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Re: Antarctica ??

Mike Besemer - WM4B #348 <mwbesemer@...>
 

I don't know if anyone down there is still running psk31, but I get regular spot reports on WSPR from DP0GVN on 40 meters. 

Maybe someone can look him up and see if he's able to work PSK.

73,

Mike
WM4B


On Jul 17, 2020 2:19 PM, JEFF WALSH <jeffwalsh1644@...> wrote:
John:

I worked Antarctica years ago in PSK31 but it has been years since I copied anything from Antarctica in any mode.
73s
Jeff
W3WMU


On Jul 17, 2020, at 12:36 PM, John Hendry KG5OIB <archer@...> wrote:

I was looking at my 070 Awards Progress, and saw "Antarctica". Is anyone in that area running PSK? I have never seen a call from there since I've been doing PSK.... kinda like those elusive calls from SD, AK and Maine!

And does anyone ever get PSK from Australia and NZ?

73 John
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John Hendry

Decatur, Wise County, Texas

LOC: EM13eg

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Re: Antarctica ??

David Westbrook
 

There's a "Database Statistics" link on the check site  http://hamclubs.info/070-checker/    that will give you data for these types of questions -- it will list out Q's by date for the commonly sought states/entities/grids/etc for endorsements.

e.g. look up AK, SD, ME on there, and you'll see who other members have worked recently -- and all 3 of those states are recently active... So you can try and email those calls for a sched.

Can see Antarctica on there, and that no one in the club has uploaded a QSO with AN newer than 2017. 

73!
--david
K2DW


On Fri, Jul 17, 2020 at 1:36 PM John Hendry KG5OIB <archer@...> wrote:
I was looking at my 070 Awards Progress, and saw "Antarctica".    Is anyone in that area running PSK?     I have never seen a call from there since I've been doing PSK.... kinda like those elusive calls from SD, AK and Maine!  

And does anyone ever get PSK from Australia and NZ?  

73   John
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     John Hendry

     Decatur, Wise County, Texas

     LOC:  EM13eg

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Re: Antarctica ??

Rick - N7WE
 

John-
I've never seen Antarctica on PSK31 but others have.  Guess I'm just not lucky on that.  I've worked both New Zealand and Austrailia PSK31 on 10m, 20m, and 40m.  That said, last ZL was in 2016 and last VK was 2017.  I still need a VK1 station to complete Worked All OZ.  Did work a VK1 using JT9, (also in 2017) but that didn't count.  So I'm waiting on sunspots - hi hi!
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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Welcome 2787

Jim K5SP
 

Please join me in welcoming new member(s):

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Jim K5SP
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Re: Antarctica ??

Eric KG6MZS
 

John,

I think I remember seeing a station on PSK from Antarctica, but not being able to work it.  I have a SSB contact in my log, but the OP never QSL'ed. :(

There is a station, DP0GVN that tantalizingly listens on FT8 on a bunch of bands and reports to PSK Reporter, but never keys down.

73

Eric

KG6MZS

PS; thanks for the stickers PODX 070 Club!

On 7/17/20 10:36 AM, John Hendry KG5OIB wrote:
I was looking at my 070 Awards Progress, and saw "Antarctica". Is anyone in that area running PSK?


Re: Antarctica ??

JEFF WALSH
 

John:
I worked Antarctica years ago in PSK31 but it has been years since I copied anything from Antarctica in any mode.  
  73s
Jeff 
W3WMU 


On Jul 17, 2020, at 12:36 PM, John Hendry KG5OIB <archer@...> wrote:

I was looking at my 070 Awards Progress, and saw "Antarctica".    Is anyone in that area running PSK?     I have never seen a call from there since I've been doing PSK.... kinda like those elusive calls from SD, AK and Maine!  

And does anyone ever get PSK from Australia and NZ?  

73   John
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     de  KG5OIB

     John Hendry

     Decatur, Wise County, Texas

     LOC:  EM13eg

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How to calculate your Grid when operating Away From Home

GA - Bob - K4VBM
 

This is what I use to calculate my grid based on my current GPS coordinates provided by a USB GPS plugged into my laptop:

http://www.keplerian.com/software/WinGrid.exe

(Windows program)

"New Improved" WinGrid Ver5.2 (wingrid.exe)  This program calculates grid squares from latitudes and longitudes, the reverse, and calculates distances and headings from two sets of lat/long or grid squares. The program saves your home QTH information. Click on "DISTANCE" to convert from miles to kilometers. Version 5.2 calculates extended (8 character) grid squares. The software was extensively revised and cleaned up for this new version. Version 4.0 corrects for a minor error in heading calculation for opposite sides of the earth. Version 3.9 displays both forward and reverse headings. Version 3.8 corrects a minor error in the minutes value for the center of a grid square. Version 3.7 uses a much more accurate distance algorithm, accounting for the earth's polar flattening and equatorial bulge. Starting with Ver3.6 it is possible to switch between "DD MM SS" and "DD.ddddd" for latitude and longitude. L-click twice on the home or destination boxes to switch between "DD MM SS" and "DD.dddd" formats for each box. L-click twice on the main frame to change both home and destination windows at the same time. This version also saves the format and "miles" or "kilometers" for the range. On starting the program or "Recall Home" these will be reset. Starting with Ver3.5, the program begins with the cursor on the Destination Grid box. Enter a value and hit "ENTER". Distance and heading will be instantly calculated. The Ver3.4 upgrade corrects a minor problem with grid squares near 30 second "boundary lines" in Ver3.3.




Antarctica ??

John Hendry KG5OIB
 

I was looking at my 070 Awards Progress, and saw "Antarctica".    Is anyone in that area running PSK?     I have never seen a call from there since I've been doing PSK.... kinda like those elusive calls from SD, AK and Maine!  

And does anyone ever get PSK from Australia and NZ?  

73   John
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     de  KG5OIB

     John Hendry

     Decatur, Wise County, Texas

     LOC:  EM13eg

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Re: Grid Credit While Operating Away From Home

John Hendry KG5OIB
 

My go to resource for grids on the road is RepeaterBook.   I have it on my iphone, and it works off the gps signal.  

John
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     de  KG5OIB

     John Hendry

     Decatur, Wise County, Texas

     LOC:  EM13eg

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Re: N1ZZZ Redeye Ragchew

Jerry N9AVY
 

Paul:

Recall working a station camping out in the UP (Michigan) and he had no idea what grid he was in, didn't know his latitude/longitude and had no idea what, if any, town he was near. Don't think I counted him for any grid. There were one or two others. Most don't care about grids... just being portable in a state. Sometimes even a good guess isn't god enough.

Jerry
n9avy

On Thursday, July 16, 2020, 03:20:29 PM CDT, Paul Butzi (W7PFB) <w7pfb@...> wrote:


> On Jul 16, 2020, at 12:29 PM, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:
>
>
> nd good, BUT if you check stations in same town using the "Grids" on the callsign box, you will get a few stations to choose from and most will have the correct grid for the town. That way you'll get a better selection for that grid; however, be careful because there are some stations who appear to be out of state having moved. I think this is a better way as sometimes grid lines aren't clearly defined.
>


It’s astonishingly easy to have two addresses in the same town be different grid squares.  There are hams who live just north of me who list their address as Duvall, WA who are in cn97, and there are some who live in CN87.  The line between CM97 and CN97 runs, I am not kidding you, right smack down the middle of the Snoqualmie valley.

The Maidenhead grid locator for a location is just a different way of specifying the latitude and longitude of that spot on earth using the WGS84 datum.  What grid square a location falls in is completely and clearly defined by the lat/long of that location, so I’m not sure what you mean by ’aren’t clearly defined’?

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




Re: N1ZZZ Redeye Ragchew

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

On Jul 16, 2020, at 12:29 PM, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@sbcglobal.net> wrote:


nd good, BUT if you check stations in same town using the "Grids" on the callsign box, you will get a few stations to choose from and most will have the correct grid for the town. That way you'll get a better selection for that grid; however, be careful because there are some stations who appear to be out of state having moved. I think this is a better way as sometimes grid lines aren't clearly defined.

It’s astonishingly easy to have two addresses in the same town be different grid squares. There are hams who live just north of me who list their address as Duvall, WA who are in cn97, and there are some who live in CN87. The line between CM97 and CN97 runs, I am not kidding you, right smack down the middle of the Snoqualmie valley.

The Maidenhead grid locator for a location is just a different way of specifying the latitude and longitude of that spot on earth using the WGS84 datum. What grid square a location falls in is completely and clearly defined by the lat/long of that location, so I’m not sure what you mean by ’aren’t clearly defined’?

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


Re: N1ZZZ Redeye Ragchew

Jerry N9AVY
 


nd good, BUT if you check stations in same town using the "Grids" on the callsign box, you will get a few stations to choose from and most will have the correct grid for the town. That way you'll get a better selection for that grid; however, be careful because there are some stations who appear to be out of state having moved. I think this is a better way as sometimes grid lines aren't clearly defined.

Jerry

On Thursday, July 16, 2020, 01:17:39 PM CDT, Bill Williams <bill.ag4qx@...> wrote:


QRZ has a grid map for all the entries, assuming the address is correct the grid will be correct.  Under the "Detail" index click the "Explore on HamGrid Maps" line under the map.  If you click on the map it will bring up a grip anywhere you click.  Good for finding the grid at your APE location.

73,
Bill
AG4QX
0398

On Thu, Jul 16, 2020 at 1:20 PM Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:
That will work for most stations , but there are a few who have no idea of what their grid is when they're operating and some have no idea what a grid is.

A few years ago a worked a station in Grackle ND and he had no idea what his grid was. Used the QTH part of QRZ to look up the town and checking the very few stations in and around town (all 3 were former residents and club members here in Illinois), I found out the grid .
Sometimes you have to use all the resources.

Jerry n9avy
On Thursday, July 16, 2020, 11:16:52 AM CDT, John - KC3FL via groups.io <kc3fl=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:


Eric,

It's funny how PODXS changes your operating priorities.  I never paid attention to grids before, but now if a station is portable or mobile my first question is " What is your grid?"  Can't always trust the one QRZ shows. 


Re: N1ZZZ Redeye Ragchew

Bill Williams
 

QRZ has a grid map for all the entries, assuming the address is correct the grid will be correct.  Under the "Detail" index click the "Explore on HamGrid Maps" line under the map.  If you click on the map it will bring up a grip anywhere you click.  Good for finding the grid at your APE location.

73,
Bill
AG4QX
0398

On Thu, Jul 16, 2020 at 1:20 PM Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:
That will work for most stations , but there are a few who have no idea of what their grid is when they're operating and some have no idea what a grid is.

A few years ago a worked a station in Grackle ND and he had no idea what his grid was. Used the QTH part of QRZ to look up the town and checking the very few stations in and around town (all 3 were former residents and club members here in Illinois), I found out the grid .
Sometimes you have to use all the resources.

Jerry n9avy
On Thursday, July 16, 2020, 11:16:52 AM CDT, John - KC3FL via groups.io <kc3fl=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:


Eric,

It's funny how PODXS changes your operating priorities.  I never paid attention to grids before, but now if a station is portable or mobile my first question is " What is your grid?"  Can't always trust the one QRZ shows. 


Re: N1ZZZ Redeye Ragchew

Jerry N9AVY
 

That will work for most stations , but there are a few who have no idea of what their grid is when they're operating and some have no idea what a grid is.

A few years ago a worked a station in Grackle ND and he had no idea what his grid was. Used the QTH part of QRZ to look up the town and checking the very few stations in and around town (all 3 were former residents and club members here in Illinois), I found out the grid .
Sometimes you have to use all the resources.

Jerry n9avy

On Thursday, July 16, 2020, 11:16:52 AM CDT, John - KC3FL via groups.io <kc3fl@...> wrote:


Eric,

It's funny how PODXS changes your operating priorities.  I never paid attention to grids before, but now if a station is portable or mobile my first question is " What is your grid?"  Can't always trust the one QRZ shows. 


Re: N1ZZZ Redeye Ragchew

 

Eric,

It's funny how PODXS changes your operating priorities.  I never paid attention to grids before, but now if a station is portable or mobile my first question is " What is your grid?"  Can't always trust the one QRZ shows. 


Re: N1ZZZ Redeye Ragchew

Eric KG6MZS
 

John,

I've got a bunch of MM contacts with no grid.  That's too bad.  I love to get those totally random, never-to-be-worked again grids.

This group has made me grid-conscious like I've never been before.  The CQ VHF contest is this weekend and I'm hoping to fill in a few on 6m.  I just put up a M2 6M3 for the occasion.

73

Eric

KG6MZS

On 7/16/20 7:00 AM, John - KC3FL via groups.io wrote:

He's in my log on 8/29/11 on 17 mtrs SSB @ 18:59 but no notes on location

John
KC3FL

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Re: N1ZZZ Redeye Ragchew

Eric KG6MZS
 

Steve,

Nice catch on the ZD8JA contact.  I only have one ZD8 in my log.  ZD8Z on Ascension Island.

I've done a fair amount of multi-day regattas and boat deliveries and I really enjoy the middle watches I've done.  Something about being out of sight of land in the middle of the night at the helm that can be magic.  It can also be pretty miserable sometimes, too.

Anyway we had a bit to talk about given our maritime experiences.  We'd both read John McPhee's "Waiting for a Ship" and we talked about that.  Fun stuff, this PSK.

73

Eric

KG6MZS

On 7/15/20 3:14 PM, Stephen Melachrinos via groups.io wrote:
Eric -

Twice--once in 2003 when he was somewhere (FL26) in the Atlantic, and then again in 2014 during a contest (!) and I'm not sure where he was.

Also worked him a few times as ZD8JA, as well as stateside in multiple states.

Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: Eric KG6MZS <contact@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Wed, Jul 15, 2020 11:12 am
Subject: [070Club] N1ZZZ Redeye Ragchew

Hi All,

One night last March I couldn't sleep so I got up in the wee hours and
checked out the waterfall on 40m.  I had the good fortune to catch up
with Jeremy N1ZZZ - 070#50.

He was MM in the South China Sea as master on a container ship. We had a
nice, long QSO and it was one of the reasons I love PSK.

Anybody else ever catch N1ZZZ at sea?

73

Eric

KG6MZS





Re: N1ZZZ Redeye Ragchew

 

He's in my log on 8/29/11 on 17 mtrs SSB @ 18:59 but no notes on location

John
KC3FL


Re: N1ZZZ Redeye Ragchew

Stephen Melachrinos
 

Eric -

Twice--once in 2003 when he was somewhere (FL26) in the Atlantic, and then again in 2014 during a contest (!) and I'm not sure where he was.

Also worked him a few times as ZD8JA, as well as stateside in multiple states.

Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: Eric KG6MZS <contact@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Wed, Jul 15, 2020 11:12 am
Subject: [070Club] N1ZZZ Redeye Ragchew

Hi All,

One night last March I couldn't sleep so I got up in the wee hours and
checked out the waterfall on 40m.  I had the good fortune to catch up
with Jeremy N1ZZZ - 070#50.

He was MM in the South China Sea as master on a container ship. We had a
nice, long QSO and it was one of the reasons I love PSK.

Anybody else ever catch N1ZZZ at sea?

73

Eric

KG6MZS





N1ZZZ Redeye Ragchew

Eric KG6MZS
 

Hi All,

One night last March I couldn't sleep so I got up in the wee hours and checked out the waterfall on 40m.  I had the good fortune to catch up with Jeremy N1ZZZ - 070#50.

He was MM in the South China Sea as master on a container ship. We had a nice, long QSO and it was one of the reasons I love PSK.

Anybody else ever catch N1ZZZ at sea?

73

Eric

KG6MZS

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