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Re: Grid Hunters - TOT

Brian (N2MLP)
 

Just saw him on 15M

 

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         de N2MLP Brian

       Monroe County PA

 

 

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From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of VA7GEM-1470 via Groups.Io
Sent: Saturday, March 24, 2018 7:10 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: [070Club] Grid Hunters - TOT

 

For those who seek rare grids and are willing to use FT8
watch for KH6JF/MM http://www.jrfarc.org/hf-voyager/
This could be a very good opportunity. I have picked up some new ones.
GL es Have Fun
Barry


Re: RTTY

VA7GEM-1470 <boat.anchor@...>
 

On Sat, Mar 24, 2018 at 03:56 pm, Randy True wrote:

I couldn't find a rtty group, so let me ask here.

Was checking out some of the RTTY  QSO's.

Some were just giving their calls and giving real short signal reports and 73.

What is the "normal" CQ, report and exchange on RTTY

 

 

Randy W4RTT

Randy
During contest that is normal. For all other contacts I usually include my name es RPT.
HHave fun
Barry


Grid Hunters - TOT

VA7GEM-1470 <boat.anchor@...>
 

For those who seek rare grids and are willing to use FT8
watch for KH6JF/MM http://www.jrfarc.org/hf-voyager/
This could be a very good opportunity. I have picked up some new ones.
GL es Have Fun
Barry


RTTY

Randy True
 

I couldn't find a rtty group, so let me ask here.

Was checking out some of the RTTY  QSO's.

Some were just giving their calls and giving real short signal reports and 73.

What is the "normal" CQ, report and exchange on RTTY



Randy W4RTT


Re: 10 meters in good shape

Rocco Conte
 

I got a couple of contacts before it died. It was nice to be on 10M again!

 

73,

Ro  o – WU2M

 

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From: Brian (N2MLP)
Sent: Saturday, March 24, 2018 4:41 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] 10 meters in good shape

 

Opening died as fast as it opened got a few SA contact and OH

 

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         de N2MLP Brian

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From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Rick - N7WE
Sent: Saturday, March 24, 2018 4:04 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] 10 meters in good shape

 

Nothing down here in Central Florida Brian.  Not a hint of a trace.  No response to my CQs.
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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602

 


Re: 10 meters in good shape

Brian (N2MLP)
 

Opening died as fast as it opened got a few SA contact and OH

 

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         de N2MLP Brian

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From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Rick - N7WE
Sent: Saturday, March 24, 2018 4:04 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] 10 meters in good shape

 

Nothing down here in Central Florida Brian.  Not a hint of a trace.  No response to my CQs.
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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: VA3FLF member number - error in contest scorer

Paula K7PAX #1739
 

Sorry about this – it got stuck in my outbox from the day of the contest, even before all the other discussion about this callsign. You can ignore . . .

 

Paula K7PAX

 

From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Paula K7PAX #1739
Sent: Saturday, March 24, 2018 20:28
To: 070Club@groups.io
Cc: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: [070Club] VA3FLF member number - error in contest scorer

 

Hi David – I got an error in my St. Patrick’s Day log entry for Steve, VA3FLF 2301 but it is valid according to the member list – however, he also operates with a US callsign which I guess the scorer is looking for. Could you please check on this for me and him? Thanks!

 

Paula, K7PAX #1739

 


VA3FLF member number - error in contest scorer

Paula K7PAX #1739
 

Hi David – I got an error in my St. Patrick’s Day log entry for Steve, VA3FLF 2301 but it is valid according to the member list – however, he also operates with a US callsign which I guess the scorer is looking for. Could you please check on this for me and him? Thanks!

 

Paula, K7PAX #1739

 


Re: 10 meters in good shape

Rick - N7WE
 

Nothing down here in Central Florida Brian.  Not a hint of a trace.  No response to my CQs.
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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: 10 meters in good shape 19:54 UTC

Brian (N2MLP)
 

 

 

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From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian (N2MLP)
Sent: Saturday, March 24, 2018 3:52 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: [070Club] 10 meters in good shape

 

10M open in north east

 

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         de N2MLP Brian

       Monroe County PA

 

 

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10 meters in good shape

Brian (N2MLP)
 

10M open in north east

 

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         de N2MLP Brian

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St. Pat's Contest

Rick - N7WE
 

Don’t forget to submit your log for the St. Patrick’s Day Contest.  Time is running out!
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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Welcome

Jim K5SP
 

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

2610  Bob  WA2AAR

Jim, K5SP #483
Membership Director


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Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director


40/80 meters

Dan Morris - KZ3T
 

Anyone around tonight either on 40 or 80 meters. Can’t sleep so thought I would try a couple of QSO’s if possible!!

I’m on 40 meters right now calling CQ

Dan Morris KZ3T 070-1065
dbmorris315@gmail.com

I live to live for Him!


Re: Mobile Installations

Bob KC9UR <v32hoosier@...>
 

For portable operations, some simple efficient antennas can be inexpensively home-brewed.  One of my favorites is a 20m half square.  If it is end fed, it will resonate on 40m, 20m, 15m and 10m.  It has good low-angle gain on 20m and 15m.  Mechanically, all it takes is two 18 ft fiberglass push-up poles (or two handy trees), 67 ft of wire, and a 1:49 or 1:64 broadband transformer.  Instructions for building the transformer are available on-line in several places (just consists of a ferrite core with a couple windings).  End fed half wave (EFHW) antennas are also resonant, very efficient and easy to erect via a handy tree or a fiberglass pole.  I've homebrewed and used a 40m/20m/10m EFHW and a 30m/17m EFHW.  I've also successfully used commercial EFHW antennas from LNR Precision.  Stan Robinson, W9SMR, and I used these (i.e. home-brew half square, 40m/20m/10m EFHW and 30m/17m EFHW) on our APE portable operation last year with good results. 

Also even easier to homebrew is a random length wire end fed with a 9:1 unun.  The downside of the simplicity is that they require an antenna tuner and are less efficient (i.e. lower gain) than the half square or EFHW (they can also sometimes cause problems with RF on the coax).

Best of luck with your mobile/portable ops!

73,
Bob, KC9UR


R1TZ

Jerry N9AVY
 

Just worked Serge on 14.070   and  I like his call... his call is world famous !


A link

Irv [K3IRV] McWherter
 

If this is deemed inappropriate by the moderators then please delete. 

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In The Mood For Different Modes?

Rick - N7WE
 

In the mood for different modes?  Then the 31 Flavors Contest is for you!  Coming soon!  Choose your 6 hour block between 1000 UTC Saturday April 7 and 0400 UTC Sunday April 8.  QRP, Low Power, and Medium Power categories.  6 PSK variants – BPSK31, QPSK31, BPSK63, QPSK63, BPSK125 and QPSK125.  Points for the same station in different modes!  20 meters only.  Please check the rules for frequency recommendations. CLICK HERE
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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: April Trip Grid Activation

bowerjohn41 <poppajohnbower@...>
 

I need EM43 please.
John KE4JB

On Thu, Mar 15, 2018 at 5:00 PM, Richard Rohrer <kc3ef@...> wrote:
XYL has planned our April trip to St Louis.  Looks like we will be in the following grids:

4/8-4/14 EM66 and possibly EM56 and EM44.
4/11-4/12 EM43 We are staying over night in this one. So will be on in the afternoon of the 11 and the morning of the 12.
4/22-4/27 EM35

If you need any of these let me know and I will try to accommodate.  I will post on the group the approx times when I will be entering the grids.

73
Dick - KC3EF



Re: Mobile Installations

Dan Morris - KZ3T
 

Wow, he has some awesome equipment set up!!  That is very interesting.

Dan Morris  KZ3T  070-1065






On Mar 20, 2018, at 8:50 PM, Martin Tuip <ajax@...> wrote:

I have had many QDOs with FK8DD on PSK31 who often operates mobile. Check his setup at

I bought the same antenna he uses for portable operations.



Martin
Kg7hax



On Tue, Mar 20, 2018 at 5:04 PM -0700, "Rick - N7WE" <n7we1980@...> wrote:

Byron-
I'm late with the reply, but we had our first seasonal severe weather move through this afternoon with heavy lightning, downpours and a tornado warning.  So not only was the antenna tipped over and the rig disconnected, but the computers were shutdown and disconnected too!

I'm assuming from your post that what you are thinking about is having a mobile setup that you can park and be on the air with PSK....OR...have someone else driving while you are operating!   Dick - KC3EF has such a setup and it works great!  I've worked him when he was mobile in CA from here in Florida (his wife was driving - hi hi!)  He uses a Hamstick mounted on the side of his van.  Email him and I'm sure he will be more than happy to tell you about his setup.  I've never operated while in motion, but have done quite a bit from our vehicle with just a magmount hamstick (I carry 15m, 20m, and 40m) on the center of the roof.  I run the power up to 30w as the setup is far from effecient.  But it gets the job done.  

One concern - you mentioned using your KX3 - which is 10w and I believe can be pushed to 12w.  Unless your antenna setup is pretty efficient, or prop really good, I think that will be regional QSOs only.  Did you sell your K3?  I use my K3 as the portable/mobile car rig.  It just rides on the floor next to the AGM battery until I park.

Good luck and look forward to working you again when you activate some of those rare grids out West!
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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602

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