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Re: WARC BANDS

Buz Johnson
 

According to the PSK Band plan, 18.100 to 18.105 is meant for PSK on 17m and that is what I was trying to stay within.  18.097.5 is slated for ARRL CW.  To be honest, I haven't heard any PSK on 17m or 24m.  With FT8 consuming the digital bandwidth on many of our PSK frequencies (I've even heard FT8 on 14.070), I hope we can reclaim some of our traditional frequencies with band conditions improve.

---
Buz, WA5AMM, #2827  LONP #454


Re: PODXS NBR's #new

Buz Johnson
 

I have always wondered how folks keep track of PODXS # in Ham Radio Deluxe.  I like to use the Automatic Log Entry (ALE) for PSK so the only field available to use is the Comments field.  The PODXS # automatically shows up if I've worked the station once I click on the call sign.  If the station is a new # for me, the comment field is empty.  I know I can create a special field to enter PODXS # in my Log Book but that field won't show up in the AEL.  I've also been using the Comment field in the ALE to enter Contest Exchanges.  I know there better contest logging programs out there but haven't invested the time or money to explore better options.  If I did uses another contest logging program it would have to run parallel with HRD.  Where HRD falls short is reporting dupes before I log the station.
___

Buz, WA5AMM #2827 LONP #454 


Re: PODXS NBR's #new

Bob Motyl KK6KMU
 

I am not aware of anything in FLDIGI that will flag special callsigns.

Bob
KK6KMU


PODXS NBR's #new

 

I there a way to keep track of PODXS nbr's in Fldigi?
Thanks
--
Dave NU4N #1657 73's


Endorsement Daze #5 – CHIMP CHASE and WARC-CRAWL

stan W9SMR
 

 Subject: Endorsement Daze #5 – CHIMP CHASE and WARC-CRAWL

Saturday, August 21
Sunday August 22

 

 This is our 5th Endorsement Daze Event. IT IS NOT A CONTEST.

 

This activity is intended to promote more on-air time among members and provide targeted opportunities to achieve specific PODXS Endorsements.

 

For the second time we will include the CHIMP CHASE, designed to encourage informal outdoor portable operation. Grab an Atta-Boy by going portable during Daze #5. Five members earned this during Daze #4; K7PAX, KB3RAN, KM4LDW, KO4EJD and N7WE.

 

And new for a challenge will be an Atta-Boy for WARC-CRAWL. Just make one QSO on each of our WARC Bands 30M/17M/12M and receive the new Atta-Boy. Be one of the first to earn this.

 

First Objective:  CHIMP CHASE

 

We have had a very successful APE (August PSK-31 Expedition) program for years. We encourage you to explore this great experience.

See:  August PSK Expeditions (APE)

 

Rumor has it that KC9UR and KB3RAN are planning APE activations that weekend. KC9UR will activate POTA K-4182 during this 9th consecutive year APE. KB3RAN will participate in the International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend  (ILLW) from West Quoddy Head Lighthouse State Park, ME.  What fun that will be!!

 

We now expand the challenge to encourage informal Portable Operation on your own schedule by now chasing the CHIMP (A Portable setup of your choice)

 

Think of Chimp Chase as APE Boot-Camp!!

A Chimp qualified portable expedition site must be away from your home radio shack. You may use home power but you need to set up a temporary/portable antenna and station away from the home shack. Backyard ops and park picnic benches are encouraged for this category.

 

If this operation is at an official POTA or SOTA so much the better! Let us know the details using the Reflector.

 

To be a valid CHIMP CHASE, the operation must take place during the Daze #5 event and make at least 5 two-way PSK31 contacts.

Note that no prior approval is required to enjoy a sunny afternoon on your patio!

 

Following successful completion of your CHIMP operation, post your story on the Reflector or just send me an email advising me of your successful operation and a “CHIMP CHASE Atta-Boy” will be emailed to you.

 

Second Objective: WARC-CRAWL

 

This seems to be a good time to focus our attention on the improving Cycle 25 propagation. Time to explore a new band and its good and bad attributes, even if we have to CRAWL!!

 

Just make one QSO on each of our WARC bands, 30M, 17M and 12M.

 

The added benefit is progress (crawling) toward the existing WARC Endorsements (12/12M, 17/17M, 30/30M and Tri-WARC). The Tri-WARC requires making 3 QSOs on each of the WARC bands.

 

Following successful completion of your WARC-CRAWL Challenge, post your story on the Reflector or just send me an email advising me of your successful operation and a “WARC-CRAWL Atta-Boy” will be emailed to you.

 

Endorsement Daze #5

 

Starting: 00:00 UTC on Saturday, August 21

Ending:  23:59 UTC on Sunday, August 22

 

Our Endorsement Daze #5 event is planned for 48 hours in hopes of finding everyone’s available operating times. As always, these events offer a wonderful opportunity to earn LONP and other Endorsement credits.

 

There is nothing critical about your operating times. Get on when you can and the conditions are favorable and enjoy the event. Post your intentions on the Reflector.

 

 Join the fun and enjoy…Call: CQ CQ 070 Daze de (Ur Call)

 

If you will be operating portable, include CHIMP (or Portable) in your CQ.

 

For other Endorsement credit, upload your complete log promptly to the Online Endorsement Checker :  http://hamclubs.info/070-checker/

 

The Atta-Boys for Chimp Chase and WARC-CRAWL will be via direct contact with me or through your shared Reflector stories.
No upload required for my approval of these Atta-Boys.

 

 As you see activity on the waterfall, be sure to “SPOT” those calls and your own to PSKReporter and on the Reflector. Be sure to Spot any CHIMPS you see and especially any signals seen on the WARC bands.

 

We encourage you to work nonmembers too. Just show them how much fun the PODXS 070 Club can be and welcome them to join us.

 

After you enjoy the Daze #5, please send me your comments and suggestions to improve this Event. If these events are being enjoyed, I hope to repeat Endorsement Daze Events.

 

Stan

W9SMR - 070  #1611

PODXS 070 - PR Director

 

My Email:  robinstan (at) hotmail (dot) com

 

robinstan@...



Re: WARC BANDS

Jim K5SP
 

Due to FT8 taking over 18.100, most go to 18097 for 17M.

On Sat, Jul 24, 2021 at 2:56 PM, N6MG - Milt. via groups.io
<n6mg@...> wrote:
Hi Buz...
I think you may be a bit high in freq. on 17m, and low on 12m.
I was looking on your posted freq's but didn't see anything there.
(Didn't see anything on the freq's from our website either.)
Milt.
N6MG
070-650
LONP #76

-----Original Message-----
From: Buz Johnson <wa5amm.sc.usa@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Sat, Jul 24, 2021 11:39 am
Subject: [070Club] WARC BANDS

Does anybody want to work some WARC Bands?  I'll be calling CQ on 18.103 from 18:30 to 19:00, then QSY to 24.917 for another 30 minutes.

Buz, WA5AMM

--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Executive Director/Member Services Director


Re: WARC BANDS

 

Hi Buz...
I think you may be a bit high in freq. on 17m, and low on 12m.
I was looking on your posted freq's but didn't see anything there.
(Didn't see anything on the freq's from our website either.)
Milt.
N6MG
070-650
LONP #76

-----Original Message-----
From: Buz Johnson <wa5amm.sc.usa@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Sat, Jul 24, 2021 11:39 am
Subject: [070Club] WARC BANDS

Does anybody want to work some WARC Bands?  I'll be calling CQ on 18.103 from 18:30 to 19:00, then QSY to 24.917 for another 30 minutes.

Buz, WA5AMM


WARC BANDS

Buz Johnson
 

Does anybody want to work some WARC Bands?  I'll be calling CQ on 18.103 from 18:30 to 19:00, then QSY to 24.917 for another 30 minutes.

Buz, WA5AMM


Re: Solar Flux is UP

 

Has anyone tried EU on 17m at morning grey line? 
I've been printing a few here in Southern W6 land.
Currently,
SFI = 89
A  = 11
K = 1
Milt.
N6MG
070-650
LONP #76

-----Original Message-----
From: Ray Clements <r.clements@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Fri, Jul 23, 2021 9:18 am
Subject: Re: [070Club] Solar Flux is UP


If you check the common FT8 frequencies, you will see that most of the bands are open, even 10m and 12m. However, the few PSK signals that you might find are primarily on 20m 14.070.

I just made PSK contact with W4PKU in VA. I am in 9-land near Chicago.

There are a few others on frequency as well, but I have to get ready to take my wife out for a pizza, so I am QRT for now.



Ray N9RWC

------ Original Message ------
Received: 10:45 AM CDT, 07/23/2021
From: "Jim K5SP" <jinnis@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Solar Flux is UP


Day before yesterday, I had a solid 599 copy from an F5 station.   First France I have heard in many, many moons here in the vast RF wasteland of North Texas.
Maybe things are looking up.
Bob, worked K4VBM for his 365 yesterday, said he was looking for you but neither one of us ever saw you. 
Jim K5SP
On 7/23/2021 10:28 AM, Bob Motyl KK6KMU wrote:
Thanks to the heads up Milt.

Bob
KK6KMU

--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Executive Director/Member Services Director


Re: Solar Flux is UP

 

There used to be a lot of EU on in the morning but that has shifted to the late afternoon.  Have seen some good propagation to the Caribbean  and had a contact with FM4TI, Martinique and 8P6RY, Barbados, twice in the past week.  22:00z to 01:00z.

John
KC3FL


Re: Solar Flux is UP

Ray Clements
 


If you check the common FT8 frequencies, you will see that most of the bands are open, even 10m and 12m. However, the few PSK signals that you might find are primarily on 20m 14.070.

I just made PSK contact with W4PKU in VA. I am in 9-land near Chicago.

There are a few others on frequency as well, but I have to get ready to take my wife out for a pizza, so I am QRT for now.



Ray N9RWC

------ Original Message ------
Received: 10:45 AM CDT, 07/23/2021
From: "Jim K5SP" <jinnis@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Solar Flux is UP


Day before yesterday, I had a solid 599 copy from an F5 station.   First France I have heard in many, many moons here in the vast RF wasteland of North Texas.

Maybe things are looking up.

Bob, worked K4VBM for his 365 yesterday, said he was looking for you but neither one of us ever saw you. 

Jim K5SP

On 7/23/2021 10:28 AM, Bob Motyl KK6KMU wrote:
Thanks to the heads up Milt.

Bob
KK6KMU

--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Executive Director/Member Services Director


Re: Solar Flux is UP

Jim K5SP
 

Day before yesterday, I had a solid 599 copy from an F5 station.   First France I have heard in many, many moons here in the vast RF wasteland of North Texas.

Maybe things are looking up.

Bob, worked K4VBM for his 365 yesterday, said he was looking for you but neither one of us ever saw you. 

Jim K5SP

On 7/23/2021 10:28 AM, Bob Motyl KK6KMU wrote:
Thanks to the heads up Milt.

Bob
KK6KMU

--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Executive Director/Member Services Director


Re: Solar Flux is UP

Bob Motyl KK6KMU
 

Thanks to the heads up Milt.

Bob
KK6KMU


Solar Flux is UP

 

0600 Z
SFI  =  90
A Index = 11
K Index = 1
Things are looking up.
Milt.
N6MG
070-650
LONP #76


Reminder 2021 FD Stickers

stan W9SMR
 

Last day to upload to ARRL - Tuesday, July 27, 2021 

I hope that you participated in the 2021 FD and enjoyed that experience. The PODXS 070 Club offers Stickers to reward you for that participation and for uploading to ARRL.

There are two stickers available.

1)  Firstly there is the existing Field Day Participation Sticker

This is for anyone who participates in Field Day in any way, (including setup/tear-down, KP duty, etc.) either individually or as part of a group.


2) Secondly, -
The Field Day Club Upload Sticker

The second Sticker is for folks who participate on their own (not part of another group) and upload their log info to ARRL

For 2021 Field Day Entry go to:  https://field-day.arrl.org/fdentry.php

 

Important: If you participated in FD, please upload to ARRL indicating your club affiliation as PODXS 070.  “PODXS 070” will appear in the drop-down for Club or Group Name. All you have to do is select (click on) it.
Note that according to the rules, that upload may consist of:

"Cabrillo log or list of stations worked by band/mode (dupe sheet)"

 

You may upload using only 1 Club association. So if you are already part of another Field Day group and uploading your log as part of their score, you can’t earn our Field Day Club Upload Sticker. You can still earn the Field Day Participation Sticker.


3) Notify me: I will put you on the list!

 

Simply send an email directly to me robinstan (at) Hotmail (dot) com by Tuesday, July 27, 2021. (Last day to upload to ARRL

Please use 2021 Field Day in the subject line.  

The body of your email needs only your Call and Member number. Please note if you also uploaded your log info to ARRL.

You will be eligible for the FD Participation Sticker even if you do not upload to ARRL.

So far I have recorded 29 members who participated in Field Day. See listing below.

Please let me know if I have missed your participation or upload.

Of those, 16 indicated they uploaded under PODXS 070 Club. Seven members uploaded with another club. Six members did not indicate their upload situation. If you did upload, let me know. I can get that info from ARRL eventually and you will receive your Field Day Club Upload Sticker and the Field Day Participation Sticker.

 

The Field Day Club Upload Sticker may not be available next year. Grab it while you can.

Last year 36 members participate in FD and 17 members uploaded and we had a 5,198 Score. Did we beat that this year!

 

73,
Stan
W9SMR - 070  #1611
PODXS 070 - PR Director


Re: Stickers #information

 

Thanks for all u guys do. Appreciate it.
--
Dave NU4N #1657 73's


Re: Stickers #information

Jim K5SP
 

The packages of materials were mailed to the mailing team Friday.

They have yo sort/prepare the envelopes and mail them.

Jim K5SP 

On Mon, Jul 19, 2021 at 12:22 PM, Dave Tucker Nu4N
<dwtucker19@...> wrote:
Have the stickers for the first half of the been mailed out yet. Just asking. Tnx

--
Dave NU4N #1657 73's

--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Executive Director/Member Services Director


Re: Tarheel Model 75A

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

So, if I'm understanding this correctly, you removed the whip, and attached your long wire to the top of the coil, not clipped to the top of the whip?
Exactly.

And yes, on my Little Tarheel II, using a really long whip, bandwidth on 80m is really narrow and even one turn moves the resonant point pretty far.

As far as batteries go the battery backed power supply in my home shack has just been replace with a LiFePO4 battery backed solution.  One nice thing is that the LiFePO4 battery charges at a heck of a clip compared to how fast I could charge the AGM battery it replaced.  Its also much smaller, vastly lighter.  I'm pretty pleased with that.

I may try to get portable again this coming August in the second half of the month.  If I do, it will be the IC-7300 that gets taken along instead of the KX3/KXPA-100.  Bigger radio but connections are far simpler and less prone to problems in the field.

-p W7PFB
73, don't forget to smile and have fun!


Stickers #information

 

Have the stickers for the first half of the been mailed out yet. Just asking. Tnx

--
Dave NU4N #1657 73's


Re: Tarheel Model 75A

 

Paul,
This is great info! Exactly the experience I'm looking for.
So, if I'm understanding this correctly, you removed the whip, and attached your long wire to the top of the coil, not clipped to the top of the whip?
I've also installed a quick coupler to the bottom of the whip, and I'm also using a TuneMatic Lite. What a trick little box!
I used my CA-500 analyzer for initial tuning, then from the IC-7300 on low power in AM mode for final tuning prior to memorizing into the controller.
You mentioned 3.580. I've successfully tuned it there, but what a narrow bandwidth! Like one click up or down on the controller made for drastic moves on the analyzer.
I've added a 2nd battery to my car and have it connected via a "battery isolator". 
It's a 100 amp/hr deep cycle RV battery and I'm hoping it works per my expectations. 
I've hardly ever been disappointed before...Hi Hi...
Thanks again for your input.
APE bound in a few more weeks.
I'll be using N6MG as well as W6QP, 070-1454, intermittently.  
Milt.
N6MG
070-650
LONP #76

-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Butzi (W7PFB) via groups.io <w7pfb@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Mon, Jul 19, 2021 7:08 am
Subject: Re: [070Club] Tarheel Model 75A

Milt, I'm using the Baby Tarheel II on a HUGE three magnet magmount.  On top of the Tarheel I've got a quick release whip mount, and I have the mate to the mount on the end of several different whip options.  I'm using a Tunematic Lite controller.

As an NVIS experiment I tried a long wire (I don't recall length) mounted directly to the top of the Tarheel and then stretched out horizontally perhaps 100 feet, adjusting the Tarheel to tune it.  I used an antenna analyzer to get it tuned, and it worked just fine, tuning to perhaps 1:1.2.  It wasn't as good on 80m as my 135' OCFD up at 35 feet but I didn't really expect that.  The problem I was trying to get around was that with the radio I was using at the time trying to work psk31 on 3.580MHz the RFI would drive my cheap laptop into a catatonic state, and getting the radiator a little bit away from directly over my head seemed like a good move.

One of the nice things about the Buddipole whips is that they are collapsible, so you don't end up with a long long whip you have to cart around or worry about low bridging.

-p W7PFB
73, Don't forget to smile and have fun!

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