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Re: Endorsement Daze #4 – LONP and CHIMP CHASE

Darin - KO4EJD
 

I'll be a chimp for those days. Last delivery should be here tomorrow. I hope to be activating a POTA as well. 
We went for overnighter to test out some equipment last week.  
Battery and solar panels came in yesterday.
Finishing up some lights on the jeep today and tomorrow. 
A couple of pictures I took during prep phase.

Darin
KO4EJD 

On Fri, May 7, 2021, 10:23 AM stan W9SMR <robinstan@...> wrote:

Subject: Endorsement Daze #4 – LONP and CHIMP CHASE

Saturday, May 22

Sunday May 23

 

 This is our 4th Endorsement Daze Event  -  IT IS NOT A CONTEST.

 

This activity is intended to promote more on-air time among members and provide targeted opportunities to achieve specific PODXS Endorsements.

 

A New Challenge will be the CHIMP CHASE, designed to encourage informal outdoor portable operation. Grab an Atta-Boy by going portable during Daze #4.

 

First 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.

 

We know that this Event helps. While participating in Daze #1, newcomer, Mike W4BZM (PODXS # 2653), managed to raise his LONP count from 11 to 20. A year later, prior to the Three Day Weekend Contest (TDW), he had 96 members logged. After that contest he had 104 members logged.  He is now LONP #433.

 

NEW CHALLENGE !! 

 

Second Objective – CHIMP CHASE  -  Start Planning Now!

 

We have had a very successful APE program for years and we now expand the challenge to encourage Portable Operation on your own schedule by now chasing the CHIMP (A Portable setup of your choice)

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 on the Reflector including 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.

 

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.

 

Stan

W9SMR - 070  #1611

PODXS 070 - PR Director


Re: CHIMP CHASE MAY 2021

Jerry N9AVY
 

Sometimes the closer in states are more difficult.  

Need grids in MI, WI, MN, IA, AR & MO.  Then again sometimes it's all about being in the right place at the right time....

Jerry  n9avy

On Friday, May 7, 2021, 02:53:59 PM CDT, Stephen Melachrinos via groups.io <melachri@...> wrote:


Dave -

I need FN56 and FN65. 

Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: DAVE KB3RAN 1692/381 via groups.io <davehardy0101@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Fri, May 7, 2021 1:40 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] CHIMP CHASE MAY 2021

I'll be in FN 55 and FN65 and maybe FN55 but probably not FN45 on this trip.  But I have the grids marked in my atlas now and you never know how trips go.  I'll sure consider these areas while travelling and include them if I can.  I like a little adventure and off beaten travel.  Not off road, though. The camper van really likes improved roads. Complains on gravel and dirt.

--
Dave H KB3RAN 1692/381


Re: CHIMP CHASE MAY 2021

Stephen Melachrinos
 

Dave -

I need FN56 and FN65. 

Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: DAVE KB3RAN 1692/381 via groups.io <davehardy0101@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Fri, May 7, 2021 1:40 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] CHIMP CHASE MAY 2021

I'll be in FN 55 and FN65 and maybe FN55 but probably not FN45 on this trip.  But I have the grids marked in my atlas now and you never know how trips go.  I'll sure consider these areas while travelling and include them if I can.  I like a little adventure and off beaten travel.  Not off road, though. The camper van really likes improved roads. Complains on gravel and dirt.

--
Dave H KB3RAN 1692/381


Re: CHIMP CHASE MAY 2021

Jerry N9AVY
 

Scotty:

It wopuld be great to finish grids in Warshington (remember KB7ARN ?)  !   Let me know if and when ...

TIA !

Jerry  N9AVY

On Friday, May 7, 2021, 12:57:57 PM CDT, Scotty W7PSK <w7psk@...> wrote:


See if we can figure a way to get you CN98 Jerry, Its not too far from me.

Scotty W7PSK

CN87vw


On 5/7/2021 09:57, Jerry N9AVY wrote:
Rick:

Finished up Maine last year, but WI, AR, MO and WA al need just one to finish up (EN65, EM33 and CN98 !).    Leaves me with a couple states where 2 or 3 are needed, but the lousy conditions and the fact that so many have abandoned PSK in favor of FT modes leaves a lot of gaps.  Guess I can just cry in my beer, hi !

Jerry  n9avy  #454


On Friday, May 7, 2021, 11:51:35 AM CDT, Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:


Awesome Dave!  Great that you will be getting out and on the air.  Blue Ridge Parkway is a beautiful drive!  Enjoy and I will be watching for you.

As for going APE in Maine, I need 4 grids to complete the state.  FN45, FN55, FN56, and FN 65.  If you hit any of those grids, you will be the Main Maine Man in my book!

Safe travels and 73,

--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602

--
Scotty W7PSK
Everett, Washington
070 #138


Re: CHIMP CHASE MAY 2021

Scotty W7PSK
 

See if we can figure a way to get you CN98 Jerry, Its not too far from me.

Scotty W7PSK

CN87vw


On 5/7/2021 09:57, Jerry N9AVY wrote:
Rick:

Finished up Maine last year, but WI, AR, MO and WA al need just one to finish up (EN65, EM33 and CN98 !).    Leaves me with a couple states where 2 or 3 are needed, but the lousy conditions and the fact that so many have abandoned PSK in favor of FT modes leaves a lot of gaps.  Guess I can just cry in my beer, hi !

Jerry  n9avy  #454


On Friday, May 7, 2021, 11:51:35 AM CDT, Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:


Awesome Dave!  Great that you will be getting out and on the air.  Blue Ridge Parkway is a beautiful drive!  Enjoy and I will be watching for you.

As for going APE in Maine, I need 4 grids to complete the state.  FN45, FN55, FN56, and FN 65.  If you hit any of those grids, you will be the Main Maine Man in my book!

Safe travels and 73,

--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602

--
Scotty W7PSK
Everett, Washington
070 #138


Re: CHIMP CHASE MAY 2021

DAVE KB3RAN 1692/381
 

I'll be in FN 55 and FN65 and maybe FN55 but probably not FN45 on this trip.  But I have the grids marked in my atlas now and you never know how trips go.  I'll sure consider these areas while travelling and include them if I can.  I like a little adventure and off beaten travel.  Not off road, though. The camper van really likes improved roads. Complains on gravel and dirt.

--
Dave H KB3RAN 1692/381


Endorsement Daze #4 – LONP and CHIMP CHASE

stan W9SMR
 

Subject: Endorsement Daze #4 – LONP and CHIMP CHASE

Saturday, May 22

Sunday May 23

 

 This is our 4th Endorsement Daze Event  -  IT IS NOT A CONTEST.

 

This activity is intended to promote more on-air time among members and provide targeted opportunities to achieve specific PODXS Endorsements.

 

A New Challenge will be the CHIMP CHASE, designed to encourage informal outdoor portable operation. Grab an Atta-Boy by going portable during Daze #4.

 

First 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.

 

We know that this Event helps. While participating in Daze #1, newcomer, Mike W4BZM (PODXS # 2653), managed to raise his LONP count from 11 to 20. A year later, prior to the Three Day Weekend Contest (TDW), he had 96 members logged. After that contest he had 104 members logged.  He is now LONP #433.

 

NEW CHALLENGE !! 

 

Second Objective – CHIMP CHASE  -  Start Planning Now!

 

We have had a very successful APE program for years and we now expand the challenge to encourage Portable Operation on your own schedule by now chasing the CHIMP (A Portable setup of your choice)

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 on the Reflector including 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.

 

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.

 

Stan

W9SMR - 070  #1611

PODXS 070 - PR Director


Re: CHIMP CHASE MAY 2021

Fr Richard R
 

Great job Jerry.......

Fr Richard
WB8YXF
2328




On Friday, May 7, 2021, 12:57:56 PM EDT, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:


Rick:

Finished up Maine last year, but WI, AR, MO and WA al need just one to finish up (EN65, EM33 and CN98 !).    Leaves me with a couple states where 2 or 3 are needed, but the lousy conditions and the fact that so many have abandoned PSK in favor of FT modes leaves a lot of gaps.  Guess I can just cry in my beer, hi !

Jerry  n9avy  #454


On Friday, May 7, 2021, 11:51:35 AM CDT, Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:


Awesome Dave!  Great that you will be getting out and on the air.  Blue Ridge Parkway is a beautiful drive!  Enjoy and I will be watching for you.

As for going APE in Maine, I need 4 grids to complete the state.  FN45, FN55, FN56, and FN 65.  If you hit any of those grids, you will be the Main Maine Man in my book!

Safe travels and 73,

--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: CHIMP CHASE MAY 2021

Jerry N9AVY
 

Rick:

Finished up Maine last year, but WI, AR, MO and WA al need just one to finish up (EN65, EM33 and CN98 !).    Leaves me with a couple states where 2 or 3 are needed, but the lousy conditions and the fact that so many have abandoned PSK in favor of FT modes leaves a lot of gaps.  Guess I can just cry in my beer, hi !

Jerry  n9avy  #454


On Friday, May 7, 2021, 11:51:35 AM CDT, Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:


Awesome Dave!  Great that you will be getting out and on the air.  Blue Ridge Parkway is a beautiful drive!  Enjoy and I will be watching for you.

As for going APE in Maine, I need 4 grids to complete the state.  FN45, FN55, FN56, and FN 65.  If you hit any of those grids, you will be the Main Maine Man in my book!

Safe travels and 73,

--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: CHIMP CHASE MAY 2021

Rick - N7WE
 

Awesome Dave!  Great that you will be getting out and on the air.  Blue Ridge Parkway is a beautiful drive!  Enjoy and I will be watching for you.

As for going APE in Maine, I need 4 grids to complete the state.  FN45, FN55, FN56, and FN 65.  If you hit any of those grids, you will be the Main Maine Man in my book!

Safe travels and 73,

--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: CHIMP CHASE MAY 2021

Jerry N9AVY
 

Dave:

You play autoharp - cool !    Have a cousin who used to play autoharp (maybe still does).  Remember her trying to find picks for it... she even tried a toasted cheese sandwich, Emoji

Will watch for you when you're "on the road again".


Jerry n9avy

On Friday, May 7, 2021, 11:23:55 AM CDT, DAVE KB3RAN 1692/381 via groups.io <davehardy0101@...> wrote:




'Couraging Hams Into More Portable ops.   Cause Hams Are Seeking Expeditions.

I'll be heading down the Skyline Drive in VA and working my way to the Blue Ridge Parkway from May 13 through 25th in my Roadtrek campervan.  If things work out right, I'll be stopping in the afternoons and setting up my station and trying to get a few contacts most days on 20 and 40 meters.  I don't have an itinerary just a loose plan to head south and enjoy the mountain air.  I'll be going off the parkways to find music venues.  Also plan to play my autoharp around the campfire most nights.  Look for me and give me a shout.  I'll try to find a nice place for the Endorsement Daze weekend and stay on the air longer then.  Hope to hear from you on the waterfall.

And now is the time to submit plans for your 2021 APE.  My plan is to operate from Maine.  Plans are not firm yet as to the location.
--
Dave H KB3RAN 1692/381
APE Event Manager


CHIMP CHASE MAY 2021

DAVE KB3RAN 1692/381
 

'Couraging Hams Into More Portable ops.   Cause Hams Are Seeking Expeditions.

I'll be heading down the Skyline Drive in VA and working my way to the Blue Ridge Parkway from May 13 through 25th in my Roadtrek campervan.  If things work out right, I'll be stopping in the afternoons and setting up my station and trying to get a few contacts most days on 20 and 40 meters.  I don't have an itinerary just a loose plan to head south and enjoy the mountain air.  I'll be going off the parkways to find music venues.  Also plan to play my autoharp around the campfire most nights.  Look for me and give me a shout.  I'll try to find a nice place for the Endorsement Daze weekend and stay on the air longer then.  Hope to hear from you on the waterfall.

And now is the time to submit plans for your 2021 APE.  My plan is to operate from Maine.  Plans are not firm yet as to the location.
--
Dave H KB3RAN 1692/381
APE Event Manager


Re: New FCC Rule effective 5/3/21 - Today!

 

As I said before the video was awesome and explained what we were looking for at each step however like Jerry said all that math is a lot of work so I cheated by using on line calculators.
Right angle triangle calculator    https://www.omnicalculator.com/math/right-triangle
ERP calculator   https://extapps.commscope.com/calculators/qerp.aspx
RF Exposure calculator   http://hintlink.com/power_density.htm

John
KC3FL


Re: New FCC Rule effective 5/3/21 - Today!

 

Thanks for taking the time for 'esplane this to us.
I'll do the calc's and try to remember where they're saved on my main frame.
Listening to my posse on the local repeaters, not one has gone beyond the limits.
Milt. 
N6MG


-----Original Message-----
From: Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Mon, May 3, 2021 8:09 am
Subject: Re: [070Club] New FCC Rule effective 5/3/21 - Today!

Milt-
As I understand, the history on this goes back to 2019.  The FCC was doing a review and update of their RF exposure rules from 1997.  They said in part that there were too many different standards and specific exemptions and they were going to wipe them out and put all RF emitters under the same requirements.  Under the 1997 rules, hams have always had RF exposure evaluation requirements.  But those requirements were granted exemption if your power and freq fell in certain categories.  When they wiped all exemptions (not just hams) it means all hams now are required to do the evaluation.  When you renew your license, the 605 form has a check box that declares you have done the evaluation.  Now you know all I know which isn't much - hi hi.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: New FCC Rule effective 5/3/21 - Today!

Jerry N9AVY
 

Good video, but all that math stuff gave me a headache, hi !    Have avoided math since taking Extra in 2000.  

Think the FCC should send out Engineers to do all these calculations, Emoji.  Wonder how many of those operators running 1/4 KW amps in mobile on 2m will be surprised ?

Jerry  n9avy

On Monday, May 3, 2021, 11:23:18 AM CDT, Stuart Sheldon <stu@...> wrote:


I just released a video regarding this... I'm not sure if it's all that
helpful but it has lot's of info and a demonstration of how you can
evaluate based on info provided by the FCC via bulletin 65(b).

https://youtu.be/ircLRVCbO_o

Stu
AG6AG


On 5/3/21 08:09, Rick - N7WE wrote:
> Milt-
> As I understand, the history on this goes back to 2019.  The FCC was
> doing a review and update of their RF exposure rules from 1997.  They
> said in part that there were too many different standards and specific
> exemptions and they were going to wipe them out and put all RF emitters

> under the same requirements.  Under the 1997 rules, hams have always had
> RF exposure evaluation requirements.  But those requirements were
> granted exemption if your power and freq fell in certain categories.
> When they wiped all exemptions (not just hams) it means all hams now are
> required to do the evaluation.  When you renew your license, the 605
> form has a check box that declares you have done the evaluation.  Now
> you know all I know which isn't much - hi hi.
> --
> Rick - N7WE
> 070 - #1602
>

--
"Sometimes you lie in bed at night, and you don't have a single thing to
worry about...That always worries me! "
              -- Charles M. Schulz







Re: New FCC Rule effective 5/3/21 - Today!

 

Stu,

Thank you for the excellent YouTube video.

John
KC3FL


Re: New FCC Rule effective 5/3/21 - Today!

Stuart Sheldon
 

I just released a video regarding this... I'm not sure if it's all that helpful but it has lot's of info and a demonstration of how you can evaluate based on info provided by the FCC via bulletin 65(b).

https://youtu.be/ircLRVCbO_o

Stu
AG6AG

On 5/3/21 08:09, Rick - N7WE wrote:
Milt-
As I understand, the history on this goes back to 2019.  The FCC was doing a review and update of their RF exposure rules from 1997.  They said in part that there were too many different standards and specific exemptions and they were going to wipe them out and put all RF emitters
under the same requirements.  Under the 1997 rules, hams have always had RF exposure evaluation requirements.  But those requirements were granted exemption if your power and freq fell in certain categories.
When they wiped all exemptions (not just hams) it means all hams now are required to do the evaluation.  When you renew your license, the 605 form has a check box that declares you have done the evaluation.  Now you know all I know which isn't much - hi hi.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602
--
"Sometimes you lie in bed at night, and you don't have a single thing to
worry about...That always worries me! "
-- Charles M. Schulz


Re: New FCC Rule effective 5/3/21 - Today!

Rick - N7WE
 

Milt-
As I understand, the history on this goes back to 2019.  The FCC was doing a review and update of their RF exposure rules from 1997.  They said in part that there were too many different standards and specific exemptions and they were going to wipe them out and put all RF emitters under the same requirements.  Under the 1997 rules, hams have always had RF exposure evaluation requirements.  But those requirements were granted exemption if your power and freq fell in certain categories.  When they wiped all exemptions (not just hams) it means all hams now are required to do the evaluation.  When you renew your license, the 605 form has a check box that declares you have done the evaluation.  Now you know all I know which isn't much - hi hi.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: New FCC Rule effective 5/3/21 - Today!

Eric KG6MZS
 

Rick,

Thanks for that.  Nice to see how well my station falls into compliance if nothing else.

73 Eric, KG6MZS

On 5/3/21 5:06 AM, Rick - N7WE wrote:
You've probably seen this - maybe done it. https://forums.qrz.com/index.php?threads/new-fcc-rf-safety-rules-come-into-effect-on-may-3-what-you-need-to-know.761848/  But to be safe, I ran the W4/VP9KF forms for all my rigs and antennas, printed them out and stuck them in my FCC License file.  If there is ever a question or complaint, I can prove I did them and that is what the FCC now requires of all amatuers...no more automatic exceptions.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: New FCC Rule effective 5/3/21 - Today!

 

Rick, any history/info on what brought this on?
The FCC doesn't do anything in a hurry. 
Cell phones?, and it splashed over to Part 97?
Milt.
N6MG


-----Original Message-----
From: Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Mon, May 3, 2021 5:06 am
Subject: [070Club] New FCC Rule effective 5/3/21 - Today!

You've probably seen this - maybe done it. https://forums.qrz.com/index.php?threads/new-fcc-rf-safety-rules-come-into-effect-on-may-3-what-you-need-to-know.761848/  But to be safe, I ran the W4/VP9KF forms for all my rigs and antennas, printed them out and stuck them in my FCC License file.  If there is ever a question or complaint, I can prove I did them and that is what the FCC now requires of all amatuers...no more automatic exceptions.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602

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