Date   

Announcing Contest Dates for 2018, 2019, and 2020

Rick - N7WE
 

To bring year-to-year uniformity to our contest dates your Club leadership has established some guidelines that will be followed.  First, the actual date will be specified as the day the contest begins and second, the day will always be UTC day.  Here are the rules and the dates for the next 3 years:

 

Contest

Sched Rule

2018

2019

2020

 

All days are UTC days and are the day contest period begins.  Check the individual Contest Rules for beginning and end times.

Begins

Begins

Begins

 

 

 

 

 

PSKFest

1st Saturday AFTER Jan 1.

1/6

1/5

1/4

Valentine

Valentine's Day

2/14

2/14

2/14

St. Pat

Third Saturday of March

3/17

3/16

3/21

31 Flavors

1st Saturday in April

4/7

4/6

4/4

Three Day Wk

Friday after Memorial Day

6/1

5/31

5/29

June VHF

3rd Saturday of June

6/16

6/15

6/20

Firecracker

1st Saturday AFTER July 1

7/7

7/6

7/4

Jay Hudak

1st Saturday in September

9/1

9/7

9/5

Great Pumpkin

2nd Saturday in October

10/13

10/12

10/10

Triple Play

2nd Saturday in November

11/10

11/9

11/14

Double Header

2nd Saturday in December

12/8

12/14

12/12

 

 

The only change from past years is returning the Three Day Weekend contest to its original slot of following the Memorial Day weekend, as opposed to being on the holiday.  Matt – AK4MK - 070 Executive Director said: “ Making this change will avoid both the holiday weekend AND the low band interference from the CQ CW contest and allow synergy with 10-10 Open Season contest.”

--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Kenedy Space Center ARC

Joseph Molon <ljl2002@...>
 

Kennedy Space Center ARC is OTA with a special event on 14.0723 now.
Very strong into CT.
 
Joe
KA1PPV  #1482


Re: 40M

Joseph Molon <ljl2002@...>
 

Hey Randy,
How about we all move next door to you???
 
Joe
KA1PPV  #1482
 
 
 

On Sat, Dec 16, 2017 at 04:17 PM, JEFF WALSH wrote:
 
 
 
40m is usually quiet here in MS during daylight hours also
 
JEFF WALSH
W3WMU
#1673
BUBBAWOOD
WORLDWIDE HEADQUARTERS
STURGIS, MS.


On Saturday, December 16, 2017 12:37 PM, Randy True <w4rttrandy@...> wrote:


I can see PSK31 signals virtually 24hrs a day.
What antenna are you using?
Randy W4RTT



From: 070Club@groups.io <070Club@groups.io> on behalf of Matthew King - AK4MK <kk4cps@...>
Sent: Friday, December 15, 2017 3:50 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] 40M
 
I rarely see anything (PSK-31wise, anyhow) on forty meters unless it's at night.  Could be my antenna setup, or just that I'm not looking that diligently on forty.

Glad you got somebody at least!

73

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


On Fri, Dec 15, 2017 at 9:42 AM, Dan Morris <dbmorris315@...> wrote:
Wow, 40M is awful quiet.  I’ve been calling for about 1/2 hour now and not a trace of a signal!!!

Dan Morris  KZ3T
dbmorris315@...

I live to live for Him!










Re: 40M

Matthew King - AK4MK
 

Randy - I see PSK31 signals most all the time, but not on 40m. That seems to be a very late afternoon/evening/night band for me. 20m seems to work from a bit after sun up to evening time.  I'm using both a Hustler 6BTV (over 40 radials) and a 20m Extended Double Zepp oriented NE/SW. The Hustler is the 40m antenna and I alternate between them on 20m.

73 from my phone

Matt
AK4MK 

On Dec 16, 2017 1:37 PM, "Randy True" <w4rttrandy@...> wrote:

I can see PSK31 signals virtually 24hrs a day.

What antenna are you using?

Randy W4RTT




From: 070Club@groups.io <070Club@groups.io> on behalf of Matthew King - AK4MK <kk4cps@...>
Sent: Friday, December 15, 2017 3:50 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] 40M
 
I rarely see anything (PSK-31wise, anyhow) on forty meters unless it's at night.  Could be my antenna setup, or just that I'm not looking that diligently on forty.

Glad you got somebody at least!

73

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


On Fri, Dec 15, 2017 at 9:42 AM, Dan Morris <dbmorris315@...> wrote:
Wow, 40M is awful quiet.  I’ve been calling for about 1/2 hour now and not a trace of a signal!!!

Dan Morris  KZ3T
dbmorris315@...

I live to live for Him!








Re: Fldigi

N9JCA Chris Matthews <n9jca.chris@...>
 

Look through the Setup for  IU Tab

Click on it then click on Contest Tab

Click on On/Off Button then click on Dupe Color

Choose your Color  Click on Save Close Window

Good to go

You may have to be in Comparability Mode Setup For Vista

I DON'T use Windoze anymore --I use LINUX--but this should help you out

Merry Christmas

Chris N9JCA PODXS # 797

" i am always doing that which I CANNOT do;
in order that I may LEARN how to do it "
On 12/16/2017 12:33 PM, Charles Odom wrote:

Anyone here using Fldigi or has the expertise to help me. I am running Windows Vista with Fldigi 4.0.12. My problem is the contest log. The call sign does not change colors on a duplicate.  I have everything set as the manual calls for and is turned on. I don't think it is Fldigi it must be something in Vista,  it can be picky.
Thanks,

KI4VMK
# 2542



Re: 40M

JEFF WALSH
 

40m is usually quiet here in MS during daylight hours also
 
JEFF WALSH
W3WMU
#1673
BUBBAWOOD
WORLDWIDE HEADQUARTERS
STURGIS, MS.


On Saturday, December 16, 2017 12:37 PM, Randy True <w4rttrandy@...> wrote:


I can see PSK31 signals virtually 24hrs a day.
What antenna are you using?
Randy W4RTT



From: 070Club@groups.io <070Club@groups.io> on behalf of Matthew King - AK4MK <kk4cps@...>
Sent: Friday, December 15, 2017 3:50 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] 40M
 
I rarely see anything (PSK-31wise, anyhow) on forty meters unless it's at night.  Could be my antenna setup, or just that I'm not looking that diligently on forty.

Glad you got somebody at least!

73

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


On Fri, Dec 15, 2017 at 9:42 AM, Dan Morris <dbmorris315@...> wrote:
Wow, 40M is awful quiet.  I’ve been calling for about 1/2 hour now and not a trace of a signal!!!

Dan Morris  KZ3T
dbmorris315@...

I live to live for Him!










Re: 40M

Randy True
 

I can see PSK31 signals virtually 24hrs a day.

What antenna are you using?

Randy W4RTT




From: 070Club@groups.io <070Club@groups.io> on behalf of Matthew King - AK4MK <kk4cps@...>
Sent: Friday, December 15, 2017 3:50 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] 40M
 
I rarely see anything (PSK-31wise, anyhow) on forty meters unless it's at night.  Could be my antenna setup, or just that I'm not looking that diligently on forty.

Glad you got somebody at least!

73

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


On Fri, Dec 15, 2017 at 9:42 AM, Dan Morris <dbmorris315@...> wrote:
Wow, 40M is awful quiet.  I’ve been calling for about 1/2 hour now and not a trace of a signal!!!

Dan Morris  KZ3T
dbmorris315@...

I live to live for Him!








Fldigi

Charles Odom, KI4VMK # 2542
 

Anyone here using Fldigi or has the expertise to help me. I am running Windows Vista with Fldigi 4.0.12. My problem is the contest log. The call sign does not change colors on a duplicate.  I have everything set as the manual calls for and is turned on. I don't think it is Fldigi it must be something in Vista,  it can be picky.
Thanks,

KI4VMK
# 2542


Re: 2017 Contest Certificates/Dog Tags

Jerry N9AVY
 

LOL !



From: Joseph Molon <ljl2002@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Saturday, December 16, 2017 11:03 AM
Subject: Re: [070Club] 2017 Contest Certificates/Dog Tags

Not quite.
We had just invented fire and it took us years to develop smoke CW.  Misspellings were common which led to more than a few misunderstandings. ( I believe that is when obscenities were first used)
How far we have progressed!!!

Joe
KA1PPV  #1482


On Sat, Dec 16, 2017 at 11:52 AM, Jerry N9AVY wrote:

Joe:

When you were in school they had drums instead of internet !   :-)
Jerry


From: Joseph Molon <ljl2002@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Saturday, December 16, 2017 10:48 AM
Subject: Re: [070Club] 2017 Contest Certificates/Dog Tags

My daughter uses Google Docs for her school work.  She can work on something at school and then access it when she comes home.  More work is done at home and then it is there when she returns to school.  Very nice to have.
Wish it was there when I was in school as well as the Internet.  That would have made school life much easier for sure.

Happy Holidays and HNY with good DX.

Joe
KA1PPV  #1482




On Fri, Dec 15, 2017 at 03:08 PM, Jerry N9AVY wrote:

Byron:


Sounds likea place where anything you type "can and will be held against you" !   
Jerry  N9AVY


From: W7RIV <nnegrom@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Friday, December 15, 2017 11:15 AM
Subject: Re: [070Club] 2017 Contest Certificates/Dog Tags

I've started using Google Docs for these types of things. Extremely easy to use, multiple people can be in the same document at the same time, its online, and is pretty much saved as you type. If you want me to set something up, let me know.

Bryon

On Fri, Dec 15, 2017 at 8:01 AM, Joseph Molon <ljl2002@...> wrote:
Matt,
 
No problem.  With all that you do it's a wonder that you can keep up with the paperwork and still find the time to DX and contest.  Thank You.
 
For 2017 I received:
 
31 Flavors
Psk Fest
40m Firecracker Sprint
Financial Support
 
Alas no Dog Tags yet.
 
Enjoy the holidays.
 
Joe
KA1PPV  #1482
 
 
 
On Thu, Dec 14, 2017 at 03:31 PM, Matthew King - AK4MK wrote:
 
 
This is pretty sad, but I've lost my list of 2017 Contest Certificate recipients for the year.  That is to say, I don't have a list of people that I've already sent the certificates and Rollo Dog Tags to so far this year.

Anybody that has received one for 2017, PLEASE let me know. I'm trying to avoid sending out duplicates, especially on the dog tags.

~hanging head~

73

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





Virus-free. www.avg.com





Re: 2017 Contest Certificates/Dog Tags

Joseph Molon <ljl2002@...>
 

Not quite.
We had just invented fire and it took us years to develop smoke CW.  Misspellings were common which led to more than a few misunderstandings. ( I believe that is when obscenities were first used)
How far we have progressed!!!

Joe
KA1PPV  #1482


On Sat, Dec 16, 2017 at 11:52 AM, Jerry N9AVY wrote:

Joe:

When you were in school they had drums instead of internet !   :-)
Jerry


From: Joseph Molon <ljl2002@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Saturday, December 16, 2017 10:48 AM
Subject: Re: [070Club] 2017 Contest Certificates/Dog Tags

My daughter uses Google Docs for her school work.  She can work on something at school and then access it when she comes home.  More work is done at home and then it is there when she returns to school.  Very nice to have.
Wish it was there when I was in school as well as the Internet.  That would have made school life much easier for sure.

Happy Holidays and HNY with good DX.

Joe
KA1PPV  #1482




On Fri, Dec 15, 2017 at 03:08 PM, Jerry N9AVY wrote:

Byron:


Sounds likea place where anything you type "can and will be held against you" !   
Jerry  N9AVY


From: W7RIV <nnegrom@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Friday, December 15, 2017 11:15 AM
Subject: Re: [070Club] 2017 Contest Certificates/Dog Tags

I've started using Google Docs for these types of things. Extremely easy to use, multiple people can be in the same document at the same time, its online, and is pretty much saved as you type. If you want me to set something up, let me know.

Bryon

On Fri, Dec 15, 2017 at 8:01 AM, Joseph Molon <ljl2002@...> wrote:
Matt,
 
No problem.  With all that you do it's a wonder that you can keep up with the paperwork and still find the time to DX and contest.  Thank You.
 
For 2017 I received:
 
31 Flavors
Psk Fest
40m Firecracker Sprint
Financial Support
 
Alas no Dog Tags yet.
 
Enjoy the holidays.
 
Joe
KA1PPV  #1482
 
 
 
On Thu, Dec 14, 2017 at 03:31 PM, Matthew King - AK4MK wrote:
 
 
This is pretty sad, but I've lost my list of 2017 Contest Certificate recipients for the year.  That is to say, I don't have a list of people that I've already sent the certificates and Rollo Dog Tags to so far this year.

Anybody that has received one for 2017, PLEASE let me know. I'm trying to avoid sending out duplicates, especially on the dog tags.

~hanging head~

73

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





Virus-free. www.avg.com



Re: 2017 Contest Certificates/Dog Tags

Jerry N9AVY
 

Joe:

When you were in school they had drums instead of internet !   :-)
Jerry


From: Joseph Molon <ljl2002@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Saturday, December 16, 2017 10:48 AM
Subject: Re: [070Club] 2017 Contest Certificates/Dog Tags

My daughter uses Google Docs for her school work.  She can work on something at school and then access it when she comes home.  More work is done at home and then it is there when she returns to school.  Very nice to have.
Wish it was there when I was in school as well as the Internet.  That would have made school life much easier for sure.

Happy Holidays and HNY with good DX.

Joe
KA1PPV  #1482




On Fri, Dec 15, 2017 at 03:08 PM, Jerry N9AVY wrote:

Byron:


Sounds likea place where anything you type "can and will be held against you" !   
Jerry  N9AVY


From: W7RIV <nnegrom@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Friday, December 15, 2017 11:15 AM
Subject: Re: [070Club] 2017 Contest Certificates/Dog Tags

I've started using Google Docs for these types of things. Extremely easy to use, multiple people can be in the same document at the same time, its online, and is pretty much saved as you type. If you want me to set something up, let me know.

Bryon

On Fri, Dec 15, 2017 at 8:01 AM, Joseph Molon <ljl2002@...> wrote:
Matt,
 
No problem.  With all that you do it's a wonder that you can keep up with the paperwork and still find the time to DX and contest.  Thank You.
 
For 2017 I received:
 
31 Flavors
Psk Fest
40m Firecracker Sprint
Financial Support
 
Alas no Dog Tags yet.
 
Enjoy the holidays.
 
Joe
KA1PPV  #1482
 
 
 
On Thu, Dec 14, 2017 at 03:31 PM, Matthew King - AK4MK wrote:
 
 
This is pretty sad, but I've lost my list of 2017 Contest Certificate recipients for the year.  That is to say, I don't have a list of people that I've already sent the certificates and Rollo Dog Tags to so far this year.

Anybody that has received one for 2017, PLEASE let me know. I'm trying to avoid sending out duplicates, especially on the dog tags.

~hanging head~

73

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





Virus-free. www.avg.com



Re: 40M

Joseph Molon <ljl2002@...>
 

Matt,
40m is the same here.  Your antenna is OK.
I get a few hours in the evening and that's it.

Joe
KA1PPV  #1482


On Fri, Dec 15, 2017 at 03:50 PM, Matthew King - AK4MK wrote:

I rarely see anything (PSK-31wise, anyhow) on forty meters unless it's at night.  Could be my antenna setup, or just that I'm not looking that diligently on forty.

Glad you got somebody at least!

73

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


On Fri, Dec 15, 2017 at 9:42 AM, Dan Morris <dbmorris315@...> wrote:
Wow, 40M is awful quiet.  I’ve been calling for about 1/2 hour now and not a trace of a signal!!!

Dan Morris  KZ3T
dbmorris315@...

I live to live for Him!








Re: 2017 Contest Certificates/Dog Tags

Joseph Molon <ljl2002@...>
 

My daughter uses Google Docs for her school work.  She can work on something at school and then access it when she comes home.  More work is done at home and then it is there when she returns to school.  Very nice to have.
Wish it was there when I was in school as well as the Internet.  That would have made school life much easier for sure.

Happy Holidays and HNY with good DX.

Joe
KA1PPV  #1482




On Fri, Dec 15, 2017 at 03:08 PM, Jerry N9AVY wrote:

Byron:


Sounds likea place where anything you type "can and will be held against you" !   
Jerry  N9AVY


From: W7RIV <nnegrom@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Friday, December 15, 2017 11:15 AM
Subject: Re: [070Club] 2017 Contest Certificates/Dog Tags

I've started using Google Docs for these types of things. Extremely easy to use, multiple people can be in the same document at the same time, its online, and is pretty much saved as you type. If you want me to set something up, let me know.

Bryon

On Fri, Dec 15, 2017 at 8:01 AM, Joseph Molon <ljl2002@...> wrote:
Matt,
 
No problem.  With all that you do it's a wonder that you can keep up with the paperwork and still find the time to DX and contest.  Thank You.
 
For 2017 I received:
 
31 Flavors
Psk Fest
40m Firecracker Sprint
Financial Support
 
Alas no Dog Tags yet.
 
Enjoy the holidays.
 
Joe
KA1PPV  #1482
 
 
 
On Thu, Dec 14, 2017 at 03:31 PM, Matthew King - AK4MK wrote:
 
 
This is pretty sad, but I've lost my list of 2017 Contest Certificate recipients for the year.  That is to say, I don't have a list of people that I've already sent the certificates and Rollo Dog Tags to so far this year.

Anybody that has received one for 2017, PLEASE let me know. I'm trying to avoid sending out duplicates, especially on the dog tags.

~hanging head~

73

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





Virus-free. www.avg.com


Re: Christmas Run 2017

Barry 1470 <boat.anchor@...>
 

TU 4 reminder Rick.
I am standing by awaiting Xmas eve for the fun to begin.
Wish everyone a Happy Holiday
Barry
VB7150 (for another two weeks only)


Christmas Run 2017

Rick - N7WE
 

It's almost here!  Don't forget!

--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: WSJT-X

Mike Flowers
 

ACLog seems to use Windows Media Player, so see if you can find which sound card that is using.  I’m assuming you have 2 sound cards - SignaLink and PC. 

WSJT-X should be on the SignaLink, of course. 

-- Mike Flowers, K6MKF, NCDXC - "It's about DX!"

On Dec 15, 2017, at 6:46 PM, Dan Morris <dbmorris315@...> wrote:

that is a possibility!!

Dan Morris







On Dec 15, 2017, at 8:17 PM, Mike Flowers <mike.flowers@...> wrote:

My version of ACLog has some features like ‘Voice Navigation’ and Audio Alerts.   I’ve not found where in ACLog that you get to select the playback device, so I’m left to conclude that ACLog uses the default playback device for these features.

Is there any possibility that the SignaLink sound card has become the default playback device?   Perhaps if this has happened, then WSJT-X and ACLog are contending for the SignaLink sound card.

Just a wild guess ...

-- Mike Flowers, K6MKF, NCDXC - "It's about DX!"

On Dec 15, 2017, at 11:46 AM, Dan Morris <dbmorris315@...> wrote:

For those who know a lot more about this program than I that might can answer this question.

I am trying to use WSJT-X and I notice sometimes when I switch back and forth to ACLog, the WSJT-X waterfall freezes.  I cannot find any way to refresh/sync that waterfall to unfreeze other than restarting the program.  Any help would be appreciated.  Thanks

Dan Morris  KZ3T  070-1065
dbmorris315@...

I live to live for Him!












Re: WSJT-X

Dan Morris - KZ3T
 

that is a possibility!!

Dan Morris







On Dec 15, 2017, at 8:17 PM, Mike Flowers <mike.flowers@...> wrote:

My version of ACLog has some features like ‘Voice Navigation’ and Audio Alerts.   I’ve not found where in ACLog that you get to select the playback device, so I’m left to conclude that ACLog uses the default playback device for these features.

Is there any possibility that the SignaLink sound card has become the default playback device?   Perhaps if this has happened, then WSJT-X and ACLog are contending for the SignaLink sound card.

Just a wild guess ...

-- Mike Flowers, K6MKF, NCDXC - "It's about DX!"

On Dec 15, 2017, at 11:46 AM, Dan Morris <dbmorris315@...> wrote:

For those who know a lot more about this program than I that might can answer this question.

I am trying to use WSJT-X and I notice sometimes when I switch back and forth to ACLog, the WSJT-X waterfall freezes.  I cannot find any way to refresh/sync that waterfall to unfreeze other than restarting the program.  Any help would be appreciated.  Thanks

Dan Morris  KZ3T  070-1065
dbmorris315@...

I live to live for Him!












Re: WSJT-X

Mike Flowers
 

My version of ACLog has some features like ‘Voice Navigation’ and Audio Alerts. I’ve not found where in ACLog that you get to select the playback device, so I’m left to conclude that ACLog uses the default playback device for these features.

Is there any possibility that the SignaLink sound card has become the default playback device? Perhaps if this has happened, then WSJT-X and ACLog are contending for the SignaLink sound card.

Just a wild guess ...

-- Mike Flowers, K6MKF, NCDXC - "It's about DX!"

On Dec 15, 2017, at 11:46 AM, Dan Morris <dbmorris315@gmail.com> wrote:

For those who know a lot more about this program than I that might can answer this question.

I am trying to use WSJT-X and I notice sometimes when I switch back and forth to ACLog, the WSJT-X waterfall freezes. I cannot find any way to refresh/sync that waterfall to unfreeze other than restarting the program. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

Dan Morris KZ3T 070-1065
dbmorris315@gmail.com

I live to live for Him!







Re: WSJT-X

Dan Morris - KZ3T
 

thanks Rick

Dan Morris

I live to live for Him!




On Dec 15, 2017, at 7:44 PM, Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:

Dan-

Again I'm not knowledgeable on ACLog, but using JTAlert with HRD, WSJT-X creates a log entry in its log file and JTALERT automatically transfers the log entry and notifies you that it was successfully logged in HRD. For some time, JTAlert did not support ACLog.  I understand it now does.  I think when that happened it solved the problems with some info not transferring, but I'm not sure.  There is a JTAlert groups.io called HamApps     https://hamapps.groups.io/g/Support/topics.  It has lots of postings about ACLog both before and after they started supporting it.  Hope that helps.



On 12/15/2017 18:54, Dan Morris wrote:
rick — Well, I do not use JT Alert — I heard some data fields are not transferred over to ACLog.  But, I may give it a try and see what happens.  When I log the call in WSJT-X , does that automatically log the contact in ACLog also???

Dan Morris

I live to live for Him!




--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: WSJT-X

Rick - N7WE
 

Dan-

Again I'm not knowledgeable on ACLog, but using JTAlert with HRD, WSJT-X creates a log entry in its log file and JTALERT automatically transfers the log entry and notifies you that it was successfully logged in HRD. For some time, JTAlert did not support ACLog.  I understand it now does.  I think when that happened it solved the problems with some info not transferring, but I'm not sure.  There is a JTAlert groups.io called HamApps     https://hamapps.groups.io/g/Support/topics.  It has lots of postings about ACLog both before and after they started supporting it.  Hope that helps.



On 12/15/2017 18:54, Dan Morris wrote:
rick — Well, I do not use JT Alert — I heard some data fields are not transferred over to ACLog.  But, I may give it a try and see what happens.  When I log the call in WSJT-X , does that automatically log the contact in ACLog also???

Dan Morris

I live to live for Him!




--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602

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