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Maple Leaf an orphan no longer!

N3DQU@...
 

Well, it took me awhile, but I have finally managed to work all the
Canadian provinces...Whew! Tnx to Bob VE4XA for giving me Manitoba to finish
up bunch! 73 de Jay N3DQU

AB VE6VK 01FEB01
BC VE7JPD 10NOV01
MB VE4XA 05APR02
NB VE9DWF 16NOV00
NF VO2NS 20OCT00
NS VE1HBV 09FEB01
ON VE3BGW 09NOV00
PEI VY2SS 19APR01
PQ VE2WP 13JUL01
SK VE5RMO 29JUN01
---


YM0KA

Steve W3HF
 

Watch for YM0KA from Bozcaada Island in Turkey (AS-099). Not only is
it an unusual prefix , but it's an IOTA that hasn't been on PSK
before (to my knowledge). Actually, both the YM0 and TA0 prefixes are
pretty rare--the 0th district in Turkey is used primarily (if not
only) for islands, according to what I've read/seen.

It's a joint DXpedition between two clubs, one Turkish and one
Macedonian. Their web site is http://www.qsl.net/z30m/Bozcaada.html

They (and the individual calls of TA0/Z3xx) are spending a lot of
time on RTTY and other modes, but I caught them last night on 20m PSK.

Online logs will be available after the expedition ends. QSL via home
calls, or YM0KA via TA2DS.

73,
Steve
W3HF


Re: Hotmail users please read

AA8QQJMauch@...
 

Bernie,
AOL has its defaults set the same way.
Good luck with all them telemarketeers.
73
Jay - AA8QQ


Hotmail users please read

bernie_kf4fhs <kf4fhs@...>
 

Hi Everybody,

I know this doesn't have anything to do with PSK, but I think all
Hotmail users should read this. It's not a hoax, cause I went to my
accounts and they had me "opted-in" to let Microsoft share / sell my
information.

73, Bernie / KF4FHS

------------------------------------------------------------------
HotMail Emulates Yahoo's Privacy Breach

About 2 months ago, Yahoo changed its privacy policies, and in the
process automatically reset all its customers' "opt-out" preferences
reset to opt-*in*--- in effect, telling the system "Yes, Yahoo, please
spam me!" (See http://www.langa.com/newsletters/2002/2002-04-
08.htm#3 ).
It looks as if Hotmail is on the same path.

Fred, I'm a Plus LangaList subscriber and just came across
this today ( http://www.msnbc.com/news/753687.asp ).
Apparently, Hotmail (MSN/Microsoft) "added" some privacy
options... and, like Yahoo recently did, set their subscribers
options to YES for these new options without any type of
notification. Your list members may be surprised to find out
that they now have "given" Microsoft permission to share their
email address and other profile information which includes
their Birth Date, Country/Region, State, Zip Code, Gender,
Accessibility, Time Zone, and Occupation with other .Net
company sites. While I realize that many put misinformation in
these fields (always a good practice), others likely have not
or could not for various reasons. I personally have two
hotmail accounts, one with bogus information, and another
where I was compelled to use my real information because
Microsoft has forced it's Passport login on its Certified
Engineers and Partners.

To verify or change these new options, sign into your Hotmail
account, select Options, and then modify your Personal
Profile. Chances are, most will find three new options with
the aforementioned two enabled.


Attn Prefix Hunters

N3DQU@...
 

Just worked XM4XA (VE4XA) on 20m....73 de Jay N3DQU.


Jim's GAZETTE Newsletter #122

N3DQU@...
 

Jim's GAZETTE
Newsletter #122
20 May 2002

Please feel free to forward this newsletter to any and all interested
parties, or to reproduce it in
any publication. All we ask is that you give credit where it is due.

SHORT NOTES: W6SKC a silent key. You may not recognize the call, but Hank
was the owner of Dovetron. Joe K0BX remembers him and his products
and describes them, even now, as good as any. Others second the motion.
KH9 is on the air as KH9/K7ASU. Terry will be there for the entire month of
May. QSL to his home call. All modes.
Do you need an amp? Some think so, some think not! Among the 'nots,' Chen
AA6TY says 'High power is only useful for working stations you can't print!'
Now there is a basic truth from a guy who deals in basic truths.
The FCC (Federal Communications Commission for those outside the USA) sent me
a two page letter dated March 14. At the bottom of page two, I figured
out that they were telling me that I needed a password to access the FCC
page. And, furthermore, that I would be receiving the password in a separate
letter. Nothing yet, but then I just renewed my license so I don't need to
access the site until 2007!
Insurance contacts. No, not with your insurance agents. Rather with those
rare DX stations that come up once in a blue moon. Doug N6TQS expounds on
the subject-and his experience is enough to insure that we listen carefully!
Doug says, 'They remain (those insurance contacts) a DX fact of life, and
remain controversial simply because each occasion removes one opportunity
from a finite number of potential contacts. And . . . too often it's the
guy/gal
with the big power and array who makes it. The CY0 group, for example,
reported that 20% of all contacts coming from one particular country were
dupes.
Bill K2NJ reports on a W8 call who worked the DX four times a day just to
show the world he could do it!' But, Doug cautions that there is an
occasional
justification for the contact. That's not the only problem. He goes on to say
that 'On RTTY, we lost less to dupes than to ops who send the DX call 3
times,
their call 6 times then PSE PSE K K K BTU. Then when I call him he says my
call twice, 599 three times, his call once and then TNX FOR NEW ONE OM
TIME/DATE SK SK SK diddle-diddle-diddle, etc etc etc.' All of this means a
lot of stress and many decisions for the DX operator. They can and do get
angry but it rarely shows. Doug swears that he composes a black list for
future reference . . . but it always gets destroyed with no action taken. God
Bless
'em.
On the other side of the coin, Randy WX5L sent along a few remarks from
Francois who, as a brand new RTTY op from 3XY had this to say. ' I was even
amazed how disciplined RTTY nuts were. Every time I called one station all
the other ones stopped transmitting until I acknowledged the report from the
station I called. Very efficient. That's why I could achieve 70 QSO per hour.
Well, just 3 words to conclude. I love RTTY.' Nice job, Francois!!
We landed at LaGuardia on Wednesday 15 May in brisk winds. So, without too
many damaging incidents, we have transplanted ourselves to New York
for the summer. It will, by common consent, be the last time we make the
jaunt. From 2003 on we will be full-time Floridians. As usual, the New York
spring is a gorgeous display. However, we were hardly ready for the very
chilly (almost frost) temperatures yesterday morning-and snow not too many
miles to the north. Come on, already!

Technical papers are solicited for presentation to the 21st Annual ARRL/TAPR
Digital Communications Conference. Dates are September 13-15 and the
place is Denver, CO. Email your paper to Maty Weinberg at maty@arrl.org. The
website is www.tapr.org/dcc. Among the topics, under the heading 'HF
Digital Modes,' may be (and I'm only guessing) a lively discussion about
Pactor III. If not, there should be.
Let's finish the notes with a lighter note. Sigi DJ3NG proposes some new
classes for ALL contests. And, as you think about his proposal, you must
agree
the ideas have merit. For those hams who go the full 48 hours without a
break, he suggests 'SOAB(nsfm)=NO SLEEP, FREE MONDAY.' (Probably SO2R's
as well!). On the other side of the coin, for those who tend to fall asleep
at the controls and get their regular rest, the class would be
'SOAB(sc)=SNORE
CLASS.' In my judgment, the SC's are entitled to a handicap. Hi! Shelby K4WW
vows he's going to enter the SNORE class if we don't cut down on the
number of RTTY contests during the sleepy side of the propagation cycle. In
the last contest he says, 'Saw two stations of 10M, worked them both. One of
40M, worked him. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ.'

Reams of Emails followed the last column's discussion regarding Pactor III.
The subject could be enlarged, discussed, cussed, picked apart and put back
together for the next several months. But the time has come to put the issue
to the test, to the real world of HF use . . . not only to measure the new
mode
and its characteristics, and the damage it does to other, less robust modes,
but to see if it has any value to the amateur community. Let the doubts or
the
claims stand aside as we all gather to judge the ultimate merit.

The last word on the subject relates to the Pactor III rules established by
the Winlink community. The group says (thanks to Steve K4CJX), 'Each PMBO
has a choice of two frequencies which they may scan but share in an organized
fashion. Because the vast majority of users are US calls, we have
restricted these Pactor III channels to the auto sub-bands. They are shared
and so arranged as to create minimum interference between them.'

What about those MBO's outside the Winlink span of control? Steve concludes,
'Your guess is as good as mine, but I would imagine they are far and few
between. All those lists are full of inactive MBO's and we have not supported
the old Winlink in over three years now.'

Okay, the rules seem clear. Now, as I crumple up and discard over 50 pages of
Email printouts, I am tired of the subject, hopeful about a friendly
outcome, but wary because that great big bear is now wading around in that
little pond which is filled with thousands of small, defenseless fish. Only
time
will tell.

73 de Jim N2HOS: GAZETTE at www.n2hos.com/digital


Dayton

John Durbin <durbinsjz@...>
 

It was nice to have an eyeball with everyone at Dayton this year. Jay, N3DQU did a very nice job at the forum and I enjoyed it very much. Unfortunately I was unable to attend the dinner at Applebee's on Friday, I was riding with someone else and could not get there, looks like next year I will be driving. I am looking forward to it next year.
 
Chris
KC8LJN 


Dayton Update

N3DQU@...
 

The very first 070 Club Eyeball was held this evening and it was a great
success, in spite of the wet weather! Attending at a very, very crowded
Applebee's in Troy: AA8QQ and XYL, WU4O, XYL and little harmonic (who managed
to sleep thru most of the din hi!), DL2AYL, KF8OR, N3XC, N3DQU and XYL.
We decided to present Erika with her LONP #001 instead of waiting until
Sunday and Dayton Attaboys were given to all members in attendance. Lots of
pictures were taken of the event and will post them for everyone to see as
soon as the dust settles. Hoping to pass out some more Dayton Attaboys
tomorrow at the hamvention! Btw, rumor is that Mother Nature has finally run
out of rain and we may be able to check out the flea market tomorrow sans
umbrellas...Woo Hoo! 73 de Jay N3DQU.

Dayton WX Forecast
Sat May 18 - Partly Cloudy, Hi 52F, Lo 36F
Sun May 19 - PM Showers, Hi 55F, Lo 36F


Re: N3DQU in Piqua

Dick Thompson <wb0dul@...>
 

Have fun, Jay.  We'd be in Piqua at my sister-in-laws place if we were there.  See you next year. 
 
73,
 

----- Original Message -----
From: N3DQU@...
To: 070@...
Sent: Friday, May 17, 2002 12:14 PM
Subject: [070] N3DQU in Piqua

   Ok guys, for anybody online/mobile we made it to Piqua. Staying at Howard
Johnson's Express Inn, Piqua Ohio, Room 108, phone number 937-773-2314...Jay
N3DQU


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Re: INCLUDEPICTURE "http://members.aol.

Bernie <kf4fhs@...>
 

Yeah , it's another virus, so everyone, don't open the attachment from
"tgstoops" titled "INCLUDE PICTURRE http://members.aol
tgstoops, you might want to run a virus scan on your system.

73, Bernie / KF4FHS

----- Original Message -----
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To: <070@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Friday, May 17, 2002 7:03 AM
Subject: Re: [070] INCLUDEPICTURE "http://members.aol.


? Attachements/ Virus ?



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N3DQU in Piqua

N3DQU@...
 

Ok guys, for anybody online/mobile we made it to Piqua. Staying at Howard
Johnson's Express Inn, Piqua Ohio, Room 108, phone number 937-773-2314...Jay
N3DQU


Re: INCLUDEPICTURE "http://members.aol.

Ricky Scott <washingtonham@...>
 

? Attachements/ Virus ?



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INCLUDEPICTURE "http://members.aol.

tgstoops <n3xc@...>
 

Is my brother Hank. He is in jail right now. When he gets out he is not allowed to be around animals and kitchen appliances.��� INCLUDEPICTURE "http://members.aol.com/Rossanader/Grandmom.jpg" &#92;* MERGEFORMATINET My grandmom lives with us in our trailer.


Greetings from Andris YL2FD

N3DQU@...
 

Hallo Jay,

Because today seems that according to my business
duties I cannot come to Dayton please
announce my greetings to the
participants of 070 club meeting.

"""""""""""""""""""""""""

In according to yearly Dayton hamfest and annual
meeting of 070 club authorities,

Because HAM radio is still alive,
Because HAM radio is still developing with new
technologies,
Because in HAM radio still comes new (young) amateurs,
Because HAM radio is still accepted from lots of world
states governments as a useful activity

and to the authorities of 070 club:

As active propagators of new PSK31 technology in HAM
radio,
As organizers and teachers for young people coming in
HAM radio,
as contest organizers,

I wish to all of You to keep the interest in HAM radio for
the future, develop the ideas and
technologies of it for the next generations and have a
good health. Only activities make the progress.

Long live HAM radio!

Andris w4/yl2fd (for short time)

16.05.2002


Fm Croft VE3CT

N3DQU@...
 

"I will be at Dayton as well - after a 13 hour drive from Ottawa.
However I can stay only for Friday, and will miss the 070 get together. Have
another commitment in Ontario on Sunday. However - please drop by the QCWA
booth (Booth # 253) on Friday where I will be all day. Would like to meet
you all - especially the famous Erika !! "


Re: 3D2CW

ceg <k6ceg@...>
 

3D2CW is working from Conway Reef Figi. Saw his trace on 15m 14/05/02 @
11:00 utc

----- Original Message -----
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To: <070@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Wednesday, May 15, 2002 10:03 PM
Subject: [070] 3D2CW



Hi Everybody,

Does anyone know which island 3D2CW is operating from ?

Thanks & 73,
Bernie / KF4FHS



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Re: CANADIAN SPECIAL PREFIXES

Dick Thompson <wb0dul@...>
 

I'd be interested in obtaining a copy of the rules for the Canadian WACP Award. 
 
73,
 

----- Original Message -----
From: N3DQU@...
To: 070@...
Sent: Thursday, May 16, 2002 12:09 PM
Subject: [070] CANADIAN SPECIAL PREFIXES

A note fm Bob VE4XA -
   I will be using the XM4 prefix (XM4XA) on PSK mode for the authorized time
period.  QSL cards will be available in July after I see how many contacts
have been made!
070 members may be interested in looking out for other special prefixes on
PSK mode.

This just may stir up some activity for the Worked All Canada endorsement!

ALSO..I have info regarding a worked Canadian Prefix Award (not specific to
PSK mode) should anyone be interested.

  May 18 to July 18, 2002   Authority has been granted  by Industry Canada
to use National Special
Event Call Signs for the celebration of The Queen's Golden Jubilee.

The call signs assigned to the special event will be:
XM1 for VE1's, XL1 for VA1's, XM2 for VE2's, XL2 for VA2's, XM3 for VE3's,
XL3 for VA3's, XM4 for VE4's, XL4 for VA4's, XM5 for VE5's, XL5 for VA5's,
XM6 for VE6's, XL6 for VA6's, XM7 for VE7's, XL7 for VA7's, XM8 for VE8's,
XM9 for VE9's, XN1 for VO1's, XN2 for VO2's, XO0 for VY0's, XO0 for VY1's,
and XO2 for VY2's.
This authority is valid from May 18, to July 18, 2002.


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Re: Dayton Update

ag4cz <ag4cz@...>
 

Hope everyone enjoys Dayton this year. Sounds like it will be loads
of fun and plenty of 070'ers attending. Have fun and enjoy an
Applebee's steak for me. Although my house is only about 3 hours
away, I will be unable to attend. Prior engagements in other
countries. Still working on getting ability to operate overseas. I
have the equip worked out and hope to put some rare DX on the air
soon.
73
John P.
AG4CZ/YA
--- In 070@y..., N3DQU@a... wrote:

Add AA8QQ to the list of 070 members who have said they are
making the
trip this year: AA8QQ, DL2AYL, KC8LJN, KF8OR, N3DQU, N3JWJ, N3XC,
WM2U, WU4O.
Dayton plans:
Friday - Friday evening around 6:30pm at Applebee's in Troy,
Ohio, just
off of I-75. All are invited of course! Directions: Off at exit 74
on I-75,
then west on State Route 41 a few hundred feet.
Saturday -Still nothing planned yet. There is a big bulletin
board there
in the arena. Look for a posting on where the Saturday meeting is
going to
take place.
Sunday - 070 Club & PODXS DPX forum; Room 2, 11:00-noon.

Comms - 2m simplex - 146.535 (if busy go to 146.520); FRS - Ch
13, no
quiet tone.

Wx forecast for Dayton:
Friday May 17 T-Storms, Hi 62F, Lo 46F
Saturday May 18 Scattered Showers, Hi 55F, Lo 38F
Sunday May 19 Mostly Cloudy, Hi 58F, Lo 38F

...73 de Jay N3DQU.


Re: 3D2CW

Bernie <kf4fhs@...>
 

Thank-You & 73

Bernie / KF4FHS

----- Original Message -----
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To: <070@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Thursday, May 16, 2002 1:59 PM
Subject: Re: [070] 3D2CW


3D2CW is working from Conway Reef Figi. Saw his trace on 15m 14/05/02 @
11:00 utc
----- Original Message -----
From: "bernie_kf4fhs" <kf4fhs@hotmail.com>
To: <070@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Wednesday, May 15, 2002 10:03 PM
Subject: [070] 3D2CW



Hi Everybody,

Does anyone know which island 3D2CW is operating from ?

Thanks & 73,
Bernie / KF4FHS



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CANADIAN SPECIAL PREFIXES

N3DQU@...
 

A note fm Bob VE4XA -
I will be using the XM4 prefix (XM4XA) on PSK mode for the authorized time
period. QSL cards will be available in July after I see how many contacts
have been made!
070 members may be interested in looking out for other special prefixes on
PSK mode.

This just may stir up some activity for the Worked All Canada endorsement!

ALSO..I have info regarding a worked Canadian Prefix Award (not specific to
PSK mode) should anyone be interested.

May 18 to July 18, 2002 Authority has been granted by Industry Canada
to use National Special
Event Call Signs for the celebration of The Queen's Golden Jubilee.

The call signs assigned to the special event will be:
XM1 for VE1's, XL1 for VA1's, XM2 for VE2's, XL2 for VA2's, XM3 for VE3's,
XL3 for VA3's, XM4 for VE4's, XL4 for VA4's, XM5 for VE5's, XL5 for VA5's,
XM6 for VE6's, XL6 for VA6's, XM7 for VE7's, XL7 for VA7's, XM8 for VE8's,
XM9 for VE9's, XN1 for VO1's, XN2 for VO2's, XO0 for VY0's, XO0 for VY1's,
and XO2 for VY2's.
This authority is valid from May 18, to July 18, 2002.