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KC0QIK Achieves LONP!

Rick - N7WE
 

Belated congratulations to Scott - KC0QIK - who achieved Loyal Order of the Narrow-banded Phaseshifters (LONP) on January 8, 2019.  Scott becomes LONP #411.  Please join me in congratulating him!

Achieving LONP membership requires two-way PSK31 contact with 100 different 070 Club members after your official 070 membership date.  Contact can be on any HF band 160m thru 6m, including WARC bands.  Credit is automatically tracked from your submissions to the Awards Progress Checker.  Once you are a LONP member, an additional endorsement is awarded for each additional 50 qualifying contacts.  There is also a LONP Honor Roll for those who have achieved 500 or more credits.  #1 on the Honor Roll is Steve - W3HF - who has 1601 qualifying QSOs!

Who will be next new member of LONP?  It could be you!

Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602
PR Director


Welcome

Jim K5SP
 

Please join me in welcoming our new PODXS070 member(s):

2667 Bryan  W9BLF

Jim K5SP
Membership Director
--
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Member Services Director


Re: Mobile or Portable Grids

Richard Rohrer
 

Hi Barry,

For all of my travels I us the applications talked about in the previous messages.  Has worked fine me.  Helps to find those grids that someone requests, hi hi.

Kathy say hello.

73
Dick - KC3EF


Re: PA7RA COMPLETES 366!

Paula K7PAX #1739
 

Congratulations Rien! That takes a lot of hard work and persistence! Well done!

Paula K7PAX 1739

On Jan 18, 2019, at 4:43 AM, Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:

Yesterday, January 17, 2019, PA7RA - Rien - from the Netherlands completed his 366.  In doing so he became the first person from the Netherlands, the first person in 2019, and only the 39th of our 2666 members to complete this difficult endorsement.  It takes determination, persistence, and the ability to overcoming obstacles to achieve this goal.  A fine accomplishment Rien and one of which you can justly be proud!  You've done it!  Please join me in sending Rien well deserved congratulations.  

Rick - N7WE

070 - #1602
PR Director


Re: Mobile or Portable Grids

VA7GEM -1470 <boat.anchor@...>
 

Thanks for the ideas Paul.
Barry


On Thu, Jan 17, 2019 at 11:46 AM, Paul Butzi (W7PFB) wrote:
I use:
1.  App on iphone (hamsquare, repeaterbook both give maidenhead grid)  Cell coverage not required to get location.
2.  Handheld Garmin GPS  (but many Garmin GPS nav systems can do maidenhead grid)
3.  Kenwood TM-D710G in my car
4.  Kenwood TH-D74A HT

-p W7PFB
73, Don’t forget to smile and have fun!

On Jan 17, 2019, at 9:15 AM, VA7GEM -1470 via Groups.Io <boat.anchor@...> wrote:
Just curious how folks handle finding their grids when mobile.
I understand how a handheld GPS will provide Lat/Long but
how do you translate that to a 6 character Grid if you do not
have access to intenet.
I am thinking of sailboat type offshore or even driving where no cell coverage.
HNY
Barry


Re: Mobile or Portable Grids

VA7GEM -1470 <boat.anchor@...>
 

John
I have an old Garmin HH - will have to check it out.
The MM was just a case study - no plans
Barry


Re: Mobile or Portable Grids

VA7GEM -1470 <boat.anchor@...>
 

Rick
TVM - Food for thought.
None of the toys available here.
May have to look for Santa next time around.
cheers
Barry


Re: Mobile or Portable Grids

VA7GEM -1470 <boat.anchor@...>
 

Peter
No cell coverage.
TU
Barry


On Thu, Jan 17, 2019 at 09:26 AM, Peter, NN9K #2629 wrote:

There is an app for the IPhone called Ham Square. Don't know about Android devices though.

On 1/17/2019 11:15 AM, VA7GEM -1470 via Groups.Io wrote:
Just curious how folks handle finding their grids when mobile.
I understand how a handheld GPS will provide Lat/Long but
how do you translate that to a 6 character Grid if you do not
have access to intenet.
I am thinking of sailboat type offshore or even driving where no cell coverage.
HNY
Barry
--
Peter, NN9K

Goals are dreams with due dates.

"The Truth Is Out There"


PA7RA COMPLETES 366!

Rick - N7WE
 

Yesterday, January 17, 2019, PA7RA - Rien - from the Netherlands completed his 366.  In doing so he became the first person from the Netherlands, the first person in 2019, and only the 39th of our 2666 members to complete this difficult endorsement.  It takes determination, persistence, and the ability to overcoming obstacles to achieve this goal.  A fine accomplishment Rien and one of which you can justly be proud!  You've done it!  Please join me in sending Rien well deserved congratulations.  

Rick - N7WE

070 - #1602
PR Director


Re: Mobile or Portable Grids

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

I use:
1.  App on iphone (hamsquare, repeaterbook both give maidenhead grid)  Cell coverage not required to get location.
2.  Handheld Garmin GPS  (but many Garmin GPS nav systems can do maidenhead grid)
3.  Kenwood TM-D710G in my car
4.  Kenwood TH-D74A HT

-p W7PFB
73, Don’t forget to smile and have fun!

On Jan 17, 2019, at 9:15 AM, VA7GEM -1470 via Groups.Io <boat.anchor@...> wrote:

Just curious how folks handle finding their grids when mobile.
I understand how a handheld GPS will provide Lat/Long but
how do you translate that to a 6 character Grid if you do not
have access to intenet.
I am thinking of sailboat type offshore or even driving where no cell coverage.
HNY
Barry


Re: Mobile or Portable Grids

John Raynsford
 


Hello Barry, myself I use a old Garmin gps unit which
if you go into the setup menu, then Navigation Setup
menu. Then scroll through the " position format " 
selections, Maidenhead Grid is one of the available
formats. 
 Once a person gets away from our road systems
hr in Ak, cell/internet coverage obviously disappears.
I've never found a reason to upgrade from this
Garmin GPS 12CX model. It still works and I pleased
with it.
 The leo ham sat folks have this grid square thing
"dailed in" they have a number of solutions to this
problem. I envy you going out maritime mobile, that's
gonna be a cool adventure. 

73
AL7JK
070 # 2094

On Thursday, January 17, 2019, 9:08:09 AM AKST, Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:


Good question Barry.  Not sure what others do, but here's my solution. 

First, I have a Kenwood TM-D700 in the car.  I couple it with a Byonics GPS2 receiver and in the TNC-APRS mode, the position (POS) function continuously gives me not only Lat and Long, but Grid Square to 6 places. I set Beacon (BCON) off so as to not automatically send an APRS packet. 

Second, my Samsung (Android) cell phone has a GPS function that is independent of cell coverage.  I use an app called Grid Square Locator (from Google Play - US1PM Boris) that gives me Lat and Long as well as Grid Square - again down to 6 places.  Finally, I have another app called Where Am I? (Google Play - Ejelta LLC) that gives Lat and Long and county (but not grid square).  County is needed for setting up location in both LoTW and eQSL.  Logging while /P or /M or /MM is a whole different issue and depends on what software you are running.

This setup gives me redundancy (Murphy - he's always out there!) and has worked great for me everywhere we have been.  And when we were on the Farewell Tour back in 2016, I operated from many places with no internet and no cell.  Hope that helps with your question.

--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Mobile or Portable Grids

Rick - N7WE
 

Good question Barry.  Not sure what others do, but here's my solution. 

First, I have a Kenwood TM-D700 in the car.  I couple it with a Byonics GPS2 receiver and in the TNC-APRS mode, the position (POS) function continuously gives me not only Lat and Long, but Grid Square to 6 places. I set Beacon (BCON) off so as to not automatically send an APRS packet. 

Second, my Samsung (Android) cell phone has a GPS function that is independent of cell coverage.  I use an app called Grid Square Locator (from Google Play - US1PM Boris) that gives me Lat and Long as well as Grid Square - again down to 6 places.  Finally, I have another app called Where Am I? (Google Play - Ejelta LLC) that gives Lat and Long and county (but not grid square).  County is needed for setting up location in both LoTW and eQSL.  Logging while /P or /M or /MM is a whole different issue and depends on what software you are running.

This setup gives me redundancy (Murphy - he's always out there!) and has worked great for me everywhere we have been.  And when we were on the Farewell Tour back in 2016, I operated from many places with no internet and no cell.  Hope that helps with your question.

--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Mobile or Portable Grids

Peter, NN9K #2629
 

There is an app for the IPhone called Ham Square. Don't know about Android devices though.

On 1/17/2019 11:15 AM, VA7GEM -1470 via Groups.Io wrote:
Just curious how folks handle finding their grids when mobile.
I understand how a handheld GPS will provide Lat/Long but
how do you translate that to a 6 character Grid if you do not
have access to intenet.
I am thinking of sailboat type offshore or even driving where no cell coverage.
HNY
Barry
--
Peter, NN9K

Goals are dreams with due dates.

"The Truth Is Out There"


Mobile or Portable Grids

VA7GEM -1470 <boat.anchor@...>
 

Just curious how folks handle finding their grids when mobile.
I understand how a handheld GPS will provide Lat/Long but
how do you translate that to a 6 character Grid if you do not
have access to intenet.
I am thinking of sailboat type offshore or even driving where no cell coverage.
HNY
Barry


Re: Welcome

Keith Moore
 

Sorry, He is on 20m psk.
 
Keith #2572

Sent: Thursday, January 17, 2019 9:51 AM
Subject: Re: [070Club] Welcome

I just QSO'd with KG5OIB/MM2 John on a ham cruise in the Gulf of Mexico.  He will be on the air till Friday.  He has 2 radios working and is listening. 
 
Keith   #2572

From: Jim K5SP
Sent: Thursday, January 17, 2019 8:11 AM
Subject: [070Club] Welcome

Please join me in welcoming our new PODXS070 member(s):

2666 Hal  KZ9HMR

Jim K5SP
Membership Director
--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director


Re: Welcome

Keith Moore
 

I just QSO'd with KG5OIB/MM2 John on a ham cruise in the Gulf of Mexico.  He will be on the air till Friday.  He has 2 radios working and is listening. 
 
Keith   #2572

From: Jim K5SP
Sent: Thursday, January 17, 2019 8:11 AM
Subject: [070Club] Welcome

Please join me in welcoming our new PODXS070 member(s):

2666 Hal  KZ9HMR

Jim K5SP
Membership Director
--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director


Welcome

Jim K5SP
 

Please join me in welcoming our new PODXS070 member(s):

2666 Hal  KZ9HMR

Jim K5SP
Membership Director
--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director


Re: 9Z4DZ on 20m @ 2214UTC

Rick Sterling <KI7OIY@...>
 

Why do they all show up when I am at work!??! Lol

On Wed, Jan 16, 2019 at 2:46 PM Alan Sorum WL7CG <asorum@...> wrote:

All,

It's been good on 20M PSK31 today. Got PJ2LJG and P4/S50N. The P4 is a new one here.

73 Alan WL7CG

On 1/16/19 1:14 PM, Matthew King - AK4MK wrote:
Stephenson, 9Z4DZ from Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies is on 14.071.65 right now!

Go get 'em!

73

Matt King
AK4MK - 070 #1708
PODXS 070 Club Executive Director

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Re: 9Z4DZ on 20m @ 2214UTC

Alan Sorum WL7CG
 

All,

It's been good on 20M PSK31 today. Got PJ2LJG and P4/S50N. The P4 is a new one here.

73 Alan WL7CG

On 1/16/19 1:14 PM, Matthew King - AK4MK wrote:
Stephenson, 9Z4DZ from Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies is on 14.071.65 right now!

Go get 'em!

73

Matt King
AK4MK - 070 #1708
PODXS 070 Club Executive Director

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9Z4DZ on 20m @ 2214UTC

Matthew King - AK4MK
 

Stephenson, 9Z4DZ from Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies is on 14.071.65 right now!

Go get 'em!

73

Matt King
AK4MK - 070 #1708
PODXS 070 Club Executive Director

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