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Re: What a contest !

Jerry N9AVY
 

BarryAA:

 

You obviously missed my post from yesterday.   I stated that AI had a huge glitch from WIN10

Which caused messages from as far back as December (maybe further back) to go into Drafts folder and they were all dumped a couple days ago. 

 

These should all have been ignored.  

 

Jerry  n9avy

 

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From: 1470 via Groups.Io
Sent: Friday, March 20, 2020 2:08 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] What a contest !

 

On Wed, Mar 18, 2020 at 11:41 AM, Jerry N9AVY wrote:

 

Haven’t seen this much activity in a PODXS  contest in a while.  Haven’t counted Q’s yet, but did submit logs even thought contest still has a few minutes left. Looks like bands are pretty much milked dry.

 

The big excitement is that 11 new 070 #s were logged !!!    Getting closer to that big number even though I though I’d be stuck where I was a month ago… can’t always trust those feelings.    This should be encouragement to those trying to add to their LONP totals !!!   

 

What a contest !   Definitely not a big score for me, but better than previous contests. 

 

Thanks all for a great contest !!!

 

 

 

Jerry   n9avy  #454

 

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

Jerry
What contest were you wrkg.
tnx
Barry

 


Re: What a contest !

1470 <boat.anchor@...>
 

On Wed, Mar 18, 2020 at 11:41 AM, Jerry N9AVY wrote:

 

Haven’t seen this much activity in a PODXS  contest in a while.  Haven’t counted Q’s yet, but did submit logs even thought contest still has a few minutes left. Looks like bands are pretty much milked dry.

 

The big excitement is that 11 new 070 #s were logged !!!    Getting closer to that big number even though I though I’d be stuck where I was a month ago… can’t always trust those feelings.    This should be encouragement to those trying to add to their LONP totals !!!   

 

What a contest !   Definitely not a big score for me, but better than previous contests. 

 

Thanks all for a great contest !!!

 

 

 

Jerry   n9avy  #454

 

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

Jerry
What contest were you wrkg.
tnx
Barry


Re: dit dit

 

Of course you must use your call to follow rules and you want the other station to know it's you.  An appropriate use would be when the other station signs and makes a comment in his sign off like "I'll be working 40 tonight" or maybe comments on something you talked abt in your qso.  The primary purpose is to acknowledge that you got the last comment


Re: dit dit

Jerry N9AVY
 

Putting it in you sign off macro is something I avoid.  What I do use is , “73 de  n9avy dit dit”   which conforms with FCC Parts 97:119 “ a)  Each amateur station , except a space station or a telecommand station , MUST TRANSMIT its assigned call sign on its transmiiting channel at the END of each transmission, and at least every ten minutes during a transmission, for the purpose of clearly making the source of the transmissions from the station known to those receiving the transmissions.  …  “  

 

I interpret that as the last signal in a QSO should contain your station call sign.   I would would err on the side of this than to be interpreted otherwise.   Have heard many U.S. PSK stations over the years sign off without bothering with an ID.  If I was an FCC monitor these stations would be getting warnings.

 

Jerry  n9avy

 

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From: John - KC3FL via Groups.Io
Sent: Friday, March 20, 2020 11:11 AM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] dit dit

 

Dit Dit is used by CW ops. to acknowledge the last transmission.  Example, I sign clear with you then you sign clear with me.  I send a Dit Dit to let you know that I see that you signed off.  Quick and simple.  One of my pet peeves is the op that includes Dit Dit in their sign off macro.  They're acknowledging that you sent your last transmission before you did it.

 


Re: KC3EF Road Trip

DAVE KB3RAN 1692/381
 

Thanks for trying to get me my 50th state.  Propagation was not cooperating.  Glad you're home safely.  Thanks also for the bird list from Bombay Hook and the picture of your operating position.  

Dave H
KB3RAN
1692/381

--
Dave H
KB3RAN
1692/381


Re: dit dit

 

Dit Dit is used by CW ops. to acknowledge the last transmission.  Example, I sign clear with you then you sign clear with me.  I send a Dit Dit to let you know that I see that you signed off.  Quick and simple.  One of my pet peeves is the op that includes Dit Dit in their sign off macro.  They're acknowledging that you sent your last transmission before you did it.


Re: dit dit

Rob French (KC4UPR)
 

Dunno, but I feel like I need a shave and a haircut...


Re: KC3EF Road Trip

Rick - N7WE
 

Welcome home!  Certainly understand and support the decision to skip the trip!  Those grids will be there when this is all over. 

The flow out of central Florida is definitely northbound.  But then I would be getting home too if I had been told my travel health care insurance that I bought and paid for was kaput on March 23!  Most of the Canadian snow birds we know buy coverage for the entire time they plan to be in Florida as the Canadian Health care insurance only covers you if you are in Canada.  Guess it was a little know clause in the small print (that no one ever reads) of those contracts that said if the government declares a travel restriction for the area you are in you have 10 days to get home or you pay for any health care costs incurred.  Lots of motor homes and 5th wheels headed up the turnpike towards I-75.

Will look for you tomorrow on the waterfall and maybe we'll be lucky.  We are awfully close in, but we've got lucky a time or two before.  Best to Kathy - pilot of the KC3EF/M grid ship!

--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


KC3EF Road Trip

Richard Rohrer
 

As everyone has probably guessed the xyl and I are not making our March/April road trip.  Looks those grids will have to wait for another time.  We were working in MD last week and decided this Monday to head back to FL, which we are now safely home.  Not much traffic on I-95 going South, but lots of traffic going North and we saw two really bad traffic jams in SC and GA for the Northbound travelers.  I guess all of the VE's are going home, hi hi.  Look forward to working the upcoming contest. 
--
Dick - KC3EF
070 - 747


Re: Popagation

Jerry N9AVY
 

Ray:

 

Nope just check 15m for signals on 21.070. If I se the usual oscillation that is internal from rig, I assume band is dead.

 

Jerry

 

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From: Ray Clements
Sent: Thursday, March 19, 2020 1:32 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Popagation

 

Jerry N9AVY

 

When you check 15m, are you just looking for signals or calling CQ to see if anyone responds. 

 

I know you hate FT8, but if you check the FT8 frequency slots and see signals, it is an indication that the band might be open. You  do not even have to have FT8 software to do that.

 

Ray N9RWC

 

------ Original Message ------
Received: 01:15 PM CDT, 03/19/2020
From: "Jerry N9AVY" <n9avy@...>
To: 070 Club <070club@groups.io>
Subject: [070Club] Popagation

Seems like I've been working more Europeans the past few days and at later times. This may be an indication of better propagation ahead. I keep checking 15m in case that band opens up... ya never know...

Jerry n9avy



 

 


Re: Popagation

Ray Clements
 

Jerry N9AVY

When you check 15m, are you just looking for signals or calling CQ to see if anyone responds. 

I know you hate FT8, but if you check the FT8 frequency slots and see signals, it is an indication that the band might be open. You  do not even have to have FT8 software to do that.

Ray N9RWC


------ Original Message ------
Received: 01:15 PM CDT, 03/19/2020
From: "Jerry N9AVY" <n9avy@...>
To: 070 Club <070club@groups.io>
Subject: [070Club] Popagation


Seems like I've been working more Europeans the past few days and at later times. This may be an indication of better propagation ahead. I keep checking 15m in case that band opens up... ya never know...

Jerry n9avy






St Patrick’s Day Contest –Tomorrow!!

stan W9SMR
 

 

The Ø7Ø Club St Patrick’s Day Contest - Starts tomorrow 

Saturday, March 21 - 0000 UTC (Friday, March 20 - 8:00 p.m. EDT )

to Saturday, March 21 – 2359 UTC (Saturday, March 21 – 7:59 p.m. EDT )

 

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

Work as many stations as possible in the allotted time using PSK-31 mode only.

 

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

 

Open to all licensed radio amateurs. Using 160M thru 6M (No WARC Bands).

Maximum Power 50W regardless of Band


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


Call: “CQ 070 St Pat’s Contest”

 

BONUS POINTS: Spell “Erin Go Bragh” using the first letter in the call suffix. See Contest Rules for details.

 

For Rules and detailsClick Here:  St. Patrick's Rules


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

“St Patricks Day Uploader” Link has been made available on the PODXS 070 Homepage.

 

With 6 bands to choose from, you can optimize your luck with propagation. It is helpful to post your intentions to QSY on the Reflector. Also, be sure to use PSKReporter and to Spot calls seen. Go ahead and Self-Spot! Let folks know you are listening. CALL CQ!!

 

With the added challenge of spelling “Erin Go Bragh”, your progress on the Work The World (WTW) Endorsement is enhanced. And new members will make great strides on the LONP!!

If you do not yet have the TOP BAND Endorsement (work 20 on 160M), this Contest gives you an excellent chance to grab that, too. As folks lose interest in those FT modes, let’s show them that PSK-31 is as much fun as it ever was!!

 

COVID-19 Note: We wrote the book on "Social Distancing"!!

With PSK-31 we can be Social while thousands of miles apart!!

 

This is a great opportunity to Go For That Pot ‘O Gold!




73,

Stan

W9SMR - 070  #1611

PODXS 070 - PR Director


Popagation

Jerry N9AVY
 

Seems like I've been working more Europeans the past few days and at later times. This may be an indication of better propagation ahead. I keep checking 15m in case that band opens up... ya never know...

Jerry n9avy


Re: Contest

Jerry N9AVY
 

Ken:

 

Yup, that was just one problem.  Biggest problem was that XP software was incompatible with LoTW, but that’s another story. Was time for XP box to go.

 

Jerry  n9avy

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Ken Campbell
Sent: Thursday, March 19, 2020 9:45 AM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Contest

 

Hiyas,

With regard to your old XP box, looks like the CMOS battery on your motherboard is shot. That’s what keeps the clock settings when you power down. It’s most likely one of those button cell batteries like a C3022. EASY to replace, will cost you about $3.00.

 


Re: Contest

Ray Clements
 

When a CMOS battery fails, the BIOS settings will reset to default. This may or may not be acceptable depending upon the configuration of your computer. Thus, once the CMOS battery is replaced, you need to go into the BIOS setup and check every setting to see if its is set appropriately. Depending upon your BIOS, access to the BIOS setup during system startup will differ.

The BIOS on modern computers often configure many things automatically during the boot process, but the BIOS in older computers such as those running XP may not do that.

Ray N9RWC


------ Original Message ------
Received: 09:45 AM CDT, 03/19/2020
From: "Ken Campbell" <n6pcd1@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Contest


Hiyas,

With regard to your old XP box, looks like the CMOS battery on your motherboard is shot. That’s what keeps the clock settings when you power down. It’s most likely one of those button cell batteries like a C3022. EASY to replace, will cost you about $3.00.


Re: Contest

Ken N6PCD
 

Hiyas,

With regard to your old XP box, looks like the CMOS battery on your motherboard is shot. That’s what keeps the clock settings when you power down. It’s most likely one of those button cell batteries like a C3022. EASY to replace, will cost you about $3.00.


Re: St. Kitts

Dan Morris - KZ3T
 

Jerry - You must be bored or something.  My gosh, 30 some emails in a matter of an hour or so maybe even more!!!  Really?

Maybe your email system got hung up!! LOL

Dan Morris  KZ3T

I live to live for Him!



On Mar 18, 2020, at 2:41 PM, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:

Hey Buddy …  just pack up you kitt and hed for St. Kitts .  Have a grtaet trip and return safely. 
 
73,   Jerry n9avy 
 
Sent from Mail for Windows 10
 
From: F.R. Ashley
Sent: Friday, January 3, 2020 9:33 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: [070Club] St. Kitts
 
Hi all,
 
Early Sunday morning the XYL and I will be headed to St. Kitts for one
week and I'm taking my Icom 7300 along.  I won't have any particular
operating schedule but I will probably do most operating in the
evenings.  I hope to see some of you from there, my callsign will be
V4/WB4M.
 
Buddy WB4M
 
#1545
 
 

 
 


Re: LONP #428 for John, KG5OIB

Jim K5SP
 

I never got my 700 endorsement!

Jim K5SP

On 3/18/2020 4:02 PM, Jerry N9AVY wrote:

Stan, et al :

 

I knew I was having problems with WIN 10 email via sbcglobal.net. Messages sent were never getting through for some reason.  Apparently they all ended up in my Drafts folder and WIN 10 released them this afternoon for some reason.   Some kind of WIN 10 SNAFU I guess.  It started back in December 2019 and I thought problem was fixed, but it apparently wasn’t.  I had been using my email site at yahoo ever since problems started and I was aware.

 

My apologies for all the emails.   I still am not of WIN 10 and really wish I could blow it up. 

 

Jerry  n9avy

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: stan robinson
Sent: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 3:02 PM
To: Jerry-N9AVY Heien
Subject: Fw: [070Club] LONP #428 for John, KG5OIB

 

Jerry,

 

My incoming email box was filled this afternoon with emails from you via the Reflector. It looks like they may all or nearly all "resend" messages, because the subject matter is months old. Like the one below from January 2, 2020.

 

Take a look at your "Sent" file to see if a batch of messages was resent today. and look at the Reflector to see the batch that was received.

 

Concerning your comment on my "announcing" LONP prior to approval, I am careful to state that the person "submitted his log" containing the minimum needed for the LONP. I can see that my method might lead to issues where you are forced to deny an Endorsement for various reasons and yet I have already announced their achievement.

 

I will be more careful in the future to be sure they are approved before I announce them. At a minimum I will add the statement "pending approval" .

 

Concerning the dozens of emails from you today, do you have a theory on that?

 

73,

Stan

W9SMR

 

 

 

 

________________________________

From: Jerry <n9avy@...>

Sent: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 2:41 PM

To: stan robinson <robinstan@...>

Subject: RE: [070Club] LONP #428 for John, KG5OIB

 

Stan:

 

Caught me by surprise !  Hadn’t even approved KG5OIB’s LONP !   Was about to Zzzzzz .  Ya made me work ,  😊

 

Jerry

 

Sent from Mail<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgo.microsoft.com%2Ffwlink%2F%3FLinkId%3D550986&data=02%7C01%7C%7C27f5a5c5132c4d2b828908d7cb6beae2%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637201536662664973&sdata=8tU5pGIhDQ06gIV6syyWGfenknQ4I9Ze81vcFXN1OHQ%3D&reserved=0> for Windows 10

 

From: stan robinson<mailto:robinstan@...>

Sent: Thursday, January 2, 2020 9:34 PM

To: 070Club@groups.io<mailto:070Club@groups.io>

Subject: [070Club] LONP #428 for John, KG5OIB

 

 

Loyal Order of the Narrow-Banded Phaseshifters – LONP

 

Congrats, John on a fine job. Just 5 days short of his 2nd year membership anniversary as 070 MEMBER #2592, John, KG5OIB, submitted his log of 492 QSOs showing 101 QSOs with fellow 070 members.

 

John, of Decatur, TX, joins 427 members who have achieved this high level of performance by contacting 100 fellow members. During 2019, only 12 members made this Endorsement.

 

The upcoming PSKfest Contest starting tomorrow (Saturday, January 4 at 00:00 UTC, Friday, January 3 at 7:00 p.m. EST) will provide a most excellent opportunity to make contacts with fellow members and grab your own LONP Endorsement.

 

For the full Rules for LONP click here: LONP Rules<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.podxs070.com%2Flonp%2Flonp-rules&data=02%7C01%7C%7C27f5a5c5132c4d2b828908d7cb6beae2%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637201536662674984&sdata=rDkziHlbIT8uh6fAta2l48S%2B%2B2VqsikaEH%2FsCyrCE8w%3D&reserved=0>

 

Go for it and good luck. See you on the waterfall!!

 

 

 

73

 

Stan

W9SMR - 070  #1611

PODXS 070 - PR Director

 

 


--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director


Re: LONP #428 for John, KG5OIB

Jerry N9AVY
 

Stan, et al :

 

I knew I was having problems with WIN 10 email via sbcglobal.net. Messages sent were never getting through for some reason.  Apparently they all ended up in my Drafts folder and WIN 10 released them this afternoon for some reason.   Some kind of WIN 10 SNAFU I guess.  It started back in December 2019 and I thought problem was fixed, but it apparently wasn’t.  I had been using my email site at yahoo ever since problems started and I was aware.

 

My apologies for all the emails.   I still am not of WIN 10 and really wish I could blow it up. 

 

Jerry  n9avy

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: stan robinson
Sent: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 3:02 PM
To: Jerry-N9AVY Heien
Subject: Fw: [070Club] LONP #428 for John, KG5OIB

 

Jerry,

 

My incoming email box was filled this afternoon with emails from you via the Reflector. It looks like they may all or nearly all "resend" messages, because the subject matter is months old. Like the one below from January 2, 2020.

 

Take a look at your "Sent" file to see if a batch of messages was resent today. and look at the Reflector to see the batch that was received.

 

Concerning your comment on my "announcing" LONP prior to approval, I am careful to state that the person "submitted his log" containing the minimum needed for the LONP. I can see that my method might lead to issues where you are forced to deny an Endorsement for various reasons and yet I have already announced their achievement.

 

I will be more careful in the future to be sure they are approved before I announce them. At a minimum I will add the statement "pending approval" .

 

Concerning the dozens of emails from you today, do you have a theory on that?

 

73,

Stan

W9SMR

 

 

 

 

________________________________

From: Jerry <n9avy@...>

Sent: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 2:41 PM

To: stan robinson <robinstan@...>

Subject: RE: [070Club] LONP #428 for John, KG5OIB

 

Stan:

 

Caught me by surprise !  Hadn’t even approved KG5OIB’s LONP !   Was about to Zzzzzz .  Ya made me work ,  😊

 

Jerry

 

Sent from Mail<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgo.microsoft.com%2Ffwlink%2F%3FLinkId%3D550986&data=02%7C01%7C%7C27f5a5c5132c4d2b828908d7cb6beae2%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637201536662664973&sdata=8tU5pGIhDQ06gIV6syyWGfenknQ4I9Ze81vcFXN1OHQ%3D&reserved=0> for Windows 10

 

From: stan robinson<mailto:robinstan@...>

Sent: Thursday, January 2, 2020 9:34 PM

To: 070Club@groups.io<mailto:070Club@groups.io>

Subject: [070Club] LONP #428 for John, KG5OIB

 

 

Loyal Order of the Narrow-Banded Phaseshifters – LONP

 

Congrats, John on a fine job. Just 5 days short of his 2nd year membership anniversary as 070 MEMBER #2592, John, KG5OIB, submitted his log of 492 QSOs showing 101 QSOs with fellow 070 members.

 

John, of Decatur, TX, joins 427 members who have achieved this high level of performance by contacting 100 fellow members. During 2019, only 12 members made this Endorsement.

 

The upcoming PSKfest Contest starting tomorrow (Saturday, January 4 at 00:00 UTC, Friday, January 3 at 7:00 p.m. EST) will provide a most excellent opportunity to make contacts with fellow members and grab your own LONP Endorsement.

 

For the full Rules for LONP click here: LONP Rules<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.podxs070.com%2Flonp%2Flonp-rules&data=02%7C01%7C%7C27f5a5c5132c4d2b828908d7cb6beae2%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637201536662674984&sdata=rDkziHlbIT8uh6fAta2l48S%2B%2B2VqsikaEH%2FsCyrCE8w%3D&reserved=0>

 

Go for it and good luck. See you on the waterfall!!

 

 

 

73

 

Stan

W9SMR - 070  #1611

PODXS 070 - PR Director

 

 


Re: St. Kitts

Jerry N9AVY
 

Hey Buddy …  just pack up you kitt and hed for St. Kitts .  Have a grtaet trip and return safely.

 

73,   Jerry n9avy 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: F.R. Ashley
Sent: Friday, January 3, 2020 9:33 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: [070Club] St. Kitts

 

Hi all,

 

Early Sunday morning the XYL and I will be headed to St. Kitts for one

week and I'm taking my Icom 7300 along.  I won't have any particular

operating schedule but I will probably do most operating in the

evenings.  I hope to see some of you from there, my callsign will be

V4/WB4M.

 

Buddy WB4M

 

#1545

 

 

 

 

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