Date   

Re: contest log ?

Rick - N7WE
 

Haven't seen anything from Matt today.  I'd wait until he gives the "all clear."  Additional attempts to upload while David is working on it might just make things harder.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


contest log ?

JEFF WALSH
 

 I have been checking the pskfest contest scorer and have seen some logs have been uploaded during the day.
I have been waiting for the go ahead from Matt ..... is that still right or did I miss an e-mail giving the go ahead  ?

JEFF WALSH
W3WMU
#1673
BUBBAWOOD
WORLDWIDE HEADQUARTERS
STURGIS, MS.


Re: Antennas

Jerry N9AVY
 

Up here in frozen North, some of us put a few turns of electrical tape at every joint because ice/water can migrate into cracks and cause damage.


Jerry n9avy



From: JEFF WALSH <jeffwalsh1644@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Sunday, January 7, 2018 5:10 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] Antennas

Jerry ... ur absolutly right ....has pulverized copper in it ,,,,, I believe the original patent expired years ago so it now available by under several brand names ..... great stuff if u live near salt water..... when i lived in FL I put a wipe on any part when working on my boat that was used only in salt water ... still use it and swear by it here MS

JEFF WALSH
W3WMU
#1673
BUBBAWOOD
WORLDWIDE HEADQUARTERS
STURGIS, MS.


On Sunday, January 7, 2018 4:59 PM, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:


Jeff:

Stuff I use has copper flakes in it and is used to prevent oxidation of aluminum wires in electrical circuits from causing fires, etc.   It's marketed under a variety  of names like Penetrox by companies like Ideal, GC (are they still around?).

Jerry  N9AVY



From: JEFF WALSH <jeffwalsh1644@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Sunday, January 7, 2018 4:36 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] Antennas

I use a product called anti-sieze marketed under several brands ...... been using it for almost 50 years ....started using in my automotive repair days .....it's comes in bottle within brush on the cap ....this stuff maintains its viscosity in hot or cold wx .... doesn't dry out ..... available in auto parts stores .....
 
JEFF WALSH
W3WMU
#1673
BUBBAWOOD
WORLDWIDE HEADQUARTERS
STURGIS, MS.


On Sunday, January 7, 2018 3:07 PM, Mike Besemer <mwbesemer@...> wrote:


I absolutely agree with you.  I’m surprised they don’t recommend it… more so that they recommend a dry joint.

Mike
WM4B

From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Jerry N9AVY
Sent: Sunday, January 7, 2018 2:54 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] Antennas



Mike;

You can do that but I think it might be a mistake unless you join sections with self-tapping screws.  Oxidation can and will happen. Have taken apart many aluminum antennas and have found oxidation on joints.  A bit of cleaning and an application of No-Ox grease made them work like new.  Had a HYGain 4BTX which at the base there is aluminum  joined to steel... took it apart and it was "rust city" !  Hope they changed design.
Jerry
________________________________________
From: Mike Besemer <mwbesemer@...>
Sent: Sunday, January 7, 2018 1:05 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] Antennas

I was just reading the instructions for my Gap Titan and they actually recommend against the use of any such grease.

I remember building my Butternut beam and having to use that nasty copper Butter-it's-Not grease they provide. Naturally, I got more of it on me than I did on the antenna.

Mike
WM4B


On Jan 7, 2018 12:06 PM, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:
FYI

If anyone took their brand new aluminium antenna out of the box and just stuck it all together, you need to put conductive grease between all sections. This paste goes by a variety of names and is sold at Home Depot. Lowe's, Maenard's , most electrical supply house and even hardware stores.

This grease probably should be replaced after lots of years in use as there may be oxidation in the joints. That why antennas sometimes require a bit of TLC. Water gets in a lot of places where it seems impossible. Be sure to use conductive grease liberally . It's okay it a big glob of it comes out at joint. Just wipe it off.

Have had an antenna with oxidation problems in past. Changing grease corrected problem.

Jerry














Re: Antennas

JEFF WALSH
 

Jerry ... ur absolutly right ....has pulverized copper in it ,,,,, I believe the original patent expired years ago so it now available by under several brand names ..... great stuff if u live near salt water..... when i lived in FL I put a wipe on any part when working on my boat that was used only in salt water ... still use it and swear by it here MS

JEFF WALSH
W3WMU
#1673
BUBBAWOOD
WORLDWIDE HEADQUARTERS
STURGIS, MS.


On Sunday, January 7, 2018 4:59 PM, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:


Jeff:

Stuff I use has copper flakes in it and is used to prevent oxidation of aluminum wires in electrical circuits from causing fires, etc.   It's marketed under a variety  of names like Penetrox by companies like Ideal, GC (are they still around?).

Jerry  N9AVY



From: JEFF WALSH <jeffwalsh1644@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Sunday, January 7, 2018 4:36 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] Antennas

I use a product called anti-sieze marketed under several brands ...... been using it for almost 50 years ....started using in my automotive repair days .....it's comes in bottle within brush on the cap ....this stuff maintains its viscosity in hot or cold wx .... doesn't dry out ..... available in auto parts stores .....
 
JEFF WALSH
W3WMU
#1673
BUBBAWOOD
WORLDWIDE HEADQUARTERS
STURGIS, MS.


On Sunday, January 7, 2018 3:07 PM, Mike Besemer <mwbesemer@...> wrote:


I absolutely agree with you.  I’m surprised they don’t recommend it… more so that they recommend a dry joint.

Mike
WM4B

From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Jerry N9AVY
Sent: Sunday, January 7, 2018 2:54 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] Antennas



Mike;

You can do that but I think it might be a mistake unless you join sections with self-tapping screws.  Oxidation can and will happen. Have taken apart many aluminum antennas and have found oxidation on joints.  A bit of cleaning and an application of No-Ox grease made them work like new.  Had a HYGain 4BTX which at the base there is aluminum  joined to steel... took it apart and it was "rust city" !  Hope they changed design.
Jerry
________________________________________
From: Mike Besemer <mwbesemer@...>
Sent: Sunday, January 7, 2018 1:05 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] Antennas

I was just reading the instructions for my Gap Titan and they actually recommend against the use of any such grease.

I remember building my Butternut beam and having to use that nasty copper Butter-it's-Not grease they provide. Naturally, I got more of it on me than I did on the antenna.

Mike
WM4B


On Jan 7, 2018 12:06 PM, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:
FYI

If anyone took their brand new aluminium antenna out of the box and just stuck it all together, you need to put conductive grease between all sections. This paste goes by a variety of names and is sold at Home Depot. Lowe's, Maenard's , most electrical supply house and even hardware stores.

This grease probably should be replaced after lots of years in use as there may be oxidation in the joints. That why antennas sometimes require a bit of TLC. Water gets in a lot of places where it seems impossible. Be sure to use conductive grease liberally . It's okay it a big glob of it comes out at joint. Just wipe it off.

Have had an antenna with oxidation problems in past. Changing grease corrected problem.

Jerry












Re: Antennas

Jerry N9AVY
 

Jeff:

Stuff I use has copper flakes in it and is used to prevent oxidation of aluminum wires in electrical circuits from causing fires, etc.   It's marketed under a variety  of names like Penetrox by companies like Ideal, GC (are they still around?).

Jerry  N9AVY



From: JEFF WALSH <jeffwalsh1644@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Sunday, January 7, 2018 4:36 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] Antennas

I use a product called anti-sieze marketed under several brands ...... been using it for almost 50 years ....started using in my automotive repair days .....it's comes in bottle within brush on the cap ....this stuff maintains its viscosity in hot or cold wx .... doesn't dry out ..... available in auto parts stores .....
 
JEFF WALSH
W3WMU
#1673
BUBBAWOOD
WORLDWIDE HEADQUARTERS
STURGIS, MS.


On Sunday, January 7, 2018 3:07 PM, Mike Besemer <mwbesemer@...> wrote:


I absolutely agree with you.  I’m surprised they don’t recommend it… more so that they recommend a dry joint.

Mike
WM4B

From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Jerry N9AVY
Sent: Sunday, January 7, 2018 2:54 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] Antennas



Mike;

You can do that but I think it might be a mistake unless you join sections with self-tapping screws.  Oxidation can and will happen. Have taken apart many aluminum antennas and have found oxidation on joints.  A bit of cleaning and an application of No-Ox grease made them work like new.  Had a HYGain 4BTX which at the base there is aluminum  joined to steel... took it apart and it was "rust city" !  Hope they changed design.
Jerry
________________________________________
From: Mike Besemer <mwbesemer@...>
Sent: Sunday, January 7, 2018 1:05 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] Antennas

I was just reading the instructions for my Gap Titan and they actually recommend against the use of any such grease.

I remember building my Butternut beam and having to use that nasty copper Butter-it's-Not grease they provide. Naturally, I got more of it on me than I did on the antenna.

Mike
WM4B


On Jan 7, 2018 12:06 PM, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:
FYI

If anyone took their brand new aluminium antenna out of the box and just stuck it all together, you need to put conductive grease between all sections. This paste goes by a variety of names and is sold at Home Depot. Lowe's, Maenard's , most electrical supply house and even hardware stores.

This grease probably should be replaced after lots of years in use as there may be oxidation in the joints. That why antennas sometimes require a bit of TLC. Water gets in a lot of places where it seems impossible. Be sure to use conductive grease liberally . It's okay it a big glob of it comes out at joint. Just wipe it off.

Have had an antenna with oxidation problems in past. Changing grease corrected problem.

Jerry










Re: Antennas

JEFF WALSH
 

I use a product called anti-sieze marketed under several brands ...... been using it for almost 50 years ....started using in my automotive repair days .....it's comes in bottle within brush on the cap ....this stuff maintains its viscosity in hot or cold wx .... doesn't dry out ..... available in auto parts stores .....
 
JEFF WALSH
W3WMU
#1673
BUBBAWOOD
WORLDWIDE HEADQUARTERS
STURGIS, MS.


On Sunday, January 7, 2018 3:07 PM, Mike Besemer <mwbesemer@...> wrote:


I absolutely agree with you.  I’m surprised they don’t recommend it… more so that they recommend a dry joint.

Mike
WM4B

From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Jerry N9AVY
Sent: Sunday, January 7, 2018 2:54 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] Antennas



Mike;

You can do that but I think it might be a mistake unless you join sections with self-tapping screws.  Oxidation can and will happen. Have taken apart many aluminum antennas and have found oxidation on joints.  A bit of cleaning and an application of No-Ox grease made them work like new.  Had a HYGain 4BTX which at the base there is aluminum  joined to steel... took it apart and it was "rust city" !  Hope they changed design.
Jerry
________________________________________
From: Mike Besemer <mwbesemer@...>
Sent: Sunday, January 7, 2018 1:05 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] Antennas

I was just reading the instructions for my Gap Titan and they actually recommend against the use of any such grease.

I remember building my Butternut beam and having to use that nasty copper Butter-it's-Not grease they provide. Naturally, I got more of it on me than I did on the antenna.

Mike
WM4B


On Jan 7, 2018 12:06 PM, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:
FYI

If anyone took their brand new aluminium antenna out of the box and just stuck it all together, you need to put conductive grease between all sections. This paste goes by a variety of names and is sold at Home Depot. Lowe's, Maenard's , most electrical supply house and even hardware stores.

This grease probably should be replaced after lots of years in use as there may be oxidation in the joints. That why antennas sometimes require a bit of TLC. Water gets in a lot of places where it seems impossible. Be sure to use conductive grease liberally . It's okay it a big glob of it comes out at joint. Just wipe it off.

Have had an antenna with oxidation problems in past. Changing grease corrected problem.

Jerry








Re: Tonight sked

Fr Richard R
 

So kewl. We can have a PSK31 party at oh dark thirty. 


Fr Richard 

On Jan 7, 2018, at 16:02, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:

I'll try to be there just I case.


Jerry  n9avy



From: Fr Richard R via Groups.Io <rickocr2005@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Sunday, January 7, 2018 2:45 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] Tonight sked

Well Jerry as long as Rick and I connect next Sunday morning I won’t have to be praying for another storm. One was enough. And I am almost sure ya east coasters don’t want another one like this one for awhile. 

But in my defense, the storm was the only way I was going to be able to complete the 24/7!!!  
Thank God!!

Fr Richard 

On Jan 7, 2018, at 14:59, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:

Richard:

Hope you make all the skeds; so you don't have to pray for more storms and upset everyone on East Coast
Jerry  n9avy


From: Fr Richard R via Groups.Io <rickocr2005@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Sunday, January 7, 2018 1:44 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] Tonight sked

Rick, I am willing to get up also and finalize the 24/7!!! if you do not mind, let's plan on it.

I thank the snow storm that came to the east coast and stayed......  I had to cancel services at Church due to ice and low digit temps, which then freed me up to work on those last 8 hours..... only missed the one......
So maybe next Sunday morning I will be done!!!!

Thanks to all who were up and on the air.......
73

Fr Richard
WB8YXF
2328



On Sunday, January 7, 2018, 11:06:30 AM EST, Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:


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.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602





Re: Antennas

Mike Besemer <mwbesemer@...>
 

I absolutely agree with you. I’m surprised they don’t recommend it… more so that they recommend a dry joint.

Mike
WM4B

From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Jerry N9AVY
Sent: Sunday, January 7, 2018 2:54 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Antennas



Mike;

You can do that but I think it might be a mistake unless you join sections with self-tapping screws. Oxidation can and will happen. Have taken apart many aluminum antennas and have found oxidation on joints. A bit of cleaning and an application of No-Ox grease made them work like new. Had a HYGain 4BTX which at the base there is aluminum joined to steel... took it apart and it was "rust city" ! Hope they changed design.
Jerry
________________________________________
From: Mike Besemer <mwbesemer@cox.net>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Sunday, January 7, 2018 1:05 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] Antennas

I was just reading the instructions for my Gap Titan and they actually recommend against the use of any such grease.

I remember building my Butternut beam and having to use that nasty copper Butter-it's-Not grease they provide. Naturally, I got more of it on me than I did on the antenna.

Mike
WM4B


On Jan 7, 2018 12:06 PM, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
FYI

If anyone took their brand new aluminium antenna out of the box and just stuck it all together, you need to put conductive grease between all sections. This paste goes by a variety of names and is sold at Home Depot. Lowe's, Maenard's , most electrical supply house and even hardware stores.

This grease probably should be replaced after lots of years in use as there may be oxidation in the joints. That why antennas sometimes require a bit of TLC. Water gets in a lot of places where it seems impossible. Be sure to use conductive grease liberally . It's okay it a big glob of it comes out at joint. Just wipe it off.

Have had an antenna with oxidation problems in past. Changing grease corrected problem.

Jerry


Re: Tonight sked

Jerry N9AVY
 

I'll try to be there just I case.


Jerry  n9avy



From: Fr Richard R via Groups.Io <rickocr2005@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Sunday, January 7, 2018 2:45 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] Tonight sked

Well Jerry as long as Rick and I connect next Sunday morning I won’t have to be praying for another storm. One was enough. And I am almost sure ya east coasters don’t want another one like this one for awhile. 

But in my defense, the storm was the only way I was going to be able to complete the 24/7!!!  
Thank God!!

Fr Richard 

On Jan 7, 2018, at 14:59, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:

Richard:

Hope you make all the skeds; so you don't have to pray for more storms and upset everyone on East Coast
Jerry  n9avy


From: Fr Richard R via Groups.Io <rickocr2005@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Sunday, January 7, 2018 1:44 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] Tonight sked

Rick, I am willing to get up also and finalize the 24/7!!! if you do not mind, let's plan on it.

I thank the snow storm that came to the east coast and stayed......  I had to cancel services at Church due to ice and low digit temps, which then freed me up to work on those last 8 hours..... only missed the one......
So maybe next Sunday morning I will be done!!!!

Thanks to all who were up and on the air.......
73

Fr Richard
WB8YXF
2328



On Sunday, January 7, 2018, 11:06:30 AM EST, Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:


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.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602





Re: Tonight sked

Fr Richard R
 

Well Jerry as long as Rick and I connect next Sunday morning I won’t have to be praying for another storm. One was enough. And I am almost sure ya east coasters don’t want another one like this one for awhile. 

But in my defense, the storm was the only way I was going to be able to complete the 24/7!!!  
Thank God!!

Fr Richard 

On Jan 7, 2018, at 14:59, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:

Richard:

Hope you make all the skeds; so you don't have to pray for more storms and upset everyone on East Coast
Jerry  n9avy


From: Fr Richard R via Groups.Io <rickocr2005@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Sunday, January 7, 2018 1:44 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] Tonight sked

Rick, I am willing to get up also and finalize the 24/7!!! if you do not mind, let's plan on it.

I thank the snow storm that came to the east coast and stayed......  I had to cancel services at Church due to ice and low digit temps, which then freed me up to work on those last 8 hours..... only missed the one......
So maybe next Sunday morning I will be done!!!!

Thanks to all who were up and on the air.......
73

Fr Richard
WB8YXF
2328



On Sunday, January 7, 2018, 11:06:30 AM EST, Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:


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.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602



Re: Tonight sked

Jerry N9AVY
 

Richard:

Hope you make all the skeds; so you don't have to pray for more storms and upset everyone on East Coast
Jerry  n9avy


From: Fr Richard R via Groups.Io <rickocr2005@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Sunday, January 7, 2018 1:44 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] Tonight sked

Rick, I am willing to get up also and finalize the 24/7!!! if you do not mind, let's plan on it.

I thank the snow storm that came to the east coast and stayed......  I had to cancel services at Church due to ice and low digit temps, which then freed me up to work on those last 8 hours..... only missed the one......
So maybe next Sunday morning I will be done!!!!

Thanks to all who were up and on the air.......
73

Fr Richard
WB8YXF
2328



On Sunday, January 7, 2018, 11:06:30 AM EST, Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:


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.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602



Re: Tonight sked

Rick - N7WE
 

Richard-

It's a sched!  Next Sunday 2:45 AM EST I will get up and get on air just before 08:00 UTC.  Probably start on 40m and if no joy, will look on 80m.  See you then!

Rick - N7WE


On 1/7/2018 14:44, Fr Richard R via Groups.Io wrote:
Rick, I am willing to get up also and finalize the 24/7!!! if you do not mind, let's plan on it.

I thank the snow storm that came to the east coast and stayed......  I had to cancel services at Church due to ice and low digit temps, which then freed me up to work on those last 8 hours..... only missed the one......
So maybe next Sunday morning I will be done!!!!

Thanks to all who were up and on the air.......
73

Fr Richard
WB8YXF
2328



On Sunday, January 7, 2018, 11:06:30 AM EST, Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:


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.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Lousy conditions ???

Jerry N9AVY
 

Can't blame him as Iowa has nice blizzards (Not at Dairy Queen !)



From: Dan Morris <dbmorris315@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Sunday, January 7, 2018 1:16 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] Lousy conditions ???

Yep, KD0CA, Jerry lives in IA but in the winter months he travels down to Harlingen, TX until the weather gets better back up in IA.  

Dan Morris  KZ3T

I live to live for Him!



On Jan 7, 2018, at 12:19 PM, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:

Well ... not sure how lousy condition were because in last 2 days I processed a bunch of endorsements.  KK6KMU  made LONP  - Congrats !   A couple others added to  their LONP totals and many got grids endorsements. 

There were a couple of rejections ...  AL7MH is NOT in Alaska  ... NL13679 is NOT a valid ham call, but an SWL ID for Netherlands... and one must have a 070#  which matches up with callsign.  Oh, and KD0CA/5  is NOT in Asia !

All told, everyone did a nice job on the endorsements for bands with "lousy conditions".

Congrats all  !!!


Jerry  n9avy




Re: Antennas

Jerry N9AVY
 



Mike;

You can do that but I think it might be a mistake unless you join sections with self-tapping screws.  Oxidation can and will happen. Have taken apart many aluminum antennas and have found oxidation on joints.  A bit of cleaning and an application of No-Ox grease made them work like new.  Had a HYGain 4BTX which at the base there is aluminum  joined to steel... took it apart and it was "rust city" !  Hope they changed design.
Jerry


From: Mike Besemer <mwbesemer@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Sunday, January 7, 2018 1:05 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] Antennas

I was just reading the instructions for my Gap Titan and they actually recommend against the use of any such grease.

I remember building my Butternut beam and having to use that nasty copper Butter-it's-Not grease they provide. Naturally, I got more of it on me than I did on the antenna.

Mike
WM4B


On Jan 7, 2018 12:06 PM, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:
FYI

If anyone took their brand new aluminium antenna out of the box and just stuck it all together, you need to put conductive grease between all sections. This paste goes by a variety of names and is sold at Home Depot. Lowe's, Maenard's , most electrical supply house and even hardware stores.

This grease probably should be replaced after lots of years in use as there may be oxidation in the joints. That why antennas sometimes require a bit of TLC. Water gets in a lot of places where it seems impossible. Be sure to use conductive grease liberally . It's okay it a big glob of it comes out at joint. Just wipe it off.

Have had an antenna with oxidation problems in past. Changing grease corrected problem.

Jerry



Re: Tonight sked

Fr Richard R
 

Rick, I am willing to get up also and finalize the 24/7!!! if you do not mind, let's plan on it.

I thank the snow storm that came to the east coast and stayed......  I had to cancel services at Church due to ice and low digit temps, which then freed me up to work on those last 8 hours..... only missed the one......
So maybe next Sunday morning I will be done!!!!

Thanks to all who were up and on the air.......
73

Fr Richard
WB8YXF
2328



On Sunday, January 7, 2018, 11:06:30 AM EST, Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:


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.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Soapbox Anyone?

Dan Morris - KZ3T
 

Barry - thanks for the contact on 20 yesterday.  It’s been 2 years since we last worked!!

Dan Morris  KZ3T

I live to live for Him!



On Jan 7, 2018, at 12:30 PM, Barry 1470 via Groups.Io <boat.anchor@...> wrote:

Bill
Totally agree. QSB was so fast that I would copy 2-3-4 iterations of my callsign es then miss who was calling me.
Vy frustrating. As you said My callsign once is plenty.
Most pleased to get you in the log agn.
VA7GEM

On Sun, Jan 7, 2018 at 08:09 am, Bill Garwood wrote:
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: Lousy conditions ???

Dan Morris - KZ3T
 

Yep, KD0CA, Jerry lives in IA but in the winter months he travels down to Harlingen, TX until the weather gets better back up in IA.  

Dan Morris  KZ3T

I live to live for Him!



On Jan 7, 2018, at 12:19 PM, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:

Well ... not sure how lousy condition were because in last 2 days I processed a bunch of endorsements.  KK6KMU  made LONP  - Congrats !   A couple others added to  their LONP totals and many got grids endorsements. 

There were a couple of rejections ...  AL7MH is NOT in Alaska  ... NL13679 is NOT a valid ham call, but an SWL ID for Netherlands... and one must have a 070#  which matches up with callsign.  Oh, and KD0CA/5  is NOT in Asia !

All told, everyone did a nice job on the endorsements for bands with "lousy conditions".

Congrats all  !!!


Jerry  n9avy


Re: Soapbox Anyone?

Dan Morris - KZ3T
 

Soapbox Comments:  I had a ball!! First time for me was last year and I did okay.  Don’t remember what the band condx were like back then (I slept since then) but condx were very good this year.  As stated earlier 40 started out pretty lousy but picked up.  20 was great and then later 40 and 80 were both good.  Sunday was pretty rough on 80 meters because of all the RTTY signals but still managed to pick quite a few out.  Thanks to everyone for all the fine contacts during the contest. I thoroughly enjoyed it.  I’m not a contester by any means (at least not seriously or for any competition), I just wanted to get as many as I could to bolster up my WTW, 070, LONP contacts.  I may have even slipped in a SD/ND contact toward that endorsement.

Dan Morris  KZ3T  070-1065

I live to live for Him!




On Jan 7, 2018, at 11:09 AM, Bill Garwood <n4gbk@...> wrote:

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!
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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Antennas

Mike Besemer <mwbesemer@...>
 

I was just reading the instructions for my Gap Titan and they actually recommend against the use of any such grease.

I remember building my Butternut beam and having to use that nasty copper Butter-it's-Not grease they provide. Naturally, I got more of it on me than I did on the antenna.

Mike
WM4B


On Jan 7, 2018 12:06 PM, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:
FYI

If anyone took their brand new aluminium antenna out of the box and just stuck it all together, you need to put conductive grease between all sections. This paste goes by a variety of names and is sold at Home Depot. Lowe's, Maenard's , most electrical supply house and even hardware stores.

This grease probably should be replaced after lots of years in use as there may be oxidation in the joints. That why antennas sometimes require a bit of TLC. Water gets in a lot of places where it seems impossible. Be sure to use conductive grease liberally . It's okay it a big glob of it comes out at joint. Just wipe it off.

Have had an antenna with oxidation problems in past. Changing grease corrected problem.

Jerry


Re: Antennas

Rick - N7WE
 

Miller Lite?  Miller Lite????  Years ago when my work took me Road America Raceway I learned that Rhinelander is the only appropriate lubricant/solvent.
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Rick - N7WE
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