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Who is Closing In on Work The World Endorsement?

Rick - N7WE
 

There are 9 sequential endorsements in WTW, requiring a total of 2246 QSOs!  Progress on this difficult endorsement series is tracked automatically when you upload your logs to the 070 Awards Progress Checker.  For details on WTW click Here.  To check your own progress, go to the Progress Checker (click HERE ), select your call sign from the list on the right and click on it to display your awards progress, then click on 070-WTW in the Progress Bar.

 

The displayed grid makes it easy to see where you are and the letters you still need.  Don’t let it overwhelm you.  Progress is cumulative and early on virtually every QSO counts!  It is doable and 31 members have completed all 9 levels. 

 

Here are the 6 members who are nearing completion of the last sequential endorsement (Africa) and completion of the entire series:

 

F1IWH – Dan – who needs 8 more Ns.

W9SMR – Stan – who needs 6-Is, and 8-Ns.

OM7OM – Milan - who needs 17-Ns.

AK4MK - Matt - who needs 5-Is, 9-Ns, and 4-Os.

W7PAQ – Frank – who needs 13-As, 20-Is, 29-Ns, and 2-Os.

KT4NM – John – who needs 6-As, 21-Es, 26-Is, 12-Ns, 30-Os, and 7-Rs.

 

This will be a monumental personal accomplishment for them – in every case representing several years of work.  Cheer them on to the finish while you work on your own progress.  Good luck to you all!

 

Rick Butz

N7WE - 070 #1602

PODXS 070 Public Relations Director



Re: W9SMR - Stan - Completes 366!

ljl2002@att.net
 

Here ya go Jerry!!


Joe
KA1PPV  #1482


On Thursday, October 26, 2017 5:17 PM, "Jerry n9avy@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:


 
When I did it , it  took about 2200 (?) contacts and it sure looked insurmountable ... like standing at the base of Mt. Everest  and looking up !  Just chip away at it... little by little.
 
But I tried to make about 20 or more contacts every day and before long I had it done. Weekends were more fruitful  with tons of DX and I would make like 50  on Saturdays/Sundays.  Could do this in maybe 3-4 hours. I was also lucky to be semi-retired and home a lot of weekdays, but weekday DX wasn't as plentiful.
 
There will be times when finding letters was a problem; especially A' & N's and a few others... you'd be surprised how many countries have the letter A !
 
If anyone is after A suffixes I can schedule contacts..  have N9AVY  &  K9ATI so you get twice as many.  Be sure to read the rules as to how many time you can use same callsign.
 
It was fun and worked a lot of endorsements doing WTW without thinking about them. Am almost thinking about a second go at WTW ... maybe there can be a "double header"   sticker for that !?
 
 
Jerry  N9AVY
 
 



From: "David Rock david@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Thursday, October 26, 2017 1:44 PM
Subject: Re: [070] W9SMR - Stan - Completes 366!

 
* n7we1980@... [070] <070@...> [2017-10-25 01:00]:
> Stan - W9SMR - completed his 366 on 10/25/2017 shortly after 00:00 UTC. He
> is the 23rd person to achieve this milestone. Congratulations Stan. Well
> done!
>
> Stan is also closing in on the last segment of the Work the World
> endorsement. Please join me in congratulating him on this fine
> accomplishment and cheering him on to completing WTW!

Excellent. Honestly, I think the WtW is more impressive; to do both would be amazing.

Congratulations!

--
David, K9DWR
#1604 LONP #255
david@...





Re: W9SMR - Stan - Completes 366!

Jerry N9AVY
 

When I did it , it  took about 2200 (?) contacts and it sure looked insurmountable ... like standing at the base of Mt. Everest  and looking up !  Just chip away at it... little by little.
 
But I tried to make about 20 or more contacts every day and before long I had it done. Weekends were more fruitful  with tons of DX and I would make like 50  on Saturdays/Sundays.  Could do this in maybe 3-4 hours. I was also lucky to be semi-retired and home a lot of weekdays, but weekday DX wasn't as plentiful.
 
There will be times when finding letters was a problem; especially A' & N's and a few others... you'd be surprised how many countries have the letter A !
 
If anyone is after A suffixes I can schedule contacts..  have N9AVY  &  K9ATI so you get twice as many.  Be sure to read the rules as to how many time you can use same callsign.
 
It was fun and worked a lot of endorsements doing WTW without thinking about them. Am almost thinking about a second go at WTW ... maybe there can be a "double header"   sticker for that !?
 
 
Jerry  N9AVY
 
 



From: "David Rock david@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Thursday, October 26, 2017 1:44 PM
Subject: Re: [070] W9SMR - Stan - Completes 366!

 
* n7we1980@... [070] <070@...> [2017-10-25 01:00]:
> Stan - W9SMR - completed his 366 on 10/25/2017 shortly after 00:00 UTC. He
> is the 23rd person to achieve this milestone. Congratulations Stan. Well
> done!
>
> Stan is also closing in on the last segment of the Work the World
> endorsement. Please join me in congratulating him on this fine
> accomplishment and cheering him on to completing WTW!

Excellent. Honestly, I think the WtW is more impressive; to do both would be amazing.

Congratulations!

--
David, K9DWR
#1604 LONP #255
david@...



Re: W9SMR - Stan - Completes 366!

Matthew King - AK4MK
 

David - they're different types of awards. The 365/366/Clock and Calendar (which you're only 3 days away from! You already have the leap day and 24x7!) is an award of concerted effort at specific times and days. The WTW is a slower award more of sheer perseverance and TIFOR/BIC (Time In Front Of Radio/Butt In Chair) that, towards the end, you sort of "slog through" to get all the necessary calls.  They're both impressive in their own rights, for sure.

Good luck with your next 3 days! Those are 30OCTOBER, 8NOV, and 25NOV *UTC* just in case you weren't aware, though that seems pretty unlikely.

Be good, y'all, and keep up the PSK-31 contacts! :-)

73

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



 

On Thu, Oct 26, 2017 at 10:34 AM, David Rock david@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

* n7we1980@... [070] <070@...> [2017-10-25 01:00]:
> Stan - W9SMR - completed his 366 on 10/25/2017 shortly after 00:00 UTC. He
> is the 23rd person to achieve this milestone. Congratulations Stan. Well
> done!
>
> Stan is also closing in on the last segment of the Work the World
> endorsement. Please join me in congratulating him on this fine
> accomplishment and cheering him on to completing WTW!

Excellent. Honestly, I think the WtW is more impressive; to do both would be amazing.

Congratulations!

--
David, K9DWR
#1604 LONP #255
david@...



Re: 80/160m Antenna

Brian (N2MLP)
 

A half wave dipole at a ¼ wave  is better

 

radiation pattern is in the direction of where the low end is mounted

 

 

 

========================

         de N2MLP Brian

       Monroe County PA

 

 

========================

 

 

From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Thursday, October 26, 2017 12:46 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 80/160m Antenna

 

 

John, et al:

I love this idea for antenna, I'm gonna get one up once the rain stops.

Can someone pull out some extra class antenna theory and explain how this works?  Can you also use small words?  =p

Specifically: what is the radiation pattern?  How does the gain compare to a proper half wave dipole?

Thanks guys!
Jonathan
KC1BOS

 

On 10/26/17 6:28 AM, John Bower poppajohnbower@... [070] wrote:

 

80/160 m antenna

Barry & Byron,
If you follow the link http://www.ct1ffu.com/site/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=48&Itemid=18 you will see a commercially available version of this antenna.

Yes, coax from the balun to the rig via in my case LDG Kenwood tuner tunes to about 1.2. No counterpoise.

John KE4JB

 

On Thu, Oct 26, 2017 at 12:09 AM, boat.anchor@... [070] <070@...> wrote:

 

John

I am trying to picture this.

Is it coax from rig to balun.

Do you have a ground system for counterpoise.

 

I have lots of wire and can wind a 9:1 quick enuf.

May have time B4 the snow to try something.

Barry

 



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

Byron

I get good results 80/160 with an end fed antenna

9:1 Balun and 30m of wire. you can zig zag if you don't have enough straight line.

Best

John KE4JB

 

 

 

 


Re: 80/160m Antenna

Jonathan Wilson <eaglescout.jonathan@...>
 

John, et al:

I love this idea for antenna, I'm gonna get one up once the rain stops.

Can someone pull out some extra class antenna theory and explain how this works?  Can you also use small words?  =p

Specifically: what is the radiation pattern?  How does the gain compare to a proper half wave dipole?

Thanks guys!
Jonathan
KC1BOS


On 10/26/17 6:28 AM, John Bower poppajohnbower@... [070] wrote:
 
80/160 m antenna
Barry & Byron,
If you follow the link http://www.ct1ffu.com/site/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=48&Itemid=18 you will see a commercially available version of this antenna.
Yes, coax from the balun to the rig via in my case LDG Kenwood tuner tunes to about 1.2. No counterpoise.
John KE4JB

On Thu, Oct 26, 2017 at 12:09 AM, boat.anchor@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

John

I am trying to picture this.
Is it coax from rig to balun.
Do you have a ground system for counterpoise.

I have lots of wire and can wind a 9:1 quick enuf.
May have time B4 the snow to try something.
Barry



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

Byron
I get good results 80/160 with an end fed antenna
9:1 Balun and 30m of wire. you can zig zag if you don't have enough straight line.
Best
John KE4JB





Re: 80/160m Antenna

K8TOM
 


​Milt,


Depending on when in the 1930s he purchased that land, there were probably very few indeed who had the financial capacity to bid on that land, let alone to afford the follow-on construction.  

Tom
K8TOM
815


Re: 80/160m Antenna

boat.anchor@...
 

John
TVM
Will have to try this.
It looks like the coax braid is the counterpoise and 
really does need the unun or coax choke at the shack.
regards
Barry



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

80/160 m antenna
Barry & Byron,
If you follow the link http://www.ct1ffu.com/site/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=48&Itemid=18 you will see a commercially available version of this antenna.
Yes, coax from the balun to the rig via in my case LDG Kenwood tuner tunes to about 1.2. No counterpoise.
John KE4JB


Re: W9SMR - Stan - Completes 366!

David, K9DWR
 

* n7we1980@gmail.com [070] <070@yahoogroups.com> [2017-10-25 01:00]:
Stan - W9SMR - completed his 366 on 10/25/2017 shortly after 00:00 UTC. He
is the 23rd person to achieve this milestone. Congratulations Stan. Well
done!

Stan is also closing in on the last segment of the Work the World
endorsement. Please join me in congratulating him on this fine
accomplishment and cheering him on to completing WTW!
Excellent. Honestly, I think the WtW is more impressive; to do both would be amazing.

Congratulations!

--
David, K9DWR
#1604 LONP #255
david@graniteweb.com


Re: 80/160m Antenna

John Bower <poppajohnbower@...>
 

80/160 m antenna
Barry & Byron,
If you follow the link http://www.ct1ffu.com/site/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=48&Itemid=18 you will see a commercially available version of this antenna.
Yes, coax from the balun to the rig via in my case LDG Kenwood tuner tunes to about 1.2. No counterpoise.
John KE4JB

On Thu, Oct 26, 2017 at 12:09 AM, boat.anchor@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

John

I am trying to picture this.
Is it coax from rig to balun.
Do you have a ground system for counterpoise.

I have lots of wire and can wind a 9:1 quick enuf.
May have time B4 the snow to try something.
Barry



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

Byron
I get good results 80/160 with an end fed antenna
9:1 Balun and 30m of wire. you can zig zag if you don't have enough straight line.
Best
John KE4JB




Re: 80/160m Antenna

Randy True
 

I use an OCF dipole for 80 and up and a 160M dipole for 160.


Randy W4RTT




From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of Jerry n9avy@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 1:03 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 80/160m Antenna
 
 

Have an Alpha-Delta  DX-A  for 160/80/40  which is a dual sloper and mounted to a 40 ft tower.  You need a tower because the tower is part of the antenna.. the only way you could get around the tower is by using a 35-40 metal mast or using possible a down wire from a tree of same height.
 
Generally, on 160m the longer the better.  Short wires/verticals and generally poor performers.  Verticals are usually noisy on 160m and some use beverage antennas for receiver only, but they need a bit of space for 160.
 
There is lots of info on the net if you do a search.
 
 
Jerry  n9avy
 
 



From: "Bryon nnegrom@... [070]" <070@...>
To: "070@..." <070@...>
Sent: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 11:55 AM
Subject: [070] 80/160m Antenna

 
I'm looking for a simple, and reasonable antenna for 80/160m.

What are your thoughts? I know some of you have some pretty elaborate setups. I'm looking for something easy. 

Thanks,
Bryon, W7RIV



Re: 80/160m Antenna

 

W6AM, Don Wallace, (sk), bought an old USN communications site out here on the Palos Verdes peninsula back in the 1930’s or so.

100 + acres on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. He had a Rhombic out of telephone poles, switchable every 10 degree’s!!

And!!!...i think he had similar antenna’s on all the HF bands.

Once a year he had an open house and opened the gate to his friends.

I was honored to have been invited 2X.

When he died, his family sold the property for a few brazillion dollars...

How many 0’s are there in a brazillion dollars? I dunno...but the land is now built up with $5,000,000 homes...

Don was a good guy.

Milt

N6MG

070-650

LONP #76

 

 

 

 

From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 4:36 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 80/160m Antenna

 

 

Here are a couple pics of K9DX's former remote site:

 

K9DX

Northern Illinois DX Association

 


From: "Jerry n9avy@... [070]" <070@...>
To: "070@..." <070@...>
Sent: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 6:34 PM
Subject: Re: [070] 80/160m Antenna

 

 

Guys in Utah  sound like Rhombics.   4 telephones poles a wave length (or 1/2 wave) with a bunch of wire wound around them.  Probably needs more real estate.

 

Jerry n9avy



 



 


Re: 80/160m Antenna

Brian (N2MLP)
 

yes

 

========================

         de N2MLP Brian

       Monroe County PA

 

 

========================

 

 

From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Thursday, October 26, 2017 12:09 AM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 80/160m Antenna

 

 

John

I am trying to picture this.

Is it coax from rig to balun.

Do you have a ground system for counterpoise.

 

I have lots of wire and can wind a 9:1 quick enuf.

May have time B4 the snow to try something.

Barry

 



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

Byron

I get good results 80/160 with an end fed antenna

9:1 Balun and 30m of wire. you can zig zag if you don't have enough straight line.

Best

John KE4JB

 

 


Re: 80/160m Antenna

boat.anchor@...
 

John
I am trying to picture this.
Is it coax from rig to balun.
Do you have a ground system for counterpoise.

I have lots of wire and can wind a 9:1 quick enuf.
May have time B4 the snow to try something.
Barry



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

Byron
I get good results 80/160 with an end fed antenna
9:1 Balun and 30m of wire. you can zig zag if you don't have enough straight line.
Best
John KE4JB



Re: 80/160m Antenna

John Bower <poppajohnbower@...>
 

Byron
I get good results 80/160 with an end fed antenna
9:1 Balun and 30m of wire. you can zig zag if you don't have enough straight line.
Best
John KE4JB

On Wed, Oct 25, 2017 at 12:47 PM, Bryon nnegrom@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

I'm looking for a simple, and reasonable antenna for 80/160m.

What are your thoughts? I know some of you have some pretty elaborate setups. I'm looking for something easy. 

Thanks,
Bryon, W7RIV



Re: 80/160m Antenna

JEFF WALSH
 

Barry ...one of my other hobbies is N scale model railroading ..... I have tried 160m scaled down to N scale and it didn't load up ....
Jerry .... I never tried 160m in HO scale so I am unable to answer that one

but on the serious side I am lucky and live on 10 acres with no restrictions of any kind ...... I have full length 1/2 wave home brew wire dipoles running all over the place for 10m thru 160m ..... I run the antenna's thru a MFJ 993B auto tuner ...... and it has been my experience that loading 160m thru my 80m dipole gets me about the same results as I switch back and forth between the 2 antennas in real time  ....... 
I figure that the lack of difference now is because of the poor band conditions .... one day I will raise the 160m dipole higher as I threw it up in a hurry to participate in a PODXS contest one afternoon years ago .....seems like I am only on 160m now for PODXS contests .......raising it is not high on my to do list .... hi hi

I also have a Mosley TA33 at 40 feet ....... Zero Five vertical {10m thru 40m} and I can confirm that a vertical is noisier

I use to live in a deed restricted subdivision in FL with ZERO tolerance for ANY type of antenna so I know firsthand what many of you are going thru and sometimes we have our hands tied as far as antennas go .... so we have to make the best of a situation that unfortunately requires a compromise ....  

Jerry is right about the efficiency of a antenna in regards to trying to make up the length electrically ....

My father was a Ham for 70 years and I will always remember him telling me what good is top of the line radio with a bottom of the line antenna setup .....  He told make sure you have money for the antenna setup also ...

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




On Wednesday, October 25, 2017 7:12 PM, "boat.anchor@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:


 
More like "N" and that would probably go great with my QRP setup.
QRP rig es QRP ant
Barry



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

If ya build it in HO scale  (1:87 scale )


Jerry n9avy  

From: "boat.anchor@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 7:05 PM
Subject: Re: [070] 80/160m Antenna

 
Don't think I can cram that in my available 40' X 40' space.
Barry





Re: 80/160m Antenna

Jerry N9AVY
 

Maybe Z  if you're QRP !
 



From: "boat.anchor@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 7:12 PM
Subject: Re: [070] 80/160m Antenna

 
More like "N" and that would probably go great with my QRP setup.
QRP rig es QRP ant
Barry



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

If ya build it in HO scale  (1:87 scale )


Jerry n9avy  

From: "boat.anchor@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 7:05 PM
Subject: Re: [070] 80/160m Antenna

 
Don't think I can cram that in my available 40' X 40' space.
Barry





Re: 80/160m Antenna

boat.anchor@...
 

More like "N" and that would probably go great with my QRP setup.
QRP rig es QRP ant
Barry



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

If ya build it in HO scale  (1:87 scale )


Jerry n9avy  


From: "boat.anchor@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 7:05 PM
Subject: Re: [070] 80/160m Antenna

 
Don't think I can cram that in my available 40' X 40' space.
Barry



Re: 80/160m Antenna

Jerry N9AVY
 

If ya build it in HO scale  (1:87 scale )


Jerry n9avy  


From: "boat.anchor@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 7:05 PM
Subject: Re: [070] 80/160m Antenna

 
Don't think I can cram that in my available 40' X 40' space.
Barry



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

Here are a couple pics of K9DX's former remote site:







Re: 80/160m Antenna

boat.anchor@...
 

Don't think I can cram that in my available 40' X 40' space.
Barry



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

Here are a couple pics of K9DX's former remote site:




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