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Re: New Radio

Marcus Lieberman
 

and the 2020 dumpster fire continues!    Marcus, KM5EH

On 12/18/2020 9:19 AM, Jerry N9AVY wrote:
Murphy struck !

Read the manual before powering up and looked at a couple videos as well.  So connected power from RS-35M and antenna.   Nada . Checked power to radio and it was all the way from power supply to connector on IC7300.  Called store today and they're sending a call tag so I can ship it bad.

Guess it was DOA from store.  We'll see what happens from here....

Jerry  n9avy



Re: New Radio

Paula K7PAX #1739
 

Jerry, sorry to hear of your disappointment with the new 7300. I just got one a couple of weeks ago, and my first amp too. Hope you get your replacement quickly. Then you, me, and Geary can all compare notes and share tips.

Geary, I haven’t tried this yet, but I think you can use the band stacking registers to store three different sets of mode configurations for each band. So we can have one for digital, one for phone and one for CW, for instance, on each band. I think it might store power levels too. But don’t quote me on that! I’m just a beginner here with this new rig.

Paula K7PAX

On Dec 18, 2020, at 12:15 PM, Geary McDowell <ke5irk@...> wrote:



Bummer!  That is a great radio.  I got mine about five months ago and am still learning it.  I watched about four hours of videos today from smoked ham radio or something like that trying to figure out how to go between digital and voice without having to reset everything.  But since 99% of what I do is PSK, once I get it to PSK again it’s staying there !  Hi hi I think you will love that radio Jerry when you get one that works. 
Look forward to our 7300s chatting soon!
73, Geary KE5IRK

On Fri, Dec 18, 2020 at 10:19 AM Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:
Murphy struck !

Read the manual before powering up and looked at a couple videos as well.  So connected power from RS-35M and antenna.   Nada . Checked power to radio and it was all the way from power supply to connector on IC7300.  Called store today and they're sending a call tag so I can ship it bad.

Guess it was DOA from store.  We'll see what happens from here....

Jerry  n9avy

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When all else fails, Amateur Radio works.


Re: New Radio

Geary McDowell
 


Bummer!  That is a great radio.  I got mine about five months ago and am still learning it.  I watched about four hours of videos today from smoked ham radio or something like that trying to figure out how to go between digital and voice without having to reset everything.  But since 99% of what I do is PSK, once I get it to PSK again it’s staying there !  Hi hi I think you will love that radio Jerry when you get one that works. 
Look forward to our 7300s chatting soon!
73, Geary KE5IRK

On Fri, Dec 18, 2020 at 10:19 AM Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:
Murphy struck !

Read the manual before powering up and looked at a couple videos as well.  So connected power from RS-35M and antenna.   Nada . Checked power to radio and it was all the way from power supply to connector on IC7300.  Called store today and they're sending a call tag so I can ship it bad.

Guess it was DOA from store.  We'll see what happens from here....

Jerry  n9avy

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When all else fails, Amateur Radio works.


Re: New Radio

Jerry N9AVY
 

Jim:


Of course, the fuses were all good. 47 years of troubleshooting electronics and I wouldn't have missed that one.  Power cord good all the way to radio.  

Called R&L this morning and they want it back to see for themselves. Sending a UPS Call Tag for it.  So, we'll see.  Read the manual and set everything up like they said (RTFM).  Not me - bad Icom.

Jerry  n9avy

On Friday, December 18, 2020, 11:32:19 AM CST, Jim K5SP <jinnis@...> wrote:


Is it possibly a picnic?

Fuses all good? 
.
Jim K5SP 

On Dec 18, 2020 10:19 AM, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:
Murphy struck !

Read the manual before powering up and looked at a couple videos as well.  So connected power from RS-35M and antenna.   Nada . Checked power to radio and it was all the way from power supply to connector on IC7300.  Called store today and they're sending a call tag so I can ship it bad.

Guess it was DOA from store.  We'll see what happens from here....

Jerry  n9avy


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Jim,  K5SP #483
Executive Director/Member Services Director


Re: New Radio

Chuck M
 

Remember O'Toole's commentary on this phenomenon.  "Murphy was an optimist." 

73s
Chuck
KD9DVB


On Friday, December 18, 2020, 12:32:17 PM EST, Jim K5SP <jinnis@...> wrote:


Is it possibly a picnic?

Fuses all good? 
.
Jim K5SP 

On Dec 18, 2020 10:19 AM, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:
Murphy struck !

Read the manual before powering up and looked at a couple videos as well.  So connected power from RS-35M and antenna.   Nada . Checked power to radio and it was all the way from power supply to connector on IC7300.  Called store today and they're sending a call tag so I can ship it bad.

Guess it was DOA from store.  We'll see what happens from here....

Jerry  n9avy


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Jim,  K5SP #483
Executive Director/Member Services Director


Re: New Radio

Jim K5SP
 

Is it possibly a picnic?

Fuses all good? 
.
Jim K5SP 

On Dec 18, 2020 10:19 AM, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:
Murphy struck !

Read the manual before powering up and looked at a couple videos as well.  So connected power from RS-35M and antenna.   Nada . Checked power to radio and it was all the way from power supply to connector on IC7300.  Called store today and they're sending a call tag so I can ship it bad.

Guess it was DOA from store.  We'll see what happens from here....

Jerry  n9avy


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


New Radio

Jerry N9AVY
 

Murphy struck !

Read the manual before powering up and looked at a couple videos as well.  So connected power from RS-35M and antenna.   Nada . Checked power to radio and it was all the way from power supply to connector on IC7300.  Called store today and they're sending a call tag so I can ship it bad.

Guess it was DOA from store.  We'll see what happens from here....

Jerry  n9avy


Re: LONP Information

Bob Motyl KK6KMU
 

Thanks for the update of the problem.  I'm no help when it comes to software.  Black magic,

Sorry,
Bob KK6KMU


Re: IC-7300 arrived today !

Bob Motyl KK6KMU
 

Jerry,

 Congrats on the new radio.  Very nice radio.  What software are you going to use for PSK?
I use FLDIGI and FLRIG for rig control.  I just changed over to FLRIG about 6 months ago and enjoy being able adjust the rig through the computer. I can adjust mode, volume, rf gain , filters, power, mic gain just to name a few.

Enjoy your rig,
Bob KK6KMU


Re: IC-7300 arrived today !

Jerry N9AVY
 

Book does say anything. It just lays there until I open it. Heh-heh !

Am slowly working my way through the manual. Thought it best to depart from usual kamikaze
attack on rig and RTFM first.  Taking it slow and easy for now.

Am impressed by size compared to FT-1000MP; 7300 is just a bit larger than most 2m rigs.

Jerry  n9avy

On Thursday, December 17, 2020, 02:26:18 PM CST, N6MG - Milt. via groups.io <n6mg@...> wrote:


What's the book say?...
Also YouTube?
There's dozens of tutorials on each and every radio that's out there.
N6MG


-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: 070 Club <070club@groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Dec 17, 2020 11:40 am
Subject: [070Club] IC-7300 arrived today !

Fast shipping from Ohio !  1 day . UPS said it would be here by 9 PM  CST and it was here by noon !

One question for all you IC-7300 owners .  Do I need CT-17 level converter ???

Thanks.

Jerry  n9avy


Re: IC-7300 arrived today !

Bill-N7RI
 

The manual tells you how to do things.  There is a great book available on Amazon by Andrew Barron, ZL3DW that explains why to do things.    Rich, K0PIR has a website with a lot of tutorials on how to video all about the 7300.


On Thu, Dec 17, 2020 at 1:26 PM N6MG - Milt. via groups.io <n6mg=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:
What's the book say?...
Also YouTube?
There's dozens of tutorials on each and every radio that's out there.
N6MG


-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: 070 Club <070club@groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Dec 17, 2020 11:40 am
Subject: [070Club] IC-7300 arrived today !

Fast shipping from Ohio !  1 day . UPS said it would be here by 9 PM  CST and it was here by noon !

One question for all you IC-7300 owners .  Do I need CT-17 level converter ???

Thanks.

Jerry  n9avy


Re: IC-7300 arrived today !

 

What's the book say?...
Also YouTube?
There's dozens of tutorials on each and every radio that's out there.
N6MG


-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: 070 Club <070club@groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Dec 17, 2020 11:40 am
Subject: [070Club] IC-7300 arrived today !

Fast shipping from Ohio !  1 day . UPS said it would be here by 9 PM  CST and it was here by noon !

One question for all you IC-7300 owners .  Do I need CT-17 level converter ???

Thanks.

Jerry  n9avy


Re: IC-7300 arrived today !

Jim W0JSL
 

You need the CT17 if you have multiple radios to one computer and plan to use the RS232 port on the computer. I connect the supplied USB cable direct to the port on the computer and don't use the level shifter.


Re: IC-7300 arrived today !

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

Congrats!  I like my IC-7300 very much.

All you need is a USB cable to go between the IC-7300 and the computer.  The USB connection will appear as two devices: a sound card, and a USB/Serial converter.  The sound card configuration in your software should talk to the sound card device as you expect.  The USB/Serial device (which should show up on the computer as a serial port) will do all the rig control stuff.

One cable.  Super simple, no clutter.

-p W7PFB
73, Don’t forget to smile and have fun!

On Dec 17, 2020, at 11:40 AM, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:

Fast shipping from Ohio !  1 day . UPS said it would be here by 9 PM  CST and it was here by noon !

One question for all you IC-7300 owners .  Do I need CT-17 level converter ???

Thanks.

Jerry  n9avy


Re: IC-7300 arrived today !

malcolm heard
 

If that is an interface for digital the answer is no.  One connection usb from radio to computer. Do not connect the two until you install the usb driver.

Malcolm Ke0jbt

On Thu, Dec 17, 2020 at 1:41 PM Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:
Fast shipping from Ohio !  1 day . UPS said it would be here by 9 PM  CST and it was here by noon !

One question for all you IC-7300 owners .  Do I need CT-17 level converter ???

Thanks.

Jerry  n9avy

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Re: IC-7300 arrived today !

Rick - N7WE
 

YAHOO!  Santa came early for you Jerry.  Enjoy!
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070 - #1602


IC-7300 arrived today !

Jerry N9AVY
 

Fast shipping from Ohio !  1 day . UPS said it would be here by 9 PM  CST and it was here by noon !

One question for all you IC-7300 owners .  Do I need CT-17 level converter ???

Thanks.

Jerry  n9avy


LONP Information

Jim K5SP
 

There seems to be a lot of confusion regarding the LONP, and the tracking of your contacts.  Hopefully I can shed some light on what/how things are happening.

When you submit your log to the endorsement checker, and it completes its run, your call sign turns blue in the list, indicating that it is a link.  Clicking on the link will open up your personal endorsements page.  Showing endorsements earned, in progress, and not started.  Also you will see a " menu bar " that has links to other awards available to members.  To check your LONP standings, click the link circled in the image below.

Links bar

This will take you to your LONP standings page.  Which shows all the levels that have been completed. (Some of you may have green bars on the Award, will explain this later.  The below image shows my (K5SP) levels completed along with some numbers that are links. If you click on the numbers (i.e. 741), you will see the calls that were approved for that particular level. (I have completed 700 level).

LONP Complete

The next column over is the members you have worked towards the next endorsement level.  Naturally it is called the In Progress report. If you click on the blue number it will give you a report of your last log upload, showing date, time, call, band, mode, and their 070#. Here is what mine looked like today:

inprogress

What this tells me is that the endorsement check is working fine on LONP up to this point.  It is the process after this that has broken down. All the LONP data is kept in a google sheets document.  In the past, that was updated by the software to build a row that looks like this one:

k5splonp

This row actually shows my efforts for the 350 award.  Notice that this one is row 562, and the columns show my number, my call, the date the cell was updated, the date I got LONP, my LONP number, the award level, and number credited.  The last column contains all 352 member numbers that I have worked.  Every time you submit your log a new row should be added with all the updated information, that has stopped happening.  (I think included the manual ones we have almost 700 rows on this tab of the sheet. ). 

As part of the script being run on hamclubs.info (which we do not own), performed these actions.  It gathered all your data, and created a new row, placing that data in the appropriate spot.  It also automatically updated the web site standings for LONP.  (using iframes and .tt files).  This is now broken.

Now we could replicate this, if, someone could tell me how to extract the data from the In progress column and write it to the sheet.  Imagine having to manually enter all those numbers by hand for every member for every level.  We do not have access to the scripts that performed all these actions to try and debug them, we do not have access to the data on hamclubs.info.  So our hands are tied with limited ability to use what is available through the checker and manually try to reconstruct the LONP standings.

I have some ideas in mind that members might be able to do to help.  That will follow, as this is rather lengthy and the longer it gets, the less people read.

I, and the other board members are open to suggestions, and all assistance would be appreciated.

73,

Jim K5SP
Executive Director



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Jim,  K5SP #483
Executive Director/Member Services Director


Re: LONP Approved List - Update

 

Don't think for a minute that we don't appreciate what you all do.  I can only imagine how tedious and time consuming manually approving the endorsements can be.

Thank you very much
John
KC3FL


Re: LONP Approved List - Update

Jerry N9AVY
 

P.S. David,Jim, Stan , myself and others have been working our butts off keeping up with endorsements. Keep those endorsements coming !!!

Jerry

On Monday, December 14, 2020, 11:49:54 AM CST, stan W9SMR <robinstan@...> wrote:


Few understand the chaos that has ensued due to the malfunctioning endorsement checker. In spite of those issues, our Executive Director, Jim, K5SP has worked his way through mess and approved a new round of LONP 100 recipients.

 

Many thanks to N9AVY for all the extra effort it is taking to manually track and verify your endorsements. This has required manual intervention of your submissions and maintaining a separate spreadsheet to ensure each member receives their appropriate sticker.  Bravo Zulu to Jerry.

Here are the newly approved members of the LONP 100:

LONP#           070#     CALL            QSO’S
434                 2618     KD6TR        180
435                 2722     N3XL           130
436                 2727     K4VBM        128
437                 2380     N4KP           122
438                 985       WB4JJJ       114
439                 577       K6WRJ        118
440                 2017     W7RTL        112
441                 2692     YV4YY         100
442                 2741     WA4RXK     100

And Congrats also to OK1WCF, #556 who achieved the LONP Honor Roll with 500 QSOs. He is the 58th member to join the illustrious 500 level Honor Roll.

Congrats to all!

73,

Stan

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