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Re: What the ....????

Jerry N9AVY
 

I'm waiting to see if Joe's qrp signal will overpower me and beat me into Europe !  
Jerry  n9avy


From: Joseph <ljl2002@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Friday, March 9, 2018 4:51 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] What the ....????

Under usual conditions Euros from here are a piece of cake but over the last year it hasn't been that way so it is good to see the change.  After all there's nothing but water between us.  I also found that I do much better when the geo field is very quiet.  Hopefully things will improve a bit so there is a little excitement on the bands.

Joe
KA1PPV  #1482


On Fri, Mar 09, 2018 at 05:40 PM, Jerry N9AVY wrote:

Several years ago I was out East running mobile in MA and up through ME.  One thing I noticed back then was the it was much easier to get into Europe. Have also noticed that changing QTH by about 350 miles up into MN from my QTH sometimes changes propagation patterns. I guess it's like real estate people say "location..location...location.."... guess that could apply to radio ?

Jerry  n9avy

From: Joseph <ljl2002@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Friday, March 9, 2018 4:00 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] What the ....????

Jerry,
While I was waiting I turned on the radio and made an effortless contact with F6HCP (Bernard).  100% copy both ways.  It was like the old days.  After that I wandered up 20m and saw JA7OUV!  I can count on two fingers the times that I have even seen JA stations here on the East side.  I called a number of times just for the heck of it but he either faded or went QRT.  Must find a way to spend more BITC.
 
The times they are a changin.
 
Joe
KA1PPV  #1482
 
 
 
On Fri, Mar 09, 2018 at 03:35 PM, Jerry N9AVY wrote:
 
 
Saw K0JMJ on 20m this afternoon and decided to look up his grid square. It came up AA00aa . Huh ?  So, I decided to do a sear on grid AA00aa and what came up surprised me. Seems there are dozens of stations from all over the world located in this grid square.  But why ???    Think it might be an error either deliberate or a glitch.

Just something to do while waiting for propagation to pick up...

Jerry  n9avy





Re: What the ....????

Jim K5SP
 

Come down here to the vast RF wasteland called north Texas.



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-------- Original message --------
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
Date: 3/9/18 4:40 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] What the ....????

Several years ago I was out East running mobile in MA and up through ME.  One thing I noticed back then was the it was much easier to get into Europe. Have also noticed that changing QTH by about 350 miles up into MN from my QTH sometimes changes propagation patterns. I guess it's like real estate people say "location..location...location.."... guess that could apply to radio ?

Jerry  n9avy

From: Joseph <ljl2002@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Friday, March 9, 2018 4:00 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] What the ....????

Jerry,
While I was waiting I turned on the radio and made an effortless contact with F6HCP (Bernard).  100% copy both ways.  It was like the old days.  After that I wandered up 20m and saw JA7OUV!  I can count on two fingers the times that I have even seen JA stations here on the East side.  I called a number of times just for the heck of it but he either faded or went QRT.  Must find a way to spend more BITC.
 
The times they are a changin.
 
Joe
KA1PPV  #1482
 
 
 
On Fri, Mar 09, 2018 at 03:35 PM, Jerry N9AVY wrote:
 
 
Saw K0JMJ on 20m this afternoon and decided to look up his grid square. It came up AA00aa . Huh ?  So, I decided to do a sear on grid AA00aa and what came up surprised me. Seems there are dozens of stations from all over the world located in this grid square.  But why ???    Think it might be an error either deliberate or a glitch.

Just something to do while waiting for propagation to pick up...

Jerry  n9avy



--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director


Re: What the ....????

Joseph <ljl2002@...>
 

Under usual conditions Euros from here are a piece of cake but over the last year it hasn't been that way so it is good to see the change.  After all there's nothing but water between us.  I also found that I do much better when the geo field is very quiet.  Hopefully things will improve a bit so there is a little excitement on the bands.

Joe
KA1PPV  #1482


On Fri, Mar 09, 2018 at 05:40 PM, Jerry N9AVY wrote:

Several years ago I was out East running mobile in MA and up through ME.  One thing I noticed back then was the it was much easier to get into Europe. Have also noticed that changing QTH by about 350 miles up into MN from my QTH sometimes changes propagation patterns. I guess it's like real estate people say "location..location...location.."... guess that could apply to radio ?

Jerry  n9avy

From: Joseph <ljl2002@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Friday, March 9, 2018 4:00 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] What the ....????

Jerry,
While I was waiting I turned on the radio and made an effortless contact with F6HCP (Bernard).  100% copy both ways.  It was like the old days.  After that I wandered up 20m and saw JA7OUV!  I can count on two fingers the times that I have even seen JA stations here on the East side.  I called a number of times just for the heck of it but he either faded or went QRT.  Must find a way to spend more BITC.
 
The times they are a changin.
 
Joe
KA1PPV  #1482
 
 
 
On Fri, Mar 09, 2018 at 03:35 PM, Jerry N9AVY wrote:
 
 
Saw K0JMJ on 20m this afternoon and decided to look up his grid square. It came up AA00aa . Huh ?  So, I decided to do a sear on grid AA00aa and what came up surprised me. Seems there are dozens of stations from all over the world located in this grid square.  But why ???    Think it might be an error either deliberate or a glitch.

Just something to do while waiting for propagation to pick up...

Jerry  n9avy



Re: What the ....????

Mike Flowers
 

I use Stu’s, K6TU, online propagation prediction service, which creates 24 maps by band – one for each hour Zulu time. 

 

https://www.k6tu.net/

 

It’s amazingly accurate and shows just what Jerry says – a couple hundred miles difference can make a big difference.

 

- 73 and good DX de Mike, K6MKF, Past President - NCDXC

 

From: 070Club@groups.io <070Club@groups.io> On Behalf Of Jerry N9AVY
Sent: Friday, March 09, 2018 2:41 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] What the ....????

 

Several years ago I was out East running mobile in MA and up through ME.  One thing I noticed back then was the it was much easier to get into Europe. Have also noticed that changing QTH by about 350 miles up into MN from my QTH sometimes changes propagation patterns. I guess it's like real estate people say "location..location...location.."... guess that could apply to radio ?


Jerry  n9avy


From: Joseph <ljl2002@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Friday, March 9, 2018 4:00 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] What the ....????

 

Jerry,

While I was waiting I turned on the radio and made an effortless contact with F6HCP (Bernard).  100% copy both ways.  It was like the old days.  After that I wandered up 20m and saw JA7OUV!  I can count on two fingers the times that I have even seen JA stations here on the East side.  I called a number of times just for the heck of it but he either faded or went QRT.  Must find a way to spend more BITC.

 

The times they are a changin.

 

Joe

KA1PPV  #1482

 

 

 

On Fri, Mar 09, 2018 at 03:35 PM, Jerry N9AVY wrote:

 

 

Saw K0JMJ on 20m this afternoon and decided to look up his grid square. It came up AA00aa . Huh ?  So, I decided to do a sear on grid AA00aa and what came up surprised me. Seems there are dozens of stations from all over the world located in this grid square.  But why ???    Think it might be an error either deliberate or a glitch.

 

Just something to do while waiting for propagation to pick up...

 

Jerry  n9avy

 


Re: What the ....????

Jerry N9AVY
 

Several years ago I was out East running mobile in MA and up through ME.  One thing I noticed back then was the it was much easier to get into Europe. Have also noticed that changing QTH by about 350 miles up into MN from my QTH sometimes changes propagation patterns. I guess it's like real estate people say "location..location...location.."... guess that could apply to radio ?

Jerry  n9avy


From: Joseph <ljl2002@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Friday, March 9, 2018 4:00 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] What the ....????

Jerry,
While I was waiting I turned on the radio and made an effortless contact with F6HCP (Bernard).  100% copy both ways.  It was like the old days.  After that I wandered up 20m and saw JA7OUV!  I can count on two fingers the times that I have even seen JA stations here on the East side.  I called a number of times just for the heck of it but he either faded or went QRT.  Must find a way to spend more BITC.
 
The times they are a changin.
 
Joe
KA1PPV  #1482
 
 
 
On Fri, Mar 09, 2018 at 03:35 PM, Jerry N9AVY wrote:
 
 
Saw K0JMJ on 20m this afternoon and decided to look up his grid square. It came up AA00aa . Huh ?  So, I decided to do a sear on grid AA00aa and what came up surprised me. Seems there are dozens of stations from all over the world located in this grid square.  But why ???    Think it might be an error either deliberate or a glitch.

Just something to do while waiting for propagation to pick up...

Jerry  n9avy



Re: What the ....????

Joseph <ljl2002@...>
 

Jerry,
While I was waiting I turned on the radio and made an effortless contact with F6HCP (Bernard).  100% copy both ways.  It was like the old days.  After that I wandered up 20m and saw JA7OUV!  I can count on two fingers the times that I have even seen JA stations here on the East side.  I called a number of times just for the heck of it but he either faded or went QRT.  Must find a way to spend more BITC.
 
The times they are a changin.
 
Joe
KA1PPV  #1482
 
 
 

On Fri, Mar 09, 2018 at 03:35 PM, Jerry N9AVY wrote:
 
 
Saw K0JMJ on 20m this afternoon and decided to look up his grid square. It came up AA00aa . Huh ?  So, I decided to do a sear on grid AA00aa and what came up surprised me. Seems there are dozens of stations from all over the world located in this grid square.  But why ???    Think it might be an error either deliberate or a glitch.

Just something to do while waiting for propagation to pick up...

Jerry  n9avy


Re: Read "The Sun Is Blank" on this page

Steve VA3FLF/KM4FLF
 

Also another very interesting read on that article. Click the  link and read the story about the cosmic rays. Since we are at such an extensive minimum, more cosmic rays are getting into our solar system and the planet.

Steve 
VA3FLF


On Mar 9, 2018, at 15:46, Matthew King - AK4MK <kk4cps@...> wrote:

Yup, that's the way I read it, too.

*sigh*

We best enjoy those contacts, few and far between as they may be!

73

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


On Fri, Mar 9, 2018 at 3:30 PM, Jim K5SP <jinnis@...> wrote:
Interesting. Says getting worse before it gets better.

JIM K5SP 



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-------- Original message --------
From: Matthew King - AK4MK <kk4cps@...>
Date: 3/9/18 2:24 PM (GMT-06:00)
Subject: [070Club] Read "The Sun Is Blank" on this page

http://spaceweather.com/

73

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


--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director



Re: Read "The Sun Is Blank" on this page

Jerry N9AVY
 

Maybe we can send a few "taggers" there with a large supply of spray paint ???    
jerry  n9avy


From: Matthew King - AK4MK <kk4cps@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Friday, March 9, 2018 2:46 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] Read "The Sun Is Blank" on this page

Yup, that's the way I read it, too.

*sigh*

We best enjoy those contacts, few and far between as they may be!

73

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


On Fri, Mar 9, 2018 at 3:30 PM, Jim K5SP <jinnis@...> wrote:
Interesting. Says getting worse before it gets better.

JIM K5SP 



Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S®6 active, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: Matthew King - AK4MK <kk4cps@...>
Date: 3/9/18 2:24 PM (GMT-06:00)
Subject: [070Club] Read "The Sun Is Blank" on this page

http://spaceweather.com/

73

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


--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director




Re: What the ....???? Correction

Jerry N9AVY
 

Just another reason not to trust QRZ as an ultimate authority on things.

Jerry  n9avy



From: Matthew King - AK4MK <kk4cps@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Friday, March 9, 2018 2:45 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] What the ....???? Correction

I think that's what it defaults to if someone doesn't do a geo-lookup. Sure doesn't make it right, but I guess QRZ.com can only display the data that's put into it.

73

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


On Fri, Mar 9, 2018 at 3:37 PM, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:
Oops, typo !



From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Friday, March 9, 2018 2:35 PM
Subject: [070Club] What the ....????

Saw K0JMJ on 20m this afternoon and decided to look up his grid square. It came up AA00aa . Huh ?  So, I decided to do a " QRZ search" on grid AA00aa and what came up surprised me. Seems there are dozens of stations from all over the world located in this grid square.  But why ???    Think it might be an error either deliberate or a glitch.

Just something to do while waiting for propagation to pick up...

Jerry  n9avy






Re: Read "The Sun Is Blank" on this page

Matthew King - AK4MK
 

Yup, that's the way I read it, too.

*sigh*

We best enjoy those contacts, few and far between as they may be!

73

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


On Fri, Mar 9, 2018 at 3:30 PM, Jim K5SP <jinnis@...> wrote:
Interesting. Says getting worse before it gets better.

JIM K5SP 



Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S®6 active, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: Matthew King - AK4MK <kk4cps@...>
Date: 3/9/18 2:24 PM (GMT-06:00)
Subject: [070Club] Read "The Sun Is Blank" on this page

http://spaceweather.com/

73

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


--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director



Re: What the ....???? Correction

Matthew King - AK4MK
 

I think that's what it defaults to if someone doesn't do a geo-lookup. Sure doesn't make it right, but I guess QRZ.com can only display the data that's put into it.

73

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


On Fri, Mar 9, 2018 at 3:37 PM, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:
Oops, typo !



From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Friday, March 9, 2018 2:35 PM
Subject: [070Club] What the ....????

Saw K0JMJ on 20m this afternoon and decided to look up his grid square. It came up AA00aa . Huh ?  So, I decided to do a " QRZ search" on grid AA00aa and what came up surprised me. Seems there are dozens of stations from all over the world located in this grid square.  But why ???    Think it might be an error either deliberate or a glitch.

Just something to do while waiting for propagation to pick up...

Jerry  n9avy




Re: What the ....???? Correction

Jerry N9AVY
 

Oops, typo !



From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Friday, March 9, 2018 2:35 PM
Subject: [070Club] What the ....????

Saw K0JMJ on 20m this afternoon and decided to look up his grid square. It came up AA00aa . Huh ?  So, I decided to do a " QRZ search" on grid AA00aa and what came up surprised me. Seems there are dozens of stations from all over the world located in this grid square.  But why ???    Think it might be an error either deliberate or a glitch.

Just something to do while waiting for propagation to pick up...

Jerry  n9avy



What the ....????

Jerry N9AVY
 

Saw K0JMJ on 20m this afternoon and decided to look up his grid square. It came up AA00aa . Huh ?  So, I decided to do a sear on grid AA00aa and what came up surprised me. Seems there are dozens of stations from all over the world located in this grid square.  But why ???    Think it might be an error either deliberate or a glitch.

Just something to do while waiting for propagation to pick up...

Jerry  n9avy


Re: Read "The Sun Is Blank" on this page

Jim K5SP
 

Interesting. Says getting worse before it gets better.

JIM K5SP 



Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S®6 active, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: Matthew King - AK4MK <kk4cps@...>
Date: 3/9/18 2:24 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: [070Club] Read "The Sun Is Blank" on this page

http://spaceweather.com/

73

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


--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director


Re: Read "The Sun Is Blank" on this page

Jim K5SP
 

Interesting. Says getting worse before it gets better.

JIM K5SP 



Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S®6 active, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: Matthew King - AK4MK <kk4cps@...>
Date: 3/9/18 2:24 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: [070Club] Read "The Sun Is Blank" on this page

http://spaceweather.com/

73

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


--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director


Read "The Sun Is Blank" on this page

Matthew King - AK4MK
 

http://spaceweather.com/

73

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


Re: Bands

Matthew King - AK4MK
 

We're technically not even at the bottom of the solar cycle yet from what I understand. That's the absolute bottom "point" on the curve, I'm saying.

We may well be at the same "bottom" that we've been at for a year and will be for another couple years, but it's not an upswing yet from what I've read, anyhow.

Enjoy every day and every contact!

73

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


On Fri, Mar 9, 2018 at 3:14 PM, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:
Maybe.

Jerry  n9avy



From: Jim K5SP <jinnis@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Friday, March 9, 2018 2:08 PM
Subject: [070Club] Bands

Are the bands starting to come back to life?  Just worked LZ40MS on 14072.00 at 1958Z     Seeing other EU stations also, very unusual for this late in the day at this QTH!
--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director




Re: Bands

Jerry N9AVY
 

Maybe.

Jerry  n9avy



From: Jim K5SP <jinnis@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Friday, March 9, 2018 2:08 PM
Subject: [070Club] Bands

Are the bands starting to come back to life?  Just worked LZ40MS on 14072.00 at 1958Z     Seeing other EU stations also, very unusual for this late in the day at this QTH!
--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director



Bands

Jim K5SP
 

Are the bands starting to come back to life?  Just worked LZ40MS on 14072.00 at 1958Z     Seeing other EU stations also, very unusual for this late in the day at this QTH!
--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director


Re: Want to be a Hero?

Richard Rohrer
 

Hi Rick,

Would you send me your personal email and I will send you info and pictures.

73 
Dick 
KC3EF

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