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Psk Reporter and spotrting

 

Stan's message on Endorsement Daze mentions spotting stations on Psk Reporter which is a great aid to see activity on a band.  I'm not sure if other software has to be setup to spot stations, but I do know Fldigi requires it to be configured to achieve spotting.  If you are using Fldigi and haven't set it up, it's very simple to do.
Under configuration, Misc. check all boxes except the one that says "Disable spotting when signal browser(s) are not visible"  On the main screen you have to check the "Spot" box at the upper right.  After doing that, every time you start up Fldigi or change band, you will show up on the map as being on the air as a spotting station on that band.  You will also be able to download from Psk Reporter a log of all the stations you spotted during the past week.
Very important, Psk Reporter looks for the DE then a call sign two times before it spots you so use your call two times in your macros to improve your spots.

John
KC3FL


Re: CHIMP CHASE - WB3LGC

stephen shearer
 

Weather permitting, I plan on being active May 22.  "portable" from the backyard deck. 
I will at least be running 10 watts.  Antenna 12m random wire vertical. 
Current forecast is cloudy and <25% chance of rain, but 86F may limit me to morning hours.
A nice "dry" run for Field Day...

Plan 20m and 40m
WB3LGC #2814 FM19er Wilmington, DE LoTW upload

changes will be announced via email.
OK, if the station is outside with portable antenna, can I operate remote?  (inside - not in shack - portable wifi)

73, steve WB3LGC #2814


On 5/17/21 8:39 PM, stan W9SMR wrote:
CHIMP CHASE and Endorsement Daze #4
Saturday, May 22
Sunday May 23

 

CHIMP CHASE  -  Let Us Know Your Plans

 

You’ve had a couple weeks to make your plans. Please let us know if you plan to go Chimp Chase portable and we will look for you!!

 

A Chimp qualified portable expedition site must be away from your home radio shack. You may use home power but you need to set up a temporary/portable antenna and station away from the home shack. Backyard ops and park picnic benches are encouraged for this category.

 



Re: CHIMP CHASE and Endorsement Daze #4

Darin - KO4EJD
 

Going with the Super Antenna on tripod anchored with sand bags.  If that doesn't work I'll try it on a ground spike.  My fall back is the Eagle One.  

Darin
KO4EJD 


On Tue, May 18, 2021, 4:58 AM Don - KM4UDX <dontay155@...> wrote:
Darin -- your setup looks great. And the sort of sand looks sort of comfortable.  What is the antenna plan?
--
Don, km4udx


Re: CHIMP CHASE and Endorsement Daze #4

Don - KM4UDX
 

Darin -- your setup looks great. And the sort of sand looks sort of comfortable.  What is the antenna plan?
--
Don, km4udx


Re: CHIMP CHASE and Endorsement Daze #4

Darin - KO4EJD
 

KO4EJD CHIMP ready to roll.
Activating POTA K-8298 Mittry Lake Wildlife Area.  This is my first POTA activation and would like to activate it with only PODXS070'ers.

I've been getting equipment ready for weeks.  We're heading out Friday morning for camp setup. 

Plan is to stay out until Monday.  I'll operate PSK primarily on 20M to hopefully get park activated.  If successful I'll be happy to QSY.  Internet is pretty good out there so I'll try and update via group page if we have one.

One piece of equipment failed to get here but I've got my fingers crossed the seller gets on the ball.  Confidence is low.  I've got a work around in my head so hopefully it'll all come together.
Wednesday is grocery day.  Hoping for a couple of steaks making their way into the cooler.

As I said in an earlier post, we went out a couple of weeks ago to get some of our other equipment tested again.
Here's the pics from that overnighter.  This site is about 10 minutes south of Mittry Lake.

Weather forecast is mid 80s to low 90s during the day and low 60s in the evening. 

Look forward to working everyone in DAZE 4.

Darin
KO4EJD








On Mon, May 17, 2021 at 5:39 PM stan W9SMR <robinstan@...> wrote:
CHIMP CHASE and Endorsement Daze #4
Saturday, May 22
Sunday May 23

 

CHIMP CHASE  -  Let Us Know Your Plans

 

You’ve had a couple weeks to make your plans. Please let us know if you plan to go Chimp Chase portable and we will look for you!!

 

A Chimp qualified portable expedition site must be away from your home radio shack. You may use home power but you need to set up a temporary/portable antenna and station away from the home shack. Backyard ops and park picnic benches are encouraged for this category.

 

If this operation is at an official POTA or SOTA so much the better! Let us know the details using the Reflector.

 

For this introductory attempt to be a valid CHIMP CHASE, the operation must take place during the Daze #4 event and make at least 5 two-way PSK31 contacts with different call signs / bands.

 

Post your intended CHIMP activation by responding to this notice.  Include planned  times and bands of operation to greatly increase your successes.

 

Note that no prior approval is required to enjoy a sunny afternoon on the patio!

 

Following successful completion of your CHIMP operation, post your story on the Reflector or just send me an email advising me of your successful operation and a “CHIMP CHASE Atta-Boy” PDF will be emailed to you.

 

Endorsement Daze Objective - LONP

 

If you are a new member, this is your Golden Opportunity!  You can start accumulating toward that 100 member contacts required for LONP Membership - Currently, only 451 of our 2,832 members have qualified.

 

Our Endorsement Daze #4 event is planned for 48 hours in hopes of finding everyone’s available operating times.

 

There is nothing critical about this timing. Get on when you can and the conditions are favorable and enjoy the event. Post your intentions on the Reflector.

 

Starting: 00:00 UTC on Saturday, May 22

Ending:  23:59 UTC on Sunday, May 23

 

Join the fun and enjoy…Call: CQ CQ 070 Daze de (Ur Call)

 

If you will be operating portable, include CHIMP (or Portable) in your CQ.

 

For Endorsement credit, upload your complete log promptly to the Online Endorsement Checker :  Endorsement Checker

 

If your 070 membership number is above #2786, you should apply for LONP credit by submitting your entire log of member contacts per the Instructions !  

 

As you see activity on the waterfall, be sure to “SPOT” those calls and your own to PSKReporter and on the Reflector. Be sure to Spot any CHIMPS you see.

 

It’s OK to QSO with non-members, too. Just show them how much fun the

PODXS 070 Club can be and welcome them to join us.

 

After you enjoy the Daze #4, please send me your comments and suggestions to improve this Event. I hope to have a repeat Endorsement Daze in August and if the Chimp Chase is popular, we’ll do another one.

 

Stan

W9SMR - 070  #1611

PODXS 070 - PR Director


CHIMP CHASE and Endorsement Daze #4

stan W9SMR
 

CHIMP CHASE and Endorsement Daze #4
Saturday, May 22
Sunday May 23

 

CHIMP CHASE  -  Let Us Know Your Plans

 

You’ve had a couple weeks to make your plans. Please let us know if you plan to go Chimp Chase portable and we will look for you!!

 

A Chimp qualified portable expedition site must be away from your home radio shack. You may use home power but you need to set up a temporary/portable antenna and station away from the home shack. Backyard ops and park picnic benches are encouraged for this category.

 

If this operation is at an official POTA or SOTA so much the better! Let us know the details using the Reflector.

 

For this introductory attempt to be a valid CHIMP CHASE, the operation must take place during the Daze #4 event and make at least 5 two-way PSK31 contacts with different call signs / bands.

 

Post your intended CHIMP activation by responding to this notice.  Include planned  times and bands of operation to greatly increase your successes.

 

Note that no prior approval is required to enjoy a sunny afternoon on the patio!

 

Following successful completion of your CHIMP operation, post your story on the Reflector or just send me an email advising me of your successful operation and a “CHIMP CHASE Atta-Boy” PDF will be emailed to you.

 

Endorsement Daze Objective - LONP

 

If you are a new member, this is your Golden Opportunity!  You can start accumulating toward that 100 member contacts required for LONP Membership - Currently, only 451 of our 2,832 members have qualified.

 

Our Endorsement Daze #4 event is planned for 48 hours in hopes of finding everyone’s available operating times.

 

There is nothing critical about this timing. Get on when you can and the conditions are favorable and enjoy the event. Post your intentions on the Reflector.

 

Starting: 00:00 UTC on Saturday, May 22

Ending:  23:59 UTC on Sunday, May 23

 

Join the fun and enjoy…Call: CQ CQ 070 Daze de (Ur Call)

 

If you will be operating portable, include CHIMP (or Portable) in your CQ.

 

For Endorsement credit, upload your complete log promptly to the Online Endorsement Checker :  Endorsement Checker

 

If your 070 membership number is above #2786, you should apply for LONP credit by submitting your entire log of member contacts per the Instructions !  

 

As you see activity on the waterfall, be sure to “SPOT” those calls and your own to PSKReporter and on the Reflector. Be sure to Spot any CHIMPS you see.

 

It’s OK to QSO with non-members, too. Just show them how much fun the

PODXS 070 Club can be and welcome them to join us.

 

After you enjoy the Daze #4, please send me your comments and suggestions to improve this Event. I hope to have a repeat Endorsement Daze in August and if the Chimp Chase is popular, we’ll do another one.

 

Stan

W9SMR - 070  #1611

PODXS 070 - PR Director


Re: W5P Perrin Field Special Event

Leland Sly
 

I think I had to go visit the small room down the hall about that time...lol

No worries as the event is going on for the next 9 days.

73

Lee N5SLY

On Fri, May 14, 2021 at 7:48 PM Darin - KO4EJD <darin.crowley@...> wrote:
I saw you work to stations and just like that you were gone.

Darin
KO4EJD 

On Fri, May 14, 2021, 5:15 PM Leland Sly <lee.n5sly@...> wrote:
I'm on 14.070 right now doing PSK31 using the W5P call sign if anyone wants a QSO.  I'll be going to 7.070 at 0100z,

73

Lee N5SLY


Re: W5P Perrin Field Special Event

Darin - KO4EJD
 

I saw you work to stations and just like that you were gone.

Darin
KO4EJD 

On Fri, May 14, 2021, 5:15 PM Leland Sly <lee.n5sly@...> wrote:
I'm on 14.070 right now doing PSK31 using the W5P call sign if anyone wants a QSO.  I'll be going to 7.070 at 0100z,

73

Lee N5SLY


W5P Perrin Field Special Event

Leland Sly
 

I'm on 14.070 right now doing PSK31 using the W5P call sign if anyone wants a QSO.  I'll be going to 7.070 at 0100z,

73

Lee N5SLY


Re: TESTING AND UPCOMING tdw

 

It was, all things considered, a good exercise in patience, the caffeine in my AZ iced tea, and superior operating ability.
80m was a bust, although I did work KO4EJD, Darin, and had a few other strong traces.
Don and I had a nice rag chew on 40m, so it's dependable, or was last night. And, Don was QRPp!
From the West coast, 80m was good & got better as it got later in the evening.
Let's not shine on 80m in the TDW. A lot of contacts and multipliers to be had!
I'm going to start spending time cq'ing on 80m in the early to mid evenings here.
Milt.
N6MG - 070-650

-----Original Message-----
From: Don - KM4UDX <dontay155@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Fri, May 14, 2021 5:00 am
Subject: Re: [070Club] TESTING AND UPCOMING tdw

Thank you for trying!!

We got hammered, swamped, blanked out, toasted, frozed, and QRM'ed, and suffered "friendly fire".

In short, normal stuff. Hahahah.
--
Don, km4udx, uBITX, and other obscure acronyms go here...


Re: Code warriors

Jerry N9AVY
 

Tom:

Most likely true unless one throws the microphone away forever.

Learned CW in my early 30s and after getting my advanced I became a phone operator for next 30 years. Came back to CW in my 60s and mostly reacquired skill, but it was difficult.

There are many ops who probably have never been on CW.

Jerry  n9avy

On Friday, May 14, 2021, 09:51:28 AM CDT, K8TOM <tsingle@...> wrote:


In reply to KG5OIB,  my sense is that becoming really comfortable with CW after a certain age becomes less and less likely. 
Having seen several folks in clubs diligently work at CW for a while it seems to me that the armchair CW
QSO experience happens only for those who acquired the skill at an early age.  Those of us who attempt to pick it
up later in life find that a lot more continuing effort is involved, even with practice.  Like mindless touch typing
and other semi-automatic mechanical skills there seems to be no substitute for early adult/teen acquisition.
I'm sure there are exceptions, but I haven't personally seen any folks who later in life picked up CW that now find
it effortless-unlike the folks in my club who learned early in life.  YMMV.

Tom
K8TOM
815


Code warriors

K8TOM
 

In reply to KG5OIB,  my sense is that becoming really comfortable with CW after a certain age becomes less and less likely. 
Having seen several folks in clubs diligently work at CW for a while it seems to me that the armchair CW
QSO experience happens only for those who acquired the skill at an early age.  Those of us who attempt to pick it
up later in life find that a lot more continuing effort is involved, even with practice.  Like mindless touch typing
and other semi-automatic mechanical skills there seems to be no substitute for early adult/teen acquisition.
I'm sure there are exceptions, but I haven't personally seen any folks who later in life picked up CW that now find
it effortless-unlike the folks in my club who learned early in life.  YMMV.

Tom
K8TOM
815


Re: Antenna TESTING AND UPCOMING tdw

John Hendry KG5OIB
 

thanks for this post!   I remember desperately trying to learn code back in the 70s.   Try as I would, I could never master it.   I could easily pass the tech part of the test, all the way to Advanced, but the code kept me out.   I gave up on ham radio until 2016.    I remember vaguely hearing about the code tests being dropped but at that time I had other interests (and was busy doing the family thing).  

I'm one of those who still wish they could do code and I still try, but its just not in the cards for me.   But I'm glad this hobby opened up to me and I treasure it every day!

73
--
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

     de  KG5OIB

     John Hendry

     Decatur, Wise County, Texas

     LOC:  EM13eg

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


Re: TESTING AND UPCOMING tdw

Don - KM4UDX
 

Thank you for trying!!

We got hammered, swamped, blanked out, toasted, frozed, and QRM'ed, and suffered "friendly fire".

In short, normal stuff. Hahahah.
--
Don, km4udx, uBITX, and other obscure acronyms go here...


Re: TESTING AND UPCOMING TDW

Don - KM4UDX
 

We had a good time. 10 to 90% copy, fade on the most important bits, and weird signals about. Like two tin cans but with a broken string. Hahah.

So lots of fun. 
--
Don, km4udx, uBITX, and other obscure acronyms go here...


Re: Antenna TESTING AND UPCOMING tdw

Jim K5SP
 

Got my extra March 1999 had the 20 wpm code test.

Jim K5SP 

On May 13, 2021 9:06 PM, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:
Searched for that info but couldn't seem to find it.  Thanks Steve !

I recall when I passed Extra without code as at that time I had 13 wpm with the General/Advanced.  Recall at the time that some were calling it "the welfare Extra" license Emoji

I do recall being on cloud 9 because I hadn't studied for Extra before going to VEC. Did check my FCC data but they don't have complete records of what was passed and when.

Jerry  n9avy

On Thursday, May 13, 2021, 06:41:15 PM CDT, Stephen Melachrinos via groups.io <melachri@...> wrote:





Regarding code testing...

- All amateur licenses required code tests prior to 1991. Code speed was dependent on license class--5 wpm for Novice and Tech, 13 wpm for General and Advanced, and 20 wpm for Extra. (There were different rules prior to 1951, but most of us weren't licensed then.)

- Starting in 1991, a no-code Tech license was available, restricted to 50 MHz and above because international rules required Morse proficiency for HF privileges. Techs who had passed the 5 wpm code test were (eventually) re-classified as Technician Plus.

- On 15 April 2000, the massive change known as License Restructuring went into effect. Part of this was declaring that no new Novice or Advanced Licenses would be issued (though renewals could continue), but perhaps more significant was the elimination of the 13 wpm and 20 wpm code tests. So all remaining license classes that required code (Tech Plus, Advanced, or Extra) only required 5 wpm.

- In 2007, all code tests were eliminated. 

References:

http://ac6v.com/history.php

http://www.arrl.org/recent-fcc-actions

Steve
W3HF


--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Executive Director/Member Services Director


Re: TESTING AND UPCOMING tdw

Jim K5SP
 

Milt did you see me at all? I have the CW also but its not a problem. 

Called CQ for over half hour, had QSO with W4ABF earlier, then band died.  After that called CQ for over 20 minutes and never saw anyone else.

Jim K5SP 

On May 13, 2021 9:23 PM, "N6MG - Milt. via groups.io" <n6mg@...> wrote:
Don has big time cw at 3581.5.
I moved up to 3.582.0
n6mg


-----Original Message-----
From: N6MG - Milt. via groups.io <n6mg@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io>
Sent: Thu, May 13, 2021 7:11 pm
Subject: [070Club] TESTING AND UPCOMING tdw

Participants,
I'm on 80m cq'n at 3.581.5. 
There's no CW. Some QRN, but it's still pretty much daylight here.
Odd sounding QRN, and...
No RF in the shack.
The inventor of toroidal cores is a genius!
Steve, who invented them?
Milt.
N6MG
070-650
 


-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io>
Sent: Thu, May 13, 2021 7:06 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] Antenna TESTING AND UPCOMING tdw

Searched for that info but couldn't seem to find it.  Thanks Steve !

I recall when I passed Extra without code as at that time I had 13 wpm with the General/Advanced.  Recall at the time that some were calling it "the welfare Extra" license Emoji

I do recall being on cloud 9 because I hadn't studied for Extra before going to VEC. Did check my FCC data but they don't have complete records of what was passed and when.

Jerry  n9avy

On Thursday, May 13, 2021, 06:41:15 PM CDT, Stephen Melachrinos via groups.io <melachri@...> wrote:





Regarding code testing...

- All amateur licenses required code tests prior to 1991. Code speed was dependent on license class--5 wpm for Novice and Tech, 13 wpm for General and Advanced, and 20 wpm for Extra. (There were different rules prior to 1951, but most of us weren't licensed then.)

- Starting in 1991, a no-code Tech license was available, restricted to 50 MHz and above because international rules required Morse proficiency for HF privileges. Techs who had passed the 5 wpm code test were (eventually) re-classified as Technician Plus.

- On 15 April 2000, the massive change known as License Restructuring went into effect. Part of this was declaring that no new Novice or Advanced Licenses would be issued (though renewals could continue), but perhaps more significant was the elimination of the 13 wpm and 20 wpm code tests. So all remaining license classes that required code (Tech Plus, Advanced, or Extra) only required 5 wpm.

- In 2007, all code tests were eliminated. 

References:

http://ac6v.com/history.php

http://www.arrl.org/recent-fcc-actions

Steve
W3HF


--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Executive Director/Member Services Director


Re: TESTING AND UPCOMING tdw

Don - KM4UDX
 

calling on psk on 3582 (or 3581+1K, hahah)...and nothing...some times I hate the Gods of Propagation...
--
Don, km4udx, uBITX, and other obscure acronyms go here...


Re: TESTING AND UPCOMING tdw

 

Don has big time cw at 3581.5.
I moved up to 3.582.0
n6mg


-----Original Message-----
From: N6MG - Milt. via groups.io <n6mg@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io>
Sent: Thu, May 13, 2021 7:11 pm
Subject: [070Club] TESTING AND UPCOMING tdw

Participants,
I'm on 80m cq'n at 3.581.5. 
There's no CW. Some QRN, but it's still pretty much daylight here.
Odd sounding QRN, and...
No RF in the shack.
The inventor of toroidal cores is a genius!
Steve, who invented them?
Milt.
N6MG
070-650
 


-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io>
Sent: Thu, May 13, 2021 7:06 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] Antenna TESTING AND UPCOMING tdw

Searched for that info but couldn't seem to find it.  Thanks Steve !

I recall when I passed Extra without code as at that time I had 13 wpm with the General/Advanced.  Recall at the time that some were calling it "the welfare Extra" license Emoji

I do recall being on cloud 9 because I hadn't studied for Extra before going to VEC. Did check my FCC data but they don't have complete records of what was passed and when.

Jerry  n9avy

On Thursday, May 13, 2021, 06:41:15 PM CDT, Stephen Melachrinos via groups.io <melachri@...> wrote:





Regarding code testing...

- All amateur licenses required code tests prior to 1991. Code speed was dependent on license class--5 wpm for Novice and Tech, 13 wpm for General and Advanced, and 20 wpm for Extra. (There were different rules prior to 1951, but most of us weren't licensed then.)

- Starting in 1991, a no-code Tech license was available, restricted to 50 MHz and above because international rules required Morse proficiency for HF privileges. Techs who had passed the 5 wpm code test were (eventually) re-classified as Technician Plus.

- On 15 April 2000, the massive change known as License Restructuring went into effect. Part of this was declaring that no new Novice or Advanced Licenses would be issued (though renewals could continue), but perhaps more significant was the elimination of the 13 wpm and 20 wpm code tests. So all remaining license classes that required code (Tech Plus, Advanced, or Extra) only required 5 wpm.

- In 2007, all code tests were eliminated. 

References:

http://ac6v.com/history.php

http://www.arrl.org/recent-fcc-actions

Steve
W3HF


TESTING AND UPCOMING tdw

 

Participants,
I'm on 80m cq'n at 3.581.5. 
There's no CW. Some QRN, but it's still pretty much daylight here.
Odd sounding QRN, and...
No RF in the shack.
The inventor of toroidal cores is a genius!
Steve, who invented them?
Milt.
N6MG
070-650
 


-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io>
Sent: Thu, May 13, 2021 7:06 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] Antenna TESTING AND UPCOMING tdw

Searched for that info but couldn't seem to find it.  Thanks Steve !

I recall when I passed Extra without code as at that time I had 13 wpm with the General/Advanced.  Recall at the time that some were calling it "the welfare Extra" license Emoji

I do recall being on cloud 9 because I hadn't studied for Extra before going to VEC. Did check my FCC data but they don't have complete records of what was passed and when.

Jerry  n9avy

On Thursday, May 13, 2021, 06:41:15 PM CDT, Stephen Melachrinos via groups.io <melachri@...> wrote:





Regarding code testing...

- All amateur licenses required code tests prior to 1991. Code speed was dependent on license class--5 wpm for Novice and Tech, 13 wpm for General and Advanced, and 20 wpm for Extra. (There were different rules prior to 1951, but most of us weren't licensed then.)

- Starting in 1991, a no-code Tech license was available, restricted to 50 MHz and above because international rules required Morse proficiency for HF privileges. Techs who had passed the 5 wpm code test were (eventually) re-classified as Technician Plus.

- On 15 April 2000, the massive change known as License Restructuring went into effect. Part of this was declaring that no new Novice or Advanced Licenses would be issued (though renewals could continue), but perhaps more significant was the elimination of the 13 wpm and 20 wpm code tests. So all remaining license classes that required code (Tech Plus, Advanced, or Extra) only required 5 wpm.

- In 2007, all code tests were eliminated. 

References:

http://ac6v.com/history.php

http://www.arrl.org/recent-fcc-actions

Steve
W3HF

761 - 780 of 67034