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Re: Soapbox Anyone?

Rick - N7WE
 

Well I didn't get on until 13:59, but I had a blast.  Lots and lots of PSK31 on the waterfall - more than I've seen in the last 6 months I think - which was great to see.  Managed to grab Qs on 80m, 40m, 20m, and even 3 on 15m.  40m was the workhorse here in central Florida with 20m being good in the afternoon.  And no iguanas fell out of the palm trees at our house - hi hi!  Thanks to all who worked me.  I hope you had as much fun as I did.
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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Soapbox Anyone?

Charles Odom, KI4VMK # 2542
 

Just in case anyone missed me, well just my luck I have been out of town . Hope everyone had fun. Hopefully next year. 

KI4VMK 
#2542


Re: The waterfall is full!

 

Another reason to post your log is to tell the management, "Thank you for putting on the contest, I was here".

Milt.

N6MG

070-650

LONP # 76

 

 

 

From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Rick - N7WE
Sent: Sunday, January 7, 2018 7:00 AM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] The waterfall is full!

 

Geary-
Glad you had fun.  That's what it is all about.  And thanks for the QSO.  You were my only Oklahoma in the entire contest!  Hope you made some good progress on endorsements as well.  The contests, and particularly PSK Fest bring out a lot of operators all at the same time.  Please do post your log up to the contest scorer when Matt gives us the "all clear."  There is no such thing "too few to post."  If you log one QSO you've earned an atta boy sticker!

Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Soapbox Anyone?

Bill Garwood
 

Soapbox Comments:

Made a lot of contacts on 80 and 40.  Some strange looking signals on the waterfall from time to time.  7.040 is usually good for a couple of DX stations but it was full of RTTY.  I would call CQ and sometimes would get someone send their call sign one time but often it was scrambled.  Me thinks you should send your call at least twice.  Also, I know what my call is, if you call me, send my call one time and send your call two or three times.  A lot of fun, wish the propagation had been better but the waterfall got a good workout.  I really enjoy the PODXS 070 Club!


Happy Radio!  Bill N4GBK in NC  #1688 LONP #252


From: 070Club@groups.io <070Club@groups.io> on behalf of Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...>
Sent: Sunday, January 7, 2018 2:51:03 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: [070Club] Soapbox Anyone?
 
One typical contest aspect that has been missing from our 070 contests is SOAPBOX.  So here's your chance.  Post your 2018 PSK Fest stories and experiences here.  Anything from "had fun" to "it was so cold the iguanas froze, fell out of the palm trees, and pulled down my homebrew 16 mile long receive-only beverage antenna."  Let's hear how it was for you!
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Tonight sked

Rick - N7WE
 

Richard-
Saw you fill 15:00 and 16:00!  Way to go...now only 08:00 left?  Next Sunday perhaps?    I'm willing to set an alarm clock for 2:45 AM. Let us know.
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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Soapbox Anyone?

Mike Besemer <mwbesemer@...>
 

Well, I’m not a contester… not in the competitive manner anyhow, but I did enjoy PSKFest. I was only able to operate hit-and-miss, but managed to get 30+ QSOs, which helped my WTW, LONP, and Grids totals.

40 meters was lousy at the start, but finally settled and because usable later on. 80 was pretty good from the start – at least I was working the stations I could hear.

I’d love to see the contest expanded to 160 meters too.

73,

Mike
WM4B
#348

From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Rick - N7WE
Sent: Sunday, January 7, 2018 9:51 AM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: [070Club] Soapbox Anyone?

One typical contest aspect that has been missing from our 070 contests is SOAPBOX. So here's your chance. Post your 2018 PSK Fest stories and experiences here. Anything from "had fun" to "it was so cold the iguanas froze, fell out of the palm trees, and pulled down my homebrew 16 mile long receive-only beverage antenna." Let's hear how it was for you!
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: The waterfall is full!

Geary McDowell <gearymcdowell@...>
 

Thanks Rick, I have have major SWR issues for years here, nine yrs, and no one has been able to figure them out.  I sold my vertical a couple of months ago, usually my best antenna.  I was checking my small Alpha Delta when the rope broke and it fell on me.  So I had to rely on the big boy, the Alpha Delta LB+, which was great when I put it up, but pretty sorry the last few years.  As long as I keep my power down around 20 to 25 watts for all HF comms, the SWR stays around 2.0 or less.  Better than the >31 my analyzer normally shows me.  Maybe the cold below freezing wx we had for several days got the length of that wire the correct length.  HI HI  My hearing is so bad about all I do is digital, so when something is happening it is good.  Zero QSOs in the 2017 ARRL Field Day was pretty disappointing, but yesterday was good.  I've been able to do 30-50 a day on FT8 when I do it, but I like good conversations sometimes too, so I enjoy PSK better overall.  I was happy with my thirty.  I did upload last night, and will again when I see the "all clear" to reupload.
Thanks again Rick, seems like I am one of a few Oklahoma stations on PSK and always glad to give other HAMs OK.  
73, Geary KE5IRK


On Sunday, January 7, 2018 9:00 AM, Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:


Geary-
Glad you had fun.  That's what it is all about.  And thanks for the QSO.  You were my only Oklahoma in the entire contest!  Hope you made some good progress on endorsements as well.  The contests, and particularly PSK Fest bring out a lot of operators all at the same time.  Please do post your log up to the contest scorer when Matt gives us the "all clear."  There is no such thing "too few to post."  If you log one QSO you've earned an atta boy sticker!

Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602



Re: The waterfall is full!

Rick - N7WE
 

Geary-
Glad you had fun.  That's what it is all about.  And thanks for the QSO.  You were my only Oklahoma in the entire contest!  Hope you made some good progress on endorsements as well.  The contests, and particularly PSK Fest bring out a lot of operators all at the same time.  Please do post your log up to the contest scorer when Matt gives us the "all clear."  There is no such thing "too few to post."  If you log one QSO you've earned an atta boy sticker!

Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Soapbox Anyone?

Rick - N7WE
 

One typical contest aspect that has been missing from our 070 contests is SOAPBOX.  So here's your chance.  Post your 2018 PSK Fest stories and experiences here.  Anything from "had fun" to "it was so cold the iguanas froze, fell out of the palm trees, and pulled down my homebrew 16 mile long receive-only beverage antenna."  Let's hear how it was for you!
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: The waterfall is full!

Geary McDowell <gearymcdowell@...>
 

Saturday was the first time I have seen hardly anyone on PSK waterfall.  It was GREAT.  I only made about 30 QSO, had a few good ol' fashion ragchews too.  I forgot to go see what FT8 was doing I was having so much fun.  I am not a contester, but try to participate some to help others.  I was only on around nine hours, I missed that there was a contest until I "just thought I would see if there way anyone on PSK before opening FT8".  
Geary, KE5IRK


On Saturday, January 6, 2018 4:12 PM, Steve R via Groups.Io <oldjavadrinker@...> wrote:


 
Agreed. I didn’t have a lot of booming signals, and no real EU DX today,,,,,,,but you are right. It is good to see lots of PSK activity.
 
Steve
VA3FLF
 
 
Sent from Mail for Windows 10
 
From: Rick - N7WE
Sent: Saturday, January 6, 2018 2:35 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: [070Club] The waterfall is full!
 
Great to see the waterfall full of PSK31 signals again!  Maybe we should do the PSKFest every weekend!  HI HI.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602
 



Re: Tonight sked

Fr Richard R
 

Gud morning Rick, thanks and 73


Fr Richard



On Sunday, January 7, 2018, 8:45:34 AM EST, Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:


Monitoring 40m at 13:44.  Will be here thru about 14:10 at least.  Hope to work you and help you fill another slot!
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Tonight sked

Rick - N7WE
 

Monitoring 40m at 13:44.  Will be here thru about 14:10 at least.  Hope to work you and help you fill another slot!
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Tonight sked

Fr Richard R
 

Ok if anyone is around tonight, I will be on 1-4AM EST....
I will try 40m and 80m, though I see 80m is full of RTTY....
anyways, if possible I will be around....

Fr Richard
WB8YXF
2328



On Saturday, January 6, 2018, 5:12:43 PM EST, Fr Richard R via Groups.Io <rickocr2005@...> wrote:


Thanks Mike

Fr Richard

> On Jan 6, 2018, at 17:11, Mike Besemer <mwbesemer@...> wrote:
>
> I'll look for you.
>
> 73,
>
> Mike
> WM4B
> #348
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Fr Richard R
> via Groups.Io
> Sent: Saturday, January 6, 2018 5:09 PM
> To: 070Club@groups.io
> Subject: [070Club] Tonight sked
>
> Well folks looks like I will be on the air tonight.  I am looking to fill
> most of my 8 slots left for 24/7!!
>
> So I will be on from 1 - 4 am EST;
> Then again 8-11 am EST Sunday morning.
>
> If anyone is up!!!!  80m & 40m
> Thanks and 73 in advance.
>
> Fr Richard
> 2328
> WB8YXF
>
>
>
>
>
>




Re: PSKFEST CONTEST SCORER SETUP INCORRECT

Matthew King - AK4MK
 

UPDATE - David has notified me that he is now aware of the problem, but will most likely not be able to correct it tonight. He's hoping to be able to do so tomorrow.

I'll send out a notification that the problem has been corrected so that people will know to resubmit their logs if they've already submitted them, or that it's OK to submit them if they've held off doing so on account of the error.

Thanks for your understanding.

73

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


On Sat, Jan 6, 2018 at 7:09 PM, Matthew King <mrk.twg@...> wrote:
Hey, folks - I'm sorry, but the PSKFest contest scorer setup is wrong.  That means that anyone who has uploaded to this point will need to resubmit in the proper category, and those that have not yet uploaded should wait until I send out an "all clear".

I've asked David to correct it and I'm sure he'll do so just as quickly as he can. I'll post another message when it's been done.

Sorry for the confusion.

I hope everyone enjoyed the PSKFest!

73

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



PSKFEST CONTEST SCORER SETUP INCORRECT

Matthew King - AK4MK
 

Hey, folks - I'm sorry, but the PSKFest contest scorer setup is wrong.  That means that anyone who has uploaded to this point will need to resubmit in the proper category, and those that have not yet uploaded should wait until I send out an "all clear".

I've asked David to correct it and I'm sure he'll do so just as quickly as he can. I'll post another message when it's been done.

Sorry for the confusion.

I hope everyone enjoyed the PSKFest!

73

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


Re: Contest Scorer

Stephen Melachrinos
 

Denny -

Not sure, but I think that's likely. It won't be obvious if someone followed the categories in the rules or the ones listed in the checker. But we'll have to see what Matt and David do.

Steve


-----Original Message-----
From: Dennis Rayfield <ki3fdar@...>
To: 070Club <070Club@groups.io>
Sent: Sat, Jan 6, 2018 11:52 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] Contest Scorer

Steve,

Thanks.  I assume that means we will need to reupload our logs to select the right category after the update happens, if we are in the wrong one?

Denny - KI3F


On Jan 6, 2018, at 6:49 PM, Stephen Melachrinos <melachri@...> wrote:

Denny -

No, you are right. The scorer wasn't updated (yet) to match the new rules. 

Management has been notified. 

Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: Dennis Rayfield <ki3fdar@...>
To: 070Club <070Club@groups.io>
Sent: Sat, Jan 6, 2018 11:48 pm
Subject: [070Club] Contest Scorer

I'm having a problem with the contest scorer.  The categories that you can select from do not match the ones specified on the rules page.  For example, the rules say low power is up to 25 watts, but the drop down on the contest scorer has low power at 50 watts.  Am I doing something wrong?

Denny - KI3F


Re: Contest Scorer

Dennis Rayfield
 

Steve,

Thanks.  I assume that means we will need to reupload our logs to select the right category after the update happens, if we are in the wrong one?

Denny - KI3F


On Jan 6, 2018, at 6:49 PM, Stephen Melachrinos <melachri@...> wrote:

Denny -

No, you are right. The scorer wasn't updated (yet) to match the new rules. 

Management has been notified. 

Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: Dennis Rayfield <ki3fdar@...>
To: 070Club <070Club@groups.io>
Sent: Sat, Jan 6, 2018 11:48 pm
Subject: [070Club] Contest Scorer

I'm having a problem with the contest scorer.  The categories that you can select from do not match the ones specified on the rules page.  For example, the rules say low power is up to 25 watts, but the drop down on the contest scorer has low power at 50 watts.  Am I doing something wrong?

Denny - KI3F


Re: Contest Scorer

Stephen Melachrinos
 

Denny -

No, you are right. The scorer wasn't updated (yet) to match the new rules. 

Management has been notified. 

Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: Dennis Rayfield <ki3fdar@...>
To: 070Club <070Club@groups.io>
Sent: Sat, Jan 6, 2018 11:48 pm
Subject: [070Club] Contest Scorer

I'm having a problem with the contest scorer.  The categories that you can select from do not match the ones specified on the rules page.  For example, the rules say low power is up to 25 watts, but the drop down on the contest scorer has low power at 50 watts.  Am I doing something wrong?

Denny - KI3F


Contest Scorer

Dennis Rayfield
 

I'm having a problem with the contest scorer.  The categories that you can select from do not match the ones specified on the rules page.  For example, the rules say low power is up to 25 watts, but the drop down on the contest scorer has low power at 50 watts.  Am I doing something wrong?

Denny - KI3F


Re: The waterfall is full!

Steve VA3FLF/KM4FLF
 

 

Agreed. I didn’t have a lot of booming signals, and no real EU DX today,,,,,,,but you are right. It is good to see lots of PSK activity.

 

Steve

VA3FLF

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Rick - N7WE
Sent: Saturday, January 6, 2018 2:35 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: [070Club] The waterfall is full!

 

Great to see the waterfall full of PSK31 signals again!  Maybe we should do the PSKFest every weekend!  HI HI.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602

 

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