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Re: Down but not out!

Lewis Karriker (Sonny) - K4ARE - #2347
 

Jim - I have 2 of those and love them - I bought the first one new and then about a year later found this like new one for a great price.  So, now run one on SSB and the other on Digital - enjoy,

Lewis - K4ARE - 2347

On 5/22/2020 2:06 PM, Jim K5SP wrote:

Shhh! Don't tell XYL that it might be just a battery. Will check that, but just got home from Paris TX, purchased new TS590SG in a "Crazy Deal" from Main Trading Company.

Jim

On 5/22/2020 9:00 AM, Jerry N9AVY wrote:
John:

You may be correct in assessing the problem. THe TS-570 does have a battery and my best guess would be that is the problem. Several years ago I had similar problem with my TS-850SAT and it went screwy.

Replacing battery solved the problem. There a several instructions and videos on the net about replacing TS-570 battery. This may very well be a quick fix !

Jerry n9avy
On Friday, May 22, 2020, 06:14:53 AM CDT, John Kirby <n3aaz_qrp_1@...> wrote:


Jim,

Some Kenwoods  (my TS690S for example) have a mercury battery to keep memory alive. Mine is a CR2430, about the size of a US quarter, with solder tabs, located d-e--e---p  behind front panel.  Been several years since I did a lobotomy, but, full instruction on the www.


72 73 74  P^3
John 1941
N3AAZ 1957
070 1337 / LONP 0349

--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director


Re: Alerts?

Jerry N9AVY
 

Just work everyone you hear . Non-070 members are allowed in contests now. So every contact counts !


73, Jerry n9avy

On Friday, May 22, 2020, 08:37:04 PM CDT, Mike W4BZM <behrcave@...> wrote:


(This is probably a stupid question, but I'll bet someone in the club has the answer.  I'm not proud, so...)

Question:  Is there a good way to flag 070 members during the upcoming TDW event?

I'm runing Fldigi 4.1.09 for PSK-31, coupled to N3FJP's Amateur Contact Log 6.6 for logging purposes.  Fldigi is in CAT control and communicates with ACL via TCP API.   When I double click on the station call in the Fldigi receive window, the station info from QRZ.com automatically populates the ACL windows.  ACL has a Watch List function that is supposed to provide an alert when a call on the watch list pops up; however, that doesn't seem to be functional when I have tried to test it.  

1.  Can anyone help with the seemingly non-functional ACL watch list?

2.  Assuming that #1 is resolved, is there a way to load the ACL watch list from the hamclubs.info list, other than manually typing in every PODxS member's call sign?

Note:  I'm only five QSOs away from LONP, and during next weekend's TDW I'd like to concentrate my search on stations that are PODXS members but which I have not logged.  I can generate an Excel spreadsheet to help, but that's either a paper look-up or yet another window open on an already-crowded set of screens.

I know it's likely that only PODXS members will be calling "CQ TDW" and ACL will then flag any never-worked contact as "new", but there is always the 070 member that will just call "CQ" and I'd like to catch those, too.

Any suggestions (other than reverting to an unfamiliar program at this late date) would be appreciated.

Thanks!  
Mike W4BZM


Alerts?

Mike W4BZM
 

(This is probably a stupid question, but I'll bet someone in the club has the answer.  I'm not proud, so...)

Question:  Is there a good way to flag 070 members during the upcoming TDW event?

I'm runing Fldigi 4.1.09 for PSK-31, coupled to N3FJP's Amateur Contact Log 6.6 for logging purposes.  Fldigi is in CAT control and communicates with ACL via TCP API.   When I double click on the station call in the Fldigi receive window, the station info from QRZ.com automatically populates the ACL windows.  ACL has a Watch List function that is supposed to provide an alert when a call on the watch list pops up; however, that doesn't seem to be functional when I have tried to test it.  

1.  Can anyone help with the seemingly non-functional ACL watch list?

2.  Assuming that #1 is resolved, is there a way to load the ACL watch list from the hamclubs.info list, other than manually typing in every PODxS member's call sign?

Note:  I'm only five QSOs away from LONP, and during next weekend's TDW I'd like to concentrate my search on stations that are PODXS members but which I have not logged.  I can generate an Excel spreadsheet to help, but that's either a paper look-up or yet another window open on an already-crowded set of screens.

I know it's likely that only PODXS members will be calling "CQ TDW" and ACL will then flag any never-worked contact as "new", but there is always the 070 member that will just call "CQ" and I'd like to catch those, too.

Any suggestions (other than reverting to an unfamiliar program at this late date) would be appreciated.

Thanks!  
Mike W4BZM


Re: 10M

Dan Morris - KZ3T
 

Unfortunately, he is the only signal I see on the waterfall!!! I know he is working IN and another TX station and a few others. I’m getting lots of QSB on him now and cannot get the calls he is working.

By the way, he is new to PSK.

Dan Morris  KZ3T

I live to live for Him!



On May 22, 2020, at 7:42 PM, Stephen Melachrinos via groups.io <melachri@...> wrote:

Not making it to FN20.

Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: Dan Morris - KZ3T <dbmorris315@...>
To: TenTenlist@groups.io; 10 Meters Group 10 Meters Group <tenmeters@...>; 070club@groups.io
Sent: Fri, May 22, 2020 11:34 pm
Subject: [070Club] 10M

Looks like KE4DRF is getting some business. And I believe got another 10-10 number on PSK.

Dan Morris  KZ3T

I live to live for Him!







Re: 10M

Stephen Melachrinos
 

Not making it to FN20.

Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: Dan Morris - KZ3T <dbmorris315@...>
To: TenTenlist@groups.io; 10 Meters Group 10 Meters Group <tenmeters@...>; 070club@groups.io
Sent: Fri, May 22, 2020 11:34 pm
Subject: [070Club] 10M

Looks like KE4DRF is getting some business. And I believe got another 10-10 number on PSK.

Dan Morris  KZ3T

I live to live for Him!






10M

Dan Morris - KZ3T
 

Looks like KE4DRF is getting some business. And I believe got another 10-10 number on PSK.

Dan Morris KZ3T
dbmorris315@gmail.com

I live to live for Him!


10M

Dan Morris - KZ3T
 

Working 10M from NC to TX and KE4DRF is looking for anyone with a 10-10 number. He was 599 in NC

Dan Morris KZ3T 070-1065
dbmorris315@gmail.com

I live to live for Him!


Re: Down but not out!

Jim K5SP
 

Battery changed, still not working. No xsistor checker and no one locally seems to have one.

Jim K5SP



Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S10e, an AT&T 5G Evolution capable smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: John Kirby <n3aaz_qrp_1@...>
Date: 5/22/20 6:14 AM (GMT-06:00)
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Down but not out!

Jim,

Some Kenwoods  (my TS690S for example) have a mercury battery to keep memory alive. Mine is a CR2430, about the size of a US quarter, with solder tabs, located d-e--e---p  behind front panel.  Been several years since I did a lobotomy, but, full instruction on the www.


72 73 74  P^3
John 1941
N3AAZ 1957
070 1337 / LONP 0349
--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director


Re: Down but not out!

Rick - N7WE
 

See!  Good Karma.  Now perhaps a battery and poof - new rig and a backup!  Glad it all came your way Jim.  Will see you in TDW.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Announcement Three Day Weekend Contest-TDW 2020

stan W9SMR
 

TDW – Three Day Weekend Contest - TDW - is the biggest 070 Contest of the year.

 

Three Day Weekend will start 0000 UTC on Friday, May 29 through 2359 on Sunday, May 31.  This Contest includes all bands from 160M to 6M (no WARC Bands).

The contest is open to all amateurs. Welcome Newcomers and invite them to join us.

 

There are some rules changes this year (*) so be sure to review the rules at: TDW Rules

 

There will be 6 Bonus Stations spread across the continent, so everybody should have plenty to pick from. Bonus Stations count as 100 points.

 

2019 TDW Top Dawg and 2019 RC3 Champion, Lee, N5SLY, will be a Bonus Station and he brings his magical contest skills to make this a contest to remember.

 

Here is the complete list of 2020 Bonus Stations.

 

CALL NAME QTH SPC TIME
N5SLY Lee Sherman TX CDT
VA3TPS Steve Fenelon Falls ON EDT
KC3FL John Inverness FL EDT
N9AVY Jerry Marengo IL CDT
KK6KMU Bob Oceanside CA PDT
VA7GEM Barry North Vancouver BC PDT

A popular contest like the TDW is an optimum opportunity to make great progress on your endorsements. Keep your eyes open for new Grids. Several members are oh, so close to success. Bonus Station, Jerry, N9AVY has 993 member QSOs toward the ethereal 1,000 LONP Level. Mike, W4BZM sits at 93 QSOs and Bill, N3XL is at 89, poised to grab their LONP. And Top Dawg Lee, N5SLY is just one letter i short of the very challenging WTW, Work The World Award.

Don’t forget to check for Sporadic-E propagation on 6M. It is the season for that! Post your QSY intentions on the Reflector and be sure to spot anything seen (and yourself) on PSKReporter.

Logs will be due 1 week after the contest closes.

So check the rules, arrange your schedule to participate as much as you can, relax and enjoy the PODXS 070 TDW Contest.

 

73,

 Stan

W9SMR - 070  #1611

PODXS 070 - PR Director

 

* If you have any technical questions on why the TDW rules changed and how it will work this year contact Steve, W3HF at:   melachri (at) Verizon (dot) net


Re: Down but not out!

Jim K5SP
 

Shhh! Don't tell XYL that it might be just a battery. Will check that, but just got home from Paris TX, purchased new TS590SG in a "Crazy Deal" from Main Trading Company.

Jim

On 5/22/2020 9:00 AM, Jerry N9AVY wrote:
John:

You may be correct in assessing the problem. THe TS-570 does have a battery and my best guess would be that is the problem. Several years ago I had similar problem with my TS-850SAT and it went screwy.

Replacing battery solved the problem. There a several instructions and videos on the net about replacing TS-570 battery. This may very well be a quick fix !

Jerry n9avy
On Friday, May 22, 2020, 06:14:53 AM CDT, John Kirby <n3aaz_qrp_1@...> wrote:


Jim,

Some Kenwoods  (my TS690S for example) have a mercury battery to keep memory alive. Mine is a CR2430, about the size of a US quarter, with solder tabs, located d-e--e---p  behind front panel.  Been several years since I did a lobotomy, but, full instruction on the www.


72 73 74  P^3
John 1941
N3AAZ 1957
070 1337 / LONP 0349

--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director


Welcome 2756

Jim K5SP
 

Please join me in welcoming our new member(s):

2756  Dave  AB9BZ

Jim K5SP
Membership Director


--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director


20M

Dan Morris - KZ3T
 

Band is open . worked about 20 already and only 2 have 070 numbers!!

Dan Morris KZ3T 070-1065
dbmorris315@gmail.com

I live to live for Him!


IOTA announcement #information #iota

Loren McCullough - WA3WZR
 

For all of you IOTA chasers out there,  just saw this announcement from IOTA Ltd about integration with LOTW.  not entirely sure what this means yet, and I have not looked into it any further (maybe this weekend), but we will have to see.  No guarantees since my experience is that IOTA data in LOTW can be as bad as QRZ, but have to see how the IOTA folks handle this, possibly similar to Clublog.

https://www.dx-world.net/iota-qso-matching-via-lotw/

73,
Loren WA3WZR


Re: Down but not out!

Paula K7PAX #1739
 

I replaced the battery in my TS-940SAT a few years ago. Like John said, I was able to find detailed instructions on the web for my particular rig.

 

Paula K7PAX #1739

 

From: main@070Club.groups.io [mailto:main@070Club.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jerry N9AVY
Sent: Friday, May 22, 2020 07:01
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Cc: Jim K5SP
Subject: Re: [070Club] Down but not out!

 

John:

You may be correct in assessing the problem. THe TS-570 does have a battery and my best guess would be that is the problem. Several years ago I had similar problem with my TS-850SAT and it went screwy.

Replacing battery solved the problem. There a several instructions and videos on the net about replacing TS-570 battery. This may very well be a quick fix !

Jerry n9avy

On Friday, May 22, 2020, 06:14:53 AM CDT, John Kirby <n3aaz_qrp_1@...> wrote:

 

 

Jim,

Some Kenwoods  (my TS690S for example) have a mercury battery to keep memory alive. Mine is a CR2430, about the size of a US quarter, with solder tabs, located d-e--e---p  behind front panel.  Been several years since I did a lobotomy, but, full instruction on the www.


72 73 74  P^3
John 1941
N3AAZ 1957
070 1337 / LONP 0349


Re: thnks N9AVY for 20m QSO

Jerry N9AVY
 


Bob:

You were my 2nd QSO today and the QSB was rough, but you're in the log. Really appreciate you hanging there with me !

Hope conditions get better as day rolls along.

73 es tnx,

Jerry n9avy

On Friday, May 22, 2020, 09:49:05 AM CDT, K4VBM <ptcorners@...> wrote:


Hey Jerry,
The QSB got you, but I got you in my log.
20m is somewhat open as I have collected 3 QSOs so far.  Going to take a
break and try again later.

Bob
K4VBM




thnks N9AVY for 20m QSO

GA - Bob - K4VBM
 

Hey Jerry,
The QSB got you, but I got you in my log.
20m is somewhat open as I have collected 3 QSOs so far.  Going to take a break and try again later.

Bob
K4VBM


Re: Down but not out!

Jerry N9AVY
 

John:

You may be correct in assessing the problem. THe TS-570 does have a battery and my best guess would be that is the problem. Several years ago I had similar problem with my TS-850SAT and it went screwy.

Replacing battery solved the problem. There a several instructions and videos on the net about replacing TS-570 battery. This may very well be a quick fix !

Jerry n9avy

On Friday, May 22, 2020, 06:14:53 AM CDT, John Kirby <n3aaz_qrp_1@...> wrote:


Jim,

Some Kenwoods  (my TS690S for example) have a mercury battery to keep memory alive. Mine is a CR2430, about the size of a US quarter, with solder tabs, located d-e--e---p  behind front panel.  Been several years since I did a lobotomy, but, full instruction on the www.


72 73 74  P^3
John 1941
N3AAZ 1957
070 1337 / LONP 0349


Band open - 20m

Jerry N9AVY
 

Worked KC1MEI @ 1244 in Maine, FN44 (there's still a couple station left there !). Only other station heard was one near Philly. Not sparkling propagation, but there's still a lot of day left yet.


Jerry n9avy


Re: Down but not out!

Rick - N7WE
 

JIm-
What a bummer!  But your generosity will be rewarded in the end.  It's called "good karma" and right now you have good karma on deposit!  Good luck!  
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602

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