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Re: KC3EF Mobile Equipmemt

Steve W3HF
 

Dick -

With all the mobile operation you do, you might consider getting a car charging adapter for it. I bought a generic one about 12 years ago, that had switchable voltage and about a dozen interchangeable connectors for the computer end of the cable. I recall it cost only about $20. You wouldn't have to be so careful about maintaining battery charge during the drives.

Thanks again for all the tries yesterday afternoon. I was seeing the stations in Florida (N7WE and KC3FL) and Jerry in Illinois, but never had any copy to my southwest, where you were.

Steve
W3HF


KC3EF Mobile Equipmemt

Richard Rohrer
 

HI Bob,

My mobile station consist of an IC7100 transceiver feeding a 20 mtr hamstick antenna mounted on a taillight mount on the rear of the Town & Country mini-van.  I like the 7100 since the control head fits on the front cup holder and the body goes under the front seat.  Since control and audio goes thru the USB I don't need the Signallink like I did with the 7000 I use to have.  The 7100 also runs much cooler.  For a computer I use an Asus Zenbook 360, with 8 Gbyte memory and 237 Gbyle SSD HD. I like the SSD since it starts in a few seconds.  I use this as my main computer with two monitors at home and also mobile/portable.  It has a 10.5 inch touch screen and will work as a tablet.  I use Win10 with Flidigi for most work.  I use N1MM for RTTY contest and ACL for logging. 
--
Dick - KC3EF
070 - 747


Re: PM Cell?

Richard Rohrer
 

Don't worry Jerry, I just figured out how to send a group text.  When I worked for NASA contractor on Space Shuttle telemetry I called our real estate agent one day when sell our house in Annapolis, MD and she told me she had trouble with the new phone system putting people on hold or transferring.  I told her not to feel bad about it, I was an engineer for the Space Shuttle Program and had the same problem.  I was use to the old phones that had buttons on them you put on hold or transferred, not hitting the cradle to do different things.  Like radios now, I think back to my old 6 mtr transceiver that had three or four controls, not many menus, etc.  

73
Dick - KC3EF


KC3EF 4/20 After Action Report

Richard Rohrer
 

Well, today was better and worse that 4/19.  We started heading for DL99 and I went on the air in DM09.  Saw Barry, VA7GEM calling but could not make contact.  Then a quick QSO with Rick, N7WE just before the grid, so he was waiting for me to hit the grid.  When we hit the grid, saw Jerry, N9AVY calling with a really strong trace.  When I answered him signal went down quite a bit, but made the contact.  Tried calling Rick, N7WE for quite a while with no success.  Saw a W9 pop up briefly, but did not get a complete call. Tried calling Steve, W3HF, with no luck.  Stopped for lunch at Amistad Natural Area with a nice view of a lake on the Rio Grande.  Saw several birds, including a Hooded Oriole, which is a life bird for us. 

Headed for EL98 in Eagle Pass, TX and started calling while still in EL99.  Worked John, KC3FL who had a great signal into TX.  After that finally worked Rick, N7WE not great copy, but good enough for a complete contact.  When we got into EL89 worked Jerry, N9AVY with a good signal and then worked John, KC3FL.  Called Steve W3HF many times with no success.  We finally exited the grid with no success for a QSO with W3HF and headed back to San Antonio.  

The bands were not very good to us PSK31 operators today.  Saw signals appear and disappeared before a contact could be made.  Hopefully propagation will improve over the next few months.  We are still planning on activating EL59 in LA as long as the weather cooperates.  

Thanks to all who tried to contact us during this trip.  

73 
Dick - KC3EF
--
Dick - KC3EF
070 - 747


31 Flavors Contest 2021 - Results

stan W9SMR
 

31 Flavors Contest 2021 results are in. A very BIG THANK YOU to David, K9DWR, for again creating the upload link and parsing the results.

Top Dawg and First Place in Medium Power is John, KC3FL with 113 QSOs, 13 DXCC and 70 SPC/Mult for 9,379 Total Points Those are the highest scores in every category.

Second Place in Medium Power was last year’s contest winner, Lee, N5SLY with 99 QSOs, 12 DXCC and 68 SPC/Mult for 7.920 Total Points. Very impressive performance, but not quite enough to beat John.

Third Place in Medium Power was Robert, KF3AA with 3,055 Total Points.

First Place in Low Power was Alan, KA5VZG with 51 QSOs, 6 DXCC, 30 SPC/Mult for 1,836 Total Points.

Second Place in Low Power was Jim, K5SP with 1,628 Total Points. Jim managed to take a few hours off from his Executive Director role to enjoy the Contest.

Third Place in Low Power was Steve, W3HF with 448 Total Points.

First Place in QRP Power was Peter, NN9K with 39 QSOs, 2 DXCC, 18 SPC/mult and 780 Total Points.

Second Place in QRP Power was Don, KM4UDX with 140 Total Points.

Third Place in QRP Power was non-member Pieter, VE9BWK of Fredericton, NB with 99 Total Points. Thank you, Pieter for joining us!

Winners in each Category are summarized in the table below.

RESULTS - 31 FLAVORS CONTEST - 2021

CALL

#070

QSO

DXCC

SPC/Modes

TOTAL

 

NOTES

Medium Power 50W

 

 

 

 

 

KC3FL

2566

113

13

70

9379

 

Top Dawg - 1st Place Medium Power

N5SLY

2241

99

12

68

7920

 

2nd Place Medium Power

KF3AA

124

65

13

34

3055

 

3rd Place Medium Power

Low Power 25W

 

 

 

 

 

KA5VZG

1509

51

6

30

1836

 

1st Place Low Power

K5SP

483

44

9

28

1628

 

2nd Place Low Power

W3HF

25

28

3

13

448

 

3rd Place Low Power

QRP Power  5W

 

 

 

 

 

NN9K

2629

39

2

18

780

 

1st Place QRP Power

KM4UDX

2752

10

6

8

140

 

2nd Place QRP Power

VE9BWK

0

11

2

7

99

 

3rd Place QRP Power

 

This was an 18 hour long window, 6 hour Sprint contest on the 20M band, So, we had to carefully choose the operating times to maximize our results.

This contest is unique in allowing us to compare performance of 6 PSK modes. I don’t know about you, but of these my favorite Flavor by far is BPSK-31. How many of you worked a call on all 6 Modes? Like grabbing a 6-Pack! That became a challenge at times!

We had 52 logs submitted, up from 45 logs last year. Conditions will hopefully continue to improve as we enter Solar Cycle-25

Last year’s 3rd place winner In the Medium Power Category was Barry, VA7GEM. This year, unfortunately, Barry’s submitted log showed no contacts in spite of a valiant effort.
Again he grabs First Place in the “I Tried” category.

Don’t give up, Barry, we’ll keep looking for you from the Pacific North West.

We had 7 non-members submit logs. They were Caleb, KD9PEV; Jeffrey, KF5KWO; Gerald, VE7BGP; Pieter, VE9BWK; Warren, W4FLL; Mark, W6IA; and Van, WA2PCN.

Thank you all for competing and submitting your logs. We hope enjoyed the Contest and that you will join us soon.

Full results will be uploaded to the 070 Club and 070 Club Contest Reflectors. See Groups.io for info on viewing uploaded files: main@070Club.groups.io | Files


The next PODXS 070 Event is
:

Endorsement Daze #4 – LONP and CHIMP CHASE

Saturday, May 22 and Sunday May 23
This is our 4th Endorsement Daze Event. IT IS NOT A CONTEST.

 

Our NEXT CONTEST will be the Three Day Weekend starting 0000 UTC on Friday, June 4 through 2359 on Sunday, June 6.  This Contest includes all bands from 160M to 6M (no WARC Bands).

See Three Day Weekend Rules at: Rules - Three Day Weekend

73,

 Stan

W9SMR - 070  #1611

PODXS 070 - PR Director


Re: DL98 ?

Jim K5SP
 

Patience Jerry it will be discussed by the advisory board and a decision on it will be announced.

Jim K5SP 

On Apr 20, 2021 7:11 PM, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:
Since KC3EF was there, I think this should go to a vote .   Yes/No ??

Jerry  n9avy

On Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 07:05:38 PM CDT, Stephen Melachrinos via groups.io <melachri@...> wrote:


It's a valid grid. Multiple organizations offer awards based on grids. It counts for them. But it's not valid for any current 070 award or endorsements.

Steve


-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Apr 20, 2021 8:01 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] DL98 ?

Steve: 

So it's good for nothing ???

Jerry  

On Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 06:17:35 PM CDT, Stephen Melachrinos via groups.io <melachri@...> wrote:


Jerry -

DL98 is one of the few grids at the extremes of the US that are excluded from the requirements for the 070 grid award. That is by design.

Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: main@070club.groups.io <main@070club.groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Apr 20, 2021 7:15 pm
Subject: [070Club] DL98 ?

Just put in checker and it seems that checker does not recognize that grid.  Wonder if checker is set up to ignore those really rare grids ??? or is it part of checkers brokenness ?

Jerry  n9avy


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


Re: DL98 ?

Jerry N9AVY
 

Since KC3EF was there, I think this should go to a vote .   Yes/No ??

Jerry  n9avy

On Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 07:05:38 PM CDT, Stephen Melachrinos via groups.io <melachri@...> wrote:


It's a valid grid. Multiple organizations offer awards based on grids. It counts for them. But it's not valid for any current 070 award or endorsements.

Steve


-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Apr 20, 2021 8:01 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] DL98 ?

Steve: 

So it's good for nothing ???

Jerry  

On Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 06:17:35 PM CDT, Stephen Melachrinos via groups.io <melachri@...> wrote:


Jerry -

DL98 is one of the few grids at the extremes of the US that are excluded from the requirements for the 070 grid award. That is by design.

Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: main@070club.groups.io <main@070club.groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Apr 20, 2021 7:15 pm
Subject: [070Club] DL98 ?

Just put in checker and it seems that checker does not recognize that grid.  Wonder if checker is set up to ignore those really rare grids ??? or is it part of checkers brokenness ?

Jerry  n9avy


Re: DL98 ?

Stephen Melachrinos
 

It's a valid grid. Multiple organizations offer awards based on grids. It counts for them. But it's not valid for any current 070 award or endorsements.

Steve


-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Apr 20, 2021 8:01 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] DL98 ?

Steve: 

So it's good for nothing ???

Jerry  

On Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 06:17:35 PM CDT, Stephen Melachrinos via groups.io <melachri@...> wrote:


Jerry -

DL98 is one of the few grids at the extremes of the US that are excluded from the requirements for the 070 grid award. That is by design.

Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: main@070club.groups.io <main@070club.groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Apr 20, 2021 7:15 pm
Subject: [070Club] DL98 ?

Just put in checker and it seems that checker does not recognize that grid.  Wonder if checker is set up to ignore those really rare grids ??? or is it part of checkers brokenness ?

Jerry  n9avy


Re: DL98 ?

Jerry N9AVY
 

Steve: 

So it's good for nothing ???

Jerry  

On Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 06:17:35 PM CDT, Stephen Melachrinos via groups.io <melachri@...> wrote:


Jerry -

DL98 is one of the few grids at the extremes of the US that are excluded from the requirements for the 070 grid award. That is by design.

Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: main@070club.groups.io <main@070club.groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Apr 20, 2021 7:15 pm
Subject: [070Club] DL98 ?

Just put in checker and it seems that checker does not recognize that grid.  Wonder if checker is set up to ignore those really rare grids ??? or is it part of checkers brokenness ?

Jerry  n9avy


Re: DL98 ?

Rick - N7WE
 

Can I request a reconsideration/reevaluation of DL88?
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: DL98 ?

Stephen Melachrinos
 

P.S. These grids are documented on the club's "Available Endorsements" web page, under the US-CONUS-GRIDS as follows:

Work US stations in 436 of the 488 CONUS gridsquares, in increments of 50. We took the ARRL FFMA map (http://www.arrl.org/files/file/FFMA/FFMA_2010Map-C.pdf) and excluded the following (nearly all water or VE/XE): CM79 CM86 CM93 CM94 CN70 CN72 CN73 CN74 CN75 CN76 CN77 CN78 DL79 DL98 DM02 DM03 DM12 DM22 DM31 DM61 EL15 EL28 EL58 EL79 EL84 EL86 EN29 EN48 EN57 EN58 EN62 EN63 EN64 EN67 EN85 EN86 EN92 FM02 FM13 FM25 FM26 FM27 FN03 FN14 FN25 FN35 FN46 FN51 FN53 FN57 FN66 FN67

Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: Stephen Melachrinos via groups.io <melachri@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Apr 20, 2021 7:17 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] DL98 ?

Jerry -

DL98 is one of the few grids at the extremes of the US that are excluded from the requirements for the 070 grid award. That is by design.

Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: main@070club.groups.io <main@070club.groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Apr 20, 2021 7:15 pm
Subject: [070Club] DL98 ?

Just put in checker and it seems that checker does not recognize that grid.  Wonder if checker is set up to ignore those really rare grids ??? or is it part of checkers brokenness ?

Jerry  n9avy


Re: DL98 ?

Stephen Melachrinos
 

Jerry -

DL98 is one of the few grids at the extremes of the US that are excluded from the requirements for the 070 grid award. That is by design.

Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: main@070club.groups.io <main@070club.groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Apr 20, 2021 7:15 pm
Subject: [070Club] DL98 ?

Just put in checker and it seems that checker does not recognize that grid.  Wonder if checker is set up to ignore those really rare grids ??? or is it part of checkers brokenness ?

Jerry  n9avy


DL98 ?

Jerry N9AVY
 

Just put in checker and it seems that checker does not recognize that grid.  Wonder if checker is set up to ignore those really rare grids ??? or is it part of checkers brokenness ?

Jerry  n9avy


Re: Finally got KC3EF

 

Dick is in DL98 right now.  19:30

John
KC3FL


Re: Finally got KC3EF

 

I'm 909, but hasn't been exposed that I'm aware of.
With the exception of FaceTime with my Grandkids, I hate cell phones.
Milt
N6MG


-----Original Message-----
From: Stephen Melachrinos via groups.io <melachri@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Apr 20, 2021 9:50 am
Subject: Re: [070Club] Finally got KC3EF

610 was me. 352 is Rick. 443 is Dick.


-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: main@070club.groups.io <main@070club.groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Apr 20, 2021 4:44 pm
Subject: [070Club] Finally got KC3EF

Got him in DL99 !  Was lotsa QSB, but got all when he was 599.

Was on PM cell with him, but was getting strange prefixes like 909, 610, 443 & 352.  Don't know who's who, but maybe I'll save numbers.

Jerry  n9avy


Re: PM Cell?

Jerry N9AVY
 

Cell phone messaging.  Perhaps I'm out of touch on terminology ?

Jerry n9avy

On Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 12:03:35 PM CDT, K8TOM <tsingle@...> wrote:


On Tue, Apr 20, 2021 at 09:45 AM, Jerry N9AVY wrote:
"Was on PM cell with him..."  I guess I'm out of the tech loop here, so I have to ask what is PM cell?  Google did not help me with it...

Tom
K8TOM
815


Re: PM Cell?

Stephen Melachrinos
 

Group text. Those are area codes.

Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: K8TOM <tsingle@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Tue, Apr 20, 2021 5:03 pm
Subject: [070Club] PM Cell?

On Tue, Apr 20, 2021 at 09:45 AM, Jerry N9AVY wrote:
"Was on PM cell with him..."  I guess I'm out of the tech loop here, so I have to ask what is PM cell?  Google did not help me with it...

Tom
K8TOM
815


Re: Finally got KC3EF

Rick - N7WE
 

Finally, finally got Dick KC3EF in DL99.  14.071.738 @ 16:59 UTC.  What a struggle!  But was 599 into me all moring.  He couldn't copy me though.  After we worked said he was going QRT for lunch.  Will be in DL99 for about another hour after lunch break.  KC3FL just north of me worked him just before me.  So I think prop is improving to his east and south.  Go get him.  Persistence pays off!
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


PM Cell?

K8TOM
 

On Tue, Apr 20, 2021 at 09:45 AM, Jerry N9AVY wrote:
"Was on PM cell with him..."  I guess I'm out of the tech loop here, so I have to ask what is PM cell?  Google did not help me with it...

Tom
K8TOM
815


Re: Finally got KC3EF

Stephen Melachrinos
 

610 was me. 352 is Rick. 443 is Dick.


-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: main@070club.groups.io <main@070club.groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Apr 20, 2021 4:44 pm
Subject: [070Club] Finally got KC3EF

Got him in DL99 !  Was lotsa QSB, but got all when he was 599.

Was on PM cell with him, but was getting strange prefixes like 909, 610, 443 & 352.  Don't know who's who, but maybe I'll save numbers.

Jerry  n9avy

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