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Re: Want to be a Hero?

Richard Rohrer
 

I have activated DM85 twice last year, once on 8/25/17 and then again on 12/21/17.  Made about 6 or so contacts.  May be going back thru there again in October 2018.  

73
Dick - KC3EF


Re: Want to be a Hero?

Mike - W0TMW #2207
 

Well, I was about to jump on this and help someone...until I read the grid again. I'm in EM28, not EN28.

Mike - W0TMW #2207


On 03/03/2018 02:47 PM, Jerry N9AVY wrote:
Just for kicks I did a breakdown of the hams in EN28 via QRZ.com.  Here's what I found:

Technican     23

General        14

Advanced       1

Extra               8

Expired          11    (since 2016 and older)

                  __________

TOTAL           57     QRZ says 58 so I may have missed one

Possible PSK  =23

They have a club website, but looks mostly repeater oriented     MailScanner has detected a possible fraud attempt from "www." claiming to be http://www.lowra.com


Jerry  n9avy




Re: Want to be a Hero?

Jerry N9AVY
 

Guess I should have clarified by adding to "maybe not useful" .. like screen door in a submarine. 

Jerry  n9avy


From: Stephen Melachrinos <melachri@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Saturday, March 3, 2018 3:28 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] Want to be a Hero?

That was the "maybe not useful" part. 


-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: 070Club <070Club@groups.io>
Sent: Sat, Mar 3, 2018 4:18 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] Want to be a Hero?

My guess is that most Tech would be on 2m/70cm repeaters.  With the shape 10m has been in the last year or so, I doubt many Tech would on 10m.

Jerry  n9avy



From: Stephen Melachrinos <melachri@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Saturday, March 3, 2018 3:01 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] Want to be a Hero?

Techs can run 10m and 6m PSK. But maybe that's not very useful.

Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: 070Club <070Club@groups.io>
Sent: Sat, Mar 3, 2018 3:47 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] Want to be a Hero?

Just for kicks I did a breakdown of the hams in EN28 via QRZ.com.  Here's what I found:

Technican     23

General        14

Advanced       1

Extra               8

Expired          11    (since 2016 and older)

                  __________

TOTAL           57     QRZ says 58 so I may have missed one

Possible PSK  =23

They have a club website, but looks mostly repeater oriented     http://www.lowra.com


Jerry  n9avy







Re: Want to be a Hero?

Stephen Melachrinos
 

That was the "maybe not useful" part. 


-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: 070Club <070Club@groups.io>
Sent: Sat, Mar 3, 2018 4:18 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] Want to be a Hero?

My guess is that most Tech would be on 2m/70cm repeaters.  With the shape 10m has been in the last year or so, I doubt many Tech would on 10m.

Jerry  n9avy



From: Stephen Melachrinos <melachri@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Saturday, March 3, 2018 3:01 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] Want to be a Hero?

Techs can run 10m and 6m PSK. But maybe that's not very useful.

Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: 070Club <070Club@groups.io>
Sent: Sat, Mar 3, 2018 3:47 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] Want to be a Hero?

Just for kicks I did a breakdown of the hams in EN28 via QRZ.com.  Here's what I found:

Technican     23

General        14

Advanced       1

Extra               8

Expired          11    (since 2016 and older)

                  __________

TOTAL           57     QRZ says 58 so I may have missed one

Possible PSK  =23

They have a club website, but looks mostly repeater oriented     http://www.lowra.com


Jerry  n9avy





Re: Want to be a Hero?

Jerry N9AVY
 

My guess is that most Tech would be on 2m/70cm repeaters.  With the shape 10m has been in the last year or so, I doubt many Tech would on 10m.

Jerry  n9avy



From: Stephen Melachrinos <melachri@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Saturday, March 3, 2018 3:01 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] Want to be a Hero?

Techs can run 10m and 6m PSK. But maybe that's not very useful.

Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: 070Club <070Club@groups.io>
Sent: Sat, Mar 3, 2018 3:47 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] Want to be a Hero?

Just for kicks I did a breakdown of the hams in EN28 via QRZ.com.  Here's what I found:

Technican     23

General        14

Advanced       1

Extra               8

Expired          11    (since 2016 and older)

                  __________

TOTAL           57     QRZ says 58 so I may have missed one

Possible PSK  =23

They have a club website, but looks mostly repeater oriented     http://www.lowra.com


Jerry  n9avy





Re: Want to be a Hero?

Stephen Melachrinos
 

Techs can run 10m and 6m PSK. But maybe that's not very useful.

Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: 070Club <070Club@groups.io>
Sent: Sat, Mar 3, 2018 3:47 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] Want to be a Hero?

Just for kicks I did a breakdown of the hams in EN28 via QRZ.com.  Here's what I found:

Technican     23

General        14

Advanced       1

Extra               8

Expired          11    (since 2016 and older)

                  __________

TOTAL           57     QRZ says 58 so I may have missed one

Possible PSK  =23

They have a club website, but looks mostly repeater oriented     http://www.lowra.com


Jerry  n9avy



Re: Want to be a Hero?

Jerry N9AVY
 

Just for kicks I did a breakdown of the hams in EN28 via QRZ.com.  Here's what I found:

Technican     23

General        14

Advanced       1

Extra               8

Expired          11    (since 2016 and older)

                  __________

TOTAL           57     QRZ says 58 so I may have missed one

Possible PSK  =23

They have a club website, but looks mostly repeater oriented     http://www.lowra.com


Jerry  n9avy



Re: ANY MEMBERS IN FOLLOWING GRIDS ??

Jerry N9AVY
 

Well... N & M  are next to each other on keyboad; so probable typo.   After fall last year I'm having trouble hitting my "Ts" - darn.

Jerry  n9avy



From: Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Saturday, March 3, 2018 1:54 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] ANY MEMBERS IN FOLLOWING GRIDS ??

Jerry-
070 Members by the grids you listed:
CN98 - WA - None
EM39 - MO - None
EN65 - WI - None
EN43 - MS (think you meant EM43 - MS) - None  (There are members in EN43 but it is MN, WI, IA.)
This was as of 1-1-2018 membership list.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602



Re: Want to be a Hero?

Jerry N9AVY
 

Why EN28 is just a "hoot and a hollar down the road a piece" from Bemidji and Thief River Falls and Grand Forks (ND).  August would be a bad time, most definitely, because of deer flies, black flies, nosee'ums,and skeeters.

Looks like many hams up there are also Techs ...checked a couple calls and they were Techs. Unless they operate 10m PSK31 there is about the same chance as a snowball....
Jerry  n9avy


From: Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Saturday, March 3, 2018 1:35 PM
Subject: [070Club] Want to be a Hero?

Want to be a hero?  Want 070 members heaping praise upon you?  Want to be on the other end of a pile-up?  Well it can happen!  Spring and Summer are surely coming and it’s time to think about vacations and getaways.  Especially those still fighting snow, ice, and cold.  So why not include some portable operations this year and be a Grid DXpedition?
 
There are 11 grids (as of August 2017) in the GRIDS Endorsement that have never been logged by anyone who has submitted to the Awards Progress Checker!  This from the research Steve – W3HF – did last August.  Here’s the hot spots to think about.
 
DN01 and DN02.  These two grids are located on the Nevada-Oregon border.  One on each side.  Easy-Peasy to bag both on the same trip.  Good starting point is Lakeview Oregon (nice town – we’ve been there).  The grids are about 27 miles SE as the crow flies.  There are good roads to follow – albeit a few more miles – and it is great country.  Even has wild burros and an Opal mine open to the public!
 
DN25 and DN34 are another twofer.  Shared between Idaho and Montana, US 93 North out of Challis Idaho looks like the best approach.  US 93 follows the Salmon River, know as the River of No Return.  We've been down that road.  If you like whitewater rafting, jet boat trips, and incredible scenery…this is the Grid DXpedition for you!
 
DN65 and DN75 in Southeastern Montana make up another easy-to-do double dip.  Take I-90 to Crow Agency.  Take time to stop at the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument (Custer’s Last Stand).  Then take US 212 east off I-90 (about 1.5 miles south of Crow Agency) towards Broadus.  You’ll enter DN75 between Ashland and Broadus.  Again a beautiful drive.
 
If you are in either Great Falls Montana or Billings Montana, consider a drive on US 87.  I runs along the southern edge of DN57, another grid that has never been logged.  You will understand why Montana is called Big Sky Country as you roll across the plains!
 
DN52 in Wyoming should be an easy activation, but it has never been done.  Either US 287 towards Lander or US 191 towards Pinedale will take you through this grid.  Both are easy travel on good roads.  We’ve been down them many times…but that was before I got into activating grids.
 
A more Midwest grid is DM85.  I really don’t understand why this grid hasn’t been activated.  I-40 between Amarillo and Tucumcari runs right through it!  Find a rest stop and put it on the air. 
 
And then there is DL88.  I understand why this one has never been activated.  It is a very small strip (about 10 miles) of land in the far southern reaches of the Big Bend National Park in Texas.   There is only one dirt road (path) in and out.  Do a Google Earth search for Talley Big Bend National Park.  In 2016 I activated DL89 from Big Bend, but never even considered the trip to DL88.  If you do this one and I work you, I’ll send you an engraved 070 Explorer plaque!  PS - carry enough water!

Finally, for those seeking a North Woods adventure, EN28 in Northern Minnesota has never been logged.  Looks like State Highway 11 from Baudette or Warroad would do it.  I’ve never been up there and would love to go.  But it is not to be.
 
How about going APE from one or more of these grids?  (DL88 not recommended in August!)  Even if you can’t hit one of these rare grids, if you can include some portable operations in your getaway this year, be sure to post here and you’ll get lots of action!
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602



Re: ANY MEMBERS IN FOLLOWING GRIDS ??

bowerjohn41 <poppajohnbower@...>
 

Jerry you could always email them and request  a sked.
John


On Sat, Mar 3, 2018 at 2:52 PM Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:
John:

Looking for specific calls doesn't help much. Those you mentioned I've never seen and chances of running across the are slim at best.  Do appreciate it and will  write them down on my bulletin board in case I see them.

I will endeavor to post on CN98 and EM43 should I run across them as you and others may need them.

Thanks,

Jerry  n9avy


From: bowerjohn41 <poppajohnbower@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Saturday, March 3, 2018 1:16 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] ANY MEMBERS IN FOLLOWING GRIDS ??

Hi there Jerry
Grids
I worked N8KAY in Grid EN65 I do Need EN56 in WI
I worked AB0C in Grid EN39
I also need CN98 in WA
Also Need EM43 in MS or AR.
Please share if you find the ones I need.
Best
John KE4JB

On Sat, Mar 3, 2018 at 12:38 PM, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:
Still chasing grids , but need some to finish up states. So, if there are any PODXS members in following grids please let me know you are there and maybe we can make a sked ?

CN98    WA 

EM39    MO

EN65    WI

EN43    MS

Also, I saw a couple from DM58 (CO) , but band changed or they went QRT too fast.
 

TIA, 


Jerry  n9avy




Re: ANY MEMBERS IN FOLLOWING GRIDS ??

Rick - N7WE
 

Jerry-
070 Members by the grids you listed:
CN98 - WA - None
EM39 - MO - None
EN65 - WI - None
EN43 - MS (think you meant EM43 - MS) - None  (There are members in EN43 but it is MN, WI, IA.)
This was as of 1-1-2018 membership list.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: ANY MEMBERS IN FOLLOWING GRIDS ??

Jerry N9AVY
 

John:

Looking for specific calls doesn't help much. Those you mentioned I've never seen and chances of running across the are slim at best.  Do appreciate it and will  write them down on my bulletin board in case I see them.

I will endeavor to post on CN98 and EM43 should I run across them as you and others may need them.

Thanks,

Jerry  n9avy


From: bowerjohn41 <poppajohnbower@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Saturday, March 3, 2018 1:16 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] ANY MEMBERS IN FOLLOWING GRIDS ??

Hi there Jerry
Grids
I worked N8KAY in Grid EN65 I do Need EN56 in WI
I worked AB0C in Grid EN39
I also need CN98 in WA
Also Need EM43 in MS or AR.
Please share if you find the ones I need.
Best
John KE4JB

On Sat, Mar 3, 2018 at 12:38 PM, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:
Still chasing grids , but need some to finish up states. So, if there are any PODXS members in following grids please let me know you are there and maybe we can make a sked ?

CN98    WA 

EM39    MO

EN65    WI

EN43    MS

Also, I saw a couple from DM58 (CO) , but band changed or they went QRT too fast.
 

TIA, 


Jerry  n9avy




Want to be a Hero?

Rick - N7WE
 

Want to be a hero?  Want 070 members heaping praise upon you?  Want to be on the other end of a pile-up?  Well it can happen!  Spring and Summer are surely coming and it’s time to think about vacations and getaways.  Especially those still fighting snow, ice, and cold.  So why not include some portable operations this year and be a Grid DXpedition?

 

There are 11 grids (as of August 2017) in the GRIDS Endorsement that have never been logged by anyone who has submitted to the Awards Progress Checker!  This from the research Steve – W3HF – did last August.  Here’s the hot spots to think about.

 

DN01 and DN02.  These two grids are located on the Nevada-Oregon border.  One on each side.  Easy-Peasy to bag both on the same trip.  Good starting point is Lakeview Oregon (nice town – we’ve been there).  The grids are about 27 miles SE as the crow flies.  There are good roads to follow – albeit a few more miles – and it is great country.  Even has wild burros and an Opal mine open to the public!

 

DN25 and DN34 are another twofer.  Shared between Idaho and Montana, US 93 North out of Challis Idaho looks like the best approach.  US 93 follows the Salmon River, know as the River of No Return.  We've been down that road.  If you like whitewater rafting, jet boat trips, and incredible scenery…this is the Grid DXpedition for you!

 

DN65 and DN75 in Southeastern Montana make up another easy-to-do double dip.  Take I-90 to Crow Agency.  Take time to stop at the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument (Custer’s Last Stand).  Then take US 212 east off I-90 (about 1.5 miles south of Crow Agency) towards Broadus.  You’ll enter DN75 between Ashland and Broadus.  Again a beautiful drive.

 

If you are in either Great Falls Montana or Billings Montana, consider a drive on US 87.  I runs along the southern edge of DN57, another grid that has never been logged.  You will understand why Montana is called Big Sky Country as you roll across the plains!

 

DN52 in Wyoming should be an easy activation, but it has never been done.  Either US 287 towards Lander or US 191 towards Pinedale will take you through this grid.  Both are easy travel on good roads.  We’ve been down them many times…but that was before I got into activating grids.

 

A more Midwest grid is DM85.  I really don’t understand why this grid hasn’t been activated.  I-40 between Amarillo and Tucumcari runs right through it!  Find a rest stop and put it on the air. 

 

And then there is DL88.  I understand why this one has never been activated.  It is a very small strip (about 10 miles) of land in the far southern reaches of the Big Bend National Park in Texas.   There is only one dirt road (path) in and out.  Do a Google Earth search for Talley Big Bend National Park.  In 2016 I activated DL89 from Big Bend, but never even considered the trip to DL88.  If you do this one and I work you, I’ll send you an engraved 070 Explorer plaque!  PS - carry enough water!

Finally, for those seeking a North Woods adventure, EN28 in Northern Minnesota has never been logged.  Looks like State Highway 11 from Baudette or Warroad would do it.  I’ve never been up there and would love to go.  But it is not to be.

 

How about going APE from one or more of these grids?  (DL88 not recommended in August!)  Even if you can’t hit one of these rare grids, if you can include some portable operations in your getaway this year, be sure to post here and you’ll get lots of action!

--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: ANY MEMBERS IN FOLLOWING GRIDS ??

bowerjohn41 <poppajohnbower@...>
 

Hi there Jerry
Grids
I worked N8KAY in Grid EN65 I do Need EN56 in WI
I worked AB0C in Grid EN39
I also need CN98 in WA
Also Need EM43 in MS or AR.
Please share if you find the ones I need.
Best
John KE4JB

On Sat, Mar 3, 2018 at 12:38 PM, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:
Still chasing grids , but need some to finish up states. So, if there are any PODXS members in following grids please let me know you are there and maybe we can make a sked ?

CN98    WA 

EM39    MO

EN65    WI

EN43    MS

Also, I saw a couple from DM58 (CO) , but band changed or they went QRT too fast.
 

TIA, 


Jerry  n9avy



ANY MEMBERS IN FOLLOWING GRIDS ??

Jerry N9AVY
 

Still chasing grids , but need some to finish up states. So, if there are any PODXS members in following grids please let me know you are there and maybe we can make a sked ?

CN98    WA 

EM39    MO

EN65    WI

EN43    MS

Also, I saw a couple from DM58 (CO) , but band changed or they went QRT too fast.
 

TIA, 


Jerry  n9avy


Re: Wondering about 6m PSK31 this coming season

Rick - N7WE
 

Stan-
This is great!  Thank you!  

May I suggest you post these instructions to the Files Section here on the group?
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Wondering about 6m PSK31 this coming season

K8TOM
 

Thanks, Stan.  

Signing up was easy enough. 

This is a pretty interesting alert system.

Who knows? Maybe I'll get my fourth 6M PSK31 contact this year, HI HI.

73,

Tom
K8TOM
815


Re: Wondering about 6m PSK31 this coming season

stan W9SMR
 

I was surprised to see that I have actually had over 40  QSOs on 6m on PSK-31.  I have a simple wire dipole in the attic under the red tile roof here in FL and I force feed my 20m to 10m HEX up in IN. Certainly not an ideal antenna configuration. Not a big extra expenditure, for sure.


One of the keys is to take full advantage of  DXMaps.COM. The best way to do that is to subscribe to their email alerts. Go to :  https://www.dxmaps.com/spots/warnings.php


These are targeted as meaningful to your specific QTH on the band you select (28 MHz to 432 MHz). The DXMaps map view will show all the reported contacts and Beacon receptions recently recorded and advise you of the MUF and where the Sporadic E Cloud is centered. 


Based on this, tune up at 50,290 MHz - USB and call CQ. Post your attempt on this reflector and hopefully someone else will catch the wave and you've got a QSO.  

This will be especially helpful during the High Band Challenge (10m, 6m & 2m) the 3rd Saturday of June.

Does anybody else use the Alerts?

73,
Stan
W9SMR
W9SMR/9
#1611


From: 070Club@groups.io <070Club@groups.io> on behalf of Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...>
Sent: Thursday, March 1, 2018 8:19 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: [070Club] Wondering about 6m PSK31 this coming season
 
I'm wondering about 6m PSK31 for the coming season.  In the past, I've used a 6m halo and done mostly JT65 and MSK144. But there has been very little PSK.  In fact, I only have 6 - 6m PSK31 QSOs in the log.  So before I spend some $ on a yagi, though I'd check here to see just how much interest, if any, there is for 6m.  Thanks for any and all replies.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Wondering about 6m PSK31 this coming season

Jerry N9AVY
 

Tom:

Think for the "magic band"  you'll need the right words - abracadabra won't cut it !  
Jerry  N9avy


From: K8TOM <tsingle@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Friday, March 2, 2018 8:32 AM
Subject: Re: [070Club] Wondering about 6m PSK31 this coming season

Hopefully your luck will be better than mine over the last three years out here on the left coast.

With a 4-element 6M beam at 40' and CQing when the condx were "right" over a couple months each year, I think that I have three 6M PSK31 contacts in the log.  I have to admit it dampened my enthusiasm a bit, despite the patter about about the "magic band".

Maybe it's just the left coast?  Or of course operator expertise...HI   Maybe 6M just requires that you just be more on top of hour to hour condx each day.  But the activity seems sparse out here.

Anyway good luck to all 6M-PSKers this coming season.

73,
Tom
K8TOM
815



Re: Wondering about 6m PSK31 this coming season

K8TOM
 

Hopefully your luck will be better than mine over the last three years out here on the left coast.

With a 4-element 6M beam at 40' and CQing when the condx were "right" over a couple months each year, I think that I have three 6M PSK31 contacts in the log.  I have to admit it dampened my enthusiasm a bit, despite the patter about about the "magic band".

Maybe it's just the left coast?  Or of course operator expertise...HI   Maybe 6M just requires that you just be more on top of hour to hour condx each day.  But the activity seems sparse out here.

Anyway good luck to all 6M-PSKers this coming season.

73,
Tom
K8TOM
815

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