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I think I figured out the trigger for the award applications being reset problem

GA - Bob - K4VBM
 

A while back, I pointed out that my award submissions for approval were being reset and I had to re-apply for them over and over.

Well, I just realized that the trigger for that happening is when you upload your latest .ADI file.  Somewhere in the processing for that new file, awards that have already been achieved and submitted (marked in ORANGE) are being reset to the un-submitted state (GREEN).

Just have your programmer look at the logic for processing a newly uploaded .ADI file.
It should NOT be resetting any awards that have already been applied for and marked submitted.

Q.E.D.

73,

Bob
K4VBM (Very Bad Memory)


Re: Come and get Wyoming" Special Event W7Y

GA - Bob - K4VBM
 

Thanks for the QSO Bill - nice strong signal from WY.
I may pull my QSL letter from the mailbox since it is Memorial Day and add your QSO to my QSL card hi hi!

Bob
K4VBM (Very Bad Memory)

On 9/7/2020 3:45 PM, Bill-N7RI wrote:
I'll be watching for you Bob.  Thanks.

On Mon, Sep 7, 2020 at 1:38 PM K4VBM <ptcorners@...> wrote:
Got Dale on CW 20m and already sent for the QSL card, but I will try to get you, Bill, on PSK.

Thanks.

73 and stay safe,

Bob
K4VBM (Very Bad Memory)

On 9/7/2020 3:19 PM, Bill-N7RI wrote:
Special event station W7Y is on the air through the 15th.  I'll be on 20 for the next hour or so.  If anyone needs WY on a different band, shoot me a note and I'll see what I can do.
Also, on the ShyWyARC.com webpage is a schedule of everyone working different bands and modes if you need even more.
73
Bill
N7RI
070-1190



Re: Come and get Wyoming" Special Event W7Y

Bill-N7RI
 

I'll be watching for you Bob.  Thanks.


On Mon, Sep 7, 2020 at 1:38 PM K4VBM <ptcorners@...> wrote:
Got Dale on CW 20m and already sent for the QSL card, but I will try to get you, Bill, on PSK.

Thanks.

73 and stay safe,

Bob
K4VBM (Very Bad Memory)

On 9/7/2020 3:19 PM, Bill-N7RI wrote:
Special event station W7Y is on the air through the 15th.  I'll be on 20 for the next hour or so.  If anyone needs WY on a different band, shoot me a note and I'll see what I can do.
Also, on the ShyWyARC.com webpage is a schedule of everyone working different bands and modes if you need even more.
73
Bill
N7RI
070-1190


Re: Come and get Wyoming" Special Event W7Y

Bill-N7RI
 

Thanks Chuck.  


On Mon, Sep 7, 2020 at 1:36 PM Chuck M via groups.io <cam51mail=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
thanks for the qso.  Was glad to take part.
73
Chuck
kd9dvb


On Monday, September 7, 2020, 03:19:44 PM EDT, Bill-N7RI <n7ri.wy@...> wrote:


Special event station W7Y is on the air through the 15th.  I'll be on 20 for the next hour or so.  If anyone needs WY on a different band, shoot me a note and I'll see what I can do.
Also, on the ShyWyARC.com webpage is a schedule of everyone working different bands and modes if you need even more.
73
Bill
N7RI
070-1190


Re: Come and get Wyoming" Special Event W7Y

GA - Bob - K4VBM
 

Got Dale on CW 20m and already sent for the QSL card, but I will try to get you, Bill, on PSK.

Thanks.

73 and stay safe,

Bob
K4VBM (Very Bad Memory)

On 9/7/2020 3:19 PM, Bill-N7RI wrote:
Special event station W7Y is on the air through the 15th.  I'll be on 20 for the next hour or so.  If anyone needs WY on a different band, shoot me a note and I'll see what I can do.
Also, on the ShyWyARC.com webpage is a schedule of everyone working different bands and modes if you need even more.
73
Bill
N7RI
070-1190


Re: Come and get Wyoming" Special Event W7Y

Chuck M
 

thanks for the qso.  Was glad to take part.
73
Chuck
kd9dvb


On Monday, September 7, 2020, 03:19:44 PM EDT, Bill-N7RI <n7ri.wy@...> wrote:


Special event station W7Y is on the air through the 15th.  I'll be on 20 for the next hour or so.  If anyone needs WY on a different band, shoot me a note and I'll see what I can do.
Also, on the ShyWyARC.com webpage is a schedule of everyone working different bands and modes if you need even more.
73
Bill
N7RI
070-1190


Come and get Wyoming" Special Event W7Y

Bill-N7RI
 

Special event station W7Y is on the air through the 15th.  I'll be on 20 for the next hour or so.  If anyone needs WY on a different band, shoot me a note and I'll see what I can do.
Also, on the ShyWyARC.com webpage is a schedule of everyone working different bands and modes if you need even more.
73
Bill
N7RI
070-1190


Re: PSK Assist

Richard Rohrer
 

I have found on my IC7410 and IC7100 that I need one bar showing for full power out.  As Bob mentioned it does change with what band I am operating. Seems like the higher frequencies, 20 and above, need less audio input than the lower frequencies, 30 and down.  I made a chart of what my audio input setting should be and try to remember to set the audio when I change bands.  Since the PSKMeters are hard to find, I use a SDR receiver with Fldigi to check my signal.  I saw a Youtube video on how to set up with a scope, but have not done that as of yet.  

I also noticed that my FT817ND need at least one bar of ALC or there is no output.  

I missed the 80 sprint, as we are working in MD and I don't have an 80mtr antenna for the van.  

73
Dick - KC3EF


Re: KC9UR POTA Portable APE Tall Tale Report Posted

Karl Heinz Kremer - K5KHK - PODXS 070 # 2645
 

Got my certificate on Saturday. Thank you so much for doing this. I had a fun trying to chase you across the bands. I am looking forward to next August. Maybe I will be in a park too and we can go for a park to park contact. 


73, Karl Heinz- K5KHK 


Re: Anyone use Discord?

W7RIV
 

Yup, I love Discord. Use it for dozens of servers. 

W7RIV

On Sun, Sep 6, 2020 at 7:00 AM Chris Madairy <AK3B@...> wrote:

Good morning,

Is there a Discord

I'm curious if anyone uses Discord?  I belong to a couple of ham groups that use this to keep in touch.  It's actually nice to be able to jump into a ham group to ask questions or connect when not on the radio.

--
Chris, AK3B


Re: Special event HRD help

Bill-N7RI
 

Thanks John.  


On Sun, Sep 6, 2020, 5:49 PM John Fickler <w8vym.jmf@...> wrote:
Hello Bill, I'm back home now and am looking at HRD. Yes you are correct, the callsign does not change in the Macros.  In order to update the callsign in the Macros: GoTo Digital Master 780, select QSO from the menu along the top, then select TAGS from the dropdown menu. Enter the desired callsign in the TAGS menu and your macros should reflect the change.

Hope this helps,
John
W8VYM

On Fri, Sep 4, 2020 at 12:06 PM Bill-N7RI <N7RI.WY@...> wrote:
Hi John
Thank you.  That part worked but now I have some other problems maybe you can help me.  First, I set it up as you described, connected to my SE log and now I can't get back to my regular log.  Any ideas on that?  Second, after I set up my new location/call, my macros still use my original call even though I have them set up as <my call>.
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
Bill
N7RI

On Fri, Sep 4, 2020 at 6:24 AM John Fickler <w8vym.jmf@...> wrote:
Hello Bill,
    I have been using HRD for some time now and I regularly add new locations when operating from camping sites etc. Go to Program Options, Callsign (My Info), Edit My Station Directly, Add Location.  Here is where you add the new operating location and the new operator callsign for the Special Event. After entering the data you may have to shut down the HRD and restart in order for it to show up in the location list. 

Regards,
John
W8VYM

On Thu, Sep 3, 2020 at 9:49 PM Bill-N7RI <N7RI.WY@...> wrote:
Good evening
I plan on operating with a special event call sign beginning this weekend.  Is there anyone in the group using Ham Radio Deluxe that can help set up HRD to use that call sign for the event with out erasing everything I already have?
73
Bill 
N7RI
107-1190


Re: AGRADECIMIENTO

Stephen Melachrinos
 

For those of you that (like me) don't speak Spanish, Google says the translation is:

Greetings dear colleagues and colleagues of the Club, I want to thank you very much for that commitment and great effort in keeping the PSK31 mode 100% active, when I started in digital modes there in 2004 I did it in this mode. Today I am proud to belong to this organization, I am unit 070-2692 and I will soon have my LONP number, thanks to the contact No. 100 that I just made a few minutes ago with the K8PVH station, PODX 070 # 2570, in 14070 Mhz. Thank you thank you very much.

-------------------------

Fernando -

Congratulations on your accomplishment. It is a pleasure to have you as an active member of our club.

I hope to contact you many times in the future.

73,
Steve
W3HF

-------------------------

Fernando -

Felicitaciones por su logro. Es un placer tenerte como miembro activo de nuestro club.

Espero contactarte muchas veces en el futuro.

73,
Steve
W3HF



-----Original Message-----
From: Fernando Davila A. <fer4yy@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Sun, Sep 6, 2020 8:37 pm
Subject: [070Club] AGRADECIMIENTO

Saludos estimados colegas y compañeros del Club, Quiero por este medio agradecerles muchisimo por ese empeño y gran esfuerzo en mantener 100% activo el modo PSK31, cuando yo me inicié en modos digitales por allá en el año 2004 lo hice en esta modalidad. Hoy en dia me siento orgulloso de pertenecer a esta organizacion soy la unidad 070-2692 y pronto tendré mi numero LONP, gracias al contacto No. 100 que acabo de realizar hace apenas unos minutos con la estacion K8PVH, PODX 070 #2570, en 14070 Mhz. Gracias, muchas gracias.


AGRADECIMIENTO

Fernando Davila A.
 

Saludos estimados colegas y compañeros del Club, Quiero por este medio agradecerles muchisimo por ese empeño y gran esfuerzo en mantener 100% activo el modo PSK31, cuando yo me inicié en modos digitales por allá en el año 2004 lo hice en esta modalidad. Hoy en dia me siento orgulloso de pertenecer a esta organizacion soy la unidad 070-2692 y pronto tendré mi numero LONP, gracias al contacto No. 100 que acabo de realizar hace apenas unos minutos con la estacion K8PVH, PODX 070 #2570, en 14070 Mhz. Gracias, muchas gracias.


Re: N3AO

Stephen Melachrinos
 

I just wanted to thank all of you that worked Carter in the 80m sprint. Carter is an old CW guy, and hadn't operated PSK before a week or two ago. He's not much of a contester, either, but he had a great time last night. His goal was to make 10 QSOs during the contest, and was thrilled to make 17! (I'm sure his location in Virginia helped a lot, as opposed to being on the west coast.)

The contest alone puts him 1/3 of the way to club membership. I'll keep working on that.

73,
Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: Stephen Melachrinos via groups.io <melachri@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Aug 30, 2020 11:05 am
Subject: [070Club] N3AO

Yesterday I worked an old friend on 40m PSK, Carter N3AO. He's relatively new to PSK, and had been trying unsuccessfully to make a contact. His signal was good, so I believe his software and radio settings are good--I think he's just not finding people. Maybe it's propagation, maybe it's his choice of bands (he was on 40m in the early afternoon), maybe it's just that there are fewer active PSK operators now than there used to be.

If anyone sees him calling CQ, please give him a call and welcome him to the PSK community. Maybe we'll even be able to recruit him to the club!

73,
Steve
W3HF


Re: Special event HRD help

John Fickler
 

Hello Bill, I'm back home now and am looking at HRD. Yes you are correct, the callsign does not change in the Macros.  In order to update the callsign in the Macros: GoTo Digital Master 780, select QSO from the menu along the top, then select TAGS from the dropdown menu. Enter the desired callsign in the TAGS menu and your macros should reflect the change.

Hope this helps,
John
W8VYM

On Fri, Sep 4, 2020 at 12:06 PM Bill-N7RI <N7RI.WY@...> wrote:
Hi John
Thank you.  That part worked but now I have some other problems maybe you can help me.  First, I set it up as you described, connected to my SE log and now I can't get back to my regular log.  Any ideas on that?  Second, after I set up my new location/call, my macros still use my original call even though I have them set up as <my call>.
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
Bill
N7RI

On Fri, Sep 4, 2020 at 6:24 AM John Fickler <w8vym.jmf@...> wrote:
Hello Bill,
    I have been using HRD for some time now and I regularly add new locations when operating from camping sites etc. Go to Program Options, Callsign (My Info), Edit My Station Directly, Add Location.  Here is where you add the new operating location and the new operator callsign for the Special Event. After entering the data you may have to shut down the HRD and restart in order for it to show up in the location list. 

Regards,
John
W8VYM

On Thu, Sep 3, 2020 at 9:49 PM Bill-N7RI <N7RI.WY@...> wrote:
Good evening
I plan on operating with a special event call sign beginning this weekend.  Is there anyone in the group using Ham Radio Deluxe that can help set up HRD to use that call sign for the event with out erasing everything I already have?
73
Bill 
N7RI
107-1190


Re: KC9UR POTA Portable APE Tall Tale Report Posted

John Fickler
 

Bob & Stan, 
   Thanks for doing the APE and for the nice APE certificate! It will find a place of prominence on the shack wall. 
Best Regards,
John
W8VYM

On Thu, Sep 3, 2020 at 10:41 AM Bob KC9UR <rebill05@...> wrote:
Stan, W9SMR and I would like to thank everyone who worked us!  We had a great time and enjoyed every one of the 202 total QSOs.  In spite of the current poor propagation, a record 20 070 APE Hunters bagged us on three or more bands, and have nice certificates coming in the mail.  We also enjoyed QSOs with many POTA hunters, had a number of POTA Park-to-Park QSOs and several Park-to-Lighthouse QSOs (it was International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend).  As Stan likes to say, it's not the propagation, it's the participation - thanks so much for yours!  I've posted our "Tall Tales" report which includes pictures, log, and a listing of the certificate winners in the "APE Tall Tales" folder in the Files section.  Thanks again.

Bob, KC9UR


Re: PSK Assist

Bob Motyl KK6KMU
 

I know with my ICOM 7200 the audio input levels are different for the different bands.  I need more audio input at 40 meters than 20 meters.  I'm always checking my ALC meter. 

Bob KK6KMU


Re: PSK Setup - Was PSK Assist

 

I had a conversation with an ARRL OO a few yrs ago and he told me the best way to adjust your drive was to run the rig wide open at full power and to adjust your audio drive to  be at your desired output  power.  I have since used this method and my  IMD meter reads between -32 and -34 dB most of the time, plus I get similar reports from other stations.  Doing it this way, you would probably have to apply enough drive to put out 80 or 90 watts before you started to show any ALC.

John
KC3FL


Re: PSK Setup - Was PSK Assist

Rick - N7WE
 

More good info Steve!  I didn't know about the FT817.  Absolutely no substitute for on-air confirmation of your setup.  I've asked people to do a screen capture of what my trace looks like and email it to me.  The other thing I do is run an "IMD Meter by kk7uq" anytime I'm operating  PSK 31 or 63.  Unfortunately they are out of production now, but some come up on QRZ or eHam classifieds from time to time.  Not only do they give you a numerical readout of your signal's IMD, but they also take it off the air; not off your coax.  And they have an audible alarm and flashing light if something goes wonky and the IMD goes more than -20!  I've had mine alarm a few times and otherwise I wouldn't have known something was amiss.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: PSK Assist

Stephen Melachrinos
 

Rick -

Another exception is the Yaesu FT817. When I adjusted it to zero ALC, I had no power out. "One bar" of ALC resulted in full power output, almost five watts! Multiple bars of ALC caused distortion. I don't remember what the setting was for the 857.

I think the message is that the ALC indicators on different brands of radios mean different things, so there really isn't "one size that fits all." Unless you can find someone with exactly the same setup as yours, it's best to calibrate with on-the-air signal reports. These should be when you have a decent signal path (so S/N isn't degraded) and with a station that can tell the difference between overloading of his receiver and distortion in your transmitter.

Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Sun, Sep 6, 2020 10:34 am
Subject: Re: [070Club] PSK Assist

There is an exception that I know of.  If you are running an Elecraft K3, K3S, KX2, or KX3 they use a different method of power/ALC control.  The proper setting for these rigs on digital modes is 4 bars of ALC showing, 5th bar flickering.  Don't know if this applies to the new K4 or not.  Details here. http://www.w3fpr.com/download_files/Digital%20modes.pdf

--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602

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