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Re: Field Day Logging Caution!

K7DWI Art
 

Definately no easy solution.
I have operated in the Straight Key Century Club Anniversary (SKCC) event the past 3 years during the month of January as K3Y/7 for several time slots.
About 150 other Hams nationwide participate as well that month for several time slots.
I do make it a point in the exchange to give my name, call and SKCC#.  I do get about 20% QSL'd via LOTW with my Call.
To get a K3Y QSL, it is by SASE to the Event Coordinator and an attractive QSL card is issued. This year there were almost 33,000 K3Y QSOs.
I guess the smart thing would be to not list 1X1's on Online resources.

BTW. station has been shutdown for a month. I will return in a few weeks at a new QTH in Oregon.
I plan to also change the call since I have moved away from Texas long ago.
73 Art KA5DWI/7 #2518


Field Day Participants Sticker-Reminder

stan W9SMR
 

As an acknowledgement of your participation in the ARRL Field Day on June 22 / 23, 2019, our PODXS 070 Club offers a 
Field Day Participation Sticker.

 Since our Awards Progress Checker has no means to check your log for Field Day participation, in order to receive your Endorsement Sticker it will be necessary for you to send an email directly to me (robinstan@...) by Sunday, June 30.  Please use 2019 Field Day in the subject line.  Send me the email even if you have already posted on the reflector that you participated! 

The body of your email needs only your call.  Please DO NOT send or attach your log.  This is on the honor system.  If you say you participated, you participated! - even if you were in a support role (setup/tear-down, KP duty, etc. and never actual got on air.)  I will forward the complete list to those that take care of such things and your sticker will be included in our next mailing!

Send your email to: robinstan@...

Stan
W9SMR - 070  #1611
PODXS 070 - PR Director


Re: Field Day

Jerry N9AVY
 

What little I was on last night , it seemed that 20m was somewhat open at 0600 UTC.  Worked about 30 stations last night & this morning.  Never saw any activity on 80m nor 15/10m. (PSK31)   Just worked a few for fun. 

 

Had Q with K8TAR  and I thought it funny that K8TAR & N9AVY were in QSO. 

 

Jerry  n9avy

 

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From: Richard Rohrer
Sent: Sunday, June 23, 2019 4:23 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Field Day

 

Worked about 40 stations on psk31.  Had to turn the preamp off in the rig because of overload sometimes.  Also got to use my really narrow filters.  It was nice to see lots of activity, but I found it strange in NFL the band seemed to go dead around 1800 GMT, with just a couple of non-FD stations on the waterfall.  

ready to make a deal.  

73
Dick - KC3EF

 


Re: Field Day

Jerry N9AVY
 

 

 

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From: Richard Rohrer
Sent: Sunday, June 23, 2019 4:23 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Field Day

 

Worked about 40 stations on psk31.  Had to turn the preamp off in the rig because of overload sometimes.  Also got to use my really narrow filters.  It was nice to see lots of activity, but I found it strange in NFL the band seemed to go dead around 1800 GMT, with just a couple of non-FD stations on the waterfall.  

Jerry, buying a car is always a pain any more.  You see the advertisements that the dealers can't wait to give you a deal until you are at the dealership and they don't seem to be as ready to make a deal.  

73
Dick - KC3EF

 

RRR on car buying.  Sent nasty email to one dealer and was asked for a response from Autotrader where I lowered both guns at dealer.  Hah !

 

jerry

 

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Re: Field Day

Richard Rohrer
 

Worked about 40 stations on psk31.  Had to turn the preamp off in the rig because of overload sometimes.  Also got to use my really narrow filters.  It was nice to see lots of activity, but I found it strange in NFL the band seemed to go dead around 1800 GMT, with just a couple of non-FD stations on the waterfall.  

Jerry, buying a car is always a pain any more.  You see the advertisements that the dealers can't wait to give you a deal until you are at the dealership and they don't seem to be as ready to make a deal.  

73
Dick - KC3EF


Re: Field Day Logging Caution!

Jerry N9AVY
 

IMHO, this whole project was on a par with the screen door for submarines…

 

Jerry   n9avy

 

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From: Stephen Melachrinos via Groups.Io
Sent: Sunday, June 23, 2019 1:35 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Field Day Logging Caution!

 

It's crazy but it's been like that for 22 years now.

 

Because there are so few 1x1 callsigns available (750), and because they are only to be used for special events (which be definition must be short duration--otherwise they wouldn't be special), they are typically only valid for 15 days. And there's no requirement for the call to be vacant for two years between uses, like there is for permanently assigned calls.

 

There's a separate 1x1 database available at http://www.1x1callsigns.org/ This isn't an ARRL site--the site is actually hosted by the NCVEC. 1x1 calls are administered by five of the VECs who are also authorized by the FCC to issue 1x1 calls. Note that the FCC doesn't catalog these calls, so they don't show up in the ULS.

 

Unfortunately, QRZ allows listings for 1x1 callsigns, and some holders don't point out that their usage of the call is only temporary. So the only authoritative listing is the one at 1x1callsigns.org. And some of these callsigns have been used dozens of times, so it's not a simple listing. And you have to click through the listing to find out who the actual user is, so it's somewhat laborious. 

 

But some folks want a special callsign, and this is the only way to get a really short callsign.

 

Steve

W3HF

(who was W1A for four days back in 2003)



-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io <070Club@groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Jun 23, 2019 9:29 am
Subject: Re: [070Club] Field Day Logging Caution!

That is one stupid move by FCC/ARRL !    The station you work today can be different next week , but with same call.  Think there is an ARRL chart somewhere listing all the Special Event calls listed over the years. It was a PITA trying to sort out cards at the Bureau during my 16year tenure there and trying to find out who was the actual recipient for all those 1x1’s.

 

Why can’t they do what the Europeans do … oh, I forgot that would require actual work !  Special event program is one of the lamest things to come out of FCC/ARRL.

 

Just my 2 cents worth …

 

Jerry  n9avy

 

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From: Rick - N7WE
Sent: Sunday, June 23, 2019 8:16 AM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: [070Club] Field Day Logging Caution!

 

Many stations are using Special Event 1x1 call signs - which is fine.  BUT, be careful if you are using an automatic lookup function in your logging program!  There are only 750 Special Event call signs which are usually authorized for a 15 day period only, and can/are subsequently reissued to a different station for the next event.  What is listed for a 1x1 call in QRZ, other lookup programs, or shown on PSK Reporter may or may not be the info for the current user.   This can make for problems logging (particularly, if like me, you are grid hunting) during Field Day.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602

 

 

 


Re: Field Day Logging Caution!

Stephen Melachrinos
 

It's crazy but it's been like that for 22 years now.

Because there are so few 1x1 callsigns available (750), and because they are only to be used for special events (which be definition must be short duration--otherwise they wouldn't be special), they are typically only valid for 15 days. And there's no requirement for the call to be vacant for two years between uses, like there is for permanently assigned calls.

There's a separate 1x1 database available at http://www.1x1callsigns.org/ This isn't an ARRL site--the site is actually hosted by the NCVEC. 1x1 calls are administered by five of the VECs who are also authorized by the FCC to issue 1x1 calls. Note that the FCC doesn't catalog these calls, so they don't show up in the ULS.

Unfortunately, QRZ allows listings for 1x1 callsigns, and some holders don't point out that their usage of the call is only temporary. So the only authoritative listing is the one at 1x1callsigns.org. And some of these callsigns have been used dozens of times, so it's not a simple listing. And you have to click through the listing to find out who the actual user is, so it's somewhat laborious. 

But some folks want a special callsign, and this is the only way to get a really short callsign.

Steve
W3HF
(who was W1A for four days back in 2003)



-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io <070Club@groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Jun 23, 2019 9:29 am
Subject: Re: [070Club] Field Day Logging Caution!

That is one stupid move by FCC/ARRL !    The station you work today can be different next week , but with same call.  Think there is an ARRL chart somewhere listing all the Special Event calls listed over the years. It was a PITA trying to sort out cards at the Bureau during my 16year tenure there and trying to find out who was the actual recipient for all those 1x1’s.
 
Why can’t they do what the Europeans do … oh, I forgot that would require actual work !  Special event program is one of the lamest things to come out of FCC/ARRL.
 
Just my 2 cents worth …
 
Jerry  n9avy
 
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From: Rick - N7WE
Sent: Sunday, June 23, 2019 8:16 AM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: [070Club] Field Day Logging Caution!
 
Many stations are using Special Event 1x1 call signs - which is fine.  BUT, be careful if you are using an automatic lookup function in your logging program!  There are only 750 Special Event call signs which are usually authorized for a 15 day period only, and can/are subsequently reissued to a different station for the next event.  What is listed for a 1x1 call in QRZ, other lookup programs, or shown on PSK Reporter may or may not be the info for the current user.   This can make for problems logging (particularly, if like me, you are grid hunting) during Field Day.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602
 


Re: Field Day Logging Caution!

Jerry N9AVY
 

That is one stupid move by FCC/ARRL !    The station you work today can be different next week , but with same call.  Think there is an ARRL chart somewhere listing all the Special Event calls listed over the years. It was a PITA trying to sort out cards at the Bureau during my 16year tenure there and trying to find out who was the actual recipient for all those 1x1’s.

 

Why can’t they do what the Europeans do … oh, I forgot that would require actual work !  Special event program is one of the lamest things to come out of FCC/ARRL.

 

Just my 2 cents worth …

 

Jerry  n9avy

 

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From: Rick - N7WE
Sent: Sunday, June 23, 2019 8:16 AM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: [070Club] Field Day Logging Caution!

 

Many stations are using Special Event 1x1 call signs - which is fine.  BUT, be careful if you are using an automatic lookup function in your logging program!  There are only 750 Special Event call signs which are usually authorized for a 15 day period only, and can/are subsequently reissued to a different station for the next event.  What is listed for a 1x1 call in QRZ, other lookup programs, or shown on PSK Reporter may or may not be the info for the current user.   This can make for problems logging (particularly, if like me, you are grid hunting) during Field Day.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602

 


Field Day Logging Caution!

Rick - N7WE
 

Many stations are using Special Event 1x1 call signs - which is fine.  BUT, be careful if you are using an automatic lookup function in your logging program!  There are only 750 Special Event call signs which are usually authorized for a 15 day period only, and can/are subsequently reissued to a different station for the next event.  What is listed for a 1x1 call in QRZ, other lookup programs, or shown on PSK Reporter may or may not be the info for the current user.   This can make for problems logging (particularly, if like me, you are grid hunting) during Field Day.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Sunday Morning Field Day

N9JCA Chris Matthews <n9jca.chris@...>
 

Nasty storm coming out of St Louis so I’m breaking my station down   Apart from the weather had a good showing. Made 200 contacts 

Chris N9JCA 

73

On Sun, Jun 23, 2019 at 1:31 AM, N9JCA Chris Matthews via Groups.Io <n9jca.chris=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Yes I know but it might be open in the morning 

Chris N9JCA 

73

On Sun, Jun 23, 2019 at 1:30 AM, Brian (N2MLP) <n2mlp@...> wrote:

JUST TRIED 10M WAS DEAD IN PA

 

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         de N2MLP Brian

       Monroe County PA

 

 

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From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of N9JCA Chris Matthews
Sent: Sunday, June 23, 2019 2:26 AM
To: 070Club
Subject: [070Club] Sunday Morning Field Day

 

Last year at about 1400Z I had a 4 hr run on 10M I am hoping to duplicate this again this year. So if 10M is open I will be on 28.120 again

I was making contacts here in the Mid West and up and down the East Coast. Hope to work some PODXS Members 

 

Chris N9JCA #797 Operating W9OG

 

73

 


Re: Sunday Morning Field Day

N9JCA Chris Matthews <n9jca.chris@...>
 

Yes I know but it might be open in the morning 

Chris N9JCA 

73

On Sun, Jun 23, 2019 at 1:30 AM, Brian (N2MLP) <n2mlp@...> wrote:

JUST TRIED 10M WAS DEAD IN PA

 

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         de N2MLP Brian

       Monroe County PA

 

 

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From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of N9JCA Chris Matthews
Sent: Sunday, June 23, 2019 2:26 AM
To: 070Club
Subject: [070Club] Sunday Morning Field Day

 

Last year at about 1400Z I had a 4 hr run on 10M I am hoping to duplicate this again this year. So if 10M is open I will be on 28.120 again

I was making contacts here in the Mid West and up and down the East Coast. Hope to work some PODXS Members 

 

Chris N9JCA #797 Operating W9OG

 

73

 


Re: Sunday Morning Field Day

Brian (N2MLP)
 

JUST TRIED 10M WAS DEAD IN PA

 

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         de N2MLP Brian

       Monroe County PA

 

 

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From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of N9JCA Chris Matthews
Sent: Sunday, June 23, 2019 2:26 AM
To: 070Club
Subject: [070Club] Sunday Morning Field Day

 

Last year at about 1400Z I had a 4 hr run on 10M I am hoping to duplicate this again this year. So if 10M is open I will be on 28.120 again

I was making contacts here in the Mid West and up and down the East Coast. Hope to work some PODXS Members 

 

Chris N9JCA #797 Operating W9OG

 

73

 


Sunday Morning Field Day

N9JCA Chris Matthews <n9jca.chris@...>
 

Last year at about 1400Z I had a 4 hr run on 10M I am hoping to duplicate this again this year. So if 10M is open I will be on 28.120 again
I was making contacts here in the Mid West and up and down the East Coast. Hope to work some PODXS Members 

Chris N9JCA #797 Operating W9OG

73


FD

Alan Sorum WL7CG
 

Up to 40 QSOs, wow.

73 Alan WL7CG




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Re: FD

N9JCA Chris Matthews <n9jca.chris@...>
 

W9OG Operator N9JCA #797 is on 80M

Will be there until it dies out. I am working all night long

73

On Sat, Jun 22, 2019 at 7:59 PM, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:

Sorry, not involved much with FD this year. Made a couple contacts and the QRM was heavy.

 

Spent most of day shopping for new-to-me vehicle.   Looked at some real lemons … one needed like $3000 in additional work (brakes all around, oil leak, coolant leak, etc).   Was a lemon !  Finally gave in and bought last car I looked at. Car dealerships are not nice. After 2 week hunt I gave in and made a deal.

 

Now to work some FD tonight , if it doesn’t rain .

 

 

Jerry  n9avy

 

 

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FD

Jerry N9AVY
 

Sorry, not involved much with FD this year. Made a couple contacts and the QRM was heavy.

 

Spent most of day shopping for new-to-me vehicle.   Looked at some real lemons … one needed like $3000 in additional work (brakes all around, oil leak, coolant leak, etc).   Was a lemon !  Finally gave in and bought last car I looked at. Car dealerships are not nice. After 2 week hunt I gave in and made a deal.

 

Now to work some FD tonight , if it doesn’t rain .

 

 

Jerry  n9avy

 

 

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Re: Field Day

Geary McDowell
 

Me too, did earlier, had to take a medical break.  I’ll off and on until it is over. 
Geary KE5IRK
Oklahoma also 1D hope to 1 battery power next year.

On Sat, Jun 22, 2019 at 7:30 AM Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:
Not all the Field Day digital is going to be FT8!  I will be operating PSK31 only as a 1D station.  Anyone else?  
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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602

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When all else fails, Amateur Radio works.


Re: Field Day

Jim K5SP
 

Well, finally managed to fire up the rig, made two contacts, then the lightning and thunder started. Storms moving in, shut down.

Jim K5SP 



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-------- Original message --------
From: Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...>
Date: 6/22/19 9:10 AM (GMT-06:00)
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Field Day

Roger that Jim!  Yesterday we hit 99F with a 113 heat index.  Current WX at 10 AM is 90F with 80% humidity.  My Heat index chart says that is 107.  High today is supposed to top 100F actual.  I just finished ALL my outdoor activities for toady....unless we get T-storms and I have to dash out an tip the vertical over.  Take care, stay inside, and thank God for A/C!
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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602

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Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director


Re: Field Day

 

Tom, that's a nice website...we need to do something for W6QP...but, HTML isn't a language I've mastered yet...still working on English!...good luck at FD...
Milt.
N6MG
070-650
LONP #76
Trustee for W6QP
070-1454


-----Original Message-----
From: K8TOM <tsingle@...>
To: 070Club <070Club@groups.io>
Sent: Sat, Jun 22, 2019 9:15 am
Subject: [070Club] Field Day

W7SKY is not a member of 070.  The club call is used only for FD and ARRL affiliation.

I am the main proponent of PSK mode in addition to one other active member.  Other than the two of us there seems to be minimal interest in HF or DX, interestingly. The main common interests in the club are Emcomm, nets and building/crafting.  My impression is that the large local Microsoft ham group makeup is similar. And there's certainly nothing wrong with that.

Our club web site person has done a fabulous job.  Lots of info in addition to club stuff. Take a look sometime.  www.w7sky.org

Tom
K8TOM
815


Re: Field Day

Jim K5SP
 

Spent two years on Whidbey Island, 67-69. Navy had a communications station there, spent most of my tour at the HF transmitter site. Envy your summer wx but not the winter.

Jim K5SP



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-------- Original message --------
From: K8TOM <tsingle@...>
Date: 6/22/19 11:18 AM (GMT-06:00)
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Field Day

In the Puget Sound north area we are looking at cloudy and a possible high of 68.  With our QTH being next to a lake, we have advised everyone to bring a windbreaker, head covering and warm gear

Suits me fine.  75° is awfully warm in this part of the country, HI HI.

Tom
K8TOM
815


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