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Re: Soapbox

Jerry N9AVY
 

Probably wouldn't recommend driving the TA-53 on 80m with a 100 watts or a KW.  You might experience what a friend here in Marengo had with his TA-33 - flaming traps
The only YL I saw was Mary.  If there were others I missed them.  Maybe some of you guys will have to put wigs in 2019 ! 


Jerry  n9avy


From: K8TOM <tsingle@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 1:49 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] Soapbox

I got on earlier than usual and 40M was in better shape than I expected, making first contact with John KE4JB in NY.  After that a couple more NY contacts and Bill N4GBK in NC were in the log with others before I switched to 80M. 80 was active as well, with cross-country contacts coming in again from NY and NC, KY, PA, and WV among others.  I looked for Paula K7PAX when she emailed, but we are too close I guess.  I did manage to get Barry VA7GEM on 80M for the first time in a while.  I was amused to find out that my Mosley TA53M beam with 40M add-on would tune to a 1.3 SWR on 80M.  Huh, how about that. I don't think that I had even thought to try that before.  You learn something new each time you participate in an event and that's all part of the fun.  I hope others enjoyed it as well!

73,
Tom
K8TOM
815



Re: Soapbox

K8TOM
 

I got on earlier than usual and 40M was in better shape than I expected, making first contact with John KE4JB in NY.  After that a couple more NY contacts and Bill N4GBK in NC were in the log with others before I switched to 80M. 80 was active as well, with cross-country contacts coming in again from NY and NC, KY, PA, and WV among others.  I looked for Paula K7PAX when she emailed, but we are too close I guess.  I did manage to get Barry VA7GEM on 80M for the first time in a while.  I was amused to find out that my Mosley TA53M beam with 40M add-on would tune to a 1.3 SWR on 80M.  Huh, how about that. I don't think that I had even thought to try that before.  You learn something new each time you participate in an event and that's all part of the fun.  I hope others enjoyed it as well!

73,
Tom
K8TOM
815


Soapbox

Jim K5SP
 

Another fun sprint completed.  Some comments from this QTH.

Need to notify XYL well in advance of participation plans.  Time was a factor in my operation, only had a couple of hours or so due to family committments.  (And, could not attempt to defer them, because they were plans of "she who must be obeyed". 

Cannot ever seem to get a contact with N5SLY who is only about 30 miles from me, you would think we could work groundwave on 80 and 40. Saw others working him, but never saw him at all. 

The short period of time I had on 80 was great.  Band was not noisy here, and could have worked later than I did on this band.  Forty was never that great, had some good contacts, but the band was up and down here.  Could not get my wire to properly load on 160.  Tried early in the day and it got down to 1.9 SWR, but could not get that low when tried to use it.    Was glad to see Barry, and Milt on the bands, but never did see Paula.  Also was great to work our two newest members AC0A, and K3IRV (told Irv that if I approved his application yesterday, he had to work me last evening)!

These sprints should show everyone that the bands are not DEAD! If as many members get on the air as there were last night, then operations would be capable.  Its not the bands, not the propagation, its the lack of operating.

Just my .02
--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director


Re: Tuned up my wire

Brian (N2MLP)
 

Any time

Band is in nice shape here

I have only 2 minutes left of my 6 hours

 

See who I can work in Europe

========================

         de N2MLP Brian

       Monroe County PA

 

 

========================

 

 

 

 

From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Paula K7PAX #1739
Sent: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 12:54 AM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Tuned up my wire

 

Brian, your email is what got me back downstairs in the shack – nice to work you! My first contact in the sprint. Thanks!

 

Paula K7PAX #1739

 

From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian (N2MLP)
Sent: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 05:38
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Tuned up my wire

 

Europe starting to trickle in

 

From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian (N2MLP)
Sent: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 12:36 AM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Tuned up my wire

 

Sitting on 80m at 5:36utc

 

From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Paula K7PAX #1739
Sent: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 12:32 AM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Tuned up my wire

 

I caught the tail end of you calling. I responded but no cigar. I could see a few others from time to time but couldn’t get any of them.

Paula K7PAX


On Feb 13, 2018, at 7:24 PM, Milton Garb <n6mg@...> wrote:

Paula...

I heard you. Loud and clean.

I called you and "poof" you were gone.

Milt

N6mg

 

 

 

From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Paula K7PAX #1739
Sent: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 7:06 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Tuned up my wire

 

I’m here now on 80m but I don’t think anyone can hear me.

 

Paula K7PAX

 

From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Jim K5SP
Sent: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 00:53
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Tuned up my wire

 

Where are you Paula, just worked Barry.....
--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director


Re: Tuned up my wire

Paula K7PAX #1739
 

Brian, your email is what got me back downstairs in the shack – nice to work you! My first contact in the sprint. Thanks!

 

Paula K7PAX #1739

 

From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian (N2MLP)
Sent: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 05:38
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Tuned up my wire

 

Europe starting to trickle in

 

From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian (N2MLP)
Sent: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 12:36 AM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Tuned up my wire

 

Sitting on 80m at 5:36utc

 

From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Paula K7PAX #1739
Sent: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 12:32 AM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Tuned up my wire

 

I caught the tail end of you calling. I responded but no cigar. I could see a few others from time to time but couldn’t get any of them.

Paula K7PAX


On Feb 13, 2018, at 7:24 PM, Milton Garb <n6mg@...> wrote:

Paula...

I heard you. Loud and clean.

I called you and "poof" you were gone.

Milt

N6mg

 

 

 

From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Paula K7PAX #1739
Sent: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 7:06 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Tuned up my wire

 

I’m here now on 80m but I don’t think anyone can hear me.

 

Paula K7PAX

 

From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Jim K5SP
Sent: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 00:53
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Tuned up my wire

 

Where are you Paula, just worked Barry.....
--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director


Re: Tuned up my wire

Brian (N2MLP)
 

Can see K7PAX weak  on east coast

 

From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian (N2MLP)
Sent: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 12:38 AM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Tuned up my wire

 

Europe starting to trickle in

 

From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian (N2MLP)
Sent: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 12:36 AM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Tuned up my wire

 

Sitting on 80m at 5:36utc

 

From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Paula K7PAX #1739
Sent: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 12:32 AM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Tuned up my wire

 

I caught the tail end of you calling. I responded but no cigar. I could see a few others from time to time but couldn’t get any of them.

Paula K7PAX


On Feb 13, 2018, at 7:24 PM, Milton Garb <n6mg@...> wrote:

Paula...

I heard you. Loud and clean.

I called you and "poof" you were gone.

Milt

N6mg

 

 

 

From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Paula K7PAX #1739
Sent: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 7:06 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Tuned up my wire

 

I’m here now on 80m but I don’t think anyone can hear me.

 

Paula K7PAX

 

From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Jim K5SP
Sent: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 00:53
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Tuned up my wire

 

Where are you Paula, just worked Barry.....
--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director


Re: Tuned up my wire

Brian (N2MLP)
 

Europe starting to trickle in

 

From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian (N2MLP)
Sent: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 12:36 AM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Tuned up my wire

 

Sitting on 80m at 5:36utc

 

From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Paula K7PAX #1739
Sent: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 12:32 AM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Tuned up my wire

 

I caught the tail end of you calling. I responded but no cigar. I could see a few others from time to time but couldn’t get any of them.

Paula K7PAX


On Feb 13, 2018, at 7:24 PM, Milton Garb <n6mg@...> wrote:

Paula...

I heard you. Loud and clean.

I called you and "poof" you were gone.

Milt

N6mg

 

 

 

From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Paula K7PAX #1739
Sent: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 7:06 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Tuned up my wire

 

I’m here now on 80m but I don’t think anyone can hear me.

 

Paula K7PAX

 

From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Jim K5SP
Sent: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 00:53
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Tuned up my wire

 

Where are you Paula, just worked Barry.....
--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director


Re: Tuned up my wire

Brian (N2MLP)
 

Sitting on 80m at 5:36utc

 

From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Paula K7PAX #1739
Sent: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 12:32 AM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Tuned up my wire

 

I caught the tail end of you calling. I responded but no cigar. I could see a few others from time to time but couldn’t get any of them.

Paula K7PAX


On Feb 13, 2018, at 7:24 PM, Milton Garb <n6mg@...> wrote:

Paula...

I heard you. Loud and clean.

I called you and "poof" you were gone.

Milt

N6mg

 

 

 

From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Paula K7PAX #1739
Sent: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 7:06 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Tuned up my wire

 

I’m here now on 80m but I don’t think anyone can hear me.

 

Paula K7PAX

 

From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Jim K5SP
Sent: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 00:53
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Tuned up my wire

 

Where are you Paula, just worked Barry.....
--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director


Re: Tuned up my wire

Paula K7PAX #1739
 

I caught the tail end of you calling. I responded but no cigar. I could see a few others from time to time but couldn’t get any of them.

Paula K7PAX

On Feb 13, 2018, at 7:24 PM, Milton Garb <n6mg@...> wrote:

Paula...

I heard you. Loud and clean.

I called you and "poof" you were gone.

Milt

N6mg

 

 

 

From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Paula K7PAX #1739
Sent: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 7:06 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Tuned up my wire

 

I’m here now on 80m but I don’t think anyone can hear me.

 

Paula K7PAX

 

From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Jim K5SP
Sent: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 00:53
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Tuned up my wire

 

Where are you Paula, just worked Barry.....
--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director


Re: Tuned up my wire

 

Paula...

I heard you. Loud and clean.

I called you and "poof" you were gone.

Milt

N6mg

 

 

 

From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Paula K7PAX #1739
Sent: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 7:06 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Tuned up my wire

 

I’m here now on 80m but I don’t think anyone can hear me.

 

Paula K7PAX

 

From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Jim K5SP
Sent: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 00:53
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Tuned up my wire

 

Where are you Paula, just worked Barry.....
--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director


Re: Valentine Contest Exchange

Brian (N2MLP)
 

Yes he is just worked him

 

From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Keith Cox
Sent: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 10:20 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Valentine Contest Exchange

 

I am there now 1807 

N9VEL Keith


On Feb 13, 2018, at 10:00 PM, bowerjohn41 <poppajohnbower@...> wrote:

There is some activity on 160  1.807

John KE4JB

 

On Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 9:49 PM, VA7GEM-1470 via Groups.Io <boat.anchor@...> wrote:

Matt

Maybe the rules could be touched up for next year (if it don't take a presidential order).
best regards es GL
Barry

 


Re: Valentine Contest Exchange

 

I am there now 1807 
N9VEL Keith


On Feb 13, 2018, at 10:00 PM, bowerjohn41 <poppajohnbower@...> wrote:

There is some activity on 160  1.807
John KE4JB

On Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 9:49 PM, VA7GEM-1470 via Groups.Io <boat.anchor@...> wrote:
Matt

Maybe the rules could be touched up for next year (if it don't take a presidential order).
best regards es GL
Barry



Re: Tuned up my wire

Paula K7PAX #1739
 

I’m here now on 80m but I don’t think anyone can hear me.

 

Paula K7PAX

 

From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Jim K5SP
Sent: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 00:53
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Tuned up my wire

 

Where are you Paula, just worked Barry.....
--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director


Re: Valentine Contest Exchange

bowerjohn41 <poppajohnbower@...>
 

There is some activity on 160  1.807
John KE4JB

On Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 9:49 PM, VA7GEM-1470 via Groups.Io <boat.anchor@...> wrote:
Matt

Maybe the rules could be touched up for next year (if it don't take a presidential order).
best regards es GL
Barry



Re: Valentine Contest Exchange

VA7GEM-1470 <boat.anchor@...>
 

Matt

Maybe the rules could be touched up for next year (if it don't take a presidential order).
best regards es GL
Barry


Re: 80

Steve VA3TPS
 

HeyMilt,

There are a few signals down here on 80m

Steve VA3TPS

---------- Original Message ----------
From: Milton Garb <n6mg@...>
Date: February 13, 2018 at 9:25 PM

Hi...i'm on 40m cq'n. am I on the wrong band?

N6mg

Milt om ca

 

 

 

From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of bowerjohn41
Sent: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 5:29 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] 80

 

QUITE good in NY AS WELL

john KE4jb

 

On Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 8:27 PM, Jim K5SP <jinnis@...> wrote:

80 looking decent tonight at this qth.
--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director

 

 


 


 


Re: 80

 

Hi...i'm on 40m cq'n. am I on the wrong band?

N6mg

Milt om ca

 

 

 

From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of bowerjohn41
Sent: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 5:29 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] 80

 

QUITE good in NY AS WELL

john KE4jb

 

On Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 8:27 PM, Jim K5SP <jinnis@...> wrote:

80 looking decent tonight at this qth.
--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director

 


Re: 80

bowerjohn41 <poppajohnbower@...>
 

QUITE good in NY AS WELL
john KE4jb

On Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 8:27 PM, Jim K5SP <jinnis@...> wrote:
80 looking decent tonight at this qth.
--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director



80

Jim K5SP
 

80 looking decent tonight at this qth.
--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director


Re: Valentine Contest Exchange

Jim K5SP
 

I am putting the callsign of the station calling in my reply had a couple oinstances where I called someone with  K5SP Jim OM TX, and another station responded to that ( I was trying to work AK4MK), and another station responded.  to eliminate that I am using  AK4MK Jim OM TX in my response to a calling station so he knows I am talking to him.
--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director

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