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Welcome

Jim K5SP
 

Please join me in welcoming our new member:

2704  Keith  WC4T

Jim K5SP
Membership Director

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Member Services Director


Re: A CRITICAL crossroad for the 070 Club - a call to action!

David, K9DWR
 

I had actually started some investigation making a basic parser of ADIF with python3 and seeing how rebuilding the endorsement checking is going to go. Real life got in my way and I stalled out a bit, which is kind of the point of having a team that can work on it. I’m capable, but have a day job that is sucking most of my time, so I can’t do it alone. Defining a realistic set of requirements is going to be key before putting a lot more effort into it.

Count me in to be part of “the team”


David, K9DWR
#1604 LONP #255
david@graniteweb.com

On Sep 16, 2019, at 08:54, John Hendry <archer@archercom.net> wrote:

I’m now retired (sort of) from my IT management job. I’ve not written any actual code since 2010, but I’m willing to help in any way.

John
KG5OIB


Re: A CRITICAL crossroad for the 070 Club - a call to action!

John Hendry KG5OIB
 

I’m now retired (sort of) from my IT management job.   I’ve not written any actual code since 2010, but I’m willing to help in any way.

John
KG5OIB


Re: A CRITICAL crossroad for the 070 Club - a call to action!

Jim K5SP
 

Count me in!

Jim K5SP 



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-------- Original message --------
From: Matthew King - AK4MK <kk4cps@...>
Date: 9/15/19 11:18 AM (GMT-06:00)
To: 070Club@groups.io, 070ClubContests@groups.io
Subject: [070Club] A CRITICAL crossroad for the 070 Club - a call to action!

Hello everybody! 

As of right now, the 070 club is at a crucial juncture in its road forward.  The club desperately needs help.  

David Westbrook, for many years now, has kept the Endorsement Checker, Contest Scorer, our comprehensive "back office" queuing and approval system, our membership application management system, and our IOTA award system going after writing them quite a few years ago.  We owe him a tremendous debt of gratitude for all of this work in moving the club from the stone ages and keeping the club moving forward in a contemporary fashion.

Unfortunately, David has recently informed me that he is no longer able to commit the time and effort required to maintain and update these systems.  Without these various systems, the club cannot feasibly continue

Here's what has to happen: we must find several club members who are willing to work as a team to write, from scratch, several new systems.  We won't be following any existing code, rather, we'll be working from new requirements that I'll write in tandem with my wife.  She's a long time business analyst and project manager who is quite skilled at assessing systems and writing requirements.  Here's her deal, though - we're not going to take the considerable time to write proper, detailed requirements until we have a viable programming team in place.

Having been a mainframe programmer for about 10 years, I originally thought this was something I might tackle myself.  I've started teaching myself the .NET/C# platform, but it has become painfully obvious to me that my 15 year old mainframe skills are of minimal usefulness.  I have a much larger learning curve than I realized before I can become remotely proficient at the client/server/web programming game!  The crux of the matter is this: I CANNOT DO THIS ON MY OWN!

The time required to manually score emailed logs in our contests alone is something I certainly don't have, nor the inclination.  The same goes for all of our various endorsements.  It has been suggested that we could trim our endorsements to make manually approving all of the awards something that might could be done.  This flies in the face of what we're trying to do as a club.  I've been trying to add quite a few additional endorsements for a couple years now, but David hasn't had the time (he's got a very busy job and three young children pulling him in every direction!) to write the code for them.  The new system would make the addition of new endorsements comparatively easy, so the club could continue to grow and expand.

We have a membership of over 2700 people, many of whom are quite technically savvy.  Surely we can come up with a team of developers to save our beloved club!  If you can help, please respond to this message or send me a direct email.

The response to this cry for help will determine our club's future!!!  if you have web programming skills, PLEASE help our cause!  

Sincerely, 

Matt King
AK4MK - 070 #1708
PODXS 070 Club Executive Director


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Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director


Re: A CRITICAL crossroad for the 070 Club - a call to action!

Jerry N9AVY
 

Wish I could help but my computer skills are woefully slow and it’s not easy to teach an old dog new tricks.

 

Sure hope we have some talent in the club who can tackle this project.  David has been an invaluable asset to this club and most certainly deserves our THANKS !!!  

 

It’s bad enough that we’ve been hit with the FT fad, but I copy more and more ops saying they’ve come back to PSK31 because the FT modes are actually boring !  

 

73,  Jerry n9avy

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Matthew King - AK4MK
Sent: Sunday, September 15, 2019 11:18 AM
To: 070Club@groups.io; 070ClubContests@groups.io
Subject: [070Club] A CRITICAL crossroad for the 070 Club - a call to action!

 

Hello everybody! 

 

As of right now, the 070 club is at a crucial juncture in its road forward.  The club desperately needs help.  


David Westbrook, for many years now, has kept the Endorsement Checker, Contest Scorer, our comprehensive "back office" queuing and approval system, our membership application management system, and our IOTA award system going after writing them quite a few years ago.  We owe him a tremendous debt of gratitude for all of this work in moving the club from the stone ages and keeping the club moving forward in a contemporary fashion.

 

Unfortunately, David has recently informed me that he is no longer able to commit the time and effort required to maintain and update these systems.  Without these various systems, the club cannot feasibly continue

 

Here's what has to happen: we must find several club members who are willing to work as a team to write, from scratch, several new systems.  We won't be following any existing code, rather, we'll be working from new requirements that I'll write in tandem with my wife.  She's a long time business analyst and project manager who is quite skilled at assessing systems and writing requirements.  Here's her deal, though - we're not going to take the considerable time to write proper, detailed requirements until we have a viable programming team in place.

 

Having been a mainframe programmer for about 10 years, I originally thought this was something I might tackle myself.  I've started teaching myself the .NET/C# platform, but it has become painfully obvious to me that my 15 year old mainframe skills are of minimal usefulness.  I have a much larger learning curve than I realized before I can become remotely proficient at the client/server/web programming game!  The crux of the matter is this: I CANNOT DO THIS ON MY OWN!

 

The time required to manually score emailed logs in our contests alone is something I certainly don't have, nor the inclination.  The same goes for all of our various endorsements.  It has been suggested that we could trim our endorsements to make manually approving all of the awards something that might could be done.  This flies in the face of what we're trying to do as a club.  I've been trying to add quite a few additional endorsements for a couple years now, but David hasn't had the time (he's got a very busy job and three young children pulling him in every direction!) to write the code for them.  The new system would make the addition of new endorsements comparatively easy, so the club could continue to grow and expand.

 

We have a membership of over 2700 people, many of whom are quite technically savvy.  Surely we can come up with a team of developers to save our beloved club!  If you can help, please respond to this message or send me a direct email.

 

The response to this cry for help will determine our club's future!!!  if you have web programming skills, PLEASE help our cause!  

 

Sincerely, 

 

Matt King

AK4MK - 070 #1708

PODXS 070 Club Executive Director

 

 

Virus-free. www.avast.com

 


A CRITICAL crossroad for the 070 Club - a call to action!

Matthew King - AK4MK
 

Hello everybody! 

As of right now, the 070 club is at a crucial juncture in its road forward.  The club desperately needs help.  

David Westbrook, for many years now, has kept the Endorsement Checker, Contest Scorer, our comprehensive "back office" queuing and approval system, our membership application management system, and our IOTA award system going after writing them quite a few years ago.  We owe him a tremendous debt of gratitude for all of this work in moving the club from the stone ages and keeping the club moving forward in a contemporary fashion.

Unfortunately, David has recently informed me that he is no longer able to commit the time and effort required to maintain and update these systems.  Without these various systems, the club cannot feasibly continue

Here's what has to happen: we must find several club members who are willing to work as a team to write, from scratch, several new systems.  We won't be following any existing code, rather, we'll be working from new requirements that I'll write in tandem with my wife.  She's a long time business analyst and project manager who is quite skilled at assessing systems and writing requirements.  Here's her deal, though - we're not going to take the considerable time to write proper, detailed requirements until we have a viable programming team in place.

Having been a mainframe programmer for about 10 years, I originally thought this was something I might tackle myself.  I've started teaching myself the .NET/C# platform, but it has become painfully obvious to me that my 15 year old mainframe skills are of minimal usefulness.  I have a much larger learning curve than I realized before I can become remotely proficient at the client/server/web programming game!  The crux of the matter is this: I CANNOT DO THIS ON MY OWN!

The time required to manually score emailed logs in our contests alone is something I certainly don't have, nor the inclination.  The same goes for all of our various endorsements.  It has been suggested that we could trim our endorsements to make manually approving all of the awards something that might could be done.  This flies in the face of what we're trying to do as a club.  I've been trying to add quite a few additional endorsements for a couple years now, but David hasn't had the time (he's got a very busy job and three young children pulling him in every direction!) to write the code for them.  The new system would make the addition of new endorsements comparatively easy, so the club could continue to grow and expand.

We have a membership of over 2700 people, many of whom are quite technically savvy.  Surely we can come up with a team of developers to save our beloved club!  If you can help, please respond to this message or send me a direct email.

The response to this cry for help will determine our club's future!!!  if you have web programming skills, PLEASE help our cause!  

Sincerely, 

Matt King
AK4MK - 070 #1708
PODXS 070 Club Executive Director


Virus-free. www.avast.com


Re: Logs Due - Jay Hudak Memorial 80M Sprint

Jerry N9AVY
 

Some folks live in a different time zone where “one week equals9 days “   😊 

 

Jerry  n9avy

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: stan robinson
Sent: Sunday, September 15, 2019 8:01 AM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Logs Due - Jay Hudak Memorial 80M Sprint

 

Jerry, et. al.,

 

I saw that the Scorer page cited Sept. 17 for logs due.

 

But, "better safe than sorry" led me to go with the general rules for "Club Sponsored Contests" and use the "1 Week After" guidance.

 

All scoring since 2016 has closed after one week, (7 days). Prior to that, it was 2 weeks.

 

So, do what you think is best, but I'm for earlier is better, myself.

 

73,

Stan

W9SMR - 070  #1611

PODXS 070 - PR Director

 

________________________________________

From: 070Club@groups.io <070Club@groups.io> on behalf of Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>

Sent: Saturday, September 14, 2019 9:47 PM

To: 070Club@groups.io

Subject: Re: [070Club] Logs Due - Jay Hudak Memorial 80M Sprint

 

Looks like a conflict because scorer says sept 17 .  Something in error  and may need update.

 

Jerry  n9avy

 

Sent from Mail<https://eur04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgo.microsoft.com%2Ffwlink%2F%3FLinkId%3D550986&data=02%7C01%7C%7C8dfbf83395dc48b1ba2008d7397ec169%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637041088877146558&sdata=dgQfIOmHhcCk%2F9syyi7fpNZ8C%2FGV5EChvJcuAtyWgfA%3D&reserved=0> for Windows 10

 

From: stan robinson<mailto:robinstan@...>

Sent: Saturday, September 14, 2019 4:27 PM

To: 070Club@groups.io<mailto:070Club@groups.io>

Subject: [070Club] Logs Due - Jay Hudak Memorial 80M Sprint

 

 

Logs for the Jay Hudak Memorial 80M Sprint are due Sunday, September 15.

 

 

 

If you haven’t uploaded yet, please do so.  If you have, you might want to check to make sure there are no problems with your upload. Errors can be corrected by fixing the problem in your log, creating a new ADIF or Cabrillo file and uploading it to the Scorer.  Once scoring closes, errors cannot be corrected.

 

 

 

Upload only your Contest Log at: http://hamclubs.info/scorer/<https://eur04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fhamclubs.info%2Fscorer%2F&data=02%7C01%7C%7C8dfbf83395dc48b1ba2008d7397ec169%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637041088877156571&sdata=5tBAN%2F%2FZ%2BOJvMF2TEfik8TG7yxfdgGAQtrIHJH%2FRfnk%3D&reserved=0>

 

 

 

Then click on "Upload" under “80M Jay Hudak Sprint” on the left side of the page. After you have uploaded, check out the contest scoring summary to see how you did.

 

 

 

And start thinking about your participation in the next PODXS 070 Event:

 

 

 

160M GREAT PUMPKIN SPRINT

 

Saturday October 12 to Sunday October 13

 

See Rules at:

 

http://www.podxs070.com/o7o-club-sponsored-contests/160m-great-pumpkin-sprint<https://eur04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.podxs070.com%2Fo7o-club-sponsored-contests%2F160m-great-pumpkin-sprint&data=02%7C01%7C%7C8dfbf83395dc48b1ba2008d7397ec169%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637041088877156571&sdata=m4WFvzBVkKIvlCX8fzyYqtFRYrjeZMlawzG7eA19UuU%3D&reserved=0>

 

 

 

73, and good luck!

 

 

 

Stan

 

W9SMR - 070  #1611

 

PODXS 070 - PR Director

 

 

 

 

 


Re: Logs Due - Jay Hudak Memorial 80M Sprint

stan W9SMR
 

Jerry, et. al.,

I saw that the Scorer page cited Sept. 17 for logs due.

But, "better safe than sorry" led me to go with the general rules for "Club Sponsored Contests" and use the "1 Week After" guidance.

All scoring since 2016 has closed after one week, (7 days). Prior to that, it was 2 weeks.

So, do what you think is best, but I'm for earlier is better, myself.

73,
Stan
W9SMR - 070 #1611
PODXS 070 - PR Director

________________________________________
From: 070Club@groups.io <070Club@groups.io> on behalf of Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@sbcglobal.net>
Sent: Saturday, September 14, 2019 9:47 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Logs Due - Jay Hudak Memorial 80M Sprint

Looks like a conflict because scorer says sept 17 . Something in error and may need update.

Jerry n9avy

Sent from Mail<https://eur04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgo.microsoft.com%2Ffwlink%2F%3FLinkId%3D550986&data=02%7C01%7C%7C8dfbf83395dc48b1ba2008d7397ec169%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637041088877146558&sdata=dgQfIOmHhcCk%2F9syyi7fpNZ8C%2FGV5EChvJcuAtyWgfA%3D&reserved=0> for Windows 10

From: stan robinson<mailto:robinstan@hotmail.com>
Sent: Saturday, September 14, 2019 4:27 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io<mailto:070Club@groups.io>
Subject: [070Club] Logs Due - Jay Hudak Memorial 80M Sprint


Logs for the Jay Hudak Memorial 80M Sprint are due Sunday, September 15.



If you haven’t uploaded yet, please do so. If you have, you might want to check to make sure there are no problems with your upload. Errors can be corrected by fixing the problem in your log, creating a new ADIF or Cabrillo file and uploading it to the Scorer. Once scoring closes, errors cannot be corrected.



Upload only your Contest Log at: http://hamclubs.info/scorer/<https://eur04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fhamclubs.info%2Fscorer%2F&data=02%7C01%7C%7C8dfbf83395dc48b1ba2008d7397ec169%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637041088877156571&sdata=5tBAN%2F%2FZ%2BOJvMF2TEfik8TG7yxfdgGAQtrIHJH%2FRfnk%3D&reserved=0>



Then click on "Upload" under “80M Jay Hudak Sprint” on the left side of the page. After you have uploaded, check out the contest scoring summary to see how you did.



And start thinking about your participation in the next PODXS 070 Event:



160M GREAT PUMPKIN SPRINT

Saturday October 12 to Sunday October 13

See Rules at:

http://www.podxs070.com/o7o-club-sponsored-contests/160m-great-pumpkin-sprint<https://eur04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.podxs070.com%2Fo7o-club-sponsored-contests%2F160m-great-pumpkin-sprint&data=02%7C01%7C%7C8dfbf83395dc48b1ba2008d7397ec169%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637041088877156571&sdata=m4WFvzBVkKIvlCX8fzyYqtFRYrjeZMlawzG7eA19UuU%3D&reserved=0>



73, and good luck!



Stan

W9SMR - 070 #1611

PODXS 070 - PR Director


Re: Logs Due - Jay Hudak Memorial 80M Sprint

K8TOM
 

Got it!  Thanks, Steve.

Tom
K8TOM
815


Re: Logs Due - Jay Hudak Memorial 80M Sprint

Stephen Melachrinos
 

Tom -

You uploaded to the APE scorer, not the Hudak sprint. And since your QSO wasn't in August, the scorer said it was invalid.

You need to select the 80M sprint to upload to.

Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: K8TOM <tsingle@...>
To: 070Club <070Club@groups.io>
Sent: Sat, Sep 14, 2019 11:08 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] Logs Due - Jay Hudak Memorial 80M Sprint

Scorer does not like something about my 80M QSO with N7UVH in ID.  I've tried the received exchange as 599 ID and just 599 with ID in the state field, but neither works.  QSO time is valid.  Huh.

Tom
K8TOM
815


Re: Logs Due - Jay Hudak Memorial 80M Sprint

K8TOM
 

Scorer does not like something about my 80M QSO with N7UVH in ID.  I've tried the received exchange as 599 ID and just 599 with ID in the state field, but neither works.  QSO time is valid.  Huh.

Tom
K8TOM
815


Re: Logs Due - Jay Hudak Memorial 80M Sprint

Jerry N9AVY
 

Looks like a conflict because scorer says sept 17 .  Something in error  and may need update.

 

Jerry  n9avy

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: stan robinson
Sent: Saturday, September 14, 2019 4:27 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: [070Club] Logs Due - Jay Hudak Memorial 80M Sprint

 

Logs for the Jay Hudak Memorial 80M Sprint are due Sunday, September 15. 

 

If you haven’t uploaded yet, please do so.  If you have, you might want to check to make sure there are no problems with your upload. Errors can be corrected by fixing the problem in your log, creating a new ADIF or Cabrillo file and uploading it to the Scorer.  Once scoring closes, errors cannot be corrected.

 

Upload only your Contest Log at: http://hamclubs.info/scorer/

 

Then click on "Upload" under “80M Jay Hudak Sprint” on the left side of the page. After you have uploaded, check out the contest scoring summary to see how you did.

 

And start thinking about your participation in the next PODXS 070 Event:

 

160M GREAT PUMPKIN SPRINT

Saturday October 12 to Sunday October 13

See Rules at:

http://www.podxs070.com/o7o-club-sponsored-contests/160m-great-pumpkin-sprint

 

73, and good luck!

 

Stan

W9SMR - 070  #1611

PODXS 070 - PR Director

 


Logs Due - Jay Hudak Memorial 80M Sprint

stan W9SMR
 

Logs for the Jay Hudak Memorial 80M Sprint are due Sunday, September 15. 

 

If you haven’t uploaded yet, please do so.  If you have, you might want to check to make sure there are no problems with your upload. Errors can be corrected by fixing the problem in your log, creating a new ADIF or Cabrillo file and uploading it to the Scorer.  Once scoring closes, errors cannot be corrected.

 

Upload only your Contest Log at: http://hamclubs.info/scorer/

 

Then click on "Upload" under “80M Jay Hudak Sprint” on the left side of the page. After you have uploaded, check out the contest scoring summary to see how you did.

 

And start thinking about your participation in the next PODXS 070 Event:

 

160M GREAT PUMPKIN SPRINT

Saturday October 12 to Sunday October 13

See Rules at:

 http://www.podxs070.com/o7o-club-sponsored-contests/160m-great-pumpkin-sprint

 

73, and good luck!

 

Stan

W9SMR - 070  #1611

PODXS 070 - PR Director


Working from North Carolina right now

John Hendry KG5OIB
 

Working PSK from North Carolina.  I'm at Jordan Lake State Recreation Area (Parks on the Air number K-3844).   Join me on 20 meters!   Lots of action on the waterfall right now!

John
KG5OIB


Open to Europe !

Jerry N9AVY
 

20 meters was surprising yesterday & today with decent openings into Europe from Northern Illinois.   Worked Germany, France, European Russia, & Hungary !   Hope this is a trend ! Looks like may be start of DX season… I hope !

 

It’s been a long, dry spell working DX on 20m.  Probably should be checking other bands from time to time.

 

Sure hope that others are cashing in on all the DX !!!

 

Jerry  n9avy

 

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


Propagation

Jerry N9AVY
 

Might be starting to pick as we approach Fall and Winter seasons. Sure hope so.  Saw a couple Italian stations today as well as a couple other Europeans on 20m today.

 

When the stations start being almost wall-to-wall again, hope that many will start working on their endorsements and get all those stickers flowing through the USPS.

 

Green is one of my favorite colors and I love to see al those endorsement turn green so I can make them orange !

 

Jerry   n9avy

 

Director – Award Submission  & Validation

 

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


Re: EQSLs

Jerry N9AVY
 

Yep, dumped a bunch into Eqsl  and got back about 200 confirmations. Wait until I get LoTW back up and running , hi ! Hi !

 

Jerry   n9avy

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Larry Rockne #404
Sent: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 5:05 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] EQSLs

 

Hey Jerry,
I rcvd 10 eQSL cards from N9AVY! );

 


Re: EQSLs

Larry Rockne #404
 

Hey Jerry,
I rcvd 10 eQSL cards from N9AVY! );


JM7OLW

Larry Rockne #404
 

JM7OLW, Suke, calling CQ on low end of 20.
14070.8
2159z
9/11

Larry
WA7HDZ #404


Re: Jay Hudak Memorial Sprint

Jerry N9AVY
 

It might if you lived in San Francisco.

 

Jerry  n9avy

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: David, K9DWR
Sent: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 10:18 AM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Jay Hudak Memorial Sprint

 

I’m not in California, but I’m left-handed.  Does that make me a leftist?

 

— 

David, K9DWR

#1604 LONP #255

david@...

 

> On Sep 10, 2019, at 17:37, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:

>

> Then why do they call it the “Left Coast” ?  Hah !

> Sent from Mail for Windows 10

> From: Robert Motyl

> Sent: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 5:16 PM

> To: 070Club@groups.io

> Subject: Re: [070Club] Jay Hudak Memorial Sprint

> Tried calling for hours but no luck.  The only signal I saw was from Lee N5SLY.   Answered his call several times with no response.  Those are the breaks.

> Thanks for putting on the contest.  I really appreciate PODXS supporters.

> FYI not everyone in California is a leftist.

> Love you guys.

> Bob KK6KMU

 

 

 

 

 

 

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