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Re: 366 Anyone?

Paula K7PAX #1739
 

I have one of those along the top of my backyard fence. 

Paula

On Jan 1, 2020, at 3:27 PM, Jim K5SP <jinnis@...> wrote:


Richard, I use a Qso-King end fed wire up about 20 feet. Neighbors can't see it.

Jim K5SP 



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


-------- Original message --------
From: "Fr Richard R via Groups.Io" <rickocr2005@...>
Date: 1/1/20 5:02 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] 366 Anyone?

I may not complete it twice ..  
but will work on getting an antenna of sorts back up and station on a the air by Feb 29, 2020 so I can complete it once. 

We just moved into a new house in a HOA community so have to get an antenna up carefully but will getter done. 

73, Merry Christmas, & Happy New Year. 

Fr Richard 
WB8YXF
2328 (I think) 

On Jan 1, 2020, at 17:53, Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:

I should point out that Paul - NU4C - now not on the air due to health problems, but still monitoring this group, completed it not once, BUT TWICE!  Only person to do so!  Anyone want to take a run at that??
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602

--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director


Re: 366 Anyone?

Jim K5SP
 

Richard, I use a Qso-King end fed wire up about 20 feet. Neighbors can't see it.

Jim K5SP 



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


-------- Original message --------
From: "Fr Richard R via Groups.Io" <rickocr2005@...>
Date: 1/1/20 5:02 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] 366 Anyone?

I may not complete it twice ..  
but will work on getting an antenna of sorts back up and station on a the air by Feb 29, 2020 so I can complete it once. 

We just moved into a new house in a HOA community so have to get an antenna up carefully but will getter done. 

73, Merry Christmas, & Happy New Year. 

Fr Richard 
WB8YXF
2328 (I think) 

On Jan 1, 2020, at 17:53, Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:

I should point out that Paul - NU4C - now not on the air due to health problems, but still monitoring this group, completed it not once, BUT TWICE!  Only person to do so!  Anyone want to take a run at that??
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602

--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director


Re: 366 Anyone?

Fr Richard R
 

I may not complete it twice ..  
but will work on getting an antenna of sorts back up and station on a the air by Feb 29, 2020 so I can complete it once. 

We just moved into a new house in a HOA community so have to get an antenna up carefully but will getter done. 

73, Merry Christmas, & Happy New Year. 

Fr Richard 
WB8YXF
2328 (I think) 

On Jan 1, 2020, at 17:53, Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:

I should point out that Paul - NU4C - now not on the air due to health problems, but still monitoring this group, completed it not once, BUT TWICE!  Only person to do so!  Anyone want to take a run at that??
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: 366 Anyone?

Rick - N7WE
 

I should point out that Paul - NU4C - now not on the air due to health problems, but still monitoring this group, completed it not once, BUT TWICE!  Only person to do so!  Anyone want to take a run at that??
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: 366 Anyone?

David, K9DWR
 

* Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@gmail.com> [2020-01-01 14:16]:
OK, this was supposed to go out at 7 PM EST last night, but I screwed up!  So
hurry!  You only have about an hour and 45 minutes to make your 1/1/2020 QSO!
On the plus side, if you miss today, it's not a long wait to pick it up at the
beginning of next year (just one extra day to pick up). It's a lot better to
miss at the beginning of the year than the end. :-)

The important one not to miss is leap year Feb 29.

--
David, K9DWR
#1604 LONP #255
david@graniteweb.com


Re: 366 Anyone?

Geary McDowell
 

Only 49 left for me, mostly July but at least one each month.  Working at it! 
Geary, KE5IRK 

On Wed, Jan 1, 2020 at 4:14 PM Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:
Primarily to our newer members.....but anyone else can play if they want to!

Interested in taking a run at 365, Leap Day, and 366?  Today is the day to get started.  You don't have to complete it all in one year.  But it can and has been done.  Just one contact in each 24 hour UTC day.  This is the first year since its inception in 2016 that it can be completed in one year!  If you miss Leap Day, Feb. 29, the chance to complet in just one year will not come around again until 20124.  In 2016, 9 people completed it in a straight run.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602

--
When all else fails, Amateur Radio works.


Re: 366 Anyone?

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

I just want to weigh in on this and encourage everyone who has not yet earned the 365/366 endorsements to go for it, no matter when you start.

I’ve had an incredible amount of fun chasing 070 endorsements. 

But none of them have been as fun to chase as the 365/366 endorsement.  I learned a lot about operating while getting all the QSOs I needed.  Beyond honing existing skills and building new ones, the need to be on the air chasing QSOs every day meant I spent much more time on the air having fun.

It’s just a fabulous good time.  Go for it!

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

On Jan 1, 2020, at 2:16 PM, Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:

OK, this was supposed to go out at 7 PM EST last night, but I screwed up!  So hurry!  You only have about an hour and 45 minutes to make your 1/1/2020 QSO!
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: 366 Anyone?

Rick - N7WE
 

OK, this was supposed to go out at 7 PM EST last night, but I screwed up!  So hurry!  You only have about an hour and 45 minutes to make your 1/1/2020 QSO!
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


366 Anyone?

Rick - N7WE
 
Edited

Primarily to our newer members.....but anyone else can play if they want to!

Interested in taking a run at 365, Leap Day, and 366?  Today is the day to get started.  You don't have to complete it all in one year.  But it can and has been done.  Just one contact in each 24 hour UTC day.  This is the first year since its inception in 2016 that it can be completed in one year!  If you miss Leap Day, Feb. 29, the chance to complete in just one year will not come around again until 2024.  In 2016, 9 people completed it in a straight run.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Happy New Year and a new 366

David, K9DWR
 

Happy New Year, everyone. Don't forget this year is a leap year to get that
elusive Feb 29 for the Clock and Calendar 365 + 1 for a contact every day of
the year.

--
David, K9DWR
#1604 LONP #255
david@graniteweb.com


Re: Welcome 2721, 2722

Rick - N7WE
 

Let me add my WELCOME! to Tom W7OXB, Bob K8RGI, and Bill N3XL.  Glad you have joined us.  I hope you find 070 Club as great an experience as I have.  Hope to add all 3 of you to my log during the coming PSKFest starting this Friday night (7PM EST 6PM CST, 5PM MST, and 4PM PST - 24 hours!)  There will be more PSK31 traces on the waterfall than we've seen in a long time!
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Membership Requirements

David, K9DWR
 

* Paul Butzi (W7PFB) <w7pfb@butzi.net> [2020-01-01 06:55]:

I would favor, though, putting text on the website at some point suggesting
that if someone wants to join, they reach out and contact a ham who is a
member, who can make a post saying that the aspiring applicant is looking to
make their 50, so be on the lookout for them and help them out. In the past
when that’s been done, they make their 50 in short order!
Priming the pump is a good idea, but I'll suggest something a bit
better. Instead of contacting "some member" to post on the reflector,
maybe we can put that as a specific email that's fielded by the
leadership so we know people are aware. That way, we aren't putting
them in a position where they have to guess what member to ask to post
for them.

--
David, K9DWR
#1604 LONP #255
david@graniteweb.com


Re: Welcome 2721, 2722

Jim K5SP
 

Bob's call is K8RGI.

73
Jim K5SP 



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


-------- Original message --------
From: stan robinson <robinstan@...>
Date: 1/1/20 10:49 AM (GMT-06:00)
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Welcome 2721, 2722

Welcome, welcome, Bob and Bill!

We were very happy to see that you both participated in the Doubleheader Contest and that the experience was evidently rewarding enough that you decided to join us for future opportunities..

We have noted that Bob, K8GGI, will provide significant competition in the future, as he grabbed 3rd place in the High Power category, and Bill was not far behind him.

We look forward to seeing your traces light our waterfalls!

73,
Stan #1611
W9SMR




________________________________________
From: 070Club@groups.io <070Club@groups.io> on behalf of Jim K5SP <jinnis@...>
Sent: Wednesday, January 1, 2020 7:44 AM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Cc: bill.n3xl@...; robert@...
Subject: [070Club] Welcome 2721, 2722

Please join me in welcoming new member(s):

2721  Bob  K8RGI
2722  Bill   N3XL

Jim K5SP
Membership Director

--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director





--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director


Re: Welcome 2721, 2722

David, K9DWR
 

* stan robinson <robinstan@hotmail.com> [2020-01-01 16:49]:
Welcome, welcome, Bob and Bill!

We were very happy to see that you both participated in the Doubleheader Contest and that the experience was evidently rewarding enough that you decided to join us for future opportunities..

We have noted that Bob, K8GGI, will provide significant competition in the future, as he grabbed 3rd place in the High Power category, and Bill was not far behind him.

We look forward to seeing your traces light our waterfalls!
I couldn't have said it better. Welcome to both of you. :-)

--
David, K9DWR
#1604 LONP #255
david@graniteweb.com


Re: Membership Requirements

Ken Campbell <n6pcd1@...>
 

Jim,

I am in complete agreement with you! There needs to be some form of “threshold” as a requirement for membership. IMHO that is one of the things that make this organization great. 

When I joined, with much encouragement from my dear friend Milt N6MG (then W6QE) I felt a real sense of accomplishment to have met the requirements. It MEANT something.

Having said all that, I believe the management needs to revisit the QSO requirement. I can get OTA here in SoCal and send CQ over time on the calling frequencies at different times of the day and get nary a reply. Not even see other traces. Some of this is admittedly due to my CC&R restricted antenna, FT modes siphoning away interest from PSK, and awful propagation, but I’m essentially using the same type of setup I used when I made my bones back in the day.

Blowing he foam off, I believe the QSO requirement should remain, but consider lowering the amount required.

VY 73 and Happy New Year to all y’all!

Ken N6PCD
070 #801
LONP #187


Re: Welcome 2721, 2722

stan W9SMR
 

Welcome, welcome, Bob and Bill!

We were very happy to see that you both participated in the Doubleheader Contest and that the experience was evidently rewarding enough that you decided to join us for future opportunities..

We have noted that Bob, K8GGI, will provide significant competition in the future, as he grabbed 3rd place in the High Power category, and Bill was not far behind him.

We look forward to seeing your traces light our waterfalls!

73,
Stan #1611
W9SMR




________________________________________
From: 070Club@groups.io <070Club@groups.io> on behalf of Jim K5SP <jinnis@swbell.net>
Sent: Wednesday, January 1, 2020 7:44 AM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Cc: bill.n3xl@verizon.net; robert@rjrobbins.net
Subject: [070Club] Welcome 2721, 2722

Please join me in welcoming new member(s):

2721 Bob K8RGI
2722 Bill N3XL

Jim K5SP
Membership Director

--
Jim, K5SP #483
Member Services Director


Re: Membership Requirements

Stephen Melachrinos
 

Paul -

I think your suggestion (to contact a member via email) is great. I also think we could suggest working an 070 contest.

Given the poor propagation we have now, and the fact that there are fewer PSK stations on the air, we should be encouraging prospective members. Typically that happens when someone makes a QSO on the air, but we should use other resources we have, including the web site.

Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Butzi (W7PFB) <w7pfb@...>
To: 070Club <070Club@groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Jan 1, 2020 9:56 am
Subject: Re: [070Club] Membership Requirements

Ignoring the issue of how 50 QSOs is more of a problem for some hams than for others for a brief moment…

I would observe that despite the world being overrun by FT8 there seems to be a steady stream of new PODXS070 member emails landing in my email inbox.

So perhaps it is not as big an issue as I had thought.  So I have changed my mind and think perhaps 50 is a pretty good balance between the various concerns.

I would favor, though, putting text on the website at some point suggesting that if someone wants to join, they reach out and contact a ham who is a member, who can make a post saying that the aspiring applicant is looking to make their 50, so be on the lookout for them and help them out.  In the past when that’s been done, they make their 50 in short order!

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

On Dec 31, 2019, at 11:09 AM, Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:

Propagation is a lot tougher from the Pacific Northwest to the rest of the USA.  I grew up out there.  In fact, once you get west of the Cascades anywhere in Oregon, Washington, or British Columbia, it gets difficult.  Once you get west of the Coast Range, it gets really tough.  In Barry's case, living in North Vancouver, topography plays a very big role.  Vancouver is at sea level and the mountains come right down to the ocean.  Really fouls up the takeoff angle and makes getting a signal in or out a real challenge., even with good propagation.  Beautiful scenery though...when the rain lets up!
-
Rick - N7WE
Transplanted Genuine Webfoot


Re: Membership Requirements

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

Ignoring the issue of how 50 QSOs is more of a problem for some hams than for others for a brief moment…

I would observe that despite the world being overrun by FT8 there seems to be a steady stream of new PODXS070 member emails landing in my email inbox.

So perhaps it is not as big an issue as I had thought.  So I have changed my mind and think perhaps 50 is a pretty good balance between the various concerns.

I would favor, though, putting text on the website at some point suggesting that if someone wants to join, they reach out and contact a ham who is a member, who can make a post saying that the aspiring applicant is looking to make their 50, so be on the lookout for them and help them out.  In the past when that’s been done, they make their 50 in short order!

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

On Dec 31, 2019, at 11:09 AM, Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:

Propagation is a lot tougher from the Pacific Northwest to the rest of the USA.  I grew up out there.  In fact, once you get west of the Cascades anywhere in Oregon, Washington, or British Columbia, it gets difficult.  Once you get west of the Coast Range, it gets really tough.  In Barry's case, living in North Vancouver, topography plays a very big role.  Vancouver is at sea level and the mountains come right down to the ocean.  Really fouls up the takeoff angle and makes getting a signal in or out a real challenge., even with good propagation.  Beautiful scenery though...when the rain lets up!
-
Rick - N7WE
Transplanted Genuine Webfoot


Welcome 2721, 2722

Jim K5SP
 

Please join me in welcoming new member(s):

2721  Bob  K8RGI
2722  Bill   N3XL

Jim K5SP
Membership Director
--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director


Re: Membership Requirements

Dan Morris - KZ3T
 

Here, here Ryan - I tried it also, did not like it , deleted it and just don’t care for it.  A good mode for those just wanting to make a quickie contact and done or for DX and that is okay but just wasn’t for me.

Dan Morris  KZ3T

I live to live for Him!



On Dec 31, 2019, at 2:37 PM, Ryan Trullinger <rt83021@...> wrote:

In response to Paula and others, your location might be an issue, I don't know I live in Nebraska, but to be honest the odds of making contacts with FT8
might have more to do with the sheer quantity of people using it, go to PSK reporter, look at FT8 and PSK31 on all bands separately, the numbers are staggering, with the FT8 users.
Bottom line is, the more players there are the better the odds of you getting contacts. With that said I have looked at FT8 and it simply doesn't interest me, I like chatting too much.

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