Mysteries of the 070 Club Revealed!


N3DQU@...
 

Every so often we hear from an 070 Club member who wonders why he
got his certificate in the mail but not his endorsements, or visa versa. For
those newcomers to the 070 Club and those members who have often
wondered but were afraid to ask, here is a brief description of the 070 Club
organization and what happens with your applications.

The 070 Club is a PSK awards program sponsored by the Penn-Ohio DX
Society, a very small (4 regular members, 4 honorary members) HF-oriented
club located in western Pennsylvania and more commonly known by its initials
PODXS (pronounced PO-DIX), not to be confused with the Ohio/Penn DX
Bulletin, a very fine weekly DX newsletter published by Tedd Mirgliotta,
KB8NW.

The 070 Club itself is run by two guys, both named Jay. For convenience
sake and to avoid any confusion, they will be referred to by their callsigns
KA3X
and N3DQU.

KA3X is the manager of the 070 Club and holds certificate #001. He is the
Top
Banana and takes care of the new members, issues 070 Club member numbers,
member certificates, Ragchewers certificates and QSO upgrade spots (e.g. 50,
100, 150, etc). KA3X's email address is < JHudak3rd@aol.com >.

N3DQU holds certificate #010 and takes care of the 070 Club website and
all of
the information placed therein. He also takes care of the 070 Club reflector,
issues
the endorsements (e.g. Aloha, Lower 48, Hot Dog!, etc.) and often spends his
off
hours thinking up new ones just to keep you guys busy! N3DQU is also the
chief
contest manager and takes care of such things as the PSKFest (with much
appreciated help from N6YIH/7) and the Three-Day Weekend (TDW), which is
coming up this June btw. N3DQU's email address is < n3dqu@aol.com >.

If they are lucky, KA3X and N3DQU may see each other once a month. There
is
no central database and no meetings to conduct 070 Club business. Almost all
correspondence regarding the 070 Club is passed between the two via the
internet,
and each mails out the respective items that they are responsible for to the
members. For example, if a member puts in for an upgrade to the 300 QSO level

and also applies for an Aloha endorsement, then the 300 spot will be mailed
out
by KA3X and the Aloha endorsement will be mailed out by N3DQU.

For best results, please send your applications and requests to the person

responsible for that particular item. If you send a QSO upgrade to N3DQU for
example, your request has to be forwarded to KA3X and may result in a delay.
By
the same token, if you send an endorsement request to KA3X, then he must
forward
the information to N3DQU, once again possibly resulting in a delay.

So you can see that it is quite possible to receive your upgrades,
certificates, and
endorsements all at different times, even though you had applied for them at
the
same time. Also, please note that when there are many endorsements to be sent

out for 070 Club member participation in a PSK event like the PSKFest, TDW or

TARA Rumble, then the turnaround time for certificates and endorsements will
also
be longer until things get caught up.

The 070 Club is free and open to all amateurs licensed to operate on the
HF bands.
Operation of this awards program is made possible thru the support of the
Penn-Ohio DX Society and 070 Club members. Thank you for your participation
and enthusiasm! 73 de Jay N3DQU.


N3DQU@...
 

In a message dated 1/29/2002 9:59:13 AM Eastern Standard Time, wb0dul@... writes:


Subj:Re: [070] Mysteries of the 070 Club Revealed!
Date:1/29/2002 9:59:13 AM Eastern Standard Time
From:wb0dul@...
Reply-to:070@...
To:070@...
Sent from the Internet



Hi Jay,

I received my membership certificate (#180) in yesterdays mail.  Thanks to you and Jay.  I'll now be working on the "spots". 

Is there a web site or some other means of finding out what all the different Awards are and the Rules for them?  Also, the same for any PO-DXS (070) contests? 

I have more than enough contacts for the Rag Chewers certificate and will be submitting for it in the very near future. 

73,

Dick
wb0dul@...
070 #180



   Hello Dick - All the information abt the various 070 Club programs is located on the 070 Club website at < http://hometown.aol.com/n3dqu/podxs070.htm > . Here you will find links to other PSK contests, software and news about what some of our members have been up to (read about the Pampanito here). About halfway down the page you will see a set of buttons. Here is a rundown on what you will find here:

    070 Club Rules - Basic rules for the PODXS 070 Club.
    Three Day Weekend - Rules and results for the TDW.
    PSKFest - Rules and results for the PSKFest.
    070 Club Standings - An up-to-date listing of 070 Club member activities.
    Endorsements - A listing of current endorsements and attaboys you can earn to dress up your certificate.
    Alpha List - An alpha-numeric listing of the entire 070 Club membership.
    Application Form - Online form courtesy of AG4CZ. Here you can submit an application to join the 070 Club, apply for QSO spots and endorsements.
    Email Request Form - Get the 070 Club member standings via email.
    Ragchewers - Rules and listing of the 070 Club Ragchewers.

   AOL has been having problems lately with their servers, so you may occasionally get a "server busy" message or a blank screen. Hopefully they will get their problems resolved soon...73 de Jay N3DQU.


N3DQU@...
 

In a message dated 1/29/2002 11:24:15 AM Eastern Standard Time, w3hf@... writes:


You might consider adding either the URL (or a note to look in
Bookmarks section) as part of the intro writeup on the home page.

Steve
W3HF


   gud idea om tnx...Jay.


hamopcq
 

Hi Jay(s)...
Tnx for the update. You guys are doing a great Job and thanks for
making the PSK Mode interesting and challenging.
Regards,
Lenny K2LAM


Dick Thompson <wb0dul@...>
 

Hi Jay,
 
I received my membership certificate (#180) in yesterdays mail.  Thanks to you and Jay.  I'll now be working on the "spots". 
 
Is there a web site or some other means of finding out what all the different Awards are and the Rules for them?  Also, the same for any PO-DXS (070) contests? 
 
I have more than enough contacts for the Rag Chewers certificate and will be submitting for it in the very near future. 
 
73,
 
Dick
070 #180
 

----- Original Message -----
From: N3DQU@...
To: 070@...
Sent: Tuesday, January 29, 2002 12:04 AM
Subject: [070] Mysteries of the 070 Club Revealed!

   Every so often we hear from an 070 Club member who wonders why he
got his certificate in the mail but not his endorsements, or visa versa. For
those newcomers to the 070 Club and those members who have often
wondered but were afraid to ask, here is a brief description of the 070 Club
organization and what happens with your applications.

   The 070 Club is a PSK awards program sponsored by the Penn-Ohio DX
Society, a very small (4 regular members, 4 honorary members) HF-oriented
club located in western Pennsylvania and more commonly known by its initials
PODXS (pronounced PO-DIX), not to be confused with the Ohio/Penn DX
Bulletin, a very fine weekly DX newsletter published by Tedd Mirgliotta,
KB8NW.

   The 070 Club itself is run by two guys, both named Jay. For convenience
sake and to avoid any confusion, they will be referred to by their callsigns
KA3X
and N3DQU.

   KA3X is the manager of the 070 Club and holds certificate #001. He is the
Top
Banana and takes care of the new members, issues 070 Club member numbers,
member certificates, Ragchewers certificates and QSO upgrade spots (e.g. 50,
100, 150, etc). KA3X's email address is < JHudak3rd@... >.

   N3DQU holds certificate #010 and takes care of the 070 Club website and
all of
the information placed therein. He also takes care of the 070 Club reflector,
issues
the endorsements (e.g. Aloha, Lower 48, Hot Dog!, etc.) and often spends his
off
hours thinking up new ones just to keep you guys busy! N3DQU is also the
chief
contest manager and takes care of such things as the PSKFest (with much
appreciated help from N6YIH/7) and the Three-Day Weekend (TDW), which is
coming up this June btw. N3DQU's email address is < n3dqu@... >.

   If they are lucky, KA3X and N3DQU may see each other once a month. There
is
no central database and no meetings to conduct 070 Club business. Almost all
correspondence regarding the 070 Club is passed between the two via the
internet,
and each mails out the respective items that they are responsible for to the
members. For example, if a member puts in for an upgrade to the 300 QSO level

and also applies for an Aloha endorsement, then the 300 spot will be mailed
out
by KA3X and the Aloha endorsement will be mailed out by N3DQU.

   For best results, please send your applications and requests to the person

responsible for that particular item. If you send a QSO upgrade to N3DQU for
example, your request has to be forwarded to KA3X and may result in a delay.
By
the same token, if you send an endorsement request to KA3X, then he must
forward
the information to N3DQU, once again possibly resulting in a delay.

   So you can see that it is quite possible to receive your upgrades,
certificates, and
endorsements all at different times, even though you had applied for them at
the
same time. Also, please note that when there are many endorsements to be sent

out for 070 Club member participation in a PSK event like the PSKFest, TDW or

TARA Rumble, then the turnaround time for certificates and endorsements will
also
be longer until things get caught up.

   The 070 Club is free and open to all amateurs licensed to operate on the
HF bands.
Operation of this awards program is made possible thru the support of the
Penn-Ohio DX Society and 070 Club members. Thank you for your participation
and enthusiasm! 73 de Jay N3DQU.




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Steve W3HF
 

All the information abt the various 070 Club
programs is
located on the 070 Club website at <
http://hometown.aol.com/n3dqu/podxs070.htm > .
Jay -

I occurred to me that the 070 URL does not show up at all on the Yahoo
Groups web site, other than in emails. So I just added it to the
Bookmarks section.

You might consider adding either the URL (or a note to look in
Bookmarks section) as part of the intro writeup on the home page.

Steve
W3HF