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Re: encroachment

Jerry N9AVY
 

Time to run spark gap ???

Jerry


From: "mwbesemer@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Wednesday, November 1, 2017 7:49 AM
Subject: RE: [070] encroachment

 
I've been making sure that I use ALL of our subband and not just parking right around 1000 Hz.  If I see an FT8 signal, I'll park next to it and sent my CQ.  I'm NOT intentionally interfering with the FT8 signal, but I'm close enough to remind him I'm there.

Mike
WM4B


On Wed, Nov 1, 2017 at 8:31 AM, randy true w4rttrandy@... [070] wrote:

  
Been noticing more and more FT8 signals popping up on 070.
Bad manners.





Randy W4RTT




Re: encroachment

mwbesemer@...
 


Re: Thank You

ljl2002@att.net
 

What really cracked us up was the piece of "equipment" that he always had slung over his shoulder. It was actually the front control panel of an Ampex 2" tape machine which we still had in use at the station.  I guess only TV people would have known that but it sure made us laugh!

Joe
KA1PPV  #1482


On Wednesday, November 1, 2017 8:34 AM, "'ljl2002@...' joe_molon@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:


 
I never knew that you could fix that many things with duct tape!
My favorite was when he fixed the toilet with it.

Great show.  One of the best exports from Canada for sure.

Joe
KA1PPV  #1482


On Tuesday, October 31, 2017 5:10 PM, "Steve McEdwards mcfido@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:


 
Hey Joe ,
naw if the Mounties were bringing it I would still be waiting!!

And your right about the Red Green Show ,it was one of the great ones.
You wont find any less than 10 or so rolls of Duct Tape around here .including
my shack and remember what Red Green said
"If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy."
Take care Joe and have a good one eh!
73 de Steve
VA3TPS

> ---------- Original Message ----------
> From: "'ljl2002@...' joe_molon@... [070]" <070@...>
> Date: October 31, 2017 at 2:04 PM
>
>
> Hey Steve,
> Was it delivered by a Mountie?  If it was then I think that you owe him a
> Molson, eh?I have several friends down here that are French Canadian (yes they
> are here in CT. the eastern half) and we have loads of fun with our common
> language.One of our favorite shows was the Red/Green show.  Hilarious!
> Hope you have a good day, eh?
> JoeKA1PPV  #1482
>
> On Monday, October 30, 2017 3:00 PM, "stevemcedwards@... [070]"
> <070@...> wrote:
>
>
>   Hey Matt ,
> The pony express finally made its way up to my location with the nice package
> of Certificates and the Rollo tag!
> Thank you  and all of the 070 Staff who put all the extra time and effort into
> our club! It is all of this work that makes it a great group to belong to and
> all of the members who contribute so much along the way with the special
> events, contests and the advise given out on this reflector.
>
> Thank you again!
> 73 de Steve
> VA3TPS
>
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Re: encroachment

Matthew King - AK4MK
 

Just keep operating. We're the ones that are supposed to be here per the "gentleman's agreement". 

Hopefully they'll eventually figure out that we're not going away.

73

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


On Wed, Nov 1, 2017 at 8:31 AM, randy true w4rttrandy@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

Been noticing more and more FT8 signals popping up on 070.

Bad manners.



Randy W4RTT



Re: Thank You

ljl2002@att.net
 

I never knew that you could fix that many things with duct tape!
My favorite was when he fixed the toilet with it.

Great show.  One of the best exports from Canada for sure.

Joe
KA1PPV  #1482


On Tuesday, October 31, 2017 5:10 PM, "Steve McEdwards mcfido@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:


 
Hey Joe ,
naw if the Mounties were bringing it I would still be waiting!!

And your right about the Red Green Show ,it was one of the great ones.
You wont find any less than 10 or so rolls of Duct Tape around here .including
my shack and remember what Red Green said
"If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy."
Take care Joe and have a good one eh!
73 de Steve
VA3TPS

> ---------- Original Message ----------
> From: "'ljl2002@...' joe_molon@... [070]" <070@...>
> Date: October 31, 2017 at 2:04 PM
>
>
> Hey Steve,
> Was it delivered by a Mountie?  If it was then I think that you owe him a
> Molson, eh?I have several friends down here that are French Canadian (yes they
> are here in CT. the eastern half) and we have loads of fun with our common
> language.One of our favorite shows was the Red/Green show.  Hilarious!
> Hope you have a good day, eh?
> JoeKA1PPV  #1482
>
> On Monday, October 30, 2017 3:00 PM, "stevemcedwards@... [070]"
> <070@...> wrote:
>
>
>   Hey Matt ,
> The pony express finally made its way up to my location with the nice package
> of Certificates and the Rollo tag!
> Thank you  and all of the 070 Staff who put all the extra time and effort into
> our club! It is all of this work that makes it a great group to belong to and
> all of the members who contribute so much along the way with the special
> events, contests and the advise given out on this reflector.
>
> Thank you again!
> 73 de Steve
> VA3TPS
>
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encroachment

Randy True
 

Been noticing more and more FT8 signals popping up on 070.

Bad manners.



Randy W4RTT


Re: Thank You

Steve VA3TPS
 

Hey Joe ,
naw if the Mounties were bringing it I would still be waiting!!

And your right about the Red Green Show ,it was one of the great ones.
You wont find any less than 10 or so rolls of Duct Tape around here .including
my shack and remember what Red Green said
"If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy."
Take care Joe and have a good one eh!
73 de Steve
VA3TPS

---------- Original Message ----------
From: "'ljl2002@att.net' joe_molon@yahoo.com [070]" <070@yahoogroups.com>
Date: October 31, 2017 at 2:04 PM


Hey Steve,
Was it delivered by a Mountie?  If it was then I think that you owe him a
Molson, eh?I have several friends down here that are French Canadian (yes they
are here in CT. the eastern half) and we have loads of fun with our common
language.One of our favorite shows was the Red/Green show.  Hilarious!
Hope you have a good day, eh?
JoeKA1PPV  #1482

On Monday, October 30, 2017 3:00 PM, "stevemcedwards@yahoo.ca [070]"
<070@yahoogroups.com> wrote:


  Hey Matt ,
The pony express finally made its way up to my location with the nice package
of Certificates and the Rollo tag!
Thank you  and all of the 070 Staff who put all the extra time and effort into
our club! It is all of this work that makes it a great group to belong to and
all of the members who contribute so much along the way with the special
events, contests and the advise given out on this reflector.

Thank you again!
73 de Steve
VA3TPS

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Re: Thank You

Rick - N7WE
 

Oh my!  The Red Green Show!  Brings back memories of hilarious evenings in northern NY watching TV while is snowed a ton outside!  One of the funniest shows ever.  If you don't know of it, it is worth a google and some time watching clips on YouTube.  

Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Thank You

ljl2002@att.net
 

Hey Steve,

Was it delivered by a Mountie?  If it was then I think that you owe him a Molson, eh?
I have several friends down here that are French Canadian (yes they are here in CT. the eastern half) and we have loads of fun with our common language.
One of our favorite shows was the Red/Green show.  Hilarious!

Hope you have a good day, eh?

Joe
KA1PPV  #1482


On Monday, October 30, 2017 3:00 PM, "stevemcedwards@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:


 
Hey Matt ,
The pony express finally made its way up to my location with the nice package of Certificates and the Rollo tag!
Thank you  and all of the 070 Staff who put all the extra time and effort into our club! It is all of this work that makes it a great group to belong to and all of the members who contribute so much along the way with the special events, contests and the advise given out on this reflector.

Thank you again!
73 de Steve
VA3TPS




Re: November 365 – Finish Line in Sight!

David, K9DWR
 

* n7we1980@gmail.com [070] <070@yahoogroups.com> [2017-10-31 12:38]:

Then comes K9DWR – David – of Plainfield IL He needs just 2 days in
November. His Magic Day will be November 25. David has also completed Leap
Day and 24/7 so completing his 365 will automatically qualify him for the
Clock and Calendar Endorsement.
Looking forward to it. Almost blew it yesterday *whew*

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


November 365 – Finish Line in Sight!

Rick - N7WE
 

Happy Halloween!  Tonight at 0000 UTC (8PM EDT, 5PM PDT) November begins.  This month 3 more members will have the 365 Finish Line in sight.  The week of Thanksgiving will be a big week for these three!


First up will be both K7PAX – Paula – of Port Angeles WA and N9VEL – Keith - of Temple GA.  Paula only needs 1 day and Keith needs 7 days.  But both have a Magic Day of November 19. 


Paula has already completed Leap Day and 24/7, so completing her 365 will automatically qualify her for the Clock and Calendar Endorsement as well.  Keith has completed Leap Day, but will still need 24/7 for his Clock and Calendar.


Then comes K9DWR – David – of Plainfield IL   He needs just 2 days in November.  His Magic Day will be November 25.  David has also completed Leap Day and 24/7 so completing his 365 will automatically qualify him for the Clock and Calendar Endorsement.


For these 3 it has been a long, long road.  If you see them calling, give them a reply and help them achieve this difficult, yet rewarding, endorsement.  


Happy Thanksgiving and Good Luck to each of you.  May Old Sol and the Propagation Genies be kind to you!

 

Rick Butz

N7WE - 070 #1602

PODXS 070 Public Relations Director



Re: Thank You

Matthew King - AK4MK
 

Steve-o! Glad to hear the mail call finally made it up your way. Those Rollo tags ended up right nicely, didn't they? BTW - any TOP DAWG this year (and forward) receives a Rollo Dog Tag.... that's what we're talking about.

Please forgive the poor picture, but here's the tag we're discussing.



Thanks for "thanks" as well, buddy - it belongs to each and every one of our staff members, without whom this club would be unmanageable. 

Thanks to you all!

73

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


On Mon, Oct 30, 2017 at 3:00 PM, stevemcedwards@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

Hey Matt ,
The pony express finally made its way up to my location with the nice package of Certificates and the Rollo tag!
Thank you  and all of the 070 Staff who put all the extra time and effort into our club! It is all of this work that makes it a great group to belong to and all of the members who contribute so much along the way with the special events, contests and the advise given out on this reflector.

Thank you again!
73 de Steve
VA3TPS




Thank You

Steve McEdwards
 

Hey Matt ,
The pony express finally made its way up to my location with the nice package of Certificates and the Rollo tag!
Thank you  and all of the 070 Staff who put all the extra time and effort into our club! It is all of this work that makes it a great group to belong to and all of the members who contribute so much along the way with the special events, contests and the advise given out on this reflector.

Thank you again!
73 de Steve
VA3TPS



Re: Silent Key

Jim K5SP
 

My apologies, I should have included the members call signs in the first message.


#0204 N7XB Bruce McCain
#0648 K7KTP Dick Prather

Jim

On 10/29/2017 10:20 AM, Jim Innis jinnis@... [070] wrote:
 

It is with sadness that I must report that two of our club members have
become silent keys.

#0204 Bruce McCain
#0648 Dick Prather

Our condolences to their friends and family.

Jim, K5SP



Silent Key

Jim K5SP
 

It is with sadness that I must report that two of our club members have become silent keys.

#0204 Bruce McCain
#0648 Dick Prather

Our condolences to their friends and family.

Jim, K5SP


Re: Claiming your cards that you store at the bureau

Jerry N9AVY
 

Jim:
 
Just like in the Old West... there's always a faster gun !  

Jerry n9avy



From: "Jim Innis jinnis@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Friday, October 27, 2017 4:08 PM
Subject: Re: [070] Claiming your cards that you store at the bureau

 
A search turned up this information, I still hold the record for VQ9

Single Operator - High Power

High ALL VQ9GB 19861,387,008
High 10M VQ9FM (NH6IJ)1990185,472
High 15M WB6EWH/VQ9 1976117,855
High 20M WA6EGL/VQ9 1976371,280
High 40M no entry
High 80M no entry
High 160M no entry


On 10/27/2017 4:02 PM, Jim Innis jinnis@... [070] wrote:
 
Don't know if I still do, but for many, many years I held the CQWW record for Oceania, single op, 15 meters, using my old call WB6EWH/VQ9, Tom Dixon, (cannot remember his call), set the record for 20 meters at the same time.   Used to be able to find them online but cannot seem to locate it at this time. 

We had a heck of a setup there on Diego Garcia at the time (1976), two complete Collins S-Line stations, two beams (one was a log periodic 6-30mhz on a 90 foot free standing tower). If we needed boosters had Henry 2K and Henry 3K linears.  (It was actually the MARS station of which I was the Chief Operator, but when not on Mars skeds, a heck of a lot of DX was accomplished.  

Jim K5SP

On 10/27/2017 2:00 PM, 'Milton Garb' n6mg@... [070] wrote:
 
There’s a special way of emptying your “In-coming cards” that you have at the bureau.
Timing is everything, and this weekend is a perfectly timed way of emptying your incoming cards.
It’s the CQ World Wide Contest, SSB contest.
Although this is a club based on PSK 31, etc., it’s also about mutual aid.
And as an old contester dating back to the early 70’s, here’s what I can contribue to the effort;
The CQWW, SSB Contest, is the single most popular contest for HF that there is.
It starts at 0000 Z this evening.
Ur CQ Zone:
East Coast?...ur in cq zone 5
Middle of the US?...ur in cq zone 4
West Coast? Ur in cq zone 3
Alaska? Ur in cq zone 1
So my report to someone is 59 03. It’s that simple. If it’s a JA station, (V E R Y common from the left coast in every dx contest), my report to them is “go-que camo-she dozo”.
That’s “59 03 go ahead”
Work as many dx stations as you can hear! Believe me, you’ll hear DX that maybe you hadn’t heard before!
Since the advent of LotW, that’s how a lot of the guys will qsl to you.
But, I won the CQWW, 40m, Hi Power back in the late 70’s or early 80’s...I have to find the certificate...I received a shoe box full of cards over the next 90 days...
Work as many JA’s as possible! They love paper cards!...
Also, a tip: Sunday evening as we approach 0000Z, Monday...the end of the contest... It’s Monday morning in JA! All the contesters have gone to work. All except their Novice class operators! (Mostly kids) They have ssb privilages on some HF bands, with 25 watt max.
Thats how to clean out your cards at the bureau!
My experience is to send the bureau a few bucks. They prefer to choose the envelopes they use. A lot of dx stations have some crazy sized cards.
That’s it.
Milt.
N6MG
070-650
LONP #76
DXCC Honor Roll
 
From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Friday, October 27, 2017 10:33 AM
To: 070 List Service 070 List Service <070@...>
Subject: [070] QSLs from Bureau
 
 

Got a nice stack of 32 QSLs from ARRL bureau this morning.  Went through and found 2 new band/countries for Challenge which puts me at 1414.  The usual bunch if DL/I/9A/G etc. but some needed answering... those who didn't check PSE or TNX   of gave no indication of a card wanted got nada ! (Hey, it's on my QRZ page !)
 
If you work DX on PSK or any other modes, you *need* to have envelopes on file with current name, call sign and address.  Last year I sent them a dozen envelopes with a "Forever" stamp on each envelope. Some bureaus will toss cards after a year and some will hang onto them.  After 16 years I retired from the ARRL Incoming Bureau... just old & tired .
 
Fun going through cards... one was funny and had a radio with "split" marked on both receivers and a " Mr. Potato Head"  figure in front of radio except it was a Banana   !    If you don't get puns, you probably won't get it .
 
Settling back for a weekend full of PSK31 QSOs ... I hope !
 
Jerry&n bsp;  N9AVY





Re: Claiming your cards that you store at the bureau

Jim K5SP
 

A search turned up this information, I still hold the record for VQ9

Single Operator - High Power

High ALL VQ9GB 1986 1,387,008
High 10M VQ9FM (NH6IJ) 1990 185,472
High 15M WB6EWH/VQ9 1976 117,855
High 20M WA6EGL/VQ9 1976 371,280
High 40M no entry
High 80M no entry
High 160M no entry


On 10/27/2017 4:02 PM, Jim Innis jinnis@... [070] wrote:
 

Don't know if I still do, but for many, many years I held the CQWW record for Oceania, single op, 15 meters, using my old call WB6EWH/VQ9, Tom Dixon, (cannot remember his call), set the record for 20 meters at the same time.   Used to be able to find them online but cannot seem to locate it at this time. 

We had a heck of a setup there on Diego Garcia at the time (1976), two complete Collins S-Line stations, two beams (one was a log periodic 6-30mhz on a 90 foot free standing tower). If we needed boosters had Henry 2K and Henry 3K linears.  (It was actually the MARS station of which I was the Chief Operator, but when not on Mars skeds, a heck of a lot of DX was accomplished.  

Jim K5SP

On 10/27/2017 2:00 PM, 'Milton Garb' n6mg@... [070] wrote:
 

There’s a special way of emptying your “In-coming cards” that you have at the bureau.

Timing is everything, and this weekend is a perfectly timed way of emptying your incoming cards.

It’s the CQ World Wide Contest, SSB contest.

Although this is a club based on PSK 31, etc., it’s also about mutual aid.

And as an old contester dating back to the early 70’s, here’s what I can contribue to the effort;

The CQWW, SSB Contest, is the single most popular contest for HF that there is.

It starts at 0000 Z this evening.

Ur CQ Zone:

East Coast?...ur in cq zone 5

Middle of the US?...ur in cq zone 4

West Coast? Ur in cq zone 3

Alaska? Ur in cq zone 1

So my report to someone is 59 03. It’s that simple. If it’s a JA station, (V E R Y common from the left coast in every dx contest), my report to them is “go-que camo-she dozo”.

That’s “59 03 go ahead”

Work as many dx stations as you can hear! Believe me, you’ll hear DX that maybe you hadn’t heard before!

Since the advent of LotW, that’s how a lot of the guys will qsl to you.

But, I won the CQWW, 40m, Hi Power back in the late 70’s or early 80’s...I have to find the certificate...I received a shoe box full of cards over the next 90 days...

Work as many JA’s as possible! They love paper cards!...

Also, a tip: Sunday evening as we approach 0000Z, Monday...the end of the contest... It’s Monday morning in JA! All the contesters have gone to work. All except their Novice class operators! (Mostly kids) They have ssb privilages on some HF bands, with 25 watt max.

Thats how to clean out your cards at the bureau!

My experience is to send the bureau a few bucks. They prefer to choose the envelopes they use. A lot of dx stations have some crazy sized cards.

That’s it.

Milt.

N6MG

070-650

LONP #76

DXCC Honor Roll

 

From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Friday, October 27, 2017 10:33 AM
To: 070 List Service 070 List Service <070@...>
Subject: [070] QSLs from Bureau

 

 


Got a nice stack of 32 QSLs from ARRL bureau this morning.  Went through and found 2 new band/countries for Challenge which puts me at 1414.  The usual bunch if DL/I/9A/G etc. but some needed answering... those who didn't check PSE or TNX   of gave no indication of a card wanted got nada ! (Hey, it's on my QRZ page !)

 

If you work DX on PSK or any other modes, you *need* to have envelopes on file with current name, call sign and address.  Last year I sent them a dozen envelopes with a "Forever" stamp on each envelope. Some bureaus will toss cards after a year and some will hang onto them.  After 16 years I retired from the ARRL Incoming Bureau... just old & tired .

 

Fun going through cards... one was funny and had a radio with "split" marked on both receivers and a " Mr. Potato Head"  figure in front of radio except it was a Banana   !    If you don't get puns, you probably won't get it .

 

Settling back for a weekend full of PSK31 QSOs ... I hope !

 

Jerry&n bsp;  N9AVY




Re: Claiming your cards that you store at the bureau

Jim K5SP
 

Don't know if I still do, but for many, many years I held the CQWW record for Oceania, single op, 15 meters, using my old call WB6EWH/VQ9, Tom Dixon, (cannot remember his call), set the record for 20 meters at the same time.   Used to be able to find them online but cannot seem to locate it at this time. 

We had a heck of a setup there on Diego Garcia at the time (1976), two complete Collins S-Line stations, two beams (one was a log periodic 6-30mhz on a 90 foot free standing tower). If we needed boosters had Henry 2K and Henry 3K linears.  (It was actually the MARS station of which I was the Chief Operator, but when not on Mars skeds, a heck of a lot of DX was accomplished.  

Jim K5SP

On 10/27/2017 2:00 PM, 'Milton Garb' n6mg@... [070] wrote:
 

There’s a special way of emptying your “In-coming cards” that you have at the bureau.

Timing is everything, and this weekend is a perfectly timed way of emptying your incoming cards.

It’s the CQ World Wide Contest, SSB contest.

Although this is a club based on PSK 31, etc., it’s also about mutual aid.

And as an old contester dating back to the early 70’s, here’s what I can contribue to the effort;

The CQWW, SSB Contest, is the single most popular contest for HF that there is.

It starts at 0000 Z this evening.

Ur CQ Zone:

East Coast?...ur in cq zone 5

Middle of the US?...ur in cq zone 4

West Coast? Ur in cq zone 3

Alaska? Ur in cq zone 1

So my report to someone is 59 03. It’s that simple. If it’s a JA station, (V E R Y common from the left coast in every dx contest), my report to them is “go-que camo-she dozo”.

That’s “59 03 go ahead”

Work as many dx stations as you can hear! Believe me, you’ll hear DX that maybe you hadn’t heard before!

Since the advent of LotW, that’s how a lot of the guys will qsl to you.

But, I won the CQWW, 40m, Hi Power back in the late 70’s or early 80’s...I have to find the certificate...I received a shoe box full of cards over the next 90 days...

Work as many JA’s as possible! They love paper cards!...

Also, a tip: Sunday evening as we approach 0000Z, Monday...the end of the contest... It’s Monday morning in JA! All the contesters have gone to work. All except their Novice class operators! (Mostly kids) They have ssb privilages on some HF bands, with 25 watt max.

Thats how to clean out your cards at the bureau!

My experience is to send the bureau a few bucks. They prefer to choose the envelopes they use. A lot of dx stations have some crazy sized cards.

That’s it.

Milt.

N6MG

070-650

LONP #76

DXCC Honor Roll

 

From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Friday, October 27, 2017 10:33 AM
To: 070 List Service 070 List Service <070@...>
Subject: [070] QSLs from Bureau

 

 


Got a nice stack of 32 QSLs from ARRL bureau this morning.  Went through and found 2 new band/countries for Challenge which puts me at 1414.  The usual bunch if DL/I/9A/G etc. but some needed answering... those who didn't check PSE or TNX   of gave no indication of a card wanted got nada ! (Hey, it's on my QRZ page !)

 

If you work DX on PSK or any other modes, you *need* to have envelopes on file with current name, call sign and address.  Last year I sent them a dozen envelopes with a "Forever" stamp on each envelope. Some bureaus will toss cards after a year and some will hang onto them.  After 16 years I retired from the ARRL Incoming Bureau... just old & tired .

 

Fun going through cards... one was funny and had a radio with "split" marked on both receivers and a " Mr. Potato Head"  figure in front of radio except it was a Banana   !    If you don't get puns, you probably won't get it .

 

Settling back for a weekend full of PSK31 QSOs ... I hope !

 

Jerry&n bsp;  N9AVY



Re: QSLs from Bureau

Jerry N9AVY
 

Surprises like CW, SSB and RTTY contacts.    Still prefer the envelopes from PODXS !
 
 
Jerry  n9avy



From: "Matthew King mrk.twg@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Friday, October 27, 2017 3:10 PM
Subject: Re: [070] QSLs from Bureau

 
HA! My stack is bigger than yours.... *GRIN*

I got 38 cards recently, for my KK4CPS call, several of which were from 2013.

The receipt of the envelope prompted me to send a dozen envelopes to the bureau for my AK4MK call as well.  I don't think it's worthwhile to send any for my 6-wk held KW4VY call...

Bureau cards are fun - it's a surprise when you get the envelope, and several surprises when you open it!

Be good, y'all.

73

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


On Fri, Oct 27, 2017 at 1:32 PM, Jerry n9avy@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

Got a nice stack of 32 QSLs from ARRL bureau this morning.  Went through and found 2 new band/countries for Challenge which puts me at 1414.  The usual bunch if DL/I/9A/G etc. but some needed answering... those who didn't check PSE or TNX   of gave no indication of a card wanted got nada ! (Hey, it's on my QRZ page !)
 
If you work DX on PSK or any other modes, you *need* to have envelopes on file with current name, call sign and address.  Last year I sent them a dozen envelopes with a "Forever" stamp on each envelope. Some bureaus will toss cards after a year and some will hang onto them.  After 16 years I retired from the ARRL Incoming Bureau... just old & tired .
 
Fun going through cards... one was funny and had a radio with "split" marked on both receivers and a " Mr. Potato Head"  figure in front of radio except it was a Banana   !    If you don't get puns, you probably won't get it .
 
Settling back for a weekend full of PSK31 QSOs ... I hope !
 
Jerry   N9AVY




Re: Claiming your cards that you store at the bureau

Morris WA4MIT
 

Milt you really brought back the memories. I also won a few awards for Alabama section back in the 80`s when bands were so much better than now and oh was that fun getting on the air in contest weekends I use to operate a lot of them and it is great experience and great way to fill in your DXCC. Thanks for sharing Milt hope the younger guys will give it a go.
73 have fun and enjoy. Morris WA4MIT.




On Friday, October 27, 2017 2:51 PM, "'Milton Garb' n6mg@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:


 
There’s a special way of emptying your “In-coming cards” that you have at the bureau.
Timing is everything, and this weekend is a perfectly timed way of emptying your incoming cards.
It’s the CQ World Wide Contest, SSB contest.
Although this is a club based on PSK 31, etc., it’s also about mutual aid.
And as an old contester dating back to the early 70’s, here’s what I can contribue to the effort;
The CQWW, SSB Contest, is the single most popular contest for HF that there is.
It starts at 0000 Z this evening.
Ur CQ Zone:
East Coast?...ur in cq zone 5
Middle of the US?...ur in cq zone 4
West Coast? Ur in cq zone 3
Alaska? Ur in cq zone 1
So my report to someone is 59 03. It’s that simple. If it’s a JA station, (V E R Y common from the left coast in every dx contest), my report to them is “go-que camo-she dozo”.
That’s “59 03 go ahead”
Work as many dx stations as you can hear! Believe me, you’ll hear DX that maybe you hadn’t heard before!
Since the advent of LotW, that’s how a lot of the guys will qsl to you.
But, I won the CQWW, 40m, Hi Power back in the late 70’s or early 80’s...I have to find the certificate...I received a shoe box full of cards over the next 90 days...
Work as many JA’s as possible! They love paper cards!...
Also, a tip: Sunday evening as we approach 0000Z, Monday...the end of the contest... It’s Monday morning in JA! All the contesters have gone to work. All except their Novice class operators! (Mostly kids) They have ssb privilages on some HF bands, with 25 watt max.
Thats how to clean out your cards at the bureau!
My experience is to send the bureau a few bucks. They prefer to choose the envelopes they use. A lot of dx stations have some crazy sized cards.
That’s it.
Milt.
N6MG
070-650
LONP #76
DXCC Honor Roll
 
From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Friday, October 27, 2017 10:33 AM
To: 070 List Service 070 List Service <070@...>
Subject: [070] QSLs from Bureau
 
 

Got a nice stack of 32 QSLs from ARRL bureau this morning.  Went through and found 2 new band/countries for Challenge which puts me at 1414.  The usual bunch if DL/I/9A/G etc. but some needed answering... those who didn't check PSE or TNX   of gave no indication of a card wanted got nada ! (Hey, it's on my QRZ page !)
 
If you work DX on PSK or any other modes, you *need* to have envelopes on file with current name, call sign and address.  Last year I sent them a dozen envelopes with a "Forever" stamp on each envelope. Some bureaus will toss cards after a year and some will hang onto them.  After 16 years I retired from the ARRL Incoming Bureau... just old & tired .
 
Fun going through cards... one was funny and had a radio with "split" marked on both receivers and a " Mr. Potato Head"  figure in front of radio except it was a Banana   !    If you don't get puns, you probably won't get it .
 
Settling back for a weekend full of PSK31 QSOs ... I hope !
 
Jerry&n bsp;  N9AVY


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