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Icom IC-7300 firmware 1.40

 

I don't have an IC-7300 but I was trying to help a fellow ham out that was having a problem with the rig going into RX after transmitting for a few minutes.  The rig would switch to RX however the software was still sending data to the rig so he thought it might be a RF problem.  It turned out that the IC-7300 has a timeout feature that defaults to zero (off) however he updated the firmware to version 1.40 and that version defaults to 3 minutes.  Not sure if Icom intended to do that or if it was an "OOPS", but every time he goes to RTTY or PSK he has to reset it, bummer.  Just a heads up if anyone out there runs into the problem or hears another ham with the same situation.

John
KC3FL


Re: Chimp Chase - 20m opening up!!

Richard Rohrer
 

I listened a bit yesterday on and off.  Did not see much psk31, just a lot of psk63 for the EU contest.  There was an Italian station whose trace was about 500 khz wide blanking out a lot of the band.  Did see N5SLY later in the evening just before the dinner call.  

73
Dick - KC3EF


Re: Chimp Chase - 20m opening up!!

Rick - N7WE
 

Stan -
Last evening the wind came up and the antenna came down!  Working on it.  Hope to be back up and running soon. 

Who has more fun than a Ham trying to be a Chimp?

--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Chimp Chase - 20m opening up!!

stan W9SMR
 

looking for a Chimp!!

73,
Stan

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From: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io> on behalf of Paula K7PAX #1739 via groups.io <hamette=hushmail.com@groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, May 22, 2021 5:17 PM
To: main@070club.groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Chimp Chase - N7WE/P

Thanks Rick - I am going to take a break too, and try 40 meters tonight as well. Maybe we’ll see each other, and some others as well!

Paula K7PAX

On May 22, 2021, at 1:42 PM, Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@gmail.com> wrote:

QRT. Sun is beating in on the lania so I'm out of here. May be back this evening to try 40m. Maybe not. Good luck and fun to all. (Congrats on making CHIMP Paula!)
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602

--
Paula K7PAX #1739


Re: N7WE/P - EFHW?

Rick - N7WE
 

Well Milt, I'm not sure it is really an EFHW.  Maybe it is a random wire or a long wire.  I get confused with all the different terminology.  After my magmount problem with the HamSticks last night, I cobbled this together this morning from stuff I had on hand .  It is approx 70 feet of  wire (18 guage insulated multi-strand copper).  I set it up as an inverted L using a 23 ft. kite pole and then over to a tree limb about 15 ft above ground.  I'm feeding it with a homebrew 9:1 Balun at ground level and the ground side is tied into my radials for the Hustler 6BTV - 40 radials of random length cut to fit in my small back yard.  The vertical portion is about 7 feet off center of the radial field.  The ATU in my K3 will tune it to 1:1.2 on both 20m and 40m.  So that's OK, but it is deaf, deaf, deaf compared to the Hustler vertical.  Seems to get out well though as I worked a station in Venezuela with 35W and he gave me a "solid copy."  Of course, he probably had a beam at 120' - hi hi.  It's better than nothing, but I'm going to work on something different and better for the next Chimp Chase.

Hope this helps with your questions.
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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Chimp Chase - N7WE/P

Paula K7PAX #1739
 

Thanks Rick - I am going to take a break too, and try 40 meters tonight as well. Maybe we’ll see each other, and some others as well!

Paula K7PAX

On May 22, 2021, at 1:42 PM, Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:

QRT.  Sun is beating in on the lania so I'm out of here.  May be back this evening to try 40m.  Maybe not.  Good luck and fun to all.  (Congrats on making CHIMP Paula!)
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602

--
Paula K7PAX #1739


Chimp Chase

Jerry N9AVY
 

Got on for a bit last night, but only a couple stations. Same old call signs I always work, but where were all the "new guys" ? Was ailing so I went QRT early.

Was out in garage trying to locate all my goodies which got shuffled by my Daughters "cleaning" efforts.  Anything and everything was stuffed into boxes and I started to sort it all out.  Sheesh, what a mess ! So, far just one small shelf is done in a 2 car garage.  Maybe more tomorrow because I started to pass out. Now in A/C with a cold one and resting.

Might check 20/40m later but all I hear now is PSK63... UGH  the noise !

Saving myself for TDW ...


Jerry  n9avy


Re: Chimp Chase - N7WE/P

 

Rick, et al...
Wouldn't it be nice to understand everything you know about something? Or even to ask an intelligent question about it?
What is your EFHW? I know what an "End Fed Half Wave" is, but there's 100 different kinds.
What's your configuration?
I've got a Chameleon EMCOMM III, brand new, in the box that I want to deploy as one of our club's Field Day effort antenna's. I want to deploy the balun at the top of a flagpole, on a pully, with the long element going "Flat" to a nearby tree, (83' of wire), and the ground lug coming straight down to a ground rod. 
When you get a chance...
Milt.
N6MG

-----Original Message-----
From: Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Sat, May 22, 2021 1:05 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] Chimp Chase - N7WE/P

Not seeing you Paula.  But then my EFHW is might low - almost as deaf as I am - hi hi.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Chimp Chase - N7WE/P

Rick - N7WE
 

QRT.  Sun is beating in on the lania so I'm out of here.  May be back this evening to try 40m.  Maybe not.  Good luck and fun to all.  (Congrats on making CHIMP Paula!)
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


N5SLY calling CQ Daze

Rick - N7WE
 

Lee, N5SLY on 20m at about 14.071.800 at 20:33 UTC calling CQ 070 Daze.  Good strong signal into central FL.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Chimp Chase - N7WE/P

Paula K7PAX #1739
 

Well I just got N5SLY for contact #4 in five and a half hours - hard won. But spread out - Florida, Alaska, California, Texas, and while I was writing this, Tennessee. So I finally got my minimum of 5!

Paula K7PAX

On May 22, 2021, at 1:05 PM, Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:

Not seeing you Paula.  But then my EFHW is might low - almost as deaf as I am - hi hi.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602

--
Paula K7PAX #1739


Re: Chimp Chase - N7WE/P

Rick - N7WE
 

Not seeing you Paula.  But then my EFHW is might low - almost as deaf as I am - hi hi.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Chimp Chase - N7WE/P

Paula K7PAX #1739
 

Rick, I’ll turn the hexbeam your way a little . . .

Paula K7PAX

On May 22, 2021, at 12:49 PM, Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:

Back on 20m at 19:45 UTC.  Not seeing anything execept PSK63.  But I'll keep looking and calling.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602

--
Paula K7PAX #1739


Re: Chimp Chase - N7WE/P

Rick - N7WE
 

Back on 20m at 19:45 UTC.  Not seeing anything execept PSK63.  But I'll keep looking and calling.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: #information CHIMP CHASE? #information

 

Paula, K7PAX is on 20m cq'n right now.
Milt
N6MG


-----Original Message-----
From: Dave Tucker Nu4N <dwtucker19@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Sat, May 22, 2021 11:30 am
Subject: Re: [070Club] #information CHIMP CHASE?

Thanks Paula for the info !! 88's
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Dave NU4N #1657 73's


Re: #information CHIMP CHASE? #information

 

Thanks Paula for the info !! 88's
--
Dave NU4N #1657 73's


Re: #information CHIMP CHASE? #information

Paula K7PAX #1739
 

Similar to APE but less restrictive – you can operate at home if you wish, but must use a portable antenna and rig away from your base station. Use of shore power is OK. I am set up with my foldable hexbeam out on the patio, and a laptop and I-7000 on the dining room table. I have only contacted one station so far, KC3FL in Florida, the whole other corner of the country from here – I am in the PNW ad it is an RF black hole. I have seen Alan, WL7CG from Alaska, but haven’t been able to contact him. Hope to get Rick, N7WE pretty soon. He is taking a break.

 

Paula K7PAX 1739

 

From: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dave Tucker Nu4N
Sent: Saturday, May 22, 2021 10:56 AM
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Subject: [070Club] #information CHIMP CHASE?

 

I been away for awhile . What is the CHIMP Chase.
Tnx
--
Dave NU4N #1657 73's


--
Paula K7PAX #1739


Re: Chimp Chase - N7WE/P

Rick - N7WE
 

18:15 UTC and going QRT for a bite of lunch and a break.  Hope to be back later.  Thanks to those who've worked me!
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Chimp Chase - N7WE/P

Rick - N7WE
 

Managed to get an EFHW up in the backyard - only 15 feet high.  But it is working somewhat.  Made 3 contacts so far.  I'm on 20m 14.070 - 14.071 to get away from the PSK63 on the EU DX contest.  Hope to work you!  Go Daze!  Go Chimp Chase!
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


#information CHIMP CHASE? #information

 

I been away for awhile . What is the CHIMP Chase.
Tnx
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Dave NU4N #1657 73's

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