 2021 3:04 pm
Subject: [070Club] AH6SU

Just saw him on waterfall, BUT he's NOT IN Hawaii. Sorry.  Carlsbad, CALIFORNIA.

Just another rogue HI call sign !   Sorry for those still looking for HI.


Jerry  N9AVY


Re: AH6SU

 

"Rogue?"...C'mon Jerry...


-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: main@070club.groups.io <main@070club.groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Feb 25, 2021 3:04 pm
Subject: [070Club] AH6SU

Just saw him on waterfall, BUT he's NOT IN Hawaii. Sorry.  Carlsbad, CALIFORNIA.

Just another rogue HI call sign !   Sorry for those still looking for HI.


Jerry  N9AVY


Re: Back on the air !

David, K9DWR
 

* Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@sbcglobal.net> [2021-02-25 23:37]:
Was at Dr. yesterday and he took me off 2 meds and my mind seems clearer
today. In fact, felt so much better I made a short run to pay a couple bills
in town... first time driving since Jan. 7 !  Geez, it felt human again !
Also great news! :-)

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


Re: Back on the air !

Jerry N9AVY
 

Was at Dr. yesterday and he took me off 2 meds and my mind seems clearer today. In fact, felt so much better I made a short run to pay a couple bills in town... first time driving since Jan. 7 !  Geez, it felt human again !

Jerry

On Thursday, February 25, 2021, 05:05:08 PM CST, David, K9DWR <david@...> wrote:


* Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> [2021-02-25 20:51]:

> Made a trip out back to tower just now and it was a bit slippery with melting
> snow &  ice. Had to be very careful not to slip & fall because I would need
> to get help getting back up.  Took cellphone with me just in case.  Good news
> is that I took out my color tape chart rather than relying on my memory.
> Looks like I had a wrong cable connected at remote switch - rats !!!  Back on
> 20/15/10m  as well as WARC bands.  Looks like my screw up. When things melt
> back to grass I'll be better able to solve other antenna problems. 


Those are the best mistakes to have; they don't cost any money. :-)

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






Re: Back on the air !

David, K9DWR
 

* Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@sbcglobal.net> [2021-02-25 20:51]:
Made a trip out back to tower just now and it was a bit slippery with melting
snow &  ice. Had to be very careful not to slip & fall because I would need
to get help getting back up.  Took cellphone with me just in case. Good news
is that I took out my color tape chart rather than relying on my memory.
Looks like I had a wrong cable connected at remote switch - rats !!! Back on
20/15/10m  as well as WARC bands.  Looks like my screw up. When things melt
back to grass I'll be better able to solve other antenna problems. 
Those are the best mistakes to have; they don't cost any money. :-)

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


AH6SU

Jerry N9AVY
 

Just saw him on waterfall, BUT he's NOT IN Hawaii. Sorry.  Carlsbad, CALIFORNIA.

Just another rogue HI call sign !   Sorry for those still looking for HI.


Jerry  N9AVY


Back on the air !

Jerry N9AVY
 

Made a trip out back to tower just now and it was a bit slippery with melting snow &  ice. Had to be very careful not to slip & fall because I would need to get help getting back up.  Took cellphone with me just in case.

Good news is that I took out my color tape chart rather than relying on my memory. Looks like I had a wrong cable connected at remote switch - rats !!!

Back on 20/15/10m  as well as WARC bands.  Looks like my screw up. When things melt back to grass I'll be better able to solve other antenna problems. 

Jerry  n9avy


Re: KC3EF Winter Road Trip

Eric KG6MZS
 

Thanks Dick!

You had a great signal and I really appreciate that you took time out from your vacation to make the contact. I'm glad you spotted some good birds as well.  Best f luck for you and your wife on the rest of your trip!

I get my second vaccine Sunday and I hope to be able to hit the road this spring and activate some grids so I can reciprocate.

Thanks again!  You rock!

73

Eric, KG6MZS

On 2/25/21 9:13 AM, Richard Rohrer wrote:
Have not been  on psk much during this trip since most do not need any of the grids.  Did work one station from EL39 and then got to the hotel and received an email from Eric, KG6MZS.  Had to tell him he missed the opportunity to get the grid.  Realized the next morning we would be in the grid for most of the morning and sent a quick email to Eric.  We connected and conditions between LA and CA were really good.  Had a nice QSO and then stopped to do some bird watching and spotted over 1000 Greater Scaup out in the gulf and a Wimberl on the shore.  Good radio and bird start to the day.  

The trip was almost derailed when we got to Arkansas, the xyl saw two snow plows which traumatized her.  But she did recover and we are now in Galveston.  Should be going back thru LA on the way home and will hit EL59 for anyone that still needs that grid (N7WE).

73
Dick - KC3EF 
_._,_.


Re: KC3EF Winter Road Trip

Richard Rohrer
 

Have not been  on psk much during this trip since most do not need any of the grids.  Did work one station from EL39 and then got to the hotel and received an email from Eric, KG6MZS.  Had to tell him he missed the opportunity to get the grid.  Realized the next morning we would be in the grid for most of the morning and sent a quick email to Eric.  We connected and conditions between LA and CA were really good.  Had a nice QSO and then stopped to do some bird watching and spotted over 1000 Greater Scaup out in the gulf and a Wimberl on the shore.  Good radio and bird start to the day.  

The trip was almost derailed when we got to Arkansas, the xyl saw two snow plows which traumatized her.  But she did recover and we are now in Galveston.  Should be going back thru LA on the way home and will hit EL59 for anyone that still needs that grid (N7WE).

73
Dick - KC3EF 


2021 RC3 Championship Standings – Valentine Sprint

stan W9SMR
 

The intense competition for Top Dawg in the 2021 Rollo Cup Contest Championship (RC3) has begun, with Steve, VA3TPS, bumped to 2nd place as Darin, KO4EJD takes over after his Top Dawg finish in the Valentine Sprint.

The table below shows the Top Ten finishers following the PSKFest and Valentine Sprint. We will long remember the intense battle between Lee, N5SLY, winner of the 2019 award and John, KC3FL for the 2020 RC3 Top Dawg. They now occupy places #3 and #4 as we get started in the 2021 Contest competitions.

Do not count either one of these skilled contesters out!! We have 8 PODXS-070 Contests on the calendar yet to be fought out. Let the battle continue!


Congrats to all our Contest warriors!



The Top Dawg in the Rollo Cup Contest Championship will receive a special certificate, a Rollo Dog Tag, and an Engraved Silver Revere Cup Trophy.

Check out your standing on the full Leader Board for RC3 following the Valentine Sprint at: RC3 Leaderboard

And get ready for our next Contest,  St. Patrick’s Day Contest.

20 March 2021 -  0000 UTC – 2359 UTC

This contest includes all bands 160M to 6M (no WARC). Spell "Erin Go Bragh" for bonus points. Check the website for details:   St. Patrick's Day - RULES

We hope you enjoy this “Race for the Rollo Cup!”

73,
Stan
W9SMR - 070  #1611
PODXS 070 - PR Director


Results, + Awards Checker...2021 Valentine Sprint - RESULTS

 

Good job by everybody, and thank you for submitting your logs. Regardless of the # of contacts, or final score, submitting your log is a way of telling club management, "Thank you for putting on this operating event (contest), I was here!"
On another note, I'm trying to drum up some LONP business, 2786 >.
Have you added your Valentine Sprint log to your main log? Have you submitted that to the club's Award Checker?
Your accomplishments during this rising sun spot cycle will definitely be recognized.
Just sayin'...
73 de
Milt., N6MG, 070-650, LONP #76
Perouser of LONP Submissions, 2786 >  
.  .

-----Original Message-----
From: stan W9SMR <robinstan@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Tue, Feb 23, 2021 12:59 pm
Subject: [070Club] 2021 Valentine Sprint - RESULTS

2021 Valentine Sprint results are in. A very BIG THANK YOU to David, K9DWR, for creating the upload link and parsing the results.

Conditions were challenging with RTTY contest QRM and lots of QSB and QRN. Despite that, we had 36 logs submitted, up from last year’s 32 logs. There were 9 High Power, 18 Medium Power, 8 Low Power and 1 QRP logs submitted.

We were honored to have 3 YLs participate. Special thanks to YL's Mary, KC4TIE, #919 (32 QSOs); Leslie, WA4EEZ, #359, (9 QSOs); and Sherri, WB4OSU, #2601, (8 QSOs). Several lucky OM's got 4 YL points thanks to your participation. Thank you all for joining in.

Top Dawg and 1st in High Power was Darin, KO4EJD of Crestview, FL, with a record making 1050 points. Darin finished in 2nd place in the January PSKFest. He’s hot on the trail of the 2021 RC3 Championship.

High Power - Second Place was John, KC3FL, of Inverness FL with 874 points. John was the RC3 Champ in 2020. Third Place was Steve, VA3TPS of Fenelon Falls, ON with 765 points. Steve was Top Dawg in the 2021 PSKFest.

Medium Power - First place was Lee, N5SLY with 836 points. Lee is always a top competitor.  He was RC3 Champ in 2019, runner-up in 2020.

Medium Power - Second Place was Stan, W9SMR of Sarasota, FL with 738 points. Third Place went to YL Mary, KC4TIE of Benton, KY with 592 points.

Low Power – First Place was Keith, N9VEL of Temple, GA, with 364 points.  

Low Power – Second Place was Jim, K5SP, of Gainesville, TX, with 264 points. Good that Jim found a few minutes away from his PODXS Executive Director post to enjoy the waterfall.  Third Place, was John, KG5OIB of Decatur, TX with 253 points.

QRP category, 1st Place went to frequent top finisher Peter, NN9K with 405 points. Peter finished first in QRP in the last year’s Valentine Sprint, St. Patrick’s, Firecracker, Jay Hudak 80M and PSKFest. I don’t know how one can do that under today’s challenging conditions.



The new “All Amateurs Welcome” policy continues to enhance our overall experience.   We had only one non-member submitting a log.  A note of appreciation to non-member AG7CC, Cliff, of Clarkston, WA who participated and uploaded his log. We have seen him in prior PODXS-070 Contests and we look forward to welcoming him as a member soon.

Note that the Top Dawg Certificate and Rollo Dog Tag will be reserved exclusively for members.

Thanks to all who submitted logs. Stickers will be in the next mailing.  We are deeply indebted to David, K9DWR who scored this contest and provided the rapid log upload response. Complete results will be uploaded to the Groups.io 070 Reflector websites.

It is time to start thinking about participating in the St. Patrick’s Day Contest.

20 March 2021 -  0000 UTC – 2359 UTC

This contest includes all bands 160M to 6M (no WARC). Spell "Erin Go Bragh" for bonus points. Check the website for details:   St. Patrick's Day RULES

73,
Stan
W9SMR - 070  #1611
PODXS 070 - PR Director


File /Contest Results/2021/2021-Valentine Sprint-RESULTS.pdf uploaded #file-notice

main@070Club.groups.io Notification <noreply@...>
 

The following files have been uploaded to the Files area of the main@070Club.groups.io group.

By: stan W9SMR <robinstan@...>

Description:
Results Valentine Sprint 2021


2021 Valentine Sprint - RESULTS

stan W9SMR
 

2021 Valentine Sprint results are in. A very BIG THANK YOU to David, K9DWR, for creating the upload link and parsing the results.


Conditions were challenging with RTTY contest QRM and lots of QSB and QRN. Despite that, we had 36 logs submitted, up from last year’s 32 logs. There were 9 High Power, 18 Medium Power, 8 Low Power and 1 QRP logs submitted.

We were honored to have 3 YLs participate. Special thanks to YL's Mary, KC4TIE, #919 (32 QSOs); Leslie, WA4EEZ, #359, (9 QSOs); and Sherri, WB4OSU, #2601, (8 QSOs). Several lucky OM's got 4 YL points thanks to your participation. Thank you all for joining in.

Top Dawg and 1st in High Power was Darin, KO4EJD of Crestview, FL, with a record making 1050 points. Darin finished in 2nd place in the January PSKFest. He’s hot on the trail of the 2021 RC3 Championship.

High Power - Second Place was John, KC3FL, of Inverness FL with 874 points. John was the RC3 Champ in 2020. Third Place was Steve, VA3TPS of Fenelon Falls, ON with 765 points. Steve was Top Dawg in the 2021 PSKFest.

Medium Power - First place was Lee, N5SLY with 836 points. Lee is always a top competitor.  He was RC3 Champ in 2019, runner-up in 2020.

Medium Power - Second Place was Stan, W9SMR of Sarasota, FL with 738 points. Third Place went to YL Mary, KC4TIE of Benton, KY with 592 points.

Low Power – First Place was Keith, N9VEL of Temple, GA, with 364 points.  

Low Power – Second Place was Jim, K5SP, of Gainesville, TX, with 264 points. Good that Jim found a few minutes away from his PODXS Executive Director post to enjoy the waterfall.  Third Place, was John, KG5OIB of Decatur, TX with 253 points.

QRP category, 1st Place went to frequent top finisher Peter, NN9K with 405 points. Peter finished first in QRP in the last year’s Valentine Sprint, St. Patrick’s, Firecracker, Jay Hudak 80M and PSKFest. I don’t know how one can do that under today’s challenging conditions.



The new “All Amateurs Welcome” policy continues to enhance our overall experience.   We had only one non-member submitting a log.  A note of appreciation to non-member AG7CC, Cliff, of Clarkston, WA who participated and uploaded his log. We have seen him in prior PODXS-070 Contests and we look forward to welcoming him as a member soon.

Note that the Top Dawg Certificate and Rollo Dog Tag will be reserved exclusively for members.

Thanks to all who submitted logs. Stickers will be in the next mailing.  We are deeply indebted to David, K9DWR who scored this contest and provided the rapid log upload response. Complete results will be uploaded to the Groups.io 070 Reflector websites.

It is time to start thinking about participating in the St. Patrick’s Day Contest.

20 March 2021 -  0000 UTC – 2359 UTC

This contest includes all bands 160M to 6M (no WARC). Spell "Erin Go Bragh" for bonus points. Check the website for details:   St. Patrick's Day RULES


73,

Stan

W9SMR - 070  #1611

PODXS 070 - PR Director


Re: Congrats - PODXS 070 Endorsements – February 2021

 

Paul, thanks for your patience and I apologize for not replying sooner. 
The date for 070-2786 is 2020-07-08, (WA8UMT).
For a full list please go to:  Member Files (podxs070.com) 
In the case of some kind of a major catastrophe, there are several members that maintain their own list.
Of note, should you care to keep up with these things, be sure you use the "Membership Date" as the date listed on this spreadsheet, NOT the date of the email announcing the new member. 
The info I need to check/validate your >2786 contacts is:

DATE:     TIME:     CALL:     BAND:     MODE:     070 #:

We're really trying to make this as easy as we can. Submit your log to the awards checker. Your earned awards will be picked up by Jerry, including your LONP credits up to 070-2786. 
Then, in the above format, submit to me all of your 070 members worked with a date LATER than 2020-07-08.
Of course, those membership numbers will be 070-2786 and higher.
I hope this answers your question. More questions? Bring 'em!
73,
Milt.
N6MG, 070-650, LONP #76
n6mg [@] verizon.net


-----Original Message-----
From: w2eck <eckerpw@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Tue, Feb 23, 2021 7:04 am
Subject: Re: [070Club] Congrats - PODXS 070 Endorsements – February 2021

David - thanks for the helpful info. So one followup question. I am still not clear about trying to get credit for >2786 qsos. How can I find out when #2786 was issued? That would help in going into the my log and looking for these numbers to submit a text file for possible credit.

73 Paul w2eck


Re: Congrats - PODXS 070 Endorsements – February 2021

w2eck
 

David- great, thank you so much, I think that should be a big help.

73 Paul w2eck


Re: Congrats - PODXS 070 Endorsements – February 2021

David, K9DWR
 

* w2eck <eckerpw@gmail.com> [2021-02-23 07:04]:
David - thanks for the helpful info. So one followup question. I am still not
clear about trying to get credit for >2786 qsos. How can I find out when
#2786 was issued? That would help in going into the my log and looking for
these numbers to submit a text file for possible credit.
Paul,

I've updated the member list info on http://www.podxs070.com/070-club-member-list
to include the start date of the calls.

2786 was assigned 2020-07-08

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


Re: Congrats - PODXS 070 Endorsements – February 2021

w2eck
 

David - thanks for the helpful info. So one followup question. I am still not clear about trying to get credit for >2786 qsos. How can I find out when #2786 was issued? That would help in going into the my log and looking for these numbers to submit a text file for possible credit.

73 Paul w2eck


Re: Congrats - PODXS 070 Endorsements – February 2021

David, K9DWR
 

* Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@sbcglobal.net> [2021-02-21 17:16]:
Apparently, what Stan doesn't know is that N9AVY keeps track of all those
endorsements inspite of constantly changing of dates on the scorer.  That is
why I have hard copy records of all endorsements since 2020 when the checker
went SNAFU.  This is very frustrating at times when the same endorsement are
listed over and over with different dates.  I have been tempted a couple
time to just hang it all up, but yet I continue. I'm in the back ground so
very few realize the work I do.  Like checking AK/HI awards to see if those
stations are where they are supposed to be; many are not because the ops
have moved back stateside for various reasons.  AH6FF finally changed his
call to KB4HL after being here is lower 48 since before 2010 (just one
example). There are many others who have chosen to keep their original calls
which were assigned while stationed with military. I look forward to the
day when the checker stops running amok and behaves as it should. My job was
way easier back then.  Just thought I'd give myself some credit because Stan
didn't in his last email to group.
You are a real trooper, Jerry. Thank you for everything you are doing to help
keep the endorsements afloat.

On Sunday, February 21, 2021, 08:34:31 AM CST, w2eck <eckerpw@gmail.com> wrote:

- do we still use the Log checker?
Paul,

Most of the checker still "works" for getting the basic numbers and the raw
data; the main parts that are broken is a lot of the box-checking for "new"
endorsements (this is the source of a lot of Jerry's extra work because it
keeps prompting), and the LONP calculations.

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

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