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Re: survey

Richard B Drake
 

Well, sorry about your Browns hat but it will be Steelers by 12. I'll go a
little further, the Super bowl will be Pittsburgh/St. Louis. St. Louis will
go home with the rings :-)

73, Rich - W3ZJ

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Sent: Sunday, January 06, 2002 12:16 PM
To: 070@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [070] survey


Ok, what is the consensus on who is gonna win the big game today, the
Browns or the Steelers? Before you post your answer now, keep in
mind that I
am wearing a Browns hat as I type this and hold the fate of your 070 Club
certificate in my hands....


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Re: survey

Bernie <kf4fhs@...>
 

Ok Jay, since you presented it to us like that, with absolutely no prejudice
at all. The Browns are undoubtably the superior team, and will win handily
:-)

73, Bernie KF4FHS

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Sent: Sunday, January 06, 2002 9:16 AM
Subject: [070] survey


Ok, what is the consensus on who is gonna win the big game today, the
Browns or the Steelers? Before you post your answer now, keep in mind that
I
am wearing a Browns hat as I type this and hold the fate of your 070 Club
certificate in my hands....


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17m

N3DQU@...
 

Just saw GI0IUP calling cq on 17m for anyone needing N. Ireland for the UK
endorsement....Jay N3DQU.


survey

N3DQU@...
 

Ok, what is the consensus on who is gonna win the big game today, the
Browns or the Steelers? Before you post your answer now, keep in mind that I
am wearing a Browns hat as I type this and hold the fate of your 070 Club
certificate in my hands....


Re: RTTY RU

Charlie Trice <k8ij@...>
 

Thanks for the QSO Steve.  It's kinda sparse out there, everyone must be on RTTY.  Hey, there's an idea...
 
C ya,
 
Chas, K8IJ

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Sent: Saturday, January 05, 2002 17:41 PM
Subject: Re: [070] RTTY RU

>
> So where are y'all?
>
> 73,
>
> Chas, K8IJ
>

Some of us are here. I took a few minutes out of Kids Day operation
to call you, Chas.

Kids made 8 QSOs so far, but company is here, so that will be it for
us.

Steve
W3HF


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RTTY RU

Charlie Trice <k8ij@...>
 

So where are y'all?
 
73,
 
Chas, K8IJ


Re: RTTY RU

Steve W3HF
 


So where are y'all?

73,

Chas, K8IJ
Some of us are here. I took a few minutes out of Kids Day operation
to call you, Chas.

Kids made 8 QSOs so far, but company is here, so that will be it for
us.

Steve
W3HF


PSKFest

N3DQU@...
 

Hey guys, the PSKFest is only two short weeks away would you believe!
Well, I did manage to get the event listed in QST and Worldradio, but
unfortunately I submitted the PSKFest Rules for publication before we decided
to delete the serial number as part of the contest exchange. The rules
posted on the 070 website are correct, but I suspect we will run across a
PSKer or two out there who didn't get the word about the change or don't
have access to the internet and will insist on a serial number from you. So
if you have a spare macro you aren't going to be using that weekend, suggest
you set it up to say something like "Contest rules were changed om, only RST
and SPC required for exchange." Hopefully, he will say thanks and let you go
without much of a fight hi! Jay


de 'dqu on da palm ..


TDW still needs a bonus station!

N3DQU@...
 

Just a reminder that we still need one more bonus station for the upcoming
TDW which is going to be held May 31. North America and Central Europe are
taken, so anyone in a geographical location other than those two areas who
would like to volunteer for this low paying but highly satisfying job, please
send me an email direct to n3dqu@aol.com...Tnx in advance...Jay.



de 'dqu on da palm ..


Re: Cluster

DL2AYL@...
 

 
There you can find the dx-cluster for the digi-modes
Don't forget the question mark, it belongs to the address.
73's de DL2AYL


Re: Cluster

Steve W3HF
 

Hi All PSK'ers
After hiding in the woodwork and monitoring this very good
reflector for about six months . I thought I'd jump in and ask a question .
I chase DX and am on the DX clusters quite frequently but I very
rarely see any PSK spots.Is there a reason for this or am I just
missing them?
73 de KF3AA Bob
Bob -

I agree that there are much fewer PSK spots than CW or SSB. I
tend to check occasionally on the DX Summit web site, and use
their Digital mode filter. That also includes SSTV and RTTY, but
maybe half the spots are PSK.

Steve
W3HF


Cluster

Bob Balint <rbalint@...>
 

Hi All PSK'ers
          After hiding in the woodwork and monitoring this very good reflector for about six months . I thought I'd jump in and ask a question . I chase DX and am on the DX clusters quite frequently but I very rarely see any PSK spots.Is there a reason for this or am I just missing them?
                          73 de KF3AA Bob


Re: So what do ya think?

Steve W3HF
 

Maybe John is not too often on the bands, he would have known that
FR8HA is every day on the bands and nearly every PSKer in his reach
must have worked him, the same applies to the FK8 stations, they are
very active, have worked several in several digi-modes - and that is
the great advantage of the PSK mode, you can have also a leisurely
chat with a rare dx, besides that I have worked 180 dx-entities in
PSK, started in December 2000, you can have both in PSK, chasing dx
and making new friends. 73's Erika/DL2AYL

My thoughts exactly (although I have yet to work an FK from here in
Pennsylvania).

Very well said, Erika.

73,
Steve
W3HF


Re: So what do ya think?

DL2AYL@...
 

Maybe John is not too often on the bands, he would have known that FR8HA is
every day on the bands and nearly
every PSKer in his reach must have worked him, the same applies to the FK8
stations, they are very active,
have worked several in several digi-modes - and that is the great advantage
of the PSK mode, you can have also a leisurely chat with a rare dx, besides
that I have worked
180 dx-entities in PSK, started in December 2000,
you can have both in PSK, chasing dx and making new friends.
73's Erika/DL2AYL


Re: So what do ya think?

Ernest Mills <emills@...>
 

Hi Jay,
Brilliant, It is brilliant. I have written to Jim as you suggest and
told him what I think, asked him to subscribe me and told him about our
efforts with PODXS DPX :) Lets see what he comes up with eh! Ernie.

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Sent: Friday, January 04, 2002 9:41 PM
Subject: [070] So what do ya think?


Here is an excerpt from Jim's Gazette NL#113, a web-based newsletter
courtesy of N2HOS. He writes mostly about RTTY, but every so often he has
something about PSK in his newsletters. You can subscribe to Jim's Gazette
by
sending an email to < jem@n2hos.com >, just tell him you want to get on the
list. His comments on PSKer's are interesting, dontcha think? Jay N3DQU.

(start of excerpt)"...Speaking of DX, I continue to ponder the fate of
good-to-rare DX on the PSK31 frequencies. Maybe these ops just need a map.
Or, and this is the more likely
conclusion, they just don't share the ham's traditional interest in,
obsession or love affair with the subject of DX. The available evidence also
suggests they don't give a
damn about contests, either. Clearly this is a new breed of digital folk
and,
while it is easy to make fun of their seemingly na�ve approach to the
digital
arena, the group
might be the best thing that has happened to us since the arrival of the
computer in the ham shack.

Allow me to illustrate just how serious this disinterest situation is. Two
days ago I tuned to 20 meters after a weeklong absence from the band. There
were 10-12
traces on the waterfall and, as usual, I clicked five or six of them in
order
to get some idea of propagation. Image my surprise when, right in the middle
of the display, I
found an FK8 chatting away with a W7, delivering a solid signal into this
part of Florida. I couldn't wait for them to sign as the exchange full of
personal non-macro
information went on for several more minutes. Unheard of! Finally the moment
came when both signed. After a few seconds of silence I called the FK8 but
he
chose
to go QRT and I missed out.

I called again and then remained on frequency for a few minutes to see if he
might come back with a 'QRZ,' but no such luck. Suddenly it dawned on me
that
I was the
only station calling. Nobody else had seen the print or, if they did, care a
bit about making the contact. I watched for several more minutes to just to
make certain, all
the while shaking my head in disbelief.

So, I tuned down a few more Hz and there was another surprise. FR5HA was
calling CQ, calling CQ, and calling CQ. There were no takers during the time
I
watched, even though Joseph's signal was quite strong with fine print here.
It seemed that everybody else was too busy chatting away to even notice.

These keyboarders seem to have more interest in exploring the pure joy of
discovering new friends, regardless of location, than in the tightly focused
search for a new
country or a higher score. This just might lead to the restoration of the
lost art of conversation on the digital HF bands. My goodness, what an act
of
heresy that would
be! HI

Some might say that they are not ignoring such opportunities, they simply
don't understand what digital modes are all about, that they are a bunch of
'newbies,' sort of
like a bunch of 'cb-ers.' I don't think so. I have a habit of eavesdropping
whenever I see that someone is making his or her first or second QSO in PSK.
Frequently
they explain that they are trying this new mode after long stints in CW or
SSB. Often it is an attempt to revive their interest in the hobby. Some are
coming back to a
digital mode after a long absence-one from the 'big iron' days of RTTY. But
I've copied few stories about being new to the hobby. My sample, of course,
is not very
scientific!

The lure of PSK to an experienced ham, though, is easy to understand. He/she
has a computer. The software is free. Voila! You're on the air with no
investment in
new gear or antennas. Exploration and experimentation has never been more
convenient!

Whatever the reason behind this unusual behavior, this phenomenal
development
provides a major benefit to the digital portion of the spectrum. They are,
after all,
restoring round-the-clock usage to all our bands. 10-15-20 (and 6-12-17 as
well) are no longer glaring spots of inactivity except for those hours or
days when the DX
fanatics fire up and chase the new, new one (a temporary station on a
distant
rock in one of the oceans) or when the contest gun-slingers fill the
weekends
and bands
with thousands of two second exchanges. Nothing wrong with either pursuit,
but we old hands might profitably spend some time on the air chasing new PSK
contacts,
getting to know this new breed, getting back in the habit of normal,
extended, satisfying digital conversation. It was pure, unadulterated fun
back in the good old days .
. . and, you know what, it still is....." (end of excerpt).



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This for the DXer's out there!

N3DQU@...
 

From the latest issue of the 425 DX News:
(start of excerpt)
>>> 425DXN - THE POLISH AND RUSSIAN VERSIONS <<<

The Editors of 425 DX News are grateful to Pawel F. Rozenek, SQ8BGQ, who
translates the bulletin into Polish language for his club station (SP8YCB),
and to Alexander G. Venderovich, UA9MHN, who has been producing a Russian
version since February 2001. You can find them at
http://www.eter.ariadna.pl/dxserwis/ and http://www.qsl.net/rw9mc
respectively or through the links at http://www.425dxn.org
(end of excerpt)


So what do ya think?

N3DQU@...
 

Here is an excerpt from Jim's Gazette NL#113, a web-based newsletter
courtesy of N2HOS. He writes mostly about RTTY, but every so often he has
something about PSK in his newsletters. You can subscribe to Jim's Gazette by
sending an email to < jem@n2hos.com >, just tell him you want to get on the
list. His comments on PSKer's are interesting, dontcha think? Jay N3DQU.

(start of excerpt)"...Speaking of DX, I continue to ponder the fate of
good-to-rare DX on the PSK31 frequencies. Maybe these ops just need a map.
Or, and this is the more likely
conclusion, they just don't share the ham's traditional interest in,
obsession or love affair with the subject of DX. The available evidence also
suggests they don't give a
damn about contests, either. Clearly this is a new breed of digital folk and,
while it is easy to make fun of their seemingly naïve approach to the digital
arena, the group
might be the best thing that has happened to us since the arrival of the
computer in the ham shack.

Allow me to illustrate just how serious this disinterest situation is. Two
days ago I tuned to 20 meters after a weeklong absence from the band. There
were 10-12
traces on the waterfall and, as usual, I clicked five or six of them in order
to get some idea of propagation. Image my surprise when, right in the middle
of the display, I
found an FK8 chatting away with a W7, delivering a solid signal into this
part of Florida. I couldn't wait for them to sign as the exchange full of
personal non-macro
information went on for several more minutes. Unheard of! Finally the moment
came when both signed. After a few seconds of silence I called the FK8 but he
chose
to go QRT and I missed out.

I called again and then remained on frequency for a few minutes to see if he
might come back with a 'QRZ,' but no such luck. Suddenly it dawned on me that
I was the
only station calling. Nobody else had seen the print or, if they did, care a
bit about making the contact. I watched for several more minutes to just to
make certain, all
the while shaking my head in disbelief.

So, I tuned down a few more Hz and there was another surprise. FR5HA was
calling CQ, calling CQ, and calling CQ. There were no takers during the time
I
watched, even though Joseph's signal was quite strong with fine print here.
It seemed that everybody else was too busy chatting away to even notice.

These keyboarders seem to have more interest in exploring the pure joy of
discovering new friends, regardless of location, than in the tightly focused
search for a new
country or a higher score. This just might lead to the restoration of the
lost art of conversation on the digital HF bands. My goodness, what an act of
heresy that would
be! HI

Some might say that they are not ignoring such opportunities, they simply
don't understand what digital modes are all about, that they are a bunch of
'newbies,' sort of
like a bunch of 'cb-ers.' I don't think so. I have a habit of eavesdropping
whenever I see that someone is making his or her first or second QSO in PSK.
Frequently
they explain that they are trying this new mode after long stints in CW or
SSB. Often it is an attempt to revive their interest in the hobby. Some are
coming back to a
digital mode after a long absence-one from the 'big iron' days of RTTY. But
I've copied few stories about being new to the hobby. My sample, of course,
is not very
scientific!

The lure of PSK to an experienced ham, though, is easy to understand. He/she
has a computer. The software is free. Voila! You're on the air with no
investment in
new gear or antennas. Exploration and experimentation has never been more
convenient!

Whatever the reason behind this unusual behavior, this phenomenal development
provides a major benefit to the digital portion of the spectrum. They are,
after all,
restoring round-the-clock usage to all our bands. 10-15-20 (and 6-12-17 as
well) are no longer glaring spots of inactivity except for those hours or
days when the DX
fanatics fire up and chase the new, new one (a temporary station on a distant
rock in one of the oceans) or when the contest gun-slingers fill the weekends
and bands
with thousands of two second exchanges. Nothing wrong with either pursuit,
but we old hands might profitably spend some time on the air chasing new PSK
contacts,
getting to know this new breed, getting back in the habit of normal,
extended, satisfying digital conversation. It was pure, unadulterated fun
back in the good old days .
. . and, you know what, it still is....." (end of excerpt).


Re: My DX-JA

hamopcq
 

Hello All
Well I'm glad to see the band is open somewhere else. It is certainly
NOT open here on the East Coast. I know 10mtrs was hot for a while,
but has cooled off. What band(s) and what times has everyone been
working?. I've seen Panama and Mexico lately but no JA's here.
Regards,
Lenny K2LAM

--- In 070@y..., spdomingue@a... wrote:
Thought I might let everyone know I stumbled into a JA New Year
Party, think it was a 3 day event as keep working them so that did
help and I do have a great direct path to JA usually well it has been
down the past few nights.
And the diodes are working on the EA's but seam to not affect the EA8
stations.
SteveD
N6YIH


Diodes?

Duncan McMahon <zl3jt@...>
 

de Jungle Telegraph,
While you've all been frigging around puttin' diodes in Steve's coax, I worked Gus
9U5D on PSK on the long path over USA!.... Just thought I'd let ya know, but I haven't
caught OY4TN yet 'cos the damn diodes aren't workin' outa Europe.... perhaps you
could fix it up for me?
73s


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Re: My DX-JA

bernie_kf4fhs <kf4fhs@...>
 

Hey Steve,

When you gonna be on again ?? I need Idaho !

73, Bernie / KF4FHS/7
Yelm, WA.