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Re: We Came We Saw And I think We Rumbled

kf4hou <kf4hou@...>
 

On muitlpiers I'm understanding most like 9 different call areas in
U.S. and VK different call areas How abt DXCC is that every different
one contact or only every 2 or more contacts to same country but
different call areas. And were they say urs on the DXCC do I count
myself on that one.
Please respond so I can get my score in there..
Thanks 73
Hi Rumeleere'
Hey! use the OnLine Score Submission Form. I am trying to make
it
calculate the score for ya! so just fill in the blanks. Oh! don't
use the
mouse, use the Tab instead until I can get it figured :) If you
are still
baffled, email me your log. Ernie

----- Original Message -----
From: "kf4hou" <kf4hou@c...>
To: <070@y...>
Sent: Sunday, April 21, 2002 12:54 PM
Subject: [070] We Came We Saw And I think We Rumbled


Had fun But, Mother Nature Frowned some on us. But did manage to
wrk
a few good contacts I heard My friend Mohammed in CN but he didn't
hear me. I think I heard more EU stations than excepted but only a
hand full I could work. And didn't hear to many NE EU stations at
all
Nothing past Germany. But Southern EU to middle east was Fair
going
This contest was fun and challenging. When the Kp index hit abt a
4 I
finally got to work some to north of me. But, Canadanians were not
plentyful like the should have been. Hope I didn't step on anyones
toes on 20m but, I know a few did me. No matter how careful you
try
to be on 20m there is always someone going to complain hi hi.
Oh, Well next time Hopefully we will having something a little
bit
better to give me some punch. instead of a all bnder Dipole.
stuck on
ne,sw directions.

One question First real contest I have been serious about can some
explain how to taly up the scores. For the idiot at hand here.

Well I think yv5aax will have a darn high score he was wrking
them
ever where. into EU like it was easy. And duncan sure was wrking
them
too. not sure how well he did after daylight here.
73



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Re: Hope everyone is doing better to EU than I am

Zoltan Bordas <borzol@...>
 

Only stations getting thru the Auroa is Southern *America* and abt all
Northern *American* Stations are almost none existance

...HI!

73 de Zoli / YO5CRQ

----- Original Message -----
From: "kf4hou" <kf4hou@chartertn.net>
To: <070@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Saturday, April 20, 2002 5:25 AM
Subject: [070] Hope everyone is doing better to EU than I am


Only stations getting thru the Auroa is Southern EU and abt all
Northern Sations are almost none extisance


Re: N3DQU/P

Bills4570@...
 

Jay,

What a guy!!! Camped in cold cruel Delaware just to
contribute to the WAS blight! Seriously, I wished you
had done something like that when I was scratching for DE
as one my last WAS targets.

I wanted to ask you about your TS-50 interface. I'm
setting up a TS-60 for 6M PSK, and I thought I might get
a tip or two on your setup:

Are you feeding your soundcard with the external speaker
outlet in the back of the rig, and adjusting your receive
audio from the front panel AF gain control?

How are you adjusting the mic gain, or audio drive level
for transmit? Is that something you do with your
interface box? I have a RIGblaster M8 I'll be using, and
it has a level control for audio drive. Do you find that
the audio drive requires a lot of attention once it's
set? The TS-60 mic gain reguires one to remove the top
cover for access. That's not too appealing to me...

Also have heard there is a thermal problem with these
rigs, and I was advised not to run digital mode on the
high power setting. Do you have experience with that?
Is your TS-50 OK at 50W and below?

I have made only one 6M PSK contact, with a different
rig. Any suggestions for 6M PSK freqs?

Any other suggestions would be welcome.

Regards, Bill
KG6EXF

Yep, 'tis true! I was indeed portable from Cape Henlopen State Park in
Delaware for the Rumble. Despite the sketchy props, I managed to make 47 Q's
over 40, 20, 15 and 10 before the laptop battery decided to shut me down an
hour before the contest was done. Setup was a Kenwood TS50S running 50w to a
Hustler 5btv jammed in the sand and a Toshiba 233mhz laptop. Ran the Knwd off
a deep cycle battery and the laptop off a lawnmower battery. So while the
props were not exactly what you would call "contest friendly", I know I
helped at least one dood out there towards his WAS, so in that respect the
expedition was a success. Anybody out there need a QSL fm Delaware, will be
most happy to oblige. Btw, I have already started makiing offerings to the
prop gods for the TDW, so I don't think we will have the kind of problems we
saw with the Rumble hi...73 de Jay N3DQU.


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Tara Rumble

Duncan <zl3jt@...>
 

de Jungle Telegraph
Well guys and gals, lots have been said about the poor conditions for the Rumble.
I think that lessons can learned for all of us. For a start, Antennae. Most things
will radiate to some degree, including a dummy load. But nothing will beat an antenna
which is resonant on the desired frequency, with a good match to the coax at the
antenna. If you need a tuner at the rig to match it, there is a problem with your
system, and effectively you will not be radiating all your RF, a lot will be heat!

Secondly, if your signal has slight spurious on PSK, it will be distorted, and combine
that with the atmospheric/geomagnetic distortion that occurred your signal will be
unreadable...the trace is there but not readable.
I worked several stations /QRP, with 'good' readability, and a lot of 'big fat traces'
that I saw on my screen weren't!
Thirdly, the effect of Aurora will distort your reception, and your transmission,
on the paths close to the auroras.
The best options then are to look for stations near the equatorial belt, or across
it.
I was lucky with my QTH, lots of operators in USA and Japan, and with the path trans-equatorial.

Whereas late at night, many Europeans were 'on' but unreadable from here via either
polar path. In fact the frequencies were fill up with traces that my computer couldn't
decipher!
For the record, I have the very best of Transceivers, particularly in receive with
my TS870, that combined with my 3 element tribander, makes a good trace on most screens.

Lastly, the software! There are many available, but the best is the one where you
can see the very weak signals, in colour! Lots of programs don't allow this, in fact
some of them are downright useless in conditions we experienced in the Rumble. Your
signal must be narrow, with no distortion at all, (No ALC showing), an IMD of at
least -30dB.....
Hang on a minute! Better stop now! I might have more competition on October......

My score is on the Tara site....See ya'll Duncan


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N3DQU/P

N3DQU@...
 

Yep, 'tis true! I was indeed portable from Cape Henlopen State Park in
Delaware for the Rumble. Despite the sketchy props, I managed to make 47 Q's
over 40, 20, 15 and 10 before the laptop battery decided to shut me down an
hour before the contest was done. Setup was a Kenwood TS50S running 50w to a
Hustler 5btv jammed in the sand and a Toshiba 233mhz laptop. Ran the Knwd off
a deep cycle battery and the laptop off a lawnmower battery. So while the
props were not exactly what you would call "contest friendly", I know I
helped at least one dood out there towards his WAS, so in that respect the
expedition was a success. Anybody out there need a QSL fm Delaware, will be
most happy to oblige. Btw, I have already started makiing offerings to the
prop gods for the TDW, so I don't think we will have the kind of problems we
saw with the Rumble hi...73 de Jay N3DQU.


Re: We Came We Saw And I think We Rumbled

Ernest Mills <emills@...>
 

Hi Rumeleere'
Hey! use the OnLine Score Submission Form. I am trying to make it
calculate the score for ya! so just fill in the blanks. Oh! don't use the
mouse, use the Tab instead until I can get it figured :) If you are still
baffled, email me your log. Ernie

----- Original Message -----
From: "kf4hou" <kf4hou@chartertn.net>
To: <070@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Sunday, April 21, 2002 12:54 PM
Subject: [070] We Came We Saw And I think We Rumbled


Had fun But, Mother Nature Frowned some on us. But did manage to wrk
a few good contacts I heard My friend Mohammed in CN but he didn't
hear me. I think I heard more EU stations than excepted but only a
hand full I could work. And didn't hear to many NE EU stations at all
Nothing past Germany. But Southern EU to middle east was Fair going
This contest was fun and challenging. When the Kp index hit abt a 4 I
finally got to work some to north of me. But, Canadanians were not
plentyful like the should have been. Hope I didn't step on anyones
toes on 20m but, I know a few did me. No matter how careful you try
to be on 20m there is always someone going to complain hi hi.
Oh, Well next time Hopefully we will having something a little bit
better to give me some punch. instead of a all bnder Dipole. stuck on
ne,sw directions.

One question First real contest I have been serious about can some
explain how to taly up the scores. For the idiot at hand here.

Well I think yv5aax will have a darn high score he was wrking them
ever where. into EU like it was easy. And duncan sure was wrking them
too. not sure how well he did after daylight here.
73



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Re: It was an experience

brmccain <brmccain@...>
 

Bernie:

Yes it was fun in spite of the bad conditions - at least from
Portland. I usually kept track of your sig from Yelm to see how and
who you were working. As you know, we can usually work many JA's
every evening from the Pacific Northwest on 10 and 15, but I never
even saw a single JA station. Only saw Serge, UA0ZS, once but
couldn't get him.

And yes, Duncan, ZL3JT, was running bright yellow all evening on 40
meters into Oregon. A half hour after our qso I snagged Walter,
CX7BF, before hanging it up for the nite. Saturday, 15 opened up a
little, while 10 stayed dead all day . . .

BTW: we also have an umbrella cockatoo, who sometimes needs
the "blanket teatment" . . . just curious, when your bird calls CQ
from your station, is that "[b]ird party" traffic?

73 de N7XB
Bruce McCain - Portland, OR
brmccain@teleport.com


We Came We Saw And I think We Rumbled

kf4hou <kf4hou@...>
 

Had fun But, Mother Nature Frowned some on us. But did manage to wrk
a few good contacts I heard My friend Mohammed in CN but he didn't
hear me. I think I heard more EU stations than excepted but only a
hand full I could work. And didn't hear to many NE EU stations at all
Nothing past Germany. But Southern EU to middle east was Fair going
This contest was fun and challenging. When the Kp index hit abt a 4 I
finally got to work some to north of me. But, Canadanians were not
plentyful like the should have been. Hope I didn't step on anyones
toes on 20m but, I know a few did me. No matter how careful you try
to be on 20m there is always someone going to complain hi hi.
Oh, Well next time Hopefully we will having something a little bit
better to give me some punch. instead of a all bnder Dipole. stuck on
ne,sw directions.

One question First real contest I have been serious about can some
explain how to taly up the scores. For the idiot at hand here.

Well I think yv5aax will have a darn high score he was wrking them
ever where. into EU like it was easy. And duncan sure was wrking them
too. not sure how well he did after daylight here.
73


Re: It was an experience

bernie_kf4fhs <kf4fhs@...>
 

Hey Bob,

Yea, yesterday was different alright.

Usually Canada is really good for me, but I only got 1 VE in the
contest, and it's usually like I'm connected to Japan with a wire,
but I didn't see a single JA, either.
Right at the start, I saw Nando PY5XT, on 15 meters, and I hollered
at him and he came right back, and I thought, man, this is going to
be great, well, it didn't take me long to realize that the rest of
the contest wasn't going to be that easy, but I did manage to get
Duncan too, he had a great signal.
I did learn some things from using 5 watts this weekend, but I'm not
sure what they were :-) I would see very strong signals and try and
try to call them with no reply, then when their signal would start to
fade, I'd call and they would come back, this happened several
times ???
Oh, and I caught N3DQU/P trying to leave the state, when I talked to
him, he was already in Deleware, no tellin where he is by now.
If you want to try something challenging, crank the power down and
jump in a crowd and see what happens. I look at the QRP folks in a
little different light, now.
All in all it was a fun time, but like Duncan said in an earlier
post, not a record setter.

73, Bernie / KF4FHS



--- In 070@y..., "Bob" <VE4XA@A...> wrote:
Hi Bernie;
Just to let you know that your 3 watts kept booming in to Southern
Manitoba,
but my 18 watts into a dipole just couldn't make the trip to you.
A fun event. Worked several new states and one new Province, and
even got
some outside work done! No great score...but then it's the FUN
more than
the high score..right?
Oh..Duncan..you kept booming in here also..I should have been an
SWL entrant
as I saw you working one after the other. But. like Bernie..you
didn't
hear my 18 watts either!
See you down the log
Bob.ve4xa


Rumble

John Durbin <durbinsjz@...>
 

I had a good time in the Rumble even if the score was real low. I could see a lot of stations that I could not work. This time I went for the great category and I think that even with 50 watts I would not of done any better. Before I had to quit early to pick up my wife and daughter from the airport, they will not go on vacation during a Rumble again hi hi, the bands started to open up for me. I was able to work Jay AA8QQ on 6 meter and only one contact on 80 meter. All in all it was another fun contest and just waiting for the TDW and the fall Rumble. Looking forward to seeing everyone that will be at Dayton.
 
Chris  KC8LJN


Re: It was an experience

Bob <VE4XA@...>
 

Hi Bernie;
Just to let you know that your 3 watts kept booming in to Southern Manitoba,
but my 18 watts into a dipole just couldn't make the trip to you.
A fun event. Worked several new states and one new Province, and even got
some outside work done! No great score...but then it's the FUN more than
the high score..right?
Oh..Duncan..you kept booming in here also..I should have been an SWL entrant
as I saw you working one after the other. But. like Bernie..you didn't
hear my 18 watts either!
See you down the log
Bob.ve4xa


It was an experience

bernie_kf4fhs <kf4fhs@...>
 

Well folks, it's humility time.

It was the perfect contest.... well, almost.
I only had a couple of tiny little glitches, not even hardly worth
mentioning, but since I'm here... At about 19:00z my main logging
program crashed , leaving me to hope the logger in Digipan really
works, and it does. At about 21:00z I had just got finished tuning up
on 20 meters and forgot reduce my power and I made a couple of
contacts at 50 watts instead of 5 ( I'm truly sorry if I QRM'ed
anyone )and had to chase them down and recall them. At about 21:30z
our Parrot started calling CQ in the CW mode at about 15 WPM and
wouldn't shut up till I covered him with a blanket. As for the rest
of the contest, the bands were pretty much unsympathetic to my poor
little 5 watts.
So if by chance, you happen to look at the scores, you can find mine
down close to the bottom.

Anyone else have as much fun as I did ?

73, Bernie / KF4FHS/7 :-)


rumblings...

ebruchac@...
 

Fun contest.Decided to work it qrp ,with the FT817,and MP-1 portable antenna,
on the back patio.
Actually managed to make a few contacts, but....forgot about the pollen and
unseasonablly hot wx, here in the deep south.
Sort of hard to decipher yellow traces,on a laptop screen,coated with yellow
pollen. Anyway,thanks to all the operators, especially Bill,KG6EHF,who really
struggled to pull in my 3W signal.
Send the TARA sunburn ointment ASAP........
73,
Ed
N4ZUM
Birmingham,AL


PSK Play

Duncan <zl3jt@...>
 

de Jungle Telegraph
I see from the amount of email traffic on 070 that you guys didn't have a good time?
No records will be broken this time! But where did all you people get to? I worked
some QRP guys from the end of the Earth, and all you sent was emails! Well! Now the
count up starts...I reckon Ludek had a good time...I watched him workin' into Africa
several times....I just called CQ to nothin' a fair bit...but thanks to all you guys
who gave me a point!
I even worked the Boss a couple of times!
I'm getting quite good at 'filling in gaps' in the print too! Dozens of unreadable
traces at times, somebody must've scored well?
See ya'll in October!
73s


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Re: Dont beive it :)

John Durbin <durbinsjz@...>
 

OK Jay that sounds good.
Chris

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Sent: Saturday, April 20, 2002 16:53 PM
Subject: Re: [070] Dont beive it :)


Chris,
Let's try at 5:10 PM
cu then
Jay


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DE Station now on 15 meers

spdomingue@...
 


Re: Dont beive it :)

John Durbin <durbinsjz@...>
 

Jay I am there now. Have the beam pointed south.

Chris KC8LJN

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Sent: Saturday, April 20, 2002 15:55 PM
Subject: Re: [070] Dont beive it :)


Chris,
You wanna try a direct 6 meter QSO?
got my quad pointed North now.
Jay - AA8QQ


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Re: DE Station ON THE Air

Bernie <kf4fhs@...>
 

HAAA, Ole DQU know's we're goin to be after his hide after this fiasco, so
he's done left the state :-)

We'll hunt you down, Jay.

73, Bernie KF4FHS

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Sent: Saturday, April 20, 2002 12:47 PM
Subject: [070] DE Station ON THE Air



If anyone needs DE there is some guy portable on there calling for DE
contacts

Caught Jay portable in DE... N3DQU/P He wanted me to
put out on reflector he is on the air.. at 14.071.5..



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DE Station ON THE Air

spdomingue@...
 

If anyone needs DE there is some guy portable on there calling for DE contacts

Caught Jay portable in DE... N3DQU/P He wanted me to
put out on reflector he is on the air.. at 14.071.5..


Re: Dont beive it :)

AA8QQJMauch@...
 

Chris,
Let's try at 5:10 PM
cu then
Jay