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Jay Hudak Memorial 80M Sprint - Head's up

stan W9SMR
 

The 2019 Jay Hudak Memorial 80M Sprint is just 1 week away -

Saturday September 7 - 2000 UTC (1600 EDT) to Sunday September 8 - 2000 UTC (1600 EDT)

Sprint Rules - your choice of any 6 hour block.  Open to all licensed radio amateurs.

For Rules and details, click here  80M Sprint Rules


Jay Hudak – KA3X was one of the founders of the 070 Club (070 #001).  He became a SK in August of 2008. The 070 Club has renamed its annual fall 80M contest in Jay’s honor, the Jay Hudak Memorial 80m Sprint.

Frequencies: - 3.580 MHz Dial freq.

4 Power Categories:

< 5 W
< 25 W
< 50 W
< 100 W

Exchange: Callsign. RST and State/Province/Country (SPC)  eg: “W9SMR  599  IN”

Call: “CQ 80M Sprint”

All entry logs must be received within 1 week after the event ends.

73, See you on 80 M

Stan

W9SMR - 070  #1611

PODXS 070 - PR Director


CQ on 20M

w2eck
 

calling cq on 20 m - anyone around?

73
Paul
w2eck


Re: TEP

John Kirby
 

 Hi Bill,

Contacts yes!
Could be gray line (vs TEP) I can't tell the difference >yet< ?

BUT, I must confess not PSK

I've gone back to CW
for several reasons

1) seems like current propergation doldrums less effect CW

2) rag chew (much less macro to macro)

3) our club is considering Field Day rule...

        7.2. Power multipliers:
                7.2.1. If all contacts are made using a power of 5 Watts or less and if a power source other than
commercial mains or motor-driven generator is used (batteries, solar cells, water-driven generator),
the power multiplier is 5 (five).

4) get back to my contest speed

72 73
John
N3AAZ


Re: TEP

Bill Maier
 

Interesting. Have you had contacts recently due to possible TEP?

-Bill  KG5RMJ


Re: Pontoon APE

w2eck
 

Also received my APE certificate - first one for me, very nicely done. Thanks guys- see you next year.

73 Paul w2eck


TEP

John Kirby
 


What is it?
gQQd news as in peak

Take a pEEk (as in lQQk) ...here...

https://www.amateur-radio-wiki.net/index.php?title=Trans-Equatorial_Propagation

Where is it?...

  https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.bu.edu/cism/cismdx/ref/Labs/2005_AFWA_ShortCourse/Lab03/refs/EarthMagneticField.pdf&ved=2ahUKEwjXuZWfsKXkAhXqmuAKHXrqCVIQFjALegQIAhAB&usg=AOvVaw3VLFgftayHsyL3oWvcCiBb&cshid=1566989114564

72 73
John
N3AAZ
070 1337 / LONP 0349


Pontoon APE

Bill Williams
 

Got my certificate, thanks guys for another great waterborne APE.

73,
Bill
AG4QX
#398


Re: APE certificate

Stephen Melachrinos
 

Received my certificate yesterday. Thank you to the Pontoon Boys for another great APE!

Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: stan robinson <robinstan@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io <070Club@groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Aug 26, 2019 9:31 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] APE certificate

While propagation certainly rules, some credit must be given to the level of participation and perseverance involved.

From the somewhat limited 7 year history of the KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE, we must credit Bill, N4GBK, with a stellar performance in 2016. Bill chased us until he had us on 8 of the 9 bands we try to activate.

Our own Matt, AK4MK, worked us on 7 bands that year, 2016. Working us on 5 bands that year were Den, W2DEN and Jeff, W3WMU. There were 14 who worked us on 3 or more bands to earn the APE Hunter Certificate. Overall, a pretty good year!

But 2105 set the record with 18 earning the Certificate with 3 or more bands. Bill, N4GBK grabbed us on 6 bands as did Art, WB4MNK. Grabbing us on 5 bands was John, KD4JS.

This year, the perseverance of Rick, N7WE gave him the Top Banana sticker with 5 bands. There were 14 Certificate winners, four of whom had 4 bands.

Ya' gotta' ask, "Who Has More Fun Than A Ham"??

Just ask Jeff, W3WMU who has chased us down for a Certificate for all 7 years!!

Thanks all for your enthusiastic interest in Chasing the APE!!

Now get out there and give us all a challenge.

73,
Stan
W9SMR

Bob
KC9UR



________________________________________
From: 070Club@groups.io <070Club@groups.io> on behalf of Stephen Melachrinos via Groups.Io <melachri@...>
Sent: Saturday, August 24, 2019 9:03 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] APE certificate

You might be able to pull off the rare 11-bander (if they could work all bands)!

(Ron N3CHX and I have occasionally run the bands during a contest--he's about 3 miles away. But we've only done at most 7 bands in a single day, and have never worked the WARC bands or 60.)

Steve
W3HF

-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io <070Club@groups.io>
Sent: Sat, Aug 24, 2019 8:51 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] APE certificate

Thinking new year I may drive to Indiana and park within a mile of Bob & Stan so I can work them on a bunch of bands,  hi  !!!

Jerry  n9avy

Sent from Mail<https://nam05.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgo.microsoft.com%2Ffwlink%2F%3FLinkId%3D550986&data=02%7C01%7C%7C2421b286afdb451fa26708d728f7ff5a%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637022917909164168&sdata=GZ8rtUZp3TARsRwukhxkgLWyNDbIKSuMcvvOzPkZ0Yo%3D&reserved=0> for Windows 10

From: JEFF WALSH<mailto:jeffwalsh1644@...>
Sent: Saturday, August 24, 2019 7:14 PM
To: 070Club<mailto:070club@groups.io>
Subject: [070Club] APE certificate

I received in the mail today the highly coveted KC9UR Pontoon Boat APE certificate. I already have it in its frame. Many thanks to Bob and Stan for another great APE expedition.

I will be purchasing the frame for next years certificate at the earliest opportunity.

Once again many thanks to Bob and Stan for another  "World Class APE Expedition"

73's


JEFF WALSH
W3WMU
#1673
BUBBAWOOD
WORLDWIDE HEADQUARTERS
STURGIS, MS.




Re: ARRL Contest and DXCC Rules Now Prohibit Automated Contacts:

David M (AJ4TF)
 

As long as it requires an action from the operator (which the above example does) then it is OK. 


Re: APE certificate

JEFF WALSH
 

The thrill of the hunt and the satisfaction of bagging 3 bands!

Looking forward to next year.

Thanks again Stan and Bob 🦍




On Aug 26, 2019, at 8:30 PM, stan robinson <robinstan@...> wrote:

While propagation certainly rules, some credit must be given to the level of participation and perseverance involved.

From the somewhat limited 7 year history of the KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE, we must credit Bill, N4GBK, with a stellar performance in 2016. Bill chased us until he had us on 8 of the 9 bands we try to activate.

Our own Matt, AK4MK, worked us on 7 bands that year, 2016. Working us on 5 bands that year were Den, W2DEN and Jeff, W3WMU. There were 14 who worked us on 3 or more bands to earn the APE Hunter Certificate. Overall, a pretty good year!

But 2105 set the record with 18 earning the Certificate with 3 or more bands. Bill, N4GBK grabbed us on 6 bands as did Art, WB4MNK. Grabbing us on 5 bands was John, KD4JS.

This year, the perseverance of Rick, N7WE gave him the Top Banana sticker with 5 bands. There were 14 Certificate winners, four of whom had 4 bands.

Ya' gotta' ask, "Who Has More Fun Than A Ham"??

Just ask Jeff, W3WMU who has chased us down for a Certificate for all 7 years!!

Thanks all for your enthusiastic interest in Chasing the APE!!

Now get out there and give us all a challenge.

73,
Stan
W9SMR

Bob
KC9UR



________________________________________
From: 070Club@groups.io <070Club@groups.io> on behalf of Stephen Melachrinos via Groups.Io <melachri@...>
Sent: Saturday, August 24, 2019 9:03 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] APE certificate

You might be able to pull off the rare 11-bander (if they could work all bands)!

(Ron N3CHX and I have occasionally run the bands during a contest--he's about 3 miles away. But we've only done at most 7 bands in a single day, and have never worked the WARC bands or 60.)

Steve
W3HF

-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
Sent: Sat, Aug 24, 2019 8:51 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] APE certificate

Thinking new year I may drive to Indiana and park within a mile of Bob & Stan so I can work them on a bunch of bands,  hi  !!!

Jerry  n9avy


From: JEFF WALSH<mailto:jeffwalsh1644@...>
Sent: Saturday, August 24, 2019 7:14 PM
Subject: [070Club] APE certificate

I received in the mail today the highly coveted KC9UR Pontoon Boat APE certificate. I already have it in its frame. Many thanks to Bob and Stan for another great APE expedition.

I will be purchasing the frame for next years certificate at the earliest opportunity.

Once again many thanks to Bob and Stan for another  "World Class APE Expedition"

73's


JEFF WALSH
W3WMU
#1673
BUBBAWOOD
WORLDWIDE HEADQUARTERS
STURGIS, MS.




Re: APE certificate

stan W9SMR
 

While propagation certainly rules, some credit must be given to the level of participation and perseverance involved.

From the somewhat limited 7 year history of the KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE, we must credit Bill, N4GBK, with a stellar performance in 2016. Bill chased us until he had us on 8 of the 9 bands we try to activate.

Our own Matt, AK4MK, worked us on 7 bands that year, 2016. Working us on 5 bands that year were Den, W2DEN and Jeff, W3WMU. There were 14 who worked us on 3 or more bands to earn the APE Hunter Certificate. Overall, a pretty good year!

But 2105 set the record with 18 earning the Certificate with 3 or more bands. Bill, N4GBK grabbed us on 6 bands as did Art, WB4MNK. Grabbing us on 5 bands was John, KD4JS.

This year, the perseverance of Rick, N7WE gave him the Top Banana sticker with 5 bands. There were 14 Certificate winners, four of whom had 4 bands.

Ya' gotta' ask, "Who Has More Fun Than A Ham"??

Just ask Jeff, W3WMU who has chased us down for a Certificate for all 7 years!!

Thanks all for your enthusiastic interest in Chasing the APE!!

Now get out there and give us all a challenge.

73,
Stan
W9SMR

Bob
KC9UR



________________________________________
From: 070Club@groups.io <070Club@groups.io> on behalf of Stephen Melachrinos via Groups.Io <melachri@...>
Sent: Saturday, August 24, 2019 9:03 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] APE certificate

You might be able to pull off the rare 11-bander (if they could work all bands)!

(Ron N3CHX and I have occasionally run the bands during a contest--he's about 3 miles away. But we've only done at most 7 bands in a single day, and have never worked the WARC bands or 60.)

Steve
W3HF

-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io <070Club@groups.io>
Sent: Sat, Aug 24, 2019 8:51 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] APE certificate

Thinking new year I may drive to Indiana and park within a mile of Bob & Stan so I can work them on a bunch of bands,  hi  !!!

Jerry  n9avy

Sent from Mail<https://nam05.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgo.microsoft.com%2Ffwlink%2F%3FLinkId%3D550986&data=02%7C01%7C%7C2421b286afdb451fa26708d728f7ff5a%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637022917909164168&sdata=GZ8rtUZp3TARsRwukhxkgLWyNDbIKSuMcvvOzPkZ0Yo%3D&reserved=0> for Windows 10

From: JEFF WALSH<mailto:jeffwalsh1644@...>
Sent: Saturday, August 24, 2019 7:14 PM
To: 070Club<mailto:070club@groups.io>
Subject: [070Club] APE certificate

I received in the mail today the highly coveted KC9UR Pontoon Boat APE certificate. I already have it in its frame. Many thanks to Bob and Stan for another great APE expedition.

I will be purchasing the frame for next years certificate at the earliest opportunity.

Once again many thanks to Bob and Stan for another  "World Class APE Expedition"

73's


JEFF WALSH
W3WMU
#1673
BUBBAWOOD
WORLDWIDE HEADQUARTERS
STURGIS, MS.




Re: PSK vs Fishing

Jerry N9AVY
 

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: David, K9DWR
Sent: Monday, August 26, 2019 4:31 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] PSK vs Fishing

 

 

> On Aug 26, 2019, at 15:14, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:

>

> Another wasted day on Lake Twenty Meters !  Bah !   😊 ☹

 

A bad day DX-ing is better than a good day working.  ;-)****TRUE !  *****

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

88

— 

David, K9DWR

#1604 LONP #255

david@...

 

 

 

 


Re: PSK vs Fishing

David, K9DWR
 

On Aug 26, 2019, at 15:14, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@sbcglobal.net> wrote:

Another wasted day on Lake Twenty Meters ! Bah ! 😊 ☹
A bad day DX-ing is better than a good day working. ;-)



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


PSK vs Fishing

Jerry N9AVY
 

Yeah, some days operating PSK is just like fishing.    Today was one of those days.

 

When you know when & where to look and cast your line out, get a nibble and “POW” it was there and then it’s gone !  No wonder fisherman like bottle bass, it was certainly a day for one, if not an “807”…

 

Today I was looking for my last Italian station and saw 2 of them, but 20m just wouldn’t cooperate.  They were there one minute literally 599  and then fade off into the noise.  Much like fish hiding in the weeds.  Sat on frequency several minutes patiently waiting for them to finish, but to no avail.  They just stopped biting.

 

Another wasted day on Lake Twenty Meters !  Bah !   😊

 

Jerry   n9avy

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


Re: ARRL Contest and DXCC Rules Now Prohibit Automated Contacts:

Rick - N7WE
 

Thanks Bill-
That is right on point.  I did find this while searching a little deeper.

“One new on-screen control is available for FT4 operation, a button labeled Best S+P, just below the Call 1st checkbox. Clicking this button during an Rx cycle arms the program to examine all CQ messages decoded at the end of the 6- second Rx sequence. The program will select the best potential QSO partner (from a contesting perspective), and treat it as if you had double-clicked on that line of decoded text. Here “best potential QSO partner” means “New Multiplier” (1st priority) or “New Call on Band” (2nd priority). “New Multiplier” is currently interpreted to mean “New DXCC”; a more broadly defined multiplier category (for the ARRL RTTY Roundup rules) will be implemented soon. We may also provide additional priority rankings, for example “New Grid on Band” (useful for North American VHF contests), sorting by signal strength, etc.”  From FT4 Protocol for Digital Contesting, pg3. 
http://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/k1jt/FT4_Protocol.pdf

That sounds like it falls within the new exclusion.  I have to wonder how they will police this new restriction on LoTW.  Pretty easy with things like the Voyager, but how do you separate FT4 automatic QSOs from non-auto during a contest?  Maybe the technology has gotten ahead of LoTW!  It should be interesting...


Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Survey on what device do you use for digital communication?

Bill Maier
 

I originally used a Linux machine with a SignaLink connection to my radio. Currently I use a direct USB connection to my IC7300 from a Windows 10 machine.

-Bill  KG5RMJ


Re: ARRL Contest and DXCC Rules Now Prohibit Automated Contacts:

Bill Garwood
 

Not sure of the details but the technology is here today to drop an automated ham station on a rock, reef or other distant spot and it can and will make contacts with stations.  It would also have the capability to up load the logging and be solar powered.  A couple of years ago, the HF Voyager was active in the Pacific giving out grid squares and providing logging info on the website.  This was using FT8 as well as PSK31 on 20 meters.

http://www.jrfarc.org/hf-voyager/

 

73,

Bill

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


From: 070Club@groups.io <070Club@groups.io> on behalf of Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...>
Sent: Sunday, August 25, 2019 8:22:26 AM
To: 070Club@groups.io <070Club@groups.io>
Subject: [070Club] ARRL Contest and DXCC Rules Now Prohibit Automated Contacts:
 
Click here for article 

Huh?  Can someone tell me what this means and why it was done?  Is it aimed at FT4?  FT8?  Something else?  

Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Survey on what device do you use for digital communication?

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

I’ve used a SignaLink USB with success both on Macs and with a variety of Raspberry Pi’s running various versions of Raspbian, all with no problems and good success.

-p W7PFB
73, Don’t forget to smile and have fun!

On Aug 25, 2019, at 4:39 PM, Steve Prior <prior.stephen@...> wrote:

Hi,

I have a timewave Navigator hoping that a Mac version of the drivers will be released....
looks like this will never happen in my lifetime. 

So what do you use particularly for Mac users?

Many thanks,

Steve 
N3UYI 

PODXS #0092
LONP #13


Survey on what device do you use for digital communication?

Steve Prior
 

Hi,

I have a timewave Navigator hoping that a Mac version of the drivers will be released....
looks like this will never happen in my lifetime. 

So what do you use particularly for Mac users?

Many thanks,

Steve 
N3UYI 

PODXS #0092
LONP #13


FW: Latest update from 4U1UN

Jerry N9AVY
 

Can’t remember if I work 4U1UN on PSK31 or not, but this is the reason they haven’t been heard lately.

 

Jerry  n9avy  

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

This was just posted on the 4U1UN page on Facebook:

 

====================================

We are receiving a lot of messages regarding the lack of 4U1UN (United

Nation Amateur Radio Club) activity on the bands. We will try to clear

some things about the current Club's activities.

 

Many of you do not know that after the renovation of the UNHQ building

in New York, the room dedicated to the recreation area, on the 41st

floor, in which the 4U1UN radio equipment was located, was transferred

to the special UN unit - Broadcast and Conference Support Section. That

room now is allocated to professional communications equipment. This was

the only room technically suitable to be used for installing our gear,

with easy access to the roof but after renovation it became off-limits

for any other services, except BCSS.

 

Please do not think that UNARC members gave up and are doing nothing -

believe me, almost daily communication has not been interrupted for the

past seven years. After the successful activity of 4U70UN back in 2015,

with the support of the UN Administration, we were able to secure a tiny

20-square-feet room for the Club’s needs on the ground floor of the

building. For obvious reasons, no one will give us the opportunity to

run a separate coaxial cable from the ground floor to the 41st floor.

Considering the fact that the room, allocated for the Club, can be

transferred to any other place at any time, we have developed a project

for installing a remote station on the 41st floor.

 

The main difficulty in quick implementation of such project at the UNHQ

is not political, but administrative and organizational. The BCSS is

responsible for the security for all the UN communications equipment.

They provide the entire UN communication (including emergency etc.) to

all UN field locations around the World. There are communication

repeaters, satellite links and other equipment, access to which is

strictly limited. Only security personnel, authorized by this service,

have permission to be there. Coordination of access to this room for

club members (UN staff) at such a high level, takes several months to be

approved, and the time allowed for work is limited to only one or two

hours per visit.

 

If it were not for BCSS support, nothing would have been possible at

all, even the placement of the beacon station and antenna! Imagine that

you want to put a remotely controlled and unsupervised amateur radio

station in the server room of the White House special communications

service, and you will get the picture. Every time we get access - we are

accompanied by representatives of three different UN services, and only

because none of us is giving up - the process of returning the UN

amateur radio station in the air, although slowly, continues.

 

Now, some good news!

 

This Saturday, several members of the UN radio club, representatives of

UN services and guests, once again got the opportunity to continue the

configuration of equipment and its connections. Unfortunately, the

assembled 19-inch rack and part of the equipment were disconnected

during delivery to the 41st floor, including disassembling of the power

amplifier. This is mainly because the BCSS personnel needed to hand

carry all the equipment several flights of stairs to the top floor. The

ACOM-2000A amplifier fully assembled is very heavy, so its disassembling

was certainly needed.

 

After four hours of work, the connections of the SteppIR BigIR vertical

antennas were restored, a new SDA-100 controller was installed and a

RemoteRig 1216H was connected for easy remote access. The antenna was

tested and configured. Remote access from the first floor works (special

thanks for the separately run Ethernet cable over the entire height of

the building, for the use of the Radio Club). The operation of the

ACOM-2000A amplifier with an antenna was tested.

 

While we were testing, we realized that our Elecraft K3 needed to be

disconnected and sent for repair. Apparently, due to the lack of the

ability to retract BigIR antenna earlier, static discharges damaged the

K3 power control board. Updating/re-installing of the K3 firmware didn't

helped. Let's hope for a speedy recovery of the transceiver after

treatment at Elecraft!

 

We really hope that in the very near future, after debugging and setting

up all the equipment, we will finally be able to proudly look at the

work done and begin to appear steadily on the bands; and you will be

able to get ATNO with the UNHQ!

 

Thanks to everyone involved, especially to:

 

James Sarte K2QI UNARC President

Philip Dale G6CBR UNARC

UN Security Staff

UN BCSS Staff

Adrian Ciuperca KO8SCA

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