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Re: Words of wisdom

Jerry N9AVY
 

"Some of these folks are the first generation off a mule... bless their hearts!  :>)"


Quotable quote.   :-)


From: Mike Besemer <mwbesemer@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Thursday, January 4, 2018 12:59 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] Words of wisdom


Re: Words of wisdom

Charles Odom, KI4VMK # 2542
 

We do that in the mud, its fun

73,

KI4VMK
# 2542

On Jan 4, 2018, at 12:47 PM, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:
Just heard this one on 20m PSK ...      " ... locals have never driven on this stuff before and there are accidents all over ..."


Obviously referring to snow and ice... been there saw that years ago.  People in those climates tend to drive on "Bald Eagles" and have never driven on slick surfaces before.  When I got my drivers license there was a shopping center nearby which had a clear iced over parking lot; so took my vehicle (2 WD)  out a did donuts with every intention of losing control, but I quickly learned how to make a recovery from skids and spins.  Later, driving in all kids of weather it paid off; especially on "black ice".

Maybe someone could open up an ice rink in the South for the same reasons and make a fortune charging $100+  an hour for the thrill of what we experience every Winter up North ? 

Jerry  n9avy


Re: Words of wisdom

Ray Clements
 

Years ago, I flew into the Nashville airport just as snow was beginning to fall. It was late afternoon and the sun soon set. The pavement was still warm enough to melt the snow, but as soon as the sun set, the water froze into black ice. Tennessee has no state vehicle inspection, so many people tried to stretch the life of their tires. We only have an emissions inspection in Illinois, but only a fool begins winter without good tire tread up here.

Driving along Briley Pky in a rental car, I saw cars literally slide sideways off the road into ditches. Trucks jackknifed on I-40. Even though I knew how to drive under those conditions, it became apparent that the natives had no clue what they were doing. I took the next exit off the Pky and found a hotel room, even though my reservation for the evning was on the other side of town. The news reports the next day indicated there were 70 accidents per mile on the main roads around town. Unfortunately, one poor soul was killed when he slid off an Interstate ramp and down an embankment.

Thus, I have the greatest of sympathy for those who live in areas who have little or no snow removal equipment and who drive in snow and ice so seldom that they never develop that skill. If you live in such an area, stay home, stay safe, stay warm and play radio.

Ray N9RWC


------ Original Message ------
Received: 12:47 PM CST, 01/04/2018
From: "Jerry N9AVY" <n9avy@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: [070Club] Words of wisdom


Just heard this one on 20m PSK ...      " ... locals have never driven on this stuff before and there are accidents all over ..."


Obviously referring to snow and ice... been there saw that years ago.  People in those climates tend to drive on "Bald Eagles" and have never driven on slick surfaces before.  When I got my drivers license there was a shopping center nearby which had a clear iced over parking lot; so took my vehicle (2 WD)  out a did donuts with every intention of losing control, but I quickly learned how to make a recovery from skids and spins.  Later, driving in all kids of weather it paid off; especially on "black ice".

Maybe someone could open up an ice rink in the South for the same reasons and make a fortune charging $100+  an hour for the thrill of what we experience every Winter up North ? 

Jerry  n9avy



Re: Words of wisdom

Mike Besemer <mwbesemer@...>
 

Trust me... as a Georgia resident and former Michigander who learned to drive on ice and snow the same way you did, we do NOT want these people to even ATTEMPT to drive in those conditions.  They already have too much confidence and a little knowledge is a dangerous thing!

Some of these folks are the first generation off a mule... bless their hearts!  :>)

Mike
WM4B


On Thu, Jan 4, 2018 at 1:47 PM, Jerry N9AVY wrote:

 Just heard this one on 20m PSK ...      " ... locals have never driven on this stuff before and there are accidents all over ..."




Obviously referring to snow and ice... been there saw that years ago.  People in those climates tend to drive on "Bald Eagles" and have never driven on slick surfaces before.  When I got my drivers license there was a shopping center nearby which had a clear iced over parking lot; so took my vehicle (2 WD)  out a did donuts with every intention of losing control, but I quickly learned how to make a recovery from skids and spins.  Later, driving in all kids of weather it paid off; especially on "black ice".


Maybe someone could open up an ice rink in the South for the same reasons and make a fortune charging $100+  an hour for the thrill of what we experience every Winter up North ?  *=)) rolling on the floor


Jerry  n9avy


Words of wisdom

Jerry N9AVY
 

Just heard this one on 20m PSK ...      " ... locals have never driven on this stuff before and there are accidents all over ..."


Obviously referring to snow and ice... been there saw that years ago.  People in those climates tend to drive on "Bald Eagles" and have never driven on slick surfaces before.  When I got my drivers license there was a shopping center nearby which had a clear iced over parking lot; so took my vehicle (2 WD)  out a did donuts with every intention of losing control, but I quickly learned how to make a recovery from skids and spins.  Later, driving in all kids of weather it paid off; especially on "black ice".

Maybe someone could open up an ice rink in the South for the same reasons and make a fortune charging $100+  an hour for the thrill of what we experience every Winter up North ? 

Jerry  n9avy


Re: Welcome

Rick - N7WE
 

Glad you've joined us Michel.  You've racked up a nice bunch of endorsements already!  Hope to work you soon.
 
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: 365 ?

B C <k9wis@...>
 

Yeah pretty much...once in awhile I'll upload midyear if I get antsy. think last year I uploaded twice
Brian K9WIS


Welcome

Jim K5SP
 

Please join me in welcoming our new PODXS070 member(s). 

2588  Michel  VE2PI

Jim, K5SP #483
Membership Director

--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director


Re: Fill Slots

 

Jerry...That's an interesting observation! Out of the literally millions of calls listed  at QRZ.com, What % of those millions of world wide  calls listed has been banned?

Out of the 37,502 Q's I have in my ACLog, is the percentage large enough to even matter?

I am still using ACLog 4.9, and it fills in the grid sq. info for me. I have it set up just the way I described in an earlier post.

Milt.

N6MG

070-650

LONP-76

 

 

 

From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Jerry N9AVY
Sent: Tuesday, January 2, 2018 2:17 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Fill Slots

 

Also, I should mention that there are many calls which have been banned because of things they had posted on their pages and/or in QRZ forums.   What I'm saying is that QRZ is not 100% accurate.  The FCC data base is definitely the most accurate.

 

Jerry  n9avy

 


From: Mike Besemer <mwbesemer@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, January 2, 2018 3:49 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] Fill Slots

 

$30 is the lowest level that provides XML data.  

 

Since most hams provide grid data, I can't see paying for it.  And as Jerry points out, the data on QRZ isn't guaranteed to be accurate.  I'll generally ask for the grid if the ham doesn't provide it, and use QRZ as a last resort.  I can look it up in a matter of seconds while I'm sending a macro.

 

When you're paying for 2 Master's Degrees, $30 saved is 30 extra dollars in my pocket.

 

Mike

WM4B

On January 2, 2018 at 4:42 PM N9JCA Chris Matthews <n9jca.chris@...> wrote:


To each their own when you Subscribe to something

All depends on what you do with it

You can get a Lower Subscription if needed

N9JCA Chris PODXS # 797

73

" I'm always doing that which I CANNOT do;
in order that I may LEARN how to do it "

On 01/02/2018 09:31 PM, Mike Besemer wrote:
> Looks like you have to have a QRZ SUBSCRIPTION – not just an account. I don’t think it’s worth $30/yr just for gridsquares.
>
> Mike
> WM4B
>
> From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of N9JCA Chris Matthews
> Sent: Tuesday, January 2, 2018 12:31 PM
> To: 070Club@groups.io
> Subject: [070Club] Fill Slots
>
> in ACLog Go to Call Book Tab
> click on QRZ ( you have to have a QRZ Account )
> INTERNET look up fill in Call and Password and put check mark
> in Bottom LEFT corner Close Tab
> When you Enter a Call and Tab to next entry
> it will show all the Required info you need
> If you need to Edit some Info just double RIGHT click on
> Call and it will bring up a Separate window
> N9JCA Chris PODXS # 797
> 73
> " I'm always doing that which I CANNOT do;
> in order that I may LEARN how to do it "
>
>
>
>
>


 


DXTelnet

 

Does anyone use DxTelnet for sending/receiving DX spots?

Mine is getting a bit strange on me...

Milt, N6MG

070-650

LONP #76

_._,_._,_


Re: Awake?

chris g7ogx
 

Good morning/afternoon! No guarantees of course.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


From: 070Club@groups.io <070Club@groups.io> on behalf of Jody Carter <jodycarter@...>
Sent: Wednesday, January 3, 2018 12:15:56 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Awake?
 
Great point, Chris!!!  Good morning from across the Pond. =0)



From: chris g7ogx <claninwood@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, January 3, 2018 6:11 AM
Subject: Re: [070Club] Awake?

Over here lots of people awake on 7.040!

Chris G7OGX #827




Re: Awake?

Jody Carter
 

Alrighty folks - I've filled 2 blocks this morning. Gonna go get some coffee and get ready for work.  

73 and TU de KJ0DY sk sk



From: chris g7ogx <claninwood@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, January 3, 2018 6:11 AM
Subject: Re: [070Club] Awake?

Over here lots of people awake on 7.040!

Chris G7OGX #827




Re: Awake?

Jody Carter
 

Great point, Chris!!!  Good morning from across the Pond. =0)



From: chris g7ogx <claninwood@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, January 3, 2018 6:11 AM
Subject: Re: [070Club] Awake?

Over here lots of people awake on 7.040!

Chris G7OGX #827




Re: Awake?

chris g7ogx
 

Over here lots of people awake on 7.040!

Chris G7OGX #827


Awake?

Jody Carter
 

Thru a series of events, I'm inadvertently awake... Anyone available to try to make contact over the next 20 minutes? Trying for a couple of 24x7 blocks. Calling CQ on 7.070.

11:55 UTC
KJ0DY


Re: ACLog

Dan Morris - KZ3T
 

Ahaa, So the checker does do the grid squares.  Well, the program I use, PSK Express put the grid square in ACLog so I don’t have to manually enter it.  Thank goodness.  But, then again, I don’t really get in to doing grid squares.  Just whatever I get on those I get.  Maybe some day I’ll consider it but just not my thing right now.

Dan Morris  KZ3T

I live to live for Him!



On Jan 2, 2018, at 12:05 PM, Mike Besemer <mwbesemer@...> wrote:

Chris,

The checker will count your grid squares just fine, but you have to manually enter the grid squares into ACLog.

Mike
WM4B


On Tue, Jan 2, 2018 at 11:48 AM, N9JCA Chris Matthews wrote:

Hi Folks

For those of us that are using N3FJP ACLog

according to Dave's Checker it won't count our grid squares

so what is everyone going to do?

I will still keep my ACLog running and try and find something that

will work when I upload Grid Squares in the future

Let us know what you all think about doing I'll

post something when I find it

HNY to ALL

N9JCA Chris PODXS # 797

73

--
" I'm always doing that which I CANNOT do;
in order that I may LEARN how to do it "







Re: ACLog

Dan Morris - KZ3T
 

Is there a reason the checker does not do the grid squares and would there be a remedy for that??

Dan Morris  KZ3T

I live to live for Him!



On Jan 2, 2018, at 11:48 AM, N9JCA Chris Matthews <n9jca.chris@...> wrote:

Hi Folks

For those of us that are using N3FJP ACLog

according to Dave's Checker it won't count our grid squares

so what is everyone going to do?

I will still keep my ACLog running and try and find something that

will work when I upload Grid Squares in the future

Let us know what you all think about doing I'll

post something when I find it

HNY to ALL

N9JCA Chris PODXS # 797

73

--
" I'm always doing that which I CANNOT do;
in order that I may LEARN how to do it "






Re: Fill Slots

Mike Besemer <mwbesemer@...>
 

And some hams have requested that their data not be listed on QRZ. Mine was delisted at my request for a couple of years.

Here’s another resource that’s pretty decent: www.levinecentral.com/ham/grid_square.php

Mike
WM4B

From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Jerry N9AVY
Sent: Tuesday, January 2, 2018 5:17 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Fill Slots

Also, I should mention that there are many calls which have been banned because of things they had posted on their pages and/or in QRZ forums. What I'm saying is that QRZ is not 100% accurate. The FCC data base is definitely the most accurate.

Jerry n9avy

________________________________________
From: Mike Besemer <mwbesemer@cox.net>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, January 2, 2018 3:49 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] Fill Slots

$30 is the lowest level that provides XML data.

Since most hams provide grid data, I can't see paying for it. And as Jerry points out, the data on QRZ isn't guaranteed to be accurate. I'll generally ask for the grid if the ham doesn't provide it, and use QRZ as a last resort. I can look it up in a matter of seconds while I'm sending a macro.

When you're paying for 2 Master's Degrees, $30 saved is 30 extra dollars in my pocket.

Mike
WM4B
On January 2, 2018 at 4:42 PM N9JCA Chris Matthews <n9jca.chris@gmail.com> wrote:


To each their own when you Subscribe to something

All depends on what you do with it

You can get a Lower Subscription if needed

N9JCA Chris PODXS # 797

73

" I'm always doing that which I CANNOT do;
in order that I may LEARN how to do it "

On 01/02/2018 09:31 PM, Mike Besemer wrote:
Looks like you have to have a QRZ SUBSCRIPTION – not just an account. I don’t think it’s worth $30/yr just for gridsquares.

Mike
WM4B

From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of N9JCA Chris Matthews
Sent: Tuesday, January 2, 2018 12:31 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: [070Club] Fill Slots

in ACLog Go to Call Book Tab
click on QRZ ( you have to have a QRZ Account )
INTERNET look up fill in Call and Password and put check mark
in Bottom LEFT corner Close Tab
When you Enter a Call and Tab to next entry
it will show all the Required info you need
If you need to Edit some Info just double RIGHT click on
Call and it will bring up a Separate window
N9JCA Chris PODXS # 797
73
" I'm always doing that which I CANNOT do;
in order that I may LEARN how to do it "






Re: Fill Slots

Jerry N9AVY
 

Also, I should mention that there are many calls which have been banned because of things they had posted on their pages and/or in QRZ forums.   What I'm saying is that QRZ is not 100% accurate.  The FCC data base is definitely the most accurate.

Jerry  n9avy



From: Mike Besemer <mwbesemer@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, January 2, 2018 3:49 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] Fill Slots

$30 is the lowest level that provides XML data.  

Since most hams provide grid data, I can't see paying for it.  And as Jerry points out, the data on QRZ isn't guaranteed to be accurate.  I'll generally ask for the grid if the ham doesn't provide it, and use QRZ as a last resort.  I can look it up in a matter of seconds while I'm sending a macro.

When you're paying for 2 Master's Degrees, $30 saved is 30 extra dollars in my pocket.

Mike
WM4B
On January 2, 2018 at 4:42 PM N9JCA Chris Matthews <n9jca.chris@...> wrote:


To each their own when you Subscribe to something

All depends on what you do with it

You can get a Lower Subscription if needed

N9JCA Chris PODXS # 797

73

" I'm always doing that which I CANNOT do;
in order that I may LEARN how to do it "

On 01/02/2018 09:31 PM, Mike Besemer wrote:
> Looks like you have to have a QRZ SUBSCRIPTION – not just an account. I don’t think it’s worth $30/yr just for gridsquares.
>
> Mike
> WM4B
>
> From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of N9JCA Chris Matthews
> Sent: Tuesday, January 2, 2018 12:31 PM
> To: 070Club@groups.io
> Subject: [070Club] Fill Slots
>
> in ACLog Go to Call Book Tab
> click on QRZ ( you have to have a QRZ Account )
> INTERNET look up fill in Call and Password and put check mark
> in Bottom LEFT corner Close Tab
> When you Enter a Call and Tab to next entry
> it will show all the Required info you need
> If you need to Edit some Info just double RIGHT click on
> Call and it will bring up a Separate window
> N9JCA Chris PODXS # 797
> 73
> " I'm always doing that which I CANNOT do;
> in order that I may LEARN how to do it "
>
>
>
>
>



>



Re: Fill Slots

Mike Besemer <mwbesemer@...>
 

$30 is the lowest level that provides XML data.  


Since most hams provide grid data, I can't see paying for it.  And as Jerry points out, the data on QRZ isn't guaranteed to be accurate.  I'll generally ask for the grid if the ham doesn't provide it, and use QRZ as a last resort.  I can look it up in a matter of seconds while I'm sending a macro.


When you're paying for 2 Master's Degrees, $30 saved is 30 extra dollars in my pocket.


Mike

WM4B

On January 2, 2018 at 4:42 PM N9JCA Chris Matthews <n9jca.chris@...> wrote:


To each their own when you Subscribe to something

All depends on what you do with it

You can get a Lower Subscription if needed

N9JCA Chris PODXS # 797

73

" I'm always doing that which I CANNOT do;
in order that I may LEARN how to do it "

On 01/02/2018 09:31 PM, Mike Besemer wrote:
> Looks like you have to have a QRZ SUBSCRIPTION – not just an account. I don’t think it’s worth $30/yr just for gridsquares.
>
> Mike
> WM4B
>
> From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of N9JCA Chris Matthews
> Sent: Tuesday, January 2, 2018 12:31 PM
> To: 070Club@groups.io
> Subject: [070Club] Fill Slots
>
> in ACLog Go to Call Book Tab
> click on QRZ ( you have to have a QRZ Account )
> INTERNET look up fill in Call and Password and put check mark
> in Bottom LEFT corner Close Tab
> When you Enter a Call and Tab to next entry
> it will show all the Required info you need
> If you need to Edit some Info just double RIGHT click on
> Call and it will bring up a Separate window
> N9JCA Chris PODXS # 797
> 73
> " I'm always doing that which I CANNOT do;
> in order that I may LEARN how to do it "
>
>
>
>
>



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