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Re: ALERT - 366 Chasers – Leap Day

1470 <boat.anchor@...>
 

On Fri, Feb 28, 2020 at 09:36 AM, Rick - N7WE wrote:
I'll be on 40m &/or 80m shortly after 7:30 PM EST this evening.  Then tomorrow afternoon (Sat EST) I will be calling on 20m. Hope to work you...whether you already have Leap Day or not!  All are welcome and I'll keep the contacts short.  Hope to work lots of PSK!  Let's fill the waterfalls!
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602
And for those with evening sunshine I will be on 20M for a couple hours tonight.
Barry


Re: ALERT - 366 Chasers – Leap Day

Jeff Cartnal
 

I'll also be on looking for anyone who need the 29th! Good luck to all the 366 seekers!

Jeff WM9F #1732


From: 070Club@groups.io <070Club@groups.io> on behalf of stan robinson <robinstan@...>
Sent: Friday, February 28, 2020 11:04 AM
To: 070Club@groups.io <070Club@groups.io>
Subject: [070Club] ALERT - 366 Chasers – Leap Day
 

Time to really focus on grabbing that illusive Leap Year Endorsement (February 29). 

February 29th – Leap Day – only happens once every 4 years.  And there is an 070 Endorsement specifically for logging a QSO on Leap Day.  It was first offered in 2016 and 198 members earned it so far.  This is your chance to add it to your own accomplishments.

 

That one date is also holding back many from the coveted 366 Award for making a QSO on all 366 calendar days.

 

Of our 2,734 members, only 44 have achieved 366.

 

These 7 folks need ONLY February 29 to complete Leap Year and 366 Endorsements:

 

WM4B,

M5PLY,

SA7BXU,

F8BFU,

WB8YXF,

KE0GHU,

K4ARE

 

Many, many folks need 2/29, and this is your last chance for another 4 years to grab it. It occurs on a Saturday (UTC) this year and everyone should look for a chance to get on and make that contact.

 

Make a call:  CQ  CQ  Leap Day, and see what you can come up with!


To see what dates you need for 366, upload your full log and check the "Online Endorsement Checker". In the "In Progress" section, click on "Target" for the 360 category and a list of needed dates will show. If you have a problem seeing that, please just let me know.

 

This will also give a big boost to the LONP chasers! Congrats to Charles, WJ4HCP who uploaded 107 member QSO’s on February 6th to qualify for LONP. Good job!!

 

The next PODXS 070 Event is the St. Patrick's Day Contest starting Friday evening 8:00 p.m. EDT March 20 and running for 24 hours. This contest includes all bands 160M to 6M (no WARC) with a single power category less than 50 W. Spell "Erin Go Bragh" for bonus points. Check the website for details:  St. Patrick's Rules

PSK-31 Rocks!!

73,

Stan

W9SMR - 070  #1611


Re: ALERT - 366 Chasers – Leap Day

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

I’ll also be on briefly this evening at 0000Z and then tomorrow.  Let’s get all the 366 chasers over the hump!



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

On Feb 28, 2020, at 9:36 AM, Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:

I'll be on 40m &/or 80m shortly after 7:30 PM EST this evening.  Then tomorrow afternoon (Sat EST) I will be calling on 20m. Hope to work you...whether you already have Leap Day or not!  All are welcome and I'll keep the contacts short.  Hope to work lots of PSK!  Let's fill the waterfalls!
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: ALERT - 366 Chasers – Leap Day

Rick - N7WE
 

I'll be on 40m &/or 80m shortly after 7:30 PM EST this evening.  Then tomorrow afternoon (Sat EST) I will be calling on 20m. Hope to work you...whether you already have Leap Day or not!  All are welcome and I'll keep the contacts short.  Hope to work lots of PSK!  Let's fill the waterfalls!
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


ALERT - 366 Chasers – Leap Day

stan W9SMR
 

Time to really focus on grabbing that illusive Leap Year Endorsement (February 29). 

February 29th – Leap Day – only happens once every 4 years.  And there is an 070 Endorsement specifically for logging a QSO on Leap Day.  It was first offered in 2016 and 198 members earned it so far.  This is your chance to add it to your own accomplishments.

 

That one date is also holding back many from the coveted 366 Award for making a QSO on all 366 calendar days.

 

Of our 2,734 members, only 44 have achieved 366.

 

These 7 folks need ONLY February 29 to complete Leap Year and 366 Endorsements:

 

WM4B,

M5PLY,

SA7BXU,

F8BFU,

WB8YXF,

KE0GHU,

K4ARE

 

Many, many folks need 2/29, and this is your last chance for another 4 years to grab it. It occurs on a Saturday (UTC) this year and everyone should look for a chance to get on and make that contact.

 

Make a call:  CQ  CQ  Leap Day, and see what you can come up with!


To see what dates you need for 366, upload your full log and check the "Online Endorsement Checker". In the "In Progress" section, click on "Target" for the 360 category and a list of needed dates will show. If you have a problem seeing that, please just let me know.

 

This will also give a big boost to the LONP chasers! Congrats to Charles, WJ4HCP who uploaded 107 member QSO’s on February 6th to qualify for LONP. Good job!!

 

The next PODXS 070 Event is the St. Patrick's Day Contest starting Friday evening 8:00 p.m. EDT March 20 and running for 24 hours. This contest includes all bands 160M to 6M (no WARC) with a single power category less than 50 W. Spell "Erin Go Bragh" for bonus points. Check the website for details:  St. Patrick's Rules

PSK-31 Rocks!!

73,

Stan

W9SMR - 070  #1611


Results - Valentine Sprint - 2020

stan W9SMR
 

Valentine Sprint 2020 results are in!

A VERY BIG "THANK YOU" to David, K9DWR, for creating the upload link and parsing the results.

Conditions were up and down with lots of QSB and QRN, and I for one, never saw a trace on 160M. But for a 6 hour Low Band Sprint, there were lots of QSOs being made; actually 525. And we ended up with a tie between Lee, N5SLY and Steve, W3HF for Top Dawg in the contest.

Winners are shown below, but note that in the High Power category, Lee, N5SLY is again at the top of the stack and tied for Top Dawg. Newcomers Bill, N3XL and Bob, K8RGI/4 (snowbirding in FL) rounded out the High Power category. 

For the first time, Stan, W9SMR managed a win in Medium Power. This with a jury-rigged Inv-L strung into two neighbor's palm trees. Two additional Florida boys, John, KC3FL, and David, KR4U rounded out that category.

Winning again in Low Power was Steve, W3HF, and tied for Top Dawg. He was closely followed by Jim, K5SP  and Keith, N9VEL.

New member Peter, NN9K won QRP with an impressive 24 QRP QSOs. Lincoln, N9IN and new member Karl, K5KHK worked against the odds to complete that category. 

PODXS 070  -  2020 VALENTINE SPRINT

CALLSIGN

070#

QSOs

YL

DXCC

STATES

TOTAL

NAME

QTH

High Power 100 watts

         

 

N5SLY

2241

35

3

2

15

646

Lee

Sherman, TX

N3XL

2722

28

5

2

14

528

Bill

Bowie, MD

K8RGI/4

2721

21

2

2

13

345

Bob

Key Largo, FL

Medium Power 50 watts

         

 

W9SMR

1611

32

4

2

15

612

Stan

Sarasota, FL

KC3FL

2566

30

0

3

13

480

John

Inverness, FL

KR4U

272

30

0

2

13

450

David

St. Petersburg, FL

Low Power 25 watts

           

 

W3HF

25

33

5

2

15

646

Steve

Collegeville, PA

K5SP

483

30

4

2

13

510

Jim

Gainesville, TX

N9VEL

771

23

2

3

12

375

Keith

Temple, GA

QRP 5 watts

           

 

NN9K

2629

24

2

2

10

312

Peter

Colono, IL

N9IN

1292

16

3

2

8

190

Lincoln

Winamac, IN

K5KHK

2645

2

0

1

2

6

Karl

Rochester, NY

 

Despite conditions, we were honored to have 4 YLs participate and submit their logs. Special thanks to YL's Danielle, KE8JNU, #2679 (18 QSOs); Leslie, WA4EEZ, #359, (16 QSOs); Mary, KC4TIE, #919 (15 QSOs) and Cindy, KE8JNT, (10 QSOs). Cindy was the only non-member submitting a log. Several lucky OM's got 5 YL points thanks to your participation. Thank you all for joining in.

Thanks to all who participated and submitted their logs. Stickers will be in the next mailing. Complete results will be uploaded to the Groups.io 070 Reflector websites.

The next PODXS 070 Event is the St. Patrick's Day Contest starting Friday evening 7:00 p.m. EST March 20 and running for 24 hours. This contest includes all bands 160M to 6M (no WARC) with a single power category, less than 50 W. Spell "Erin Go Bragh" for bonus points. Check the website for details:  St. Patrick's Rules

PSK-31 Rocks!!

Hope to see you all on the waterfall soon!
73,
Stan
W9SMR - 070  #1611
PODXS 070 - PR Director


Re: 29th

Larry Rockne #404
 

      I also plan on being on the air to 'assist others obtain their 29th
endorsement. 

     Plan on 20 & 30 meters.

rry WA7HDZ #404



















On Wed, Feb 26, 2020 at 9:30 AM Jim K5SP <jinnis@...> wrote:

Plan on being on the air to assist those needing it starting Friday evening.  Will be looking for your Fr Richard.

73

Jim K5SP

On 2/26/2020 8:52 AM, Fr Richard R via Groups.Io wrote:
Well I am on the air, with a temporary end fed wire, but it does work.  I’m out of town currently but will be back Friday late afternoon. 
I hope to see a lot of others on the waterfall for the 29th. 
I know I and several others will be completing our 366 and others will also be ready when they get the other days and not have to wait 4 more years!!!!

Looking forward to y’all on the air. 
73

Fr Richard 
WB8YXF 






--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director


Welcome 2734

Jim K5SP
 

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

2734  Pat  K8LEN

Jim K5SP
Membership Director

--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director


Welcome 2734

Jim K5SP
 

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

2734  Pat  K8LEN

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


Re: 29th

Jim K5SP
 

Plan on being on the air to assist those needing it starting Friday evening.  Will be looking for your Fr Richard.

73

Jim K5SP

On 2/26/2020 8:52 AM, Fr Richard R via Groups.Io wrote:
Well I am on the air, with a temporary end fed wire, but it does work.  I’m out of town currently but will be back Friday late afternoon. 
I hope to see a lot of others on the waterfall for the 29th. 
I know I and several others will be completing our 366 and others will also be ready when they get the other days and not have to wait 4 more years!!!!

Looking forward to y’all on the air. 
73

Fr Richard 
WB8YXF 






--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director


29th

Fr Richard R
 

Well I am on the air, with a temporary end fed wire, but it does work. I’m out of town currently but will be back Friday late afternoon.
I hope to see a lot of others on the waterfall for the 29th.
I know I and several others will be completing our 366 and others will also be ready when they get the other days and not have to wait 4 more years!!!!

Looking forward to y’all on the air.
73

Fr Richard
WB8YXF


Re: Bogus Eqsls ???

Richard Rohrer
 

Hi Dave,

Plans have firmed up a bit more.  Looks like DE opportunity will be March 14th and 15th.  Probably in the afternoon.  Will let you know times the day before.  

73
Dick - KC3EF


Re: KE4JB Farewell & Stuff.

Jim K5SP
 

John, your signal will truly be missed.  No longer will I be able to have a contact with "John, Cherry Valley NY". 

Wishing you fair winds and following seas in all your future endeavors.

73, Dear Friend

Jim K5SP

On 2/24/2020 9:07 AM, bowerjohn41 wrote:
Good morning,
I was my pleasure to contact members of the PODXS 070 community and create friendships over the last few years. I enjoyed serving the club as Mail Boss for several years. As most of you know we moved from NY to GA last May and have had to downsize dramatically which has resulted in my HF & PSK days to come to an end - heart broken but that is how it goes.

Before I say bye to y'all and to the group I have some items which I would like to offer.
Kenwood TS 2000 S/No B2900051 - Owned by me since new. In excellent condition. No Dings etc From Non Smoking environment. Included Kenwood Mic, Power Cables etc and RT Systems programming software. $850 + $45 shipping.
Navigator Interface with TS2000 Cables (Other radio cables available from Timewave). $195 including shipping in con us.
KK7UQ IMD Meter included Wall Wart, Powerpole  lead manual. $55 including shipping in con us.
If interested please email directly at poppajohnbower@...

Any sale to a club member will generate a donation to the Club Mailing Fund.

God be less you all.
John Bower KE4JB


--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director


Re: KE4JB Farewell & Stuff.

Stephen Melachrinos
 

John -

Let me add my regrets and best wishes to your departure from the radio scene--regrets that we won't be able to QSO in the future, but best wishes for your new future. It's been my pleasure to count you as one of my radio friends.

73,
Steve
W3HF 


-----Original Message-----
From: bowerjohn41 <poppajohnbower@...>
To: 070Club <070Club@groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Feb 24, 2020 10:07 am
Subject: [070Club] KE4JB Farewell & Stuff.

Good morning,
I was my pleasure to contact members of the PODXS 070 community and create friendships over the last few years. I enjoyed serving the club as Mail Boss for several years. As most of you know we moved from NY to GA last May and have had to downsize dramatically which has resulted in my HF & PSK days to come to an end - heart broken but that is how it goes.

Before I say bye to y'all and to the group I have some items which I would like to offer.
Kenwood TS 2000 S/No B2900051 - Owned by me since new. In excellent condition. No Dings etc From Non Smoking environment. Included Kenwood Mic, Power Cables etc and RT Systems programming software. $850 + $45 shipping.
Navigator Interface with TS2000 Cables (Other radio cables available from Timewave). $195 including shipping in con us.
KK7UQ IMD Meter included Wall Wart, Powerpole  lead manual. $55 including shipping in con us.
If interested please email directly at poppajohnbower@...

Any sale to a club member will generate a donation to the Club Mailing Fund.

God be less you all.
John Bower KE4JB


Re: KE4JB Farewell & Stuff.

Paul NU4C <nu4c@...>
 

John.
Thank you for the many QSOs in my log. I always enjoyed working you. I too am no longer active in radio. Health issues keep me out of the chair. But I enjoy and am active in the 070 email group. I hope to see a missive from you occassionally.
73
Paul NU4C 



Sent from my Galaxy Tab® A

-------- Original message --------
From: bowerjohn41 <poppajohnbower@...>
Date: 2/24/20 10:07 (GMT-05:00)
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: [070Club] KE4JB Farewell & Stuff.

Good morning,
I was my pleasure to contact members of the PODXS 070 community and create friendships over the last few years. I enjoyed serving the club as Mail Boss for several years. As most of you know we moved from NY to GA last May and have had to downsize dramatically which has resulted in my HF & PSK days to come to an end - heart broken but that is how it goes.

Before I say bye to y'all and to the group I have some items which I would like to offer.
Kenwood TS 2000 S/No B2900051 - Owned by me since new. In excellent condition. No Dings etc From Non Smoking environment. Included Kenwood Mic, Power Cables etc and RT Systems programming software. $850 + $45 shipping.
Navigator Interface with TS2000 Cables (Other radio cables available from Timewave). $195 including shipping in con us.
KK7UQ IMD Meter included Wall Wart, Powerpole  lead manual. $55 including shipping in con us.
If interested please email directly at poppajohnbower@...

Any sale to a club member will generate a donation to the Club Mailing Fund.

God be less you all.
John Bower KE4JB


Re: KE4JB Farewell & Stuff.

Rick - N7WE
 

Poppa John-
I will certainly miss you and our contacts!  I could always count on you for NY in the contests! And you sent a whole bunch of stickers my way.  Thank you for your many years of service to the 070 Club.  You were one of the anchors that gave life to the Club!  May God bless you and be with you and yours in whatever comes next.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: KE4JB Farewell & Stuff.

Ray Clements
 

John

We hate to see you go, but at least you are not SK in the final sense of the word.
I hope your final years of retirement are both numerous and fulfilling.

Ray N9RWC


------ Original Message ------
Received: 09:08 AM CST, 02/24/2020
From: "bowerjohn41" <poppajohnbower@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: [070Club] KE4JB Farewell & Stuff.


Good morning,
I was my pleasure to contact members of the PODXS 070 community and create friendships over the last few years. I enjoyed serving the club as Mail Boss for several years. As most of you know we moved from NY to GA last May and have had to downsize dramatically which has resulted in my HF & PSK days to come to an end - heart broken but that is how it goes.

Before I say bye to y'all and to the group I have some items which I would like to offer.
Kenwood TS 2000 S/No B2900051 - Owned by me since new. In excellent condition. No Dings etc From Non Smoking environment. Included Kenwood Mic, Power Cables etc and RT Systems programming software. $850 + $45 shipping.
Navigator Interface with TS2000 Cables (Other radio cables available from Timewave). $195 including shipping in con us.
KK7UQ IMD Meter included Wall Wart, Powerpole  lead manual. $55 including shipping in con us.
If interested please email directly at poppajohnbower@...

Any sale to a club member will generate a donation to the Club Mailing Fund.

God be less you all.
John Bower KE4JB




KE4JB Farewell & Stuff.

bowerjohn41 <poppajohnbower@...>
 

Good morning,
I was my pleasure to contact members of the PODXS 070 community and create friendships over the last few years. I enjoyed serving the club as Mail Boss for several years. As most of you know we moved from NY to GA last May and have had to downsize dramatically which has resulted in my HF & PSK days to come to an end - heart broken but that is how it goes.

Before I say bye to y'all and to the group I have some items which I would like to offer.
Kenwood TS 2000 S/No B2900051 - Owned by me since new. In excellent condition. No Dings etc From Non Smoking environment. Included Kenwood Mic, Power Cables etc and RT Systems programming software. $850 + $45 shipping.
Navigator Interface with TS2000 Cables (Other radio cables available from Timewave). $195 including shipping in con us.
KK7UQ IMD Meter included Wall Wart, Powerpole  lead manual. $55 including shipping in con us.
If interested please email directly at poppajohnbower@...

Any sale to a club member will generate a donation to the Club Mailing Fund.

God be less you all.
John Bower KE4JB


Grids - was Re: Bogus Eqsls ???

Rick - N7WE
 

Good Morning Dave-
Glad to hear you will be heading to Newfoundland - "The Rock" - this summer.  Beautiful province and wonderful friendly people.  Will you be making the trip in your RV?  Will you just be operating once you get there or portable along the way?  There are several grids in Maine that have hardly ever been worked.  According to the info Steve - W3HF - put together last summer, FN45 had only been worked by 29 members, FN56 by 52, FN64 by 61, and FN 65 by 2!  Personally, I need all four of them and would be very happy to watch for you and work you anywhere along the way.  Happy travels and be sure to post your plans here as they develop!

Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Bogus Eqsls ???

DAVE KB3RAN 1692/381
 

Thanks a lot, Dick.  I'll be watching for further info.  I'm going to get DE this year.  I'll be heading to Newfoundland this summer and can provide some needed grid squares from there.

--
Dave H
KB3RAN
1692/381

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