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Phillippines on 20M

Bill Williams
 

A new country for me.  Klaus on a club station 14.071360
73,
Bill
AG4QX
398


Re: Christmas run

Stephen Melachrinos
 

Ken -

Good job, but you need to send the log. Did you forget the attachment?

Please note the instructions on the web page.


Steve


-----Original Message-----
From: Ken Campbell <n6pcd1@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Sat, Dec 26, 2020 9:08 am
Subject: Re: [070Club] Christmas run

Yeah, it was a good time, that’s for sure. Much to my astonishment I managed to log 36 contacts! Hopefully there will be a lot more activity on PSK-31 from here on out!
--
All the best,
Ken N6PCD/0
070 #801
LONP #187


Welcome 2813

Jim K5SP
 

Please join me in welcoming new member:

2813 Tony KD9ANS

Welcome to the club Tony!

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


Re: Christmas run

Ken Campbell
 

Yeah, it was a good time, that’s for sure. Much to my astonishment I managed to log 36 contacts! Hopefully there will be a lot more activity on PSK-31 from here on out!
--
All the best,
Ken N6PCD/0
070 #801
LONP #187


Christmas run

Randy True
 

Could only manage to get 21, but it was fun. Better luck next time.

Randy  W4RTT


Re: LotW and the year end

Jerry N9AVY
 

Good idea !

On Friday, December 25, 2020, 06:04:51 PM CST, N6MG - Milt. via groups.io <n6mg@...> wrote:


Everybody...
It's the last week of the year. I know of a plethora of big name Amateurs and contester's that accrue hundreds and even thousands of QSO's a year. 
Many upload to LotW  just once a year.
Why do they wait? Because they're really not chasing any awards. 
The system gets overloaded.
May I suggest that you upload your logs before the rush? 
That's all.
Happy Holidays...
73,
Milt.
N6MG
070-650
LONP #76


LotW and the year end

 

Everybody...
It's the last week of the year. I know of a plethora of big name Amateurs and contester's that accrue hundreds and even thousands of QSO's a year. 
Many upload to LotW  just once a year.
Why do they wait? Because they're really not chasing any awards. 
The system gets overloaded.
May I suggest that you upload your logs before the rush? 
That's all.
Happy Holidays...
73,
Milt.
N6MG
070-650
LONP #76


Re: Worked a new-to-me 070 number

Jerry N9AVY
 

Mike has stated that I was his only PSK contact this year. Whether or not he gets back on PSK I won't give odds on that.  He hasn't been on PSK for many years, but prefers CW, SSTV and RTTY.  Sorry to be bearer of sad news.

Jerry   n9avy

On Tuesday, December 22, 2020, 05:40:12 PM CST, Stephen Melachrinos via groups.io <melachri@...> wrote:


Jerry -

I hope Mike stays on the air for a while. I need him too!

Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: 070 Club <070club@groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Dec 22, 2020 1:10 pm
Subject: [070Club] Worked a new-to-me 070 number

This morning I finally work my old friend Mike , KA9DFI, on PSK31 (and RTTY) on 40m.  He hasn't been on for years due to computer and/or rig problems. He vey difficult to work because there is about 25 miles between us as well as the Marengo Ridge which is somewhat difficult for RF to get over at times. Plus he's  on a vertical and I'm horizontal.

Anyhow, had a great time working #0437 !  Thanks Mike !

BTW, Mike & I have been friends for over 30 years.  He got his Extra when I was still messing around as a Tech. Smart fellow who holds 2 Doctorates and is working on a 3rd... 

Jerry  n9avy


Re: Murphy Strikes Again !

Jerry N9AVY
 

Aaaaaaarrrrrgggggghhhh !     Dang Murphy !  

This last couple weeks he got my brand new IC-7300 DOA out of box, my safe lost it combo with Xmas cash locked inside, and finally the remote coax switch went belly up.  Oh, and the little Chinese heater which keeps my (coldest in the house) room toasty also went belly up.  

Beginning to get a strong dislike for Murphy !

Jerry  n9avy

On Thursday, December 24, 2020, 01:34:13 PM CST, John - KC3FL via groups.io <kc3fl@...> wrote:


When he was done with you he paid my 1000-MP a visit.  No xmit on 20 but do have a backup rig.

John
KC3FL


Re: Murphy Strikes Again !

Jerry N9AVY
 

Tree Rats !  Ugh !    Also road obstacles which mostly end up as road pizza.   Emoji



Jerry



On Thursday, December 24, 2020, 03:15:58 PM CST, William Wagaman <n3gty@...> wrote:


Hello Bill here N3GTY .... Here is good one... Similar problem with mine a while back it was resolved when I figured out that a squirrel chewed my CAT Cable that I was using for control wiring. Those things are like rats with furry tails. 73 for now Bill  

On 12/24/2020 1:32 PM, Jerry N9AVY wrote:
Everything was working normal yesterday and then today all 3 antennas have SWR so high the autotuner on FT-1000MP shuts down .  Only weather change was a dusting of snow this morning and a temp. around 17 F.  Rotor turns sluggishly, but it does turn.  Went out and visually checked antennas, but didn't see anything. Hmmm ....   Hope it's just the cold weather. 

Only one coax runs out to an Ameritron 5 position switch at base of tower and coax switch selects proper antennas.  Only thing I can remember happening was a few years ago one of the relay armatures became disconnected when a spring broke.  Usually get out there once a year to burnish relay contacts.

I'm perplexed ...

Merry Christmas to All !

Jerry  n9avy


-- 
Bill Wagaman N3GTY
155 Woodbridge Drive
Spring Lake, NC 28390


Re: Missing my messages

Jerry N9AVY
 

Steve:

Wasn't that.  Think I fixed it.  We'll see.

Thanks.

Jerry  n9avy

On Friday, December 25, 2020, 05:06:29 PM CST, Steve R via groups.io <oldjavadrinker@...> wrote:


Jerry, 

Go into subscriptions and see if you have daily summary or digest setup instead of individual message.

On summary you get everything from all day in one email.

Steve
2301


On Dec 25, 2020, at 17:35, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:


Still not seeing my posts or any responses.  Checked my browser and can't find anything different.  Something has changed , but haven't a clue !

Jerry  n9avy


Re: Missing my messages

Steve VA3FLF/KM4FLF
 

Jerry, 

Go into subscriptions and see if you have daily summary or digest setup instead of individual message.

On summary you get everything from all day in one email.

Steve
2301


On Dec 25, 2020, at 17:35, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:


Still not seeing my posts or any responses.  Checked my browser and can't find anything different.  Something has changed , but haven't a clue !

Jerry  n9avy


Re: Missing my messages

Chuck M
 

At 2238 utc sitting at 21 qsos.  Working to get those last few on 40m.

Having fun and that's the main part.

73s
Chuck
KD9DVB



On Fri, Dec 25, 2020 at 5:35 PM, Jerry N9AVY
<n9avy@...> wrote:
Still not seeing my posts or any responses.  Checked my browser and can't find anything different.  Something has changed , but haven't a clue !

Jerry  n9avy


Missing my messages

Jerry N9AVY
 

Still not seeing my posts or any responses.  Checked my browser and can't find anything different.  Something has changed , but haven't a clue !

Jerry  n9avy


Re: Christmas Run 2020 - "Operating Event"

Ken Campbell
 

Best time I’ve had with PSK-31 in years! Lots of you good folks on the air, and condx not too bad.

Hopefully this will mark the return of many operators to the mode, especially as the sunspot numbers get better!
--
All the best,
Ken N6PCD/0
070 #801
LONP #187


PSKfest – Heads Up ! One week away

stan W9SMR
 

The Ø7Ø Club PSKfest is just 1 week away -


  0000 UTC Saturday, 2 January 2021
 to
 2359 UTC Saturday, 2 January 2021

 

This is a 1 day, 24 hour event – Friday evening and Saturday in US.

Sprint Rules – work as many stations as possible in the allotted time using PSK31 mode.

 

Work each station once per band. (Same station, same band, is a dupe!)

 

Open to all licensed radio amateurs. Using 80M thru 10M (No WARC Bands)

For Rules and detailsClick Here: PSKFest Rules

 

4 Power Categories:

QRP < 5 W
Low < 25 W
Medium < 50 W
High < 100 W (See Rules)


Exchange:
 Callsign,  RST  and  State/Province/Country (SPC)  eg: “W9SMR  599  FL”


Call: “CQ PSKFEST”


All entry logs
 must be received within 1 week after the event ends.

 

The PSKFest Uploader link will be activated for the Contest. See Rules.

 

With propagation possibly improving and 5 bands to choose from, you can optimize your luck. It is helpful to post your intentions to QSY on the Reflector. Also, be sure to use PSKReporter and to Spot calls seen. Under current propagation conditions, we need all the help we can get.

 

Last year there were 90 logs submitted – a very good turnout. Last year’s Top Dawg and 1st in High Power was Bob, KF3AA with 36 states and 21 DXCC multipliers. Four of our members worked 38 States. We had a record 16 non-members competing and submitting logs. Several have since joined the 070.

Be sure to tell any and all to join the fun, submit their logs and join us as soon as possible.

Let’s see if we can find those open bands. 




73,

Stan

W9SMR - 070  #1611

PODXS 070 - PR Director


25 contacts on 20m

Jerry N9AVY
 

Whew !   20m was a real bear today .  Signal would come & go ... mostly go because I missed a bunch of station.  The real challenge was KE0CEN/7 who said he was in Iowa which is a tough shot from Northern Illinois because it's close in.  Lost quite a few station who called me, but got enough for 25.

Milt , N6MG, won the Special Prize for California today !

73, 

Jerry  N9AVY  


Re: Christmas Run 2020 - "Operating Event"

Rick - N7WE
 

At 13:42 UTC there is 40m 070 activity and Europe is in and out on 20m.  Come one come all and join the Christmas Fun!  Merry Christmas to all!
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: ATT: W3HF - Steve - Outlook for 2021?

Stephen Melachrinos
 

Milt -

I've been mulling this over for a while. 

1. So what are my personal goals for 2021?
- I'd like to spend more time on the radio. When propagation was poor, it was easy to "not bother with it because the bands are probably dead." This led to an attitude of only getting on for the 070 events. Especially now that propagation is getting better, I'd like to get on more often.
- Keep up with the LONP chase.
- Upgrade my portable station, specifically the interface. I just fired up a new laptop, and I think it's time to move away from my 20-year-old Rascal with 9-pin serial input. Not planning to change out the radio (FT-817 or -857) yet, but I want to find a simplified solution that doesn't involve a USB-serial converter and separate audio cables. Maybe Tigertronics USB? Something else? (I'm curious about recommendations, by the way.)
- Clean up my callbook collection. I have books scattered around a bit, and not properly stored and indexed, and that makes it hard to use them for research. (For those who aren't familiar with my callbooks, the easiest way to describe them is to point you to the mirror of my old GeoCities web site at http://www.oocities.org/w3hf/index.html . It's a bit outdated--I have a few more books now--but you get the idea.)

2. As for my perspective on the club goals, I need to state that I'm just one person, and there's a management team that tries to work by consensus. So my perspectives do not necessarily represent the club management's consensus, and should not be interpreted as any form of criticism.
- Unfortunately, the biggest goal has to be getting to a point where we have enough software working to manage the club. This is a really big project, and I'm not criticizing at all the efforts of the software dev team. It's a really hard project too, with a lot of features and capabilities for all facets of the club's operation (membership, endorsements, contests, etc.) And doing it solely with volunteers on a part-time basis is extremely challenging. (It would be challenging even for a larger organization with a paid staff.)
- Maintain a level of activity that keeps the membership engaged and growing. (I think we're doing that, but it's hard without the software working.)
- In the mean time, find ways to take on some of the club's operation using alternate processes. Today's Christmas Run with manual validation is an example of that.

3. Finally, I do have to object to the wording in your question. I'm pretty sure I'm not the OLDEST active member, but I will concede (proudly) that I may be the longest-tenured regularly-active member. For the record, yesterday was the 20th anniversary of my joining the club.

73,
Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: N6MG - Milt. via groups.io <n6mg@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Dec 24, 2020 5:58 pm
Subject: [070Club] ATT: W3HF - Steve - Outlook for 2021?

W3HF, Steve, as our oldest active member, you've seen a lot come and go.
What are your goals?
What would you like to see in 2021, as far as the 070 Club's goals?
Milt.
N6MG
070-650




Re: Christmas Run 2020 - "Operating Event"

Jim K5SP
 

Was tough on this end all evening.  Managed to get 5-6 in the log.  Up early this morning, and nothing but noise on 80, 40.  Thought I would see some early risers but nothing at all.

Surprising that I got what I did.  Did manage to get Milt in the log, but it was rough.  KK6KMU was for some reason strong all evening, could have worked him over and over.  Must be using salt water for a ground.

Merry Christmas to all.

73,

Jim K5SP

On 12/25/2020 5:49 AM, Stephen Melachrinos via groups.io wrote:
Phil -

That was surprisingly tough last night during our QSO. Glad we got it done.

Merry Christmas to all!

Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: Phil Royce <ke4pwe@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Fri, Dec 25, 2020 6:09 am
Subject: Re: [070Club] Christmas Run 2020 - "Operating Event"

I'll just be happy with talking for 10 secs with 25 individual members with the conditions being up and down, Merry Christmas 73 de ke4pwe

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

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