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Re: Ham Radio Deluxe alternative

Richard Rohrer
 

K6WRJ,

My suggestion would be to switch to Fldigi.  I use HRD for about 15 years unitl the 6.0 version came out.  I found it to have many bugs and be very bloated.  I had tried Fldigi before, but had not like it, but I made the change when I started running mobile digital and my computer at the time only had 32G memory.  There are some features of HRD, especially DM780 that I really like, but I have gotten use to not having them.  Just my thoughts. 

73
Dick - KC3EF 


Re: Feldhell

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

We’ve always thought you were worth 100 points, Jerry.

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

On Apr 18, 2020, at 11:51 AM, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@sbcglobal.net> wrote:

Fooling around in Fell Hell Sprint and looks like I;'m a bonus station worth 100 pts. Holy Cow !

Jerry n9avy



Re: Feldhell

Richard Rohrer
 

Hi Jerry,

It is nice to get a bonus point.  Did not know you were a Hellion, hi hi.

73
Dick - KC3EF


Re: Ham Radio Deluxe alternative

Steve VA3FLF/KM4FLF
 

Go to DM780 open Program Options settings for Soundcard and make sure you have your Codec device selected for Microphone and Speaker.

Sounds like you have line in. This happens if you happen to open 780 without your COdEC or sound card running. Btw, the same thing can happen on JTDX.

Steve 
VA3FLF





On Apr 18, 2020, at 18:55, sagejw@... wrote:

I have used HRD for years but lately it's been causing issues.  Not sure it is HRD's fault but other programs work fine.  Right now when I transmit it picks up the radio microphone, frustrating, where as JTDX works fine.  

Can anyone recommend an alternative to HRD. 

Thank you
73 K6WRJ


FT-891

Dan Morris - KZ3T
 

Anyone using the FT-891 please contact me off list. I saw an advertisement for it and was just wondering how good it really is. I currently have a Knwd TS-480 but it’s always nice to have a backup and if the FT-891 is as good as I hear it is my TS-480 could very well be the backup!! hihi

Thanks

Dan Morris KZ3T 070-1065 SKCC 18885S
dbmorris315@gmail.com

I live to live for Him!


Ham Radio Deluxe alternative

James Wilson
 

I have used HRD for years but lately it's been causing issues.  Not sure it is HRD's fault but other programs work fine.  Right now when I transmit it picks up the radio microphone, frustrating, where as JTDX works fine.  

Can anyone recommend an alternative to HRD. 

Thank you
73 K6WRJ


Feldhell

Jerry N9AVY
 

Fooling around in Fell Hell Sprint and looks like I;'m a bonus station worth 100 pts. Holy Cow !

Jerry n9avy


31 Flavors Contest 2020 Results

stan W9SMR
 

31 Flavors Contest 2020 results are in. A very BIG THANK YOU to David, K9DWR, for again creating the upload link and parsing the results.

In the Medium Power Category, Lee, N5SLY, again showed why he is Top Dawg in PSK contesting. With his 92 QSOs in 63 States/Modes and 16 DXCC/Modes, he handily won his Category by beating runner-up John, KC3FL, by 2148 points. The 3rd place winner was Barry, VA7GEM representing the often punished PNW. It was so great to see Barry pulling down the QSOs.

1st Place in Low Power was Jim, N7ESU. He actually had the 3rd highest score in all categories. Finishing in 2nd Place was John, KG5OIB. Finishing in 3rd Place was non-member Greg, KG7D of Carson City, NV. Welcome to the 070 competition Greg and we hope to see you as a member soon.  
      

1ST Place in QRP 5W Category was Non-member Todd, N6XDX, of Vista, CA. We hope to see Todd as a new member soon, also. Finishing in 2nd Place was Walt, KC1DVT, the only other QRP log submitted. Congrats on your QRP performance under very trying conditions.

Winners in each Category are summarized in the table below.

CALL SIGN

#070

QSOs

DXCC

STATES

TOTAL

NAME

QTH

Medium Power 50W

 

 

N5SLY

2241

92

16

63

7268

Lee

Sherman, TX

KC3FL

2566

80

7

57

5120

John

Inverness, FL

VA7GEM

1470

63

19

36

3465

Barry

North Vancouver, BC

Low Power 25W

 

 

N7ESU

2681

83

6

45

4233

Jim

Rathdrum, ID

KG5OIB

2592

69

12

43

3795

John

Decatur, TX

KG7D

 

52

11

43

2808

Greg

Carson City, NV

QRP 5W

 

 

N6XDX

 

12

7

10

204

Todd

Vista, CA

KC1DVT

2196

7

3

6

63

Walter

Falmouth, ME

 

This was an 18 hour long window, 6 hour Sprint contest on the 20M band, So, we had to carefully choose the operating times to maximize our results. We had 45 Logs submitted, which is the highest since 2016. There were only 22 submitted last year. Looks like a good turnout!

Joining us as member #2739 during the contest, was Bob, N8GU. He actually finished in 4th Place in the Medium Power Category. Welcome aboard!!

In addition to the two non-member category winners mentioned above, we had 6 additional non-members submit logs. They were Richard, WA8UMT; Gary, WB9AYD; Kenneth, KM6BKU; Larry, DU1/N6HPX (Philippines); Stevie, W4INK; and Tim, KM6KIZ. Tim has since joined us as member #2745. Thank you all for competing and submitting your logs. We hope you will join us soon.

Full results will be uploaded to the 070 Club and 070 Club Contest Reflectors. See Groups.io for info on viewing uploaded files: http://www.podxs070.com/o7o-email-reflector

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

See Three Day Weekend Rules at: https://www.podxs070.com/o7o-club-sponsored-contests/three-day-weekend

73,

 Stan

W9SMR - 070  #1611

PODXS 070 - PR Director


Re: Scoring Issues re Start Times

1470 <boat.anchor@...>
 

On Thu, Apr 16, 2020 at 08:59 AM, David, K9DWR wrote:
* 1470 via groups.io <boat.anchor@...> [2020-04-16 07:50]:
As far as the start time box I did not even notice the option to set start
time. Thank you, David, for fixing this for me.
Don't feel bad about this, Barry. I'm looking into some options to make this
more obvious in the future. The tool I'm currently using doesn't just jump out
and do all the form validation I need it to but I have a few things I'm looking
into so it's harder to miss. I'm pretty sure that's fixable based on what I'm
seeing.


--
David, K9DWR
#1604 LONP #255
david@...
David
Embarrassed to say but I should know better.
Of course a sliding 6Hr window will need a start time set.
Just one of those blank days.
Thanks again
Barry


Re: New call sing

WP4DT-JOSE OSUBA
 

apparently qrz has a problem.qrz. and they answered me this ... 

The support team sent the following message:

We do not have NP3T yet from the FCC.  It should arrive here within a couple of days. 

73 QRZ

April 10, 2020 and nothing yet...
Thank 73 good luck



José osuba


-------- Mensaje original --------
De: Jim K5SP <jinnis@...>
Fecha: 16/4/20 4:08 p. m. (GMT-04:00)
A: 070Club@groups.io
Asunto: Re: [070Club] New call sing

Jose, disregard my previous message.  The FCC ULS database has NP3T assigned to you. 

Sorry for the confusion

Jim K5SP

On 4/11/2020 11:41 PM, WP4DT-JOSE OSUBA wrote:

Hello my Friends 
My new vanity NP3T
Ex.WP4DT
For your security Stay at Home!
73 good dx God bless....

José osuba


--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director


Re: New call sing

Jim K5SP
 

Jose, disregard my previous message.  The FCC ULS database has NP3T assigned to you. 

Sorry for the confusion

Jim K5SP

On 4/11/2020 11:41 PM, WP4DT-JOSE OSUBA wrote:

Hello my Friends 
My new vanity NP3T
Ex.WP4DT
For your security Stay at Home!
73 good dx God bless....

José osuba


--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director


Re: New call sing

Jim K5SP
 

Jose, what is the effective date of your call sign change?   NP3T is not valid according to QRZ.  It still shows you with WP4DT.

73
Jim K5SP
Membership Director

On 4/11/2020 11:41 PM, WP4DT-JOSE OSUBA wrote:

Hello my Friends 
My new vanity NP3T
Ex.WP4DT
For your security Stay at Home!
73 good dx God bless....

José osuba


--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director


Welcome 2747, 2748

Jim K5SP
 

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

2747  Mike    NO1ZE
2748  Rusty  K4SAA

Jim K5SP
Membership Director


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Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director


Re: Scoring Issues re Start Times

David, K9DWR
 

* 1470 via groups.io <boat.anchor=yahoo.ca@groups.io> [2020-04-16 07:50]:
As far as the start time box I did not even notice the option to set start
time. Thank you, David, for fixing this for me.
Don't feel bad about this, Barry. I'm looking into some options to make this
more obvious in the future. The tool I'm currently using doesn't just jump out
and do all the form validation I need it to but I have a few things I'm looking
into so it's harder to miss. I'm pretty sure that's fixable based on what I'm
seeing.


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


Scoring Issues re Start Times

1470 <boat.anchor@...>
 

Maybe this is the trigger we need to remind all members that UTC is the only time reference we should be using.
I continually see announcements of events or happenings that reference local time or EST. While that may help folks in that time zone it just adds to everyone else's confusion. I am not trying to be bitchy here but just mention I have noticed a general slide towards local time usage.
As far as the start time box I did not even notice the option to set start time. Thank you, David, for fixing this for me.
Even something as basic as running down to the local park to get a couple /P calls in the log should be announced in UTC. You target audience may be fairly local but folks from other time zones may wish to try to work you. Lets keep it a simple as we can.
Every day I get a day older and math gets incrementally more difficult. I don't want another computer just to wake me up when it is time to try for a contact.
Hope all of you are getting used to the stay at home environment that is with us. We have no traffic issues and the air is so clean it reminds me of 20yrs ago. Maybe this is a sign of our future.
Barry in Vancouver


Re: 20:47UTC 30-meters

Peter, NN9K #2629
 

21:52 UTC  Thanks to KC3FL and W3AVT for showing up on 30-meters. Very little FT-8 seen today.

--
Peter, NN9K


20:47UTC 30-meters

Peter, NN9K #2629
 

Going to spend some time on 30-meters.................
--
Peter, NN9K


Memership calls in HRD/DM780

 

the audio alert works great in Windows 10 but not Windows 7.
Anyone have any idea why ?
73 Thanks in advance
--
Dave NU4N #1657


Re: 31 Flavors scoring issues

Gary Dewey
 

I guess I essed also and thought by setting the upload time to local rather than UTC was okay.
I'm blaming the software, as it didn't doit automatically.

Gary // NI8Z #2738

On Tuesday, April 14, 2020, 12:37:22 PM EDT, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:


I find it hard to believe anyone would keep contest logs in anything but UTC time. In 43 years of hamming that was one one the first things i learned. My software (MixW) automatically converts local time to UTC and AI'm sure most other software does as well; if it doesn't then that software should be abandoned.

When I was a QSL manager back in the 80's (paper logs back then), Japanese stations had major problems in converting to UTC which resulted in many contacts not receiving QSLs.

If anyone is not using UTC for log keeping, it's time to get on the same page with rest of world.

Just my opinion ...

Jerry n9avy
On Tuesday, April 14, 2020, 11:24:00 AM CDT, David, K9DWR <david@...> wrote:


As some of you know, there have been some oddities with scoring 31 Flavors this time around.

I’ve reviewed all the entries and there are several that show a start time of 1000

KD6FEC
N7ESU
N7RI
NI8Z
WB4JJJ
WB9AYD

I can also tell that all of these would score better if the start time is
adjusted.

While talking to a couple people, I think I’ve nailed down what is really
happening here.  It’s a combination of factors stacking up to mess up scoring.

The first factor is Local time vs UTC.  There have been a couple cases where
difficulty in making sure UTC is used when uploading is throwing off the time.
Remember that all Club Contests are always in UTC. 

The second factor is the default option for the uploader is the start of the
contest.  If that isn’t changed to reflect your individual start time, it will
use the start of the contest, which is typically not what you want for 31
Flavors due to the early AM start for most folks.

I have already made adjustments for several people while investigating this
issue.  I am making start-time adjustments for the folks listed above to
maximize their points, as I believe they are hitting one or both of the above
issues as well (some, pretty significantly).

— 
David, K9DWR
#1604 LONP #255
david@...




Re: 31 Flavors scoring issues

Jerry N9AVY
 

Jim:

Guess I misunderstood it. Sorry. My bad.

Jerry

On Tuesday, April 14, 2020, 01:04:14 PM CDT, Jim K5SP <jinnis@...> wrote:


Jerry, it is not a logging issue. Logs are correct, but the user is letting the default start time being their start time, and, any contacts made outside six hours of the start time are shown outside the window.  

73

Jim

On 4/14/2020 11:37 AM, Jerry N9AVY wrote:
I find it hard to believe anyone would keep contest logs in anything but UTC time. In 43 years of hamming that was one one the first things i learned. My software (MixW) automatically converts local time to UTC and AI'm sure most other software does as well; if it doesn't then that software should be abandoned.

When I was a QSL manager back in the 80's (paper logs back then), Japanese stations had major problems in converting to UTC which resulted in many contacts not receiving QSLs.

If anyone is not using UTC for log keeping, it's time to get on the same page with rest of world.

Just my opinion ...

Jerry n9avy
On Tuesday, April 14, 2020, 11:24:00 AM CDT, David, K9DWR <david@...> wrote:


As some of you know, there have been some oddities with scoring 31 Flavors this time around.

I’ve reviewed all the entries and there are several that show a start time of 1000

KD6FEC
N7ESU
N7RI
NI8Z
WB4JJJ
WB9AYD

I can also tell that all of these would score better if the start time is
adjusted.

While talking to a couple people, I think I’ve nailed down what is really
happening here.  It’s a combination of factors stacking up to mess up scoring.

The first factor is Local time vs UTC.  There have been a couple cases where
difficulty in making sure UTC is used when uploading is throwing off the time.
Remember that all Club Contests are always in UTC. 

The second factor is the default option for the uploader is the start of the
contest.  If that isn’t changed to reflect your individual start time, it will
use the start of the contest, which is typically not what you want for 31
Flavors due to the early AM start for most folks.

I have already made adjustments for several people while investigating this
issue.  I am making start-time adjustments for the folks listed above to
maximize their points, as I believe they are hitting one or both of the above
issues as well (some, pretty significantly).

— 
David, K9DWR
#1604 LONP #255
david@...




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Member Services Director

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