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Re: N7RI seen on 20m

 

I worked him plus seven more

John
KC3FL


N7RI seen on 20m

Jerry N9AVY
 

Saw briefly but disappeared...

Jerry  N9AVY


Who needs Wyoming?

Bill-N7RI
 

Tomorrow-Saturday-is the 7QP QSO party which includes Wyoming.  It begins at 13:00 UTC (7:00 MDT).  My plans are to run SSB in the morning to get the QSO count up but will be switching to PSK in the afternoon when the wife decides to take her nap.  However, if someone wants to work WY and only the morning will work-shoot me an email offline.  QRZ is good.  I am more than happy to switch over to help someone out.  The grid here is DN71 which is not real rate in itself but I don't think there's a lot of active PSk'ers in WY.
Come and get Wyoming.  I love handing out the state.
Bill
N7RI
070-1191


Re: New QTH

 

Byron,

I see you also do LOTW so make sure you go into TQSL (Trusted QSL)  and change the grid in your station location.

John
KC3FL


Re: New QTH

Rick - N7WE
 

Hey Bryon-
The only grid I need that is anywhere close to you is DN17.  That is a bit of a drive from Fremont, CA!  By the way, you might want to go to QRZ and update your grid square.  QRZ updates your mailing address automatically from the FCC updates.  But it doesn't update your grid.  You have to do that manually on the QRZ website.  Enjoy your new range there cowboy!  73,
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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: New QTH

Jim K5SP
 

Welcome back Bryon,  do me a favor and send me your complete address so that I might update our database.

73

Jim K5SP

On 4/29/2021 5:44 PM, W7RIV wrote:
Hey folks. I moved to California last year. With moving, and getting situated, I haven't been on the air at all. And I miss it! I need to get back on. I do not have my HexBeam with me here anymore. But, looking to do some portable operations. My new QTH is in Fremont, CA and the new grid is CM97am. Take a look. See what you grid chasers need in the area. I'm willing to go and do some road trips to help get you guys any missing contacts. 

Thanks, 
Bryon, W7RIV

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Jim,  K5SP #483
Executive Director/Member Services Director


New QTH

W7RIV
 

Hey folks. I moved to California last year. With moving, and getting situated, I haven't been on the air at all. And I miss it! I need to get back on. I do not have my HexBeam with me here anymore. But, looking to do some portable operations. My new QTH is in Fremont, CA and the new grid is CM97am. Take a look. See what you grid chasers need in the area. I'm willing to go and do some road trips to help get you guys any missing contacts. 

Thanks, 
Bryon, W7RIV


Re: NR3I Activation April 28th - REPORT

Rick - N7WE
 

Very nice follow up report Steve!  Thank you.  Hope to work NR3I soon.  73,
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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: NR3I Activation April 28th - REPORT

stephen shearer
 

Well,

I got setup in the cool of the morning.   Using my mag loop on 20m I was not hearing anything (calling CQ) but running 10W may not help.  I did not find any "hits" on PSKREPORTER, either.  I was using the built-in PSK31 of my KX3/PX3.  I switched to fldigi on a RPi and set-up a 12m mast with an end fed random wire.  (note;  ft8 will "show" the antenna pattern for the loop - next time... FT8 has more receive stations)

I think that was when I worked W4BZM.  Some where in that time frame I had lunch. 

I took time to check the antenna and it tuned fine 80m to 10m, not as good on the WARC bands.  Since I made the 9:1 balun a few weeks ago and only used it once.  The balun/antenna needed "run" time.  I used it with 70+ feet of wire and I wanted to try with a shorter length.

I didn't realize I was "outside" normal range and the KX3 has a 4K RX/TX range.  I wasn't hearing anything, either.  I also thought I was running 10W but it may have been 5w.  I use a 100W amp "in the shack".   BUT, since NR3I is the "QRP Group" club...  I "should" use QRP?

Today, was "sort of" rewinding to last weekend.  I had hoped to have time to operate from Dover, DE while I was helping with a Scout event.  Free time, yes, but I need to work on location.  Since I had the mag loop it may not have worked well, anyway.  Today was a test with the loop.  BTW, it tunes great on 20m (1:1 SWR).  More sunspots needed. 

Fldigi is easier.  Logs too.  The wire is easier to tune, just push the "tune" button...

BTW, I did TX on FT8 and look at my 20m pskreporter "pattern" and  as one might expect, there was a wide break to the first stations hearing me. 

SO, part of my reason for "activating DE" was the warm weather (a reason to get out of the house), try the mag loop (I have used it for FT8), try the 12m vertical, continue looking for PSK31 contacts for NR3I, see how the solar LiFePO4 battery charges (we had sun), and there is always someone who wants DE.  Now I need to upload some past QSO's and today to LoTW.  Today was also a test of the Raspberry Pi and how it did with the heat (outside got to 86F) and the RPi hit 55C with its fan running. 

NR3I is not that far from the 50 needed.  The DE QSO party is this weekend but so is the community yard sale and I need to downsize.  80m/40m in the evening might work. 

73, steve 070Club #2814


On 4/28/21 1:24 PM, Rick - N7WE wrote:
Steve -
Saw you briefly (NR3I) while you were working W4BZM at about 14.072.850.  You were about 439 with QSB at this QTH, but definitely workable.  Then a couple of Olivia stations opened up right on top of you and completely wiped you out.  Don't know how much frequency agility you have with your setup, but you would probably get a lot less QRM from other modes if you can work PSK down between 14.070 and 14.072.  Sorry I missed you, but don't give up the ship!  You'll get NR3I to 070 membership one of these days! 73,

Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Unicomradio

William Wagaman
 

Rather pricey and it does not have a sound card internally. I will continue to make my own sound card interfaces.

Bill N3GTY


On 4/28/2021 8:26 AM, Randy True wrote:
Got a link to this new toy in the mailbox this morning. Looks interesting.


Randy
W4RTT
-- 
Bill Wagaman N3GTY


Re: NR3I FM29er Delaware Activation April 28th

Rick - N7WE
 

Steve -
Saw you briefly (NR3I) while you were working W4BZM at about 14.072.850.  You were about 439 with QSB at this QTH, but definitely workable.  Then a couple of Olivia stations opened up right on top of you and completely wiped you out.  Don't know how much frequency agility you have with your setup, but you would probably get a lot less QRM from other modes if you can work PSK down between 14.070 and 14.072.  Sorry I missed you, but don't give up the ship!  You'll get NR3I to 070 membership one of these days! 73,

Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: NR3I FM29er Delaware Activation April 28th

Rick - N7WE
 

15:41 UTC (11:41 EDT).  Looking for you on 20, 30, & 40 Steve but not seeing you here in central Florida.
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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: NR3I FM29er Delaware Activation April 28th

K2CWM
 

Steve,
I did get on 20m around 9:45 or so but couldn't find you.  I did work a station PSK31 from Louisiana.
Curt K2CWM


Re: Unicomradio

Jerry N9AVY
 

NTS   (New Toy Syndrome)  no cure available !   Emoji

Jerry  n9avy


On Wednesday, April 28, 2021, 09:00:29 AM CDT, Randy True <w4rttrandy@...> wrote:


I do see an advantage. I know Pasket/APRS required a modem. Doesn't Pactor/Amtor too?

New toys Jerry!

Randy
W4RTT

From: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io> on behalf of Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 9:45 AM
To: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [070Club] Unicomradio
 
Got the piece of SPAM as well. Kinda looks like someone raided our mailing list.

Kind of pricey at $199 and they have to special make a cable for radio. Think I'll stick with Signalink USB.

Jerry N9AVY   #454

On Wednesday, April 28, 2021, 07:26:14 AM CDT, Randy True <w4rttrandy@...> wrote:


Got a link to this new toy in the mailbox this morning. Looks interesting.


Randy
W4RTT


Re: Unicomradio

Randy True
 

I do see an advantage. I know Pasket/APRS required a modem. Doesn't Pactor/Amtor too?

New toys Jerry!

Randy
W4RTT


From: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io> on behalf of Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 9:45 AM
To: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [070Club] Unicomradio
 
Got the piece of SPAM as well. Kinda looks like someone raided our mailing list.

Kind of pricey at $199 and they have to special make a cable for radio. Think I'll stick with Signalink USB.

Jerry N9AVY   #454

On Wednesday, April 28, 2021, 07:26:14 AM CDT, Randy True <w4rttrandy@...> wrote:


Got a link to this new toy in the mailbox this morning. Looks interesting.


Randy
W4RTT


Re: Unicomradio

Jerry N9AVY
 

Got the piece of SPAM as well. Kinda looks like someone raided our mailing list.

Kind of pricey at $199 and they have to special make a cable for radio. Think I'll stick with Signalink USB.

Jerry N9AVY   #454

On Wednesday, April 28, 2021, 07:26:14 AM CDT, Randy True <w4rttrandy@...> wrote:


Got a link to this new toy in the mailbox this morning. Looks interesting.


Randy
W4RTT


Re: Unicomradio

Barry VA7GEM
 

On Wed, Apr 28, 2021 at 05:26 AM, Randy True wrote:
Got a link to this new toy in the mailbox this morning. Looks interesting.
 
 
Randy
W4RTT

 I also received this shot of SPAM. Somebody raiding the mailing list for emails.
Barry


Unicomradio

Randy True
 

Got a link to this new toy in the mailbox this morning. Looks interesting.


Randy
W4RTT


Re: NR3I FM29er Delaware Activation April 28th

K2CWM
 

I'll look for you from just the other side of the river.
Curt k2CWM NJ


NR3I FM29er Delaware Activation April 28th

stephen shearer
 

I plan on being on the air April 28th during the day.
The weather is forecast as "almost" record breaking warm weather (86F) and a great day to be outside.

I will be testing a few portable antennas and two different methods (fldigi and KX3).
I will be running PSK-31 at 10 Watts or less. 

I hope to be on the air by 10am EDT.

Using the call NR3I working on getting 50 QSO's for the club call.
I will be located just West of Wilmington, DE  New Castle County.
I will QSL via LoTW (I can do paper with SASE). 

20M mainly  -  I will try 30m and 40m if band conditions "die" on 20m. 

I will report how I make out (or not)... 

73, steve WB3LGC 070 #2814

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