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KK7UQ IMD Meter on eHam

Rick - N7WE
 

Listed yesterday by VE7BZ - on Vancouver Island, BC.  KK7UQ IMD Meter for $75.00 (CND?) plus Canada Post shipping.  These are out of production and rarely come up for sale, but a very handy shack accessory for PSKers. https://www.eham.net/classifieds/detail/568212
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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: IOTA endorsement info

 

Loren, may I ask, in the IOTA field on my log, do you want the IOTA #?, or the IOTA name?
Although Jerry is aimed in the right direction, his reply isn't completely correct. It's quite possible to go miles inland and still be on an IOTA listed entity. Quite often, doing the opposite, reducing the map size will show that the operating station is, in fact, on an island.
I think there's one thing that Loren, Jerry and the rest of 070'rs can agree on, Chasing and verifying IOTA's is a pain. 
Guys, thanks for your efforts.
Milt.
N6MG
070-650



-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io <070Club@groups.io>
Sent: Sat, Aug 17, 2019 7:32 am
Subject: Re: [070Club] IOTA endorsement info

One thing that can be done with QRZ for checking IOTA’s is to go to the map area and expand the map.  This will show that the station is nowhere near an island and is miles inland. It’s a simple check, but often reveals the truth. 
 
Jerry  n9avy
 
Sent from Mail for Windows 10
 
From: Loren McCullough - WA3WZR
Sent: Saturday, August 17, 2019 9:19 AM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: [070Club] IOTA endorsement info
 
[Edited Message Follows]
[Reason: adding hashtags to find this easier, and thought this needed a reminder]
Hi, your friendly IOTA Endorsement manager here.

After a discussion with Jerry (N9AVY), we haven't posted anything about IOTA for a while, especially since we moved to groups.io, so I felt it was time to refresh memories and bring new members up to speed.

We follow the RSGB-IOTA rules (https://iota-world.org/ - except for the QSL requirement of course).  All QSOs after 31 Dec 2008 are eligible for this endorsement.  Just submit your log to the endorsement checker, with the IOTA field in your ADIF file filled in.  It is that simple, but there are some things that complicate the checking of the endorsements.  We make every effort to validate your IOTA QSOs, but keep in mind the following:

- the otherside of the QSO MUST originate from an island.  that may seem obvious, but i have seen some people struggle with that (explanation below)
- not all islands are eligible to be included in an IOTA island group (details for anyone interested in what criteria they follow to determine if an island is included or not can be found here:  https://iota-world.org/iota-directory/iota-programme-rules/iota-programme-structure.html )
- QRZ.com info is not always correct, the IOTA field in QRZ is optional and many people don't understand what it means and they just fill it in with something close to their QTH as if it was required, even if they are no where near an ocean.
- U.S. 1x1 callsigns are reused constantly and are only eligible for IOTA within specific dates, even though an IOTA may be listed in QRZ
- some software logging programs automatically fill in the IOTA data from QRZ, which just compounds the problem.

having said the above, one of our sources is QRZ.  many stations that go on IOTA dxpeditiions (or vacations) do post the islands they work from on their Bio page, it is just the IOTA info on the detail page that can be questionable.

A couple of great resources for viewing grid locations and verifying islands in the IOTA program are:

http://www.levinecentral.com/ham/grid_square.php - can be used to search by call-sign, grid, or address
https://www.iotamaps.org/index.php - can be used to visualize the IOTA group, lists which islands are in the group, and which islands are excluded from the group.  Be aware, the highlighted area is rectangular and may overlap other highlighted areas.  Take Cuba for example: Cuba is NA-015, but all of the other Cuba IOTA groups (NA-056, NA-086, NA-093, NA-201, NA-204, and NA-218) overlap the main island if you go strictly by the outline.  Some Highlighted areas will also show mainland areas; these are also not in the IOTA group (remember, the QSO must originate from an island).

Any entries in your log that we have already flagged as invalid, or questionable, are displayed on your endorsement checker page, at the bottom (example below), we will also send an email outlining any issues found while we are checking your application for the endorsement.

One other note, not everything listed in the below is a necessarily a problem, we flag some calls for manual credit because of multiple islands, or date dependent validity.  PJ2MI is a good example of this due to the split of Bonaire (SA-006) and Curacao (SA-099) in October 2010, we will manually apply credit if the IOTA group matches the eligible dates in these cases.

4 IOTA Issues:
    Please correct these issues before resubmitting your IOTA awards
If you have additional information on any of these IOTA calls/#'s, please email us at awards@....
We attempt to verify the IOTA activations using QRZ, RSGB, ClubLog, DXHeat, Google, etc, but sometimes there just isn't any confirmation.
Call
IOTA#
IOTACall
IOTAGroup
QSODate
Band
IOTA Boss Notes
SP6EIY
EU-077
EA1JL
La Coruna / Lugo Province group
20140414
15M
supplied grid (IN52nt) does not map to an island (inland spain). No indication of a trip/activation and QRZ IOTA data can be incorrect. Further info needed to receive credit.
SP6EIY
EU-186
TA2MN
Turkey group
20170502
20M
Supplied grid (KN40ov) does not map to an island. No indication of a trip/activation. Further info needed to receive credit.
YO3GGX
EU-183
YO3GGX
 
20120428
30M
supplied grid (FN34bk) does not map to an island. QRZ IOTA information may not be correct. Further information required for credit.
GW0IJY
EU-124
GW0IJY
 
20170623
20M
Incorrect IOTA. QTH is on Anglesey Island, which is excluded from IOTA group EU-124. should be EU-005

#IOTA #IOTAinfo


Any questions, certainly shoot me an email and I will help as much as I can.
73, Loren WA3WZR
 


Re: IOTA endorsement info

Jerry N9AVY
 

One thing that can be done with QRZ for checking IOTA’s is to go to the map area and expand the map.  This will show that the station is nowhere near an island and is miles inland. It’s a simple check, but often reveals the truth. 

 

Jerry  n9avy

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Loren McCullough - WA3WZR
Sent: Saturday, August 17, 2019 9:19 AM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: [070Club] IOTA endorsement info

 

[Edited Message Follows]
[Reason: adding hashtags to find this easier, and thought this needed a reminder]

Hi, your friendly IOTA Endorsement manager here.

After a discussion with Jerry (N9AVY), we haven't posted anything about IOTA for a while, especially since we moved to groups.io, so I felt it was time to refresh memories and bring new members up to speed.

We follow the RSGB-IOTA rules (https://iota-world.org/ - except for the QSL requirement of course).  All QSOs after 31 Dec 2008 are eligible for this endorsement.  Just submit your log to the endorsement checker, with the IOTA field in your ADIF file filled in.  It is that simple, but there are some things that complicate the checking of the endorsements.  We make every effort to validate your IOTA QSOs, but keep in mind the following:

- the otherside of the QSO MUST originate from an island.  that may seem obvious, but i have seen some people struggle with that (explanation below)
- not all islands are eligible to be included in an IOTA island group (details for anyone interested in what criteria they follow to determine if an island is included or not can be found here:  https://iota-world.org/iota-directory/iota-programme-rules/iota-programme-structure.html )
- QRZ.com info is not always correct, the IOTA field in QRZ is optional and many people don't understand what it means and they just fill it in with something close to their QTH as if it was required, even if they are no where near an ocean.
- U.S. 1x1 callsigns are reused constantly and are only eligible for IOTA within specific dates, even though an IOTA may be listed in QRZ
- some software logging programs automatically fill in the IOTA data from QRZ, which just compounds the problem.

having said the above, one of our sources is QRZ.  many stations that go on IOTA dxpeditiions (or vacations) do post the islands they work from on their Bio page, it is just the IOTA info on the detail page that can be questionable.

A couple of great resources for viewing grid locations and verifying islands in the IOTA program are:

http://www.levinecentral.com/ham/grid_square.php - can be used to search by call-sign, grid, or address
https://www.iotamaps.org/index.php - can be used to visualize the IOTA group, lists which islands are in the group, and which islands are excluded from the group.  Be aware, the highlighted area is rectangular and may overlap other highlighted areas.  Take Cuba for example: Cuba is NA-015, but all of the other Cuba IOTA groups (NA-056, NA-086, NA-093, NA-201, NA-204, and NA-218) overlap the main island if you go strictly by the outline.  Some Highlighted areas will also show mainland areas; these are also not in the IOTA group (remember, the QSO must originate from an island).

Any entries in your log that we have already flagged as invalid, or questionable, are displayed on your endorsement checker page, at the bottom (example below), we will also send an email outlining any issues found while we are checking your application for the endorsement.

One other note, not everything listed in the below is a necessarily a problem, we flag some calls for manual credit because of multiple islands, or date dependent validity.  PJ2MI is a good example of this due to the split of Bonaire (SA-006) and Curacao (SA-099) in October 2010, we will manually apply credit if the IOTA group matches the eligible dates in these cases.

4 IOTA Issues:
    Please correct these issues before resubmitting your IOTA awards

If you have additional information on any of these IOTA calls/#'s, please email us at awards@....
We attempt to verify the IOTA activations using QRZ, RSGB, ClubLog, DXHeat, Google, etc, but sometimes there just isn't any confirmation.

Call

IOTA#

IOTACall

IOTAGroup

QSODate

Band

IOTA Boss Notes

SP6EIY

EU-077

EA1JL

La Coruna / Lugo Province group

20140414

15M

supplied grid (IN52nt) does not map to an island (inland spain). No indication of a trip/activation and QRZ IOTA data can be incorrect. Further info needed to receive credit.

SP6EIY

EU-186

TA2MN

Turkey group

20170502

20M

Supplied grid (KN40ov) does not map to an island. No indication of a trip/activation. Further info needed to receive credit.

YO3GGX

EU-183

YO3GGX

 

20120428

30M

supplied grid (FN34bk) does not map to an island. QRZ IOTA information may not be correct. Further information required for credit.

GW0IJY

EU-124

GW0IJY

 

20170623

20M

Incorrect IOTA. QTH is on Anglesey Island, which is excluded from IOTA group EU-124. should be EU-005


#IOTA #IOTAinfo


Any questions, certainly shoot me an email and I will help as much as I can.
73, Loren WA3WZR

 


Re: Wide signals ??

Jerry N9AVY
 

Paul: 

 

When I was an OO, I had same problems although some weren’t very polite and used language that would make a longshoreman blush. Was fortunate in  that I never received death threats like some OO’s did.

 

Sent screen captures and one OF even sent letter of complaint to ARRL about it. Haven’t seen that old curmudgeon on PSK since… probably went to another mode to continue his poor behavior.

 

The usual test I make with overdriven signals is to turn off AGC, insert 18 db attenuation and turn antenna away from offending station.  9 times out of 10 this usually resolves any problems and I chalk it up to “not a problem” and move on.  Though lately, this hasn’t worked with stations I’ve seen with wide signals.

 

No longer an OO, so I guess I shouldn’t give a damn.

 

Jerry n9avy

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
Sent: Friday, August 16, 2019 2:17 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Wide signals ??

 

 

On Aug 16, 2019, at 10:15 AM, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:

 

Am I seeing things or are there a few really wide signals on 20m the past few days.    Many of them have pronounced 7 or 8 sidebands either side of center frequency.  Some folks need to check their signals.    I doubt that it’s propagation because I’ve put the null of my beam in their direction , turned off AGC and inserted max attenuation (18 db) and still signals are wide.  Are those stations running amps ???

 

Who knows?  Most often wide signals are a result of overdriven/nonlinear audio or RF feedback but not always.  About all you can do is contact the station with the problem (if you can get a decode) and let them know in as polite and friendly a way possible.  I’ve found it helpful to do a screen capture showing what their signal looks like on my waterfall.

 

But to be honest, probably 80% of the time when I do that, the control operator either ignores it, or insists it’s a problem with my station.



 

When I lose a contact because one of those wide signals scoots up next to me, I get evil thoughts about that station. 😊

 

I feel the same way.

 

  Should I turn on my 600 watt amps, turn on processor, put in lots of ALC, or just overdrive everything ???

 

No.

 

 

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

 

 


Re: Wide signals ??

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 


On Aug 16, 2019, at 10:15 AM, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:

Am I seeing things or are there a few really wide signals on 20m the past few days.    Many of them have pronounced 7 or 8 sidebands either side of center frequency.  Some folks need to check their signals.    I doubt that it’s propagation because I’ve put the null of my beam in their direction , turned off AGC and inserted max attenuation (18 db) and still signals are wide.  Are those stations running amps ???

Who knows?  Most often wide signals are a result of overdriven/nonlinear audio or RF feedback but not always.  About all you can do is contact the station with the problem (if you can get a decode) and let them know in as polite and friendly a way possible.  I’ve found it helpful to do a screen capture showing what their signal looks like on my waterfall.

But to be honest, probably 80% of the time when I do that, the control operator either ignores it, or insists it’s a problem with my station.

 
When I lose a contact because one of those wide signals scoots up next to me, I get evil thoughts about that station. 😊

I feel the same way.

  Should I turn on my 600 watt amps, turn on processor, put in lots of ALC, or just overdrive everything ???

No.


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


Wide signals ??

Jerry N9AVY
 

Am I seeing things or are there a few really wide signals on 20m the past few days.    Many of them have pronounced 7 or 8 sidebands either side of center frequency.  Some folks need to check their signals.    I doubt that it’s propagation because I’ve put the null of my beam in their direction , turned off AGC and inserted max attenuation (18 db) and still signals are wide.  Are those stations running amps ???

 

When I lose a contact because one of those wide signals scoots up next to me, I get evil thoughts about that station. 😊  Should I turn on my 600 watt amps, turn on processor, put in lots of ALC, or just overdrive everything ???

 

Jerry  n9avy

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


Re: W4RTT

Randy True
 

I'm currently working on 300 level. I think I'm around 270.

Randy W4RTT


From: 070Club@groups.io <070Club@groups.io> on behalf of W5DP <don@...>
Sent: Friday, August 16, 2019 8:57 AM
To: 070Club@groups.io <070Club@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [070Club] W4RTT
 
I worked you last night Rick. Enjoy the journey on to LONP. I just got mine a few weeks ago!

TU for the nice chat too!

Dusty
W5DP


Re: W4RTT

W5DP
 

I worked you last night Rick. Enjoy the journey on to LONP. I just got mine a few weeks ago!

TU for the nice chat too!

Dusty
W5DP


Re: W5DP Calling CQ on 30M

George Miller W3GWM
 

A time stamp would be helpful, but I know that’s not controlled by the group. Maybe we could post a time (in UTC please) when we post a message saying we are one the air.

 

I called CQ unsuccessfully for 15 minutes on 30M before going to 20M and enjoying several QSOs.

 


W4RTT

Rick Sterling <KI7OIY@...>
 

Finally had the pleasure of working W4RTT last night.
Slowly working my way to LONP.

Thanks Randall

KI7OIY

Rick


Welcome

Jim K5SP
 

Please join me in welcoming our new member:

2702 James K0FE

Jim K5SP
Membership Director

--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director


Re: Missing screen data fldigi 4.0.7

Mike Tarnowsky
 

Problem may be fixed. It was a sound issue. Got the receive and transmit config pages from 4.1 manual. Set my sounds so that I duplicate very closely the pictures in the book. Still no blue in waterfall but there is no activity either. Time will tell . I throw out a cq on 20 and 40 m randomly and see what happens. Just like fishing. That’s all for now, 73, Mike T. WB2YJS


Re: W5DP Calling CQ on 30M

Jerry N9AVY
 

There is a time stamp is header with email address under “Sent”. And there is also another version of it just below your email address when reading email.

 

Jerry  n9avy

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Bill Maier
Sent: Thursday, August 15, 2019 8:17 AM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] W5DP Calling CQ on 30M

 

Is there a way to get time stamps for messages in this group? I see the date listed in the upper right corner but not the actual time the message was posted.

-Bill  KG5RMJ

 


Re: W5DP Calling CQ on 30M

Bill Maier
 

Is there a way to get time stamps for messages in this group? I see the date listed in the upper right corner but not the actual time the message was posted.

-Bill  KG5RMJ


Re: Missing screen data fldigi 4.0.7

Karl Heinz Kremer - K5KHK - PODXS 070 # 2645
 

I am a Fldigi guy, but usually on Linux and sometimes on a Mac, and problems like this are usually related to sound card or sound configuration issues. I assume the same is true on Windows. 


Re: Missing screen data fldigi 4.0.7

Rick - N7WE
 

Mike
I'm not a fldigi guy, but could it be a sound card issue?  Sometimes Win auto updates do strange things to sound card or usb port settings.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Missing screen data fldigi 4.0.7

Jerry N9AVY
 

Translated de  n9avy  …
Greetings colleagues ... Something similar happened to me, I updated fldigi to a new version without removing the previous version, I lost all the macros and log information, what I did was go to the control panel and in "programs and features" I found that I had twice fldigi, the previous version and the new one, proceeded to eliminate the previous one and that's it. If you want to update fldigi to a new version, you can delete the previous program, before mounting the new version, and nothing will happen in the configuration. ^ Because when you delete it there is a lot of information that does not disappear at all.

 

Sorry but I don't know English ...

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Fernando Davila A.
Sent: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 1:34 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Missing screen data fldigi 4.0.7

 

Saludos colegas...
A mi me pasó algo parecido, actualicé fldigi a una nueva version sin eliminar la version anterior, perdí toda la informacion de macros y del log, lo que hice fue ir a panel de control y en "programas y caracteristicas" encontré que tenía dos veces fldigi, la version anterior y la nueva, procedí a eliminar la anterior y listo.

Si uno quiere actualizar fldigi a una nueva version, puede eliminar el programa anterior, antes de montar la nueva version, y no pasará nada en la configuracion. ^Porque cuando uno la elimina hay mucha informacion que no desaparece del todo.

Disculpen pero no se Ingles...

 


Re: Missing screen data fldigi 4.0.7

Fernando Davila A.
 

Saludos colegas...
A mi me pasó algo parecido, actualicé fldigi a una nueva version sin eliminar la version anterior, perdí toda la informacion de macros y del log, lo que hice fue ir a panel de control y en "programas y caracteristicas" encontré que tenía dos veces fldigi, la version anterior y la nueva, procedí a eliminar la anterior y listo.

Si uno quiere actualizar fldigi a una nueva version, puede eliminar el programa anterior, antes de montar la nueva version, y no pasará nada en la configuracion. ^Porque cuando uno la elimina hay mucha informacion que no desaparece del todo.

Disculpen pero no se Ingles...


Re: Missing screen data fldigi 4.0.7

Jerry N9AVY
 

Check for a back up file.  If that fails you may have to reload fldigi and continue from there.  However, you should have all your contacts saved somewhere.

 

My best guess …

 

Jerry

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Mike Tarnowsky via Groups.Io
Sent: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 1:04 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Missing screen data fldigi 4.0.7

 

Went thru settings more than twice, from note I had and even the big fldigi manual comparing settings. 
Even reloaded 3.0.3 but no help there, all settings must be stored somewhere that new loads all use. Old stuff must be gone. Other modes (not mentioned here) are working fine. I get to see my output signal on the 
waterfall, but nothing else. I have some older fldigi on another computer, but the display power supply 
croaked. Next idea? Oh, I deleted 4.0.7. Have to reload it. Then I have a current non working version.
Mike T WB2YJS

 


Re: Missing screen data fldigi 4.0.7

W5DP
 

Maybe do a complete uninstall, do a good cleanup of your PC, then try reinstallation. Sometimes helps!

Dusty
W5DP 

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