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Greenland on 20 meters

DAVE KB3RAN 1692/381
 

OX3DB   Jan on 14071.375 now  1450Z


Dave H

KB3RAN  1697/381


Re: Hawaii

Jerry N9AVY
 

As one of those who approve endorsement on the checker, I can assure you that there are many more *fake* Alaska & Hawaii stations which are not where they were first licensed   AL7MH  (AZ)   comes to mind...have rejected many endorsements  for AL7MH . 
 
I suggested earlier that those applying for AK & HI  endorsements check QRZ.com and/or FCC database to make sure that stations worked are in correct state. I guess some software automatically inserts  Alaska for every AL/KL prefixes  and same  for KH6/AH6 prefixes being assigned to Hawaii.   This proves that sometimes people are smarter than computers.
 
Jerry  N9AVY





From: "randy true w4rttrandy@... [070]" <070@...>
To: "070@..." <070@...>
Sent: Monday, August 7, 2017 4:18 PM
Subject: [070] Hawaii

 
Watch out for this one, WH6LE.
I thought I had worked HI. He is in NC now.

Randy W4RTT




Re: Hawaii

Chris J LaRue NO7E
 

Send an email to Richard WH6S and ask him when he will be on. He is a great guy and always willing to help get HI. 

73 de Chris NO7E
NO7E@...
no7e@...
702-292-0880

On Aug 7, 2017 15:49, "Steve P oldjavadrinker@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:
 

I got excited while back when I worked him also. I've been trying WH6S every night that I can for the last couple of months on both PSK and JT. HI is my last state for WAS. 

Steve 
VA3FLF
#2301

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On Aug 7, 2017, at 17:18, randy true w4rttrandy@... [070] <070@...> wrote:

 

Watch out for this one, WH6LE.

I thought I had worked HI. He is in NC now.


Randy W4RTT




Re: Hawaii

Steve R
 

I got excited while back when I worked him also. I've been trying WH6S every night that I can for the last couple of months on both PSK and JT. HI is my last state for WAS. 

Steve 
VA3FLF
#2301

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On Aug 7, 2017, at 17:18, randy true w4rttrandy@... [070] <070@...> wrote:

 

Watch out for this one, WH6LE.

I thought I had worked HI. He is in NC now.


Randy W4RTT



Hawaii

Randy True
 

Watch out for this one, WH6LE.

I thought I had worked HI. He is in NC now.


Randy W4RTT



Welcome

Jim K5SP
 

Please join me in welcoming our new PODXS070 member. 

2561  Cliff  AC8CB

Jim, K5SP #483
Membership Director


Re: FT8

Jerry N9AVY
 

Sounds like a new radio from Yaesu !     


Jerry    n9avy 


From: "boat.anchor@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Sunday, August 6, 2017 6:25 PM
Subject: Re: [070] Re: FT8

 
Might be shiny - might be new - it sure does work these days.

PSK31 on 20M calling CQ for 2hrs netted 1 contact.
FT8 you need a big stick to keep the callers at bay.

GL de Barry



---In 070@..., wrote :

"Shiny new baubble.... "       Hah- hah, but kinda true !


jerry   n9avy

From: "keitheuffer@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Sunday, August 6, 2017 1:02 PM
Subject: [070] Re: FT8

 
FT8 is active just below JT65 on 40 meters 7.076.  I've spotted them right on that frequency, too.    That would be like psk31 and JT65 on the same frequency - very annoying.   Also, I was chastised by a JT9 user not long ago for being just above the JT65 crowd on 20 meters.  I was told I was interfering with their QSOs.  In the words of brother Rodney, "why can't we all just get along"?
KT4EP
(All the local new hams here with HF privileges are 'ga-ga' over FT8.  The new shiny bauble, as I have heard).





Re: FT8

boat.anchor@...
 

Might be shiny - might be new - it sure does work these days.

PSK31 on 20M calling CQ for 2hrs netted 1 contact.
FT8 you need a big stick to keep the callers at bay.

GL de Barry



---In 070@..., <n9avy@...> wrote :

"Shiny new baubble.... "       Hah- hah, but kinda true !


jerry   n9avy


From: "keitheuffer@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Sunday, August 6, 2017 1:02 PM
Subject: [070] Re: FT8

 
FT8 is active just below JT65 on 40 meters 7.076.  I've spotted them right on that frequency, too.    That would be like psk31 and JT65 on the same frequency - very annoying.   Also, I was chastised by a JT9 user not long ago for being just above the JT65 crowd on 20 meters.  I was told I was interfering with their QSOs.  In the words of brother Rodney, "why can't we all just get along"?
KT4EP
(All the local new hams here with HF privileges are 'ga-ga' over FT8.  The new shiny bauble, as I have heard).



Re: Finally

Jerry N9AVY
 

Barry:
 
It's the spirit  that counts ! 

Figure I'll finish the grids 5 years after I'll pushing up daisies ! 
 
 
Jerry  N9AVY


From: "boat.anchor@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Sunday, August 6, 2017 4:08 PM
Subject: [070] Re: Finally

 
Jerry
I wud luv to help U but no gud 4 that
BBarry



---In 070@..., wrote :


After months of hunting for elusive EM91 grid, I finally worked KA4KOE in EM91 !   Snagged him as he was heading away from radio.  That QSO completed GA  for me....  now just a few grids in WI, MI, & LA  and I'll have everything East of the Mississippi River finished.  After that the uphill battle  for Western U.S. begins ... oh joy  :-(
 
 
Jerry  n9avy  #454



Re: Finally

boat.anchor@...
 

Rick
My experience is cross continent is easier than local
regards

Barry



---In 070@..., <n7we1980@...> wrote :

Congrats Jerry!  As far as the western states....goooooood luck!  There are some grids out there where people, let alone hams working PSK31, are hard to find.  I think western grids are a lot easier from western QTHs. Maybe a road trip, or getting freindly hams to invite you to guest operate from their QTH?  Nothing in the rules say all QSOs have to be from your home QTH.  But you can't count the grids you work from.  Tried that....didn't fly!  Hi hi.

Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602
 


Re: Finally

boat.anchor@...
 

Jerry
I wud luv to help U but no gud 4 that
BBarry



---In 070@..., <n9avy@...> wrote :


After months of hunting for elusive EM91 grid, I finally worked KA4KOE in EM91 !   Snagged him as he was heading away from radio.  That QSO completed GA  for me....  now just a few grids in WI, MI, & LA  and I'll have everything East of the Mississippi River finished.  After that the uphill battle  for Western U.S. begins ... oh joy  :-(
 
 
Jerry  n9avy  #454


Re: Finally

Jerry N9AVY
 

Steve:
 
Mine are in RED  next to yours below.
 
Jerry N9AVY


From: "Stephen Melachrinos melachri@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Sunday, August 6, 2017 1:31 PM
Subject: Re: [070] Finally

 
Congratulations, Jerry. EM91 is a tough one, though EM71 was my last for GA. As for other tough ones, here is my list:

CN98 - last one for WA                                Ditto
EL59 - last one for LA                                  Ditto
FN56 and FN65 - last ones for ME              Ditto plus FM64
EN28 and EN38 - last ones for MN             EN13 - EN14 - EN18 -  EN23 - EN28 - EN37 - EN38 
 
DN82 and DN83 - last ones for NE             DN81 - DN82 -DN90 - DN92 - EN01 - EN02
 
DM86 and DM96 - last ones for OK            DM96 - EM06

Then there are 50 more grids covering 12 more states where I need more than 2 grids each to finish.

Steve
W3HF



Re: Finally

Jerry N9AVY
 

Paul:
 
Hope it works  for you. KA4KOE   seems very obliging as he stuck around after I asked for  a  "quickie  contact"  .  A real gentleman !   
 
Jerry  N9AVY



From: "Paul Milward nu4c@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Sunday, August 6, 2017 1:08 PM
Subject: Re: [070] Finally

 
Jerry, 
Congrats on EM91.
I saw you working stations on 20 this morning. Now I wish stayed around. EM91 was my last in GA. And its still my last in GA. Congrats again and thanks. I will try to contact ka4koe and set up a sked.
73 Paul nu4c #824

On Aug 6, 2017 11:32, "Jerry n9avy@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:
 

After months of hunting for elusive EM91 grid, I finally worked KA4KOE in EM91 !   Snagged him as he was heading away from radio.  That QSO completed GA  for me....  now just a few grids in WI, MI, & LA  and I'll have everything East of the Mississippi River finished.  After that the uphill battle  for Western U.S. begins ... oh joy  :-(
 
 
Jerry  n9avy  #454




Re: Finally

Paula K7PAX #1739
 

I really haven't paid much attention to grids yet. Now that my 366 is approaching completion (9 days to go) I will look at grids thanks to the inspiration I have gotten from you guys!

Paula

On Aug 6, 2017, at 11:31 AM, Stephen Melachrinos melachri@... [070] <070@...> wrote:

 

Congratulations, Jerry. EM91 is a tough one, though EM71 was my last for GA. As for other tough ones, here is my list:

CN98 - last one for WA
EL59 - last one for LA
FN56 and FN65 - last ones for ME
EN28 and EN38 - last ones for MN
DN82 and DN83 - last ones for NE
DM86 and DM96 - last ones for OK

Then there are 50 more grids covering 12 more states where I need more than 2 grids each to finish.

Steve
W3HF


Re: FT8

Mike Besemer <mwbesemer@...>
 

Actually, an FT8 qso takes a minute and a half...but I agree.  I played with it for a couple days and I think I'm done with it. 

Mike
WM4B

On Aug 6, 2017 2:33 PM, "Steve P oldjavadrinker@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:
 

I have tried it out the last couple of weeks. There is something odd about putting your software on automatic mode and letting it do all the work for you. Then in less than a minute, the whole QSO is over.....no analogies please !!!!

At least with JT65 and 9 you can enjoy a cup of coffee in between. Nothing beats PSK for me. It's nice to get a DX contact, but it means more to actually have a QSO. 

It's something new and that's what ham radio is all about. But when it is all said and done, we still have AM, CW, SSB, etc. Some modes have proven their worth over the years. 

Steve
2301

Sent from my iPhone

On Aug 6, 2017, at 14:09, Jerry n9avy@... [070] <070@...> wrote:

 

"Shiny new baubble.... "       Hah- hah, but kinda true !


jerry   n9avy

From: "keitheuffer@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Sunday, August 6, 2017 1:02 PM
Subject: [070] Re: FT8

 
FT8 is active just below JT65 on 40 meters 7.076.  I've spotted them right on that frequency, too.    That would be like psk31 and JT65 on the same frequency - very annoying.   Also, I was chastised by a JT9 user not long ago for being just above the JT65 crowd on 20 meters.  I was told I was interfering with their QSOs.  In the words of brother Rodney, "why can't we all just get along"?
KT4EP
(All the local new hams here with HF privileges are 'ga-ga' over FT8.  The new shiny bauble, as I have heard).



Re: FT8

Steve R
 

I have tried it out the last couple of weeks. There is something odd about putting your software on automatic mode and letting it do all the work for you. Then in less than a minute, the whole QSO is over.....no analogies please !!!!

At least with JT65 and 9 you can enjoy a cup of coffee in between. Nothing beats PSK for me. It's nice to get a DX contact, but it means more to actually have a QSO. 

It's something new and that's what ham radio is all about. But when it is all said and done, we still have AM, CW, SSB, etc. Some modes have proven their worth over the years. 

Steve
2301

Sent from my iPhone

On Aug 6, 2017, at 14:09, Jerry n9avy@... [070] <070@...> wrote:

 

"Shiny new baubble.... "       Hah- hah, but kinda true !


jerry   n9avy

From: "keitheuffer@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Sunday, August 6, 2017 1:02 PM
Subject: [070] Re: FT8

 
FT8 is active just below JT65 on 40 meters 7.076.  I've spotted them right on that frequency, too.    That would be like psk31 and JT65 on the same frequency - very annoying.   Also, I was chastised by a JT9 user not long ago for being just above the JT65 crowd on 20 meters.  I was told I was interfering with their QSOs.  In the words of brother Rodney, "why can't we all just get along"?
KT4EP
(All the local new hams here with HF privileges are 'ga-ga' over FT8.  The new shiny bauble, as I have heard).



Re: Finally

Stephen Melachrinos
 

Congratulations, Jerry. EM91 is a tough one, though EM71 was my last for GA. As for other tough ones, here is my list:

CN98 - last one for WA
EL59 - last one for LA
FN56 and FN65 - last ones for ME
EN28 and EN38 - last ones for MN
DN82 and DN83 - last ones for NE
DM86 and DM96 - last ones for OK

Then there are 50 more grids covering 12 more states where I need more than 2 grids each to finish.

Steve
W3HF


Re: FT8

Stephen Melachrinos
 

That's pretty much the wording that ARRL used on its web site and in the weekly newsletter.

FT8 Mode is Latest Bright Shiny Object in Amateur Radio Digital World

http://www.arrl.org/news/ft8-mode-is-latest-bright-shiny-object-in-amateur-radio-digital-world

Frankly, I think it's kind of perjorative. Next thing you know, someone will say that "digital operators are easily distrac--Squirrel!"

Steve
W3HF



-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry n9avy@... [070] <070@...>
To: 070 <070@...>
Sent: Sun, Aug 6, 2017 6:09 pm
Subject: Re: [070] Re: FT8



"Shiny new baubble.... "       Hah- hah, but kinda true !


jerry   n9avy

From: "keitheuffer@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Sunday, August 6, 2017 1:02 PM
Subject: [070] Re: FT8

 
FT8 is active just below JT65 on 40 meters 7.076.  I've spotted them right on that frequency, too.    That would be like psk31 and JT65 on the same frequency - very annoying.   Also, I was chastised by a JT9 user not long ago for being just above the JT65 crowd on 20 meters.  I was told I was interfering with their QSOs.  In the words of brother Rodney, "why can't we all just get along"?
KT4EP
(All the local new hams here with HF privileges are 'ga-ga' over FT8.  The new shiny bauble, as I have heard).





Re: FT8

Jerry N9AVY
 

"Shiny new baubble.... "       Hah- hah, but kinda true !


jerry   n9avy


From: "keitheuffer@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Sunday, August 6, 2017 1:02 PM
Subject: [070] Re: FT8

 
FT8 is active just below JT65 on 40 meters 7.076.  I've spotted them right on that frequency, too.    That would be like psk31 and JT65 on the same frequency - very annoying.   Also, I was chastised by a JT9 user not long ago for being just above the JT65 crowd on 20 meters.  I was told I was interfering with their QSOs.  In the words of brother Rodney, "why can't we all just get along"?
KT4EP
(All the local new hams here with HF privileges are 'ga-ga' over FT8.  The new shiny bauble, as I have heard).



Re: Finally

Paul Milward <nu4c@...>
 

Jerry, 
Congrats on EM91.
I saw you working stations on 20 this morning. Now I wish stayed around. EM91 was my last in GA. And its still my last in GA. Congrats again and thanks. I will try to contact ka4koe and set up a sked.
73 Paul nu4c #824

On Aug 6, 2017 11:32, "Jerry n9avy@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:
 


After months of hunting for elusive EM91 grid, I finally worked KA4KOE in EM91 !   Snagged him as he was heading away from radio.  That QSO completed GA  for me....  now just a few grids in WI, MI, & LA  and I'll have everything East of the Mississippi River finished.  After that the uphill battle  for Western U.S. begins ... oh joy  :-(
 
 
Jerry  n9avy  #454