Date   

31 Flavors Sprint – Heads Up !

stan W9SMR
 

The Ø7Ø Club 31 Flavors Sprint is just 1 week away -


Saturday, April 4 -  1000 UTC   - Saturday     6:00 a.m. EDT

to Sunday, April 5 – 0400 UTC – Saturday  11:59 p.m. EDT

 

This is an 18 hour event –Saturday 6:00 a.m. EDT to 11:59 p.m. EDT Saturday in US.

This is a chance to try 6 different PSK modes.  Check your software - most will do all PSK Modes.  6 mode variants in play:

·         BPSK 31 [Narrow bandwidth]

·         QPSK 31 [Narrow bandwidth]

·         BPSK 63 [Wide bandwidth]

·         QPSK 63 [Wide bandwidth]

·         BPSK 125 [Very wide bandwidth]

·         QPSK 125 [Very wide bandwidth]

Sprint Rules – Work a 6 hour block of your choice. For Scoring, your 6 hour block will start with the hour you select on the Upload Link page and continue for the next 6 hours

 

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

 

Open to all licensed radio amateurs.

Frequencies: - 20 Meters only
- Normal PSK sub-band for narrow mode variants,
- Sub-band 14072.5 - 14080 kHz suggested for wide bandwidth mode variants.


3 Power Categories:

QRP < 5 W
Low < 25 W
Medium < 50 W

Exchange: 

- Members: State/Province/Country (SPC) + 070 Member Number   eg: “FL  1611”

- Non-Members: State/Province/Country (SPC) + First Name  eg. “FL  Stan”

 

Call: “CQ PSK 31 FLAVORS”


All entry logs
 must be received within 1 week after the event ends. A 31 Flavors Uploader link will be available on the PODXS 070 Home Page.

 

For Rules and detailsClick Here: 31 Flavors Sprint Rules


This is one of our most interesting contests.
If you have never tried these different PSK modes, don't be shy.  Jump in and give it a go! 

 

Take your time and be patient.  You’ll be an expert in no time!

 

Last year, 22 logs were submitted. Lee, N5SLY, won Top Dawg honors and First Place in the 50W category with a spectacular 79 QSOs utilizing all 6 modes, and a score triple that of his closest competitor.

 

Let’s see if we can give Lee some competition this year ! 

Hope to work you in all 6 modes

 


73,

Stan

W9SMR - 070  #1611

PODXS 070 - PR Director


Logs Due – St Patrick’s Day Contest, By Saturday, March 28, 2020

stan W9SMR
 

Logs for the St Patrick’s Day Contest are due by Saturday, March 28, 2020

 

If you haven’t uploaded your log yet, please do so. 

  

Our 070 Website Scorer has gone offline and David, K9DWR, has again created an alternative Upload Link and volunteered to collect your logs and parse them to determine our winners.


Kudos, again to David!!            
Sláinte !!                       

 Here is your step-by-step:

1) Access the St. Patrick’s Day Uploader Link at:  St Pat's Upload

2) Fill in requested info: Name, Callsign, Email, 070 Number, Power Level, and Soapbox Comments (if you chose).

3) Upload your ADIF with St Patrick’s Day Contest Records only.

Specific/technical questions should be sent to David, K9DWR, at: david@...

 

Don’t forget, a separate upload is needed for Contest Scoring.  Upload for Endorsements as usual.


Did anybody earn the
Erin Go Bragh bonus?

 

73,
Stan
W9SMR - 070  #1611
PODXS 070 - PR Director


Re: 30 meters anyone?

stan W9SMR
 

Joined the party late.

Worked Daniel, KX3T in NC. Not seeing any other traces.

Calling CQ for a while.

73,
Stan
W9SMR

________________________________________
From: 070Club@groups.io <070Club@groups.io> on behalf of John Hendry KG5OIB <archer@archercom.net>
Sent: Thursday, March 26, 2020 3:57 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] 30 meters anyone?

chatted with K4RU, and I see K3CFL, and N4XI

yay
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de KG5OIB

John Hendry

Decatur, Wise County, Texas

LOC: EM13eg

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Re: 30 meters anyone?

John Hendry KG5OIB
 

chatted with K4RU, and I see K3CFL, and N4XI

yay
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     de  KG5OIB

     John Hendry

     Decatur, Wise County, Texas

     LOC:  EM13eg

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Re: 30 meters anyone?

Steve VA3FLF/KM4FLF
 

I saw N9AVY but weak trace. I must been too weak as well. Oh well good try.

Steve


On Mar 26, 2020, at 15:31, Roger Boehnlein via Groups.Io <n8tcp@...> wrote:



There now. 1 light trace here. Nothing to copy…

Roger

N8TCP

 

 

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From: Steve R via Groups.Io
Sent: Thursday, March 26, 2020 3:06 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] 30 meters anyone?

 

There now too.

 

Steve

VA3FLF



On Mar 26, 2020, at 14:56, Alan Sorum WL7CG <asorum@...> wrote:



I will be at 10.140 and see if anyone shows up.

73 Alan WL7CG

On 3/26/20 10:34 AM, John Hendry KG5OIB wrote:

Anyone want to try to work 30 meters today?   I'm gonna start calling CQ around 1900 UTC today (26 March).

73 

John
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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

     de  KG5OIB

     John Hendry

     Decatur, Wise County, Texas

     LOC:  EM13eg

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--
The Grid and Prefix Awards Program - GAPA
http://gapaawards.com https://groups.io/g/GAPA 

 

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Re: 30 meters anyone?

Roger Boehnlein
 

There now. 1 light trace here. Nothing to copy…

Roger

N8TCP

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Steve R via Groups.Io
Sent: Thursday, March 26, 2020 3:06 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] 30 meters anyone?

 

There now too.

 

Steve

VA3FLF



On Mar 26, 2020, at 14:56, Alan Sorum WL7CG <asorum@...> wrote:



I will be at 10.140 and see if anyone shows up.

73 Alan WL7CG

On 3/26/20 10:34 AM, John Hendry KG5OIB wrote:

Anyone want to try to work 30 meters today?   I'm gonna start calling CQ around 1900 UTC today (26 March).

73 

John
--
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

     de  KG5OIB

     John Hendry

     Decatur, Wise County, Texas

     LOC:  EM13eg

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--
The Grid and Prefix Awards Program - GAPA
http://gapaawards.com https://groups.io/g/GAPA 

 


Re: 30 meters anyone?

Steve VA3FLF/KM4FLF
 

There now too.

Steve
VA3FLF


On Mar 26, 2020, at 14:56, Alan Sorum WL7CG <asorum@...> wrote:



I will be at 10.140 and see if anyone shows up.

73 Alan WL7CG

On 3/26/20 10:34 AM, John Hendry KG5OIB wrote:
Anyone want to try to work 30 meters today?   I'm gonna start calling CQ around 1900 UTC today (26 March).

73 

John
--
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

     de  KG5OIB

     John Hendry

     Decatur, Wise County, Texas

     LOC:  EM13eg

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--
The Grid and Prefix Awards Program - GAPA
http://gapaawards.com https://groups.io/g/GAPA 


Re: 30 meters anyone?

Alan Sorum WL7CG
 

I will be at 10.140 and see if anyone shows up.

73 Alan WL7CG

On 3/26/20 10:34 AM, John Hendry KG5OIB wrote:
Anyone want to try to work 30 meters today?   I'm gonna start calling CQ around 1900 UTC today (26 March).

73 

John
--
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

     de  KG5OIB

     John Hendry

     Decatur, Wise County, Texas

     LOC:  EM13eg

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


--
The Grid and Prefix Awards Program - GAPA
http://gapaawards.com https://groups.io/g/GAPA 


30 meters anyone?

John Hendry KG5OIB
 
Edited

Anyone want to try to work 30 meters today?   I'm gonna start calling CQ around 1900 UTC today (26 March).  I'm on 10.142

73 

John
--
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

     de  KG5OIB

     John Hendry

     Decatur, Wise County, Texas

     LOC:  EM13eg

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Re: St. Pat's Soapbox--my view

DAVE KB3RAN 1692/381
 


Steve
W3HF
makes a lot of sense.  I will try to do that in my future contests.  I might have 'grabbed' the qso control at times when I worked a station I hadn't seen in a while and said so even when I was the BBB station.  I'll try to be more mindful of that in the future.  I do like to spend a moment even during contests to make a relevant comment like 'glad to see you working your very first PSK contact.'  

I was surprised that I made as many contacts as I did on Sat urday's St Pats Day contest.  Might not be a winner or even a placer, but I had a great time seeing a lot of my 070 friends.

Dave H
KB3RAN
1692/381

--
Dave H
KB3RAN
1692/381


Re: St. Pat's Soapbox--my view

Jerry N9AVY
 

If I get too many QSOs where the guy wants to share his life story, then I get to be a bit curmudgeonly.   Hi , hi !

 

 

Jerry  n9avy

 

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From: Stephen Melachrinos via Groups.Io
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 3:09 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] St. Pat's Soapbox--my view

 

> Jerry said "070 contest can be whatever you want them to be.  It’s your choice. "

 

I think that's the point. Some people may want to chat a little and say hi to an old friend, or offer a welcome to a new one. The trick is figuring out when to say more and when not to.

 

I'd suggest that unless you really know the person, the decision should really be up to the one who calls CQ. He/she is the one controlling the frequency, and the responder should follow his/her lead. And here's where the exchange sequence (per the original message in this thread) matters. 

 

Peter postulated the following sequence of exchanges:

 

--Station AAA calls CQ contest.

--Station BBB answers either by sending AAA de BBB or depending on the contest just sends his call BBB.

--Station AAA acknowledges BBB (this is important if more than one station answers the CQ) by sending BBB and the required exchange, turns it back to BBB by sending de AAA or BK.

--Station BBB acknowledges the receipt of the exchange and sends his exchange: QSL exchange and BK or de BBB.

--Stations acknowledges the receipt of BBB’s exchange and moves on: TU QRZ contest.

 

In this sequence, AAA is the first to send the formal exchange. If s/he sends only a simple exchange (such as what's listed above), then BBB should reply in kind (only a simple exchange). But if AAA were to send something more like: 

 

N9AVY de W3HF good to see you again Jerry. 599 PA kn

 

then Jerry will know it's okay to say "hi Steve. been a long time. 599 IL kn"

 

The point is that the responders to a CQ shouldn't try to force their desires for QSO format on the one calling CQ, since they are (by definition) the responder. Although I'm usually one to use relatively terse exchanges (though not an absolute minimalist), I'll sometimes chat a bit with a friend, or explain what "CQ 070 TDW" means to someone who might want to join the club. But if I'm running in "terse mode" and someone else goes into "verbose mode" (and tells me everything about his station, including version of OS and what kind of printer is connected, and then sends best wishes to me, my family, my friends, my dog and my mailman) then I'll get frustrated because I'm wasting time when I want to make more contacts (even if they are few and far between). And since I'm the one running the frequency, that should be my choice to make.

 

Steve

W3HF

(who may be rapidly approaching "old and crotchety" status)

 

 


Re: St. Pat's Soapbox--my view

Stephen Melachrinos
 

> Jerry said "070 contest can be whatever you want them to be.  It’s your choice. "

I think that's the point. Some people may want to chat a little and say hi to an old friend, or offer a welcome to a new one. The trick is figuring out when to say more and when not to.

I'd suggest that unless you really know the person, the decision should really be up to the one who calls CQ. He/she is the one controlling the frequency, and the responder should follow his/her lead. And here's where the exchange sequence (per the original message in this thread) matters. 

Peter postulated the following sequence of exchanges:

--Station AAA calls CQ contest.
--Station BBB answers either by sending AAA de BBB or depending on the contest just sends his call BBB.
--Station AAA acknowledges BBB (this is important if more than one station answers the CQ) by sending BBB and the required exchange, turns it back to BBB by sending de AAA or BK.
--Station BBB acknowledges the receipt of the exchange and sends his exchange: QSL exchange and BK or de BBB.
--Stations acknowledges the receipt of BBB’s exchange and moves on: TU QRZ contest.

In this sequence, AAA is the first to send the formal exchange. If s/he sends only a simple exchange (such as what's listed above), then BBB should reply in kind (only a simple exchange). But if AAA were to send something more like: 

N9AVY de W3HF good to see you again Jerry. 599 PA kn

then Jerry will know it's okay to say "hi Steve. been a long time. 599 IL kn"

The point is that the responders to a CQ shouldn't try to force their desires for QSO format on the one calling CQ, since they are (by definition) the responder. Although I'm usually one to use relatively terse exchanges (though not an absolute minimalist), I'll sometimes chat a bit with a friend, or explain what "CQ 070 TDW" means to someone who might want to join the club. But if I'm running in "terse mode" and someone else goes into "verbose mode" (and tells me everything about his station, including version of OS and what kind of printer is connected, and then sends best wishes to me, my family, my friends, my dog and my mailman) then I'll get frustrated because I'm wasting time when I want to make more contacts (even if they are few and far between). And since I'm the one running the frequency, that should be my choice to make.

Steve
W3HF
(who may be rapidly approaching "old and crotchety" status)


Re: St. Pat's Soapbox--my view

Rick - N7WE
 

Hey Jerry-
It was great to work you in the St. Pats - even though we have worked like a gazillion time before!  Keep on keepin' on!  Old friends, new friends - whatever their style, I enjoy 070 contests like no other.  I'll be looking for you in the 31 Flavors.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: St. Pat's Soapbox--my view

Jerry N9AVY
 

070 contest can be whatever you want them to be.  It’s your choice. 

 

Back when I was in 10-10 Int’l Net contests, we would often stop to chat in the middle of the contest much to the chagrin of die hard contesters. 10-10 was a very friendly group back in those days, but unfortunately many became silent keys or went on to do other things.

 

Contests can be all things to all people.  There are those who are out to win no matter what and those who just want to make a few contacts for the fun of it; plus everything else in between. Some just get into contests to see if they can do better than they did in the last contest. For me, winning has never been a big priority.  Figure that I help make it possible for someone to be “Top Dawg”.

 

Now after having had a stroke last year contesting is getting rougher trying to type with one good hand and ZI make a lot of mistakes which slow me down; so, I want to keep contacts shorter. This last weekend I bailed early because my left hand cramped up and things got more difficult.  Was glad to throw out a few points to the few I worked.

 

 

Jerry  N9AVY

 

 

 

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From: Mike
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 12:59 AM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] St. Pat's Soapbox--my view

 

So how is a contest QSO on PSK-31 which minimizes information transferred any different from an FT8 interchange, which so many 070 members seem to detest?

 

Yes, we can be very efficient in exchanging only the required information and then immediately moving on to the next contact -- but that results in a pretty cold, impersonal contact, similar to the high-pressure contests on SSB.  I have yet to find my scores in 070 contests to be constrained because I took too long in making the contact; rather, it's a problem of finding another new station on the waterfall that I haven't worked yet.  So is it really such a crime to have a little fun with the contest, say "hi' to folks we know?  I'm not talking about exchanging station macros or taking five lines to say 73, but just being friendly.

 

I think our PODXS contests give us a great opportunity to recruit new members, and we miss valuable opportunities if we are so focused on contest score that we aren't willing to pause and explain/promote the club.   During contests, I often choose NOT to use the suggested CQ  because "CQ __ CONTEST" can intimidate non-members into not even replying back. Even during a contest, I'm always willing to start a rag-chew with a new PSK-31 user, ask him/her if he/she has ever heard of PODXS 070 Club, and start the recruiting process, even if that requires enduring a few macros.  I don't think that shift from contest mode to rag-chew mode clogs up the band for others, as I have never seen a full waterfall except perhaps on Field Day.  So I'd suggest we worry less about minimizing contact interchanges and concentrate on having FUN!

 

Just my opinion...

 

Mike W4BZM

 


Re: St. Pat's Soapbox--my view

B. Smith, N3XL
 

I agree with Mike. Being able to mix contest and rag chew modes during 070 "activities" requires skill and is attractive to me.
73, Bill N3XL


On Wed, Mar 25, 2020 at 1:56, Mike
<behrcave@...> wrote:
So how is a contest QSO on PSK-31 which minimizes information transferred any different from an FT8 interchange, which so many 070 members seem to detest?

Yes, we can be very efficient in exchanging only the required information and then immediately moving on to the next contact -- but that results in a pretty cold, impersonal contact, similar to the high-pressure contests on SSB.  I have yet to find my scores in 070 contests to be constrained because I took too long in making the contact; rather, it's a problem of finding another new station on the waterfall that I haven't worked yet.  So is it really such a crime to have a little fun with the contest, say "hi' to folks we know?  I'm not talking about exchanging station macros or taking five lines to say 73, but just being friendly.

I think our PODXS contests give us a great opportunity to recruit new members, and we miss valuable opportunities if we are so focused on contest score that we aren't willing to pause and explain/promote the club.   During contests, I often choose NOT to use the suggested CQ  because "CQ __ CONTEST" can intimidate non-members into not even replying back. Even during a contest, I'm always willing to start a rag-chew with a new PSK-31 user, ask him/her if he/she has ever heard of PODXS 070 Club, and start the recruiting process, even if that requires enduring a few macros.  I don't think that shift from contest mode to rag-chew mode clogs up the band for others, as I have never seen a full waterfall except perhaps on Field Day.  So I'd suggest we worry less about minimizing contact interchanges and concentrate on having FUN!

Just my opinion...

Mike W4BZM


Re: St. Pat's Soapbox--my view

Mike W4BZM
 

So how is a contest QSO on PSK-31 which minimizes information transferred any different from an FT8 interchange, which so many 070 members seem to detest?

Yes, we can be very efficient in exchanging only the required information and then immediately moving on to the next contact -- but that results in a pretty cold, impersonal contact, similar to the high-pressure contests on SSB.  I have yet to find my scores in 070 contests to be constrained because I took too long in making the contact; rather, it's a problem of finding another new station on the waterfall that I haven't worked yet.  So is it really such a crime to have a little fun with the contest, say "hi' to folks we know?  I'm not talking about exchanging station macros or taking five lines to say 73, but just being friendly.

I think our PODXS contests give us a great opportunity to recruit new members, and we miss valuable opportunities if we are so focused on contest score that we aren't willing to pause and explain/promote the club.   During contests, I often choose NOT to use the suggested CQ  because "CQ __ CONTEST" can intimidate non-members into not even replying back. Even during a contest, I'm always willing to start a rag-chew with a new PSK-31 user, ask him/her if he/she has ever heard of PODXS 070 Club, and start the recruiting process, even if that requires enduring a few macros.  I don't think that shift from contest mode to rag-chew mode clogs up the band for others, as I have never seen a full waterfall except perhaps on Field Day.  So I'd suggest we worry less about minimizing contact interchanges and concentrate on having FUN!

Just my opinion...

Mike W4BZM


Re: VY0ERC Eureka Weather Station

 

I saw a US station working them yesterday a little later than 18: but I couldn't see their trace.  I have them in my notifier so if they show up on my water fall I'll give them a shot.


VY0ERC Eureka Weather Station

radio@hollywoodtitle.com <radio@...>
 

Hello All,

The last two days VY0ERC in Nunavut has appeared on 20m about 18h UTC here according to PSK Reporter. Unfortunately I’ve been out of the shack when they’ve been on.

Has anybody worked them?

Be Well, 73 de Eric KG6MZS


Re: Heads up everyone!

Jerry N9AVY
 

Yes, everyone can still upload to the checker, but I cannot submit those endorsements for stickers (RATS !) .    Hopefully one of these days it will work again !

 

Jerry  n9avy

 

 

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From: Rick - N7WE
Sent: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 11:03 AM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Heads up everyone!

 

The Awards Progress Checker allowed me to upload my log, credited my new grid, and allowed me to submit NE for award approval - even turned to orange showing submitted.  But I think the software is still broken and Jerry can't approve any new awards.  But it is there for when it all works again!  I encourage everyone to keep submitting.  There will be a "morning after."
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602

 


Re: Heads up everyone!

Rick - N7WE
 

The Awards Progress Checker allowed me to upload my log, credited my new grid, and allowed me to submit NE for award approval - even turned to orange showing submitted.  But I think the software is still broken and Jerry can't approve any new awards.  But it is there for when it all works again!  I encourage everyone to keep submitting.  There will be a "morning after."
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602

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