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Awesome Field Day Opportunity – June 27/28

stan W9SMR
 

With all the distraction of newer and fancier digital modes, it is important for our PSK-31 community to be seen on the waterfall. As a result of precautions due to COVID-19 the ARRL has created a unique opportunity to make ourselves seen and heard.

Firstly there is the existing Field Day Participation Sticker

As an acknowledgement of your participation in the ARRL Field Day on June 27 / 28, 2020, our PODXS 070 Club offers a Field Day Participation Sticker.

Since our Awards Progress Checker has no means to check your log for Field Day participation, in order to receive your Endorsement Sticker it will be necessary for you to send an email directly to me (robinstan (at) Hotmail (dot) com) by Sunday, July 5.  

Please use 2020 Field Day in the subject line.  Send me the email even if you have already uploaded your FD log and posted on the Reflector that you participated! 

The body of your email needs only your Call and Member number.  Please DO NOT send or attach your log.  This is on the Honor System.  If you say you participated, you participated! - even if you were in a support role (setup/tear-down, KP duty, etc. and never actual got on air.)  I will forward the complete list to those that take care of such things and your sticker will be included in our next mailing!

Secondly, and new this year - Field Day Club Upload Sticker

As an incentive to participate as a PODXS 070 Member and upload your log to ARRL, we will offer a unique sticker thanking you for doing that. Let’s get our name out there!

The ARRL has adopted two temporary waivers to the Field Day Rules. These will create a unique opportunity for all PODXS 070 Club members to submit their logs as Club members and the ARRL will publish an aggregate score for the Club. The other waiver allows Class D (Home) stations to work all other stations, including other Class D stations. You do not need to be an ARRL member.

The temporary rule waiver for 2020 allows participants from any Class to optionally include a single club name with their submitted results following Field Day.

See an overview and full rules at: Temporary Rule Waivers - Field Day 2020

For 2020 Field Day Entry go to:  How to Submit your Club Entry

It is critical that our Club name be EXACTLY THE SAME FOR ALL ENTRIES!

When you upload your Field Day Log, the Club name must be: PODXS 070

That is, all caps, one space, numbers 070

So decide if you’ll operate from your comfortable Shack, set up on the patio or drive into the mountains, but DO IT! Then send me a notice that you participated and upload your log to ARRL

The Field Day Club Upload Sticker is probably a once in a lifetime opportunity. Grab it while you can.

You will be eligible for the FD Participation Sticker even if you do not upload to ARRL.

73,

Stan
W9SMR - 070  #1611
PODXS 070 - PR Director


Re: Trying 6m again - QSY to 17m

stan W9SMR
 

Looking for traces. Calling 17M...18,097 , plus 1,800 Hz.. At 1845

Stan
W9SMR/9

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From: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io> on behalf of Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@gmail.com>
Sent: Sunday, June 14, 2020 2:37 PM
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Trying 6m again - QSY to 17m

No joy. QSYing to 18.097. 1835 UTC
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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Trying 6m again - QSY to 17m

Rick - N7WE
 

Nothing again.  Looked at 20 and nothing there either.  The bands have died or I have a problem with both antennas!
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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Trying 6m again - QSY to 17m

Rick - N7WE
 

No joy.  QSYing to 18.097.  1835 UTC
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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Trying 6m again

Rick - N7WE
 

Back on at 1820 UTC - near 50.290 + 1250.  CQing now.
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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Trying 6m again

Steve Olivieri
 

Listened and then tried calling myself 50.290 +1500 (for the ARRL VHF contest).   Tried my horizontal wire, as well as my vertical.  Nothing heard.   Will try a bit later today.

Steve - N1TYH (FN42)
070 - #2769


Re: Operating portable and logging issues

Rick - N7WE
 

Dick is right.  When portable or mobile, knowing precisely what grid and county you are in can be difficult - particularly out west. 

If cell phone service is available (it still isn't in lots of remote areas) and you have a GPS enabled phone, I found the app "Grid Square Locator by US1PM Boris" helpful.  But it doesn't show county.  For county I found "Where Am I? by Ejlta LLC" helpful.  But it doesn't give you grid square.  Both are android apps and available on Google Play Store.  Never found an app that gives you both county and grid square.  I don't know about Ipad apps, but assume there are equivalents.  


In areas without cell coverage, I used my mobile - a Kenwood TM-700D with a GPS puck and the APRS-Position function.  That provides the 6 character grid square.  County lookup had to wait until we were back in cell coverage. Even when we were in cell coverage, it was nice to be able to double check location using two sources.  
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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Operating portable and logging issues

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

Thanks!

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

On Jun 14, 2020, at 7:38 AM, Richard Rohrer <kc3ef@...> wrote:

Hi Paul,

Here is how I handle my mobile/portable operations.  I applied to Lotw for two additional certificates, one for KC3EF/M and one for KC3EF/P.  When I operate from a grid, I make sure to note in my log what grid I am in.  Sometimes being mobile that can be a challenge especially if you are in a small corner of the grid.  When I get ready to send the qso's to Lotw I create a adif for that grid and save it to my mobile log directory.  I create a Lotw station location for that grid.  If mobile I usually don't do counties unless in some place in the West where the counties are large.  I then up load  using my /M certificate.  I save the adifs based on the trip so if I have to go back and correct something I can.  I do basically the same for portable operations.  The only downside I have found is I have not been able to automatically load back from Lotw into my logging program, since the /M & /P certificates are sub-sets of my main certificate.  I usually go to the my Lotw account and manually select that the contact has been confirmed.  Usually not a problem since don't make hundreds of contacts.   After a bit I delete the station location unless its some place we go to frequently.  

This is fairly easy to do in Lotw, but eQsl is another matter.  It does not lend itself to setting up temp locations.  So I usually upload to my main account and put in the comments what grid I was in during the contact.  At one time eQsl was going to make this easier, but never seems to have  happened.  

My thoughts and this is what works for me.  Takes some time, but it is nice to be able to help fellow 070 members get some of the more rare grids. 

73
Dick - KC3EF


Re: Operating portable and logging issues

Richard Rohrer
 

Hi Paul,

Here is how I handle my mobile/portable operations.  I applied to Lotw for two additional certificates, one for KC3EF/M and one for KC3EF/P.  When I operate from a grid, I make sure to note in my log what grid I am in.  Sometimes being mobile that can be a challenge especially if you are in a small corner of the grid.  When I get ready to send the qso's to Lotw I create a adif for that grid and save it to my mobile log directory.  I create a Lotw station location for that grid.  If mobile I usually don't do counties unless in some place in the West where the counties are large.  I then up load  using my /M certificate.  I save the adifs based on the trip so if I have to go back and correct something I can.  I do basically the same for portable operations.  The only downside I have found is I have not been able to automatically load back from Lotw into my logging program, since the /M & /P certificates are sub-sets of my main certificate.  I usually go to the my Lotw account and manually select that the contact has been confirmed.  Usually not a problem since don't make hundreds of contacts.   After a bit I delete the station location unless its some place we go to frequently.  

This is fairly easy to do in Lotw, but eQsl is another matter.  It does not lend itself to setting up temp locations.  So I usually upload to my main account and put in the comments what grid I was in during the contact.  At one time eQsl was going to make this easier, but never seems to have  happened.  

My thoughts and this is what works for me.  Takes some time, but it is nice to be able to help fellow 070 members get some of the more rare grids. 

73
Dick - KC3EF


Re: Trying 6m again

Rick - N7WE
 

CQ'd for 15 minutes on 30 second interval.. Nothing seen.  Maybe later today I'll try again.
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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Trying 6m again

Rick - N7WE
 

Trying 6m again about 50.290 +1250 at 1420 UTC.  Will CQ for a bit.  Hope to see you on the waterfall!
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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Three Day Weekend 2020 Results

Jim K5SP
 

I saw you everywhere Lee, but could not work you as a dupe.  Third day is always rough, it seems like every trace you see is someone already in the log. 

I am not sure what your setup is, you live a little over 30 miles east of me.  You were working stations from Sherman that when I found them calling CQ did not seem to hear my signal. 

73

Jim K5SP


On 6/13/2020 2:25 PM, Leland Sly wrote:
Congrats to everyone who participated and to all the winners.  Great to see such a competitive event.  The last day of the event was not kind to me.  I had a hard time contacting anyone that day.  But I did do as well as I set out to do so I'm very happy.  I always set a personal goal for every event and if I achieve that I'm happy no matter how things turn out. 

Have fun and 73

Lee N5SLY



On Sat, Jun 13, 2020 at 12:42 PM stan robinson <robinstan@...> wrote:

Three Day Weekend results are in. A very BIG THANK YOU to David, K9DWR for your awesome efforts to again create the upload link and parse the results.

 

We had a great turnout with 116 logs submitted. Of these, 27 were at the time non-members. Following the Contest, 8 of them have joined us. See below for complete listing.

There were 30 logs in the High Power 100W Category.  First Place and Top Dawg was Bonus Station, Steve, VA3TPS who lit up the ionosphere with 31,392 points. His 282 QSOs gave out 28,200 Bonus Points. He completed his 929th member QSO toward the 1,000 level LONP. In 2nd Place was William, K4REB. New Member, Bob, K4VBM pulled in 2nd Place. That took him to 88 QSOs toward his LONP.

In the Medium Power 50W Category with 53 logs, the winners were all Bonus Stations. First Place was John, KC3FL with 26,753 points. John was runner-up for the 2019 RC3 award.  In 2nd Place was Jerry, N9AVY. Jerry topped his 1,000 level LONP during the contest. In 3rd Place was Lee, N5SLY. Lee is our 2019 RC3 winner and still making fun competition for the 070 Club. Lee completed his WTW Endorsement during the Contest.

The Low Power 25W Category, with 27 logs, was won by our Executive Director, Jim, K5SP. Jim took a break from his gigantic task of getting our Mailings sent and repairing the website to enjoy the PSK-31 Contest world. In 2nd Place was long time member (#25) Steve, W3HF. In 3rd place was new member Bob, N8GU. Bob joined us during the 31 Flavors Contest and finished in 4th Place there.

The QRP 5W Category had 6 entries. First Place was Steve, VA3FLF. Very respectable results with Flea-Power! Non-member John, KD2MI  took 2nd Place and non-member Dwayne, K0DY took 3rd Place

 


Being a 72 hour long Contest required extreme effort especially by our Bonus Stations: Lee, N5SLY; Steve, VA3TPS; John, KC3FL, Jerry, N9AVY; Bob KK6KMU and Barry VA7GEM. Our heart-felt appreciation for your fantastic efforts!!

New members joining us following their participation in TDW:



Full results will be uploaded to the 070 Club and 070 Club Contest Reflectors.

See Groups.io for info on viewing uploaded files at: 070 Email Reflector

Our next Event is the Endorsement Daze #3 on Saturday, June 20. The focus is LONP and TRI-WARC.

Starting: 10:00 UTC on Saturday, June 20 (Saturday, June 20 at 06:00 EDT)
Ending:  03:59 UTC on Sunday, June 21 (Saturday, June 27 at 23:59 EDT)

Our next contest is the 40M Firecracker Sprint. Choose a 6 hour block between 20:00 July 4 to 20:00 July 5.

See full Rules at:  Rules - 40M Firecracker Sprint 

 

73,

 Stan

W9SMR - 070  #1611

PODXS 070 - PR Director


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Jim,  K5SP #483
Executive Director/Member Services Director


Re: Three Day Weekend 2020 Results

 

That was one long contest, my first three day sprint and that last day was torture, totally worn out.  Being a Bonus Station was exciting.  That first night I felt like a piece of meat in a lions cage but a total blast.  Caught the opening on 15 and 10, the contest reflector got me that one.  It was really nice to see all those # 0000.  Looking forward to the next one.

73
John
KC 3FL


Re: Three Day Weekend 2020 Results

Steve VA3FLF/KM4FLF
 

Woohoo...the little FT817ND did a great job for me. First time ever trying full up contest as QRP.

The first two nights I had great success. Saturday was a different story. I had a lot of QRN, just horrible condx. I don’t think I could had made a contact across the street it was so bad. 

You get a real feel for conditions on QRP. Anyway, thanks for the contest and thanks to everyone who pulled my puny little signal out...hi!

73,

Steve
VA3FLF


On Jun 13, 2020, at 13:42, stan robinson <robinstan@...> wrote:



Three Day Weekend results are in. A very BIG THANK YOU to David, K9DWR for your awesome efforts to again create the upload link and parse the results.

 

We had a great turnout with 116 logs submitted. Of these, 27 were at the time non-members. Following the Contest, 8 of them have joined us. See below for complete listing.

There were 30 logs in the High Power 100W Category.  First Place and Top Dawg was Bonus Station, Steve, VA3TPS who lit up the ionosphere with 31,392 points. His 282 QSOs gave out 28,200 Bonus Points. He completed his 929th member QSO toward the 1,000 level LONP. In 2nd Place was William, K4REB. New Member, Bob, K4VBM pulled in 2nd Place. That took him to 88 QSOs toward his LONP.

In the Medium Power 50W Category with 53 logs, the winners were all Bonus Stations. First Place was John, KC3FL with 26,753 points. John was runner-up for the 2019 RC3 award.  In 2nd Place was Jerry, N9AVY. Jerry topped his 1,000 level LONP during the contest. In 3rd Place was Lee, N5SLY. Lee is our 2019 RC3 winner and still making fun competition for the 070 Club. Lee completed his WTW Endorsement during the Contest.

The Low Power 25W Category, with 27 logs, was won by our Executive Director, Jim, K5SP. Jim took a break from his gigantic task of getting our Mailings sent and repairing the website to enjoy the PSK-31 Contest world. In 2nd Place was long time member (#25) Steve, W3HF. In 3rd place was new member Bob, N8GU. Bob joined us during the 31 Flavors Contest and finished in 4th Place there.

The QRP 5W Category had 6 entries. First Place was Steve, VA3FLF. Very respectable results with Flea-Power! Non-member John, KD2MI  took 2nd Place and non-member Dwayne, K0DY took 3rd Place

 

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Being a 72 hour long Contest required extreme effort especially by our Bonus Stations: Lee, N5SLY; Steve, VA3TPS; John, KC3FL, Jerry, N9AVY; Bob KK6KMU and Barry VA7GEM. Our heart-felt appreciation for your fantastic efforts!!

New members joining us following their participation in TDW:

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Full results will be uploaded to the 070 Club and 070 Club Contest Reflectors.

See Groups.io for info on viewing uploaded files at: 070 Email Reflector

Our next Event is the Endorsement Daze #3 on Saturday, June 20. The focus is LONP and TRI-WARC.

Starting: 10:00 UTC on Saturday, June 20 (Saturday, June 20 at 06:00 EDT)
Ending:  03:59 UTC on Sunday, June 21 (Saturday, June 27 at 23:59 EDT)

Our next contest is the 40M Firecracker Sprint. Choose a 6 hour block between 20:00 July 4 to 20:00 July 5.

See full Rules at:  Rules - 40M Firecracker Sprint 

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73,

 Stan

W9SMR - 070  #1611

PODXS 070 - PR Director


Re: Operating portable and logging issues

Stephen Melachrinos
 

John (and Paul) -

Actually, the only things that have to match to get a LoTW confirmation are date/time/callsigns/band/mode. Once that match is made, you get credit for wherever the other station says he was and he gets credit for wherever you say you were. DXCC entities are defined solely by the certificate that is used for the upload, but secondary administrative subdivision (state, province, oblast, prefecture, etc), grid square, IOTA, are all defined by the station location. It doesn't matter where I think you are--it's what you put in your station location in TQSL. 

So John is right--you have to partition your log by location, and then create a new station location in TQSL for each of those logs based on where you were. Make sure you match the log to the location when you upload, or you won't give the right credit to the other stations.

Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: John - KC3FL via groups.io <kc3fl@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Sat, Jun 13, 2020 8:08 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] Operating portable and logging issues

I just look for the /P and see you're on the go.  As far as LOTW goes, my understanding is that if the grid you upload and the other stations upload don't agree there is no confirmation.  If that's the case, every time you change grids you would have to go into the Station Location in TQSL and change the grid.  Might want to drop a line to the LOTW help desk.  For us grid chasers, all we need is the new grid.  Will be looking for you.


Re: 070 Daze Tri-WARC

Leland Sly
 

Thanks Jerry,

All of my contacts for the last 8 years have been uploaded to the 070 checker.  According to that I have not made a PSK contact on WARC bands since 2014...hi hi.  You never know how the bands will be but it should be fun to give it a go next Saturday.

Hope to catch you then.

73

Lee N5SLY

On Sat, Jun 13, 2020 at 6:57 PM Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:
Lee:

Check your logs to see how many contacts you already have on those bands that will count. Then, you may get a little help from your friends here at PODXS. These days, we all need a little help with the poor propagation and lack of activity.

Not sure, but can't help but wonder if 12m is subject E-skip like 10m.

I'd be willing to sked you after my FT-1000MP gets back from repair shop or when I get a back up rig in place.

Jerry n9avy
On Saturday, June 13, 2020, 06:39:28 PM CDT, Leland Sly <lee.n5sly@...> wrote:


What are the recommended freq for 12, 17 & 30 meters.  I don't have any of those awards and its been years since I have made a PSK contact on those bands.  This should be fun.

73

Lee N5SLY


Re: 070 Daze Tri-WARC

Leland Sly
 

Thank you John

73

Lee N5SLY

On Sat, Jun 13, 2020 at 6:49 PM John - KC3FL via groups.io <kc3fl=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

Lee,

30 mtrs 10.140
17 mtrs  18.097
12 mtrs  24.920


Re: Operating portable and logging issues

 

I just look for the /P and see you're on the go.  As far as LOTW goes, my understanding is that if the grid you upload and the other stations upload don't agree there is no confirmation.  If that's the case, every time you change grids you would have to go into the Station Location in TQSL and change the grid.  Might want to drop a line to the LOTW help desk.  For us grid chasers, all we need is the new grid.  Will be looking for you.


Re: 070 Daze Tri-WARC

Jerry N9AVY
 

Lee:

Check your logs to see how many contacts you already have on those bands that will count. Then, you may get a little help from your friends here at PODXS. These days, we all need a little help with the poor propagation and lack of activity.

Not sure, but can't help but wonder if 12m is subject E-skip like 10m.

I'd be willing to sked you after my FT-1000MP gets back from repair shop or when I get a back up rig in place.

Jerry n9avy

On Saturday, June 13, 2020, 06:39:28 PM CDT, Leland Sly <lee.n5sly@...> wrote:


What are the recommended freq for 12, 17 & 30 meters.  I don't have any of those awards and its been years since I have made a PSK contact on those bands.  This should be fun.

73

Lee N5SLY


Re: 070 Daze Tri-WARC

 

Lee,

30 mtrs 10.140
17 mtrs  18.097
12 mtrs  24.920

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