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Re: W3WMU - Jeff - Completes 366!

Joseph Molon <ljl2002@...>
 

Nice job Jeff.
Kick back with a hot toddy and relax.
 
Joe
KA1PPV  #1482
 
 
 

On Sat, Dec 30, 2017 at 06:16 AM, Rick - N7WE wrote:
 
 

Jeff – W3WMU is wrapping up his year by completing his 366 on 12/30/17 UTC and becoming the 30th person to do so.  Congratulations Jeff.  You continue to put Sturgis MS on the PSK31 map.   Well done! 

 

Please join me in sending him a very deserved “You did it Jeff!”

Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: W3WMU - Jeff - Completes 366!

Dan Morris - KZ3T
 

Jeff — Congratulations on a job well done.  Takes patience for sure .. 

Dan Morris  KZ3T  070-1065

I live to live for Him!




On Dec 30, 2017, at 6:16 AM, Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:

Jeff – W3WMU is wrapping up his year by completing his 366 on 12/30/17 UTC and becoming the 30th person to do so.  Congratulations Jeff.  You continue to put Sturgis MS on the PSK31 map.   Well done! 
 
Please join me in sending him a very deserved “You did it Jeff!”

Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: 10M

Joseph Molon <ljl2002@...>
 

Ray,
Like that woman who was so engrossed in her phone at the mall she fell right into a fountain.
LMAO!
 
Joe
KA1PPV  #1482
 
 
 

On Fri, Dec 29, 2017 at 07:03 PM, Ray Clements wrote:
 
 
Perhaps it would be good if we resumed that practice for people go walking across roadways talking on their telephones without a clue about what is going on around them. They are a hazard both to themselves and to others. They should be locked up for distracted walking.  I believe a few communities have enacted laws to that effect, except the penalty is probably just a monetary fine.
Of course, they might also ban talking on your HT as well as a cell phone.

Ray N9RWC

------ Original Message ------
Received: 03:23 PM CST, 12/29/2017
From: "Jerry N9AVY" <n9avy@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] 10M



Years ago they used to lock people up for talking to people they can't see ! 
Jerry  n9avy


From: Randy True <w4rttrandy@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Friday, December 29, 2017 3:19 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] 10M

FT8 is a much better weak signal mode as well. I've had many contacts that didn't even show on the waterfall.

Randy W4RTT



From: 070Club@groups.io <070Club@groups.io> on behalf of Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
Sent: Friday, December 29, 2017 1:19 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] 10M
 
Perhaps some went to FT-8 thing there was more DX activity, but there are not as many DX stations as they may have thought. There was some talk I heard about running FT-8 on DXpeditions, but I think it may have been just that.
Although FT-8 does lend itself well for "599 QSL" contacts.

Still prefer PSK31 for general contacts and getting to know other hams.  Haven't been on SSB for a long time and don't miss it. Read something the other day about phone bands being a big mess with all the idiots.  Guess SSB was always like that from my 40 years experience. 

Welcome to the "new and  improved " ham radio -   NOT !

Jerry  n9avy



From: Joseph Molon <ljl2002@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Friday, December 29, 2017 12:11 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] 10M

Randy,

I found that the prop isn't the only thing working against PSK31 contacts.  I checked the statistics on PSK Reporter and found that in any given 2 hour period there averages about 1300 - 1500 PSK contacts being made as compared to an average of 838,000 FT8 contacts.
PSK31 seems to be a small percentage of the total activity.  Guess many flew the coop.  I know that I have seen lots of FT8 on both ends of 20m and also at the high end of 40m.

Here's hoping the prodigals return home in 2018.

GL & HNY.

Joe
KA1PPV  #1482


On Fri, Dec 29, 2017 at 08:30 AM, Randy True wrote:

Prop looks OK on 10 if anyone wants to give it a try.

I'll be at 10.140 + 1500
1330UTC


Randy W4RTT







It’s coming! 2018 PSKFest

Rick - N7WE
 

Get ready!  The BIGGEST 070 Club contest of the year is coming - the first Saturday after January 1.  That is January 6th this year. 

 

Check out the newly revised Contest Calendar below for dates and times for the entire year!

 

 

It’s also available HERE if you want to bookmark it.

 

For the rules for PSKFest click This Link.  Last year’s contest had 92 entries and several members completed their 2017 WABOL during this contest.  Also a great opportunity to complete LONP if you haven’t already.  Last year’s results can be viewed here.

 

Hope to see you on the waterfall!
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: W3WMU - Jeff - Completes 366!

stan W9SMR
 

Well done, Jeff. 


Now you can concentrate on launching that APE campaign for next year!


Thanks for being the Number 1 Pontoon Portable APE (KC9UR) chaser.


We'll chat soon, I am sure, 73, Happy New Year!!


Stan

W9SMR

#1611




From: 070Club@groups.io <070Club@groups.io> on behalf of Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...>
Sent: Saturday, December 30, 2017 6:16 AM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: [070Club] W3WMU - Jeff - Completes 366!
 

Jeff – W3WMU is wrapping up his year by completing his 366 on 12/30/17 UTC and becoming the 30th person to do so.  Congratulations Jeff.  You continue to put Sturgis MS on the PSK31 map.   Well done! 

 

Please join me in sending him a very deserved “You did it Jeff!”

Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: W3WMU - Jeff - Completes 366!

Mike Besemer <mwbesemer@...>
 

Well done, Jeff!

 

73,

 

Mike

WM4B

 

From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Rick - N7WE
Sent: Saturday, December 30, 2017 6:17 AM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: [070Club] W3WMU - Jeff - Completes 366!

 

Jeff – W3WMU is wrapping up his year by completing his 366 on 12/30/17 UTC and becoming the 30th person to do so.  Congratulations Jeff.  You continue to put Sturgis MS on the PSK31 map.   Well done! 

 

Please join me in sending him a very deserved “You did it Jeff!”

Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


W3WMU - Jeff - Completes 366!

Rick - N7WE
 

Jeff – W3WMU is wrapping up his year by completing his 366 on 12/30/17 UTC and becoming the 30th person to do so.  Congratulations Jeff.  You continue to put Sturgis MS on the PSK31 map.   Well done! 

 

Please join me in sending him a very deserved “You did it Jeff!”

Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Today's summary of Grid activity.

Richard Rohrer
 

Hi Barry,

 

We are not going the that far South.  I will let you know if we will go thru that grid on our way to TX in Jan.

 

73

Dick

KC3EF

 

From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Barry 1470 via Groups.Io
Sent: Thursday, December 28, 2017 9:55 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Today's summary of Grid activity.

 

Dick
Still looking for DM53 but way off route. Maybe we can work on that for next year.
Enjoy the travels.
Barry

On Thu, Dec 28, 2017 at 06:06 pm, Richard Rohrer wrote:

Hi Barry,

 

Tnx for your kind comments.  It is fun to be on the other side of a effort instead of sitting at the home station trying to work one.  My xyl is great as a wife of a ham operator.  She understands the grid chase and wanted to make sure everyone had a chance to work me in any of the rarer grids. 

 

We are continuing across I40 thru AZ and then up US92 to Las Vegas.  If anyone needs any of the AZ grids let me know.

 

73

Dick

KC3EF

 

 


Re: Just worked JM7OLW

Mike Besemer <mwbesemer@...>
 

Nice work, Paula!

 

73,

 

Mike

WM4B

 

From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Paula K7PAX #1739
Sent: Friday, December 29, 2017 6:39 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: [070Club] Just worked JM7OLW

 

Just worked Suke, JM7OLW on 20 meters at 23:38z  -  Calling CQ at 14.070.45

 

Paula, K7PAX

 


Re: 10M

Ray Clements
 

Perhaps it would be good if we resumed that practice for people go walking across roadways talking on their telephones without a clue about what is going on around them. They are a hazard both to themselves and to others. They should be locked up for distracted walking.  I believe a few communities have enacted laws to that effect, except the penalty is probably just a monetary fine.
Of course, they might also ban talking on your HT as well as a cell phone.

Ray N9RWC

------ Original Message ------
Received: 03:23 PM CST, 12/29/2017
From: "Jerry N9AVY" <n9avy@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] 10M



Years ago they used to lock people up for talking to people they can't see ! 
Jerry  n9avy


From: Randy True <w4rttrandy@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Friday, December 29, 2017 3:19 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] 10M

FT8 is a much better weak signal mode as well. I've had many contacts that didn't even show on the waterfall.

Randy W4RTT



From: 070Club@groups.io <070Club@groups.io> on behalf of Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
Sent: Friday, December 29, 2017 1:19 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] 10M
 
Perhaps some went to FT-8 thing there was more DX activity, but there are not as many DX stations as they may have thought. There was some talk I heard about running FT-8 on DXpeditions, but I think it may have been just that.
Although FT-8 does lend itself well for "599 QSL" contacts.

Still prefer PSK31 for general contacts and getting to know other hams.  Haven't been on SSB for a long time and don't miss it. Read something the other day about phone bands being a big mess with all the idiots.  Guess SSB was always like that from my 40 years experience. 

Welcome to the "new and  improved " ham radio -   NOT !

Jerry  n9avy



From: Joseph Molon <ljl2002@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Friday, December 29, 2017 12:11 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] 10M

Randy,

I found that the prop isn't the only thing working against PSK31 contacts.  I checked the statistics on PSK Reporter and found that in any given 2 hour period there averages about 1300 - 1500 PSK contacts being made as compared to an average of 838,000 FT8 contacts.
PSK31 seems to be a small percentage of the total activity.  Guess many flew the coop.  I know that I have seen lots of FT8 on both ends of 20m and also at the high end of 40m.

Here's hoping the prodigals return home in 2018.

GL & HNY.

Joe
KA1PPV  #1482


On Fri, Dec 29, 2017 at 08:30 AM, Randy True wrote:

Prop looks OK on 10 if anyone wants to give it a try.

I'll be at 10.140 + 1500
1330UTC


Randy W4RTT







Just worked JM7OLW

Paula K7PAX #1739
 

Just worked Suke, JM7OLW on 20 meters at 23:38z  -  Calling CQ at 14.070.45

 

Paula, K7PAX

 


Re: 10M

Mike Besemer <mwbesemer@...>
 

Oh heck… I do that!

 

Mike

WM4B

 

From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Joseph Molon
Sent: Friday, December 29, 2017 4:32 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] 10M

 

Or walking down an isle at the grocery store carrying on a conversation with invisible people.

Creepy.

 

Joe

KSA1PPV  #1482


On Fri, Dec 29, 2017 at 04:22 PM, Jerry N9AVY wrote:

 

Years ago they used to lock people up for talking to people they can't see ! 

Jerry  n9avy


From: Randy True <w4rttrandy@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Friday, December 29, 2017 3:19 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] 10M

 

FT8 is a much better weak signal mode as well. I've had many contacts that didn't even show on the waterfall.

 

Randy W4RTT

 


From: 070Club@groups.io <070Club@groups.io> on behalf of Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
Sent: Friday, December 29, 2017 1:19 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] 10M

 

Perhaps some went to FT-8 thing there was more DX activity, but there are not as many DX stations as they may have thought. There was some talk I heard about running FT-8 on DXpeditions, but I think it may have been just that.

Although FT-8 does lend itself well for "599 QSL" contacts.

 

Still prefer PSK31 for general contacts and getting to know other hams.  Haven't been on SSB for a long time and don't miss it. Read something the other day about phone bands being a big mess with all the idiots.  Guess SSB was always like that from my 40 years experience. 

 

Welcome to the "new and  improved " ham radio -   NOT !

 

Jerry  n9avy

 


From: Joseph Molon <ljl2002@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Friday, December 29, 2017 12:11 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] 10M

 

Randy,

 

I found that the prop isn't the only thing working against PSK31 contacts.  I checked the statistics on PSK Reporter and found that in any given 2 hour period there averages about 1300 - 1500 PSK contacts being made as compared to an average of 838,000 FT8 contacts.

PSK31 seems to be a small percentage of the total activity.  Guess many flew the coop.  I know that I have seen lots of FT8 on both ends of 20m and also at the high end of 40m.

 

Here's hoping the prodigals return home in 2018.

 

GL & HNY.

 

Joe

KA1PPV  #1482


On Fri, Dec 29, 2017 at 08:30 AM, Randy True wrote:

Prop looks OK on 10 if anyone wants to give it a try.

 

I'll be at 10.140 + 1500

1330UTC

 

 

Randy W4RTT

 

 


Re: KG4UQZ on 20m

Rick - N7WE
 

43 years for us.  I've learned a lot, but still have a lot to learn - hi hi!  My brother-in-law says "Happy Wife, Happy Life!"  He's a smart man.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: 10M

Joseph Molon <ljl2002@...>
 

Or walking down an isle at the grocery store carrying on a conversation with invisible people.
Creepy.

Joe
KSA1PPV  #1482


On Fri, Dec 29, 2017 at 04:22 PM, Jerry N9AVY wrote:


Years ago they used to lock people up for talking to people they can't see ! 
Jerry  n9avy


From: Randy True <w4rttrandy@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Friday, December 29, 2017 3:19 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] 10M

FT8 is a much better weak signal mode as well. I've had many contacts that didn't even show on the waterfall.

Randy W4RTT



From: 070Club@groups.io <070Club@groups.io> on behalf of Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
Sent: Friday, December 29, 2017 1:19 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] 10M
 
Perhaps some went to FT-8 thing there was more DX activity, but there are not as many DX stations as they may have thought. There was some talk I heard about running FT-8 on DXpeditions, but I think it may have been just that.
Although FT-8 does lend itself well for "599 QSL" contacts.

Still prefer PSK31 for general contacts and getting to know other hams.  Haven't been on SSB for a long time and don't miss it. Read something the other day about phone bands being a big mess with all the idiots.  Guess SSB was always like that from my 40 years experience. 

Welcome to the "new and  improved " ham radio -   NOT !

Jerry  n9avy



From: Joseph Molon <ljl2002@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Friday, December 29, 2017 12:11 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] 10M

Randy,

I found that the prop isn't the only thing working against PSK31 contacts.  I checked the statistics on PSK Reporter and found that in any given 2 hour period there averages about 1300 - 1500 PSK contacts being made as compared to an average of 838,000 FT8 contacts.
PSK31 seems to be a small percentage of the total activity.  Guess many flew the coop.  I know that I have seen lots of FT8 on both ends of 20m and also at the high end of 40m.

Here's hoping the prodigals return home in 2018.

GL & HNY.

Joe
KA1PPV  #1482


On Fri, Dec 29, 2017 at 08:30 AM, Randy True wrote:

Prop looks OK on 10 if anyone wants to give it a try.

I'll be at 10.140 + 1500
1330UTC


Randy W4RTT





Re: KG4UQZ on 20m

Joseph Molon <ljl2002@...>
 

Mike,
My XYL  and I celebrated our 21st anniversary on Dec 26th so I have learnt a few things myself.
Happy Anniversary!
Joe
KA1PPV  #1482

On Fri, Dec 29, 2017 at 03:53 PM, Mike Besemer wrote:

Thanks Joe. I've learned a few tricks in the past 27 years. I lot of times I don't apply what I learned, but today I did!

73,

Mike
WM4B

-----Original Message-----
From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Joseph Molon
Sent: Friday, December 29, 2017 3:50 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] KG4UQZ on 20m

Don't forget to carry all the bags as too!
From experience I know this works well.


Joe
KA1PPV #1482


On Fri, Dec 29, 2017 at 03:15 PM, Mike Besemer wrote:

Thanks, Rick! Eventually I’m bound to be in the right place at the right time.

Today is our anniversary, so I guess I was obligated to hold her purse while she shopped!

73,

Mike
WM4B

From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Rick - N7WE
Sent: Friday, December 29, 2017 3:12 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] KG4UQZ on 20m

Hang in there Mike. Good things come to all those who persist. I'll sure keep watch and post up anything I see that you haven't worked that has a U for a the first letter of the suffix. It will be there soon!

On 12/29/2017 15:02, Mike Besemer wrote:
Now of course you KNOW my XYL drug me out and made me go shopping with her! Just my luck!

73,

Mike
WM4B

From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Rick - N7WE
Sent: Friday, December 29, 2017 12:10 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: [070Club] KG4UQZ on 20m

I see KG4UQZ calling CQ on 20m near 14.071.100 at 17:06 UTC, Go get him Mike!
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602







--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602









Re: 10M

Mike Besemer <mwbesemer@...>
 

According to bandconditions.com, 30 meters is the only band that’s stable at the moment.  Propagation is an odd thing.

 

Mike

WM4B

 

From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Jerry N9AVY
Sent: Friday, December 29, 2017 4:23 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] 10M

 

 

Years ago they used to lock people up for talking to people they can't see ! 

Jerry  n9avy


From: Randy True <w4rttrandy@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Friday, December 29, 2017 3:19 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] 10M

 

FT8 is a much better weak signal mode as well. I've had many contacts that didn't even show on the waterfall.

 

Randy W4RTT

 


From: 070Club@groups.io <070Club@groups.io> on behalf of Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
Sent: Friday, December 29, 2017 1:19 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] 10M

 

Perhaps some went to FT-8 thing there was more DX activity, but there are not as many DX stations as they may have thought. There was some talk I heard about running FT-8 on DXpeditions, but I think it may have been just that.

Although FT-8 does lend itself well for "599 QSL" contacts.

 

Still prefer PSK31 for general contacts and getting to know other hams.  Haven't been on SSB for a long time and don't miss it. Read something the other day about phone bands being a big mess with all the idiots.  Guess SSB was always like that from my 40 years experience. 

 

Welcome to the "new and  improved " ham radio -   NOT !

 

Jerry  n9avy

 


From: Joseph Molon <ljl2002@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Friday, December 29, 2017 12:11 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] 10M

 

Randy,

 

I found that the prop isn't the only thing working against PSK31 contacts.  I checked the statistics on PSK Reporter and found that in any given 2 hour period there averages about 1300 - 1500 PSK contacts being made as compared to an average of 838,000 FT8 contacts.

PSK31 seems to be a small percentage of the total activity.  Guess many flew the coop.  I know that I have seen lots of FT8 on both ends of 20m and also at the high end of 40m.

 

Here's hoping the prodigals return home in 2018.

 

GL & HNY.

 

Joe

KA1PPV  #1482


On Fri, Dec 29, 2017 at 08:30 AM, Randy True wrote:

Prop looks OK on 10 if anyone wants to give it a try.

 

I'll be at 10.140 + 1500

1330UTC

 

 

Randy W4RTT

 

 


Re: 10M

Mike Besemer <mwbesemer@...>
 

Me too, but it’s useless unless all you want to do is chase
grids/states/pick-your-vice. I’ve done quite a bit of FT8, but always come
back to PSK.

Mike
WM4B

From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Randy True
Sent: Friday, December 29, 2017 4:19 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] 10M

FT8 is a much better weak signal mode as well. I've had many contacts that
didn't even show on the waterfall.

Randy W4RTT

________________________________________
From: 070Club@groups.io <070Club@groups.io> on behalf of Jerry N9AVY
<n9avy@sbcglobal.net>
Sent: Friday, December 29, 2017 1:19 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] 10M
 
Perhaps some went to FT-8 thing there was more DX activity, but there are
not as many DX stations as they may have thought. There was some talk I
heard about running FT-8 on DXpeditions, but I think it may have been just
that.
Although FT-8 does lend itself well for "599 QSL" contacts.

Still prefer PSK31 for general contacts and getting to know other hams. 
Haven't been on SSB for a long time and don't miss it. Read something the
other day about phone bands being a big mess with all the idiots.  Guess SSB
was always like that from my 40 years experience. 

Welcome to the "new and  improved " ham radio -   NOT !

Jerry  n9avy

________________________________________
From: Joseph Molon <ljl2002@optimum.net>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Friday, December 29, 2017 12:11 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] 10M

Randy,

I found that the prop isn't the only thing working against PSK31 contacts. 
I checked the statistics on PSK Reporter and found that in any given 2 hour
period there averages about 1300 - 1500 PSK contacts being made as compared
to an average of 838,000 FT8 contacts.
PSK31 seems to be a small percentage of the total activity.  Guess many flew
the coop.  I know that I have seen lots of FT8 on both ends of 20m and also
at the high end of 40m.

Here's hoping the prodigals return home in 2018.

GL & HNY.

Joe
KA1PPV  #1482


On Fri, Dec 29, 2017 at 08:30 AM, Randy True wrote:
Prop looks OK on 10 if anyone wants to give it a try.

I'll be at 10.140 + 1500
1330UTC


Randy W4RTT


Re: 10M

Jerry N9AVY
 


Years ago they used to lock people up for talking to people they can't see ! 
Jerry  n9avy


From: Randy True <w4rttrandy@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Friday, December 29, 2017 3:19 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] 10M

FT8 is a much better weak signal mode as well. I've had many contacts that didn't even show on the waterfall.

Randy W4RTT



From: 070Club@groups.io <070Club@groups.io> on behalf of Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
Sent: Friday, December 29, 2017 1:19 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] 10M
 
Perhaps some went to FT-8 thing there was more DX activity, but there are not as many DX stations as they may have thought. There was some talk I heard about running FT-8 on DXpeditions, but I think it may have been just that.
Although FT-8 does lend itself well for "599 QSL" contacts.

Still prefer PSK31 for general contacts and getting to know other hams.  Haven't been on SSB for a long time and don't miss it. Read something the other day about phone bands being a big mess with all the idiots.  Guess SSB was always like that from my 40 years experience. 

Welcome to the "new and  improved " ham radio -   NOT !

Jerry  n9avy



From: Joseph Molon <ljl2002@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Friday, December 29, 2017 12:11 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] 10M

Randy,

I found that the prop isn't the only thing working against PSK31 contacts.  I checked the statistics on PSK Reporter and found that in any given 2 hour period there averages about 1300 - 1500 PSK contacts being made as compared to an average of 838,000 FT8 contacts.
PSK31 seems to be a small percentage of the total activity.  Guess many flew the coop.  I know that I have seen lots of FT8 on both ends of 20m and also at the high end of 40m.

Here's hoping the prodigals return home in 2018.

GL & HNY.

Joe
KA1PPV  #1482


On Fri, Dec 29, 2017 at 08:30 AM, Randy True wrote:

Prop looks OK on 10 if anyone wants to give it a try.

I'll be at 10.140 + 1500
1330UTC


Randy W4RTT





Re: 10M

Randy True
 

FT8 is a much better weak signal mode as well. I've had many contacts that didn't even show on the waterfall.


Randy W4RTT




From: 070Club@groups.io <070Club@groups.io> on behalf of Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
Sent: Friday, December 29, 2017 1:19 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] 10M
 
Perhaps some went to FT-8 thing there was more DX activity, but there are not as many DX stations as they may have thought. There was some talk I heard about running FT-8 on DXpeditions, but I think it may have been just that.
Although FT-8 does lend itself well for "599 QSL" contacts.

Still prefer PSK31 for general contacts and getting to know other hams.  Haven't been on SSB for a long time and don't miss it. Read something the other day about phone bands being a big mess with all the idiots.  Guess SSB was always like that from my 40 years experience. 

Welcome to the "new and  improved " ham radio -   NOT !

Jerry  n9avy



From: Joseph Molon <ljl2002@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Friday, December 29, 2017 12:11 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] 10M

Randy,

I found that the prop isn't the only thing working against PSK31 contacts.  I checked the statistics on PSK Reporter and found that in any given 2 hour period there averages about 1300 - 1500 PSK contacts being made as compared to an average of 838,000 FT8 contacts.
PSK31 seems to be a small percentage of the total activity.  Guess many flew the coop.  I know that I have seen lots of FT8 on both ends of 20m and also at the high end of 40m.

Here's hoping the prodigals return home in 2018.

GL & HNY.

Joe
KA1PPV  #1482


On Fri, Dec 29, 2017 at 08:30 AM, Randy True wrote:

Prop looks OK on 10 if anyone wants to give it a try.

I'll be at 10.140 + 1500
1330UTC


Randy W4RTT



Re: KG4UQZ on 20m

Mike Besemer <mwbesemer@...>
 

I see a couple traces, but not him.

Bands are lousy today!

Still watching.

Mike
WM4B

From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Rick - N7WE
Sent: Friday, December 29, 2017 4:08 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] KG4UQZ on 20m

KO5USA on 14.071.600 or so in QSO but calling CQ at 21:05 UTC.
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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602

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