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Re: N3FJP ACLog v..7.0

Bo W4GHV
 

Been using his software package for years! I keep trying others and falling back.
I also use the N1MM package for contests and easily import into N3FJP ACL logger.
73 Bo W4USAF. ¬†ūü§Ē


Re: QRP sticker #endorsements

David Tucker
 

OK I will give it try . Thanks for the reply

On 5/27/2021 8:27 AM, Steve W3HF wrote:
Dave -

Sorry for the delay in responding. We've had to poll the group to recall how this one was done. The specific wording that's in the listing harkens back to the early years of the club, when all endorsements were processed manually. Obviously there's no way to upload a brag file to the endorsement checker. 

We believe that when the checker was written, it implemented a rule that looked for the ADIF tag TX_PWR, which is defined as "the logging station's power in watts (>0)." If the checker finds a QSO that has TX_PWR included with a value between 0 and 5, the checker "awards" the QRP bumper sticker. We just don't know if that portion of the checker is still working.

So give it a try and let us know how it works. If this turns out to be another situation where the checker is not working, we'll figure out another way.

72/73,
Steve
W3HF


Re: Just worked our newest member

Jerry N9AVY
 

John:

Yep, that's what Ted said.  Guess I misinterpreted it a bit.

Jerry  n9avy

On Thursday, May 27, 2021, 09:48:38 AM CDT, John - KC3FL via groups.io <kc3fl@...> wrote:


Jerry,

He did say that you were the first club member that gave him a "welcome to the club" speech   You were probably looking for new members and Dave and Milt might not have been looking for newbies.  I'm sure if they recognized him as being a new member they would have done the same.  I recognized him as being new because I saw you welcome him.


John
KC3FL


Re: Just worked our newest member

 

Jerry,

He did say that you were the first club member that gave him a "welcome to the club" speech   You were probably looking for new members and Dave and Milt might not have been looking for newbies.  I'm sure if they recognized him as being a new member they would have done the same.  I recognized him as being new because I saw you welcome him.

John
KC3FL


Re: Just worked our newest member

Jerry N9AVY
 

Milt:

What's going on with you checker totals ??

Jerry

On Thursday, May 27, 2021, 09:19:43 AM CDT, N6MG - Milt. via groups.io <n6mg@...> wrote:


I got him on the 25th at 19:19 z. 
Milt.
N6MG


-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io>
Sent: Thu, May 27, 2021 6:57 am
Subject: Re: [070Club] Just worked our newest member

Dave:

He said  I was his first PODXS contact. Did ya send your 070# ?   Glad you got him. His start date is 5/16/21 so we should all be in parameters.

Jerry  n9avy

On Thursday, May 27, 2021, 08:15:39 AM CDT, DAVE KB3RAN 1692/381 via groups.io <davehardy0101@...> wrote:


I got him on the 23rd from Meadows of Dan on the Blue Ridge Parkway. 

Still on the road and planning more radio ops.


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Dave H KB3RAN 1692/381


Re: Just worked our newest member

 

I got him on the 25th at 19:19 z. 
Milt.
N6MG


-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io>
Sent: Thu, May 27, 2021 6:57 am
Subject: Re: [070Club] Just worked our newest member

Dave:

He said  I was his first PODXS contact. Did ya send your 070# ?   Glad you got him. His start date is 5/16/21 so we should all be in parameters.

Jerry  n9avy

On Thursday, May 27, 2021, 08:15:39 AM CDT, DAVE KB3RAN 1692/381 via groups.io <davehardy0101@...> wrote:


I got him on the 23rd from Meadows of Dan on the Blue Ridge Parkway. 

Still on the road and planning more radio ops.


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Dave H KB3RAN 1692/381


Re: Just worked our newest member

Jerry N9AVY
 

Dave:

He said  I was his first PODXS contact. Did ya send your 070# ?   Glad you got him. His start date is 5/16/21 so we should all be in parameters.

Jerry  n9avy

On Thursday, May 27, 2021, 08:15:39 AM CDT, DAVE KB3RAN 1692/381 via groups.io <davehardy0101@...> wrote:


I got him on the 23rd from Meadows of Dan on the Blue Ridge Parkway. 

Still on the road and planning more radio ops.


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Dave H KB3RAN 1692/381


Re: QRP sticker #endorsements

Steve W3HF
 

Dave -

Sorry for the delay in responding. We've had to poll the group to recall how this one was done. The specific wording that's in the listing harkens back to the early years of the club, when all endorsements were processed manually. Obviously there's no way to upload a brag file to the endorsement checker. 

We believe that when the checker was written, it implemented a rule that looked for the ADIF tag TX_PWR, which is defined as "the logging station's power in watts (>0)." If the checker finds a QSO that has TX_PWR included with a value between 0 and 5, the checker "awards" the QRP bumper sticker. We just don't know if that portion of the checker is still working.

So give it a try and let us know how it works. If this turns out to be another situation where the checker is not working, we'll figure out another way.

72/73,
Steve
W3HF


Coming 1 Week -TDW 2021-Three Day Weekend Contest

stan W9SMR
 

TDW ‚Äď Three Day Weekend Contest - TDW ‚Äď Just 1 Week Away

 

Three Day Weekend will run:

0000 UTC Friday, June 4 - to 2359 UTC Sunday, June 6 ‚Äď (72 Hours)

This PODXS 070 Contest includes all bands from 160M to 6M (no WARC Bands).

The contest is open to all amateurs. Welcome all Newcomers and invite them to join us.

 

Be sure to review the rules at: TDW Rules

 

There will be 8 Bonus Stations spread across the continent, so everybody should have plenty to pick from. Bonus Stations count as 100 points.

 

2020 TDW Top Dawg Tom, KD6TR, will be a Bonus Station. He will be joined by another PNW target, Barry, VA7GEM. The 8 bonus stations straddle the US with 2,571 miles separating VA7GEM and KC3FL. And N5SLY and KE5PYF are cozied up just 64 miles apart.

 

Here is the complete list of 2021 Bonus Stations.

 

 

A popular contest like the TDW is an optimal opportunity to make great progress on your endorsements. Several members are oh, so close to LONP success.  Matthew, KT5WB sits at 98 QSOs; Darl, NA8W is at 90; and Jim, W0JSL is at 90 poised to grab their LONP. Keep your eyes open for new Grids.

Don’t forget to check for Sporadic-E propagation on 6M. It is the season for that! Post your QSY intentions on the Reflector and be sure to spot anything seen (and yourself) on PSKReporter.

Logs will be due 1 week after the contest closes.

So check the rules, arrange your schedule to participate as much as you can, relax and enjoy the PODXS 070 TDW Contest.

 

73,

 Stan

W9SMR - 070  #1611

PODXS 070 - PR Director


Re: Just worked our newest member

DAVE KB3RAN 1692/381
 

I got him on the 23rd from Meadows of Dan on the Blue Ridge Parkway. 

Still on the road and planning more radio ops.


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Dave H KB3RAN 1692/381


Just worked our newest member

Jerry N9AVY
 

Ted , KN4ZXG  # 2834 !   John , KC3FL, got in right after me. So Ted now has 2 PODXS numbers !   He may show up for TDW as I told him about it.

New grid and new LONP today !!!  Things are looking up !

Jerry  n9avy


Re: DM58

Jerry N9AVY
 

P.S.  Arches National Park so a POTA ???

Jerry  n9avy

On Wednesday, May 26, 2021, 03:21:26 PM CDT, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:


Just worked KE5JL/7 in Moab UT in Grid  DM58 if anyone needs that grid.   20m  at 2010 UTC 

Jerry  n9avy


DM58

Jerry N9AVY
 

Just worked KE5JL/7 in Moab UT in Grid  DM58 if anyone needs that grid.   20m  at 2010 UTC 

Jerry  n9avy


N3FJP ACLog v..7.0

Jerry N9AVY
 

Haven't tried it yet, but wondering if anyone else has ?    Will support 13 colonies and other contests.  New features.

Jerry   n9avy



"Scott, N3FJP, announces the availability of Amateur Contact Log 7.0, with the following features/improvements:
  • Easy, direct, integration with¬†WSJT-X
  • Support for the 13 Colonies annual event
  • States lookup for DX spotting (and¬†WSJT-X)
  • Support for the free HamDB Callbook Lookup service (which includes USA, Canada and a few other countries)
  • Grid is now returned with the free callbook lookup service (grid is already provided in most other callbook lookup options)
  • Right-clicking on the main form's Spot Last button provides the opportunity to add a comment

Other N3FJP programs have also been updated:

  • ARRL RTTY Roundup 3.9¬†(which also supports FT Roundup)
  • CQ WPX 4.9¬†(not WSJT-X applicable, but you can enjoy the rest of the enhancements in next week's CQ WPX CW contest)
  • Field Day Log 6.6
  • VHF Log 6.6
  • World Wide Digi DX 1.2

For more information, see the announcement, or visit the N3FJP website."



QRP sticker #endorsements

 

How does one go about applying the qrp bumper sticker.
Thanks

--
Dave NU4N #1657 73's


Re: Upcoming APE - 2021

Jerry N9AVY
 

Some people still driving their original rides Emoji ! Never trade up to those new-fangled electric things.

jerry  n9avy

On Tuesday, May 25, 2021, 02:32:09 PM CDT, N6MG - Milt. via groups.io <n6mg@...> wrote:


I'm so ready for APE - 2021 !


Upcoming APE - 2021

 

I'm so ready for APE - 2021 !


DAZE 4 CHIMP Operations (POTA K-8298 Mittry Wildlife Area)

Darin - KO4EJD
 

Daze 4 Wrap Up
This was my first remote operation and POTA activation. 
Goals:
Get on the air
POTA Activation using PSK
Get some new LONP #s

Happy to say all 3 were accomplished.  Thank you to those making contact with me.  I appreciate your help in meeting my goals. 

Radio Ops consisted of my IC-7100, Super Antenna on tripod, MFJ analyzer, power provided by Honda generators.
I had the same issues as everyone else, EU PSK63 Contest and poor prop.  I made 12 contacts on day 1 and 2 more on day 2.  I had another contact ready to log when the battery fuse popped the morning of day 2.  Oh well that's how it goes.
We improved our shade on the morning of day 2 (Military taught me to improve my position every day).  Sun was coming up and moving rapidly towards the table I was on.  The flat part of the ground was mostly taken by living and cooking areas.  We hung another tarp in front of the table and added another later behind.  It helped with the glare on the screen as well.

We (Wife and I) left on Friday morning to setup and be ready for Daze 4 by 5:00pm local.  We found a good spot with view and just behind us was an elevated area for the antenna.  I'll try and upload logs today.  Still unpacking and putting stuff away. 

Challenge 1:  Staking out the tent.   We were not prepared for the hard dirt in AZ.  We're use to sandy soil of Florida.  We did get a couple in after breaking 3.  We used rocks for the remainder.
Challenge 2:  Generators.  The generators were not running efficiently.  During setup and testing both cutoff.  No it was not gas, both we're topped off :)   I was thinking great this over before it begins.  I started checking wiring and retesting.  I was finally able to get the setup correct and use the generators by doing some load balancing.
Challenge 3: Sun, wind and heat.  Shade trees are scarce in the desert so we grabbed our tarps (I thought to grab 2 extra blue tarps just in case. good thing too) and started hanging them to provide needed shade around the camp.  Worked out well.  We gave them some room to blow up when strong gusts hit us.  Happy to announce we didn't lose a tarp nor did the tent blow down. 
Challenge 4: Blew a fuse on morning of day 2 on my battery backup power.  I went to test the battery and make a contact on just battery power.  CQ called and answered.  On my reply poof goes the breaker.  No spare breaker and so much for this test.

Overall we had a great time.  Took a couple of hikes, a jeep ride and a quick dip into the water to cool off.  We considered this operation a success.  Pictures to show our site are attached.

Lessons Learned:
Better tent stakes
Extra fuses
Generator tune up

See you on the waterfall,
Darin
KO4EJD


Successful CHIMP operation

Paula K7PAX #1739
 

Had a successful CHIMP operation using a foldingantennas.com foldable hexbeam set up on the patio, with a laptop and IC7000 on the diningroom table as it was too cold and too bright outside. Propagation was dismal on Saturday, and after operating for 5 hours I finally made my 5 contacts as follows:
KC3FL John, WL7CG Alan, N6MG Milt, N5SLY Lee, and W0GZR Mark. I will do it again, but with a different antenna. The folder was kind of a PITA, if you know what I mean!
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Paula K7PAX #1739


Re: Icom IC-7300 firmware 1.40

 

Forget this thread.  Turns out the fellow was running a program called Win4IcomSuite and it was a setting in that program that kept resetting the timer.
John
KC3FL

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