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PSKFest

Ernest Mills <emills@...>
 

Really enjoyed that contest. It has earmarks of one of the great ones eh! :)
 
Congratulations to the PODXS boys, Jay N3DQU, Jay KA3X, Tom N3XC and Jay AA8QQ, for getting out there and doing it. I worked them all:)   Errr! is there a sticker for that eh!
 
I really wanted to work all the PODXS Class of 2001. Thanks Erika DL2AYL but where were Steve N6YIH and John AG4CZ. ?
 
    Thanks again and 73 Ernie 


070 Club website

N3DQU@...
 

Just finished talking to a tech-dood at AOL. Seems they are doing some
work on the Hometown servers, so if you have been having trouble accessing
the 070 Club website lately, that is reason why. Hopefully they will get
things back to normal asap...Sorry for the inconvenience...Tnx es 73 de Jay
N3DQU.


Re: After the fest

Leonel <ct4ms@...>
 

Hello Jay
Negative ---sorry -possible next contest, hi hi
73
Leonel
CT4MS

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Subject: [070] After the fest


Hi All,
Had a really great time on this PSK contest, but that's nothing new.
Made 80 or 81 QSO's with 38 mults, QRP on 80 thru 10. I deleted a
possible
QSO with CT4MS, so if you could check your log Leonel and let me know if
I'm
in there I would appreciate it.

Used GenLog for the first time. Learned to use it on the fly. All in
all, a
very nice logging program. Nice enough that I'm giving up on my logger.
No
sense reinventing the wheel. So if you see a note on the PODXS 070 page
saying to wait for my logger, ignore it, that's old history. I'll give my
input to Dave and let him use any of my ideas for the good of all.

I wonder how many have worked more than 100 QSO's. Seems AOL is having
internal problems displaying some pages. Keeps saying "Server Busy" so
don't be surprised if you get such a message when you goto the results
page.

73 for now, see you all going over my waterfall.

de AA8QQ - Jay


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Re: After the Fest

bernie_kf4fhs <kf4fhs@...>
 

Hi All,

First, Thanks to the 070 guys for the PSKFest, it's the most
enjoyable way I can think of to be kept awake all night(well almost).

Who shut the DX gate to the Northwest ? I saw a lot of one sided
QSO's where folks were working our friends across the pond, but not
much coming back to WA.

I managed to get 183 Q's and 46 Multi's ( 6 DXCC, 3 Provinces, 36
States and Pennsylvania :-) (sorry Jay(s), but I couldn't resist).

As far as ragchewers go, I don't mind taking a couple minutes to
say hello to someone and tell them about the 070 club, you never
know, it may inspire them to join the club, and that would be another
multiplier for the TDW :-)

Thanks Again Guys & 73,
Bernie / KF4FHS


Re: PSKFEST - Getting Ready

Steve W3HF
 

One other disappointment:

I know you guys were there, but I never saw a SV on the air during
the contest on any band. Wish I had found one on 15--that's the
band I need for the SV Tri-band endorsement.

And of course, two hours after the contest, there was SV1DZL
CQing on 20m. Oh well ....

Steve
W3HF


Re: PSKFEST experiences

Steve W3HF
 

To the gang -

First of all, let me echo Dave (WB5NHL) 's comments about thanks
for those of you that were listening for the little guys. I know it was
hard for you to dig the signal out of the noise at some times, but
it's an ego boost to then get a 599 report. hi hi

(And Dave, we'll have to set up a schedule for next time. We
should be 5/5 given our locations.)

For Russ's (KU4FP) benefit, my station was a Yaesu FT-817
running five watts, with 40m, 20m, and 10m dipoles in the attic (of
a two-story, aluminum-sided house). The 40m seems to work
pretty well (as expected) on 15m, and I was even able to load up
the 40m on 80 to snag a few QSOs there. Used DigiPan v1.5 for
the PSK software, and FT-817 Commander for control of the radio.

Totals were 118 contacts on all five bands, approximately 60
multipliers (33 states, 4 VE provinces, and 23 DX entities). 99
unique calls. These are initial totals, subject to revision.

High points were:

- working Jeremy ZD8JA on two bands, for a new country and IOTA
- working KH7B on 20m (thanks Kala, and to Lenny: sorry for
mentioning it)
- working VX4XA for a new Canadian province

Low points were the times I tried to transmit on the wrong antenna
for the band I had tuned the radio to. I remembered to switch the
rig, and even reset the tuning on the MFJ antenna tuner, but forgot
to flip the antenna switch, too. (That includes the 20m QSO with
AA8QQ, when I was on the 40m dipole. You thought it was YOUR
antenna, Jay.)

Apologies to KC0EFZ and WB4JFS for duping them on 20m.

Scored 3 of the 4 PODXSers--never heard KA3X this time.

And the winners of the "who can contact W3HF the most times
during the contest" were K0CIE and KG9NI, at three times each
(10/15/20 and 15/20/40, respectively). Fifteen others found me on
two bands. Maybe I should initiate an "I worked W3HF on all five
bands" award or 070 endorsement for the next contest.

Thanks to all for a great time.

73,
Steve
W3HF


New poll for 070

070@...
 

Enter your vote today! A new poll has been created for the
070 group:

How much power did you generally use
to make contacts during the PSKFEST on
19 Jan 2002?

o 1 to 5 Watts max (or Less)
o 6 to 20 watts max
o 21 to 30 watts max
o 31 to 40 watts max
o 41 to 50 watts max
o 51 to 60 watts max
o 61 to 70 watts max
o 71 to 80 watts max
o 81 to 90 watts max
o 91 to 100 watts max


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web site listed above.

Thanks!


Re: PSKFEST - Getting Ready

Demetre Koumanakos <sv1ens@...>
 

Hi Gang, Costas,

This was my first contest and I really enjoyed it, I'll most definitely
participate again :-)
The problems I faced other than not being heard on the pileup with my 5
watts, was
the many different dxcc designators I got from our Russian friends, RU, RA,
UA, UR ect.

I used two programs for logging, 1) GenLog worked well, but was very
sensitive to the dxcc
mistakes, 2) MixW worked nicely but did not report dxcc as detailed as I
would like it,
anyway between the two and the hard copy of the iota dxcc list, I managed to
get things done :-)

I personally did not mind the rag chewers, I had time to spare between
successful QRP calls.
I managed to work on 20m with my bent (from the last snowstorm) vertical and
10m on a converted
CB antenna for about 7 hours total, the rest of the time the bands were
simply deaf to my signal

totaling 55 QRP contacts with 36 multipliers.
It was pleasing seeing several SV's participating, also nice to see about
80% of the DXers who I
contacted were actually participating on PSKFEST...

So, all in all, a success for PSK and 070.

73
Demetre - SV1ENS

BTW I have faced two problems:

1. too many replies to CQ CONTEST by non participant, who
must be then guided how to give the proper contest exchange

2. Lots of non-standard exchanges: Russia as either RA
and RU. Italy as "I", "ITA" and "Italy", Greece
as "Greece" and "SV", Asiatic Russia as "AR" and "RU9" etc.
In my logs I intend to replace non-standard prefixe exchanges
with the ones specified in the DXCC booklet.

Costas SV1XV





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Lots of FUN! PSKFEST rocks!

kg9ni <kg9ni@...>
 

Hello all! It was great making the PSKFEST contacts with many of you
during the PSKFEST, but kind of missed the conversation that usually
goes along with psk31 contacts. This was my first contest & it was
very exciting and fun for me. I used 30 watts, digipan, and a
multiband dipole @ abt 35 ft.

I only had a few contacts that didn't realize/recognize that the 'fest
was happening...and those contacts were good opportunities to have a
short chat to try to regain a bit of sanity after hours of punching
cold macros. ;) One thing I did notice, which seemed very different
(and fantastic) from everyday psk31 is that the really nasty, wide,
and poorly adjusted signals were almost non-existent! It is an every
day occurrence on 20m (mostly) to see a signal that nearly obliterates
the passband...what happened? Most of the signals that I was able to
see on the waterfall were very nice & clean; however I do recall one
particular signal that had a "starburst" distortion pattern to it...I
had never seen that before. The "echoes" from the originating
signal radiated out on either side of the signal on the
waterfall...that was tough to deal with. Anyone else see that/have
any idea of what was going on?

**If** I've counted everything up correctly, I made 197 countable
contacts, some stations on muliple bands & including a total of 19 DX
contacts; 163 unique calls in total. 54 unique SPC multipliers: 37
states (incl. kh7o!-tnx!), 3 provinces, and 14 DX.

DX included: ZS,YV,YO,UA9,UA,SV,SM,OK,I,HK,HB,F,EA,DL
The above list is from my logging program; I've got to go back and
double check the DXCC list to ensure these are all unique & valid
countries.

Logs and dupe sheet posted at: http://www.qsl.net/kg9ni/log.html
On my dupe sheet, I had omitted counting OK2MF as an additional unique
SPC, as I was just looking at the SPC info from the contacts & thought
it was Oklahoma at first...I'll be making that correction as soon as I
can get to it.

I wish I had been able to work N3XC...after looking at the logs I got
3 of the 4 contacts needed for the "I worked 'em all" 070 certificate
endorsement! :) I'll keep looking for him...

The PSKFEST was a blast...I'm looking forward to the next one! I hope
to get to chat with you all at a more leisurely pace on the bands
between now and then.

73,
Ernest (kg9ni)


Logs for the PSK fest

spdomingue@...
 

OK so I now know why Jay asked me to Check the logs for the PSK Fest.
After the contest I ran to send my log to JAY so I could be the first one on the web page and be TOP DOG (at least for a short time) BUT I already had logs in the e-mail here and the contest just ended. Some of you all are really fast!

As I receive each log I am sending a reply back that I received the log and Thanks for playing, and other notes if you ask something.

So if you do not receive a note back in a day or two, send me a note again to see what I am doing or if I went to sleep.

Now give me a day or two to go over the log and send the info to Jay for the web page.

Jay will need a week or two to get my input to him on the web page.

So after you receive the note back from me and you DO NOT see you call on the web page in a day or 4, PLEASE  PLEASE send me a note to see If I went to sleep or did some other dumb thing and did not get the data to JAY.

Well, I had fun and enjoyed the contest.

SteveD
N6YIH/7


Re: After the fest

Bills4570@...
 

Hi all,

What a difference a nights sleep makes!

Thanks to each of you who I worked during the fest. What
a great crowd to hang with!

After the smoke (and the propogation fog) cleared, it
looks like 188 Qs and 48 Ms with hardly any DX at all.
It was real frustrating hearing the rest of you working
all over Europe, but I couldnt hear a peep on those
antenna headings. I even checked long path to no
avail.......

A couple of conclusions:

1. 0700 to 1400 Z was a waste of time.

2. I never thought of 80M as a contest band, but thanks
to those half dozen or so hardy souls on 3.5, the wee
hours were not a total loss.

3. When the propogation is not totally shut down,
there's never a need for more than 30 watts of power on
PSK-31. A good antenna make all the difference. When the
band is dead, more power just heats the atmosphere.......
Hmmmmmm.....maybe that's why we have global warming.......

4. Where else would you find 100 greedy contesters
successfully crammed into 1 Khz of bandwidth???? Amazing!

Thanks to you 070 guys who put this contest together. It
was real fun.

73, Bill Schwantes
KG6EXF

Hi All,
Had a really great time on this PSK contest, but that's nothing new.
Made 80 or 81 QSO's with 38 mults, QRP on 80 thru 10. I deleted a possible
QSO with CT4MS, so if you could check your log Leonel and let me know if I'm
in there I would appreciate it.

Used GenLog for the first time. Learned to use it on the fly. All in all, a
very nice logging program. Nice enough that I'm giving up on my logger. No
sense reinventing the wheel. So if you see a note on the PODXS 070 page
saying to wait for my logger, ignore it, that's old history. I'll give my
input to Dave and let him use any of my ideas for the good of all.

I wonder how many have worked more than 100 QSO's. Seems AOL is having
internal problems displaying some pages. Keeps saying "Server Busy" so
don't be surprised if you get such a message when you goto the results page.

73 for now, see you all going over my waterfall.

de AA8QQ - Jay


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Re: PSKFEST experiences

hamopcq
 

Hi All,
Thought the PSKFEST was a blast. Roughly 94 contacts, 30 states and
10DX stations all on 10-15-20. Would have done better if I had
antennas for 40/80mtrs. DX included Germany (tnx Ericka), Czech
Rep.,Ukraine, Isreal, Poland, and several Canada stations. For those
who worked Hawaii on 20mtrs, tnx for rubbing it in. I kept checking
my radio to turn OFF the Hawaii Filter, but couldn't find it..hi.
Tnx to all who I met during the PSKFEST.
Regards,
Lenny K2LAM


PSKFEST Notes

WB5NHL
 

All;
Very nice contest. Almost double previous totals,
71 QSO's, 62 Multipliers on 80-10. All with 5 watts
and in antenna restricted townhouse. Checkout
http://www.oldcyberdude.com for my antenna details.
Thanks to everyone listening for the little guys. To
everyone with only transmitters and CQ PSKFEST tapes
maybe next time. OBTW, the most important 2 points

1. Met Jay (twice) nice quick chat between us PA's

2. Worked HI first time, Yup 5 watts and an attic
dipole on 20M, it can be done. Thanks KH7B (KH7O maybe
next time), now for the card. XYL volunteering for
hand delivery

One more thought, I agree with Charlie, name is much
more meaningful and RST. I only got 2 other than 599.
I never had such a strong signal worldwide hi hi.

Finally, Thanks to everyone of the organizers. As Jay
noted in our QSO "looks like a keeper."


73, Dave WB5NHL


Re: PSKFEST experiences

DL2AYL@...
 

Hi Kostas, the home call of ZD8JA is N1ZZZ/4,
Jeremy, he is also a member of the 070 Club.
73 de DL2AYL/Erika


PSKFEST experiences

Russell Chandler <rhchan@...>
 

I would be interested in learning more about your PSK31 setups.
The best I could do was 48 contacts, no exotic callsigns.

Was I operating in some type of void here in Southeastern Virginia....???


73',
Russ/KU4FP


Re: PSKFEST experiences

Steve W3HF
 

Costas (and others) -

ZD8JA ZD8 IOTA AF-003 QSL: ???
ZD8JA is 070's own Jeremy Allen (note the initials in the callsign),
N1ZZZ/4. I'm sure he will QSL all contacts once he gets home from
his overseas trip.

Address is on QRZ.com.

73,
Steve
W3HF

P.S. Yippee, I worked him too!


After the fest

AA8QQJMauch@...
 

Hi All,
Had a really great time on this PSK contest, but that's nothing new.
Made 80 or 81 QSO's with 38 mults, QRP on 80 thru 10. I deleted a possible
QSO with CT4MS, so if you could check your log Leonel and let me know if I'm
in there I would appreciate it.

Used GenLog for the first time. Learned to use it on the fly. All in all, a
very nice logging program. Nice enough that I'm giving up on my logger. No
sense reinventing the wheel. So if you see a note on the PODXS 070 page
saying to wait for my logger, ignore it, that's old history. I'll give my
input to Dave and let him use any of my ideas for the good of all.

I wonder how many have worked more than 100 QSO's. Seems AOL is having
internal problems displaying some pages. Keeps saying "Server Busy" so
don't be surprised if you get such a message when you goto the results page.

73 for now, see you all going over my waterfall.

de AA8QQ - Jay


Re: PSKFEST experiences

N3DQU@...
 

In a message dated 1/20/2002 4:00:39 AM Eastern Standard Time, sv1xv@... writes:


Worst problem: Stations replying to a CQ CONTEST call and,
when passed the contest exchange, returning their "my name is..."
tape and then, if asked for the contest exchange, replying
"sorry - no contest".


   Yeah, you're going to get that in any contest you work Costas. There was even a guy here calling "CQ DX" on 20m yesterday, so what the heck was he thinking?? Anyways, chock it all up to the contesting experience hi! 73 de Jay N3DQU


Re: PSKFEST - Getting Ready

AA8QQJMauch@...
 

Erika,
Yeah he showed up right on top of me on the freq I'd been running QRP fer a
while. I heard and tried calling both of you, and neither heard me. Oh
well, that's the price we pay for running QRP.
73
de AA8QQ - Jay


PSKFEST experiences

Costas Krallis SV1XV <sv1xv@...>
 

Well, I managed 110 QSOs with 47 multipliers (15 US states,
1 VE province, 31 DXCC including W&VE). Worked all bands
from 3.5 - 28. Very few europeans showed up on 7035, while
I worked 3 north americans on 7070. Less productive periods
were: 00:00 - 01:00, 02:30-04:00 and 21:45-23:59.

Interesting participants (from my "point of view"):

HF0POL VP8 IOTA AN-010 QSL: SQ5TA
FK8BG FK IOTA OC-032 QSL: ???? (*)
EM1KCC CE9 IOTA AN-006 QSL: UT7UA
ZD8JA ZD8 IOTA AF-003 QSL: ???
WA4MIT AL
KC0IFL MO

Unfortunately VQ9NL in Diego Garcia who was active
in PSK31, did not participate.

Worst problem: Stations replying to a CQ CONTEST call and,
when passed the contest exchange, returning their "my name is..."
tape and then, if asked for the contest exchange, replying
"sorry - no contest".

See you again next year!

73 Costas SV1XV


(*) Not contest participant but replied to CQ-contest
and passed RST+Country info





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