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Re: Is the website down?

mwbesemer@...
 


Re: Is the website down?

Jerry N9AVY
 

It's  up here in IL  near Chicago !
 
Jerry  N9AVY



From: "Charles Odom ki4vmk@... [070]" <070@...>
To: PODXS <070@...>
Sent: Thursday, August 24, 2017 12:12 PM
Subject: Re: [070] Is the website down?

 
Same here

KI4VMK
On Aug 24, 2017, at 12:04 PM, "ak7db@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:
 
Been trying to access the website this morning, keep getting a DNS address cant be found error.  All my other places are working fine.

Dave, AK7DB



Re: Is the website down?

Charles Odom <ki4vmk@...>
 

Same here

KI4VMK

On Aug 24, 2017, at 12:04 PM, "ak7db@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:
 

Been trying to access the website this morning, keep getting a DNS address cant be found error.  All my other places are working fine.


Dave, AK7DB


Is the website down?

David Blankenburg, AK7DB
 

Been trying to access the website this morning, keep getting a DNS address cant be found error.  All my other places are working fine.


Dave, AK7DB


Re: Good Luck eclipse chasers

David, K9DWR
 

I can’t believe I missed the opportunity to run an APE for this. It never occurred to me with all the preparations for the eclipse. :-(

Maybe for the 2024 one…


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

On Aug 24, 2017, at 09:28, 'ljl2002@att.net' joe_molon@yahoo.com [070] <070@yahoogroups.com> wrote:


Mike,

We won't mark a "black spot" against you for it, even though we were "left in the dark" about it.

Glad that you had a great experience. It definitely got dimmer here in CT but nothing like what you and others experienced. It must have been truly awesome.

I busied my self with making contacts for the HamSci project but did step out to observe the "not so totality" here.

Did you ever wonder how the moon just happened to be the correct size to make this all possible?
What a plan!


Re: Good Luck eclipse chasers

ljl2002@att.net
 

Mike,

We won't mark a "black spot" against you for it, even though we were "left in the dark" about it.

Glad that you had a great experience.  It definitely got dimmer here in CT but nothing like what you and others experienced.  It must have been truly awesome.

I busied my self with making contacts for the HamSci project but did step out to observe the "not so totality" here.

Did you ever wonder how the moon just happened to be the correct size to make this all possible?
What a plan!

Joe
KA1PPV  #1482


On Wednesday, August 23, 2017 4:41 PM, "Mike Flowers mike.flowers@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:


 
It eclipses all other!

-- Mike Flowers, K6MKF, NCDXC - "It's about DX!"

On Aug 23, 2017, at 11:31 AM, Jerry n9avy@... [070] <070@...> wrote:

 
Mike:
 
 
I must be "special"  ... got 4  copies of your eclipse report ! 
 
 
 
Jerry   n9avy



From: "Mike Flowers mike.flowers@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 1:08 PM
Subject: Re: [070] Good Luck eclipse chasers

 
We observed the solar eclipse at the Vineyard Mountain Swim Club in Corvallis, OR. 

As totality approached, there was a noticeable drop in the temperature.  The breeze picked up, which we were told was typical for evening time.  It was the equivalent of sunset, but not total darkness. 

Totality was an amazing experience.  For 1 minute 49 seconds we could observe the eclipsed sun and the sun's corona without our eclipse glasses.   It was an incredible and amazing sight.  

As the moon moved from in front the sun, we could see shimmering shadows of the sun's corona cast on the concrete surrounding the pool.   I didn't expect that at all.  What an experience - Wow!!


-- Mike Flowers, K6MKF, NCDXC - "It's about DX!"

On Aug 23, 2017, at 8:03 AM, David Rock david@... [070] <070@...> wrote:

 
* Jerry n9avy@... [070] <070@...> [2017-08-19 15:41]:
> You and hundreds of thousands of other  "Eclipse Peepers" !   Traffic jams
> will be horrific !   Good luck !   Watch out afterwards for people driving
> who had wrong types of solar glasses. Full report on your return ! 

It was pretty amazing. I got some pretty good pictures and met some great
people. I even remembered to actually look up at totality in between taking
all the pictures with the telescope. :-)

The strangest thing for me was the lighting. Very hard to describe what it
looked like. The closest comparison I can make is the orangeish tint from
street lamps or looking through blu-blocker glasses.

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





Re: Contact

boat.anchor@...
 

Jeff
Thank goodness it was not our 1st contact.
My mind was able to patch in all the gaps.
take care
Barry



---In 070@..., <jeffwalsh1644@...> wrote :

Barry ...you are right the bands .... they are not user friendly tonight ....you were the only trace on my screen ...but we made it !! ...73's
 
JEFF WALSH
W3WMU
#1673
BUBBAWOOD
WORLDWIDE HEADQUARTERS
STURGIS, MS.


On Wednesday, August 23, 2017 8:44 PM, "boat.anchor@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:


 
Jeff (W3WMU)
TU for tough contact
Barry
VB7150
 



Re: Contact

JEFF WALSH
 

Barry ...you are right the bands .... they are not user friendly tonight ....you were the only trace on my screen ...but we made it !! ...73's
 
JEFF WALSH
W3WMU
#1673
BUBBAWOOD
WORLDWIDE HEADQUARTERS
STURGIS, MS.


On Wednesday, August 23, 2017 8:44 PM, "boat.anchor@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:


 
Jeff (W3WMU)
TU for tough contact
Barry
VB7150
 



Re: Contact

boat.anchor@...
 

Jeff (W3WMU)
TU for tough contact
Barry
VB7150
 


2017 KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE

v32hoosier@...
 

Yahoo decided to bury the announcement I posted yesterday into an old thread from years past, so I'm re-posting it:


The KC9UR Pontoon Portable APE has been spotted thrashing about northeast Indiana preparing to get on the air this Friday afternoon, Aug 25th, and continuing through Sunday morning, Aug 27th.  Stan (W9SMR) and I are looking forward to our 5th consecutive APE from beautiful Round Lake, and to reconnecting with hunters of years past as well as working as many new PSKers as possible (last year's contact total exceeded 200).  As in previous years, we're offering a custom QSL card and also a nice certificate to the persistent hunters who work us on three or more bands.  We will be operating two stations on 80 thru 6 meters, propagation permitting.  We'll post updates to this forum when we get on the air.

Happy hunting!
Stan (W9SMR) and Bob (KC9UR)



Re: Frustration with QRZ

Jerry N9AVY
 

Great !!!!

Sent from my iPhone

On 23 Aug 2017, at 17:05, "boat.anchor@... [070]" <070@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 

Issue resolved. QRZ has restored the database.

Barry


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

If anyone is interested in the Special Event Callsign handling changes at QRZ you can follow:
regards
Barry



Re: Frustration with QRZ

boat.anchor@...
 

Issue resolved. QRZ has restored the database.
Barry


---In 070@..., <boat.anchor@...> wrote :

If anyone is interested in the Special Event Callsign handling changes at QRZ you can follow:
regards
Barry



Contact

Dan Morris - KZ3T
 

Never mind all. I finally did make a contact. tough but did get it.

Thanks

Dan Morris KZ3T 070-1065
dbmorris315@gmail.com

I live to live for Him!


Contact

Dan Morris - KZ3T
 

On 20M calling CQ looking for my daily contact. Bands are the worse
I have seen them lately!!! Just terrible

Dan Morris KZ3T 070-1065
dbmorris315@gmail.com

I live to live for Him!


Re: Good Luck eclipse chasers

Mike Flowers
 

It eclipses all other!

-- Mike Flowers, K6MKF, NCDXC - "It's about DX!"

On Aug 23, 2017, at 11:31 AM, Jerry n9avy@... [070] <070@...> wrote:

 

Mike:
 
 
I must be "special"  ... got 4  copies of your eclipse report ! 
 
 
 
Jerry   n9avy



From: "Mike Flowers mike.flowers@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 1:08 PM
Subject: Re: [070] Good Luck eclipse chasers

 
We observed the solar eclipse at the Vineyard Mountain Swim Club in Corvallis, OR. 

As totality approached, there was a noticeable drop in the temperature.  The breeze picked up, which we were told was typical for evening time.  It was the equivalent of sunset, but not total darkness. 

Totality was an amazing experience.  For 1 minute 49 seconds we could observe the eclipsed sun and the sun's corona without our eclipse glasses.   It was an incredible and amazing sight.  

As the moon moved from in front the sun, we could see shimmering shadows of the sun's corona cast on the concrete surrounding the pool.   I didn't expect that at all.  What an experience - Wow!!


-- Mike Flowers, K6MKF, NCDXC - "It's about DX!"

On Aug 23, 2017, at 8:03 AM, David Rock david@... [070] <070@...> wrote:

 
* Jerry n9avy@... [070] <070@...> [2017-08-19 15:41]:
> You and hundreds of thousands of other  "Eclipse Peepers" !   Traffic jams
> will be horrific !   Good luck !   Watch out afterwards for people driving
> who had wrong types of solar glasses. Full report on your return ! 

It was pretty amazing. I got some pretty good pictures and met some great
people. I even remembered to actually look up at totality in between taking
all the pictures with the telescope. :-)

The strangest thing for me was the lighting. Very hard to describe what it
looked like. The closest comparison I can make is the orangeish tint from
street lamps or looking through blu-blocker glasses.

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



Re: Podxs 366 eclipsed

David, K9DWR
 

Sounds like my idea of hanging around until Tuesday paid off. Driving home to Plainfield was a breeze on Aug 22. :-)


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

On Aug 22, 2017, at 13:45, Mike Flowers mike.flowers@gmail.com [070] <070@yahoogroups.com> wrote:


Corvallis, OR - the predicted 'carmegedeon' for central Oregon did not occur.

The solar eclipse at totality was just amazing!

Off now for a few days on the McKenzie River before returning to San Jose ...

-- Mike Flowers, K6MKF, NCDXC - "It's about DX!"

On Aug 22, 2017, at 11:35 AM, Jerry n9avy@sbcglobal.net [070] <070@yahoogroups.com> wrote:



Brian:

Saw pictures of gridlock of folks on their way South and figured it would be worse on the return trip. Thanks to all those who ventured South to make near-broke Illinois a little greener !

Jerry N9AVY


Re: Frustration with QRZ

Jerry N9AVY
 

Well ... isn't that "especial" ...


:-)   
 
 
Jerry  N9AVY


From: "boat.anchor@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 2:19 PM
Subject: [070] Re: Frustration with QRZ
 

 
If anyone is interested in the Special Event Callsign handling changes at QRZ you can follow:
regards
Barry



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

Well frustration hits again.

QRZ access has been spotty for a couple days. Also they have managed to lose 
my VB7150 page altogether, creating problems when contacts try to confirm my identity. 
This has been reported to QRZ support and it has been "Dispatch Ticket to HQ".
Yes I am a paid up supporter.

I had the pleasure of working a new, to me, member only to be told -

"I don't log any body not in Zed. Maybe you should fix the QRZ 
record for your call.  I am not an official observer."

I tried to explain I was OK but due to QRZ's issues he would not log the contact. Hope all 
Florida hams don't think that QRZ is the absolute definitive reference when it comes to 
determining station legitimacy.

Barry
VB7150

 



Re: Frustration with QRZ

boat.anchor@...
 

If anyone is interested in the Special Event Callsign handling changes at QRZ you can follow:
regards
Barry



---In 070@..., <boat.anchor@...> wrote :

Well frustration hits again.


QRZ access has been spotty for a couple days. Also they have managed to lose 

my VB7150 page altogether, creating problems when contacts try to confirm my identity. 

This has been reported to QRZ support and it has been "Dispatch Ticket to HQ".

Yes I am a paid up supporter.


I had the pleasure of working a new, to me, member only to be told -


"I don't log any body not in Zed. Maybe you should fix the QRZ 
record for your call.  I am not an official observer."

I tried to explain I was OK but due to QRZ's issues he would not log the contact. Hope all 
Florida hams don't think that QRZ is the absolute definitive reference when it comes to 
determining station legitimacy.

Barry
VB7150

 


Re: Good Luck eclipse chasers

Jerry N9AVY
 

Probably a ISP "hiccup" ...
 
Jerry n9avy



From: "Jim Innis jinnis@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 1:41 PM
Subject: Re: [070] Good Luck eclipse chasers

 
Same here, 4 copies all with the same time stamp.

Jim K5SP

On 8/23/2017 1:31 PM, Jerry n9avy@... [070] wrote:
 
Mike:
 
 
I must be "special"  ... got 4  copies of your eclipse report ! 
 
 
 
Jerry   n9avy



From: "Mike Flowers mike.flowers@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 1:08 PM
Subject: Re: [070] Good Luck eclipse chasers

 
We observed the solar eclipse at the Vineyard Mountain Swim Club in Corvallis, OR. 

As totality approached, there was a noticeable drop in the temperature.  The breeze picked up, which we were told was typical for evening time.  It was the equivalent of sunset, but not total darkness. 

Totality was an amazing experience.  For 1 minute 49 seconds we could observe the eclipsed sun and the sun's corona without our eclipse glasses.   It was an incredible and amazing sight.  

As the moon moved from in front the sun, we could see shimmering shadows of the sun's corona cast on the concrete surrounding the pool.   I didn't expect that at all.  What an experience - Wow!!


-- Mike Flowers, K6MKF, NCDXC - "It's about DX!"

On Aug 23, 2017, at 8:03 AM, David Rock david@... [070] <070@...> wrote:

 
* Jerry n9avy@... [070] <070@...> [2017-08-19 15:41]:
> You and hundreds of thousands of other  "Eclipse Peepers" !   Traffic jams
> will be horrific !   Good luck !   Watch out afterwards for people driving
> who had wrong types of solar glasses. Full report on your return ! 

It was pretty amazing. I got some pretty good pictures and met some great
people. I even remembered to actually look up at totality in between taking
all the pictures with the telescope. :-)

The strangest thing for me was the lighting. Very hard to describe what it
looked like. The closest comparison I can make is the orangeish tint from
street lamps or looking through blu-blocker glasses.

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






Re: Good Luck eclipse chasers

Jim K5SP
 

Same here, 4 copies all with the same time stamp.

Jim K5SP

On 8/23/2017 1:31 PM, Jerry n9avy@... [070] wrote:
 
Mike:
 
 
I must be "special"  ... got 4  copies of your eclipse report ! 
 
 
 
Jerry   n9avy



From: "Mike Flowers mike.flowers@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 1:08 PM
Subject: Re: [070] Good Luck eclipse chasers

 
We observed the solar eclipse at the Vineyard Mountain Swim Club in Corvallis, OR. 

As totality approached, there was a noticeable drop in the temperature.  The breeze picked up, which we were told was typical for evening time.  It was the equivalent of sunset, but not total darkness. 

Totality was an amazing experience.  For 1 minute 49 seconds we could observe the eclipsed sun and the sun's corona without our eclipse glasses.   It was an incredible and amazing sight.  

As the moon moved from in front the sun, we could see shimmering shadows of the sun's corona cast on the concrete surrounding the pool.   I didn't expect that at all.  What an experience - Wow!!


-- Mike Flowers, K6MKF, NCDXC - "It's about DX!"

On Aug 23, 2017, at 8:03 AM, David Rock david@... [070] <070@...> wrote:

 
* Jerry n9avy@... [070] <070@...> [2017-08-19 15:41]:
> You and hundreds of thousands of other  "Eclipse Peepers" !   Traffic jams
> will be horrific !   Good luck !   Watch out afterwards for people driving
> who had wrong types of solar glasses. Full report on your return ! 

It was pretty amazing. I got some pretty good pictures and met some great
people. I even remembered to actually look up at totality in between taking
all the pictures with the telescope. :-)

The strangest thing for me was the lighting. Very hard to describe what it
looked like. The closest comparison I can make is the orangeish tint from
street lamps or looking through blu-blocker glasses.

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



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